Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Disney's The Princess And The Frog

We watched Disneys The Princess and the Frog this month. The children loved this movie.

We watched A Christmas Carol a few week earlier and the kids didn't like it, it was like a scary movie to them.

Christmas Lunch @ Chili's Bangsar Shpping Centre

Blessed (belated) Christmas everyone. We had our yearly Christmas lunch at Chili's, Bangsar Shopping Centre on Christmas day.

17.12.2009 Baby Alyssa's Dedication

Daddy Daniel and mummy Emily's baby Alyssa's dedication. Blessed 1 month baby Alyssa.

5.12.2009 Greece 6: Hotel Pentelikon

During my business trip to Athens, we were put up in Hotel Pentelikon. This is a 5 star hotel in Kifisia, Athens. The hotel, food and service is good.

Here are some pictures I took of the hotel.

A fallen leave on the footpath.

It was too cold to swim.

My room on the 3rd floor.

The toiletries.

View from my room at night.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

6.12.2009 Greece: 5. Parliament: Syndagma Square

Parliament: Syndagma Square

Syndagma Square is the political and urban heart of Athens and all of Greece for that matter.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier sits at the base of the Parliament Building and is guarded by two Greek soldiers in traditional Greek uniforms.

These soldiers are the Evzones. The Evzones is the name of several historical elite light infantry and mountain units of the Greek Army. Today, it refers to the members of the Proedriki Froura (Presidential Guard), an elite ceremonial unit that guards the Greek Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Hellenic Parliament and the Presidential Mansion.

. Syntagma Square

. Evzones

. Parliament: Syndagma Square

6.12.2009 Greece: 4. Around Town

Photos around Athens after visiting Acropolis.

Balloon sellers

Scouts having some fun

Want your portrait drawn?

Some buildings

Statues here, statues there, statues statues everywhere

In Athens, they plant orange trees by the roadsides. According to the locals, these oranges are wild oranges, and it taste bitter.

A stroll through the National Gardens.

As we headed to the Parliament building and the Plaka shopping are, we noticed that the main roads around the Greek Parliament was closed, because of demonstrations in Athens on Sunday. Yes we were in the midst of demonstrations that day. Good thing we didn't come face to face with the demonstrators.

Thousands of police in Athens for riot anniversary
6 December 2009 Sunday
ATHENS, Greece — Thousands of police deployed across the Greek capital Sunday to prevent violence during commemorations for the first anniversary of the police shooting of a teenager whose death sparked some of the worst riots Greece had ever seen.

Students and far-left groups have planned demonstrations through Athens and the country's second largest city, Thessaloniki, to mark the death of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos. Fears of violence have been heightened by reports that far-left groups and anarchists from other European countries have traveled to Greece to join the protests.


Generally on Sundays, most shops are closed. Except for the flea market and street vendors.

We manage to fine a cafe which was opened and ordered a club sandwich and 2 drinks. It cost us nearly RM80 for our late lunch.