Saturday, June 30, 2007

i owe you

if you read my wife's blog, you'll notice that she just bought 2 new pairs of sport shoes. during the payment, she was short of cash & asked me to top up. sure no problem.

one the way back my wife asked me "how much do i owe you"?
this question keep me thinking, in this modern world where husband & wife are both working for living, shouldn't the expenses be shared together. we no longer live in 70's or 80's anymore and i'm sure if we ask 10 couples or even 100, i'm pretty sure all of them will said that both of them are working. so my point here whether the word "owe" is appropriate? shouldn't the question was "how much do i spent our money"?

i don't know. you decide...
anyway, my answer was "you owe me 100 bucks" hehehehehe :P

Thursday, June 14, 2007

forbidden city

before we left beijing we managed to go to their forbidden city. only 5 stops away from our hotel by subway.

forbidden things if you're using the subway :P

from guomao to tian' anmen east
another forbidden thing :P or you'll cut your finger

out from the subway you reach the Tiananmen Square ala2 dataran merdeka la...

and this is the main entrance to the forbidden city

the inside

this is where you need to buy the ticket before you can enter the building & museums inside. besar giler tpt ni tak larat nak explore semua, silap lak dtg time tghari. so mana yg larat jer la kitorang singgah.

one of the museums there.
after a few hours kitorang pun cabut balik...ironicnyer aku jumpa satu jer benda forbidden kat dlm ni, dilarang tangkap gambar kat dlm museums dia :P

before reach our hotel, layan pulak mongolian fashion show ni... comei jugak amoi2 mongolian ni hehehe :P

i'm back in kl now... a few tips for those yg nak pegi beijing:
- most of the taxi drivers can't speak english, so you better ask somebody to write in chinese the destination you want to go or you'll end up somewhere else like us!
- bargain skill kena tahap tertinggi, tpt2 cam pearl market/silk street, ya siu, yue siu kat sini mcm2 ade dr clothing sampai la IT gadgets/stuff. at least bargain sampai 25-30% from the offered price!
- kat ya siu ade 2 kedai halal kat food court dia. satu lagi taj pavillion, ni mahal sket. satu lagi opposite road of the motorola & hp building, lupa la nama dia. tp taste lain macam la sket & kenkadang menu in chinese je so main tunjuk gambar jer la... or bring you own foods meggi ke :P
- site seeing places mmg byk la, tp must go great wall. 1 day tour dlm 220yuan per person including lunch & cable car nak naik atas.

overall nice & amazing place!
ok choew. sie-sie :)

p/s: bot the 32GB thumb drive hehehe

Saturday, June 09, 2007

great wall of china

last sunday we took 1 day tour to the great wall. started as early in the morning at 7am. only 8 of us in this so call mini bus but my son call it van.
our 1st stop was Ming Tombs
the tourist guide brief us what is this place about
next stop was Jade factory. well nothing much here except they explained how the jade was made & how to tell whether the jade is fake or real.
next finally we arrived at the entrance of the great wall
to go up we use this what they call skywalker, but feel like riding rollercoster especially when sliding way down :) us at great wall of china. dlm pukul 11am, berkabus sket & sejuk cam kat genting. ramai giler tourist!
the bears
we left the wall after spending 2hours up there. amazing place & quite tiring especially if you explore the wall till the end!

huge lorry! what we call this?
next stop is the cloisonne factory
their yet to open disney land
we pass by the olympic village, still under construction & must be ready by end of this year!
and the last stop was Silk museum. this is how they made silk.
and we reached our hotel at 6pm with tiring faces & great experience :)

Friday, June 01, 2007

Mascots of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

after a week in beijing, i only found 2 halal restaurants here. of course the taste not the same as food in kl but telan gak la... dlm menu pedas, tapi order tak pedas mana. makan meggi lagi sedap!

overall beijing is quite big & clean city & growing with everywhere here we can see new buildings under constructions!
maybe i only saw the best part of it or maybe it is because olympic games coming soon, whatever la... it is nice place anyway except food & of course language, they hardly/don't know to speak english... but luckily most of the signboards got english words & the their subway too.

i didn't bring the camera, here is the mascots of olympic taken with my L6 :)

my wife & kids will arrive here tomorrow morning. she'll brings the camera, so more photos coming soon... ohh she'll brings cili padi too..yahoooo

p/s: i still haven't found the 32GB thumb drive iskkk!!!