Wednesday, December 01, 2010

What is a flashpacker, anyway?

Those who know me know that I would not hesitate to hop onto a plane one day and go to a place that is completely new to me. To many people, I am like a backpacker, going anywhere for a trip with just a backpack with me. But backpacker define half of me only. In real term, I am a flashpacker more than a backpacker.

"What is a flashpacker?" you are asking in your head now...

In short, flashpacker is a backpacker who has the ability to spend abit more so that more comfort could be attained during the trip.

Flashpacker would:
  1. opt for a private room instead of sharing the dorm
  2. travel on a plane instead of overland transportation like trains or buses
  3. eat at mid-range restaurant or cafe instead of stall by the roadside
* these are some things that flashpacker may do but it still depend on the person himself

Another way of identifying a flashpacker would be the amount of electronic gadgets he would bring on a trip. While a backpacker might not bring much, a flashpacker would most likely to have the following with him:
  1. Camera - dSLR or EVIL are the choice of flashpackers. While some may opt for a compact point and shoot, it would have to be on the higher end camera. Flashpacker would not settle for average. They want the photos to be better.
  2. Cellphone / Mobile phone - Another essential for flashpacker as the prefer to be able to stay connected to the world all the time. It helps to be able to contact the hostel or even arrange meetings with friends. Some smart phones are capable to act as a music player, video player or even access to the internet.
  3. Laptop - While it is possible to get connected to the internet via your smart phone, its function is still very limited. A laptop would be a better option to connect to the internet. With many hotels, hostels or even public places offering free internet connection via wifi, why not use it to the fullest. Still, some older laptop may be heavy to carry around. Another alternative would the netbook, which is getting more popular nowadays.
  4. External hard drive - photos in memory cards is okay but why take the risk? External hard drive offer a great option to back-up the photos, making sure it would be there when you come back. Sure you can use the harddisk drive on the laptop but even that would have its limit.
  5. Power adapter - a travel essential since all the electronic gadgets need electric to operate. While you can rely on the long life battery provided with the gadget, sooner or later, it would drain dry. That is where the power adapter comes in. It make sure your electronic gadget would be alive when you need it.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Big Bad Wolf Book Fair

A great event is coming...

And I am going for it...

You are interested in it as well?

Here are the details:

Date: 12-17 November 2010
Time: 10am-9pm
Venue: Ground floor, South City Plaza, Seri Kembangan

All books are priced at 70-90% off the recommended retail price!

Have a look here.

Monday, November 01, 2010


Remember I was writing about those leech bites I got from the trip to Sg Pisang Waterfall? Well, the wounds are healing well but it is so darn itchy. I read it in the internet the other day about how itchy it would be but I dismissed it as I remember it wasnt that bad the last time I got some leech bites...

But now, I am actually "enjoying" the itchiness to the fullest, since I got 6 bites from the trip...

*scratch scratch*

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Mexican Fisherman

In a quiet Mexican fishing village, an American on vacation was watching a local fisherman unload his morning catch. The American, a successful professor at a prestigious US business school, couldn't resist giving the Mexican fisherman a little bit of free advice.

"Hey!" began the American. "Why are you finishing so early?"

"Since I have caught enough fish, Senor", replied the genial Mexican, "enough to feed my family and a little extra to sell. Now I will take some lunch with my wife and after a little siesta in the afternoon, I will play with my children. Then, after dinner, I will go to the cantina, drink a little tequila and play some guitar with my friends. It is enough for me, Senor."

"Listen to me, my friend." said the business professor. "If you stay out at sea until late afternoon, you will easily catch twice as much fish. You can sell the extra, save up the money, and in six months, maybe nine, you'll be able to buy a bigger and better boat and hire some crew. Then you'll be able to catch four times as many fish. Think of the extra money you will make! In another year or two, you will have the capital to buy second fishing boat and hire another crew. If you follow this business plan, in six or seven years you will be the proud owner of a large fishing fleet. Just imagine that! Then you should move your head office to Mexico office, or even to LA. After only three or four years in LA,you float your company on the stockmarket giving yourself, as CEO, aqa generous salary package with substantial share options. In a few more years - listen to this! - you initiate a company share buy-back scheme, which will make you a multi-millionaire! Guaranteed! I'm a well-known professor at a US business school. I know these things."

The Mexican fisherman listened thoughtfully at what the animated American had to say. When the professor had finished, the Mexican asked him, "But, Senor Professor, what will I do with so many millions of dollars?"

Surprisingly, the American professor hadn't thought the business plan through that far. So he quickly figured out what a person would do with a millions of dollars.

"Amigo! With all the dough, you can retire! Yeah! Retire for life. You can buy a little villa in a picturesque fishing village like this one, and purchase a small boat for going fishing in the morning. You can have lunch with your wife every day, and siesta afterwards with nothing to worry you. In the afternoon you can spend quality time with your kids anad, after dinner in the evening, play guitar with your friends in the cantina,drinking tequila. Yeah, with all that money, my friend, you can retire and take it easy."

"But, Senor Professor, I do all that already."


~from Opening the door of your heart by Ajahn Brahm

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sg Pisang Waterfall, Gombak

Went to Sg Pisang Waterfall, Gombak with weoili, lijin, hanxue and meeleng today. It was supposedly not hard to get to the waterfall but we took longer than expected due to my mistake on the route taken...

Luckily, we managed to find the correct path and reach the waterfall.

Main waterfall

Side waterfall

If we had more time, I would definitely stay back to take more photos. But we were hungry and pressed of time. Thus, I believe I would be going there again...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Nike City 10K KL

I went for the second run for 2010. I was looking forward for it for weeks even though there were a time when the prospect of going for the run was almost down the drain. Had a injury on my left leg about 2 weeks back when I hit my knee when trying to save a smash during a badminton game.

Luckily, it was not as bad as I have expected and I managed to recover to at least 80% and a day before the run, I decided to go for it. I did promised myself that I would not continue if the pain become unbearable.

I managed to run the first 3km with a few short walk but by the time I reached 4km, I have no choice but to walk only as the pain from the old injury (from 10 years back) makes it impossible for me to continue running. Still I walk faster than usual and in the end, I managed to finish the run in 1 hour 30 minutes.

At the starting point...

Glowing people

this show that I finished the run

Well... one last thing I should says... I didnt expect myself to be able to go for 2 runs in one year... it is definitely better than last year... Cant wait for the next one (next year)

** 13th October 2010 - Suddenly, I remember a few interesting runners atthe run. There was a guy that has this message at the back of his t-shirt. It was written that he is running for his birthday that day. I wished him happy birthday and I was glad that he is happy about it. I also saw an elderly man getting ready for the run before the start of the run and half way thru the run (after my knee start giving me pains), he overtake me then... From what I can see, he dont run. Instead, he walk extremely fast. I must respect him for this.

Giant Camera - Samsung

 This is not an actual video taken by an innocent person.... It is actually a viral video by Samsung itself to promote their products. Nevertheless, it is fun to look at how people react to it...

Copied from PetaPixel about something that you should realize when watching the video:

  • The video was posted by cr8yourworld, which looks like an account created specifically for this campaign by Samsung.
  • Can you imagine the lawsuits Samsung would face if this thing were actually real, and people started falling off the container while pressing the “shutter”?
  • There’s a square helicopter at the end
(From Petapixel here)
I do wish I would be able to come across a camera this big one day...

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Tiny dSLR

Found some very interesting photos in the internet... here is one of them... more to come..

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Donkey in a Hole

There once was a little donkey that worked on a very large farm. This donkey was a very hard worker, and was very much appreciated by his master who knew he could count on him do any manner of odd jobs and farm duties.

One day while hard at work, this donkey fell into a deep pit that the farmer had been digging to use as a well. The donkey cried and cried, and the farmer frantically tried to figure out a way to get the donkey out of the deep hole. However the sides were just too unstable to lower someone down with a rope to tie around the donkey, and as the donkey was panicky and thrashing about, the farmer had the additional concern of one of his farm hands being injured and stuck down the hole too.

Finally, with a heavy heart, the farmer decided it was best to bury the donkey and put it out of its misery. So he and several of his farm hands started shoveling dirt back into the pit.

However, after a few minutes of shoveling, the farmer noticed something. The donkey was shaking off the dirt and stomping it into the ground below him. As it dawned on the farmer what was happening, he called the rest of his farm hands to help shovel, and shovel-full after shovel-full of dirt, the donkey stomped it into the ground making the hole shallower by the minute. Soon the well became nearly filled with dirt and the donkey climbed out to the great relief of the farmer and his workers.

The story of the donkey in the well is timeless, and has circulated the internet more than I can even count. Its message is enduring, for many of us, too, have found ourselves stuck in a situation where we just didn’t know how we’d get through. The metaphorical dirt was poured over our heads, and we either got buried by our problems with no hope of rescue, or we shook the dirt from us and pounded it into the ground to rise victorious.

We always have the choice to be victim or victor. So next time it feels as if you are in that well with no chance of being freed, think of the little donkey who refused to accept that his circumstances were beyond his control; he didn’t give up and he didn’t give in, and you don’t have to either! 

*I look up for this story in the middle of the night because I am in need of inspiration...

Friday, October 01, 2010

你不知道的事 (All The Things You Never Knew)

你不知道的事 (All The Things You Never Knew) is one of the song that is being featured in Wang LeeHom’s latest album "十八般武藝".

Below is the lyrics and pinyin and the translation at the bottom.
LyricistLeehom Wang & Rui Ye
ComposerLeehom Wang
Director: Leehom Wang

Hu die zha ji chi yan jing
Cai xue hui fei xing
Ye kong sai man le xing xing
Dan ji ke hui luo di

飞行 当你坠落之际
Wo fei xing Dang ni zui luo zhi ji
很靠近 还听见呼吸
Hen kao jing Hai ting jian hu xi
对不起 我却没捉紧你
Dui bu qi Wo que mei zhuo jin ni

Ni bu zhi dao wo wei shen me li kai ni
Wo jian chi bu neng shuo fang ren ni ku qi
你的泪滴想倾盆大雨 碎落满地
Ni de lei di xiang qing pen da yu Sui luo man di
Zai xin li qing xi
Ni bu zhi dao wo wei shen me hen xia xin
Pan xuan zai ni kan bu jian de gao kong li
多的是 你不知道的事
Duo de shi Ni bu zi dao de shi

Hu die zha ji chi yan jing
Cai xue hui fei xing
Ye kong sai man le xing xing
Dan ji ke hui luo di

飞行 当你坠落之际
Wo fei xing Dang ni zui luo zhi ji
很靠近 还听见呼吸
Hen kao jing Hai ting jian hu xi
对不起 我却没捉紧你
Dui bu qi Wo que mei zhuo jin ni

Ni bu zhi dao wo wei shen me li kai ni
Wo jian chi bu neng shuo fang ren ni ku qi
你的泪滴想倾盆大雨 碎落满地
Ni de lei di xiang qing pen da yu Sui luo man di
Zai xin li qing xi
Ni bu zhi dao wo wei shen me hen xia xin
Pan xuan zai ni kan bu jian de gao kong li
多的是 你不知道的事
Duo de shi Ni bu zi dao de shi

飞行 当你坠落之际
Wo fei xing Dang ni zui luo zhi ji
o o

Ni bu zhi dao wo wei shen me li kai ni
Wo jian chi bu neng shuo fang ren ni ku qi
你的泪滴想倾盆大雨 碎落满地
Ni de lei di xiang qing pen da yu Sui luo man di
Zai xin li qing xi
Ni bu zhi dao wo wei shen me hen xia xin
Pan xuan zai ni kan bu jian de gao kong li
多的是 你不知道的事
Duo de shi Ni bu zi dao de shi

How many times does a butterfly blink
Before it learns to fly?
The sky is sprinkled over with countless stars
But how many there will remain?

Even as I fly, you fall
So close I can hear you breathe
So sorry I didn't keep hold of you

You don't know why I had to leave you
How could I ignore your every cry
All the while the downpour of your tears shattering the ground
So clearly pierced my heart
You don't know why I had to keep away
Circling in the sky above, just out of sight
So many are the things you never knew

How many times does a butterfly blink
Before it learns to fly?
The sky is sprinkled over with countless stars
But how many there will remain?

Even as I fly, you fall
So close I can hear you breathe
So sorry I didn't keep hold of you

You don't know why I had to leave you
How could I ignore your every cry
All the while the downpour of your tears shattering the ground
So clearly pierced my heart
You don't know why I had to keep away
Circling in the sky above, just out of sight
So many are the things you never knew

Even as I fly, you fall
Oh… oh…

You don't know why I had to leave you
How could I ignore your every cry
All the while the downpour of your tears shattering the ground
So clearly pierced my heart
You don't know why I had to keep away
Circling in the sky above, just out of sight
So many are the things you never knew

My Current Songlist 20101001

Here is a list of songs that I like and listening to at the moment:
  1. The Only Exception - Paramore
  2. Airplanes - B.o.B. ft Hayley Williams Of Paramore
  3. Love the Way You Lie - Eminem ft Rihanna
  4. You and Me - Olivia Ong
  5. Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
  6. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
  7. Life Is Cool - Sweetbox
  8. Never Grow Old - The Cranberries
  9. Something More - Secondhand Serenade
  10. 你不知道的事 (The Things You Don't Know) - Wang LeeHom

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Knee's Injury

I have been suspecting the seriousness of the injury and even though it is not being confirmed by a doctor, I understand very well that it is very serious.

I have been having problem trying to sit in crossed-leg posture since that incident and the more that I am thinking about it, the more that I think I should retire from running and all the other sports. Maybe I should take up swimming...

Let's just see what is in store for me...

Food Huntz

I am starting another blog which focus mainly on foods… It would show restaurants that I went to and foods that I have tasted which is highly recommended.

If you are interested, please visit Food Huntz blog regularly.

I have already posted one post there about one of my favourite restaurant in Mutiara Damansara call Craft Brews. If you wanna know what is so special about this restaurant, click into the blog to have a look.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Nike City 10K KL

I will be participating in Nike City 10K Kuala Lumpur.

Some basic details of the event is as below:
Venue: Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Date: 10 October 2010
Time: 7am onwards
Are you interested to join me? Sign up today… (link)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Chinese Hungry Ghost Month

Chinese believe that ghost would roam the earth during the 7th month of the lunar calender. It seems that many strange things would happen during this month of Hungry Ghost.

My family got one experience this year and I am going to share it with you here...

It actually happened to my sister two days ago when at night she came into the living room after her shower and join my mum to watch the TV.

While watching, she suddenly asked my mum if she got see something. My mum was dumbfold and she reply that she didnt see anything. My sister comment that she see something black "flying" outside the house and not believing her, she asked her if it is on the floor. Maybe it is a dog or a cat. But my sister's reply really give her a goosebump. She said that the flying black thing is high above the ground.

Not someone who is scared of paranormal, my sister concentrate her sight to look at what is that flying black thing.

It turn out that it is actually a monkey climbing up the tree to get some mango for dessert. The flying thing that my sister saw is actually the monkey's tail.

We had a good laugh at the event....


Thursday, August 19, 2010

StarCraft 2: Diamondback

Another one of my favorite unit... the Ghost
  • "Boo!"
  • "Nucular (sic.) launch detected..."
  • "You call down the thunder..."
  • " deal with it!"
  • "Almost counts in horseshoes AND nuclear strikes!"
  • "I think the female ghosts have nicer equipment."
  • "Did you see that? (pause) Exactly..."
  • "Pain don't hurt... (painful grunt)"
  • "Today's forecast is...extra bomby, slight chance of mushroom clouds."
  • "I see live people. (two shots are heard) I see dead people."
  • "Whenever I see a world untouched by war, a world of innocence, a world of lush forests and clear rivers. (pause) I really just wanna nuke the crap out of it!"
  • "You have something on your face. (gunshot) Got it."
  • "I'll paint the town...dead."
  • "Feeling lucky, punk?"
  • "We all got it coming, kid."
  • "Make my day."
  • "I know what you're thinkin'..."

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Armless Pianist

Watch this...

StarCraft 2: Battlecruiser

This is my favourite unit in the game... :D

  • "Let's go this way really, really fast! If something gets in our way, shoot it!"
  • "We are running low on synergy..."
  • "This battlecruiser shoots, it destroys, but wait! It does more..."
  • "Let's hurry up and finish this attack, it's raid night..."
  • "What's with all these blinky lights?"
  • "Flying this low always makes me nervous."
  • "Do svidaniya. Don't get any on ya!"
  • "I've lost my hat! Swing around, we'll pick it up."
  • "We're going down. Stay with the ship. I'm out! Where's my escape pod?"
  • "The Yamato is loaded and so am I..."
  • "I'm seeing double! Shoot them both!"
  • "Ah, it's happy hour. Wonderful!"
  • "What do you mean we're out of olives?!"
  • "I have an announcement! I am drunk!"
  • "Don't panic, just grab ahold of the nearest crew member! Oh, sorry dear..."

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

StarCraft 2: Banshee

One of the thing that amused me about StarCraft Series is those quote that each one of the different unit has. You would hear the usual quote when you click on the unit when you play the game. But if you click on the unit repeatly, you will be amused by what these units got to say.

As there are so many unit in the game, I would have to feature them here one by one. I wont post those regular quotes (when they were being trained, selected, when attacked, move order or attack order. Instead, only those that they would says when they are repeatedly being selected would be showcased here. Again, if you are interested to know the rest, you can check out websites that have them all together.

Nevertheless, I would showcase them here one by one.... Enjoy!

  • "We ain't got all day."
  • "I'm burning fuel here, smart guy."
  • "This is the 'Give-em-hell-o-copter'!"
  • "What is with you monkeys in command?"
  • "Thanks for the...props."
  • "You can only tie the record for low flight."
  • "In space, everyone can hear me scream... (pause) ...cause I'm the Banshee, get it?"
  • "Today's in-flight movie will be Ghost Academy: The Musical, starring Zac Efron and Corbin Green."
  • "Please turn off all cell phones, gauss rifles, EMPs, psionic waveform emitters, and plasma-based perdition flamethrowers. Thanks, and have a great flight!"
  • "What's the vector, Victor? Give me the clearance, Clarence."
  • "Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit StimPacks..."
  • "Anyone else know how to fly this thing? No? I'll wing it..."

Saturday, August 14, 2010

StarCraft 2

I was a fan of the original game back in the old days and I, just like every other fan of them, have been waiting for it for buddha-know-how-long... In the end, it finally came out...
Hell, it is about time...

And it didnt disappoint me or any one that is playing this game... In fact, I am loving it...

Friday, August 13, 2010

Chiling Waterfall

Chiling Waterfall is one of the nice waterfall that you find not far away from KL. It is located in Kuala Kubu Bharu, on the way up to Fraser's Hill.

The waterfall is part of a fish sanctuary and to get to the waterfall, you would need to trek for about 90 minutes from the Ranger's office.

The waterfall is not too much to shout about (maybe becoz I have seen something better but for Selangor's standard, it is good enough) but the journey to the waterfall is an unforgettable feat. I am not sure if they purposely do it as it is but to reach the waterfall, one would need to cross the river 6 times.

Depending on the water level, it could be as high as the waist of a full grown man. And the force of the river flow may be too strong that one would need rope to move across.

Nevertheless, the trek to the waterfall is not that hard. Mostly flat land. But to move to the 3rd level, one would have to work hard abit on the climbing.  But the climb is most rewarding as the place is most of the time deserted.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


It has been so long since my last post....

I know I have neglected this blog for a very long time.

Alot of things happened since then but I guess I am back.

I have restart my other blog not too long ago and I guess it is fair for me to restart this one as well.

So, please stay tuned as I would post more frequently once my home's network start running.


Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Not that I wanna complain about it but I find this very funny and I just wanna share it with you….

Monday, March 29, 2010

Strange but true coincidents

Talk Out Loud: Just came back from a holiday in Cherating... Enjoyed it...

Strange but true coincidents.
  • After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch.
  • Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.
  • When you dial a wrong number, you never get an engaged line.
  • If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the next morning you will have a flat tire.
  • In a very busy day, your boss only approaches you when you are taking a break.
  • If you change queues, the one you have left will start to move faster than the one you are in now.
  • When the body is immersed in water, the phone begins to ring.
  • The probability of meeting someone you know increases when you are with someone you don’t want to be seen with.
  • When you try to prove to someone that the machine will not work, it will.
  • The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.
  • At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last
  • As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, the boss will ask you to do something that will last till your coffee is cold.
  • You remember you have to mail a letter when you are near the mail box.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

101 small pleasures you can enjoy every day

by Sarah McColl, Shine's Staff
Since one of the key tenets of happiness is being able to savor small pleasures, here's a list of 101 delights that are worth enjoying today (not all in one day, though!).
  1. coloring (yes, grown-ups can do it, too)
  2. crisp cotton sheets
  3. soft skin
  4. old family recipes
  5. the first daffodils of spring
  6. sleeping in
  7. an exercise endorphin high
  8. window boxes
  9. a perfect cup of coffee
  10. a genuine compliment (giving or receiving)
  11. the way babies smell
  12. a handwritten letter
  13. waking up in a good mood...for no real reason
  14. singing in the shower
  15. finding a couple forgotten dollars in your pocket
  16. doing something nice for your neighbor
  17. a home cooked meal
  18. laughing
  19. movie theater popcorn
  20. playing hookey
  21. a bubble bath
  22. swimming
  23. an afternoon nap
  24. street musicians
  25. your favorite song
  26. saying thank you
  27. helping someone in need
  28. old fashioned photo booths
  29. fresh whipped cream
  30. inspiring blogs
  31. a glass of wine
  32. rainy afternoons
  33. the funny things kids say
  34. a novel you can get lost in
  35. finding the perfect piece of clothing...on sale
  36. clean laundry
  37. the wind in your hair
  38. treating the person behind you at the drive-thru
  39. sharing an umbrella
  40. the smell of lavender
  41. a long walk that clears your head
  42. a bear hug
  43. The Beatles
  44. smiling at a stranger
  45. eating with chopsticks (Chinese food optional)
  46. butterflies
  47. staying in your pj's all day
  48. singing along to the radio and knowing all the words
  49. fresh herbs
  50. ordering in pizza
  51. happy endings...even if they're fictional
  52. flying a kite
  53. puppies
  54. root beer floats
  55. holding open the door...
  56. ...or having someone hold the door for you
  57. fountain soda
  58. white, fluffy towels
  59. sunshine
  60. spending an afternoon at a museum
  61. really great advice
  62. green lights all the way home
  63. the sound of rain hitting the windows
  64. sitting in a booth
  65. holding hands
  66. a great hair day with no effort
  67. building a fort with your kids
  68. when someone falls asleep with their head on your shoulder
  69. fireflies
  70. the perfect taco
  71. geraniums on a windowsill
  72. slow dancing
  73. the smell of fresh-baked bread
  74. cheesy, uplifting musicals
  75. great stories
  76. the smell of gasoline
  77. the cold side of the pillow
  78. love letters
  79. old friends...
  80. friends
  81. a pull-through parking space
  82. a baguette -- crisp on the outside, airy on the inside
  83. when a dog licks your hand
  84. sitting at the counter at an old-fashioned diner
  85. using your favorite dishes
  86. reading your child a bedtime story
  87. Girl Scout Cookies
  88. flossing
  89. kissing someone you love
  90. the smell of onions and garlic cooking
  91. hot chocolate
  92. jumping in puddles
  93. old photographs
  94. birds hopping on the sidewalk
  95. Ella Fitzgerald
  96. a spoonful of peanut butter straight from the jar
  97. your softest t-shirt
  98. a new magazine in the mail
  99. fireplaces
  100. having exact change
  101. bacon and pancakes cooking on Saturday morning
Original article here

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2010

 Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2010
Date: 27th June 2010
Venue: Dataran Merdeka (Start and Finish)

I am going for this one... the 10 km category

Last year, I have joined and finished the Setia Alam Half Marathon for the 11km run. This year, I am aiming for the 10km run in this marathon.

I know you people must be asking why not go for the next level, Half-Marathon??? Well, the answer is simple. I dont think I am ready yet for it. And for someone who dont run long distance, going for a 10km is good enough.

So, would you be interested to join me for the run?

Monday, March 15, 2010

2nd Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2010

Theme: 1World, 1Malaysia, 1Fiesta
Date: 18-21 March 2010
Time: 7am – 9pm
Venue: Precinct 2 (adjacent to the Monument Alaf Baru), Putrajaya, Malaysia
Activities include:
  • Balloon fun fly
  • Photographing sessions
  • Para motor showcase
  • Children colouring contest
  • Remote control flying aircraft display
  • Paper airplane contest
  • Tethered balloon display
  • Kite flying exhibition
  • Night glow (fireworks display)
  • Sphere rides and Waterball rides
  • Inflatables / bouncing world
  • Lake Cruise by Cruise Tasik Putrajaya
  • Auto show
  • Bazaar
  • and more…
I will be going... hope to see you there...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Malaysian English... Better...

It is simple, short, concise, straight to the point, effective etc………
For example:-

Britons: I’m sorry, Sir, but we don’t seem to have the sweater in your size but if you give me a moment, I can call the other outlets for you.
Malaysians: No Stock.

Britons: Hello, this is John Smith. Did anyone page for me a few moments ago?
Malaysians: Hello, who page?

Britons: Excuse me, I’d like to get by. Would you please make way?
Malaysians: S-kew me

Britons: Hey, put your wallet away, this drink is on me.
Malaysians:No-need, lah.

Britons: Excuse me, but do you think it would be possible for me to enter through this door?
Malaysians: (pointing the door) can ar?

Britons: Please make yourself right at home.
Malaysians: Don’t be shy, lah!

Britons: I don’t recall you giving me the money.
Malaysians: Where got?

Britons: I’d prefer not to do that, if you don’t mind.
Malaysians: Don’t want la…

Britons: Err. Tom, I have to stop you there. I understand where you’re coming from, but I really have to disagree with what you said about the issue.
Malaysians: You mad, ah?

Britons: Excuse me, but could you please lower your voice, I’m trying to concentrate over here.
Malaysians: Shut up lah!

Britons: Excuse me, but I noticed you staring at me for some time �€� Do I know you?
Malaysians: See what, see what?

Britons: We seem to be in a bit of a predicament at the moment.
Malaysians: Die-lah!!

Britons: Will someone tell me what has just happened?
Malaysians: Wat happen Why like that….

Britons: This isn’t the way to do it �€� here let me show you
Malaysians: like that also don’t know how to do!!!!

Britons: Would you mind not disturbing me
Malaysians:Celaka u

I was laughing all the way then I read the above… Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Friday, March 05, 2010

The World Through My Lens

My new photoblog....

The World Though My Lens

Please feel free to visit and give comments... Thanks in advance...

Good for Laugh

A boss wondered why one of his most valued employees had not phoned in sick one day. Having an urgent problem with one of the main computers, he dialed the employee’s home phone number and was greeted with a child’s whisper. ” Hello ? “

“Is your daddy home?” he asked.

” Yes ,” whispered the small voice.

“May I talk with him?”

The child whispered, ” No .”

Surprised and wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, “Is your Mommy there?” ” Yes .”

“May I talk with her?” Again the small voice whispered, ” No .”

Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the boss asked, “Is anybody else there?”

” Yes ,” whispered the child, ” a policeman .”

Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee’s home, the boss asked, “May I speak with the policeman?”

” No, he’s busy , ” whispered the child.

“Busy doing what?”

” Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the Fireman ,” came the whispered answer.

Growing more worried as he heard a loud noise in thebackground through the earpiece on the phone, the boss asked, “What is that noise?”

” A helicopter ” answered the whispering voice.

“What is going on there?” demanded the boss, now truly apprehensive. Again, whispering, the child answered, ” The search team just landed a helicopter .”

Alarmed, concerned and a little frustrated the boss asked, “What are they searching for?”

Still whispering, the young voice replied with a muffled giggle…
” ME .”

I find this very funny…. the way it was written captured my attention and it becomes more and more alarming the more that I read…. And the final answer really just blew me away…