Sunday, December 25, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
But before the scavenger for gifts, let's have a cup of tea first at TWG.
I'm having Silver Moon tea, a lightly fragrant tea, great with the scones.
Nice place for people watching and afternoon tea if you wanna splurge.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
What's there to do for such a long time?
Well, apparently we just eat, relax, eat, relax and sleep. Of course we do shop around but the little town has not plenty to offer in terms of shopping. There are many markets and night markets but mostly selling the same things.
Derrick bought a bronze Apsara figure at the old market. We managed to bring the price down from USD140 to USD 95.
For the 10 days, we stayed at three hotels, Raffles De Royal, hotel De La Paix and Le Residence De Angkor. Of these, I like De la Paix most for it's modern clean cut feel. Next I love Raffles for it's colonial English ambiance and third on my list will be Le Residence, which has it's charm with the lush greenery surrounding it's green tiled lap pool.
Very relaxing indeed!
|Temple Ta Prohm, made famous by the movie Tomb Raider. |
The most interesting site of the temples.
|Tree roots of Ta Prohm|
|Monks robed in brght orange hired by|
professional photographers for photo shoot.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Also love the setting, there is bed-like lounge sofa against the walls where you could lie down n relax.
Prefer the outlet at Phnom Penh better, bright and spacious overlooking the Mekong river.
We arrived at Siem Reap yesterday after about 5 hours car ride from Phnom Penh. We were debating of what transport to take, but the camry Toyota which we hired was comfortable enough. We paid USD60 for a one way trip.
Today have to try to arrange for a tour to Angkor Wat tomorrow. Trying to catch sunrise at Angkor Wat.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The outlet is newly renovated and everything is new n nice. They even have a new system whereby you just order at the counter and then given a number, then wait for your number to be called at the serving counter.
I like it, no more queue at the counter and wait for the counter staff to prepare the food for serving.
It's great that they make a change for a system they used for so many decades.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I was showed to the ward where one other guy was already waiting for his scope. While waiting, three other guys came in too for their scope.
I changed into the garment I was given and lay on the hospital bed to wait to be called for the scope. Initially I was calm, but as one by one the others were wheeled for their scope, eventhough I was there first before three of them, I got agitated. And anxiety increased.
By the time I was wheeled in, it was 1.10 pm.
This time round, the LA that they administered to me did not knock me out. I was just in a daze and could see my intestines on the monitor. I could feel pain at a certain point of the procedure.
The whole experience made me feel like I'm in a production line, waiting for my turn to be wheeled in to the assembly line, just that this assembly line did not practice first in first out method.
I'm still waiting for them to discharge me which must be 2 hours after the procedure so that the LA would wear off.
For a simple procedure, I actually wasted 3 hours waiting and from the window I'm looking out now, a storm is approaching. Luck has never been on my side.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
So this afternoon I drove down to the nursery at Bedok and got this red pot. I was stuck in a storm for a while, and so took some time to appreciate a cup of hot teh halia ( Ginger tea ) at Simpan Bedok.
Friday, November 11, 2011
On it, you can find the coffee flower and coffee seed.
The tour guide offered some ripe coffee seeds for me to taste. The coffee seed actually was tasteless. Nothing like the aromatic roasted coffee bean.
Through fire, it brings out the best of the coffee.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Like SB said, baking is a science, every ingredient must be measured to precision. Every step must be accordance to the instructions, other wise the final products might not be what it should be.
We just watch the demo and took notes, so to learn it, I guess we have to put to practice, other wise, it's just theory that we learnt.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
I couldn't thank her enough for making the effort. It made the gift priceless.
I was casually mentioning about my sleeplessness and today she gave me this bottle of brown rice tea which supposedly is helpful to induce sleep.
I made myself a cup, hopefully it works.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Things in the house got missing.
Two weeks ago, Derrick's D&G jeans and a sweater went missing. We have checked with the two people that had come to the house, a friend who came to puck up her things and the cleaning lady, both said they have not seen them.
Yesterday, I wanted to use a flask which we bought from Japan, but couldn't find it after searching high and low.
What's happening here?
Could it be some one else?
Former tenants or contractor who we had given our house key before? It really puzzle me.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
I drove down to Ruby Industrial Complex at Tannery Road. I spotted their ad in the newspapers and went down to take a look.
I was having a hard time deciding to get the 12 kg or 14kg. The YouTube was recommending 16kg for an average American male. Finally settled with the 14kg.
Came home and watch some tips on kettle bell basic exercises and did a few reps.
Got a feeling my butt is going to ache tomorrow.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
I guess dreams keep us filled with hope and get us going.
My dream is to own a cafe that sells great coffee and items designed by me. I'll like people to come into my world to enjoy a cup of coffee, relax, spend time with a friend or in solitude and to enjoy and purchase my creations.
Do you have dreams?
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