Friday, July 25, 2014

USA 2014: A Carrie Bradshaw-esque First Step into Manhattan














My first step into Manhattan was probably like how I'd imagine Carrie Bradshaw's would have been: Awestruck at the beauty, charm and life of New York City.

Even from my first night out in Times Square, New York City oozed with life and charm. It's almost as if the city was truly alive. Within the first ten minutes in Times Square, I probably told myself 'What I'd give to live here...' at least twenty times.

As I write this post, my brain's saying What I'd give to go back there all over again.

That's what New York City will do to you I guess. While you're blinded by the lights in Times Square, the city has inadvertently trapped you with it's beauty.

I know it sounds cheesy, but, I'm hooked.


Disclaimer: All posts on my USA trip will be heavily filled with photos. Just so you know.


xoxo pamela

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pretending to be a Photographer


While every else are busy looking for jobs or working, I'm busy hanging around at home playing at being a photographer. Of course, this would not have happened if my ma hadn't been making delicious treats for us every other day (especially macarons).

The rest of the photos in this post show my journey in my great pretence.

chocolate chip cookies 

waffles 

 New York cheesecake with chocolate ganache

 chiffon cheesecake

 marble cupcakes


strawberry shortcake


macarons

Don't they make you hungry for desserts?! #selfpraise


Disclaimer: All photos are taken and edited from my iPhone 5S

xoxo pamela

Thursday, July 17, 2014

My Hong Kong Diaries: Round and Round We Went





















Dinner. Not too bad.

Dessert (NOT at where we had dinner)! I LOVED dessert! hehehe.


I did not include 1 day in my trip because we spent the day shopping and playing in our hotel, AND didn't take pictures. So this was kind of our last day in Hong Kong (excluding our morning flight home).

and yes, we spent it at Ocean Park.
As compared to almost 3 years ago, I would say they have indeed revamped parts of the place, and there are now more roller coasters for theme park lovers. BUT, I'd have to warn you that none of the roller coasters scared the dickens out of me.

Like Disneyland, the queues were so short that we did not have to queue for quite a number of rides. So, we ended up sitting everything we wanted to sit. Bad thing, though, is that so many of their rides go round and round (and round), so I was a little dizzy at the end of the day.

Nonetheless, being someone who LOVES theme parks and rides, I thoroughly enjoyed my day in Ocean Park (albeit some underwhelming rides). 

xoxo pamela

Thursday, July 3, 2014

My Hong Kong Diaries: FEI HEI! FEI HEI! (translated to: Fly High! Fly High!)
























There are two things you have to do in a Disney Park:
1. Watch the parade in the Disney Park (the parades are unique to every Disney Park)
2. Catch the fireworks (especially the 'arc' over the castle)

It's mandatory to do the above two because they emanate everything Disney is about. 
Fantasy. Dreams. Believing in yourself.

It's why I love Disney so completely. They teach kids to dream, to believe, and to work for their dreams.

So FEI HEI.

xoxo pamela

ps. I do realize my blog is more of a photo diary than a written journal. But a picture speaks a thousand words right?