The unplanned trip

I can say that I love planning trip. Back to the time that I initially traveled with my friend or family without joining tour groups, I set the trip schedule like what we would get from tour companies. I could list out the time slots with places we should go on each day! And if something didn’t go according to the plan, I would feel frustrated. Nonetheless, I’ve altered my travel habit over a couple of years ago. It started when I went to Japan with my best friend in 2010. We set the tentative schedule like where we wanted to go or see without specific date & time. Since we went there in mid-May, we wanted to be sure about the weather on each day. Especially, we wanted to see Fuji-San clearly. (and we could ^^)

Because of that trip, I’m thinking that we sometimes don’t have to create the fix schedule when we go on the journey by ourselves. Of course, I still be me who would like to have a rough plan in order to be sure that we don’t waste so much of our time. However, I’m getting to let myself to expect the unexpected along the journey without stress too much.

My recent trip to Singapore with my brother, I just planed a few things to do as we mainly went there to see the concert. We intended to walk around Marina Bay Sands area in the evening. After we went to Garden by the Bay and walked through shopping venue to the Event Plaza located in front of the Shopper. We stopped there as we saw many people sitting on the slope near water, and I was wondering what they were waiting for. A moment later, I recalled that I’ve read about Light and Water show in Singapore so I searched for the information on my phone to see the show timetable. Luckily, we’ve arrived there before the show started in 10 minutes.

Wonder Full, Marina Bay Sands Singapore 2012

We stood at the back of crowd to watch this wonderful show, and we felt that it was even more amazing to us because we didn’t expect to see it there. The best part was that the show was free! It was the pleasant moment :)

More info: Wonder Full

Password overload

When I firstly owned e-mail address on Yahoo, I was very excited. The account required a password to log in. Following Yahoo, I was introduced to MSN messenger which I applied for another e-mail address on Hotmail. Surely, I needed a password for Hotmail too. And then Gmail offered us with more storage; however, friends had to invite us to Gmail so we were able to register Gmail account. I eagerly applied for this Google e-mail which inevitably needed the password for it.

In addition to those e-mail accounts, I had users and passwords for many online communities. Those accounts and e-mails are for personal usage. Other than that, when it comes to work; my company has strict protection policy which requires passwords for all applications in our network.

Above mentioned users and passwords are used in computers. They should be enough but ‘No’. After I bought iPhone and iPad which I’ve downloaded a lot of mobile applications. Unsurprisingly, those apps also needed me to create accounts with passwords. I cannot remember all registered users/e-mails and passwords although I’ve tried to switch among 4-5 passwords for all of my accounts. My brain cannot take it anymore. (-_-!)

Eventually, I have to write down some usernames and passwords on the note in my iPhone while some of them are in my personal laptop. Despite of doing that, I tend to forget some if I don’t access those applications or websites often enough. If my iPhone has lost or broken or whatever (same as my laptop); I know that I will be in the nightmare.

And because of a lot of important information on iPhone, I must specify passcode to access my phone. So not only I need to remember that passcode, but also I shouldn’t store it in unsecured places. It seems that I must have this passcode to prevent someone from getting my passwords that protect somebody to use my accounts. Those accounts and passwords are so important to me since they are the other life of me in both real and virtual worlds. Undeniably, it’s like you have identification over the internet. And if we lose them, what will happen? It might be the painful task to recover from that lost identity. Therefore, the better way is that you must take a good care of those passwords (overload) by yourselves.

Dance Dance Dance

“likewesaid, we’lldowhatwecan. Trytoreconnectyou, towhatyouwant,” said the Sheep Man. “Butwecan’tdoit-alone. Yougottaworktoo. Sittingsnotgonnadoit, thinking’snotgonnadoit.”

“So what do I have to do?”

“Dance,” said the Sheep Man. “Yougottadance. Aslongasthemusicplays. Yougotta dance. Don’teventhinkwhy. Starttothink, yourfeetstop. Yourfeetstop, wegetstuck. Wegetstuck, you’restuck. Sodon’tpayanymind, nomatterhowdumb. Yougottakeepthestep. Yougottalimberup. Yougottaloosenwhatyoubolteddown. Yougottauseallyougot. Weknowyou’re tired, tiredandscared. Happenstoeveryone, ok? Justdon’tletyourfeetstop.”
― Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

English Quotes from here.


Moderndog isn’t any dog breed but it is the name of my most favorite Thai band. They used to have 4 members in their 1st album; however, one of them has left the band. They didn’t find replacement so they have 3 members since then.

In the beginning, their songs’ genre was alternative which the 1st album was the big hit back then. It  made them well-known all over my country. After that, they was able to develop their sound to have their own signature. I think one of the factors, that helps them to own the unique sound, is their lead vocal ‘Pod’ who possesses awesomely distinguish voice. Another factor is that their thoughtful lyrics.

Since 1994, they have 5 full-length albums. For me, the 3rd album is their least famous, but it is my most favored one. Especially this song called ‘Sing tee mai-kei bok’ (Untold things). The sound of the song conveys sad feeling yet beautiful.

This version was performed in their unplugged concert which could impart the genuine vibes of acoustic sound.


Sometimes…May not know.
So long that being here.
Because of unsaid things.
Because I’m afraid of the answer.
It seems that everything has no way-out.
No matter what I’ve done.

All of those unsaid things.
Because those things are unclear.
But, one day the answer has shown.
Nothing is enough.
Only one thing left
Still waiting for…
Far from the truth.

Because of unsaid things.
Because I’m afraid of the answer.
It seems that everything has no wayout.
No matter what I’ve done.

All of those things that I’ve never told.
Because of the unclear things.
But, one day the answer has shown.
Nothing is enough.
Only one thing is still waiting for…
Far from the truth.

— Translated Lyrics by me —

Pieces of Peace

PEACE by Nathan Sawaya | LEGO

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace

– Imagine by John Lennon –

I had a short trip to Singapore to see Sigur Ros Live in Singapore 2012. Besides Sigur Ros’s awesome performance, I got a chance to visit ArtScience Museum to attend The Art of the Brick Exhibition. This art event has shown the sculptures and painting-like made of LEGO by the artist named Nathan Sawaya.

I was really impressed with his works. Incredibly, he could use LEGO to create the arts that can show emotions. The exhibition uses light & sound to create dimension of the stories surrounding each artworks. I think this exhibition is suitable for both adults and children. Truly enjoyable.

The event has been held at ArtScience Museum Singapore from 17 November 2012 to 14 April 2013. (More info)

Lost in Translation

I once never understood Charlotte’s feeling in the film ‘Lost in Translation‘. For me, Japan is one of my most favorite countries for travel. Things in Japan; Attractions, Food, Shopping, People, Culture and etc., always fascinate me. When I watched the film, I always thought that if I were Charlotte, I would spend my spare time taking the journeys to a lot of places in Japan. I would never feel lost in anything except getting lost.

On the other hand, when I have been in Paris for 4-5 Days. I didn’t look into information about France that much before going there since our group has one French guy, who is my best friend’s husband (fiance at that time). He was a great guide which he helped us a lot by translating from French to English. However, during Paris moment I frequently thought of Charlotte. How she felt … it came to me too as I felt something missing. I wasn’t sure why I thought like that. Was it because of the fact that I couldn’t understand French or I had a lot of things on my mind.?

Actually, that trip took around 2 weeks starting from England, and then taking Eurostar to Paris. Two weeks away from Thailand, I sometimes was with my friends while sometimes I was with myself. I think when people get a chance to be alone in an unfamiliar environment, they could see something clearly. It happened to me. I started to realize what I always want for myself, and how I let fear to control my decision. Whereas once in my life, I was never afraid of being alone. I, myself, shouldn’t endure some difficulty, just because of the prospect of solitude for the rest of my life.

The trip ended. I went back to Thailand with the final decision. Eventually, I was able to let one thing go. The thing that I really hoped it would work out, sadly it wasn’t.

@Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France 2011

And the hardest part
Was letting go, not taking part
Was the hardest part

And the strangest thing
Was waiting for that bell to ring
It was the strangest start

– Coldplay “The Hardest part” –

The sign

@Chatuchak Park, Bangkok, Thailand

When I saw this sign, my first thought was ‘Do not give the flower’

Why did they have to ban giving flowers?!? I confused …

But it surely didn’t mean that.

Actually, this sign is located near flowers patch so it warns us to not take the flower away.


*Photo taken at Chatuchak Park, Bangkok, Thailand.