Showing posts from January, 2016

Best Hotels In The World 2016

I know I am like a Google Queen as I surf the internet almost every week. My hands are very itchy to seek all the cheapest flights on budget airlines besides all the lowest hotel prices. Today I had lunch with my Japanese clients who treated me to dine at Isetan's Menya Musashi. They were shocked to hear that I just returned from Tokyo a month ago and would  head to Osaka next month. They were speechless to hear how cheap
I could get for the flights and good hotels.
We have to be smart sometimes to read the minds of Tony Fernandes and hoteliers who have to throw prices randomly to prevent loses. Anyways, I received email from TripAdvisor today about their announcements on the WORLD's BEST HOTELS 2016 rankings. I thought that I should share them here just for knowledge even though I would never stay at these swanky hotels. The only 2 countries that would always offer cheap 5 Star hotels are China and Indonesia. I have done that many times and fully convinced.

The photos below …

My Birthday 2016 - A Quiet Affair

Every year, all my life, I have been blessed with birthday gatherings with family and friends that could last 3 nights and 2 weekends. It is not that I am so popular or famous but just that I have been doing that as an excuse to catch up with close buddies. We all needs friends to be happy and supportive with each other through thick and thin, till our old age (If I do reach that age)

This year was the first time, I had no celebrations actually as the mourning period of my late mum has not reached one year. I strictly observe the importance of mourning our parents. That would be that for whole year, one should never attend big auspicious gatherings like weddings, birthdays, house warmings and even baby's full moon parties. This is in adhere with the known facts of the Law of Universe and not mere taoism beliefs. Many folks misunderstood this matter.

I have personally witnessed a closed relative whose family are staunch Christians. They do not have beliefs in choosing dates and my …

Beautiful Fridge Magnets

This morning I opened the 2 refrigerators and took a good look on its upper doors. At one glance, I could quickly recall the happiest days in Shanghai and Japan. I seldom shop much in overseas so I would buy souvenirs like cute fridge magnets for myself. They are cheap and light to carry besides giving them to friends who would love to collect them without even visiting the place.

 I rearranged the fridge magnets' positions and my door look vibrant again. I love the Chinese Opera's Magnet the most as it is unusual and cost me a bomb. It is made of soft rubber with movable parts to remind me of the happy Winter days strolling in Shanghai. We walked along the Bunds every night, enjoying the scenic view of Pudong and cruising boats along Huangpu River.

The 2nd fridge's door contains assorted magnets given by my friends. I have not visited Boracay, Rome, Paris and others. I even kept the piece given by the famous Sibu blogger. I wonder how many readers collect the magnets an…

Latest TOYOTA City Showcase @ Tokyo

We finished our visit to Tokyo Disney Sea and headed to Odaiba for an emergency purchase of my new pair of shoes. Earlier on, I jumped too much and my soles tore apart at Disney Sea. Oh wait, I have not posted the photos of my Disney Sea trip yet. Let me share my craze for the TOYOTA cars which I have highest regards for its long lasting engines and power. I never owned a Toyota but would love to have one someday.

This is not a paid post & all opinions are solely mine. 

 01. This is the entrance to the Toyota City Showcase which is very  huge and impressive! I spent a long time inside and forgot about dinner. It has been my lifetime dream to visit any Japanese car's mega cities ever since my brother had a stint at the Suzuka Circuit when he was the right hand man to the deceased son of Tan Sri Loh Boon Siew. The older generation might remember Loh Kah Kheng who committed suicide and that was my brother's boss! His Honda days inspired me a lot and I had the chance to drive …

Visit To The Great Buddha Of Kamakura

It was drizzling all day in Tokyo and we made a
day trip to visit this quaint & lovely Kamakura city.
It is located 50 kilometers south of Tokyo, by the
famous Sagami Bay amongst several green mountains.
Kamakura was an ancient capital with a very rich
Shogunate history and a very popular resort today
for all Japanese folks & tourists, who also visit the
many Zen Buddhist & Shinto Shrines,
little & neat traditional shops and the beach resort.
It's like a perfect quick getaway for the
stressed & hardworking people living in Tokyo.

 01. My best tour guide, CFO and COO planned the itineray
that we should take this cute choo-choo Electric Train to Kamakura.

 02. She got the "Visit Chops" on paper as a good remembrance.

 03. The most famous Buddhist shrine is the Amitabha Buddha's
Bronze statue at the temple grounds of Kotoku-in.
This is the entrance to the 14th century historical site
of The Great Buddha Of Kamakura.

 04. All the temples in Japan ha…