Weekend Adventure

This year for Sharon's birthday, she decided we do something different so we planned out our weekend and actually stayed in a hotel. It's quite enjoyable given that I've been so occupied with work lately. This break is much needed and everyone was excited about it.

We watched Taken 2. I am sure everyone agrees that any movie with Liam Neeson in it is awesome, much contrast to the ever-more disappointing Nicolas Cage. This part two film is just as good as the first one. You should watch this, period.

In a parallel universe: Stealing from Invisible Man.

We originally had some plans for some games in the hotel but we posed for pictures more than the actual game. But we sure as hell thrashed the whole room so I am sure the cleaner had a fit when she enter for cleaning.

We also went for a little swim in this cold pool on a cold Sunday morning.

Having breakfast at the hotel. The food is not bad at all.

Our birthday girl

Karaoke before we head back home.

Hmmm, after the weekend, it makes me think whether I should plan something like this for my birthday? Maybe a getaway to somewhere else. This is cliche but YOLO so why not?

Mooncake Festival 2012

Hello ladies and gents,

I am not a person who can tell an enriching tale because the story of the Mooncake festival must be told by a learned storyteller with sound knowledge of the Chinese culture.

And so I will elighten you with pictures.

I was asked what do we do for this festivity? Honestly, I can't really tell you because it works very differently for us here in this country because our community is quite sparse and disconnected. Nevertheless, we always put in effort to celebrate anyway. All I know is it is normally celebrated at night with special food and moon cakes aplenty. Under the stars, we catch the moon and hang lanterns on trees, and sometimes even take a journey along the road while holding the lanterns just to admire the beauty of it.

By the end of the night, after much mosquito bites and sweat, we caved in and went back inside the house to catch up with our daily evening routine of procrastinating in front of the TV and laptop. LOL