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A Story Of Korean Fried Chicken

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I have a group of very close Korean friends whom I met during the our college days living inside the US boarding school. Everyday we would meet up, ate dinner, showered, slept and got drunk together on the same floor for international students. Now 2 decades later, we still chat silly inside the mobile phone's KakaoTalk which is very popular in South Korea. 
They are all happily married and live in Seoul now. The current situation there is causing worries & sleepless nights over the tensed war threats by North Korea. I always assured them that my home will always have a place for them to shelter if they have to quickly flee their country. They need not have to worry about food and shelter here. One fella often asked me the prices of the food and rentals in Kuala Lumpur. He was so shocked to hear that a packet of Nasi Lemak is only RM1.20 here! 
I often bragged about the famous Korean Fried Chicken sold at One Utama Shopping Mall which is so delicious wi…

City God Duchenghuang Temple - Xi'an

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We always try to visit temples during our trips to any foreign countries to pay our respect. We would pray for blessings to have a safe and happy holidays. My prayers and wishes have always been blessed so far with no untoward incidents.


We took a nice walk along the busy & crowded Shangye Street to locate  this famous Duchenghuang Temple. The weather was quite chilly.




This is the grand entrance statement to the huge temple's complex.  It was built in 1387 AD by Emperor Hongwu of the Ming Dynasty. 




The original temple was destroyed by fire during the reign of  Emperor Yongzheng (AD 1723) during the Qing Dynasty.  It was restored by Governor Nian Gengyao using selected  woods torn down from the Palace of Qinwang.







We enjoyed browsing at the many small stalls selling Chinese souvenirs,  handicrafts and China's historical memorabilia. Everything was cheap there!



They were selling the attractive 2017 calendars but I didn't buy as we don't have the same public holidays…

A Beautful Hindu Temple

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This is the newest landmark building which is located along the busy Federal Highway. I used to attend their consultant's meetings during the earlier construction days as my colleagues could not speak proper English with their team. It gave me lots of unnecessary tensions.


I always drove past this Hindu Temple beside the building a few years ago I was very attracted to their elaborate architecture and colours.



Last week, I got down from my car and went inside this temple. I believe that I have divine fate with the Hindu Gods and Goddesses.



Once upon a time, I went to work for an advertising agency before I went to US. A handicapped colleague asked me to take over his assignment to paint and touch up some idol statues of the Hindu Gods and Goddesses at a small temple in Penang.



I was very timid and balked out many times as I was not good at paintings, let alone on sacred statues! Finally I went after repeated  pleas from the polio handicapped colleague who was a Muslim. He explain…

The Worst Airlines In The World?

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I was too outraged to see the recent videos of the passenger being yanked out of his seat. It disturbed my head for 2 days that such horrific services happened at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. I felt sad that I have been praising this airline as the best for the last 2 decades to everyone I knew. I remembered that as a young student, I flew by United Airlines to America and filled their questionaire forms praising their services to the skies besides the spacious leg room for a 6 footer and served exemplary good meals all the way. 

Comics To Laugh (Source: Facebook)
I have flown by different United's aircrafts to Singapore, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia. Every semester break I would go for short trips across the country and had flown by Northwest Airlines, US-Air, Delta, Trans World (TWA) and British Airways. Yet, I still personally voted United as the best. So you could understand the shock I had. Maybe I should sue them for giving me shocks, sl…

My Hometown in Penang Island

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I took a break recently and followed my wife's working stint to my hometown in Penang. She was there to conduct her Master Trainer's computational thinking for the lecturers at the famous university there. She has been flying all over the country to share with all selected universities to move foward our educational level to be on par with the Computational Thinking's way of education in America and all other developed countries in the world. We seemed to be sinking but will slowly rise now.




So I had free hotel stay, why not? This paradise island has been voted many times by various foreign tabloids for having the best food, attractions and place to live. The notably media votes were repeatedly bragged by New York Times, LA Times and even CNN's list. I really enjoyed relaxing by the pool which overlooked the ocean and famous "Millionaire's Row" in Penang where many huge prominent mansions…