Saturday, 24 July 2010

Top 10 thing to do in Paris

I know Paris was last year!! But I kinda just sorted out all my holiday pics cause was uploading it on FB.... I actually wanted to do this long time ago.... but didn't get around doing it..... so here is my list of top 10 things to do in Paris after my 2 weeks stay in Paris end of last year =)

1) Visit the Eiffel Tower

This is a must in Paris *duh!!* It represents Paris!! Need I say more?

2) Visit Louvre Museum

If you know me, you know that I am not the kind of person to go to the Museum but this is one museum you have to go to just because of......


I actually didn't go into the museum this time round cause this is my 3rd time in Paris and I have went in once during my first visit back in 1st year uni!! The Louvre is also made even more popular by the Da Vinci Code book/movie.

3) Visit Notre Dame Cathedral

Remember the movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame? The lead role of the movie is that ugly and hunch back bell ringer in Notre Dame. And because of this story (which was written years before the movie) they started restoring this cathedral!

4) Go see the Arc de Triomphe

One of the greatest arches in history! It is actually located at the end of Champs Elysees. You can also go up to the observatory at the top of the arc but I didn't do it this time too cause I've done it once.

The Arc de Triomphe is engraved with names of generals who commanded French troops during Napoleon's regime

5) Walk down Champs Elysees

While you are at Arc de Triomphe, you must walk down Champs Elysees which is the most prestigious and most famous street in Paris and possibly in the whole world!! This street is where the cinemas, theaters, cafes and luxury shops are!

I walked up and down Champs Elysees almost everyday when I was there cause we stayed 10 minutes away from it but I did not take many photos of the street and those few that I took were blur!!

6) Buy a Louis Vuitton

When you think of Paris, you will think of LV!! Or at least I do =P It is really worth it =) 15-30% cheaper than the KL boutiques after tax rebate and depending on exchange rate!! Which is great because the LV prices will only go up and there's never sale or discounts!! Sound like a good investment eh?? haha Plus won't go out of fashion and can use for many years or even generations!! Get a versatile one and you can use it for everywhere!!

Huge flagship store at Champs Elysees

7) Enjoy Laduree Macarons

How can I not put in this as one of the Top 10 things to do when my sis said that if you don't eat the Laduree Macarons in Paris, its as if you did not go to Paris!! Laduree is the most famous tea house in Paris for macarons. The other one is Pierre Herme!

In Gossip Girls, Chuck Bass made every girl envious by flying to Paris to buy Blair her favourite Laduree Macarons!! So Lo-man-tik but only rich ah joe like him can do such things la!! haha I used to like Chuck but at the end of season 2 he has done so many despicable things that I can't declare my love for him.... so I can only secretly love him =(

Anyway, back to Laduree, it's also situated in Champs Elysees further down from LV

8) Have French Food

French cuisine is widely held to be the best, most refined food in the world!! So it is a must to try as many of the renown french food **SLURP SLURP**

For appetizers the more popular ones are French onion soup, escargots and foie gras terrine with toast

French onion soup


Foie Gras terrines

For mains, besides beef which can be either steaks, stew or roast, another popular savoury dish is duck confit.


Duck Confit

As for desserts, creme brulee is a must!! Besides that do try profiteroles and crepes

Creme brulee



9) You must have PAN FRIED foie gras

Pan fried foie gras is the best!!!!! It's not easy to find especially in the more reasonably priced restaurants/cafe in Paris!! Yes, I searched high and low for it!! They usually have the terrine or pate foie gras but not the pan fried one.... Of course all the posh and expensive restaurants will have la... but we can't afford those especially the Michelin Star restaurants!!

But when you find it and eat it, it is the best thing that you have ever put in your mouth =D
Was so happy I finally found my pan fried foie gras on the last day!! It was soooo good that I ordered another plate!! =D Even the waiter was shocked! haha

Pan fried foie gras

It really deserves 2 thumbs up!! =D

10) Try French Pastries

Besides macarons and all those desserts mentioned above, you must not miss out on a visit to the local bakeries!! One of the most popular french pastries is mille feuilles which was really good - one of my fav among all french patries (the other one is croissant - simple and yet delicious esp with fresh cream!! YUMZ). Other french pastries you should try are eclairs, fruit tarts and mousse au chocolate

Alright alright.... so this is my top 10 list..... what's yours?

Friday, 23 July 2010

Meet my Pinky Blingberry

Wow!! It's been a long time since I last blogged **Opsie!!**
But am seriously very busy at work and also with other things....
But I've got active back on FB since I got my BB =D

Look what I did to it!! A total sex change!! From a manly blackberry to a cute pretty and sweet pinky blingberry!! =D I lovey my phone =D


Back - I designed this myself and stick it one by one =D

Rainbow keypad lights!!

Clearer shot of how gorgeous the rainbow light is!!

Oh and you know what? I am now officially addicted to COFFEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I seriously think of it everyday.... should I make a cup of coffee?? should I go starbucks to get a cup of coffee?? And the answer is almost always yes!!