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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Overdue Pics

Homemade Volcano! 


 A success!

... and another Gingerbread house project to keep them busy~

Wish I had taken a photo before rearranging their room ( we basically moved most of their toys into storage wanting to reinforce more of a study friendly environment).  
 I hope their love for books never change.

AND some MORE overdue pics-

Alex & Eunices wedding

Ring boy & Flower Girl

Dinner + Radio City Spectacular double date
(Thanks to my brother)
with my sister + brother in law! 

Sunday, February 9, 2014


 The worst blogger comes back after 6 months of being MIA! YAY!
Sorry for being inconsistent with my posts... After much (okay- a few) demand, I will try to keep them coming consistently!!!

 Here are a few pictures of my most recent 10 day Mumbai Trip
(Finally arrived home with a flight delay of 7 hrs at the airport + 16 hr flight- a whopping total of 23 hrs of just GetMeTheHellOutOfHereAlready!).  

Was invited to one of my vendors wedding in Surat which is a 3 hr train ride/45 min flight from where I was staying (Mumbai).
Because I was only able to attend Saturday-Sunday,  I took the 6am Sadabdi express train... Don't ask me why theres only 1 direct flight per day... I stopped asking.

(TRAIN?! Don't worry this time I literally had 8 people accompanying me)

 "Traffic rules? Whats that??"  
PS All you ever hear in India is HONKING.

When an accident occurs (sometimes even death), nobody is at fault.  The woman in the blue (on the motorcycle) is carrying a infant on her lap.   I've seen a family of 5 riding a handful of times...

Cows.. Camels and Donkeys roam the streets here in Surat.

Getting ready for the wedding of the year! (rephrase: pre-wedding ceremonies- couldn't attend the extravagant wedding due to my schedule).

Thank God I brought my own Saree, the one they provided bared the entire mid section...

Henna/ Mehndi

 The Sangeet ceremony where we danced and danced and was forced to dance some more....

 That huge house in the background belongs to one of my vendors (below).
India consists of: 10% of whom are Millionaires..  30% middle class and the rest 60% who are poor & live in slums...  and ill stop it at that. 

 Photographers were everywhere... It says to be they spent 700K altogether.   

They sat me and all their overseas clients in a VIP tent which I found slightly odd-
I guess in the western culture; it would have been close family relatives occupying this canopy...


An anonymous gift the couple received!  A PORSCHE!?

After the wedding, took the first morning flight back to Mumbai via Spice Jet!

As soon as I landed I had lunch at the Taj Mahal hotel with the only Korean dealer partially living in India and the owner of  ****.

YES, The same Taj Mahal where the terrorist attack happened in 2008....

(Bottom left: Gateway of India monument in front of the Taj)

Safe to eat... (haha)

Who says I don't work!!!
*ahem* my husband...

BKC COMPLEX- Bharat Diamond Bourse which I spend most of my days-

This 15carat rough diamond will produce 3 diamonds after its finished.
bottom right will finish a 5ct D VVS.

 Finally HOME and I wanted to share below:

Ladies, with all the craziness going on in this world... and the recent couple of incidents here in
New York, I found this on Amazon. 
A self defense brush dagger which conveniently fits in any purse. 

Hopefully nobody will ever have to use it- in any case, always remember: keep calm & pressure points.


Thank you guys for the support and the love you have shown~!!! 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Hong Kong + Skydiving

"Mommy can you buy me (transformer, power ranger....)  from HONG HONG!!"

 Hong hong wouldn't be the same without Derek!!!
(Derek is my brothers very good friend from the states who had moved to Hong Hong-)

Derek first introduced me to the egg tart when I was there back in Sept- 
so good + Amazing Pork buns!!! 
We did a lot of the touristy things back then, so this time it was more eating/ drinking and I being the best wingman everrrr!  Derek: "Seriously A FOUR?!?!!"  (from 1 being ugly to 10 being super model)- Low standards or Beer goggles?  Jk 
  Sam shim: book your flight! September 2013

.... I wasn't kidding when I said traveling the world with Eitan & Gali! (From Vegas to Israel to HK)

Dinner at the Mira (Cuisine Cuisine)-  Amazing black truffle fried rice. 

Happy Valley Horse racing!!!!

I put $80hk on the most. likely. NOT. to. win. horse (for fun), AND didn't win....

The best soup dumping's!! + drinks at a place known for their yummy dessert cocktails!
 lychee martini~

 JUMBO Kingdom (Floating) restaurant

A place where one can only get to by a shuttle boat.
 Scenes from Jackie Chan (+ other) movies were shot here-
 I wasn't too excited about the live shrimp flapping their tails in boiling hot water and then thrown into flames next to me (top right pic)
From the Fourth tallest commercial building in the world, ICC's SKY100- Overlooking Hong Kong from Kowloon (back in Sept) wanted to share the view! 


Night view (Ozone Bar) w/ Derek. 

July 4th weekend Family JUMP from 8500ft above!!


My brother & Danielle
(My brothers third jump) 

(Could you believe that I am terrified of heights??!) 

I wouldn't mind being a skydiving instructor on weekends... HAHA