The Thean Hou Temple, Temple of the Goddess of Heaven.

After visiting The Junk Bookstore in Jalan Tun H.S Lee, and on the way back to Subang Jaya we stopped and visited a temple that sits on top of a hill. The temple overlooks the city and it has a nice view. The temple is gorgeous.

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It has a very gratifying garden with statues and animal statues that represent the 12 animals of the chinese astrology.

The parking was a reasonable RM3 and we came on the weekends, I am not sure how much they charge on weekdays.

We had to take on a few flights of stairs to reach the shrine.

 

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Above is a picture of the interior of the temple, many come to worship Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy.

This temple is one of the oldest and largest temples in Southeast Asia. It was built by KL’s Hainanese community in 1894 (source from kuala-lumpur.ws)

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I am fascinated by the architectural features of the temple, the red pillars symbolises prosperity and good fortune.

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As I was exploring the temple, I stumbled upon the Chinese Fortune Sticks. After placing my donation for the temple, I pick a stick and I got number 27! and above is my fortune.

Pretty satisfied with the fortune except for the matrimony part; not anytime soon guys haha!

The chinese fortune sticks is called the Kau Cim or Kau Chim.

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The temple was set up with so many lanterns, Chinese New Year is drawing near.

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If you would like to pay this temple a visit;

The best timing should be early morning and not in the afternoon as it’s quite hot and if you want to see lanterns on occasional events, of course you should visit the temple at night.

The Address: 65, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The normal opening hours are 9am – 6pm daily but the temple does stay open later sometimes especially during the major religious festivals such as Wesak Day, the Mooncake Festival and Chinese New Year.

 

A queer bookstore you have to visit in Kuala Lumpur; The Junk Bookstore.

I visited the Junk Bookstore yesterday at Jalan Tun H.S Lee, 2 minutes walk from Pasar Seni Kuala Lumpur. It’s situated in a quiet row of shops. Parking was a little hard, if you are planning to visit the shop, you have to either park in Pasar Seni or park illegally in front of the bookstore itself.

The bookstore is a very old store, it was opened 20+ years ago, the store smell of aging books and i’m sure it would melt book lovers.

They dont only sell books, they also sell Vinyls that differ in price range.

The books are secondhand books, and they were at reasonable prices.

You should expect the books to be musty upon buying and not something brand new.

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Vinyls and music records

It’s fun to explore the bookstore, books are everywhere and it’s not really well-ordered but that’s what makes this bookstore queer. You should take your time when visiting this bookstore.

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This bookstore is two storey high and you can find out of print books, comics and all sort of books here. Mostly rare and used.

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There are just a gem full category of books, from fiction, non-fiction, comic, astrology, spiritual, business, and self-help. All books are plastic wrapped.

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If you are planning to give this unfamiliar bookstore a visit, here’s a few information I am glad to provide;

Store Name: The Junk Bookstore.

Address: 78, Jalan Tun H S Lee, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Phone:+60 3-2078 3822

Parking: At Pasar Seni (From Pasar Seni, you need to walk to Jalan Tun H.S Lee, which would take around 2 minutes)

Business Hours:
Monday to Friday – 8:30am to 5pm,

Saturday – 8:30am to 2pm
(Closed on Sunday & Public Holiday)

An Unusual Cafe You Have to Visit In London: Cereal Killer Cafe, Brick Lane, London.

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I had only like five minutes to stop by to this cafe and it’s bloody regretful. Our time in Brick Lane was very very limited because my family wanted to visit other uninspiring places instead. and I feel so despondent that I didn’t took my time to eat the varieties of cereal this eatery called ‘The Cereal Killer Cafe’ had to offer. They sell over 120 different types of cereal from around the world. We can choose from 30 different varieties of milk and 20 different toppings. 7 4 5  3 1 2

Upon entering the cafe, it was quite a queue itself. There were a stream of people but it was still admissible and I don’t think it would take you more than 15 minutes. Actually this cafe, is situated at the place that I stayed at during my trip in London, but oh the scorn of having so little time to visit this rare eatery that I can’t find in Malaysia was pretty much tragic. This cafe is situated in Brick Lane, London.

Exact address would be: 139 BRICK LANE LONDON E1 6SB

Visit their website for more information on their cool eatery: http://cerealkillercafe.co.uk/the-cafe

Bibury Village, a Charming Cottage in England to Visit.

It was our second day in London. Mum wants to go shopping in Bicester Village, which is out of London. On the way to Bicester Village, we decided to visit Bibury Village in Gloucestershire 🏡1 2 3 48

Upon reaching, I find myself in a delightful English countryside scenery. The village is verdant, filled with beautiful trees and flowers. It’s also described as “the most beautiful village in England” 🍁☀️

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We only get to took a stroll at ‘The Arlington Row’ since we had an inadequate amount of time, but to be honest you don’t need to spend so much time here, unless you are looking for a place to lounge yourself and unbend, it doesn’t really hold out many activities and there are no commercial building nearby despite that, it was still worth the visit.Arlington Row, a group of ancient cottages with steeply pitched roofs dating back to the 16th Century.

Arlington Row is nationally notable architectural conservation area depicted on the inside cover of all United Kingdom passports.

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The cottages made me feel like I was in a fairy-tale neighbourhood. The cottages looks like the small cottage where the three fairies hid Aurora from Maleficent 💖

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Arlington Row is situated nearby a water meadow. It’s certainly put an add of splendour to the village feels 😊51215

The mental picture of a late night discomfort.

Photo on 7-18-15 at 5.08 PMHappy or sad, told myself that neither will last forever.

I maybe feeling grey right now, but I sure as hell do believe that ‘a certain darkness is needed to see the stars’. We are anyway created to be emotional beings, It’s OK to feel some type of way about something.

hehehe. hehehe. heeheehee. laughing at myself because i too feel myself as a joke. feels.