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The Extraordinary...

What do you think this is?
Coral of some sort?! Nah... not close at all, but I'll call this a coral on dry land. This is a photo of a shrub in its frozen condition. This happaned 2 weeks ago in Ada - an Ice Storm of the decade!!

More photos of the ice storm in Ada Page

My Footprints So Far...

Born in Malaysia ...

Lived in New Zealand for 10.5 years. Although being a Wellingtonion for all these time, South Island has always been my favourite island... the sceneries are just amazing. If you have limited time during your visit, I would recommend spending most (or all) of your time there and allow for at least 10-12 days (but the more the merrier..haha...)

This is Wellington - my home sweet home!

Hopping across the ditch to Australia was part of my "in between" trips when I fly between NZ & Malaysia.

Short holidays down under:
Brisbane/Gold Coast
Kangaroo Island

This is where I am now... Ada in Ohio, USA.

I moved here in September 2004 since my husband took up the assistant professor job @ Ohio Northern University.

I'll exploring this country when time & $$$ permits. My exploration so far...
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA
Chicago, IL
Lafayette, LA
New Orleans, LA
Put-in-Bay, OH
Houston, TX
Memphis, TN
Hawaii, HI
Cleveland, OH
Pittsburgh, PA
Niagara Falls, NY

Japan trip 2006

Went on a 8-days tour in June on the way to Malaysia. Our little boy, 11 months old, went "backpacking" with us. No one ever told us how much luggage space the little one needs!! Anyway, he was amazing and was extremely corporative. And very lucky boy to start his travel at this young age.

Year of the Rat

The Chinese New Year's celebration lasts for 15 days (7-21 February 2008). Chinese populated countries, particularly in Asia, will be swamped with the busy & joyous atmosphere. Red is used as the most auspicious colour, while the decoration may have a blessing or good wish.

Red packets are every child's delight @ Chinese New Year! The Chinese give money inside red envelopes which are decorated with lucky symbols or Chinese characters. These are known as Hung Bao (in Mandarin) or Lai Si (in Cantonese). At Chinese New Year these are given by married couples to children / unmarried people. The symbolic giving of the money represents a wish for fortune and wealth in the coming year.

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    Oct 19, 2010 at 5:41 AM

    Hello, Mien! Hereby I woud just like to wish you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY and all the best! It would be great to stay in touch with youm if you want that also. Best regards from Jasmina from Belgrade.

  • GracesTrips's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2007 at 12:50 PM

    Happy Birthday, Mien! ENJOY your day!

  • MikeStarr5's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2007 at 5:42 AM

    Many Happy Returns on your birthday from Mike and Shelley in sunny "Barking Town" in East London UK

  • Mikebond's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2007 at 1:06 AM

    Happy birthday from Italy!

  • traveloturc's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2007 at 11:54 PM

    Happy birthday to you from Istanbul/Turkiye..I wish that you realize all your dreams...good luck ...

  • anagrettel's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2007 at 7:06 PM

    Birthday geetings from México. Wishing you a nice day and more happy travels! Your son is adorable! =)

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2006 at 11:20 PM

    Happy Birthday Mien, best wishes and happy travels, cheers from NZ

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2006 at 8:18 PM

    Happy Birthday to you, enjoy your day and keep travelling.:-)

  • lina112's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2005 at 2:32 AM

    Birthday greetings from Spain, have a sweet day. Lina

  • allikat's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2005 at 12:58 AM

    Happy birthday Mien - wishing you a wonderful day :-)

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