Saturday, 22 December 2012
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Since my long post have been stuck in my other laptop (weirdly, the program was unable to 'connect to internet') and I'm on the road for the whole week, I though of giving you guys just a little preview of Borobudur, Indonesia which I've visited last year.
Thursday, 12 April 2012
Ever wonder what it feels like to eat like the blind? Fumbling around with your fork and guessing what is on your plate. That's exactly what we did when we joined this new restaurant in Bangkok - Dine in the Dark.
Mmm... yumm... the fancy desert!
The experience was something really unique. It was interesting that without sight, we can "taste" food differently - what I thought was pork, turned out to be duck. Shows how reliant on sight we are, even for tasting. Maybe somehow we have learnt to use all our senses together, sort of integrated together - like you cant taste things if you have a cold.
But overall, the food was really yummy! And it looked even yummier once we were out and could see what we were served. It was also kinda weird that some of us thought the amount was not enough, though looking at the portions at exit, it was the usual amount that one would have for dinner.
Karynn also posted her view of the dinner on her blog.
Oh, they still have their offer on - 1 free bottle of wine for every 4 guests. Go like their FB page.
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
A day in March is the Makha Bucha Day. But this year is a special year, marking the 2,600th anniversary of Buddha's enlightenment day. So, there were a series of alms giving ceremonies around Bangkok. On March 24th, I went to witness the one in Chinatown where there were estimated about 30,000 monks gathered to receive alms from Buddhists. Had to wake up early as it starts at 6.30 am, but it was worth it. Here are some pictures.
Sunday, 4 March 2012
Been to the Auckland Museum during my trip to New Zealand last year. Its a pretty good museum with lots of displays from natural history to Maori culture and a war memorial (huh, NZ in war? Not quite, but they sent their people to join the British, duh).
And in that museum, I've come across the most disgusting display I've ever seen! Its around the natural history galleries, in the section called "Weird and Wonderful". There is a tank.... well, let the picture speak for itself.
Sunday, 26 February 2012
Just step into any animal shelter and you're bound to come across lots of homeless cats. And there will be those that will give you that 'Puss-in-boots' eyes! *you've been warned*
For those around KL, you can visit the SPCA Selangor (www.spca.org.my)
Friday, 17 February 2012
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Its been my fourth year at work in Bangkok, and also one of the most exhausting time. So I decided that I needed a break to get refreshed and took a 6 month sabbatical from work. It has been good times - mostly spent it with family and friends back home, some travelling, and mostly relaxing. It definitely has been the break I needed to get rid of the exhaustion. But had it refreshed my motivation for work? Remains to be seen...
- Kanchanaburi, Thailand
- Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Rome and Turin, Italy (part work, part holiday)
- Accra, Ghana (only work though)
- Cebu, Philippines
- Taipei and Green Island, Taiwan (holiday)
- Singapore (meet friends)
- All over New Zealand (major holiday!)
- Jakarta and Borobudur, Indonesia