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Week 35 – Meet my cousin

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Week 32 – Buddhist Festival

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Week 30 – Chinese Words

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I saw this at one of the subway station in Hong Kong. The word filial attracted my attention.


Week 28 – The Golden Reel at Studio City

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Inside the Golden Reel.

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A view of the swimming pool.

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Week 16 – The Giang Rubber Duck Visits Macau

IMG_7279The Giant Travelling Rubber Duck is coming to Macau on April 29! I’m looking so forward to seeing him coming to my hometown.


Week 2 – Ups and Downs Like Ocean Tides

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“Life is like the ocean tides, it goes up and it goes down, and we commit to face them both together.”

Location: Wanaka, New Zealand

Photographed by: Kylin Image

Date: 2015.11.27


Week 52 – Starting Out The Marriage Journey

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“Starting Out The Marriage Journey – I will be there, no matter what.”

Location: Wanaka, New Zealand

Photographed by: Kylin Image

Date: 2015.11.27


Week 48 – Selfie Post-Wedding Photo in Tekapo

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Just Married

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Selfie (the selfie stick was hidden under the rock)

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The dried tree trunk at Tekapo

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Lupins at Tekapo

Here are some selfies post-wedding photos taken by my mom’s Iphone 5S at Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. Hope you guys like it! πŸ˜€


Week 47 -Just arrived to Queenstown

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Pure nature landscape here!! So amazing!!!


Week 46 – My Honeymoon Trip Plan

I just planned out the itinerary for our 9 days trip in South New Zealand. We roughly have only a few days in Queenstown and three to four days in Tekapo. I love planning itinerary, because I can choose to go all the places according to my preferences. Haha. My fiance never complaint about it, as the the thing that matters him most is FOOD. He has to eat right on time, never put him too hungry, and he likes vegetarian food. If I could satisfy those 3, I can go whenever I want to. πŸ˜€

Here is my rough planning of the trip.

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Week 29 – Old Photographs

I, accidentally, found some old photos of me and my parents traveling to New Zealand for the first time when I was very little.

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In a sheep farm. That’s my mom sitting next to me on a blue jacket.

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Here I was in New Zealand for the first time. Yea!!!

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Here is my mom and our beautiful guide with a koala.

I have got photos of my father as well, but he doesn’t want me to put his photo on the net. πŸ˜›

I can’t wait for my second visit to New Zealand on November. πŸ˜€


Week 28 – Planning a trip to Lake Tekapo

Watching the milky-way with my naked eyes has always been on my wish list. This Autumn, on November, I will getting married, and I am so happy that my fiancΓ© let me make the decision to choose our destination to spend our honeymoon. Then, I searched on the internet by typing words like, stargazing place, darkest night on earth to stargaze, milky-way, starring night sky, etc. It popped out pictures with amazing night sky. I looked at them and figured out which places are the most easiest to get access to. Then I, accidentally, found a time-lapse video filming on a Church with millions of stars and the band of the milky-way above the sky. I figured that the place called Lake Tekapo and it is situated on the South land in New Zealand.
So, we’re heading to New Zealand on November and hopefully to see the milky-way with my naked eyes.

Above video: Astrophotography Workshop hosted by Mark Gee and Rob Dickinson.


Week 28 – Foo Hai Chan Monastery

This is a Buddhist monastery located at 87 Geylang East Ave 2, Singapore. If you are traveling by train, from Joo Koon towards Paya Lebar direction, you will see the monastery on your left.

The monastery was founded in 1935 and rebuilt in 1961 in the traditional grandiose style of Southern Chinese temples. Later in 1999, the monastery needed to be reconstructed. It was then expanded and reconstructed in the Tang dynasty style with a touch of zen.

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This is the entrance of the monastery.

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A very beautiful kuan Yin statue inside the hall.

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Interesting sky light besides the monastery.


Week 27 – Sky On 57

That morning I took my boyfriend to Sky On 57, at Marina Bay Sands, to have our Valentine’s Day breakfast. πŸ˜€ Although the buffet price was a bit expensive but the scenery from the restaurant was worth the price. There were two options to choose. Sitting inside with comfy sofa and air-conditioner or sitting outside baring with the strong heat from the sun. The staff suggested us to sit inside, but I preferred to sit outside. After sitting outside for a couple of minutes, I saw my boyfriend’s face starting to turn a bit red. Then, about ten minutes later, I noticed his first drop of sweat on his head! Hee Hee! That was really hot (for him)! But he said he didn’t mind.

Anyway, trust me, even thou it is extremely hot, but sitting outside the view is much better, as you can look at the view of the city and at the same time having your breakfast, and that experience you won’t have it inside. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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Week 26 – IKEA

I found a place to stop and shop during the trip in Singapore. πŸ˜€
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Look at them! Aren’t they funny? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


Week 25 – Amitabha Buddhist Society Building

This is the Amitabha Buddhist Society Building located at 2 Lorong 35 Geylang, Singapore. It was officially found by Rev. Chin Kung in 1997. It is opened to everyone and all ages who are interested in Buddhism. There is a library on the ground floor, a shop which sells vegetarian dry food on the upper floors, meditation hall, etc. Also, there is a lunch hall which provides free meals to every visitors. The meals are free, so, to be respectful, it would be nice not to waste food.

You will find a donation box in the library. If you like it, you can make your donation, supporting them to print more dharma books for free distribution, free meals offering and others.

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Week 24 – Church Of Our Lady of Lourdes

This Catholic church is located at 50 Ophir Road, Singapore. Built between 1886 and 1888 by Father Joachim Alexander Marie Meneuvrier and named after the Church of our Lady of Lourdes located in Lourdes, France.
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Week 23 – St. Peter & Paul Church

The final visit of the day is the St. Peter & Paul Church. I can’t believe that I had been visiting so many sites in one single day. I have to admit that I was a bit greedy as I wanted to visit as many as I can during my trip.

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Week 22 – Singapore Art Museum

Located at 71 Bras Basah, Singapore. The building is a former Catholic secondary school (St Joseph Institution) for male students in Singapore. I haven’t got time to visit the museum. I just walked pass it and took this photograph.

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Week 21 – Cathedral Of The Good Shepherd

Located at Queen Street, Singapore. It is Singapore’s first purpose built Catholic Church. It was built between 1843 and 1847 and consecrated as a Cathedral on 14 February 1897. The church owes its existence to a French priest, Father Jean-Marie Beurel who was also responsible for the establishment of two of Singapore’s oldest Catholic schools, St. Joseph’s Institution and the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus. Father Beurel arrived in Singapore in 1839 and retired to Paris some 30 years later.

The design of the buildings is said to have been the result of a competition between two well-known residents, Denis Lesley McSwiney and John Turnbull Thomson, and McSwiney’s design accepted as it was the less expensive of the two. The design shows the influence of two famous London churches. The use of the Roman Doric style of architecture was derived from St. Paul’s in Convent Garden and the Greek temple like proportions and belfry from St. Martin-in-the-fields.

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Week 20 – Chijmes

Chijmes is a historic building complex located at Victoria Street in the Downtown Core. There are restaurants and bars surrounding the site. It is beautiful at dusk when the lights are on and the sky is still bright. I see couples are coming to this place taking wedding photographs. It has a romantic atmosphere here. I love it.

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Week 19 – Sri Srinivasa Perumal Hindu Temple

Both MRT stations, Little India and Farrer Park, are nearby the temple. It is located on the main road. It is easy to get there. It is only five minutes of walking distance. This large complex is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, dates from 1855. The tall tower which stands 20 meters high at the entrance of the temple shows the different incarnations of Lord Vishnu.

The area around the temple was once filled with ponds and vegetable gardens. A stream used to lead into the temple and was an important source for devotees to ritually cleanse themselves before beginning worship. Inside the temple’s inner courtyard, a well marks the spot where the stream used to flow. I find this place magnificent.

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Week 18 – Leong San Temple

Located at 371 Race Course Road, Singapore. It is between walking distance from both Little India or Farrer Park MRT station. It is located just opposite to the Temple of 1000 Lights.
It is a Taoist Temple, built in 1917. The founders of the temple came from Fujian province in China in 1913 and they brought with them some of the statues on the roof as well as a statue of Kwan Yin, the Goddess of Compassion. A shrine for the four-faced Buddha, as Phra Phrom or Brahma is called in Singapore, is located in the open courtyard of the temple.

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By the time I visited the temple it was closed. So, I would suggest people visiting the place earlier if you are interested on it or if you have extra days to spend in Singapore, and while you are visiting the area, it is good to visit the other two temples nearby as well. They are the Temple of 1000 Lights which is just located opposite to the Leong San Temple and the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Hindu Temple which is located on the main street at the direction towards Farrer Park MRT station.

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Week 17 – The Temple of 1000 Lights

The Temple of 1000 Lights, also known as the Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple, in Chinese “ι‡ŠθΏ¦η‰Ÿε°Όθ©ζθΏ¦θ€Άε―Ί”. It is a Chinese Buddhist Temple with Thai influence. Located at 336 Race Course Road, Singapore. About ten minutes of walk from Farrer Park MRT station. Founded by a monk from Thailand, named Vuthisasara, in 1927.

In the early years, this sacred site was selected as it was in an area predominantly settled by Indians and Chinese. The original temple was a wooden structure with a simple courtyard. It represented a mixture of both Chinese and Indian influences, reminiscent of a Thai Wat. It is said that during the Japanese Occupation, many people sought refuge to the temple because those days religious institutions were seldom attacked. Also, during war time, many British prisoners also took the opportunity to pass secret notes and letters back to England through the temple.

The giant Buddha you can see from the picture stands at a height of 15 meters and weighing 300 tons. Behind the statue there is a sleeping Buddha at the back and Lord Ganesha at the back corner.

The temple is small, but very nice and shows a lot of details. You would like it if you like Buddhist culture.

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