Hi babes, hope you are all doing great. I just got back to the UK from China yesterday. I had a week off from work, so I went back to China to spend some time with my family. Although the weather was freezing in Hunan (my hometown), about -2 degree, but I was really happy to see all my family. In particular, my stepmom, as she is going through an extremely difficult time due to her poor health. We have been hanging out together and had a few long conversations, I have never felt that closeness with her until this week.
This year is also my sister’s final year before going to university and normally she would be in school, but I was so lucky as the school gave her a few days off due to the cold weather and the icy road condition, so we did a lot of shopping and eating out together. Since I moved to the UK, I haven’t been able to connect with my sister as much, I can’t believe how fast my sister has grown from a little girl to a young lady. This made me realise how much I have taken my family for granted and I really need to spend more time to care for them while I still got the chance.
Hiya, it has been a while again. It’s almost Christmas now and I thought I really need to update my blog before 2018. I was supposed to post this way earlier, but I have been involved in a car accident so everything has been delayed at the moment.
Anyway, let’s talk about my trip to Ghent. Last month Tim was finally on leave and I had a little break from studying and work, so we had a mini trip to Ghent and then he flew to Hong Kong with me for a week. We started from the Netherland in the afternoon, and it was already dark when we arrived Ghent. It was freezing cold and raining, and I was desperate for a toilet. I thought we were just walking into this CASTLE to borrow a toilet (no big deal haha), and here comes to the biggest surprise……Tim booked this AMAZING hotel for the night and I had NO IDEA!!! Seriously this person is the sweetest !!! I swear it is the most beautiful hotel I have ever stayed in, the decors are so beautiful with a stunning view of city.
After we settled in our room, we went out for dinner and took a little stroll in the city. Ghent is hands down the most romantic and beautiful place I have ever been to, the city is surrounded by medieval architecture and streets. I felt like I was walking in a fairy tale or Harry Potter’s story.
Next day, we started the day with this sweetest coffee in my life, and we pretty much spent the whole day eating and wandering around the city. Tim also found this building on the beer bottle, haha! It was such a shame that we didn’t have enough time to stay longer in Ghent, but we said to each other we will definitely go back again ! I can only imagine how beautiful it will be in summer.
After Ghent, Tim stayed in Hong Kong to see his family for a week and he had a hair cut to become cool again, haha. We also did a hike from Tung Chung to Big Budda, Ngong Ping. Seriously, it was the toughest hike in my life. I am extremely proud of us for completing it !
Before I end this post and disappear for another month again, I would like to wish whoever is reading this a very happy Christmas and New Year !!!
Hello there, how are you doing! Today it’s been quite productive for me so far. I have finished all the items on my today’s plan, so I have got all the afternoon and evening FREE ….So I thought I need to update my blog. If you are following me on Facebook or Instagram, you probably know that I went to Paris for 3 days with my boyfriend Tim. I had a rather rough time since June, Tim was really sweet and decided to treat me with a little getaway holiday in Paris. This was my first time to visit Paris, I had a great time there overall. Paris is a really beautiful city and it was packed with tourists, but that’s what you get in July. When we were shopping around Champs Elysees, we went into this most beautifully decorated Abercrombie and Fitch store I have ever seen in my life. Also, the weather was really nice, not to mention the French food. My best memory was definitely the afternoon we spent just seating around Jardin des Tuileries, watching the sun goes down and not to worry about anything else. Tim’s friend Danny has also met us to show us around and he recommended us a few places for food, which all turned out amazing! Anyway, I will definitely go back to Paris again when I had the chance! Tonight I will catch up more episodes of True Detective S2, this is officially my favourite series now. I can’t wait for the S3 to be filmed. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Leah, xx.