Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween 2013

The Pumpkin King and I Wishes You All a Safe Halloween!  Enjoy!
And for Good Ghoul Day Measure,
here's a few more of my entries in my 31 Days of Halloween Project!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sunday Tour For 1!

Been a while since I had a Sunday to myself....  two months actually, two months that Johnny was staying up here from Kaohsiung....  Since he is now doing his obligatory, one year,  duties for his country - we are back to normal scheduling with Juju Duties...  meaning Mom & Dad taking care of her on the weekends...   and with no other getaway schedule on the calendar - I am on my own for a while...   and am HAPPY....  gives me a chance to tend to my own things, catch up on personal matters and even get some rests in between...  and most of all, I have a chance again to go out and about, do my own thing - walk about, window shop and people watching - on my own, on my own schedule.
Started the day like I do almost every Sunday... Get Up, have a cup of Coffee n Get ready for Church... After the Sunday Mass, I head on down to the Filipino Building for some  Pinoy Food Special for lunch...  Always a YUMMY Treat.....  NOTE:  It still surprises me to see so many Ates carrying LVs, GUCCIs, and other desingner brands - not to mention using iPhones to call their love ones abroad....  hmmmmmm, Taiwan must be paying them well....  am in the wrong business....
Then I hopped on the 310  bus to the ever changing and very hip Xiemending Area for some window shopping and people watching - still, and always will be a FAVE pastime of mine....
This being Halloween Weekend, I knew there will be something happening in Ximending... well, there is always something happening there but for sure this weekend would be so much more....  and I was right...  happened upon a few things: Jolin Tsai, Taiwan's Pop Princess, promoting her new CD.....  Ghouls and Monsters abound walking the streets (see above photo)....  and even popular food joints like, TGI Fridays (see photo below), celebrates with their workers all dressed up and very happy to oblige for photo snaps - with both customers and passers by...
And as always, a trip to the Ximending Area is not complete without a visit to the Red House:  Home for some of Taiwan's creative talents - both well known and upcoming - showing off their creativity and showcasing their products....  always a feast for the eyes to see the things they have to offer.....
And unbeknown to me, the day just happen to be Taiwan's Gay Pride Weekend...  sadly I missed the Parade that happened in the morning....  left are just some booths and celebrants hanging in the back of the Red House Building - which is pretty much the Gay Mecca in Taipei... here you can see clothing and accessory shops, cafes, restaurants and bars, Skin Care and Hair Parlors - all serving the Rainbow market....  So I just walked about a bit and took in what I could, what is left.....
I saw a crown gathering taking snaps so I headed on down there... to see who and what is all the fuzz about....  everyone seems to be taking turns taking a photo with this hunky guy... did not really know who he was but what the heck - took my turn in a photo opt with him....  Later I found out he was a celebrity guest - he is Jason Chee, a Singaporean Fitness and Underwear Model....  and he took part in the parade plus walked the catwalk in his skivvies to promote the NUM undie and swim wear lines...  Oh yeah, he was also a runner up a couple of years back in the Manhunt International Contest...  that one was won by a Filipino.
Then it was time to go....   so I headed on down to the bus stop and came across another great and fun new addition to the Ximen area - the TROP PENSER CAFE!!!   Looking cool and fun with all the colors and characters adorning the walls....   all by a local Taiwan artists, already big in the toy and art scene. I can tell this will be a FAVE hang out of mine....  For Sure!!!
Stopped by the SOGO area to pick up a couple of things... and for the first time ever, I was in time to see the department stores, famous mechanical version of "It's a Small World" in action.  This mini version, still trills and delights all viewers.   It was obvious that young and old alike were enjoying this....  very much... myself included... LOL...
Capped off my night with a viewing of Moulin Rouge - been a while since I ahve seen it and it still is, as good as ever... the music, the sets, the costumes, and of course, Nicole Kidman....  already a Classic in my book!

For More Photos Pls Click Here!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Lazy Weekend

Finally got a weekend all to myself...  With No getaway plan on the schedule, I was able to enjoy a Lazy Weekend!!!  Something we all need, now and again... To Regroup...  Catch up on Rest...  Reenergize...
Well, it is not so lazy as I still have a few things that needed to be taken care of...  Work n Housechores...  But in between, am able to have a nice meal with Juliana, go through a few of my boxes that needed tending to - and there's a whole lot more...
...and even got to watch 3 Seasons of Sons of Anarchy - a very cool, intense and violently real show with Great Talents: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Segal n Ron Pearlman headlining...   Pretty much blew my whole Saturday between work, cleaning up, and watching the show...  Can't believe am just finally catching the show now...  3 Seasons down..  3 more to go to get caught up...
Have been a fan of Charlie Hunnam since he first appeared on the scene in BBC's Queer As Folk...  Showed promised then, and fulfilled it much more in this show...  I can even forgive him for dropping out of 50 Shades of Grey.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Gloomy, Wet, N Sentimental...

Yep, Winter is truly here in Taipei...  Once again, air-con Not needed,  fans put away, and comforter covers being used to keep warm...  Not just the "Ber" months but can actually say the "Brrrrrr" months.... :)
The last two days have been gloomy and wet too..  So Best way to keep warm and happy is to head on down to  7-11 for some Hot City Cafe Coffee...  And the Bonus is the current Premium Program they are running just fir Coffee Lovers - Sentimental Circus!
It is a collection of spoons, forks, knives and chopsticks with the characters from Sentimental Circus adorned on them...  Much too cute... 
And if you are a Big Fan, a special Carousel Holder is being offered too - you can purchase separately!
Note: Stickers to collect for redemption can only be had by purchasing City Cafe coffee...  Eight Stickers = One Premium...  All are packaged in Blind Boxes, for added surprise, of course! There are 8 different ones pictured, plus 2 Secret ones to collect in all!  

Have a Sentimental Circus Winter and Happy Hunting!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sassy Saturday All!!

Just a bit off work..  Then off we go again... 
What are your plans for the weekend??

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fun Friday Dearies!!!

It's Friday...  Wishing you all a Wonderful start of the weekend...
Mine just got better with these two Surprise Gifts!!!
Macassar LV Wallet
100% Tokyo Tower Exclusive Bearbrick!
And while we are on the subject of Love n Kisses, here's one Kiss that will not be aired for sue, but nonetheless filmed..  From the TV Show I Love: My Husband's Lover!
The last episode was aired Friday the 19th...
To all those involved in this groundbreaking Pinoy Teleserye -Thanks for a wonderful time...

Thursday, October 17, 2013

3 On Happiness

The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more,
garnering the simple goodness of life.
The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have,
and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.
-Lin Yutang

Happiness resid
es not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
Terrific Thursday All!!!

Monday, October 14, 2013

To All My Canadian Friends!!

Hope you all have a nice celebration...  
Am also Thankful on your Special Day - am Thankful you are all part of my life...  :)
And to everyone else - in your neck of the world - have a Great Week Ahead!!
Don't forget to take the time to Smile each and everyday...  
Always, there is time for it!!!  :)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Super Sunday All!

Just some Random Photos & Quotable Quotes I wish to share...  :)
On Waiting...

Must Try.. Always...


Always something to be Thankful for...  Remember...

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Trick Art 3D Exhibition

Running now through the 5th of January 2014 - Trick Art Exhibition is surely bringing in so much entertainment fun to both, young and adults alike, at the National Science Museum.  
The 3rd Part in this much loved exhibition takes on Kitaro GeGe.,.  Scenes after scenes from this popular Japanese Animation were reproduced in giant canvases so as one may be able to interact with them, photograph and be a part of each scene.
I suggest you go on a weekday so as to avoid loads of people and long period of times waiting.  But if you do not have a choice and can only go on a weekend, I say "Brave the Crowds and the long was - and Enjoy!!!"  It will be worth it.  All you need is your entrance Fee and loads of enthusiasm  and imagination!!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

It's October.. Let the Howling Begin!!!

Indeed Jack... October is Here and that means Halloween is just right around the corner....  and as you know, being in Taiwan, I really do not get to celebrate anymore, nor have the same fun I used to have in the US....  so once again, I make up for it by finding Halloween - displays and images - wherever I can...  Here's a Few!

and just in time, the Premiere of The Vampire Diaries'
newest season commences this month!!!  YOWZA!!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wicked Wednesday

The MEN of My Husband's Lover
For Hump Day!!!  Photo from the last COSMO Bachelor Bash - September 26, 2013
Top 4 in the current issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine, Philippines.
Of course, Tom and Den are included!!! 
Other two are Personal Faves, too : Matteo Gudecelli and JC De Vera...
Been in Manila the last week and a bit more...  
As always, never enough time but I surely made the most of it all...
Eating..  Malling.. Massage...Swimming..  Shopping...  And basically just hanging out...  
Can U tell am Happy N Relaxed!!!