Friday, January 28, 2011

China is getting ready for the Spring Festival

Orange trees for good luck. They place these small trees in front of the shops or in the rooms at home. I find this quite interesting. They remind me of Christmas trees.

Spring festival is on its way. Just few more days. The shops are quite busy this period.
I'll share more photos soon.
Have a great weekend.
I hope I will. I'm visiting Hongkong this weekend. :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

a new start...

I'm waving goodbye my twenties..
Today is my last day of my 20s. I'm thinking of my last 10 years in my life. Looking back in the past many things happened but I'm ready for a new start.
Cheers to a new start!!!
Hello 30s!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


The weather is lovely here, not so cold as up in the north Tj.

I wish you have a great week ahead. ;)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Safe and sound

It's been more than 10 days no posts. Where has the past week gone?
I'm now in Guangzhou for the winter holidays.

My train ride from Tianjin was really long (26 hours) but when you're mentally ready, you can survive.

I practiced my Chinese with the students going back to their hometowns.

See the upper bed? That's the third level, and you need to be skillful to get up there.
I had the middle one. :))

The railway stations in China are full, especially before the Spring Festival.

What I really admire is their waiting. Such patience!

Have a lovely weekend!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Leaving TJ...

I'm leaving Tianjin for some time. It's winter holidays, so it's time for fun, traveling, adventures. I'm off to GZ, South China. I won't be so cold there. Can't wait for some warm weather.
Wish me luck on my 26-hour train ride.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Christmas magical reflections

I'm having green tea with chrysanthemum.
enjoying the magic of the Christmas.

Have a warm weekend!

Weekend reflections

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas (Orthodox) to me and all those celebrating it today.

I celebrated it with my Japanese and Korean classmates. Well, it was not a Macedonian traditional Christmas Eve, but we had fun definitely.

Честит Божиќ!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Enjoying a festive winter outing

Bing jiang Dao: Tianjin's Walking Street (滨江道), hundreds of stores on one long walking street. This is the place to go shopping in Tianjin. There are stores here that sell nearly every kind of clothing, shoes, jewelry, watches, and accessories. Large malls, department stores, street vendors..But it can get noisy and so tiring with all the people shouting out things they sell in the shops.

There is a great food alley where you can get Chinese, Korean, Japanese snack, skewered food, squids, hot soup, all sorts of tasty snacks.

I especially liked the skewered lamb. Honestly, I didn't like lamb that much before. But this spiced skewered lamp is just too tasty. I couldn't resist.

Tianjin Eye is a 120-metre (390 ft) tall giant Ferris wheel built in 2008. It is claimed to be the only such wheel to have been constructed over a bridge.

Chinese people don't really celebrate this New Year because they have Spring Festival, which like a Chinese New Year. (will post about it later, in few weeks.)
But they like western holidays, go shopping, enjoying the festive atmosphere.

Apart from being freezing cold, I spent a lovely day.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

on 1st day on 1st month in '11

I hope many roads will open for you in 2011.

Have a wonderful start of the year, dear blogger friends.

May you have New Year full of LOVE!

~Happy New 2011~~