*waves hello*

the neko is still alive on facebook!
cheers! cheers!

posted by neko @ 10:06:00 PM          |

it's always good to hear your voice...

congrats! *chapter closes*
i love happy endings~

posted by neko @ 11:40:00 PM          |

belated april quickies

hmmmmm.... what the hell happened in april...? :P

posted by neko @ 11:19:00 AM          |

belated march quickies

-wow, it's been a while... how are you guys?

-march flew by with 5 birthdays (mom, KO, ST, LW, JM), a wedding (congrats ST!), ko olina golf bachelor party, a volleyball game with ST, a car show with dad, lots of driving range with AO, lots of good eats (hy's steakhouse, 3 fukuya days, roy's ko olina, kabuki, sushi king, imanas tei, cal beach rock 'n roll sushi, panda dim sum, town restuarant, loong hwa) and a big apartment move (from waikele to aina-haina). let's cross our fingers for an exciting april~

posted by neko @ 3:27:00 PM          |

bangkok 2007 - damnoen saduak floating market

our last big touring day was saved for the damnoen saduak floating market. located about 70 miles south of bangkok in ratchaburi, the damnoen saduak floating market is the largest and most popular market if its kind. we arrived at the market at around 9am and rented a traditional paddle boat (instead of those noisy motorized longboats) for the tour. we leisurely floated along the different canals, sampling fruits, eating boat noodles, drinking fresh coconut juice, and shopping for souvenirs. oh, there's some sweet taco's over there babe! we got to stop and get some (but will you share?)! back at the dock, we took photos with the monster pet python (over 100 lbs) and enjoyed some tea before driving back.

that evening we enjoyed a 2-hour dinner cruise on the chao phraya river with family after a short stop at klong-tom market to check out some top-grade fake watches (i almost got that panerai!). i love these long endless days...

for more pics check out: floating market @ flickr

posted by neko @ 4:58:00 PM          |

bangkok 2007 - grand palace & wat po

no bangkok trip is complete without a visit to the bangkok grand palace. located in the heart of the city, the grand palace is a compound of dazzling, ornate structures and the home of the emerald buddha temple. it was quite a busy monday at the palace. crowds of visitors lined-up to tour the complex. we sneaked NANE into the attraction with a yellow polo shirt (commemorating the king's 60th year reign) making her automatically 'thai.' after exploring the palace, we caught a cab to the nearby wat pho famous for it's reclining gold buddha (45 meters long) and the wat po thai traditional massage school where we had a 45-minute full-body massage. wow... what magic hands, babe! ...and the massage school people were pretty good too :)

that evening, we went to watch some authentic muay thai at the popular ratchadamnoen boxing stadium and ate some famous lad na noodles in the banglampoo area. life is good.

for more pics check out: grand palace & wat po @ flickr

posted by neko @ 6:15:00 PM          |

bangkok 2007 - ayutthaya temples

we explored the ancient temple ruins of ayutthaya after visiting the elephants. ayutthaya was the second capital of old siam from 1350 to 1767. it's located about 50 miles north of bangkok. wandering around the magical structures hand-in-hand, we became lost in time. there's just so much to see here. we paid our respects at phra mongkol bophit, spent most of our time exploring wat phra sri san phet and did a quick stop at wat lokayasutharam among others. my camera's battery is running out, babe! phra phuttamonton, bang pa-in palace, ayutthaya elephants and temples all in one day! we stopped for dinner at a large german-themed beer garden on our way home. whew! thank you, everyone... it's been a long, amazing day.

for more pics check out: ayutthaya temples @ flickr

posted by neko @ 10:05:00 PM          |