Saturday, October 29, 2011

My Favorite Supernatural Moment

I have been watching Supernatural since forever and yes, I usually watch those episodes alone. The series do open a new chapter to ghosts, angels and demons, of course, some of the incidents are very similar to our culture. Whenever I watch this series about ghosts, my other half get confused as I am afraid of them most of the time, lol!!! Speaking of ghosts, now Bangkok is like a ghost town, and I am going to leave the place due to long holidays and sincerely hope that flood situation is getting better. Wander why on earth did I upload the You Tube video?   Well, this very act by Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) from Supernatural makes me laugh, less bitter and always turns me into a good mood. It kind of hurts when I can't enjoy that very performance in my blog and have to watch that on You Tube!!! And off I go to .....

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Disaster warning has issued for Bangkok and everyone is aware of growing flood threat and prepares to brace for inundation. Though I live in soi-disant low risk area, my stress level has risen every time I watch news. My thoughts ware oscillating between anxiety and calmness during these days: evacuate before too late or sit, wait and prepare for the worst.  I have been asked two popular questions by my fellow Bankokians several times: “Have you stockpiled food?” and “Has the flood reached to your doorstep?”. When it comes to storing up food, I am clueless and dumb: rice, water, oil and that’s about it and honestly I can’t compete with the frenzied shoppers. By the way, you can buy gold anywhere in Bangkok, but bottled water are scarce and I feel like a fool wandering around empty shelves supermarket.

This is the time I wish I were a guy, who can heave sandbags and help the victims, rather than someone rely entirely on some person. So-called flood holidays (27-31 October) officially begin and I have no idea what to do, and definitely not comfortable about being a sitting duck at my own place. Even though I live in multi-storey building, it is still stressful, please try not to laugh at my inquietude: if the flood reaches the designated point, electricity will be cut off, and probably no water supply. As for house protection, all I can do is help heaving sand bags around the building, check the community Facebook page for coming up meetings, and hope for the best. One major problem is getting myself informed though I watch news, connected with social pages, and read the news websites incessantly. I don’t want to participate in blame-game played by politicians and not really fond of media circus and attention hungry politicians. All I want is accurate and up-to-date information of what to expect in coming days. Accepting reality and adjusting myself to new situation are not that easy and I am really grateful for those who care about my well-being.  Ta-ta for now and wish all the best of luck to flood victims.
Flood Battle Spectacular
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I also need an aspirin!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Genting Highlands at a Glance

Looking back the Genting trip, it was all fuzzy; I surely wasn’t prepared for the cable ride, and the cold weather. It was windy, rainy afternoon and we went to the mountain peak by cable car, aka South East Asia’s longest gondola ride. The ride? While someone is trilled to pieces, someone else might be thinking of his/her worst nightmare just for being on the cable, right? I didn’t get lucky enough to see the breathtaking scenic beauty of surrounding hills like in this post 1 and post 2 by my fellow blogger. Moreover, due to heavy rain, we did not have a chance to see how marvelous is the Outdoor Theme Park, but no worries, you can still read the following enchanting post 1 and post 2 by another fellow blogger too. I have to admit, the Indoor Theme Park is also fun and exciting with all the shops, and rides. What I miss most from that day trip is the relatively cool climate and I really would love to spend a few days at the Genting Highlands to check out nightlife, to witness the picturesque view from the room, etc.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fried Durian by Durian Addict

I love this creamery, odorant, and yummy durian fruit and unsurprisingly most of my family members enjoy eating it too. Normally, I cook the durian with boiled coconut milk by adding sugar, a pinch of salt and keep it in the freezer for dessert.  Apart from durian chips, I enjoy eating fried durian too.  Calories counters may not want to try the following snack. It is so easy that everyone could do it at home in a snap. I use Gogi tempura batter mix, add salt, sugar and mix with water. Place the peeled durian into the dough, and fry them and serve!!! My apologies for the post if you don’t fancy eating durian at all.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Colmar Tropicale, Berjaya Hill

Colmar Tropicale in Bukit Tinggi is one of the best places I have visited in Malaysia. It is in fact, an hotel from Berjaya Hotels and Resorts chain, situated within an hour drive from KL. My first sensation when I reached the Japanese Garden was the clean air, probably the cleanest air I breathed in the past few years. The way up to the Japanese Garden was very steep and I had to stop a few moments to catch my breath. We were told that there would be cables soon but for now, we needed to keep on walking, lol!!! 

Following the Japanese Garden, I went to visit, yes, just visit, not stay, at the French themed village. I love its concept, Colmar tropicale, constructed as one French city from Haut-Rhin, namely Colmar, the third largest city after Strasbourg and Mulhouse in Alsace region. I was thrilled to literally see the storks (Cigogne), typical alsacienne timber-framed building  (maisons à colombages) and the signage in Colmar Tropicale. The cold breeze and the greeneries could have persuaded anyone to stay for one night, but we were just appeased with this short visit as there was nothing much we could do except strolling around the resort, enjoy the cooling weather, stay in the room or dining at the restaurants. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Melaka Calling

They say visiting Melaka is not complete without taking 45 minutes river cruise down the Melaka river, and guess I did not complete my visit there. My first stop was St Paul’s church.  The ruins of St Paul’s church stand on the summit of St Paul’s hill. It was originally a chapel built by a Portuguese Sea Captain and later the Dutch renamed it as St Paul church.

Another stop was Jonker Street, a popular spot where you can find clothes, fashion accessories and definitely souvenirs and the best place to hunt and bargain for antiques.  We had the amazing lunch in one shop house restaurant at Jonker Street, of course the Melaka delectable Nonya cuisine. My favorite is Otak Otak , a fish cake made with fish fillet, a lot of spices and my favorite coconut milk. 

 After lunch, we went for a walk around the river and visited both the Middleburg Bastion and the maritime museum located along Melaka River. Just as we were exhausted by the heat and the walk, we did cancel our plan to visit Menara Taming Sari to enjoy the panoramic views of Melaka. On our way back to KL, our kind driver brought us to this shop, and I have to admit, I can’t stop eating just one vegetable siew pow, lol!!!