Under the Shade of the Banyan Tree
We spent the CNY long weekend at exploring Kathmandu. What's unfortunate was that both of us got sick - well, BF has been sick with flu and fever since a week whilst I got sicker and sicker with the same thing including a really nasty sore throat in Kathmandu. Having said that, although I would love to explore the city more, I couldn't wait to go home at the same time. I'm home for two days now recuperating.
Kathmandu is a beautiful city in essence, it is just being neglected. It is dirty and dusty, but surprisingly not smelly. Driving around Kathmandu, you need a totally different level of skill set. The roads are so narrow and infested with motorbikes and bicycles. And Nepali drivers LOVE to honk. I had to refrained myself from flipping my middle finger at the drivers.
We spent half a say mountain biking to Mudkhu - our ass hurt so much after. My right knee was swollen in the evening - that scared me for I worried I might not able to walk around exploring but luckily me knee healed the next day. I massaged it bit with Burt's Bees Res-Q ointment.
Let the pictures show you what's Kathmandu.
The must-have shot of the sadhus.
ps - Coco is back.
Rae wrote @ 16:39
Something Awesome This Way Comes
Quite an accelerating year this year, it is already February. It is also a month a couple of new things. BF's sister will be here working part time for him for the next few months. Coco will be coming back next Monday and of course, Odyssey end of this month. We will be travelling to Kathmandu during the CNY. Oh yes.
Having said that, I might not have much spare time to update this blog. So, I wish you a happy lunar new year and another great year ahead.
Rae wrote @ 12:31
This may have come too late but I hope you welcomed 2015 the way you wanted to. We welcomed ours in Krabi with a mix of new friends and old friends. It was an enjoyable 6-day-vacation to usher the new year. We hope 2015 is another great one for you.
Our year started 'early' - we have made a couple of decisions for the year. One of the biggest decisions is that we are getting our golden retriever puppy and her name is Odyssey! We will be bring this little one home end of February when she's 2 months old. Coco also will be back with us by then. I hope they got along well.
A picture taken during Coco's pee break at the paddy field after Teluk Intan
Rae wrote @ 21:33
A Quick Catch Up
How are you going to end 2014? We have got it planned that we are just waiting for the date to arrive!
Coco's already home with the parents 2 weekends ago so I now have so much free time after work that I'm able to work on my balcony garden but the past weeks saw us having guests visiting and then I left to Singapore work for almost the whole week last week.
Coco waiting for the car ride to the vet before leaving to parents' house. She had ear infection from the last grooming.
So. 2015. I wonder how will it be.
Rae wrote @ 09:43
It's been a while again since the last update. I'm not particularly busy - just focusing on other things. I'm rather active at my gardening blog - plumerias been growing slow so instead I've expanded my thumb to vegetable gardening. The crop I've chosen are the ones we always eat like carrot and potato and the ones that are expensive like kohlrabi and fennel.
Gardening aside, I lost a couple of pounds so I could already fit into my jeans *Hallelujah*. Coco has picked up a new skill - she now knows how to use the stairs (no, she didn't know all this while). She's also improved in walking on a leash. Her fitness has also improved - her weight is controlled and she's able to enjoy long walks.
After a long walk in the rain, showered Coco is hungry.
Rae, Coco and Jack-o-lanterns.
Rae wrote @ 10:15
of Goose Leg, Protest, Bruce Lee and Expensive Crabs
Two weekends ago saw us visiting Hong Kong. It was just a weekend trip so we didn't get to do much but we did get to club with the Running Cast sans Jae Suk and Gary at Lan Kwai Fong. For BF, it was more a shopping trip - scored himself with few pairs of Seven Luxe Performance Jeans (welcome to stretched jeans club, BF) which impressed him so much.
Let the photos speak.
Bruce Lee at the Avenue of Stars.
Expensive Crabs at Under the Bridge.
The (left?) roast goose leg at Yung Kee.
Smaller protest group at Causeway Bay.
Busy street of Hong Kong.
Coming back to KL, it has been raining pretty bad accompanied with strong thunders. Here's Coco under her fortress.
My first hydrangea bloom! It has evolved from blue to pink. Cute.
Today saw me making tongbaechu kimchi. Since it's my first time, I just did one cabbage. I think I might overdid on the salt.
Scallion from my balcony garden! So happy!
Seasoning comprising garlic, onion and ginger.
Finished product. Look so good.
Rae wrote @ 17:00
Tonshitlitis and Beyond
After an absence of almost, what, like 6 years, tonshitlitis came back this week. This time, it hit me quite hard that my nostrils are inflamed too. They hurt so much.
Past weeks were hectic no less. I learned to make kimchi, shikhye and naeng myun from BF's dad who visited us. Having said that, we played tourists again. Did the usual stuff - Batu Caves, KLCC, Old Palace. Oh this time, we went to Melaka too. Too bad, the battery of my phone died.
Anyway, let the pictures speak of the things that mattered.
Last weekend saw us hosting dinner for my colleagues. Feasted Korean dinner.
Coco didn't know how to play with dogs. Coco was confused with this friendly Pom when we went for lunch at the pet-friendly cafe.
Made my first mat kimchi, learned from BF's dad. Well, I actually observed and helped a bit. The other is kakktugi, radish kimchi.
The smaller plumeria in this picture, the Celadine seedling has left to Seoul.
Coco, napping, on a cold rainy afternoon.
Rae wrote @ 17:38