Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I think, I will hardly be me for the next few months. Forgive me if I sinned.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Pet Insurance? Say NO!

I don't know which asshole came up with this idea, but providing our humanity these days, THIS, is a very bad idea.

There are people who are willing to torture their animals (when they abuse, they don't call them pets) to get some money. This is just a plain money-sucking-bad-idea!


What you need to know about when there is a natural disaster: Flood

It had been a long long while since I updated, but I think there's a littttttttttttle need for me to update now: the Thai flood.

As far as I've remembered, I've only encountered one small flood when I was back in Malaysia, of which is about 30cm in height. Now that I am working in Bangkok, I'm going to experience it again, maybe. *My place is still dry*

Thai people had been bombarded by massive information over the internet and has got NO CONCLUSION how bad this will go, and how long it will be. For the first few weeks, it caused panic and everyone had been storing food and clean water for use when the flood is coming in.

As for my place, the people here had been waiting for a very long time for the flood to come. From "Flood, please don't come", then they prepared, and waited, to "please come now, we are tired of waiting an anticipating".

Massive bombardment of information had put many yet-to-wet-lands into halt. Business, schools, restaurants and etc. The economy is taking a big hit from this flood. Tourists are worried and many of them cancelled their trips to Bangkok - of which is a good thing, and a bad thing at the same time.

Why bad? Cash flow. The flood had already "prevented" many tourists to come and spend. Let's take the ancient city Ayudhya for example. It had been flooding for weeks, and it's still flooding, and will be flooding. When the water's gonna go away? No one knows exactly. Now is Bangkok's turn.

Many of my friends had retreated from Bangkok but I'm still stucked here with works. It's not to say that my boss's crazy or what but, it's the right thing to do at the moment, for a company to survive. Many of the companies are doing the same thing. We won't know when the flood is coming, we won't know how long we might need to close down our factories.

However, we are all still pretty lucky because food is still widely available, but bottled water is sarced. You can hardly find a tiny bottle of water in Tesco Lotus, 7-11, Family Mart, or even restaurants. Clean drinking water will be one of the main concern and major problem when the flood fully covering Bangkok, I think.

Nonetheless, Thailand is full with kind people. We have got a lot of people helping out each other and at the same time, many charity bodies joined in and help to get things right. Thanks to people like Roosuflood, many people understand more about the flood and get themselves much more well prepared.

Not to forget, we too, have people like @RichardBarrow to update us (the Thai Language illiterate, LOL) in English, with #ThaiFloodEng too. The world is good with people like them all around to help.

Last but not least, pray for Thai and the world. =)

Saturday, September 03, 2011




Friday, September 02, 2011

A little update after the blog dust-ed


An eye from the past

Lovely sky





Do not 

A not-so-secret-beach in Krabi

Group shots with everyone!

Another group shot




Sunday, August 07, 2011

Exotic Thai Girl in Shopping Mall

What?! Thai girl?! You must have read wrong. I meant tiger. LOL.

Unlike usual, I suddenly have some mood to bring my big ass camera mounted with Minolta 50mm F1.7 and go out for a stroll. To my surprise, it ain't a bad call to bring my camera along because I'm seeing exotic Thai girl tiger along with other exotic animals.

1. If you watched Lion King, you know who is this!

2. Tortoise

3. Python... i guess. 

4. You! Hands up!

5. Meow~

6. Croc.

7. Why no one see me?

8. Parrot

9. Owl. 

10. Jealous. 


12. A curious one looking on.

13. Feeding the cub and take picture. I don't know how much though but surely, it'll costs a bomb. 

14. Squirrel!

15. Puppy testing on its new cloth. 

And the next picture, is the MOST exotic animal that they ever brought to this animal exhibition..


16. Pikachu. 

Have a nice day people.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Finally after a 7-week long hectic work-all-days-include-weekends, everyone gets to rest on Saturday & Sunday.

Since I have got 2 good days to rest, I've decided to catch up the movies that I had left out lately.

1. The sky was clear and dark blue-ish. I went back for a bath and came back again in 20 minutes, it became like this. T_T 

2. This is the only part of the sky that is still blue-ish. 

3. Just to let you see how is the bus ticket look like in Thai.

On Saturday, I went for "Super 8" and "X-Men First Class". I must say that, I heard too many good reviews on Super 8 that, made me somehow disappointed in it. On the other hand, I think at least X-Men is worth the money.

4. Of course, I went for my brunch first before the movie. This is Burger King's Triple Outlaw, and yet, it's still small. Felt like I've got cheated. 239 baht. =( Oh well. Life goes on. 

5. The entry to the cinema. There are big comfortable sofas outside for you to sit while waiting for your movie to start. And I like the decorations a lot. 

After the movies, out of a sudden my shopping mood is on. This is VERY RARE! I bought 2 trunks for Krabi later next month.

6. Later of Saturday, when I am going home, I saw this. Immediately I took out my wife and start snapping. 

Today (Sunday) I have class in the same place. So I went back again. Today aren't as lucky as yesterday. It was raining heavily and I almost soaked up. After the class, I went and bought what I've struggled to buy or not yesterday.

7. Two trunks on the left bought on Saturday, the 5 shirts (the one that I'm struggling to buy) are in promotion BUY 4 FREE 1. One mouse on the top left corner, Harry Potter & the Death Hollow Part 1 plus two games. 

p/s: Let's hope I have time to game. XD

Sunday, May 29, 2011

What's in their mind?

Why is it that, some people managed to do it while some others, like me, can't?

What is the different element that's playing in their mind compared to mine?

Or is it that, I'm just too weak after all?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011





Sunday, May 22, 2011

A letter to the 16 year old me

**Highly inspired by ShinD, and hope I can express myself well enough here.

Dear 16-year-old me,

Hmmmm, life had been great and lucky stars had been shining on you recently. The 7A1B PMR results surely had put you through the skies and make you above everyone else. You have pretty strong and high confidence in yourself in almost everything.

Starting of the year had been great. You scored pretty well in the first Ujian Bulanan on this year and it DID put a lot of others in shocked --- that how can a dumb boy outcasted them. Your egoism had just grown. But they had never knew that, for all these, you are doing it for her.

One fine day, you were talking to your friends and they told you that Ee Von already have a boyfriend. It is quite a big shock for you and you did gave up studies quite a little since then (worry not, you will somehow tell her what you were thinking out of a sudden in a random chat over MSN in about 2010.. or is it 2011? Can't recal though, I'm older, remember?). Results weren't good, emotion was bad. But you will be kicking away those bad emotions fast, but hard, and then focus on something more. You have started to participate in many activities, and you will be gaining a lot of reputation (but not the results, okay?) and becoming more and more creditable.

Being a leader and given more responsiblities, you will grow into a better man but still, the egoism flies high. Everything, as long as not in the way you wanted, you think it's wrong. The lucky thing is, you're not 100% ego as you still put other people's feelings into considerations at times. You too are willing to teach people what you know. Keep that up. Knowledge is for sharing, not owned.

Form 5 will be such a great year to be remembered and enjoyed! Even though with the hectic timetable and tuition schedules, you still haven't let go up on your Taekwondo. It's good to know you're keeping that up. Just for the record, in this year, EVERY SINGLE FRIDAY, you will be leaving the house about 6.30am in the morning and reach back home only about 1am, the DAY AFTER. Tiring, but fun!

"Career" wise, you're doing pretty good, however, SPM came real quick and of course, you didn't do too well. Colleges came into parents' minds but because you don't know what you want, you want to give it a shot in STPM. You started off pretty well, and you will be elected as the Assistant Head Prefect of STAR.

You want to know how you've got yourself elected? I gave a thought of it a few years later and it came down to two very important possibilities, and of which, I think it's good to be continued to practice them throughout the entire of your life time.

1) During the probation, they will be asking if there's any volunteer would like to help everyone elses to do a name tag. Nobody will raise up their hand nor say anything at all. At this point of time, a thought came into your mind "Man! How come no one wants to do something?", and followed by you raising your hand. You did not gave much thought to it. It's a simple job anyway.

2) You were never late, as it has always been, and always will be.

During the promotion, you wanted to be in charge of PA. Names were annouced and Kin Wai took PA in the annoucement. List goes on and your name were never called. You were about to gave up and suddenly, your name were called. Mr Sazli said that "because you are willing to sacrifice and volunteered into doing something others don't want to do, AND, you are never late, we would be happy to appoint you as the Assistant Head Prefect". Those were some of the words that I think encouraged me(the you in the future) throughout my entire life.

Then you will soon become the President for Taekwondo Club, Chinese Language Society and... I can't remember. There are quite a few I think. During your tenure, you will be raising and aspire quite some people who worked with you. To me, I think it's a good sign that you teach people back what you've learnt from someone else. Do not own one knowledge. Shared it.

Time flies by and STPM came. IF I'm not mistaken, you did not pass your Physics eventhough you're a Physics class students. You did quite well in MUET though. CSI came into mind, and you started to be interested in becoming a coroner.

However, you did not do your survey good enough. You simply picked UTAR and go in Biomedical Science and start from Foundation courses again as you don't know what to do. Like I said, stars had been shining upon you. It wasn't a big waste after all. UTAR is quite a good university that nurture people in their soft skills and you really picked up a lot from there. You will start to see too, how people in the world behave like. Trust me, this isn't anything, yet.

It was a hasty decision, you and a girl became "couple" over the MSN. But you never knew that you were just another float for her. If I'm not mistaken, it's a 27-day relationship and it ended with you ignoring her calls in the end because you have lost faith.

Life goes on for the next few years and you did met quite a bunch of good people too! You did fell in love with another 2 girls at 2 different time, but you were never able to patch up with anyone of them. The second girl here actually turn you down before you even started speaking. You will be joining the Wataniah. You almost gave up on the 4th day itself and about to cry!!! But your senior David tells you that "if you can do what is being told here, you can do anything in the world". You took that advise and you really do your best. You graduated successfully from the 1-month-hectic army training and you got back to university again.

You will be failing in your Metabolic Biochemistry twice. First one in Year One, and second time in Year 2. The second fail is which that started to change your life. PTPTN loan will be freezed. UTAR ain't providing a loan because you don't have external guarantor. Daddy wanted to loan the money from bank and put on you but you know that you can't waste more money.

You know that your heart is no longer there. Of course, you cannot take up all the money and waste up in the end getting nothing. You opt to give up this chance and let your siblings have it. Great choice. You are not wrong after all. You started working about one month later. Here is where you starting to see the REAL WORLD.

Your first boss is great. He will be teaching you quite a lot of things and of course, in return you did a lot of things too! Just that, the pay isn't too good, for real. You are living in KL and your starting pay is RM 1200. And you need to get a car because you will be doing sales. Company ain't giving you a car. It's okay. Your boss said that they will raise your salary to RM 1800 once after 3-month probation.

3 months passed and paycheck came in. It was RM 1400. You build up some great courage and confront your boss. You will be hearing this: "Oh, I am. I'm going to raise it to RM 1800 eventually. Where got people one shot jump so high one?", and you bought it. One year later it's still RM 1400. Your sales are actually quite good. So good that the boss too, eventually cancelled off your commissions. Stay calm.

You were disappointed but you can't do anything. You have got no degree to move on. Lucky stars are here again. You've got an offer to work in China.

Trust me, this is the starting of my nightmare (yours too la of course!). For 1 year and 7 months, you're pretty much on your own because their culture isn't something you are expecting. Note that, there's this woman who tried to pull you into adultery but you're smart, and good enough to not do anything stupid. Besides than that, there's this girl who is nicked as "1986" too will fall in love with you. You know that it's not going to fruit and so you didn't give her any hopes.

In the 9th years after 16 years old, you're finally 25 and you're going to stand at where I am now. You will be given a great opportunity to learn all the things you can't get from a textbook but, you seriously will be damn tired and work like there's no tomorrow.

Since China until now, you had been closing down on the inside, though you're STILL helping those who needed help, may it be a pair of listening years or reading eyes. You won't know where this is leading you, but at this point of time, you're feeling 35 and alone. Alone not as in without a girlfriend, but alone in this world.

At this very moment, I wished that I can go home and work there. I am very tired.

I want to cry.

p/s: 40-year old me, please write me a letter too, with love.

Monday, April 25, 2011





Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Taxi Scams - Bangkok (Read this if you're coming here for vacations)

First of all, I must say that Thailand is a really not-too-bad country. I am loving the culture as well as the people here. I had been staying here for almost 2 months and all things are good so far. 

Enough for the introduction, let's go to the stories. MY stories. 3 different taxi drivers tried to cheat me 3 times in a row on 2 consecutive days. 

Scam 1:
I touched down again in BKK yesterday and as usual, I got a taxi from the airport. It all went well. The meter was on, the driver DID NOT "beat-around-the-bush" and he sent me directly and exactly to where I wanted. 

Once he stopped the car, he immediately turned off the engines (and the meter turned off as well). 

"Nung roi ha sip baht (150 baht)", he said. "Mai chai! Nung roi yii sip sam! (No! 113 baht!)", I exclaimed while taking out 100 baht bank note and coins from my wallet. He was shocked, and he snapped the 100 baht from me and drove away quickly. 

This is something new I experienced!

Lesson: Always keep your eyes on the meter as it goes. It might just helps you in time like this. 

Scam 2: 
I was taking some sourveniers to work today morning. So it's not convenient for me to take the Soong Diao (a type of local transportation, bigger than a tuk-tuk, normally costs about 6 - 8 baht) to work and hence, I get a taxi to work. 

This guy is a cliche one, he tried to bring me to another way, a much longer way. Lucky me that I know the place, I told him that I know the direction and please go as I said. He had no choice but to follow. 

Lesson: Learn about your location and destination. At least, you roughly know where you are even though you can't speak/stop them for bringing you around the destination. 

Scam 3:
Another cliche one.

I wanted to go to airport and fetch my colleague. So I got this taxi and went in it, telling him that I would like to get to Survanabhumi Airport. 

"Soong roi (200)", he said. 

"Mai daii (Cannot!)! Meter!"

Then only he use the meter. The actual fare is only 95 baht from my location to the airport. 

Lesson: Whenever you're in Thailand, ALWAYS insist on using the meter. You often lose on negotiated price when it comes to taxi. 

Some facts about taking 4-seater taxi from Survanabhumi Airport (I'm not sure about the other airports):
1) Whenever you get a taxi from the airport, there's a surcharge of 50 baht (excluding fare and toll). You MUST pay this amount. However, the 50 baht surcharge will not be implemented if you get the taxi from other places (outside airport region), and going to the airport. 

2) If you're taking taxi from airport to the town, you will experiece the below scenarios:
    a) The taxi driver will pay the toll first, and you will need to pay them the toll fee later on.
    b) The taxi driver will ask you to give them some money first (example: 100 baht), and when you reach your
        destination, they will give you back the change. 
    Shall you need receipt for toll, you may tell the driver "Bill/Check". They will get the toll receipt from the operator on 
    the way. IF I'm not mistaken, I don't recall getting any receipt for taxi fare though. 

3) Whenever you're taking a taxi, make sure you have SMALL CHANGE (100 baht or 500 baht). The taxi driver might not 
    be able to return the change to you if you're paying them 1000 baht. So, go get something from the stalls for small 
    change before leaving the airport. 

4) From the Survanabhumi Airport, the average travelling time to reach the city center (Silom Road, etc) are about 35-45 minutes [no traffic jam] and 45 - 90 minutes [or more, if during peak hours]. Schedule your arrival time and avoid peak hours. The taxi drivers usually drive at 120kmph whenever they can. 

5) Average taxi fare from Survanabhumi Airport to city center are about 220-300 baht (or a little bit more). Toll fare will be about 85 baht and gives you a total of 300 baht - 400 baht max (city center). 

Extra facts: 
You may also take the Airport Rail Link to the city from the Survanabhumi Airport if you dislike travelling by taxi. 

a) You may take the direct link from the Survanabhumi Airport to Mahkasan for a fee (sorry I don't have the price). 
b) You may take the normal train (stop by several stations) from Survanabhumi Airport Station to Phaya Thai Station roughly about 45-60 baht per person. From Phaya Thai Station, you will be able reach other parts of the city at different fares. 

Useful phrases
1) Hello/ Goodbye = Sawadeekrap (male speaker) / Sawadeeka (female speaker)
2) Sorry/Excuse me = Korthor krap/ka
3) Where is the toilet/washroom? = Hong naam yuu tii nai krap/ka
4) How many (quantity) = Tao-rai
5) How many baht/ How much = Gii-baht? 
6) Have/Don't have = Mi/mai mi
7) Want/Don't want = Aau/mai aau
8) Can/Cannot = Daii/mai daii
9) Cheap = tuuk (normally you won't want to say cheap when  you're bargaining, right?)
10) Expensive = Pheng
11) very very expensive = Pheng maak maak
12) thank you = krob khun krap/ka
13) station = Satanii

If you are looking for cheap hotels, Kao Shan Road is the best place to find when you're visiting Bangkok. It's averagely start from USD 11/night. I don't know what way you would like to book/find your hotels but, I had always been using (nope they didn't pay me. I wish they would LOL). offers really great deals all over the world. (Again, they DID NOT pay me.) If you don't believe, you can try to check out the rates =) 

Hope these experiences of mine give you a better pleasure when you're visiting Thailand in the near future. =D

A colourful tuk-tuk placed at the entrance of MBK shopping center as tourist attraction.

Disclaimer: I am not bad-mouthing about Thailand, but just to raise awareness of our rights as tourists. Thailand is a great place, lots of fun and lots of good food. You will <3 Thailand. Do forgive me if there's any inaccurate information provided, I'm only a human. =D

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Of Thai & Malaysia Part II

Well, story goes on.

1. So, we meet up in 1U and have lunch together. This is one good meal! At 50% off, and it's filling! 

2. A group shot at lunch. 
L-R: YC, Jane, Anne, CW, Ray, Me


4. After I got home, then only I realised that Jane is a celebrity! OMG. Haha. Camwhored outside Neway KTV. 

5. YC & Ray looked on the menu.




9. Another shot in the KTV room before I leave. 

10. On the very same night, I meet up with Sim Mei & Esther. The 3 of us were too lazy to move around for a group shot, so this is what we do. LOL. 

11. Lunch on the next day, I met Vivian. She came along with Ashley.

12. Meet Ashley. It's the first time I'm meeting her since I've known her from Friendster about 10 years ago. 

13. Another gathering on the night. 

14. With all my mates from uni. 
L-R: Me, Nick, Min San, Beverly, MayOoi, Siew Li, Stella, EeVon & Jia Jen.

15. One of the evening shot.

16. Dinner earlier today. Flying off again to lonely land tomorrow. 

17. Behind the scene

18. Teacher Anne gave us a lot of homework too. 

Like I said, I'm flying off tomorrw. Time is just not enough eh? Appreciate what we have at the moment and do what we can at the moment. Don't wait. =)

For those whom I failed to meet up, I'll try to arrange again in the next home coming. =D
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