S: China - December 2009 to January 2010
FC: Beijing, China December 19, 2009 to January 3, 2010
1: A Christmas To Remember... For the holidays, our family planned another white Christmas with my uncle in Beijing. The last time we were there was in 2002 and had the best time of our lives. This year was no different. It was 2 weeks of endless peking ducks which costs only around P300 (parang lechon manok lang) and countless dvd marathons. It was a memorable Christmas spent with Troy’s favorite ‘Saku-kong’. May you enjoy viewing our pictures as much as we enjoyed taking them.
2: Flying to Beijing
3: Troy fell asleep in the car on our way to the Congee place near Saku’s house. Yummy meatballs and Duck congee!
4: Saku's home was so warm & cozy. We spent most days watching dvds | Peek-a-Boo!
5: Troy and Angkong watching The Lion King | Troy & Da-duck
7: Meals at home were always special with Saku's cooking expertise! | Saku had onions all over the place to ward off viruses :)
8: Lunch at Songlei hotel with Saku's friends
9: Saku gave Troy a Giant Panda stuffed toy. Troy was eating and sleeping with him the whole trip! | Pa-da (That's what Troy calls the Panda)
10: Off to the zoo to see the giant pandas and other animals in Beijing.
16: Grandma & Me
23: Kong-kong, Ama and Tur-tee (That's how Troy says 'Turtles')
27: Merry Christmas!
28: Dinner with Saku at Songlei Hotel
30: The Subway to the Olympics
31: Off to the Beijing Olympics Park
32: Beijing Bird's Nest
33: Home of the 2008 Olympics
38: The boys | family
40: Winter Wonderland inside the Bird's Nest
43: Holidays with Familiy makes warm even the coldest of days
45: We had dinner together on Christmas eve followed by a dice game at home...and some opening of gifts. | We then went on the quest to look for Saku's LCD tv
46: Happy 5th Anniversary, Dens & Fan
47: December 26, 2009
48: Angkong & Me
50: Beijing International Christian Church
51: Happy 34th Anniversary, Papa & Mommy! We love you very much! 12.27.09
53: The Place
54: Lots of pretty Christmas decors at The Place
58: Penguin parade!
59: Frosty & Me
60: Merry Christmas
63: Sa-ku found this huge play area and signed Troy up for unlimited play. Well, it looked like Troy was trying to get our money's worth by aiming for 'unlimited' play. He enjoyed himself so much that he didn't want to go home.
64: Did you say 'unlimited' play???
66: Everyone was so busy doing house chores while i kept myself entertained watching cartoons on peppi's iphone. (Troy lingo - Peppi = Mommy; a.k.a. 'Pappi'; originated from 'Ba-bey')
67: All I want for Christmas is ...
68: Santa Claus from generation to generation...
70: Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
72: Life's simple pleasures... | Taking a warm bath and sipping cold milk!
74: Walking on the iced lake
75: Beijing Aquarium
76: Fish Feeding
84: New Year's Eve at Let's Burger!
85: Saku gave each of us girls a 'rabbit' scarf. Troy had fun wearing all of them - all at them at the same time.
86: Qianmen Station
87: The 'new' old China
88: Qianmen (front gate) was renovated in 2007 . It reopened a day before the opening of the Beijing Olympics in August 2008. The new Qianmen Street had all the modern stores in their old Chinese architecture. It was a place like no other.
90: The original peking duck
91: We got a VIP room since Saku knew the owner of the restaurant.
92: She is part of the 5th generation of the family that invented Peking Duck. | New Year's Eve
93: Troy started to love playing the piano when we were in China.
95: Flying Acrobats
98: We got stranded at the Beijing Airport due to a snow storm