Wednesday, November 26, 2008

London Calling

At last, the news that we've been LONG waiting for... nope! not the Guns N Roses album. 
But AirAsia X is flying to London starting March 2009. Its a 5 times a week direct flight to Stansted Airport from Kuala Lumpur LCCT

Ticket price is from RM499 one way and you can start your online booking today till 30 Nov 2008. 
Travel period is from 11 March 2009 till 24 October 2009. So guys, start your travel plan today. Who knows this can be your first experience as a budget backpackers...
More info click this link.

*Share some of our dulu-dulu pic in UK. (gambar diambil masa era kamera non-digital).

HRC NottinghamManchesterAbbey RoadStudio@Abbey RoadCambridge, UK

Monday, November 24, 2008

Calling all budget travellers!


Spoilt for choices? Hmm... pick any destination cos it's a perfect time to book your next getaway. This is one of the tips for budget travelling. Plan ahead, because the offer ends 30th November 2008. (but I think there'll be more to come...hopefully)

Actually to think of it, travelling in Malaysia or South East Asia or even in Asia isn't a bad idea after all. Due to global economic crisis, plus with all these cheap flight tickets, why not we start with our own country, region or even our own continent !!  ( Well..,that's our plan for next year, InsyaAllah...)

Why wait ? Start hunting guys! Good Luck & Have Fun.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Gembiranya Hari Ini

Sunday morning. A day to be lazy or hangout on my favourite couch. Well, usually it's me, not my wife.. he..he. But this morning, my sister text me "Your artikel keluar kat Berita Minggu hari ni". Jeng..jeng..jeng!

Quickly i get off the couch.. told Anna.. start the engine.. go to the nearest newsstand, buy a copy and... Yippie!! Artikel kami disiar di Berita Minggu (23/11/08). Artikel ini kami tulis berdasarkan pengalaman kami semasa bercuti secara "backpacking" selama 3 minggu di Amerika Syarikat. Graceland dan Memphis adalah sebahagian dari destinasi backpacking kami. Our dream to share our travelling experience with others came thru this morning. Especially to Elvis fans and music lovers di Malaysia.

To read the full article, please click this link.

*Thanks to our friends, Malek (No.1 Elvis fan) & Nazmin (music lovers).

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

HRC PinFest in Bangkok

Finally we have landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 11.20pm (Thai's time). After a short line-up at the taxi stand, we took a cab to our hostel (not hotel, thats normally our place to stay when we travel) named HI-Sukhumvit.

HI Sukhumvit, BangkokHI Sukhumvit, Bangkok

The next morning we headed to Chao Phraya River (one the most popular attractions in Bangkok) by sky train (Saphan Taksin station). You can buy One Day Unlimited rides for sky train (highly recommended price B120 per person).

Saphan Taksin Sky Train Station

Meanwhile for Chao Phraya River cruise, there's also One Day Unlimited Tourist Boat (price B150 person, buy 2 B250). There are 13 piers that you can stop and each one has their own attraction.

1 Day Unlimited Ride PassSathorn PierChao Phraya RiverDSC_0800

We stopped at the Maharaj Pier which brought us to The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo. Admission is not free (B25o per person). We found its quite interesting and suddenly things became familiar... Oh yeah this is where Anna and The King was filmed.

Maharaj PierDSC_0691The Grand Palace BangkokThe Grand Palace Bangkok
After a few hours, we took a boat ride until the last pier and turn back to our first pier (Sathron Pier) and headed to town. Since we bought unlimited rides for our sky train we were able to stop at most of the stations. Most of them are linked to the shopping mall, which I think is a good idea. Siam Paragon, Siam Square, Central World, MBK, Siam Discovery are few that I could remember. There are a lot more that we didn't go.

Central World, BangkokMBK Shopping Mall
The Big Day

HRC Bangkok7th Bangkok Pin Fest
This is the main reason for us to go to Bangkok. Pin Fest Bangkok is an annual event for Hard Rock Pin Collector all over the world to get together and do their selling, trading and auctioning their collection. Since I am still new with this club it was an interesting experience for me. We made our grand entrance at 12.oopm at Hard Rock Cafe Bangkok.

Bangkok Pin FestBangkok Pin Fest
There were about 40 of us and most of them from USA and Europe. We spent almost 6-7 hours there with trading, selling, buying even auctioning pins plus lunch and dinner.

Pinfest @HRC BangkokBangkok Pin FestBangkok Pin FestHard Rock Bangkok
Besides that, they gave us a big surprise which was a BIRTHDAY SURPRISE for my husband, Faizal. Thanks to Mr. Osman, operations manager for Bangkok HRC and by the way he's Malaysian too. MALAYSIA BOLEH!

HRC BangkokHRC Bangkok
We went back to our hostel with lots of goodies from HRC Bangkok. Those who are interested to know more about HRC pin collector, checkout this link.

Chatuchak Market

Chatuchak Market, BangkokChatuchak Market
On our last day, we managed to go to World's Biggest Market which has 15,000 stalls consist of EVERYTHING you can think of. Shall I say more....?

Chatuchak Market

If you ever plan to go to Bangkok, make sure it falls on weekend because this market is a MUST go thing. I can spend hours there, from clothing to household, even food, flowers,pets even CDs... there goes my husband..

Anyway, after 4 days of our trip, we found out Bangkok has everything to offer... from its culture, people, food and at the same time their tradition..Sawadee...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Congratulations, President Barack Obama

Obama on Rolling Stone Mag
I was in a middle of finishing our Bangkok trip post when the news came out. This historic date (4/11/08) has seen American went out to vote and elected their 44th First African-American President of the United States of America. (He won 53% of the popular vote and 349 electoral votes).

I managed to get a copy of his interview with the Rolling Stone magazine. It's a very special copy cause it was translated to Bahasa Indonesia. (Rolling Stone Indonesia Edition - 40th issue - August 2008). He talks about the youth vote, what's on his Ipod and his top 3 priorities as President. 

*Here is the link to read the interview... in English.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Preparing my playlist

I blamed myself for not updating this blog for quite sometimes.. catching a dateline before going to Bangkok for our 1st Hard Rock Cafe Pin Collector's meeting. Excited! we must say and at the same time checking the news on things happening in Bangkok. (The Thaksin things)..

Normally i'll check how long the flight duration is before i made my selection for the playlist. Currently we're listening to Kings of Leon and Aizat 1st album - Percubaan Pertama. So, both of their songs are on our playlist...

*The flight from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok takes about 2 hour. (depands on weather or flight delayed)..