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農曆新年行山活動 Lunar New Year Hiking

農曆新年期間市面非常淡靜,商舗和食肆大都休息,即使照常營業的很多時都會有加一的安排。假期間除了拜年外,最慳錢的活動相信是行山。既可一家人消磨數小時,也對身體健康有裨益。就像今個新年假期,我們一家就走了兩轉了。 During the Lunar New Year Holidays, most of the shops and restaurants will be closed. Even you can find restaurant that is open for service, it will definitely include a 10% surcharge. Other than visiting relatives or friends, hiking is believed to be the most cost saving activities. Not only we can consume some of our free time, it will also bring good health to us and that's why we had two hiking trips in this holidays.

Mei Lam Estate (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

A Trip to Mei Lam Estate

I had a wonderful day in Mei Lam Estate today with my parents.

Singapore Polytechnic

My Visit to the Singapore Polytechnic 參觀新加坡理工大學 (4 July 2018)

星期三(七月四日)下午,離開樟宜國際機場後,我們乘旅遊巴到旅程的第一站 – 新加坡理工大學 (Singapore Polytechnic)。 新加坡導遊Jessy小姐在車上講解新加坡文化和歷史,同學們都聽得津津有味。約30分鐘後,車子已經到逹目的地。眼前的理工大學樓高五層,非常壯觀,環境寧靜,絶對是一個理想的學習地方。我們一行40人,由Jessy小姐帶領到一樓圖書館參觀。 在圖書館裏,我看見了很多遊戲設施和一間小房間。 一位當地老師出來介紹每一樣設施,包括: 單車 彈珠機 籃球機 足球機 發光二極管乒乓球機 幸運輪 遊戲機 … 他們全都是理工大學學生採用不同物料用心合力製作出來的。 此外,那間小房原來是研究鐳射的,鐳射可以用來裁剪不同的物料,例如:𥿄張,膠板,玻璃,連鋼板也可以切割,真是厲害啊! 老師講解完畢後,就是三小時自由活動。我急不及待地和同學們一起玩彈珠機,非常刺激有趣; 之後我又玩了發光二極管乒乓球機,它是一個玩法非常困難的遊戲,但我卻十分喜歡,所以玩了很久。其他同學也玩得不亦樂乎,房間裏充滿大家的歡笑聲。時間過得很快,我聽到老師的召喚聲後,就知道要離開這裏。我只好懷著依依不捨的心情地離開。 這次參觀,我認識了一些和STEM有關的知識,此外我很羡慕新加坡理工大學的學生們能發揮自己的創意,做出不同趣味的遊戲,我希望將來也能成為他們的一分子呢!😍😍    

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快閃台南 Flash Travel – Tainan

以往到外地旅行,事前總會作極詳盡的行程編排,隨著小朋友日漸長大,多了些他自己的意願,想去的地方也會隨時改變,因此我也只會安排交通住宿,其他的行程到時才決定。 像剛過去的台北、高雄之旅,我們也作了一次台南快閃行動。 In our past holiday travels, I would usually prepare detailed itinerary for the trip. However, as my boy is getting older, he has his own expectation on the travel and the places for our visit may change from time to time. As such, nowadays, I only planned for the flights and accommodations, the rest of the trip will only be worked out during the trip. In my recent Taipei/Kaohsiung trip, we had made a flash travel to Tainan.

Looking Back – January 2019

Personal look back for the past month

小豬豬麵包 Little Piggy Bakery

筲箕灣是港島東一個舊區,是昔日一個魚港,人口相對港島東其他地區較為老化。隨著社區重建,新的住宅相繼落成,也為社區年輕化帶來一點動力。 今次我帶大家去看看區內一間較年輕的社區麵包店 - 小豬豬麵包。 Shau Kei Wan is located in the eastern part of the Hong Kong Island. In the old days, it was a fishing village and aging population is one of the its major concerns among other districts in the eastern Hong Kong Island. Along with recent city redevelopment projects, new residential buildings are erected which help to build up a more energetic community. I would like to take you to a tour of a relatively young community bakery shop - Little Piggy Bakery.

Boulangerie Nogami

朝聖之旅 – 野上麵包 Boulangerie Nogami

九月中在醫院留醫時,好朋友為我帶來兩本烘焙書籍。一本是「火頭工」,早前也寫過我的讀後感;另一本是「野上智寛的麵包全圖解」,全書主要圍繞著他自家麵包的製作技巧,雖然尚未讀完,但十二月中在台北的時候,也要走去觀摩一下。 If you still remembered that my classmate had got me two baking books while I was staying in the hospital, one of them is the "火頭工", of which I had a review on it. The other one is the "野上智寛的麵包全圖解", a book focusing on the recipe and baking techniques for breads sold in his bakery - Boulangerie Nogami. Despite I have not completed reading it, I was still eager to visit Boulangerie Nogami while I was in Taipei in last December.

自家製鄉村麵包 My Homemade Pain de Campagne

不經不覺已有數個月沒做過麵包,隨著身體康復得七七八八,決定要練習一下了。 I have not baked any bread for several months since I had my surgery. As my recovery is good and it is time for practising baking now.

短程行山路線與鬧市中的悠閒空間 Short Hiking Trip & Leisure Space in the Heart of the City

非假日的行山路線,我們都會集中在港島區的短程路線,這樣會有較充裕的時間接送家中小孩下課。像近期行過好幾次的金督馳馬徑便是其中一個很好的選擇。 Our weekday hiking routes are normally focused around those short trails in the Hong Kong Island where we can have adequate time to pick up our little boy after school. The Sir Cecil's Ride located in the eastern part of the Hong Kong Island that we hiked recently is one of the great choices.

麥典坊 Wheatie Bakery

麥典坊手感烘焙 Wheatie Bakery

午後獨自出外取回已維修好的手提電腦。一切安頓好後,步行到天后,準備乘搭巴士回家。在英皇道與留仙街口見到一間頗雅緻的麵包店 - 麥典坊手感烘焙。 I went out after lunch to pick up my notebook computer from the repair shop. When everything was settled, I walked to Tin Hau and prepared to go home by bus. Right at the junction between King's Road and Lau Sin Street, an elegant bakery caught my attention - Wheatie Bakery.

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