Sunday, January 30, 2011

Coyote girls

I have been absent from my lovely blog community for several days due to various reasons. Well, I am not complaining about what happened, what is happening and what might happen, actually, I am as happy as a clam at high tide to be back to blogoshere again. The following are the snapshots from Motorcycles show @ Central World and cute Coyote Dancers, who dance on stage or pose @promotional shows. 

Guess what. I lost a few shots to those competing photographers!!! 
I wish I could spend a mere 1 million Bahts for this lovely Harley!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Temple Fun Fair

It has been a day or two that I heard some noises from nearby temple. This evening, I took a look at the temple from the veranda and saw some lighting, which seemed to be the yearly temple festival. After dinner, I dragged my other half to the temple and took the following pictures. If I have to compare with some other places, it is a very small fair and yet represents the typical temple fun fair in Thailand. It was crowded, and people appeared to be having a good time. Filled with curiosity, I went online to find out more, and guess what I found, this  particular website to help organize such an event to raise funds for the temple. 


Care for a massage?

Or prefer hits or misses?

Other options for kids

I think they are playing Bingo!

For artsy kids

Hong Kong Disneyland, Adventureland

Most of my favorite attractions in Disneyland Hong Kong are part of Adventureland, which features The Festival of Lion King, Jungle River Cruise, Tarzan Island and Liki Tikis.

The festival of the Lion King, a live show about heroic journey of Simba with a spectacular music and theatrical performance is definitely worth waiting, and queuing. 


We rafted a short log to Tarzan Island, where Tarzan’s Tree House can be found. The gadgets, and the detailed decorative items @ Tarzan’s Tree House amazed me. The funny story is that I reminisced my childhood when I saw the kids playing the branches of a tree house.

We can enjoy the totem poles sound off and tikis’s squirt water @ Liki Tikis, another joyous attraction to take pictures of ourselves or others get wet.

The most exciting attraction for me was the Jungle Cruise, a short safari trip exploring the jungle on a big boat. We did manage to ride twice to re-explore the jungle and re-encounter the beautiful creatures, elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, except hair-raising, spine-chilling, nerve-racking spiders!!!

Fatigue had been superseded by my determination to watch light show and fireworks. Then we finally said Adieu to this park and headed back to the hotel. I just wish Disneyland would come up with new idea regarding Jack Sparrow's adventure some day and I can't wait to watch the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Strangers Tides. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hong Kong Disneyland, Fantasyland

Mickey, Minnie, Winnie the Pooh, etc., the most popular Disney characters can be found in Fantasyland and if you have a baby girl, it is one of the must-see attraction of Disneyland.  The Fantasyland has a lot of attractions to keep the young kids occupied as the rides are targeted for that particular age group. I believe their marketing plan is successful, as I prefer Universal Studios than Disneyland. Thus, even if I have a chance to go to Disneyland, Hong Kong again, I will give it a miss next time.

It’s a small world: Queue for the ride, which sail in a journey to enjoy the different culture costumed dolls.

Mickey’s PhilharMagic is a 3 D animated film, similar to the Shrek 4D from Universal Studios. Despite the queue, we did watch it twice that day.

The Golden Mickeys: It is a musical which pay tribute to famous Disney characters like Mulan, Lilo and Stitch, etc. Waiting time? At least 30 minutes and people seem to ignore the queue etiquette.

Fantasy Gardens: We did not enter the Fantasy Garden, where we can meet our favorite Disney heroes and heroines, for lack of time.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: As usual, we had to queue for a “hunny” of an adventure, riding along in Pooh’s hunny pot in canal-like environment.

Sleeping Beauty Castle
I am not sure it was closed or we couldn’t find the way into the castle of Aurora. Either way, we thought we have more time for another attractions and headed to the Mad Hatter Tea Cups.

Mad Hatter Tea Cups: Motion sickness, or no motion sickness, the oversized teacups mean no harm and spin mostly gently.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant: Yet another spinner of Disneyland and thus we only took pictures of the loveable elephants. Then we headed to Adventureland, and gave a miss to the Sword in the Stone, to test our fortitude and Snow White Grotto.