Friday, December 10, 2010

CINA-LAND DAY 8 (LAST)

KUNMING-KUALA LUMPUR

morning call this time is a little bit different where we are allow to wake up at 9.00am, breakfast at 10.00am and seems is our last day we wont be going anywhere besides the airport... but its a custom that the tour guide must take us to some place so that they are able to get commission when we purchase items in wherever they took us... same old same old silf factory which i still remember i went one in suzhou on the way to shanghai in 2004... nothing much special but just to amazed everyone... the artwork that i posted looks like its being drawn using a brush right????

nah!!!!!! it was all being hand made or should i said hand sewed by using those silk thread.... my goodness if i were that lady... i might just get crazy and ended up in tanjung rambutan for sewing more than 9 hours a day~~~ CRAZY RIGHT??? but all these art work are not cheap man...

after listening and watching all the demostration how silk was produce~~ it was off for some last minute shopping and yes my mum was like thinking hmmm i still got money lets spend them all... and yes she did!! she got my brother and brother-in-law some samfu outfit and also some souviners for the neighbours... and as for me well mis-using the mirror again to camwhore =)
after that was lunch in some beautiful restaurant where you can see how clean and well dressed chefs cooking in the kitchen.... but it was kinda a quick lunch as we were rushing to proceed to the airport for our flight... once aboard i was like wow im finally going back to malaysia and i get to see cashie my fat dog... LOL

no matter where am i~~~ i just love taking pictures and here it goes~~~ me and kelly sat together and we actually talked throughout the entire journey back for more than 3 hours of flight.... hahahaha we even took many pictures onboard =)



landed in KLIA in the evening at 6pm... had our duty free shopping as well as bid farewell to everyone whom were on the same trip with us... long boy gor gor came to pick us up from the airport and its obvious that i will miss kelly the most... had lots of fun with her throughout my entire trip... we made a promise to keep in touch regardless of how busy is she travelling around as a tour guide and me going around just for fun... hahaha thank God for MSN, FB and SKYPE!!
the end of my china post has ended... stay tune for more updates =)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

CINA-LAND DAY 7

LIJIANG~KUNMING

continue from my previous post about China... as usual morning call at 6am, breakfast at 7am and touring starts at 8am... it has been so routined that im actually immuned by waking up super early =)... we started by enjoying the spectacular view from the Yulong Mountain where precipitious scenery attractive and rich in flora awaits us. its towering peaks are covered with snow all year round which was breathe-taking~~~ i love taking pics of flower and i did not know it came out nice =) it was really cold that day

this what you called YAK.. some kind of mixture of cow and i don know what... but its meat is so tender when being eaten... thanks to aunty mei yuk who kept on buying snacks for me and i would not know how YAK meat tasted like~~~ scenery was extremely wonderful

right after that we were on the rush to get good seats to watch the impression lijiang show which is open air... what was nice is that it was directed by the director of beijing olympics zhang yi mou... everything was so nice and what amazed me was those minorities does not need a mic to sing... they can really project their voice strongly... on our way there i did the most unforgettable move which was opening the window from the back of the coach and take one last shot of the Yulong Mountain... and the results TADAH!!!





right after the show we ate lunch and continue our touring to the Jade Water Village... Jade Water Village is a traditional tressure land of the Naxi people and it is also one of Naxi culture resources. the supernatural spring water, blue and green flow of water straight from the mountain


make a wish by writting on some special plate and hang it yourself... many people had done it which makes the entire place unique... kelly jie jie made one and one of the Naxi people would help her translate in their language which was so cool.... too bad i do not know how to write chinese... i wonder what happen if i wrote it in english and look at their faces when they are about to help me translate them

at this place is where i had my last BBQ yak meat and also yak yogurt.. i know i know FAT!!! =P after that was scenery watching in the village as well but in order to travel from one place to another... me must purchase tickets from the counter to use their transportation provided... first stop was the Chu Long waterfall.

and then the Xi Long waterfall


lastly the Song Long waterfall


all these three waterfalls are the result of the Three-Tier Water which are the important symbols for the minority of Naxi... as time is running out we headed to our last destination which is some park where i could not recall the name of it... nothing much but it has many chinese translating to english error boards which i laugh non stop... i know im mean but its really funny...



had some special dinner as everyone was in the mood to have salmon... yeah you got me right... we actually told the local guide to bring us to some restaurant which specially serves good salmon fish... eventually we brought another salmon which cost 320 yuen... the guys which consists of my dad, uncle albert, uncle nick and uncle wong treated everyone for that meal.... we even had salmon steamboat NGOM NGOM NGOM NGOM!!!!!!


deep fried salmon bones and skins as well as sashimi!!!!!!!!!

bid our final farewell to our local guide in the newly build Lijiang Airport.. yeap we took a domestic flight back to Kunming... we even bid our farewell to the safe coach driver... he is one cool guy i tell you... hahahaha he even joked with me and i actually did laugh like mad... gave him some extra cash and boy he is some lucky dude whom got us as customers... cuz the red packet he received was like CNY to him with big big notes in it =)

our flight delayed and so we were stranded in the airport for quite some time and we reached Kunming around 2 something... gosh did some last minute packing before i could sleep...
TO BE CONTINUE~~~~~~~~~

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

RAWR!! SINGAPORE 2

the other day mum finished work quite early compare to her usual 12am reach home time... so i meet up with her in orchard for dinner but due to heavy rain i was late and im sorry to let mum waited for me... anyway dinner at ION MALL and the 1st thing that caught my attention was TAKOYAKI!!! now i find this way much more nicer than the one selling in takashimaya.... couldnt helped it to take my eyes off them =)



went home quite late but i enjoyed alot having to spend time with mum... the next day as everyone was away working... i went out with abang~~~ GG stuff happened where abang got locked in his own apartment and so i played the waiting game in northpoint... tried the 3rd flavour for christmas which ipoh does not have and it was called dark cherry mocha... it tasted like vodka hahahah and till now i still prefer my peppermint mocha =)

as i never get to go bugis the previous night... thanks to abang we went there... nothing much though and i thought there are lots of stuffs for me to buy... sad to say there is none so we ended up in mcd enjoying our ice cream and hey it rain heavily D=... went back to eeyin's place b4 dinner... took a short nap there but when i got up i had this headache which i cant explain...

dinner was at phin's steakhouse in bugis... nothing special just ok despite of me having headache but i was still fine



as i said the night was still young and i wanted to hang out somemore and so we cant decide where as it was still raining... took the mrt and traveled around aimlessly and finally we ended up in little india... hahahah but that time my headache got worst but i just pretended i was fine till it hit me on my way back home =(


woke up feeling sicky but i still need to pack as it was my last day in SG... awww heavy hearted to leave my 2nd home and georgie my dog does not even want me to leave =(

anyway im back in ipoh and i just finish my finals for my last semester... feeling great but i went through my finals with fever =/... december is here and christmas is just around the corner... great news i got accepted for my training in penang... im on the move again LOL~~~ btw i saw this 2 items i like and i really want them as a gift for christmas... its nice =)

this bag cost rm65 while the top cost rm35~~~

i know i know~~~ i ask too much LOL =)