Thursday, December 25, 2008

My brother's convocation

Dear Bro,

Congratulation and we all really proud of you. :D

Yours Sincerely,

Back to Manchester

Just happened that my colleague wanted to go to Manchester so I went along.

Start off from Victoria Bridge.

The town hall.

China Town.

An old bar in the middle

Finally, the Manchester Stadium.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

UK - Birmingham

I believe there are more attraction in Birmingham but I still find the shopping area Bullring is where I will spend most of my time.

The Museum.

The statue on the wall.

Victoria Square.

My favorite photo. Near the entrance to a church.

The bull marks the shopping area. Won't be missed.

Birmingham landmark.

UK - Manchester

Although the return train ticket cost 17 pound, I went to Manchester anyway. I took the morning train from Harrogate, switched at Leeds station and arrived to Manchester after 2 hours.

One thing I don't really like about the train station is that the train schedule does not reflect much on the sign board. It all announced by the control center, which I find it hard to know what platform/train should I be waiting. Seems like people in UK prefer listening than reading.

Manchester train station.

Hilton Hotel. Tallest building in Manchester.

Inside Museum of Science and Industry.

Inside Aviation Museum.

The library.

City town hall.

One of my favorite photo. A statue beside the wall of the city town hall.

Monday, November 24, 2008

UK - Leeds

Something that remind me of Leeds is shopping. I'm not sure what the name street but I think it Queens Victoria street. Besides that, it has great city museum and town hall.

Queen Victoria street, for shopping.

The library and the town hall.

Inside town hall.

The seats.

The city museum. Anything you need to know about Leeds.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

UK - York

This article is rather late because I was busy on my wedding for the past couple of weeks. Anyway, I'll post my wedding photos later but now here are the photos when I was in UK (on business trip) and on day trip to the famous York Minster.

Walking on the wall where it leads to the gate.

One of the gate to enter.

The outer view of the cathedral.

A closer look.

Inside the cathedral.

One of my favorite, the celling.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

I'm coming home

I've been to UK for 8 weeks on business trip and now is my last day. I'm writing this using my phone to connect to the internet.

I have went to a lot of places in UK and I will upload them after I have reach Malaysia. So stay tuned.

Below is the photo taken on morning just outside my hotel. One of my favorite.

From Harrogate - 20081031

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I'm late

Sometime if you found someone relay too much on their phone, try a master reset on their phone setting (not the contacts) and you'll find them end up like me. Late for work because the alarm is reset.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Brisbane trip - Noosa Head

Finally, this is the last post for the whole Brisbane trip. We went to Noosa Head after my wife found there are some attraction along the way there.

Scarbough boat harbor. Remember to stop by Morgan Seafood for the fish and chip.

A giant pub even my camera can't fit the size and it's sunny there.

Giant pineapple. One and only one.

Eumundi Market just across the street.

At Noosa Beach. One of my favorite photo.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Brisbane trip - Bayron Bay

We rented a car and our plan was headed to Bayron bay, the most easterly point of Australia. But before that, we went to Honeyworld and Tropical Fruit World, except we didn't enter the farm. Why? Because we need get the ticket and we think the price is rather over our budget. Anyway, we stopped by couple of beaches on our way and in the end, we reached to the Bayron Bay lighthouse.

Honey and bees.

Unable to locate tropical fruit world? Look for the huge green fruit sign.

Bayron bay lighthouse.

My favorite picture of the lighthouse. The dark cloud is just nice as the lighthouse is more standout in the picture.

Have I been to the most easterly point of Australia? Here's the prove.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Brisbane trip - South Bank

South Bank has a park that's worth visiting because it has an artificial beach. There also some event has been held here, which I believe there is a convention center nearby. A circular stage that is also located just nearby the beach, where we found there are people practicing their performance.

There is where we are.

Artificial beach comes with real coconut trees

Walk pass the beach and there is the city.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Brisbane trip - Australia Zoo

For the animal lover, Australia Zoo is where you want to stop by when traveling in Queensland. The entry ticket is rather expensive (It's around AUD50) compare to other animal park. Nevertheless, it does has it's value like the animal show and the place is huge so there are more animal to watch for. Even animal is not your cup of tea, finding out the background about the famous "The Crocodile Hunter", who is one of the icon of Australia, proves to be worth while.

They said the zoo has fierce crocodile and what I saw was this.

Until I saw this.

The brochure in my hand sure attracts it to take photo with me.

It's a fake but the size of the jaw looks incredible.

She is shy and that's the closest it gets.