Surfing for some cheap air tickets when I saw this advertisement on Tiger Airways. Made me laugh.
I want (correction: need) a break.
It’s the time where we looked back on what we have done for the past year. The joys, the laughter, the emotional lows and highs all captured via my Facebook status updates in 2009. These carefully crafted and selected status made me smile. Great memories!
Presented in 6 parts : (i) Journey Round the World, (ii) Food/Drink & Some Chilling, (iii) Things that Run on Batteries, (iv) My wardrobe, my Body and I, (v) Cinical’s Cinicism (vi) Milestones & Looking Ahead.
Round 1, here we go: Journey Round the World!
Kochi, Shanghai, Xi-an, Malacca and Italy for holidays in 2009. With rides in rickety Indian trains, exploring quaint Malacca towns, motorbike rides in rural Xi-an villages, spending way too much money eating and drinking in Shanghai and many parts of Italy, it’s not a bad list. In fact, very good. 🙂
Hopefully 2010 will be another fruitful year of travel.
1st trip for 2010 already planned. Siem Reap in January! Woo Hoo! And hopefully, *cross fingers*, I can jet-off to London & Paris for another all-girls trip in 2010. And there’s still Chengdu, Tokyo, Delhi/Agra/Jaipur/Jodhpur etc etc to plan for. So many places to go, not enough moolah nor vacation days. 🙂
Picture credits: Etsy
Halfway through my 2 weeks of travel in Italy, I remarked to my travel companions:
“If I see another Basilica/painting/statue, I think I’m gonna puke.”
There’s apparently a phrase for this – it’s called “Stendhal’s syndrome“. It’s the dizzying disorientation that some tourists experience when they encounter (too many) masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance.
PS: Photo is post-processed (to the extreme). I’m having fun trying out the various permutations on Pixlr.com (thanks Ms. J)
So the Singapore girl is a combination of pineapple & orange.
From a cafe menu in Shanghai (Taikang Road)
Portland — I always thought Pink Martini was French. Until today, when I found out they were from Portland! Unfortunately, I missed their concert in Portland’s Crystal Ballroom. I tried to get tickets but they were all sold out! 😦
Oh well, just have to use Youtube for company. Their most famous song here
CYPRESS & WHISTLER MOUNTAINS – No, I will never be that poised woman that you meet. Wacky, yes, never poised. You see, I’m much better on my butt than on my feet, whether it be in the sun* or in the snow.
I was all ready to be a snow ice-queen (aka snowboarding bunny extraordinaire) in the mountains a la Rebecca Gilles in Bridget Jones 2 (The Edge of Reason). Turns out I was channelling Bridget Jones instead. Snowboarding bunny? More like snow-boarding rhino that kept falling into the snow – butt first. All I needed was a horn on my frozen nose to destroy everything in insight.
Why fight the talent then? I think I would be great snow-tubing instead. Just throw my butt down into the tyre and off I go! Actually, being dragged along with the snow massaging one’s butt (that was sore from the snowboarding) is a rather nice feeling….. Right, sick, I know.
* If you ask Ms. J, I’m sure she will give you a great positive review of how, in Sydney, I was able to slip off the chair and fell on my butt, all the while holding on to my glass of champagne without spilling any. I was scared by the birds, you see. I was afraid that their wings will hit my face. Or put it another way, saving my face and champagne was more important than saving my butt. 🙂