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My Collection

12 Feb

Whenever I travel, I am always on the lookout for animal figurines to add to my collection besides pieces of paintings.

For example, whenever I visit Thailand, elephants are in my mind and I will be on the lookout for them. My last two trips to Thailand (Krabi in October and Bangkok in December), I found a mama and baby elephant pillow from the island and two clay elephants from the Chatuchak market to add to my collection.

Besides elephants, I also have—from all over the world—a few pigs, hippos, chickens, mandarin ducks and a wombat. But I find I cannot expand their family anymore because they are not so popular and easily available especially in the ASEAN countries that I often visit. So I started a new line: owls.

Now owls are more universal and boy, do they come in all shapes and sizes. My recent trip to Penang, amazingly yielded these newbies to my collection.

Mostly from the Owl Shop on Cannon Street with a few from a little booth at Straits Quay, these owls are really beautiful and adorable.

I like.

I foresee the owl collection growing by leaps and bounds to rival the elephants!

Do you have to stare?

Do you have to stare?


Penang: Day 2

31 Jan

We woke up early to go to Pulau Tikus to Restaurant New Cathay for breakfast. A friend recommended that we should go there and eat the Koay Chap, which we did. Was good, so were the other choices.

Traffic on this Saturday morning was not that heavy and soon, we made our way to the Owl Shop.

When we got to the shop, I was like a kid let loose in a candy store! All the display pieces were so appealing. Let’s just say I had a good haul to add to my owl collection. Contented for now, we explored the area around Cannon Street and Armenian Street.

This is where the street arts are. Had some fun posing with the paintings.

By lunchtime the sun was beating down on us. Dang! It’s hot. But we had to go to Restaurant Hon Kei at Kampung Malabar for pork porridge (for lunch). After all this is a eat and eat more trip.