Alex and I spent our chinese new year eve in the city of a hundred spires, Prague, the capital city of Czech Republic.
We sat in a cafe at the corner of a street, with one side overlooking the Vltava River with the Prague castle looming in the background, and on the other side the Narodni Divadlo [national theatre] was located right across the street.
We ordered hot apple strudel with coffee that evening and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere with the pianist playing romantic background music.
The cafe used to be hangout place for many famous people.
is alex gonna be one of them?
So, that was how we had our chinese new year eve evening. Nothing chinese this year.
While waiting for me sorting out the photos…
While waiting for me refining my thoughts to write again…
Here, a series of photos of silly us while waiting for the tour to begin at Adolf Loo’s designed house…
I visited Brighton with Alex and his parents last September.
Brighton Pier reminds me of the Ruby Pier, an old seaside amusement park in the novel, Five People You Meet in Heaven.
The Royal Pavillion, a former royal residence, has Indian exterior but Chinese interior.
p.s. some photos by alex
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I also added a new section of links named “fashionistas”. Will add more when I’m back from Prague.
Wish everyone a happy Chinese New Year and hope you all look your best!!!
stuffing the turkey .
keep checking on the turkey .
serving the turkey .
fuiyoh!! it was really heavy, but delicious. alex prepared it..
wine to serve with the turkey
he always made me angry…
my birthday chocolate brownie cake..
joanne baked it.. thanks!!
secret santa gift exchange..
[each person was chosen to buy a gift for the person selected.
the names of the santa weren’t indicated]
i used www.secretsanta.com as our virtual hat.
everyone happy receiving christmas gift..
silly games that we had..
I easily reminisce of what happened at the same time of last year with the significant weather changes. Starting with the memories when I just arrived in UK – it was beginning of autumn, I was very unfamiliar with the local cultures and lifestyle. Then the days got shorter and I was amazed by it. At that time, I was also working part time at a burger stall in the Christmas market. I still remember how cold it was to work outdoor for hours. Around this time, like beginning of last year, the sun that now begins to set later revitalises me and brings out my enthusiasm to look forward to what happen next. I can’t wait for the warm weather again, but winter actually just started.
Things then also happened unpredicted. Initially thinking that I would be spending few years in Glasgow, Scotland, I then went to Belgium for six months and am now in England. That makes me actually stayed in Glasgow for about 5 months.
It has been more than a year since I left my home country.
this is the header that i have been using from
when i started blogging until the end of last year