Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Merry Christmas


This is my favourite Christmas decor this year. The gigantic toy solder looks cute! The tiny soldiers below are mobile as well.
This will be my last post for the year. Going somewhere to brace the cold.. brrrrrrrrrr........
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! ;)
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Friday, December 21, 2007

Where to now?


Another year ending. Are you standing at a crossroad or the beginning of new journey?
Being part of the DP community was certainly a new thing to me in 2007.
So where are you off to now, my friend?
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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Dwellers Among These


A night view of KL. I like the Twin Towers standing proudly in the middle.
Wonder if panaromic night view has some strange effects on you? It makes me feel little.. in a big city.
Selamat Hari Raya Haji to all Muslim friends.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Cranes in motion


Another condo, but this comes together with a hypermarket. These guys are working 24x7. I am constantly amazed by their progress. Wonder how big is the workforce behind this.
I like the cranes too. Reminds me of some Jackie Chan stunts.
When the cranes are lit up at night, they look very nice to me.
What's your favourite part of a construction?
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Monday, December 17, 2007

Fairy Lights


The much awaited festival of the year!
Malls have put up elaborate decorations - hey..I seem to have written that couple of times before :P It's very common here.
This pictures show some fairy lights / lanterns that this mall decided to put up for their xmas theme this year. I was expecting a fairy to come out of each lantern.
Chinese New Year and Hari Raya are celebrated more than 1 day. We are used to having more than 1 day of celebration. Therefore although Christmas is just 1 day, we have began 'celebrating' - buying presents, having pre-xmas dinner-year end parties- it since the start of December. Many are already in holiday mood.
When do you start celebrating?
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Friday, December 14, 2007

Chinese Sausage


Chinese sausage is quite common in night markets here. I think it's the Chinese version of hotdogs. Think it originated from Taiwan. The sausages are roasted and can be eaten with chili sauce. Or maybe they have some sweet sauce to go with it.
I have never tried it before, quite surprising for a greedy kid like me :P I always think it's too much meat on the small little stick.
Have a good weekend! Go try some new food :P

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Busy Hour


Morning crowd rushing for work at LRT station
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sikit Sikit Jadi Bukit


It all started from the bottom
The title of this entry is a Malay saying. It means all big things are started small, you need to take those small steps before you achieve the big goal.
There was an exhibition by a biscuit brand not long ago at the mall. They used biscuits to build the 7 wonders of the world. Besides creativity, these guys must had lotsa patience as well.
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Monday, December 10, 2007

Stay away, doc..


Oriental red rubies
Anyone ever told you that An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away?
Apples were very much a part of my daily diet during childhood. They hold certain sentimental values to me besides the nutritional values. Still, going to the familiar family doc with flus, fevers were also part of my childhood as well :P So guess apples didn't help to keep the doc away.
These apples are imported from Japan. In the normal nightmarket, we can get 8-10 apples at the cost of RM 10. These apples cost RM 9 each.
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Friday, December 7, 2007

Baby Champion


Come out, come out wherever you are..
Isn't he cute? :) Complete with his baby football jersey, football water bottle.
I love seeing babies wearing football jerseys.. simply adorable!!
No wonder everyone is saying to start kids young..I guess this one's going to be a famous footballer when he grows up.
It has been raining quite a bit these 2 days. Hope PJ won't get flooded.
Have a great weekend everyone.
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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Nostalgic Corner


The corner that time has forgotten.
This was taken at a shop in Malacca, Malaysia's historical state. Look at the wood carvings on the door and the seasoned wooden ceiling.
I have always wanted to know how people in the past lived. Fancy a trip on time machine, anyone?
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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Flashy Foot Wear


How many things would you wear on your feet?
I thought the wedges this young lady was quite interesting, coupled with the nail art and 2 anklets.. the whole ensemble seemed..a bit busy. Well.. I am no longer part of this generation to understand :)
What do you wear on your feet, minus the socks n shoes?
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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Lines


This pictures reminds me of my homework during artclass - Lines
The railway track beside Bangsar LRT station. There are some old low cost flats beside the tracks. These should be resided by foreign labourers.
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Monday, December 3, 2007

One Day I'll Be On Top


I have always admired the determination shown by Nature. You cut down a branch, very soon a new leaf will spring up and before you know it, the tree is as good as new.
I am sure the leaves in the pic will reach the top of the fence very soon.
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Saturday, December 1, 2007

December Theme Day - Bridges


A little secluded bridge in PJ. Someone used to live under it, I guess.
Other bridges from all across the globe :
Boston (MA), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Stayton (OR), USA - New York City (NY), USA - Portland (OR), USA - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Inverness (IL), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Stockholm, Sweden - Setúbal, Portugal - Brussels, Belgium - Phoenix (AZ), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Hyde, UK - Manila, Philippines - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - London, England - Austin (TX), USA - Toulouse, France - Weston (FL), USA - Sesimbra, Portugal - Selma (AL), USA - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Saarbrücken, Germany - Cleveland (OH), USA - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Seoul, South Korea - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - North Bay (ON), Canada - Arradon, France - Paderborn, Germany - Durban, South Africa - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Portland (OR), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Wichita (Ks), USA - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Petaling Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Grenoble, France - New York City (NY), USA - Nottingham, UK - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Arlington (VA), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Miami (FL), USA - Cheltenham, UK - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Saratoga Spgs. (NY), USA - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Nashville (TN), USA - Toruń, Poland - New Orleans (LA), USA - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Melbourne, Australia - Moscow, Russia - Trujillo, Peru - Château-Gontier, France - Quincy (MA), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Joplin (MO), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Brookville (OH), USA - Chateaubriant, France - Chandler (AZ), USA - Stavanger, Norway - Baziège, France - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Subang Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Detroit (MI), USA - Riga, Latvia - Nelson, New Zealand - Budapest, Hungary - Cape Town, South Africa - Sydney, Australia - Dunedin (FL), USA - Sofia, Bulgaria - Radonvilliers, France - Turin, Italy - Montpellier, France - Kansas City (MO), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Wailea (HI), USA - Lubbock (TX), USA - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Terrell (TX), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Budapest, Hungary - Montréal (QC), Canada - Sharon (CT), USA - Le Guilvinec, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - London, UK - Crepy-en-Valois, France - Orlando (FL), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Paris, France - Mainz, Germany - Newcastle (NSW), Australia - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Darmstadt, Germany - Naples (FL), USA - Torino, Italy - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Bogor, Indonesia
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Crossing Over


Kota Darul Ehsan - I hope - is the name of this arch. It divides Selangor from Wilayah Persekutuan. Basically separates PJ from KL. I used to be awed by it when I came to KL for visits when I was a kid.
I will be away for the next few days. Trying best to still make it for theme day - bridges! Have a great week!!
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Monday, November 26, 2007

Cover Up


There was a exhibition on Japan's Iwate at a local mall. Guess these are their traditional masks. Not sure it's for decoration or performance.
There are quite a number of Japan expats here. Hypermarkets like Jusco and Cold Storage sell imported Japanese products. There is also a shop in Gardens selling purely Japanese stuff. Mostly food. I am always fascinated by Japanese and Korean foodstuff.
Do you have any foreign shops at your city?
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Friday, November 23, 2007

Iced Peas


This is what we call - Ais Kacang. In English, it literally means Iced Peas.
It is one of the most popular dessert in Malaysia. The ice is scrapped into snowy flakes. Syrup and condensed milk are poured in. Sweetened red beans, peanuts and 'chendol' is added in as well. Some will add in jellies as well.
It is the best to be taken during a hot and sweaty afternoon.
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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Look Who's Here


Hello... Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs are here..for Christmas!
Another festive decor at the mall.. this time the mall built a giant snow-covered wooden cottage complete with colorful lights.
Fenix, Disney characters are quite popular here. We have annual performance of Disney on Ice where parents will spend much money bringing the kids to see Nemo, Beauty&The Beast etc..
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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

To be among you


What fascinates me about other cities, mostly cities in the west, is that they have really nice parks for people to just laze around, read and play. Most of time, you can just lie down on the grass and go to sleep.
Unfortunately we don't have such parks here. With the hot sun, unpredictable rain and humidity, being at such places to sleep is almost impossible, minus if you are homeless. :P
It is my wish, therefore that one day I can find a nice park in this city where I can just lie down on the soft grass and cute little flowers, looking at the great blue sky.. and probably start seeing / counting sheeps jumping over the moving clouds. :)
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Getting Ready


Local TV station is holding a football reality show for kids. I took this during their audition few weeks ago. The turn out was very encouraging. All the kids came prepared with shin guards, knee guards and the complete ala-professional-footballer-attire. They were in high spirits and looked as if they were ready to play for world cup.
Although there had been complaints recently about the progress of football in our country, it is still one of the most popular sport. And certainly one of the most inspiring.
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Monday, November 19, 2007

Garden Cafe

Dining under the cool leavy shade

This is the 'garden portion' of a popular indian restaurant. A real nice place to have breakfast / lunch during the weekend. Having delicious banana leave rice under the leavy shade is cool :)
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