Saturday, December 29, 2007

30 Dec 07 - X-mas Dinner

Just a short entry, as I've been heavily attacked by fever, and having exposed myself to our pharmacy's huge fan everyday is stopping me from recovering.

My boss had a wierd idea of going out for a dinner at the 24th Dec.
Daily life has been tiring enough and even though I dont feel like going, it might be good to participate in a once-per-year event.

So basically, we went to this restaurant that has a buffet system up.
You pick what you want, then choose either to steam or cook them.

You can even swallow it whole like what our grand master did, but according to the rumor, he end up visiting the toilet repeatedly.

We went right to the restaurant after a simple preparation.
The restaurant was located outside the central area, but the environment was clean. A very good place for a dinner.

We arrived around 7.30pm, the perfect time for a dinner, and the restaurant full of customers.

It's noticeable that most customers are working adults who either held a party here or celebrate Christmas with their co-workers as well.

This is probably the first time I was able to take a picture of our food, although it was a bit too late.

Featuring my boss on the left, and my co-worker on the right.

There's first time to everything, and I express my sincerest gratitude to my boss for the treat!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

07 Dec 22 - Congrats to Wanna and Charinwid


After a long chaotic political struggle, Thailand will finally have it's first Official Election tomorrow.
Having been in a "military government" ever since the coup led by Sonthik Bunyaratkarin,
every Thai citizen are looking forward to the election.
As for me, I dont really care who became the government, all I hope for is for the country
to be improved, from mediocrity, and for the 'Stock Exchange of Thailand' to rise.


And so after another day of work, my Mom informed me that there's this personal invitation from her friend.

It reads something like "We're happy to announce the wedding of Ms. Wanna and Mr. Charinwid. The wedding will be held at (blah blah blah)."

The invitation was sent weeks before the actual event, however, as work was pretty tiring I tend to forget about it.

On the day of the event, I went back home a bit late, as there were things that 'forced' us to resume our duties. To my surprise, it was already 6.30pm, and the event started at 7pm.
Realizing that it will take quite a while for me to dress up, I rushes.

Maybe it was my fault for not asking to take an early leave, but even though I'm dissatisfied from the improper treatment at work (especially how they tend to accuse me for something I never do all the time), I still feel grateful to them for opening my eyes.

I remember Mr. Charinwid but the bride was totally out of the question.
Gotta admit that she looks graceful, unlike how she normally looks like.

We're guided to a table which is nearly at the last row as we arrived late. It was, good actually, to be able to sit beside this cute one and play with him. We get to know each other, and as my Mr. Charinwid is also a pharmacist, I met various of people from the Health sector. Some whom I knew, and some whom I dont.

It was a good opportunity to get to know the Hospital-Health sector, especially people from Diethelm and Zulig.

Although we're supposed to arrive at 7pm, the actual event started at 8pm, so we did not lose any of these beautiful sights.

These pictures are zoomed pictures as we're at the back row, as previously stated.

It was quite an event, and the food was great, but as I still feel insecure to take pictures of the food, I guess there'll be no food photos this time.

Scene of the groom asking the bride "Will you marry me?"
The reply was "Oh my God!! I thought you'll never ask me that!"

As usual in every weddings, the couple will throw their flowers backward, and those who recieved it is said to be the next in the list.

I dont think that I reached the age yet, nor have I completed any of my goals and targets, wedding is totally out of the question for me.

Congratulations to Mr. Charinwid and Ms. Wanna and I hope you'll both live happily ever after!

PS : The restaurant is "To Huat Restaurant" in Had Yai, located in the '30 meter road'. The food is great there !

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

07 Dec 19 - Koyoti Caught?

The Stars did it again.

They claimed that a dam in Thailand broke due to Thai government's
bad management and causes Malaysia to be flooded. A complete
bullshit as the dam couldnt hold anymore rain water and spilled,
not 'pecah' as it was claimed by The Stars.

The Star, has been exaggerating whatever negative incident in Thailand,
including the 'suspicious bag' case in Had Yai. It's a shame how a famous
newspaper agency had to 'lie' to sell their news.

In Thailand's Motor Show Expo several days ago, one of the exhibitor hired a Koyoti to entertain the guest.

It is normal for Koyotis to go up the stage to dance.

However, this time, the Koyoti seem to overdid it by performing a 'sexual' dance on the stage.

This of course, instantly leads to the government's decision to 'ban' the particular company from entering the Motor Show again.

In the picture, the woman said that she did it because she was drunk.
Representative of the company claimed that the woman is not hired by them, and went up the stage as a 'guest'. It's a wonder why they did not stop the woman from performing her special dance while she was on stage.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

07 Dec 15 - Fake Eggs, becareful what you eat now!


During a recent raid on a wholesale centre in Guangzhou city, the capital of China 's Guangdong province, a large quantity of fake eggs was seized. Their wholesale price is 0.15 yuan (S$0.03) each - half the price of a real egg.

Consumers have a hard time telling a genuine egg from a fake one. This is good news for unscrupulous entrepreneurs, who are even conducting three-day courses in the production of artificial eggs for less than S$150.

A reporter with Hong Kong-based Chinese magazine East Week enrolled in one such course.

To create egg white, the instructor - a woman in her 20s - used assorted ingredients such as gelatin, an unknown powder, benzoic acid, coagulating material and even alum, which is normally used for industrial processes.

For egg yolk, some lemon-yellow colouring powder is mixed to a liquid and the concoction stirred. The liquid is then poured into a round-shaped plastic mould and mixed with so-called 'magic water', which contains calcium chloride.

This gives the 'yolk' a thin outer membrane, firming it up. The egg is then shaped with a mould. The shell is not forgotten. Paraffin wax and an unidentified white liquid are poured onto the fake egg, which is then left to dry.

The artificial egg can be fried sunny-side up or steamed. Although bubbles appear on the white of the egg, those who have tasted it say the fake stuff tastes very much like the real thing.

But experts warn of the danger of eating fake eggs. Not only do they not contain any nutrients, a
Hong Kong Chinese University professor warned th
at long-term consumption of alum could cause dementia.

To make the egg white, various ingredients, including a powder and alum, are mixed together.

The 'yolk' is shaped in the round mould. 'Magic water' containing calcium chloride is used.

Hard shells are formed by pouring paraffin wax and a liquid onto the egg, which are then left to dry.

These infos was sent to me by Lookkaew as usual, and it seems really interesting on how people struggles for idea.
Good as it may seem, but the downside to your health is not tolerable.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

13 Dec 2007 - How Kangaroo fights.

Every one fights.

Some fights are serious. (Happened in Thailand)

Some are only for movies.

Some goes with tongue fight.

Even animals.
But the good thing with animal fights are, they somehow looks cute.

I always wondered how Kangaroo fights after being infected by imaginary thoughts of Kangaroo with boxing gloves, and while browsing through my mails, I found these.

So now, at least I learned that Kangaroos knows how to 'headbutt' their opponent.

Monday, December 10, 2007

07 Dec 10 - Baby Soup?

Just a short update.

A friend linked me to this blog.
It was extremely gross and inhuman (I mean the post, not the blog owner).


(Warning, enter at your own risk!)

Saturday, December 8, 2007

07 Dec 09 : [Thailand] Father's Day

On the 5th December, Thai citizens celebrated their Father's Day according to King Bhumibol Adulyadej's birthday.

Only the sixth of his 61-year reign-- Ten thousand people wore pink and yellow shirt with the "royal emblem" to show their loyalty to the king. They camped around the
Grand Palace in Bangkok where the King would made his public appearance from the balcony of his ceremonial Throne Hall.

"Whether soldiers or civilians, (we) must be united, like our legs that must be united - which means one goes forward and one pushes back before moving forward.This way, we could walk without falling. Without unity, the country will face disaster." (Taken from AP's official site.)

Although the actual birthday of the King was 5th December, King Bhumibol had started his birthday speech ever since 3rd December, expressing concern for the nation's unity and the chaotic political situation.

The celebration went on for several days. The true unity is reflected as the Buddhists, Christians, Catolics, Muslims and Hindus religious leaders attended and held ceremony according to their own belief to pray for the King's health.

At about
8pm, after waiting for the correct 'feng shui' timing, the sygnal was released for every Thai citizen throughout the kingdom, to lit the candle they held in their hand and sang "For Father", a song composed to celebrate the King's birthday.

The above pictures was taken from the BBC news.

The pictures bellow are the pictures of the fireworks in Bangkok.

It's a shame that I'm still unable to travel according to my own will. Hopefully, as I mature, my experience will blow my fears away to travel to anywhere I want.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

07 Dec 04 - A day before the King's Birthday

A picture of the King when he was allowed to leave the hospital.

Tomorrow's supposed to be the King's Birthday and there should be a huge celebration everywhere.

Downside : 'harus bekerja.'

Well, gotta thanks my boss anyways.
He recently visited Kuala Lumpur and decided to share us some of his cookies.

I wonder how it taste.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

2007-Dec-2 Explosion in Police Post in Prakchinburi

This is something that happened in Prakchinburi's police post.
It happened on the 1st December 2007 on 8pm, yesterday.

The culprit had yet to be caught and the police are working hard to find the culprit.

I wonder what happened, there wasnt much details, but no one was injured.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

07-Nov-27 Roy Krakthong Festival.

Alas, the Roy Krakthong Festival is finally here.
I was really looking forward to the festival.

There was several area in Had Yai where the festival is held, but for mine, I decided to go to the Prince of Songkhla University which is filled with University students who were celebrating the festival.

I went to the area with my Mom after my work.
I thought the events are already over as..

There were a lot of people walking to the exit, and obviously they're part of the festival as...

They were carrying their 'decoration' out.

When we reached the 'float' area, we felt lucky as the Roy Krakthong area is still filled with people, it seems that we arrived at the right time.

The picture of King Bhumiphol, with a lot of Krakthongs in the pool.

There was a sturdy and classical stone bridge, linking the road to the building, and those pictures are what you can see from left and right.

The hall's filled with people, as well as several other interesting things. One of them would include these Krakthongs that won the University's prize.

These are the winners for Public Krakthongs.

Winner on the left, and the runner-up is on the right.

These are the Krakthong that won the consolation prize.

A lot of people were walking and watching the Krakthongs, but..
They were nothing compared to these Krakthongs who were made by the University Students for their project.

There were about 8 of them, but I couldnt take a picture of all of them because it's too crowded.
There was one Krakthong that I really liked, and it was my favourite.

This Krakthong generates an 'icy' smoke, which made it look beautiful. Obviously, it's a creation from the Technology team.

Heck, you can even see the Motherboard there.

In the hall, you can hear a nice tradisional Thai music. I look around the room and spotted these youngsters.

We continued and headed to the other side of the University.

There was quite a lot of interesting things in the display case, and these are some of them.

After having enough sight of a dead animals, we continued our journey.

There was quite a number of hawkers in the other side where the Festival is being held.
While we're having our dinner, it seems that another group of University Students were doing their 'acting' project.

I can say that it was quite interesting, but they surely messed up with their speakers. The sound suddently stopped working and the audiance couldnt hear a thing.

Finally after a while, we decided to go back.

We came across Southern Region's famous traditional play. I guess you can compare it with 'wayang' play, but the actors and singers already reflects the 'tradisionality' in it.

Well I guess that's it.
I heard there were several spot in Had Yai where the Roy Krakthong festival is being held, Prince of Songkhla University (The above) is one of the area, but I suppose there was another area for tourists.

Maybe I'll visit the place next year.
Hmm I wonder.