There's just something about putting words from pen to paper. Reading my Christmas Cards with cookies and milk this Sunday Morning. Couldn't be more grateful for these penned words because these are the very words that always keep me going...
Haven't got the time to update this little space recently because I was back Home for the past 2 and a half weeks for Christmas. And there's just something about Christmas that is always so special that I would always want to spend it back Home with friends and loved ones. Got to catch up a little bit with the nearest and dearest but time is still never enough for more. And now, back in Bangkok City enjoying the cool winter breeze and still thinking about the amazing Christmas Potluck dinner I had on the 2nd day of Christmas. Blessed Christmas! Jesus is the Reason for the Season!
After a whole day of touring Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples under the spanking sun, energy level was drained and low. And by late afternoon, we had to climb up Phnom Bakheng to catch the sunset. Sounds quite reluctant, but when you see yourself amidst a multitude of people waiting to catch the glorious sun setting back home. You realize that in this big world we live in, there is something bigger and greater than all of us. No regrets climbing up, all worth it. (:
Have been feeling so distracted lately with the political situation here in Bangkok, moving to a new apartment (which means more packing and unpacking) and struggling to concentrate on studying for finals. But was out shopping at IKEA for shelves for my new apartment yesterday and finals were suppose to start today on a Monday. But while studying and feeling majorly unprepared yesterday evening, I suddenly received news that exams were postponed till next year in January due to the ongoing escalation of political protests here in Bangkok. Blessings in disguise? I don't know, but here's hoping this beautiful city gets better soon... Have a blessed week ahead! x
So exams this week were postponed because of the political situation here in Bangkok, and finals will only end later in the middle of this month. A little frustrating this week but tea session was so cute this afternoon at Four Seasons Hotel where they made Jimmy Choo's emerald suede pointy-toe Anouk pumps entirely out of white chocolate! So dreadful, but time to get back into this finals game before Christmas.
Spent the past weekend back Home with less than 48 hours, rushed against time to get party preparations done, and flew back to Bangkok on Sunday Night and spent the whole of yesterday trying to recover from this birthday party madness and a need to gain back momentum before my finals begin on Thursday. Phew.
After arriving in Siem Reap, we visited the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia - Tonlé Sap Lake. Quite amazingly, the flow of this lake changes direction twice a year and the major portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks according to the seasons. And quite apparent now that we're nearing the end of the year which is the rainy season, the Tonlé Sap Lake backs up to form an enormous lake. We took a boat ride all the way to the middle of the lake which seemed like the middle of really nowhere to wait for the sun to set.
It's not everyday you get to sit at the tip of a boat and wait for the majestic sun to set in this beautiful way. With the sun glow glistering upon the waters, I am reminded of God's beautiful creation of nature that is far beyond my comprehension.
Stormy weather probably cleared out of the thai skies already, and the spanking sun is out again sooner than I expected. Wednesday was a day off from school so I handfolded some dumplings with spicy pork filling and tofu, and so glad it turned out good and yummy after steaming.
I might be feeling a little guilty that I went to Cambodia again just one month after I was back from there. But this time round, it was entirely different, a first holiday experience in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. And a great reunion with friends that I have made over the past year.
The weather has been so bad in Bangkok City, where everyday seems to be a gloomy day. There was only 1 significant day this week where the weather was terribly hot, and the rest of the days it has been storming and raining so hard. Just hoping there wouldn't be any terrible floods would be good enough.
This was taken while roadtrippin' a month back or so, where you suddenly just get off the car and get the idea of needing to snap some photos because this place looks too good to be true. Against the pastel sky with a tinge of those heavy glooming clouds, it was not long before it started pouring heavily. Ergh, raining seasons are a pain here in Thailand too. But seriously, the nature of this place looked too pretty, I didn't regret saying stop to getting out of the car.