Green green paddy field

Green green paddy field

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Bangkok Day Choooo...

We started Day 2 with the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew. It was Wesak Day in Thailand too, so a lot of ppl were at the Wats (temples) praying.

Entrance fee RM25, quite steep actually...

Here's me at the entrance....long pants n toes-covered shoes required to enter.


Devotee to cham-whoring..


Lost puppy...So ugly, patutlah owner left her there....:-((((

Arrest me, stepping on the King's grass!

See, so pandai, no hands...

Strong mule, can hold up one tonne..

Wats birdie doing in Bangkok???

Oh wait, its another birdie...


We met a few of the warned-about scammers around the Grand Palace/Wat Pho area. Modus operandi is usually to act as officials/guides of the Wats and be helpful towards tourists. What usually transpires will be like this:-

Scammer: Halo, from HOng KOng? China?

Innocent tourists: No, Malaysia.

Scammer : Oh, beautiful country. Arr..yOu want to go into Wat Pho? Today is Wesak Day, so closed already. Re-open at 5.

IT would normally looked bummed on hearing this bit of information.

Scammer: Oh, you wan to see Buddhas? I know this place, Wat Sthing, beautiful diamond encrusted Buddha (ok, it was mayb just bronze or marble), very near here, and Wat SthingElse, they have Crystal Buddha (btw, I give the new Indy Jones movie a 5 outta 10 thumbs).

IT shows a bit of interest...

Scammer: Very near, I can arrange for tuk-tuk, BHT200 only. And i ask tuk-tuk send you for free to Thailand Jewellery Centre. You in luck, today only, 30% discount for tourists..Then after that, come back here, 5pm, this Wat opens.

IT senses something must be too good to be true, yet, the words 30% discounts is just too irresistable, given their greedy off they goo...

N never to be seen in Bangkok again.....


Ohhh, hahaha, not so bad la, never to be seen in Bkk again coz they returned to Malaysia liao depleted of money only. And me n Yshin didnt go...he wanted to but I was wayyyy too smart to be scammed. I know, he's so lucky to have a buddy like me....awww...:-DD

The infamous Khao San Road

Orange Juice from here...BHT25

You see, not much business at first....

Then i went n bought noodles, and stand near d stall n eat..

Noodle and Spring ROll BHT4

After I become the stall's model...brisk business!

Power of advertising! Tee hee..Beh pai seh..

Anyway, after Khao San Rd we took a bus to MBK, for some window shopping...BHT7 oni wor...

Y shin was asking, Mana bus??? Mana lengluis??

Bangkok Jam

Bus-sing about .. wanted to post a video taken on d bus, yet it loads so slowly that i've given up.

More on BKK on d next post....:-))

Thursday, May 29, 2008

First Nite in Bangkok & Hotel Room- Annotation

I just realised that the title of my previous blog on Bangkok was rather misleading. I mean, it describes perfectly the content on my post coz it was my first night in Bangkok and I did write bout the hotel room.....yet somehow, the title perhaps conjures up some erotic, sexy meaning... Must be due to the words night, bangkok and hotel room all in one sentence...wooooo...... ;-P

So from the title alone, you might have expected to see this.....









There, there, whoa,..rein in your horses, frens....I don know this girl and I cant introduce you to her, so dont ask me k. She's just a random hot chick who's photo I copied from somewhere. But you're much welcomed to copy too..heh.

So anyway, if that was what you expected from my blog, you were wrong...

Very very wrong indeed......

Coz what you get instead....was sthing along the line of this...........








My buddy, blowing...........

A trumpet.....hahahahhaahahahha.........

Sorry folks, hope that you'll still read my blog. :-P

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


History of the Middle Finger!

Well,'s something I never knew before, and I feel compelled to send it on to my more intelligent friends in the hope that they, too, will feel edified. Isn't history more fun when you know something about it?

Giving the Finger
("fingering"(!!!) curtesy of my colleagues: Connie, Mey, Penny and Aishah, but i won tell you which fingers belong to which:-P)

Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers. Without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw the renowned English longbow and therefore they would be incapable of fighting in the future.

This famous weapon was made of the native English Yew tree, and the act of drawing the longbow was known as "plucking the yew" (or "pluck yew").

Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won a major upset and began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers at the defeated French, saying, "See, we can still pluck yew!" "PLUCK YEW!"

Since 'pluck yew' is rather difficult to say, the difficult consonant cluster at the beginning has gradually changed to a labiodental fricative 'F', and thus the words often used in conjunction with the one-finger-salute! It is also because of the pheasant feathers on the arrows used with the longbow that the symbolic gesture is known as "giving the bird."

And yew thought yew knew everything!

Monday, May 26, 2008

First Nite in Bangkok & Hotel Room

Pictures of Bangkok ("Bang" added to "Cock"? No wonder its a city famed for its err..colourful 'nightlife'. heh.)

Meant to write up like a real travelogue with as much details as a proper guidebook, but i think i'll be too i'll do what i can ok...all from memory, didnt note down each n every detail..

First up, Airasia flight to Bkk at 2020, but was delayed till 2050, to merge with another flight i think. And the smallest plane yet that i've yet to sit it. I dont remember the model of the plane only that it was bumpy all the way to bkk.

We arrived around 2200 and our airport transport driver was there waiting for us. Took around 30 minutes to get to our hotel at Ratchadapisek. Had first taste of Bangkok drivers' driving. Kept us awake, to keep it short.

Checked in and dropped our luggage and straightaway went to a restaurant called Spoon (also in Ratchada, but its a very long road) by taxi. To meet up Keith aka Lau Sau, Yee Shin's Kajang friend who's currently working in Bangkok.

I was so sleepy by then, it was midnight in KL. But on Keith's insistance, I had my first taste (yes, i tasted many firsts in Bkk!!) of their roast pork .... No regrets man!!!! Never had better pork in my life! The perfect merger of lean meat with lard...mama mia....must try!

The dip was amazing too...yummmyyyy porkyyyy....

This is Keith...

This is Spoon, where we went to 2 nights in a row...LIve Band, big screen football and good services. Its just beside the club 'Hollywood".

Pool table too..

One big bottle of Carlsberg was RM12 plus services etc...Yshin was soooo happeeee..

Then the next day................

Well, here's my buddy YeeShin having breakfast at our hotel. We stayed at Watana Mansion. Very nice name, but its more of a guesthouse. We saw a few 'ladies' (wahahhaa,sori, sori, edison's curse...still thought of him whenever i hear or use this word!!:-PPP) around the lobby...haha.. But its rather cheap and clean, so we din mind at all. Yshin 'preferred' it that way most likely..hahaha...Luckily he doesnt read my blog so i can slag him off as much as i like too..;-P

Anyway, our hotel was BHT2,400 for 2 pax double/twin for 3 nights. Inclusive of breakfast and 30 minutes of free internet everyday. And also to and fro airport transfer! Pretty good deal man.. My fren told me normally airport transfer is BHT300-400 one way ler...

So as u can see, the American breakfast is not much, its just sausage, ham and egg and 2 pieces of toast and coffee. But its kira not bad liao. If u get muak of American dy, u can ask for boiled rice with chicken or pork. I tried tat and it turned out to be rather nice porridge.

haha, saw this sign near d lifts....ooohhh, lucky i didnt bring my pet snake along...hahahaa

Farang (thai lingo for gwai lo) swimming in d hotel pool...

Quite clean room... we got twin single beds, so it cant be as 'used' (ie soiled!) as a double bed right...I'm so smart.

Hse mate

This girl who was rather cute came to view the empty small room a while back. [This post will jog ur memory-here ].She's studying chinese medicine, she said. I thought, that's wonderful, i can get free diagnose if i don feel well next time. hehe..

At first she said ok, she'll take the room. A few days later she came with 2 of her friends who are all studying chinese medicine (yipee!3 different diagnoses!) to view the room again. Sinseh 1 (cutie) was really enthusiastic in taking up the room but sinseh No 2 and 3 were not quite as smittened with the room as sinseh 1. So sinseh 1 had no choice but to say that she'll think bout it and let me know soon.

And 1 week passed........

One day i received an Sms from Sinseh Cutie : "Hai, may u collect my deposit 2morrow, coz after this few day i will not at"

(That was verbatim and pardon her grammar, she's studying chinese medicine, not english literature ok. Sinsehs need not spew Shakespearean quotes while dispensing advice on rheumatism right...)

Then i replied: "Tmr i might not be home. After tmr when wil u bac kl?"

After a few minutes, i got her reply......

Sinseh Cutie : "Sorry, wrong number..."


For those of u still not getting it, apparently sinseh cutie is also a blurhead. She actually wanted to rent another room and had the landlord/landlady's numbers mixed up. It was rather funny and I was lucky i didnt ask her to dispense any medical advice to me...hahhaha....

Friday, May 23, 2008


In conjunction with my Thailand trip, here are pictures of elephant..although this one is non-moving and they were taken in my office when i was too bored and unproductive..haha..

Still rather cute, right...

OOhh, a little burnt...

And....Ta daaaaa.........Guinness World Record HOlder.......The biggestttttt "banana" ever seen on an elephant....!!!







Dont envy my elephant ya.;-PPPP

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Sa wA Dee Ka

Hi frens, i'm back from bangkok dy..Land of Smiles (ermm, if i remember correctly la).

I'm sooooo sleepy right now.. coz my Airasia flight landed at 11.30 last night and i slept at 2. Then had to woke up at 8 to got court. Then my dear colleague connie threw me a last minute pile of shit so i had to go to another matter and waited for the judge for 2 1/2 hours. Bleurghh... with all those waiting and rude court interpreters and pretentious lawyers, I wonder if i will really miss my litigation days next time....

I digress...coming back..

So, I'm now nursing my sore wobbly legs, tofu thighs, and jelly backside from the hours and hours of walking in bangkok. My age is mayb finally catching up on me? Its really frightening to know that i'm gonna turn 28 this year. But 28 sounds auspicious..hahah...some consolation..

More moro...gotta go...old lady with zombie face needs to go home liao!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Tony's Delicious Ribs

Here's another food post b4 i leave for my holiday..enjoy....
Tony Roma's In mid valley/the gardens..

Me n my thick nerdy glasses in glee.....coz we get to chiak!
[Note my shorter and uglier hair. :-((]

Caribbean Perrier...with a dash of orange...not bad, but sthing u can mix up on ur own at home..

Onion loaf...We ordered the half loaf n me n CY cant even finish it...

Ta-da..the ribs...very very nice...

Beef soup...i love everything beef-y (men included n especially...hahahaa) so I loved this..

And of course, special thanks goes to CY for the nice dinner...:-]

PS. Enjoy the long weekend peeps!

Roses are white is my car..

Haha, so i suck at rhyming..but here's sthing for the ladies (btw, whenever i use this word, I think of Edison and his press to be envious of....:)))
Hua.......not orchid lar...
Flowers sent to our office one fine day (for the recipient tat is, for the rest of us non-recipients, it was a sucky day reminding us that we're not flower-worthy..boohooo).....

Mey gotten hold of the flowers and see how jealous and vindictive Connie looks! muahahah.. [credits to Director Denise alone for the directions and arrangements of models and props for this pic!! Talented am i not??!:-)))]

OKok, enuf mucking's d rightful owner of the beautiful flowers..our own Ms Penny..:-)

P.S a bit of a gossip here...the flowers were from one of our clients! And Mr client was born in year 1981! A good few years younger than our pretty lady Penny. Very very courageous of Mr Client don you think???

PPS. U men reading this are not overrated okay..Women receiving flowers do feel beautiful and appreciated and loved and everything nice....* together now: flowers nice flowers nice flowers nice flowers nice*

[Note to husky:..This is not a personal attack on husky..juniors love flowers, so they made me said tat...hehe]


I'm in better mood I'd better put up the pics b4 sthing crop up n ruin my mood again aight..:-)

Doing a food post this time...Bar b Q in 1U old wing..

Here, sis n I posing with the mascot. But I know you would've difficulty differentiating between the mascot n me, coz we both are green and chubby...:-)

I especially like the sauce which is basically, 'tim chiong' (sweet sauce) mixed with garlic, chili and lime.

D meat cooking...meat lovers will love this..the pork bacon is especially gd. N d lamb too.


Philip, my bro in law..munching away...

Garlic rice...

The bill came to about RM60, if i'm not mistaken, but i might be, coz i didnt foot the bill, so i didnt pay much attention..hahaaa... Thanks fav bro in law...oh only bro in law, actually..haha..