Friday, November 30, 2007

Bangkok Trip 22nd Nov to 26th Nov 2007

my 1st time to bangkok.. a very gd experience i must say.. shop till u drop n eat till u full.. really is 买东西 吃东西.. hehe..

lots of good place to go for shopping.. my fingers n eyes are so busy shopping till i 4get to take pic and so i nvr take much pic..

recommended places to go will be Platinum Fashion Mall at Pratumum, this is a wholesale shopping mall.. buy 3pcs n above n they will give u wholesale price.. u don have to buy 3 of the same kinds.. sometimes can mix n match 1.. another place will b the Som Lum Night Bazzar.. this u can take tuk tuk o taxi thr.. 3 blocks of building with many lanes.. thr u can shop the whole night till ur leg ache.. but don worry.. u can have foot massage thr.. very cheap n gd too..

wanted to go for full body massage but time does not permit us.. rather have more time to shop.. but i did pedi n mani thr.. guess wat.. its only 450bahts.. (ard $20-21).. cheap hor.. darling, his fren melvin n his gf stephanie had their hair cut thr too.. their skills not bad sia.. hehe..

MK steamboatMK famous duck.. very delicious.. i strongly recommend to try if u go bangkok

Som Lum.. an open air drinking place with live bands.. those are food stalls by the side.. for drinks wise u don have to go order urself coz when u sit down only.. many of the beer girls thr will flock to u.. hehe



shabushi.. another gd place for steamboat.. steamboat items are served on converyer belt juz like our sushi restaurant..


dinner by the roadside.. the seafood is fresh n the price is very reasonable

sour n hot papaya salad..
fried egg
tom yum goong.. my favourite

the famous 4 faced buddha.. dear's fren melvin goes thr everyday without fail to pray.. beside the buddha, thr's a pillar whr u can see 8 ladies in thai traditional costumes n 3 men playing the traditional thai instruments.. these are actually devoters engaging them to perform n dance for the 4 faced buddha as a way of expressing their thanks if their wishes come true.. as for some like melvin, its juz purely to engage for the 4 faced buddha as a form of paying respect to the buddha..




we took their BTS, our MRT liked transport to chachuchak weekend market.. i don like to go chachuchak.. very hot.. not much sheltered place.. very cramp.. the lane thr is super narrow n stuffy.. we go thr for an hour only n i wan go off liao.. cannot tahan.. very very crowded..

we went to a restaurant called som boon for seafood and we had a great shock when the bill comes.. 5040 bahts... super exp.. we almost faint

huge prawns
sharkfin soup.. really is soup.. its not those thick thick type 1
tom yum in steamboat
steamed fish in lemon sauce
hot plate oyster egg
deep fried sotong with garlic

happen to be one of thai traditional festival, i cannot rem the thai spelling of this festival.. its a festival whr pple will buy a floating lantern, insert a coin into the lantern, light the joss stick n candle, make a wish n release the lantern onto the river.. we oso join in the fun.. this seem to b 1 of their impt festival as they oso release fireworks in the sky every like 15 to 20mins..
the view of the lantern
see those lanterns on the river.. u can oso see many kids by the river bank taking the lantern up n then put them bk again but some r destryed by them coz they r too rough.. hehe.. we r guessing they r trying to dig the coins pple insert in the lantern.. its juz our guess.. donoe y they do that too...

melvin n stephanie go at least twice a yr to bangkok but they have nvr been to chinatown so i suggest we go chinatown as many of my frens told me to go thr for sharkfin n birdnest..

a roadside stall in chinatown selling wanton mee.. surprising tat i dare to eat? hehe but i must say their wanton mee is really very nice n is very different than those we eat in Sin or even hongkong
wanton mee.. add more chili powder n the taste is even beta.. yummy
wet market in chinatown.. my 1st time to such a market.. according to stephanie n melvin.. this is how our markets used to look like last time..
yummy delicious sharkfin at chinatown.. only 800 bahts for 4 pple
bird nest at 200bahts per bowl.. very thick right.. hehe
my 1st tuk tuk experience.. rather special as this is something we don get to experience in Sin..
the front view of the tuk tuk


now the impt part.. what did i buy from bangkok.. well basically quite a few dresses, few tops, few shoes, few gifts for frens n relatives, 土产 for relatives, etc.. darling oso nvr lost out to me.. he oso buy a few pairs of shoes, many tops n few bottoms.. so this explain y we go in 2 luggages n have to come bk in 5 luggages

we brought a spare carrier thr but still not enuff.. end up we buy 2 more bags in order to carry all the things bk.. at the airport when coming bk, we r worried we have to pay excess baggage.. haha.. many laugh at us saying 'you all come back open stall ah?' haha
summary of items i buy.. still have 5 wacoal bras, 2 elle bras, 2 hygiene wacoal panties, 4 wacoal panties, 1 wacoal thongs, 1 mini sewing machine like stapler, gift for relatives n frens that i nvr take and oso darling loots i oso nvr take
i decide to put all the items into 1 pic

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

19th November 2007 - Mahjong session

Date: 19th November 2007 Monday

sunday, we played mahjong with dear's fren n his gf.. the 3 of them won n i lost $70.. so the next day i told dear to call them to play mahjong again.. i say i wan win bk my $70 and so they came to our hse for mahjong.. we played $0.30 n $0.60 without coins...

we started playing at 9.30pm.. in the round of east i was on the losing side.. melvin (dear fren) n his gf stephanie keep winning.. poor me n dear.. coming to the end of the north round.. i see my tiles i was thinking to myself.. not bad hand.. will i win anot lehz?

i was the 4th flower.. when i flip open the tiles.. i already had a 4th flower n a rat.. o ya.. we were playing the bite thing.. that is to say if i had a rat n i got a cat o now tat i was the 4th flower n i got another 4th flower.. it bite n they had to pay $2 each o $4 each if i got it b4 the start of tat round..

my upper hand nvr fed me any tile tat i wan so no choice i had to draw myself.. lucky me.. the tiles got nicer n nicer n without the help of my upper hand i already was waiting to win.. after some ponging n eating by the other 3 players.. its finally my turn to draw tile.. i was hoping to zi mo but guess wat.. i got a cat n bite.. then i drew a tile.. i got my 4th flower n bite again.. then i joking say tok ah.. then really tok.. i win 5 tai.. total for that round include the 2 bites i got.. they have to pay me $26 each.. after tat round my luck changed.. i win quite a few times till the other 3 were grumbling already.. the final winning after everything.. $100.. haha.. so happy....

Monday, November 19, 2007

18th November 2007 - making of oreo cheesecake

Date: 18th November 2007 Sunday

with the failure of making the oreo cheesecake the 1st time, i decided to try making 1 again.. my sis is off tat day n so ask her come n assist me.. hehe.. finally my oreo cheesecake is sucessful.. pple who had taste it say its nice but of coz need a bit of improvement here n thr... but i am already very contented with this result on my 2nd try.. i believe my next attempt will b a beta 1.. when its darling bday i think his bday cake will b the tastiest since its make of love.. wahaha..

will make 1 when i go ah ma hse so tat si gim (who love cakes n breads) n all the cousins, aunties at ah ma hse get to taste it too.. hehe..


17th November 2007 - Ren Chi Hospital Charity Show

Date: 17th November 2007 Saturday



Last sat, with darling, PIL, Sandy, Wei, Sandy's Mum & Meihui.. we went to Max Pavilion at Expo for Ren Chi Hospital Charity Show.. FIL had 10 tickets n so asked us all to go.. ah keong had to work at 12am tat night n so he did not go with us.. FIL wanted to ask my mum along too but too bad my mum cannot make it tat day..



Ren Chi invited a famous grp from China for this Charity Show.. 千手观音.. they have performed in many parts of the world n in many big events.. wondering wat's so special abt this grp tat ren chi invited for the show.. the performers r either deaf, blind o physically disabled but thou they r disabled but their performance impress me.. they won lose out to a normal person performance.. they can dance thou they cannot hear.. play musical instrument thou they cannot see.. dance n b like a normal person thou disabled.. they r simply very brave n i really salute to them..

i took some pic of the each performance but bcoz of the lightings n our distance from the stage.. some pic may appear a bit blur.. i have oso taken some videos.. will upload soon...

see tat lady in white.. she had to b thr to give cue to the deaf dancers... the whole dance by the deaf is very uniform..


the main part of the whole show.. in this performance they have to b very uniform in order to show the effect of the hand.. it is very nice n u can hear a lot of clappings n cheering from the audiences singing performance by a blind lady
dance performace by a man whom lost both his hands when young n a grp of deaf dancers.. thou he is without hands.. but a video b4 this performance show how he do normal tasks with his 2 legs.. he can do almost anything like a normal person.. he can eat, sew, draw, etc with the help of both his legs.. this is indeed very impressive.. in this performance.. there's a part which required him to wear a huge hat.. he did it without the help of others n he can curry buckets on his shoulders... do check out the video i will upload soon on their performance
another singing performance by a blind man.. b4 he sings.. he said something.. thou i cannot sing but thru singing i can see the clouds in the sky.. blooming flowers field.. pretty lady, etc..
er hu performace by a man with 小儿麻痹症.. with the passion in music.. he overcome his disability n master er hu a malay dance by a grp of deaf dancers..
a flute performance by a blind man.. according to the intro.. he is the 1st blind to obtain a degree from a music sch.. ( i cannot rem the name of the sch)
piano performance by a blind lady
a chinese love story dance performance by 2 deaf dancers.. its abt the storyof 梁三伯与祝英台
a saxaphone performance by a blind man
a chinese dance performance by a grp of deaf dancers
the last performance.. singing of ren chi theme song by 明义法师 together with a grp of volunteers in ren chi, some ren chi patients n some of the performancers
the final thank you form all the performancers of the night..