Sunday, August 28, 2011

The New President

It was a joyous celebration for our Tan clans in Singapore over the victory of Uncle Tony. It was a tough fight that he narrowly won the presidential race! We hope to see better progress for the republic. Not too long ago, he slipped into Penang quietly for a vacation with his family and my parents took them to eat ice kacang and char koay teow at the famous former Great World Park. He was still his humble self and enjoyed the simple hawker food.

Congratulations to Peter and Sharon on the victory of your daddy.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Festive Hampers

The long holidays will be coming very soon, that is next week! Many people are applying for 2 days annual leave to enjoy a whole 9-day long holiday in Malaysia! The traffic here is getting mad with jams all over the bustling Kuala Lumpur city. The heavy downpour and flooding adds more chaos and tension to road users. I have seen the tow-truck drivers making a roaring business! They are waiting eagerly everyday at the accident prone areas like hungry vultures! My friends, drive safely and please do not speed like a racing devil.

On the lighter side, I went to collect some festive hampers yesterday for my tyrant BOSS who spent a total sum of RM2,890.00.
I had a big shock of my life to see one unique hamper! Take a look yourself and tell me if you understood my shock!

Happy Holidays My Dear Bloggers!

What did you see?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Blogging Is Fun

I enjoy reading blogs very much as many brilliant bloggers really taught me many new things and useful tips as well. Many well traveled bloggers shared their lovely photographs from their exotic overseas trips. I must thank them all for their sincere efforts to snap the pretty & exciting photos with intention to post into their blogs to share these eye-openers! They are really kind hearted and selfless bloggers who deserve a nice pat and hug.

I disliked reading my own Facebook lately as I often saw personal or political hatred messages instead which is not good for my mind. It was too disturbing sometimes to know too much without being able to judge its truth. The same goes with some local newspapers which carry biased news. That's why I still welcome bloggers with open arms into my life! They keep me amused, tickled and updated for free!

I have received numerous 'Blog Awards' and I thank them all but I never displayed them at the side of my blog. I felt that it might generate unhappiness and hurt instead when there so many good bloggers out there who deserved the mention instead.

However, I have been lucky to receive little gifts that made my day. It is the thoughts that brightened my day when I received them in the mail. At first, Blogger FoongPC asked the readers to guess the name of the hotel he stayed in Bangkok and it was so tough as there are hundreds of them to pick. Lady luck hit my head and I guessed it correct - Spot On! Bingo! He sent me 2 bottles of toiletries which he got them from the 5 Star - Dusit Thani Hotel where he stayed. So sayang, I never used them until now!

Next the Blogger Wenn went to Europe and decided that I should be one of the lucky recipients for her souvenir. Oh my, she is so clever to courier me something that was so nicely packed. Guess what? It is a nice shiny silver spoon all the way from Lucerne, together with packets of 3-In-1 coffee! I had a really good laugh in my office as I thought I could drink it right away. To be honest, I was not born with a sliver spoon but now I have been given one! That was the rationale and way I looked at this silver spoon! My lucky spoon! Thanks Wenn! Thanks FoongPC!

My lucky silver spoon and scented gels to bring me better luck, happiness and good health!

Finally, I made myself a nice cup of coffee yesterday using my finest antique china set which is almost 100 years old. The new silver spoon stirred my coffee well and the aroma was great! Mmmmn!....

Beneath my coffee table, I have placed a piece of porcelain antique which is over 100 years old. It was made in China during the early Ching Dynasty. Its design carries the motifs of the Dragon & Phoenix flying in a balanced harmony. The length is approximately 13 inches long and weighs 1/2kg.

Can you guess what it is?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mud & Water Brings Wealth

The weather has been so unkind these days. Over here in Kuala Lumpur, it has been pouring heavily almost twice a day, flooding so many highways, streets and corners. This is the best time to sleep longer at home or stay indoors at office.

Goodness No! Being the right hand man, my tyrant boss naturally assigned me a tedious duty that sent me outdoors everyday like his miserable slave. I call him tyrant as he behaves like one. Have you seen any boss who speaks real 'kao' vulgar Cantonese words during the management meetings? Yes, my boss does! Everyone's mothers' and ancestors' private parts will be quoted & verbally molested, making his speech so flowery vulgar! Adoi!
Anyways, I often giggled instead as the meetings were never boring especially when the senior managers often clashed swords verbally and hurled abuses at each other in my boss' presence. That is so typical China Pek style of factory.

Everyday my mobile would be bombarded with calls from potential buyers. They would speak to me in English, Malay, Cantonese, Mandarin and Hokkien dialects. Goodness, those who know me personally would be laughing their asses off! I am a real 'Banana Man' whose speaking ability is better in English and Thai language than any spoken Chinese, not to mention Mandarin!

The photo above shows the huge piece of Star Fruit's orchard land which my boss will be building boutique factories! He hung over 20 banners all over Cheras and my mobile seems to be the hottest favourite number for the businessmen to call. They are so hardworking and could start calling me from 7.00am each day!!! That means they were on the streets to start their working day at sunrise while I was still SNORING asleep!

Whenever they expressed interest, I had to drive to the highest peak in Balakong to show them the site! The interested buyers were so determined that they would happily meet up in the rain, holding umbrellas! Crazy nia boh! My poor car, shoes and pants would be stained & soaked in murky tea water and thick mud! My poor leather shoes! Maybe I should ask boss to buy me new pair of Ferragamo or Jimmy Choo's shoes! Damn him!

This perspective design below is the limited 17 units of boutique factories that is selling like hot cakes in 1 week. It costs RM2.8 million upwards and the ah pek businessmen whom I met gave a me multiple shocks with the CA$H and wealth they have! I am sure our country's economy is still booming! No???

Hey, I am not selling factories in my blogs okay! I am not getting commission either! Just for illustration purposes only.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Happy Birthday To My Blog

On the 28th July, it marked the 3rd anniversary of my young blog. I have come a long way since the day I started and I must say a big "Thank You" to all the bloggers who have shared so many interesting photos, information, stories and juicy gossips with me. I love them all. It has made me smarter and my brain is getting bigger each day with the valuable knowledge and happiness shared. It's priceless to me. A bigger "Thank You" to all the silent readers out there who were too shy to comment but preferred to send me emails instead. So funny geh....

I must admit that I first heard of the word "BLOGS" from my bestie Lifebook when we were office colleagues on the 42nd Floor of Menara TH Perdana along Jalan Sultan Ismail in 2004. It was an alien word to me then and asked him to show me the blogs online. I replied him that it was for mere busy-bodies to wash dirty linens. LOL..

From late 2004 onwards, I started reading several interesting blogs quietly and the earlier jokers were Legolas, Will I Am, Bedtime Stories, I Am Who I Am , 5 Elements Of My Life , Fable Frog and the earlier blog of Medie007. They never failed to amuse and make me laugh so much. Laughter is my Best Medicine!

I discovered that I have many Grandma Tales and Ghost Encounters to share and my blogging fire promptly just started. Now I am really washing my dirty linens sometimes to entertain my readers. I am just telling the truths, so what? I am thankful to all the bloggers whom I have met up and they have certainly made my life more interesting. All the spats have been really forgiven but not forgotten. LMAO!

Look! My honey presented me with this gift below! Thanks Honey & Muacks!

An iPad 2 with the hope that I will continue to blog often and keep my brains busy. I believe that blogging often may help to prevent Alzheimer's sickness. Do you agree?

I have drafted a simple "Bucket List" here to share. I have managed to achieve a few and plan to find time and $ to accomplish the others. It is tough to save money these days with inflation soaring.

Wishful List Achieved:
1. Lived & Studied in USA.
2. Visited New York's World Trade Centre (before 9/11)
3. Visited Grand Canyons
4. Visited Niagara Falls
5. Visited United Kingdom
6. Skiing in USA and South Korea
7. Climbed Mount Kinabalu
8. Visited The Great Wall Of China
9. Visited Angkor Wat ¬ World's Heritage in Cambodia
10. Winter Boat Race in San Francisco

Bucket List:
1. Climb Yellow Mountains in Shanghai
2. Visit "Silk Road" in China
3. Tour All-Europe
4. Tour All-USA & Canada
5. Cycle across Holland and Denmark.
6. Visit New Zealand
7. Visit Jaipur - India
8. Migrate to USA
9. Retire in Penang.
10. Become a Good Chef & Baker.
11. Have meals with Food Guru - Suituapui in Sibu.

To commemorate my 3rd Year Blogging, I have a little guessing game below. The first 3 persons who could correctly guess my blogger gym-buddy below will win my delicious home-made Cup Cakes!! Yes, I will bake them myself and send to you anywhere in Malaysia! So simple! Look at his steel body with ox power packed muscles!


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