This city has changed so much that over the past 20 years it's been surrounded by many high rise buildings. Behind the modern glamour, the city has become less safe than 20 years ago. I was warned from not showing my personal belongings in the street. Yet, more and more taxi drivers asked for a flat fee instead of metered charges. After all, I still enjoy my time in KL, especially in seeing some old friends.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Had a tough time with the room for a bathroom problem that the toilet bowl had some influx of dirty water coming in from another pipe. So the front office promptly upgraded to this suite, but another "water" problem came - the wall cried over night (photo 6). Quite sad to see this hotel running down in this way. Was once my preferred choice and in the old days I could just pay S$130 (when it's still 2.5 to US$). Back then it was a Westin managed hotel. However, the convenience is still a factor for me to choose this one after so many years.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
I'd prefer cooking some simple dishes during festivals so that we can remember where we came from. So I made steamed spare ribs in garlic and black beans and stir fried celery with pan fried fish patty in slices. This year I made some sticky rice dumpling as dessert. So many years ago I used to make it a lot for my grand ma.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
The coffee culture and western cuisine have been growing rapidly in Taipei but I really can't appreciate this kind of food and drink places. Apparently the menu and the deco. resembles The Classified. I'd prefer the classic style of Taiwanese tea house. This coffee alley has been a talk of town in HK with long lines. After I tried this one in Taipei, I found it very disappointing. The coffee is too milky and their signature berry frosty drink too sweet (and the funny thing the shop waitress warned me of this drink being very sour as it's a berry). The waffle isn't good either - the inside isn't done well and the outside is just a look as if it was quite crispy. It wasn't at all. I'd just go back to those classic Taiwanese restaurants.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Centre Point soi 15, Langsuan and this Wireless Road were my regular choices in the very early days of BKK visits. Even held some conference and liaise my business associates to hold conferences for these few branches, in addition to bringing friends and family to stay here. When I looked at this Centre Point, I often recall how my nephew got surprised to see an apt. with a balcony to feel like standing out in the sky with an open view that there weren't any buildings blocked right in front of you in a few feet.
This Wireless branch has renamed herself to Grande Centre point Ploenchit. The room has been renovated but the bath room is still the same. The good thing of staying here is the convenient location with Central Embassy and the Ploenchit station. The gym is somewhat too small and congested though the pool area is nice to check out.