Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

I noticed that I never blog about Christmas, or even once. Please don't be misunderstanding. I never keep myself away from Christmas celebration. In fact I love this occasion very much especially seeing those busy preparing Christmas gift for their loved one, meanwhile give themselves a reason for shopping as there is always a Christmas crazy sale in town! :P

What stop me from blogging about Christmas? Time. I lack of time. (This always my good excuse? :P)

Prepare Christmas dinner menu
This year is the year I say goodbye to my singlehood, and be my darling's wife. There should be something different. No counting down in the crowd. No early restaurant reservation. No dinner dishes which cooked by famous chef. Yeap, simply 2 of us having the candle light dinner at..... HOME. I believe HOME is always the warmest. ^__^

Christmas Gathering/Party & Gift Exchange
Believe me, I never a lazy person in organizing a party, but I will never be the first one to kick off a party. =P Gathering is always a fun stuff in my life. From deciding on the food menu to picking up a lovely gift for exchange, it is totally precious! I am Do-It-Yourself person. I love to DIY something lovely and special for my guests (just like in my wedding). Time for me putting my DIY skill on this Christmas! ^___^

Christmas Decoration
Christmas tree is necessary in this occasion. This year we get ourselves a "giant" Christmas tree! At least it looks huge to me and my newly adopted Paddington bear from London. Hehehe.. Decorate it with pinky tree ornaments, as well as switch on the fairy lights.. Tada, please welcome my lovely Lady - Miss Pinky! should I name it this way? Hmm.. ="= "

"Snowing" effect
My country never snowing since I was born. But it is okay as i will make my house "snowing"!! ^___^ I believe my hubby will say that I am silly. Air conditioner & fans is the greatest creation for ONLY this moment. But I believe you will not think that it is as great as what I said when you receive your monthly electricity bill.. ="= Create lovely snow flakes on the glasses using the white and removable spray. Again I believe that you will never say they are lovely when you need to remove them.. =P

Last but not least, have yourself a Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Cambodia Trip Day 2: Angkor Wat & Tonle Sap Lake

Finally I am able to update my blog again! Start my new life with someone. It is exciting part. By the way I discover that I should not just neglect this little blog as I noticed that getting many readers giving me supports. Thanks for encouragement you all have been given to me. I appreciate it very much. Will continue blogging without let you all down. ^___^
[8 October 2010]
Angkor Wat - my long awaiting destination. It looks so magnificient and amazing in the first sight. Heard from someone that the sunrise in Angkor Wat is the best. As a traveller, of course I will sacrifice my sleeping time and woke up at 4am just to capture a glimpse of sunlight in Angkor Wat. I believe it will be very breathtaking.
The sunlight paints the sky into golden yellow. Isn't it wonderful? Everything seems like just stop at this moment. So lovely and peaceful.
I am running out of vocabulary to describe this beauty nature. But I believe my pictures will be able to show you all how beautiful is it. Check it out. ^___^

I believe you will be very familiar to this place if you watched the movie "Tomb Raider" before. Yup, this place named as Ta Prohm. It is one of the famous temple in Angkor due to those photogenic and atmospheric of tree growing out of the ruins of temple.

Bayon - well known of its massive and serene of stone face.
After 11 hours walking up and down in Angkor Wat, we decided give ourselves a rest. The weather was super hot until we were very exhausted. After had our lunch, we headed back to hotel to take a rest. Around 5pm, we get ourselves for the next attraction in Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Lake.
The Tonle Sap lake is the largest fresh water lake in South-East Asia. One of unique feature is people used to living in floating village around the Tonle Sap lake. You can find a lot of facilities here such as floating clinic, floating house, floating mechanic shop, and even floating church.

At night we had our buffet dinner at restaurant. Surprisingly seeing many tourists gathered over here. The reason is we get to see traditional Khmer dance while having our dinner.

Angkor Wat is a place full of mystery and need a lot of time for exploring its creation. I think I need at least 3 days to exlore this place, but too bad tomorrow we have to continue our journey to Phnom Penh.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I am back to reality!

I am back after neglecting my blog for 5 months and 8 days. I have been busy for my wedding since last year after the proposal. Been busy pulling my hair thinking on wedding idea and working on my wedding preparation for almost 1 year. O.M.G! But now finally settle down... I would never believe that the journey of wedding preparation is so much fun and, of course, need a lot of effort too. No pain, no gain. Luckily I have my loved one to fight together. ^_______^

Hereby sharing my wedding blog: http://www.mywedding.com/cheehowconnie/index.html

I hope this would give little help to those who are in the mid of preparing their wedding.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cambodia Trip Day 1: Sunset @ Phnom Bakheng

[7th October 2010]

It suppose raining season in Cambodia in October. It suppose a cooling weather due to raining. But, it was super hot when I first touched down. The weather is burning hot compared to Malaysia/Singapore. I wish I can hide inside the hotel room right now, but anyhow I have to queue up like other tourists and clear the custom.

Few weeks back, we made our choices between Cambodia & Myanmar and ended up we decided on Cambodia. We love nature! We love backpack! We love to explore! We love the culture! So here we come, Cambodia! First time, we took Silk Air.. ^.^ The package included air tickets + accommodation + personal tour guide + food + entrance fee looks reasonable for us, thus we signed up the package.

We stayed at Cozyna Angkor hotel. It is 3 star hotel with comfortable environment to stay in. Everything is well maintained. The staff here is friendly and they could chit-chat with limited English. The swimming pool is big and it links with beautiful garden.

Lunch at hotel. Before going to Cambodia, my friends advice me not to drink any water with ice cube. Canned drink or bottle drink is the best. Even advice me to brush teeth by using mineral water but not tap water. Thus I'm quite careful in the way choosing my drink. By the way I think they are trying to improve their hygiene. So far, there is no problem if drinking ice water in Cambodia. Under the super hot sun, how could resists myself from drinking ice water? :P

Tour guide fetched us to Le Artisan D'Angkor Center. We have the chance to view the beauty of Khmer art. It is also a training center. Young people are trained in the tranditional craftmanship.

Next we toured around Spider Market. Many kind of souvenirs can be found here. There are much much more to explore. You able to try local stall food here.

We got to reach Phnom Bakheng before sunset. The tour guide leads us up to the Phnom Bakheng which situated inside the forest. You would not get lost as it is only one way path. Just follow the crowd, then you will find the temple. History about Phnom Bakheng can be found in wikipedia.

Look! The crowd in Phnom Bakheng. Everyone is trying hard to "crawl up" to the temple and waiting for the sunset. Why I say "crawl up"? Most of the temple in Siem Reap has a very steep design in staircase. It has a very large gap between steps. Therefore I only able to reach temple by "crawling up" using my both hands and legs.. ="= It is adventurous activity and this needs a lot of arm and legs mucles. I was kept praying for not falling down for each step I conquerred. :P I know it will be nightmare for me in the next day as my mucles sore. >_<

The sunset is nice yet short! It's worth to spend so much time on crawling up the temple. Love it!

The way down the mountain is pretty dark with no light in the forest. It is quite eerie if walk alone. Sometimes you would scared by the little kid who squat near the cliff. They are begging for money. This scene is quite common in Cambodia. Many people are adviced not to give them money. Once you give to one kid, another kids will follow you. Therefore we only can sympathize without giving any help. This always a bad thing for me.
This is our dinner before end of the day. It's Chinese cuisine. Everything taste good to us. By the way the portion are more than enough for 2 of us.

We have to rest earlier that night as tomorrow would be another adventurous day for us. Angkor Wat, here we come! ^.^