Images of Budding Sunflower 没有说出口的爱 | ColorChallenge

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(书房中, 阳光下,含苞待放的向日葵)
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I believe that youth is in budding sunflower under the sunshine. It is a sunny day, and I sit around the desk enjoying a cup of tea and reading one of these books. When I see sunflowers in a glass jar on the desk, it reminded me of a little talk with my mum when I was a little girl.

古人偏爱菊花,陶渊明的“采菊东篱下”以菊明志,走近书房,看到这个花瓶,我就默认了是黄菊花,凑近了拍照才发现原来是含苞欲放的向日葵。凑巧的是小时候我最爱的花是向日葵。记得妈妈问我为什么喜欢向日葵,我说我想像向日葵一样,永远仰着面庞迎着太阳,潜意识里希望自己跟向日葵一样乐观开朗,蓬勃向上。

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Shopping with Me: Suzhou Village 奢侈品Outlet购物村“奕欧来”

女人有时候真的一点都不讲道理,怎么治?
包治百病!

Why are women sometimes really unreasonable? Is there any solution?
Buying her a bag will work perfectly.

今天阴到多云,阳光没有什么存在感,去奕欧来买包包,回来发现照片好丑,暗沉沉的,我特地给自己的照片来了个十级补光,如下图,哈哈。“奕欧来”购物中心坐落于风光旖旎的的阳澄湖半岛,大家金秋十月来品尝阳澄湖大闸蟹的时候,别忘了到奕欧来转悠一圈,保证收获颇丰。购物村仿造的是英国Bicester Village,亦是血拼购物最佳圣地,除了疯狂的折扣,更是让购物变成一种优雅的体验。

It is cloudy today. There is no enough sunshine to take quality photos. When I check the photos after coming back, I find the photo is too dark before of the dull weather. I specifically add extra light to my selfie, lol. Now it looks better. “Yi Ou Lai” shopping center is located in the beautiful scenery of the Yangcheng Lake Peninsula. If you come to Suzhou to enjoy the hairy crabs from Yangcheng Lake this October, do not forget to visit here. The shopping village mimics the British Bicester Village, which is also the best shopping destination. Besides of the crazy discounts, shopping is really an elegant experience there.

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背上我新买的包包,一边逛一边拍一边晒,这才是outlet的节奏嘛

This is my new bag. Taking photos while shopping, this is the rhythm of Suzhou shopping Village.

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春节假期,游客也好,购物者也好,到处都是人人人,不过我们大中华儿女应该已经适应了。奕欧来距离我家自驾大概半个小时就能到,在火车站有接驳车,好像是免费的。逛了一个下午,主要的品牌有BALLY,LACOSTE,GANT,GUCCI,COACH,MK,BOSS,ARMANI,D&G,等等,很多一线二线大牌入驻,数目还是比较可观的。

Now it is near the end of Chinese New Year holidays. The village is full of tourists and shoppers. But I have already get used to it as it great population of China. It takes about half an hour from my home tu Suzhou village. And it has a shuttle bus at the train station. After spending a whole afternoon there, I figured out the main brands: BALLY, LACOSTE, GANT, GUCCI, COACH, MK, BOSS, ARMANI, D & G, etc. Many first class brands settled there, It is a good place to visit.

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Dating with a Ghost: Drawing A Mask for Halloween 万圣节有妖约:画面具 | Hallosteem costume contest

Halloween is for sure the most funny day of the year. People all over the world will prepare the cool dressing up costumes, horrible makeup, and create the decorations at home or work places. When I was a little girl, I never heard any kinds of Halloween activities. But after I grow up, people here are more keen on western culture than our traditional ones. Now Halloween is one of my favorite days to have fun. Here in Suzhou, China, we don’t play trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. But we could go to haunted houses in the amusement park to have fun with the dressed-up ghosts, and all the commercial centers are offering great discounts to attract customers.

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I am going to write about how to create a mask for Halloween in this post. I finished drawing a mask with my son this afternoon. This colorful mask is not what I planned to draw. I want to draw something horrible. But this mask turns out to be some kind of funny. But it could also be worn on Halloween, or at some other party-like event. It is combined with great creativity with my 4-year-old son. It is inspirational!

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Here’s a picture when he is drawing the mask. How do you think about it?

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Halloween is a good chance to draw horrible masks. We could draw everything we prefer like bats, ghosts, pumpkins, monsters, and vampires. If you want to create some Halloween drawings of your own, please remember to share with me. Continue Reading

福利来了: 世界葡萄酒之星 – 星得斯葡萄酒

福利来了,我家女王大人发话,给我30箱葡萄酒抵过年的压岁钱:星得斯葡萄酒。在江苏交广网和苏州1048电台里都有播广告的:世界葡萄酒之星 – 星得斯葡萄酒,洋河酒厂荣誉出品。

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智力原装进口干红葡萄酒,口感柔顺,香果浓郁,回味悠长,过年过节走亲访友必备佳品。 Continue Reading

Chinese New Year

中国人总是有一种回家过年的情结,无聊走得多远,家乡,永远都是根,我们始终无法忘记,自己从哪里来。在新春佳节到来前,公司组织各部门的妹子们聚餐,总之就是有鱼有肉有海鲜。2月15日,新春假期就结束了,在高速上堵车一整晚(原本两个小时的路程),我也回来上班了。

小时候最喜欢过新年了,可以拿压岁钱,看舞龙舞狮。现在新年的味道是越来越淡了。

今天写一写中国的新年,给自己的博客增添点年味。春节被看得较为隆重,与家人团聚,开始半个月的豪吃豪饮。2016年是猴年。

Food

大致一直强调北方过年吃饺子,我家似乎很是随意,汤圆,枣汤,馄饨几乎过年都吃,今年我发现每年都有一个被我忽略的点心:年糕(黄天源糖年糕,可以清蒸,可以油炸)。与“年年高”谐音,寓意着人们的工作和生活一年比一年提高。撒点桂花,加点薄荷,年糕有白、红、绿三种颜色,加个鸡蛋煎一煎,味道一级棒。

婆婆还让我买了三个苹果,因为苹果跟“平安果”发音相同。饭桌上一定少不了鱼,因为鱼代表“年年有余”。长寿面也是很受欢迎。

Firework

春节全国人民都会做的事情,该是放鞭炮吧。尤其是新年夜快到午夜,跟初五财神日,鞭炮声震耳,几乎家家户户都在放鞭炮。挂红灯笼,贴门联,当然最重要还有大扫除,除旧迎新,将前年的坏运一并除掉以盼迎来年的新好运气。

Clothes

除了放鞭炮,在过节前忙着置备新衣,一般会给小孩子穿红色。自古到今,红色和金色在中国都是吉祥色。我也早早的带着Ivan去理发,发型师给他的小短发剪了个齐刘海,买好了棒球服衣领的羽绒服,百丽的小皮鞋。 Continue Reading

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Can you believe that it’s only a couple days away from New Year 2016. And it’s Christmas now. It was already early winter here in Suzhou. Sad to say, the weather here has been nothing but rain all this week. The last of the leaves fall and snow has yet to visit. Right now we don’t have any snow here, and I am not complaining at all!

手拉手,肩并肩一起过圣诞~

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Sweet Days

周一去参加了小学同学的婚礼,去之前到阿仲美发给我的头发做了套抛光(抛光就是让头发很柔,很亮,Duang,Duang~)。到了理发店,又想折腾头发了。大半年前,染的红色,现在就剩发尾有颜色了,而且褪色变成了红黄色的感觉~ Ethan让我剪短发,但是我想留长发,剪还是留,that is a question。每次做头发,在跟理发师沟通好之前,我都不太确定会是什么样子的。虽然,每次都会提前好几周,开始搜发型,颜色,烫发的款式等等,但是依旧不确定想做个什么效果。

婚礼要傍晚才开始,闲暇之余,Ethan和我拉着Ivan压马路,Ivan一溜烟就跑进去我们那的学校,保安居然都没有拦我们。Ivan现在特别喜欢读书。每次我一下班回家,都会拿着书让我教他,虽然教了好些课时了,似乎他只是在看图画,认识了几只小动物。但是他不亦乐乎的一直捧着书,估计等上幼儿园第一天,要抱着书睡觉了。在学校转了好多圈,Ivan就是不肯走,先是坐在篮球架下面,怎么喊都不走,还一定要我陪他坐着,后来到了光武书院,在门口的石板路上,来来回回,估计踱步了十来圈。我家娃以后绝对是学霸中的巨无霸~

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老家-在家过年拍的

老家在海安,南通的一个小镇。

春光明媚,虽说倒春寒很冷,但是春天还是这么到来了~沉闷的冬天终于过去了,又快到穿花衣服的季节了。

我们那的这百姓都很勤快,就算是路边巴掌大的一块地,也要栽上小葱,小青菜或者蚕豆,不像去婺源玩的时候,大片大片的地都荒着~

从电脑上看苹果就是比三星的拍的清晰哇,虽说在手机上看三星的色彩更明艳~

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烟雨平江路

跟闺蜜约好了一起下午茶,天公不作美,下起了淅沥沥的小雨,于是乎。。。烟雨平江路。

平江路是小资,文艺青年,老外的聚居地。整个苏州也只有平江路上的咖啡馆有着满身的文人骚客气,粉墙黛瓦,小桥流水~平江路坐落在闹市区,在烟火弥漫的市井里,让时光倒流,静止在那一刻。平江路上的店铺主人们,基本上是以茶会友,以书会友,大部分都很是阔绰,做着自己喜欢的事情,秉承的宗旨是“想开就开,想关就关,爱喝不喝,非诚勿扰”。

闺蜜帮着撑伞,我们俩手挽手在雨中漫步,哈哈~怕淋湿感冒,没有拍烟雨蒙蒙的平江路。到了咖啡店,拍了几张内景。(平江路看这里,前年秋天扛着单反拍的。)

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过年

Hello, 亲们,好久不见。上一篇博文中有提到,春节假期,我回老家过年了,没有更博。 老家天气晴好,不怎么冷。在老家窝着,不用上班,吃好睡好,简简单单的日子也是一种幸福~

过年期间,我估计拍了上百张照片,80%都是在亲戚家吃饭时拍的。我跟Ethan都出生在海安,南通西部的一个小镇。新房子在曲塘,比较现代化的也就只有商业街,其它都是很乡村的,很适宜居住的田园风光。恰好离我的母校很近,到母校周边转转,母校变化不大,不过感觉很是不同。寒窗苦读的教室,挥洒汗水的操场,一路狂奔的小食堂,所有的角落都能唤起学生时期的回忆。

在老家呆了一个星期,到亲戚朋友家串门,年初四就回苏州了~在老家,印象最深刻的估计得是陪00后去KTV,原来现在的小盆友都喜欢TFBoy,宇宙第一天团。小盆友们一个个唱着我听不懂的歌,80后跟00后中间横跨这20年的代沟,我是怎么也跨不过去了~

本来计划去南财走一圈的,在南财读书的四年,应该就是最美的青春年华了。在那完成学业,开始恋爱,第一次租房,找到生平第一份工作,最难忘的还是那会跟Ethan的各种分分合合~

爬到屋顶拍照,小区里面都是回来过年的奔驰姐宝马哥~

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