The Day Andy Tai Married Ann Marie

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Congratulations Andy! After 9 long years of being together, you finally tied the knot.

The affair took up the entire weekend. The dinner was held in E&O on a Saturday night whereas the ceremony was held the next morning. I know Andy would have preferred it to be done in a more practical sequence but he had to satisfy the whims and fancies of his elders.

06.34 pm – Arrival at E&O’s ballroom and immediately noticed Andy’s unacceptably over-photoshopped studio portraits. Haha.

The wedding shots printed into 3 books.

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The Saturday I Had Homecooked For Dinner

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08.30 am – Had Gardenia’s awesome butterscotch toasts and

Ibumie’s har mee for breakfast.

09.20 am – Continued with green tea ice cream making. The most expensive ingredient is the green tea itself. SUPER EXPENSIVE.

1 hour later.

01.00 pm – Lunch at

the awesome Cargas.

01.30 pm – Dropped by Giant Hypermarket Bayan Baru

for these. Saw mini Joline Cheong promoting baby food. Lolz. So surprised to see you actually.

05.30 pm – Went for a jog at Botanical Gardens with Andy Tai.

It was so damn super jam packed as there was a floral festival going on outside.

08.00 pm – Had Chinese green beans stir fried with fish balls,

deep fried fish,

roasted wings,

curry chicken and

fried cucumbers

for dinner.

Mangoes for dessert.

11.30 pm – MOIS with buddies.

02.30 am – Round 2 at Zenzibar.

05.00 am – zzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz

Bangkok Trip 2009 : Day 5

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09.30 am – Freshly brewed coffee.

Breakfast.

Cereals.

10.00 am – Room 406 punya bed.

The non bed area.

The toilet.

My roomie.

11.30 am – The fellas who made our stay awesome.

Bangkok 8.

The street billboards.

Singha, the leading beverage brand of Bangkok.

The biggest ad board I have ever seen in my life located at Suvarnabhumi airport.

12.00 pm – The 4 of us arrived first.

Collected everyone’s passport,

went to row E and

checked ourselves in.

12.30 pm – Went to the hidden Magic food court.

Sebenarnya, the place is BIG.

Couldn’t help it.

I just had to order myself a plate.

Bangkok pork leg noodles.

Paid a visit to the dessert corner.

Bought a plate of mango sticky rice again.

01.30 pm – Entered the departure terminals.

Our departure gate.

Goodbye DTAC.

My neighbours.

See you again, Bangkok. Will be back again for John’s bachelor party. Hopefully.

05.00 pm – Arrived at Penang International safely. =(

Had Dad redo a new sim card for me as I lost mine at Bangkok.

3G.

06.30 pm – Unpacked.

08.30 pm – Had some bolu gulung.

A type of Indonesian cake given by

Dad’s friend.

Dinner.

11.00 pm – zzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz (I miss Bangkok so much!)

Bangkok Trip 2009 : Day 4

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12.30 pm – Bought 2 Koko Krunch Duo and a THB 60 reload card.

Had breakfast / lunch by myself as the others were still asleep.

03.30 pm – Today was a rainy day.

04.00 pm – Arrived at RCA. How Route 66 looks like during the day.

Went to this eatery recommended by mother for lunch.

Couldn’t help it. Ordered pork leg rice,

tom yam and

padprik. Yes, nasi padprik fellas. However, I still think Malaysia’s taste better.

Mango sticky rice for dessert.

05.00 pm – Went to RCA Plaza to Go-kart.

At the waiting area.

05.30 pm – Syok la I tell you.

Sonkap is a very dangerous driver.

Almost knocked him a few times.

The 1st result.

08.30 pm – Went back to the same place yesterday

for a good full body massage.

Song niaaaaaa~

10.00 pm – Dinner at the stall next to our hotel again. The 3rd time of the trip.

The standard additional stuff.

11.30 pm – Clubbing at Slim/Flix.

The body of the building.

03.00 amHad pork noodles. Duck noodles.

Pork innards. Duck innards.

Thabthim krop.

04.30 am – Slept early as we had a flight to catch in the morning.

Bangkok Trip 2009 : Day 3

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11.30 am – Woke up and found a mobile pancake store parked in front of the hotel.

Couldn’t help it. Bought myself 1 kaya and

pork + bird egg flavoured pancake.

And also a bottle of milk from the ever trustworthy

7-Eleven.

Saw a notice in the hotel elevator informing guests of the rally taking place at Sanam Luang, which was eventually canceled.

02.00 pm – Had beef noodles at the nameless shop

next to Victory Bakery, somewhere

opposite King Power.

The beef eaters.

BestnyaaaaaAAAaaa~ I MISS BANGKOK!!!!!

02.30 pm – Stopped by a mobile coffee store and

bought ourselves

a cup.

03.00 pm – Arrived at Chatuchak Weekend Market.

All of us got lost in the rows of rows of shops. First one was Daniel who wanted to take a shit.

04.30 pm – Was so tired from all the walking. Saw a fruity store and immediately bought myself

a cup.

Took the vans touring the market.

Dropped by for more dessert.

The type that you must not allow to pass if

you come across it.

~yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I MISS!!!

Somehow, I ended up at the puppies section.

I like how they have open cages and allow passers by to pat them.

So cute~

06.00 pm – Met up with Tonkap and Jakap at Mo Chit BTS, the nearest BTS to Chatuchak before going back.

The Victory Monument, the place where our hotel is closely located to.

Couldn’t help but buy fruits each time I pass by a stall.

06.30 pm – Tonkap and I went for

an hour’s worth of leg massage while Jakap went for a 1 hour’s worth of lower back massage. Authentic. Pure massage. No hanky panky.

My masseuse, Apple, who was in love with Chempedak.

08.30 pm – Had dinner at the coffee shop nearby our hotel

as time wasn’t on our side.

My hot and spicy pork.

11.30 pm – Route 66. What I didn’t feel comfortable with was the fact that it now charges foreigners 200THB per entry. Like Sonkap said, it felt unwelcoming.

The newly renovated DJ stand. It looks so much more grand now.

It’s wider and it’s now located right under the big screen where the songs are played together with the music videos.

Songkap and Ekarach, the father of our trip. Thanks for everything Eka!

Me and Aon, the mother of our trip. Thanks for everything Angie!

Tonkap being cutekap.

The crazy + scary birthday girl whose table was right next to ours.

BFF.

02.30 am – Dropped by Idol, another after hours club.

07.00 am – Had supper/breakfast at an undisclosed location. I pun tak tau mana. Anyways, I pun lupa to take pictures.

08.00 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Bangkok Trip 2009 : Day 2

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09.00 am – Woke up for breakfast.

Cereals.

Fruits.

The buffet trays.

The porridge.

The dishwares.

The pastries.

The hot section.

The cereals.

The cold section.

After breakfast, Daniel and I continued back to our room and slept.

12.00 pm – Went to the others’ room and experienced live orchestra.

12.30 pm – Went to check out the travel agent opposite our hotel to see if we could make it to the Ancient City of Muang Boran. Turns out to be too late for us.

02.00 pm – And so we went to the adjacent road,

Rang Nam for lunch at

Seasoning.

Everyone drinks bottled water in Thailand.

Us.

We had tom yam,

beef,

tuna,

pork omelet and of course,

green curry chicken.

03.30 pm – Went over to King Power,

a super HUGE duty free complex.

Checking out the royals that attended King Bhumipol’s birthday celebration.

Right before going in.

04.30 pm – In the tuk tuk on the way back to our hotel.

The road where our hotel was located in.

Took a bus ride to

05.00 pm – Pratunam market. I still think Chatuchak is better, in terms of varieties.

06.00 pm – Took a trip down memory lane.

06.30 pm – Bought a coconut drink from

a roadside stall.

~yum

07.00 pm – Ended up eating at Siam Paragon again.

Was so tired from all the walking.

The all in one food court.

09.00 pm – Had a 2nd helping at the road side stall next to our hotel.

The standard.

Chicken soup.

10.30 pm – Arrived in Nung-Len.

After a while, we got into the R&B section called Escobar.

Experienced the VIP room for about 15 minutes before the waitress realized that she made a mistake. Damn.

03.00 am – Continued the party to Wip, an after hours club.

06.00 am – Went to 7-eleven.

Bought pau.

Nice la, I tell you. I damn love Bangkok!

06.30 am – zzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Bangkok Trip 2009 : Day 1

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07.30 am – Had soft boiled eggs,

a cup of oats milk,

an apple and

a loaf of bread.

08.30 am – This fella arrived.

Off we went in Dad’s car.

09.30 am – 6 of Bangkok 8 having breakfast at

Pinang Kopitiam. The other missing 2 consisted of the smoking one who was keeping the hiding one company. 😈 Sorry bro, had to pecah ur kang tao when checking in cause Tonkap teman-ed me.

My boarding pass.

The arrival card for international travelers arriving into Bangkok.

Wen huan : “I’m going to Bangkok, Ma!”

My roomie. Felt like sneaking a scissors in and cut out his fringe.

10.00 am – Everyone successfully passing through the boarding gate.

10.30 am – Our plane.

Look at the smile on everyone’s face. That’s what happens to anyone who travels to the ‘Land of Smiles’.

Airbus A320’s computer system.

Looks new, smells new.

“Take a peep and throw this jacket up into the air if you feel excited.”

As it was just a week after the Bangkok protests, the last 15 rows at the back of the plane was empty. 4 of us conquered ourselves a lot of space. On my left was Gaekap and

Tingkap at the

back.

In front of me was Jaekap.

AirAsia’s in flight magazine. Nice.

The air cond was so cold that you could see the smoky coldness coming out from the vents. The picture isn’t really clear. You gotta be in there to see the coolness of the smokiness.

10 minutes later.

Couldn’t help it. I just had to order this. I missed it the last time. Couldn’t afford to miss it this time around.

Had a bottle of Mount Fleur. hMMmmm…. fleur… sounds familiar.. 😈

Spent my first 1000 baht.

Another 15 minutes later.

Our champion again.

Got my water and

tom yam when the food tray reached my spot.

MY GAWD!! It smells soooOOOOOOooo gooooooooooooood!

11.30 am – And we have landed! woooOOOOO!!!! Bangkok 8 in Suvarnabhumi airport.

We just couldn’t wait to get out and breathe in some Thai air.

As soon as we got out, I went out to get maps from

the counter here.

6 of us bought ourselves a prepaid SIM card for THB100.

And Happy it was.

My Thai number.

Minus 1 hour from my watch.

Jaekap, Gaekap,

Songkap and I were in the same taxi.

01.00 pm – Half an hour later, we arrived at All Seasons Siam Bangkok. Nice hotel.

Nicer than our previous one. But not as strategic location wise.

02.00 pm – Left for Grand Palace of Bangkok. My taximates and I arrvied first. The other car was lost. The taxi driver ‘got lost on the way to Grand Palace’. Cockshit. How can you not know where Grand Palace is?

Anyways, we found our coffee shop

right next to Thammasat University and

went in first.

We were so hungry we could eat a whole Tonkap.

Our first authentic Thai meal. Mee krob.

Ka mu tom yam.

The rest arrived about half an hour later.

By that time, we’ve already finished.

03.00 pm – We almost got conned again. We almost decided NOT to check out the Grand Palace because of the touts standing at the entrance.

Luckily we decided to U-turn and managed to get in smoothly. As you can’t wear shorts in the vicinity of the temple, we paid the deposit and rented a pair of capoeira pants each.

The entrance.

The only group picture taken of the 8 of us together.

I took lots of pictures.

Lots.

The architecture of the Grand Palace was so beautiful.

Amazing.

Breathtaking.

How do you think I look in my capoeira pants?

I thought of making fun of the soldiers, but didn’t dare to.

I didn’t wanna die.

Arrived at the pants centre first and returned my capoeira pants. It was so hot that by the time I took them off, my nuts were already roasted crisp brown.

Dress code.

Saw a mini coconut ice cream stall outside and bought ourselves some.

~yum. However, I still prefer Midlands Park’s. More flavour.

05.00 pm – Arrived at Siam Paragon. ~ah, air cond at last.

(Side note: while writing this draft, I felt so much the urge to go back to Bangkok. I hope that we can go back there together some day. For someone’s bachelor party hopefully.)

Took a rest at the food court.

Taxi fare settlement.

05.30 pm – Took the juniors for a walk around the place. =P

7 of 8.

06.00 pm – Took a BTS Skytrain from Siam station to Nana station.

And then Gaekap bought

a pair of sandals for himself.

06.30 pm – Arrived at Foodland Supermarket and

went shopping for

cartons after cartons of water to last us till Day 5.

Paid 54.50 baht per carton.

07.00 pm – Found Took Lae Dee, which was part of the supermarket, and had dinner there.

The menu had so many choices of food.

In the end, I settled for phat thai.

The cool thing about this place was that patrons ate on a counter.

As such, it was pretty difficult for us all to sit next to each other.

10 minutes later. It was sooOOOOOOOOOOOooo delicious!!!!!!! Crazy delicious!!!!!!!!! I miss! I miss!

So was the caramel custard.

09.00 pm – Went back to the hotel straight after dinner, changed and came out again. Was caught in a road block. Thank God our taxi guy wasn’t a ‘red shirt’.

09.30 pm – Arrived at Grand Centara. Took the first lift up to the 22nd floor.

Went out of the halfway point and took the other lift to

Red Sky.

~fuh. I tell you. The view from here is magnificent man. Superb.

The internal structure of the restaurant was planned out so damn well.

Songkap said he felt at home. Home as in places where the high society in Bangkok hang out. nah ..|..

Ordered myself Red Sky’s very own cocktail creation. The Centara Pearl.

While the drinks were being prepapred, we took a tour around the restaurant ourselves and discovered several interesting items.

First was this HUGE, and when I say HUGE, I mean DAMN HUGE wine cellar.

It was 2 floors high.

Next was this light thingy on the floor.

So cool. Macam volcano lava flowing to the floor, forming the words RED SKY.

And then my drink came.

It looked pretty fruity.

11.00 pm – Went to THE place where cowboys of Bangkok go to.

Soi Cowboy.

Man. This place is choke full of Thai girls. And foreigners. Both men and women. Young Americans, British, Europeans. And old grannies too. Surprisingly.

I saw pretty eye opening stuff that I have never ever seen before in my life. Before this, I’ve only heard of them before in travels of my friends and relatives.

03.00 am – Went back to the 7-Eleven nearby our hotel and

bought an instant stir fried chicken with basil and rice for supper.

Tonkap deciding among the choices available.

Had to buy a prepaid card by this time as my credit has already finished.

It smells good man, I tell you. Tastes good too! Man, I miss it so much. I miss the availability of pork everywhere I go.

05.00 am – zzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Last Wednesday Of 2008

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10.30 am – Had a cup of milo,

apples and

buttered toasts for

breakfast.

12.00 pm – Went over to CIMB bank again after checking that Western Union is back online.

12.30 pm – Took the opportunity to take out the rest of my room’s curtains,

as it was a hot day,

to wash.

I’m thankful to have a washing machine.

The whole washing and drying process

took only 5 hours. As it was a hot day, it dried up in less than 1 hour.

Made a cup of Nescafe

before sinking these into my stomach.

07.30 pm – Had winter melon soup,

deep fried fish,

steamed tofu and

stir fried vegetables

for dinner.

10.00 pm – Ate again at Sup Hameed before going clubbing.

It slows down the pace of alcohol reaching the liver.

10.30 pm – MOIS, Upper Penang Road.

Andy : Where is my dildo?

Sashiki : 2 cups for me. yay! (actually, I look forward to 3-4 bottles) *inside joke*

Andy : Lim Kit Siang needs you.

Ada hantu.

Geoffrey : Eh?

Andy : Yeah, dance, yeah, c’mon people!

Jason : You’re scary, dude.

Andy : ~Ah! Pull it. Harder!

Geoffrey : Dude, I think that chick in black saw you in ‘the zone’ just now.

Me : No ice please.

Chicas 1.

Chicas 2.

Andy : I need to get laid.

Sashiki : Yeah, twice.

Shawn : Wo lai liao!

Jason : Dance, Nicky, dance!

Nicky : Yeah baby!

Nicky : I’m a teapot.

Chicas 3.

Chicas 4.

03.30 am – Had nasi kandar at

Kassim Mustafa.

05.00 am – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Saturday That I Accidentally Deleted My Pics

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09.00 am – Had a packet of Ibumie’s super delicious

Mi Goreng,

oats + milk and

2 failure looking soft boiled eggs

for breakfast.

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And then, I accidentally deleted the photos. Went to Tesco for lunch at 600cc and then went over to PISA’s Career fair. Tried my luck at winning the free iPod from Hotlink Maxis. And then we went over to E-Gate’s Old Town for a drink before going over to Taman Lip Sin’s Super Tanker for dinner. Shared a big bowl of curry fish head with Jason. Went back shortly after that.
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11.00 pm – Clubbing @ MOIS, Penang.

“WTF you looking at?”

“WTF you looking at?”

Anthony : Suck this deep!
John : I don’t know what to say.

The whities.

Joshua : Got girl nia u laugh until like that. Sigh.

Anthony : ooOOoooooooh~ I want you both.

Joshua : that’s not how you pour a lady her drinks.

Joshua : This is how you do it dude.

Serious.

Not serious.

Joshua : Look at that chic.
Ben : Let’s talk to her man.
Daniel : Faster take, Chris. Can’t hold my face much longer.

Daniel : Shoot me baby.

Here we go.

Kissing.

Vinny and I.

Nothing.

Shawn : Drink?

Shawn takes up his glass. “Wait, take picture 1st”

Err…..

Okay. This is better.

Shit. Oh no.

*died*

04.00 am – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

The Sunday I Attended Equator Academy Of Art 2008 Graduation & Awards Presentation

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09.00 am – Went over to Malay Street’s duck meat koay teow thng.

The koay teow th’ng.

The duck meat.

11.00 am – Collected the bouquet before going over to the EAA’s graduation ceremony.

11.30 am – Reached Traders Hotel. Saw the long line of graduates when coming up the elevator.

Managed to find a seat in the sea of crowd thanks to you, Ms Karen Yap! 🙂

The entire talk and presentation took about 1 and a half hours. The group photo at the end.

Congrats Vivian Tan Chuu Syn! Happy graduation! 😀

01.30 pm – Went over to Mizi Bistro’s flagship store located in Prangin Mall.

The best mushroom soup in the whole wide world still tastes the same. ~yum

I forgot the name of this fish dish but it was awesome!!! I’d give it a 9/10.

Even the yam ice cream was to die for. Damn you, Tamizi. You’re killing me!

03.30 pm – Went back to Traders Hotel for the portrait photo.

04.30 pm – Took a nap.

07.00 pm – Went over to Sing Kah Poh Seafood for dinner

with this guy,

this guy,

this guy,

and this guy. Thanks for the lift Gabe.

We had peanut soup,

potato leaves,

sapo tofu and last but not least,

Sing Kah Poh Seafood’s special of the day. White chopped chicken in soy sauce. Simply delicious!

The dishes were reasonably priced. Less than RM10 per person. Support!!

12.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz