Friday, June 26, 2009

The Haze Is Back

The haze is back again and it got me terribly sick like ZOMBIE. The hours under the blazing sun turned me dead sick with FLU! I have seen 2 doctors who gave me 2 MCs. The Western doctor gave me such a strong cough mixture that made my head 'high' for hours and that reminded me the years I got 'high' on weed. (Ooopps!) So the Chinese doctor gave me the black mixture that worked well, coughing out the green sticky phlegm.

I bribed the Bangla securty guards a couple of tens to bring me up to the condo's penthouse to snap the aerial view of KL city. I am sure many of us had never seen them from this particular angle, so I am sharing lah. This is the stadium that looks like a UFO!

This is the condo next to where I stood so close by and could view their fabulous sky garden above. It is nice to be wealthy and live above the rest.

This white mosque looks grand and stood out well amongst the grey and red buildings! It is just opposite Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka.

This is the Monorail Station next to Pudu Jail. Can you see the blue train?

Well this is Pudu Jail from the sky and it never crossed my mind that it has a unique design!

Twin Towers can be seen from here and my client's condo is in the making below.

A high-end condo, almost sold out, launching in HKG this wknd!
Wanna buy, let me know!

My poor colleague had to snap so many photos under the hot sun with me beside. In the end, I fell sick after the 4th day. I guess Grandma is very old and frail for outdoor shoots.
Have a good weekend guys!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ahmad and Ah Sei

After a spell of bad luck week, I had another very tiring weekend to cap it. For the first time I had to become a "Driver Ahmad" and my manager became the "Ah Sei". You see, our Hong Kong's BIG BOSS flew in with his famous Tai-Tai to make a survey. Our client has requested us to handle the high-end property roadshow for them in Hong Kong very soon.

So BIG BOSS had to come and I had to pick them up from KLIA in the morning. I was grumbling and murmuring nonsense for becoming the driver which would last till late into Saturday night. 

Then I saw this poor old man struggling to push his cart into my way. He stopped and picked empty cans after wiping his sweat away. I was in the air con car with old canto rap music by Got Man Fai blaring away. I stopped complaining after seeing the old man who must be in his late 60s. Why are we always complaining daily? Time for me to shut up and get real.

BTW Got Man Fai, the famous icon was the Creative Director in our Hong Kong's HQ office. It was the big connection of Man Fai and my big boss, that promptly allowed us the privilege to tour inside the Hong Kong's TVB studios at Clear Water Bay to watch real life filming sessions and the entire editing studios before lunching with the stars and crew in their private cafeteria. Next time, I may post the unseen photos of the TVB studios, if my angin permits.

Here, my big boss, his Tai-Tai and Ah Sei listening to the brief of this high-end condominium in KL's Golden Triangle which would be launched in Hong Kong.
 Our agency specialises in property advertising and marketing all over Asia and Far East, having used many TVB stars to endorse them. The first icon was Simon Yam who was stripped to his G-string to swim and pose all over one luxury condo in China, many years ago. I am too lazy to rant the other movie stars we have engaged.

My big boss is really a big man in the HKG scene and his only son (above) starred as Andy Lau's son in "The True Mob Story" about 10 years ago. This boy was blinded by the rival gangs and made Andy Lau cry his heart out. Anyway, just a fake soap story lah. Well, in reality, this young boy has grown up and just graduated from the prestigious St.Martin's College in London. Now back to Hong Kong, he is appearing in front of the camera lights again. I saw him recently and he looked bigger than me with such a handsome white porcelain face. Next time, I will snap his close up and reveal his identity to share, ok. I am sure he is on the way to become the next top movie star.

I saw this interesting bathroom at my client's showhouse where the bathroom has step-in tub to soak. I just fell in love with that step-in style and imagined myself immersed and soaking in a jungle of fragrant smelling flowers to 'buang soei'.. Ha ha ha.

Next we headed to Sheraton for boss to check in and he was taken aback by the queer interior of a 5-Star hotel. I think that was the first and last check-in for him. He cheekily asked me whether we have the W-Hotel which is now world famous 6 Star class hotel. I replied, not yet, maybe another 20 years time. He laughed - Muahahahahahahaha!

I waited inside the car for 1 bloody hour!!!!! Sigh! What were they doing inside the room? I thought just dropped the baggage only wor... Sigh! I opened the sun roof and yelled at the top of my lungs! Waaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

I drove a few hundred kilometres inside Klang Valley in 1 day and passed this condo near Jalan Kia Peng. I was so stunned to see bodies swimming in the glass pool! So shiok kan?

We paraded into the Gardens to show big boss the concept of Mid Valley City being built into a mammoth development which its size is not available even in Hong Kong. They loved Kaya so much, so I bought the Blue Pulut Rice with Kaya. I told them it is called "Lam Fah Fun". Boss punya Tai-Tai just burst out - Muahahahahahaha! Did I sound vulgar? I know my Cantonese is cacat, don't laugh hokay!

Buy! buy! Buy! Bai! Bai! Bai! Seee Baiiii.
They went inside Campers and were shocked to see the big sale of outdated shoes! Bingo! They actually loved the out dated design which has disappeared from the Hong Kong shelves. So they bout 4 pairs, almost RM2,000!!! Kaneeneh!

Big boss loved to snap photos every 5 steps and I think he shot 500 photos on the first day!

He boasted that this camera is so fucking light and costs only 10,000 HKG dollars. Is that cheap TZ? I mean Nikon D9.

We were shocked to see the long beeline of gluttons outside the Japanese restaurant. I heard Dr. Bling Bong has RM10 voucher?? Give me if you are not using, ok.

My poor Ah Sei, whole day carrying bags and bags of the Tai-Tai. LOL..

Can you see the face of this famous Tai-Tai now? Guess who is she?
I took them to Ming Tien to try locals and they ordered 9 types of FOOD!!!!!! Scared the hell outta me! They loved the Star fruit juice and Curry Fish Head the most.

After that SS2 - to eat the Durian buffet! Gila, my tummy oledi bloated like hot air balloon and no space to eat durian. They still whollaped all the durians like Yum Yum!
That's all folks!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Spell Of Bad Luck (Updated)

I sure have the traits of a superstitious old Grandma and would always avoid anything that brings me bad luck. The skies have been so gloomy for weeks with haze killing my eyeballs each day. I felt no good with the gloomy skies and blamed everything to it. So many people kept telling me the end of the world is coming! Gosh! When? When?

Haiks! I was so damn 'soei' in a series until I became tired and frustrated. Nevertheless, I just consoled myself and refused to allow the bad luck to dampen my spirits.

I drove the silver coloured car over a deep hole and got a flat tyre! Damn it, the rubber was torn beyond repair, so I had to change it myself under hot weather, perspiring till my underwear. So I had to spend RM200 for the new tyre and refused to purchase a pair under the foreman's insistence. I told him that I am so heavy on one side of the car, so no need to balance, cos his theory won't work.


I was trapped inside my condo's elevator while getting ready to go out for late dinner. After 1 hour, I climbed out from the metal box which was stucked in between floors at 11pm!


 I drove the black car and hit a sharp cornering side pavement. CB! CB! CB X 1000!
The Bridgestone tyre ripped and flattened again ! Poooh! I had to change tyre once more, wearing a tie, long sleeve shirt and boots. Sure hell, I looked like an idiot and perspired again to my socks.
 I had enough and have terrible phobia after paying RM250 for a new tyre. I am so phok-kai and too-lan at the same time now. Why am I so bad luck or so careless?

Time to change my glasses coz my eyesight must be pretty bad now to cause 2 punctures. So grandma invested another RM880 today to get new gleaming glasses! I am so broke now. Sob! Sob! (wiping my tears.... boo hoo)

I really need to 'buang soei' and decided to 'mandi bunga' as I so badly need to see the clearer skies with rainbows.

I wonder if you guys had the same spate in recent weeks like me? I have phobia now when driving cos the white SUV's tyre is too heavy to change and costly to change. Now I drive so damn bloody slowly and freaking carefully on the road, making sure there's no pebbles beneath the 4 tyres.

This tyre is bigger and no joke man. Good luck guys and teach me know other ways to 'buang soei'.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What is Enlightenment?

I went away last weekend without my mobile phone and lap top which have become inseparable & addictive nicotines of my life. The Lord Buddha had shown us, that, to attain enlightenment in life, we need to practice non attachment to everything, including our emos, body and possessions!

So I left behind some worldly belongings to visit the ancient ruins, faraway. What is left behind there, are mere illusions of the glorious past where the old capital once stood.

To have "non attachment" is a big word, yet it is easy to achieve but many failed to practice due to our hearts.

Most beings be it alive or parted still carry much anger, greed and selfishness. Words uttered are polluted and even in prayers, the heart could still crave for greedy wishes. I just cannot believe for what I had heard in some prayers lately.

What we see in our fellow beings may not be what it seemed to be. Everything we see today are mere illusions, so we ought to just let go and our hearts will be lighter & happier. Tomorrow will bring another day's sunrise and sunset.

Over 3 trillion beings have attained enlightenment as being written in sutras. Our journey in this life is the path that we have chosen. One can change them to the way we wish, depending on one's determination.

Once an illustrious capital city of an ancient kingdom, it has become a lifeless city filled with memories carved in the minds.

A young Cinderella dancing and playing under the skies would someday be part of the history of illusions. 

Often being said that the journey to a thousand miles begins with the first step. They could do it and so can we, too. Put aside emotions with focus instilled, we can emerge from any darkest tunnels easily. The other end of the dark tunnels will always be the illuminating rays of light waiting. There is always hope in everything.

Two lovely dovey foreign birds chuckling away teasingly under the attap pavilion overlooking the huge levels of water pool beneath. Life may not always be a bed of roses but the simplest form of happiness is always around us to appreciate.

Lovely sights to behold for this moment becomes illusions and happy memories for me now. I had the yummiest breakfast buffet inside and suffered multiple tummy upsets and flatulence for my greedy binge. Served me right!

A unique Mediterranean house with attap roofing housed the most delicious Italian food I ever had in my entire life that night.

It was so cosy, neat and proper Italian settings with Mafia chefs in the kitchen dishing out my orders. I bet Pavoratti would swoon and squeal in delight if he dined there too.

This was a starters which was complimentary from the kind chef from Milan.

I have forgotten the long name of this seafood pasta but I licked the plate very dry after that.

A king sized bed in the longest suite I ever slept in my life since the last luxury stint at Marriot Marquess - Times Square in New York city back in the 90s.

The huge and private balcony where I relaxed and reflected back my whole life's journey. It was a very great weekend and I shall return.

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