Sunday, December 25, 2011

Handmade tote from a friend

Got this handmade little tote bag from Erinna.

Just the right size for my wallet, keys and handphone. And could slip in my kindle too.

Great for everyday use.

Merry Christmas to all!


Merry Christmas to all readers and friends of this blog.
Would love to wish all of you and pray that the coming year 2012 will be better than this.

May God bless you and your family with love, good health, joy, abundant wealth and a very meaningful year.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

God bless!

Perfect fit

This Christmas gift is a perfect fit for my kindle. Really fits exactly nicely and neatly.

Love it!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Angry bird VS fearless dog

Sunny has took possession of my angry bird and has battled with him many times.

I fear for Angry bird and hope that it will not be torn to pieces and become a pulp of cotton.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Sunday before Christmas

It's the week before Christmas and I'm at Ion mall for last lap of shopping.

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

10 days at Cambodia

Many were dumbfounded when I told them I'm going to Cambodia for 10 days.

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!

Angkor Wat


 We woke up at about 4 am to get ready to catch sunrise at Angkor Wat. The driver was waiting for us at the hotel lobby when we were there at 5 am.


It was a short distance from our hotel to the temple. It was still dark when we reached there. There were already many early risers there all surrounding the pool on the left side of the temple. We guessed it must be the best spot to catch the sunrise.

The sun took it's time to rise, more slowly than I expected. The sight was not spectacular, not as I've imagined it to be, whole sky colored orange.

Nevertheless I'm glad that I made the effort to go see the sunrise. If you made effort to accomplish something, I guess it's rewarding when you finally savour the reward.



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

The blue pumpkin

The blue pumpkin is an ice cream parlour cum cafe. I love the ice cream - tried the passion fruit, Ginger n black sesame n dark chocolate.

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.

Siem Reap

Having breakfast at Hotel De La Paix courtyard now. We are sitting on this huge suspended platform. The morning breeze is really cooling, it's winter season now and I really love the coolness.

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

Raffles

Having breakfast at the balcony of the hotel cafe over looking the colonial courtyard and swimming pool.



I'm glad I have this opportunity to stay at a Raffles hotel. Oh! Love the scones and croissant!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Flying High

At Changi airport waiting for my flight to set off to Cambodia.
I didn't finish my work but just don't really care, I needed a break and will just have to finish up when I'm back.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Hairy crab

It's time of the year to have hairy crab.
Thanks to Derrick, I got another chance to taste it.

It tastes good with the garlic and vinegar sauce. At $38 per crab, it's definitely a luxury item to me.

New toy

We brought Sunny to Erinna's house for her birthday celebration last Saturday. Sunny played with the kids' soft toy and got himself a new toy.

He has been playing with his new toy for the past two days. He seems to love it alot.

A commitment to come back to blogging

After a long hiatus from blogging, I decided to make a come back. I just viewed a YouTube clip which suggest that if we commit to...