The Brickhouse

Wednesday, October 28


The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1 6RU

Renowned for its delicious modern British cuisine, The Brickhouse is a favorite amongst Londoners. The name of the restaurant is inspired by the location which is alongside houses made of blocks of clay. The interior of the restaurant is an idea based on 1930’s clubs with three-floors. Downstairs is a simple dining area with customary tables and private booths while the other floor is a cool bar area. What makes this restaurant exceptional can be found on the top level, where four flush beds are set with dim lightings that creates a sophisticated mood. Abstract sculptures and arts stand-out in this place and add a warm feeling in the restaurant. Anyone will be amazed by the cozy setting of the place where friends and family can hang out and relax after a delicious meal.



The atmosphere of the restaurant attracts young, cool crowd. The place offers incomparable experience pairing eclectic dishes and an array of alternative performances. Some are very interesting acts that is an embodiment of a unique place.



The Brickhouse offers six course options ranging at £35 to £45. They also offer tasting menus and special menus designed for vegetarians. The dishes provided are indulging and distinctive in taste. One particular starter dish that a diner should try is a fine plate of fresh tuna with wasabi foam, the delicate taste of the fish adds well with the wasabi spice. For main dishes they offer a wide variety of meat and fish dishes. Some of the must tries are “Confit Duck Croquets” served with pesto and chutney, “Pan-fried Salmon” with Fennel, Cress and White Wine Veloute. Polish off these meals with a perfect selection of desserts such as “Cappuccino Crème Brulee” and a delicate pudding of Summer Fruits, served with Champagne Jelly and Mascarpone Ice Cream. The drinks here is also a must try. They have wide selection of cocktail-lists and suits everyone’s taste and budget.

If you’re into something different and want a distinctive experience, then The Brickhouse is a perfect choice. The restaurant will surely give anyone a very interesting experience that diners certainly won’t forget.

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photo credits:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2307/1810651322_8183b426b4.jpg
http://www.cascadeae.com/Images/brickhouse.jpg 

http://www.bunrab.com/dailyfeed/dailyfeed_images_aug-06/df06_08-02_roll.jpg

The Empress Jewel Giveaway!

Tuesday, October 27

Blog hopping again for contest and here I joined another one.. The giveaway was from Jenn of The Empress Jewelry and hosted by The Sunshine Studio. Full interview about the jewel maker and contest details here: The Sunshine Studio


"Price"
Silver Moon Pendant Earrings

"Contest ends on Nov. 1st, so join now"

Just a thought!

Monday, October 26

I am planning to change my blog lay-out.. I'm considering a three-columned template! I also want to add smilies in my comment form but not yet able to learn how.. I also want to add some follow me buttons with subscribe through email, facebook button, twitter follow me button.. I'm planning so much but not getting started..

I hope one day I can make all this work..
Have any suggestions?!


Fangshan Restaurant

Friday, October 23


 1 Wenjing Jie Beijing, China 100034

Do you want to try dining in an imperial palace? Then Fangshan Restaurant in Beijing will make anyone feel like a royalty. The restaurant is one of the most exclusive dining places in Beijing. They offer Court Cuisines, which arises from imperial era served only for the emperor and his family. The restaurant is literally opened by chefs from the imperial kitchen to introduce magnificent dishes to ordinary folks. The special cuisines are served in a historical setting situated on the edge of a lake in Bei Hai Park with views of traditional Chinese buildings setting a romantic mood for any diner. The place is decorated with traditional Chinese arts and painted ceiling which is a very splendid view.



Fangshan Restaurant offers sumptuous meals. Here you can try very interesting dishes like turtle soup, camel’s paw and deer tendon that are really authentic in taste. Dishes are meticulously prepared and vary from rare to exotic ingredients such as sharks fin and birds nest. You can also try their “Emperor’s Supper” that will make you feel royalty. The menu includes fourteen dishes that are well-balanced, light, and delicious and will surely bring satisfaction to anyone. The restaurant also offers usual cuisines for those who are not yet ready to try exotic dishes. These include pastries like corn buns and sesame seed buns, both with meat fillings; kidney bean rolls and pea-flour cakes. Of course dumplings are always available and must-try Chinese cuisine.



While dining in Fangshan Restaurant, diners will be served and entertained by dancing ladies dressed as courtesans from Qing Dynasty. The show is really interesting view and will makes you experience the era of the old China.

Fangshan Restaurant is truly one of the finest restaurants here in Beijing, China. So if you are a tourist searching for a historic feel, this restaurant should not miss.

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photo credits:  
www.farm3.static.flickr.com/2046/1515409497_14e90af303.jpg?v=0
www.ebeijing.gov.cn/Life/Eating/ChineseCuisine/W020080429487140382890.jpg
www.chinatravel.com/album/userupload/Beijingexpat/20080528032745451-m.jpg







Untitled Poem

Thursday, October 22

I just wanted to share a poem written by my husband.. Just an ordinary poem, maybe you'll notice some grammatical errors and mistakes but still this is very special for me, of course!! This was given to me by my hubby when we had a fight during our younger days and might be as simple as it is yet it made me cry & love him more..

By: Jim Daryl
Composed: October 20, 2007



My mom gave birth to me, everybody knows that.
Not my father, not my brother and not my relatives,
just my mom.
But I want to ask this,
who's the one who making me stay alive
And who's the one helping and teaching me how to live?
It's not my mom, not my father, not my brother
but YOU my wife.
I don't know how you make all this.
Maybe that's the power of love.
Everybody saying thank you?!
Not enough to tell you that
I'm really happy you came in my life...



Wave Cloud Giveaway!

Another contest I spotted through blog hopping. Feel free to join. Full details of contest here: screamandhug


"Price"
Pair of Forget Me Not Earrings

"Contest ends on Oct 25th, so join now!"


Icy Jewelry Giveaway

Spotted another contest and I'm joining. I am an avid fan of Twilight saga so I really want to win this contest! The price is a really fabulous so check it out! For full details visit the contest site: Simply Stacie


"Price"
First Bite/True Blood/Twilight/Vampire Diaries Inspired Necklace

"Contest ends on Nov 4th, so join now!"

Lisa Leonard Designs Giveaway Contest

Wednesday, October 21

I was blog hopping when I saw this contest! The site was featuring Lisa Leonard Designs and the products are really awesome and they're having a raffle contest. For full details view the site: Our City Lights
 


"Price"
$50 Gift Certificate from Lisa Leonard Designs

"Contest ends on Oct. 25th, so join now!"

Yumi Kim Giveaway

This is another contest that I've join! You can read full details of the contest here: styleish reviews


"Price"
$150 Gift Certificate from Yumi Kim Shop

"Contest ends on Oct. 25th, so join now!"

Midtown Girl Birthday Give-away!

I really love contents and I am taking part in this give-away.. The price is really fabulous! Here's the contest link for full details: Midtown Girl


 "Price"
$100 Forever 21 Gift Certificates

Baileyandmeister Bare Escentuals Giveaway

I was blog hopping again when I spotted this contest!
I really love make-up so I'm joining the give away..
Full details of the contest here: baileyandmeister


"Price"
Bare Escentuals face Fashion Wild Spirit Kit
including:
Metallic Lavender and Plush Purple Eyecolor
Smoky Sequins Liner Shadow
Vintage Peach Blush
Jessica Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish

"Contest ends on Oct. 27th, so join now!"

BrisStyle October Giveaway Contest

I was blog hopping when I spotted this contest.
I love contests so joined this one too..
Full details here: BrisStyle

"Prices"


3 Bunny Brooches from Hayles Lees of REread


Chainmaille Necklace from Sharon Williams of Shazzabeth Creation

"Contest ends on Oct 25th, so join now!"

Shazzabeth Creation October Giveaway

I really love contest and I'm taking part on this give-away special..
View full details here: Shazzabeth


 "Price"
Dragonfly necklace. 
With a lovely antiqued brass dragonfly as the focal,
the necklace is made of green Czech fire polished beads
with some further small antiqued brass dragonflies
in the shorter row of the necklace.

"Join now, contest runs this whole month of October"

Sigma Jewelry Giveaway Contest

I really love contest.. So here's another one that I've joined.
For full details, visit the contest site: Sigma Jewelry


Price
One tiny disk, black swarovski crystal, stamped with your initial

"Contest will end on Oct. 31, so join now!"



iPhone Innovation

Tuesday, October 20



iPhone is now considered as the most innovative phone. This is a revolutionary phone in which three devices were combined into one. The combination of a mobile phone, an internet device and an iPod is a breakthrough created by iPhone application companies. The introduction of this modern phone in the world made way to the continuing increase in the need of iPhone application developers. Apple Company, the main developer of iPhone is also the one directly hiring professionals. Due to the increasing demand of iPhone app freelancers many were trying to seize opportunity in projecting that they can do SDK programming. But according to Elance, an internet site that represents mobile app developers, there are only 80 SDK developers that claim expertise in the said program. Yet there are still many individuals and firms insisting that they have the capabilities in the field.


photo courtesy: http://blog.taragana.com/

Most experienced iPhone SDK developers are from DS Media Lab, a firm in Florida who created the first iPhone applications under MAC. DS Media Lab comprised of dedicated 3D artists, game script writers and web designers. The company created the custom iPhone application templates. They are also the one responsible for iPhone’s software design and most of the mobile game applications. DS iPhone studio is another firm who created the official software development kit for Apple. Mobile application developers from these firms were very much excited bringing more mobile developments. The revolution of mobile is an appreciated breakthrough in our world. Aside from these two companies, Apple is still searching for SDK programmers and other iPhone job-related careers.

Today, iPhone is considered as the most powerful and fastest phone with innovations like video recording, voice control and 32GB storage. You’ll also notice how fast this device can launch applications. SDK programming includes viewing fast web surfing and 3D graphics for the most extraordinary gaming experience. Now you can take high-quality videos that can be edited and shared. The introduction of these new methods in iPhone is really something people on the go would want to have.

Developer programmers are still in search of new ways and advance discoveries to be added in the iPhone. Few years or even a few months from now we can be amazed by another innovation offered by this iPhone application companies. iPhone is really the world’s must-have phone in the moment.






Blog Appetite Raffle Contest

Another contest! This raffle contest is a celebration of site's first year anniversary..
For full details, view here: Blog Appetite





"Sponsors of the Contest"

$10 Sponsors:
Business Sphere – http://businessphereconsulting.com
Home Buddies – http://fedhz.com
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Make or Break – http://www.pehpot.com

3-month Ad Spot
Life’s Journey – http://mywpblogonline.com
Rewards Station – http://www.kwarta4me.biz
My Crafts Stores Online – http://www.mycraftstoresonline.us
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Travel Blog – http://heyjustblog.blogspot.com
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2-month Ad Spot
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Health and Beauty Diva – http://healthandbeautydiva.com/
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1-month Ad Spot

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PinayMom – http://pinaymom.org
MommaWannabe – http://www.mommawannabe.com
Life of a Filipina Blogger – http://pinayjade.com
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Liezl Read-Write – http://liezl-read-write.blogspot.com
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EC Credits:
3000 EC
2000EC
Wonderful things In Life – http://mommyko.com
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My Crafts Stores Online – http://www.mycraftstoresonline.us
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Life’s Journey – http://mywpblogonline.com

"Contest ends on Nov. 15 and announcement of Winners will be on Nov.18
So, it's not too late to join!"

“Win $200 from Fedhz Blogversary/Bday Contest”

Monday, October 19

I was blog hopping when I came upon this contest! And the price is really awesome!
Want to join to?! Full details, view here: Fedhz'



"Contest end on Nov. 22nd, so join now"

LuShae Jewelry Sweepstakes Contest

OOoooohhh, this contest is hot!
For full details, visit the contest site here: LuShae Jewelry



Handmade Newborn Teddy Bear Hat Give-Away

I was blog hopping when I saw this give-away. I am giving birth this last December so I joined this contest.
Full details here: shopbyhand


The Give-Away Price

"Contest ends on Oct. 31st so join now mommies!"

Free Give Away by Lynn Krestel

Oooooh, I really love give-aways.. So I'm joining this contest, its raffle base so good luck to me!
For full details, visit the contest site: akane designs!



 Give-Away Price!

"Contest Ends on October 25, so join now!"



Nihrida's 1st Give-Away Contest

Saturday, October 17

really love make-up kits especially when they're free!! I am already a mom of a 3-year old son and will soon give birth to my second child but I still love wearing even the slightest touch of make-up when I go out! Make-up when used accordingly will brighten your face and makes you even prettier, as you already are!

So I'm joining this contest! It is Niridas's first give-away contest to show her love and appreciation!
Full details here: Nihrida




PRICES
3 S-he nail polishes
3 Essence nail polishes
1 L'Oreal Star Magnet in Prune
Versace Crystal Noir Bath and Shower Gel (50 mL/1.7 oz.)
Versace Crystal Noir Body Lotion (50 mL/1.7 oz.)
2 Chantelle Masks Ginseng & Cactus Flower (PF)
2 Chantelle Masks Sea Herbs & Mud (PF)
Vitaskin Hydro Lip Balm (PF)
Dr. Scheller Calendula hand cream mini (PF)
Essence 4 in 1 nail file (PF)
Essence Lash Mania Mascara in Hypnotic Black
Essence Nail Polish Corrector Pencil (PF)
Balea Foot File (PF)
Balea Foot Bath Salt
Pocket Mirror with painting of one of my favourite artists G. Klimt
Key Head Cover
Skull Pen (I own one too)
Bath Fizzie in vanilla
3 Pocket Kitties from my personal collection
Best Slovenian coffee and ''samples'' of my fave cappuccino and tea.
Neutrogena Cream sample

"So Join Now, Contest ends on Oct 25"

Every Girls Little Addiction Give-Away

I really love make-up kits especially when they're free!! I am already a mom of a 3-year old son and will soon give birth to my second child but I still love wearing even the slightest touch of make-up when I go out! Make-up when used accordingly will brighten your face and makes you even prettier, as you already are!

So I'm joining this contest! A give-away contest to celebrate her 100th followers!
Full details: every girls little addiction



PRICE

10 NYX round lipstick of your choice


How to Join
1. Must be a follower of the blog.
2. Must mention the giveaway on your personal blog
3. Comment on the contest post and list atleast one of your favorite make-up product!
4. Must have an email.
5. Must be minimum of 14 years of age to enter.

"Join now contest ends on Nov. 05"

Notes from The Tooth Fairy Give-Away Contest

Tuesday, October 13



Another contest that I've joined!
Really great prices she's giving away so join now!
View more details of the contest in here:  notesfromthetoothfairy



Pop Champagne's Give-away contest!

Another contest that I've joined.. I really love free stuffs esp. I can't afford stuffs like this because my priority is my kids so I hope I win in this contest! View full details here: pop champange & glam sparkle and pop

PRICES

Price #1:
Naughty or Nice bow clip
- Pink bow from the Princess Bows series
- Swarovski crystals necklace (crystal colors are pink and purple, the color didn't show so well in the picture)
- Other surprises!


Price #2
- Naughty or Nice bow clip

- Black dotted bow from the Princess Bows series
- Swarovski crystals necklace
- Other surprises!

How to join:
1. Be a follower on both Pop Champagne and Glam, Sparkle and Pop.
2. Reposting the contest with linkbacks of the contest site
3. Commenting on the contest post.
4. Choose if you're naughty or nice!

Contest Ends on Nov. 01 and two winners will be chosen

aniitas give-away contest

I really love make-up kits especially when they're free!! I am already a mom of a 3-year old son and will soon give birth to my second child but I still love wearing even the slightest touch of make-up when I go out! Make-up when used accordingly will brighten your face and makes you even prettier, as you already are!

So when I bumped into the site of Aniiita, I consider joining the contest!


photo courtesy of Aniiita

PRICES
  • Full size Juicy Couture Royal Body cream
  • 10 pair of dramatic Taiwanese lashes
  • Elizabeth Arden lipgloss (Cottoncandy)
  • Maybelline Sensational Lipstick (Born with it)
  • NYX lipgloss (Sorbet)
  • Red Earth Blush :)
  • 2 Catena 8 cups of water VC whitening and moisturizing face mask
  • Vernis pink french nailpolish & Vernis white french nailploish
  • Oil Control papers
  • Hanskin BBcream sample, Clarins sample, 5 perfume harajuku samples & skinfood samples
  • Black hairties & a pair of earrings
  • Above the knee japmag black and white socks
and

  • YOUR CHOICE of a MAC eyeshadow
  • YOUR CHOICE of a MAC lipstick
 RULES
1. Must be a follower of Aniita's blog
2. Leave me a comment on her post
3. Posting about the giveaway contest on your own blog is optional but if you do its another entry.

Everybody can join whether your a girl of feeling girly! The contest ends on Oct.31

Lucques Restaurant

Sunday, October 11


8474 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Named after a variety of French olive, Lucques Restaurant is set within the neighborhood of Melrose in West Holywood. The restaurant is supervised by popular chefs Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne. The place was opened in a converted carriage house transformed by designer Barbara Barry---of silent film star Harold Lloyd into a rustic setting. The building was decorated with aged brick and façade of vines that adds to the distinctive farm-feel of the place. Stepping into the restaurant, a diner will be emanated by subdued lightings and dark wood flooring. An artful display of mirrors in the dining room surely presents an air of elegance. You can choose to dine into one of their booths near a fireplace or outside in an enclosed patio lined with vines. The ambiance alone is quite satisfying.


"Niman Ranch Beef Short Rib"

Lucques Restaurant introduces contemporary Mediterranean cuisines. First in the menu is an array of wine selections from sparkling, white or red wine. The range of wine was expertly picked by Caroline Styne. Upon order, drinks were presented promptly so you can sip your wine while viewing the menu. The dishes served here are fresh-from-the-farm produce bought from the local farmers. A suggested starter dish is the “Asparagus with Slow-Cooked Egg” with whole grain mustard, parmesan and Salame Gentile. This dish is very appealing and tastes warm and creamy. Another complementing dish is “Cipollini Onion and Bleu de Severac Tart” with walnuts, dried figs, and arugula.  The selection of main course is definitely a challenge in this restaurant, because of a very wide variety of meal, but the most recommended main dish is “The Devil’s Chicken”, a signature dish of Goin comprised of chicken in mustard, breadcrumb crust and spicy marinade. Another must-try is “Niman Ranch Beef Short Ribs” prepared with sautéed greens, pearl onions, and a dollop of horseradish cream. To top it all, a choice of panna cotta with grapefruit or strawberry for dessert is really enticing.


Lucques Restaurant is a place any diner should not miss out.  You may also want to try their Sunday Super Nights offering three courses. Surely, Lucques’ customers will be glad to return.

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photo credits: 
www.farm4.static.flickr.com/3203/2380865855_f2978d280f_o.jpg  
www.mutineermagazine.com/img/blog/lucques_01.jpg
www.foodfashionista.com/.a/6a00e553e718528833011570520e71970c-500pi


Link From Blog

Tuesday, October 6

 Sponsored reviews

Link From Blog is one of the most popular way to monetize your blog. Here in Link From Blog Advertisers are connected to Bloggers to do business. Advertisers search from the list of bloggers to advertise their product which is a very good way to be noticed by the public. For bloggers, you can earn through your blog by making reviews of products and services offered by advertisers. This is really a very good way of earning money and it is legal. By making paid reviews you can get revenue very quickly!

So if you're a certified blogger with talent in writing and spare time to give, might as well check out this site.

Wednesday, October 28

The Brickhouse

Posted by iya at 7:10 AM 6 comments

The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1 6RU

Renowned for its delicious modern British cuisine, The Brickhouse is a favorite amongst Londoners. The name of the restaurant is inspired by the location which is alongside houses made of blocks of clay. The interior of the restaurant is an idea based on 1930’s clubs with three-floors. Downstairs is a simple dining area with customary tables and private booths while the other floor is a cool bar area. What makes this restaurant exceptional can be found on the top level, where four flush beds are set with dim lightings that creates a sophisticated mood. Abstract sculptures and arts stand-out in this place and add a warm feeling in the restaurant. Anyone will be amazed by the cozy setting of the place where friends and family can hang out and relax after a delicious meal.



The atmosphere of the restaurant attracts young, cool crowd. The place offers incomparable experience pairing eclectic dishes and an array of alternative performances. Some are very interesting acts that is an embodiment of a unique place.



The Brickhouse offers six course options ranging at £35 to £45. They also offer tasting menus and special menus designed for vegetarians. The dishes provided are indulging and distinctive in taste. One particular starter dish that a diner should try is a fine plate of fresh tuna with wasabi foam, the delicate taste of the fish adds well with the wasabi spice. For main dishes they offer a wide variety of meat and fish dishes. Some of the must tries are “Confit Duck Croquets” served with pesto and chutney, “Pan-fried Salmon” with Fennel, Cress and White Wine Veloute. Polish off these meals with a perfect selection of desserts such as “Cappuccino Crème Brulee” and a delicate pudding of Summer Fruits, served with Champagne Jelly and Mascarpone Ice Cream. The drinks here is also a must try. They have wide selection of cocktail-lists and suits everyone’s taste and budget.

If you’re into something different and want a distinctive experience, then The Brickhouse is a perfect choice. The restaurant will surely give anyone a very interesting experience that diners certainly won’t forget.

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photo credits:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2307/1810651322_8183b426b4.jpg
http://www.cascadeae.com/Images/brickhouse.jpg 

http://www.bunrab.com/dailyfeed/dailyfeed_images_aug-06/df06_08-02_roll.jpg

Tuesday, October 27

The Empress Jewel Giveaway!

Posted by iya at 8:22 AM 1 comments
Blog hopping again for contest and here I joined another one.. The giveaway was from Jenn of The Empress Jewelry and hosted by The Sunshine Studio. Full interview about the jewel maker and contest details here: The Sunshine Studio


"Price"
Silver Moon Pendant Earrings

"Contest ends on Nov. 1st, so join now"

Monday, October 26

Just a thought!

Posted by iya at 7:58 AM 2 comments
I am planning to change my blog lay-out.. I'm considering a three-columned template! I also want to add smilies in my comment form but not yet able to learn how.. I also want to add some follow me buttons with subscribe through email, facebook button, twitter follow me button.. I'm planning so much but not getting started..

I hope one day I can make all this work..
Have any suggestions?!

Friday, October 23

Fangshan Restaurant

Posted by iya at 7:51 AM 1 comments

 1 Wenjing Jie Beijing, China 100034

Do you want to try dining in an imperial palace? Then Fangshan Restaurant in Beijing will make anyone feel like a royalty. The restaurant is one of the most exclusive dining places in Beijing. They offer Court Cuisines, which arises from imperial era served only for the emperor and his family. The restaurant is literally opened by chefs from the imperial kitchen to introduce magnificent dishes to ordinary folks. The special cuisines are served in a historical setting situated on the edge of a lake in Bei Hai Park with views of traditional Chinese buildings setting a romantic mood for any diner. The place is decorated with traditional Chinese arts and painted ceiling which is a very splendid view.



Fangshan Restaurant offers sumptuous meals. Here you can try very interesting dishes like turtle soup, camel’s paw and deer tendon that are really authentic in taste. Dishes are meticulously prepared and vary from rare to exotic ingredients such as sharks fin and birds nest. You can also try their “Emperor’s Supper” that will make you feel royalty. The menu includes fourteen dishes that are well-balanced, light, and delicious and will surely bring satisfaction to anyone. The restaurant also offers usual cuisines for those who are not yet ready to try exotic dishes. These include pastries like corn buns and sesame seed buns, both with meat fillings; kidney bean rolls and pea-flour cakes. Of course dumplings are always available and must-try Chinese cuisine.



While dining in Fangshan Restaurant, diners will be served and entertained by dancing ladies dressed as courtesans from Qing Dynasty. The show is really interesting view and will makes you experience the era of the old China.

Fangshan Restaurant is truly one of the finest restaurants here in Beijing, China. So if you are a tourist searching for a historic feel, this restaurant should not miss.

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photo credits:  
www.farm3.static.flickr.com/2046/1515409497_14e90af303.jpg?v=0
www.ebeijing.gov.cn/Life/Eating/ChineseCuisine/W020080429487140382890.jpg
www.chinatravel.com/album/userupload/Beijingexpat/20080528032745451-m.jpg







Thursday, October 22

Untitled Poem

Posted by iya at 7:13 PM 3 comments
I just wanted to share a poem written by my husband.. Just an ordinary poem, maybe you'll notice some grammatical errors and mistakes but still this is very special for me, of course!! This was given to me by my hubby when we had a fight during our younger days and might be as simple as it is yet it made me cry & love him more..

By: Jim Daryl
Composed: October 20, 2007



My mom gave birth to me, everybody knows that.
Not my father, not my brother and not my relatives,
just my mom.
But I want to ask this,
who's the one who making me stay alive
And who's the one helping and teaching me how to live?
It's not my mom, not my father, not my brother
but YOU my wife.
I don't know how you make all this.
Maybe that's the power of love.
Everybody saying thank you?!
Not enough to tell you that
I'm really happy you came in my life...



Wave Cloud Giveaway!

Posted by iya at 9:10 AM 0 comments
Another contest I spotted through blog hopping. Feel free to join. Full details of contest here: screamandhug


"Price"
Pair of Forget Me Not Earrings

"Contest ends on Oct 25th, so join now!"


Icy Jewelry Giveaway

Posted by iya at 8:41 AM 0 comments
Spotted another contest and I'm joining. I am an avid fan of Twilight saga so I really want to win this contest! The price is a really fabulous so check it out! For full details visit the contest site: Simply Stacie


"Price"
First Bite/True Blood/Twilight/Vampire Diaries Inspired Necklace

"Contest ends on Nov 4th, so join now!"

Wednesday, October 21

Lisa Leonard Designs Giveaway Contest

Posted by iya at 9:01 AM 1 comments
I was blog hopping when I saw this contest! The site was featuring Lisa Leonard Designs and the products are really awesome and they're having a raffle contest. For full details view the site: Our City Lights
 

"Price"
$50 Gift Certificate from Lisa Leonard Designs

"Contest ends on Oct. 25th, so join now!"

Yumi Kim Giveaway

Posted by iya at 8:25 AM 0 comments
This is another contest that I've join! You can read full details of the contest here: styleish reviews


"Price"
$150 Gift Certificate from Yumi Kim Shop

"Contest ends on Oct. 25th, so join now!"

Midtown Girl Birthday Give-away!

Posted by iya at 8:02 AM 1 comments
I really love contents and I am taking part in this give-away.. The price is really fabulous! Here's the contest link for full details: Midtown Girl


 "Price"
$100 Forever 21 Gift Certificates

Baileyandmeister Bare Escentuals Giveaway

Posted by iya at 7:49 AM 0 comments
I was blog hopping again when I spotted this contest!
I really love make-up so I'm joining the give away..
Full details of the contest here: baileyandmeister


"Price"
Bare Escentuals face Fashion Wild Spirit Kit
including:
Metallic Lavender and Plush Purple Eyecolor
Smoky Sequins Liner Shadow
Vintage Peach Blush
Jessica Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish

"Contest ends on Oct. 27th, so join now!"

BrisStyle October Giveaway Contest

Posted by iya at 7:09 AM 0 comments
I was blog hopping when I spotted this contest.
I love contests so joined this one too..
Full details here: BrisStyle

"Prices"


3 Bunny Brooches from Hayles Lees of REread


Chainmaille Necklace from Sharon Williams of Shazzabeth Creation

"Contest ends on Oct 25th, so join now!"

Shazzabeth Creation October Giveaway

Posted by iya at 6:48 AM 0 comments
I really love contest and I'm taking part on this give-away special..
View full details here: Shazzabeth


 "Price"
Dragonfly necklace. 
With a lovely antiqued brass dragonfly as the focal,
the necklace is made of green Czech fire polished beads
with some further small antiqued brass dragonflies
in the shorter row of the necklace.

"Join now, contest runs this whole month of October"

Sigma Jewelry Giveaway Contest

Posted by iya at 6:37 AM 0 comments
I really love contest.. So here's another one that I've joined.
For full details, visit the contest site: Sigma Jewelry


Price
One tiny disk, black swarovski crystal, stamped with your initial

"Contest will end on Oct. 31, so join now!"



Tuesday, October 20

iPhone Innovation

Posted by iya at 7:10 AM 3 comments


iPhone is now considered as the most innovative phone. This is a revolutionary phone in which three devices were combined into one. The combination of a mobile phone, an internet device and an iPod is a breakthrough created by iPhone application companies. The introduction of this modern phone in the world made way to the continuing increase in the need of iPhone application developers. Apple Company, the main developer of iPhone is also the one directly hiring professionals. Due to the increasing demand of iPhone app freelancers many were trying to seize opportunity in projecting that they can do SDK programming. But according to Elance, an internet site that represents mobile app developers, there are only 80 SDK developers that claim expertise in the said program. Yet there are still many individuals and firms insisting that they have the capabilities in the field.


photo courtesy: http://blog.taragana.com/

Most experienced iPhone SDK developers are from DS Media Lab, a firm in Florida who created the first iPhone applications under MAC. DS Media Lab comprised of dedicated 3D artists, game script writers and web designers. The company created the custom iPhone application templates. They are also the one responsible for iPhone’s software design and most of the mobile game applications. DS iPhone studio is another firm who created the official software development kit for Apple. Mobile application developers from these firms were very much excited bringing more mobile developments. The revolution of mobile is an appreciated breakthrough in our world. Aside from these two companies, Apple is still searching for SDK programmers and other iPhone job-related careers.

Today, iPhone is considered as the most powerful and fastest phone with innovations like video recording, voice control and 32GB storage. You’ll also notice how fast this device can launch applications. SDK programming includes viewing fast web surfing and 3D graphics for the most extraordinary gaming experience. Now you can take high-quality videos that can be edited and shared. The introduction of these new methods in iPhone is really something people on the go would want to have.

Developer programmers are still in search of new ways and advance discoveries to be added in the iPhone. Few years or even a few months from now we can be amazed by another innovation offered by this iPhone application companies. iPhone is really the world’s must-have phone in the moment.






Blog Appetite Raffle Contest

Posted by iya at 5:52 AM 1 comments
Another contest! This raffle contest is a celebration of site's first year anniversary..
For full details, view here: Blog Appetite





"Sponsors of the Contest"

$10 Sponsors:
Business Sphere – http://businessphereconsulting.com
Home Buddies – http://fedhz.com
WAHMaholic – http://wahmaholic.com

$5 Sponsors:
Blog De Manila – http://blogdemanila.com
My Quality dAY – http://myqualityday.blogspot.com
Diva Fabulosa – http://divafabulosa.com
The Pinay Blogger – http://thepinayblogger.com
Living with Diabetes – http://www.diabetis.biz
Stalking Minds – http://vladimyrbotones.com
Make or Break – http://www.pehpot.com

3-month Ad Spot
Life’s Journey – http://mywpblogonline.com
Rewards Station – http://www.kwarta4me.biz
My Crafts Stores Online – http://www.mycraftstoresonline.us
That Blog4me – http://thatblog4me.blogspot.com
Travel Blog – http://heyjustblog.blogspot.com
There is Happiness – http://thereishappiness.com
Twins Happiness – http://twinshappiness.com
Also Mommy – http://alsomommy.blogspot.com
TH’s Corner – http://thcorner.blogspot.com
Isherrygo – http://www.isherrygo.com
Name Sherry – http://namesherry.com
Lurv Everything – http://lurvevertyhing.com
Iblogaholic – http://www.iblogaholic.info
Another Contest – http://anothercontest.blogspot.com
iLUVcontest – http://iluvcontest.blogspot.com
My Vegetable Garden – http://orientalveggies.blogspot.com/
Product Reviews Von Mir – http://productreviewsvonmir.blogspot.com/
Online Mommy – http://mylenerabago.com/

2-month Ad Spot
Chica Chika – http://chicachika.divafabulosa.com/
Health and Beauty Diva – http://healthandbeautydiva.com/
IVF Journies – http://www.ivfjournies.com/
Girls are Made of Sugar and Spice – http://www.girlsaremadeofsugarandspiceandeverythingnice.com/
Biasasaja – http://biasasaja.com

1-month Ad Spot

Kaya Mo Pinoy – http://www.kayamopinoy.com
PinayMom – http://pinaymom.org
MommaWannabe – http://www.mommawannabe.com
Life of a Filipina Blogger – http://pinayjade.com
Pictures and Cultures – http://misterpix.com
Biasasaja – http://biasasaja.com
Liezl Read-Write – http://liezl-read-write.blogspot.com
Elai’s Haven – http://www.elaisblog.blogspot.com
Mom Writes For a Cause – http://penname30.blogspot.com

EC Credits:
3000 EC
2000EC
Wonderful things In Life – http://mommyko.com
My Life’s Adventure – http://love.mommyko.com
My Crafts Stores Online – http://www.mycraftstoresonline.us
The Joy Of Life Forever – http://www.happymomiam.us
The Fountain Of Happiness – http://chris.happymomiam.us
Life’s Journey – http://mywpblogonline.com

"Contest ends on Nov. 15 and announcement of Winners will be on Nov.18
So, it's not too late to join!"

Monday, October 19

“Win $200 from Fedhz Blogversary/Bday Contest”

Posted by iya at 6:19 AM 0 comments
I was blog hopping when I came upon this contest! And the price is really awesome!
Want to join to?! Full details, view here: Fedhz'



"Contest end on Nov. 22nd, so join now"

LuShae Jewelry Sweepstakes Contest

Posted by iya at 6:04 AM 0 comments
OOoooohhh, this contest is hot!
For full details, visit the contest site here: LuShae Jewelry



Handmade Newborn Teddy Bear Hat Give-Away

Posted by iya at 5:53 AM 0 comments
I was blog hopping when I saw this give-away. I am giving birth this last December so I joined this contest.
Full details here: shopbyhand


The Give-Away Price

"Contest ends on Oct. 31st so join now mommies!"

Free Give Away by Lynn Krestel

Posted by iya at 5:40 AM 0 comments
Oooooh, I really love give-aways.. So I'm joining this contest, its raffle base so good luck to me!
For full details, visit the contest site: akane designs!



 Give-Away Price!

"Contest Ends on October 25, so join now!"



Saturday, October 17

Nihrida's 1st Give-Away Contest

Posted by iya at 8:31 AM 0 comments
really love make-up kits especially when they're free!! I am already a mom of a 3-year old son and will soon give birth to my second child but I still love wearing even the slightest touch of make-up when I go out! Make-up when used accordingly will brighten your face and makes you even prettier, as you already are!

So I'm joining this contest! It is Niridas's first give-away contest to show her love and appreciation!
Full details here: Nihrida



PRICES
3 S-he nail polishes
3 Essence nail polishes
1 L'Oreal Star Magnet in Prune
Versace Crystal Noir Bath and Shower Gel (50 mL/1.7 oz.)
Versace Crystal Noir Body Lotion (50 mL/1.7 oz.)
2 Chantelle Masks Ginseng & Cactus Flower (PF)
2 Chantelle Masks Sea Herbs & Mud (PF)
Vitaskin Hydro Lip Balm (PF)
Dr. Scheller Calendula hand cream mini (PF)
Essence 4 in 1 nail file (PF)
Essence Lash Mania Mascara in Hypnotic Black
Essence Nail Polish Corrector Pencil (PF)
Balea Foot File (PF)
Balea Foot Bath Salt
Pocket Mirror with painting of one of my favourite artists G. Klimt
Key Head Cover
Skull Pen (I own one too)
Bath Fizzie in vanilla
3 Pocket Kitties from my personal collection
Best Slovenian coffee and ''samples'' of my fave cappuccino and tea.
Neutrogena Cream sample

"So Join Now, Contest ends on Oct 25"

Every Girls Little Addiction Give-Away

Posted by iya at 8:07 AM 0 comments
I really love make-up kits especially when they're free!! I am already a mom of a 3-year old son and will soon give birth to my second child but I still love wearing even the slightest touch of make-up when I go out! Make-up when used accordingly will brighten your face and makes you even prettier, as you already are!

So I'm joining this contest! A give-away contest to celebrate her 100th followers!
Full details: every girls little addiction



PRICE

10 NYX round lipstick of your choice


How to Join
1. Must be a follower of the blog.
2. Must mention the giveaway on your personal blog
3. Comment on the contest post and list atleast one of your favorite make-up product!
4. Must have an email.
5. Must be minimum of 14 years of age to enter.

"Join now contest ends on Nov. 05"

Tuesday, October 13

Notes from The Tooth Fairy Give-Away Contest

Posted by iya at 9:00 AM 1 comments


Another contest that I've joined!
Really great prices she's giving away so join now!
View more details of the contest in here:  notesfromthetoothfairy



Pop Champagne's Give-away contest!

Posted by iya at 8:24 AM 0 comments
Another contest that I've joined.. I really love free stuffs esp. I can't afford stuffs like this because my priority is my kids so I hope I win in this contest! View full details here: pop champange & glam sparkle and pop

PRICES

Price #1:
Naughty or Nice bow clip
- Pink bow from the Princess Bows series
- Swarovski crystals necklace (crystal colors are pink and purple, the color didn't show so well in the picture)
- Other surprises!


Price #2
- Naughty or Nice bow clip

- Black dotted bow from the Princess Bows series
- Swarovski crystals necklace
- Other surprises!

How to join:
1. Be a follower on both Pop Champagne and Glam, Sparkle and Pop.
2. Reposting the contest with linkbacks of the contest site
3. Commenting on the contest post.
4. Choose if you're naughty or nice!

Contest Ends on Nov. 01 and two winners will be chosen

aniitas give-away contest

Posted by iya at 7:20 AM 0 comments
I really love make-up kits especially when they're free!! I am already a mom of a 3-year old son and will soon give birth to my second child but I still love wearing even the slightest touch of make-up when I go out! Make-up when used accordingly will brighten your face and makes you even prettier, as you already are!

So when I bumped into the site of Aniiita, I consider joining the contest!


photo courtesy of Aniiita

PRICES
  • Full size Juicy Couture Royal Body cream
  • 10 pair of dramatic Taiwanese lashes
  • Elizabeth Arden lipgloss (Cottoncandy)
  • Maybelline Sensational Lipstick (Born with it)
  • NYX lipgloss (Sorbet)
  • Red Earth Blush :)
  • 2 Catena 8 cups of water VC whitening and moisturizing face mask
  • Vernis pink french nailpolish & Vernis white french nailploish
  • Oil Control papers
  • Hanskin BBcream sample, Clarins sample, 5 perfume harajuku samples & skinfood samples
  • Black hairties & a pair of earrings
  • Above the knee japmag black and white socks
and

  • YOUR CHOICE of a MAC eyeshadow
  • YOUR CHOICE of a MAC lipstick
 RULES
1. Must be a follower of Aniita's blog
2. Leave me a comment on her post
3. Posting about the giveaway contest on your own blog is optional but if you do its another entry.

Everybody can join whether your a girl of feeling girly! The contest ends on Oct.31

Sunday, October 11

Lucques Restaurant

Posted by iya at 9:24 AM 2 comments

8474 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Named after a variety of French olive, Lucques Restaurant is set within the neighborhood of Melrose in West Holywood. The restaurant is supervised by popular chefs Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne. The place was opened in a converted carriage house transformed by designer Barbara Barry---of silent film star Harold Lloyd into a rustic setting. The building was decorated with aged brick and façade of vines that adds to the distinctive farm-feel of the place. Stepping into the restaurant, a diner will be emanated by subdued lightings and dark wood flooring. An artful display of mirrors in the dining room surely presents an air of elegance. You can choose to dine into one of their booths near a fireplace or outside in an enclosed patio lined with vines. The ambiance alone is quite satisfying.


"Niman Ranch Beef Short Rib"

Lucques Restaurant introduces contemporary Mediterranean cuisines. First in the menu is an array of wine selections from sparkling, white or red wine. The range of wine was expertly picked by Caroline Styne. Upon order, drinks were presented promptly so you can sip your wine while viewing the menu. The dishes served here are fresh-from-the-farm produce bought from the local farmers. A suggested starter dish is the “Asparagus with Slow-Cooked Egg” with whole grain mustard, parmesan and Salame Gentile. This dish is very appealing and tastes warm and creamy. Another complementing dish is “Cipollini Onion and Bleu de Severac Tart” with walnuts, dried figs, and arugula.  The selection of main course is definitely a challenge in this restaurant, because of a very wide variety of meal, but the most recommended main dish is “The Devil’s Chicken”, a signature dish of Goin comprised of chicken in mustard, breadcrumb crust and spicy marinade. Another must-try is “Niman Ranch Beef Short Ribs” prepared with sautéed greens, pearl onions, and a dollop of horseradish cream. To top it all, a choice of panna cotta with grapefruit or strawberry for dessert is really enticing.


Lucques Restaurant is a place any diner should not miss out.  You may also want to try their Sunday Super Nights offering three courses. Surely, Lucques’ customers will be glad to return.

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photo credits: 
www.farm4.static.flickr.com/3203/2380865855_f2978d280f_o.jpg  
www.mutineermagazine.com/img/blog/lucques_01.jpg
www.foodfashionista.com/.a/6a00e553e718528833011570520e71970c-500pi


Tuesday, October 6

Link From Blog

Posted by iya at 4:40 AM 2 comments
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