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Day 7 In Taipei!!

We are half way our vacation in Taiwan already. We are still debating whether we should go to Huang-lian (East of Taiwan) or Keng-Din (south of Taiwan) for our another get away from Taipei before we heading back to USA less in a week.

The public transmit system is so convient in Taiwan and it only takes 1 1/2 hr. from Taipei to Ping-tong (Keng-Din National Park) by express train. However, the express train tickets is more expensive than the regular train tickets which take us to Huang-lian instead. Hum......gotta think about it harder. Save time or save money!!!!!! lol

Ok. We have a very busy day today. We shouldn't have visited Zoo since it is so crowded but we did. Well, it is not so bad since kids enjoyed it very much and at least they saw Pandas IRL which we can only see in San Diego zoo.

Escaped monkey.....S/he is now outside the cage...not we are inside the cage....hahahahah....... S/he seems can't find her/his way IN again.


I went to pick up my Stella Luna zebra print flat …

Day 6 In Taipei!

Ok, this is my 3rd time going back to Elite bookstore. First time is when I forgot my Stella Luna heels on the customer service counter of SHIN KONG MITSKUKOSHI department store after doing tax refund and had to go back there. However, I didn't get a chance to browse throu. Elite store.

The night we went back to SHIN KONG near 101 building and took pic. in front of it.



Next day, (Fri.), I went w/ my DAD and kids to do some craft so I still didn't have a chance neither. Finally, after DH comes home, we went altogether on Sat. again. :)

Why is it so attractive in Elite Bookstore to me that I want to go back again and again? It is not just a book store, it is more like a mini mall w/ almost everything from designer clothes, MCQ, Comme des Garcons, ....etc. and a lot more such as my college favorite brand, Agnes' b too. They also sell furniture, Japanese books, books for adults or children and lots of little cute stuff which is designed by Taiwanese designer within 6 floor bu…

Day 5, New Hair Bang!!!

This morning, I gathered my guts to have a hair cut for wanting a "BANG" for the longest time. After 1 hr. of massage, hair blow dry and including actual hair cut time after talking to the hair designer, Oh La La~~ there I have my perfect, desirable bang.

I am changing to my new harem pants after got home. I love this whole new look of myself and especially this pair of black patent Stella Luna heels. This heels will be good w/ me all the way to this f/w.

We are going to the airport to pick up DH later this evening.

My afternoon ODJ.
1. TOP:
ZARA pink tankJ Crew distressed Gold tankPlastic Island black long blazer
2. BOTTOM: United Color of Benetton steel gray harem pants
3. HEELS: Stella Luna gladiator heels
4. Accessory:
Sonia Rykiel Sworavski crystals owl brooch made as necklaceZara brass disc beltBalenciaga Violet part time bagChanel 09 s/s scarf decorated on straw hatI would say my Chanel mini flap will make this look more dressy instead of casual chic.


A look w/ blazer on and…

Day 5 In Taipei!!

Today I took kids to Elite bookstore near 101 department store. Yes, I have visited every department store near 101 building except for 101 building itself. I have to say luxury brand name items are insanely expensive in Asia and I rather shop them back in USA. Therefore, I think I will skip 101 building this time.

My children want to do some craft out of play dough in 5th floor so we spent couple hr. there. I took pic. for them while doing one w/ Ilona. I found myself also enjoy it very much too. : )

Kids have to be 4 yrs. to do the craft. But since my older daughter is almost 4, she just needs a little more help. :)


After we pick up a model that we want to make, my children are ready to start.


Niel picked the hardest one (for his age IMO) and I think it is great for training his patience.


Abigail is practicing the "smile" mouth before drawing on the dough. She picked a cartoon character, "Cinnebon"!!


I am surprised that Niel actually did all the details by himsel…

Day 4 in Taipei!!

DH will be back from Indonesia tomorrow evening and finally I can have a break from my parents too. They are very very protective, I mean about my 3 young children. They are afraid that my kids will be sick when playing in the park, be malnutrition when not eating a full lunch, or not learning Chinese phonics as well/earlier as possible.....etc. O my, I was brought up by my "strict" mom so I probably understand why I moved far, far, far away from my home town, Taipei, after I became independent. hah....
Well, but on the other hand, I understand every parents' expectation and even toward their grandchildren. :) And I must admit that parents who have higher expectation to their children will most likely promote their children have more demand to themselves in every aspect. So I decided to let my mom to teach my 2 elder children some Chinese phonetics at home so I can go shopping!!!!!!!!!lol

I went to SHIN KONG MITSUKOSHI near 101 today. At last, I found the brand name "…

Day 1 In Taipei!

E. CHUANG SHIAO RD. TAIPEI


Today is Day 3 after we arrived in Taipei and I guess I should catch it up w/ blogging next couple days. DH is in Indonesia having a meeting right now and recruit some people there. He will join us in Taipei on Fri. Before then, w/ my parents' help, I think it won't be too hard to take care of my 3 children by myself in Taipei.

I never had jeglag as I remember, I always adjust myself pretty good in every time zone. I went to buy some saline for my DH's contact lens and some nipple sticker for my friend, Pei. at 9 AM in Watson's store. In Taipei, or I should say in Asia, all the street vendors are already doing business and you can shop for anything you need. So I already spend $US 15= $NTD 450 on a one piece dress already after 3 hours landing in Taipei. lol
In Asia, almost everyone carries an umbrella to protect themselves from the sun. I am no exception!!!! :P I carried my Chanel black mini flap w/ me to Taiwan. IT is my best travel little …

Fashion Victim!!

Look of the Day. (In Style) April 11, 2009
I read somewhere in the magazine saying that this whole look is a fashion victim. Just when the big shouldered jacket is so hot, you don't need to pair this distressed jeans to confuse the whole look. I would say I still give Victoria credits as she is always so fashion forward and so brave to try everything on. When someone is so devoted to keep their post-pregnant body looking sexy, I think she still looks great in every of her ensemble no matter what.

I don't think I can splurge Balmain jacket on either Victoria or this crystals embroidery on Beyonce. But I found my beaded jeans has almost the same bling bling eye-catching effect given by my mom 3 years ago.



I don't know who made this jeans but I am sure s/he must have way too much time. haha...


I would bow to the designer of this pair of jeans. I love the underneath wash....distressed look.


This black TSE tank has a draped design and that is not wrinkles. lol


This is the whole look…

Before I Embark!!

It is about 6 hr. before we fly to Taipei. We finished packing and had dinner at home already. It seems I have lots of things left undone here in USA, such as I am still doing last batch of our laundry right now, my plants need to be watered every week, clothes I wanted to donate needs to be picked up next Fri., and a Stella McCartney sequins tank will be shipped to the store and I am supposed to pick it up next week. Well, I guess all these can wait till I am back then.

I am going up and down stairs of our house and also going through my ensembles again and again. I am wondering: Will I really need those clothes in Taiwan? I probably will just buy new clothes there and embrace everything there. As blogging right now, I just remembered that DH and I talked about how frozen yogurt business might not be popular in Asia as we had frozen yogurt at Santana Row yesterday evening. We like shredded ice much better than those sticky, milky treats in Taiwan. Guess it is because the climate is w…

OMG, I Am In Love w/ My New CL Peep Toe Wedge.

I swear this will be my last pair of new score before we head back to Taiwan on Sun. I am so in love w/ this golden/pinkish/beige/metallic sheen Christian Louboutin wedge. She is so breathtaking elegant and comfortable to wear. I am going to wear them to pick up my kids from school for a test drive later. Also, she is definitely going to visit Taipei w/ me!!!!!!!!!

My ODJ.

1. TOP:
Emporio Armani striped tankCoral racer back tank (bought in Taiwan)2. BOTTOM: Levis coral skinny jeans
3. Christian Louboutin metallic gold peep toe wedge

I intend to wear them as a matching pair. (I know, they are not exactly same shade.)


100% guaranteed comfortable, I am so in love~~


4. ACCESSORY:

Hermes' multiple blue shades hot-air bloom scarf (used to decorated my straw hat)
AUGUST straw hatJ Crew rose pink loop chain necklaceChanel 07 Metallic DS reissue in 227This is before I jazz up this straw hat w/ Hermes scarf. Kinda of too plain!!



I think this whole ensemble is going to Taipei w/ me.


I am also going …

Red Heels and My Last Summer Hat!

As I know, 4 of my friends bought this pair of Sergio Rossi red buckle heels after I show them. The shoes is still available on line at Footcandy.com. I guess no one can resist that bloody true red, they look almost still wet on the patent leather.

Today I am wearing my Erickson glass necklace from Target and finally I have the guts to wear its matching earrings.

I swear my little Ilona dresses very well this morning when we were out. Just when I am about to put her in bed for her routine nap, my DH came home for lunch. So I think why not asking DH take today's ODJ for me. He claims that he is on a diet due to his dinning too often at Panda Express for lunch. I always ask him to bring a lunch box but I guess grab n' go is easilier for him. But, he finally realizes that home cooking is the best for both great taste and healthy concerns. haha.....

My DH went to practice Yogo once w/ me, although he likes the energetic feeling after one session, he is too lazy to keep it up. But s…