Sunday, October 23, 2011

Challenge at Macau Tower

Macau Tower is one of the World's Tallest Towers.  It is 338 meters in height and it was opened in 2001. It offers magnificent panoramic views  all over Macau. 

 Macau Tower from a far

Panoramic Views of Macau


This is the challenge that I took at the Tower. Overcoming the fears of height by stepping in a glass.  At my background, people try to walk back and forth on steel in between the glass first. Even then, it still gives butterflies in our hearts. So, this photo shot takes less than 5 seconds only (step at the glass, smile then, step back in haste). Thus, it looks like I FEAR NOT. ;)

Actually, they also offer some sports activities like bungy jump, sky walk, etc. at the Tower.  It's just not my cup of adventures... not yet :)

Great Things in Macau

     I have been to few Asian countries and if there's only one place to revisit, I must say Macau without battling my eyelashes. Although we hired a tourist guide to maximize our day tour, I wish to be there again for 3 days or more. And since there's so much to share about my Macau travel, I will pursue to write it in few parts.

Below photos were taken while in bus or taxi ;)

Ruins of St. Paul
 This is regarded as a symbol of Macau.You just can't miss going here when you visit the place.

Trivia: This church was built in 1602. It was used later as an army barracks after the expulsion of the Jesuits. A fire in 1835 destroyed this church, all that remains is its magnificent stone facade and grand staircase.

 Front view of the Ruins

  Back view of the Ruins

 One of the Statues that illustrates the early days of the Church in Asia

You also should not miss tasting the EGG TART from Macau. I must say, it is one of the best in the world.  Au Poil!

Ladies offering a free taste (sort of preserved cooked meat) in the pathway.

This is one of the bakeries that we have entered. They offer a free taste of every product. You just get some from the specific transparent containers. Thus, you can taste everything before you decide what to buy. Cool, isn't?  There's a water dispenser inside the shop, too. Once thirsty, you can have a purified water for FREE. This is truly a TOTAL CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.

     Aside from the egg tart, my most favorite to buy in Macau is the Ginger Candy from Koi Kei Bakery. I just can't stop munching until none is left ;)

{By the way, I will be sharing more of my Macau adventures in my next blog.}

Sunday, October 16, 2011

BEATUS : Embracing the holiness of Blessed John Paul II

     The Blessed John Paul II was born in 1920  (real name: Karol Wojtyl). In October 19, 1978, he was elected as POPE and took the name of JOHN PAUL II. During his time, he have visited many countries including Philippines.  Papal first visit to the Philippines was in 1981 and his second visit to our country was in 1995. His last public appearance at his window in the Apostolic Palace was on March 30, 2005 . And in April 2, he died at 9:37p.m on the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday.

     A couple of days ago, I have passed by in the Activity Area of Gateway Mall where there's a RELIC & PHOTO EXHIBIT of Blessed John Paul II.  This exhibit runs from October 9-21, 2011 and there is a BEATUS on October 29 at the Big Dome.  My sister Loren already have the assured ticket from our Parish for the event. I also wish fervently for the free ticket so that I can also attend on Oct 29.

Here's some of the Relics in the exhibit :)

     Like every Catholic christians all over the world, he has been a very important part of my faith. I remember how excited I was when my BFC (Best Friend Cousin) presented to me the souvenir (bookmark) from World Youth Day where she's one of the delegates of their Parish. It's not just an ordinary bookmark for me, it's more like a spiritual blessing.

Let me share here the two of my most favorite messages of Blessed John Paul II.  It has touched my life in many ways... Stay Blessed everyone!

Message to Fatima on May 13, 2000, "If someone or something makes you think that you have reached the end of the line, do not believe it! If you know the eternal Love who created you, you also know that there is an immortal soul within you.  There are various seasons in life; if by chance you feel winter approaching, I want you to know that it is not the last season, because the last one will be spring; the springtime of the Resurrection. Your whole life extends infinitely beyond its earthly limits: heaven awaits you."

"Life on Earth is not an ULTIMATE but a PENULTIMATE reality; Even so, it remains a sacred reality entrusted to us, to be preserved with a sense of responsibility and brought to perfection in love and in the gift of ourselves to God and to our brothers & sisters." Evangelium Vitae No. 2

This is my contribution for:


Friday, October 7, 2011

My Sexy Cup of Tea

     It was a rainy rendezvous, with my sister Loren, for another adventure. But unfortunately  when we got there, the supposedly adventure will  be available only in next 3-4 months. I thought that it is available at any season. Anyway, we just decided to stroll at the baywalk.  And as usual, we enjoyed our photo shots anywhere (everywhere ;) ).

     We are finally feeling chilled with sea breeze and started looking for a hot cup before going home ...viola, Starbucks!

     You know, there are 3 reasons why my memories in Starbucks are happier. These are: 1)  Green Tea Latte (hot) 2) Oreo cheesecake  3) Sexy ;) Well, the first two are the known products that I usually bought in Starbucks .  It is my all-time favorite and the latter is the name I give whenever asked by a cashier. You got it right! It's cooool!  Try it sometime, too ;) It will give happy heart not only to you and your company but to the cashier and service crews, as well.

I am SEXY... whether you like it or not ;)

My Green Tea Latte

     One of the few things in my Green Tea Latte, I can choose over a skimmed or non-fat milk. Whichever, I simply love the rich flavor of the green tea. Vendi size is my sexy cup! What I mean is that - it's my level of fulfillment.

My all-time favorites ;)

      Starbucks' oreo cheesecake is one of the best cheesecakes that I ever tasted, too. Some times, I double my servings to satisfy my appetite, too.  Oooopppssss!  Those were the days, I mean ;)

My travel & adventure buddy, my sister!

Shirt says, "Please don't be intimidated, my AWESOMENESS was meant to be shared." ;) hihihi

     With all these photo shots, stroll and hot cups, we went home with happy hearts despite of the detour of our adventure.  This unplanned adventure turned out to be another sweet memories of ours.
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