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Road Rampage

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road rage, swiped from Robert S. Donovan on Flickr. Drivers in KL are getting crazier and crazier. Take the stupid junction at my housing area for instance. Every day, some people staying in Puncak Jalil queue for close to one kilometer or more just to take a turning to the KL direction. Many idiotic drivers do not have the patience for that, so they just cut the queue at the junction. Sometimes due to bad timing and such, those selfish drivers end up blocking the left lane, much to the ire of those who want to use the freeway to the opposite direction. Much honking happens, but they don't budge anyway. Selective hearing. Most of the time, the queue cutters just merge into the lane without even putting on their signal lights. The element of surprise is a better strategy when it comes to such things. Of course in such situations, people would get a shock and honk their horns to avoid a collision. And most of the times in anger because they had been waiting for twenty minutes and som…

Window on The Virgin

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Sin.Eat, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr. Note: This happened some weeks ago and my KH update yesterday supercedes this. Hehe. Chronological order a bit out. Sorry. :P

Heard about the Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Sime Darby Medical Center? You might have read about it in the news. Actually, I was at Yamada the day before and did not notice any commotion. The priest did not mention anything about it. Perhaps there's a "no comment" memo going around. Anyway, to satisfy our curiosity we made a short visit there after having a sinful lunch at Restoran Shang Yi Fatt (forgive me Father for I had eaten fatty charsiew and curry wantan noodles...). The turning into SDMC was definitely jammed. I think it took me more than five green lights to reach the junction. Saw many people on foot and we could detect that many of the cars had rosaries hanging from their rear view mirrors. Parked by the roadside and walked to the outpatient building. A crowd had gathered outside the…

Back In Town

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Kiss-In — gay kiss action, swiped from William Hamon (aka Ewns) on Flickr. KH's been back in town for two weeks now and he just finished his first week at work. One would think that it's his honeymoon period as work, but seems that he's into the thick of things right from the start. He's been slowly adjusting (in terms of working culture and scope of work) and it seems that his new bosses have high expectations of him (the higher the pay, the higher the responsibility ma). Haha. My poor baby was drained after his first week. And his ex-colleagues were worrying that he might not be used to the slow pace of things in Kuala Lumpur. Since he works in the city centre, he can easily use public transportation to get to work. But still, he took refresher lessons so that he can get back behind the wheel (I'm gonna get a driver soon!). For now, we meet at KL Sentral after work. Having a coffee and teling each other about our day. And from there, SK would swing over from her o…

A Simple Yet Luxurious Wedding (?!)

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Fruity Goodness, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr. After weeks of absence from the market, mum and I finally found the time to go. Even so, it was a shortened trip due to the fact that she still needed to take care of the baby later in the morning. In the afternoon, SK picked me up and we went for lunch with Jaz. He was in town to settle some unfinished business in Malaysia and was staying for a fortnight. He arrived on Thursday afternoon with an Etihad flight from Germany. When we arrived at Yamada, the restaurant was devoid of customers. Even the owner was not there, only his apprentices. We ordered two of their lunch sets and an appetizer. Diverse enough for us to have a little bit of everything. Sadly, the quality of food was a bit off that day. The chawanmushi was hard and a bit tasteless, the miso was too salty and the tuna was so dry that I thought it had been left out in the sun. As we were preparing to leave, a familiar face walked in-- DeanR and his boyfriend whom I had never…

Meaty Morning

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Meaty Morning, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr. Another Saturday morning without visiting the wet market again. Woke up at 8-ish and went out to breakfast with SK. The quality of the wantan noodles seem to be dropping. I can now detect the taste of preservative in noodles. Perhaps they didn't wash them properly in cold running water. Simple jer. Visited the clinic after that. SK had weird lines on her lip area. Straight, but at an angle. As though her mouth was whipped or something. The doctor was baffled too and offered an explanation of skin reaction due to a viral infection. Anyway, he prescribed some cream and antihistamine. Went home to drag my brother out of bed. Fetched him to my sister's place. Popped in a "Jurassic Park" DVD and watched with my nephew. Amazingly, he's desensitized to the velociraptors. Not afraid anymore. Bravo. Continued with "The Lost World". Hahaha.





Brought my nephew and brother out for lunch at Restoran Kar Heong, Subang Ja…

LRT Celebrities: Tired Tims

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Something to cheer up a post-holiday week Monday!

As I rushed into a STAR LRT car one night, I glanced a twink with black-rimmed glasses sitting at one end. Without much thought, I walked over and plopped my big-assed laptop bag in front of him. At close range, he wasn't as cute as I thought. I blame my short-sightedness! Sigh. I noticed that he kept smiling and gesturing to the person sitting opposite him, so I peered into the window in front of me and saw the reflection of his friends! Alamak! I should have stood the other direction. With no valid reason to do so, I employed some sneaky methods to capture their pics for your viewing pleasure. I pretended to be listening to music and put my iPhone beside my thigh and voila... I have pics to show! Was quite satisfied with the results though they aren't really very cute. Haggard boy next door look (too many wanking sessions and too little sleep?). :P. If the boy in the finisher T wore a skirt, I think I would have gotten his k…

Teluk Intan Souls

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All Souls Day, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr. Took leave on Friday to visit my late-dad's grave in conjunction with All Soul's Day. There was actually a senior management presentation on that day for my module, but I said "f*ck it" and left things in the able hands of my colleagues. Haha. Woke up at an ungodly hour of 4:30am to get ready. Left the house with Sis and BIL at about 5:15am. The roads were super clear of course. Reached Teluk Intan in record time. Just slept the whole way. First oder of business, breakfast at the market. Had the yummy Kam Kee glutinous rice. The yellow variety is best with curry, while the white is eaten with sweet charsiew. The noodles that we had were quite lousy really. A random choice. Too bad the lai fun was not open. BIL also bought some apam balik and fried cruellers (the worst and saltiest I had ever eaten from a Chinese stall, but my nephew loved it). And what's a trip to Teluk Intan without eating its famous chu cheong fun

Central Market

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Old Tiles, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr. Been ages since I've been to Central Market. Used to frequent the place when I was at a project site nearby. Had coffee at Old Town nearly thrice a week back then. On one rainy weekday, I tagged along my Myanmarese colleague's car to Old Klang Road. He needed to stop at Central Market to let his friend buy some batik sarongs which is called longyi in their tongue. To them, it's everyday wear. Formal even-- for prayers, weddings, etc. Even politicians wear them to Parliament. Strangely, Indonesian batik is the preferred choice for them, in terms of design and price, surpassing even their local products. So as they where shopping for that, I went around the place. Some renovations had taken place, with certain alleys designated with different themes and such. But basically, it wasn't a major revamp. I didn't revisit the infamous toilet where loads of people seem to loiter inside for no discernible reason. Before leaving, I …

Pre-D-Day

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Brolly Sky, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr. On Monday, I took a cab to Sime Darby Convention Centre. My client with the help of their consultants arranged a pre-deployment briefing there for half a day. According to the schedule, breakfast was served at 8:00am. Never in my wildest dreams I could have guessed that it was biscuits and coffee. LOL. It was just a platform for the President to lambast that his senior management team for not getting involved in the project. Whole lotta hot air and stuff. Nearly fell asleep. Lunch was served at noon and I had a little bit of everything from the buffet line. Decided to take the rest of the day off and go gallivanting with SK (who was supposedly working). She picked me up and we went to Publika for lunch at Journal by Plan B. SK ordered their big breakfast platter and ate some from her plate. Didn't feel too well after lunch. Something was having a cat fight in my tummy. No bad service experience, but most probably cause it was way past t…

Sunday Shopping

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Kura, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr. Sunday was quite uneventful. Found the sun to be excruciatingly burning after mass, so mum and hid in One Utama. Parked my car in KPMG Tower (though more expensive, it cuts parking stress levels by 95%) and directly went to Kura for lunch. The waiter brought us into the winding labyrinth and showed us our table deep in the restaurant. Would have preferred something with more natural light. Not like the restaurant was full. Mum and I shared a large Maru Bento. Came with everything-- sashimi, tempura, nimono, sumono, unagi, sushi, chawanmushi, miso soup and the works. The steamed egg was one of the best I had in ages. Smooth and silky with a good taste. Went shopping after that. Very homely type of shopping. Bought bathroom rugs and non-stick frying pans! Thank goodness we only eyed the warehouse sale at Live It Up! at the last minute, else I would have been lugging pans here and there. Shopped for about five hours, only stopping at outlets that su…

Goodbye and Hello

KH's last day at work in Singapore. I'm sure he will miss it after more than six years there. But in those six years, I'm sure he has missed me too. :). A new chapter will begin soon...

FaveApps

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instagram logo, swiped from clasesdeperiodismo on Flickr. The following are the three most-used iPhone Apps:
What's AppInstagramFacebook
The USD0.99 that I paid for What's App was returned many times over by the sheer frequency I use the app. How can one put value on an application that helps you keep your boyfriend close over a large geographical distance? Can't even count the hugs and kisses that I had received and sent via this app. Not counting how useful it is to exchange more intimate moments with each other. Hehe. Also a fun tool to use to 38 with a group of friends and make boring days at work more bearable. On the other hand is a great way to share your 'arty' photos. It's fun gathering likes and comments on your otherwise mundane photos without the help of IG's various filters. It's also great because many cuties post their sexy photos on it. Huhuhu. I stalk many of them! Unfortunately, it has recently been swamped with lotsa spam and bots. Annoy…

Celebrating Haji

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Ketupat, swiped from mohdzaidy on Flickr. Hari Raya Haji was a holiday for me but not for my mum. Sis had to work, so the baby was dropped into mum's lap. I slept in a bit and planned to have breakfast with SK. While waiting for her to fetch me, my neighbor suddenly hollered. The timing was impeccable. I was given a whole bunch of traditional ketupat, beef rendang, curry chicken, peanut sauce and lontong. All piping hot. Since there was so much food, we scrapped breakfast plans and sent the chow over to my sister's place.

Been some time since I cut my hair and the fact was quite obvious to me cause my fringe had started to become very annoying. So I paid a visit to my regular stylist at OUG. He asked me what I wanted and I replied, "Short.". He confirmed with me, "Short?". I nodded my head. So he started on my hair. When he brought out the shaver, I knew it was gonna be different from my usual trim. While waiting for me, SK did a wash and blow. 'Auntifie…

Sunday Concert

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Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony 2011, swiped from SFA Union City on Flickr. Went for my regular Sunday mandarin mass and later proceeded to Seri Petaling to share a bowl of dry Pan Mee with mum. Many makeshift food places had sprung up along Jalan Radin Anum in recent months. Seems that DBKL finally sanctioned their existence by allowing the temporary structures and even allowing water and power supply. Those who operate in the million-ringgit shoplots must be fuming. At 2:00pm, we proceeded to Hotel Seri Petaling to watch my nephew's 'graduation concert'. Kids these days. Sounds like a college convocation right? He hasn't graduated, but all the children were required to do a performance. All the parents were seated around the stage. Every performance would see a new set of parents sieging the front of stage, jostling with their iPads, cameras, videocams, iPhones, Galaxy SIIIs and whatnot to record their adorable child. And boy, were they adorable. Quite amazed that t…

Wu My Cholesterol Away

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Breakfast, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr. Sis had to OT again, so mum also OT-ed. No market meant more sleep for me. Sent mum to my sister's house and I proceeded to OUG to collect my long overdue lipid profile results. An old doctor consulted. Looked like a septuagenarian. He looked at the piece of paper from Gribbles and declared that I really should start taking cholesterol medication, but it was up to me. Comparing the results to my past test nearly one year ago, my total cholesterol had been reduced from 6.77 to 5.70. Although that's a reduction, I'm still above the boundary of 5.20. Bad cholesterol was still high, but lower and the most surprising thing was the fact that my good cholesterol had dropped! And I was taking high-Omega 6 fish oil supplements. Looks like my oats didn't discriminate between the bad and the good. :(. The only other good news was my triglycerides level. In my opinion, there's progress and I'm hope that continued adjustment to my…