Sunday, October 24, 2010

Krispy Wormee Ala' Chiengmai

All my life, my mum has been giving me multiple heart attacks and goose bumps with her shocking Siamese tales and bizzare Thai foodies. In her native Thailand, they eat almost anything that moves, flies, clings or crawls. She taught me the ways to identify the origins of the Thai cookings or dishes.
A simple example ~ Chiengmai food often looked messy and leafy. Southern food is usually sour and maybe too spicy. Insects like bugs, grasshoppers and ants eggs are from remote towns.
On my trip home last weekend, she gave me a box of tidbits and I fainted on the spot. She got them from Chiengmai, of course! So I shared with few hotties who came over to my home. They loved it so much and camwhored.
Let's see who makes the best advertisement for this Thai Food.

Hottie A

Hottie B

Hottie C

Hottie D
They loved to eat them all..

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tai Kam Koong

On the recent 10.10.10 day, I saw many wedding invitations flying across and I managed to attend just 2, at a wee hour registration and the other a night banquet. Without much choice, I was assigned to be the photographer for the 7.00am session when my photography is self-rated as hopeless. Hey, I studied a photography subject in States but had been hiring professionals to get my job done. That's how agencies work, yeah...

Last night, I watched my favourite gossip E! Channel over Astro and they ran again the fantabulous wedding of the Mittal's Steel heiress.

Her lavish wedding was believed to be the most expensive in the world costing a whopping US$60 MILLION! They hired Kylie Minogue and Shah Rukh Khan to perform too. I had seen their huge mansion perching at the posh end of London's Mayfair, so $60 million is nothing to them. Imagine, how this money might help feed and house the millions of slum dwellers in India or Africa. None of my business anyway.

I had attended many close cousins and friends' weddings where many had various sweet bitter endings. Sadly, a high number ended in divorce! Seems like a trend now to pack up and walk out at the first sign of betrayal. 99% of the divorce cases were due to 3rd parties. What a waste of my wedding gifts, time and petrol!!

Once I attended a close friend's wedding at the Penang Chinese Town Hall where her wealthy Gold Merchant dad invited over 1300 guests consisting of all the Jewelry Shop bosses in town to attend too. Halfway, at the 5th dish, a gang of Chinese triads rushed into the hall with parangs and attacked some guests, smashing liquor bottles and turning tables over! We all ran for our lives before wailing sirens of police cars arrived. By then, many guys had suffered deep slashes all over their necks, shoulders and arms! Till today, I never knew the real truths!

Wedding times have changed!

I took this mammoth portrait and pano-stitched 3 photos together! Not bad eh!
Over 200 hundred couples signed and vowed that morning. The 2nd session in the afternoon saw some 160 couples! It was such a tiring morning for me to jostle in the huge dizzy crowd!

This is the groom who believed that the Phoenix sent his wife from heavens! Guess how I did that shot? Pandai kan!!

The night before, I attended a cousin's wedding eve and they gave me an eye opener!
They hired the Lok-Lok's van which parked outside and all the guests enjoyed dipping the foodie sticks! It was a nice change to eat that way.

The owner of the Lok-Lok cart was so young and looked like a blogger who reads my blog too. You can reach him at 016-9766623 for any special orders!

The groom proudly showed off his wedding albums which were taken overseas!

Next morning, the groom arrived home in the family's Lexus with a stunning Hong Kong bride clad in her vibrant gold and silver studded Tsimshatsui Chinese costume!

Whoooa! Move Over, he screamed! I was shocked to see a kempt Tai Kam Koong in action! He was such a smooth talker, beating all the Tai Kam Chiehs I had seen. For your info, I was once a best-man for 13 times!! It was my duty to plan, manage and tick off any Tai Kam Chiehs who flawed! This guy I saw was superbly well polished with no flaws. Thumbs Up!

His knowledge on tea ceremony procedures was execellent, knowing how to get the couple to pray and greet the ancestors and deities which is an important factor to consider the wedding as solemnised in the eyes of the spriritual world.

That night, Kam koong turned MC and sang all Anita Mui's songs! He crooned, pranced and danced on stage like Rose Chan wrestling a python.

He drew the excited crowds to participate with his tasteful jokes and dragged my Singaporean diva aunty up onstage to dance! Everyone would not have had a good time without this Tai Kam Koong! Have you seen such a man on duty?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

More Haste Less Speed

Over the years, my job often required me to travel out of office by road, sea & air. Lately, I have been slaving on the road so often like 2-3 times a week which was damn tiring after wrapping up meetings. I bet many of you have similar fate as mine or worse, having to witness much traffic crawls or senseless highway accidents.

I hated it when it poured heavily coz I got worried about other high speed vehicles flying along. I never failed to see cars which skidded and flipped on slippery roads. I believe if we drive at snail space, the car would not skid in the heavy downpour. Right?

Recently, I was driving up North in the morning and was caught in a massive jam that stretched from Rawang till Behrang. OMG! That was damn crazeeee! Why? Why? Why?

A car was pinned under the big trailer truck and later, I passed by with my handy camera.
After this long jam, I was caught in the continued jam! Walau eh, 2 accidents in mere 20 metres apart!

I was cursing the jams as I had to meet contractors at 11.00am and it was 10.30am!
OMYGAWD! I saw blood all over the road and CLOSED MY EYES!


The truck overturned and over 10,000 big bottles of Tomato Ketchup rolled onto the highway!

Next case, road menace KINGS are the "Mat Rempits" who never failed to amused me with their stunts. Some carried the female partners who are now called "Minah Rempit" to perform dual-stunts!

Some over 10 hell riders overtook my car at 120kph!!! Look at their amazing feats. Do you have the guts to raise 2 legs up all the way?

I will give you a Gold Medal...!

The 2 infront of me made zig-zag patterns with legs raised up! So daringly beautiful.

Believe me, some Mat Rempits lost balanced when cars ahead braked and they were thrown off meeting with serious accidents! My friend sent me the recent photos of 1 Mat Rempit's fate below.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Big Turban Art

I am much surprised my listed bloggers gang didn't blog anything about the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. Wei, what happened to you guys? Unlike the Beijing Olympics, so many blogged photos and bragged all their hua-hua gifts and souvenirs. I was following closely at Legolas' Olympic series excitement earlier on and it was thrilling me to bits.

Nah, I had to google as I missed the TV broadcast the other day. I was amazed to see their way of designing & planning the whole event. I thought the photo below was funny and perhaps they were inspired from other borrowed sources. Well, art is free form and can be borrowed or copied to express them better. That's what my professor taught me in US college.

I thought they got the frills idea from Beijing's bird nest below.

On 2nd thought, I think they got the idea from below.