Sunday, September 23, 2007

Christhurch PART 1: The beautiful Garden City

So I went to Christchurch for a short break.

We hadn't really been back to Christchurch for 5 years except for those transits or one-day business trips that didn't really offer much time to enjoy this beautiful city. It was a 3-day break, so we took this opportunity driving around, taking photos.

Christchurch has changed a great deal with some shopping malls undergone an almost complete facelift, and some infrastructure make-overs. We revisited places we had lived and areas that we frequented during our naive campus lives, feeling all nostalgic about it. Through out my 5 years campus life here, a lot of stories started in this place, and some ended here. There were laughters, there were tears. It is here that Rick and I first met, started our story....and it is also here that we said our goodbye putting an end to that story...and now, we are here, hand-in-hand reminiscing about the past. It's funny how life has turned out to be! (^_^)

ANYWAY! Enough for the nostalgic talk. How about walking down the memory lane with me aye? Photos time that is!

Warning: lots of camwhoring pics ahead!


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The little doggy doing his trick

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Christchurch Art Centre

We then drove pass this house that caught my attention. It looks just like an giant popsicle. Citrus flavour! Aiyo, so yum especially on this hot sunny day. *slurp*

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My favourite pic of all! The shadow of us!

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23 comments:

Liwan said...

Christhurch is beautiful!!! And so are you! You looked sexy in that mini skirt and off-shoulder top *woolala...*

Doreen said...

liwan:
(=^_^=) Thank you liwan! I think those flowers much prettier, I was only the "suppporting role". hahaha

L B said...

Such pretty pictures, but the best has to be the one of you, smiling from behind a tree! 4th pic from top..

may said...

love, love, love those photos of the cherry blossom trees! the ones of the park remind me of the Kew Gardens in London...

Winn said...

u look so cute in ur mini

ahhhhh i feel peaceful looking at plants and tree and blue skies.shope it stays the same

eastcoastlife said...

Christchurch is so beautiful! You took awesome pictures. The ice-cream house is so cute and the pictures of the cherry blossoms(?) OMG!!!

You look gorgeous. I must work hard to slim down and try to wear clothes like you if I want to look sexy in my photos. hahaha.....

I'm gonna show my hubby your photos and entice him to go Christchurch with me next Spring.

Doreen said...

l b:
haha! That pose was Rick's idea.

may:
Kew Gardens? Must be very beautiful. I've never been to London (-_-). One day lah. Hehehe

winn:
Yeah agree! It is a very peaceful place, and very slow pace too. Everyone takes their time in doing things, very relax.

eastcoastlife:
Christchurch to me is the most beautiful city in New Zealand especially in Spring and Autumn. The scenery will take your breath away!

Eh, you still need to work out meh? You already so slim liao. The clothes you wear always so cool and young looking. Good example for me to follow. hehehe

mistipurple said...

you are soooo pretty and sexyyyy!
*pretend to pose like doreen behind tree too*
hahahaha why not the same keh? :(

david santos said...

Hello, Doreen!
Great work. Very, very nice!
But you too, nice!
Thank you and have a good day

Doreen said...

mistipurple:
Aiya, of course not the same lah, you forgot the sunglasses mah. *Doreen put the sunglasses on Misti* See, we are now twins! hehehe

david santos:
Hello David. Thanks for your kind comment (^_^). You have a good day too. (^_^)

mistipurple said...

*gush* i can't stop thinking about pretty you and your tartan skirt, i wrote a post on it.
don't hit meeeeee... *runs*
I LUPPPPP YOUUUU... *runs somemore*

Doreen said...

mistipurple:
You did too! Just checked out your post. Pai seh neh~~~

ilovepearly said...

Beautiful scenery....great to be outdoors sometimes!

U.Lee said...

Hi Doreen, beautiful pics. Well taken too. I guess down under you guys are getting into Spring while we getting into winter.
I guess X'mas can be warm there, huh?
Hey Doreen, I understand that movie, "last Samurai" was made in NZ? Which paart of NZ? Also they have left the Japanese house and various props still there for tourists?
You sure look good in that mini tartan, Doreen. Nice legs too, whoooHooo! UL.

eastcoastlife said...

Thank you. Thank you. :)

You should have made an MTV, with songs in the background, like the karaoke songs. Vey nice background.

KennetH said...

the pictures so nice ler...and u too~

Doreen said...

ilovepearly:
Yep, especially during spring and summer. Must spend more time outdoor! (^_^)

u.lee:
Hello uncle lee. Yeah, no white christmas here but warm and sunny one, and dead quiet two. Wellington turns into a dead town during Christmas, everyone away on holiday!

The "Last Samurai" was filmed in a town called New Pymouth. You know the Mt Fuji in the film right, it is actually called Mt Taranaki, located in New Pymouth! I went there a year ago, and there was no sight of the village/Japanese house. Either they've been taken down or I went to the wrong spot! Hehehe

eastcoastlife:
MTV? Wah~~that too advance and me an IT idiot dunno how leh.

kenneth:
Welcome to my humble blog Kenneth! And thanks for your kind words. (^_^)

Donald Kuok said...

Great shots! Rick has improved a lot in photography. That shadow pic of you 2 is a creative idea. Hmmm...keep it up!

mistipurple said...

come and see any more tartan skirt pics. hehehe.

keeyit said...

Pictures of the blossom is great !
Between, you look fabulous too !

Doreen said...

donald kuok:
Hey bro, Rick says "thank you" wor. He just bought the 10-22mm wide lens today.

mistipurple:
No more tartan skirt liao. It's now hanging in my wardrobe. Hehehe

keeyit:
Welcome keeyit! Thank you for your sweet comments. (^_^)

Donald's Spouse said...

i was abt to say the shots are great!!!! sooner later, donald and rick can be partners for photography.

really a lot of improvements

Doreen said...

donald's spouse:
Hello! Yeah, Rick has been waiting for that day to come....there are still a lot to learn from Donald.