Another day, another airport. This one is at Linate Airport Milan. On my way to Berlin for work. I am going there with mixed feelings. Just a little anxious. Shall remain positive. Missing the little fella. ♥♥♥
I have always been fascinated with pole dancing. I am too chicken to try it out myself. Maybe some day I will. Now it has become a legitimate sport or form of exercise. I say legitimate only because it those day not even a mere 10 years ago, it had a whole different connotation. So I follow a blogger called Kim quite by chance actually. It was because I was following the Olympics and her husband is on our Malaysian cycling team. Being away from home for so many years I am quite behind in a lot of local news. Since I was always interested in pole dancing, (so far only watching :P) her foray into pole dancing caught my attention. While recently trying to catch up on all the blogs that I follow, I saw this on her blog.
I never knew that Malaysia had a male pole dancing of quite an international reputation too! The man has some moves! 🙂 He has added even more flavour to my enjoyment of pole dancing!
Just wanted to blog about this. 🙂
So, late last year some time in end of November, a friend came to visit as he was based in Europe for a few months and wants to make the most of his tenure here in Europe. I became his tour guide. It was short days but he was not adverse to walking so we walked the historic centre. Took him on a bit of a mini gastronomic adventure. The to die for fresh whipped cream cones and with coffee, the chickpea delicacy known as farinata, and fried seafood at a historical hole in the wall place. Didn’t take him to eat the best (according to me) foccacia in town but I think we got him some foccacia formaggio which is a Ligurian speciality. More specifically a Recco speciality. Anyway, enough about food. While we were walking around town, I took him up another way, past a bridge that I myself have never walked before. Past it but never crossed it. I could have in my early days here but not since then as I don’t remember it at all! As we crossed the bridge I saw this in front of me. Besides the St. Lawrence Church in the historic centre, this is another important church.
I was told that this was one of the highest point in Genoa in ancient times besides the lighthouse. The sailors would look out for dome of this church and the lighthouse to tell them that they are now in Genoa. There are of course other higher 20th century buildings that surround it now but from a higher vantage point from the back of Genoa you can see how in those days it was one of the most easily recognisable building in town. You can read more about this church from wikipedia here in English and in Italian. Though I think the Italian site has more information. While researching for links for this photo I found also a Wikipedia page on the area of Carignano, (it is only in Italian) where this church is situated. I found out that it was built to link the city to Sarzano in the 1700s. It was later fitted with grilled fencing as it was a popular suicide point. I found this point amusing. I mean it must have been quite sensational news back then for the Wikipedia author to mention it. 😛
I have never been inside his church but someday I will. maybe when I am tour guide again for my friends. 🙂
Supposedly the worst snow we have had in the last 30 years. It was announced just yesterday that it will snow really hard today. It is predicted to be so bad, schools are actually closed today. It was just mild throughout the night and this morning but now at around 4pm earlier it started to come down hard. Everyone is now trying to make their way home now. Genoa is a hilly and curvy city. We are part of the Riviera so technically we enjoy temperate weather. It snows maybe max 1 week altogether in any given year. Sometimes even less. This winter I think we saw about by now 4 days? or is it 3? If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen my horrible attempt at a mini snow angel for my sis which ended up looking more like a bell than an angel. 😛
Please excuse the shaky video and not so good commentary. I heard from the cousin as she was leaving the office that it is sowing heavily and that she is leaving now to get home. I jumped up, got my camera and started filming. Didn’t know what I was going to do about it. I just thought that this might be a good post. See, how hardworking…. >_< Can’t blame the cousin for getting off early. She lives a little further away and to get to her place, the roads are curvier and a lot more steep and narrower than mine. Those who have been to my place will know, that is quite bad. At any one time, only a car can be going either up or down. The other has to find a hole to squeeze in and let the other pass. Worst when there is a bus.
M just went to get the quad bike for tonight. Guess what is our mode of transport today? The little big kid is having fun whenever it snows. 😀 Can’t use our vespas as they are a tad unstable in all this snow and steep curvy roads. Especially with slush and ice. On flat roads, it is fine if we go slow but here in Genoa…..well, dangerous. Where my inlaws stay it is worse. Snow is fine but when it melts and becomes ice there is no way you can get home. My BIL innovative way of getting home is a cardboard box sliding down the road and then on all fours crawl his way back a few metres up to the door. Welcome to Genoa!
So far I am enjoying the snow from the comfort of my office, in front of my desk at work. Ok, technically not working now as I am sneaking in a blog post. This is how I am braving the snow. Now back to work.
Was going to post about CNY but maybe the next post.
Seriously, Thank you to all my followers and lurking readers! Even when I am such a crappy blogger and often times, I go on long stretches of MIA-ness (if there is ever such a word) you still come back to read my blog. I am touched!
After being away for while, I just checked in on my notifications and found out that I have not only survived one year, posts more than a 100 posts (a feat in itself when you think how lazy I am), I have more than 50 followers! Hey, for me it is a big number! Considering I never thought I would get even 10. Okay, okay, I know it is no big deal but for me…I would like to celebrate every little milestone in my blogging adventure. 🙂
Once again a big THANK YOU! I will try to blog more often, write incoherent ramblings, sound more interesting than I actually am, post more interesting photos and bring you along on this adventure called MY LIFE!
Have a great day!
By the way, Chinese New Year is round the corner. Would be ushering the snake in on my own this year….
Whoot!!! Tomorrow is the anniversary of my blog!! So today is the last day of the “year” for my blog. Just a tid bit of useless information.
I have been “writing” blogposts in my head for the past week or so, which can only mean that it is time to get back to blogging. 😛 Though the blog post I have in mind is a little sombre. I am still undecided if i want to pen that down and have if read by the world. I am ok with the people I don’t know reading about it. it is the people I know who might read it is the thing that is stopping me. I know that I can out in a password protected post but that defeats the purpose of a blog doesn’t it? I am still debating. Who knows what will happen in the future. I might just write it down some day.
At the rate that I am going with my blogging, I doubt that I will have a following on my blog. I am such an uninspired, lazy ass blogger.@_@ I don;t even know why I bother. But, I have discovered the joys of instagram. LOL!! If you follow me there, I have more updates there.*Shamelessly promoting myself*. Look for @mouseytong. Lately, I only have myself on the Instagram updates as I am bogged down by work and it is office, meeting, office, meeting, travel, planes, taxis. Nothing interesting. I am not even a fashion blogger but dressing up makes me feel better. 🙂 So, for lack of better updates, I take photos of myself in things that make me happy.
I should definitely say my goodbye for now. This post is not making sense. It is just my ramblings on things that have just popped up. Like the realisation that tomorrow is the anniversary of my blog. Random sh*t!
Better sign off for now.
Toodeloos people. I promise I will write something for tomorrow. *pinky promise*