We took a 5 - hour trip by bus to from the city of Harbin to the snow village. When we arrived, I was awestruck by the beauty of the snow in this district. At the same time, I was also shivering at the village because the temperature there was around -30 degrees Celsius'The snow that gathered on the dead trees make them look like snow toadstools. A lot of snow seemed to fall in this village and I once appeared to have my left foot buried deep in snow when I was caught unaware while walking around the village. The thick snow present in trees and piles of snow hovering on each and every roof is brought in by the 8 months of winter experienced by the inhabitants of the snow village every year. This is me trying to make a snow angel on snow but it failed as there was not enough snow. Many winter games can be experienced here from
riding on huskies tobogganing and skiing while sitting but the snow
village sure demands for a price. Every activity cost about 100yuan.
Today I checked my Flag Counter and thought of a new post about national animals of my top six visitor's country. I am really grateful for those of them who visit me often. Sorry for not posting other countries national animals because I am afraid that if I upload too many animal photos you will mistake my blog for a zoo =D Malaysia-Hornbill Hornbills are usually found in Sabah, a state in Malaysia. USA-Bald Eagle Bald eagle is an endangered species of eagle which can be found in USA. Japan-Raccoons The national animal of Japan which are also usually found in Japan movies. Australia- Koala Bear
This animal is only found in Australia and eats eucalyptus leaves. United Kingdom- Red Fox
The red fox is an adaptible animal to snow and ice.
Canada-Beaver Beavers are aquatic animals with a floppy tail which build their houses out of wood.
During Hari Raya, our school has an extra holiday for a week. Our family joined the church cell group to a 4days 3nights trip to Gem Island, Terengganu. That was an awesome trip, from morning until evening we went snorkelling. Our leaders are Uncle Andy and his wife, Pastor Elaine. They are experienced and they taught us a lot of skills in snorkelling. We stayed in Gem Island Resort & Spa. That is the only building and resort on this small island, although not many Malaysians know this island but it is well-known by other countries. We found a lot of foreigners especially Japanese tourist at the resort.
p/s: too bad.... We can't bring along our camera with us while snorkelling, so we didn't capture any snorkelling photos
It was the jellyfish season during our trip. My cousin was seriously stung by a jellyfish (as shown in the picture above) Luckily, Pastor Elaine told us that lime cures jellyfish stings and we have to apply it to my cousin's leg.