Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Home Sweet Home

I just got back from a quick trip from California with my family. What was supposed to be a short flight was extended by almost an hour due to the low fog over Seattle. We ended up in the air cruising around what felt like hours and finally the fog cleared up just enough for us to descend. It wasn't all in vain though, we did get a close up of the city. Isn't she beautiful???

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Back to my Asia trip, while we were in Hong Kong my beau and I decided to make a day trip out of a visit to Macau. Also known as the Vegas in Asia I didn't mind finding out what that actually meant or looked. An hour and 1/2 turbo boat ride across the South Sea of China later you'll find yourself in Macau. Being that I hardly ever do any research prior to any of our trips, I really didn't know what to expect... OK, maybe I was expecting tacky flashy 'gamble here' signs. Instead I found a convention center that was built like an old ruin right outside of the ferry terminal. Of course I started snapping a ton of pictures and then quickly realized it would actually be a fun place to play tag with my beau... so I did a little bit of that (hey, it's my vacation). As I made my way towards the main city, I could tell why it was known as the Vegas of Asia. The hotels seem bigger than the ones in Vegas and as we made our way inside of one (which I can't remember the name of), it definitely sounded and smelt like Vegas: slot machines going off, the instant punch to your nostrils of the odor of smoke, and AC so cold you experience instant brain freeze! We tried our luck with Roulette but obviously had none given we walked out empty handed. 

As we continued to explore the city we made our way to the real ruins - Ruins of St. Paul's. I actually loved the old Macau so much more than the new commercialized modern Macau. While there, I learned that  Macau was formerly a Portuguese colony until about 15 years ago when it was given back to China. I was amused by how one block can make you feel like you're in China and the next make you feel like you're in Portugal.I walked around in utter amusement of it's beauty. 


Monday, January 6, 2014

Hello 2014... and Some Super Late Christmas Photos

Hello 2014! How did you get here so fast! 

My mom used to tell me the older I get the quicker time will fly and I use to think she was just being silly but mothers know best! Time really is flying by in a blink of an eye. I still haven't shared all my photos from my Asia trip yet which feels so long ago; however, the belated ones I am sharing today are of my beautiful city, Seattle during this past holiday. 

We had returned home from our Asia trip right before Thanksgiving therefore I feel like I haven't had a chance to breathe since the holidays kicked in and given that Thanksgiving was late, Christmas arrived before I even knew it. It also didn't help that work had been so crazy busy. 

So as I was leaving the office a little after 6pm on Christmas Eve, I was feeling sad thinking about how quickly this year had gone by. Once I got home it quickly down spiraled as I realized I didn't  get to put my tree up or do any of my Christmas favorites. Feeling pathetic, I forced myself out of the pity party and decided to take a walk around the city. If I didn't have a tree, I'm sure I can find one to compensate and I did, plenty of beautiful ones. 

I don't want to start off the year being super whiny (and a Debbie Downer) but I do want to say that this year is for making time for all the things that matter. 

Happy New Year! xo