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A Breath of Fresh Air..

October 10, 2009 7 comments

I went to Calgary on Friday to check out CrossIron Mills, the new mall located in the suburb of Calgary (and to get away from the city that always sleeps). I call it mall, they call it shopping centre, lol. The mall is brand new, completed in August 2009 and is still expanding.

Got there as early as 10 am, reminds me how nice it is to do your shopping very early in the day. The mall is connected to a free standing outdoor store (it’s called Bass something). Never knew how big the store was, but my jaw dropped as I found out yesterday. Humongous!!

And then there was the uber big hockey store

The rest of the mall was just ordinary to me. Their Forever 21 is fancier than the one in my city. It has more lights and is more organized, just like the one in Jakarta ūüėÄ They’ve got bigger Nine West store that carries more collection. HUGE La Senza that includes an outlet too I suppose. H&M, ALDO, Toys R Us, Build-A-Bear.. Pictures are taken with my Blackberry, so apologize for the crappy quality.

From there we went downtown to check out the Calgary Tower. It took me awhile to finally stand on the glass floor of the observation deck. But when I did it, phewwwww what an adrenaline rush.

Wearing Cotton Ink Fringe Shawl in Dusty Yellow

Last, my husband took me to Banff ’cause last time he went there with his brothers and Mom, he found a nice spot. I was honestly still very tired and a bit reluctant to go further than Calgary. However I always love going to a mountain so I said yes anyways and I also said “we should make this a routine”. So next, I need hiking boots..

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The Grand Night Race

September 29, 2008 Leave a comment

Racing is all about skill and luck. If one has the fund – luck – one can easily enter the competition. If one has skill – hard work – one can easily find a way up to the top. But behind a good racer, there’s an excellent¬†teamwork put together by enormous number of other highly skilled people.

Singapore’s initial F1 Grand Prix was a¬†BIG success. Salute to the Merlion country. It was as well F1’s initial first night race. A street race at night, illuminated by lights four times lighter than the normal stadium,¬†it was¬†no different than race on any other sundays. Only when one looked up in the sky one noticed that it was dark out.¬†The streets were bumpy with some rough and curvy turns, a surprise to the race drivers but definitely challenging and made it even more exciting.

The success was also¬†without a doubt supported by the Singaporeans – besides the staffs, volunteers and cops. They have always been highly self-controlled and organized. Only a little annoyance when everyone would stand up every time the cars passed – completely understandable, it’s their first times.

For those who did not feel like purchasing grandstand pass Рmind the noise, it hurts Рthe 3 days walkabout pass is completely worth it. Watch the race on a giant screen with other enthusiasts and keep track of what was going on.

Definitely worth every cent, definitely one event to look forward to next year. And.. how about a round of applause and standing ovation, eh?

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