Thursday, February 24, 2011

Travel Thursday | Which Way???

This way

That way
Right way
WONG way
Oh! Which way?

GO away
Really! Which way?

Your way
My way
Their way
HIS way!
The BEST way
The RIGHT way
The ONLY way

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Watery, Outdoor & B/W Wednesday | Baby Elephant Walk

I was on a bamboo rafting trip in Chiang Mai, Thailand when we bumped into a group of tourist riding on the elephants, of cause I wanted to try as well as soon as we finishes the rafting excursion. Typical me :D

The ride will take you into the jungle and across the river, the whole journey will probably take you an hour or so. However, do be prepared if you wanna try this as one of my friend's elephant decided to take a quick shower by the river leaving them ALL WET! Hahhahha....

Just realised I haven't blogged on this tip yet, more pics in my Facebook.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

My Robotic Thumb

Yes! Really!

My robotic thumb, ie thumb drive or pendrive or USB drive. Did my title cause you to wonder? Hehehee...... cute huh!

I borrowed this for pic taking, I only owned 1 of it but was very fascinated of the colours available. Hence, I hijacked to blog about it (must return this once I post this entry, sigh.... Perhaps I just don't post; hemm....). Have you seen any cute ones? I've seen alot of design in KL, and apparently in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong have even better and more choices.

This is how it looked like without it's head.

A headless thumb!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Travel Thursday | Dark Dark Tunnel

What's inside

The dark dark tunnel
Where vehicle almost "kiss"
That's how narrow
Homer Tunnel is

Was I scared?
Was I worried?
Of this long dark tunnel
Oh yes Siree
So was my bestie

Yet I am excited
Yet I am glad
On what's on the otherside
A mystical land
Where tinkle bells and fairies
Tap and dance of merry

My Homer Tunnel NZ story here.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Watery & Outdoor Wednesday | Dear Ha Long Bay

On this bright cheery day

I sit here with my mind astray
Thinking of what to write for Watery Wednesday
A combined meme with Outdoor Wednesday
Should it be a poem or an essay
On a site tucked far far away
In Indochina - The Ha Long Bay

Where are you?
Oh Ha Long Bay
I call for you
Come out and play
Out at deep sea of blue
Underneath hot sun shiny ray

Amongst the islet the junk boat cruise
Wiggle waggle to keep me amuse
Lying back letting my body loose
And my brain from being used
For my soul to sing the blues

Yet to blog on my Hanoi trip 2007.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Help Me Choose!

Few weeks back during the school holidays, I babysat both my nieces Maira & Misha for a day. And I was wondering hard what activities to do with them that they haven't done with their friends or mummy during the hols.

Then I came up with this great idea (or so I think, as usual), I took my 2 cameras and went to fetch them. Upon them sitting in the back seat, I told them that I am doing a photo competition for both of them, they were excited of cause.

The rules were, the pics taken must consist of (1) building (2) animal (3) scenery (4) human and (5) water. For an 8 & 10 years old kid, they did pretty well I must say. So well that I'm not sure which one to pick... Can you help?

Maira's Collage

Misha's Collage

Which one do you like best?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Travel Thursday | Humayun's Tomb

This is the first garden-tomb in India located in New Delhi. It is also the first to use red stone in this big a scale, it's a true magnificent fit. It was built by a Persian architect named Mirak Mirza Ghiyuath in 1565 and completed in 1572, basically took 7 years to finish.

If you remember, there's another or should I say the most famous tomb in history inspired by this tomb. YUP! You got it, it's Taj Mahal - An Epitome of Love. Read more of my India entry here on Taj Mahal.

To Biqque & Chawanna, hope you enjoy your India trip as much as I did. Oh yah! It's a UNESCO site as well

Hyperlink credit : Wikipedia,

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Watery & Outdoor Wednesday | La Alhambra

La Alhambra - "The Red Fortress"

Grandeur of Al-Andalus
Pride of Moorish palaces
Built for the last Muslim Emirs

Where East meets West
Fusioning architecture of it's best
Courts, gardens, fountains and complexes
Geometrical patterns weaved into arabesques

La Alhambra integrates unique qualities
Skills of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian artist
Standing strong as time stood still
"The Red Fortress" of Sabikah Hill

More stories of my 2007 Alhambra Spain trip here.

Detail credits : Wikipedia

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Hawaiian Luau

This is a way overdue entry, in fact I have selected all the pics and edited months ago - those were the days when my camera was not as sophisticated as now thus some pics doesn't turn out as how I would wish it should... WHICH resulted to major editing.

Before I rant on my trip, first I need to thank my dearest good friend Anna for inviting me (FOR FREE! Yup! Rubbing it in to you guys!) to this trip as she won a President Award from her company. At first I wasn't that keen as I just got back from Morocco and Spain, major damage to my wallet and burst my bank account to pieces...sigh...

But Anna was kind AND persistent and I obviously can't say no can't I *wink wink*... So we depart to Hawaii transiting in Taipei via Los Angeles. Oh yah! My condition to Anna is that we have to break our trip in LA as I have NEVER EVER been there before, I mean... I've covered Las Vegas and Orlando (we only transit in LA). So, we had the trip planned for 2 weeks :D

As a GIRL, I WANTED to walk on Rodeo Drive like Julia Robert, glide on Walk of Fame, cruising on Beverly Hill... you know the drill, ehheheh.... and guess what? She agreed, in fact my darling friend detour us in LA and HONOLULU (Oahu) (the event was held in Hyatt Resort Poipo in Kauai [the further north Island of Hawaii]). THANK YOU DEARIE!

I will blog on LA entry in the next post, and keep Hawaii to Hawaii....ehhehe... we didn't do much in Honolulu as it was a transit 3D2N trip but it was good enough.

As much as I wanted to do my normal standard research on my trips, America in general is easy as everything is in English and I kinda familiar and been there before. Besides, we wanted to keep it very much R&R and play it by ears - and YES! We did!

Part of our lazy plan was to go to Factory Outlet (that will be 1 day thingy gone), and Polynesian Culture Center.... to watch the LUAU!! And.... yeah! That's about it... lazy huh! I TOLD YOU SO! Hahhahah....

Before going, I did ask around on what to expect there, I have a couple of friends whom have been there and one or two studied there (can they even concentrate!?!??!). They briefly updated me, and upon landing and going thru 1 day of orienteering.... my view of Honolulu....?

Pretty much like our Redang or perhaps Langkawi island but with ALOT more caucasian and higher rise buildings. Other then that... hemmm.... nothing much, weather the same, I don't surf, that's kinda kill all the fun activities (definitely don't dive, watched to much JAWS movie). And shopping is slightly more expensive then LA as apparently the stuff is shipped from mainland, the freight cost is the killer. Taking all this into consideration, it kinda leave me with almost nothing to do.

After all my mumbo jumbo, the only exciting thing that I did was to visit this Polynesian Culture Centre, and I love it... I love the Luau basically, that's my highlight of the trip. Hahhaha.... Oh yah! Don't forget Mr. Elvis Presly.

I tried googling about this Tree of Forever but failed, so... if any one of you know the story do share PLEASEEEE....

Hope you enjoy the hip move, you know what Shakira says : Hips don't lie!
*wink wink*

Hyperlink credits : Wikipedia, Hyatt, Polynesian Cultural Center

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Travel Thursday | Noah's Ark

Not the same as the one we heard & learnt about, in fact this one even have cable TV, ahhahah....

You will be thinking what is so great about this pic right? Just a name? That's what you think...! This is actually a backpacker place with great facilities & amenities (for me at least). What I love best is the room... you absolutely MUST check out the room here, well... more pics from my Facebook.

Oh yah! You must go there in pair *wink wink*.

Located in Greymouth (NZ), more story here.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Watery & Outdoor Wednesday | Sway

Dusk settled

Body rested
Mind wandered
Thought swayed
Soul searched

Photo captured at Sutera Harbour Resort in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysia).

For more, please click on Watery Wednesday & Outdoor Wednesday.

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