Showing posts from 2011

Beware of Highway Robbers

The holiday seasons is here again and most guys would be traveling back homes in their cars. Be sure to check your engine oil and water in radiator which are 2 simplest chores! A couple of days ago, I saw a car which exploded and caught fire! The whole MRR2 was jammed for hours due to busy body motorists like me, slowing down to 'kay-poh', bow, pay respects and take photos! Ha ha ha, that's me!

We've read so much news about accident-robberies lately. I had my own close brush yesterday morning at 9.30am (7/12/11). I just passed Jalan Duta Toll and entered NKVE highway, driving uphill at 120kph speed along the fast lane with many cars. Suddenly, I saw a head staring at me from my car's front passenger window. It was an Indian man riding a motorcycle so closely and he signaled me to stop my car. I was stunned while eating my bento happily. His hand gestures told me that my front left tire was smelly and emitting smoke! At once, I was suspicious and ignored him…

Pray For Thailand

We all have been saddened by the long flood disaster that has hit Bangkok today. While the water level has dropped significantly in Ayutthaya, the woes in the city of Bangkok remains unsolved. Their Loy Krathong festival has just ended and the Thais were still in the festive mood to place their wishes onto the flower floats down the water everywhere! They did not have to gather at the big rivers or klongs (canal) at all.

Some Thais are angry at the prolonged disaster and blamed the Red Shirts instead besides their weak government as reported in news. I asked a Thai lady the reasons the Red Shirts were being blamed? She pointed out that the Red Shirts had earlier on collected many bags of their own real blood and smeared them around the city including splashing outside ex-PM Abhisit's house at Sukhumvit area. They said their uttered curse was grossly horrible and had brought this disaster in return, as expected to their folklore beliefs. So better not curse anyone as they might work…

My 18 Hole Experience

A thousand apologies for disappearing from this blogsphere for so many weeks! I was caught up with my work which was the toughest stint I ever had done in my entire life. I hated every minute of it as I suffered so terribly from tremendous pressure, lack of sleep and no rest with countless skipped meals. Today I have lost over 5 kgs and have been burnt by the sun till I look like OREO cookies!

My company was being roped in at the 11th hour to handle the whole A&P for the recent international golf championship which was being sponsored by our leading bank. We had never done any jobs of that size and amount, not mentioning within 3 weeks!!!

Their other supplier was being dismissed at a very last minute and we went in, not realising it was so scary and life threatening to me. I had sleepless nights and often slept in their clubhouse's sofa or inside my car! I had nightmares when I slept thinking that things went awry and wrong. My whole life turned upside down for once and I wished…

Welcome To Ha'adyai

My recent trip to Ha'adyai in South Thailand was an eye opener since my last trip was some 10 years ago. However, it was a pleasant reunion for the entire family again after almost 20 years! So much has changed with new hotels, shopping hubs and highways.

Let me share with you the correct spelling and pronunciation of this town as many friends often checked with me on its accuracy. It should be spelled as "Ha'adyai" instead of Hatyai. It is pronounced as Hard-Yai. It means Big (Hard) Town (Yai)... Yes, it is Big Town! It was the biggest town in the Souths during the early days when there were no other towns nearby besides their capital city of Bangkok.

It was their no-ending GRAND SALE in Amazing Thailand as usual. Their commercial ads do look catchy and bright like this shopping bag above.

They have many arches and street corners displaying their love and respect for their monarch. However, their streets are still congested with motorcycles and tuk-tuk (mini taxis) ro…

The New President

It was a joyous celebration for our Tan clans in Singapore over the victory of Uncle Tony. It was a tough fight that he narrowly won the presidential race! We hope to see better progress for the republic. Not too long ago, he slipped into Penang quietly for a vacation with his family and my parents took them to eat ice kacang and char koay teow at the famous former Great World Park. He was still his humble self and enjoyed the simple hawker food.

Congratulations to Peter and Sharon on the victory of your daddy.

Festive Hampers

The long holidays will be coming very soon, that is next week! Many people are applying for 2 days annual leave to enjoy a whole 9-day long holiday in Malaysia! The traffic here is getting mad with jams all over the bustling Kuala Lumpur city. The heavy downpour and flooding adds more chaos and tension to road users. I have seen the tow-truck drivers making a roaring business! They are waiting eagerly everyday at the accident prone areas like hungry vultures! My friends, drive safely and please do not speed like a racing devil.

On the lighter side, I went to collect some festive hampers yesterday for my tyrant BOSS who spent a total sum of RM2,890.00.
I had a big shock of my life to see one unique hamper! Take a look yourself and tell me if you understood my shock!

Happy Holidays My Dear Bloggers!

What did you see?

Blogging Is Fun

I enjoy reading blogs very much as many brilliant bloggers really taught me many new things and useful tips as well. Many well traveled bloggers shared their lovely photographs from their exotic overseas trips. I must thank them all for their sincere efforts to snap the pretty & exciting photos with intention to post into their blogs to share these eye-openers! They are really kind hearted and selfless bloggers who deserve a nice pat and hug.

I disliked reading my own Facebook lately as I often saw personal or political hatred messages instead which is not good for my mind. It was too disturbing sometimes to know too much without being able to judge its truth. The same goes with some local newspapers which carry biased news. That's why I still welcome bloggers with open arms into my life! They keep me amused, tickled and updated for free!

I have received numerous 'Blog Awards' and I thank them all but I never displayed them at the side of my blog. I felt that it might …

Mud & Water Brings Wealth

The weather has been so unkind these days. Over here in Kuala Lumpur, it has been pouring heavily almost twice a day, flooding so many highways, streets and corners. This is the best time to sleep longer at home or stay indoors at office.

Goodness No! Being the right hand man, my tyrant boss naturally assigned me a tedious duty that sent me outdoors everyday like his miserable slave. I call him tyrant as he behaves like one. Have you seen any boss who speaks real 'kao' vulgar Cantonese words during the management meetings? Yes, my boss does! Everyone's mothers' and ancestors' private parts will be quoted & verbally molested, making his speech so flowery vulgar! Adoi!
Anyways, I often giggled instead as the meetings were never boring especially when the senior managers often clashed swords verbally and hurled abuses at each other in my boss' presence. That is so typical China Pek style of factory.

Everyday my mobile would be bombarded with calls from potenti…

Happy Birthday To My Blog

On the 28th July, it marked the 3rd anniversary of my young blog. I have come a long way since the day I started and I must say a big "Thank You" to all the bloggers who have shared so many interesting photos, information, stories and juicy gossips with me. I love them all. It has made me smarter and my brain is getting bigger each day with the valuable knowledge and happiness shared. It's priceless to me. A bigger "Thank You" to all the silent readers out there who were too shy to comment but preferred to send me emails instead. So funny geh....

I must admit that I first heard of the word "BLOGS" from my bestie Lifebook when we were office colleagues on the 42nd Floor of Menara TH Perdana along Jalan Sultan Ismail in 2004. It was an alien word to me then and asked him to show me the blogs online. I replied him that it was for mere busy-bodies to wash dirty linens. LOL..

From late 2004 onwards, I started reading several interesting blogs quietly and the…