Monday, 30 March 2009

Bees and Poppy Flower

I wonder if bees can get addicted to opium?

bee poppy

Pic taken in Chiang Mai, where the old hill tribe thrived in cultivating opium (don’t even think about it now, its illegal!). They probably earn by selling it to KL and Singapore a century ago.

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Lights Out!

KLCC lights off?

Saturday, 28th March 2009, 8.30pm, Earth Hour. Its the call for support of our planet, Earth, by switching off your lights.

What did I do? I was in Chiang Mai, and I went out to the night bazaar. Hotel room lights were off, of course. (ok, fine, so I didn’t really do much, but its the thought that counts).

What did YOU do?

Thursday, 26 March 2009

In a City so Crowded

The other day, one of my colleague was sick and couldn’t be contacted for almost the entire day, the whole office almost went into panic mode. After that, they’ve started collecting in-case-of-emergency numbers – home numbers, landlord, neighbour, friends you hang out with, etc.

uh oh!

Uh oh. I realise that I only had numbers of my parents (in Malaysia) and my apartment management, and my neighbour (also a friend) who’s gonna move away soon anyway. That leaves me with… uhh…

Well, I haven’t been in Bangkok for more than 2 weeks in a row anyway.

Ok, my upcoming mission – try to find more fellow Malaysians living in Bangkok. Hmm, where do I start?

Thursday, 19 March 2009

The 2-Baht Coin: Don’t get confused

This is the 2 Baht coin.2 Baht



This is the 2 Baht coin beside the (more common) 1 Baht coin.


2 Baht, 1 Baht


Similar huh? This is what it looks like in your hands…

 Coins in the hand


Now you’ll be asking – how the heck to tell the difference?




Well, this is what the Thais do:


Mark it

So, don’t be surprised if you find your coins marked – at least it’ll save you 1 Baht.


Luckily, the government finally realise all the people losing the value of their 2 Baht by half…



the new coin

Behold… the new gold coin!