whenever u r in Milan....Pradais a must buy!!!! :P however I've laid my eyes on the latest collection before we were in Italy so basically know wat I wanted...cept the color choice was a headache Prada has a good mix of colors and I went with the mindset of getting the pink + white + dark blue mix next headache was the different type of bags.. the clutch? the tote? the handbag? the shoulder bag? or the wallet? GAH!!!!!! I alwiz thank JS for being there to solve all my headaches and chose the col that's MOST-ME!!!!
with perforated leather and hand stitched finish :)))))))))
it comes with a padlock and 2 set of keys :D
been 2 months since I got this so I can't really remember how much I got it for... think it's around RM 4200 compared to Malaysia RM 5400
if u are asking already by now....yes I spent MORE than JS in Italy :D I'm the Champion :P for leather goods and he's the Champion for household, fish roe, pasta, -_-" x 10000000 pots and pans...ermmm wat else? yeah designer households stuffs one of those day....we went to a factory outlet in Rome and got some stuffs.... along the way..this Prada Travel Wallet in black Saffiano caught my eyes and it was laying inside the glass display inside a massive huge factory outlets with everything u want Monkey was like....."wat??? this can't be at the factory outlet yet???" it's too new to sit here....and retailing about RM 2000++ in Malaysia with like wat? 12 or 15 card compartments, different currency holder and passport holder all in one when Monkey saw the price...she told herself if she dun get it....she's soooo not gonna forgive herself...
it's F-king retailing at RM 450 OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so i bought it without thinking 1st :P then gifted it away to dear Mr. JS
JS: "WAHHH i got new travel wallet!!!"
yep we got *I mean I got* other stuffs as well fr this factory outlet and will blog bout it soon.
Prada Prada Prada!!!! dee daa dee daa dee daa who's the happiest of all :)))))))))))))
can u spot Lil Monkey there on the right? looking hi & lo for the wonton noodle shop but then this one I can spot fr mmmmiiiilllllleeessssss awaaaayyy~~~ hehehehehehehehehehe Mak's Noodle is one of the top wonton noodle in Hong Kong and is famously known as Stingy Mak for its small serving of noodles
this shop runs for 3 generations and the 1st one actually served its famous wonton noodle to Mr. Chiang Kai Shek!!!!
Mak's Noodle is so famous they have their own page in wikipedia -_-" dunk into the hot water......some kung fu required here... then move the noodles into the cold water and shock it for a while before dunking it back into the hot water....and he used the long chopsticks to swirl it around the pot... at times he'll dunk the long chopsticks into a pot of oil.....and move the chopsticks back to the noodle so confusing!!!! oh yes the portion is really small but just nice for the two of us since it was.. ermmm snack??? it's HKD 28 = RM 14 for a bowl of wonton noodle with the yummy crystal crunchy prawns wonton I devoured everything including every drop of its pork + flounder bone soup
other things on the menu are beef tendon noodles beef noodles prawn roe dry noodles abalone noodles and actually 20 other diff types of variety and we can't read chinese
Mak's Noodle 77 Wellington Street, Central Hong Kong. Tel: +852 2854 3810
JS Lightroom-ed my pics -_- make the sunset more dramatic :P cun eh? ever since we got the software, he's been hijacking the macbook for his 2nd outmost passionate hobby *sob sob sob* so back to the event....suppose we only stayed up late for the final nite with dinners and more socialising around... on the final nite, the graceful Minister of Tourism came with her entourage also the royalties were flown in with VVIPs and we had dinner by the sea side on the deck *lucky no mosquitoes*
the sober looks during after-party :))))))))))))
very very sober these already halfway down the road...holding their drinks with one hand, dancing away later.......when their feets can't balance no more.......u'll know Baby Wei & Monkey chilling by the pool this is our se-cu for the nite......whom Baby Wei hired on that nite *how much u pay him?* He's actually our driver for the week and was kind enough to watch us gals and protect us fr malicious human beings at the event...kekekekekeke.... so we can partay with peace of mind :))))))))))))) her favourite *look at tat face :P* with my permission.....yes u may quit your job and go to Aust now :))))
Royal Queensland team.....the winner for Sportsboat category....CONGRATS!!!
all red like lobster fr the damaging SUN..... look fwd to the next regatta :)))))))))))
but then again we didn't get to go as often as we wanted to :P this pic was taken at Pantai Cenang one of the famous beach in Langkawi Cenang stretch is just like Pathong in Phuket... crowded and full of tourists everynite without fail...a visit to uncle's duty free shop to load some drinks I can't remember how many litres was that but it was retailing at RM 88 yeah so cheap we almost soak ourselves innit. Hoegaarden RM 4 Sapporo Beer RM 8.50 Ritters Sport only RM 4.50 *buy 5 free 1 sumore* Premium Kit Kat fr Switzerland RM 5.50 *this one I pop like candy everynite*
all other beers like Tiger, Carlsberg, Heineken bla bla bla retailing at RM 1.30 per can request for an ice bucket...and there goes our la-la time in the room ohhhh-la-la-la
yeah wines and champagnes goin cheap as well but storing condition was a nightmare plus limited vintage and certainly they dun have much variety goin there for wines.
for those who can drink 2 cartons in 4 days.. pls do consider Langkawi as your next destination :))))))))))))
Oh my gawd...this place is so beautiful~~~~ overlooking Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute and the Grand Canal of coz it's within walking distance to the shopping strip and San Marco. due to our hectic schedule, we didn't even get a chance to sit by the canal and have a real good cuppa coffee :))))))))))))))) the hotel was built in 1525 >_< does that scare u?
the beautiful red marble on the reception table was worn off and polished smooth over the years. I like the fact that it's so classical and elegant and this place just transformed us back into the 16th century. and decorated the walls were all the Venetian mirrors OMG...so cantik!!!! I wanna bring home!!!!
the waiting area with a painting of Napoleon??? yeah all the lights were made from Murano Glasses our room key....*wakakakakaka* so nice but then it's very heavy :P I like the pom pom at the end :)))) the room was huge, we didn't expect it to be...coz land in Venice is like so scarce and yep...hotels in Venice are the most expensive of the lot..... so most tourists tend to stay mainland and travel to the island each day for visits. really special rugs *well we call them carpets here* and we got our own Venetian mirror in the room!!!! it was so old that it was stained with its age.....not to be used as a mirror but as a deco on the wall :P the powder room was decked in all sorts of marbles everything in marble...were they dated back to 1525 too? even the taps were so antique!!!!!
Monkey reading the Journey of Marco Polo to Berr *he's on my left arm*
the only thing I hated bout hotels in Italy are the 1) statues staring at u inside your own room 2) paintings with piercing eyes staying back at u.... quite eerie...but rest assured nothing happened :P I alwiz look fwd to favors provided by hotels during their turn down service most of the time, we get chocolates but this round we got chewy yummy jelly :))))) with weather forecast for the next day weather can get as warm as 12 degrees and as low as 2 degrees we were so lucky during our stay in Venice coz it only rained on the day we departed we'll definitely come back to this half a century old hotel Hotel Gritti Palace was the private residence of Doge of Venice *duke* Mr.Andrea Gritti
Da Fiore is one of the first restaurant to be rated Michelin Star in Venice so we went with high expectation... somehow the evening started with the wrong note coz we went to the wrong place... and took another 15 minutes to walk to another piazza *15 mins is very very far in Venice ok????*
worse part was we had to enter another restaurant and asked for direction well it's never good to ask a restaurant the address of another restaurant :P beautiful Murano glass vase Murano is a small lil island near Venice producing the world most expensive and beautiful glassware erm...I didn't buy any coz it's so difficult to carry em back....just got some nice mouth-blown murano glass necklace
and so they used the exquisite Murano glass vase to store bread -_-
we were first served with a deep fried white fish ball with sabayon very well balanced flavour...
at least this cured our frustration of: 1) the difficulty locating this restaurant 2) environment was not up to expectation *it was way to rustic* 3) JS's Murano drinking glass has a chip on it 4) they dun have nebbiolo glasses for our wine *double frus* yes we had Barbaresco 2003 drink until scared... ate until scared....so it was a light nite for both of us since it was a lite nite we shared a torre di insalata di mare = tower salad of the sea and they were kind enough to separate one serving into two making it easier to eat the octupus was outstanding!!!!!! prawns were so sweet and it came with pickled onions *the 2 rings u see on top* simple and yet amazing taste we saw every table has this...so we ordered fritters of seasonal vegetablesDa Fiore style dunno which species of aubergine they used...it has such good texture and amazing sweetness innit :)))))))))))) since it has to be a lite nite JS ordered a green pasta with muissels and clams it's green coz it's a pesto pasta :P Monkey had deep fried soft shell crab with rucola, orange and pomegranate salad I like the fact that the small chunks of oranges came with its skin to give it some bitterness and acidity to the dish...well the rucola was bitter too...and pomegranate was sour. all these melting pot of flavours were combined to kill the richness of the crabs..
mind u....their soft shell crab was full of....errr...well in short..there's no meat. u bite innit...there's white creamy stuffs oozing out...bite sumore...more creammy stuffs so guess i was just eating creamy high cholesterol roe with crispy shells :P no dessert for us tat nite...coz by this time, notti Monkey was so tipsy she can barely say yummy!!!
guess i drank too fast tat nite. :P and poor JS had to navigate us back home to hotel in the narrow alleys of Venice bcoz throughout this Italy trip, notti Monkey had been the GPS... and since GPS was drunk and tipsy...JS had to lugged the heavy monkey home without getting us into trouble :P
Osteria Da Fiore *One Michelin Star* S.Polo 2002 30125 Venezia Tel: +39 041 721 308