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Sunday, April 15, 2018

6 Reason Why Liquorice is Good For Skin

Sunday, April 15, 2018 19 Comments
Have you heard about Liquorice before? I only know liquorice is use in traditional Chinese Medicine. Some even add it to tea or tobacco. I do not know that this herbs is good for skin. I just found liquorice has been used for almost 4,000 years ago for skin and health benefit after I found this skincare range call Botanics which I bought it from one of the pharmacies in Bangkok.

For those who don't know how Liquorice look like can just 'google' the image. It kind of beautiful plant with some flowers. The plant is a legume type and very much like bean. The health benefit from this plant lies within the plant's root.

I remember drink liquorice remedies once to treat my stomach ulcers and congestion. Sometimes I take liquorice candy to treat my sore throat too.

As for skin benefit, I just found out liquorice is good to treat hyper-pigmentation. I thought only rose hips oil can treat this. 

I was interested with Botanics Skincare range even its very expensive because it says can fade out my dark spot.



 I bought 2 products from Botanics Whitening with Liquorice Series.

* Nature Inspired Botanics Whitening with Liquorice Concentrated Dark Spot Gel, 50ml

* Nature Inspired Botanics Whitening with Liquorice Refreshing Eye Gel, 15ml

 Botanics Whitening Concentrated Dark Spot Gel claimed :

* Reduces the appearance of Dark Spots 
* Reduce uneven skin tones
* Achieve luminous healthy looking complexion



My experience using Botanics Whitening Concentrated Dark Spot Gel :

I apply this gel concentrate after cleansing and toning steps every evening. I can't use this in the morning too as instruct in the box. Why? I don't really feel comfortable because the texture of this product make my skin really sticky like apply glue on my skin. Due to this I always reluctant to apply this gel. So...I kind of apply this inconsistently onto my skin. I have been using this for almost 1 month now. I could see it helps to fade some dark color from my dark spots. Imagine if I have that faith to apply this regularly??? I am pretty sure it work wonders on my skin. But I still find this too sticky and itchy sometimes. So far so good. Not negative reactions or whatsoever!






Botanics Whitening Refreshing Eye Gel claimed :

* plumps the appearance of the lines and firm up the eye contour
* reviving tired eyes and reducing eye puffiness
* reduce dark circles


My experience Botanics Whitening Refreshing Eye Gel :

I kind of love the texture of this eye gel. It absorb very quickly by just dabbing if slowly under eyes. I could say it works on reduce puffiness but not yet for dark circle. I think long way to go for me on that area. I would give this 5 stars and become among my fav eye gel so far.

Liquorice definately gives benefit to skin and why I just know this now. 🤗

Check out what other benefit liquorice can do for your skin.

6 Reason Why Liquorice is Good for Skin :


1. Skin Brightening


Hyper-pigmentation is always a problem for me. For those who don't know what is hyper -pigmentation, this is where some patches of your skin become darker than the rest of skin around it due to extra melanin deposits on those spots. It look ugly you know. I find its so hard to cover it even with concealer. Apparently , liquorice can restore the skin to a lighter color if apply daily on the darkened area.

2. Fights Wrinkle


I am not sure about others. As for me wrinkle around my eye area really make me really ugly. Liquorice is full of antioxidants which will helps block free radicals and keep skin from aging prematurely.

3. Fade Out Scars


I didn't try this on my scar yet because I am afraid it will finish even before I treat my hyper-pigmentation. I haven't try to find where to buy this in Malaysia. I Apparently , Liquorice helps to speed up the process by blocking the melanin production. It won't heal the scars totally but it can fade the color though.

4. Hide Sun Damage


Dark spots and age spot are both caused by the Sun. See? Sun is not all good and not all bad. Totally like love and hate collides. Haihhhh...If you apply liquorice it can help bring your skin to a smooth,lighter tone. This because it has this glabridin that stops the skin from darkening after sun exposure.It also contains UV blocking enzymes that help protect skin damage.

5. Firm and Tighten Skin


Not sure whether the skincare range mentioned has enough liquorice for this. But I read liquorice supposedly can keep skin feeling soft because it helps elastin and collagen for skin. It also contains amino acids which will help moisturize and re hydrate the skin.

6.Heal Wounds and Skin Infections


It helps to keep swelling and redness to a minimum and works by reducing the amount of bacteria on skin and allowing faster skin repairing.

This is my first time using liquorice for skincare.I usually treat my sore throat with it. I will buy more of this product range if I happen to find this here in Malaysia. This is worth to try out!


Sunday, April 8, 2018

A Magical 5th Birthday Unicorn Party with Butterfly Project Malaysia

Sunday, April 08, 2018 21 Comments

Ever imagine yourself attending a Unicorn Party once in a life time?
This is not a dream for me anymore. I always wanted to attend such theme party but have no chance to get the invitation. Now? I don't have any complaint. I have been there and the feeling was so Magical ! Like in Fairy Tales.....

Nobody going to invite you for any Unicorn Party like me ? ** flip hair with snobbish tone** This Unicorina fly high after attending just one party. WTH! hahahaha
OK...back to earth Unicorina! Don't pass out up there. You have many things to type down here. I am backkkkk!!! WTH!

Throw one people! Yeah! you read it right! Bring the party to you. If you feel to kiddies to throw one party for yourself...hehehe...Mothers!!!! you have your kids as an excuse. kekekeke...How to throw such party??? Well.. I tell you how... based on my observation at recent party.

How to Plan a Magical Unicorn Party ?


  • Unicorn Cakes and sweet treats
  • Backdrop Balloons
  • Party Table Decorations
  • Photo Booth
  • Beautiful Flowers
  • Unicorn Party ware and Stationeries
  • Fun activities
  • Awesome and Sporting Attendees

Awhhh!!! Only 8 items on the check list? Simple...right? right? Nayyyyyy....go into details people... if you wanna throw awesome Unicorn Party like Tammy Lim!

Details Unicorn Party Checklist as guides  :


  1. Unicorn Bag
  2. Unicorn Cupcake Topper
  3. Unicorn Banner
  4. Unicorn Party Straws
  5. Unicorn Party Tassels
  6. Unicorn Party Plates
  7. Unicorn Thank You Cards
  8. Unicorn Stickers
  9. Unicorn Certificates
  10. Unicorn Loyalty Card
  11. Fun Activities (obviously something unicorn related)
  12. Party Goodies Bag (you can skip that if you out of budget. Get sponsor if possible!)
  13. B.A.P (Beautiful Awesome People)

Just another 5 additional from my earlier list.....try organize one and you know whether this is short list or long list. I am so awesome to think of this checklist right???? WTH!!! This 'thick face' copy out this list from Tammy Lim's facebook. ngeh.. ngeh.. ngeh...

You have some ideas how to throw the Unicorn Party? Well...how about pass some fun of preparing to attendees too?

Before receive the invitation, I was so nervous. Am I too old to get invitation? Am I so 'old school' not 'hot babe' like other butterflies. Am I being bad butterfly all these years? Huwaaaaaargggg! You wanna invite me or not??? Tell me la.... so I can get over this. So stressful waiting for invitation!!!!!

The Butterfly Unicorn Party: You're Invited!


The Unicorn Party

Party Date: 1st April (Sunday)

Time: 3pm - 5pm

Dress code: Magical Unicorn (makeup + fashion+horn). Color theme (follow poster colors).

*Space is limited so pls do not let your fashion takeover the space (wearing big costumes).


3 Best-Dressed Unicorn Prizes: Trollbeads Gift worth RM508 each


After received the invitation...yahooooo!!! I am invited. Then...oh no..what should I wear. Damn! need a horn some more. Gosh! what to wear? Pastel sweet color like unicorn? No black??? Uwaaaaa!!! I am going to look like 'overweight' unicorn. How am I going to hide my big spare tire with sweet pastel colors? Why they don't allow female black beauty to Unicorn party? This is discrimination? Oh! no..how about make up. That blend blend thing to your eyelid. With my make up skill??? Gosh! this is hopeless. I can see the clown in the making. Argghhhh!!! stress!!! why invite me? why? Tell me la....

Damn! I really have this kind of mixed feeling...hahahaha...The drama continue weiiiii...never stop here. Read on even if your eyelid is pulling down now.

From the day of the invitation email reached me. My eyes is looking out for unicorn.



I was at Universal Studio Singapore and my eyes try to shop for unicorn headband. All I found is this unicorn plush. Mmmmmm...I can't be wearing this on my head right? All they have is Trollmania there at USS. My sis keep telling me to buy those hair pin with rainbow troll's hair. Troll is not a unicorn la! I can't jeopardize my good reputation as butterfly. muahahaha (thick face mode again)



Back to Malaysia, found my unicorn headband and also unicorn earings. Yeayyy!!! settled one worry. Guess what? The sales girl at the shop asked me this when I pick this...

Sales Girl : Is this for your daughter?

Damn!!!!

Me (shyly) : For me... I was invited to unicorn party.

Sales Girl : Owhhh!! Sorry...

Huwarrgghhh.....

I watch Unicorn Make Up tutorial many times at youtube. Hopefully can bring out that hidden talent in me. WTH! Guess...it is obvious nothing hidden in me. Everything is crystal clear! WTH!


Practice to paint my nail but didn't do that to the last minute. Yeahhh!!! why I don't visit nail parlor? I hate to wear any nail polish. I practice my rainbow color unicorn make up many times. This is the best photo I could show the world. I won't show off my dirty secret up here. For goodness sake I need to protect myself for any future humiliation.

I even try to decorate my unicorn horn with flowers. Failed big time! I end up stick my fingers with super glue because I bought the wrong one! Huhuhuh...

The effort is there but the results???? Haihhh!!! forget it! Whatever!!!! I am just going to be myself. Along the process of preparation ...I forgot about dress. Only remember that important part the day before. WTH!!! I just digged out to whatever pastel to my eyes from my 'humble' no 'fashion sense' wardrobe. The result??? Read further people...

My super long winded intro never reach to the Magical Party experience yet??? On the way baybeh..

D..DAY...is finally here...nervous and excited at the same time. It fall on April fool day and I successfully walk into the party like a fool. hahaha ...not that bad yo! I just put my 'thick face' make up on. Open my mind and go with the Party Flow and have fun observing every sorts of human character. Everybody happy???? I am happy too. hahahaha



I walked in before 3pm. Some early butterflies was already there with unicorn headband on their head. Everybody look their best and beautiful. Some even came in with Unicorn pajamas and Unicorn Costume. I would say everybody has their own way of interpretation on the theme for the day. Creative thoughts people! Obviously with my lack of self esteem made me feeling a bit intimidated with all those creative young soul! WTH!

Registered my name and was given cutie Unicorn goodies bag and a 'Unicorn Loyalty Card' which entitled this Unicorina to redeem some gift and activities like photobooth, adopt a Unicorn, Flower Bouquet and Balloon counter.

photo credit to Eros Si from www.fishmeatdie.com

After everybody settled down, The Party was officiated by Mamasan aka Miss Tammy Lim, The President of Butterfly Project Malaysia with official host for the day Dee Leonard. Both wearing tacky Unicorn Theme outfit and headband. I have fun listening to their speech with all those speechless and funny comments. I added too many wrinkles around my face due to their hilarious act. WTH! They made me laughing too much!

I have fun redeemed my Butterfly Loyalty card too. Thank you to all sponsors for the day. Unicorina have fun on the April Fool Day.

1. Photo Booth


My first activity for the day was to act the best at Photo Booth. GNG Studiobooth totally brings out the party to live. All Butterflies has a great fun acting the most 'kawaii' pose with ready 'props' prepared by GNG team and also trying out their Boomerang photobox.


Well....there you go...this is the result of me looking the best from my humble no fashion sense wardrobe. I look like 5 months pregnant unicorina. Aihhh!!! Even the best technology can't make me any slimmer with that over-sized XXL blouse! lol...I am not this fat in real you know...(isk isk isk nobody can beat my in-denial thinking.. kekeke)

2. Adopt a Unicorn


When Mamasan announced there is a Unicorn up for adoption...this Unicorina keep imagine a plush toys unicorn. Never imagine its going to be this adorable cutie pie unicorn mug. Serious!!! I am loving this one and only unicorn mug in my possession. Mamasan so creative to even think of this. This wouldn't make possible with 50gram . They have the most creative gifting ideas for any occasions. 50gram is the first online florist shop that offers complimentary video message on behalf of you. Wow! Talk about being the leader in gifting industry.



The best of all they even provided a certificate to prove our adoption.
Check out my instagram post HERE where I posted the certificate with the name of my Unicorn Baby. All butterflies require to come out with the name for their new Unicorn. hahaha...me just wrote down whatever name came to my head. The outcome was....check my insta. pssttt! I heard this price RM39.90 per mug. Awesome gift for lovely people.

3. Auto-Inflate, Colouring Balloon


I can tell you this over and over again ...my art skills is totally sucks! Even my 8 years old niece can do better than this. I was over at brrrloon counter and was given this beautiful unicorn balloon. No pain no gain. In order to claim my balloon, I need to do some coloring activities. huhuhuh... colouring is good for mind healing. I tried my best.  After my mind healing process, I have a chance to do the mind releasing moment too. Just shake this balloon for 60 seconds then hit it with my fist as hard possible....


Walllaahhhhhh....my own unicorn balloon inflate nicely. Check out my boomerang post HERE.... . my selfie time with my unicorn balloon. Isn't this fun and magical activities? Totally love this mind blowing moment. Thank you Brrrloon for also becoming our party's official decorator! All the balloon totally adding to the magic! If you are looking for balloons supplies. Don't look any further. check out their awesome list of party supplies. 

4. Mini Flower Bouquet


Well...as I admitted before in previous post.. I am now a sucker to beautiful flowers. I was very excited to head over to flowers counter opened by Everyday Flowers at our Unicorn Party. I picked 2 stalk of flowers and handed out to Everyday Flower team. Few minutes later....



My own mini bouquet. I love it so much! They are beautiful to my eyes. Awesome job to Everyday Flowers. 

I redeemed all in Unicorn Loyalty Card. Thank you so much to all sponsors! Finally have time to enjoy my meal and drink prepared by our venue of the day Wondermilk.

photo credit to Eros Si from www.fishmeatdie.com
Almost forgot to mention about the best Unicorns who came in with the most fabulous make up and dress up. All 3 lucky winners walk away with RM600 worth each from Trollbeads. Congratulations to all winners! 

What is party without awesome people ?



I have chance taking a selfie with some butterflies. Nice meeting all of you either in Butterfly event or any other event.

What is party without a Goodies Bag?



Check out my Unicorn Goodies Bag Unboxing video HERE !

photo credit to Eros Si from www.fishmeatdie.com


What is in Unicorn Goodies Bag ?

Awesome gift from sponsors. Thank you to all!




1. Koji Dolly-Wink Eyelashes ** NEW addition to their collection**



My very first Eye Lashes from Dolly Wink No. 29. PURE DOLLY price at RM58 each.

2. NYX Professional Makeup



* Vivid Brights Eyeliner (Blossom) price at RM30 each
* Lip pf the Day Liquid Lip Liner (Cherished) price at RM35 each

Available at NYX Stores and online retailers.


3. Dear Beaute (Japan)



Himawari Hair Care Samples which is totally awesome for my travel kit. You can get yours at leading pharmacies like Guardian.

4. Belif Malaysia




Presented all Butterflies with their Best Seller On-The -Go Kit price RM89 and its available at Belif Malaysia Stores. You can visit their FB HERE for more details.


5. Wanderlust Things




This is one awesome unicorn necklace which is must have in your accessories collection. Only RM14.90. Thank you Wanderlust Things!




6. The Butterfly Project




Last but now least...Thank You Birthday Card with Unicorn (Brush) attached to it. Thank You Mamasan. For those who are dying to know who is The Butterfly Project can check out their official website HERE


photo credit to Eros Si from www.fishmeatdie.com
We are group of rare butterflies gathered in one Beauty Bloggers Community. We blog because blogging is our passion. 

photo credit to Eros Si from www.fishmeatdie.com

Thank you for including me in this awesome communities. I know many fabulous people and learn a lot  throughout the years.

You find my post is super long ? A story teller should be able to tell you A to ZZZZZZ story. hehehehe.... This is an awesome party ever!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Simplified Skincare Routines with Bare Essentials by Althea

Friday, March 30, 2018 20 Comments
"I'm a big believer in that if you focus on good skincare, you really won't need a lot of make-up!" - Demi Moore

Me too always believe in good skincare for my daily must do beauty regime to look fresh and slowing down the aging process to my skin. The 7 and 10 steps skincare routines, once really famous around the globe. But how many of us really have time to follow all the steps. These days many of us are busy with our  roles as employee , motherhood , wife , or multi tasking for all roles. By the time we have that 'Me' moment....we are almost at 'drop dead tired' to even look like 'drop dead gorgeous'. Sometimes such complicated skincare routines can easily tired your skin.

In this modern days , I would say we need to simplified our skincare routines to achieve the similar outcome to our precious skin. Recently, Althea the famous online Korean Beauty store launched their very own skincare range call Bare Essentials. Althea answered all women prayers! Bare Essential was created to simplified the skincare routines and yet gives one optimal and comfortable result with only 3 simple steps. Yeayyyyy!!!!




If you have been following my instagram at Cindyreena and FB , you would know about my recent gossip girl's role. A box of Althea latest skincare range reached me with a style. Check out my first ever unboxing video here



3 Steps Skincare Routines from Althea Bare Essentials :


* Contour Cleanser
* Primer Water
* Fixer Cream



Micro Bubbleshots

1st Step - Althea Bare Essentials Contour Cleanser , 150g , Retail Price : RM23.00


Key Ingredients : Ice Plant , Lemon Verbena Leaf

Product claimed : Micro capsules pop with water to gently but effectively exfoliated and remove impurities from the skin . Detoxify your skin and create a define slim face shape.


My experience using Althea Bare Essentials Contour Cleanser


I just lathers up the cleanser until it become a rich foam before apply and gently exfoliate onto my skin in circular motions . This step helps to improve blood circulation for 'V' shape look if you do it the right way. mmmmm....round face like mine really need this badly! I love the fact it smells refreshing from Lemon Verbena Leaf which is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants to strengthen the skin. The minty scents from Ice plant helps to hydrates and makes one skin feels cooling and calming. 



Clear DewDrops

2nd Step - Althea Bare Essentials Primer Water , 200ml, Retail Price : RM43


Key Ingredients : Snow Lotus , Patented DewDrop Technology

Product claimed : Hydrates and prepare the layers of the skin. DewDrops helps to soften and improve suppleness and primer that smooths out unevenness.





My experience using Althea Bare Essentials Primer Water


When I first received this bottle , I was so confused on whether this is a primer or just usual toner.
The liquid is rather thick but non sticky at all. It absorbs well into skin with just a gentle patting. You don't have to wait long time to preps your skin with this Primer Water. This is kind of feel slightly balm-like too. The snow lotus as ingredient helps to smoothens and brightens the skin and the patented "dewdrop" formulation totally revitalizes the skin and provides immediate effective moisture. I could feel the instant plump up when the water from this wonderful bottle penetrates into my skin.



3rd Step - Althea Bare Essentials Fixer Cream , 50g, Retail Price : RM50


Key Ingredients : Trehalose , Green Tea , Baobab Tree

Product Claimed : Penetrates deep into the layers of the skin to plum them , 24 hours hydration and non-sticky finish once absorbed.



24 hour Hydration

My experience using Althea Bare Essentials Fixer Cream


I was a bit skeptical since I have been trying out many skincare before this. Most of the cream claimed the same but at the end it doesn't deliver as its claimed at all. Another marketing gimmick? The texture of this cream is non greasy at all. Thanks to that. But once I applied the fixer cream onto my skin. mmmm...surprisingly it absorb well and I can feel immediate plumping up and hydration effects. Wow!!!! The ingredients for this Fixer Cream works and blend well for optimum skin benefit. The Trehalose gives powerful humectant that retains moisture on the skin, While the green tea helps to hydrates , skin smoothing and pack with antioxidants. Non greasy moisturizing agents that helps promote collagen production which give 24 hours hydration.



Tadahhhhh.... my bare face after using 3 Steps Althea Bare Essentials skincare. I can feel better looking skin and feeling fresh .  




Recent trip to Resorts World Sentosa, I just brought along Althea Bare Essentials 3 Steps Skincare travel sachet with me. Glad to bring that along with me for 3 days trip. Not only it convenient but also gives me sufficient beauty regime with just 3 simple steps.

Interested to simplified skincare routines with Althea Bare Essentials series ?

Official Althea Websites : http://my.althea.kr/
Official Althea Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/altheamalaysia
Official Althea Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/altheakorea/

pssstttt!!! Good news..if you purchase all products the total price is RM116 and Althea is giving out extra 10% off with a FREE Special Edition Mirror (check out my unboxing video on my instagram for that cutie mirror sneak peak) if you purchase this awesome skincare now. While stock last. By the way , I was told more than 10,000 person on the wait list since Althea announced their first ever skincare series. Good Luck ladies! Am I giving away mine? Obviously NO. I am loving this so much! hahaha😍🤩😂

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Speed Up Your Search for Fresh Flowers with A Better Florist

Thursday, March 29, 2018 16 Comments

"Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul. " - Luther Burbank
Flowers one of the nature's many gift that often provoke emotional responses. I used to have this thought... receiving flowers make me too girly, not cool and feminine and so on. Plus you can't even eat that flowers. lol...at the end it wittered and dry up. mmmmm...it become useless to me. Then, once I received bouquet of flowers from my Superior on my birthday. I feel soothing , uplifting mood and suddenly feel mind therapeutic by just looking at the flowers bouquet in front of me.

Its not wasted to gift someone with flowers. You don't require to be intimate with the recipient. Flowers gifting  are most appropriate for most situation.

Moreover, buying flowers should be a happy experience and that all comes down to three things - cost, quality and convenience. So far only one flower delivery in Malaysia  excels on all three and thats A Better Florist. Their online flower shop is filled with thoughtfully assembled collections of affordable hand bouquets, baskets , hampers , vase arrangements and creative flower arrangements.

"Less is more" seems to be the mantra of this florist which started as a flower delivery in Singapore. The success they are experiencing in their same day flower delivery in KL is not new at all. They've been excelling for quite a while in Singapore, impressing locals and tourists alike with their minimalist designs that manage to create maximum impact.
In terms of pricing, their products are surprisingly affordable despite the premium quality of their flowers. This is mostly due to their curation and streamlines operations. The farm-fresh flowers arranged to perfection in their hand bouquets and funeral flowers Singapore are sourced directly from Cameron Highlands, Malaysia. Top-notch quality and affordability has made them the best florist in Singapore. The same reason why they're now the best florist in KL.
Next question you will ask... What about convenience? Well, being an online florist means that their shop is accessible anytime and anywhere as long as you have internet connection.
You can order grand opening flowers in KL while you're busy making last-minute arrangements for your business launch or buy funeral flowers in KL to communicate condolences to grieving friends and family even if you're in overseas travelling for leisure or business trip. And the biggest convenience of all ? A Better Florist will transport your orders straight to the intended party with their standard same day delivery Absolutely Free!
A Better Florist don't just have flowers talk! You can also buy fruit basket in KL or hamper delivery in KL if you prefer. Just like their delectable fruits basket in Singapore which is full of freshly harvested fruits, Malaysians too can have a taste of juicy kiwis, bananas, pineapples and other tropical fruits. For hampers , they have Get Well Soon Hamper which is a generous spread of healthy and organic food intended to promote healing and recovery. They also have pretty pastel-coloured baby hamper for baby showers or as post-delivery gift.
So what do you expect from the best florist in Malaysia ? Spread their wings , of course! These past few months, A Better Florist dynamic team has been working very hard establishing their flower delivery to UAE as well as flower delivery in HK. This is a brilliant achievement. When they first approached my blog last years back, they are just in Singapore. Wow! I am glad they are flying high to other part of the world too. Both operations have been garnered praises from locals this early. Certain sites include them among the best florist in Dubai. Even in the highly competitive industry of Hong Kong flower delivery, they've managed to gain some traction. Needless to say , they're probably on the way to becoming the best florist in Hong Kong
In case you're not yet convinced, why not try them out for yourself? 

Save Time, Save Money and gain a whole lot of happiness from spreading love through lush bouquets.
" In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends " - Kozuko Okakura

Monday, March 19, 2018

Hidden Archeological Gem of Thailand

Monday, March 19, 2018 19 Comments
Continue my Bangkok Travelogue early February trip.... Check my awesome KhaoYai post HERE .

After spending my time touring around KhaoYai, I travel back to Bangkok. As I wanted to Kill Two Birds with One Stone (Poor Birdies) I  end up detour to Ayutthaya on the way to the City of Bangkok. 

Ayutthaya is must visit place for those who love the historical kind of sightseeing. I would say this place is a hidden archeological gem for Thailand. Same like Bagan, Myanmar which I visited few years back. Ayutthaya brimming with Buddhist temples, monasteries and ancient statues. Some even dating back to 1350. Not as old as Bagan and this place kind of small scales. 

Ayutthaya has gone through glory and strife stages. This place is also a UNESCO World Heritage city which is worth for sightseeing. I had chance wandering around the ancient ruined! I wish to rent bicycle and stay around this place.

I didn't have chance to visit many places since it requires extensive walking tour around the place. Plus the weather was super hot during my visit. My skin feel heat like being roasted. I just told the driver to drive me to hotel in Bangkok after 2 temples. isk isk isk


Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon


This 14th Century temple full with towering chedi. This place is still active and there are monks still living at this place. Very touristy area plus many local come for praying too.

This place was largely destroyed too during the Burmese invasion.




That stairway on the East side leads up to the entrance of the 60 meter tall bell shaped chedi. The visitors who climb up can find the small chamber with several images of the Buddha covered with gold leaf .




I just walk away from the crowd. I found less hot place. The cats within this place kind of their own funny character., I just sat and keep on watching them from far.


Especially this 2 cats. Aren't they look solemn by the window? Its kind of funny pose...but hey they just don't bother even when I was shooting my lens towards them. kekekeke...kawaiiii!!! They just don't bother me even when I was waving at them. Annyeonggggg!!!


This is found within the complex and one can make some offering for prayers too. Like I said this place is active and many devotees visit this place. 



At the North East corner of the grounds are reclining Buddha image. A yellow cloth is draped around the huge image that faces East towards rising sun. I was told the Buddha image was restored in year 1965.

Wat Phra Mahthat



This place located at the center of Ayutthaya. This place kind a symbolic center where the Buddha's relics were enshrined and also the residence of the Supreme Patriarch Thai Buddhist monks. It believe to be built during 14th century A.D (the early Ayutthaya period). It collapse during the Ayutthaya period and then restored. Subsequently in 1911 it collapsed again.



Famous Buddha Head embedded in between tree root


Its easy to spot this place. You will see many tourist pose selfie here. This place also know as the most photographed spots in Ayutthaya. If you walk closer to the area , you will find the large stone Buddha head set in a colossal and deep-rooted tree. It remain mystery on how the head became locked in between of the roots. Many make assumption that this is linked to flood and destruction many centuries back then and some even linked it to some legend. 
The legend of Wat Phra Mahthat is about two brothers fighting for the throne as King of Siam. The brother who won the throne built the palace with all the Buddha statues as an honor to his brother. Many believe the head in the tree is from one of these status and thought this is sort of eerie replica of defeated brother. This is just a legend told by most tour guides here and nobody verify the truth of this story.







I love walking around this place away from other tourist. This place kind of give me peace of mind. Historical place totally my style. I feel like I am a romantic type while wandering around this place. 

The driver brought me to visit the Golden Buddha but that place was closed during my visit. I end up took a stroll around those place.



I found this place right beside the Golden Buddha place but don't have the mood to go in for a visit. My leg too tired and all I want is to take afternoon nap.


Plus I need to pay for entrance fees and the staircase is too high for my bad knee. I was like...haihhhh...where is my driver ???



Even the squirrel found some coconut to drink. I can't even find coconut drink seller. I found my driver outside the gate. This is how my Ayutthaya tour abruptly ended due to me... lazy to walk around. huwahahahaha... I just wanna go for shopping at Pratunam! Save energy for shopping spree!