Monday, 17 May 2010

is a proud auntie

my first nephew was born 2 days ago!
I got the news a bit late because everyone was so busy with the preparation, hospital and all.
Even the proud daddy, my brother missed the birth experience when taking his breakfast, a bowl of porridge. LOL!

I have been calling him "petit mbe" a mix of french and slang bahasa language which means "small goat". Why? Because there were times when his daddy stank like goat!

I browsed for a flight ticket back the moment I got the news only to realize that my passport is still in process for schengen visa in Phnom Penh's France embassy! ARGH! well, it's life, I'll just have to wait until everything's settle by itself.

Those who knows me, know well enough that I DON'T LIKE BABY or KIDS but that's all what i will write down about them, otherwise it will be too gory and even offensive.

but this creature, this 1 particular baby who are hundreds of miles from me, oddly touch my heart ... It's soo weird that I feel an attachment and affection for this magical creature. weird, odd, strange and a bit creepy ... well, after all, we human are weird and follows our instinct

Monday, 10 May 2010

super bike in hanoi

Finally got some time to dig my messy photo filling and look what I found!
The super motorbike in Hanoi. I remember the risk I took for this picture, see the silver car on the right? That car almost hit me while I took this picture but really, that was daily risk for each and every pedestrian lives in Hanoi (or whoever take a walk on the street). I'm not exaggerating, just look at the size of whatever red thing on the back of the bike (it's a drum by the way).

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Angkor re-visited

The famous Angkor Vat, a hindu temple complex at Angkor, about 5 km away from our house.
Built on the 12th century by Suryavarman II . As a representation of mount meru, home of the gods, this temple moat and outer wall is 3.6 Km long, encloses a space of 820.000 square metres.

Dry season is the best time to visit the temple complex as stairs and stones can be slippery (and well, really, you don't want to get caught on the rain storm here). The best way is to cycle around the temple with a rented bike and finish the day by loading the bicycle to a tuk-tuk as the hot daytime could really wore you off (or turn you into a living walking red lobster).

For those who has made a visit to Borobudur or whatever candi in Indonesia. I would kindly warn that those candi, are like a tiny spot compares to the size of this humongous structure.

This is the 4th visit for me and the 1st for bouh's
His first comment was : ah, oui, I feel small ...
well, as a 2 meters tall ogre, that's really something.

This picture taken on the 3rd level of 1 of the temple in angkor complex.
I thought that would be the last stairs, but hell I was wrong there was 1 more level after this climb!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Next move is Siam Reap

Another move, we packed and ready for 1 year in Siam Reap.
A picnic in angkor temple on sunday evening awaits us!

This time's a bit overweight >..< with my new scanner and stack of books from Kinokuniya.
Perhaps it is time to consider Ipad?

Monday, 26 April 2010

How to eat in Bangkok

Starving ... as usual, I'm all stomach ...

*found a food stalls with a plate of some fried balls for 30 baht ...

*took a look closer on what's gonna be on the plate, looks fine, some fried rice balls and perhaps slices of onion and sausages.

*ordered a plate and the lady rustled it up ...

*Bon appetit ! It was a bit sour, but still edible ...

*Hmm, curious of what I ate ... I went to the stalls and looked up on the sign ...

.......... HOLY COW!!!!

so, yeah how to eat in bangkok, never see the sign beforehand, otherwise you'd end up with starvation .... merde, I just swallowed some red ants eggs (hopefully it's a silly literal translation and not the real thing)

Sunday, 25 April 2010

a day in the park

away from the madness and away from the noise ...
escaping reality that includes grenades and dead people.

Apart from the BTS got closed after 7pm, it's amazing how the other part of bangkok are not in the slightest affected by the political turmoil, life go on as usual ... (sans siam paragon,argh!)

Saturday, 24 April 2010

what's in the middle?

one day, one of these day, curiosity will kill the dog ...

You want democracy? I just want the malls to be open!
I need to stock up on some art supplies from that bleeding malls!