Monday, September 2, 2013

One & Only

I have always been raised to respect the elders and stay humble in the face of success. In fact, my own immediate family have never celebrated any of my so called "achievement" thus far. There was never a point where I was good enough. When I was there to meet their expectation, they just simply raise the bar higher for me. Well, the world is limitless. What you can achieve is limitless right?. I am not complaining as these are the values that bring me to where I am today.

So why is it still so difficult for me to stay humble?

Recently I got a rude awakening and it was a huge slap to my ego. Before the event, I feel that I'm invincible. I dare to dream of perfection and to be honest, I've been there. However,  it does not mean you'll be there forever and you can still Fail! :(

To the main point of the post (What!? loooong paragraph but not the main point..hehe) In the face of failure, I am ashamed to admit I have not so good thoughts in my head. Thoughts that I will not reveal here.
Thoughts that I only feel safe to blurt out to my one and only. Not even to my family or closest friend. To the one and only person who will not judge me, who will understand why, who I'm confident will still love me with all his heart.

Catfish, I have a lot of stories to tell you tonight.. so clear your schedule and prepare a cup of hot choco!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Locking our L.O.V.E in Namsan Tower

We did 2 things when we were in Namsan Tower, Seoul.

One of course was to lock our "DD Padlock" on top of Namsam Mountain (262meters) in the heart of Seoul at N Seoul Tower (236meters). Look at the amount of padlocks behind us. This is only a small part of it.

Fortunately for us, the DD Padlock was just the right size and we were able to lock it at the bar above. Smaller padlock will need to lock theirs at the grill pattern bar. Credit to our friend Pin Pin that helped us to DD-fied the padlock.

Anyone in Korea? Do let us know the condition of our DD Padlock ya. =D On second thought, let us know only if it's good news.. hahaha..

Another couple from our group also did the same. Their padlock is the bling bling gold one.

Besides locking our love, we were also given the opportunity to send our love and regards to our family & friends from the tower. Each of us bought a postcard and mail it back to our respective hometown.

Lastly, DDs have level up recently. Catfish proposed to me after our Korea trip. Wish us all the best!! ^_^

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Annyeong Haseyo!


It's been a while since we written anything here but Catfish brought Nibble of Thoughts up and suddenly just felt like posting something up.

Not sure where to start so I randomly went through our photo album and pick something to share. Guess what? Food grabs my attention.. No surprise.. ;)

So we were in Korea last March..

We discover a chicken skewers stall at the crossroad in front of Ehwa University. It tasted so so good. The chicken was tender and the sauce was just so tasty. Bonus point for the complimentary unlimited rice cake for you to have together with your skewers.

Being that it was our first day and the first stall we tried, we reserved the space in our tummy for some other hidden gem along the way. Who knows what we will discover if the first stall discovered by chance is already so good. It definitely set our expectation way up high for the other street vendors. Unfortunately others did not match up. T_T

Also another bonus point, the Uncle greeted us with a big "SELAMAT DATANG" and "TERIMA KASIH" when he found out we were from Malaysia. We were impressed. He told us he loves the beauty of language and value the communication with his customer. By interacting with his customer daily, he picked up simple greetings in various language.

Definitely a good memory from Korea.

OK. That should cover 0.0001% of our experience in Korea. It was an awesome trip. =D

You may or may not hear from us again here. We'll see.. 

Sunday, April 18, 2010

3rd Year Anniversary @ Pangkor Island

Wee~ 3rd Year anniversary..

We celebrated our 4th year anniversary on 14th April 2010.. –.-“

Anyway, Pangkor was major FUN!! Partly because we found the right hotel promotion and the other part was the company.. (ehem.. I meant me)

Sadly, the promotion is not available this year.

The journey:

I would recommend you to drive there. The drive there was very enjoyable. No dangerous winding road uphill and downhill (*) and Look at the view!DSCF1362

Do stop for Air Nira on the way there.. The cooling drink is just the right drinks to start a beach holiday. It was one of the most refreshing and cooling drink to replenish yourself during the long drive. It was yumz!!

I’m gonna let Catfish do all the mundane detail work of describing the taste and full history of Air Nira.

Catfish Nibbles: Air Nira is one of the sweetest natural drink I had ever drink plus it does not leave any after taste like those over sweetened drink in restaurants. It was RM2 each pack.


There is many Air Nira stalls along the way.DSCF1359

Shea! The drive cannot be any easier. Catfish will be happy provide the direction if you ask. Bring him some fish food..

Catfish nibbles: The old road is easy to drive, highly recommended. The road were so straight that you could even let go your steering for some part of the trip. <—don’t try this =P. Check out the road map here to see how straight the road is. There are 2 turns you need to make but worry not just follow the sign indicating “Lumut” or “Sitiawan”. Shea, you can get me air nira. heheh…

Sunny boy on the way to Lumut

Wonder if Air Nira causes immediate hair growth. Be forewarn the hair will be bit greenish and spiky. See..DSCF1368

Catfish Nibbles: There is a 3 storey car park available located walking distance to the ferry. RM10 per day.DSCF1540

At the jetty. Must take some tourist shot to set the mood.DSCF1373

In the ferry. Pardon my tired face. Last minute packing the night before.. *Yawn* What’s new??DSCF1375

You get nipple sticker if you behave on the boat.  DSCF1380

Catfish Nibbles: We got on the private shutter to get us to the Pangkor Island Beach Resort Lobby from the jetty. Shutter to PIBR

When we reach the hotel lobby, we had a very welcoming entrance. All of us were given a drink and greeted by 2 very energetic singers.  PW with welcome singers

Catfish was with his NEW camera in the lobby. Hence the greenish pictures above.. Setting semua salah.. Rolling Eyes

Trying to be artistic. All he manage to take from that angle was my Fat thigh. FML! Picture censored.DSCF1383

Catfish Nibbles: The hotel room were huge but slightly old I would say.PIBR room

After settling down in our room, we immediately enquire about the transport/tour to the city. We wanted SEAFOOD!!… (Again, mundane details like pricing will be by Catfish)

Catfish Nibbles: The ‘taxi’ in Pangkor are all by one taxi community the pink vans. They basically have fix prices. A round trip tour which includes fish factory, Foo Lin Kong Temple and Dutch fort cost RM40 each person. Bloody expensive! What we did was we negotiated for the tour but leave us at the town, which he charged us RM20 each. 50% because no round trip back to hotel. It was tough work to get the deal!taxipricespangkor

First stop was the fish packaging tour. Nothing much here though. The Seafood items sold here were not really fresh and cheap. Luckily we bought a little only else we are sure to regret when we get to the town. Don’t spend too much time here!Pangkor Kilang Ikan

Foo Lin Kong Temple. If you can’t get to China, this is THE BEST PLACE to actually conquer the China’s Great Wall! It is just so easy to climb!great wall at temple

Next up the Dutch Fortress. Nothing special.DSCF1418

Catfish Nibbles: The city is filled with a lot pink vans, so no worry for transportation. The town is filled with seafood shop. Do scout and try the seafood snacks at diffrent shop before you make your purchase. We found one shop particularly cheap and fresh! There are plenty of banks here so if you need… The hotel have none.DSCF1438

Seafood! but it was so-so only.. The only picture of food here.. Promise!

Catfish Nibbles: This is apparently the only seafood available in town at that time. We ordered 1 salted egg crab, 1 sweet sour crab, 1 claypot seafood vege and a coconut each! It caused us RM54 not so cheap though.DSCF1443

Catfish Nibble: We brought these to celebrate our 3rd year anniversary.3th anniversary goodies

Our strawberry ‘fatt Mo’.. Raised EyebrowDSCF1525

Catfish Nibbles: The fridge is not cold..The only complain I have for the hotel room. The hotel service were good enough to try to change the fridge. Even that did not help but they offer us a fridge to keep our strawberries with the restaurant.

The view from our balcony. It’s got this dreamy effect caused the camera got foggy. DSCF1479

2nd day was dedicated to the hotel, enjoying their private beach and facilities. The promotion package includes all non motorised sports free.

Catfish Nibbles: In case if you are wondering how PIBR’s private beach look like. The sand on the beach is always clean, they have rubbish collecting machine sweeping up rubbish every 3 hours or so.

We went for kayak, the beach waves were a little rough at that time. We wanted to try out the kayak sailing but were not brave enough to do it. Pangkor Island Beach Resort's beach

PW at beach

I break my slippers playing ping pong. –.-“ Hence the bare foot.DSCF1482

Next we got a bicycle each.DSCF1484

Manage to stumble upon the humble Pangkor airport.pangkor airport

and also some mamak stalls for makan. Catfish Nibbles: Don’t blame PW for another food picture. =pmamak at pangkor

OMG! Wat’s that? DSCF1489

I think I’m more qualified to be a National Geographic presenter. Catfish can be the camera man. We were chasing it hoping it will flash his tail.DSCF1488

Catfish Nibbles: We got to play Archery and fishing during the night for free too! There is a list of weekly event timetable.PW and Catfish Archer

Lolx.. Catfish Missed!!DSCF1497

A must photo before we leave Pangkor Island Beach Resort.


This year we have celebrated our 4th year anniversary in Krabi, well sort of. We might possibly be posting it up next year… =p




and Catfish

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Bangkok: Chao Phraya River Cruise Dinner+Khao San

Hahaha this draft post was sitting in my computer as a draft post for ages, even after I got back from another Thai trip, Krabi, it still is there. This continues from Bangkok!!! post.

Here it goes:

Well before we got off to Bangkok in 2009, I had a fair amount of research on Chao Phraya River Cruise and came across a fantastic site

I chose River Side Bangkok Cruise because:
1. It is the largest cruise ship in Chao Phraya River with air conditioning and open air rooftop.
2. It takes one of the longest route along Chao Phraya River which means more night attraction spot.
3. It has it’s own kitchen on board! You can order your dinner as if you are on a landed restaurant with similar price to Thai restaurant on land.
4. Most importantly the cheapest with a surcharge of 120 baht to board on the ship.

I called them up 1-2 weeks prior to my arrival to Bangkok. I was impressed with their service, their english were good and they allow me to make booking request to be on the rooftop open air. They totally trust you with the reservation without any deposit.

Our first day of Bangkok visit continues with FOOD before the river cruise because we arrived too early at Ratchawithi Road past the Krung Thon Bridge. There were a whole long row of street side food.

Can you believe this? 1 baht each piece?
Snacks Along the road to riverside

It is some flour and vege with some of another nice thai sauce! yum yum…
Snacks Along the road to riverside

Next up with some must have Thai BBQ pork… We were suppose to have light snack but we got too greedy… LOL.
Snacks Along the road to riverside

After a wrong turn, we finally made it to the hotel on time.
River Side Hotel Bangkok

The entrance of the ship.
Entrance Riverside Cruise

The reception was quite grand treated you like royalty…
Entrance Riverside Cruise

This is how our ship could have looked like (this is the international buffet boat):
Riverside Night Cruise Ship
Colorful right!

PW was so happy to see the lights on the cruise ship despite the fact that we were overly tired out after a whole day of historical building visits.
PW on Riverside Cruise

We were a little unfortunate to be sitting in side the ship instead of the open air rooftop due to the bad rainy weather. The ship were big and stable despite the rocky river.
Inside Riverside Cruise

Chang beer waitress serving us.
Chang Beer Girl

This looks like I was a drug addict or what?
Chang Beer on Riverside Cruise

The were life band to set the mood, singing both local and english songs.
Live Band Inside Riverside Cruise

They gave a briefing on safety similar to the one in air flights before we take off.
Riverside Cruise Safety Briefing

We only knew that there were life vest under our seat after the briefing.
Safety Jacket

First up, we ordered a pineapple fried rice. The cut on the pineapple were almost perfect. It took me a while to look for the opening. DOn’t laugh! I know I’m dumb =p
Pineapple Fried Rice

It comes with meat floss, fresh prawns and another meat floss (can’t really rmb). The portion was good for 2. We were hungry so obviously it tasted yummy! But really it was good.
Pineapple Fried Rice

Green curry came with some side dishes which doesn’t serve any purpose to us.
Green Curry

This is one of the best green curry I had ever eaten in my life. The gravy is thick and smooth and santan-y filled with lots and lots of meat! At one point we were asking each other, has we finish the meat?Green Curry

The last dish we were expecting was the Tom Yum Kung and finally it came. Impressive presentation. We each scoop up a bowl. The soup were fantastic, spicy but tasty enough, Cantonese call it “yup mei”.
Hot Spicy Soup
Somehow there were some confusion with our last order, it was not the Tom Yum but Spicy Soup. Haha before they took back, we had each a bowl full of it.

Just a note, a few of the Tom Yum we ordered in Bangkok were clear color soup, not the typical red Tom Yum we had back in Malaysia.

At last this was the Tom Yum Kung that we ordered. We were happy to get our final dish correctly but we were somewhat disappointed because the spicy soup tasted so much better than it.
Tom Yam Soup

After the our dinner, luckily the heavy rain stopped. We managed to get some night photo shots.

Grand palace view with the dwagon kissing me.
River Night Cruise Grand Palace

We took our Chang beer up to the open air roof top.
Scenery at on Riverside Cruise

The other cruise ship looks more happening with loud music and dance floor.
River Night Cruise Wat Arun

Wat Arun at night is beautiful and magnificent. As mighty as it is even at night.
River Night Cruise Wat Arun

Us with Wat Arun.
River Night Cruise Wat Arun

If you are there to learn some historical story of the Chao Phraya river, they have a guide on board but you need some Thai language knowledge. We didn’t understand anything. –.-"
River Night Cruise Commentator

King Rama VII bridge.
King Rama Bridge

After disembark from the cruise, we head out to Khao San which was nearby. It got more crowded and happening compared to our previous visit.
Khao San

Hahah just look at my hungry ghost face… Can’t stop eating despite the fact that we had such a FULL stomach.
Delicious Sweet Apam

We had this. Some crunchy apam balik with raisins and coconuts with sweet stuff (like meringue). Nice!
Sweet Apam

We didn’t manage to get to meet with our favorite friendly PadThai lady who we met on our previous visit so sad. The food shops actually moves from place to place after certain time. It gets confusing if you are using them as meeting points.

Honestly, could you actually “Fly For Less Than A Padthai”? (PadThai = 25Baht)
Airasia Cheaper than padthai

The river cruise was a great experience and food on board was delicious. I think this cruise ship is meant more for the locals, hence, the Thai speaking guide. That’s maybe part of the reason that it was relatively cheap. 120 baht for admission and food price were similar to on land price.

Riverside Bangkok
195 Ratchawithi Road
Bangkok 10700
(66) 2883 1588
Nearest pier: Krung Thon Bridge
Dinner hours: 8pm – 10:30pm
Rating: 4/5 nibbles (-1 because of the tour guide explains in Thai)


Bangkok Sabai,

PW, Catfish