Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Gift from 8494 miles away



A very surprising gift all the way from San Jose.
Thanks Bergen for the delicious chocolate.
We love it so much. :)




Monday, November 8, 2010

Chinatown - SG

I had spent my last weekend in Singapore to attend my friend's wedding dinner.
It has been more than 3 years since the last time meeting with all my uni's friends. It was fun to finally meet up with them.

I've stayed in Chinatown for the weekend. The place just reminded me of Petaling Street in KL.
Some snap shots before my camera run out of battery (curse myself for forgetting to charge the battery >"<)

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Coming out from the MRT station, the place is quite happening even during the daytime.
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The lanterns, booths, crowds, all these resemble Petaling Street in KL.
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Something that is not so similar to Petaling Street, the miniature lions used in lion dance are quite common in Chinatown. Perhaps the tourists may find them interesting and unique for souvenirs but definitely not for me.
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I quit using these brushes since elementary school .. hehe..
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Antiques...
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Cheongsam or 旗袍 are one of the common stuff can be seen everywhere within Chinatown.
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More variety, even for the kids.
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Found this piece of junk outside of the restaurant, not really sure what is it.
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"客栈" the traditional way to call a hotel / inn. Love the sign board.
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This is one of my favorite, "人在江湖,身不由己". It simply means you are forced to do something that you are not willing to due to certain circumstances. So does it imply that I have to dine in your restaurant even tough I do not want to ? .. hehe
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I did get a chance to visit one of the temple nearby - "佛牙寺".
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The lighting was poor inside the temple, anyway still get some snap shots of it.
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An Indian / Tamil temple, the main entrance was closed (>"<).
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For the last photo, found this "ang mo" posing outside of the temple. Hope he did not notice that I was shooting at him :p
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