It has been more than a year since I last blogged from Bangkok. It was a long silence since then, perhaps some of you have wondered why I have just suddenly stopped and did not continue my story on my Bangkok holidays.
I just simply couldn't bear blogging since then. On the 3rd day of my Bangkok trip, I received bad news from my sister in Malaysia - my grandpa was admitted to hospital and was in a coma. We rushed back from Bangkok 2 days after, and the moment we touched down at the Kuala Lumpur airport, my sister called with the bad news....grandpa has left us.
It was a tragic experience for me, I felt so bad and miserable that I could not see him before he died. If only I decided to come back straightaway, I would at least have seen him before he left us.
Tonight, as I write, is the eve of my grandpa's death anniversary. I could still remember his laughter and smile vividly, and how much I loved him let me sit over his head and shoulder when I was a little girl. Today, all is gone and he's probably in a better place, just as happy as he was.
He lived almost a century, 95 when he passed away. Hailing from a small village in China, he has never gone back since he came to Malaysia on a boat with my great grandpa and grand uncle. But he was always happy, always with a big smile on his face, regardless good or bad times. Something that unluckily did not pass on to me haha...
This year, I went to Thailand (Koh Samui) again for my Christmas holidays. And it was on this island that I decided I should blog again.
In the past year, I've relatively achieved quite a bit in my food styling and photography journey. I've also managed to develop recipes for a multinational food company and styled and took photos for restaurants. This blog is going to continue with my journey in recipe development, food styling and photography.
I will however, take it easy, and post whenever I have the time and mood, as I've gotten busier with my new endeavours in food styling and photography. But cooking, will always remain a part of me, physically, mentally or spiritually.
My main profession is a Cantonese-Mandarin-Malay-English conference interpreter/translator, need the money to finance my camera, lenses and recipe creation! My two interests, food and photography, have developed into my second profession, I'm now also a food photographer and culinary artist/food stylist. Sometimes I help my food company clients to develop recipes as well. Outside work, my greatest passion is traveling, visiting various countries on the globe has opened up my vision to a whole new world!
All content (writing, recipes, photographs) created by CY Phang, DO NOT USE ANY OF THE CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION! Disclamer: All recipes have not been fully tested so it will be great if you can let me know the feedback when you do try them out.