Archive for August, 2011

August 29, 2011

the Palace, bangkok

by roniel

I got an afternoon to visit the Grand Palace and to have a chance to glance through the previous home of the King. the whole palace was really very beautiful and we could even see the marvelous architecture. I was amazed with how the thai’s choice of colors – really colorful. I also really liked that the tourists would show their respect and wear long pants and the ladies would wear clothes that also cover the arms and legs – it was quite hot that day so wearing long pants was really quite hot.

I must say that the matching gold with plenty of colors does match the buildings and even makes it sort of mysterious feeling as well as having a ‘grand’ feeling. I would definitely visit the palace again when I visit Bangkok next time~

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August 27, 2011

Freshly Pressed on WordPress this week!

by roniel

I’m so happy that my previous post was on this week’s “Freshly Pressed” – the feedback I got was so great and I would like to thank you all for the support!  This is like a motivating fuel to keep up with my photography!

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August 23, 2011

nights in bangkok

by roniel

sleepless in bangkok – it seems to me that bangkok never sleeps! it is always full of excitement!

August 20, 2011

touched: korea’s got talent

by roniel

i was very touched when listening to his singing. even though his past is very touching – his singing was purely TALENT!

August 19, 2011

the streets of bangkok

by roniel

had another great trip in bangkok. enjoyed myself with spa and just wondering around the streets in bangkok. tried their monorail called BTS and find that it is really the best way to go around the city – taxi is very cheap – but the traffic is just unbearable.

i was on my way to the palace and found this hawker on the street selling ice-cream. it was very hard to resist. the funny thing was after buying the ice-cream for myself, a few foreigners came and asked me what flavor it was – i guess my face expression made the coconut flavored ice-cream attractive 🙂

August 11, 2011

my feeling today

by roniel

my feeling today! my favorite song! always feel good listening to Linkin Park… let’s all have an early weekend!

August 10, 2011

Miniature Tea Restaurant (冰室)

by roniel

Anybody wants a nice cold red bean drink (紅豆冰) or try out the famous HK pineapple bun (菠蘿油) in a traditional HK style Tea Restaurant (茶餐廳/冰室) – I’m sure this will bring back lots of memories. I guess there is not many restaurants like this left in HK – including this one…

 

Stinky/Smelly Tofu (臭豆腐): MY FAVORITE!!!

Whatever you call it – stinky tofu is the one of the best delicacies you will find it HK! It is the icon and one of the must-have food in HK (in my opinion). I just love the texture, the outside crunchiness and the spongy feeling inside – AND, you must add the red sauce to make it even more tastier.

I remember back in the old days where there were street hawkers selling smelly tofu on the street – I used to have at least 2 every time I see him. And sometimes I do wonder how he carries the oily wok around the streets.

August 8, 2011

a half-day in Macau

by roniel

Macau is always fun for a short-trip: its near, the balance of new and old buildings, and there are always new casinos! Such endless fun! Had a looked at the Galaxy for the first time – didn’t gamble – but cruised around the casinos floors to check out if there is anything different. Well, to be honest, it wasn’t really that interesting although the appearance was superb. It is not as classy and high-end as Wynn and not as interesting as the Venetian – there were not really much things to take photos (OK, I know a casino is a place where we can gamble).

Walking along the streets of Macau is amazing – I really love the streets of Macau. It can be crowded on the weekends with lots of tourists here and there – but it can also be quiet if you can get a chance to go there on the weekdays.

Photos taken outside Wynn – it was my first time to walk around the fountain outside the Wynn casino so I was quite impressed to see the nice view of the Macau tower and the bridge to Coloane. Try go there during sunset – it’s a scene I highly recommend.

August 1, 2011

ferry ride: from Wan Chai to TST

by roniel

Another day to take my partner out and take some photos! Today I’ve decided to take photos of Hong Kong’s best ride! The FERRY route from Wan Chai to TST! This 10-minute ride has the best views of both HK Island and Kowloon – there is no doubt about that! As a person living on the HK island – I find it sometimes quite troublesome to cross to Kowloon on the weekends since I always think you could find everything without crossing the tunnel – but that concept has changed especially when my wife family lives in the New Territories. I have crossed the harbor more times in this 2 years than my whole life living in HK.

Well, all I can say now is that I enjoy crossing the harbor via this Ferry:)

Hope the government won’t tear this pier too! (The HK Govt loves tearing down everything that people like) – I guess that’s the trend!

August 1, 2011

catalog cover for year 2012

by roniel

catalog design finally out! my godson on the cover – he looks very sharp and happy! the funny part is that – you could also see a bit of me in this picture ~ you would need to look very closely though:)

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