Sunday, January 30, 2011

In China II: The China Pavilion & Christmas

 
So the China Trip continues- and it was Christmas Eve, 24/12/2010. :)

That morning, we went to visit the China Pavilion of Expo 2010. The China Pavilion was the only building left there, which is sad cuz i would love so much to visit other country's pavilion, especially the Switzerland's. Can't imagine how grand it was to have all the countries' pavilion all in one place.



 
Real size, and the mini model of the China Pav :)








Some of the features and attractions in the pavilion.  Loads of interesting things to see, but it would take me ages if I were to explain the attraction sites one by one. So for now pictures will do :)



However, I want to emphasize on this particular gallery called Children's Inspiration. It consists of 99 (if I'm not mistaken) art works of children from all around China, youngest among them are the 7 yr-olds, and it was really impressive. :) Some talented kids they've got there.




2 among some of my favorites. I forgot the theme, so the drawings might look meaningless and confusing.



Next, we went to the Century Park, which is also one of the famous attractions in Shang Hai. But oh my it was so cold out and we were all freezing, we couldn't even bother to enter the park to have a stroll in the cold wind. It would be amazingly beautiful though, when all the flowers bloom in spring. And there would be many activities held there. I know, because I read the brochure. :)



My soy bean drink, admiring the beautiful scenery outside the Century Park. :D




I love this picture. The background looks so European, so calm and romantic. What do you think? :)


Okay so after that, Daddy went back to the hotel for he couldn't stand the harsh wind blowing in his face anymore, while sis and I went shopping on our own.


Shopping mall packed with people doing Christmas shopping.



Christmas tree, made up of nothing but Ferrero Rocher chocolates. Oh my, oh my it looks so tasty! :)


 
And we were lucky enough to be there on time to watch this Christmas Fantasia show. It was awkward cuz the old guy on stage performed some lame tricks and the crowd was not supportive AT ALL. Think sis and I were the only ones who were clapping enthusiastically. ><

He looked a little nutty, and somehow a little insane, lol. And during his performance, he would scream out of nowhere something like "Ouuuu-wheeeeeeeeee!" really loudly and high-pitched, which was annoyingly funny.



After some small acts he pulled out a balloon and blew it up. Then look what he did.









LOL. The expression on his face, so annoying right! :)


 
 Scary people-jam in the subway on our way back to our hotel.




Met up with Daddy afterwards and had a bad Christmas eve dinner, lol. The chicken was salty, cold and hard, when we wanted so bad to have some hot dishes to eat. And the fish was full of bones, even though it tasted alright ):




After dinner, we went to Xin Tian Di, Shang Hai and took pictures with every Christmas tree we could find, lol. And I love the Christmas tree (in the picture below) best. :)


 
It's from a cake house named "I cake", with a heart on top of the I. :) It's something like our Taka here, but better.




And if you look closely, you can see that the ornaments on the tree is made up of cakes, which was outstandingly unique.




And then there was Starbucks, that I can't live without :) The exterior design is just so classy and sophisticated. Me likey. Me likey alot.




Vivi mag Jan 2011 issue, out already during Dec 2010 in China. Wth where as we get May issues in August, lol.



Then came the Christmas count down - loud, crowded, fun. It was an awesome night. :)




Daddy looking chic in his leather jacket, and us looking drunk. ;)

Wanted to combine a few days in this post but wow, writing about Christmas Eve took long enough. So I guess i'll stop here for now.




*Spoiler* China Trip Pt. 3 - Boring museum trip. Till then :))

With all the love,
Kxin

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