Sunday, January 29, 2012

Barcelona Day 2 ; Another Gaudi's masterpieces

After Sagrada, Gaudi's very significant but unfinished masterpiece, we continued on to his house. Casa Mila, or better known as La Pedrera situated just the other side from Sagrada's area. We hop on the train, still on the blue line but heading to Cornella and off at Diagonal station.

While we were after his house, we spent some time at the Placa Catalunya. Another long walk like La Ramblas. Sesat sekejap sebenarnya hihi..


 Aariz still sleeping..

 like Champs Elysees in Paris

 you know you're about a landmark when you saw hop on hop off tour bus

this is Casa Mila..Gaudi's house
gothic!


We didn't plan on entering this. So we didn't at all ..not a single sneak to what's  inside. I'm really not his fan huh? Sebenarnya after I sampai Alhambra..rasa macam tak hairan dah semua yang lain. I'm adoring it too much that I forget eveything else... Macam cari dress pink, dress lain yang lagi cantik dah tak kelihatan..haha

Anyway, we should appreciate the work as it was considered as the innovation of curtain wall. Tengok sajalah the wave wall tu..Hebat.

me on the other side..depan Casa Mila

For lunch, sebenarnya I have an Indian restaurant in my list but terjumpa pula a Turkish restaurant..so sebab lapar sangat ngap je la ini dulu...

sedap, tidak mengecewakan..

interior

Perut dah kenyang, bateri Aariz pun dah recharged, so off to Parc Guell. We got to reach Lessep station on the Green line pula. Jauh. Almost 20  mins of walking to reach the parc at El Carmel hill.

And this is the famous Parc Guell..,


Again, designed by Antonio Gaudi, yep you can see his element in there,The park was originally part of a commercially unsuccessful housing site, the idea of Count Eusebi Güell, whom the park was named after.



 ANTM cycle 7 walk here =)





anyway...around the world =)


Lepas solat semua kat taman tu, sejuk betul wuduk, we hired a cab lah turun bawah..tak larat lah menapak lagi. Back to the Lessep station stroller patah! Kalutnya, not really patah but the screw has gone! Pelan2 jalan sampai Placa Espanya..alhamdulillah orang baik ada saja mana2 kan. He helped us with an information of local shop, and we went to this shop 'Feretalia', where I met an old lady with a biggg dog named Fifina..eheh. But stupid me I didn't snap a single photo. I was too afraid of the big dog..she's bigger than me!

Without photo proof, tapi kalau buat baik tu sampai bila-bila kita ingat kan?


the statue at the roundabout placa d'Espanya

arena


So, that was Spain. I love Spain. Surely in my list of places-to-come-again. InsyAllah.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Pink rose frill lace


I love documentaries. So I recently watched 'Colosseum; the ancient megastructure'. It was believed to be a great building constructed for the welfare of the next generation. Talking about next generation..history helped us in a way they have had be a magnet to visitors and later brings a good deal for the community. Heh just rephrase my two cents.

Yes we'll be visiting Rome next month =) And will extend the trip to Pompeii scavi, in Naples.
And what it has to do with my entry title? Hmm nothing. I just bought this cute headband, can't resist. Pink-rose-frill-lace, they're just my thing.



Now, how to rock the headband with tudung?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Barcelona Day2 ; FC Barcelona Nou Camp and Sagrada Familia


We have FC Barcelona Nou Camp, Sagrada Familiar, Plaza Catalunya (another long street like Las Ramblas), Gaudi's house and park today! But Aariz wanted to stay at our hotel room, he seemed not in the mood to play tourist on our day 2. He must've been tired. So I made a promise to him;  'a park' or 'a bird' or anything in his list of favorite. Sold!

So off we went to the Sants station (the metro nearest to our hotel). Singgah sebuah kedai kebab ni, dah berangan tapau lunch..tapi baru perasan rupanya buka pukul 12tghari..sobs

Aariz muka tak rela..mummy determined je hihi


Sants station to..

Collblanc station, sortida (way out) to Camp Nou


It was some distance from the Collblanc station to reach the stadium. Almost 15 mins walk, sempat singgah kedai buah beli pisang untuk Aariz. For that walking endeavour, ..

Taraaa..hihi, biasa2 je stadium, taklah seGrand Old Trafford..he. Dah lah tu we all tawaf this stadium to find any signage, sebagai bukti sampai..inilah terbaik


Ok I might be biased to judge from the outside. We all tak masuk pun dalam stadium/museum dia



 badges kelab peminat..banyak sangat! keliling stadium

 David Villa =P

father and son watching football =)

Si. I didn't forget my promise ..



Next destination was Sagrada Familia, a Roman church, the most famous work by Antonio Gaudi in Barcelona. The construction was started in 1883, and still in progress until now. Si. I saw the men, I saw the construction, the cable crane and what not. The progres is slowly because it relies on private donation (hence the fee entrance) Hmm, it is the gothic design that making it forever to finish. So complicated. One of a kind in history of art, and extra ordinary interpretation of gothic he was. Wait until you see his house.

Yang bestnya it was easy to reach this place, as the metro memang keluar right depan this church. Sagrada station.



So people, bayangkan bangunan setinggi ini, not to mention its design, dengan tunnel subway underneath..memang la bila nak siapkan..



We didn't go inside, we found a nice park just in front of the building..tengok dari jauh saja lah.. I think here is where Dao Ming She surprise San Chai (metero garden scene)




Aariz is not in pictures sebab dia tidur.., penat kejar birds kan..

Till next entry.





Friday, January 13, 2012

Aariz, gosok gigi!

Apparently, pau tausa (red bean) is his favorite dessert. He will stop whatever he's doing when I call him for this dessert. He knows 'sit down', dan buat gaya doa before we start eating. And I like to see his smiley eyes waiting every bite. He eat two straight away, and left one for mummy.

Aariz now dah start makan macam2, so I'm very concern on brushing his teeth. It's so easy by showing an example. Mummylah berus gigi dulu, he thinks it's fun. Barulah Aariz pun berus gigi.

Aariz suka coklat..Risau juga. Tapi kesian kalau tak bagi. Kita makan sedap, rasa tak sedap hati kan? Last day I ate an ice cream dia tengok saja.Belum pandai minta hehe. I'm sorry Aariz.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

rindu sama Pink

..dot dot.. (whatever the background song is..) Hari tu perasaan ni tiba-tiba datang..rindu Pink! Just can't explain this feeling but I know, someone out there feel me. So when I stumbled this photo..oh myyy



I want a baby girl! Or can I just buy these for myself ? Oh ya, Aariz doesn't have issue with his mummy's favorite color =)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Spain : Barcelona Day1 (lagu tema; Yo Te Amo ost Meteor Garden 2)


Our flight leaving Malaga to Barcelona was at 8:50 morning but we arrived at the airport before 7. Since it was a domestic flight, we still had plenty of time. Oh yaaa it took some time to get thru the immigration though...we were asked to remove jackets and shoes. Annoyed by that, but alhamdulillah at least Aariz gave full coorperation. The hotel gave us a packed breakfast so we had time at waiting lodge before take off.


kesian Aariz, mummy tahu Aariz penat but, thanks sebab tunaikan impian mummy pegi Barcelona ni hihi..no sands in Barcelona alright? We'll find birds for you


Arrived in Barcelona airport at 11ish. Hungryh! No food during our Ryanair flight, continued on another 30mins journey of train before finally arrived at Barcelona Sants station (like KL Sentral). Lunched at McDonald..fish burger saja la =)  ding dong.. and dah pukul 2 petang. Owh cari hotel adalah part tak suka. Our hotel supposely just 1 mile away, but the signage was rather confusing and sesat juga lah about an hour. Me, dah ber'hola2 dengan strangers. No English tau, ada juga yang baik bagi direction..in Spanish la tapi T_T. Nasib baik, hotel sebest yang dalam tripadvisor tu. Live and Dream hotel, at EURO40 per night. Boleh la, mahal la Barcelona =( But not bad sebab very close to Barcelona Sants and Sants station/estacio (the city metro/subway). For touring Barcelona, we bought T10 cards for unlimited (maximum 2 days) subway passes at EURO8.5

In case you're wondering. Because that was what I did, google cari info sebelum pegi ke satu2 tempat tu. Budget penting okeh!


energetic boy..ready to explore Barcelona!


We started Barceloning at the Las Ramblas. It was a long street about 1km with shops, kiosks and cafes side by side. We enjoyed our walk towards the end of the street.  And, teringat lah cita2 lama dulu 'kalau datang Barcelona nak dengar lagu Meteor Garden2; Yo Te Amo'. Hihi. Thanks million hubby, you always makes my dreamS com true! Am still playing the song while I'm typing this entry =)

Started from Placa de Catalunya (the centre) and ended at the Columbus monument at Port Vell, the harbour (the south). I wish the walk never ends, but of coz were exhausted and hugry at the end =P


Placa de Catalunya

still at Placa de Catalunya

look at the tiles, it was Rambla wave

floristeria en la Rambla =)
  
street performer..masuk duit dulu baru dia bergerak he


mosaic tiling by Joan Miro, hardly notice as the crowd swarming along the street





 the Christopher Columbus monument, pointing at the sea 


I used to adore grand scluptures/statues but not anymore. When I came to Barcelona I think they are too much. Call me old fashion but I just don't. I think it's scary..I tak sukalah patung2 ni..not good.
Anyway, we finally reached the harbour.


spot any pink? hehe I got the same boots.

 Port Vell, Barcelona harbour. Banyak birds Aariz suka!

And dined in at a restaurant El Ray de la Gamba.

 Bueno!


Please excuse some interval time for the Day2 entry because I'm juggling with my new small business and europe tour itineraries =) Will reveal to you soon


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Barcelona Day 2 ; Another Gaudi's masterpieces

After Sagrada, Gaudi's very significant but unfinished masterpiece, we continued on to his house. Casa Mila, or better known as La Pedrera situated just the other side from Sagrada's area. We hop on the train, still on the blue line but heading to Cornella and off at Diagonal station.

While we were after his house, we spent some time at the Placa Catalunya. Another long walk like La Ramblas. Sesat sekejap sebenarnya hihi..


 Aariz still sleeping..

 like Champs Elysees in Paris

 you know you're about a landmark when you saw hop on hop off tour bus

this is Casa Mila..Gaudi's house
gothic!


We didn't plan on entering this. So we didn't at all ..not a single sneak to what's  inside. I'm really not his fan huh? Sebenarnya after I sampai Alhambra..rasa macam tak hairan dah semua yang lain. I'm adoring it too much that I forget eveything else... Macam cari dress pink, dress lain yang lagi cantik dah tak kelihatan..haha

Anyway, we should appreciate the work as it was considered as the innovation of curtain wall. Tengok sajalah the wave wall tu..Hebat.

me on the other side..depan Casa Mila

For lunch, sebenarnya I have an Indian restaurant in my list but terjumpa pula a Turkish restaurant..so sebab lapar sangat ngap je la ini dulu...

sedap, tidak mengecewakan..

interior

Perut dah kenyang, bateri Aariz pun dah recharged, so off to Parc Guell. We got to reach Lessep station on the Green line pula. Jauh. Almost 20  mins of walking to reach the parc at El Carmel hill.

And this is the famous Parc Guell..,


Again, designed by Antonio Gaudi, yep you can see his element in there,The park was originally part of a commercially unsuccessful housing site, the idea of Count Eusebi Güell, whom the park was named after.



 ANTM cycle 7 walk here =)





anyway...around the world =)


Lepas solat semua kat taman tu, sejuk betul wuduk, we hired a cab lah turun bawah..tak larat lah menapak lagi. Back to the Lessep station stroller patah! Kalutnya, not really patah but the screw has gone! Pelan2 jalan sampai Placa Espanya..alhamdulillah orang baik ada saja mana2 kan. He helped us with an information of local shop, and we went to this shop 'Feretalia', where I met an old lady with a biggg dog named Fifina..eheh. But stupid me I didn't snap a single photo. I was too afraid of the big dog..she's bigger than me!

Without photo proof, tapi kalau buat baik tu sampai bila-bila kita ingat kan?


the statue at the roundabout placa d'Espanya

arena


So, that was Spain. I love Spain. Surely in my list of places-to-come-again. InsyAllah.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Pink rose frill lace


I love documentaries. So I recently watched 'Colosseum; the ancient megastructure'. It was believed to be a great building constructed for the welfare of the next generation. Talking about next generation..history helped us in a way they have had be a magnet to visitors and later brings a good deal for the community. Heh just rephrase my two cents.

Yes we'll be visiting Rome next month =) And will extend the trip to Pompeii scavi, in Naples.
And what it has to do with my entry title? Hmm nothing. I just bought this cute headband, can't resist. Pink-rose-frill-lace, they're just my thing.



Now, how to rock the headband with tudung?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Barcelona Day2 ; FC Barcelona Nou Camp and Sagrada Familia


We have FC Barcelona Nou Camp, Sagrada Familiar, Plaza Catalunya (another long street like Las Ramblas), Gaudi's house and park today! But Aariz wanted to stay at our hotel room, he seemed not in the mood to play tourist on our day 2. He must've been tired. So I made a promise to him;  'a park' or 'a bird' or anything in his list of favorite. Sold!

So off we went to the Sants station (the metro nearest to our hotel). Singgah sebuah kedai kebab ni, dah berangan tapau lunch..tapi baru perasan rupanya buka pukul 12tghari..sobs

Aariz muka tak rela..mummy determined je hihi


Sants station to..

Collblanc station, sortida (way out) to Camp Nou


It was some distance from the Collblanc station to reach the stadium. Almost 15 mins walk, sempat singgah kedai buah beli pisang untuk Aariz. For that walking endeavour, ..

Taraaa..hihi, biasa2 je stadium, taklah seGrand Old Trafford..he. Dah lah tu we all tawaf this stadium to find any signage, sebagai bukti sampai..inilah terbaik


Ok I might be biased to judge from the outside. We all tak masuk pun dalam stadium/museum dia



 badges kelab peminat..banyak sangat! keliling stadium

 David Villa =P

father and son watching football =)

Si. I didn't forget my promise ..



Next destination was Sagrada Familia, a Roman church, the most famous work by Antonio Gaudi in Barcelona. The construction was started in 1883, and still in progress until now. Si. I saw the men, I saw the construction, the cable crane and what not. The progres is slowly because it relies on private donation (hence the fee entrance) Hmm, it is the gothic design that making it forever to finish. So complicated. One of a kind in history of art, and extra ordinary interpretation of gothic he was. Wait until you see his house.

Yang bestnya it was easy to reach this place, as the metro memang keluar right depan this church. Sagrada station.



So people, bayangkan bangunan setinggi ini, not to mention its design, dengan tunnel subway underneath..memang la bila nak siapkan..



We didn't go inside, we found a nice park just in front of the building..tengok dari jauh saja lah.. I think here is where Dao Ming She surprise San Chai (metero garden scene)




Aariz is not in pictures sebab dia tidur.., penat kejar birds kan..

Till next entry.





Friday, January 13, 2012

Aariz, gosok gigi!

Apparently, pau tausa (red bean) is his favorite dessert. He will stop whatever he's doing when I call him for this dessert. He knows 'sit down', dan buat gaya doa before we start eating. And I like to see his smiley eyes waiting every bite. He eat two straight away, and left one for mummy.

Aariz now dah start makan macam2, so I'm very concern on brushing his teeth. It's so easy by showing an example. Mummylah berus gigi dulu, he thinks it's fun. Barulah Aariz pun berus gigi.

Aariz suka coklat..Risau juga. Tapi kesian kalau tak bagi. Kita makan sedap, rasa tak sedap hati kan? Last day I ate an ice cream dia tengok saja.Belum pandai minta hehe. I'm sorry Aariz.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

rindu sama Pink

..dot dot.. (whatever the background song is..) Hari tu perasaan ni tiba-tiba datang..rindu Pink! Just can't explain this feeling but I know, someone out there feel me. So when I stumbled this photo..oh myyy



I want a baby girl! Or can I just buy these for myself ? Oh ya, Aariz doesn't have issue with his mummy's favorite color =)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Spain : Barcelona Day1 (lagu tema; Yo Te Amo ost Meteor Garden 2)


Our flight leaving Malaga to Barcelona was at 8:50 morning but we arrived at the airport before 7. Since it was a domestic flight, we still had plenty of time. Oh yaaa it took some time to get thru the immigration though...we were asked to remove jackets and shoes. Annoyed by that, but alhamdulillah at least Aariz gave full coorperation. The hotel gave us a packed breakfast so we had time at waiting lodge before take off.


kesian Aariz, mummy tahu Aariz penat but, thanks sebab tunaikan impian mummy pegi Barcelona ni hihi..no sands in Barcelona alright? We'll find birds for you


Arrived in Barcelona airport at 11ish. Hungryh! No food during our Ryanair flight, continued on another 30mins journey of train before finally arrived at Barcelona Sants station (like KL Sentral). Lunched at McDonald..fish burger saja la =)  ding dong.. and dah pukul 2 petang. Owh cari hotel adalah part tak suka. Our hotel supposely just 1 mile away, but the signage was rather confusing and sesat juga lah about an hour. Me, dah ber'hola2 dengan strangers. No English tau, ada juga yang baik bagi direction..in Spanish la tapi T_T. Nasib baik, hotel sebest yang dalam tripadvisor tu. Live and Dream hotel, at EURO40 per night. Boleh la, mahal la Barcelona =( But not bad sebab very close to Barcelona Sants and Sants station/estacio (the city metro/subway). For touring Barcelona, we bought T10 cards for unlimited (maximum 2 days) subway passes at EURO8.5

In case you're wondering. Because that was what I did, google cari info sebelum pegi ke satu2 tempat tu. Budget penting okeh!


energetic boy..ready to explore Barcelona!


We started Barceloning at the Las Ramblas. It was a long street about 1km with shops, kiosks and cafes side by side. We enjoyed our walk towards the end of the street.  And, teringat lah cita2 lama dulu 'kalau datang Barcelona nak dengar lagu Meteor Garden2; Yo Te Amo'. Hihi. Thanks million hubby, you always makes my dreamS com true! Am still playing the song while I'm typing this entry =)

Started from Placa de Catalunya (the centre) and ended at the Columbus monument at Port Vell, the harbour (the south). I wish the walk never ends, but of coz were exhausted and hugry at the end =P


Placa de Catalunya

still at Placa de Catalunya

look at the tiles, it was Rambla wave

floristeria en la Rambla =)
  
street performer..masuk duit dulu baru dia bergerak he


mosaic tiling by Joan Miro, hardly notice as the crowd swarming along the street





 the Christopher Columbus monument, pointing at the sea 


I used to adore grand scluptures/statues but not anymore. When I came to Barcelona I think they are too much. Call me old fashion but I just don't. I think it's scary..I tak sukalah patung2 ni..not good.
Anyway, we finally reached the harbour.


spot any pink? hehe I got the same boots.

 Port Vell, Barcelona harbour. Banyak birds Aariz suka!

And dined in at a restaurant El Ray de la Gamba.

 Bueno!


Please excuse some interval time for the Day2 entry because I'm juggling with my new small business and europe tour itineraries =) Will reveal to you soon