Pictures (Hoi An, Vietnam)

Had some photos in my old phone that I just transferred to my laptop so I’m able to upload them.

These were taken during our family trip to Hoi An, Vietnam last November. We stayed at The Nam Hai.

The living room that is HUGE

The huge living room! They had lounging couches at all 4 corners of the room and a large dining table in the middle. I would have been happy just to sleep in the living room facing the ocean.

bedroom view

bedroom view

tea  time slides.

tea time slides.

one of the 3 pools in the main area.\

one of the 3 pools in the main area.

eggs benedict

eggs benedict

yogurt with honey from an actual honeycomb

yogurt with honey from an actual honeycomb

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our last teabreak before heading to the airport.

our last teabreak before heading to the airport.

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Bangkok/15 #NothingBahtTheTruth

Finally an update! and a travel one at that. haha! i love writing travel posts as it allows me to relieve the experiences through my subpar writing. haha. but still, hope this post will help any of you who may be traveling to the Land of Smiles soon

First group photo without S.

First group photo without S.

we arrived at 12:30am and took the USD$60 limo to the apartment because it fit all of us and our bags. it was a very comfortable ride!

The other 2 girls.

The other 2 girls.

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Welcome drinks? haha. i didnt have any though. this had gold flakes innit.

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first bangkok meal the next morning. haha. had breakfast near the local street near our airbnb apartment. ordered in broken english.

$1 breakfast

$1 breakfast

So simple but so satisfying. This bowl of pork noodles really hit the spot. Eating along the roadside and sweating like mad with the hot weather? Check.

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Random Basil Pork Rice

How many can you eat?

How many can you eat?

we had the famous boat noodles near Victory Monument Centre before heading to the Chatuchak weekend market. the noodles were really good. the girls had about 5 bowls each. while the boys had about 8 bowls each. Each bowl cost 12 Baht (S$0.48). There you can choose either pork, beef or some sour dry noodle. I enjoyed the pork and beef bowls. you can also choose whatever type of noodle you like. Tasted really good with the chilli powder. Gives it a good kick.

Boat Noodles

Boat Noodles

The broth is super flavourful. Wishing for some right now.

Chatuchak

Chatuchak

No other photo inside Chatuchak because it was so sweltering hot that one hand was used to fan myself. and the other holding the shopping we had. hahaha. coconut ice cream to beat the heat. but it was rather substandard. the one from the other stall near the clock tower is much better imo. but still, anything cold on a hot day is always appreciated.

after Chatuchak, we visted Rot Fai Night Market, which i will blog about in another post. That place was a real treasure.

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Day 2 at Platinum! In other words, shopping heaven.

3 girls worth of shopping in about 4 hours. haha.

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lots of goodies inside 😀

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Snapchatting outside the toilet. haha.

we then headed for a much needed massage after combing the 5 floors of platinum mall at the usual place opposite Pantip Plaza. i dont normally spend on massage in Singapore because i cant justify the price. but here, i always get massages. $10 for 1hr of pure relaxation. haha.

after that we proceeded to Siam area for dinner at Som Boon Seafood. We went to the very new Siam Square One, where many of the cafes and japanese restaurants are. the mall is HUGE.

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The Hello Kitty Cafe is here too.

Curry Crab @ Som Boon Seafood

Curry Crab @ Som Boon Seafood

The Famous Curry Crab at Som Boon Seafood. they have about 7 outlets but this one is quite convenient as the mall is linked directed from Siam BTS station. the restaurant is also very fancy for Bangkok standards. we ordered a bunch of dishes and they were all good. i especially like the prawn/crayfish vermicelli (tang hoon) it was very flavourful and peppery.

the curry crab was something different. the gravy goes excellent with white rice. i expected abit more flavour though. we also ordered the oyster omelette which was packed full of flavour and they were very generous with the oysters too.

It costed us about S$15/pax for 7 people. Very value for money. We ordered two Medium servings of Curry crab and a whole lot of dishes.

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We went to a cafe at the same mall. Will blog about all the cafes we visited in a separate post.

Took the BTS/BRT home.

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Aftermath of shopping madness

Aftermath of shopping madness

after getting back home, the girls 2 girls then paraded their shopping hahaha.

#creeping behind the girls

#creeping behind the girls

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Bridge at Chong Nongsi Station. I believe this is the CBD Area. Where you can connect to the BRT, which is the bus service.

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Hobo #ootd

Hobo #ootd 

#Filters

#Filters

Felt like treating myself.

Felt like treating myself.

Kikkoman Soy Sauce

Kikkoman Soy Sauce

It was a very fruitful trip and i enjoyed myself thoroughly. Thank God that He kept us safe throughout. will talk more in the next post!

Los Angeles, The City of Angels

hello, i’m going to blog about the time i spent in L.A. i spent 6 weeks doing Summer School in UCLA last summer.

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Imagedoesnt the campus look so beautiful? well, that is compared to Singapore’s NTU. lol. but i was blown away by the spacious campus and the well groomed bushes and grass. it looked more like a park than a university for me. hahaha.Image

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Imagethe beautiful library that i never got to fully utilise to study at. but i visited the library on the last day of school just to take some photos. look at the nice ceiling? haha. far cry from Lee Wee Nam library. haha. sorry for comparing, but it is what it is. lol.

Imagethis was our living room area in our apartment. we had a spacious living room area with two sofas. but we used one of the sofas as an extra bed for joy. the apartment was cleaned out before we moved in so everything was nice and clean.Imagethe girl’s room. this was the first night when we got there. so we havent bought any bed sheets or pillows.Imagethe bathroom. the girls got to have the room that had a bathroom connected to it. which was nice of the guy to offer the room to us. Imageour kitchen/dining room area. the dining room table can only sit 4 people so we usually eat in the living room on the floor when we have more people.Imagewe had a well equipped kitchen. but there wernt any pots or pan so we had to buy everythingImagefirst dinner with new friends!Image

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Imagei believe this was the first day of school. haha. Image

Imageone of our movie nights. haha. we have a cinema within walking distance from our place so we headed there twice for a movie during our stay. haha. it’s quite interesting for me because each cinema only screens ONE movie for a duration. unlike in Singapore where there are a series of movies we can choose from to watch. haha.ImageImagei loved the weather there! so sunny but yet no humidity! it was pretty cooling and on somedays we actually lay on the grass and took naps. it was so amazing and fun. lol. cant do that in singapore. hahaha.Image

Imageour first homecooked dinner at home. we bought roasted chicken from Ralph’s and made spaghetti with cream sauce using canned mushroom soup. haha. Image

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Imagei like to call these pancake mornings. haha. weida made pancakes for us one morning for breakfast and they were awesome! and the amazing scrambled eggs. so goooood. loved eating the pancakes with nutella. bomb.ImageImage

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Imagesecond day in school at a class.Imageat one of the canteens for lunch in the sunImagelook our their legs. hahaha. all so muscular and tan.lol.ImageJoy and I on the 4th of july when we went to see fireworks!we had such an amazing time. will update more next!