Friday, May 2, 2014

'Jom Jelajah Koperasi' Day 1 @ Penang


Schedule of the Day 1(第一天路程): Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad & Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad 

In previous post, I already mentioned I traveled to Penang for a 4 days trip. Today I'm gonna share my stay experience and what I did in this beautiful state, Penang, northern part of Malaysia.

在上几个文章内我提到说我去了槟城4天游玩。今天就跟大家分享我在那儿的体验以及在这位于马来西亚北部的州属槟城做了些什么。




I have been to Penang but that was about 4 years back before Ernest Zacharevic painted all the awesome murals in the streets of Penang. Therefore, I was quite excited actually. Thanks to my friend from Aroma magazine who extended the invite to me, Gaya Travel magazine and Suruhanjaya Koperasi Malaysia who put so much efforts in making the event success.

我有去过槟城一次但是那是4年前的事了就是Ernest Zacharevic还未在槟城留下美丽壁画前。所以这次是蛮兴奋的说。这次非常感谢来自Aroma杂志的朋友把邀请展延给我,也多谢Gaya Travel magazine 以及Suruhanjaya Koperasi Malaysia那么卖力的付出为了让这整个活动成功。


why I'm single eyelids but both my brothers are double eyelids??? LOL
I was there at 630am as the bus going to depart at 7am. Surprisingly the bus was there at around 640 am when others were yet to be there. Quite punctual the bus driver!

At this moment I was quite sad, just found out my phone was unable to switch on due to unknown reason. Black Friday! I still got lots Kuching travel photos inside! ><" (just one thing lucky is that all 2000 photos of the Penang travel photos were extracted out yesterday). Please don't whatsapp/ LINE/ Wechat me cause I unable to see your message. Sobs

我630早上便抵达集合点因为巴士听说是7点就要出发了。很惊讶的是巴士司机在大约640就已经抵达了,那时还有许多人还未到。

在我写到这的时候,我很伤心,刚发现我的电话不知何故无法开启。黑暗星期五!我还有很多古晋的游玩照片在里面!(唯一幸运的是我2000多张的槟城游记照片昨天已经搬出来了)请不要whatsapp/ LINE/ Wechat我,因为我完全看不到你们的讯息。哭



This was my very first time to join Gaya Travel event and cooperative program. Jom Jelajah Koperasi is same meaning as Let's Explore Cooperative. (cooperative is  autonomous association of persons who voluntarily cooperate for their mutual social, economic, and cultural benefit-wikipedia)

这是我第一次参与Gaya Travel 活动和合作社的项目。Jom Jelajah Koperasi 是指一起探索合作社的意思。合作社是指根据合作原则建立的以优化社员(单位或个人)经济利益为目的的非盈利企业形式-维基百科)


En Shamsul from Gaya Travel gave us a short brief about the program and asked us to introduce ourselves one by one through an ice breaking session in the bus. (everytime doing so I will face red and think like I'm still a primary student...hahaha)

来自Gaya Travel 杂志的 Shamsul 先生在巴士上向我们简单述说这几天项目的内容以及要我们每人自我介绍。(每次这么做我都很害羞以及会让我觉得我好像是小学生似的...哈哈哈)



In the goodies bag, everyone was given a box of chocolate chip biscuit from one of the cooperative in Penang, a note pad, a ball and a plastic fan.

在礼袋内,每人都有一盒来自合作社生产的巧克力饼干,一本笔记本和一个塑胶扇子。


From Kl heading to Penang, it is estimated to be at least 4 hours of journey. I never travel to that far these few years thus kinda boring and tired sitting in the bus for long hours. Nevertheless, the scenery is breathtaking along the way. It was not hot but cloudy and foggy. I really like this kind of weather!

从吉隆坡到槟城,整个路程需要至少4个小时之久。在这几年内我从来没有在巴士坐过那么长的时间,感觉上是有点累和闷。不过一路上的风景都很雄伟。那天天气不热但是有点云以及雾。我很爱这样的天气!


Around 9am, we stopped by Rawang for a breakfast. I don't eat much for breakfast normally and a cup of chocolate drink is enough. I topped up with 2 breads on that day as I thought that would be lots activities following this.

大约9点,我们便抵达Rawang休息站吃个早餐。平时我的早餐都不吃什么东西单单喝杯巧克力饮料就已经足够了。那天我就加多2个面包因为我想后面的活动都需要体力。


Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad 

Finally we reached Penang. Our first station was Kompleks Warisan Pandai Besi (Steel Proficient Heritage Complex) at Pekan Darat, Seberang Perai Utara.

终于我们抵达槟城了。我们的第一站是位于Pekan Darat, Seberang Perai Utara 的Kompleks Warisan Pandai Besi (钢铁精通文物馆)。


Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad 

In this complex, there is gallery, sales centre and information room for visitors /tourists.

在这馆内,有展览厅,销售中心和游客/参观者的资料室。


Steel @ Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

Do you know what is this for? (Hint: used for a fruit)You will need to sit on the wood and do it. Honestly I never seen this before and only knew what was this after explained by my friend.

你知道这是什么吗?(提示:用在一种水果)你需要坐在木上干活。老实说我没有看过这东西,经过朋友的一番解释才知道它的用处。

Steel @ Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad


Various kind of steels made by them for different usage.

这里有不同用途,他们制作的各式钢铁道具。

Steel @ Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

Steel @ Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

Steel @ Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

Steel @ Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

The delicate Malay swords!

很精致的马来剑!

Steel @ Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

This bended Malay sword was named 'Keris'.

这弯曲的马来剑叫作'Keris'。


Steel @ Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

Long knife

长刀

Steel @ Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

The main products produced by them are parang, knife, kris, rubber tapping knife, sickle and palm stamp.

这里的主要出产品有巴冷刀,刀子,马来剑,割胶刀,镰刀以及油棕盖章。

Please don't do this at home! The model was trained to post like this...hahaha
I always heard others say, when you are travelling, you will discover the real self. Okay, this is my funny side! By the way, I'm friendly. Don't stay away ya!

我整天听人说,当你旅游时,就会发现真正的自己。好的,这是我有趣的一面!话说回来,其实我人很友善的。不要远离我啊!


Bird cage @ Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

Apart from the steels, they are selling bird cage as well. There are small and big cages selling. All are made by the villagers.

除了钢铁,他们也售卖鸟笼。这里有大大小小的鸟笼售卖。全部都是村民做的。

Bird Cage @ Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

The villager showed us how the bird cage is made.

村民向我们展示这鸟笼是如何制作的。

Bird Cage Making Demo @ Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

And there was a demo by the kids! Wow they are young and talented!

这里也有现场小孩子示范如何制作鸟笼,哇,他们那么小就那么有天分了!

Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

The enterprise is started by Tuan Haji Salleh who immigrated from Patani, South of Thailand in 1820. The craftsmanship is unique here as the skill and knowledge are inherited from generation to generation until today generation which is known as 'Steel Proficient'. 

这里的企业是1820年由从Patani,泰南移民这里的 Tuan Haji Salleh 开始的。这里的铁匠工业很特别因为技术和知识都是一代传一代,直到现代被誉为‘钢铁精通’的美号。


Workshop @ Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

Next we were brought to the workshop where need us to walk less than a mile from the complex.

接下来我们被带到工作室去,这距离那馆少于1英里。


Workshop Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

This was much exciting part for me as I can see in real how they made the knife and others. 

这对我来说还蛮兴奋的因为我可以亲眼目睹他们如何制作刀子和其他。

Workshop Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

It was hot and dusty inside here. But that was okay for me as I so much eager to learn something new! I'm just a curious babe! Haha...that's nothing if compare to those who working here day by day besides the hot stove and dusty condition!

在这里是蛮热和多尘的。不过对我来说还好因为我是很有劲儿去学习新的事务!我是个好奇的孩儿!哈哈...比起那些每天要在这热炉和满灰尘环境下干活的铁匠们,我算得了什么!



Workshop Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

The hammering place for blacksmith

这是铁匠敲打的地方

Workshop Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad



Workshop Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

Repeating the same steps, burning and hammering it

重覆同样的步骤,继续烧和敲打

Workshop Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

They said every time they hit the metal, it must be same rhythm
dong...dong...dong... dong

他们说每一次他们敲打铁的时候,节奏必须一样
冬...冬...冬...冬

Workshop Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

Workshop Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

arrghh that was lots more information I saved at my phone. But it can't be switched on at this moment, there is nothing more I can share here ><"

啊其实还有很多资料存在我的电话内。但是因为现在无法开启,所以我也只能跟大家分享这些了。


Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad

Everyone was given a souvenir by the cooperative. Steven Shreak is one of the international bloggers from US, currently resides at Australia who joined us in this trip.

每人也获得合作社赠送的小礼物。Steven Shreak是这次旅游中参与我们的外国博客,他来自美洲,现居澳洲。

Souvenir @ Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Seberang Perai Berhad


It is a opener for areca.  Thank you so much for their precious gift ^^

这是开槟榔的刀子。感谢他们那珍贵的礼物^^


Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad 

Our next destination was Mengkuang Titi village, located about 25km from Butterworth and 32km from Georgetown via the Penang Bridge. The village obtained its name from 'mengkuang' (Pandanus tectorius) plants that grow in abundance around the village. The pant has long sharp, serrated sword like leaves. Kampung Mengkuang Titi with its 800 residents still retains its rustic traditional charm and way of life. Agriculture and cottage industries are still the main sources of income for the locals.

我们的下一站是Mengkuang Titi 村子,坐落在离北海的25公里和离乔治市32公里处。这村子的名字使用 'mengkuang' (露兜植物)字眼是因为这地方都四处都长露兜。这植物的叶子长而尖,拥有锯齿剑状叶。Mengkuang Titi 居民至今还保留着质朴的传统生活方式。农业和家庭手工业仍然是当地收入的主要来源。


Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad

Once coming down from the bus, we were all welcomed warmly by the local villagers. It was so grand till made me think of Malay wedding parade...hahaha..an honourable moment for me

当我们从巴士上下来时,就被居民热情的迎接。感觉很隆重就好象马来人结婚游行一样...哈哈哈感到荣耀的时刻


Silat Performance @ Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad

Next we got the 'Silat' (Malay martial art) show.

接下来我们有'Silat'马来人的武术表演。


Silat Performance Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad


This is very real to me! For what I seen before, the silat show presented was like a fighting dance in slow motion but this one really amused me! They were having a real fight at the hard tar road.

这对我来说很真实!我之前观赏过的silat表演都是慢动作的打架舞蹈,但这真正的打起来实在太有看头了!他们是在这硬硬的焦油路上真打。


Silat Performance Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad

Silat is a form of traditional martial art practiced by old days Malay warriors. Macho Cho, who is wearing a white cap from Korea was watching attentively too!LOL

Silat是旧时代马来武士的武术。Macho Cho, 戴白色帽子的那位韩国人也看得津津有味!哈哈

Silat Performance Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad


Silat Performance Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad

Their postures before starting the fight!

他们还没打起来的架势!

Silat Performance Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad

The kick was strong!

有力的一踢!

Silat Performance Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad

Another strike

再来一击

Silat Performance Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad

Silat Performance @ Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad

Finally the show was over, the guy who managed not letting the other to get up won!

最终表演结束了,那位成功不让对方站起来的取得胜利!

another funny me....playing the swing at the ground
Hmm... should I say thank you to Yusree who captured my funny face?  LOL Please I hope no more funnier than this in your camera.

啊...我应该向拍我这搞笑模样的Yusree说声谢谢吗?哈哈我希望在你相机内没有比这更好笑的脸孔。


push and pull the rope game @ Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad

Following next, we got 'sukaneka' (fun) activities. 

接下来我们也有一些有趣的活动。

walking in the sand bag @ Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad

As the name of the game suggested is walking in the sand bag, I don't know why others are running? LOL (Thanks to malcolmsunny.com who captured this photo for me!)

这游戏的名字是在沙袋竞走,怎么其他人都用跑的呢?哈哈(感谢malcomsunny.com为我拍的照片!)

Pulling the coconut leaf with someone sittng on it @ Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad
 This is one of the game that I always wanted to play cause I never play this during childhood. It is more popular among Malay kids. (Thanks to malcolmsunny.com who captured this photo for me!)

这是我一直以来想尝试玩的游戏因为儿时没玩过。这在马来小孩当中比较普遍。(感谢malcomsunny.com为我拍的照片!)


Pulling the coconut leaf with someone sitting on it @ Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad
Macho Cho was trying to understand how the game works. (Thanks to malcolmsunny.com who captured this photo for me!) I enjoyed this game but not as a competition cause kinda scary when they pull very fast and I got hurt falling from the leaf.

Macho Cho 正在了解该游戏是如何玩的。(感谢malcomsunny.com为我拍的照片!)我很享受玩这个游戏但是不是比赛的方式因为拉得太快就有点恐怖以及我也从叶子上掉下来弄伤了。


'fishing' the bottle @ Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad

It was traditional game. I never play this before. Thanks to the friendly pak cik at this village who taught me how to play...LOL
Again, thanks to malcolmsunny.com who captured this photo for me!

这是传统的游戏。我也没玩过。感谢村里一个友善的叔叔教我怎样玩...哈哈哈再次malcomsunny.com为我拍的照片!


Malay Cuisine @ Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad

After that, we went to own foster parent house to take a bath before we coming back for dinner. This all are Malay traditional food. The raw vegetables (known as ulam in Malay) are eaten directly that way.

在吃晚餐前,我们就回到各自的干父母家冲凉。这些是马来人的传统食物。生菜都是直接这样放进嘴巴吃。


Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad

If you ever been to Malay village, then you will know that the Malay are eating with hand instead of the utensils. All by right hand.

若你有到过马来村庄,那么你就知道马来人都是用手吃饭的,不用刀叉。全用右手。


Mengkuang Titi Village, Penang @Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad

At that night, there was cultural performance such as Penang Boria, traditional drum and 1 Malaysia Dance. And we were asked to come up the stage to dance together with the professional dancer! LOL...hopefully other bloggers not posting my silly dancing photo!

在当晚还有文化表演如槟城的Boria,传统鼓以及一个马来西亚舞蹈。我们都被叫上台去一起与专业的舞蹈员跳舞!哈哈...希望其他博客不会放我丑丑的跳舞姿态照片!


Lempeng @Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad

Next we were served with lempeng, a traditional Malay pancake. This was my first time trying it. From top, it looks like roti canai as it served with curry together but no,this is smaller and thicker, and it mixed with coconut.

接下来村民也为我们准备马来糕点lempeng, 一种马来的煎饼。这是我第一次尝试。从上面看下来有点像印度煎饼因为它与咖哩汁一起吃但是不是呢,这个比较小和厚还放了椰丝。


my foster parent house, Mengkuang Titi Village, Penang @Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad
my foster parent house, Mengkuang Titi Village, Penang @Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad


my foster parent house, Mengkuang Titi Village, Penang @Koperasi GDW Mengkuang Pulau Pinang Berhad


This is where I stayed for a night at Mengkuang Titi village. It is not a very big house, but they provided the best they possible to offer for us. Another blogger and I shared a room, and that is the air-conditioned master room with bathroom attached while my foster parents stay at a smaller room with only fan. I was so thankful for the hosting and hope to see them again in future! Till here, wait for my next post!

这是我居住一晚的家。虽然不是很大间的房子,但是他们都提供最好的给我们。我和另外一个博客一起睡在同一间房间,那时个有冷气和厕所联通的主人房,而我的干父母则睡在另外一间较小只有风扇的房间。我很感谢他们的接待以及希望以后还可以见到他们。到此止笔,尽情期待我下回的分享!

Koperasi Pandai Besi Pekan Darat Pulau Pinang Berhad
Bengkel Utama Pandai Besi
Jalan Hj. Murshid, Pekan Darat,
13800 Butterworth, 
Pulau Pinang.

92 comments:

  1. Haha..I really enjoyed reading this post. It looks like you had a lot of fun ^.^

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    1. yup it's fun to have such vacation in the uptown

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  2. This place is a learning experience interesting how they make the knifes. Enjoy your weekend doll.
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  3. you always get event to the coolest events. Have a great weekend

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  4. What a fun, fascinating and tasty trip! Lucky you!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  5. Hello from Spain: beautiful pictures. Great tour .. We keep in touch

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  6. Your trips are always fo nice! :o
    Take care*

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  7. I stayed in Penang for many years but these places I've never been there. Looks interesting!

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    1. yeah! You explored more xoxo
      Bring your kids along

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    2. Yeah, reading your blog always open up my eyes.

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    3. wow such an honour to me ^^
      thanks for your support

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    4. You're welcome. You have a lot of great experience to share!

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    5. yeah, so make sure u come visit me always haha xo

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    6. You're welcome. I dunno why I'm not able to leave comment in the Day 3.

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    7. really? I will keep a watch

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  8. I am from butterworth but never heard of besi complex sort of, hahaha...
    Should go back n ask my parents..

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    1. I'm staying in BM for so many years, never been to these places too!

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    2. haha ....quite isolated from the city
      I guess both of you staying in city
      now u can go explore now! haha

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    3. haha, may be it's more remote area.
      Everytime, I just go Georgetown.

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    4. yeah remote area
      lol Smartan dad, don;t always go city la...lots CO2
      go to kampung instead...hahaha

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    5. you never invite me to the trip also. I dunno all these locations.

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    6. u told u im coming penang
      u ignore me ><
      but as ur house at penang
      it's quite convenient for u to go there anytime ^^

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  9. wow! whatta interesting post! I had fun reading it all!

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  10. awwww.....you look so pretty dear....Glad you had fun....lovely pix....xoxoxo...^_^

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    1. haha okay
      thanks you so much for your compliment
      you make my day!

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  11. Very womderful post and your culture amazed me. Thank you so much for letting us see and learn some of your culture:)

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  12. By the way, I am your new follower!

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  13. So great pics doll!

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  14. It looks like you had a great trip and seem like it's a fun place to visit. :)

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  15. Lovely to discover your blog and thanks for visiting me.
    Looks like you had a great trip and I enjoyed seeing all your photos.
    I am your new follower and will be happy if you follow back.

    Enjoy the weekend
    Carolyn

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    1. thanks for visiting back
      sure i will follow u back
      ^^

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  16. This looks like an amazing experience!

    xx opinionslave.com

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  17. seems you had a lot of fun

    xx
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  18. wow! so many unusual stuff but i think thats what makes your trip awesome!

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  19. Que bonito post, me he paseado por tu bloc y me ha encantado, te invito a ver el mio, estamos celebrando el dia de la madre, y si te gusta y no eres seguidora espero que te hagas ahora, gracias por visitarme. FELIZ DIA DE LA MADRE💐Elracodeldetall.blogspot.com

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  20. I enjoyed travelling virtually with you Emily! You took a lot of amazing pictures, great job!
    Baci,
    Coco
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  21. Hi Emily, looks like you had a great time! Love the photo of you on the swing, so pretty.

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    1. oh no...I thought it's funny
      but thank you anyway for your compliment

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  22. it looks incredible and really interesting!

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  23. Thanks so much for your comment, it means a lot!
    What a great place to learn new stuff!

    Have a fantastic day,
    -Kati

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  24. Looks like an amazing trip!

    xxxo from San Francisco,

    -Kim
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  25. great pics! I love that top

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  26. ohh it looks like you had a really fun day!
    I am the same way with breakfast.. usually just a yogurt and fruit satisfy me! I get hungry later on!
    It's very interesting to see how they make the knives!

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      u should come and see yourself in future

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  27. Amazing pics doll :) xx
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  28. Wow, seem like amazing trip.
    xoxo
    Christy

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  29. Looks like you had fun! I've never been but I would love to! (^0^)

    Please visit my blog, too! http://thebitchslife.blogspot.com

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  30. Wow, we love the bird cage!
    Un abbraccio
    Eva e Valentina the anarCHIC

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    1. make sure you buy one when you visit Penang ^^

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  31. Looks like an absolutely awesome trip!

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