發乎情之心澄*心情*深情隨筆


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太辛苦了,再者,要我跟同事share一個房間,我不會考慮...

Joe好像突然意識到在他面前的是位女同事(可惡!原來他們都沒有當我是女人),就在那天晚上他給我發了一個email,說他為我多訂了一個房間,要我準備隨他們出發.是強迫嗎?你是老闆,只要你覺得有需要,我當然會聽你的,何況你答應了我的條件.

不過我還是討厭10多小時的飛行,討厭時差帶來的疲倦,討厭跟著3個沒有風度的男人出差,更討厭日以繼夜通宵達旦的應酬活動.

我還是沒好氣的上機了.

有人坐長途機,上機前一晚會不睡覺,以便在飛機上睡,打發時間,自問怎麼也不能捱夜,否則後果不堪設想.我習慣帶一本平日抽不出空來讀的小說,這次我選了Yoshi的"もっと、生きたい".有人評這部網上小說內容感動,有人評這是垃圾,如此極端的評價,我當然很有興趣認識這部小說.

吃吃,喝喝,睡睡,看看書,睡睡,再吃,再喝,小睡...然後我發現另一樣我討厭的--LA機場.

為了行李和機場效率的問題生了一場悶氣,辦過手續後,匆匆趕到登機閘.天!我第一次乘前面有2個螺旋槳轉轉轉的那種小型飛機 ^O^ 機內最多容納大概20-30人,機艙有那麼多的行李,還可以飛,好厲害! @_@(很大鄉里吧) 大概一個小時的飛行,僅夠你喝杯水,望望遠處有如浮遊在半空披著白雪的山峰,地面和藍天之間夾著一層土黃色的空氣層(是空氣污染-_-#),地下長長的海灘形成的海岸線,轉眼小型飛機到達San Diego.

a0032771_2327586.jpg多美麗寧靜的一個沿海城市,天氣極好的星期5的早上,從機場出來,taxi經過的地方都是海邊,很多游艇停著,有人拖狗散步,我覺得這裡比較像一個渡假小鎮,很relax.

舒舒服服的睡了一個下午,旁晚時分3個男人開始出動.他們比我早一個星期來出席第一個conference,這天第一個conference完結,難得有假期.租了部車,我們開車在海邊兜風.入夜後買了漢堡飽充飢,開20分鐘的車南下邊境,勇闖墨西哥.倘若不是跟這3個哇鬼出外公幹,恐怕這一生也不會想到踏足墨西哥. ^^;;

據說墨西哥治安不好,所以哇鬼們叮囑車門一定要上鎖,車窗要關上,倘若下車,離開車子時間不可以太長云云. @_@ 車子在邊境附近小鎮兜著,可以看到房屋和街道明顯地跟在美國看到的不同.墨西哥人大都是黑黑的,身形較大,可以"嚇得人".偶爾下車嘗嘗路邊熟食檔的tacos,別有一番風味. :P

回程時,駐美邊境檢查員檢查每輛車上所有乘客的護照.馬來西亞哇鬼Kevin擁有3本護照,帶來兩本不重要的,卻把有美國visa的一本遺留在酒店房間,當場被警察叫下車,扣留在邊境.眾人大為緊張,留下澳洲哇鬼陪伴Kevin,其餘人飛車過境往酒店替他取來護照.

聽說我們走了沒多久,邊境那些傢伙"凶"他說:你好像站在這裡很久了.你認為你的朋友真會回來?15分鐘之內他們沒來到,你就要被遣返墨西哥!! Kevin怕得要命,卻死好命,結果當然是我們在15分鐘內成功營救人質.這個笑話在conference期間一直流傳,成為一時"佳話".
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by angelali | 2005-05-13 23:04 | 縱橫四海
年初五

爸爸帶我過大海食葡國雞... la la la

過年連續數天呆在家,這天終於決定到戶外走走,一行6人過大海--澳門.

碼頭人很多,過半數是國內自由遊隊伍.船公司採先到先上船的制度,就是無論你買甚麼時間的票,早來了就可以先上船.這是甚麼邏輯和理由?在旅游旺季,這樣的行政管理手段和安排,根本就是失當和失敗,不但造成旅客不便,更造成航班秩序大混亂.我們都是受影響的部份人,尤其是有老人家同行,人多擠逼混亂,還要人東奔西跑的實在過份,搞了半個多小時才被安排上另外一班船,身邊已經有好幾個家庭的男人在爆粗罵著.

a0032771_17535779.jpg這次頗算幸運,剛到達澳門碼頭,大家正在煩著如何開始旅程,就遇上當地旅行社的導游向我們游說,由於拖著老人家自由游實在有點兒困難,而且當地導游的價錢合理(半天大概4小時才HK$800,午飯時間不計算在內,專車接送,全程導游講解). DEAL! 就上了他的小型觀光客貨車開始旅程.

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一般的旅游點以前都到過了,就是從來沒有到過主教山和路環.主教山上的教堂很美,聽說很多人新人喜歡到那裡舉行結婚儀式,從教堂前院可以望見澳門旅游塔和山下的風景.至於路環,著名的黑沙海灘的沙現在一點都不黑,據說是因為許多年來混了別的海沙,令原來的顏色不再,可是海灘依然很美.浪很大,岸邊煙霧瀰漫---是燒魷魚的煙,夾雜著自由游隊伍群起抽的煙,大剎風景... XD 看海是那樣使人不耐煩吧.

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回程之前,來到壓軸旅游點---金莎,簡直是人山人海!對不起,放眼都是自由游隊伍.他們很多都拖著大大小小的行李,準備存放在行李間,由於行李間位置有限,職員拒絕接收他們的行李,眾人就開始擾嚷起來(很失禮啊!).千里迢迢,我爸帶著老人家首先進內參觀見識,我雖然都是第一次來,但對這金碧輝煌興趣不大,無緣進內參觀也沒關係,下次吧,和媽坐專車到附近百貨公司逛,享受下午茶才最適合我. ^o^

對著美景才會發燒的我,當然是期待著7月開幕的漁人碼頭啦,將來富裕一點,一個人來個威斯丁假期又何妨.
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by angelali | 2005-02-13 23:27 | 縱橫四海

Biz Trip at Shanghai (3)

Jan 21

Waken up by noise upstairs...

This morning, we visited the old buildings and the new Armani shop nearby the river before going for market survey at one of the markets in the city.

a0032771_16502487.jpgThe old buildings were soooo great, and both of us like them very much. Most of these buildings are now used by the banks and large insurance companies. We tried taking pics inside, but was stopped by the guard in one of the banks (which is @__@. He might have thought that we were going to bomb the building ^O^. Anyway, we still managed to take 2 pics at the end.)

Sometime later, we were at the Xiangyang Market. We wandered around in the market, looking at stores offering fake handbags. My God! Sooooo many fakes in the market! Many of the stores had a small secret door, and when it's opened, there was a small storage room behind with stocks of the fake bags! Or sometimes, it was a dark, small staircase leading to the storage area upstairs! (looked like a secret passage for illegal prostitudes to escape from being arrested!!) The storekeepers had been trying hard to bargain and give us low prices for the bags. They even sent somone from the store to lead the way to their related warehouses at streets nearby the market, which was also amazing places which you could never imagine, but also dangerous. What an experience! XD

In the afternoon, i went shopping alone and spent almost 2 hours at the Uniqlo store before going back to the hotel to wait for a call from my friend. It was rainning at night. We went for dinner at a restaurant having chilly, spicy and oily Guizhou dishes. :P

This friend, a Chinese guy, was a good friend of my buddy. We have been talking a lot in MSN, but this was the first time we met. We talked a lot, and he asked lots of things. We've been trying to catch a taxi to the famous "Xintiandi"(新天地), a fashionable area full of bars and restaurants like the Lan Kwai Fong in Hong Kong, for a drink after the dinner. We shared an umbrella, and i was holding it. Suddenly he held my hand on the umbrella, and said "it's cold, let me hold this"!! I was shock and freezed. XD We had been walking in the rain for sooooo long trying to catch a taxi. I noticed that he tried holding my arm, my waist all the time walking in the rain while saying "be careful" for soooo many times...

For the whole night, he was "staring" at me with his cup of starbucks coffee in his hands. It was unusual for friends to be like that, especially for friends meeting at the 1st time, and to tell the truth, i was feeling uncomfortable... X_X

I got back to the hotel at 1am. The freak was with his friends and had not come back yet...

P.S. It was said that subways in Shanghai are out of service after 22:30, which is another disaster...


Jan 22

Waken up by noise upstairs, AGAIN.

It's still rainning. Every time it rains, there's no taxi, as the guy told me last night...

The freak went out shopping, while i was watching the NHK programmes for 3 hours. I nearly fell asleep when watching the drama 義経 that i decided to finish the remaining cake and the drinking yogurt from Lawson. The drinking yogurt was yummy, but cuz of that, i had been in the toilet for 1 and a half day... XD

a0032771_1651933.jpgIt was 1pm. The front desk called to chase for checking out. The freak had not come back yet. I got no choice, but tried my best to move all the luggages downstairs. Of course the freak finally appeared after 30 mins, and we managed to catch a taxi and headed for the airport on time.

I don't hate business trips, in case it's a little bit relaxing like this time. :)

P.S. It's a pity that we couldn't try the magnetic "floating train" at the end cuz of the weather.
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by angelali | 2005-01-22 23:47 | 縱橫四海

Biz Trip at Shanghai (2)

Waken up at mid-night cuz 2 foreigners at next door had been talking loudly the whole night till early morning, and the wall was thin...

In the morning, we were woken up by noise of the steps upstairs (some guests must have been running inside the guestroom!) XD

We had the meeting with the clients from 10:30am, and the place was inside a large, nice building nearby Lujiaju subway station. The whole morning, the guys (extra Chinese guys at the meeting) had been presenting a report in a stupid, clumsy way, plus translations in english and japanese. All figures in a mess and instead of raising questions to them, the clients preferred asking me for explanations... X_X (It's lucky that we had obtained the exact figures and had already explained to the clients before the meeting started). Throughout the meeting in the morning, which was not our part but we were forced to attend, i've been wondering how much the clients had paid those guys for the job, which was...... XD

After the buffet lunch, the meeting continued with discussions and arguments between those guys regarding the "figures" until 19:00pm. X_X This was the longest meeting i had ever had.

a0032771_16492929.jpgThis night, the dinner was held at a very nice chinese restaurant. The premise was said to be serving as the former Consulate of UK.

P.S. After that, I heard from the freak that, many people had been complaining/not happy with that restaurant cuz the food was common and the taste was just ok, while the price was extremely high...
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by angelali | 2005-01-20 23:31 | 縱橫四海

Biz Trip at Shanghai (1)

The arrangement of this bisiness trip was sort of "in-a-hurry".
The freak (a french guy at my office) decided to go for this trip the night before at 7pm. Damn! He should have told me earlier his decision. And I spent 2 hours talking with our agent for flight and hotel arrangements...

a0032771_16475366.jpgWe took the flight in the afternoon. I've been praying the whole night that hotel rooms could not be arranged and the trip would have to be cancelled, but God did it in the opposite way, as usual...

We still went to the office in the morning, and we left for the airport at around 2pm. Thanks for the efficient transportation network in HK! We managed to catch the plane and headed for Shanghai.

This is my second time to Shanghai. Last time, it was 2 years ago, we went to attend a conference, with my beloved colleague (she passed away last September cuz of cancer). So the place reminds me greatly about her and the days during our first visit. Feeling a bit sad, but... c'est la vie, this is life...

The freak is sort of emotional, and everyone at office doesn't like him. I don't have any extreme attitudes towards him, cuz somehow i feel that i can understand him --- sometimes. We talked a lot about things happened at office, people, etc during the 2hrs 35mins flight. I found that for many of the things had happened, what he thinks are right, and i'm shock to find out that we are sharing the same thoughts on many things! Usually when he goes mad at something, he seldom explains and he says things directly that hurts people. That's why people don't like him.

Well, always thinks and sees things from different points of view, talking to people (no matter u like them or not) will help us understand things and broadens our mind.

Arriving at Shanghai, we headed for the magnetic "floating train" station. We walked a long long way to the station, and not until we reached the ticket counter, we saw the sign saying that the last train was at 17:30. @______@ The government spent a lot of money building this train, but it closed for service at 17:30pm everyday?!?!?! Ridiculous!

a0032771_16481928.jpgAnyway, we took the taxi to our hotel at the Bund. This night, we found "Ajisen Ra-men" shop nearby and we tried for dinner. The food was okay, but "Chinese" more than "Japanese". XD
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by angelali | 2005-01-19 22:49 | 縱橫四海

Merry Christmas!!

12/25-12/27

大夥兒上新會舅父的家過聖誕.
很怕跟他們上大陸.每次進屋子都要先打掃一番才可以安頓下來,怨言是有的,不過都無所謂,當做運動.最可怕的是火爆姊妹花隨時有開火的可能,煩得要命.
為了避免爭執,今次姊妹花都儘量安排各顧各,可惜中途有人故態復萌,唯恐天下不亂的挑起事端,結果做成"慘劇". X_X

a0032771_1641032.jpgAnyway,這次我們抽空遊了中山和順德.我爸和我在中山泉林一游樂場內玩過"空中飛人",就是有安全帶繫著腰和鋼欖,手舉高緊握繫著鋼欖的扶手,從半山滑下山腳的玩意,非常刺激. ^o^ 本來也很想滑草,因為怕會滾下山坡跌傷才沒有玩.遠遠看到登山吊車,跟海洋公園的沒分別,要45元人民幣一個人,好昂貴@_@,國內人真的懂得賺錢,還真懂得過份...

回程時參觀了中山詹園.
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詹園又名大宅門,以前是姓詹園主的私家庭園,現在開放讓遊人參觀,庭園為蘇杭園林設計,園內四通八達,亭台樓閣,迴廊,水池,橋等等,每一個角落都是美景,時近日落,古式園林配上鹹蛋黃和晚霞,美不勝收,能令我真正感受到"發思古之幽情"的地方不多,詹園會是我記憶裡其中一個.

臨走前在其中一個房間內看到一幅書法,是楊慎的《臨江仙》.

滾滾長江東逝水
浪花淘盡英雄
是非成敗轉頭空
青山依舊在, 幾度夕陽紅
白髮漁樵江渚上, 慣看秋月春風
一壺濁酒喜相逢
古今多少事
都付笑談中
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by angelali | 2004-12-27 23:35 | 縱橫四海

Kuala Lumpur - 4th Day (Final)

Oct 24 - 4th Day (Final Day of the trip)

We are leaving KL in the evening.

After a nice buffet breakfast, we headed for the Lake Gardens. We got off the subway at Chinatown and called a taxi. The Lake Gardens are so big that it is actually "an area" rather than a garden. The Indian taxi driver was nice. He dropped us inside the garden so we did not have to walk a long way from the entrance. We started our morning exercise from the hibiscus and orchid gardens.

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These gardens are beautiful, with nice flowers and nice parks with galleries built for tourists. The gallery is supposed to be opened from 9am, but it was STILL closed when we were there. We thought of going to the lakes for photos but we couldn't manage to walk there cuz it's really a long way that would kill us.

a0032771_14284385.jpgWe walked down the slopes and saw the Bird Park in front of us. We walked near and found that an entrance fee of RM28 (approx. HK$56) is required. @_@ mmm... We could have a nice big meal with this budget! (We are not mean, and besides we have to keep the time for latter spots.) We looked at the Park from outside. It is a small jungle area with a HUGE net covered on top to prevent birds from leaving that area. (Actually very similar to the one at Hong Kong Park) We looked at each other, rest for a while, and left for the police and art museums.

a0032771_1429192.jpgOn the way, we passed by the Science & Technology museum. We didn't go inside, but we were attracted by the mini "Stonehenge"! I remembered I've seen the real, British one in books and on TV. But I doubt if this is related to astrology or something scientific.

a0032771_14301271.jpgLeaving the mini Stonehenge behind, we headed for the Islamic arts museum. I love the banners outside, which depicted traditional blue patterns of Islamic arts. We wanted to go inside, but again it was STILL closed. How come the places are not opening according to the business hours printed on the signs at the entrances?!



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The weather has been nice until we left the gardens and reached the old buildings where the Railway Office is. It suddenly rained! Although we had umbrellas, the mood was ruined already. Didn't know how long we've been walking by the highway near the old KL railway station (should be over 30 mins), we arrived at the National Museum. It's been raining outside, and we were so hot and tired, we paid RM2 to go inside to take a rest. Inside the museum, there were exhibition halls with human figures and scenes showing history and life of Malaysians in the past, ancient potteries, musical instruments, animals, etc. We finished looking at those almost in an hour. When it became sunny outside, we moved again. We took pictures with this museum building and the Malaysian traditional house model at the park and we moved to KL Sentral Station by taxi.

If u r familiar with the location, u might ask why we took the taxi cuz the station is just on the opposite side of the highway. ^^;; There was no pedestrian bridges or underground subways for people to go to the opposite side of the road. If we have to walk back, it takes an hour!! We don't understand how the local people come to visit this museum. It's highly accessible BY CAR ONLY!! We could do nothing but caught a taxi on the highway. The driver is a Malaysian Chinese. He talked too much -_-#, asking why we traveled by taxi to the station on the opposite side of the road. It took so much time for us to explain that there were no channels for people to cross the road in the middle of the busy highway. We tried asking if it would be better to drop us at the station in Chinatown, so he would only need to drive straight along the highway instead of looking for ways to U-turn. He was so stupid that he couldn't understand our meaning, although both the driver and us talked in fluent Cantonese. -_-#

My friend really likes KLCC. We had our last, big lunch at a Japanese restaurant in KLCC. After that, we picked up our luggages at the hotel and headed for KL Sentral Station for the airport express.

a0032771_14332258.jpgThe KL airport is GREAT and very similar to the HK international airport, except that the KL airport has Malaysian style roofs! We did some window shopping again before getting on the plane.
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P.S. We planned for a relaxing holiday but it ended up to be an exhausting journey, much exhausting than going to office everyday. Perhaps I should say, the trip is not relaxing enough, cuz we felt most relaxed when we enjoyed the food, or when taking pics at the spots. I felt totally relax when I was home doing facial masks. :P Oh no! I've to back to work the next morning!! X_X
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by angelali | 2004-10-25 23:58 | 縱橫四海

Kuala Lumpur : 3rd Day

Oct 24 - 3rd day of the trip

After taking night scene pics with the KLCC towers the night before, we planned to visit the towers again for pics in daytime and do some shopping. The towers still looked GREAT in daytime. Some tourists were already there trying their best to take the pics with the towers by their small DCs. The front garden of the towers is not big. We saw many people laying on the ground (in various interesting postures) with their cameras trying to take a "whole" picture covering the 2 towers and their friends. Under such circumstances, I noticed particularly that I was lucky to have bought this DC with a wide angle (^^), and I set the camera in "self-taking" mode and took a pic with my friend in front of the towers.

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We didn’t go up to the mid-level bridge connecting the 2 towers, as we missed the first session (9 am) distribution of the free tickets. Never mind. We started window shopping from the highest floor where the Kinokuniya Book Store is located. I thought I could get myself some Japanese books here without going to Japan, but actually this Kinokuniya only offers English books only. There's a sign saying that the Japanese books are available inside another book store in ISETAN below. We didn't intend to buy anything at this mall, and things sold there aren't cheap though. (Frankly speaking I prefer shopping at "Festival Walk" in HK :P)

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After a nice lunch with delicious pastas, cakes and tea, we moved to explore the city from KL Sentral as the starting point. We planned to move around until we suddenly found a bus to Mid-Valley. Of course we took the bus (for experience). There's another large shopping mall at Mid-Valley. We were already tired of seeing malls. We stayed there for an hour, and we moved to Jalan Bukit Bintang by monorail.

a0032771_16485450.jpgJalan Bukit Bintang is an area (rather than a street) full of restaurants, bars, and different shopping centres: Lot 10, Sungei Wang Plaza (atmosphere like Amoy Plaza), etc. Stores are different and things offer there are cheaper then those we saw at KLCC. But still, no intention to purchase anything. Instead, we enjoyed tea in a coffee shop until the sky became dark and the streets lighted up.

a0032771_16492821.jpgWe walked along Bukit Bintang. It was raining… On the way, my friend bought some T-shirts at Body Gloove, which were sold far more cheaper than in HK. We turned into a street (J. Alur) where lots of food stalls were opened at the 2 sides of the road. The food smelled good!! Again we found that actually we were starving. We ordered a dish of fried tiny oysters pancake with eggs, which was yummy! For the others, they looked not special to us at all cuz we have those in HK and Taiwan. :P

We started walking again. It was still raining… Along a street with lots of hotels, we discovered a local Indian restaurant offering Indian pancakes, curry, etc. I didn't want to have hot and spicy meals any more, but my friend insisted on having Indian pancakes (with curry sauce). We carried the food back to the hotel and ate while enjoying TV. The Indian pancakes tasted good, but too hot for me. Ahh... I should have bought myself something from the convenience store -_-#. For the past 2 days, we had been having hot or spicy food in the meals. I said a hundred times I didn't want that, but now, I had curry Indian pancakes. X_X At that time, I thought this was the worst dinner I had ever had.

I lost mood, and finally lost my temper that night (towards my friend and the food) :P. I called home afterwards, asking my mum to prepare much Chinese herb tea the next day so that I could drink when I got back home to heal the “hot engine”.
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by angelali | 2004-10-24 23:50 | 縱橫四海

Kuala Lumpur - 2nd Day

Oct 23:
This was the 2nd day of the trip.

In the morning, we took the subway to the North of KL, plus a 15-min ride taxi to the Batu Caves located at the countryside of KL. It's the sacred, religious place for the Hindu's in Malaysia. You need to climb 272 steps to the caves. Down the hill at the starting point, there is a small Indian Temple where you need to take off your shoes before entering. It was said that people celebrate the Thaipusam festival in the Batu Caves once a year, and this is where you can see guys piercing the skin, cheeks and tongue with various kinds of metal hooks. By doing this, people believe that they would have favors from their gods. @_@

272 steps are nothing if you "take it easy" as an exercise, stop and take pictures on the way. Apart from visitors, there were many monkeys running up and down the stairs. On the way, we saw a monkey taken away a child's "Qoo" bottle orange juice and was drinking up the whole bottle of juice in front of the child's family, while the child was crying!

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The cave is huge but dark, although there are several holes on the ceiling. The ceiling is 100m above! Inside the cave, figures of some Indian gods and goddesses are displayed. Each set of the displays is telling a different story, or legend, which reminds me the Tiger Balm Garden in Hong Kong. At the end of the caves, we saw the bright sky when we looked above, which again reminds me the scenes we saw on TV – the stories with people in ancient China.

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Besides this big cave, we also visited some small caves down the 272 steps. Those small caves are utilized as information centre, exhibition halls and galleries.

We were starving after the morning exercise. We back to the city at noon and sat down in a restaurant offering cheap+tasty pizza sets, and the garlic bread was really yummy! After that we wondered around at the Central Market (where lots of Malaysian crafts+food+souvenirs were sold, a “must go” spot) and the streets outside.
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At the end, I bought a set of VCDs of a Japanese drama 世界の中心で、愛をさけぶ (highly recommended!!) for RM18.9 (approx. HK$38) only (!!) from a shop at the basement of a shopping mall opposite to the “entrance banner” of Petaling Street. Wow! So many Japanese guys gathering at that shop looking for new released J-dramas and movies. I’m not sure if those are pirate copies, cuz they r all having import labels and laser stickers. Anyway :P. (I enjoy watching them at home on weekends!)

We back to the hotel at 16:00 to “lift the loads”. It was hot outside. We were sweating a lot, and suddenly we came up with the idea of going to the pool. The pool is beautiful and big. Only 2-3 foreigners were there when we arrived. The outdoor temperature was high, but we nearly screamed when we jumped into the pool cuz the water was freezing!! We tried our best swimming for a while (otherwise it would be a waste). When it’s becoming dark, I set the camera for the pool’s night scene (making use of the small tables and benches around). The effect was quite good, huh?

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After that, we decided to have a nice dinner at KLCC (The Twin Towers). It took 10-15 mins to walk from our hotel to KLCC. On the way, we took many pics with the Twin Towers. The Twin Towers had been the 1st tallest buildings in Asia until “ Taiwan 101” opened in Taiwan. Anyway, they are still GREAT!!
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P.S. The subway network is easy, but it caused much inconvenience to passengers if they need to interchange to another line because the platforms are not located inside the same station.
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by angelali | 2004-10-23 23:41 | 縱橫四海

Kuala Lumpur

Date: Oct 22-25

This is the first time I went to Kuala Lumpur (KL). Before that I had no idea what the city is like except the famous Twin Towers and the food.

I already turned down Kevin's offer of going to his friend's spa. In order not to be rude, I couldn't say "no" again when he offered to come to pick us up at the airport the night we arrived. So he came, but he was late. X_X Anyway. It was rainning cats and dogs on the way to the hotel. We were so worried about the weather in the next few days, but Kevin told us that actually it's now the rainny season in Malaysia. Weather is OK in daytime, but usually rains at night.

My 5060 was with me throughout the whole trip, with a small Olympus DC for emergency (but didn't bother to take it out cuz it's totally unnecessary). I didn't bring the tripod with me, cuz I didn't want to hand carry so much for a 3-4 days trip (otherwise would totally look stupid :P), and it proved that my decision was right. Over 250 pics were taken at this trip, which is average, plus extra shots taken at the same spot for exercise.

Oct 22:
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The KL airport is huge and nice, similar to HK's.
This night, Kevin drove us to a food court near Jalan Imbi and we tried satay chicken sticks and fried white noodles. Not special, but delicious. :D After meal, we went to check-in the hotel, and we had a drink at the hotel coffee shop. I tried the starfruit juice (Yummy!). I like starfruits but had never tried "drinking" it. Kevin introduced many places to us. We wondered if we could have enough time visiting all of the places. @_@
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by angelali | 2004-10-22 23:49 | 縱橫四海