October 2012 - Pinay Daily Ramblings

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Liebster Blog Award
Saturday, October 27, 2012 12 Comments

Yayyyy I got nominated for Liebster Blog Award! Thanks Aubzie:)

The Liebster Blog Award is for blogs with 200 or less followers, a fun way to help spread the word about smaller blogs and get them more readers and followers!

When you receive the award, you post 11 random facts about yourself and answer 11 questions from the person(s) who nominated you. You pass the Award onto 11 other blogs (make sure you tell them you nominated them!) and ask them 11 questions. You’re not allowed to nominate the blog(s) who nominated you 

Okay so here's the 11 facts about me:

1. I have a cat named Catherine (But I prefer calling her Pringles!) lol
2. My favourite food is Chicken Kebab
3. I secretly dream of becoming a Ninja! Lol
4. I buy lotto ticket every other day 
5. I climbed the summit of a 7,119 ft active volcano when I was 9 yrs old coz I thought I can ride the cotton ball-looking clouds (I missed the part where my science teacher said they are actually condensed water vapour lol)
6. My favourite movie is The Notebook
7. I play guitar
8. I’m in love with the cutest double bass player 
9. I’m a neat freak and a germaphobe
10. My favourite comfort food is ice cream 
11. I love exploring historical places especially war-torn sites

Answer to the 11 questions I was asked

1. What is the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?
    - Chucky (Child’s Play)

2. If you were a character on a TV show, which one would you be?
   - Nikita

3. If someone wrote a book about your life, what would they title it?
   - Dork Diaries? Adventures of a Pinay Rambler? Lol I have no idea

4. What would you do if you had a million dollars?
   - Spend 10% of it on family, travel/adventure, invest on interesting ventures and then keep the remaining 90% in an offshore account

5. Would you like to know the day you’re going to die ahead of time? Why or why not?
   - Yes of course. So that I can make sure that I get everything in order in my loved ones life and be certain that they will do well before I leave them

6. Would you rather have super strength or super intelligence? And why?
   - Super strength so that I can beat the sh*t out of bad guys

7. Would you rather have the power to be invisible or the power to read minds? And why?
   - I’d rather have the power to be invisible so that I can sneak in and snoop around forbidden places without getting caught

8.   Name one thing are you most proud of?
   - My self-discipline

9. What are you most looking forward to in the next year?
   - Hmmm winning the lottery?? Haha

10. What is your ultimate dream vacation?
   - Spend 10 days exploring the Kingdom of Yangdon

11. What would you do if you were a man for a week?
   - March for gay rights and piss standing out in the street in broad daylight hahaha

My 11 Nominees (Please check out their awesome sites!) 

2.   Black Swamp Cornucopia
3.   Letne Dni 
4.   The Drunken Pig
5.   Jen Tea
6.   Andredxo
7.   Naivaze
8.   Life N Canvas
9.   Across The Pond
10. Fashionadictas
11. Positive Fountain 

11 Random Questions for the Blogs I nominated

1. What three adjectives best describe you?
2. If you were a police officer for one day what would you do with the authority?
3. What made you start a blog?
4. What do you like to blog about most of the time?
5. What do you know how to say in a foreign language?
6. What was the last book you read?
7. What is the most disgusting thing you have ever eaten?
8. When was a magical moment in your life?
9. What do you think of the movie Twilight?
10. What was the last thing that you lost and later found?
11. What treatment would you seek if you were addicted to therapy? J

Happy Blogging!!!

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

What To See in Hongkong
Thursday, October 11, 2012 12 Comments
1. Victoria Peak

Victoria peak or "The Peak" is one of the best places to visit in Hongkong. It is the most favourite by tourists among Hongkong attractions. Also known as Mt. Austin, it is located in Hongkong Island. It is not the highest mountain in Hongkong but it offers stunning views over Central, Victoria Harbour, and other islands.

2. Big Buddha (Tian Tian Buddha)

The famous large bronze statue of Buddha Amoghasiddhi in Lantau island is often flocked by tourists. It is located at Ngong Ping village in Lantau island. 

3. Po Lin Monastery

It is a Buddhist monastery founded by 3 monks visiting from Jiangsu in 1906. It is located in the scenic village of Ngong Ping. First thing I heard when I stepped foot in Ngong Ping was the voices of monks chanting prayers. It is a very serene place surrounded by majestic mountains of Lantau. 

View of Po Lin Monastery

4. Madame Tussauds

Get a chance to get up close and personal with your favorite celebrities (Err--at least with their waxy versions)! Madame Tussauds is located at The Peak.

Tourists taking a picture with Bruce Lee's wax figure

5. Cross the harbour via Star Ferry

Head over to Central Pier, Tsim Sha Tsui Pier, or Wanchai Pier and buy a token for Star Ferry. It only cost about HK $2.50(0.33 USD) during weekdays and HK $ 3.40 (0.45 USD) during weekends. Crossing Victoria Harbour via Star Ferry is a priceless experience. Step back to the days of old and commute like a true Hongkong local.

6. Avenue of Stars

It was built to pay tribute to Hongkong's film industry and to serve as a tourist attraction as well. It is located at Tsim Sha Tsui's promenade. Every night, it is transformed into a glittering galaxy as it's special lighting effect lit up.

7. Aqua Luna Cruise

Board the famous Aqua Luna (Hongkong Junk Boat) for a 45 minute Victoria harbour cruise. It costs HK$100 (USD 12). This is ideal for couples! :)

Aqua Luna cruising Victoria Harbour at night

8. Hongkong Museum of Art

Get to see Hongkong's antique Chinese treasures and learn more about its history! From Central Pier, you can walk to the museum in just 5 mins.

9. Tsuen Wan Park

If ever you are in Tsuen Wan, don't forget to take a stroll at Tsuen Wan Park.

10. Hongkong Night Market

Once you’re done sightseeing in Hongkong for the day, you can cap off the night with a fun but not so relaxing stroll at Temple Street’s night Market in Kowloon. It is a street located in the areas of Jordan and Yau Ma Tei. Yeah I know, for some of you ladies out there, trip won’t be complete without checking out Hongkong’s night market. I’m telling you, it’s so crowded out there! 

Band performing at the night market

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Faux Moonbow in Makati, Philippines
Saturday, October 06, 2012 5 Comments

Okay according to wikipedia, Faux moonbow is; A colored circle around the moon is not a moonbow—it is usually a 22° halo produced by refraction through hexagonal ice crystals in cirrus cloud. Colored rings close to the moon are a corona, a diffraction phenomenon produced by very small water droplets or ice crystals in clouds.
 Last night was unforgettable as I saw this rare phenomenon with my naked eye! Too bad I only have my Nokia phone last night to take a quick shot (it still produced a decent pic, though it would have been better if a DSLR was used). I looked up photos of rainbows or moonbows in Google but none of them can compare to the amazing sight I saw last night.
Did anyone else captured this Faux moonbow last night? Send us your pictures and I will feature it here! :D
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