Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Greeting from Taiwan

Although it was a bit late when I received this greeting card..
but I really appreciate what you did..
Thanks to my dear friend TS..
This card is soooooo lovely...
Give you a big hug.. *Mucks* :">

Monday, December 29, 2008

Finally KBox!

Went to K Box (Marina Square) with colleagues. I didn't touch the mic for more than half year. I nearly forgot how the microphone looks like. ;P Yeah! Today finally I can sing as many as I could. Wahahaha! because not many of them like to sing. They just came to support me (joking). =P Actually this is our small gathering in non-working-hour.
We choose K lunch package, from 11am - 2pm (3 hours). This covers 1 set lunch and 1 soft or hot drink. My Fish fillet set lunch:

Some busy chatting. Some singing. Some staring on screen. Some always get ready for photo shooting. =P

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Lee's Christmas Party

Lee invited us to his Christmas party. Her wife prepared us their hometown cooking. First time I have chance to try out Philippine cuisine. Normally we can find various kind of meat in Philippine cuisine, from chicken, pork to fish. Since now is Christmas season, they never forget to prepare us turkey meat as well. I admit that I'm not interested in Pasta at all, but I ate 2 plates of pasta that night! Why? Because it's really delicious!! I should give her wife a kiss because she prepared us a special dessert - sticky rice. She spent a lot of time and energy on it.
According to Lee, they have to sing us a song or play guitar when guest visit their house. This is to show that they are welcoming us to their house for dinner.

Group picture of that night:
Patrick, Pat's wife, Agnes, Louis, Leren, Lee,
SW, Me, Thi Thi, Cynthia

My Christmas present from Lee's family. Thanks a lot! Thanks for such wonderful night that his family gave to me. Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Dinner & Dance Night 2008

Company's annual dinner was held at Shangri-la Hotel, Sg. It is located at Orchard Road but not convenient to go by MRT. Therefore SW and I shared cab to attend dinner. This year's theme is "A Black & Gold Affair". Absolutely everyone has to wear in black and gold.

First time being served like a Queen. No need to take food myself. Waitress/waiter will always be there to serve you. =P Everyone deserves to have 2 glasses of wine or beer. Neither one I can drink, but I insisted to try wine and I gave another glass to my colleague. 2 Ferrero Rochers being given to each guest.
The ballroom is really really grand. 600 peoples gathered in this ballroom.

Some photos of that night:
Lee, his wife and SW
Team Lead, Song

Software Team members

Min Min, SW

Neo and I

Bock and I
Double-J, Jason W and Jason G

Ken, Rachel, HuiSi
Winner of "Got Talent" competition - Patrick
XRui, SHuih

Door gift - wind breaker.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Itinerary of Macau - Hong Kong trip

26 November 2008

  • 630am flight to Macau from LCCT.
  • Reach Macau Airport at 1015am.
  • Check-in at Augusters Lodge (RM54 for 1 night).
  • Senado Square -> Leal Senado Buiding -> Holy House of Mercy -> Ruins of St. Paul's -> A Ma Temple -> Macau Tower -> Statue of Kum Lam -> Venetian Macau -> Casino Lisboa
  • Must eat: Portugese egg tart (Cafe e Nata) / 双皮奶 (义顺) / Pork Burger (大利茶餐廳) / Curry fish ball (恒友) / porridge (黄枝記)

27 November 2008

  • Check out.
  • Take ferry from Taipa Ferry Terminal to Sheung Wan.
  • Check in at Dragon Inn Ah Shan Hostel (RM 151 for 4 nights).
  • Central: Li Yuen Street East -> mid level escalators -> Soho -> Victoria Prison -> Lan Kwai Fong
  • Tsim Sha Tsui: Avenue of Stars -> Symphony of Lights
  • Mongkok: Ladies Market

28 November 2008

  • Admiralty: Ocean park
  • Wan Chai: Golden Bauhinia Square -> Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center
  • The Peak -> Madame Tussauds -> Sky Terrace

29 November 2008

  • Lantau Island: Ngong Ping 360 cable car -> Ngong Ping Tea House -> Ngong Ping market -> Giant Buddha -> Po Lin Monastery -> Wisdom path -> City Gate shopping
  • Yau Ma Tei: Temple street night market
  • Mongkok: Fa Yuen Street

30 November 2008

  • Wong Tai Sin
  • Take ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Terminal to Macao Ferry Terminal
  • Transfer to Macau airport.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Souvenirs from Macao and HK

Almond biscuit (凤城利来手信)
Pheonix egg roll with seaweed and shredded pork (咀香园)
Pheonix egg roll (钜记)
Hong Kong:
Poscard (buy 5 free 1)
HK scenery magnets + Panda magnet
New Balance Shoes (CityGate Outlets)
Winter melon paste filling wife cake (荣华饼家)
Green Tea paste filling wife cake (荣华饼家)
Golden pork flake rolls (荣华饼家)
黑芝麻蛋卷 (奇华饼家)
金酥 (奇华饼家)
Jagabee Calbee

Poscard from HK...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Day 5 - Kowloon

30 November 2008 (Sunday)

E4, LCC, WCC and I woke up early to Wong Tai Sin. Before that, we had our breakfast at restaurant. I ordered french toast since heard that it is delicious and famous in HK.

We took MTR from Mongkok to Wong Tai Sin. A lot of people came to pray on weekend. We bought joss stick (HK$ 10). Since I already here, why not try to 求签? Hehe... We have to pay HK$20 for 解签.

12pm we checked out of hostel and headed back to Macao because we don't want to miss flight. We took ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Terminal to Macao Ferry Terminal. It took us 1 hour, but this time the weather is good and all of us fall sleep in the ferry. Once reached Macao, we headed to Macao airport. Simon's father and I stayed in airport to look after the luggages, and others went to Macao Island again to buy some biscuits or souvenirs for friends/relatives/family. I have asked E4 to buy me some biscuits again from there, so that I can bring back for my family + colleagues.

Outside Macao International Airport:

Inside Macao Airport:

Second time backpack to overseas. First time is when travelled to Singapore. =P This trip is tiring but meaningful. At least I ate what are famous in local. At least I have been visited to most of tourist attractions in HK and Macao. Bye Macao and HK!!

Day 4 - Lantau Island / Yau Ma Tei / Mongkok

29 November 2008 (Saturday)

E4, LCC and I had an early breakfast at the restaurant nearby before heading to Lantau Island.

We took MTR from Mongkok to Tung Chung. Once reach Tung Chung MTR, we followed sign board to Ngong Ping 360 cable car station. To Giant Buddha, you can either take bus 23 or cable car. Since today not many people queue up for cable car, we bought a round-trip package to Giant Buddha which cost HK$88.

While waiting for cable car, this lil boy try to play hide and seek with me. So cute! We even sit in the same cable car. Wahaha! =P

Scenery from cable car. Sunny day.

Once reached destination, we first passed by Ngong Ping Tea House and Ngong Ping market.

We ate 山水磨石豆腐花 at one of the kopitiam when on our way to Giant Buddha. The sugar is in yellow color.

Po Lin Monastery:

Giant Buddha just right in front of Po Lin Monastery. I'm at the foot of Giant Buddha.

Now we have half way to reach Giant Buddha.

Finally we're at the top. Yeah! Mission completed! ;P

Some photos taken at the top:

Wisdom path, which lead us to the way that can gain more wisdom. I just did my wisdom tooth extraction surgery, so I definitely need some wisdom back! =P Crap!

Way back to Tung Chung MTR. We shopped around at CityGate - the shopping complex that near to Tung Chung MTR. A lot of branded outlet in it. We shopped around until 4pm. LCC and I bought a pair of NB shoes respectively. I found it cheap, that's why I buy it! Only HK$ 189. The NB shoes I wearing for trip now already costs me RM150++. I am NB's fan! =P

After shopping, we went back to Mongkok. In MTR, we saw a lil cute baby girl. She just sit right beside us. SO sweet! How come today I meet so many cute baby girl and boy! =P

We bought some biscuits in 奇华饼家. After that we have our dessert at 发记甜品 that recommended by LCC's HK colleagues. We orded durian pancake that also higly recommended by her colleagues. It is so delicious.

At night, we wandered around at Temple Street. Nothing special to see or buy. So we decided visit Fa Yuen Street.

Before bed time, LCC and I went to Hui Lau Shan dessert house again. E4 is too tired, so she just slept at hostel.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Day 3 - Admiralty / Wan Chai

28 November 2008 (Friday)

At first I thought it won't be many people go to Ocean Park on weekday. I'm wrong! There was long queue waiting for city bus 629 to Ocean Park when we came out of Admiralty MTR.

Modern building in Admiralty:

Thanks to Edith for giving us 2 discount vouchers, so that we can get cheaper entrance tickets.
Flamingo Pond:

LCC, WCC and E4 got to queue up for Mine Train. And I be their photographer who trying hard to capture every moment of their ugly expression. Hehe! =P

Dolphin show. First time I watched dolphin show in Sentosa, Sg. I feel that dolphin show in HK is more interesting.
Sea Jelly Spectacular:

We had our lunch here. Tada! MacD's sausage MacMuffin! What so special? because it is pork. ;P

After lunch, we took cable car to Panda House.

We have the chance to see giant pandas Le Le, Ying Ying, An An and Jia Jia. But.... I don't know who is Le Le, Ying Ying, An An or Jia Jia. =P

What is it doing there?

SH*itting in public!!!!! -_-''''

We were taking hot air ballon?!

Act cute in souvenir shop. ;P Not me la, I mean E4... Hehehe....
Around 2pm, we took city bus 629 back to Admiralty MTR and met Simon's parents and relatives up at Wan Chai. WCC have to accompany Simon to see doctor, and then E4, LCC and I went to Golden Bauhinia Square.
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center

Around 4pm, we met them up again and we went up to The Peak together. We bought package with the price HK$170 which including ticket to Madame Tussauds and sky terrace as well as peak tram ride.

At Madame Tussauds,

At sky terrace, it was damn cold and windy. The night view of HK is really impressive.

E4, LCC and I went back to Mongkok while WCC had dinner together with Simon's relatives. Three of us tried to shop at Ladies Market. LCC bought BLURRBERRY bag. E4 and I bought some magnets and souvenirs for friends and ourselves.

Before bed time, again to visit 芝宝堂.
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