Short Note: I'm torn between moving overseas again or take up a job offer here. What should I do?
This is the world largest Luang Poh Tuad's sculpture at Wat Huay Mongkon.
Believe it or not, this was a temple built by a celebrity in Thailand who dedicated his life to Thai Buddhism. He then collected donation from the public which helped in expanding the temple,
during a festival
soon you will see a shelter over this Luang Poh Tuad sculpture - a famous monk who lived 300 years ago, it was said that he has achieved nirvana and was able to perform miracles like turning sea water to drinking water.
Director of TAT Malaysia - very humbl and funny guy who kept suggesting that TAT would sponsor me to be Miss Malaysia -.-
Underneath the sculpture there were two elephants.
It was said that if you want to be prosperous in life, you walk underneath the elephant once (one way, no return).
Makes you wonder what do they mean by "prosperous"?
Richard, what's your hand doing?
But what the heck you know, everyone was doing it.
After the temple, we proceeded to visit another favourite destination of mine in Central Thailand.
They call it Hua Hin Hills, I call it another bloody awesome winery.
As you may know, this would be my second Thai vineyard (Monsoon Valley) I've visited in Thailand. The first one being in Pak Chong - North Eastern.
Hua Hin hills was set in the hearth of Monsoon Valley where it can get pretty hot during seasons other than winter.
But what I liked so much about the place was the exterior and interior design. It's very western, modern and the owner even bred a wine dog.
It sure didn't feel like I was in an Asian country.
I have taken some pretty shots of Hua Hin hills vineyard here which I will feature them as my global destination wallpapers in my upcoming entry.
But here's a teaser for you.
Paired with pretty Thai girls,
dining at Hua Hin hills became the highlight of my trip in the central Thailand.
Hua Hin hills offered a variety of wines, which I found really interesting. Amongst of them all was the white Shiraz, which was unheard of for me.
And my favorite sweet dessert wine made of muscat grapes.
You can come here to savor most of their wines for free before you buy any, which was a plus point of visiting a winery.
I took my every chance to try as much as my gut can handle.
I took a liking to most of the wines there that I bought four bottles home.
If I remember correctly, I bought a bottle of white Shiraz for my friend Ron, two bottles of Rose (or god these were heaven) and a bottle of Muscat. And since I was dining there, I spent enough to get myself an exclusive membership with Hua Hin Hills.
Next time if I am in Bangkok and I want wine, I'll just order 4000 baht (RM400) of wine from them and they will deliver them to me for free to my place of stay in Bangkok. :D
Cooliest! I think I'm going to Bangkok again next month.
And people wondered why I love Thailand so much.
Where else can you see Asian labor workers trimming grape vines in a vineyard?
Read Part 1 here.
And Part 3.