Sunday, 30 August 2009

Friday, 28 August 2009

Climbing up to World Peace Pagoda in Nepal

stupa this way

Notice how the “easy way” is scratched off… 

the route

The route up… 

finally there!

There it is! Aahh… should have taken my helicopter…


Hmm… was a cloudy day (rainy season mah)



And finally you can see the nice view of Pokhara and the lakeside from up here. Too bad it was cloudy, otherwise you can see snow-capped mountains in the background! For clear skies, don’t come during rainy season (May – Aug)

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Photographing lotus flowers is easy


My tip is – don’t put the flower right in the centre of your frame and watch your background (should be as clear/simple as possible).

Will look good always!

Monday, 17 August 2009

Worldwide Photowalk in Bangkok

On July 18th, it was the Worldwide Photowalk. There was a few groups in Bangkok, and quite a number of them filled up fast. I managed to join the group in Chinatown. About 50 people, led by a leader, walked around a set route in Chinatown and snapping photos along the way.

The leader would then select the best photo of the group. No, that is not mine. I have a long way to go. But anyway, enjoy some of the shots I got.


colourful valveslove the scooter  tuktuk in Chinatownthe route (if you can find it) of course there had to be a temple shot!more colours

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Moving house

Family is gonna move house soon, but only 5 mins away from the current one. Dad currently busy managing the renovations.

new house

Mom + Dad gonna take the master bedroom with a huge closet (walk in closet?). Bro’s gonna have 2 rooms combined to have more space for his toys. Me? I’m gonna be given the smallest room (also will be the “guestroom”), measuring 9x10 feet! Room colour looks iffy… maybe I can help make it better when I’m back.

matching colours????

Or maybe the cats will be happier to have it.

Monday, 3 August 2009

ATM charges are a rip off in Thailand!

stupid charges!!

Lately (since about April) all the ATMs in Bangkok will charge a stupidly high fee for each withdrawal. They’ll charge you THB 150 – and that’s on top of your own bank charges!! So imagine having to pay something like THB 250 per each transaction. You better make full use of each withdrawal and draw out the maximum of THB 20,000 (but you still pay 1.25% extra) each time, and only if necessary.

So please bring more cash into Thailand next time!

And tips for Malaysians – the best exchange rate you can get from here is from K-bank (the rest has really horrible exchange, and a lot of difference too). Calculate from here if you get a better rate in Thailand or Malaysia.