Monday, October 13, 2008
I live in South-East Asia, Malaysia precisely, so these little creatures run around my house often. Actually, my house houses more lizards than other houses in my neighbourhood. I don't know if this is good or bad. My mum told me that the Vasthu Sastra (Indian Feng Shui) guy said that more lizards in your house signifies more prosperity and luck. Maybe he's right, becuase lizards in the house means that there are more leftover food here.
The price for prosperity and luck is that you have lizard poop all over your house! Their poops are easily recognized by a small piece of black rugby-ball shaped mass with a white 'icing'. One guy I knew confessed that he ate a lizard poop before when he was young, thinking it was chocolate. It was rather salty, he said.
You heard of Spiderman, Batman, and otehr animal-man before, but do you ever heard of 'Cicak-man'? This Malaysian movie premiered some years ago, featuring our own superhero, haha. I didn't watch this movie before so I don't know how it goes.
Their poop problem is a headache, but at least they catch flies and mosquitoes with their long tongues. Talk about an environmental friendly pest controller. You can even use their poop to pour onto the flower bed, it's good for your flowers.
Our own superhero? I just hope he wouldn't poop all over the silver screen.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Not enough of yellow noodles? Then try this restaurant which has this soup noodle dish with a special touch, you may get addicted! My mum once introduced this to her friend, and she came twice!
This shop is run by Lan Che (sister Lan, not a nun), you can recognize her with her large spectacles.
When your stomach is full, enjoy the cooling breeze at the 'waterfront' of Kemaman. Take a walk along the side of the river, or just laze on a bench with a bag of duku langsat bought at the nearby market.
Take notice of a large durian around there too.
If you heard of Hai Peng or are a coffee addict, you may want to give it a try too.
Lembing Hill is quite an easy climb and boasts spectacular views. Locals and tourists climb up before dawn to see the sunrise. When you look down from the top of the hill, the parts below are shrouded in mist, and the view looks just right out of a Chinese scenery painting. The sun woke up quite late, and greeted us with its sizzling egg yolk and dazzling sunbeams.
Lembing noodles are the gastro-speciality here, these not-your-typical yellow noodles are not to be missed.
This town also has three hanging bridges, and they are so sturdy locals ride their motorbikes across them!
The tin mine expo site is closed for repairs, but ruins of the "tin refinery" site can be seen. Here lies once a bustling area, producing tin for the early global economy.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Our trainee physics teacher just spent his last day today, we asked him to sing various songs thorughout his class, as today was a replacement school day. Mr.Teow was quite cold at first, but gradually we began to mix and go for outings together. Teaching our class is sure to be an unforgettable experience for him!
One portrait to end this post, and good luck to Mr. Teow in continuing his career as a teacher.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Waking up a little later, because
I knew that I had more sleep
Feeling hot water on my skin, because
I knew that our bills are paid
Walking under cold white lights into 4E, because
I knew that another great day lies ahead
Playing, chatting, fighting and joking with friends, because
I knew that I will never walk alone
Exchanging smiles with my ex-classmates, because
I knew that out friendship has never faded
Chasing the RapidKL bus home, because
I knew that my stamina is still in my veins
Being able to live another day, because
I knew hat more good things are coming
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The air was - stale, cold, quiet
The people were - frozen, silenced, lifeless...
Warm orange lights
Cast upon cold, frigid bodies
Brought away from home
To a more promising land
In between darkness
I've found my rightful place
Cool winds between my hair
As I settled down
Closed my eyes
And joined the slumber melody
Until a voice called
"Ok, mari Yu Hua"
Welcome to the
World of the morning session school bus
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Fate caused rain to damper our Kinabalu National Park trip, so we only went to Poring hot Springs, a 3-hour drive from KK on extremely windy roads. A prominent feature is the canopy walk, not for those who cannot tolerate great heights. The jungle trail to the canopy walk is a long one, but is quite easy and suitable for everyone.
The name Poring is derived from the Kadazan name of bamboo, "poring", which grows quite abundantly here!
This pic is the river of Poring. The untreated water there contains sulphur, so don't dive in, even though it looks inviting!
This is a small town near Mt.Kinabalu. From here, the majestic mountain can be seen. The view of the mountain range is nice too.
A little dose of history: Kinabalu National Park is the 1st World Heritage Site in Malaysia, thanks to the exotic flora and fauna there. Many people, including my aunt ascended Low's Peak and made history for themselves. Beware of taking things from the mountain though, you should have heard of the many lingering stories about it.
One day, I will go to the top of this mountain!
Monday, June 16, 2008
The place I love most in KK will be the picturesque Waterfront. Sunsets are always glorious and enchanting, right here where the sun meets the sea and the islands and the city. My camera captured these pics in sunset mode.
By day, the tropical breeze is very energizing. By night, the Waterfront will be the place 'to be'.
The sea is my soul, but I have a penchant for hills too. Signal Hill on KK gives breathtaking sights. The hill is a guide for ships to go to the KK city port.
Markets are aplenty here in KK, the most prominent being the Gaya Street Sunday Market. There is also the normal wet & dry markets as well as the Filipino handicraft market. The version of RapidKL in Sabah will be these fleet of "Bas Berhenti-henti".
Stay tuned for the next instalment : Sabah - Back to Nature!
Friday, June 13, 2008
This is my daily school days rite,
Limbs automated, but
The mind still sleeping,
Breathing through my lifeless body,
Bathing, brushing, cleaning, wearing...
Life's a dream...
Oh what the heck!
Ten minutes to six,
And breakfast still not eaten yet,
Hot Milo rushing down my throat,
Bread in my mouth reaching max load,
What, the bus?!
Damn early it was!
Chomping, rushing, packing, leaving...
Life's a dream...
6:40 in the morning,
To class I was walking,
Under cold fluorescent lighting...
"Ladies and gentlemen,
I hereby announce, the arrival of,
The Phantom Of The Sekolah."
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
As we all know, global crude oil prices are soaring crazily until the government cannot keep on with the existing subsidy. That is why they increase the petrol price. However, do not forget that our quality of living has risen too. Forty years ago, few families can afford a car, let alone a television set; compared to now where an average family have 2 cars and 2 TVs. Now, we must pay the price for living lavishly in the old times, where gas was cheap and life was good.
Alas, good times will also end one day. But, do not forget that our economy is going good. The appreciation of our currency value will cushion the effect of the price increases. Poor countries does not stay poor forever, as long as we strive to propel the economy to greater heights.
So, stay at your home and rest, don't join the mad petrol rush tonight, because money will keep rolling in.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
This is my daily holiday rite,
Waking up when the sun shines bright,
Hitting the bed in the peaceful late night,
Bringing my AdSense account to greater heights,
Watching Code Geass and Higurashi every night,
Playing badminton while basking in the evening sunlight,
Going home while saying goodbye to the moonlight(cos' no star)
Ah, what a life!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
No inspirations for poems lately, sorry!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
special sauce, lettuce,
cheese, pickles, onions,
on a sesame seed bun."
Went to McDonalds at Jusco Balakong yesterday, did the Big Mac Chant within 4 seconds and got a free Big Mac! But actually I can't clearly hear what I'm saying, keep hearing "spe-sal-sos-lettuce-ci-pi-ke-onions..."
Big Mac is really big!
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
1."Guo lai" "过来" in Chinese sound - Meaning: Lady
2."Xin chao" "洗澡"in Chinese sound - Meaning: Good day
3."Pao niu" "泡妞" in Chinese sound - Meaning: How much?
4."aiyo" - Meaning: What?! (Walau!)
5."zen bu zhu"忍不住"in Chinese sound-Meaning: Too expensive
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Jumping on the Net Socialization bandwagon, I created my new Friendster, so - Leave A Comment!
Monday, May 5, 2008
As we walked past each other
Crossing paths in parallel motion
Two icy daggers are unsheathed and met
And our hearts bled
I turned around to you
Threw my dagger on the floor
I pulled your sleeves
But you walked away
Into the abyss
You left me standing there
Planted into the ground
Watching you away
Every time I saw you
Your dagger pierced right through my heart
Every time I met you
The scar in my soul cries in pain
I raised my dagger up high
Memories flashing by
In a flash
My shadow fell with water sliding down
/ - - Extension - - /
What was once my starlight
Is now my black hole
Seeping all my happiness away
Memories of yesteryear seems so fake
Compared to the realities of today
I gave my hand to you
But you pushed me away
Is the thing between you and me
So hard to forget
You left me rooted there
Planted into the ground
Watching you away
Every time I saw you
Our magnet repels you away
Even with eye contacts
You blind me with your cold stares
I asked the sky
“Why it had to be me”
In a flash
Rain fell and got mixed with my hot tears
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Switched off the alarm clock,
Gearing up for another day...
My eyes ran past a piece of paper
What is that?
It was my MC
Then my eyes went blurred
My legs went weak
My head went blank
And I fell back to sleep
Holding my Licence to Ponteng
MC = Medical Certificate
Ponteng = skip school in malay
Friday, April 25, 2008
Every day is the same
Dancing the same routine
Treading the same path
Gazing at the same sky
Travelling down the path of life
With no horizons
My world got bleached into
Shades of gray
" To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Friday, April 11, 2008
In primary school, we usually do the homework given by the teachers faithfully, without questioning. But, as we grow older, we start to think about it – Why we need to copy such things? Does copying really help us? Then, slowly we realize that copying assignments are not at all helpful, instead it is a big burden for us students, with already a big pile of homework to complete. The scrooge in our heart will also scream out,” it is a total waste of pen ink!”
My role is done here. And now, it’s your opinions that matters. In your opinion, does copying helps?
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Materials: 6 tea bags (for 5 persons), condensed milk, boiled water
Apparatus: A steel jug, spoon
1. Prepare all things mentioned, then pour boiled water into the jug until it is almost full.
2. Add condensed milk into the mixture and stir it until it turns a golden-brown colour. Alternatively, you can also add the condensed milk to your taste preference.
3. If you have evaporated milk, add some into the mixture too (a tablespoon will do)
4. Leave it for 5 minutes, then enjoy!
Sunday, March 30, 2008
First, we scaled up the burial hill to offer prayers to my grandpa. The scenery up the hill is so nice, I snapped a few photos(on the hill, lol). Then, we walked down and crossed a 100-years-old hanging bridge. The bridge was actually destroyed by the recent flood, but the people restored the bridge. The planks and strings are new, but the metal frames are those from the British era. We also saw Father's old house in Java street, behind the house is the Lembing Hill, or in Malay they call as the Bukit Panorama.
On earlier trips, we visited the Muzium Sg.Lembing which is the residence of the General Manager of the tin mine. We also climbed Panching cave or Gua Charas, there is a Buddhist monastery inside. Based on the Travels spread in Star today, which coincidentally featured Sg.Lembing too, there is also a Rainbow Waterfall which is 13km away from the Town Square. A hot spring is 7km away, and some of the tin mines are still open for visitors there. Gunung Tapis is 35km away. We haven't visited these places yet, and I hope to do so someday.
2-day-1-night Sg.Lembing experience, who's interested?
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Finished my day as I goes yawning,
Indulging in comfort while tomorrow's approaching,
And all of a sudden, the strays are barking,
Another followed suit, and another, and another,
Barking out a irritating Midnight Symphony,
Long into the night without apparent ending,
And it goes way on until 5 in the morning,
My bloodshot eyes, hands trembling,
Blood pressure spiking into uncharted territory,
I grabbed a rocket launcher, and shot every dog I saw,
Until all that's left are dog calcium and protein,
Then I dozed off in the sea of dog haemoglobin,
But this is just a dream, a dream I had made,
When I finally fell asleep in 5:10 in the morning.
(and wake up at 7:15)
Calcium=bone Protein=meat haemoglobin=blood
I am Chrono13 and resides somewhere in Malaysia. I think of myself as a simple being but with a complex mind and a powerful imagination, fueled by a wide variety of Japanese animation I watched. I lives a simple life, but the things that are going on in my brain isn't that simple.
As a typical Malaysian, I enjoy many kinds of food, although I can't tolerate spicy food. I also love "teh tarik" which is a kind of milk tea found in Malaysia. I like traveling too.
That's all about me!