Archive for the ‘Cultural’ Category

Day 354/365

My New Camera Lens

It’s a huge honor to receive this great award – “The Versatile Blogger Award” from a wonderful blogger and friend, who lives in the world’s best city Stockholm, SAARIMNER. 😀 I love visiting his blog as there’s always interesting and inspirational photographs and videos at his blog. Thank you very much, Saarimner, for giving me this award!

Here are the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:

  1. Nominate 10-15 fellow bloggers
  2. Inform the bloggers of their nomination
  3. Share 7 random things about yourself
  4. Thank the blogger who nominated you
  5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award Pic on your blog post.

Things about me:

  • I love visiting zoo.
  • I am a person who cries easily.
  • I’m learning guitar right now, because I’m addicted to Linkin Park songs. 😀
  • I love dreaming and I like writing a dream diary.
  • The reason I started blogging because of an inspirational post I read about a year ago at Mike Shinoda’s blog.
  • I’m so thankful to my parents, they are the most loving people in my life!
  • Going to a bar/karaoke or mountain? I pick mountain! ^^

Here’s my nominations:

http://24hourphoto.wordpress.com/: If you like photography, you can’t miss this great blog – “24 Hour Photo”.

http://ahmedmushtaq.wordpress.com/: Excellent photography blog.

http://cocomino.wordpress.com/: Love this blog, because it contains posts about Japanese culture, daily sight and Cocomino and his family’s daily life.

http://greatgreths.wordpress.com/: A beautiful blog about nature, insects and everything.

http://herenownotforeva.com/: Eva loves writing poem and story so much, and she has a good sense of humour.

http://legomyphoto.wordpress.com/: If you are Lego fans, you will like this blog.

http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com/: A beautiful blog about Travel, Adventure, & New Experiences.

http://mikeshinoda.com/: A well organized, interesting and excellent blog contains multiple topic of post.

http://rafaelmeng.blogspot.com/: Rafael is one of the best photographer in Macau! In his blog, he shows us photographs taken around the world.

http://refrigeratormagnate.wordpress.com/: A very beautiful and interesting blog which contains art, photography and illustration created by SpilledInkGuy.

http://roamandhome.com/: An interesting blog about “Eat, See, Stay”.

http://southpolelibrarian.com/ : Adventure in South Pole! A must read blog.

http://urutoranohihi.blogspot.com/: A wonderful blog created by Lina. She loves writing about everything she sees in Japan. Right now, she is traveling in Japan and updating us with her journey.

http://xandersmom11.wordpress.com/: If you like reading books and to find out what’s news on the bookshelf, here is a nice blog for you.

http://correresmidestino.com/: Zhu is traveling with us in South America right now. 😀 You can’t miss this blog!

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Day 342/365

Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and it is a public holiday, however, I find that some people who live here have absolutely no idea what this holiday is all about, except knowing that Catholics are obliged to go to mass to celebrate the feast. 😀

P.S.: I did what I have to. I just went to mass. XD

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Day 336/365

Happy Early Christmas

Santa Claus is coming to town… Happy Early Christmas!

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Day 302/365

Wishing Wall

A wishing wall I found when I accidentally came across this place of Sun Yat Sen Memorial House. The house was preserved to remember and commemorate the life of Dr. Sun Yat Sen. Dr. Sun, also renown as “Father of Modern China”, was a revolutionary and political leader, who had played a very important role in the formation of the Republic of China.

In this wall, it is written: “Wishing Wall – Messages of Hope for the Next Century.”

I left my message too. It is just below the white-printed text. I guess you don’t see it, do you? 😀

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Day 293/365

Macao Cultural Center

Itzhak Perlman live in Macau! His violin recital is considered as one of the highlights of this Macau International Music Festival season. It is excellent! I love it so much! 😀

– W. A. Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 32 in B-flat major, K 454
– L. Van Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 7 in C minor (“Eroica”), op. 30, No. 2
– C. Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in D minor, op. 75

Piano: Rohan de Silva

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Day 292/365

Kendo Martial Arts

I’m so thankful to Unghung for allowing us to take picture of him during his practice. 😀

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Day 286/365

Salted Fish

One kind of traditional and special souvenirs you can buy in Macau: It is “Salted Fish”. XD

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Day 275/365

Hideki Nakajima Exhibition

A visit to Hideki Nakajima Exhibition with Phyllis. 🙂 The exhibition period is from September 25th until November 26th 2011.

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Day 213/365

Remaking Of Civilization Chinese Contemporary Sculptures

The exhibition features eight artists: six from the Mainland, including Qu Guangci, Xiang Jing, Chen Wenling, Cao Hui, Li Hong Jun and Li Wei, and two from Macao – our familiar local artists Wong Ka Long and Konstantin Bessmertny.

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Day 188/365

Rua do Almirante Costa Cabral

I guess this is one of the straightest and narrowest streets in Macau! XD

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Day 187/365

St. Anthony's Church

Behind me, it’s the Saint Anthony Church which was built in 1588, and it was thought to be the oldest church built with bamboo and wood in Macau. Then, the church was reconstructed in stone in 1638, and rebuilt in 1810 and 1875. Saint Anthony is the patron saint of seafarers and a great protector of the sea. Back in the old days, the Portuguese army considered St. Anthony as their Captain and Guardian Saint. 🙂

Hmmm…thinking of where I should go next…

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Day 178/365

Second Day, Second Round

I’m the black! Result: Even 😀

The rules of Chinese Chess, Xiangqi, or Elephant Game, is familiar with Western Chess. Each player controls an army of pieces, moves one piece at a time, and tries to get the opponent’s General piece.


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Meow Space

Adopting a cat or a kitten is a wonderful thing to do. If you are thinking of adopting one, you may be interested in this place – “MEOW SPACE”. I can’t adopt them, I came here to play with them. 😀

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Day 116/365

My mother hand knit donuts

My mother loves knitting so much! 😀 Here are some donuts for you, for all the Versatile Blogger Winners! XD



I would like to say thank you to Eva (Eva626) who awarded me the “Versatile Blogger Award” on April 15th. I was very happy at the moment when I received the award! Eva owns a blog with title “HereNowNotForever”. I like reading her blog, as her posts (especially, her poems) are so unique and interesting.

I really appreciate the award I received from Eva. Before I’m going to pass it to others, I would like to introduce you the rules and the 7 facts that you didn’t know about me. 😀


If you win this award, you have to pass it on to 15 other “Versatile” bloggers (but there are so many) and contact each of them to let them know they won the award. Also, you have to share 7 facts about yourself, and thank and link the person who gave you the award.


1 – I once believed that penguins can fly. lol 😀

2 – I’m afraid of dogs. (I can’t stay near them)

3 – I keep a dream journal. (I keep it secretly that no one has seen nor read it)

4 – I can’t dance.

5 – When I was a child, I dreamed of growing up to be a mad scientist. ^0^  (Luckily, I’ve changed my mind, otherwise… muahahahhaha) lol

6 – I like Linkin Park! They are just awesome. ^0^ The person I like most in the band is Mike Shinoda! I consider him as my inspiration, light and mentor for life! XD

7 – I’m a travel lover. (I could not imagine what my life would be like without traveling.) @-@


Congratulations to the following winners (the list is in A-Z order):

1 – Altered Expression (http://alteredexpression.wordpress.com/): There are many stunning and vibrant photographs in this blog.

2 – Aveschordata (http://aveschordata.wordpress.com/): This is a blog where Aveschordata freely expresses her thoughts and feelings.

3 – Christine (http://christinepluscamera.com/): I keep track on this blog because I find Christine’s photographs special. They are unique, creative and powerful.

4 – Cocomino (http://cocomino.wordpress.com/): Cocomino writes about his life in Kawagoe. His life journal is very interesting, and it attracts me to keep tracking his each and every single post.

5 – Dare Right (http://goinggoalward.wordpress.com/): I like reading this blog because I find there are many meaningful and thoughtful posts in DareRight’s blog.

6 – Eddakath (http://www.travelpod.com/members/eddakath): Eddakath writes travel blog. His blog contains a lot of adventure and awesome travel experiences. If you like traveling, you can’t miss this blog.

7 – Evelyn (http://evelynsanjaya.wordpress.com/): Evelyn talks about her musing-life which I find it interesting.

8 – Helen (http://helenog.wordpress.com/): Helen takes many photographs. I enjoy visiting her blog because there are many beautiful, creative and romantic photographs in it.

9 – Eva (http://herenownotforever.wordpress.com/): Eva likes food and poem. I like reading her blog, as her posts are so unique and interesting.

10 – Katie (http://katiegou.wordpress.com/): Katie has a wonderful life. She is in Africa now helping others who are in need. I like reading her blog as it is full of joy and inspiration.

11 – Maboadorable (http://maboadorable.wordpress.com/): Although this blog is not written in English, but still I like visiting her blog. I sometimes will go to google transtation and translate her post. XD

12 – Rafael (http://rafaelmeng.blogspot.com/): Rafael likes traveling so much. He has his unique view of taking travel photographs.

13 – Michael ( http://stickinsect.wordpress.com/): Michael writes about many things. I like reading his blog because I always can see new things  from his posts.

14 – Jess (http://superjessleong.wordpress.com/): Jess says: “Out to infect the world with sillyness”. 😀 This is why I like reading her blog everyday. She is happy and always has a good spirit!

15 – Ang (http://xandersmom11.wordpress.com/): Ang talks about her life with her boys. Very interesting blog to read. You’ll be inspired by her each day. 🙂

Many Thanks to everyone who continuously visit and support this blog. 😀 Each and every of your comment means a lot to me! ^0^ Thank You!

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Day 110/365

Leal Senado Square

By coincidence, I met Phyllis tonight and she helps me to take this photograph. XD HeeHee The art installation behind me promotes the latest exhibition which is holding currently in Macao Art Museum. 🙂

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Day 103/365

Would you like to tell me what do you see in this picture?

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Day 99/365

Macao East Asian Games Dome

Extracted from the printing material in the exhibition hall:

“The Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival features over a thousand animated characters as they roam through the mural, which is matched by various background sound effects, portraying an array of activities and expressions. Visitors can experience Kaifeng during the Song Dynasty, as if they are traveling a thousand years back in time.

This animated version, 128m in length and 6.5m in height, is thirty times larger than the prototype, retaining almost all of the original’s features – from the streets, boats, vegetation and architecture, to the tone, color and style. The four minute animation cycle covers day and night scenes, in which 691 figures appear during the day time, and 377 during the night time.”

The exhibition is just amazing, and this is the second time I visit it. 🙂

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Day 95/365

Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival

We are visiting the “Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival” at Macao East Asia Games Dome. From the left, Myself, Pau-li, Phy-li and May-li. 😀 Where’s Wing-li? >.<

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Day 90/365

Mobile Public Libray

A Mobile Public Library in Macau 🙂

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Day 87/365

Art Base, Denis Murrel Paintings

We are here at Art Base enjoying Denis Murrel’s painting! 🙂

Denis Murrel – Born at Ferntree Gully, on the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia on 2 March, 1947, Denis Murrell moved to Macau in 1989 and has long regarded himself as a Macau artist. He has been active in art circles in the city since his arrival, participating in many local exhibitions. In 1995, he was the first prize winner in the Western Painting section of the Macau Bienal. In 1996, his painting, ‘Both’, won the Macau Collective Artists’ prize. In 1997, he was awarded the second prize in the Macau Bienal for his painting and received an Honorable Mention for his installation, ‘Tall Poppy’. Denis’ paintings have been exhibited in many countries and his works are included in innumerable private and public collections in Macau and overseas. In 2000, Denis’ painting, ‘Lunar Fantasy’ won a bronze medal at the Forte Cup Twentieth Century Asian Art competition, held in Washington, DC. Denis is currently a painting consultant Estrela do Mar College and has been a member of Circulo dos Amigos da Cultura since 1997.

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