Thanks to P&G and SPG. I got to use my points to enjoy a night in Guangzhou with my mom. Perfect timing given that it was her birth month - September! It was an awesome feeling of being able to afford something extravagant. As a family, we almost never go for 5 star accommodations. We go for value for money almost all the time. But during my last visit in GZ, we got to enjoy Westin 5 star treatment. extra large room plus an eat all you can breakfast buffet. My mom, Pengfei, XiaoNin,and I were all on a high. :) We went to TaiKooHui for window shopping at night. It was just a night but definitely a memory that won't be forgotten! :) Glad I made my mom very happy! :)
Tai Koo Hui -- Still awesome the second time around. With Xiaonin, we decided to take Pengfei and my mom here to see something different from our everyday view of Guangzhou. During my first visit to TaiKooHui I was extremely in awe at how Guangzhou has drastically progressed over time. Flashy branded boutiques. Xiaonin took Nill and I here last April. I could still remember the taste of xiao long bao! :) When mom saw this last month, she felt the same high I felt. The grandeur of the mall was amaaaazing. You gotta experience it before you could actually get the full picture of what I'm trying to say. It's like an indoor Champs-Élysées except that it's in Guangzhou.
People take leaves to get a break / relax / enjoy. I personally thought of taking a break to spend some time with my mom. I haven't gotten the chance to do so for quite a while. So I thought I'd give it a go. Going to Guangzhou was not a breeze. We'd take long rides to what I'd call the Fabric Land. Whole days of feeling the fabric, analyzing the texture/thickness, looking at loads of designs from checks, stripes, dotted, plain (you name it!), and watching my mother select which designs she felt would sell. I could have just backed out but personally I wouldn't trade this trip for anything. I'm only further reminded of how hardworking & loving my mom is. How she never ever got tired of working for the love of us. Her passion for these fabric/clothes give her a high she'd always tell me. You would never see her in an exhausted state. I have no idea how she does it. I find myself seated resting every few hours. She has been doing this for more than 20 years now. And since I was a kid, I've been a witness to such great passion that continues to drive her until this very day. She's the best!
After work mode, we headed for some enjoyment. We witnessed all these beautiful city lights in Guangzhou and I just can't imagine how advanced the city has turned into after just a few years!!! This was such a de-stressing 1.5 hour boat ride. Mom have been wanting me to see this & guess what, I finally did! I highly recommend the experience! :)
All about the traveling Queen who wanted to share with the world the little and great discoveries that have brought her joy.