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2017, First Day

2016 was a rather good year for me and I'm so grateful about it. A lot of amazing things happened and these things allowed me to learn more about myself and what I want for my life. I've been counting my blessings for the past few days, going through all the wonderful things that happened in 2016 in my head and it's now time to move forward! 
2017 is here, who knows what's gonna happen? I already have so many ideas in my head, starting this blog being one of them and hopefully these ideas will lead me to something new and adventurous. I aim to work harder, learn as much as I could from work, try to do my best on everything. I want to travel further, go to places I've never been to or simply just re-visit places. I am going to love more, be kind to everyone and to myself, which means eat healthier and exercise more often. Nothing specific for my new year resolutions but I hope to get the best out of everything that happens. 

Yesterday, I went to the Yonghe Temple (Palace of Peace and Harmony, also known  as the Lama Temple) with my family to pray for my family and friends. The temple is in the centre of Beijing and it is surrounded by Hutong (alleys), they are one of my favourite places to go to in Beijing. A lot of the time, living in Beijing, you forget that you are there because of the modern buildings and neon lights and all that but when you are in the Hutongs, you just know you are at no place else but Beijing. You feel it from the traditional architectures, the old shops with hundreds of years of reputation, elderly people with their strong Beijing accent...etc. You really get to experience the real Beijing lifestyle. 

 lipstick - Rio Rio by Topshop mixed with Beige Rose by Kiko (Velvet Passion Matte lipstick)

hat - asos
down coat - only (china)
boots - etam
bag - h&m

It was pretty warm but I still decided to wear my down coat because it is much lighter than wool coat. I used to hate downs but they are getting much more trendier and cooler in recent years and I love the one I'm wearing as it's got no obvious stitching lines and when you close the collar up, it looks really really cool!

Anyway, Hutong is a definite must go if you ever travel to Beijing. Hopefully the photos will make you fall in love with Beijing as much as I do. 


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