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The small things in life in a few paragraphs and snapshots

Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

One of my favorite filter in my Olympus EP3 is Dramatic Tone, which accentuates colors in, well, a dramatic way. I took this when wandering around Taikang Road in Shanghai, China. It is the window of an art shop that has become a go-to place if I ever return there.

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Postcard from Shanghai

Hello there 🙂

I hope all is well with you and you got past Monday unscathed 😀

I missed last Friday’s note! I was in Shanghai and had a great time with my friend who showed me around the city. I took lots of photos and sharing some of them here. Since I’ve got quite a few, I’m gonna let the pictures tell the story of my trip. On Saturday, another lovely friend took me to see Hangzhou. So, this Friday, I’ll send the second note of the week with snapshots from Hangzhou.

Here are the pictures. Have a great working week to all (and happy birthday to my good friend RA and Mr Goofiest in the world).

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The Tea House at Yuyuan Garden

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This art shop at Taikang Road is now my favorite in the world. I had to restrain myself not to buy so many cute accessories!

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Rum raisin cheese cake! The cafe’s name is Glismatten, at Taikang Road. They also serve some really good tea. And I love the mug too.

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I stood for about an hour at a good spot to make sure I got good night photos of the buildings across the Bund. It was pretty crowded with people.

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The clock tower of the Custom House at the Bund

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A giant alluminum (?) ball at Shanghai Art Museum. I’m not sure what the artist wants to convey, but it looks good on my camera.

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A statue at Jade Buddha Temple. You can see that it’s a bit out of focus. It is a big tall statue, I had to use zoom and held the camera up, so hands were pretty shaky.

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A closer look at the Pearl Tower the second night.

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The Matching Game

Hello again 😃 –> if you only see a tiny box, I’m telling you now that that is me with a wide grin on my face

Isn’t August a lovely month? 😃 People get to go on vacations. Kids are happy having more time with their parents. Couples get romantic holidays. And it’s blue sky and glorious sun everyday. Well, the heat (and the mosquitos!) can be too much sometimes in Jakarta. But, other than that all is good.

How are you doing? I am sensing that many are very busy at work. I hope everything works out well for you and your goals are achieved. Just take good care of yourself, physically and…mentally. Healthy inside and outside. That is very important.

The past week is Iedul Fitri holiday week. So, I got to stay home having lots of sleep, food, and tv. Basically fattening myself. My only achievement is completing reading a book. I am behind target on reading by a couple of books. So, I need to catch up. I have another one I am starting now and I hope I can finish it within this month.

Anyway, I’m going to be traveling beginning next week. First stop will be Belitung Islands Aug 28-30. Next will be Bali Sep 4-6. Then I will be off to Ho Chi Minh City Sep 11-13 and will end the tour by checking out on how my best friend in Shanghai is doing and meet up with a lovely friend on Sep 20-23.

Now, quiz time again! You know the places I am going to. So, I have four pictures representing those places. Match the pictures clockwise with the places. Easy. Coffee’s on me for the first one with correct answer (virtual coffee of course, unless you manage to be in one of those places when I’m there hehe).

Here are the pictures. Have a lovely weekend!

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Cheers,
Grace

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