Friday, October 27, 2006

One of those good ones, again.

It's one of those good ones at Oon Yeoh's again. Rich dad, poor dad. Familiar as it may sound, but it's not the book. Go check it out! The joke was a good one. :)

Being a frequent reader of Oon Yeoh's (and not a very podcast person), it's quite sad to hear that he has decided to leave the blogosphere to concentrate on KLStream. But well, at least it had been quite some fun reading the previous ones. Thanks for the well written articles!! :)

*just a short entry before I leave for Tokyo. Hope it's gonna be a nice weekend for everyone! TGIF!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Backpacking Netherlands III

I wanted to upload this windmill picture ever since I started blogging about Netherlands. But it just didn not fit into the Amsterdam nor the Rotterdam category. So here it is. Windmills of Netherlands. :P

Netherlands used to give me images of clogs and windmills. Of course it still does now, but the smell of marijuana in the air, fluorescent bikini girls in neon lighted compartments and the modern architecture is definitely here to stay too.

I find Netherlands a land filled of surprises. The three places that I went to, they were all just so different. One was quiet, one was funny, one was so full of life. It felt as if it was a country built up of independent little unique countries. And that gave us the more reasons to explore. I shall not elaborate more here and spoil the fun of those who plan to visit Netherlands in near future.

One hint (advice?) though, go 'window shopping' not only at night but during daytime too!! It's quite different, not only in terms of the crowd but in terms of quality too! ;)

Monday, October 23, 2006

Backpacking Netherlands II - Amsterdam

In Amsterdam, you find...

*which I thought was originally Japanese! (o_o)*

*in every colour you want!*

sex museum
*not much is needed to be said here*

*I wonder whether anyone really wears them. hmm.*


and waterways
*you can get lost if you try to use them as landmarks*

and of course, window shopping!!
*of course here I mean shopping for ladies wearing fluorescent bikinis in neon lighted compartments*

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Backpacking Netherlands I - Rotterdam


Pencil and Cubes

Funny windows

The pictures says it all.

Rotterdam is a place of modern architecture. I didn't really understand why, but I understand now. Fancy staying in a slanting cube? Go to Rotterdam! :)

*Special thanks to my friend whom I stole all these photos from. I couldn't gather any energy at all to take photos in Rotterdam due to food poisoning. *sob*

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Backpacking Luxembourg

Look into the map, and you shall see Luxembourg tucked between France, Belgium and Germany. A small, yet beautiful country.

It particularly caught my attention when I came to know about the fact that the whole city was listed as a world heritage site. A certain building, or a certain spot, yes. But, the whole city?!

So, yes. Been there. Seen it. It certainly earned it to be added into the UNESCO list. The scenery of the valley from the fortress was near to perfect. And the casemates, interesting! Sometimes a little scary though. Given the fact that we were the only few visitors then, it can be a little scary venturing into the dark, unknown path.

Too bad we couldn't make it to the countryside which I heard is really beautiful if you like nature. But well, that gives me another reason to visit Luxembourg again, doesn't it? *wink*

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Backpacking Belgium III

Streets of Gent

The Graslei, Gent

Brugge, Venice of the North

One of Brugge's waterways

Oostende at night

Yup, I'm finally back posting again about the way overdued europe trip. (^^;) Anyway anyway...

Instead of spending another day looking at touristy stuffs in Brussels, we decided it would be better off taking a one day trip to small towns around Brussels, going from Gent to Brugge and then to Oostende. And it was definitely worth the trip. Sceneries by the railways were superb. A much more peaceful and calm Europe that you do not see elsewhere.

As for Gent, Brugge and Oostende, they were great! One thing for sure, there were less tourists!! Streets were not packed, and things were definitely not as commercialised as in the big cities. And it was good to be able to just wander around, looking at the daily lives of the locals, and buy BIG, CHEAP strawberries! *big grin*

The people were VERY VERY VERY helpful and friendly. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I just left Paris where I met the rude lady who practically looks down at everyone at the bus counter. But where else can you find people who offers you help even when you never ask for it?

Anyway, in short, the small towns were nice. The people, nicer.

Sunday, October 01, 2006


Yes, I'm finally back!!! back in my own 'room-sweet-room', with my 30Mbps connection, happily stalking blogs that I've abandoned for 2 months now. And, I found this! Pretty funny piece if you follow the Malaysian politics. I like following Oon Yeoh's blog. Interesting, yet informative. Just drop by when you have the time, and you will know what I mean. :)

signing off now,
dreading that uni's starting tomorrow Sue