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The Best Man Wins

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The most tensed & exciting elections are coming very soon! Everyday I hear & see this topic everywhere. Last night, I even had nightmare in my sleep! I dreamt my wife bought a green HERMES handbag exactly like Rosmah's and swiped with my credit card. Horrors! I woke up sweating and it was a silly dream. Heh Heh!! My simple wife doesn't like branded stuffs and loves salads, mountains & joss sticks more than anything else.
BTW my wife blogged earlier than me and went missing. Now she is back again and you can see her enlightening blog HERE.
I am caught between 2 Rocket candidates right now. One of my bosses (Right person in photo) will stand for Parliament seat in Teluk Intan. So we colleagues are caught up in this race, like it or not. My silly accountant has been crossing swords with me everyday when we talked about my boss. We are not even voting in his area yet we argued like dogs. This is politics and it is a very unhealthy topic that create tensions & ene…

Mount Jiuhua (Jiuhuashan - China) Part 1

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Mount Jiuhua is located in Qingyang County in Anhui Province and is famous for its rich landscape and ancient temples. We took a 4 hour bus ride from Nanking to reach the small hamlet of Jiuhuashan. The road leading to bumpy uphills passed many miles of vegetable and flower farms with tiny remote towns along the way. It was both interesting & shocking sometimes but that's life for me to learn. Most passengers in the whole bus spoke Mandarin with heavy Anhui slang that it was impossible for other Chinese city folks to understand.
We stayed 2 nights at a very spacious 5-Star Hotel Ocean Line which was built by Hong Kong businessmen. It was off peak seasons and I got it cheaply for less than RM200 a night. Next morning, we took another bus that brought us up along the very sharp winding roads to Mount Jiuhua. 

My wife wrote in her BLOG to guide anyone who is interested to know the details to reach this mountain.




This small village has got many small hotels & shops to cater f…

Welcome to Nanking

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I have 5 more posts for my recent trip to China. Let me fast forward to Nanking City before going back to Shanghai & other exotic spots. Well, we always see documentary clips on TV showing the horrendous wars that broke out in Nanking during the WW2 where this city saw the most gory and brutal deaths in the whole of China. Few hundred thousands were buried alive with thousands of women being raped & killed - hence this place was often sadly remembered as "The Rape Of Nanking".


There was a tinge of sadness in my feelings when I stepped off from the High Speed train from Shanghai. I had to catch a bus from Nanking to reach the Mount Jiuhua in Anhui Province. All the vivid gory scenes came flashing back to my mind as I walked around.

GOODNESS!!!!!


I was very shocked, numbed and speechless to see a woman, bent over and welcomed her ass to me!!! Her Ass was saying "Welcome to Nanking" before wiping it with tissues and papers. She just finished shitting her po…

Romantic Shanghai City at Night

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The most famous street in the whole of China must be the "Nanjing Road" in Shanghai, quoted by my previous Mandarin language teacher who hailed from Shanghai itself. He explained that so much history has taken place along the stretch of The Bunds where the Huangpu River flows & blah blah blah...
Today, we can see all the most expensive brand boutiques lining along East Nanjing Road. It was lovely to just window shop outside to view their showcase displays and dream of wearing them - Cartier, Bvlgari, Prada, Dior, Burberry, Gucci & you just name it.  The night was cool and windy, so we decided to take a stroll, hand in hand to see its famous lighted buildings. It was really awesome to see the fantastic French architecture buildings with huge pillars, motifs and statues all over. I felt that I was strolling in the boulevards of Paris!
Here, I posed outside the famous Peace Hotel. If you have read or watched movies of the Shanghai Bunds, you will know this hotel. The …

The Charms of Old Shanghai (1)

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My Spring Break

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My Honey & I will be away tomorrow for my much awaited trip to climb the big mountains again in China. This time we will visit Shanghai for a few days, making short trips to nearby spots & the ancient Wuzhen Village by the canals. It has been my lifelong dreams to walk along the tiny lanes and bridges to admire the laid back lifestyles. Probably I will join the local folks to sip Chinese tea and play Chinese Chess under the Pine Trees. How nice!
From there, we will both take a bullet train to Nanking to look see before staying around the cool mountains at Jiuhuashan in Anhui Province. I heard there are 99 peaks to climb with many interesting temples there. I will pray for the well being of all the bloggers, silent readers and the coming GE13!
Our last leg of the trip will be back to Shanghai again for another 2 nights and I hope to board a boat to another town to climb the Putuoshan where the Goddess Guan Yin Bodhisattva's statue is.
Until then, please keep blogging and…