Showing posts from June, 2013

Nasi Kandar Fareed @ Sg. Buloh

This is not a sponsored post.  I am just sharing a bit about a humble hawker who became my friend and he is now a big boss today! The moral of the story is that "Hard Work Pays Off"...

Once upon a time, there was this food hawker selling Nasi Kandar under the hot blazing sun by the dusty road side daily in the industrial hub of Sungai Buloh in Selangor. It is very close to the Hong Leong Yamaha's factory plant where hundreds of giant trailers and lorries would ply.

My colleague first brought me there to eat in the mid year 2010 and I became instant friends with the owner Mr. Fareed. I liked his curries as they tasted much like the Line Clear's Nasi Kandar of the Northern Malaysian style. We chatted a lot and I shared much marketing and advertising knowledge with him. I often encouraged him to be brave in life and trust his own judgement by observing all his daily customers! I told him that he would someday expand and become famous!!
By January 2011, the TV crew from…

Breakfast for My Wife

The only person that I love the most is my wife. I am grateful to her eternally for all she had done for me including saving me from the wrath of a spirit who possessed me! In other words, she helped me get back on my feet again.
Knowing that she grew up under the wings of abusive parents who deprived her of nutrition and happiness, my heart would go all out to make sure she is being fed with the best food and happiness that life could offer.
All the male Chef de Cuisine bloggers like STP and Huai Bin have been posting their culinary skills in their blogs, making my eyes green with envy. I wished I had the talent and passion to cook so well too. Never mind, let me brag about the simple breakfast I make every night before going to sleep.

 These are the basic ingredients I use nightly to mix the salad ingredients with my LOVE inside. Sometimes I would add strawberries, grapes, cashew nuts and other leafy vegetables that caught my fancy.

  It is just some simple healthy green salad for …

I Love Japan

I received this write-up in my email and thought we could share about the cleanliness & culture of Japan! We love their food, beautiful country and polite culture so much.1 - Did you know that Japanese children clean their schools every day for a quarter of an hour with teachers, which... led to the emergence of a Japanese generation who is modest and keen on cleanliness. 2 - Did you know that any Japanese citizen who has a dog must carry a bag and special bags to pick up dog droppings.  Hygiene and their eagerness to address cleanliness is part of Japanese ethics.3 - Did you know that hygiene worker in Japan is called "health engineer" and can command salary of USD 5000 to 8000 per month, and a cleaner is subjected to written and oral tests!!4 - Did you know that Japan does not have any natural resources, and they are exposed to hundreds of earthquakes a year, but do not prevent her from becoming the second largest economy in the world? -5 - Did you know that Hiroshima …

Hyde Park - London in 90s Winter

I still have one more boring post of my recent China's trip and decided to dig up some antique  photos for some good laughs. I looked like a skinny nerd when I was younger.  The photos below were taken over 20 years ago when I flew to London from United States  for my Christmas and New Year countdowns with my cousin and best friends by the Thames River.

Does it look like me? This was taken in the beautiful Hyde Park, in Central London  during the Christmas Winter. The whole park was very cold and deserted!  My photos were so dull and greyish as usual during cold seasons.

I went to a Christmas party and boozed until I collapsed drunken & high  inside the toilet of a gay couple's posh apartment near Chelsea Harbour. Months earlier,  that cousin had visited me in US and we both had the greatest holidays to visit California, Arizona and New York City.  Let me go dig those photos if you wanna see them.

This is my cousin and we were like dogs & cats when growing up in Pen…

Happy Birthday Blogger Sherman!!

Vanakam! It is my SK Thambee's birthday today. It should be a public holiday for all his relatives in Chennai, India. All the Kamalas and Muthus will be doing street dancings along railway tracks and coconut plantations from sunrise to sunset. Free flow of toddy and chapatis would be served all day long!
Please join me to wish this world's famous Blogger SK a very Happy Birthday! May God bless him to be eternally happy and healthy to blog till a 100 years old. He is such a very innovative and hardworking blogger on this planet who never fails to amaze me.

I humbly stole all his photos from his Facebook without permission of course! Please don't sue me lah! I love these photos showing how my sweet Thambee has grown from a cute innocent boy holding  his crotch to a horny teen and now a fer…

Dizang Wang Temple @ Mount Jiuhua

I am posting the final part of our recent climb around the 99 Peaks of Mount Jiuhua which has over 90 temples. We barely covered half the journey and the total number of temples. Both our legs were very sore and ached to the spine & bones! We hope to have the fate to return some day to cover all.

Photo 1: Mount Jiuhua is one of the four sacred mountains of Chinese Buddhism. It is located in Qingyang County in Anhui Province and is famous for its rich Landscapes, old Pine Trees and ancient Temples

Photo 2: Many of the mountain's shrines and temples are dedicated to Ksitigarbha (known in Chinese as Dìzàng, Chinese:  地藏, in Japanese as Jizo ), who is a Bodhisattva and protector of beings in Hell Realms according to Mahayana Buddhist tradition. Pious Buddhists often visit Anhui to climb to Greater Tiantai peak, which is regarded as Jiuhuashan's most important peak, although it is not the tallest.

Photo 3: When we were up in the mountains, we discovered many surprises of this …

Thank You Bloggers

Last September 2012, Their Royal Highness - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Malaysia. H.R.H. Duchess Catherine had expressed her ultimate wish to visit the Hospice in KL as this global charitable organization has been close in her hearts since its formation in United Kingdom many decades ago. She has the natural interests and concern for the needy just like her mom-in-law Diana, The Princess of Wales. I take pride to share that H.R.H. The Duchess made her maiden speech abroad at Hospice Malaysia. Clap! Clap! Clap!

This blog post is my appreciation to Yannie & Yvonne of Taiping who along with other bloggers who had contributed their thoughts and kind donations to Hospice Malaysia's coming charitable marathon which is organized by Standard Chartered Bank. My participating wife of this marathon is extremely  pleased and encouraged by the tremendous support of donations from the blogger friends and Facebook friends. As we are not being told who the donors are, but you &…

Yu Yuan Gardens - Shanghai

We actually visited Yu Gardens on the first day we arrived in Shanghai. It was a public holiday and the crowds were crazy like ants everywhere! All the folks from other towns flooded the touristy spots!

 (Photo 1) Remember this photo and its mammoth crowds on the bridges connecting the Old Shanghai Town
to Yu Gardens? It was so crammed that any pregnant woman would have
delivered easily on the bridge!

(Photo 2) This is the small entrance into the most famous private Yu Gardens in Shanghai.
There seems to be many private gardens of the wealthy and famous since
ancient days in China. Now they are opened to public viewing for a small fee.

(Photo 3) The Yu Gardens is very impressive and fully landscaped with so many lakes, bridges, halls, chambers, pavilions and inner gardens within this site of 5 acres! It was first built by Pan Yuduan in the year 1559 for his father. That was during the Ming Dynasty.

 (Photo 4) All my photos looked like greyish tones as it was just end of late Winter…