Showing posts from September, 2010

A Deeelicious Story

I was doing some Spring-Cleaning to my antique photo album which had fungal print marks on every page. I stumbled upon this silly shot which I snapped when I finished high school.

I was the youngest and holidayed with this group of young executives who eventually became my BFF till today. I am forever grateful to them for paying all my expenses before I graduated to start my career.

That year in the 90s, I followed them to Pulau Tioman by boat from Mersing. All except me were scuba divers who had dived in almost every exotic marine beds from Mauritius, Great Barrier Reefs and Cebu up to Jeju Islands. Goodness, I could never afford to dive like them!

I love this photo taken from their backs. The centre torso in yellow cap is my Princess of Arabia! We have come a long way as friends and she fussed on me like a terror kid brother! I call her Abby and she used to work for Bristol Myers Squibb in KL after her decades of nursing stint in United Kingdom. In the gang, there was another beezee la…

Met A Korean Celebrity

I almost forgot that my ski trip to Korea had some more photos yet to be uploaded, to continue from my earlier blog post ~ Winter Sonata

At the mountains in Hwacheon, we went to see the amazing ice carvings which were meticulously sculpted by the famous Harbin ice carvers from China. It was even colder inside than the winter temp -25C outside.

It was a spectacular and colourful sight at night to see many fish lanterns being strung up along every street in Hwacheon. Their fresh water fishes are very expensive and cleanest, according to the Korean folks.

Next morning, we were given special invitation by the Korean Tourism Ministry to visit their North/South border point which is out of bound to public. We passed so many sentry checkpoints manned by tough looking young soldiers.

No one is allowed to snap this photo BUT I did cheekily...
This is the view of North Korea with its double border fencing, dividing the 2 countries. Their mountains everywhere in the whole of Korea are very sharp look…

Hit & Run Lucky Number

It was dawn at 6:45 am on Malaysia Day.

I was getting ready to drive out of my house when I heard a very loud crash in the quiet morning's ambiance which sent many sleepers jolted from their beauty sleep.

A white Proton Wira had knocked onto this Toyota Altis which had parked nicely on the side road's pavement. I did not know how it happened so fast when there were no other moving cars that morning. The young punky lone driver got down in a daze to inspect. Maybe he saw a ghost and swerved his vehicle.

At 7:00pm, the wrecked car was still there! I think the owner had gone for a long vacation in another friend's car and parked his car at the safest spot. He will be shocked and piss in his pants when he comes to collect his mangled car later.

I will snap his photo with his wet pants later.

Now, the hit and run car's lucky number is

Have You Been To Yala?

Since I embarked to the trails of my late grandpa's past CPO postings in Thailand, I have just covered Phuket last year and Yala recently at the troubled South of Thailand. For a while, I was worried about terrorists or fanatics who might bomb or behead someone while I was there.
It was a safe and peaceful place with much interesting photos to share.

The highlight of this town Yala is their past notorious communist camps and activities during the reign of Chin Peng's era.

This is their town which is just 2-streets, running like a square box. Damn boring without shopping malls or exotic cafes.

I stumbled across a Rumah Tumpangan named Jacky Chan Hotel.

Believe it or not ~ this is the OLDEST and TALLEST mail box in the world!

In such a sleepy town, they have this 5-Star hotel where I stayed. It looked like 3-Star to me though their carpet & paint smelled new and their Chinese Restaurant served very delicious and fresh food.

They also have a very impressive Thai Buddhist Temple buil…

He Got Arrested Again

My mum called my phone last week and yelled so loud like a mad woman. She screamed out ~ "Don't tell me that Ah Liang got arrested again? Is that really him?"

I replied cooly ~ "Yeah that idiot never learns and serves him right!"

Mum added ~ "Why on earth does he like to trade in this? Must be good money izzit?"

We all knew this Ah Liang since I was in primary. He was a well built hunk with dashing macho and tanned looks that could send the convent school gals swooning. His fiancee was my sister's best friend, so I saw him coming over to visit while tagging along his girlfriend then.

What was exciting about him was that he often brought along some exotic and scary pets. I was a small kid and was thrilled to see tarantulas, weird tortoises or tiny snakes in his shirt pockets. I would scream and squirm my balls when I saw his snakes! I never liked such pets yet it could excite me to see them when he brought them. Those years, I swear that no one else we…