27 September 2009
1) walk and smoke at the same time along some passageway. Japan has already banned that!
2) (especially ladies) who only start to dig into their super big hangbag upon reaching the MRT station gate to search for their Link pass and obstruct the human traffic flow or
3) like doing a CT scan of their bag over the sensor at the MRT station gate sensor for they dunno where their card is located in some corner of their bag.
4) buy cigarette and lighter at Cheers and wanna pay by NETS, declined already still ask if can pay via VISA then finally dig out $12.20 to pay via cash.
5) like machiam signed contract with a certain seat on the bus in the morning. Got space to move in behind but stand and obstruct people from moving inwards.
6) who peak period stand on right side of the escalator. Can't read the sign but should be able to observe that majority of the people who are not walking up the escalator are keeping to the left!
added on 31.10.09:-
7) after tapping their card at the MRT gates, stare at the tiny screen (check value) for the eternity like as if every 5 seconds they stare at they will gain 5 cents more in their card.
8) people who scared that everyone else will be bored like they are and so decide to share their songs by playing them out loud using their phones or who feels that they could make better use of their train journey by choosing and changing their ringing melody! Thanks but no thanks!
......to be continued.
15 August 2009
A statue of Buddha submerged under the water and debris.
Morakot lashed Taiwan with at least two metres (80in) of rain over the weekend.
To some parts of the world, that may be the amount of rainfall for a whole year.
Economic losses due to Morakot have been estimated at U.S. $274 million.
There were reports of a whole village that has gone submerged under mudslides. Also instances where some people lost a total of 17 family members or more to the mudslide all at once.
The six-storey hotel in the vid above has been the effort of a Taiwanese guy for at least 30 yrs.........collapsed and washed away just like that.
12 August 2009
Visited Shanghai in Apr 09. Took this video while inside the 上海城市规划局 - a segment where they presented via a 360 degrees screen using CGI to let visitors know more about the World Expo that will be held in Shanghai in 2010 May - Oct.
Many countries including Singapore will be taking part.
I think I would definitely like to go there in May 2010. Anyone wanna go too?
04 April 2009
This dessert stall is a famous one at Yong Kang street. It's known as Ice Monster.
There I ordered the cold trio - mango, kiwi and strawberry.....absolutely marvelous!
Their tea and starter set.
For NTD 199 your choice of any type of chinese tea, and alacarte buffet your choice of any of the 點心
02 April 2009
At Xi Meng Ding, there's this 小红楼 very interesting place with some history behind it.
Xi Meng Ding is very vibrant and with many eateries and small trendy shops which explains why this area is so popular with the youngsters. The black woolly jacket I'm wearing is bought from a shop there.......it is very stylish, with the zipper in front that's slanted across your body - the hood can be folded to review a very furry side that makes it appear like i wearing a fur scarf.
Next day I went to Jiu Fen - 九份. Having seen so many Taiwanese TV program showcasing this place, I told myself I must definitely include 九份 in my itinerary.
I recalled that one of the TV shows highlighted this 芋圆 and I tried it at this stall called
赖阿婆芋圆 which was very good as it's pretty springy.
In the nineties, this famous movie 《悲情城市》was filmed there.
25 March 2009
14 February 2009
I would say this is the best hotel I've ever stayed in.
And also a jacuzzi bathtub.....off the lights in the washroom and the bath has multi-coloured lights. Not to forget that they has a built in flat screen TV mounted so that you can watch TV while you soak your fatique away.......mmmmm........What's this control panel for? It's for the jets of water to clean yourself up after u poo poo! Oh and the toilet seat is also heated!
Besides a 32 inch LCD TV, the room comes equipped with a clock radio, DVD player and even a microwave oven! All the appliances (well with the exception of the microwave oven) can be controlled by a single universal remote - which you can even use to draw the curtains!!!