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The Magnificent Palace of Versailles

14 Oct


Nothing quite compares to the palace of Versailles.

A stunning example of French Baroque architecture, Versailles is one of the most popular, history-steeped attractions in the Paris environs. You sure want to spend a day exploring this golden palace.



It would be safe to say that the word “gold” beautifully and aptly describes the entire palace at Versailles. Gold is a reference to the reign and the majesty of Louis XIV, known as The Sun King, the longest reigning king in the European history.


King Louis XIV had transformed the hunting lodge into something no one would ever surpass: Versailles.

Built to astound, Versailles is impossible to see in a day, with its vast interiors and enormous gardens. Louis conceived the Versailles Palace, located 13 miles southwest of Paris, which had been the political capital of France from 1682 to 1789 and the opulent home of many French kings. Generations of architects, landscape designers, sculptors and decorators worked on the palace, one of the most magnificent estates in the world. It features 700 rooms, 67 staircases, 2,153 windows, 27 acres of roofing, and 55 fountains.Millions of visitors flock yearly to this palace, attracted by its borderline gaudy, over-the-top decorations. It has been an enormously costly place ever since Louis XIV began its construction during the 1700s, setting the international gold standard for “high maintenance.”


I was so amazed by everything in Versailles. While we walked passed the corridor, I couldn’t help but stood in front of this statue for a long time to adore every stroke of the master craftsmen who created it. And there are hundreds of them…


Chapel of Versailles. This is one of the most impressive sights in Versailles. Every day at 10am, the court would attend the King’s Mass. Because the French Monarchy believed that the King was chosen by God, the paintings and sculptures in the chapel represent the idea that the king was God’s lieutenant here on earth.



Hall of Mirrors, in the 17th century mirrors were among the most expensive items to possess. So it seems natural that the principal features of this hall are the seventeen mirror-clad arches that reflect the seventeen arched windows overlooking the gardens. Each arch contains twenty-one mirrors with a total complement of 357. And when coupled with the gilding, the mirrors look MAGNIFICENT!




The Queen’s bed-chamber. Most recent restoration work involved new wall coverings and the application of fresh guild on hundreds of door and window frames, moldings and ornamental carvings. Nineteen royal births took place here. The bed itself is dwarfed by the size of the room and the height of the ceiling.





Galerie des Batailles. A gallery with 118 paintings to glorify French military history from the Battle of Tolbiac to the Battle of Wagram.

Studying history and visiting museums are among the favourite things I like to do. I sort of regretted that I wore high heeled boots to Versailles, it makes me look like a complete idiot walking on pebble stone outdoor and just when I finished touring the palace, I could hardly feel my feet…

Fortunately, the pictures come out to be nice.





Everything about Palace of Versailles is beyond comprehension. The scope of the creativity, the talent of the artisans, the time and the expense involved boggles the mind.

If you are fascinated by this little peek into the palace of Versailles and would like to see more, you can log on to Chateau Versailles website.


Thank you so much for reading and wishing you a nice weekend ahead.

God bless all of you.


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6 Unique Ways To Start Having More Fun

9 Sep

So the story goes like this, one day when I was working at my desk, trying to re-design the interview form for my company. I wanted to include a question about “what the candidate does for fun”, to further understand how the candidate spend his/her free time enjoying life. I then turned to my colleague and asked her: So what do you do for fun? 

She looked at my for a moment and burst into tears. She told me she doesn’t have fun anymore. She is a wife, mother, and a working woman. She forgot how fun looks like.

Unfortunately, too many of us are just like her. We are busy for the children, taking care of the house, career, house chores… And we forget to have fun. 

Therefore I decide to have some fun every now and then. It can be as simple as eating my favourite chocolate ice cream, hanging out with friends, work on a passion project, or do something I have never tried before.

I notice that I become a better worker, spouse and person if I have fun in my life.

So today I would like to share with you six ways to add fun into your life:

1. Count Your Blessings

Be thankful for what you have in your life. People who count their blessings rather than complain about their troubles just naturally have more fun. Prevent negativity in your life and start writing down all the blessings in your life. You would realize life becomes more fun without much effort!

2. Daydream

Daydreaming is my favourite. I use to think that daydreaming is your mind’s way of sending your soul a message. It is the starting point of all wonderful things and inventions. If you daydream in a positive manner, you will be amazed at how creative your mind can be and the secrets it will tell you.

Take some time off to sit and be quiet and just let your mind wander. Daydream about the kind of life you would like to have, things you want to do. Anything is possible in dreams. Pay attention to what your mind is telling you, write it down in a journal.

As the saying goes, “If you want to know where your heart is, look to where your mind goes when it wanders.”

3. Design A New “You”

Oftentimes we can’t imagine ourselves stepping out of our comfort zone and doing something new and different. We get so locked into what we know that we can’t let go of who we think we are.

So this exercise is simple, think about designing a new “you”. Make up another self that you wished to be. By doing this, you will be more free and able to be anyone you desired.

This should be fun and freeing, so take it easy and make the new “you” to be anything you want. What characters would the new “you” have? What does the new “you” do for fun? How does the new “you” dress?

4. It’s Okay To Have Fun

So many people don’t give themselves permission to have fun because they think it will detract from their responsibilities.

Life is meant to be fun. What kid doesn’t love to see their mother or father having fun, especially if it’s with them?

Yes, we all have things that we are responsible for—kids, parents, house, job—but we need to remember to add in fun and give ourselves permission to have it. You’ll be a better person for it.

5. Yes You CAN

What we tell ourselves becomes our reality. If we think we can’t do something, then we can’t or won’t even try.

For example, let’s say someone suggests surfing as something you might find fun. If you tell yourself that you can’t even swim and you will never find balance on a surf board, you probably won’t even try surfing.

Stop reinforcing these limiting beliefs and start telling yourself you can do it.

6. Dress Up And Show Up

We all have a personal pool of quicksand inside us where we begin to sink and need friends and family to find us and remind us of all the good that has been and will be.

Take on every opportunity to dress up, put on your favourite jewellery and perfume. Go out and meet people, observe how people are having fun. And learn how to genuinely appreciate the good things and good people in your life.


Below are the snippets of my first little 4WD adventure with my husband. One of the things I feel fun doing🙂











Hope you find these tips useful and wish that you can bring some joy and fun into your life!

So, what do you do for fun?


What My Mother Has Taught Me

2 Sep

“My mother… she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.” ~Jodi Picoult

Millionmars BVO Mother and Daughter 5

When I was browsing through my old blog posts on, I come to realized that I do not have much pictures taken together with the most important woman in my life – my mother.

My mum is my inspiration. Since I was a child, I thought she epitomized glamour. Everything about her was and still is beautiful. Her hair, her jewelry, her smiles… She influenced me in various ways, from fashion sense to parenting style. She is always positive and she has the ability to bring warmth to everyone around her. Her eyes always glitter in happiness and her way of living is always fun to me!

Millionmars BVO Mother and Daughter 1

Millionmars BVO Mother and Daughter 2

Millionmars BVO Mother and Daughter 3

Millionmars BVO Mother and Daughter 4

She has taught me about unconditional love. She has shown me how to love someone regardless of heated arguments, bad days, circumstances, distance, and everything in between. She has taught me that some loves come with no rules and no ending.

I am so happy that we finally have the “mother and daughter” pictures taken.

Special thanks to BVO Makeup for making both of us look so beautiful.

Millionmars BVO Mother and Daughter 6

If you are curious about how she looks like 30 years ago, click HERE.

Hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoy the shoot.

Have a great September everyone.

God bless you.




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