Monday, June 30, 2008

Counting down to....No...No...

Someone must have violated the rule before the word 'Strictly' was added, and the No was made bold and underlined.
As much as we like to abide the rules, sometimes our people here can be a little stubborn this case a little selfish. We just hope the city council will pick up the trash after us.
Probably the sign should be read as Strictly No Saying No. Just Obey.
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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Counting down to ...No..

Strict rules imposed on cinema goers.
I hope they will kindly add a few others like : No talking while the movie is on, No kids asking parents questions while the movie is on, No parents answering kids questions while the movies is on...
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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Warm Welcome

This fashion outlet extended a very warm welcome to customers of all nationalities.
Tourism has always been one of the important industries in our country. I would say most of the people here are quite friendly to tourists. With English and Mandarin being two of the more popular languages, tourists would have little communication problems here.
Try Malaysia as your next destination. We may not be in the list of places to see before you die, but if you have never set foot here, you maybe missing a great deal of interesting things and people :)
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Lo Bak

Lo Bak - That is the name of all these snacks, collectively. Most of them are fried stuff. You choose a few items, coupled with century egg and cut cucumbers, you will have a nice snack for after dinner.
The black item you see there is century egg. It is actually one kinda seasoned duck egg. Need an acquired taste for it.
I have seen it become one of the challenging items in Fear Factor. They called it the 100-year old egg. Nahhh...the name 'century' doesn't mean it has been around that long :)
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Pet Stop

Found this pet shop in SS2. Most of the pet shops I know occupy the ground floor or are single story buildings. This is a special one I found situated on the 1st floor. Wonder if climbing the stairs will be a problem for pet owners who have overweight pets :) When was the last time you carried your pet around?
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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Kitty Mobile

Spotted this Kitty Mobile in Damansara. The owner must be a no.1 Hello Kitty Fan. 
Generally the vehicle owners here do not 'decorate' their cars. Now and then we are surprised to see some artistic divers who pasted some nice graphics on their cars. I think modification is more their thing..
Do you dress up your vehicle?  
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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Putu Piring

This is how they are steammed..

The yummy end product

Found this stall at Kelana Jaya, near the old Giant. There were a row of stalls selling snacks on a weekend afternoon.
Putu piring is one of the kuehs you can find in Malay night markets or markets. I am not very sure on the ingredients. It looks like rice powder or flour, mixed with 'gula melaka' or thick brown sugar. After they steam in the round containers, they become the soft white puffs you see above. Topped with coconut crubs, when you bite into it, you can taste the sweetness of the brown sugar. 
As usual on all my posts on and yummy huh :)
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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Shoot You

Sometimes I just wish I could just shoot my network for giving me all these connection problems!!!
Storm troopers who was making his rounds during a movie carnival in town.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Network Problem

Hi all.. I am experiencing some network problems here. My pictures just don't appear.

Fixing..Fixing..Fixing..and keeping fingers crossed.

Hope to seeya soon!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Crispy Snacks

This is one of the stalls in front of the old Giant outlet in Kelana Jaya. Most of the stalls are selling snacks for those who want a quick bite or tea on a lazy Saturday afternoon.
This stall has a variety of homemade potato chips, peas, and other fried snacks.
The yellow peas you see in a big pile here is called Kacang Kuda in Malay. Not sure what it's called in English. The peas are steamed. I think.
What do you like for afternoon tea during the weekends?
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Friday, June 13, 2008

Sources of CFC

Installing air condition in a tropical country like Malaysia is like having a heater in Finland. They just exist without a question. You can always hear the usual comment : Why so hot, no air-con ah?
:) Putting aside the funny way how Malaysians converse in our very own Malaysian English, air conditioning has already become something we take for granted. It is almost like fixing curtains in the house.
They are not earth friendly however. It's irony that our solution to adjusting to the hot climate actually pose more problems to the overall environment.
We win some and lose some, and this case, we are probably going to lose a lot more.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Laughing Buddha

The laughing Buddha is probably one of the most recognisable statues in Chinese temples. His benevolence warms the heart of the beholder.
He always reminds me that being happy and optimistic is enough to drive your problems away.
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Monday, June 9, 2008

Chicken Nuggets for you, dear?

This stall at SS2 Night Market is very popular. And they only sell fried chicken nuggets and chicken chops.
Nicely marinated pieces of boneless chicken is fried and sold piping hot. They are crispy and smell really good. If you like your fried chicken spicy, they will sprinkle chilli powder on it.
1 packet is sold at RM 4.
There is always a long queue in front of the stall. Business is good.
The F&B business is definitely very lucrative. Something as simple as fried chicken can make someone a millionaire soon.
What's your favourite street food?
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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Banana Leaf Rice

If you are a regular at Indian restaurants, you will be familar with banana leaf rice.
Instead of bowls or plates, the rice is served on banana leaves. It is eaten together with vegetables and other cooked dishes. You also get to choose if you want fish, chicken curry or dhal to go with it.
Besides having a variety of cooked dishes like sambal prawn, beef rendang, most Indian restaurants have raw seafood and meat that they will fry for consumers on the spot.
Eating banana leaf rice is a happy experience. You'll need to try to know it :)
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Friday, June 6, 2008

Craze for Ice Cream

On every 31st of the month, Baskin Robbins will have a 31% on their handpacked ice cream. Normally that's when their outlets will be really full.
This was taken at their outlet in Damansara Uptown. Apologies for the quality of the picture. Couldn't get a good shot as I was always being pushed around by the crowd.
I went at around 8pm and boy, was I greeted by a big but patient - most are ok to wait at the tables outside - crowd. The customers had to take numbers before they got to place their orders. And with BR's style of letting the customers try as many flavours as they want, the queue just kept getting longer.
I walked out with my purchase after close to an hour. Imagine waiting that long just to buy a box of ice cream! all my fellow countrymen, I can't resist a good bargain, sometimes :)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Are you Happy?

Found this cute stencil on the wall on the streets. Can't see the expressions of these characters, but guess the body language denotes some kinda cheerful spirit.
I don't mind if the streets are filled with street art if it lifts up the spirit of the pedestrians.
Fuel prices has gone up again, one thing for sure, the other main occupants of the road - the drivers - will not be happy for some time.
Is the price hike in fuel affecting you?
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Can you see what is at the end of the tunnel?

Lego having their roadshow at one of the malls. Many of us grow up playing Lego. I love playing them, but most of my constructions are all 'abstract masterpieces'. :P Can't really build those nice houses, ships, animals shown at the Lego boxes. Still lego is fun and educational.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Shoe Mill

A cool and space friendly way to store your shoes. Won't need the shoe boxes as well. Nice innovation. It reminds me of the little mills that are placed in hamster cases :)
Can someone tell me what is the actual name of this product?

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Theme Day : Local Shop

Spotted this downtown. It's a shop called Tactical Gear. I didn't go in but judging from the window display and the 'outstanding structures' at the store front, it doesn't take a lot of imagination to figure out what the sell inside.
Check out the other DPs who are participating in this month's theme day.

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Riga Photos, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Rouen, France by Bbsato, Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saigon, Vietnam by Simon, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by Eric, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Zentmrs, San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson, San Francisco (CA), USA by Louis la Vache, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Seoul, South Korea by Phil, Sequim (WA), USA by Norma, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, Springfield (IL), USA by Aubrey, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Stouffville, Canada by Ken, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, Australia by Ann, Sydney, Australia by Julie, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Tacloban City, Philippines by agnesdv, Tel-Aviv, Israel by Olga, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torino, Italy by Fabrizio, Torun, Poland by Glenn, Torun, Poland by Torun Observer, Toulouse, France by Julia, Turin, Italy by Livio, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Urayasu, Japan by Zono, Victoria, Canada by Benjamin Madison, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Willits (CA), USA by Elaine, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn,
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