Wednesday, 30 July 2008

G'bye Mhairi...

These pics were taken from our friend Mhairi's apartment when we went there last night. She's leaving us after 2 years of being one of our students to go back to the Navy.

We had pizza, a bit of wine and a lot of laughs!

Well done, mate & all the very best. We will miss you loads!!! Keep in touch and will see yah later...

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Yum Cha Sunday

Yum cha is a Cantonese term meaning "drink tea'. It pertains to eating different foods in small servings whilst drinking Chinese tea. Here in England the word “Dim sum” is often used as the name for Yum cha

Dim sum are usually served in the mornings till noon. But at our favourite Chinese restaurant here in Southampton (the Dragon Palace) they serve them from noon to 6pm. This works well for me as I go there as a treat whenever I work Sundays (I work till 5pm every 10 weeks).

These are what we ordered. I'll order different dim sum next time and will post more photos then. 

Dim sum dumpling

Spare ribs in black bean sauce

Squid cake

Mixed seafood congee

Monday, 28 July 2008

10 Weird & Wonderful Things About Me

Thanks Fab & Furious for this tag... now you'll know 10 (useless, hehe) things about me...

1. I'm one of those people who have 1 million email addresses (it's actually only 5, but it feels like a million sometimes =D )

2. I always carry a camera &/or camera-phone with me. You never know when a photo opportunity will come along...

3. I heart Josh Groban (when is he coming back here to do another concert?)

4.  I'm a freak! My left foot is smaller than my right, yikes!!!

5. I love to eat, I'm grumpy without my breakfast & I eat at least 5 times a day... (takaw/greedy!)

6. The longest I've ever stayed awake is 3 loooong days!

7. I'm happiest when I'm in a coffee shop (with good lite jazz music in the background) enjoying a really good book

8. My favorite color is BLUE

9. I used to be addicted to ketchup! I used to put ketchup on almost everything i eat. I'm glad i got over that (a Tbsp of ketchup is 9kcal, not good for you!)

10. I used to be a UK size 20, now UK size 10-12, woo hoo!!!

Now I'm tagging Mars, Yums & Melody

Sunday, 27 July 2008

I got tagged!

This tag is from Mars, thanks sis! 

1. What's your latest addiction? :: Coffee.

2. What are you listening to? :: Newton Faulkner's 'Dream Catch Me"
3. How late did you stay up last night and why? ::
1AM, came from my mate's leaving do 
4. Who were you with last Friday night?::
Was with friends at Banana Wharf
5. Do you think you will be in a relationship 3 months from now? ::
6. When is the next time you'll see your close friends? ::
Hopefully December when I come home to visit!
7. What were you doing this morning at 7am? ::
Preparing breakfast
8. What radio station do you listen to the most? ::
Crossover (through the
internet) & Radio 1
9. What was the reason you last cried? ::
Said goodbye to a very good friend (and
i'll miss her terribly)
10. Have you ever talked to someone when they were high? ::
11. What's the fifth text in your inbox say? ::
It was from my mate
Su & it says "Ok, you take care x"
12. Where was the last coffee shop you go? ::
Starbucks, last Wednesday
13. What's your outfit right now? ::
Orange T-shirt, jeans & orange flip flop
16. What were you doing at 11pm last night? ::
Was with my friends with a drink on my hand

17. Who was the last person you talked to last night before bed? ::
18. Will you be driving in a year? ::
19. Is there anything that you are craving right now? ::
Hmmmm, a grande skinny cappuccino with sugar free vanilla syrup
20. When did your last hug take place?::
 3 hours ago from my good friends
katrin & richard
22. Have you ever started a sentence with "No offense, but..."? ::
23. Do you drink tea? ::
24. Have you ever been arrested? ::
25. Have you rode in someone
else's car today? :: Not today
26. Have you made a mistake this past week? ::
I think so.
27. Who was the last person you
texted? :: My mom
28. Are you happy with your life right now? ::
Yes, I'm counting my blessings 

29. In the past 72 hours have you been under the influence? ::

30. What's the connection between you and the last person you
texted? ::She's my mom

So now I'm tagging Emcee, FabandFurious and Ner

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Photo Hunt - Hanging

Here are my entries for this week's Photo Hunt: 

Taken from France

Taken from a garden in Lymington, Hampshire

Happy photo hunting everyone!

Click here to see more PH pics

Friday, 25 July 2008

Marwell Zoo 2

Here are some more photos from my day at the Marwell Zoo...

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoological Park is found in Colden Common, Winchester in Hampshire. It is owned and run by Marwell Preservation Trust. It is a charity committed to the conservation of wildlife here and abroad. 

Click here for more info or if you want to donate or take part in their fundraising activities: Marwell Zoo

Tabblo: Marwell Zoological Park

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Food, food & more food!

One the great things about Filipino gatherings apart from catching up with friends is the guaranteed mouthwatering feast! Yup, you got it, we Filipinos love our food. 

Here's a sampler, enjoy!

Monday, 21 July 2008

Allia's 2nd Birthday!

I was invited to a colleague's daughter, Allia's 2nd birthday. It was a great day. A lot of guests arrived and kids and adults alike had loads of fun! 

The birthday girl, Allia

Proud mommy Lea & the birthday girl

wow, that's a huge pressie!

AMU beauties =)

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Lorenz's Christening

Here are the photos of my friends' son, Lorenz's christening...

Welcome to the Christian world, baby Lorenz!

group pic

the Puebla family


Monday, 14 July 2008

Pinoy Grub

I attended a double birthday celebration/ christening of a good friend's son. ( Was also honored to be asked to be a godmother). And of course I didn't let this occasion pass without taking photos of the ever colorful Filipino food.

Everything was so yummy! And made me miss home even more... Never mind, 142 days to go & counting!!!!  lol  xx

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Paris Bridges 2

The second installment of my Paris bridges...

From the 8 Paris bridges featured, which one's your favorite?

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Paris Bridges

A friend of mine is going to Paris and she asked me to post some more of my photos . It was not difficult for me because I love Paris and I've taken quite a few when I was there.
Here are pictures of some of the bridges from the most romantic place on Earth...

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Photo Hunt - Pointed

I decided to go for a different take on the theme, Pointed.

The Needles Rocks and Lighthouse, Isle of Wight

The needles is the island's most famous landmark. It is a row of three very distinct stacks of chalk that rise out of the sea off the western extremity of the Isle of Wight here in England.

The sea around the Needles was notorious for shipwrecks. Thus the lighthouse which was built in 1785. The current lighthouse was built during the 1850's. 

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

More Bridges...

For those who've browsed through all my entries would know that I love bridges (my very first entry here were pictures of some of the very first bridges I've photographed, then I posted more bridges this time from Berlin, less than a month ago). 

Then a colleague of mine asked me the other day when I'll be posting some more of them and I told him soon.  So as promised, here they are...





Bridges are designed to allow cargo to cross obstacles.  And this is how I see people around me, especially family and friends. They are the many bridges in my life that help me get through all the challenges that comes my way...

So to all my family & friends, cheers! I won't be where I am (and be as happy as I am now) without all of you...