Friday, May 30, 2014

Regata Storica (Historic Regatta) Event 2013 in Venice, Italy

 Regata Storica (Historic Regatta) Event 2013 in Venice, Italy


1 September 2013 - Every time I travel to another country, I will try to see if there is any festival nearby where I can celebrate with the locals together. It will be great to get to watch a festival where cannot be found elsewhere, but only in that city or country.

During my trip to Venice this time, I managed to check out Regata Storica (Historic Regatta), the famous gondola race along the Grand Canal, one of the major water-traffic corridors in Venice.



 



These rowing races on the Grand Canal commemorate the welcome given by the King and Queen in their full costumes, followed by a parade of boats, all well-dressed in 16th century costume.


Grand opening commemorate the welcome by the king...

Grand opening commemorate the welcome by the king and queen...

Nice decorative boat


After that, the gondola rowing races began. There are different competitions take place within the Regata Storica: the champions regatta in "gondolini", the regatta in "caorline", the women's regatta in "mascarete", the young rowers' regatta in "pupparini".


Hot masculine men team

Go go, pink ladies, girl power!

To show how strong the women row the boat...row, row, row your boat...

All of them show their full spirit and energy to complete the contest, and of course all we can do are cheered as loud as possible to show our support to each team.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1FESkJKJoc



In Venice, what should we eat? city in the sea, so it is definitely seafood!




just simple,,,grill or broil...drain, put in lemon and some herbs will do all the magic!

dark inked squid pasta

fresh lemon fish

various cheeses for you to select


And of course, we wouldn’t miss out the chance to explore the Venice city.

Taking the train from mogliano veneto

beautiful buildings not to be missed in Venice...


In Venice, you can either walk, ride a bicycle, or take their water transport taxi, ferry, or gondola.








Tourists in gondola

Water taxi/ ferry

My gondola...how I wish...

I managed to check out a glass art exhibition, and oh my! Beautiful and artistic as they are…


This masterpiece of glass...

glass exhibition

so as some of the churches and the surroundings...not to miss out the symbol of Venice...and the symbol of the sea...


Notice the symbol of Venice, the lion with wings?

The birds are thirsty...


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Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Catch at Frankfurt Airport, Germany

A Catch at Frankfurt Airport, Germany


30 August 2013 – after we have settled all the Chinese wedding custom, we head off to….yes, ITALY! So we took the MAS airline heading back to Venice. We stopped by the Frankfurt Airport in Germany for a few hours while waiting for our next flight to Venice, Italy.

http://www.frankfurt-airport.de/content/frankfurt_airport/de.html





So what is German famous for? You cannot miss German sausages, and all the pastry and breads are being served.


German sausages!

My model (mother) with lots of breads!

So many choices!

They can sell all, I guess...

Fresh from the oven....

As sweet as you...


Sweet pie...

Guess the only way to kill time at the airport is to have a drink at the bar.

Let's have a drink!

Huge pork knuckle

Crispy pork for sale!

 Don't worry about the communication part, they speak good English.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Love of Marriage – ROM, Chinese Wedding Custom and Wedding Party

The Love of Marriage – ROM, Chinese Wedding Custom and Wedding Party


Alright, so after marriage proposal, we have to do what other married couples will have to do: Registration of marriage, pre-wedding photo shooting and wedding custom depending on the culture.

Phew, lots to do! Well, have to ask experienced elderly – my mom the expert to handle all this. She is the one who handles the whole Chinese wedding dates, Chinese dinner, getting the bride’s chaperone, and so much more!

What is the meaning of the wedding chaperone? http://www.wedresearch.net/2013/08/dai-kam-jie-brides-chaperone.html

Anyway, it is not easy, but it is fun, spend quite a lot of time and effort to get everything done!

So here you go:

3 May 2013 – Pre-wedding Photo shooting by http://myweddinghouse88.blogspot.com/







Our pre-wedding photos in video:



8 May 2013 - Registration of Marriage at Putrajaya




25 May 2013 – Betrothal gifts and bridal dowry for Chinese wedding

http://www.chinese-wedding-guide.com/betrothal.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dowry

*Federico doesn’t know what is going on, we just follow the instruction by our mom, even the gifts were prepared by my mother, expert right?



bethotral gifts

Heavy gifts!

28 May 2013 – Chinese wedding decoration at both bride and groom’s house.







You can see the wedding preparation in video version:



2 June 2013 – Chinese wedding dinner





I surprised the crowd with my basic belly dance skill:





 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7Ri3PIthB0


3 June 2013 – Fetch the bride and Tea ceremony

http://www.chinese-wedding-guide.com/fetch-the-bride.html

http://www.chinese-wedding-guide.com/tea-ceremony.html



The game the brotherhood had to go through

getting the right key in the ice bucket to open the door

are we ready?!
finally, found the bride!


Wearing the traditional 'kua' dress visiting back bride's home


 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUzCgpjyXz4


Throughout the whole Chinese wedding ceremony, we had just missed out the hair combing ceremony: http://www.singaporeanlifestyle.com/traditional-chinese-weddings/traditional-chinese-wedding-preparations-hair-combing-ceremony/

and

Enter the house under the elder brother's pants: http://www.chinese-wedding-guide.com/enter-the-grooms-home.html (hmm, funny, it is written only for the groom’s side, not the bride, but I thought I had to walk under my brother’s pants)

28 September 2013 - Apart from the Chinese wedding custom, we held a wedding party or our closed friends at Marini’s on 57.

Marini's on 57

Wedding cake

So many times getting married!


We register our marriage in Italy Embassy on 5 March 2014



What’s next? Hmmmand I wonder how many anniversary dates we have to remember ...oh no!




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