Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I was about to go to the nearby market that morning and notice that beautiful dawn from the veranda. Without doubt, I rushed myself into the bedroom to get the camera and took that beautiful scene. There, the origin of the following picture and I am still thrilled to witness the color contrast and yet artistic dawn.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My mind on noodles

Noodles, noodles, noodles, they never bore me with their different textures, colors, and tastes. I have been eating them in various style lately, and here they are, my December noodle collection, lol!


@ Home

@ Hachiban Ramen

@ Home

@ Hachiban Ramen

Monday, December 27, 2010

La Mer de Charles Trénet

The other day, I watched Rowan Atkinson’s “Mr. Bean’s Holiday”, and this song “La Mer” of Chalres Trénet brought me to life again.  "La Mer" is one of the most famous songs of Charles Trénet, and made a huge success when it was released in 1954. Today it is considered as a classic French song.

La Mer
La mer
Qu'on voit danser
Le long des golfes clairs

A des reflets d'argent

La mer
Des reflets changeants

Sous la pluie

La mer
Au ciel d'été confond

Ses blancs moutons

Avec les anges si purs

La mer bergère d'azur

Près des étangs

Ces grands roseaux mouillés

Ces oiseaux blancs

Et ces maisons rouillées

La mer
Les a bercés

Le long des golfes clairs

Et d'une chanson d'amour

La mer
A bercé mon cœur pour la vie

(Paroles de Charles Trenet - Copyright Editions Raoul Breton)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Hong Kong - Avenue of Stars

After enjoying the spectacular show of Symphony of Lights @ East Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront promenade @ night, we decided to take a look at what it is like to be there in daytime. Well, it still offers the best view of Hong Kong Island and can get a clear look at the Avenue of Stars, honoring the celebrities along with those who put together behind the scene. 

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Birthday

I miss my family more than anyone could imagine this time of the year, not that I believe in Santa, but that this is the time I had much fun with my family. Back home in Yangon, I am sure my brother and sisters will get together to celebrate my youngest sister’s birthday, doing good deeds in the morning and drink a toast to her in the evening.

More than a decade ago, my mom went into labor this very day and gave birth a cute little baby. As most husbands do, my father was outside the labor room; anxiously waiting for the news. The following conversation took place an hour later when a nurse came out and informed him about the newly born.

“Your wife has just given birth a baby.”
“Thank you, a boy or a girl.”
“I don’t know, I just know it is a baby. Anyway, I will check again and let you know.”

Later that night we all knew about the baby girl and since then she has been with us, and stuck together through thick and thin. I just let my family knows that my heart and soul are with them today and wish my little sis “A very Happy Birthday and many happy returns of this day”. 

Picture from Google.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Holiday's spirits

It is your turn to choose which holiday's spirits you prefer!!! 
Singha Light






Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday spirits

Christmas and New Year is almost here, but we have no idea where to go until now. I tried to persuade my other half that killing those times in Bangkok are not that bad, seeing that we have got to see the decorations @ various malls, and witness the seasonal beer gardens from November until New Year night. Don’t get confused by my choice of word, “Seasonal Beer Garden”, I don’t actually know how to call them. Every year from early November to the New Year’s Eve night in Bangkok, there are seasonal beer stations in different malls, operating every night (except some holidays) with the performance by various groovy bands. I am not sure about the countdowns stage in front of Central World like previous years. This time of the year, most people dress up intentionally just to take a beautiful picture with the amazing backgrounds, and of course shop around. Speaking of shopping, MNG started year-end sales since 18th December and so does CHAPS. The following are the snapshots of a few places in Bangkok and hope you get the brief ideas about what is like in Bangkok during these days.

@ Gaysorn

@ Central World

Monday, December 20, 2010

Hong Kong - Symphony of Lights

The spectacular “Symphony of Lights”, organized by the Tourism Commission, is definitely one of the must-see events in Hong Kong, with colored lights, and laser beams synchronized to music. The show starts at 8 p.m. every night, except for some emergencies such as Cyclone Warning, etc. Too bad I couldn’t understand any words in Chinese narration but I enjoyed every seconds of the show. Getting there is very easy, just alight @ MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, look for the Exit J, and follow the signs to Avenue of Stars. 

If you love eating at fancy restaurants or hitting the bars after that, SoHo might be the perfect place in Hong Kong, where you will see various international restaurants and bars. Some people might laugh at me if they know about the fact that I intentionally went to see the largest outdoor covered escalator system, that is “The Central-Mid-Levels Escalators”, which link Central and Western District on Hong Kong Island.  Anyway, I had a chance to see the nightlife @ SoHo, and felt I am a bit too old for that kind of stuffs, LOL!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hong Kong - the Peak

Another attraction with an incredible view in Hong Kong would be “The Peak”. We went there at night, as we wanted to see the spectacular night view of city skyline. Walking from Central station to the Peak Tram Terminus can be tricky, but fortunately for us, most Hong Kong residents are friendly and always willing to help, and give directions.  The peak tram ride and looking down from the peak to the fabulous view of the city was memorable.  The only inconvenience was a very long queue for the tram to the city: it was cold, windy, and we had to wait nearly two hours. So much for dinner @ local joint (dumplings, noodles, etc), and we ended up eating @ MacDonald that night.