Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Seen Around Town

Here are some random shots taken around town...

Saw this on a menu in a restaurant specializing
in fried noodles. Perhaps this item on the menu
 should be censored?
Muatan Panjang reminds us not to drive too close
to the lorry. Mautan Panjang, I suppose, is meant to scare other
motorists from coming anywhere within 10 metres of the lorry??
This shot was taken from inside the restaurant.
Notice the 'No Parking' sign at the entrance?
The driver of that white car just couldn't resist
double parking his vehicle on the porch
and being a nuisance to other customers 

alighting from or getting back into their cars 
on that rainy night.
Sign pasted on the ONLY ticket machine at the
exit of a basement carpark. If you only have a
10 Ringgit note and the parking charges is 4 Ringgit,
you would want to pound this machine until it coughs 

out your change!
On a happier note, the recent very hot spell interspersed
with sudden heavy showers caused trees to blossom with
pretty white and pink flowers. See the car on the left
covered with flowers? :)

Thursday, September 20, 2012


My son CoolTeen, always the witty one, came up with a new word: "curry-proof". To understand the meaning of this word I would have to tell you my son's story...

One evening, CoolTeen was having a meal with his close buddies at Papparich when one of his friends asked to have a look at his iPod Touch, the one we got him for his birthday last year.

This friend had just finished a bowl of curry mee.

While he was playing a game on the iPod, suddenly the iPod slipped from his grasp into the bowl of curry (gasp!).

CoolTeen quickly fished it out and tried to wipe off as much of the curry as possible from the iPod.

When he came home, he was rather upset because there was no sound coming out of his iPod speakers. Honestly, his dad and I were a little upset too since the iPod was not cheap. However, after a few days the speakers were working fine again. I suppose the moisture (ie. curry) had dried up within the device.

So now we know that although the iPod may not be water-proof, it sure is curry-proof!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Little Kindness

I opened the YouTube page today and was not too surprised to find countless parodies of the recently very popular song "Oppa Gangnam Style'. Then I chanced upon a charming short video clip which is rather touching....

Posted by Aniboom

One of my favourite programs on Hypp TV, now that we've installed Unifi and discontinued our Astro subscription, is the American program called "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" which airs on Sundays at 1.15pm on Channel 140. 

Each episode features a family that has faced some sort of recent or ongoing hardship such as a natural disaster or a family member with a life-threatening illness, in need of new hope. The show's producers coordinate with a local construction contractor, which then coordinates with various companies in the building trades for a makeover of the family's home. This includes interior, exterior and landscaping, performed in seven days while the family is on vacation (paid for by the show's producers) and documented in the episode. If the house is beyond repair, they replace it entirely. (excerp taken from Wikipedia)

Our family watch this show together and it never fails to bring tears when we watch the expressions of surprise, joy and gratitude on the faces of the featured family when they see their new home for the very first time.

I suppose everyone could do with a little kindness in the world today. I like this quote by Mother Teresa:

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.

If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. 

For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”