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Archive for November 2010

>Yesterday, was my dearest TTM big day! Really headache when comes to think how to celebrate that day with him. I had planned 2 weeks ahead but in the end, almost everything in last minute.

By the way, this year is the 2nd year of celebrating his birthday. I remembered last year I rushing to any bakery nearby Damai just to buy a small cake but ends up bought from Multi Bake coz the others shop either closed or too big for just 2 of us.
What had I done for his special day?

1. Make a lovely birthday card which is handmade by me

2. Woke up early morning to prepare lunch for him


Breadcrumb potato with chicken

3. Brought him to Boston, Karamunsing Capital for dinner


His first visit to Boston Restaurant

4. Lastly, a birthday wouldn’t complete without a specially ordered birthday cupcake from Boutique Cupcakes

2 adorable couple bear cupcakes

A simple message: Happy Birthday and happy always 🙂

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>18th September 2010

We woke up as early as we can in order for us to look for breakfast before starting our day which need lots of energy. There is no coffee house nearby the place we stay, so we plan to stopby Yuen Long. It’s kinda hard to look for place to have breakfast as most of the shops are still close. Maybe too early gua.. Luckily Sam saw this small little tiny shop which I think can fit less than 12-16 people. They served normal breakfast meal such as toast bread with egg or even noddle soup with egg.

Most of us order this; Noodle soup with luncheon meat, ham and egg. Extra HK$1 for milk tea
Not bad as I not choosy when comes to food.

As what I had planned for this trip, our plan for today is going to one of the four major Hong Kong attractions which was Ocean Park. Ocean Park is Hong Kong’s homegrown theme park. The interesting part of Ocean Park is that it is not just serve as theme park, it’s also a place where we able to enjoy a real marine wildlife performance by the dolphins and sea lions. This is my second visit to Ocean Park.


Lovely admission ticket

Admission fee: HK$250 (adults); HK$125

However, we managed to buy at the price of HK$222 per adult. This ticket is available at the Admiralty MTR Station, before taking bus. Not from the counter nearby the bus but is the counter which is inside station. We was quite confuse when the counter which nearby bus was selling at the price at HK$250 but ours is HK$222. At first, we thought the one we bought are not valid or in other words; fake ticket. Luckily, it was not.

There are 2 entrance for Ocean Park; main entrance (lowland) and the other is Tai Shue Wan entrance (headland).


Ocean Park Tai Shue Wan Entrance


Flamigo pond, once you enter the entrance



This is the place to watch the sea lion and seals and their underwater acrobatics from the underwater viewing gallery


Growing stage of seals


Food kiosk in case when you are hungry

Here comes my favourite part in Ocean Park, Ocean Theatre


I had watched these shows 5 years ago and I’m guess that I lucky enough as I’m not just able to witness the amazing intelligence and grace dolphins and the playful sea lions performance, I also witness the performance the black big whale. But too bad, it died few years later. Don’t miss the chance to watch this marine wildlife show everytime you visit Ocean Park and do check out the show time. It’s not to be miss show!

Since it’s summer in Hong Kong and all of us were sweating like hell. It’s damn hot, so we decided to take cable car to the lowland. Ocean Park consists of Lowland and Headland, which are connected by cable car.

If you scare of height, you can take the alternative ride on Ocean Express Summit Station.

When my first visit, me and my family don’t have the chance to witness panda. This is the bad thing of joining travel agent as limitation of time. So, I am overwhelming when I got the chance this time around.


There are 4 pandas and they are absolutely damn cute…


Is this goldfish? Hahaha…


Haagen Danz provide you a comfort seats. xP

How to get there: Bus 629 from Admiralty MTR Station, Exit B
Opening hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Monday -Fri); 10:00 am – 7:00 pm (Sat); 9:30 am – 7:00 pm (Sun)

Please do visit http://www.oceanpark.com.hk/html/en/home/ for more info especially on the show time as it is vary from time to time.

>17th September 2010

We reached Sheung Wan station, Hong Kong around 6 pm. As what I had planned for this trip, we departed to Tsim Sha Tsui using MTR (which is similar to Malaysia LRT) to the one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hong Kong, Avenue of Stars. Using MTR is so easy and most of the popular tourist spots is stated on the signboard. Besides that, using the Octopus card which is similar to the “Touch and Go” card is highly recommended as it is much more convenient.

We walked behind Sogo Complex Mall and we reached earlier before the stunning show start. It is the perfect time to take lots of pics as it is not that crowded but too bad, i miss that opportunities. So sad (-_-). We were too tired so we find a seat to settle down.

Exactly at 8pm, it’s time for the Symphony of Lights which last for 10 minutes. This spectacular multimedia show, named the world’s largest permanent light and sound show by Guinness Eorld Records, combines light and narration while featuring more than 40 buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour. The show creates an allround vision of coloured lights, laser beams and searchlights performing a stunning, unforgettable spectacle synchronised to music and narration that celebrates the energy, spirit and diversity of Hong Kong.

Amazing night view across Victoria Harbour

A Symphony of Lights brightens the Hong Kong skyline

Besides enjoying the stunning and mesmerising show, this is the place also features handprints and statue of the movie superstars such as the legendary kung fu, Bruce Lee and also those behind the camera.

Statue of Bruce Lee

Jet Li’s handprint

Andy Lau’s handprint

Only able to catch these 2 handprints as both are one of my HK favourite celebrities


You able to find different celebrities’ handprints along the way

How to get there: Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Exit E, walk towards harbour and go through subway (pedestriab tunnel) to the waterfront; or East Tsim Sha Tsui KCR Exit J, walk through subway and follow the directional signs to the Avenue of Stars.

Because some of us are extremely exhausted, we decided to have our dinner at Sogo Complex Mall before back to our place at Tin Shui Wai.

Food Court at Sogo Complex Mall; variety of choices

>This Pocky Chocolate stick which I bought from Japan.

It is so delicious but too bad, I just bought 1 box from the 7-11 shop in Tokyo :(..

Wish to go there again. Maybe in 3 years time..

By the way, more to come for my “Summer Hong Kong & Macau” and “Autumn Japan” trip. Cheers



  • ken: >so cool ah the miniature world.. gotta admire the precision and accuracy of the structures :)
  • Diana Diane Teo: >CathJ and ladymariah - Thanks so much! =)
  • Diana Diane Teo: >Armstrong - Although quite sad because it comes to the end, but I am quite happy to see it ends with good ending. :)Sailor - Thanks for the compli