I usually don’t do much on my birthday as I don’t really hold a celebration or anything like that. However, this year I wanted to celebrate it, and for a few months I have been looking as to how I can do it in a way that I can help and maybe, bring joy to other people’s lives.
Stumbling upon U!Happy Events’ website, I looked through their previous events and programs and seeing how well-organised they were, I decided to create my own event for my birthday with their organisation.
I chose to hold my early birthday celebration at Hospicio de San Jose. You might be asking why Hospicio? For starters, this is the orphanage that we, though not really that frequently, donate old clothes and toys and other such items throughout the years.
Ever since our first visit to Wong Tai Sin around two years ago, it’s one of the places we almost always never fail to visit when we’re in Hong Kong. Also, since the MTR stop to get to Wong Tai Sin is on the same line as Prince Edward and Mongkok, we would, more or less, always make a side trip to to visit the temple as well. 😀
Something that I like about Wong Tai Sin is the fact that there’s a mall nearby so you can easily find a place to eat before or after your visit to the temple. During our last visit, before heading to the temple we went to Temple Mall and ate at Shanghai Teng – one of the various Chinese restaurants that can be found in the area.
Pizza Express is one of the restaurants that I’ve often seen around the UK during our trip there. If I’m not mistaken, it’s also one of the well-known chains hailing from the UK. It was founded by Peter Boizot in 1965 with around 400 restaurants open alone in the UK and 40 overseas in Europe, Hong Kong, India, the Middle East, and soon in Manila, Philippines!
Having read the news that they were going to open in Manila, and being a pizza fanatic myself, I knew then that I just had to try it out! Though I wasn’t able to try Pizza Express at their home court in the UK, I was lucky that there’s one close by in the hotel that we were staying at during our trip to Hong Kong. I was able to try some of their dishes and honestly, from what I’ve been able to try, I can’t wait for Pizza Express to open up here in the country! ❤
There are two ibis hotels in Hong Kong. One is located at North Point and the other is located at Central & Sheung Wan. Looking at various reviews, we opted to stay at the latter as though the North Point branch may be cheaper, the ibis in Central and Sheung Wan has rooms with a view overlooking the Victoria Harbour and for an affordable price too and that is what, more or less, sealed the deal for us.
The room we opted for was the Harbour View Room. It’s little, but as there were only two of us, we had more than ample amount of space to move around. Also!! Look at that pretty view. ❤
No matter where are in the world, chances are, you know about Shakespeare. After all, he’s one of the most prolific and iconic writers in all-time. Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, and Othello are just some of his works. You may either love him or hate him, bottomline is at the end of the day, Shakespeare’s a household name.
That’s why, though I have sort of lukewarm feelings for Shakespeare’s works (haha!), I was still glad that Stratford-upon-Avon, his birthplace and the place where he spent most of his life, was included in our itinerary.
This isn’t Anne Hathaway’s cottage yet, but this is the place that you will pass by first before seeing it!
Can you spot the Shakesbeare? 😀 So cool that they also have a Monopoly Startford-upon-Avon Edition!
One of the cities that I’ve been really looking forward to visiting during my trip to England would be Bath. A couple of years ago, I’ve stumbled upon photos of it and for a brief period of time, I was enamoured, not only because of its quirky name, but also because of the wonderful architecture and of course, the famed Roman Baths. So, I suppose I am glad to have finally seen Bath with my own two eyes – and even had the chance to go around the city too! ❤
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, although it is more commonly known as the Bath Abbey. It used to be a Roman Catholic Church, but like most (if not all!) churches in England, it is now an Anglican parish church.
Really love this kind of architecture. ❤ We didn’t go inside the Abbey though so no photos of the interior.
Haha, anyway, I’ve been meaning to write this post for some time now but it’s only now that I’ve finally found the time to do so. Very late month-date but better late than never! This month-date post will be about my trip to Cebu last May 2017. 😀
For two nights, my family got to spend it at Shangri-la Mactan. If you ask me, this hotel has one of the best beaches in the Mactan area. Also, I love how you can connect just about anywhere in the property – even at the beach, the wi-fi connection’s really strong, not to mention fast. 😀
There are certain days wherein you can participate in fish feeding. At the place where you sign up and get your beach towels, you can ask the person there for fish feed. You can do fish feeding alone or in a group but whichever way you do it, it’s bound to be lots of fun!