Friday, July 30, 2010

random scanner fun...

dug this up from my cabinet...Vanity Fair mega-page cover as SW:ROTS came out years ago...such a cool portrait with all the important characters from all 6 SW movies...the circle is now complete...now whats that about a live action TV series Lucas has been talking about for years? Sorry but Clone Wars the cartoon series really doesn't do it for me...busy couple of work weeks ahead so I'll catch you guys later.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

FN Scar Mk16 from INCEPTION

was pretty cool to spot this in the movie...no i haven't seen it yet but should be soon...everyone raves about how good it is...well we'll see anyways this is one of my favorite modern day rifles.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

1 night in Bangkok...

Wednesday 19th May 2010my first ever trip to Bangkok...well stop over really on way back from my Munich work trip...and of all days...its the height of the red shirt riots...its REAL when you see armed soldiers at road blocks and diversions everywhere...so we had to use a lot of the back roads to get to our hotel.
another armed soldier with a 12-gauge shotgun...
the Landmark hotel in Bangkok...along Sukhumvit Road...just across Nana mrt station..ok after checking in around mid afternoon...lets go explore whatever we can near by on foot...cos of the riots most or all of the big malls/shopping centres are closed...
was such a hot humid afternoon...this ice cold beer was heaven...and of course...when in Thailand drink Thai beer!!! we stopped at this charming little restaurant for a late afternoon lunch...
Thai style kwey tiow...not bad...
yup that's right...just outside where we had our late lunch...i would not dare to try out such 'things' but its quite a sight...even the po po on patrol were checking it out...hell yeah-you know your no longer in Brunei when you see street vendors selling fake Viagra on the streets..and next to it is a pirated DVD stall selling normal and gay porn in broad daylight...welcome to the real world.
accompany the boss to a small tailor to alter his suits...just opposite this small grocery shop...apparently most of the expatriates come here to buy their daily goods...
Bangkok city skyline view from my 18th floor hotel room...well curfew is 9pm later so can't do much and like i said most places are closed...so after a nice Thai massage nearby we could only have dinner at the restaurant inside the hotel...the hotel staff start to fence up the entrances etc...it looked like they were getting ready for a war...spooky.
so dinner is over...curfew just started...but damn bored...so headed to the bar for drinks...hell its either this or go back to room...
my first ever Mexican Mojito...not bad...we (me,my boss and his Thai lady friend) had a whole bottle of Johnny Walker red label...i didn't believe we could finish the whole bottle but we did...
spooky...first time such a big city like Bangkok is deserted...at just 930pm...
hell yeah...the so called mini bar items in my room...one could really get sloshed this way...no need bar or pub...
well the next day we decided to leave early cos nothing to do in Bangkok...so before going to the airport i decided to go for a morning walk in downtown Bangkok...
some army general on TV again giving updates on the crackdown...
spotted this on the way to the airport....

anyways that's it for my first time ever in Bangkok...what a weird experience but i want to come back again to see and feel the city again...please do pardon as i could only use my cellphone to take these pictures...its a public holiday today as our beloved Sultan celebrates his 64th birthday...I'll be back soon cos I'm just gonna chill and relax for the day..have a good one y'all..and yes no toy haul on this trip -_-