Friday, September 30, 2011
The global Pernod Ricard stance is to promote responsible drinking on 5 fronts: -
* Advocating Moderation
* Avoiding Drink-Driving
* Making Young-People aware of the risks linked to alcohol
* Dissuading Pregnant women from drinking
* Making Staff aware of their responsibility
Still wondering what Code Friday is all about? We shall discover it tonight!
Meanwhile, I’ll update on how you can make a pledge in support of ‘Be in Control. If You Drink Don’t Drive’.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
My first time to Kota Kinabalu was indeed an unexpected last minute trip!
Last Thursday, I received a call from my agent proposing a “crazy request”. At first I thought it probably involved me having to parade on the street with my bikini or something, but apparently he wanted to fly me to KK for Hennessy Artistry in two days time!
Flight tickets and accommodation provided for! I managed to nego for a reasonable payment up to my expectation, so I accepted the offer despite my already-hectic schedule!
My last minute return flight cost them approximately RM600! With that amount, I can already fly back and forth to
Thanks to Hayden aka Shin Chan from KK, we managed to squeeze in time in between our work to explore KK town. Without his help, we would have spent so much on taxi fares! Taxis there are ruthless and they never go by meter! RM10 minimum for every ride -.-
KK Times Square Hotel was located at the same building as White Room where Hennessy Artistry was held. In fact we could see the entrance to the event from our window! LOL.
Our spacious cozy room was initially meant for the boss who didn’t turn up XD
The well-known sang yok mee!
Chicken feet with shitake mushroom.
Their smallest portion was about twice the size of our usual portion! Could hardly finish half of the noodles.
Caely and Yin Ling.
Dropped by Yoyo Café to get some RM3.80 bubble tea. Yoyo Café in KK is equivalent to Chatime here. Their most popular bubble tea shop!
They sell some really nice pastry too. The freshly-baked croissants with the aroma of butter were so tempting!
Back to the hotel to get ready for work.
We can haz blue and pink eyes. Wtfreak.
Savouring some mini croissants while waiting for time to pass.
The next morning, Hayden brought us to Gaya Street Sunday Market!
It was a hang out spots for both locals and tourists.
Dropped by Tong Hing Supermarket to get the local fresh milk.
Desa milk. Can only be found there I guess.
Caely finished almost the whole 1 litre of milk and claimed to be feeling so milky she wanted to puke XD
Sabah Tourism Board meant for tourists like us? Ngek ngek.
The weather at KK was so much hotter I swear! Could easily become a sexy tanned if I were to stay there any longer. Jeez.
Our young hensem tour guide. Teehee.
I love KK!
Some really cute hand-made keychains.
Jewelry which aren’t exactly my style.
It was fun shopping around the market although it isn’t as good as Chatuchak. As usual, most of the stalls are selling similar stuff.
There were even a few pet stalls! Adorable puppies including Golden Retriever and German Shepherd!!!
After leaving the market, we came to this Caprilla ice-cream truck and joined the queue. Hayden’s favourite ice-cream in town!
Was amused by his envelope-liked wallet.
Apparently it is the might wallet from US. It won’t tear no matter how hard you try. Awesome!
Stumbled upon Share Tea from Taiwan which hired Eric Tsang as their ambassador??? LOL!
Heard there’s one at Times Square. Still prefer Gong Cha though.
Our return flight was at 3pm so had to rush to the airport after a quick dim sum lunch.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
On the second last day of our trip, we woke up early in the morning and took the train to Mo Chit BTS station.
Arrived at Chatuchak weekend market! I was really excited looking at thousands of stalls with pretty stuff ready to be bargained! By the way, all my travel partners said they always had a hard time looking for me cause my hair length and colour and my body resembles most of the Thai girls! Wtfreak.
Coconut ice-cream is a must-try! There were so many tourists queuing for the ice-cream!
Loo the happy little boy. Teehee.
Was really tired after a few hours of shopping so we simply looked for some food stalls and took a rest. No photos of food though since they were awful. Don’t expect to find nice food at Chatuchak as they’re all pricey and yucky targeting poor tourists like us. The snacks along the streets are cheap and nice though.
New rings I bought! Was looking sweaty after walking miles over every corner of the market.
Jol Wee, Jess and I and super yummy potato sticks.
It started raining cats and dogs when we were about to leave. Had no choice but to run all the way back to the train station alongside many other tourists. Never gotten so drenched in my life before.
No it wasn’t the water splashing festival! It was a rather fun and memorable experience though.
Spotted a print ad model who really resembles Brian Elly! XD
Admiring my lovely rings.
Loo’s creepy Pinnochio which I assume would come alive and tie him around with the string at night.
All dressed-up for the night!
Our initial plan was to visit one of the clubs at RCA but they were all closed when we reached there! Apparently it was the Buddhist Lent Festival so they had to halt their operation for a week. Bad luck!
Had dinner at the hotel while waiting for the rain to cease. Turned out the food there was quite affordable and yummy too! *happy*
All-time favourite Tom Yam.
Signature green curry.
Sweet sauce porky or something.
Cashew nuts chicken.
The satisfied couple ^.^
Since our clubbing plan was canceled, we went for foot massage instead. For the price of RM20, you can enjoy an hour of massage after a tiring day of
Business was overwhelming so we had to wait for a bit.
Loo made a crude comment saying that we looked like prostitutes being displayed to attract customers. Pfft!
Enjoyed the massage so much I even forgot to snap some photos! I really sympathize the masseurs since they had to service the customers continuously one after another. No break in between! Heard that they don’t get paid much either :(
Sawadeeka pedo clown! HAHA.
We can haz pork burger from Mc Donald’s!!!
Remember, you must try their McD pork burger in Thailand! Your trip would be incomplete if you don’t do so! No pork burger in Malaysia! Grrr.
Anyway, look forward to my Bangkok Trip Part 4 as I will update on the shopping malls and sum up my Bangkok trip this year! :)