Monday, November 17, 2014

Europe Trip: Liverpool & the longest town name known to me

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Hey Everyone! I'm finally back in Malaysia, and its busy hectic as I've taken 3 weeks off work, and there's plenty to be done when i returned. Finally have the time to share more on my Europe Trip, so this post is the continuation from Chester.

After visiting Chester, my family & I decided to take a train up to Liverpool! Now all you Liverpool fans can shout YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE!! It was about 45 minutes away, and it was only about 8 pounds to travel by train.

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Them Train Tracks

We were there for only a day, but I guess it was alright as we were mainly there for Liverpool FC & The Beatles. When we arrived at Liverpool main train station, We hopped on a bus to visit Anfield Stadium! A must for all Liverpool FC Fans. It was about a 20 minute Bus ride up and it costs only 4 Pounds for a bus day pass

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Anfield Stadium

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Touristy mode on!

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Bill Shankly Statue

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The Hillsborough Memorial Mosaic

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Mom & I

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Found the Liverbird!


After Anfield Stadium, we headed into the city itself. Mom & Uncle Mike was pretty interested in The Beatles "famous" sites, since the group was founded in Liverpool. We started walking around the City in search for these famous attractions!

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The City

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A gigantic Paella

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Matthew Street, Home of The Beatles

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The Beatles Shop

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Sonya at Lennon's Bar

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Albert Dock

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What a sight!

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Another view of Albert Dock

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The Wheel of Liverpool

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The family at The Beatles Story


After a day in Liverpool, we drove down to some famous places in Wales. We stayed a night at Llandudno which is a famous beach site. Its a really long bay which is a real great place to unwind. Just imagine, walking on the "rocky" beach from on end to another, and chilling on the pier with an ice cold beer, Bliss!

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Llandudno

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Pretty warm over there, so I didn't needa zip it all up

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That's how long the bay is

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The Llandudno church

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Mountain trails

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Sonya at the pier

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The family

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Sippin a hot tea

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Ice cold somersby by the tap! ain't nothin fresher than that!

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The bay by night

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Pweety Pweety stars! its definitely amazing as you're able to see a whole sky full of stars at night!

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Another night shot



At the end of our trip, we headed to a place that tourist love to joke about because of the length of its name! The name of the town is:

llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Crazy long yeah? the meaning of the name is actually: 
St Mary's church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the fierce whirlpool and the church of St Tysilio of the red cave

Some people really have no idea how to name a town! Haha! But well pretty much its just a very small town with a shopping outlet, but a photo opportunity is a must!

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Crazy long name!

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That's how you pronounce it


Thats pretty much it for this post! I'll be updating soon about my final destination, NEW YORK! soon! Stay Tuned!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Are you ready for H-Artistry 2014?

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Guess what all? You better be ready for H-Artistry which is happening on the 15th November! We all know that H-Artistry is one of the most premier clubbing events of the year and it is not to be missed!


Party goers can expect to get pumped by H-Artistry’s signature super-clubbing party experience with an eclectic mix of sights, sounds and taste. Featuring the latest up and coming local, regional and international acts against a trademark mashup of genres and music styles with Unique, One Night Only collaborations, this year’s H-Artistry will definitely elevate guests into a whole other dimension of party going. 

Here are the artiste that are going to be performing that night:

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Headlining KL’s H-Artistry is London born international award winning artist, Tinie Tempah, famous for his #1 hit on the UK Singles Chart debut single “Pass Out”

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Japan’s newly formed mainstream group, Cream famous for lead-single, “Shooting Star” in their debut album, “DREAMIN”- An album  ranked No.1 on the iTunes Top Song Chart 

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the pop duo consisting of Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller, or better known as MKTO, famous for their debut single, "Thank You". 

and of course not forgetting Malaysia's born and bred:

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Paperplane Pursuit

and 

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IMMA *Bleep* You

So if this lineup doesn't entice you, I don't know what will!

Head here to find out more on how to get tickets to H-Artistry Malaysia 2014! 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Europe Trip: Chester!

Hey everyone, following up with my Prague adventure, the next place on my list was Chester in the UK! What made it different this time is that I didn't take a flight there. From Dublin, I traveled with my family using a ferry connecting Dublin to Hollyhead

We woke up early in the morning about 6am, drove to Dublin Port and walah! We're heading in to the Irish Ferry. The journey took us 3 1/2 hours to reach Hollyhead, and it was pretty much a fine ride as the waves weren't choppy or anything. Just sailing the seas!

Here are some photos on the ferry ride:


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Mom & Uncle Mike while we wait to board the ferry


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The view at the platform

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Isn't it such a beautiful morning?

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Mom & I

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Sonya, Mom & I

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Leaving Dublin



We arrived at Hollyhead port at about 11am, and drove up for about an hour to Chester. Chester is a small town in Wales, UK which is a nice place for a getaway. We stayed in a small inn called The Ormonde at Brook Street which is about a 10 minute walk from town. Pretty cozy place, and the innkeeper looks like "The Collector" in the Marvel Series

As for the next 2 days, its pretty much walking around Chester itself and also exploring the old cathedrals in the area

Lets head to some pictures shall we?


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A typical full breakfast

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Lock Keeper by the riverside

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The Church of Saint John

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The Roman Amphitheater

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Another Church


Check out the town:


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Traditional dances going on

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Selfie time!

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Cheap cheese!

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Cheap pumpkins for Halloween! You'll never find these kinda prices back in KL



One of the main highlights in Chester is the Chester Cathedral. Built enormous and grand, it definitely is a cathedral you don't want to miss! Entrance is free by the way, so its up to you if you would want to donate to the Cathedral

Check it out:


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Mum & Uncle Mike

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The Chester Cathedral

The interior:


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Being a priest? LOL

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The pipe organs

and last but not least:


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sunset at Chester

Chester is a great place to run away from the hustle and bustle of the city, so if you're in the area, it'll be great if you could spend a night there!

I'll be updating soon on the rest of my trip!

*pictures taken using a Nikon D90