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The Unseen Chengdu

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This is the last post about my trip to Chengdu which contains some random photos.  You can say that it is my lazy short cuts to wrap up my China's trip before I fly off.



 1. "Wide & Narrow Lane" (Kuan Zhai Xiangzi) ~  This is another preserved ancient hub which is a very posh & upscale  neighbourhood like Bangsar with rows of traditional shops & trendy cafes.  You will walk on the original granite slab paths which the warriors of  The 3 Kingdoms have traveled on horse carriages.  Their wall murals are so interesting!



2. Mount Emei Bus Station - It was a 4 hour long wait for our bus and the freezing temperature was 1 Celcius. I took out my Maggi's Cup Noodles to pamper myself.  The curry flavour was Oomph! Enak Rasa nya!




3. This couple had a big terrible fight and shouted their lungs out swearing all ancestors!  Suddenly his mobile phone rang and all forgotten.




4. The Starbucks in downtown Chengdu is fully decorated with Chinese Antiques!




5. All the subwa…

"Yummy" Jiupin Street @ Chengdu

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This will be my 2nd last post about Chengdu - China and it covers the yummy snack food sold along the famous Jiupin Street. Its existence dated far back to the Qin Dynasty during the reign of The 3 Kingdoms. Some granite paths and concrete walls are still there.


1. This short food street is located outside the areas of the Emperor Liu Bei's Mausoleum. It measures at a winding 200 metres long and attracts thousands of local Chinese folks who would throng the narrow lane daily.




2. This is the prominent landmark arch that connects to the next trendy hub of Jin Li Street. I will not be posting it because it looks similar to other ancient streets in China. You can google "Jin Li Street" images.



3. The food sold here were all Sichuan's hot and spicy snacks besides the roasted exotic meats of animals. 



4. They have sweet tooth! They eat lots of sugar coated snacks after having the fiery spicy hot pots that could spit flames from your mouth.



5. The skewed fruits sticks …

Cosplay 2013 @ KLCC

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The older I get, the more my wife would drag me to indulge the lifestyles of the young and trendy ones. I joined the gang to watch the Cosplay and Anime fans who flocked by the thousands to KLCC in December 2013.




1. This was an eye opener to see hundreds of supporters cheering for their friends who competed the online games live on stage. It was so exciting and thrilling to hear thunderous screams & cheers!





2. What do you call these Action Heroes? They looked so macho and ready to save the earth!






3. This half naked guy held a huge weapon and pretended it was SO HEAVY by bulging his abs!





4. He looked nice like a cross Penguin Robot. Anyone knows this character's name?






5. They had so many booths doing rousing business that catered to every fans' needs and whims. These characters looked so Gay where the 2 males were always intimate and in under wears etc. In reality, I saw some guys that really imitated them inside the convention hall.





6. This group was very popular and came…

Everyone Is Flying

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I had to buy my special priced bullet train tickets for my trip next weekend.  I went to the recent MATTA Fair at the Putra World Trade Centre and it was so packed  with thousands of holiday makers. My first visit to this fair was like 10 years ago  and it was at smaller scale then. This 2014's fair was expanded many folds  and made me speechless!


We both brought an aunt & her rich husband who tagged along to look see while  we purchased our train tickets. Tourists visiting Japan could only purchase  discounted fares outside of Japan and that's a bit strange to me.  We could always use our passports to prove our foreigner status to purchase them  inside Japan but they don't allow.



We had to wait for so long to get our tickets as we were the first customer  looking for train tickets to tour the regions of Kyushu Island while everyone else  aimed at the popular Osaka & Tokyo areas.



The whole travel fair was like a colourful carnival with so many freebies and mascots…

Yongling Mausoleum @ Chengdu - China

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I still rate myself as a "Hopeless Blogger" who often overlooked in updating my own posts until some kind bloggers would kick my ass to start moving. I can never blog and post at their mighty speed! At least I am a good supporter and busybody who would pry into almost all blogs daily. Pat my head! I love to read blogs more than unreliable newspapers. These days I only trust their Obituary Ads in newspapers.
I checked my photos and got a little shock that I could still post another 2-3 topics about my recent visit to Chengdu in China besides the recent visit to see the local Cosplay @ KLCC, Penang Trip and also the crazy MATTA Fair.


Now I will be sharing about this visit to another royal tomb of Emperor Wang Jian (Year 847-918) who ruled during the ancient Shu Dynasty. This royal tomb is the only Emperor's Tomb that was built in China, above the ground and accessible from the road. All the others were buried many storeys below the ground level and topped up with huge clu…