08 May 2008

Celebration of our 4th Wedding Anniversary

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Hi there! Thank you so much for leaving kind comments and wishes for our 4th wedding anniversary! They certainly are a blessing to us, and we appreciate your kind thoughts from the bottom of our hearts.

Every year, the first 5 or 6 days of May is a much anticipated period for us! With the official ' Golden Week ' holiday beginning on the 3rd, My husband will take annual leave especially on the 1st & 2nd to have an extended break to celebrate our special days.


Call us ' childish ' but big kids like us simply can't resist the magical temptation of Disney! As usual, we celebrated our big day at the Tokyo Disneyland, that happens to celebrate its 25th anniversary this year.
Do you know? That there is a Tokyo DisneySea too in Japan? Located adjacent to the Disneyland, DisneySea is much newer and has more thrilling rides. We rotate between the 2 locations for our yearly celebration.

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To indulge in true Disney fantasy, let down your hair! It's fun to see visitors putting on headgears or decorations, to feel like part of the Disney team. Oh yes, we joined them too. =P Despite having visited on a non-holiday, crowds of people flow into the theme park and made us queued at almost all attractions. We always choose to visit on a non-holiday so it really makes me imagine its state at peak period.


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Ask me my favourite attraction; the answer is the ' Pooh Corner '. It seems that no one fails to be charmed by the silly old bear. The Pooh Corner is a rather new setup, I don't remember that it existed when I first visited 6 years ago. If you like Pooh, the Pooh Corner satisfies you with lotsa cute goods and spots for photos.

A study found that Winnie the Pooh is the most famous, adored and favourite bear character of all. This ' hunny ' loving bear that found its increasing favour, and clothes at last when it is groomed by Disney, is probably having its prime seat for good.

Both Classic Pooh and present Pooh appeal much to me. I can't decide which one I prefer! And it's not just Pooh, but the bees that often surround him. I love bees. I have a special affinity with the bumble thing, and bees appearing in Pooh's world are too cute to describe! The stuff that I have of Pooh, are mostly with bees.

Know more about Winnie the Pooh here.


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Have you ever wondered, just why Pooh? It isn't exactly a lot cuter than other bears, I mean all teddies are cute. What makes it an all-time favourite bear?
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I have no idea about others but to me, the world of Pooh is kind, tender and warm. There is no trace of frustration that you can often find in Donald Duck, Pluto, sometimes Mickey, and others. Whenever Pooh is in deep disturbing thoughts, the scene doesn't last long enough as he soon reaches out for his hunny pot and rests the case. The world of Pooh and friends is without blamers, always helping, and always accepting. Pooh's world teaches most about love and friendship. It is a perfectly stress-less and evil-free paradise that can never be realized in the reality that we live in.


Enough of Pooh, let's join a parade! Clap, people, clap!



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Japs are crazy about parades! They'll shout, scream, wolf call, clap at the appearance of the Disney superstars. They actually behave as if the characters have come alive! It's difficult to understand why normally expressionless Japanese can get so carried away at Disney. The love parades so much that they'll grab a good seat along the lane at least one hour before the show starts and standby, come rain or shine!



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Me? Nope, I'd prefer rides and shopping instead. However, after being with my parade-lover husband for years, I found myself waving foolishly at some of my favourite characters!! Arrgh, what's wrong with me?






I'm quite certain that I am still not ' there ' yet, cos I'm still calm ( or sane ) enough to care about taking pictures. Or am I just not that spell-bounded after all?



Wait a minute, look who's coming...




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It's the POOH, look my way, Pooh! LOOK HERE NOW!!!
Goodness, am I turning into one of those parade-fanatics?


Ok, I'll be starting a new corner called, ' Spot the Heart ', where I'll collect pictures of heart-shaped images. Spot the Heart at the right picture. =) I think the brilliant flowers are poppy.



At Disney, flowers catch your eyes everywhere. A documentary of Disney reveals that when the park is closed at 10p.m., it's when the busy workers begin their hard work overnight. Cleanups, repairs, maintenance, even gardening! Every single plant is removed and replaced with a new fresh pot, so that visitors may never catch a withering sight. Magic at Disneyland comes with great deal of effort, don't you think?






A plain fact about Disney though, we've yet found anything delicious at this fantastic park! This anniversary, we had buffet for dinner as usual. We've noticed slight improvement compared to previous years, though I still feel that it doesn't qualify a pass despite the price we paid.

Have you ever heard? That a couple slowly resembles each other as time goes by. They tend to be unexplainably alike in many ways...

What astonished me was our choice of desserts. Without knowing what our partner took from the dessert platter that offered so many different items, we had exactly the same desserts!

Do you see the bee chocolate decor on a sponge piece? I simply love the bee!





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Night falls. Let's go catch some glistering stuff!


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Crystals on already glamorous super stars. They come with a dear price that can fetch you a branded bag.



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I don't mean to be sour, but I thought that crystals merely made these adorable figures look stiff, angular and almost disfigured? Stitch is my favourite Disney character ( followed by Pooh ), but he's so unrecognizable with this setting. =(

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I guess this game is a for some celebrity grandpas who are still young at heart. I like this better than the crystal figurines.

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On fine-weathered nights, Disney displays 10 minutes of fireworks with lightup of Cinderella castle and other attractions. This magical place would have make many leave with a contended heart if not for some constraints. First, the park is operated in Japanese language, so foreign visitors do agonize over food ordering, performance showa and etc. I find myself offering translation to English and Mandarin speaking visitors a lot. =P Then, please do not expect much about the food available, quite disappointing actually. Lastly, to be allowed for most of the rides, do stand at at least 132 cm tall. =P


We always return with a reluctant heart even though we were truly tired! Guess what, I must have been so dead beat that I dropped my Stitch cap at the park upon leaving and I failed to discover until 3 days later! My hubby was so upset that I should lose the couple-cap we have, and contacted Disneyland immediately. We recovered it at Lost & Found and they offered to send me the cap by post Besides being thankful for the found cap, I really must praise Disney for being a customer-orientated organization and makes people believe in its wonderful world of magic.










9 comments:

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

Good morning honey!! i've missed you so much these past days but i'm so glad you enjoyed your holiday with your beloved husband and..what a wonderful place to celebrate!! I adore Winnie Pooh..I have all kind of puppets at my parents house :-)
I send you a big hug and thusands kisses darling
You are always in my heart God bless you
Silvia

campo di fragole said...

Hi Sturdust! Congrats for you Anniversary!The pics of your previuos post are simply stunning. Every time I come here and I see those beautiful images I feel so serene and happy!
Big hugs,
daniela (thanks for you visit ;)

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

WOW wat a grayte post! Hehe! Look at all thoze Poohs! An all playin Synchronised Sitting, too!

Wy duzz Pooh ownly whare tops an no pants?

Hehe the hart is on the end ov the trumpet. I think spot the hart will be fun!

:@D

stay-at-home mum said...

Hi Stardust.
What a magical way to celebrate your anniversary. Disneyland is a place where dreams come true for some.
Has it been 25 years already?? I was there the year it opened and again for its 5th anniversary - during golden week. It was truely magical, Unfortunately, I cant be there this year. Sob. Maybe next year.

Thanks for the suggestion of the new blog.. i guess you are not aware of my secret diary. Shhh! I find It's hard to keep away from blogging once I start.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

I am so amazed at the colors and the fun involved with this beautiful post. It looks like so much fun. I am so happy that you had a good good time there. I do like pooh bear as well. I think I like the dog Pluto a lot as well too. He is so cute and silly and he gets in so much mischief and makes me smile.

I apologize for not coming around lately. It seems I haven't been making too many blog jumps as I should be.
I haven't been myself lately. Trying to keep my own blogs updated but being so sad lately I just don't seem to have the energy to see my friends.
I hope they don't give up on me.
I truly love ya and these photos here have somewhat cheered me up and perhaps I can get off my butt and get myself motivated...
Thanks, my friend...
and Happy 4th Anniversary and I know many more will be shared amongst you two!!
(HUGS)
Michele

Ladybird said...

Oh....I wanna visit Disneyland too but havn't got a chance.

It is really nice to celebrate your special day in such a magical way and complemented with fireworks too!

I've heard also that the longer you are together with someone, the more alike you are to each other.

The desert plates look so good by the way!

bp said...

Looks like none of my multiple comments for this post made it. No worries... not spamming you, just want to wish you and your husband many many magical moments, and may your marriage ever be brimming over with the world of Pooh -- all the joy, laughter, and happiness that comes with the blessings and goodness from our Heavenly Father!!! Over and above what you can imagine!

So glad you had a magical anniversary together, capped with finding your cap! =) Thanks too for this wonderful account and all the nice pictures to let us have a glimpse of Japan's Disneyland.

Seen This Scene That said...

An excellent photoblog post on Disneyland. Love the details captured in the various close-ups. Am tempted to bring my kids to Disneyland for the next holidays, if they can "survive" the long flight

Stardust said...

Hi Silvia,
Hehe, you're a child at heart too, aren't you? Hugs & 1000s kisses to you too!

Hello Daniela,
Thanks for dropping by, I went to yhour place to check how you are. Still fine as ever, good to know that!

Hullo Bob,
Yeah, they were playing synchronised sitting. I love Pooh, but I think I love you too, Bob.

Hi Stay-at-home-mum,
Surely you can be there again, with your family. I wish you in advance a fun trip!

Dear Michele,
Thanks for dropping in and I hope that you'll be doing better. Nobody gives up on you! Thank you for your warm wishes. Hugs.

Hello Ladybird,
So, there surely is a fusion between yourself and your partner. =)

Dear bp,
Thanks darling, for all your blessings. Nothing beats blessings from friends. =) Oh yes! You can imagine my joy when I recovered my cap!

Hi STST,
I'm sure that your kids will survive even if you take them to Florida. The thought of Disney will keep them alive. =P Loving father you are. =)