towers

Alright… I confess… I have this thing for towers and other skyscrapers (in which I still prefer to call as tower… :p).  Being drawn to towers is one way (I think) of conquering my fear of heights.  Is it psychological?

Towers do make me feel tall (since I’m extremely petite :p ) and powerful!  From the top of the sky high tower,  I feel like I’m the Queen of the world looking down at the “microscopic” objects  and “tiny” creatures called human beings. :p  Well, climbing a tower is more attainable than aspiring to fly. Ha!

fly fly away!

Looking back, below are the towers I’ve visited and climbed so far:

Menara Kuala Lumpur (considered to be the 7th tallest tower in the world)

  • Located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Visiting this tower is very interesting because you can also have the option to ride a horse (not inside the tower! ), stopover at the animal “kingdom”, watch cultural shows, and become an “F1 driver”. 😉 Since I’ve been there thrice, I practically did most of the activities except riding a horse :p

my nephew

CN Tower (the 3rd tallest tower in the world)

  • Located in Toronto, Canada
  • I particularly love the “transparent floor”. It scared the hell out of me.  (see related article -> Toronto)

transparent floor

CN Tower

Eiffel Tower  (dubbed as the 30th tallest tower in the world)

  • Located in Paris, France
  • I personally consider this as the most magical tower in the universe! Call me hopeless romantic, but I had goosebumps while watching the sunset from the topmost part of the tower. It’s the most magical feeling I’ve ever felt! And I want to be there again in this lifetime. (see related article -> Eiffel Tower)

with Sonam & Khinna

Petronas Twin Towers  (Menara Berkembar Petronas in Malay)

  • remain as the tallest twin buildings in the world ever built (according to Wikipedia)
  • Located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • There’s no entrance fee but you need to queue at day break to be included in the lucky 100.  If my memory serves me right, they only allow 100 visitors per day. One thing that I find interesting about Petronas Twin Towers is the connecting bridge. It’s like the hands of the two towers are “intertwined” tightly with a promise not to ever let go. 😀 (see Kuala Lumpur related article -> lost momentus)

push!

I’m looking forward to checking more towers and buildings …and I surely have a long way to go. Ha!  Check out my “wish” list in my next post. 😉

Toronto

Toronto is an improved version of Metro Manila (Philippines) and somewhat a bigger Singapore. The malls remind me of Megamall in the Philippines and Ion (and the mall near Somerset -forgot the name- is it 316?)  in Singapore.

Toronto  is an ideal place to do some “tourist-ty” things (check out the Ontario article for more photos). My trip there did do me good because aside from completing my errand without a glitch, I was able to relax, walk around and do some fun stuff like:

  • ride the train once again (I love trains!)

with Fritchie

waiting…
  • check out Dundas Square close to old city hall
Dundas Square
  • drop by at Eaton Centre (a big mall downtown Toronto with 365 stores)

Eaton Centre
  • visit the CN Tower

CN Tower

view from the CN Tower
  • drink hot chocolate in Starbucks (fyi. i’m not a Starbucks fan)
Starbucks @ Finch
  • hunt for Korean soju in  Yonge street (dubbed as the longest street in the world!)

“Korean” Mart

Korean Resto
  • and stopover in other scenic spots!




The most memorable one was the bonding moments with my long time friend Genevieve and my little sister Fritchie (both my fellow Lormanian).

with Genevieve

with Fritchie

No matter how exciting Toronto is, I still prefer the beautiful and serene Toon City… Ha!

My Beloved Toon City 🙂

Ontario

I flew to Ontario few months ago for the following reasons:

  • to run an important errand (whatever that is :p) 😀
  • meet a couple of Lormanian (College) friends whom I didn’t see for more than 10 years
with Genevieve
with Fritchie

  • do some sightseeing

apple picking

bad lands

autumn breeze

with Fritchie & Charles

The Clock

The Flags 🙂

CN Tower

CN Tower (brrrr!)

Japanese Resto

fly fly away!

Korean Resto

market

pumpkins

Royalville(?) Market

The Trees

The Bridge

The Wall

niagara falls

The Walk

Special thanks to the Anderson Family (Bob, Fritchie and Charles) for letting me into their lovely home (very cozy!!!) and for taking good care of me during my stay in Ontario.

The Anderson Family

Bob. The Amazing Tour Guide who took time off as requested by his wife, Fritchie. His informative insights made the tour more interesting. I’ve learned a lot. Thanks! 🙂

Fritchie. The Super Mom who showcased her cooking skills and “encouraged” me to taste her delectable dishes which she learned from Rachael Ray (as she kept saying it ).

Ok I admit, you’re an excellent “chef” now… leveled up from our “apartment”  & “dishwasher” & financer… 😉

Charles. The Little Prince, my backseat companion, who unceasingly lighten up our daily activities and made it more extremely exciting. 😀

It’s one of the grandest time of my life! Merci Beaucoup!
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🙂