Saturday, December 4, 2010

" People "


This was seen outside the Olympic Stadium in Beijing.
We were lucky despite the foggy weather, the water was placid.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

" Reading "

This catchy sign seen at Xiamen airport in China, a quaint coffee shop where
people can unwind while waiting for their departure.


Which reminds me to refresh my mind and start reading a novel or two again.
I have been so preoccupied with work and blogging these days.

by the way, have you read something interesting lately ? ^0^

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

" Gong! "


along Qianmen Dajie Street
The tour guide gave us 20mts. to look around and take some fotos.
( as if that was enough...)
In 2008, It's transformed its place into a shopping district,
signature brands like Zara and authentic Chinese and antique stores to name a few.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

" Quintessence "


This is your quintessential candy sticks,
they're caramelized and super red in color,
when in China, do try one of these sweet treats.

abc wednesday entry

Saturday, November 6, 2010

" Wings of the Dragon "

...continuing yesterday's post, taking a closer look at the intricate details of this momentous pillar outside the gate of The Forbidden Palace.


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Friday, November 5, 2010

" Draconian effect "

At the end of the gate of The Forbidden Palace are these two decorative and well carved draconic pillars.
This is showing you the other side of it while catching a glimpse as the sun was about to set.


for more skywatch galore! visit them this friday...

Saturday, October 30, 2010

" Diplopia "

Seeing double?!


This was shot inside a cave in Guilin called Reed Flute Cave.
It wasn't supposed to be on our itinerary but we went there anyway.
It was interesting to see these illuminated rock formations and let your imagination run wild as each form tells a story.
It's definitely hard to grasp for a good shot unless with a tripod but I was lucky I got this just about right. ^0^

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

" The story that lies beneath Liusanjie "


Liu Sanjie a well-known water impression performance played not by real actors but by the local people of Yangshuo, quite a small province, but became famous because of the show.

The area houses 2500 seats and a definite must see for tourists and locals alike.

Liu Sanjie is a story that originates from the Zhuang minority people
-the largest minority group in China.
Legend says that a woman called Liu Sanjie, which means "third sister" had
a beautiful voice, so striking that it could even raise the dead.
It became such a remarkable story that in 1960 a movie was made.

In 2004, director Zhang Yimou known for House of Flying daggers started directing the whole thing.
His main inspiration was nature, the mountains and the river.
His emphasis was to create a dramatic and astounding effect
on the beauty of Li River and its reflections.

see more cool and exciting weekend reflections this weekend.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

" Elephant Trunk Hill "


This hill stands majestically in the downtown area of Guilin city,
right at the junction of the Li River & the Peach Blossom River,
It is one of the symbols of Guilin.
The name was chosen because the hill looks like a giant elephant
dipping its trunk into the river.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

" Look at me "


she was seated beside the road,
seemed real tired after her school trip.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

" Waiting "


caught this man along the streets in Xian, China.

melody: Bigger than my body- john Mayer

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

" Mr. Cleaner "


the eight characters in chinese means:

"Cleanliness of our environment,
Is each and everyone's responsibility."

wordless wednesday tuesday edition

Thursday, July 15, 2010

" In or Out "


this kid was playing with the steel fence.
seen outside the south entrance of the forbidden palace,
while waiting for our tour bus to arrive.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

" Impression "


scenes from Impressions of LiuShanjie, directed by fame director
Zhang Yimou.

This is the first part of the play, the farmers were holding a long red
cloth with the background of the Li River in Guilin, China.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

" Midnight "


It's past midnight already but this store located outside our hotel in Xian,China is still in business.

Notice the different inscription on it.