Showing posts from February, 2013

A Photographer From Korea

I met many Korean and Japanese friends during my student days living in the boarding school at Point Park College in the Southwestern Pennsylvania. I became good buddies with a Korean flower boy Lee Joon Sung, who made the college's Japanese gals crazy and Ga-Ga over him. He had a lovely fiance back in Seoul and they were so deeply in love like the soap dramas over KBS TV channels. He spent many hours love-talk on the phone with her every night until his phone bills ran over US$1000 a month! Goodness! He missed her so much!

Joon Sung studied photography and it was a bonus for me to hang out with him as my advertising major required me to know the basic technical stuffs about photography. Everyday I followed him everywhere to snap his photos from Summer till Falls & Winter. I saw his keen eyes for good angles and learnt to develop my own styles in appreciating good photography.

Before our Winter break, we decided to move out of the boarding school and become room mates. We ren…

Chinese New Year @ Penang

It has been over 2 years I have not been back to my hometown, Penang. I decided to bring my old parents to spend their time meeting friends and relatives. Owing to their old age and frail health, they may not have so many years more to visit the island.

I have visited China, Taiwan, Japan & Korea during the last 2 years. I realized that I did not miss my hometown and its food as most of my closest hometown friends live in KL and overseas today.

The trip home was rather stressful and very hectic for me to line up programmes for my parents to meet their long list of relatives and social friends. Nearly all 99% of their friends are in heavens now, so their new friends are mostly around my age or older. I am still learning to cope with the dementia issues that both my parents have. When they forgot something, they could just deny or simply point fingers at others!

 I was very surprised that wifey announced in Facebook that it was THE BEST trip to Penang! ARRGGH!

I met up with the ol…

GONG Hiisssss FA CAI

Kanasai! I went to the  banks 5 times to get new notes for my red packets but got turned away. I went to PUBIC Bank, MAYBANG and CIMBAI banks till  I turned amok! One told me it was finished, another said COME AGAIN TOMORROW and last one said only RM1 left. Kaneeneh!
So at last, I went to Hong Leong Bank and they gave me recycled notes. I took it right away whether crumpled or stained with cums. I was happy!

 I went home and happily ironed all the ten ringgit notes! I think they will look like new again!

 Last weekend I visited Mid Valley and saw their all bamboo decorations! What a big difference in budget compared to One Utama!

There was a Lion Dance performance and it was fun to watch. The loud thunderous drums and cymbals made my heart jump! I felt like a kid again!!.... I hope you have finished all your shopping and house cleaning. Drive safely and enjoy yourself. EAT A LOT & WORRY LATER!



Call me a stalker and I am happy. I was stalking the construction of this exorbitant CNY decorations at One Utama Shopping Mall for several weeks. I spent much time studying their whole layout, concept and technical aspects for creating this unique "Old Kowloon Tong" streets. BRAVO!

 The above photos showed the Week 1 to the Week 3 construction stages till finished. No snakes or dragons hanging there but the Chinese festive mood is deinitely there!

 It looks like the back lanes of Tsimshatsui where you could see Suzie Wong serenading her old Cantonese 50s Pops.

 I went there every week and this street made me poorer!

They have many small side walk cafes selling Chinese desserts and snack food. Look at that shop selling "FORESKIN" Fourskin brands! Goodness! What a hamsap name!

Every year I would buy big hampers for my favourite in-laws! They treated me very good and welcome me into their families! Many close friends and blogger friends are even better than some rel…

The King's Palace

I am sure you have visited some Royal Palaces in overseas which are often very grand and impressive. I have seen the lovely palaces in China, Japan, Thailand and also the famous White House in Washington DC as well as the Buckingham Palace in London. I thought that I should at least visit our own new Istana Negara along Jalan Duta. Why not? Have YOU??
My old father was restless and wanted to do some sight seeing, so we took him there.

The wall might look plain so I needed to pose like a monkey instead.

My signature pose around coconut trees! Anay hiding from Letchumy.

The Horse and I.
I wish they would open the gates for me to ronda ronda inside like in overseas.

Annual Merit Making

I was very well known amongst hometown friends for leading a very torrid and flamboyant lifestyle during my young bachelor days. I often went clubbing and drinking sprees with friends, like up to 6 nights in a row at fancy spots like Cinta Discotheque, Penny Lane, Cinnamon Tree & Babylon Boom Boom. I was there! Several married friends' wives banned their husbands from hanging out with me when they saw the bevy of pretty models and beauty queens who were Miss Penangs & Miss Malaysias in our gang. Many friends of mine were wolves and bitches who would party like there's no tomorrow. It was all nothing but fun for stupid me!
One day, my whole life changed and all the wildest partying came to a stop for me all of a sudden. I experienced long bouts of spiritual encounters with the unseen. It was so scary and horrible that I cried in fear until the Guan Yin's photo on the wall started to radiate rays of colourful lights. The worst nightmares escalated on when the unseen…