Thursday, 29 June 2017

The proper steps to pray at Erawan Shrine (四面佛)

Each year without fail I will travel to Thailand, Bangkok to pay respect to the well-known worship attraction at Erawan Shrine (四面佛) located near the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel. If you have read my previous blog post which I mentioned about visiting the White Dragon Temple (白龙王), it is my personal practice to visit these 2 places to return their kindness and pray for blessings.

For first time believers who wish to know the correct steps to pray, you can follow the simple procedures from the video. There are 3 important things to take note of, purchase your own set of candles, incense and flower, light the candles and incense first then pray to each side of the four-faced buddha starting from the main entrance followed by clock-wise direction.

The Erawan Shrine also features local Thai dance performances who dressed themselves in beautiful traditional Thai costumes. You can hire them as accompaniment when you pray and seek for blessings. The cost varies between 260 baht to 710 baht ranging from 2 to 8 dancers.

Be prepared to drink plenty of water and wear light clothing or a cap if you are going in the early morning or noon as the sun will be scorching hot at that time. Of course, I would suggest to dress discreetly with long pants and T-shirt to show respect in this kind of occasion.

四面佛 Erawan Shrine
Address : Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10260, Thailand.

Friday, 9 June 2017

如何去白龙王庙和怎么样拜黄龙王?

Many of you have been asking me through Facebook and instagram about how to go to 白龙王庙 (White Dragon temple) and the procedures to pray黄龙王(Yellow Dragron) after watching my Bangkok travelogue. I have specially done a video for all of you who are keen to find out, click the link to get more details. Those of you who prefers to read, below is a simple guideline.

1. Look out for Liao Shi Xiong (廖师兄), the person in charge of transport for 白龙王 temple.

2. Request for a visit to 黄龙王. The visiting days are only available from Friday to Sunday but there is no promise of availability every week. Please check with 廖师兄 before you book your trip. (Refer to the video for contact number)

3. Inform 廖师兄 once you have reached Bangkok and the place you are staying. They will usually arrange the transport in the morning at 5.30am.

4. As I stayed in Novotel Hotel Bangkok Platinum, the ride was about 2 hours to 白龙王 temple. We also arranged to be dropped at Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya after we are done. That cost about 3450 Baht.

5. All visitors have to wear white clothing as a form of respect to 白龙王.

6. There will be someone there to guide you on the praying procedures. You just need to clear you mind and be sincere while praying. Take your number tag and you will be called shortly when it's your turn.

白龙王 temple is a sacred place where I have been visiting for many years. You can say that it is a kind of fate that pulled me to 白龙王. Each time I was there he gave genuine advises, supported and guided me to the right path. He would enlighten me when I felt lost or faced any obstacles. Every year without fail I will arrange a trip to Bangkok, I still miss 白龙王 till this day, it is a special bond I had developed since the day I met him.

Address : 80/9 moo 5 Surasak, Sriracha Chonburi.
问事先联系: 廖师兄 +66 (81) 750 0117

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Sothys Youth Serum Media Launch


Any beauty guru would be familiar with Sothys, an international leading skincare brand founded in Paris since 1946. Sothys manages it’s own laboratories and covers a comprehensive range of luxurious face products. Using premium ingredients, the effective solutions are supported by highly positive proven results of better skin.

Being invited by Sothys for their media launch today at Goodwood Park Hotel was an enjoyable one, they had just launched a new collection of 6 high performance serums, Unifying, Detoxifying, Anti-Free Radical, Wrinkle-specific, Firming-specific, Reconstructive and Perfect Shape. These concentrated serums are formulated to address age-related issues, allowing you to have the ability to step into youth and radiance again.

I was greeted with an immensely warm welcome followed by a skin check from a professional beautician who attended to me when I arrived. Out of the 6 serums, she concluded that my skin was lacking the Reconstructive Youth Serum which has a softening and plumping effect that intensely nourishes the skin and revitalises complexions as well as the Perfect Shape Youth Serum  which instantly reshapes, redefines and protects the facial contours for a perfect shape at any age. Although I am using my own daily skincare products, Sothys is recommended as it caters to every skin’s needs with professional diagnosis.


The event ended off successfully with a happy note. I have learnt and gained a deeper understanding of Sothys, an admirable skincare brand that constantly innovates to deliver high performance results even after 70 years.


Friday, 2 June 2017

I don't wanna live forever- A must-add song in your playlist


I personally like this song very much...the original version portrays anger and frustration but I rearranged the song and sing it  with deeper grieve and sorrow emotion. MV idea was inspired and directed by Samantha and Lei Lei filmed entirely at beautiful Thailand.