Tuesday, 29 December 2009
As mentioned in last post, went to Hong Kong for 3 days for urgent biz trip. Still managed to find time to go for night shopping despite of our tight schedule. Just gotta make tis my next post topic soon. Mahikari Youth Group Jamboree was then held on the 3rd weekend of December. Permitted to hold the important role of chairperson of organising committee. Must say it was a blast, besides having eye-opening experiences being in the background ensuring all things run smoothly. Of cos, tis wont be possible without the support of the other members & His blessings.
The annual Akurian trip is just around the corner, departing in 2 days time. Not sure why, but this time again to Langkawi, where we went last year. Badly need a holiday to release the tension. Works are still ongoing despite of most people being in holiday mood already. One more day tomorrow....
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Monday, 9 November 2009
The album with CD intact, proudly displayed at the champagne corner
It's all started with the gathering during Raya eve (1 week before the 1st week) for a project. See, if people like Theva can be the first person to arrive, u know it's a damn important project to come up with gift of sorts for the soon-to-be-wed couple. We produced this MTV style video presentation featuring ourselves (Too obscene to be shown here) plus photo album for the couple. 1 week later, there's the wedding dinner held first in restaurant near Bukit Bintang. Beautiful setting in a cosy (although small) area. No prize for guessing which table is the noisiest & has the loudest cheers during the "yam seng" drink session.
Our breaking point: When glasses broke
Move on to the next week, we have this pre-wedding buffet in the groom's house. Hell broke loose as the night went along. With consent from his parents, the plan is a surprise attack for Ray with flour & water. Witnessed by all his relatives, groom was left to fight for his survival with attacks from all corners with water & packets of tosai flour. With those Akurian peeps, u can expect "conspiracy within a conspriracy" whereby even Maj, Nei & myself also got attacked without any of us knowing it. I'm still trying to figure out who was the first to throw flour on me. Poor Ray with the 3rd surprise attack on him. We can't be blamed though, u always "create" the perfect setting & occasion for the peeps.
Here we go....
The next day, we braced ourselves for another potentially dangerous occasion, the bride pick-up at SL's house at Ampang. Arrived at the doorstep of SL's house, we were faced with several challenges thrown by the bride's friends. There's food & drinks of all 4 tastes (sweet, sour, bitter & salty), waxing of leg hair (Hail the great Phil), calligraphy writing by groom, rap+beat box session by groom & mates and tens of packets of ang pows given away. Negotiation finally completed after 45 minutes. Thankfully, we're given challenges relatively modest by KL standard.
To Ray & SL, do enjoy the ride together. It won't be easy but faith & care for one another will make the journey worthwhile enough to last u a lifetime. Just a piece of an Uncle's mind..:)
Monday, 12 October 2009
Serenity along Melaka river bank
Arsenal of the Porta de Santiago
Old pre war shophouses along the river bank
Open area in a typical Baba Nyonya home, converted into a hotel
Hall in Hotel Puri, filmset of the Singaporean film "The Little Nyonya"
Indoor garden inside the home
Monday, 5 October 2009
Congrats to the couple
99 balloons up in the air
Welcome to the family, Janice !!
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Handmade Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball (Restoran Chung Woh, Jonker Street)
Hainanese Chicken Rice (Restoran Chung Woh)
Fresh Prawn Wonton (Note the 2 prawns in one wonton piece)
Friday, 18 September 2009
I just loved working in Selangor. During Selangor state holiday, great feeling to see people with their busy lifestyle while u just relaxing, doing ur own things at ur own sweet time...:) Went together with few of the Mahikari youths. For ur info, Gasing Hill was a reserved green area (I think it's a mini forest reserve) situated in Petaling Jaya. People frequented the place for its mini jungle walk. We started at the back entrance at 9am & ended at main entrance in one hour. I must say I underestimated this activity, thinking it will be a walk in the park. At the end of the walk, whole shirt was soaked with sweats. Some climbs are quite steep although trails are easy to follow. The result of endurance standing?? Passable but can be better. A second visit?? Yes, just need to get a face towel next time.
When stamina deteriorated after a tough strenous activity, energy from food will be required. Dim sum brunch is perfect to serve the purpose. And we went to this Key Way restaurant in Paramount Garden, which serves wide arrays of dim sum & other deserts. Food was surprisingly good at this modest place that we just keeping asking for the waiters with baskets (with steamed dim sum) to bring on the food. Price? Little bit higher than the rest but u just wouldn't mind paying more if the food was good. Really need to go back there again !! It's situated just in front of the post office in Paramount Garden, Petaling Jaya.
Layout map of Gasing Hill
One of the climbs up
More varieties !!!
Remember this name. I'm already checking out the day to visit here again
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Went to KLPac (Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre) recently to check out "Sounds of Silent Dreams". The highlight of course being the Chinese drum performance as opening. Perfectly synchronized drum beatings, coupled with superb teamwork & coordination, no wonder Nazir Razak of CIMB Foundation, the team patron & sponsor called them his "babies". So much so that the team was invited for a performance in Deaf Paralympics (deaf version of Olympics) in Hong Kong last year. The latest project was for them to be involved in theatre play & their latest play given the title above. Story tells of a boy who got entangled into a dream after a hard day work. Too bad camera not allowed into the hall, couldn take photos of the performers in actions. Anyhow, the play completed last 30th August & heard that it received rave reviews from press alike. Way to go guys & babes !!!! How about the dance musical by the deaf next??
Title of play
Rave reviews from media
Japanese styled restaurant in the garden nearby KLPac
Monday, 31 August 2009
Questions being asked over & over and published in newspapers year after year. And you got basically the same answers year after year, that too only during this period of time. 50 years ago, we are still celebrating our independence from our colonial masters. 30 years ago, we insists unity is the strength to pull us through & moving a step ahead.
Almost one decade into the new century & we're still talking about the same old story about bridging the gap between the races. Funny thing is unity seems to be only discussed during this time of the year. It's like reflecting on your love relationship with your loved ones only on Valentine Day. Reflection, should be done on daily basis & not only once a year. Making me wondering are we really that fragile that we need constant reminders about keeping united with one another. Or this is just the hype played up by the attention seeker politicians? Policymakers & those up there should be talking about the how to improve ourselves in the competitive economy etc as one nation instead of telling us to be "mindful" of way we talk, tolerance etc.
Felt sorry for those racial bigots, do continue doing with whatever ur currently doing with whatever intentions ur having. Ultimately, ur to answer to Him at the end of the day when ur time is up. God fearing Muslims call it "balasan", Buddhists call it "karma". What's up with people like me?? I'll just wait to put my opinion into ballot box in the next election meanwhile being thankful to Him for giving me the great multi racial friends. Grateful for them to recommend me the good food sold in the Ramadhan bazaar in town. Grateful for them to teach me the proper etiquette on how to eat banana leaf rice. Grateful for them to teach me how to curse in their native language.
Happy Merdeka, everyone !!!
Saturday, 1 August 2009
The players marching into the field
Devils on the corner. Paying more $$ could have got me better photos
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Even though stalls are in SS2, temptation just too strong for me & tried 3 times already. Once in each of the 3 stalls...these are some rules & observations. Promo only applicable on weekdays. U can't choose the durians, they are brought to you by the staffs, either u take it or leave it. True to their promise of "pau sek" (Guaranteed Good), those staffs will open up the durians first for u to see. Good quality ones shall be sold to u at price per kg. Price ranges from RM 10.00 to RM 30.00 per kg for an above average quality durian. The favourites are the always reliable D24, Udang Merah (Red Prawn or Ang Heh), Hor Lor, Musang King & Bukit Beruang species. Here, it's like a gold market, the higher the price range, the better the quality. So, ur looking at 3 pieces for RM10.00, dun have too high of an expectation.
The one found not to be of standard will be put aside in separate baskets.The staffs will open & open till you're satisfied with the quality. The one in separate baskets earlier are then offered to the "promo takers". Not to say these are the rejected stocks but overall, it's fairly acceptable when ur paying just RM 10.00 to eat till u drop !!! If ur lucky, u may get to eat the great quality ones especially on the unsold units. As durians normally last maximum of 2 days upon harvest, the stall guys will have no choice but to open the unsold units & offer them as part of promo. At least, they still got paid for it at RM10.00 per pax. Joining me for the next visit???
Staff opening durians for patrons
D24 - Golden Yellowish in colour, truly heavenly
Monday, 29 June 2009
REMEMBER THE TIME when u was deemed as a BAD guy & to the extent a DANGEROUS, SMOOTH CRIMINAL?? You didnt give it a damn & I dun think most of us did either. Instead, you let the music BEAT IT with your own style, giving us a THRILLER with your music videos which revolutionise the industry. And more, you HEAL THE WORLD with your enlightening songs, captivating millions of people. For you, WE ARE THE WORLD who can make the changes. And you know YOU ARE NOT ALONE in your fight for betterment of the society in this world of misgivings. In your eyes, there is no BLACK OR WHITE people, but only God's children. The EARTH SONG also showed that environment is also your major concern.
And for me, you're GONE TOO SOON as you're capable of giving more. Children around the world, especially are waiting, wondering WILL U BE THERE to give your hand to them. Perhaps God has His plan for you thus, brought you closer to Him. Rest in peace & I'm counting my luck for living in generation blessed enough to enjoy your music.
Your Lifelong Fan...