Friday, January 16, 2015

Christmas Travel 2014, connection at Schiphol

After being on the plane some 16++ hours, we have reached Amsterdam (where we take another plane to Nuremberg).



It was drizzling in Amsterdam when we arrived. And it rained even more while we waited.



We had 3hours, and with not much to do, we just went around Schiphol and looked at the shops.



First we went to change some money. We were traveling to Prague somewhere in between and had no Czech Crowns. The exchange is not so good but better to have some in hand before we arrive.



We had them changed at two different places and had a better deal at one of them (see above photo). On top of that, the cashier granted my request for smaller denominations (It is that big a deal because Czech people almost never give the right change. Some return the right change when confronted, but others just lie in your face and deny it.) So even with a not so good rate, I'd rather change my money here than in Prague.



Miffy goods. I absolutely love Miffy. :X My first Miffy merchandise was bought in Hong Kong, was the first time I was introduced to this super cute bunny. XD It was when I traveled to Japan that I found out Miffy was Dutch! I thought Miffy was Japanese.=_=



Soft white miffys.



Some pretty Dutch goods. I love collecting tins and this one looks rather nice. I didn't buy it though as it was our first leg and I was already carrying a lot. (next time I'm thinking of taking only 1set of outer clothes (this is a challenge!:O) and bringing an empty luggage).



I want this tin (I forgot what's inside, probably cookies), I hope cookies, It's kinda small though for 9,90.... I'm always debating whether to buy or not, it's frustrating. Haha. XP

Chocolates.



And then another chocolate store with a really warm interior.



Knitted goods. Do you think I'll be able to knit more complicated patterns??:3



A lot of food places, this was one of them.



Cool seats with a socket right next to the table. How convenient.



Although you can always find charging/laptop zones like this one here:



Another food court above, which we decided to check out.



Although after having had 3 meals on the plane, we weren't really looking for food.



Here's how it looks inside, however.





Refreshments.



There was a bridge in front of the food court that overlooked the busier lower level.



Thick glass panels on the bridge.



The shops below:







Starbucks with its nice warm ambiance.



Here's how the rest of Schiphol pretty much looks.



As we were walking back to our boarding gate,



..we came across this:



which was titled so: ('Two incredible sitting black snowmen' by Tom Claassen)



How many times have I been to Schiphol but only saw this now!



Walkalators to our boarding gate.



The sun had come up and the raining ceased...
The weather is always so glum you can't really see the sun.






See you next post.
x

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Outfit post, Prague

The things I get up to when I'm bored. Haha! XD

This was one of my outfits during my recent trip to Europe. Too bad we didn't stay long enough to see Prague covered in snow. :P

I know I did say I never want to return to Prague again... but.





Bisous~ :X

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Sorry this is such a short post (will promise to write a longer one next week)!! Have been busy lining up some posts for my photoblog;(second post of the year will be up tomorrow). So.. until my next post! :3

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Christmas in Prague

Prague is one of the cities I visited during the holidays. And here is the Old Town with its festive Christmas displays and markets.



[a larger photo on my photoblog @ SNAPPERONI.blogspot.COM.]


I took the GoProHero3+ on this trip and it is super handy! I love the wideness of the photos. :3 The video quality is amazing too! XD The only downside being -- the battery lasts about half a day with continuous usage / standby mode. So I charge it whenever I can.



Souvenirs at some of the stands.



The huge Christmas tree in the middle of the square.



And myself, with more photos from the city.





I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. I sure enjoyed mine.

Happy New Year! :3


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

First letter from Korea

Yesterday, I received my first mail from Korea. XD A blogger friend is currently doing postgraduate studies in Seoul. :3 Thank you Sam!



It arrived in a cute envelope, with a souvenir card (with some hanggeul words.:D).

I will write her this weekend and hopefully mail it in time before she leaves Seoul.

Monday, November 10, 2014

FOOD : Cookies Quartet, Hong Kong

Received this earlier today. The packaging is very nice. :3



The inside is carefully thought-out as well.



Included is a card and crochure with all of their products and description.





Beautifully arranged cookies. It smells very nice too.



The cookie with blueberry bits and a hint of cinnamon. Oh, I love cinnamon.



Cookie with "five kinds" of grains.



Cookie with sesame seeds.



There were also nut cookies, chocolate cookies, pistachio, egg, and the typical butter cookie which tastes really good! :D



If you happen to be in Hong Kong, I think this is worth a visit.



It's also the perfect gift for friends and family back home.:3



They are located on some of the better-known districts -- Causeway Bay, Kowloon, and TST. But here are some of their other branches.



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Cookies Quartet @Hong Kong
www.cookiesquartet.com

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