Feliz Natal

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I hope everybody had a happy and joyous Christmas! I snapped these photos on Christmas Eve near St. Augustine’s Church in Macau. This small part of Macau is filled with colourful European buildings. Being here reminded me of the time I spent Christmas in Portugal two years ago. Even after travelling so extensively this year, Portugal still remains to be one of my most favourite countries. I’m sure glad that I can find traces of Portugal nearby in Macau.

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Festive in Macau

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Seasons Greetings from Macau! I am currently in Macau to visit family over the Holidays. I have visited Macau many times in the past, but this is the first time I came here without my parents. So, most of my first day in Macau was spent on familiarizing myself with this city. I shot these photos in Barra Square at the southern point of the peninsula. I haven’t published a live blog post in a while, but I wanted to share these shots quickly because now is the time for me to sport my holiday style.

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Last Minute Holiday Shopping with East Dane

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The Holidays really crept on me this year, and I’m so shocked that Christmas is just a week away! Instead of fighting the crowds in Hong Kong to do my Christmas shopping this year, I decided to stick to online shopping instead. It’s quick, easy, and best of all, the selection of products are a lot more interesting. This Holiday season, I’ve really been impressed with the items that East Dane brought into their store – below are some of my favourite picks. The best thing about East Dane is that they offer complimentary express shipping to most places around the world (after a minimum purchase, see shipping deadlines here) – this really saves those of us who are last minute shoppers!

  1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Combo Stripe Sweater ($258)
  2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Fergus 42mm Chronograph Watch ($250)
  3. Phaidon Wallpaper City Guide : London ($12)
  4. Han Kjobenhavn Wolfgang Sunglasses ($150)
  5. Miansai Leather Anchor Wrap Bracelet ($68)
  6. Tumi Irving Slim Leather Briefcase ($495)

Also, do check out East Dane’s Mens Gift Guide – many more excellent gift ideas!

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Cesky Krumlov

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Czech Republic is a country with countless breathtaking sights and scenery, but if you ask me, the one place in Czech that really sticks out in my mind is the small town of Cesky Krumlov. Cesky Krumlov is a UNESCO world heritage site that is located around 2-3 hours from Prague by bus (highly recommend Student Agency for booking bus travels around Czech Republic – it’s super comfortable and affordable). I took a day trip to this town while I was staying in the nearby Ceske Budejovice. I wasn’t dressed nicely at all for this excursion since the weather was really not in our favour. I wore my basic tee and jeans with a windbreaker that I snagged for a super good deal in Poland. Really glad I bought this jacket because the rain got really intense during this day!

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Winter Florals

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Monday already – hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was quite memorable as I participated in The Color Run in Hong Kong. It’s my first outdoor activity in Hong Kong and it’s also my first time participating in a marathon (although not many people ran). The event was pretty much a huge party and I truly appreciated the energy and joy that I was surrounded with. If The Color Run is happening in your city, I highly recommend you to participate!

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