Who doesn’t know Harry, Ron and Hermione? Harry Potter is part of my teenage years and I know a lot of people from all over the world. And so when I found out about their exhibit here June-September, I never let it passed away without me having to experience it! (I was late but at least!)

I went with my good friend Liu Ling.
Entrance: $20

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Mind you that taking photos at the exhibit is strictly prohibited. But I couldn’t help. So it’s pure guilty pleasure here.

Snippets of the actual costumes/props used in the movie. I love how detailed they were!

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How I wish I could take photos to share with you. Anyhoo, we’ve spent a good hour walking around and giving attention to details. I may not have photos but oh thanks to memories! Those so worth keeping. I felt connection with Harry, Ron and Hermione that time. I imagined them shooting with those costumes and props and of course I wonder what “if” I was part of the movie too! CHOS! :):)

Had dinner at Din Tai Fung! A must try. Best dumplings I had so far😉

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Happy Tuesday indeed!:)

Thinking of going in Vietnam?

Just answering some of my friends’ common questions! :)) Hope this could help:) Umaasa talaga ako! Hahaha

1. Dong or Dollars?
We used Dong. However US Dollars is accepted too :>

SG$1 – 16,300 Dong

Note: Careful sa 10,000 and 100,000 kasi almost same sila sa color. Confusing. Some, especially taxi drivers will confuse you too. Kapag kumukuha ka pera, and nahawakan mo 200,000 sasabihin nila “ok. ok!” when dapat lang naman is 20,000. So just make sure you double check the decimal point. Always check! ;>;
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2. How many hours from Ho Chi Mihn to Da Lat?

7hrs by bus and 45mins by plane.

We went there by bus. Bus ticket if converted in S$ costs S$10 :>;

We chose Futa Buslines as recommended by our Vietnamese part-timer at work😉

Note: Best to travel at night. You can ask the receptionist to help you book the bus ticket prior to your trip. Bring “bain”. Chips, buscuits. Anyhoo may stop-over naman:) No need for “sleeper bus” as I find it disgusting😦 Okay na yun regular bus.

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3. Hotel name at Ho Chi Mihn and Da Lat

HCM – Nhât Ha 2 Hotel
Da Lat – Empress Hotel

It is cheaper to book hotel through Agoda.com and/or hotel.com. I don’t advise walk-in. Mahal!😉 You can save 50% by booking online. Less hassle too!

All in all, I spent $100 for 5days/4nights for hotel accommodation.

Nhât Ha 2 in Ho Chi Mihn

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Empress Hotel in Da Lat

 

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4. Mura ba bilihin? Mas mura sa Pilipinas?
Yes!😀 Go to Saigon Square for
shopping pero if wala ka check in baggage, watch out!

Sa Da Lat, mura ang sweater and trench coat:) Ganda! Lamig kasi dun, at night feeling mo napunta ka sa mas iba pang lugar kasi lahat naka trench coat and booties😉

5. District 1 ba sa city center?
Yes. Magkakalapit lang! Actually yung attractions, pwede mo lakarin. From the airport nasa 50,000.00 ang fare going to District 1. Pa arrange ka na sa airport. Additional 10,000.00 para sa (nakalimutan ko) Haha airport fee? Sa mga cab. You pay that too! Papalit na din ng Dong sa Airport. Sa Da Lat, may tinatawag silang “Gold Shop”. Okay magpapalit dun😉

6. Budget (in SG$)
Air fare – $113
Hotel – $100
Food & Transpo – $60-70
Pocket Money- depende if you want to go shopping and what you’ll buy pero “mura” pero sabi ko nga watch your luggage kasi 7kg lang allowed. Umabot ako 12kg😦 Paraan lang sa airport! Haaa

Note: Kasama pa yung Hot Stone Massage therapy and Facial dyan ha. Free use of sauna and steam
bath. Sa spa ng Blue Moon Hotel in Da Lat (4-star) For $25 lang! A must! Very good service and facility.

No need for a tour guide sa HCM as you can just walk around or take cab,
however I advise you to have one in Da Lat. If you haven’t read the Travel Juju yet, I highly recommend them:

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They can take you on a day tour for US$25 :>;

Mura ang food and take note: fresh ang vegs at fruits! Masarap!

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Have a fun trip! Cheerio!

30 days to go.

Lost in the city. Lost in my own place. Lost at work. I looked at our menu and wow, I was completely LOST. Japanese term and cuisine-lost na lost!!

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This was the very first photo of me with my workmates! It was also the first time I joined them for dinner to try Chinese/Malaysian food!

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I was wearing a white polo shirt as a management trainee. That was the best uniform I had. :>

From zero to being in love with Japanese food. From hotate, to idako to kurage name it. I can name all the sushi’s and maki’s that’s running through the conveyor belt. I know now the difference between a sashimi, maki, sushi, gunkan and temaki.

I’ve been having a love and hate relationship with my job until now. Let’s start with the hating! :>
1. Long hours of work.
2. Some customer can get really pointless.
3. Some customer again can get really rude/unreasonable.
4. Some workmates (operation or office) can get irritable at times
5. There are some things that when you do repeatedly, it just gets boring and boring and boorrrrr Zzzzzzzz.

Im not going to be a hater here because believe it or not I had some of life bestest lessons from here.
1. Long hours of work for 2 years made my endurance level SKY HIGH. 8hrs of work as I see it now? Sisiw man!
2. I was able to appreciate Japanese food which I didn’t even dare to try in Philippines. I became more adventurous with foods here and I beside that I really loved Korean & Chinese cooking.
3. So back in college I thought Buss Mgt subject was a pain in the ass. But now, weekly/monthly report, labor costing, food costing, inventory, petty cash, payroll name it! It’s now as easy and boring as writing my own full name! :p Jk lang! It still requires thinking and all but it’s not as hard as I thought it was before.
4. I’ve learn to deal with people of different race, culture, profession and age which made me become more flexible.
5. I’ve met wonderful people who became my friends and family here in Singapore.

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(Random photos from 2010-2012)

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All the negativities became bearable having friends like them. I always say that I’m so blessed to be working and be surrounded with nice and positive people. From kitchen staff, service staff to my superiors. AND to work in an outlet that is not always busy but was never empty. Just like other human BEAN though, I get tired, bored, irritable, lazy, crazy, mad child (hehe) but you know what, wherever life takes me…

I will always be thankful for this.

Vietnam Trip: Itinerary Day2

Just want to share the first part of the itinerary planning for my Vietnam trip, down south. I’m HONESTLY trying my best to not spend so much time in Ho Chi Minh City since Im already coming from Singapore and I definitely prefer nature/cultural trip. Since it’s quite impossible to travel from south to north at baka mahilo hilo lang kami pagbaba ng train, I decided to just settle on looking nice places to visit in the south (yet still away from the city).

Then I learned about Da Lat and Nha Trang. I’m still figuring out the travel time but I’m sure it’s not going to be more than 5hrs by bus.

So here are some of the interesting places in Da Lat which is in the central highland. I’m expecting a cool breezy weather here.:)

DALAT CATHEDRAL – built between1931-1942 for use by French residents and holiday-makers. Pwede!

HANG NGA CRAZY HOUSE – I know already, I’m going to be shutter-happy here! HAHA

DALAT FLOWER PARK – This is not really my thing but for relaxation and photo purposes, it’s not going to be a bad idea after all! Just hoping that flowers are in their full bloom.

CUONG HOAN TRADITIONAL SILK CENTRE – Paano ba i pronounce yan? Wanna see how they make silk cloth from scratch baby!

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At eto naman yung mga nice places in Nha Trang. Few hours away from Da Lat. Beach beach beach! :DD

HONG CHONG PROMONTORY – anything pretty beach, i love.

……. I’ll continue this post promise! There’s few more interesting place at Nha Trang and things to do like Mud Bath:) Will try to come up with budget schemes too.

Ciao!

Kape

Here’s to “me” time
Friendship found, lost & found again.
Family’s happy thoughts.
Heart broken, heart renewed.
Chaotic mind.
Peaceful mind.
Hard times.
Good times.
Chill lang:)
Chill lang ulit.

I was browsing photos on my phone and found these. I have this thing of taking photos of food & drink (for future reference or idea) Kasi dream ko talaga to own a restaurant or have a catering business; not for Facebook sake but for WordPress I’d post this unconcious addiction with coffee and the story (joke lang) with each cup and every sip of it!

Seriously, I needed this.

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Travel Juju: Phuket, Thailand

This is a late post. But just want to share.

Two weeks ago, I went to Thailand! This was made possible by the super Mr. Angus aka Jeffbeck❤  with his two awesome friends slash couple Aliw and Dexter.

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That was the first time I rode a speedboat and sat on the rear. Bumpy but fun! One more reason we’re there for, sun! Chos lang!

One word: AMAZED! Prettiest island I’ve been to so far! So I kind of agree with “Amazing Thailand”:)

Anyhoo, Thailand trip is not complete with… tadaaaaaah. Elephant Trekking experience!

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The island we went to is the same island from the movie The Beach  feat Leonardo:) Check this out!

Thank you my dear Jeff!

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