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sawasdee hotel @ sukhumvit soi 8 - BKK getaway 2011

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This was a very impromptu trip as Hubz wanted to get out of the stifling environment here, at the same time to celebrate my birthday. Yet, we did not want to spend too much. Hence, we decided take a risk to stay @ a budget hotel. Sawasdee Hotel @ Sukhumvit Soi 8 is part of the Sawasdee Hotels group which has quite a number of hotels across bangkok and pattaya. They are also the sister to the Woraburi hotel group... another popular group in Thailand. I admit i was a little apprehensive with this choice of hotel especially when the pictures on the web of some of their older properties were seriously not appealing at all. Simply not up to standard. And.. all i can picture is sleaze. The only reason i agreed to this is coz the hotel @ Sukhumvit Soi 8 just opened in oct last year... and so far, had good reviews on tripadvisor. Moreover, soi  is quite convenient for us since staying @ Citadines Soi 8 during our last trip. Guess my apprehension was unfounded as this quaint little hotel is

Strangely comforting

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a lovely evening

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Ok.. like my work... i am actually having a backlog of entries. I was looking at the photos I have taken over the past few months... and realized that there's so much to share... yet not had the time to do so. On 8 May, I had the pleasure of attending a good friend's wedding @ Capella , Sentosa. It was my first time @ Capella, and have heard lots of good stuff about it, and that it made a very good location for that perfect wedding. Well... i would say it sure lived up to it's reputation. Rustic architecture amid the island' s greenery, giving one a sense of tranquility right from the drive up to the hotel. The ballroom was one of it's kind... circular, pillarless with pretty dome shaped high ceilings. The environment played a very important role in bringing out the love that was floating in the air. It was simple, yet very beautiful. Beautiful not because of how the place was dressed up to be... but coz i could truly feel the love. The way the groom looked at

renewed optimism

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After a year's hiatus from regularly visiting my gynae, we finally decided it was time to re-start that routine. It is not always something I enjoy, given each visit usually takes up about 2 to 3 hours. Well... as in previous posts... I am embracing this TTC journey with renewed optimism... so why not share this " (re)new(ed) journey" here. After 2 rounds of clomid and a laproscopy... we thought we should probably start on what's naturally the next course of action, which is SuperOvulation (SO) and possible intrauterine insemination (IUI).  So our visit to Dr F last satty was just to do some routine checks... in case during the course of the previous year, some weird stuff have started to grow in me... also to prepare him for our intentions. My womb was given a good bill of health (Yay!!)... and to our pleasant surprise... Dr F found a little follicle growing. As I was in day 10 of my cycle... we were all quietly excited and secretly hoping that this little bud will

Daily brew

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Yup.. That's my daily brew. :) Powdery, bitter, comes with a very strong herbal smell...and equally hard to swallow. That's my daily beverage prescribed by my tcm doc. Happy drinking....:) Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

simple pleasures

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Spending some quiet time away from home... :) Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

an interesting journey?

Thanks to Bear, we managed to snag a couple of complimentary tics to " Voyage de la Vie " .  Always had the intention to watch it, but since it is the resident theatrical show @ RWS, I thought... what's the hurry. Well...since I have never watched any other mega scale circus such as Cirque du Soleil, neither did I take the trouble to read any reviews on the show... hence, I pretty much did not have any expectations. It was already a bonus that Hwa was willing to go for the show with me on a "schoolnight". :) We were sitting at the front few rows... and when the show started... we were pleasantly surprised by how the the cast "mingled" with the audience when they made their entrance, although I secretly wished they will leave me alone. Voyage de la Vie, in french means " Journey of Life", where it depicts the story of Boy (Jonathan Leong) and his experience while growing up. I loved the set and the pyrotechnics. I loved the gymnastics perfo