Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hans Christian Andersen's House

I guess when we were kids, we love reading fairy tale books and listening to our mother's old stories. And the old time favorite, watching Disney Princesses movies like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid for hundreds of times. I'm not ashamed to admit this but I still watch cartoons and the Disney classics.

When I went to see Hans Christian Andersen's house in Odense, Denmark, it was such a fulfilling experience. I really loved his stories like The Princess and the Pea, Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes, Etc.

Hans Christian Andersen is one of my favorite authors, I even have a book collection of his fairy tales when I was a kid. And to actually visit his preserved house in  Odense is just astonishing.

On the way to H.C. Andersen's house.

His lovely neighborhood with cozy brick road and old houses.

A delightful cafe infront of his house.

Such a wonderful feeling to see his simple abode... :)

Hans Christian Andersen's House
It's really unbelievable how they preserved his dwelling.

The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark, based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Tie-Dye Style

90's style is back!!!
So are you ready to go out this Spring/Summer with your Tie-Dye outfit???

Tie-Dye top: Trendy Moi
Skirt: Forever 21
Bracelet: Silver from Bangkok market
Shoes: DKNY

Friday, March 22, 2013

Home-made Calzone

The other night, I made Calzone for dinner. Well I have no idea about Calzone!!!
I just used my pizza recipe, and the result, it was pretty good!

Hope you enjoy! :)

Calzone Dough Recipe

2 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
2 1/4 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
1 tablepoon White Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
3 tablspoon Olive Oil
1 cup warm Water

1) Combine all ingredients in a big bowl and mix thoroughly.

2) Cover the bowl with cloth, let the dough rise for an hour.
3) After an hour, knead the dough flat and round (like a pizza) for 20 minutes,
    add flour if necessary. Set aside.

Toppings Recipe

1 can Pizza Sauce Can
1 green Paprika (chopped)
200g Champignon Mushroom (sliced thinly)
4 medium Tomatoes (chopped)
1 Large Onion (chopped)
3 cloves of Garlic (chopped)
3 mini Babybel Cheese
Olive Oil

1) Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees.
    Deep pan with olive oil, turn heat to low, saute chopped onion
    and garlic until golden brown, add chopped paprika, mushrooms and tomatoes.
    Saute for 5 minutes. Turn off heat then set aside.
2) On the flat round dough, add pizza sauce, spread  evenly.
3) Place the sauted paprika, mushroom and tomatoes on top.
4) Grate the Babybel cheese, place it on top of the dough.

5) Then fold the dough and close the sides.
     Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for 30 minutes.

6) Serve while still hot. :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pulau Sapi

Looking for a great beach getaway? Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia is the perfect destination! Off coast of the city center Kota Kinabalu is a fantastic and relaxing island called Pulau Sapi.

An island of pristine white sand, crystal blue water and tropical rain-forest with beautiful flora and fauna. The area is also a Marine Sanctuary so when you get into the water, different types of fish will swim around you for they are very curious. If you are bored of sun bathing, you can walk around the island to see the breathtaking nature of Sapi.

Airlines in Asia that fly to Kota Kinabalu:

Monday, March 18, 2013

St. Patrick's Green

Just feeling young and forever 21??? Lol!!!
Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone! :)

Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: Charles David
Watch: Tissot

My recent Holiday!!!

So I am finally getting around to share the story and some photos from my recent trip to Thailand. It wasn't really what I expected since it wasn't as good as the previous trips we had. First of all, the people weren't as friendly as before. We went back to Jomtien Beach, as 1 year and a half ago, I really had a great time there with my husband. We stayed at the same hotel, Furama Jomtien Hotel and sad to say, the staff are so rude and arrogant. Not even greeting or at least smiling to the guests. I dunno why but most of the Thai people we encountered were very arrogant and angry, I don't wanna elaborate it one by one but after this trip, I realized that what I have read and heard from other people are true!!! We stayed for a week at Jomtien beach (Pattaya) and 3 days in Bangkok. We stayed at Amari Atrium Suites in Bangkok and the staff there are much better than Furama Jomtien.

Anyway we were supposed to go to Myanmar. Everything's ready, our plane tickets and hotel. The problem was our visa. We applied visa online, we waited for a week and there was no reply. So we called a travel agency here in Vietnam if they could help us with Myanmar Visa. They said they could fix it for 3 days, but then unfortunately it takes 2 weeks to process it and we didn't have enough time. So it was really sad to cancel our Myanmar trip.

Despite the bad experiences we had, My husband and I tried to make the best out of it. In Jomtien, we felt so unsafe but we made sure that we'll still have fun.

View of Jomtien Beach at our Hotel Balcony.

Furama Jomtien Beach Hotel

One good thing with Furama Hotel is they have a daily Seafood dinner buffet. They serve fresh grilled seafood
and a really good variety of Thai  and Western dishes.

Jomtien Beach Road during the day.

Lovely Sunset. :)

Jomtien Beach road is really cozy at night and offers an array of restaurants sure to excite your taste buds.

Very Yummy Spicy Stir-fry Seafood at the Garden Restaurant of Jomtien Sea breeze Resort.

Veggie Thai Spring Rolls with glass noodles inside.

We took a tour at Koh Samet, an island north of Pattaya.

Since the beach in Jomtien is not so clean, we went to Koh Samet. We were also disappointed with
 this tour. We thought it was a cozy  undeveloped/untouched island but instead, they brought us to this Resort Hotel and just let us utilize their beach front. It was very tight and congested.
  Most of the tour guests were really disappointed! 

The white sands of Samet Island.

Night view of Bangkok City at the Amari Atrium Suites.