Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Blessed Christmas

I'll be home for Christmas ... this song never fails to bring out the nostalgic feeling in me. At times, tears even. However, I don't intend to write much, but am just taking this time to wish everyone a very blessed Christmas 2009. Yes, it's the time again. Lots of celebrating and merrymaking. Yet, for me work starts on 26th December. What luck! But I will not let work dampen this Christmas spirit around me. I'll enjoy this day surrounded by family members and loved ones. No one can take that away.

Well, as I said this will be a short one. So, once again a blessed Christmas to one and all. God bless everyone.

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Friday, December 4, 2009

It's Christmas again...(2)

It's the most wonderful time of the year... Yes, to me, December is the best month and time of the year because it's Christmas time. I have always loved Christmas. But for the past few years, I have not had the chance to really celebrate it because of work.

This year will still be the same. On the evening of Christmas day, I'll be travelling up north for work which starts on Boxing Day right through the weekend and the New Year. Sigh...

However, I will still find time to shop for Christmas gifts, especially for the children. I love going to the malls at this time of the year because of the decor. Really, really beautiful and very nostalgic.

I will not be writing much here this time around but just share some photos that I have snapped of the decor at the malls that I have visited so far.

In case I don't get the chance to write on Christmas Eve or the day after, I take this opportunity to wish everyone who celebrates A Very Blessed Christmas 2009. :)
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Just me

A few days ago I read an article on bribery by one famous writer. Then it got me wondering to the times when I was younger and flouted a few traffic rules.

I have always loved to drive fast and still do. I even wanted to be a race car driver when I was younger. But of course, it did not materialise because my studies took precedence.

Being the daredevil, you can imagine how fast I had driven when I got my hands on my first set of wheels. Many a times it was a near miss for me. But God has preserved my life all these while.

I remember overtaking vehicles dangerously and speeding, among others. I can't recall the number of summonses I had gotten those days, either for speeding or overtaking at double lines and it did not occur to me to offer any bribes at all. All I knew was I had to pay the fine. And I am really glad that I did.

Today I am not that fast and furious anymore. Age is catching up, I guess and I have learnt to value my life. Of course at times, when I'm travelling home from out station, I do exceed the stipulated speed limit because I want to arrive home earlier. But that does not make it right, I was still flouting the traffic rules.

I have mellowed a lot when I compare myself to those days. I try my best to follow the speed limit, not to overtake dangerously and not to tailgate other drivers but it's very difficult at times. ;P

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Just an update

I've been away for some time and now I'm back. Phew! I've been so busy lately that surfing the internet for just half an hour is considered a luxury.

I'm back but not for long. Starting December 6th, I'll be busy again right till the middle of January next year. Work work work and work. Sigh! :-(

What to do, that's life. Have to work to earn some dough. There are so many things on my mind that I would like to share but I do not know where to start. So, this is all for now. Just wanted to update my status. :-)

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Diwali

Today is the eve of Deepvali and I am sure all those who are celebrating this festival are busy preparing for this special day.

At the same time, many have balik kampung while a big number are only travelling today. No matter what, I hope that those who are driving will drive safely.

I remember those days when mobile phones were a luxury, I would buy greeting cards a month earlier and send them via snail mail to my friends who celebrated Deepavali.

Today, when mobile phones have become a necessity, I don't have to do that anymore. I just send text messages a day or two before the occasion or just call them to wish them a Happy Deepavali. After all, it's the thought that counts, right?

Finally, to all my friends who celebrate Deepavali, I wish you all a very Happy and meaningful Diwali. To those of us who are enjoying the day off, have a wonderful weekend.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

A Happy Mid-Autumn Celebration

I have forgotten that today is the Mid-Autumn Festival (or simply The Mooncake Festival) for the Chinese until I saw the wishes on twitter and facebook.

I've been very busy the past few days and am now feeling very tired. I just want to get lots of rest this weekend and get ready to face more busy days, weeks and months ahead, right till the end of this year. What luck...sigh!

However, I can't help reminiscing those days when I was very young. My siblings and I loved this festival not so much for the mooncakes, but for the lanterns.

A few days before the festival, we would buy our lanterns and when night came, we would light our lanterns and walk round the neighbourhood. Children from the whole neighbourhood would join in and it was like a procession of lanterns.

Those were such carefree days and it was so safe then. Today, we don't get to see this anymore. Nobody dares to allow their children out of the house in case they are kidnapped or robbed. What a pity!

We also see a wide variety of mooncakes in the market today. Tiramisu-flavoured mooncakes anyone? Chocolate? I am not a fan of mooncakes. They are too sweet for me but I really admire people who love mooncakes and can eat a whole mooncake at one go.

No matter what, I just want to wish everyone who celebrates this festival a Happy Mooncake Festival. :)

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Not all politicians are corrupt

I read YB Hannah Yeoh's blog on 'Not all politicians are corrupt' which was published in a Chinese Daily a few days back with interest.

I know there are actually many politicians who really work for the rakyat and not succumb to the corrputed ways of a large number of them but I will not name them here.

We can't blame the people for losing their trust in the politicians anymore because of the number of corrupted ones around and the best part of it all is that they get away with it. Instead, the honest ones are the ones who get into trouble with the MACC, for example.

To all these honest politicians who have worked and are working very hard for us, I salute you guys and do keep up the good work!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hari Raya Feast

Rendang for breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper?? Nasi briyani too??? Well, that's what I've been having ever since the raya started. I can imagine my cholesterol level at the moment. My stomach is sending me warning signals, no, no, no more!!!

Due to the long weekend, the roads in and around KL are quiet. No traffic jams and all that but not in the area near and around 1U. Traffic is as heavy as normal days. I always wonder why people like to go to 1U so much.

I live in TTDI, just a stone's throw away from there. Every weekend we face this problem whenever we need to go out. There will be a massive jam heading to and from 1U.

Yesterday Iyan wanted to get something from 1U, so I took him there. Imagine my horror when I saw the number of cars waiting to enter the parking lot. But because I had promised to take him there, I had to brave the jam and when I finally got to enter the parking lot I had to drive round and round just to get a parking bay. Phew!

I always wonder why people like to go there. What is the pull there? There are so many other shopping complexes in and around KL. Why 1U? I'm perplexed.

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Monday, September 21, 2009


Bliss, isn't it? Aahhh...mmmm. I've been using the word a lot lately. But then I really feel it. For the first time this year I do not have to oops, I mean do not want to worry about work. Just want to enjoy the holiday doing only the things I like... :)
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After the ice rain in China

Interesting, isn't it? ;)
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Summer in Hokkaido

Enjoy summer in Hokkaido
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cakes, cakes and more cakes...

Mmmmm...yummy!!! But not too much...fattening... :)
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