Friday, March 12, 2010

Convenience store mini haul

So I decided that I should try "My Beauty Diary" masks after reading rave reviews about it here on blogger. I know I'm really behind on this trend, considering "My Beauty Diary" masks have been on the market for quite a while and that these masks are produced here in Taiwan. Oh well..I guess I just haven't been studying up on the latest advances in skin care..just really lacking in skin care knowledge. While reading blooger posts about My Beauty Diary masks, I thought to myself these packaging looked so familiar so they have to be sold at major drugstore chains (LOL because makeup stuff is only other stuff I like to look at besides going to clothing stores...) WRONG! I could not find it at the largest drugstore chain on the island. Interestingly, My Beauty Diary masks are carried by the largest convenience store chain here. So instead of driving 10 min, I only had to walk 2 min down the block to the corner Seven-Eleven store. I picked up two just now. One is the "Platinum Nanocolloid Mask", the other is the "White Peony Tea Mask". Can't wait to try these two out!

"Platinum Nanocolloid Mask" on the right, "White Peony Tea Mask" on the left:
I also picked up a 6-pack si-wu drink from Seven-Eleven. This drink is specially formulated for young women, it is the concentrate of the Chinese herbs si-wu and usually with a bit of either papaya or cranberry mixed in. It is being advertised as providing iron and other nutrients to women, and if drinked after menstruation would aid in a woman's health and gives a rosy glow.
I picked out a few snakcs, too. This Bananna Cake was too cute! I had to get these for my nephews! My nephew loved how cute it looks also and couldn't wait to eat it!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Lantern Festival

Lat week hubby and I paid a visit to the city hosted lantern fest at a park. The "Lantern Festival", celebrated on the 15th day of the first month of the lunar new year, actually was yesterday. Every major city in Taiwan hosts their own lantern fest which normally lasts 7 or 10 days, and this one is our own. It was pretty cold the day we went, but the display of these beautiful/unique lanterns kept our spirits high. See if you can point out sponge bob lantern from the photos below...

My outfit for the outing was simple and casual consisting of a creamy-color puff shoulder lace top paird with a black bowtie jumper mini dress and basic black tights. The orange bomber puff jacket didn't quite go with the outfit but the vibrant hue kinda helped me stood out in the photos a bit. Oh and sorry about the red eyes, I have yet to learn how to get rid of it with a photo editing software.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Day at the Sun Moon Lake

For my birthday this year, hubby and I drove up to Sun Moon Lake for a little day trip. Hmm.. I think this was perhaps our first out-of-town trip since Guam. Wow, time really went by so fast!

Sun Moon Lake, together with the Taipei 101, and so many other popular destinations in Taiwain, ranks as one of the best known tourist spots, is a two-hour drive from our city. I still remember visiting this inland lake surrounded by mountains with my family when I was a little girl. We took a 30-min two way ferry to take in the beautiful mountain scenery at the lake. We also strolled along the lake and took pictures. But unfortunately we arrived too late to board the sky-booth for a bird's eye view of the moutain and the lake. Next time!

Hate that I look so bulky in the photos, but it was simplpy too chilly at the lake on that day.
Right before boarding the ferry.
The dock.
View of the lake from our ferry.
Sky booths

Monday, January 11, 2010

Welcome to 2010

Hey everyone! It's been too long since I last updated. I hope you all had a great start to the new year. Me and hubby huddled together for the New Year countdown at a local mall this year. "Huddled" and hugged because it was cold on New Year's Eve. We didn't plan anything spectacular before or after the countdown, in fact we were almost late driving to the countdown becasue hubby didn't get off work until very late. Later on we just went home after the clock hits 2010 and the big crowd dispersed. I did not take any photos to mark the event, but here's a video of this year's countdown at Taipei 101: