Wednesday, September 26, 2007

wonderful world

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I have been too serious have I? Maybe this will cheer us all.

Monday, September 24, 2007

ugly scenes

When you see ugly scenes like these, you wonder what is actually happening in our lives, forget our country for the time being. How could this have happened? What started it? One never know what really happens really, the Govt. will try to tell their side of the story and the rioters theirs. In the end there is no solution, no action and and ............... it can recurr again anytime, any where.

Sunday, September 23, 2007


The above is an interesting site for those interested in "halal" issues.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


I have photographs all sorts of flowers of Malaysia, and I even had published a small book on it ( But nothing in my mind can beat this wild orchid which I photographed a few months ago in a durian plantation of an old friend. And the orchid plant thrived on one of his durian trees. I thought that the flowers were really beautiful, pure white and wild.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

a sports complex

Imagine having a sports complex almost right next to your doorstep. Its happening. The spot was already earmarked for a sports complex, which was supposed to be built about 15 years ago. But for the change of hand of the land title and beauracracy, it was delayed untill now. The Sports Complex now being built by the Malaysian Sports Council.

Imagine them building facilities such as an Olympic sized swimming pool, a few futsal courts, a grandstand, a football field, and a 6 lane synthetic track. Surely the resident nearby will benefit from such facilities, even if we have to pay to go in or utilise them.

I live on the outer fringe of Kuala Lumpur City and there is no sports facility near our housing estate. But with this sports complex now being built, we are very close and within reach to a very well equipped sports complex.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Two extreme ends

Its early Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month. The streets of Kuala Lmpur are busy with shoppers. But among the happiness, there is sadness, even in the early part of the month. Shoppers are busy queing up at the paying counter of the Carrefour hypermarket, these people are the rich ones. There are 42 paying counters in all, and all are full of waiting customers.

But a few kilometer way, near another shopping complex, I spied this old lady waiting, begging with her empty bowl, earning probably a few RM for the day to feed herself (and probably her children).

Its a stark extreme in this country of paradise.

Monday, September 10, 2007

a moth?

A moth? or an angel? The body was just about 1.5 inch long.

Saw this on the floor under my apartment when I got back last week. A beauty, something that I have never seen before, and I doubt if I ever will see it again. Its now gone ........... forever.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Roti canai

One of Malaysia favourite breakfast is a sort of pancake, made from dough of flour, condensed milk, and egg. The soft malleable dough is 'thinned' by thrown it about in the air (a special skill is needed here) and folded and cooked over a hot plate, lubricated with oil, cooked untill almost crisped. And mostly eaten with curry, or any gravy that you wish to have it with, or even with sugar (in some parts of Malaysia). You normally have the pancake with 'teh tarik' (tea sweetened with condensed milk and sugar, thrown about in the air from one cup to another, the mixture not spooned stired. Here again a special skill is needed to make the concoction).