Hong Kong 2015 - Disneyland

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4th part of my Hong Kong travel series. For 3rd part click here.

Our last day in Hong Kong was a whole day tour in HK Disneyland! Of course, I wouldn't miss it for the world! It is one of my bucket list before my 30th birthday you know. Ever since I was a child, it was my dream to go here, too see mickey mouse and the gang. Because we don't have that much money when I was little, I just hope that someday I'll be able to go here and surprised, this is that "someday". Dreams do really came true after all. 

hong kong disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong 2015 - Hong Kong 3D art museum (One piece 3D art)

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3nd part of my Hong Kong travel series. For 2nd part click here.

This was my first 3D museum trip ever. I know here in Philippines, we have Art in Island. a 3D museum as well but I haven't been there and I plan to visit it soon. Anyway, back to the topic... I must admit medyo mataas expectation ko sa 3D museum na 'to. I was expecting some kind of amazing building with one piece art, 3D images displayed outside. Naligaw pa nga kami sa kakaikot not knowing that we already passed by the entrance. it is located at 96 Granville Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui. Once you saw the HKD 3D banner, that's it.

Upon arriving there, only few people are inside the museum. I advise to go in the morning so you can have your sweet time taking your pictures or else, wait for your turn on each 3D art piece.

hk3d museum

A KraZy Christmas Giveaway

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Thank you for those who supported this blog giveaway.

Hi Guys!
Christmas is getting nearer and I want to be a Santa(-nas). So I'm give something for yer sweet tooth (perfect for this upcoming holiday). Krazy for Sweets is a relatively new business that offers Dessert and Candy buffet for events such as Christening, Birthday parties, etc. They started the business last year and have already catered various events. They also sell goodies such as cupcakes, candies, tarts, etc. And if you need baking tools/supplies, they also have Sorbets, a pastry/baking tools shop.

What's the prize?
Php 1,000 worth of Krazy For Sweets items (your choice):
  • Smores
  • Brownies
  • Tarts
  • Cookie Cups
  • Choco Crinkles
  • Red Velvet Crinkles
  • etc.

What's the catch?
You just need to do these 4 easy steps:
  • Like Krazy For Sweets and Sorbets facebook fanpage
  • Follow @krazyforsweet, @sorbetspastryandbakingtools and @maria.carla.lu on instagram
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"Get a chance to win Php 1,000.00  worth of sweets or items from Krazy for Sweets!"

Where to get your prize?
You may claim your prize on the following locations and schedules of Krazy for Sweets booth:
  • GT Tower Makati (December 3-4)
    • Food Court, 12th Floor, GT Tower, H.V. Dela Costa Street Corner Ayala Avenue, Salcedo Village, Makati City
  • PBCom Tower Makati (December 7-11)
    • Food Patio, 7th Floor, PBCom Tower, 6795 Ayala Avenue Corner V.A. Rufino Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
  • Philam Life Tower Makati (December 14-18)
    • Food Arcade, 9th Floor, Philam Life Tower, Paseo de Roxas, Salcedo Village, Makati City
  • Open for Philippine Residents only
  • Only one lucky winner will get the prize
  • Winner will be notified via their Facebook page within 24 hours after the contest 
This is my first giveaway so please support this one. Para next time meron ulit (chos!). Good luck! 

Hong Kong 2015 - Lantau Island (Giant Buddha and the best Cable Car experience)

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2nd part of my Hong Kong travel series. For 1st part click here.

For our second tour, we decided to go to Ngong Ping Village via Cable Car. Prior to this trip, we already bought our tickets online. May expiration date yung tickets so no choice kami kundi pumunta sa Ngong Ping. Pero kapag nga naman minamalas kami, upon checking the weather forecast on Accuweather, there was a thunderstorm. Another rainy day for us. Pero dahil mga pasaway kami at talagang walang makakapigil, go pa rin kami. So we took the MTR and dropped off at the Tung Chung station. 

Pagdating namin sa Cable car station, mahaba na ang pila pero since there was a thunderstorm warning, customers were not able to buy tickets. The cable car operation was closed. Yup, such an unfortunate event for us. We talked to some of the staff, luckily they allowed us to go to the ticket booth for us to have a refund. When we got to the ticket booth, we still asked if we could ride the Cable car. Ang kulit namin noh? haha. May thunderstorm na nga, gusto pa lumarga. The officer in charge said that we could ride the cable car if the thunderstorm signal has been lifted. So we decided to wait and pray that we could ride....

Please kuya officer let us ride the cable car...please:(

Hong Kong 2015 - Ocean Park

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This is the 1st part (1/5) of my Hong Kong travel series this year. 

Last August, I went to Hong Kong as a birthday gift to myself. Together with my friend, Shiena and her two office mates, we stayed there from August 13-18. This is a DIY tour and we skipped some of the iconic spots such as Avenue of Stars, Clock Tower, Wax Museum. You might say "WTF, going to Hong Kong without touring those places?!" Err, let's just say that we want there for shopping purposes, I mean most of my companions went there for that purpose. But let's leave it as another story.  

Ocean Park is the first attraction in our itinerary. Compared to Manila Ocean Park, HK's OP is way better and bigger to the point that I wanted to die due to exhaustion (just kidding). Unfortunately, the weather is not good when we went there. Imagine yourself walking in the rain plus no extra t-shirt, it's like you're ready for a cheap drama. We almost looked like basang sisiw throughout the whole day.

Doha, Qatar Travel Notes (Do's and Don'ts)

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This is the last part of my Doha Travel Series. For the 3rd part please click here.

Souq Waqif
Qatar is already an open country but you must still respect their culture. Did you know that the country only composed of 15% locals? Well I can't believe it too. There are so many foreigners and Pinoys! In our client site there are about more than 10 pinoys working. Anyway, I listed down some notes regarding my travel: 

  • Wear long sleeves and pants for girls. DON'T wear shorts or sleeveless. Well for me this is not a problem because I don't really wear shorts outside. 
  • Avoid taking pictures where the locals are included or you might find yourself in trouble
  • Water is expensive ( I mean yeah it is)
  • If you are alone, don't go to parks during family days
  • Buses are very seldom so your mode of transportation will usually be taxis (they are in color blue ones).
  • There is also cars that operates like taxi (colorum) but they sometimes they don't issue receipts and much expensive than the regular taxi.
  • The minimum fare that I paid for my transportation is around 10QAR
  • If you can, call the locals as "my friend", it works (do this when you ride a taxi). I got this tip from Ate Tin. 

Aspire Park, Doha Qatar

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This is the 3rd part of my Doha Travel Series. For the 2nd part please click here.

Aspire park is the largest park in Doha. It is about 88 hectares and great for family picnics, outings, and pictorials. If there is one place  in Doha that I would like to stroll at night, this would be that one. The scenery is perfect for those who want to practice their shooting skills (I mean camera). It is also perfect for friends, couples and alike.  According to my tour guide, you're not allowed to stroll inside the park when you're alone because the park is for families and couples so I don't know how true it is.

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Aspire Park 
Visiting the place is best at night, I wouldn't suggest to go here at morning because of the scorching sunlight, unless you wanted to be tanned then go ahead. There is no entrance fee and you can enjoy the view of Aspire tower from here.

Kumori :: Hanjuku Cheese

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Kumori, a japanese bakery, has been in the Philippines for awhile now. I've been only in their one branch which is at the basement level of SM Makati. There are so many delicious looking bread at their store that I can't decide which one to buy. I only ended up trying their blueberry cream bun-something (a safe choice for me). The taste for me was just uh-okay, it was soft and fluffy but that's all I can remember, nothing special. Perfectly paired with my 3in1 coffee in the morning (don't get me wrong about the 3in1 thing, haha, that is my a must drink during breakfast). After that I didn't buy again. I guess it is not something that I would buy over and over again. Walang impact for short. Then last week, my mom bought something from Kumori. This time it is their Signature Hanjuku Cheese. It was in a pretty box that seems pretty expensive too. There is also green tea pudding in her pasalubong. 

Hanjuku Cheese

Villaggio, Doha Qatar

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This is the 2nd part of my Doha Travel Series. For the 1st part please click here.

There are only three malls that I've been in Doha - City Centre, Hyatt Plaza, and Villagio. City Centre is like SM here in our country and most of my pasalubong were bought there. If you want to buy clothes, shoes and other stuff, this is the best place. Hyatt plaza is a small shopping mall and there is nothing much to do here. Lastly, Villagio is a high end place much like Greenbelt here in the Philippines. It is an Italian themed mall with Gondola rides and theme park inside. If you feel romantic, well you can ride the gondolas to feel the vibe of Venice. 

New domain name

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My domain name, misscarlzy.com, is already expired so I bought a new one - carlzy.com. Since my username is really carlzy, I opted this name instead of renewing the old one. From now on, all my photos will be watermarked using this new name. Pardon for my multiple change of names, I am not just contented with my blog names. So there, it will be longer than the first one, and I really hope that this will last.

Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), Doha Qatar

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This is the 1st part of my Doha Travel Series.

Last May 2015, I was in Doha, Qatar for some work related issues. It was fortunate for me to have this kind of opportunity, work = free travel. Yes naman. Stayed there for almost a month. Doha is not really a tourist spot if I may say but staying there was actually  a one of a kind experience for me - first time to travel alone abroad, no kakilala or whatever, the place, the people and of course the food.

Anyway, in my hotel there is a travel guide 101 if you want to check which places to go in Doha but according to Ate Tin, Leonard's cousin, Dubai is better in terms of tourist spots. 
One of the places that I really want to go is the MIA. I like seeing things related to art, but I'm not really an art enthusiast. Trip ko lang talaga tumingin ng mga paintings, kahit wala akong gaanong alam sa mga ganung bagay. Parang ang poser ko noh? Haha pero weird lang talaga ako. Atleast, kahit papaano may kaartehan din pala ako. haha. So without further ado, here is the virtual tour of Museum of Islamic Art (scroll down please!):

Museum of Islamic Art

Ovarian cyst and what you need to know

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Okay this will be a long post, I intended to finish my backlogs last September but something came up about my health that I had to postponed it. It was found out late in the said month that I have a 9cm on my left ovary. I didn't know it until I got an ultrasound. No pain, no funny feeling but my boyfriend thinks that I'm pregnant because of my big belly (I laugh at that thought because seriously, I'm fat). Shocked? Ditto. I didn't know what to feel that time, I'm hoping that somehow my OB will recommend a medicine that I just need to drink a certain drug but lo and behold, when she dropped the bomb - I was candidate for an operation because medicine could no longer remove it.

Getting better