Posted on | May 15, 2013 | 31 Comments
I am currently in the process to print out some postcards with quotes, to add variety to the ones I already have in emilemila.com. Here are some for you to look at. The real ones will not have the watermark.
Posted on | May 12, 2013 | 13 Comments
I have been asked by few friends to share tips on how to plan the first trip to Hong Kong Disneyland. Here are my Top 8 tips I crafted from my experience for planning a Disneyland vacation, and related link to assist you:
Hong Kong Disneyland.
1. Read information about the resort – Hong Kong Disneyland is located on reclaimed land in Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island. The park consists of six themed areas: Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Grizzly Gulch and Toy Story Land. There are two themed hotels in the area: Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Hollywood Hotel.
2. Where to stay – It is advisable that you stay at either Disneyland Hotel or Disney’s Hollywood Hotel for easy access to the parks. Shuttle bus is provided free to the parks. Click on hotel link to find out more about the room rates.
4. Disneyland Transportation – Hong Kong Disneyland is located on Lantau Island, and is accessible via an array of convenient transportation options. From the airport you can take taxi for HKD100 (four passengers). If you want to experience the MTR, take the Airport Express. Buy tickets for four at a discounted rate of HKD150. Get down at Tsing Yi and take the orange line to Sunny Bay. From SunnyBay, take the pink line to Disneyland. Alternatively you can take a bus from the airport to Tung Chung for HKD3.80 for adult and HKD1.50 for a child (concessionary). Buy tickets to Disneyland at Tung Chung station at HKD13.50 for adult and HKD6.00 for a child (concessionary). From Tung Chung you have to get down at Sunny Bay and take the train to Disneyland.
You do the math and see which is cheaper.
5. Disneyland Dining Plan – For Muslim, Halal food is available at both hotels upon request and if you are not around the hotel, look for Tahitian Terrace located at Adventureland. Tahitian Terrace serves Singaporean Laksa Rice Noodle Soup, Black Lentil Set, Roasted Lemongrass Chicken Steak with Rice, Penang Fish Curry with Rice and Penang Fish Curry with Rice. All food served here are certified by The Incorporated Trustees of The Islamic Community Fund of Hong Kong.
Alternatively, you can also opt for fish, fries, tofu or vegetables at some of the restaurants available in the park. For buffet breakfast, the hotels normally have international meals like baked bean, bread, rice porridge, scramble egg, pancakes, waffles, etc for you to choose from.
6. Best Disneyland Attractions – Disneyland has a ton of attractions, and it is advisable that you take 2 days to explore all the theme parks. But if you have a 1-Day pass, here are some suggestions of what not to miss:
a) Flights of Fantasy Parade: Begins in Fantasyland, near the entrance of Storybook Theatre 3:30PM
b) “Disney in the Stars” Fireworks, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Main Street, U.S.A. 8:00PM
c) “The Golden Mickeys”, Fantasyland 12:30PM 1:45PM 4:00PM 5:00PM 6:15PM
d) Character greeting and photo opportunity: Main Street, U.S.A Town Square 10:00AM – 5:30PM, Fantasyland Fantasy Gardens 12:00PM – 6:30PM, Sleeping Beauty Castle 10:00AM – 5:30PM, Tomorrowland 10:30AM – 5:30PM, Toy Story Land 10:30AM – 6:00PM, Grizzly Gulch 10:30AM – 5:30PM.
e) Disney’s FASTPASS attractions: Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Space Mountain, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Use your ticket to get a FASTPASS ticket located outside the attractions.
Please check the Daily Calendar to see if the timings are the same.
Please check the park map and print it out for your guide beforehand. Alternatively, you can get the park map from hotels or from the City Hall situated at Main Street USA.
7. How much to bring for shopping – I spent about HKD1011 (Approximately RM405) to buy merchandise as below and hope this can be your guide of how much to bring for shopping:
a) Buzz Lightyear Sword – HKD125
b) Mickey Original T-shirt for adult – HKD205
c) Mickey T-shirt for kid – HKD195
d) Mickey T-shirt for baby – HKD168
e) Mickey 3D Pen – HKD38
f) Disneyland iPhone 4s casing – HKD150
g) Minnie Mouse Hair Clips – HKD50
h) Mickey Acrylic Keychains 4pcs – HKD80
8. What’s the weather like – It is important that you know the weather before packing for this trip. Here are list of seasons and the average temperature:
a) Spring (March to May) – Temperature and humidity are rising. Evenings can be cool. Average Temperature: 17oC – 26oC
b) Summer (June to August) – Hot, humid and sunny, with occasional showers and thunderstorms. The temperature can exceed 31°C but high humidity levels can make it feel even hotter. Average Temperature: 26oC – 31oC
c) Autumn (September to November) – There are pleasant breezes, plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. Many people regard these as the best months of the year to visit Hong Kong. Average Temperature: 19oC – 28oC
d) Winter (December to February) – Cool, dry and cloudy, with occasional cold fronts. The temperature can drop below 10°C in urban areas. Average Temperature: 12oC – 20oC.
So there you go. Happy planning your visit to Hong Kong Disneyland!
Posted on | May 12, 2013 | 17 Comments
This painting is commissioned by Kota Buku as a gift to a VVIP who will pay a visit to Malaysia’s Pavilion at AFCC this coming 25th-30th May 2013. Who is the VVIP? Will post a photo from Singapore soon!
Posted on | May 12, 2013 | 9 Comments
I love windows and I have huge collection of windows from my travel. A friend told me that I should come up with an illustrated book out of my windows collection. I think that is one great idea and started to sketch out the style that I think is suitable. I am interested in illustrating in cartoon style; not too serious.
So,I am practising to get it right. These drawings below are not cartoon enough. More practise.
Posted on | May 11, 2013 | 9 Comments
Update on Children’s Book Week, 11-18 May 2013 at Silverfish Books, 28-1 Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Children’s Book Week is here again and I will be there for the Greet and Meet Session at 3-5pm. Do drop by for a chat or join in the fun!
Selected Malaysian children’s books will be available at special promotional prices throughout the week. There will be storytelling and activity sessions for children on Saturday, 11th May and 18th May, in addition to meetings with children’s book writers and illustrators. And lots of balloons will be given away! The Children’s Book Week is organised by Yusof Gajah Lingard Literary Agency and Oyez!Books for Children, with the support of Silverfish Books.
Saturday, 11th May 2013; 3-5pm
Make your own picture book – for parents and children.
With the help of an instructor, guide your child to make his/her own picture book. Your children will learn how to build different parts of a book and they get to take home their work. All material will be provided by the organisers. Limited to 8 children. This is a joint activity for children and parents. All children must be accompanied by their parent/s. (This session is now closed as we are fully subscribed.)
Author and illustrator Emila Yusof will be at Silverfish Books to talk about her work as an illustrator and her new books.
Saturday, 18th May 2013; 3-5pm
Storytelling with Linda Tan on two of Mama Tok’s books.
Award-winning Malaysian storyteller, Mama Tok, has published two books, The Greedy Eagle and Nyam-Nyam Nyit. The story telling (in English) will be followed by a drawing and colouring activity. (This session is now closed as we are fully booked.)
Author and illustrator Yusof Gajah will be at Silverfish Books to talk about his new book, Dill the Little Elephant.
Credit: Text copied from SilverfishBooks’ blog.keep looking »