Saturday, January 22, 2005



Munch munch

Hehehehe....poor lil' guy, he had no chance at all. I figured I'll give him his 15 minutes of fame.


Twin Peaks

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Breathtaking. I'm not a big fan of San Francisco's foggy weather, but man...the way the fog surrounds the city is just surreal.

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It's worth the drive up to Twin Peaks, but make sure you have an extra jacket, blanket or someone to cuddle with (and even then, it's damn windy!).

All photos of Twin Peaks are courtesy of Ryoko!


San Francisco

"In the streets of San Francisco
Gentle people with flowers in their hair
All across the nation such a strange vibration
People in motion
There's a whole generation with a new explanation
People in motion people in motion"

Ooo, wouldn't mind some clam chowder and some calamari right now! Zhuang and I spent 2003's 4th of July watching fireworks at Fisherman's Wharf. The crowd was nuts! If was extremely windy and brr, cold...

One of those beautiful, sunny days in San Francisco. Palace of Fine Arts, fantastic place to talk your dog, lounge around with friends, great place for a picnic. Careful of the ducks by the pond though, they love sandwiches!

Jim Fassbinder
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Haha, now this is a laugh. Zhuang, Kerry and I went on a Ghost Walk/Hunt on the streets of San Francisco and that's Jim Fassbinder, the host of the tour. If you look closely at the photo, the glowing spots of lights crowding around Jim are supposed to be concentrated balls of energy, i.e. spirits. It was a cool experience, some things happened on that night that I still can't explain. Creepy! There were times during the walk when the hairs on the back on my neck were stood up and I was practically hiding behind Zhuang!

Check it out the next time you're in San Francisco. Visit Jim's web site.


My hometown, Penang!

Man, there are so many things that I miss about this place, I don't even know where to begin. Growing up in Penang is one of the best childhood any kid can have. I mean, what more can you ask for - beaches, sun, good food, great friends and family's that's always there for you. Strangely though, I never feel homesick. I guess it's because that I know Penang will always be there for me, regardless of how many years I'm gone. Sadly though, things change every time I go back - what I hate most is the ridiculous number of tall buildings that seem to be popping up everywhere on this tiny island. Why can't it stay the way it is?


Friday, January 21, 2005

Party people!

A little woozy after ATB
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Here's us, both a little woozy and not feeling our legs at all after another crazy night at Excalibur Club, Chicago where ATB was the night's guest DJ.


The windy city of Chicago

Shiny egg
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I have no idea what this is, but we found this gigantic shiny ball while walking in Chicago's Millenium Park.

Everyone look up!
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Under the Egg, makes for really cool photography!

Chicago skyline at night from the Hancock Building. Why do all city skylines look the same at night? San Francisco, Hong Kong, etc.

Sugar, Chicago
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We had an extremely complicated dessert at Sugar Dessert Bar, Chicago’s first dessert bar. The decor was really cool and cosy in a funky kinda way. Would love to own one of these babies in KL. Prices are high, so be forewarned. However, all desserts are unique and freshly created by the chef, who used to work for Charlie Trotters, one of the finest restaurants in the world. Getting a table means booking 6 months in advance!

Sugar's dessert
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Our really complicated dessert was called Marquis de Sucre, a sampler platter of 4 of Sugar's bestselling desserts. It was served on a sugar platter, so even that is edible!


Thursday, January 20, 2005

London's Calling

"London calling to the faraway towns
Now that war is declared-and battle come down
London calling to the underworld
Come out of the cupboard, all you boys and girls"

London Eye
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The London Eye - fantastic panaromic view of London from up there. Looking down makes one feel very, very small and nauseous.

Note to visitors: Pre-buy tickets online and don't worry about the queue to board the capsules, the Eye takes more people than one thinks.

Oxford Circus
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Oxford Circus - shopping central. The amount of people in the street was mad! Felt like a salmon going upstream while attempting to go against the crowd. Christmas and Boxing Day sale - what can one expect?

Photo taken from Niketown's 5th floor office.

Tower of London
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My beebs and me at the Tower of London -- where horny King Henry VIII beheaded two of his wives, Anne Boleyn and Lady Jane Grey. Legend has it that many ghosts walk the corridors of the Tower, including both wrongly-beheaded quuens and two young princes who were suffocated by their uncle.

Arsenal Highbury
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My first live football match at Arsenal's Highbury Stadium. Loved the experienced, would do it again anytime!

Arsenal played Manchester City, 1-1. R-E-D A-R-M-Y!

Phantom of the Opera
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Watched Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre in London's West End. The play's been running there for 18 years!

No photography allowed in the theatre because of artistic copyright.