Posts Written ByThomas Roberts

I could have give a little more of kindness

It has been raining almost daily in the wee hours of the morning since Monday. On Tuesday, I was debating with myself should I drive to work or take bus – somehow I decided to take bus. Like usual, I drove to the designated parking area and hoped that the rain could ceased a little so that my shoes won’t be that wet when I walked to the bus stop. Just when I moved my car into an empty lot, I saw this 40 something man walking out of his Mercedes Benz with ripped plastic bag on his head. He…

JPN05: Togetsukyo, Arashiyama

I’ve been reading about Arashiyama so much that I felt a sense of satisfaction and tingling of happiness when I was finally there. At the station, one can rent bicycle for Y300 or Y500. Satkuru wanted to cycle but I didn’t want to because it’s cold and the attraction is all walking distance. I even pointed to him that the Tenryu-ji temple is just 8 minutes walk from the station and his argument was because it’s just 8 minutes so we can cycle. At last we didn’t cycle (and I was happy to save that Y300 or Y500) and we…

JPN06: Tenryu-ji

We followed the crowd found ourselves to be facing a white and wooden facade building. “This building must be Tenryu-ji”, I told Satkuru. He just looked back at me, meekly. Used to him not answering me, I went to him and dragged his arm to make him move faster. Suddenly he called for stop and walked to the side with his DSLR ready in his hand. Curious I followed him. Just right beside the souvenir shop, he found this rectangular space where wooden benches are placed conveniently in front of the vending machines and cigarettes ash post in the middle.…

music love

I always love learning new things. Especially string instruments. When I was young, mom ‘forced’ me to learn piano, which I eventually love learning especially in lower form. Most of my lower form life revolved around music and dance and art. And of course studying, but studying wasn’t really thaaat important that time (tho I got straight As in PMR, wahaha!). Back then, few of us (those that knows how to play piano) were ‘kind of’ competitive. We exchanged (pop) music sheets and then went back home and trained like mad to perfect the score in short span of time. Not only that,…

Birthday celebration at David Brown’s Restaurant and Tea Terraces

To think about it, Satkuru’s birthday celebrations since 4 years ago have been rather extraordinary. *perasan mode* The first year we celebrated together in 2009, I got him his favourite MU jersey with his name ‘tattooed’ at the back all the way from UK (thanks to my good friend Karen for her help). In 2010, we celebrated in Ferringhi Garden Restaurant where we dined in candlelight (uber romantic celebration). The best celebration would be in 2011 where bunch of us celebrated his birthday in CHINA. As for this year I chose to bring him uphill.  2 weeks prior to his…

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Everyone has their fair share of the earthquake experience. Mine isn’t excluded. I was in a car with my family members when the quake happened. All of us were waiting in car for my bro who dropped by a dental clinic for a quick inspection on his braces. Busy buried my nose in Hunger Games ebook, I knew the car shook but didn’t bother to voice it out. I was on chapter 21 where Katniss was about to attend the feast and therefore other 4 senses automatically ‘shunned down’ except for my eyes. It was my mum who voiced out…

Wedding: Sari quest

A whole super sunny Saturday spent in Little India! After lunch at Woodlands, we went from one shop to another asking for the bridal makeup package. The first shop was full, so we left after were shown the makeup package by the Indonesian worker. We then went to the second shop. However the owner told us that their makeup artist no longer works there. As for the third shop, the owner wasn’t in and all the workers were busy threading customers’ faces, so nobody was free to entertain us. The forth shop’s worker served us with super bored face. She…

10 photos

I feel like updating my blog today – supposed to write a foodie post but not so fit to do so. Suspect myself to be a victim of food poisoning as my tummy is in discomfort the whole day today! Argh. Hate it when I’m not feeling well. Grrr Since I have no energy to write, I’m thinking why not post up photos! I went through my photo album earlier and found few great photos waiting to be published here. You may not find them great, but to me they are. So, keep your opinion to yourself. Wahaha!  Photo 1: Brown shoes.…

Wedding: Sari quest

A whole super sunny Saturday spent in Little India! After lunch at Woodlands, we went from one shop to another asking for the bridal makeup package. The first shop was full, so we left after were shown the makeup package by the Indonesian worker. We then went to the second shop. However the owner told us that their makeup artist no longer works there. As for the third shop, the owner wasn’t in and all the workers were busy threading customers’ faces, so nobody was free to entertain us. The forth shop’s worker served us with super bored face. She…