Eye-opening experience visiting the creative and design hub of Bangkok

Thanks to the promise to pay a courtesy visit, I’ve given myself a chance to visit this hidden pearl of creativity in Bangkok – Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC).  It is situated in the revitalized eighty-year-old building that once was the Bangkok General Post Office.  Ever since I stepped in the reception area, I found myself being immersed in the sea of innovation, creativity and knowledge.   It was really an amazing experience and very inspirational!  Would love to visit again and spend more time there.

For accommodation, we stayed at Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, for its central location in the city and value-for-money it could bring. This was the second time I stayed here. The club lounge was great – the food, the services. Special thanks to Ms. Dew for her kind help in making reservations for dinner and everything. Will stay again.


讓人眼界大開的泰國創意設計中心

答應要拜訪泰國的創意設計中心(Thailand Creative & Design Center,縮寫TCDC),讓我有機會發掘這個隱藏在曼谷的創意寶藏。TCDC位於一幢有八十年歷史的活化樓宇,前身是曼谷中央郵局。由踏入接待處開始,我彷如置身創意的海洋,中心展現了智慧、科技和創造力,充滿啟發性,值得再訪,下次還要多待點時間。

此行我們住在曼谷拉差阿帕森購物區萬麗酒店,酒店位於曼谷市中心,四通八達,而且這個價位能享有如此不錯的服務實在難得,這次也是我第二次入住了,餐廳為酒店加分,食物和服務一流。整個旅程要特別謝謝Ms. Dew的幫助,為我們預約晚膳和處理許多事,我會再訪的!

Hands-free Massage while Sleeping in Downtown Tokyo

Hotels located near Tokyo Station generally charge a higher price.  If I have to stay near this area to catch an early train in the morning or have meetings in the proximity, I prefer to stay in Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo, for its location just opposite to Tokyo Station and its value for money services.

What’s more, this hotel offers the option to select rooms and beds with massage functions (“the forus experience”).  I like this option so much particularly after a long day of work or walk, I could enjoy massage before entering deep sleep.  Another merit is their restaurant on the top floor, where I had the best steamed onions ever.

There’re apparently a lot of shops nearby as well.  Look forward to my next visit!


位於東京市中心又有自動按摩牀的酒店

東京站附近的酒店價格不菲,難得車站對面的東京龍名館酒店不但地理位置優勝,服務不錯,而且價錢合理,如果翌日我要搭早車或在附近開會,我都會入住龍名館酒店。

讓人喜出望外的是酒店提供按摩牀(Forus Experience)供選擇,經過一天的操勞,能按摩一下好好放鬆幫助入睡。酒店的餐廳很值得推薦,就在頂層,那裏的蒸洋葱是我吃過最好吃的蒸洋葱!

酒店周圍還有許多商店可逛,期待下次到訪!

Ping Pong at Night in Downtown San Francisco

It has been 18 years since I last visited San Francisco.  Its downtown looks more or less the same, but there are new big names residing their offices there like Linkedin, etc.  It was very nice meeting my buddy there, too.  I in fact purposely routed my flight, and went there to meet him.  Great fun, great time surely, catching up stories of our good old days.  Time flies!  We even played ping-pong at night in SF downtown.  Amazing!

ping pong san francisco

I had an early flight to Dallas in the morning.  I thus stayed at Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport as it provided early free shuttle to the airport.   If you are having a transit there, don’t forget the breakfast – the steak is nice!

I look forward to having my next trip to SF and taking the Big Bus to tour around this golden city soon.


舊地重遊三藩市

不經不覺原來上一次到訪三藩市已經是十八年前,市中心看來和我記憶中的沒兩樣,只是進駐了許多大牌子總部如領英(Linkedin)。這趟行程我特意選在三藩市轉機來找老朋友聚舊,追憶往昔,亦分享了新的故事。許久不見情懷依舊。我們還去了市中心打乒乓球,十分開心。

此行我住在三藩市機場皇冠假日酒店 – 伯靈甘,因為第二天大清早我要搭早機到達拉斯(Dallas),而酒店提供免費的機場擺渡車,實在方便。酒店的早餐十分豐盛,還供應牛排,味道不錯。

十分期待再到三藩市,下次要乘搭觀光巴士,飽覽三藩市的風光名勝。