Travel Throwback Series – Amsterdam Part 1

JK and I decided to have breakfast to start off our day before heading to see Dutch windmills.

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My oh my! We both didn’t expect the breakfast to be this ginormaous, but glad we managed to finish it at the end ๐Ÿ˜€

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Right after having breakfast, we quickly took the train to Zaanse Schans. It is a windmill village (some think it is an open-air museum) perfect for tourists to spend a half-day trip exploring everything traditionally Dutch with iconic windmills, a traditional wooden shoe workshop, a cheese farm and so much more. It only took us 20 minutes to reach there. However, there was something really embarrassing happened ย right before we got off the train. We got used to Hong Kong metro system with door open automatically at each stop, but the train in Amsterdam wasn’t the same at all. We happily prepared ourselves to get off the train once it arrived Zaanse Schans, but we couldn’t figure out why the door didn’t open for us. We just kept staring at the door and wondering why. The time when we found out there was a door opening button, we already missed the stop. How stupid we were!!! We had to get off at the following stop and take the train back eventually ๐Ÿ˜›

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Who cares we had such an embarrassing experience? At least we learnt something new, right? ๐Ÿ˜€ It was well worth it once we saw the first windmill before entering the village. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Once we entered the village, the statue already started playing trumpet for us. How welcoming it was!!! lol ๐Ÿ˜›

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Tourists needed to do touristy stuff, right? Of course, we headed to see how cheeses are made. It was very interesting for us especially we Chinese have no idea how cheeses are made ๐Ÿ˜€

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I totally admired the wooden shoe maker spending a massive amount of time into making each shoe. โค I could imagine how satisfied he was when finishing each shoe.

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I was acting like a child playing peekaboo to break up the serious shoe making atmosphere ๐Ÿ˜› I have always been this silly…refuse to grow up lol ๐Ÿ˜€

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Being indoor for a while, we had to go out to see some greenery and this scenic place. It was extremely sunny and stunning there, but sadly my camera didn’t do it justice to show the real beauty of Zaanse Schans. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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Look what we found when we wandered the village! How adorable this ice-cream car was! โค I was tempted to drive instead of having their ice-cream, but I don’t even have a driver’s license ๐Ÿ˜›

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Please excuse my messy hair! It was too windy there, but I just had to ask JK to take a picture of me and windmills together to keep it as a wonderful memory. ๐Ÿ™‚

*Thank you Philย ย for suggesting me to post some more photos from my Amsterdam trip! โค I seriously wasn’t planning to post it as I didn’t take a lot of photos and JK was busy taking pictures of me. I didn’t want to post pictures of myself only, but I guess it would be fun to share some of it.

Have a beautiful day all my beloved fellow bloggers! ๐Ÿ™‚

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My Queen of Blur

A while back I saw a lot of you joined the blurry photo challenge and it somehow inspired me to create this post. My lovely kitten “babe babe” has recently become a favourite of mine and I always wanted to take some photos of her. Unfortunately, I can hardly capture her because she loves to stick with me all the time. Whenever I have to use bathroom, she will wait outside the bathroom. Whenever I try to take a shower, she will try to sneak in. Whenever I try to take pictures of her, she will use her sweetest tricks to keep meowing and walking around my legs in order to distract me from shooting and make me play with her. Therefore, the pictures of her often came out blurry. But well I guess blurry pictures can be good, especially she is such a cutie. โค

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This is the look she often gives when she wants me to play with her.

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I think she looks like a littleย squirrel in this photo. What do you think?

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Look! This is exactly the trick she used to distract me. How can I escape from her sweetest playful wink? ๐Ÿ˜›

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This is what you should do when you have an itchyย scalp ๐Ÿ˜€

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Just keep doing it if it is still itchy ๐Ÿ˜›

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Hey mommy! Check my teeth!!! Aren’t they perfectly clean and shiny (I just brushed them hehe)? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I don’t do spray tan or anything, but I do take natural tanning seriously. Wanna join me mommy? ๐Ÿ˜›

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This is the face she makes when she is not being playful. Somehow she looks like she is begging me for treats ๐Ÿ˜€

Hope you all enjoy this post! Have a wonderful day! โค

xoxo Khloe ๐Ÿ™‚

Day 5 โ€“ 5 Day Black & White/ Monochrome Photo Challenge

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Ever since I started blogging here on WordPress, I noticed that my life has gone more vibrant than what it is. I got to see different parts of the world through all the gorgeous pictures captured by all of you brilliant photographers. It took me on a trip after trip with full of surprises and excitements. I got to see all the amazing art pieces created by all of you creative artists. It took me on a ride through one of the most incredible art galleries I’ve ever seen. I got to read all the wonderful stories and poems written by all of you talented writers. It allowed me to live in a world of fantasy. I got to try out all the delicious recipes posted by all of you amazing chefs. It sensationalized all the food I tried out from your lovely recipes. Most importantly, I got to be surrounded by a pool of talents who put all your heart and soul to do what you love inspired me to do the same. I’m thankful for having all of you as my dear friends who inspire and support me each and every day. I’m even more thankful for having JK as my lovely friend who took this picture of me and also the one who noticed the artistic side of me. You motivated me to create artworks and take pictures when there was no one believed I could do it. You were the one who took many pictures of me and initiated the idea of making digital art pieces with me out of the pictures we took in Amsterdam. What you did to inspire me was definitely the motive which encouraged me to open a WordPress account initially to share whatever I’ve experienced with the world. Without what you did to me, I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to meet all my talented friends here. I truly am blessed to have all of you as a part of life โค ย Billion thanks to you and JK! ๐Ÿ™‚

Day 4 โ€“ 5 Day Black & White/ Monochrome Photo Challenge

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About a month ago, my friend and I went to one of favourite spots to chit chat and have some cocktails. It was very cloudy and raining pretty heavily, but glad we could still see a stunning view like this under a terrible weather. The view somehow initiated my thoughts about Hong Kong. I always complain how crowded and polluted Hong Kong is, but I don’t seem to appreciate Hong Kong enough. It may be very crowded. It may be highly polluted. However, it certainly has its own beauty and uniqueness (e.g. the food, the skyscrapers, the diverse cultures, the infrastructure, etc). Instead of complaining, I should focus on the good to generate more positive energies in order to live a happy life. ๐Ÿ™‚