If only things worked differently. If only some things were not taken for granted.
If only things worked differently. If only some things were not taken for granted.
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.
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.
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)
I am fascinated by the architectural features of the temple, the red pillars symbolises prosperity and good fortune.
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.
The temple was set up with so many lanterns, Chinese New Year is drawing near.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Monday to Friday – 8:30am to 5pm,
Saturday – 8:30am to 2pm
(Closed on Sunday & Public Holiday)
The London station, San Pancras looks really beautiful
I was from the local station in London San Pancras and my destination was Paris, Gare Du Nod. It was a 2 hour and 15 minutes ride from London, without any stop.
To be quite frank, Gare du Nod is a little scary place to be. A lot of people, beggars, and all the horrible reviews I read online seem to apply.
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.
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
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” 🍁☀️
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.
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 💖
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.
On the first day of our entrant in London. We visited the Buckingham Palace. I had been to Buckingham Palace, but I can almost not remember it because the last time I had been there was when I was probably 9 or 10 years old. The palace is the Queen’s official London residence and the palace is used to receive and entertain guests on state, ceremonial and official occasions for the Royal Family. The palace is located between The Green Park, Hyde Park and St. James Park. This time we took a walk via The Green Park, because my last visit we already explored The Hyde Park.
Buckingham Palace is as I expected. Tall gates, the palace itself, lots and lots of tourists, heavily armed police everywhere with horses. We get to watch the ‘Changing the Guard’ ceremony that takes place in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace at 11.30 a.m. That’s the schedule of the ceremony every day in summer, every other day in winter. To be honest visiting the palace was no great shakes but the changing of guards was worth the watch. The ceremony lasts about 45 minutes and is free to watch. When you visit the Buckingham Palace, you won’t miss the Queen Victoria Memorial surrounded by a pool. It’s a great spot to watch the changing of guard as other places would be overflowing with people.
How to get there? By Underground: Victoria, Green Park and Hyde Park Corner.
By bus: Numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.
By road: Buckingham Palace is within the London Congestion Charge zone.
It’s been awhile since I last globe-trot. The last voyage was my visit to Bangkok with my family and my heart really sets for another romp. I am born under a lucky star to have parents that love to savour themselves in travelling as much I do. We embarked our journey to London and Paris again. Although this is not my first time to both countries, the treat of joy kicks in pretty much the same as my first.
Although, it was an anguish event to miss the Eid celebrartion this year in Malaysia but I still have my precious family with me and I did cheered on Eid, travelling. A dissimilar way to celebrate Eid this year.
I went to the Swiss Dream Circus about a month or 3 weeks back. It wasn’t gloriously decorated as I would have imagined. It’s dampen the spirits to see the circus’s tent was in white instead of red and white stripes. I bought the tickets online for RM 45 per person. There were no circus music playing, no interesting carnival milieu or a carousel or what sort which I have had in prospect. The last time I had went to a circus was when I was a 5 or 4 years young which I remembered by a hair’s breadth.
What I had conjecture was, a minor amount of crowd which turned out imprecise as there were a fairly good amount of people that showed up.
I bought the cheapest seats for the three of us, but we got upgraded to a better view. All of the seats were quite near to the ring.
I was not let down by the show. The show was eye-catching and whimsical. The acts were thumping. The circus performers were extraordinary. The circus performers create the perfect blend of acrobatics and bravery. It’s an amazing event where power meets fearlessness and amazement has no bounds.