Friday, December 30, 2011

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Tun Tun @ VOA Radio program

I want to share my radio interview program with VOA which was aired on 13-nov-2011 and 14-nov-2011.



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ဓါတ္ပံုရိုက္ ဝါသနာပါလို႔ ဘေလာ့ဂါျဖစ္လာတဲ့သူက သူ႕ဘေလာ့မွာ ဘယ္လိုဓါတ္ပံုေတြတင္ေနလဲဆုိတာ ကုိ ဒီတပတ္ဘေလာ့ဂါေတြေျပာသမွ်မွာ မစုျမတ္မြန္က ကိုသားညြန္႔ဦးနဲ႔အတူ ေျပာျပပါမယ္၊

Interviewee: Blogger Ko Tun Tun (http://www.royal-myanmar.com/)

Tx. Date: 11-13-11 (Sunday AM1)
Rpt. Date: 11-14-11 (Monday PM)

EOS: 6’:14”
EOM: 6’:50”

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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Visit to Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok


Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the itineraries in my Bangkok trip. One of the world's largest weekend markets covers area of 70 rai (27 Acres) altogether divided into 27 Sections, contains more than 15,000 booths selling goods from every part of Thailand.


 I took sky train from Siam Paragon Station to get there. The one way ticket cost 35 Bahts.
I arrived there around 9 am. Some stalls still not yet open.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Take away Burmese lunch


These dishes were bought from one of the Burmese food stall from Kyaut Myaung Township, Yangon. I really enjoyed the curry prawn and vegetable soup. I think prawn from Myanmar is more tasty than the one available in Singapore. :)



Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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Khao San Road, Bangkok


Last photos of Grand place. Since it was still early to go back to hotel, I decided to visit Khao San Road which is famous among tourists. Also known as "paradise for backpackers". Because there are a lot of cheap accommodations, bars and night market.


 It was about 20 mins walking distance from Grand palace to Khao San road.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

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Dried Milk


I am not sure whether this food is available in other countries or not and no idea how to name it in English. So I simply call it Dried Milk. It is made from milk. You can eat raw or fried.



After you had fried, sprinkle sugar on it.



Camera - Canon550D

Monday, December 12, 2011

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Visit to Wat Arun Temple, Bangkok #1


This is Wat Arun temple also known as 'Temple of Dawn'. It is located opposite to Wat Pho Temple. You need to take ferry boat 3Baht person at Tha Thien pier. When I was on my way to Tha Thien pier, one Tuk Tuk driver approached me and said


Saturday, December 10, 2011

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Weekend cooking #8


I cooked this dishes a few months ago. Fried chicken, crab meat curry, fried vegetable and fish ball curry.


My meal must has at least one vegetable dish. If not, I don't feel like eating.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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Visit to Wat Pho Temple @ Bangkok #1


 After passing the wet market and flea market, I arrived at Wat Pho temple. There was no entrance fee for Wat Pho. But If you want to go inside and see the Reclining Buddha, you need to pay 50 Baht.


Monday, December 5, 2011

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Food Photography #2



I dare not eat that roasted little pig. Other said the skin is crispy and delicious.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

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Christmas Decoration @ Orchard Road & Vivo City#1



It is still 20 more days to Christmas. It was raining on that time. Actually, I was thinking of taking Singapore Christmas decoration photos on Christmas day itself. But today, It happen to me to go near Orchard area, so I decided to take early Christmas decoration photos.




Thursday, December 1, 2011

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Burmese Lunch at Yangon


 I think this Myanmar restaurant is quite popular in Yangon. There were a lot of guests. It is located at Than Lyin. I had my lunch here after visiting Than Lyin Yay Lal Kyauk Tan Pagoda (သံလွ်င္ ေရလည္ေက်ာက္တန္း ဘုရား)


Those curries were tasty especially Markerel. But there were only a few free side-dishes compare to Burmese restaurant in Mandalay.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Singapore Orchid garden


Orchid garden is located inside the Singapore Botanic garden. The entrance fees is $5. If you are a student, you can get the ticket for $1. But you need to show student card issued by school. The school can be from any country.



Friday, November 25, 2011

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Food Photography #1

Deep Fried Fish n Rice  (Just Acia @ Dhoby Ghaut interchange)


Fried Calamari / Seafood (TCC)

Spicy Chashu Ramen (Ajisen)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

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Visit to Grand Palace, Bangkok #2



Apart from Emerald Buddha, there are a few of historical buildings like museum inside the Grand Palace. 



Monday, November 21, 2011

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A kitten called Pi Pi (2010-Nov to 2011-Nov-19)


We have our own cats at home and two cats, Pi Pi and her mom, at our shop.  These cats are not stray. Their owner house is 2 building away from our shop.

My sister love the mother cat and used to feed her. After a while, the mother cat never go back to her owner. Always stay at our shop.  During 2010 Nov, she gave birth a female kitten,Pi Pi,  at our shop.  So, we have two cats in our shop. Pi Pi, dumb cat but not deaf, she cannot make a sound "Meow" like other cats but she can hear if someone calls her name "Pi Pi". So poor thing. My sis sent Pi Pi and her mom to Vet for sterilization.



 I met Pi Pi during my holiday August 2011.She has a very beautiful eyes (like wearing a spectacles) and really playful. She like to tease her mom, bite slipper and follow when we pass by.  When I taking these photos, I didn't think that this would be my last photo session with her. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

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Visit to Grand Palace, Bangkok #1


My plan for that day was to visit all the famous pagodas in Bangkok. After having breakfast in hotel, I flagged the taxi and asked -
Me - Grand Palace
Driver - Huh?
Me - Wat Phra Kaew
Driver - Huh?
Me - This one. (Luckily, a photo of grand palace is in the Bangkok map to show him.)



In spite of being a meter taxi, he quoted the price. This is what some taxi drivers in Bangkok do to tourist. But sometimes, it can be cheaper than using meter. Because Bangkok traffic jam is really horrible and unpredictable. I had an experience, stuck for about 30 mins and the meter jumped up to a few hundred Bahts.

Friday, November 18, 2011

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Food hunting in Mandalay

Their kitchen.

I had posted about this stall in (2010). These photos were taken this year 2011-Aug.
So I think I don't need to mention about this stall again.





Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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Bangkok Trip #1


The flight was landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport. It is a huge airport and should be the most busiest airport in South East Asia.  I also heard this tower is the world tallest Air traffic control tower.











We reached the airport around 5:30pm. My plan to get to the city is by airport train from airport to city. Unluckily, there is no train schedule for the time we arrived. So I have to hire a taxi to go to the city.







Since it was quite hard to get a taxi at that time, we splitted into two groups and hunted for a taxi. I told the taxi driver the place (hotel) I wanted to go. He quoted me 700 Baht. Finally, we agreed with 500 Baht. So I asked him to fetch another group of (3 persons) at Arrival Hall. It seem like he understood what I told him and I thought he was driving to Arrival hall.

As this was my first time visit to Bangkok, I was not familiar with the place and no idea where he was driving. But it seem to be leaving from Airport and I saw a lot of Navigation Board "To Bangkok City". So I told him, "You need to pick 3 more persons". Here is our funny conversation :)

Me - You need to pick 3 persons
Driver - No , 500 Baht (He thought I was asking for discount 500 to 300 Baht)
Me - I told you to drive arrival hall to pick 3 more persons, You forgot huh?
Driver - Cannot 300, 500 Baht :)

He kept saying 500 Bath and driving to the city. So I decided to stop arguing with him. I just  drew a picture of 3 humans standing beside the flight on paper and showed him. Then he realized and said "Ai Yah" impatiently and drove the taxi back to the airport again.
It was very funny language problem, that I encountered during my entire trip.  Finally, our group reunited and heading to the Bangkok city again. :)



 This is the tallest building in Bangkok. The hotel I stayed is very near to this building.


It took quite a while to find the hotel because of the night market which blocked the street and the hotel.  But I am very sure the hotel is just nearby. Since it was quite hard to drive inside the market street, I asked him to drop by here and find the hotel by walking through the night market street by our own. I don't want to waste his petrol anymore. :D

 But he didn't seem to understand what I said and kept driving slowly on the night market street and still looking for the hotel. Since he refused/didn't understand, I let him drive until his petrol run out. :)






At last, he managed to find the hotel and I paid him 500 Baht. The travelling time from the airport to the city was longer than what it supposed to be. I was thinking, he might want to charge me a little bit more if he knew how to speak it in English. :D

As soon as we arrived hotel, we checked in our room. I booked 1 triple room through Agoda online booking but when I checked the room, it was 1 double room. So I went to reception and talked to her, "Give me one triple room". She looked so impatient and said "No triple room, Later put extra bed". When I kept saying "Give me one triple room" showed voucher to her, she just repeat "No triple room, Later put extra bed".  Actually I should get a triple room according to my booking. It is more expensive than double room with extra bed. They prioritize walk-in guest and neglect the online booking guest. Very stupid. Since we cannot communicate well, I had to accept that double room for my entire stay (total 8 nights) in Bangkok.





Forget about the bad experience with the staff in the hotel, the hotel is conveniently located among the shopping malls, night market and wholesale clothing market. I saw a few guests (clothes re-seller) use this hotel as a storage place for their clothes which bought from nearby wholesale market. Let me explore the market next day.



It was around 7:30pm and dinner time. We put our luggage inside the room and walked toward the night market.


First meal in Bangkok - I think this noodle costs 40 Baht. It is similar to Myanmar Shan noodle but the taste is not so great.


I ate this grilled fish almost everyday from the vendor at #1 photo. The price is consistent and bigger fish. :)   One fish is around 60 to 80 Baht depending on the size. Its smell is really good because they put lemon grass inside the body of the fish. And the sauce for the fish is just like the one in Myanmar.


This papaya salad vendor got long queue and the salad he made was really nice. He put rice noodle (Mont Ti) and marinated crab inside the salad.


That little portion of noodle cannot fulfill my hunger. So I continued next round.
(Papaya salad, Chicken rice, Mango with sticky rice)





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