The Place Shopping Mall 世贸天阶 (1) # Beijing – China

It’s weekend, and some of our friends (boys team) go to Wangba. So we, girls team will go shopping. This time, we will visit The Palace Shopping Mall 世贸天阶 Shi mao tian jie. (credit)

Beijing’s funkiest new mall is easy to spot thanks to the digital canopy that sweeps over its central outdoor plaza – the biggest LED screen in Asia would you believe. However if you find the butterflies and seascapes that flash up on it all a bit too much, head straight indoors to the tri-level mall which houses Spanish fashion chain Zara and Canadian shoe retailer Aldo’s flagship store.

Other outlets include Potato and Co., Folli Follie, French Connection, i.t, Miss Sixty, Adidas, MAC cosmetics, Promod, Patricia, Puma, Rolex, and the English-language Chapterhouse bookshop. The Place is mainly composed of the huge screen in the middle and two luxury buildings on its two sides. People walk around under the screen enjoying the space art, high technique, and lighting.

The Place is also a place for luxury shopping and a gourmet experience. There are several open-air bars for you to relax. The Place is a blend of shopping mall, office building, space art and fashion. The Place is designed by Jeremy Railton. He is also the designer for the world’s largest digital screen in Las Vegas. Two four-story malls house Tourneau, China’s largest watch boutique, D&G, Ferrari and English-language bookstore Chaterhouse.

Address: 9 Guanghua Lu, Beijing 朝阳区光华路甲9号

Opening time: 10am – 10pm.

Website: www.theplace.cn.

How to go there? Take subway line 1 and get off at the station of Yonganli (永安里), exit from exit B, then walk to the north along Dongdaqiao Road (东大桥路). After the first crossroad, you will see the Place on your right.

School Trip to Beijing World Park 北京世界公园 # Beijing – China

As usual, at the last week of the month, the school will arrange trip to an attraction place in Beijing. And this month (May 2007), they take us to go to Beijing World Park 北京世界公园 beijing shijie gongyuan. (wikipedia)

Beijing World Park 北京世界公园 is a theme park that attempts to give visitors the chance to see the world without having to leave Beijing. The park covers 46.7 hectares and is located in the southwestern Fengtai District of Beijing. It is about 17 km from Tiananmen, the City center, and 40 km from the Capital International Airport. The park opened in 1993 and is estimated to receive 1.5 million visitors annually.

Scenic area

The scenic area of the park models itself after the naturalistic layout of the globe, representing the four major oceans, and focusing on five continents: Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and South America. The park contains about a hundred (109) scaled-down replicas of famous landmarks from nearly 40 countries and regions around the world, including the Tower Bridge in London, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and the Great Pyramids in Egypt. There is even a miniature Manhattan, complete with twin towers of the World Trade Center. Each landmark represents its country or region of origin and is situated in the park according to its location on the map.

Close attention to detail was paid in modeling these landmarks after their originals. For example, detailed carvings and ornamentations are included. Even the materials used are modeled after their originals to create the most authentic look possible. For example, the replica of the Great Pyramids was constructed of 200,000 white marble bricks, each as large as a bar of soap. Red Square in Russia, is replicated by paving the smaller model in World Park with over 5 million red bricks smaller than mahjong tiles.

There’s an incident in this park. When we first coming, we take picture in one of scenic area. And my friends falls from upstairs and broken her arms. It’s really terrifying. The teacher ask the park staff to call the ambulance, and he take her to the nearest hospital. So, while you are taking picture, please always becareful.

Website: http://www.beijingworldpark.com.cn/

Jay chou 周傑倫 – cai hong 彩虹

Jay chou 周傑倫 – cai hong 彩虹 – Rainbow – Pelangi

哪裏有彩虹告訴我
Na li you cai hong gao su wo
Please tell me where is the rainbow
Tolong beritahu aku dimana ada pelangi

能不能把我的願望還給我
Neng bu neng ba wo de yuan wang huan gei wo
Can it give me back my wish
Bisakah dia membawa impianku kembali

爲什麽天這麽安靜
Wei shen me tian zhe me an jing
Why the sky is very quiet
Kenapa langit begitu tenang

所有的云都跑到我這裡
Suo you de yun dou pao dao wo zhe li
All clouds run up to me here
Awan-awan berlarian ke arahku disini

有沒有口罩一個給我
You mei you kou zhao yi ge gei wo
Do you have one mouthpiece to give me
Kalau kamu ada mouthpiece, berikan padaku

釋怀說了太多就成真不了
Shi huai shuo le tai duo jiu cheng zhen bu liao
Too much emotion word to say, can’t become real
Terlalu banyak kata-kata emosi, yang tidak bisa menjadi nyata

也許時間是一種解葯
Ye xu shi jian shi yi zhong jie yao
Perhaps the time is one kind of medicine
Mungkin waktu adalah salah satu obat

也是我現在正服下的毒藥
Ye shi wo xian zai zheng fu xia du yao
Maybe now I’m under toxicant
Mungkin sekarang aku berada di bawah pengaruh racun

看不見你的笑 我怎麽睡得着
Kan bu jian ni de xiao, wo zen me shui de zhao
When I can’t see your smile, I can’t sleep well
Tidak bisa melihat senyummu, aku menjadi tidak bisa tidur nyenyak

你的聲音怎麽近我卻抱不到
Ni de sheng yin zen me jin wo que bao bu dao
How nearly your sound looks but I still can’t hug you
Begitu dekat suaramu, tapi aku masih tidak bisa memelukmu

沒有地救,太陽還是會繞
Mei you di jiu, tai yang hai shi hui rao
Don’t have any rescued, the sun will circling
Tidak ada pertolongan, matahari akan terus berputar

沒有理由,我也能自己走
Mei you li you, wo ye neng zi ji zou
Without the reason, I also can walk
Tanpa alas an, aku jg bisa jalan sendiri

你要離開,我知道很簡單
Ni yao li kai, wo zhi dao hen jian dan
If you want to leave, I knew that is very easy
Kalau kamu mau pergi, aku tahu, sangatlah mudah

你說依賴,是我們的阻礙
Ni shuo yi lai, shi wo men de zu’ai
You said the dependence, is our hindrance
Kamu bilang kepercayaan itu, adalah pengganggu hubungan kita

就算放開,但能不能別沒收我的愛
Jiu suan fang kai, dan neng bu neng bie mei shou wo de ai
Even if let it loose, but can’t not to receive my love
Walaupun membiarkannya lepas, tapi tidak bisa tidak menerima cintaku

當作我最後才明白
Dang zuo wo zui hou cai ming bai
Treats as I’m the last to be understand
Anggap saja aku yang terakhir mengerti dirimu

有沒有口罩一個給我
You mei you kou zhao yi ge gei wo
Do you have one mouthpiece to give me
Kalau kamu ada mouthpiece, berikan padaku

釋怀說了太多就成真不了
Shi huai shuo le tai duo jiu cheng zhen bu liao
Too much emotion word to say, can’t become real
Terlalu banyak kata-kata emosi, yang tidak bisa menjadi nyata

也許時間是一種解葯
Ye xu shi jian shi yi zhong jie yao
Perhaps the time is one kind of medicine
Mungkin waktu adalah salah satu obat

也是我現在正服下的毒藥
Ye shi wo xian zai zheng fu xia du yao
Maybe now I’m under toxicant
Mungkin sekarang aku berada di bawah pengaruh racun

看不見你的笑 我怎麽睡得着
Kan bu jian ni de xiao, wo zen me shui de zhao
When I can’t see your smile, I can’t sleep well
Tidak bisa melihat senyummu, aku menjadi tidak bisa tidur nyenyak

你的聲音怎麽近我卻抱不到
Ni de sheng yin zen me jin wo que bao bu dao
How nearly your sound looks but I still can’t hug you
Begitu dekat suaramu, tapi aku masih tidak bisa memelukmu

沒有地救,太陽還是會繞
Mei you di jiu, tai yang hai shi hui rao
Don’t have any rescued, the sun will circling
Tidak ada pertolongan, matahari akan terus berputar

沒有理由,我也能自己走
Mei you li you, wo ye neng zi ji zou
Without the reason, I also can walk
Tanpa alas an, aku jg bisa jalan sendiri

你要離開,我知道很簡單
Ni yao li kai, wo zhi dao hen jian dan
If you want to leave, I knew that is very easy
Kalau kamu mau pergi, aku tahu, sangatlah mudah

你說依賴,是我們的阻礙
Ni shuo yi lai, shi wo men de zu’ai
You said the dependence, is our hindrance
Kamu bilang kepercayaan itu, adalah pengganggu hubungan kita

就算放開,但能不能別沒收我的愛
Jiu suan fang kai, dan neng bu neng bie mei shou wo de ai
Even if let it loose, but can’t not to receive my love
Walaupun membiarkannya lepas, tapi tidak bisa tidak menerima cintaku

當作我最後才明白
Dang zuo wo zui hou cai ming bai
Treats as I’m the last to be understand
Anggap saja aku yang terakhir mengerti dirimu

看不見你的笑 我怎麽睡得着
Kan bu jian ni de xiao, wo zen me shui de zhao
When I can’t see your smile, I can’t sleep well
Tidak bisa melihat senyummu, aku menjadi tidak bisa tidur nyenyak

你的聲音怎麽近我卻抱不到
Ni de sheng yin zen me jin wo que bao bu dao
How nearly your sound looks but I still can’t hug you
Begitu dekat suaramu, tapi aku masih tidak bisa memelukmu

沒有地救,太陽還是會繞會繞
Mei you di jiu, tai yang hai shi hui rao hui rao
Don’t have any rescued, the sun will circling
Tidak ada pertolongan, matahari akan terus berputar

沒有理由,我也能自己走
Mei you li you, wo ye neng zi ji zou
Without the reason, I also can walk
Tanpa alas an, aku jg bisa jalan sendiri

釋怀說了太多就成真不了
Shi huai shuo le tai duo jiu cheng zhen bu liao
Too much emotion word to say, can’t become real
Terlalu banyak kata-kata emosi, yang tidak bisa menjadi nyata

也許時間是一種解葯解葯
Ye xu shi jian shi yi zhong jie yao jie yao
Perhaps the time is one kind of medicine
Mungkin waktu adalah salah satu obat

也是我現在正服下的毒藥
Ye shi wo xian zai zheng fu xia du yao
Maybe now I’m under toxicant
Mungkin sekarang aku berada di bawah pengaruh racun

你要離開,我知道很簡單
Ni yao li kai, wo zhi dao hen jian dan
If you want to leave, I knew that is very easy
Kalau kamu mau pergi, aku tahu, sangatlah mudah

你說依賴,是我們的阻礙
Ni shuo yi lai, shi wo men de zu’ai
You said the dependence, is our hindrance
Kamu bilang kepercayaan itu, adalah pengganggu hubungan kita

就算放開,但能不能別沒收我的愛
Jiu suan fang kai, dan neng bu neng bie mei shou wo de ai
Even if let it loose, but can’t not to receive my love
Walaupun membiarkannya lepas, tapi tidak bisa tidak menerima cintaku

當作我最後才明白
Dang zuo wo zui hou cai ming bai
Treats as I’m the last to be understand
Anggap saja aku yang terakhir mengerti dirimu

Chinese lyrics from TT Player / QQ Music
Pinyin by Anna Wong
All song lyrics Translations (English and Indonesia) by Anna Wong

Karaoke at Party World (1) # Beijing – China

When we go to Yong He Gong, we often see this Karaoke place. The place is so elegance, so this time, we decided to go there.

The place name is Party World 钱柜 qian gui. Party World is one of the biggest KTV centers in Beijing. It features magnificent decoration and high level of service. The clerks there are always polite, friendly, and ready to serve you. And it has a big database of songs. Most of them are Chinese songs. There are English songs, too. It is equipped with high-quality stereo equipment and its sound effect is splendid. One who is able to carry a tune can sing like a pop singer. It also offers delicious buffet dinner and beverage free. The buffet dinner covers varieties of food, such as rice, noodles, cake, cookies, etc. If you do not like Chinese food, you are also allowed to bring your own food.

This place is surely amazing, and very high level. Even a little expensive for a student, but as long as we didn’t go there often I think it is still okay.

I go here with my classmate. And we really have fun in here.

Happy Valley Amusement Park (1) # Beijing – China

It’s still holiday and the last day of Wuyi holiday. So we decided to go to Amusement Park. We go to Happy Valley 北京欢乐谷 beijing huan le gu.

Happy Valley 北京欢乐谷 is an amusement park in Beijing built and operated by Beijing OCT (北京华侨城 beijing hua qiao cheng), which is part of the Overseas Chinese Town Company. The park is located in Chaoyang in eastern Beijing. Opened in July 2006, it is the second park of the Happy Valley theme park chain. The concept design and master plan for the park was created by Creative Kingdom China. Leisure Quest International (USA/China). Similar in style with the Disneyland Park, Happy Valley Beijing also features distinctive landscapes and themes throughout the resort along with featured rides within the different themes. In total there are more than 40 rides, 10 of which are extreme rides, an IMAX theater with seven screens as well as a shopping complex. (wikipedia)

I forget how much is the ticket price that time, but now the ticket price is (2020): 260 Yuan/person.

You can ride subway to Beijing Happy Valley Station line 7.

We really having fun in here.

Visit E-Mei Shan then go back to Beijing # Sichuan – China

Today we will visit E-Mei Shan 峨眉山, is a mountain in Sichuan ProvinceChina, and is one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China and is traditionally regarded as the bodhimaṇḍa, or place of enlightenment, of the bodhisattva Samantabhadra. Samantabhadra is known in Mandarin as Pǔxián Púsà (普賢菩薩).wikipedia

It’s a bad weather when we come here, raining very hard and strong wind. And we didn’t prepare any rain coat or umbrella so we all get wet. The cable car didn’t operated on that day, so we can’t see anything. It’s foggie. We only walk around for a while, then decided to go to airport early.

My shoes got wet and uncomfortable, so we buy rattan sandals XD.

We go back to Beijing, holiday is over. Time to back to study again.

Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area and Face-Changing Show # Sichuan – China

The Leshan Giant Buddha 乐山大佛 le shan da fou (wikipedia) is a 71-metre (233 ft) tall stone statue, built between 713 and 803. It is carved out of a cliff face of Cretaceous red bed sandstones that lies at the confluence of the Min River and Dadu River in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near the city of Leshan.

The stone sculpture faces Mount Emei, with the rivers flowing below its feet. It is the largest and tallest stone Buddha statue in the world and it is by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world.

The Leshan Giant Buddha is located at the Lingyun Mountain’s Qifeng Peak. Qifeng Peak is located at the junction of the Minjiang RiverQingyi River, and Dadu River.

Other than the Leshan Giant Buddha, the Danxia Landform also contains abundant history and cultural connotations, such as cliff tombs and cliff dwelling.

After visiting The Lesan Giant Buddha, we are back to Chengdu to watch Face-Changing Show 变脸 bian lian (wikipedia).

Face-Changing Showw 变脸 is an ancient Chinese dramatic art that is part of the more general Sichuan opera. Performers wear brightly colored costumes and move to quick, dramatic music.

This show is very interesting. The performers wear vividly colored masks, typically depicting well known characters from the opera, and can change one face to another almost instantaneously with the swipe of a fan, a movement of the head or wave of the hand, without delay. That’s whey they named it Face-Changing Show.

If you plan to go to Chengdu, you have to watch this show.

At night, we go to Emei, to stay in there. And because we take “Student Price Tour“, our hotel happens to be an old dormitory, which has never been used already. I don’t know if there’s another guest, but the hotel itself is very creepy. 1 room is for 3 people, and very dim. If you talking inside your room, then another room could hear it. Fortunately, we all stay in same floor. The bathroom is very dirty too. Kind of experience XD

Back to Chengdu # Sichuan – China

After visiting Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong, we have to go back to Chengdu. We ride the bus for about 11-12 hours. And there’s broken road, so we have to queue to be able to pass, we stranded in the middle of the road for about 2 hours.

Our guide’s job is finished. He only guide us at Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong. He is so kind, and very handsome. So we take picture together before separate.