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It has been weeks since I last updated here.  So sorry for slacking.  My bad.  Been very preoccupied with Facebook.  Yep!  I’m one of the many addicted pips out there who is always stuck in that website trying to be updated with what other pips are doing.  To the point that my hubby and I are both tuned on it and even comment on each others pages despite being a few feet away from each other!!! Funny isn’t it??  XD

Catching up on things. For the past month, I had a 5 day business trip to Hong Kong with my bestfriend (which later turned into a pleasure trip he he he).  Hoping to get some good resourcing at the Hong Kong Convention Center.  We did find lots of great stuff. Though, we’re not sure if it’s saleable here since the prices are a bit steep.  Hmmm.. we have to think about that.  The weather was a bit crazy, one day it’s hot the next day it would rain!  Not really a great month to travel.  But on the plus side, it’s the sale month in Hong Kong.  As for the remainder of our trip, let the pics says it for themselves.

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While taking the Airport Express, here’s our first view of Hong Kong.

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You know your in Hong Kong once you see this building.

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My Best Friend found a new friend. ^^

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Had breakfast at a local restaurant, this is minced pork in chili sauce with rice noodles.

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Supreme Seafood Congee

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Pumpkin Congee

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A nice glass of soy milk completes our Yam Cha.

 

We went shopping at the Ladies Market in MongKok.  And this little Japanese restaurant was tucked away around the area.  A great find.  Will definitely go back there if I get the chance!

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Gyoza, one order of this didn’t satisfy our hunger so we ordered 2!!!

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Grilled Pork Chop with salt and pepper seasoning Bento really hit the spot!!!

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This was taken outside Mcdonalds.  It seems they have a new Hello Kitty promo.

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 Cute Hello Kitty in Mcdonald’s.  Too bad we were too full to get this.  *sob*sob*

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A cute display of Carnival fun.  This is the counter of a bubble tea juice bar.

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Beside the juice bar is a little pet shop.  Ain’t he adorable???

The next day we decided to go to Hong Kong Disney!!!! Whheeeeeee…….

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Our entrance tickets

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The MTR train going to Disney is being Disneyfied!

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Hidden Mickey!

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 The entrance to Disneyland Hong Kong

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Surfin’ Mickey and Friends

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Main Entrance

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Art Animation (also a great way to chill inside the air conditioned room! hehehe, the weather is too darn hot!)

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The Evil Queen

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Snow White

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Mickey through the years.

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Belle

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 Beast

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Cars

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The Incredibles

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Wall of Disney sketches

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Only in Hong Kong Disney do they sell real Disney jewelries.

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Mickey and Friends made in gold!

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Yummy sweets for sale!

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Lilo and Stitch takes center stage.

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The Castle

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A couple of lost Muppets!

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Space Mountain

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Buzz Lightyear

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

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Closer look of the castle

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Winnie the Pooh ride

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Mickey the Wizard

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Beach fun with Stitch

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Small World

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Paris………

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Philippines………

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China………

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Under the Sea?!?!?!

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Hawaii………..

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Thailand…….

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Disney food…hmmm…

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High School Musical parade

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Dumbo ride

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…..you got a friend in me……

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….roller coaster ride…

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…..There’s something sweet, and almost kind,  he was mean……

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The Musical!

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Another Stitch photo op

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 Surfin’ with Stitch

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Jungle tour

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I love this!!!

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A firey experience!  Plus it’s hot out too!

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Cute baby elephant.  Trying to cool himself off.

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Lion King the musical

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The Mighty Simba

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The circle of life!

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The Jungle.

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Baby Tarzan up in the tree house.

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 Kala and baby Tarzan

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Jane and Tarzan

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At Tarzan’s Tree House

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Never thought I’d find “fishballs” in Disney!!!

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The train terminal at Disney

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Even the posts have Disney inspired theme going on.

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Another look at Hong Kong, taking a ferry ride to Macau.

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A nice view of Macau’s bridge.

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Had lunch at the same Thai resto that I always go to when I’m in Macau.  Love the authentic Thai food there!!!   This is a fish dish, the fish is burried under all the herbs and spices.

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It also comes with a sour and spicy soup.

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The streets of Fisherman’s Wharf

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 Kuan In Mah

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Inside the MGM hotel

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This race car is displayed inside a store.

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This is found inside Hotel Lisboa

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 At Main Street, Macau

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Loved this lotus flower.

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 Beautiful structures they have there.

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Even Mcdonalds have a different look here.

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This church looks like a cake with white frosting.

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This is really a work of art and patience.  The girl who made this took her 10 days to finish cutting this.  This is one piece of black paper.  The whites you see here is another white paper layered on the back so you can see all the cuts!  Really really brilliant!

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We had our dinner here.  A small Jap restaurant tucked away in one of the many streets in Macau.

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Blueberry soda

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Cold noodles

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Seafood Noodles

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Night look of Macau

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 Though we didn’t ride one of these.  I just like how they looked. ^^

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Right after we got back from Macau, my best friend and I had a nice midnight snack at this resto.

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Rice pizza!!!

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Bruce Lee in the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong

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Lights!!! Camera!!! Acccctiiiioooonnn!!!

 

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The view near the Avenue of the Stars.

 

 

(http://blog.hellokitty.com/traveltheworld)

November 11, 2008 (Tuesday)

We’re back in Universal Studios, this time my 2 nieces came along with us. They don’t have any classes that day because it was Veteran’s Day. Naturally the place is more crowded when we first went there. Lots of tourists and non-tourist roam the theme park. We first headed off to Krustyland. My nieces haven’t been on it yet so they were really looking forward to take that ride. The wait time was about 45 minutes or so. That’s how crowded it was. We then had lunch right after the ride. Next stop is the Studio Tours which Froggy and I weren’t able to do the last time. The queue was really really long. But still we waited patiently for our turn. When the time came for us to take the tour, I was really looking forward to what new changes or non-changes they had. The usuals are there, the flood machine, the broken down bridge, Bate’s Motel, Jaws, Earthquake, and the different studio lots. Missing of course was the big hulking King Kong, the studio where the big guy used to be got burned down and they are in the middle of rebuilding the studio and other sets that got hit by it. New on the tour are Fast and the Furious, The Mummy, Wisteria Lane, War of the Worlds and some sets used in other films. The tour ran for about 45 minutes. When we’re done the kids wants to take the plunge at Jurrasic Park and The Mummy ride. So we went to those rides again. We parted ways for awhile when they wanted to take the Simpsons ride again. And we waited for them in the Universal City Walk. Time flew by and the next thing we know we’re going home.

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“Step on the star, that will be your seating arrangement for the Studio Tours.”

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“The Tale of Desperaux, will be shown this December. I just finished reading the book the other day. Cute story.”

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“The broken down bridge.”

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“Fast and the Furious cars did a collision scene. It even danced to the tune of Gasolina.”

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“The rain and flood machine.”

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“The prop used in the movie King Kong by Peter Jackson.”

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“Earthquake!”

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“Good Ol’ Jaws still working to fright the tourists.”

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“A house from Wisteria Lane. Too bad we weren’t able to see the other houses because they were filming Desperate Housewives that time.”

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“Bate’s Hotel”

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“Norman Bates in the scene of the crime.”

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“A real 747 plane that was wrecked for the movie War of the Worlds.”

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“Film students in action.”

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“What a bright full moon we had that night!”

(http://blog.hellokitty.com/traveltheworld)

November 5, 2008 (Wednesday)

My sister got us 2 day passes in Universal Studios Hollywood. (Thank ya sis!!! <3 ) It has been 7 years since I last visited. So I was really excited to check out what new attractions they had added in the theme park. Marge and Homer Simpson greeted the guests with a photo op. Of course the Frog and I didn’t pass that up. They are promoting the newest ride in the park which is the Krustyland ride that was where Back to the Future ride used to be. Gonna miss that time traveling car of Doc Brown. :( There wasn’t much of a queue because it was a week day. TV screens showing a story that the whole Simpsons family are going to try out the newest ride in Krustyland in which Krusty the Clown got the land from Doc Brown. On another note, Side Show Bob escaped prison and wants to extract revenge from the Simpsons. Thus the ride began with Side Show Bob trying to off the Simpsons family. While we the rider went along for the wild ride. We headed next to The Mummy ride. A very short roller coaster ride in the dark. Then to Jurassic Park wherein we got chased by escaped dinosaurs and got splash around in our boat trying to get away from them. Since we got a little wet from that ride, we decided to go to the behind the scenes of Backdraft. The host told us how they try to control the amount of fire from that movie and gave a demonstration. The heat from the fire did dry us off quickly. After that we took a tour on how the special effect are done on the small and big screen. Up next is the Terminator 3D and the Shrek 4D show. By the time we’re done, its time to watch the Live action Waterworld stunt show. Lots of splashing and explosive effects where done that the Frog really enjoyed it a lot! We almost finished the whole of Universal and opted to go to Universal City walk which is right outside of the theme park.

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“Marge and Homer Simpson”

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“Abu trying to sell anything and everything.”

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“Shaggy is driving the Mystery Machine while Scooby hangs on.”

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“Backdraft controlled flames was really hot!”

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“Beetlejuice! Say it 3x!”

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“A costume worn by Brandon Fraiser for the Mummy and an armor for Cate Blanchett for Elizabeth.”

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“Dancing Queen costumes from the hit musical movie Mamma Mia.”

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“Shark Attack!!!”

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“Fivel from American Tale.”

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“An actual sized Terminator.”

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“Interactive Donkey from Shrek.”

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“Waterworld stunt show.”

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“Universal City Walk”

(http://blog.hellokitty.com/traveltheworld)

October 31, 2008 (Friday)

My sister with my nieces brought us to Anaheim where the happiest place on earth can be found. It’s none other than Disneyland. It took a few hours to get there because of the rush hour traffic. Then we settled in the Grand California Hotel with a rustic log cabin feel to it. We also had reservations at the Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disney. The theme as the name says is rainforest complete with jungle looking interior and animatronics animals with sounds. And an occasional thunder completes the effect.

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“Our room.”

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“The exterior looks like a Mayan temple. “

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“Stuffed animals on display.”

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“The aquarium is the main door for the restaurant.”

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“In Downtown Disney……”

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“Inside the Lego store.”

November 1, 2008 (Saturday)

Disneyland!!! Had an early start, we first head to Toontown and became honorary citizens of Toontown led by the Mayor Mickey Mouse. After that we buzzed from one ride to the other to get most of our time in the theme park. Dinner was at the Storytellers Cafe. To top our evening off. We watched the infamous fireworks display in the Main Street.

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“All decked out for Halloween.”

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“Main Street”

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“The Castle”

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“It’s a Small World After All.”

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“Mayor Mickey honored us to be Toontown Citizens.”

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“To infinity and beyond!”

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“Sally and Jack Skeleton.”

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“The Haunted Mansion is turned into Nightmare Before Christmas.”

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“A ghostly apparition of Jack.”

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“Caramel Apple…yummmmmm.”

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“Bolt”

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“The Main Street Parade”

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“Beauty and the Beast”

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“Lion King”

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“The Princesses on Parade”

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“Pooh Bear!”

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“The writing on the floor of the restaurant”

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“Fireworks show”

November 2, 2008 (Sunday)

Today is Elora’s birthday! Whooohoooo!!!! Next on our agenda is the California Adventure. It’s right across Disneyland. Still having a Halloween theme, some are bedecked with candy corns! Having my nieces as guides, we rushed through ride after ride. The best ride so far for me is the Toy Story Mania, an interactive ride where you can also play carnival games in 3D and compete with your fellow riders. This is the newest addition in the theme park so naturally the queue was quite long. I also like Turtle Talk With Crush, an interactive talk show with the turtle from Finding Nemo. He literally answers your question no matter how stupid it is! We had dinner at Ariel’s Grotto where we can rub shoulders with the Disney Princesses. Plus the food was really really good too!!! Sorry Ariel, I ate one of your friends!

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“They have a Hollywood style backlot in the theme park.”

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“Interactive test from Sorcerers Workshop.”

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“Never expected that talking to a turtle can really be entertaining.”

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“Chaaaaaa (bob your head while saying the word, it’s like yeah in Crush talk)”

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“Monster Inc ride.”

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“Muppet 3D Vision”

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“Heimlich welcomes the guests.”

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“And his here hiding in the grass.”

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“California Scream’ and yeah that’s us in the car.”

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“My score is on the left and Froggy’s is on the right. I still say we needed a rematch!”

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“Paradise Pier”

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“Ariel’s Grotto”

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“An assortment of appetizers.”

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“Filet of Redfish”

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“Spinach and Ricotta Agnolotti”

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“Cioppino” (Sebastian is that you?!)

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“Assorted desserts”

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“The birthday girl, Elora just turned 17!”

November 3, 2008 (Monday)

Time to go back to LA.

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“The stained glass entrance to the hotel.”

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