Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Jim Thompson House

During my recent weekend break to Bangkok, just a 2-hour flight, from Singapore, I visited Jim Thompson House!

How I came to know about Jim Thompson House once again shows the power of the Internet!

I was boarding at Changi Airport and was early, so stopped by an Internet station to check my mail and replied a mail to a friend, Jan, in KL. Jan was so nice to point out about Jim Thompson House in Bangkok in his subsequent reply.

If you want to know about the roots of Thai silk, check out Jan's web page at:

Monday, August 21, 2006

My 1st Experience With Jetstar, Asia's Budget Airline

On my recent trip to Pattaya for an Internet Marketing seminar, just 2 hours away from Bangkok by road, I had my 1st taste with JetStar, Asia's budget airline.

The 1st thing that hit me when I boarded the Airbus A320 aircraft was the comfortable leather seats... Oh sure, we don't have the niceties of those full-service operations, but the price tag was nice at slightly above S$200 for a return air ticket SIN-BKK-SIN. (Hey! The other way, BKK-SIN-BKK cost substantially more! How do I know? Drop me a mail at

JetStar Asia and Valuair, both commenced operations in 2004, merged in 2005 to become South East Asia's value for money airline, providing friendly and professional service. JetStar Asia won the Best Low-cost Airline 2006 for both the Asia and Southeast Asia categories in the Skytrax World Airline Awards.

At this time of blogging, you can fly JetStar to any of these destinations within a 5 hour radius:
  • Bangalore, India
  • Yangon, Myanmar
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Phuket, Thailand
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Phnom Penh, Camodia
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Bali, Indonesia

Sunday, August 06, 2006

The 4 "Olds" Of Old Age

I saw an old man said this on TV which I found quite cute. He said the 4 "Olds" of Old Age are:

1) Old Spouse
2) Old Health
3) Old Capital
4) Old Friends

I marvel how he can look at it this way :-)

1) Old Spouse - when we get old, we want to have an old spouse by our side.

2) Old Health - certainly, we don't want any sickness and so we need old health.

3) Old Capital - we don't want to worry about money anymore, thus old capital (Shh! If you have not yet joined any network marketing business to create your residual income for old age, do visit my MLM blog at: and choose one there...)

4) Old Friends - we surely want our old friends to be still with us (Sigh...the fact is that 36% of our friends will be gone when we reach age 65!)

That's really Old Wisdom...Haha!