Saturday, August 30, 2008

BN, go fly kite lar.....

Barisan Nasional. please for the sake of your own survival.....accept the truth, face reality, and go fly kite.

the more you resist, the more damage it'll do to your ownself. say bye bye to private jets and APs and istana zakaria for a while, and accept defeat gracefully.

the people of malaysia have rejected your administration.
so now quickly take a bow and leave the stage, and use the spare time to figure out how to keep your bank accounts secret.

the people have finally realized the power of democracy lies in their hand.
and the people want to give an alternative administration a chance to run this country like the way it should be.
if this alternative administration could not fulfill their promises to make malaysia a better country...........out they go in the next GE.

try to control the dissent by blocking a website, how stupid are you, really? instead of wasting time blocking an anti-gomen blog, why dont you spend the time looking for a brain on e-bay?

najib. sorry, YAB Najib. you think swearing on a Quran cant convince us that you're free from all the allegations thrown against you ah? you have the balls to swear in the name of Allah, why dun you use half the balls to appear in court to answer the allegations without handicapping the judiciary and making people disappear?

hey sleeping beauty, wake up lar abang oooi!!! people hate you lar, people despise you lar, people no want you to be our pm lar.......dont you get it?!

MCA ah peks oooooi.......unshackle yourself and break loose lar. oh wait, a dog is nothing without it's master. go eat your shit lar. want to represent malaysian chinese konon, its already an open secret that MCA is as corrupt and utterly useless than it's partner.
again, want to represent malaysian chinese konon, dont embarass us lar MCA....go fly kite lar.

MIC......ah neh Samy!!!!! you tak tau malu punya kah?!?! lu janji itu maika share mana pigi??
lu janji itu highway boleh bagus apasal retak lagi?? lu janji bagi duit kita orang bagi konsesi bikin highway, lepas tu mau bayar gantirugi dengan duit kita orang sama dia lagi apasal??

Gerakan.....number 1 clown in malaysia Dr Koh PhD (later he angry i dun address him as PhD holder)...........penangites threw you into the sea between island and jerejak already lar. you brought so much shame to penangites, people ridicule you cukup-cukup in their AGM, summore you go and defend them. what the fug is wrong with you?! tak dak chun-doi ah??!!
BN already think you are a liability, and the people think you are a lame clown......with all the PhD lar, Masters degree should know what to do lar........go fly kite lar!!!!!!

finally, to Barisan Alternatif........
you better do this properly, no violence, no riots.
kill racism. kill corruption. kill cronyism.
you made a vow to restore dignity to us malaysians.
we gave you the support and votes that you needed.
now, make us proud to be malaysians again.

otherwise, you can go fly kite also with the BN goons come next election.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Chiang Mai - part 1

Wat Doi Suthep, the proud symbol of Chiang Mai.
it claims to house Lord Buddha's Relic within the confines of this magnificent temple. legend has it that the location of this was determined by a blessed elephant. an ancient siamese king put Lord Buddha's Relic on the back of this elephant, and set it free to wander. the elephant came to this spot, trumpeted, and died. and here Wat Doi Suthep was built.

Chiang Mai, the northern most major city of Thailand.
i was there for 5+1 days. plus 1 because i had to miss my stupid flight home.

was suppose to be going with a group of friends, but they had other priorities, or maybe its just me. what the heck, i had so much fun going alone. hahahaha.......

so, here are the photos .... in chronological order....

she shy

return tix to chiang mai, rm270 all in.
thank you air asia for making flying cheap, and *uncomfortable.

only airasia serves direct flight between KL and chiangmai, and only 1 flight per day, much to my dismay when i missed my flight home...hahaha.

airbus A320, a modern mid-range wide body bird

A320 exposing herself upon touching down

touching down in chiangmai international airport just before noon local time.
fortunately for us, we were 20 minutes ahead of schedule, coz just about when i lined up to get my passports stamped, several more flights came in, bringing several hundred people lining up at the 8 lanes immigration counter.

took a cab to my guesthouse.

the Gongkaew Huenkum Chiangmai Home

the gongkaew was my home away from home for 5 nights.
its freaking cheap, rm25/dorm bed, rm65/queen room, and rm85/queen + single bed.
its clean. its beautiful. its perfect.

actually, i gathered a lot of useful information from nicolekiss's blog prior to my visit to chiangmai. so, i strongly recommend those who want to do a bit of traveling around indo-china,
please go to her blog and read about what she has to say, since she's covered most of indo-china already.

right after i checked in myself and freshened up, i hit the streets.
chiangmai is a very easy city to navigate yourself around.
chiangmai is an ancient walled city. with a defensive wall built around the city, and a moat to keep enemies out.
part of the walls and the moat remain as signatures of chiangmai.
with the moat as the rectangular perimeter of the city, its near impossible to remain los
t inside the city.

*courtesy of nicolekiss

armed with a simple tourist map, and a good sense of bearing, you're good to go.
every tourist attraction within city walls is just walking distance away. i strongly suggest visitors to equip themselves with a really comfy pair walking shoes.
tuk-tuks or any other form of public transport is not a necessity at this point. walking is the best way to smell the roses.

a quick research on wikitravel reveals that chiangmai is home to over 300 temples!!!
which i found it impossible to doubt, since there is like a temple at every corner of a street. an
d mind you these temples are not small ok? most of the temples' history spans over hundreds of years. some have a lot of bling-blings, and some have huge-huge structures that is nothing less than jaw-dropping impressive!!!

despite my mild interest in history and structures, it is impossible to visit every temple there is in chiangmai, and trust me, your interest wanes significantly after visiting 5-6 temples......

i believe this is Wat Phra Singh

a very typical layout of the temple ground, 2 halls in perpendicular direction to each other, and a pagoda behind it.

some holy ceremony here, but i have no idea what its about. but it looks really important.

very beautiful

wat chedi luang which is one of my favorites, this is a significantly important temple for chiangmai, not only for its impressive 80+m pagoda, but also its history.

*to be continued.................Chiang Mai Night Bazaar!!!