Monday, June 28, 2010

Tuk-Tuk or that-motorcycle-thingy-in-Thailand

I remember riding these things in Thailand. When I felt lazy to walk to the train station down the road, I would take a Tuk-Tuk and pay a few bahts. The price is quite reasonable so I don't mind taking it for fun every now and then.

Here is a series of pictures about this very interesting vehicle which Thailand is famous for. They can zoom around traffic. Plus, its a good way to soak in the vibe of the city. When you take a cab you are confined to the silent cab and the 80's music playing on the radio. Take one of these babies and you get to travel to the soundtrack of the city.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

KTJ Prom 2010

Wow, its was a blast. It was not without its kinks but at the end of the day everyone had a good time and I think that's what matters. This year's prom was held at the very bling-ish Hilton Kuala Lumpur located conveniently across KL Sentral.

I was very impressed by the treatment we were given by the hotel. They had people assigned to our event making sure that we know where the ballroom is. The hotel even had the name of our event displayed on the little LCD screens in front of the ballroom. I appreciate little details like this and it really solidifies why the Hilton is such a well established hotel chain in the first place.

My friends bunked over at my house on Friday and went to our hotel, Micasa All Suite Hotel on Saturday. This way we save money staying for only one night.

I arrived at Hilton at 2pm for rehearsals. They were not ready to start and we began at 3. Typical Malaysian time. Rushed across to KL Sentral to get a hair cut and told the lady to just do something nice for a special event and my did she work my hair. I really liked how it turned out. But I can't seem to replicate the same effect now on my own.

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Here are the guys getting ready for prom. Everyone looked good and dashing in their suits. I just wished I had taken more detailed pictures like how wedding photographers do it. I would if I was not busy getting dressed myself!

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Will be back soon

I just realised that I have not touched this space in a whole week. Reason? I have been pretty busy with freedom! Exams have just ended. I'll summarise it by saying that some papers did not go as well as I hope it would but I am happy because its the best that I can do.

Now my time is filled with squash and Chuck, and digesting a little of the A2 stuff that our teachers have already started throwing at us. Chill! I need a slight breather first. No marathon runner ever runs another marathon right after he or she finishes one. Now I'm just going to enjoy the fact that exams are over and take some time to replace all that sleep debt.

Prom is tomorrow and I am pumped! Its my very first time since the my last prom clashed with BRATs Year End camp. I am all set for an awesome weekend ahead. Awesomeness awaits! Time for good food and good company.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Penang Road Teochew Chendul (Cendol)

The sun was scorching hot and I walked around in our beloved hot and humid country. I was looking for something cool to drink and I came across this stall, a sugar cane stall! Yup I bought some sugar cane to drink. Then a few blocks down I found the cendol stall.

By that time, my thirst was quenched already. Its annoying because I was looking for some cendol earlier but could not find any, no thanks to my sense of direction. But since I was there, I decided to try it anyway.

The cendol was good but would have tasted better if I did not have the sugar cane earlier. The sweetness from the sugar cane rendered my tongue tasteless to other sweet stuff. But still I was good. I just found it a tad sourish. Perhaps its just the style where its meant to be sour, but it put me off a little. Other than that I was a nice treat; the nicely shaven ice, gula melaka, and the little green things.

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Poker Face Cover (Glee Version) by Sophia Liew

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Hei guys! Just a quick update here to share this video that my sister made with you people. I think she'll came a long way in singing. She's always been good but lately with the help of some lessons she's becoming pretty good.

Sometimes I would be chilling at home and I would here someone singing and think its coming from the radio but its her! She's also an awesome sister. I really do miss her antics now that I'm away at boarding school.

In this video Sophia does some Gaga! She did a cover of Poker Face, the version as seen on the Lady Gaga episode of Glee. I really like the way they did it in Glee, Idina Menzel and Lea Michelle are two very amazing singers.

Some trivia, the version is not actually done originally by Glee. The lady herself pimped her own song and you can find her singing this version of the song. Its Youtube-a-ble and you can find it under 'poker face acoustic'. She even banged the piano keys in the end with her feet.

So here's the cover done by my sister. Do check it out! I thought that it was amazing.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Da On Restaurant (Korean Food) @Pavilion KL, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

This post is a little late but Happy Mother's Day to you mom! We had a dinner for her a few weeks back at this korean restaurant at Pavillion called Da On. It was so good to finally have dinner with the family because it has been a while since I came out of school. I was holing in the school for the past weeks studying for my exams.

My mom have been so supportive all the time, and motivates me a lot during exams. She backs me up in prayer a lot too and I am very thankful for that. Her life story is nothing short of a miracle, its rather long so I'll save it for another day. But it has been truly inspiring to hear about how much she went through to become who she is today.

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