Friday, August 28, 2009

Sawadee From Phuket

Hello my friends! I am back after 5 days in Phuket and my pocket is severely damaged but I am as pleased as a lark.

First, I enjoyed the craziest company of my Penang and Bangkok friends who behaved like insane drunkards when they were happy & merry.
I stayed at 2 different hotels which were so contrast where food & luxury standard was concerned. 

The first - Patong Beach Hotel which was closest to the sea and was affected by tsunami cost about RM400 per night with fantastic open bathroom concept suitably for lovers!

The 2nd hotel which I got 2 night's FREE stay was Royal Paradise which has the best breakfast spread I ever had in Thailand esp their Yoghurt which was simply very marvelous.

When my grandpa was the Chief Police Officer of Phuket during the 50's, this stretch of Patong Beach was still unknown until the King of Thailand paid a visit and HM was impressed by the panoramic view. So he ordered that roads should be made down hill and clear up the space around Patong area which became a reality in 1959.

 The whole island is so hilly, hence its name "Phuket" was derived from the word "Bukit".

Of all the beaches, I preferred Kata Beach which has no-nonsense noisy Go-Go bars and huge crowds but the good hotels are chibai-priced anything above RM500 per night! Phew!

I also went island hopping as well besides renting a motorbike to roam the town to see how my late grandpa lived during his era.

I also found my relative's sprawling mansion where my parents had their fairy tale wedding in 1957. It has become a museum of antiques today. I will blog about it and share the photo of the poster bed my dad slept on!

I lost my camera the night of my arrival, so most photos were taken from my miserable phone. I won't wait for the Bangkok friends to email the others to me, yeah.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Full Of Shit

Hello Everybody? You hear me? Thanks for coming to read even when I have not been able to update my blog. Honestly, I dozed off every night with my lappie on the deck chair like a Grandma whenever I tried to blog.

After shifting to the house, I was tied down with the project for Chengdu, China and followed by a property launch in Puchong. Hell no, I was roped in to handle another bigger project in Jakarta!

Help, I need A BREAK!

I am also tired of hearing all the shit smeared in the political arena around us with that Khir Toyol saga. Yeah, Toyol is Indon devil. Then suddenly I saw something when I parked my car in the office basement.

Oh God, the sewage pipe leaked! Have you ever seen shit falling from the sky?

I swear I saw someone just flushed the toilet water upstairs.... eerr I guess from Kam Lun Tai Restaurant. BOOOM! All the chunks of shit fell onto the floor. So many cars kena sai or call it Kanasai. LOL

Yiaksss! Blueekk! This is fresh human shit just being excreted out live telecast and witnessed by Grandma! You know what? I dare not buy 4-D numbers for whole week. Sure tak boleh kena lah! The shit fell from the sky for almost 2 fucking weeks and nobody bothered. Life is really full of SHIT sometimes. Ha ha ha ha!

Then I got paranoid with the H1N1 when some colleagues started wearing masks inside the office! Chiibaaiii! So I would bring a plastic bag to cover my head instead. That got me worried and now I stocked up all the hand wash sanitizers, vitamin Cs and Yomeishu! I better not take chances!

Then Michi's birthday came along, nothing big and no dinner whatsoever! How cruel of me, yeah!

I have booked the trip to Phuket to celebrate her birthday this weekend instead with friends from London and Bangkok who would fly in on the same day for the week-long Michi-Birthday Festival. I think she deserves a good life as her childhood had been nothing but again, shit! Oh, the TV was given by my parents who adore her like a kitten...

I never took her to watch sleazy Thai Tiger shows, so we will watch Elephant Show instead which is world famous in Phuket. I heard the cats, ducks and chickens could obey the circus trainer too! Why sometimes humans cannot obey the law of karma? Animals are always safer than some humans these days.

Have a good weekend and I will be flying off this Sunday. I hope to find my grandparent's house in Phuket where my mum and dad got married over 50 years ago.

Phuket Here I Come! 
(Will there be a tsunami?)

Monday, August 3, 2009

5 Lorries Later

Well, I am here again after a long silence. As you had guessed that I was busy moving to a house from my condo. So many things happened and I am not sure where to start now. I was so busy still packing my stuffs even the minute the movers were carrying things out of my condo. I had so many-many boxes that I still have not finished packing up at my condo unit after moving out 2 weeks ago! What a crazy grandma!

Lorry Driver - I have been moving houses for many years.
Twilight - Okay tell me how much you're charging me...
Lorry Driver - I must tell you this if you don't mind la.
Twilight - Arrrr.... I can guess what you gonna say now.
Lorry Driver - I'd never seen a condo with so MANY THINGS!
Twilight - CB X 10,000 !!!

Well, you know Michi's books alone 1 lorry and Michi's clothes alone 1 lorry.

Then hell broke loose, I was tied up by a Tan Sri to do his proposals for the China's Chengdu govt and I was like working full Saturday and Sunday. Worst of all, the street protests started and the jams everywhere drove me crazy!

I found a clever idea and parked the car 1 kilometre away and walked all the way to client's place across the overhead bridge. I was taking the photos of the jam below happily!

I really love this "Prison Bars" poster held up by this lady! I looked at it as a lovely ART piece.

This human-locked barricade looked like a marathon. Can you spot Keen Yee and Anton in the crowd?

3 against 1 ..... that's not fair man!

I didn't know that tear gas had colours! Anyone breathed and cried there before?

Then our famous icon passed away the week before. So much gossiping was going on in and out of my office! Many were shocked in disbelief, read below.

May her soul rest in eternal peace!

I will be blogging again tomorrow night! Stay tuned!

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