Clean up: remove multiple contacts from iphone

My tunes was synced with my brother’s contacts. I got 900 contacts from my usual 290 contacts. Imagine how dreadful it would be if i delete each contact manually! I googled for solutions but everything is just too complicated. I was given options like syncing it to google or yahoo and even outloook. I did but it didn’t work. I patiently googled again ’til finally one post mentioned about CLEAN UP. It did perfectly the job! I was able to delete multiple and duplicate contacts! Hoooraay!! Try it!

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Tell the musicians to play action music, ‘coz it’s on!

Your story may not have such a happy beginning but that doesn’t make you who you are, it is the rest of your story, who you choose to be.

RATE: 9.5/10!!!!

The Dragon Warrior, Po, has been living his awesome life by protecting the village along with the Furious 5. Po’s reign of awesomeness has been disrupted by a villain armed with metallic weapons and gunpowder setting out to rule China. Po was distracted by a vague memory of his mother and the truth that he was an adopted son by his dad, the goose. Po fought for the truth of his past and fought against the newly invented deadly metallic weapons and brought peace back to China. Most importantly, Kungfu was saved by Po. The movie depicted lessons of family, friendship and loyalty. It was simply about finding the “inner peace” taught by master Shifu. It totally helped Po fight over his melancholy and take over the villain, Shen.

The punchlines were funny but I knew it could have been better. So I’ll wait for the 3rd installment

IT was the funniest movie I’ve seen so far this year. I can see Jack Black’s facial expression mounted on Po’s face! I’ve always loved pandas and Po was just so adorable! I like this one better than the first.

SHENZHEN: Splendid China

splendid china

SPLENDID CHINA is a replica of China’s famous historical spots and customs. It is similar to Window of the World  but focuses more on China. Splendid China not only showcases China’s historical architecture and scenic spots but it also showcases China’s custom in their Folk Village.

I find it amazing having the whole of China at my gaze. Splendid China showed me China in just 2 hours. A day in Splendid China would have been better. From buildings to 1:1 replicas of houses and the 1:15 replica of great wall, it was china within our reach indeed!

HOW TO GET THERE:

By Subway:

From Hongkong take MTR line to Lo Wu Border (Jordan-Lo Wu)
Take Shenzhen Subway Line 1 and get off at “Huaqiaocheng” (Overseas Chinese Town) station. Get out of Exit D to reach there.

By Taxi:
If you take a cab from the railway station, the fare is CNY45 or so.
If you take a cab from the airport, the fare is CNY80 or so.

Splendid China:

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SHENZHEN: Window of the World

smile!

Window of the World in Shenzhen is a replica park of famous sites in the world. The Eiffel tower which is a 1:3 ratio of original one in Paris is the most visible reproduction. Aside from the Eiffel tower, WOW also showcases The Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps of Rome, Lazio of Italy, A typical landscape of Holland, with windmills and tulips, Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, Egypt, The Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt and a lot more.

They got different relicas for each region with a ratio of 1:3, 1:5,1:15. My favorite replicas were the windmills and the pyramids. They also have a replica of Angel Falls and The Alps which also has a skiing adventure at an additional cost.

WOW-my 2008 visit

Admission Fee: CNY 140

Opening hours: 9AM-7:30PM

HOW TO GET THERE:

*From Hongkong By Subway::

Take the subway line to Lo Wu Border. Cross the Border (needs China VISA)  Then Take Shenzhen Metro Line 1 and get off at Shijiezhichuang (Window of the World) station  

an easier map MTR planner from Jordan (we were staying at BP International Hotel)

Train Jordan to Lo Wu

-52 minutes

-interchange at Prince Edward (Tiu Keng Leng)

-interchange at Kowloon Tong (Lo Wu)

*Within Shenzhen-By Public Bus:

From the railway station, take sightseeing bus 1 or bus no.101
From the airport, take bus 327 to Window of the World directly.

What to expect:

replicas

List of Replicas

Travel TIPS:

  • Entering Shenzhen needs a VISA secure a VISA in Hongkong or your country before going. Some Travel Agency also offers group VISAs for 100HKD.
  • To save time in Window of the World, You can actually ride the trolley which costs around 30CNY, there are also bikes for rent.
  • Always bring an umbrella and some water.
  • Check travelguidechina-shenzhen for tips and questions.
  • Always carry a map and take not of the Chinese translation of the MTR stations, Window of The World or other landmarks in case you get lost and you need to take the taxi.

a day in MACAU

everything in Macau

Macau in one day!

Finally visited MACAU! One day seemed too short for a city too awesome!

And take note, MACAU doesn’t need a Visa so no hassle at all!

HOW TO GET TO MACAU:

By plane

By Ferry from Kowloon or Hongkong Island

Kowloon-China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui. We were staying at BP International Hotel so we just walked to the terminal. You can actually choose from First ferry, Cotai Jet or TurboJet. Fares would range from 138-275 HK$. We took the First Ferry. When we got to a terminal, someone offered us 270 HK$ for a round trip ticket with First Ferry and the ticket allows night sailing too.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

this is our itineray, there were slight changes though

going to Macau

Macau to Hongkong (Avenue of Stars)

HOW TO TOUR AROUND

Free Shuttle Buses

Hop on free shuttle buses found outside the 2 ferry Terminals, Macau Ferry Terminal and Taipa Ferry Terminal.

Buses

Bus fare is MOP3.2 for all routes within the city and MOP4.2 to Taipa and Coloane Island. Prepare MOP coins if you’re planning to take the bus

Tips on getting around 

PLACES TO GO

Shops at the Canal

Venetian Hotel Macau

How to get there: free shuttle service from Taipa or Macau Ferry Terminals and there are free shuttle services going to the Ferry Terminals too

Time to Spend: An hour for pictures and tour would be fine but if you want to try the Gondola, it takes a bit longer.

Food: They have their own food court. A perfect lunch for 55 HK$!

TIPS:

Register at their Casino and you can have 100HK$ for free

Gondola rides at 108 HK$ and their Gondoliers really sing like angels!

SHOPPING. If you have enough money, perfect!

They also have an awesome lobby!

They also have theatre shows, Zaia and Cirque de Soleil

—I added this place to my bucket list… even for a one night stay at this place! 2 hours we spent there was too short! This place was totally awesome, I haven’t been to venice but with their Gondola ride, I feel I’m halfway there!

City of Dreams

inside the City of Dreams

How to get there: shuttle bus from Macau or Taipa Ferry Terminal, Shuttle bus from Venetian Hotel or Taxi if you’re within Taipa.

Time to spend: an hour or two. check the schedule for the bubble shows and dancing water

Hotels: Hard Rock, Hyatt and Crown Twer

Shows: Bubble Show or Dancing water only for 32 HK$!!

TIPS:

Register at their Casino with your Bubble Show or Dancing Water ticket!

Check the show schedules first before coming here to save time

Visit Hard Rock!

–I love its interiors, so modern, so unique amd they have a huge digital aquarium at the lobby. Like Venetian, Shops are also everywhere from Gucci to Armani, they are simply tempting!

–BUBBLE SHOW was really nice! it was like a huge aquarium. We didn’t get to see the dancing water but I saw trailers of it from our boat ride and it looks unique. a must try!

Senado square with bros

Largo De Senado (Senado Square)

How to get there: Shuttle bus of Grand Hotel Lisboa or Metropole then walk to Senado Square

TIPS:

Try their Egg tarts! They are so delicious! Look for Margaret Cafe..

You can have cheap shopping to at their little alleys but Hong Kong shopping is way way cheaper

Visit also St. Domingo’s Church and the Cathedral

St. Paul ruins

St. Paul Ruins, Macau Museum, Camoes garden and Monte Fortress

How to get there: Walk from Senado Square, they got signs going to St. Paul Ruins. Macau Museum and Monte Fortress are also near.

TIPS:

Uphill is the Macau Museum

This place is perfect for a photoshoot!

Fisherman’s wharf

How to get there: Walking distance from Macau Ferry Terminal

TIPS:

I haven’t been here so just refer to this Fisherman’s Wharf.

For Other Macau Tips also check:

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/macau/

http://tommyooi.com/macau-attractions/

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MACAU: i love free shuttle services!

One of the best experience I had with Macau is getting to the right places at the shortest time with their free hotel shuttle services! As long as you know where the Ferry Terminals are, everything is just a piece of cake! A day or two and you’ll get to have a full view of this amazing city.

HOW TO ENJOY FREE SHUTTLE RIDES?

Once you get into Macau always, ALWAYS grab a MAP. Check if it’s the English one. By Ferry, you’ll reach Macau through 2 ferry terminals. One is Taipa Terminal which is near Venetian Hotel and City of Dreams and the other one is the Macau Ferry Terminal.

from the wires

MACAU FERRY TERMINAL

Free Shuttle buses are found just right out side. From the terminal turn left and look for the BUSES. We found Venetian Macau’s Bus across so we have to cross through their subway. Fisherman’s wharf is also just a walking distance from the Macau Ferry Terminal. You can always have it first on your itinerary. To get to Sands Hotel which is also around 5-10 minutes away from the ferry, take the shuttle for Sands Hotel then you can always take a shuttle back to Macau Ferry Terminal to go to other hotels.

from the wires

TAIPA FERRY TERMINAL

Taipa Ferry Terminal is in Taipa, Macau which is also near the airport. It is quite smaller than the Macau Ferry Terminal. The shuttle buses are just right across the terminal. Venetian Hotel, Cotai Strip and City of dreams are aroud 10-15 minutes from this Terminal. From the Hotels you can also enjoy their free shuttle rides to Taipa Ferry Terminal or to the Macau Ferry Terminal.

TIPS:

  • Always have an itinerary to save time. If you reach Macau through Taipa Ferry Terminal it is best to tour around the nearest hotels first like Venetian and City of Dreams. Check online for the schedules of the theatre shows for Venetian and City of Dreams.
  • Always have a printout for the hotel names with their chinese translation to be easier to guide the taxi drivers in case you get lost or you can’t find the shuttle buses. Maps are also very helpful.
  • Shuttle buses are usually found at the same entrance as where you are dropped.
  • Before getting in the shuttle buses, always check if you’re on the right bus. They usually have LED signs in front with their destinations.

Free shuttle of Venetian Macau

SHANGHAI: strolling Nanjing Road all by myself

shopping, WALKING and WALKING, contemplating in Nanjing Road

This blog is probably two years late, but whatever Nanjing Road gave me is still worthy to be told. Our hotel (which by the way I totally forgot the name–i think it’s ramada plaza or radisson) is at the east end of Nanjing Road. It’s just a walking distance to the trolley’s loading/unloading area and it’s one block away from People’s Square.

i forgot the name of our hotel. SAREEEE

We came home late from Xin Tian Di the first day so I started walking around Nanjing early the next day. I was too excited to even notice it was 16-18° C cold. I got curious with Nanjing Road’s distance that I took the trolley first. I thought it was for free but they asked 2 CNY from us so I just kept the ignorance to myself. The sign was in english and I can’t believe I failed to notice!

all by myself ^____^

The Pedestrian street is about 3.7 KM. I enjoyed my trolley ride and hesitated to walk back. I found Mango and Zara right after I got off the trolley and felt that I was in heaven! On my hike back to the east side, I came across several branded stores and not so branded stores. I think the West Side got the more expensive ones than the East side. After passing Century Square, there were already a lot of Shops or Malls. They seem to be connected with each other. I was only amazed with their Watsons which really got cheaper beauty products, bags, scrubs than the Watsons here in cebu. Reaching the East side, just behind our hotel was an array of food stalls. I tried their street food and realized that was all I got for lunch. I bought enough strawberries and “kiamoy” to last me a day. The food was cheap but the Coke from McDo tastes different.

Nanjing Road looks better at night. Well, I love everything at night. Their buildings look different with the lightings. Century Square also has amazing lights. At that time, there were more people shopping at night.

I think that was all that I could remember. I find this blog unhelpful with missing out a lot of details. I’m putting pictures to the missing words instead. I guess at that time, I wasn’t really planning to create a travel blog. Lesson learned, always blog travels the soonest!

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Pandora’s BOX

everything is cool with me.
I don’t settle for all the negativities but I do acknowledge them my life has its own way of coping up and wallowing into whatever isn’t there or whatever i don’t have is just a waste of time.

Recently, I’m slowly having my life back. No distractions, no one telling me what looks good and what doesn’t, nobody there to feed me with negativities about life, school and everyone else. Life is simple. My life is simple. I live mine, you live yours and we’ll live harmoniously.

I don’t have time either to wallow in guilt, looking back on things I did and didn’t. There wasn’t much to be guilty about. I don’t believe in karma and even if karma is on her way to get me, she’ll have to do a better job at it. I dodge bullets. I dodge karma. Speaking of bullets, YES, i’d catch a bullet for you. I did catch a bullet for you. I’d to rewind that part. I seem to confuse myself with that too. Bullets, grenades, karma. Come and get me if you can.

I don’t want to sound bitter nor sound outright. Just wanted to pour some thoughts into this reverie. Perhaps, it’ll help me with the “nothing” i chose from all or nothing. Yes. I deserve all. not less. Regrets, they come and go and sometimes I just ignore them. I did what I have to do. I wasted my time and wasted someone else’s too. I lost a year and a half. I love to get that back.

I figured out something simple today. It’s just too much if I say it here.

So on the more brighter side, It’s almost finals. YEY. not!

And no, I am not currently seeing anyone.

ILO-ILO stopover: biscocho haus

BISCOCHO HAUS:
Home of the original delicious biscocho! A must try in ilo-ilo. Other than biscocho they also have pastillas, peanut turon, merengue and a lot more!

SM ilo-ilo has a stall near national bookstore and mc donalds. The original biscocho haus is located in lopez jaena st ilo-ilo city.