PHEBESS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PHEBESS PHEBESS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ French Art in South Korea http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735953 The French Impressionist museum, Musée d'Orsay, has a special exhibit in Seoul, and that's where I spent my afternoon. It was lovely, especially since it turned into a HOT day (100 or so F, 35 C) - and staying indoors was a better option that running around outside in the heat. <BR> <BR> So I enjoyed gorgeous paintings, kept rather cool, and walked about 5 miles. It was a wonderful afternoon! <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>7/the-musee-dorsay-comes-to-seoul.html ... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:06:00 EST Finally tried a bingsu! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735234 I finally had my bingsu! Sort of good, sort of weird, and hard to explain. <BR> <BR> And no, I didn't eat the whole thing. <BR> <BR> But hey, part of travel includes trying new foods, and today it was the bingsu. <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.kr/2014/07<BR>/adventures-in-bingsu-eating.html </link> <BR> <BR> I also had an arugula pizza for dinner, to offset the rather sweet snack. Just warning you, don't read the blog hungry! <BR> <BR> Here's the crazy bingsu: <BR> <BR>... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:05:44 EST Flower Market - So much fun!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734280 I went to the flower market today - oh wow, do I love flower markets! Plus I managed to get in 11,000+ steps while I was having fun! <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.kr/2014/07<BR>/melons-flowers-and-subway.html </link> <BR> <BR> And of course some funny stories and the usual cultural confusion we seem to enjoy in Seoul! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1058182578.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l438798927.jpg">... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 05:40:54 EST Eating and Shopping in Seoul http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733297 Good thing we're walking so much in Seoul, because there is so much good food around this city! <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.kr/2014/07<BR>/shopping-in-itaewon.html </link> <BR> <BR> We finally found a hanbok, the traditional Korean dress, in a size 5 for our little great niece (grand niece?) who was adopted from Korea - thought it would be a special gift for one of the happiest kidlets we know. <BR> <BR> And just one food shot, post Fourth of July and all that. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 19:15:53 EST Fourth of July in Seoul, Korea http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732461 We had a great day - spent the afternoon in a lovely park, walked around and got in plenty of steps, played with deer from Taiwan, and then had a traditional burger dinner at a restaurant. Looked for fireworks, saw a little bit of the display from the military base here. <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.kr/2014/07<BR>/seoul-forest-and-fourth-of-july.html </link> <BR> <BR> Yes, it was just a little crazy. <BR> <BR> Would have been more fun if we'd have jumped into the splash f... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 11:07:12 EST Bawled out for eating with chopsticks instead of a spoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731137 We are having our continuing funny adventures all over Seoul - we have our passports, I was told I was eating my sulgogi all wrong, and we've gotten used to the rainy season. Except one toe, which continues to protest. (I'm still managing 3 to 5 miles a day, despite the toe.) <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.kr/2014/07<BR>/another-day-another-toe.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1927484809.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 08:34:49 EST Orange flowers, orange mosaic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728111 We're enjoying Seoul so much, we think we're going to stay here a bit longer. (And the prices of rental cars are insane. We could take the train around, but, well, we found so much more to do in this area.) <BR> <BR> So, more Seoul. <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.kr/2014/06<BR>/art-music-and-bingsus.html </link> <BR> <BR> And I found great flowers, and another mural in the subway station. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l454042959.jpg"> <BR> ... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 02:38:21 EST A hidden stream - how cool is that? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726225 There's this semi-hidden stream that runs below street level through the middle of Seoul - it makes a lovely long park, and a great place to walk around on a nice day. <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.kr/2014/06<BR>/seoul-y-underground.html </link> <BR> <BR> And in the posh supermarket, melons come with ribbons! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l417383376.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l829789629.jpg"> <BR> <BR>... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:25:37 EST Public Art and City Spaces http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723905 We're having fun in our new neighbourhood - random sculpture scattered around, lots of cafés and restaurants, some gardens, and just lots to see and explore. <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.kr/2014/06<BR>/random-acts-of-art-in-seoul.html </link> <BR> <BR> And which caffeinated, cold drink would you buy? The pink blonde, or the brunette in blue? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1623064216.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:04:12 EST Weird adventure walking in the park! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722555 We found a few fun parks in our neighbourhood, and were having a good time. <BR> <BR> And then some sleazy old man offered DH $5 for me!!!! <BR> <BR> Yes, I'd have smacked the old perv upside the head. Fortunately, I was trying out the exercise machines in the park at the time, and DH told the old guy NO in a very forceful way. <BR> <BR> What is it with old men?? <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.kr/2014/06<BR>/do-i-really-look-that-inexpensive.html </link> <BR> <BR> The kid... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:43:48 EST Made it to the Michelangelo exhibit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719788 as well as the US Embassy, and the War Memorial, and walked 14,600+ steps - that's about 7 miles for the day. <BR> <BR> So the fried pork and vegs in a honey sauce for lunch was hopefully burned up. (It truly was about the only thing they served in this tiny café. That and gyozas - fried dumplings - potstickers.) <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.kr/2014/06<BR>/17-june-2014-went-to-us-embassy-no.html </link> <BR> <BR> And the children posing with a Michelangelo photo opp were... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:49:01 EST Travel and toe update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719003 I swear, my toe bandage makes it look like my toe is flipping off everyone! Too funny! <BR> <BR> Not much exciting, but still enjoying Seoul. Weather has been delightful the past few days, definitely summer without being horrendously hot. <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.kr/2014/06<BR>/toe-woes-toe-wars.html </link> <BR> <BR> And here's the toe with attitude! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l222929242.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:03:27 EST Adventures in Subway Riding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717101 We're having fun in Seoul, and have finally managed the subway system, despite the lack of reading a word of Korean. <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.kr/2014/06<BR>/13-june-2014-dont-you-love-entrance-t<BR>o.html </link> <BR> <BR> And we went to an exciting art exhibit, by a Spanish-born-Dutch-trained artist named Lita Cabellut - amazing artist! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l975774006.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:33:11 EST Korean Barbeque - quite an adventure! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714871 We've been exploring the area our hotel is in, and experimenting with food. Always fun when we can't read the menus, LOL! <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.kr/2014/06<BR>/10-june-2014-yes-this-is-flag-of-sout<BR>h.html </link> <BR> <BR> And a few photos of our adventurous eating: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l53179105.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1553023899.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spar... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:27:51 EST The midnight plane to Seoul http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713347 We had a great few last days in KL, and caught our flight to South Korea. The trip, of course, was not without our usual kinds of predicaments, including accidentally overstaying our visa. No, we did not go to jail. <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.kr/2014/06<BR>/midnight-plane-to-seoul.html </link> <BR> <BR> And I love the mama and baby manhole covers, LOL! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l91562336.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 10:02:21 EST Monkeys and Fireflies!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711164 I went on an actual tour, and visited a bunch of monkeys. One jumped on me from a fence, quite unexpectedly! I swear he gave me whiplash! <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>6/dont-turn-your-back-on-monkey.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1396339362.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1840083597.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1086723505.jpg"> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 09:37:57 EST Our report from Ipoh - LOTS of rocks!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708013 We had fun wandering around the town of Ipoh, and taking photos of the cave temples - how cool, a temple (or mosque) half in a cave!!!!! <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>5/31-may-2014-were-back-in-kl-after-th<BR>ree.html </link> <BR> <BR> My dad's hat loved it! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1517891485.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l214690010.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 10:31:53 EST Monkeys and Lions! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703285 I had a great afternoon walking in the Botanical Gardens, where I saw two different kinds of monkeys as well as the giant black squirrel (and logged several miles!). <BR> <BR> Then we went to the Lion Dancing on Stilts international competition - and wow, was that exciting! <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>5/good-bye-penang-1-taman-botani-and.html </link> <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>5/good-bye-penang-2-lion-dancing-on-st<BR>ilts.html... Mon, 26 May 2014 06:45:44 EST Kek Lok Si Temple http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701394 I went to the big temple in the middle of the island, which was exceptionally beautiful and interesting. As well as universal, in a Buddhist kind of way. <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>5/kek-lok-si-temple.html </link> <BR> <BR> And the photos - wow, this place was photogenic!!! A photographer's dream. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1838847374.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1653219606.jpg"> <... Fri, 23 May 2014 10:31:37 EST Still having fun in George Town http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699094 We're exploring, eating well, having fun, and waiting to see if we're needed for the TV show. <BR> <BR> And you'll never guess who is in this program!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>5/20-may-2014-well-were-still-waiting-<BR>to.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l992122293.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1046103091.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/... Tue, 20 May 2014 09:40:03 EST One hundred one kitties, and a lion or two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697439 We're back in George Town, having our usual fun - found a mural I was looking for, and encountered an amazing acrobatic lion dance at a street fair! <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>5/excitement-in-george-town.html </link> <BR> <BR> THIS is why we love travelling!!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l407421905.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l719078466.jpg"> Sun, 18 May 2014 05:48:34 EST Geopark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696305 We drove up to the geopark - actually, the Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park. Didn't get to walk around much since it started raining as we arrived, but we did get to see some of the ancient rock formations. <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>5/langkawi-geopark-langkawi-4.html </link> <BR> <BR> And all the photos are in the blog. They're kind of redundant. Rocks, right? Fri, 16 May 2014 10:13:53 EST Our car in Langkawi, and cafes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694824 We rented a little tiny car, the picture is so funny! And of course had a few car adventures. <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>5/cars-and-cafes-langkawi-3.html </link> <BR> <BR> And we've discovered the cafe culture of Langkawi, including real English tea, and a French patisserie. <BR> <BR> But I love my chicken satay! Helps me get that protein number up and in range! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l179946588.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 May 2014 10:42:44 EST A walk on the beach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694147 Gotta do this quickly, only 24 minutes of battery on the laptop! <BR> <BR> The beach was even better on an uncrowded and sunny afternoon: <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>5/barefoot-on-beach-langkawi-2.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l748164545.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l40617058.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1312637990.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img... Tue, 13 May 2014 11:57:58 EST Langkawi - lovely island group, having fun!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693293 We came to Langkawi for fun, and got lucky because we found the Water Festival - all kinds of fun stuff based on/in/around water! Complete with fireworks! (Yeah, I'm not sure how the fireworks go with water, but I love fireworks so I'm not complaining!) <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>5/water-festival-langkawi-1.html </link> <BR> <BR> Best photos: <BR> <BR> The children of a family carrying home the duck that one of the kids caught in the duck chase competitio... Mon, 12 May 2014 10:38:04 EST New neighbourhood, new culture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689596 New colour, new clothes, new music, new street art, new food! <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>5/little-india.html </link> <BR> <BR> And for your viewing pleasure: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1733107986.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2073183234.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l733550017.jpg"> Wed, 7 May 2014 09:05:16 EST Batu Feringgi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687145 We're hanging out in the beach town of Batu Feringgi, on the north coast of Penang. Having fun mostly relaxing, and playing, and enjoying a new place. <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>5/batu-feringgi.html </link> <BR> <BR> With fish kites: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1093644209.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And my husband took my dad's hat on a little snorkel adventure: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l211988147... Sun, 4 May 2014 12:01:29 EST Malaysian food, art and more kitties http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683123 We're enjoying our time in Georgetown - haven't heard back re the TV series, we don't know if they need us or are running late or what. So we're just walking around exploring, finding new hangouts and places to get in my walking. And of course more murals, plus some amazing buildings! <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>4/random-acts-of-art-and-beauty.html </link> <BR> <BR> Some of the best photos of today: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:41:36 EST Murals, cake, and just fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679958 We've discovered an amazing little area of gentrification - old buildings being renovated and refurbished, a lovely mural or two, and an amazing patisserie. <BR> <BR> I confess that I usually have one splurge treat a day - I try to keep it to 10-15% of my total calories. Today it was an Earl Grey Opera, a light layered cake with very thin layers and some ganache and, according to SP, all of 165 calories. With a cup of black tea, very satisfying and well worth the splurge. (Chocolate keeps... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:52:40 EST Kitty Cafe and Chocolate Museum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679179 We had a great day - played with the cats at the Purrfect Cat Cafe. Headed to the state museum but got pulled into the Chocolate Museum, and had a few samples of dark chocolate. <BR> <BR> How can you go wrong with a day like that? <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>4/a-purrfect-day.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1286009512.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1930150921.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <i... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:17:20 EST We're back in George Town, island of Penang http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678663 We haven't been scheduled for our costume fitting yet, so we're just hanging out in George Town and having fun. <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>4/more-batiks-more-kl-more-penang.html </link> <BR> <BR> And I made two more batiks, and found a wonderful umbrella sculpture. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1702405396.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l780825279.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-a... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:51:38 EST Busy, busy time in Melaka http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675072 We had a wonderful time in Melaka, so busy that I didn't have time to blog. But I'm all caught up now, and here are the links. I had to write five blogs just to cover all the exciting things we did, and everything we saw. <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>4/melaka-part-i-overview.html </link> <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>4/melaka-part-2-river.html </link> <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>4/melaka-part-3-tri... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:16:12 EST Making art in Malaysia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669550 I painted a batik - sort of a do-it-yourself thing. <BR> <BR> I had SO MUCH FUN! Really, it was great! <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>4/getting-my-fingers-dirty.html </link> <BR> <BR> And my lovely batik that I get to keep: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1041164467.jpg"> <BR> <BR> PS - 20 MYR = 20 Malaysian ringgits = just under $7 USD Fri, 11 Apr 2014 06:27:45 EST We had to ride cable cars!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668211 We went to the casino, and it was a crazy adventure! <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>4/genting-highlands.html </link> <BR> <BR> And Richard and I had to trade trousers - long story involving the dress code - it was nuts! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l989301301.jpg"> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 12:01:54 EST My experience with a Personal Shopper http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667074 It really was rather funny, and unexpected! <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>4/adventures-in-shopping-malaysia-styl<BR>e.html </link> <BR> <BR> And I bought my brother a kriss, the traditional dagger from this part of the world. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1940788617.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l536670923.jpg"> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 05:49:18 EST Monkeys! I saw monkeys! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664189 We took the train from George Town back to Kuala Lumpur, and I saw a few monkeys! <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>4/monkeys-watching-trains.html </link> <BR> <BR> My new mural find in George Town: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1560352155.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:20:04 EST Kitty Murals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660508 I love cats - I love murals - I've owned cats - I've created murals - so you can understand why I was so excited about today's finds! <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>3/malaysian-kitties-and-some-excitemen<BR>t.html </link> <BR> <BR> Just a teaser: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1578309018.jpg"> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 04:44:34 EST George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660021 George Town is VERY cool - we're having a great time. This place is such a mix of everything that makes Malaysia unique - multicultural, old and new, shopping, walking, eating, art - just a fun place to be! <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>3/george-town-unesco-world-heritage-si<BR>te.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l98223199.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l439591247.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 12:29:10 EST It was just a walk in the park http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657514 But we saw a Malaysian TV show being filmed, met the child star, chatted with the male heartthrob, got a free cupcake, and rode the tram. Plus walked several miles, got lost, found, and saw gorgeous sculpture. <BR> <BR> What else could you ask for? <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>3/just-walk-in-park-perdana-botanic.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l808055486.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:05:35 EST Update on naming a beach for our dad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655809 Apparently our dad's name is the front-runner in this competition - here's the full story: <BR> <BR> <link>www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/03/24/<BR>3543323/new-name-sought-for-bellingham<BR>.html </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to add a comment! Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:59:20 EST The National Visual Arts Gallery of Malaysia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653131 Getting there was a trip! We had a great time, and saw some very interesting art - my favourite was a bookcase of altered books attached to a fold-out cardboard castle - SO COOL!!! Like the books coming to life! <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>3/national-visual-arts-gallery-of-mala<BR>ysia.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2086469250.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1191578156.jpg"> <BR... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:40:50 EST The Lady in Pink - A Travel Vignette http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652086 There was a beautiful young woman in a gorgeous pink kalidaar at lunch - I didn't get her photo, she didn't seem to understand English - but we had a little interaction anyway. <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>3/being-travelling-fashionista.html </link> <BR> <BR> And I believe pink is a vastly underrated colour. Pink is happy! Pink is playful! Pink is youthful! Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:11:35 EST KL Skyline, Market, Museum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651493 We went to the Central Market a few days ago, and the National Museum today - still having fun in KL, despite the rain. (Great thunderstorm tonight!) <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>3/19-march-2014-weve-been-having-fun-i<BR>n.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1156170798.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1628629399.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l13203... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:09:00 EST An impromptu parade!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649736 Okay, so it probably wasn't impromptu, but since we didn't know it was happening, it was sudden and exciting for us! <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>3/chinese-parade.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l11203299.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1620895896.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2064163075.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:08:32 EST My own Food Showdown this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648164 Some of you long-time Sparkies might remember the Food Showdown emails we used to receive. SparkPeople would have two somewhat similar food items, and would compare them nutritionally to see which would be the better choice. <BR> <BR> For example, confronted with a serving of creme brulée versus a slice of cheesecake, which is the more healthful option? (Turns out it's the cheesecake, which has fewer calories, less fat, and more protein. I remember because I had shared a slice of cheeseca... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:05:32 EST Kuala Lumpur during the day, night, clear, smog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646913 Red seems to be a featured colour in Malaysia! <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>3/kl-day-and-night.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l274131159.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l8471652.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1012298420.jpg"> <BR> <BR> WARNING! There are food porn photos in the blog! Don't look at this while hungry!!! (And sometimes I take p... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:33:37 EST First report from Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644279 It amazes me how neighbouring countries can be SO different from each other! <BR> <BR> Having great fun - here's the first blog from KL: <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>3/kuala-lumpur-at-last.html </link> <BR> <BR> And the teaser photos: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1164952621.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l340563412.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l152075... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:38:03 EST The Saga of Little Baby Orange Kitty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643439 For those who wanted to know what happened with the kitten, here's the continuation of the story (but, spoiler alert, no real resolution to the problem): <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>3/little-baby-orange-kitty.html </link> <BR> <BR> And I'll do a blog about Kuala Lumpur soon. I just need to get some photos. <BR> <BR> But this is what the Malaysian flag looks like: <BR> <em>735</em> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 09:24:18 EST We're still enjoying Krabi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640227 Having fun hanging out, chatting with people, and just enjoying the small town of Krabi. <BR> <BR> <link>rollingluggagers.blogspot.com/2014/0<BR>3/5-march-2014-were-still-enjoying.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l834970941.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1008539061.jpg"> Wed, 5 Mar 2014 09:19:32 EST A Frothy Confection of a Temple! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638274 I visited the lovely white temple in Krabi Town today - and got in 3 miles of walking up the stairs, around the temple grounds a few times, and back down the stairs. <BR> <BR> <link>http://rollingluggagers.blogspot.com<BR>/2014/03/krabi-town-lively-town-lovely<BR>-people.html </link> <BR> <BR> And a few teaser photos - two of my favourites from today. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1223607338.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw... 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