Thursday, October 25, 2007

Interesting thing in Taiwan

Recently I went to Taiwan for a trip. Will talk more about the trip later. Here are some interesting things that I saw in Taiwan.

Old guy in Ximending, don't know what he is doing.

Along the way to Sun Moon lake, pass by a town near Taichung, there are endless number of stores on both side of the road selling betel nuts. These stores are manned by scantily dress female.

This is how the store looks like

Sex sells betel nuts in Taiwan!

I guess business is very very competitive in Taiwan. They are using all sorts of gimmicks to attract customers.

Stupid ice tea anyone?

Dog humping a pig?

Another interesting thing I saw are the signboards. Especially those in government own building.

This is in some national museum.

This is in the domestic airport in Kaohsiung

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Petronas in Vietnam?

I've never thought of seeing Petronas station outside of Malaysia. When I saw one in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, I was like dang. It looks exactly like how it is here.

This is in Vietnam. No kidding

I thought that was it, they have the petrol stations. Then when I was about to leave Ho Chi Minh city, I saw these in the airport. I believe, they don't have it even in KLIA.



Did Petronas gave these buses for free to the airport or what?

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Friday, October 05, 2007

Is Kenny Sia and Nicole an item?

I've been following Kenny Sia's blog for a while and since I never bother to participate in or read the comments posted by his readers, I don't know if anyone have raised this question before. Based on my observation and deduction, I bet that there is something going on between them. They've been going on trips together and etc etc... So is Kenny Sia and Nicole an item?

I won't be surprised if one day he announced that he is marrying Nicole.

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Fate/stay night AMV

A cool AMV for Fate/stay night. Supposedly, the winner for 2007 Sakura-Con AMV - Action/Adventure Category. If you haven't watch the anime itself, go watch it!!

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Monday, July 02, 2007

Cute doggie

Introducing a cute doggie. I have no idea what breed it is. Anyone knows? His name is Bibi.

Am i cute or not?




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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Quote of the day

I wish developing great products was as easy as writing a cheque. If so, then Microsoft would have great products - Steve Jobs.

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Church of the painted breast? Minnie Mowse? What am I talking about? Its something really funny that I just read, about the Nigerian email scams. I think you can find a couple of it in your junk mail folder. If not, lucky you. The article talks about how scambaiters are fighting back.

Its really funny how stupid the scammers can be, being blinded by greed. Sadly, those being scammed are even worst!

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Yangtze river cruise

After a few months of hiatus, lets continue with my China tour. We boarded the Victoria Anna at Chongqing around 5pm++. Victoria Anna is the latest ship on Victoria Cruises fleet of 5 star cruise ships. We specifically plan on taking the Yangtze river cruise on this ship and it was worth it. Of course you can't compare this cruise ship to those huge cruise ship like those in Star Cruises fleet.

Victoria Anna

We took the downstream route which is for 4 days and 3 nights. It is the more popular route because the trip is shorter compared to the upstream route. The ship set sail at 9pm. The next day, we reach the first shore excursion to Fengdu, the City of Ghost at around 2pm.

This Stone monument is actually an incomplete and abandon hotel

The entrance

After a short bus ride to the entrance, you can choose to climb the stairs or take the ski lift to go up Mount Ming Shan. We took the ski lift up of cource but I chose to walk back down.


We were only able to visit the Ming Shan and didn't have the the time to actually go over to the Ghost Palace. On the next morning, around 6:30am the ship approaches the first gorge, Qutang Gorge.

Its a Chameleon!

At around 8:15am, its time for second shore excursion. This time we are going to take a small boat through Daning River to see the Lesser Gorges. After that, we change to an even smaller boat, a sampan actually to check out the Mini Three Gorges.

The entrance to Daning river

The sampan that we took

Back to Victoria Anna for lunch. After that around 1:45pm , we reach the second gorge, Wu gorge


We reach the last gorge, Xiling gorge around 5:30pm. Due to heavy fog, I didn't manage to take any photo. The last gorge wasn't that great anyway. The next day is the end of the cruise and the last shore excursion is to the three gorges dam.

The three gorges dam cover by heavy fog.

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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Sudden surge in traffic

There is a sudden surge in traffic to this blog in the past week although I've not been posting anything new for a long time. No, I did not abandon this blog, I've been busy, okay? Actually, partly because I am lazy and partly I got what they call a writer's block.

Anyway, about the spike in traffic, I did a check on the stats and it seems like there is a sudden interest in the freeze dried durian which I posted late last year. Seems like a lot of people recently got to know about it and started looking for it.

If you guys find out where to buy it locally, do let me know.