Sunday, October 22, 2006

The little green creature

Found this little green thing outside my balcony today. Too hard for me to focus on it using my normal digital camera. And this is the funny shot that i took.

Wha are you? Why you face the camera to me???

I must stop you...

I'm attacking now...

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Happy Birthday

Was celebrating my housemate's birthday last monday. We cook togather and prepaired a simple but nice birthday party for her. Birthday's cake is a must. I like this one so much, the base is chiffon cake covered with fresh cream.The cream was just nice, not too much. What i like the most is the fruit's topping. Fruit's cake in autunm is the best, that's what my friend told me, and i think he was right about it. Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 20, 2006

Travel Diary:Belgium-Brussels

Town Hall

Stall selling painting at the Grand Palace

Grand Palace at night

It was a cool winter, without the annual ommegang (an historical procession at the beginning of July) and the biennial flower carpet , the Gand Palace in Brussels still appeared to be very impressive where the town square's sky line is dominated by Guild House, Town Hall and the King's house. As it is used to be described as "One of the most beatiful town squares in Europe, if not in the world", I'm sure it is worth visiting just to wander around and admire the beautiful building.

The restaurant street

The fresh mussels and oysters

Main course--Mussels!!

There is a street not far from the grand palace where seafood restaurants line up. It was pretty hard for three of us to make up our mind when all of them gave out the same offer, a cup of free wine, nice dining atmosphere next to the fire place. Finally we ended up dining in one of them. Connot tell whether we were making the right choice but that was really a nice dinner for us, enjoying the fresh and delicious mussels with belgian wine after a long journey.

The peeing boy

The girl version

Manneken Pis-The world famous peeing boy. According to the guide book there is a female version. However when we found it, it was abandoned, locked up in a cage. I could hardly have a snap on it through the gap.

Bound into these comic wall's painting when we wandering across the street. Actually they have a few cartoon character in painting or statue hidden in the town and you can follow a certain route to discover all of them.We din't try our luck but this is a pretty good idea in promoting tourism, isn't it?

Th Atomium

The Atomium-Built for the 1985 Brussels World's Fair (EXPO'58), the 103metre tall atomium monument represents a unit cellof an iron crystal,magnified 165 billion times. Another fascinating buiding besides Eiffel Tower cames from EXPO. Didn't have a chance to get inside because it still under rennovation for new oppening early this year.

A Belgian fruits' beer with Belgian chocolate is the best dessert we had before we fall into our dream land. The photo was taken with two dolls we bought as souvenier in Versailles.