Pickings of Nature: Trip to Miyun

Hey everyone, its been a month since I last posted on Behind Krystle Lane. I have been very busy with Thinspirational Journey lately that I was not able to find the time to update this blog, plus nothing really INTERESTING is going on with my life beyond weight loss. But anyway I just wanted to share with you all something nice.

Last Wednesday we had a school trip to Miyun province to go fruit and vegetable picking. The parents tagged along too. I was able to practice photography using the School’s Canon camera. It was such a challenge because of the lighting of the area. I had a hard time adjusting the settings just to get the right exposure. I tried my best anyway.

This is teacher Kevin with Bibi. We got to sit at the very back of the bus. It was rather spacious and I was even able to practice some cardistry along the way.
Stopped for a bathroom break and stretched our legs a bit. The other students were even able to play around with bubbles.
Upon arrival at Miyun we had to walk about 5-10 minutes on this dirt road to get to the picking site. The children are to have partners so they don’t get separated. They are all really excited.
Despite have a rought start to our trip the parents were also have a blast. And of course took tons of photos of their children and their friends
It was not just the parents having a blast taking photos. We had our own mini photographer on site. Her name is Sunny. Her father is a professional photographer so of course what would any good father do? Give their child a nice DSLR to practice on while they are still young. ^-^
The other children are just exploring while waiting for the other people to arrive.
Father and daughter just goofing around while waiting for the go signal from the owners of the farm
This is Maria from my intermediate class. She said she loves strawberries and is trying to get all the ripe ones so she can stuff herself with yummy goodness.
The most beautiful strawberries I have ever seen in my entire life.
The tomatoes were huge. And very orange. I was lucky enough to get a photo of this one student from another class whose shirt is the same color as the fruits she is trying to pick.
That is David Lee, the children love him because he is such a big baby himself
They are posing for the camera of a parent but I managed to steal this shot from them. ^-^ I actually really like this one.

Tina is one of my fast learners in class, but she is also a very stubborn one. But I love them nonetheless. Oh and that is her twin sister Jana behind her.
And this is yours truely your Frustrated Photographer of the day. Trying hard not to get a whiff of an awful scent coming from the fields. It was really stinky outside the greenhouses. It smelled like rotting rats and dogs. (I did see a dead rat).
I hope you all enjoyed that. I will post part 2 next time.
Lara Novales

Flight: I Love Airline Food

Hey guys! How are you? It’s been almost 4 days and I haven’t been able to post anything due to inaccessibility of certain sites here in Beijing, China. But it’s okay. Right now I am using Renee’s iPad to write this post and I am using the wordpress app for the iPad so it the formatting is a bit different form what we are used to seeing, I apologize.

Anyway, the flight to beijing via Cathay pacific was a very pleasant one. Let me share with you all some photos that I took through out the duration of my flight.

I left the house pretty early to get to the airport avoiding the traffic jam. And also to beat the long check in lines and what not. Once I got to my gate I decided to have breakfast at KopiRoti.

Funny thing is, I never eat at KopiRoti anywhere but the airport. Hahaha!

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This was my breakfast. KopiRoti kaya toast, soft boiled eggs and a nice hot choco

After waiting for a bit, since our flight was delayed by just a few minutes, we finally boarded the plane. And upon finding my seat and after everyone was settled the cabin crew and the captain, gave us a warm welcome and performed the flight safety demonstration.

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Then shortly after I immediately played around my in flit entertainment screen thingy

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Yes. Played bejeweled for some time and then I watched A Tribute To Steve Jobs

The flight from Manila to Hong Kong was fairly short. Upon arrival in HKG INTL AIRPORT we transferred planes.

One thing I like about flying with Cathay Pacific is airline food. Yeap you heard that right. In really love the Cathay Pacific airline food. Here are a few snap shots of what I had during my flight from HongKong to Beijing

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the menu given to us

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After the scrumptious meal I filled up my arrival card

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Staying inside the plane for about 5 ish hours can get pretty boring so I decided to just watch tv and talk to my seat mates and take photos. Here is my favorite shot throughout my entire HongKong to Beijing flight

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This post is long overdue, and I apologize. But I do hope that you enjoyed this post as much as. Did.

I hope I get to blog more often than this. I promise t do my best to fit everything in my now busy schedule.

Lara Krystle “Lane” Novales