HKDay1180: 闘魂!(とうこん)Fighting Spirit!

今日沢山な事をやりました!自分の事も会社の事も!そして、ジョギングしまして、残業しました!

今天搞了好多事。早上做了房子的Valuation,之后把博客写好,做公司的事,跑步之后晚上继续回公司开会。

“You just gotta keep going and fighting for everything, and one day you’ll get to where you want.” Naomi Osaka

Lunch (and dinner)! and catching up on yesterday's news!
Lunch (and dinner)! and catching up on yesterday’s news!
More or less ready!
More or less ready!
Poster looks great on LCD screens!
Poster looks great on LCD screens!
DIY... At least I know these cables are of good quality! Cat 6A! Remind me of good old days learning to crimp cables!
DIY… At least I know these cables are of good quality! Cat 6A! Remind me of good old days learning to crimp cables!
This blood pressure machine is really awesome!
This blood pressure machine is really awesome!

HKDay1178: Family Weekend!

今日週末は家族と一緒にいました。よく休みました!

今天周末可以在家里和家人好好休息。也带了小宝去早教玩了。

“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.” Buddha

Lucas exploring sounds...
Lucas exploring sounds…
Lucas Day 460: playing in the play gym for kids!
Lucas Day 460: playing in the play gym for kids!

HKDay1177: Back to Shanghai

今日やっ等Shanghaiに帰りまして、よく休みました!

今天终于回到上海了!好好休息睡到自然醒!然后开始写博客!准备回去继续冲刺!加油!

“A holiday is an opportunity to journey within. It is also a chance to chill, to relax. It is when I switch on my rest mode.” Prabhas

Lucas Day 459!
Lucas Day 459!

HKDay1168-1176 Japan Tour!


HKDay1168-Lucas’ first trip!

Travelled from Singapore to Shanghai to meet then took the plane later from Shanghai to Osaka! Japan Airlines was pretty good and a quick 2 hour journey made it easy for Lucas. 

Got 2 ICOCA transit cards to use in addition to the 2 SUICA travel cards we already have to train to the nearest station at 日本桥 (Nihombashi) before lugging all the luggage to the AirBnb apartment! 

Small but at least its home for the next 2 days!

Quick home made dinner in Shanghai before heading to Osaka Japan!
Quick home made dinner in Shanghai before heading to Osaka Japan!
Lucas day 450. otw to airport!
Lucas day 450. otw to airport!
Lucas day 450. Otw to Osaka!
Lucas day 450. Otw to Osaka!

HKDay1169- Universal Studios Japan!

Slept pretty late last night so could not reach USJ until about noon. Glad that we went later and we had a the privilege of using the waiting room while queuing. Making the wait shorter thanks to baby Lucas.

Enjoyed the rides especially Harry Potter, Minions and took Lucas to the carousel where he took 2 rides! 旋转木马🎠 makes his day!

Universal Studios Japan!
Universal Studios Japan!
Lucas Day 451 playing the carousel on USJ!
Lucas Day 451 playing the carousel on USJ!
Tourist Trap at Nihombashi (日本橋), Kobe beef that is expensive and not nice. The one in Kyoto is much better and cheaper!
Tourist Trap at Nihombashi (日本橋), Kobe beef that is expensive and not nice. The one in Kyoto is much better and cheaper!

HKDay1170- Osaka to Kyoto

Taking the 新幹線the trip to Kyoto was pretty smooth thanks to the short journey and we arrived Kyoto in the late afternoon. It helped that we stayed near Kyoto Station at Daiwa Hotel.

Explored the city and I actually like the Edo-era feel of Japan. Also realised Kyoto tower is just at the station.

At Osaka Station to go to Kyoto!
At Osaka Station to go to Kyoto!
On the train from Osaka to Kyoto!
On the train from Osaka to Kyoto!
Lucas Day 452 at Kyoto Tower!
Lucas Day 452 at Kyoto Tower!

1171- 清水寺

Did some visiting along the tourist route to temple and streets of 锦市场. Nothing especially attractive to me.

Exploring 清水寺!
Exploring 清水寺!
Lucas Day 453 at 清水寺!
Lucas Day 453 at 清水寺!
Exploring 锦市场!
Exploring 锦市场!

1172- Kyoto to Fujikawako 河口湖

Went from Kyoto station via Shinkansen to 三島then by bus to Fujikawako then finally to Kukuna Hotel. Nice Hawaiian style ryokan to let you relax in the hot spring water from Mt. Fuji with the view of the magnificent mountain! 

I enjoyed it quite a lot and I spent some time in the spring looking at Mt Fuji and reflecting on things to do moving forward with family and self.

Lucas Day 454 on Shinkansen from Kyoto to 三島!q
Lucas Day 454 on Shinkansen from Kyoto to 三島!
Enjoying the view of Mt. Fuji at Fujikawako 河口湖!
Enjoying the view of Mt. Fuji at Fujikawako 河口湖!

1173- Tokyo まで!

Trip to Japan is not complete without going to Tokyo, but first its shopping at Outlet at Gotemba before heading over to the city reaching 六本木(Roppongi)station by night.

Lucas Day 455! Nice Breakfast at Kukuna enjoying the view and onsen before the hustle to outlet store later then to Tokyo!
Lucas Day 455! Nice Breakfast at Kukuna enjoying the view and onsen before the hustle to outlet store later then to Tokyo!
Another shot of Mt Fuji again! I like this place quite a lot especially the view and the air!
Another shot of Mt Fuji again! I like this place quite a lot especially the view and the air!

1174- Shopping

Spent the day shopping at Isetan, Takashimaya and the likes. 

Lucas Day 456! Shopped too much! A night shot with Tokyo tower in the backdrop!
Lucas Day 456! Shopped too much! A night shot with Tokyo tower in the backdrop!

1175- More Shopping

Checked out hotel; and did more shopping before shifting to Odaiba at night. A better hotel and more convenient to go to Narita the next day.

Dinner at authentic crab restaurant! 蟹道乐!
Dinner at authentic crab restaurant! 蟹道乐!
Lucas Day 457! Exploring the Crab Restaurant!
Lucas Day 457! Exploring the Crab Restaurant!

1176- Odaiba to Narita

Wanted to visit the statue of liberty in Odaiba however we were too late and did not want to risk missing the bus to Narita. Hence we reached the airport early and did even more shopping there. Bought some snacks and my favourite 白い恋人!

When we reached Shanghai, I was so surprised we could fit all into the taxi. Saved money for another taxi!

Lucas Day 458! The luggage helper!
Lucas Day 458! The luggage helper!


HKDay0546: Florence and Rome!

Started the day going to Basicilica of Saint Mary of The Flower and saw the David’s statue from David and Goliath!!! Always an inspiration for me to remeber not to be afraid to take on someone bigger, stronger than i am.

Florence!!!

Florence!!!

Statue of Dante, marking the beginning of the French Revolution

Statue of Dante, marking the beginning of the French Revolution

Basicilica of Saint Mary of The Flower

Basicilica of Saint Mary of The Flower

Basicilica of Saint Mary of The Flower

Basicilica of Saint Mary of The Flower

I finally get to meet David!!!  Inspired by David and Goliath! Not to be afraid to take down people bigger, stronger than you are.    Statue by Michelangelo shows him in position to use the sling against Goliath!

I finally get to meet David!!! Inspired by David and Goliath! Not to be afraid to take down people bigger, stronger than you are. Statue by Michelangelo shows him in position to use the sling against Goliath!

Another shot of David in wide angle lens

Another shot of David in wide angle lens

Once in a lifetime visit to the Vatican!!!

Once in a lifetime visit to the Vatican!!!


Making 3 wishes at the wishing fountain!!!

Making 3 wishes at the wishing fountain!!!


Italian Gelato!!!

Italian Gelato!!!


Visiting the colosseum!!!

Visiting the colosseum!!!

Visiting the colosseum!!!

Visiting the colosseum!!!

HKDay0545: Venice!!!

Reached Italy late last night and am going to Venice today! Going to try their squid ink spaghetti for lunch too!!! Then off to leaning tower of Pisa before heading to hotel for a rest for tomorrow!

Exploring Venice!!!

Exploring Venice!!!

Exploring Venice!!!

Exploring Venice!!!

Exploring Venice!!!

Exploring Venice!!!

Marco Polo Square!!!

Marco Polo Square!!!

Exploring Venice on a Gondola!!!

Exploring Venice on a Gondola!!!

Exploring Venice on a Gondola!!!

Exploring Venice on a Gondola!!!

Exploring Venice on a Gondola!!!

Exploring Venice on a Gondola!!!

Glass making factory tour!!!

Glass making factory tour!!!

Exploring Canal Grande on a yacht!

Exploring Canal Grande on a yacht!

Squid ink spaghetti lunch!!!

Squid ink spaghetti lunch!!!

Leaning tower of Pisa!!!

Leaning tower of Pisa!!!


Leaning tower of Pisa!!!

Leaning tower of Pisa!!!


Leaning tower of Pisa!!!

Leaning tower of Pisa!!!

HKDay0543: On the way to Germany!

Today we are going to Germany and going Interlaken and Lucerne. Also passed through Liechtenstein!!! Really miss Switzerland!!!

A view i could get used to!!!

A view i could get used to!!!

Breakfast!!!

Breakfast!!!

On the way to Interlaken

On the way to Interlaken

Interlaken town sight seeing!!!

Interlaken town sight seeing!!!

Interlaken town sight seeing!!!

Interlaken town sight seeing!!!

Interlaken town sight seeing!!!

Interlaken town sight seeing!!!

Interlaken town sight seeing!!!

Interlaken town sight seeing!!!

Exploring Lucerne!!!

Exploring Lucerne!!!

Exploring Lucerne!!!

Exploring Lucerne!!!

Exploring Lucerne!!!

Exploring Lucerne!!!

Exploring Lucerne!!!

Exploring Lucerne!!!

Exploring Lucerne!!!

Exploring Lucerne!!!

Swans!!!

Swans!!!

Exploring Lucerne!!!

Exploring Lucerne!!!

Exploring Lucerne!!!

Exploring Lucerne!!!

I found a Swan nest!!!

I found a Swan nest!!!

Swan and duck feeding!!!

Swan and duck feeding!!!

The Lion of Lucerne, Lion Monument.

The Lion of Lucerne, Lion Monument.

Liechtenstein!!!

Liechtenstein!!!

Liechtenstein!!!

Liechtenstein!!!

Dinner here!

Dinner here!


Exploring streets of Fussen, Germany

Exploring streets of Fussen, Germany

Exploring streets of Fussen, Germany

Exploring streets of Fussen, Germany

HKDay542: To Switzerland Jungfrau 少女峰!

On the way from France to Switzerland’s famous Jungfrau 少女峰! 

Starting off with huge breakfast since lunch will be very late!

Starting off with huge breakfast since lunch will be very late!

After 5-6 hours... nearing the mountains...

After 5-6 hours… nearing the mountains…

Awesome view!!!

Awesome view!!!

Awesome view!!!

Awesome view!!!


Lunch here

Lunch here

Touring Jungfrau!!!

Touring Jungfrau!!!


Touring Jungfrau!!!

Touring Jungfrau!!!


Ice palace!

Ice palace!


So nice and rainy!!!

So nice and rainy!!!


On the streets of Switzerland!!!

On the streets of Switzerland!!!


Room is awesome with view of the Alps!!!

Room is awesome with view of the Alps!!!


Room is awesome with view of the Alps!!!

Room is awesome with view of the Alps!!!


Dinner is Cheese Fondue and Rostti!!!

Dinner is Cheese Fondue and Rostti!!!