Showing posts from August, 2008

Auld Lang Synne

Today is the last working day for 2 friends at work. Betrand & I managed to treat them out for a quickie lunch at Sweet Bean Restaurant. It's a real popular hip place for youngsters with easy to bite food. 
Started with Thai Mango Glutinous Rice. I think the chef forgot to add coconut milk to make it 'lemak'.

Next sweetie starter was Pumpkin Custard. I think it was a bit over steamed. The 2 sweets represented the character of the 2 friends who are sweet in their ways.

Cheese Mushroom Chicken Mee. This is so damn GOOD and sedap that Betrand regretted for not ordering. He is a rice pot guy, don't blame him.

This sweetie is Amanda Ho who has lovely big eyes that could send volts of electricity to drown your anger, stress and tension. She only uses it when needed. We wish her the best of health.

This is Kenlin, a young dashing bachelor who is still so-so young & naive. Goodness! All the gals would die at his feet as naive men make good & obedient partners.
We wish the…

Speed Kills

It was raining cats, dogs & shit yesterday all over the city. The massive traffic jam was expected. BANG! BANG! KABOOM! My honey's car was being hit in an accident. One old Ah Beng was speeding along MRR2 and didn't see all the cars had stopped moving in the traffic crawl. He just rammed hard like a MF, making three's a company. The MRR2's jam tripled with so many busy bodies on both directions looking. Ah Beng's Proton Wira was badly damaged with broken radiator, engine and had to be towed to car mortuary. Honey's car was tough but the repairs could hit 20K as all parts have to be imported in. Never mind, the Ah Beng driver's insurance will do the talking from here.
I followed along to make police report at midnight at the Balai Trafik near Petaling Street. It was a relief to know that they have upgraded with so many PCs where you just need to type your grandma stories about how Ah Beng rammed onto you senselessly. They even provided a template. Less …

Happy Holidays! Happy Holidays!

This morning, I went to pay my condo's maintenance fees where 1 lady attended to me. I complained about the recent house break-ins and the useless security system we have in the condominium. I paid her money in exchange for her scary stories instead of assuring me that all was okay. She updated me that the burglars today are very sophisticated where they engaged locksmiths to follow them to the targeted units in our condo. Not suspecting anything amiss, the locksmith just unlocked the padlocks, grills and main door within minutes! I wanna move out soon!
This weekend will be a long holiday and many are going away. Let me share my simple safety tips which works well.

Just turn on your radio whole day 24/7 and your electric bill will not cost you more than RM3 per month. I do that always and leave the radio in the room nearest to the main door. The burglar might think twice before breaking into your house on hearing the radio blaring away noisily. 

When I went overseas or out of town, I…

Did You Know That?

My Korean buddy living in Bangkok taught me this trick that saves your taxi fare when you arrive Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport. When you get off the arrival hall after stamping your passport, take the elevator upstairs to the Departure Hall. 
Walk out of the main door and you will see the long line of taxis dropping off passengers and you will have time to catch them while they unload the luggage. They will be very happy to see you as they are strictly not allowed to pick up any passenger. Instead of paying the normal cut-throat fare of 400 bahts to the city, I was charged only 190bahts!! He was so happy that he offered to use the meter on his own. My hotel was along Petchaburi Road which was right in the central Bangkok, so faraway!
We can do the same at KLIA but our taxi touts would make you walk with all your heavy barang-barangs to the other side of the multi storey carpark. Oh Shit, I did that once and that was the last time ever!

My mum boasted to me during the 70s that Bangko…

A Lunatic Man @ Post Office

Last Saturday, I went to renew my car registration card and managed to claim the subsidy of RM625! Now the petrol price has dropped, so I can shop with Pak Lah's money. Those who claimed in earlier months could not celebrate & shop like me. Yay!
I saw this crazy man lying on the sofa inside the post office at Jalan Klang Lama. He was mumbling and rolling by himself while everyone watched. I was so brave to take my phone out and snapped his photos totaling over 20 shots! By nature, I consider myself as brave, daring and thick skinned which makes me a good salesman. I also made good TV appearances before as my face was very thick like your kitchen table.
He was gazing at his bill and hummed some out of tune melodies.

I seated behind him and he got up to sitting position. Phew! He stank and I bet he last showered a week ago.
He dived down again and sank like a Titanic. He rubbed his feet and scrapped off the dry flakes. I was barely 2 feet behind smelling his pong. Hail Mary!

He rose …

Strange Talk (Kwai Tan)

These series of horror ghost documentaries have been circulating for sometime but I just got to view them. You will be surprised that those hard core fans who watched these DVDs are some KL's Tai Tais and Datins who introduced them to me! They're so concentrated San-Phor lah!! The show was produced by a group of Hong Kong TV crews who would scout the most haunted locations all over Malaysia, Thailand and Laos. Their host metaphysician -  Si Tou Fa Zheng claimed that Malaysia has the most spooky and haunted places which I strongly disagree! Perhaps they got to hear more about us as we have Cantonese speaking story tellers compared to folks in Thailand and Laos who may not reveal so much. To my opinion, Indonesia has the most horror & deadly tales and maybe Thailand takes the 2nd ranking.
Honestly, since small I had seen tiny and big ghosts everywhere plus half bodied headless spirit when I lived in a home at Bukit Jelutong! That award winning housing area is indeed a lovely …

The Price Of Anger

I had a good laugh to see this notice below being posted on the bulletin board at my condo. I felt sorry for the victim but instead his screams tickled me to bits. My condo block has recently become a very popular choice for many tenants from Korea, China and Middle East, due to its convenient location & affordable rental. The waiting list of potential tenants are high, so I should consider renting out my unit and upgrade. Any suggestions? 
Someone threw rubbish from his window and that is rare to me as the tenants here are somewhat educated ones who drive flashy cars like Alphards, Fairladys and Benzs! So who says such people do not have bad morals? Well, anyone is capable of committing crime or have filthy immoral attitude. I have heard news of small children and even a fat Indian woman being tossed out of other apartment windows. Shit Hell! So easy to dispose anything like that? The world is truly getting sick with such people.

This victim had to scribble in 3 languages just to m…

Andy Warhol - My Favourite

Today, I feel so good to be able to share with you about one of the world's most famous artist. I bet many might not know him but you might have seen all his works below. As many know that I studied Advertising Business & Design in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania so it's not surprising that I have strong eyes and keen interests in Arts, Feng Shui and funny stuffs. Whenever I talk, I am always loud and swearing - my good friend's wife said that. I am proud of this statement.

This is Andy Warhol who was born in Pittsburgh in 1928 and graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology (Yes, you will see lots of Andrew Carnegie's name all over Pittsburgh!) Andy Warhol became the most famous modern day artist who was so avant garde and bold using the simplest subjects for his creativity renderings which became a hot favourite amongst collectors since the time of Picasso. His artworks have been copied all over again by so many designers until this day.

He was the world's first p…

Antiques @ Kapitan Chung Keng Quee's Mansion

I love old antiques very much! I would not hesitate to invest hours admiring the historical displays at junk stores in Melaka and any museums in Malaysia or abroad. I would study the meticulous details of the shapes, designs, colours and usage practicality of these old artifacts. My mind would go into trance at once, and transport back to the old bygone days.
My recent visit to Penang was truly fruitful as my honey & I managed to brave the blazing heat of 38 degrees to walk the streets of the quaint chinatown in search for this grand old mansion once belonged to Kapitan Chung Keng Quee. It is neatly tucked in the middle of Church Street, behind a pair of huge colonial designed iron wrought gates. It was a majestic and pretty sight from a distance.
There are hundreds of lovely priceless & rare antiques in this mansion but I am just showing you just a few photos below. Don't scream, I want you to visit this whole interesting place by yourself! Even the Raja Permaisuri Agong (P…