Friday, August 15, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
An 'isolated' airport. As it was o645 in the morning, there were only few passengers at the airport. I recalled that other than me, there were 2 families and two business men.
Took this amazing view during my flight from Kedah to KL
Chao Phraya River, the pride of Thailand
When we finally landed, we were again amazed by the size of the airport. No offense, but if you think KLIA is big, the Bangkok airport is like...I think 3-4 times bigger. No doubt, Thailand is a hot-tourism spot for tourists ad it has to accommodate millions and millions of passengers every year. This means that approx. hundred of thousands of passengers probably 'embark' the airport every day. To cut everything short, these are the pictures of it:
This is only a semi-quarter of the whole-lot of passengers that I could capture with my camera.
Part of the arrival hall
We then took a cab to our hotel in city. One tip for those who plan to visit Bangkok: Before calling a cab, translate the name of places you want to go into Thai (ask at the airport information counter or management). Most of the taxi drivers can't read and converse in English. Try to learn some basic Thai language too to make life easier.
The view of the city from my hotel room.
After unpacking our luggage and getting ourselves freshened up, we went to China Town nearby. It was congested with people and the air is very polluted. On the road, vehicles zoomed passed us and 'Tut Tuts' (I'll explain what's this is in one of my latter posts) roared by us. We quickly got our way from the busy streets into a another street where vendors selling a variety of goods and food and shops are located. We were shocked when we saw that they actually sell real guns and food like fried beetles and such. I wanted to try the food but due to the shortage of time, I didn't manage to cause we there were other better food to try. There were lots of places to be explored at China Street. The small walking path didn't even stop cars from passing through. We had to take care of our valuables as we reckoned that there were pick pockets around.
Unusual fried food
Try guessing what this is
A taxi trying to 'resist' the 'back flow of humans' through a narrow street
Hawker stalls with great food all the way to the back
Top: if I'm not wrong, it is beef+pig intestine soup (couldn't recall the proper name)
Bottom: Thai noodles, it tastes totally delicious (a must try)
China Street's night life
As there are too many photos and things to write, I have to divide them into a few posts. So till then, I have to get back to my work in and will update again when there is time to spare. Please continue to pray for me and take care.
God bless. Jesus loves you.
Friday, August 8, 2008
The athletes come to compete for one of these, and also to bring glory and fame to themselves and their respective country
These buildings are some of the Chinese hard-efforts to organise the many sports events:
The 'Birds Nest'
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Boarded this plane to Penang
The cafeteria from my room window
My hostel block
Night falls upon the boys hostel
Cut, cut, cut...(the registration, orientation and stuff)
As promised, I took some pictures of the falculty and sports complex. Here they are...
The Dentistry, Engineering, IT, and business buiding
And here are some of my batch mates who came from different states around the country...
Sitting (from left to right): Kirath, Rachel, Ai Ping, Sherlyn, Yvonne, Ang
Standing (from left to right): Tiffeny, Alvis, Bong, Sing, Richard, me, and Rome
Girl in the middle (doing the peace sign) : Elaine
This is me, Rome (in blue shirt) , and Joe (far end) at the library (taken a month ago)
About two weeks ago, my friends and I had a trip to Seberang Perai and Penang. We stayed at Tiffeny's house for a couple of days and had lots of fun visiting places and did some shopping. Oh yeah, we also watched X-Files and tell you what, most of my friends and I agreed to give it a rating of 2-5/10 after watching it, so you should know how 'terrific' the movie is. These are some of the pictures taken.... memories....Let's get rough!!
I also grabbed the opportunity to get my hair cut in Seberang Perai. It has gone really thick and untidy after so many weeks since my last hair cut. So this is it, my new hair style (the recent me):Just woke up at Tiff's house early in the morning
As usual, assignments and lessons are pouring in and the days are getting busy here. Please continue to pray for me and take care.
God bless. Jesus loves you.