Google Tour ;D

My friend Mako, an AIESECer from Japan, is visiting the USA for the first time so my awesome friend Shirley, User Insights Analyst at Google, graciously obliged and showed us around! ^^

Here are a few pictures of the campus — enjoy ❤

Google Headquarters in Mountain View, Ca

The gift shop sells Android cookie jars! =3

Gift Shop

There’s even a lawn filled with statues dedicated to each Android update — can you name them all?

Statues of the OSes

Ever seen a conference bike? Wonder if they use these a lot… OXD

Conference Bike!

Hong Kong’s Lantau Big Buddha, Part 2

My trip around Eurasia with Alex was absolutely amazing! 5 whole weeks of wandering around Paris, Barcelona, Munich, Salzburg, Florence, Venice, Rome, Ephesus, Istanbul and Hong Kong! Alas, all good things must come to an end, and I am finally about to post the very large pictures from this trip! I wish I had taken more photos in Hong Kong. There are so many cool things I’d love to show you guys… but I started getting a little lazy after 4 weeks of endless walking and picture-snapping. Do google markets in Hong Kong though ;D Like the girls’ market! Now, without further adieu: a few more pictures of Lantau Big Buddha in Hong Kong.

The Big Buddha

The top of the hill where the Big Buddha rests was sooo beautiful!! =]

Tian Tian Buddha Garden Commemorative Plate This is the view that motivates you as you climb the stairs up to the tippy top. The Tippy Top I think I’m getting a little better at capturing cool images O=] Back down the stairs to the hill…. There was a Buddhist temple up there too =] Alex bought and lit some incense to pray for his ancestors. One last shot of the Buddha Alex got mad at me for trying to feed one of the cows O=] That’s it for now folks! I’ve got plans to go back to Asia for winter vacation but until then you’ll just have to settle for startup talk and fun California adventures! (Hint: I went back to Napa ^^)

Visit to an Awesome Plant Farm

My grandfather loves to garden and takes very good care of all his plants, so he likes to go buy more every once in a while. That is how we ended at up La Jardinerie de Chevreuse.

The entrance is beautiful (and I got lucky, I got my grandparents to stop for a quick pose!)

There were tons of beautiful flowers and trees, bushy-looking kind of plants, even statues and a pond!

This plant eats bugs! Can you see the fly flirting with danger?

I also found a spot with Buddhist statues! =D

I loved running into this little Zen part of the plant farm.

I thought this was pretty even though I have no idea what this plant is...

I just thought this looked awesome!

I even found a deer!

There were also beautiful lemon trees for sale =3

Can you see the statue in the backdrop of this photo? Can you guess what it’s of?

Here’s a closer look…

There were even some pumpkins for Halloween!

Last but not least, some colorful hortensias for my mom =]