Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween @ 2010

Google's logo for Halloween today....

Halloween (or Hallowe'en) is an annual holiday observed on October 31, primarily in Canada, Ireland, the United States and the United Kingdom. It has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holiday All Saints' Day, but is today largely a secular celebration.

Common Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes and attending costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, ghost tours, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, committing pranks, telling ghost stories or other frightening tales, and watching horror films.

Spielzeugmuseum @ Munich

After visiting Oktoberfest, we went walked around Marienplatz and saw this museum, Spielzeug and Teddymuseum. Door fee is EURO3 and you are free to roam the 5 floors of toys.

The "thing" that attracts us to go in is because it was written at it's billboard, it's barbie doll 50 years old birthday. Apparently barbie doll was created or born at the year 1949.

We went up and down the building using a super small lift. I think the building was build maybe during 40-50 years ago. So it's kind of scary when I went into the small lift.

At every different floor, there was different type of toys available. And it provides explanation both in German and English. You can get a very good idea what does children in 1950s had as toys.

Old fashioned doll house

Old fashioned barbie dolls. lol...

A lot of teddy bears...

Popeyes. haha...

I like this one, ferris wheels. Must be rich family children's toy

More toys....

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I received an email regarding wife and found out it’s quite funny. Enjoy single guys and girls out there.

When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
Lee Majors

After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together.
Al Gore

By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them.
Mike Tyson

The great question... which I have not been able to answer... is, "What does a woman want?
George Clooney

I had some words with my wife, and she had some paragraphs with me.
Bill Clinton

"Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays."
George W. Bush

"I don't worry about terrorism. I was married for two years."
Rudy Giuliani

"There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It's called marriage."
Michael Jordan

"I've had bad luck with all my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn't." The third gave me more children!
Donald Trump

Two secrets to keep your marriage brimming
1. Whenever you're wrong, admit it,
2. Whenever you're right, shut up.
Shaquille O'Neal

The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once...
Kobe Bryant

You know what I did before I married? Anything I wanted to.
David Hasselhoff

My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.
Alec Baldwin

A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong.
Barack Obama

Marriage is the only war where one sleeps with the enemy.
Tommy Lee

A man inserted an 'ad' in the classifieds: "Wife wanted". Next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: "You can have mine."
Brad Pitt

First Guy (proudly): "My wife's an angel!"
Second Guy: "You're lucky, mine's still alive."
Jimmy Kimmel

"Honey, what happened to 'ladies first'?" Husband replies, "That's the reason why the world's a mess today, because a lady went first!"
David Letterman

"First there's the promise ring, then the engagement ring, then the wedding ring...soon after....comes!
Jay Leno

Tuesday, October 26, 2010











很难沟通,他们的固执加上自我,跟他们沟通还要看他们脸色,通常只有他们说服别人的份,你想开口门都没 有。















Sunday, October 24, 2010

Last day at Erfurt

Friday, 17-September
After work...

It's the last day at Erfurt. Our workshop actually finished at around 2pm and we are then free to roam around the small town to buy souvenirs and walked around the town to enjoy the view one last time.

Erfurt government building. The president of Germany was here during the week I was in Erfurt.

With my colleagues

The green alligator... A very popular kid's cartoon in Germany

My dinner for the night, Kebab and the very old fashion sprite bottle

Yummy.. but too bad I can't finish it.

That's because before that I had one big Dolce Vita Ice cream. Man, the ice cream in Europe was superb!! And it's super nice to eat ice cream in cool windy weather. It wakes up your taste bud. Haha...

The shopping for the day. hehe...

And I just have to show this. This is another cartoon character from the famous Germany cartoon series. No idea what is his name though....

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Oktoberfest @ Munich

The hottest topic during October is....

Tang Tang tang.....

Oktoberfest!! (also known as the beer festival)

However, contrary to the normal norm that Oktoberfest is celebrated during the month of October, in Germany (Where oktoberfest was originated), the celebration was celebrated during 2nd week of September until the beginning of October.

And I am (damn) proud to mention that I have the (rarest) opportunity to be in Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest this year!!! Hooray (x 1000 to myself)...

At Munich, Oktoberfest was celebrated at a big park called Theresiewiese. I extended my business trip for 4 days and my last stop is to enjoy oktoberfest at Munich. (Sorry, cut queue because october-fest is such a hot topic right now.)

Contrary to what other people thought that it's just beer drinking, the park is actually filled with stalls selling souvenirs, foods, and different type of games. It's more or less like Kuching festival, only the area is like 100 times bigger. And the games is 100 times more dangerous + adrenaline rushing than those in Kuching during fun fair.

I regretted not buying this handbag.

The famous ginger bread

Oktoberfest hat

I actually saw ppl wearing this around their neck like a necklace.

And big barn was scattered around the park where ppl will go in and enjoy a pint of beer listen to jolly songs and talk on top of their lungs and have a hearty laugh, because after a glass of beer (BIG beer), all strangers will become your best friend. ;)

Fully seated. it's how hot this festival is in Munich. Even the lousy 2.5 stars hotel that I stayed overnight cost me a hefty 266 EURO, which is equivalent to RM 1080 one night.

People mountain people sea. Surprisingly the weather in Munich is not cold at all, at 20 degree celcius which is just nice.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Communication Gap

At a cross junction traffic light, Ah Phui stopped the car as the traffic light is showing red.

Ah Phui: Can I turn?
Rainbow: (Look at the traffic light, notice there is an arrow key) Can, there is an arrow key for turning.
Ah Phui: Now I can turn is it?
Rainbow: (A bit frustrated) Ya, there is an arrow key for turning.
Ah Phui: Aiyoh, I know there is an arrow key, what I’m asking is that whether I can turn when it’s still red light?

At that time the traffic light turn green.

Ah Phui: No need liao.
Rainbow: I thought you ask me whether can turn or not.
Ah Phui: I also can see there’s an arrow key there lah, the question I ask if whether I can turn while it’s still red because sometimes there is an instruction saying turn left if clear.

Rainbow: ….. OH…


Rainbow reached the airport while waiting for her mum and sends a text message to Ah Phui.

“I decided to go pick up my mum from the airport instead since it’s near to her arrival time. Reach airport liao. Listening to my fm now”

3 min later…

“Drive safely ya BB”

“Aiyoh, I say I already at airport lor.. Waiting for my mum now.”

“I know you at airport. Later still need to drive back bah”

Rainbow: …. OH…

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

All the different beer & Wine at Germany

The following are all the beers and wine that I had try while in Germany. ;)

Very nice red wine.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Meaningful email...

Five Regrets of the Dying
By Bronnie Ware Platinum Quality Author

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.

People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learned never to underestimate someone's capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.

When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people have had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.

It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.

2. I wish I didn't work so hard.
This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children's youth and their partner's companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.

By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.

3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.
Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.

We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.

It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when you are faced with your approaching death, the physical details of life fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible. But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them. They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love. Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end. That is all that remains in the final weeks, love and relationships.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called 'comfort' of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.

When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.

Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Erfurt Mariendom and Severikirche Cathedral 2

Thursday, 16-September
After work...

This time, after work, SK and I rushed over to Mariendom and Severikirche Church which closes at 6pm to snap pictures around the interior. Enjoy the picture.

Actually, I thought I saw snow for the first time but then it turn out to be rain drops instead of snow flakes. But I am so sure the weather is so cold that it actually snow. It's that cold when it rains.

After visiting Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary) and Severikirche (St Severus Church) at Domplatz, we went and have the famous Thuringer hotdog. This hotdog costs us EURO 1.80, worth every single cent in my opinion!! This small stall is located someway along the Anger road besides the river.

Yummy Yum Yum...