Friday, April 28, 2017

5 Months of Photos X with Duplicated Names: All Gone!!!

last week

felt it was lucky enough that

i savaged a 3 GB+ picture folder

with 53 sub folders and

2522 pictures in there

from the recycle bin

 

that particular folder

was named as

“2016 sorted in album”

 

goodness knows

how it ended up there

 

then today

was browsing through

photos transferred from my phone

to realize that those

recently transferred batches

were gone, seriously

 

pictures from Sept to March

were nowhere to be found

 

then i realized

i know what is going on here

IMG_0001 – IMG 9999

 

the naming sequence will be

auto reset as IMG_0001

so that was how i actually

didn’t manage to transfer

the photos with duplicated names

but deleted them away

just like that!!!

 

the last photo is

taken on Sept 22

named IMG_9858

 

and the next photo

in my phone is

IMG_3189

taken on 13 Feb

 

there’s a 3000 gap

there

 

thank goodness

i have actually

transferred all the

photos snapped during travel

into separate folders

 

and those parked under

stand-alone folders

for blogging purposes

 

i couldn’t exactly remember

what are the photos missing

actually i was looking for

photos of a dress bought

during January

 

because i couldn’t believe that

i had actually bought

  • a dress
  • a shirt
  • a pair of sneakers
  • a wristlet

and that’s about all

since the beginning of 2017

 

the missing photos

probably consist of

daily food, shopping,

the kids, flea market

and ………………

 

gosh!!

a 5 month memory gap

what have i have done

and i actually hardly blogged about

my daily life during that 5 months

 

as mentioned

i have 53 sub folders

parked under

“2016 in sorted albums”

 

yet

i have none for 2017

while 1/3 of the year

is almost gone

procrastination is a bitch

Thursday, April 27, 2017

中女的難搞 X 大男孩的苦惱: Love off the Cuff 春嬌救志明

堅持去看了頭一場

雖然生日一個人去看戲

這種事說出來

也沒有多光榮

或者更像一個

自憐自艾的attention seeker

Love off the cuff 春嬌救志明 12

 

說真的

不敢放太高的期望

因為第二集的北上記

確實有點失望了

 

幸好來到第三集

感覺好像又和

第一集的《志明與春嬌》接上軌

 

雖然沒有粉藍/白襯衫

也略不喜歡這頭髮

但是張志明的衣品

我還是服氣的

Love off the cuff 春嬌救志明 01Love off the cuff 春嬌救志明 02Love off the cuff 春嬌救志明 03Love off the cuff 春嬌救志明 08Love off the cuff 春嬌救志明 09

 

這樣說吧

我也很怕那種長不大的男生

我也很怕那種永遠先想自己的男人

我也很討厭那種逃避問題推卸責任的

 

但是畢竟我喜歡張志明

已經8個年頭了

把現實裡所有我喜歡過的男人

加起來 也沒有八年吧

 

必需說一下

畢竟張志明已經很不錯了呀

在對春嬌的家人那方面

 

收集東西 那不是長不大

那只是愛好

余文樂口中的那種

“一個嗜好很多 能力很小”

的普通人

或簡稱為 kidult

 

其實和性格成不成熟

完全是兩回事

 

你們我們女人也不是

有一大張checklist

一生必需至少擁有的

包、鞋、裙子

 

所以我對張志明

還是比較支持的

 

甚至有一段時期

我一直在找答案

到底我是喜歡

余文樂還是張志明

 

台北的劇情 有點少

可惜了 春嬌的pop-up繪圖本

現在這種書不是挺流行的

春嬌可以考慮出書呀

Love off the cuff 春嬌救志明 13

Love off the cuff 春嬌救志明 04

 

這件家的佈置我是服氣的

和我想像中張志明的家

並與我理想的家是一致的

Love off the cuff 春嬌救志明 05Love off the cuff 春嬌救志明 10Love off the cuff 春嬌救志明 11Love off the cuff 春嬌救志明 14

 

公公他們的戲份有點少

以後還有續集的話

是不是讓張生的兄弟團和

春嬌的姐妹團較量一下

Love off the cuff 春嬌救志明 07

 

如果您覺得

片頭的那種詭異風有點跳

這就和《志明與春嬌》的

鬼故事接軌了

 

當年彭導

血淋淋的《维多利亚壹号》

還是歷歷在目的

 

話時話

我還是期待

有第四集的

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Journey to Wudang 02: Prince’s Slope 太子坡/復真觀

was hesitating if

i should lump the attractions together

with a quick overview

 

or do a quick individual post

for every place as

i doubt i’ll come back again

who knows…

 

Prince’s Slope 太子坡

Prince’s Slope 太子坡/復真觀Prince’s Slope 太子坡/復真觀

 

the name:

Princes are sent here for

“further studies” during

the Ming dynasty

 

as seen from the picture above

the entrance is actually a slope

as it is built following the

nature slope of the mountain

 

that’s what Taoism is about

(according to me)

live in/with/by nature

 

the official name of

the temple is

Quanzhenguan 全真觀

 

i was suddenly proud that

i am able to remember the name

after almost one month later

until I googled it

 

nope,

Quanzhenguan is the one

at Qingcheng Mountain 青城山

somewhere near Chengdu

 

the official name of

the temple is

複真觀 Fuzhenguan

i.e. Fuzhen Taoist Temple

 

what’s cool about it:

the choice of colors and the architecture

are Royal-exclusive

resembling those found in

the Forbidden City and

the Summer Palace

 

what I really like about it:

they have kept

the building intact

in spite of the

chipping paints

 

you have no idea

how much i appreciate it

 

it’s like

seeing a make-up free face

with a natural skin tone

despite the flaws

 

instead of covered in

layers of thick make-up

which smells chemical-like

 

amazing!

Prince’s Slope 太子坡/復真觀Prince’s Slope 太子坡/復真觀Prince’s Slope 太子坡/復真觀

 

and the slope actually

looks different

every time you look back

from a different angle

Prince’s Slope 太子坡/復真觀

 

p.s.

glad that i finally decided

to split the attractions

instead of lumping them all

into one post

 

i might wanna come back here again

who knows….

 

i actually got

very strange ideas about

Mount Wudang after my visit

to the Prince’s Slope

 

this place actually

makes quite a good location

for couple/wedding shots

 

seriously…

from an advocate of bachelorism?

 

p.p.s.

this is a backdated post

posted on 5/5/2017 12:04 AM

so that all the Wudang posts

are next to each other

 

more than a week delay

since i uploaded the first post

on 25/4/2017

what have I been doing then

Journey to Wudang 01: Transport & Stay Overview

Transport to Wudang

(1) High speed rail (recommended)

- Wudangshan station 武當山站

- Shiyan station 十堰站

 

Shiyan station is further away

30 km from the mountain

 

yet the trains are more frequent

as it is a bigger station

as compared to Wudangshan

 

i made the mistake of

searching for trains between

Wuhan (Hankou / Wucang station)

and Wudangshan station

instead of Wuhan - Shi Yan

 

which ended up

making me real panic

as the tickets were limited

and the journey took 6-7 hours

 

in fact

the trains running between

Wuhan and Shiyan are

really frequent and

it takes approximately 4 hours

 

(2) Airport

Shiyan Wudangshan Airport

十堰武當山機場

 

not recommended

as the city is always

cladded in heavy fog

flight cancelation is a norm

 

how lucky am i to

bump into one

so i ended up

taking the train instead

Journey to Wuhan 08: Flight Cancellation

 

moreover

public transport

between the airport

and the mountain is

not frequent (once / day)

 

by this point of time

if you are already confused

over Shiyan and Wudangshan

 

Shiyan City 十堰市

is the city where

Wudang Mountains is

hence they name the airport

after Wudangshan

 

Wudangshan Town 武當山鎮

a small town where

Wudang Mountains is

 

i.e. in hierarchy

  1. Hubei Province 湖北省
  2. Shiyan City 十堰市
  3. Wudangshan Town 武當山鎮
  4. Wudang Mountains 武當山景區

 

Accommodation

ideally

visitors shall spend at least a night

in the mountain area itself

for catching the sun set,

early hike etc…

 

there are people

who choose to camp there too

Wudang Shan 武當山

 

there are plenty of hotels

at the main transport hubs

in the mountain itself

 

i didn’t book it in advance

since i wouldn’t know if

the location is strategic

i don’t want to end up

booking somewhere in

the middle of no where

 

what i had in mind was

as we got here around 1PM

will try to cover a few

attractions along the way

and settle down at

somewhere convenient

 

before entering the mountain

there are such tourist information booths

along the way leading to the

ticket counter

Wudang Shan 武當山

 

i got a quick brief

on the route

Wudang Shan map 武當山地圖

 

and ended up

booking my hotel from them

 

although

i found out later that

the price was

way much more expensive

than online booking

 

i got no complaint

as it was within my budget

and the room was pretty good

Wudang Shan Xianghe Villa 武當山祥和山莊

 

i topped up 20 RMB

for these view

View from Wudang Shan Xianghe Villa at South Cliff 武當山南嚴祥和山莊View from Wudang Shan Xianghe Villa at South Cliff 武當山南嚴祥和山莊

 

and it would be

much better than

walking clueless-ly and

definitely cheaper than

walk-in price

 

by the way

for the purpose of

catching train, flight etc

there are plenty of hotels

in the vicinity of Shiyan city

i.e. where the train station is

 

transport in the mountain

the main form of transport

is a shuttle bus

ferrying passengers

between 5 transport hubs

 

the fare is inclusive

in the 240 RMB entrance ticket

i.e. you may take the bus

as frequent as you like

Wudang Shan shuttle bus 武當山公交車

 

Transport Hub

these (except the peak)

are where the bus terminals are

as well as main attractions and hotels

Wudang Shan Transport Map 武當山交通地圖

 

so the hotel recommended

is located at Nanyan

 

day #1

visited the attractions

along the bus route, i.e.

Taizhipo, Ziqiaogong, Nanyan

and spent a night at Nanyan

 

day #2

checked out early in the morning

hiked to the Peak

the 4.7 km route

can be done within 2.5 hours

if you are fast enough

 

not for me though,

it took me almost 3.5

or maybe 4

 

for our way down

took a cable car ride to Qiongtai

caught a bus to Taizhipo

transferred to another bus uphill

to collect our luggage at Nanyan

 

before making our way downhill

and spent the night at Shiyan city

Monday, April 17, 2017

Journey to Wuhan 08: Flight Cancellation

after 4 nights in Wuhan

we switched to a cheap

apartment hotel with

really small room

for storage purpose

 

before we left for Wudangshan

for 3 days 2 nights

the next morning at 6 AM

 

were ready to go by 6AM

since our flight was at 8:50 AM

and touched down at

Shiyan Wudangshan Airport

an hour later

 

there was supposed to be 

an express bus to Wudangshan

but was told that

it had departed

 

yeah

from my research

the bus departs at 9:50 AM

just once on a daily basis

 

while our flight is

scheduled to touch down

at 9:50 AM too

i know right…

 

so as suggested by

a driver for the express bus

of another route heading downtown

i may take the bus to town

and change to a city bus to

Wudangshan instead

 

okay then

i didn’t catch what

he was saying properly

in his local accent

 

so when he dropped me

somewhere in the middle of the city

i found that there were

actually no direct bus

to Wudangshan from the city

 

and i had to catch

another city bus to Shiyan train station

for the bus to Wudangshan

 

and the bumpy bus journey

took us 1 hour and 30 minutes

Wuhan - Shiyan - Wudang

 

it kinda got me mad

as it made me felt that

i have planned the journey

all wrong from the very beginning

 

we were staying right opposite

Hankou Railway Station

 

it would have taken us

4 hours via train to get here

at Shiyan Railway Station

then we catch a city bus to Wudangshan

 

but taking flight means

an early rush to the airport at 6AM

1 hour flight to

Shiyan Wudangshan Airport

 

missed the direct bus to Wudangshan

and i ended up at

Shiyan Railway Station

as if I have taken a train

 

flight didn’t actually

save us much time

but anyway

we managed to make it there

at 3 PM in the afternoon

 


everything related to Wudangshan

would be parked under

a completely different

set of posts later

 

two days later

we were suppose to

catch a flight back to Wuhan

departing 10 AM from

Shiyan Wudangshan Airport

 

at 10:30 AM

was told that the flight

would be delayed due to heavy fog

Shiyan Wudangshan Airpot 十堰武當山機場

 

overheard conversation

saying that the flight

would probably would be canceled

since the plane which was

suppose to fly us to Wuhan

actually didn’t manage to land

and flew back to Wuhan

 

true enough

by 12 noon

the flight was officially cancelled

Shiyan Wudangshan Airpot 十堰武當山機場

 

the earliest train

back to Wuhan was at 12:10 PM

nobody could have made it

and the next one was

at 5:00 PM

 

my connecting flight

back to KL was 12:30 AM

thank goodness

 

Shiyan airport

arranged a bus transfer

for everyone who would like to

head back to the city

 

so we got back to the city

again!!!

in the middle of nowhere

Shiyan 十堰

 

and caught a local bus to

the Shiyan train station

history was repeating

 

the frustration

i felt during the beginning

came back to me

 

what the hell

i was staying right opposite

Shiyan train station

on the night before

 

i could have just

crossed the road

grabbed a train ticket

and got a good sleep

during the 4-hour journey

back to Wuhan

Shiyan Train Station 十堰火車站

 

instead of

waking up early

going to the airport

got panic over

flight cancellation

 

and got back here

with 4 hours to kill

before i boarded the train at 5 PM

Shiyan Train Station 十堰火車站

 

we alighted at Hankou

4 hours later and

ran back to our

backup hotel

with only 30 minutes

to pack and go

 

managed to get to

the airport Station by 10:30 PM

finally took a deep breath

at least we were in the vicinity

of the airport 2 hours before departure

Wuhan Tianhe Airport 武漢天河機場

 

wait

the rush was not over yet

caught a shuttle bus to the airport

it stopped at Terminal 1 (domestic)

and was told that

the bus would not proceed

to head to Terminal 2 (international)

 

you either have to

wait for another shuttle bus

or walk your way to Terminal 2

we actually walked our way there

 

Terminal 2 was

relatively way smaller

than the domestic terminal

these are the only counters available

Wuhan Tianhe Airport 武漢天河機場

 

it was almost midnight

yet it was super busy

at the departure hall

the 3 water dispensers

were out of water supply!

Wuhan Tianhe Airport 武漢天河機場

 

four flights were heading to

South East Asia

90% of the passengers

were on holiday mood

Wuhan Tianhe Airport 武漢天河機場

 

flight refund?

what a pity

it was 1/5 of what

i initially paid for

as taxes and fees

as well as the compulsory

hotel promo vouchers were

apparently not refundable

 

Flight refund Ctrip

 

but anyway

our loss has already been

minimized to the max

being able to make our way back home

psstt.... This is a vintage Woodstock

 

Journey to Wuhan 01: Almost Mid-night

Journey to Wuhan 02: Yellow Crane Tower 黃鶴樓

Journey to Wuhan 03: Hubu Alley 戶部巷

Journey to Wuhan 04: Jianghan Road Pedestrian Street 江漢路步行街

Journey to Wuhan 05: Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物館

Journey to Wuhan 06: Wuhan Museum 武漢博物館

Journey to Wuhan 07: Changchun Taoist Temple 長春觀

Journey to Wuhan 08: Flight Cancellation

Journey to Wuhan 07: Changchun Taoist Temple 長春觀

saw this Taoist temple

while browsing through

attractions in Wuhan

 

but kinda reluctant to

place it in our itinerary

since it’s quite

in the middle of no-where

 

the closest attraction being

Yellow Crane Tower which

is like 1.5 km away

 

thank goodness

we passed it by

during our long bus journey

to the Hubei Provincial museum

 

managed to drop by

on our way back

a good way to warm up

before our journey to Wudangshan

Changchun Taoist Temple 長春觀, Wuhan 武漢

 

the air was particularly crispy

after the rain

Changchun Taoist Temple 長春觀, Wuhan 武漢Changchun Taoist Temple 長春觀, Wuhan 武漢Changchun Taoist Temple 長春觀, Wuhan 武漢

 

the layout of the main halls

is kinda closely packed

one locations leading to another

yet they are different from each other

Changchun Taoist Temple 長春觀, Wuhan 武漢

 

glad to see that they

get additional space to develop

despite being in the middle of the city

along a super busy main road

Changchun Taoist Temple 長春觀, Wuhan 武漢

 

Journey to Wuhan 01: Almost Mid-night

Journey to Wuhan 02: Yellow Crane Tower 黃鶴樓

Journey to Wuhan 03: Hubu Alley 戶部巷

Journey to Wuhan 04: Jianghan Road Pedestrian Street 江漢路步行街

Journey to Wuhan 05: Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物館

Journey to Wuhan 06: Wuhan Museum 武漢博物館

Journey to Wuhan 07: Changchun Taoist Temple 長春觀

Journey to Wuhan 08: Flight Cancellation

Journey to Wuhan 06: Wuhan Museum 武漢博物館

Wuhan Museum 武漢博物館

is smaller in scale as compared to 

Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物館

since it’s a city-level museum

 

located at Qingnian Road 青年路

within walking distance from

Hankou Train Station 漢口火車站

and the metro station

under the same name

 

it opened at 9

but we were here by 8:30

since we were staying nearby

and ended up at the park next door

cherry blossom?

 

it was really cosy and quiet here

Wuhan Musuem 武漢博物館

 

an interactive wall

where you may vote for

your favorite exhibit

Wuhan Musuem 武漢博物館

 

some of the featured exhibits

artifacts unearthed from

a palace and tombs of a lost city

Panlongcheng 盤龍城

which existed some time

between 1700—1300 B.C.

Wuhan Musuem 武漢博物館

 

some stories about Wuhan

during the 3 Kingdoms

all the way to the industrial revolution

during late Qing dynasty

leading to the modern history of Wuhan

Wuhan Musuem 武漢博物館Wuhan Musuem 武漢博物館

 

potential loots spotted

Wuhan Musuem 武漢博物館Wuhan Musuem 武漢博物館

 

final loots

failed to prevent my dad

from buying the chopsticks

he said it’s fair enough

i found mine and he found his

that set of chopstick

can buy 25 of this paper art

Wuhan Musuem 武漢博物館

Wuhan Musuem 武漢博物館

 

Journey to Wuhan 01: Almost Mid-night

Journey to Wuhan 02: Yellow Crane Tower 黃鶴樓

Journey to Wuhan 03: Hubu Alley 戶部巷

Journey to Wuhan 04: Jianghan Road Pedestrian Street 江漢路步行街

Journey to Wuhan 05: Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物館

Journey to Wuhan 06: Wuhan Museum 武漢博物館

Journey to Wuhan 07: Changchun Taoist Temple 長春觀

Journey to Wuhan 08: Flight Cancellation

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