time to breathe

After more than a month of late nights, stress, panic, mega sian-ness, [ stubborn and non-growing follicles ]..... I can finally throw work away and go on my trip! Just to have constantly remind myself that the world will not collapse if I am not around! Just have to tell myself that this is ONLY a job! Land of Night Markets..... Here I come!!!!  

Tough week

Want to slow down and smell the roses only to find myself in a speedboat that's at full speed with the destination hardly in sight. Turns and detours in the huge ocean is making me sea sick. When will the week end.... In fact, when will I see my destination... Another cryptic entry by ME. Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

Absolutely mood-less

I am absolutely mood-less. Must be the weather. Physically in office... But mind's wandering. -- Sent from my mobile device

Yummy coconut tart from honglim...

It's been such a long time my friend... Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

urban retreat - BKK Getaway 2011

A trip to the land of smiles will never be complete without a visit to the spa. I used to frequent Baan Dalah MindBody Spa @ the Sukhumvit Soi 8 for their foot massage. This spa is lovely, convenient for where i stayed and reasonably priced.  But for this trip, i wanted to try some place more lush. Googled before the trip and found a couple... and settled for Urban Retreat as it's the cheapest of the lot. There are 3 outlets in central Bangkok, all of which are along the BTS Sukhumvit line. I chose the newest outlet, right at the doorstep of Asoke BTS station, made a reservation via their online form, and was quite impressed at how quickly they responded to confirm my booking. All these in a matter of 2 hours. :) True to their name, upon walking through the doors behind their counter, it felt like you have just entered  a retreat away from urban bangkok. You will be brought through what seems like a maze with multiple doors .... kinda like a sense of mystery as well! SImple an

sawasdee hotel @ sukhumvit soi 8 - BKK getaway 2011

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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