21 August 2020

No video or picture day

Ever since I started the month of August in Video and/or Picture mode, today seems to be the day that nothing generated a creative thought or desire to do a video OR to take a picture.

I may come up with two somethings tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

I did go out to a single location today, during this very long weekend that saw many people go cuti-cuti Malaysia away from the island and many more coming into Langkawi, a few things aggravated me:

  1. Wearing a mask under the nose, on the chin or on the neck  
  2. Not checking in at any location, be it with the MySejahtera App or a physical book
  3. No physical distancing 

...

Really people, it is not that hard.

It is something you have to do, right up there with NOT littering and NOT smoking in restaurants, wearing a seat belt and stopping on red.

But then again, the rest seems to be equally as hard for most people...so probably an on the spot fine should be enforced on the above points as well. 


Until the next time...

16 August 2020

Long Time no see

Assalamualaikum, it has been NEARLY two years since I last wrote. A new leaf is in the offing ๐Ÿค” InSya Allah. 

Going through my backlog of stuff, and have decided to do the following:

  1. Use my stuff or give away/sell them
  2. Daily updates on social media, preferably in short video form or pictures
  3. Monthly compilation on YouTube with the 1sec compilation on social media
  4. Update my blog!!! Preferably once a month 

Life is a bit strange currently especially if you are an extrovert and socially adventurous ๐Ÿค” person. For me, it is actually a blessing ๐Ÿ˜œ

Whatever the case may be, let us all work together (apart) and try to break the chain for good. 

Remember:

  • wash your hands and maintain a good physical hygiene 
  • be physically distant when out and about, maintain at least a metre distance from the next person when possible
  • wear a mask
  • sneeze or cough into your elbow or tissue or handkerchief
  • don’t be macho and go to work/school if you have the slightest sign of being under the weather
Until next time, ciao...

10 September 2018

A break is coming...

Last minute trips to Penang and Kuala Lumpur brought out different feels...

Penang was definitely a place I like for a food odyssey ... started with a chocolate dessert, Korean style fried chicken for a snack, had dinner at a Chinese fine dining restaurant.  

Not so early breakfast of a viral sensation in Penang for 'Kacang Pool', then went shopping for dates and 'jeruk'.  Then stood in-line for another viral sensation at Bee Hwa Cafe. 

A not so viral stop for dinner as the stomach was protesting.

Then came back home!

The next day, early morning ferry ride, we arrived a bit too early at the train station for our 11am train to KL.  Took a day ride instead of overnight to go to KL and to come back to home. I am impressed with the ride, not so impressed with the washroom.  Now, when the ride started it was all great...as the ride progressed the person in charge did go in several times to clean and clear...it was some of the people using the facilities that needs to learn washroom etiquette..........

While in KL, for the first time in like forever, I actually saw a fireworks show that I was not actively involved in...FANTASTIC!

Just before going off for a longer break mid-month...a few things came up.  Meetings are endless, people who think they know everything are a pain in my behind, rehearsals and events...remind me why I should be thankful I have slowed down a lot and do schedule holidays and stuff.

Bye for now!

8 August 2018

Independence Month

Three months have passed since the election, dear reader.

We survived more or less unscathed - a peaceful transfer.  No bloodshed other than cuts and bruises and hurts on the inside due to words and actions by 'family' and 'friends'. However, it remains to be seen whether it is a good or great change that Malaysians are going through.  As only three months have gone by.  We will see the outcome in the years to come.

Che Wah!

Finally, at this age of 42 years old...I got my own place.  I mean don't get me wrong...it was not something that was meticolously planned, it was a spur of the moment thing and it happened! As a 'mamak' and an Asian, you normally have your own place when you get married or are living well away from family.  As this is not the case, it is quite an achievement, even in this day and age (take it both ways ;p)

Being the month of August, our beloved Jalur Gemilang, the flag will be everywhere, on cars, houses, offices, shops, etc...

#SayangiMalaysiaku #KibarJalurGemilang #MalaysiaBaharu

9 May 2018

My Monthly Post

As I am writing this, we are within a day of either a new government or ... hopefully whatever the outcome, we remain a peaceful nation.

I had two events happen between the last post and this one.  One a charity dinner at LICC and one the grand opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi.  


My sister

My mom


Relaxed a bit, then took a short trip to Seoul at the end of April.  Something a bit different than my previous trips last year as this was a guided trip.  We call it a touch 'n go one.  Salute to the South Koreans, they are very proud of their culture and products.  There was not skipping the obligatory visits to Nami Island, Ginseng, Red Pine, Seaweed/Laver, Kimchi and Amethyst production centres. Also their cosmetics centre and folk museum.

On the way out of Langkawi
On the ferry to get to Nami Island

How to make Kimchi class
at the Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace
With our Korean guide - Lee
Trying out the Mung Bean Pancake or Bindae-tteok at the Gwangjang Market before going stir-crazy looking and buying pre-cut cloth ...

UNTIL THE NEXT TIME!





2 April 2018

Prioritising

OK...2 months from the last blog post...

Will be trying to vlog instead as that may be easier than writing hhhmmmmnnnn

I mean, I've already got the necessary equipment - phone(s), lens(s), mic(s), tripod(s), etc...so this should be a breeze.  HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


Let's see, what's new ...

Another grand opening coming up! And taking up the bulk of my time.

Sunset View Langkawi 
 

2 February 2018

LATE!

Someone reminded me of my blog and I decided to check my last post...to my horror and embarrassment - my last update was in 2016!

Let’s give this another try before burying the blog for good.

Talking about late and being late is something of a peeve of mine. Why?!

The favourite saying of most Malaysians is unfortunately ON THE WAY!  Even if they are still in bed or just about to have their bath or maybe still at the office.

Not everyone has the time to wait and not everyone is patient enough not to loose their cool. It has come to the point where to ensure that people are somewhat on time or within 15mins give or take of the expected time, people are now calling for meetings nearly an hour earlier. Now the people who are perpetually late will be somewhat on time and the people who are either perpetually early or on time are there way earlier than is needed. ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคจ ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝ‍♀️๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝ‍♀️๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝ‍♀️

I can’t change myself to be late, so I am among the few that reaches nearly an hour early for meetings. However, this has now created another problem, what of the next meeting? You assume that the first meeting is starting at 9am and schedule the next meeting at 11am, thinking that an hour is enough for the earlier meeting. Unfortunately as the meeting only starts at 10.15am, it only finishes at 11.15am and you are officially late by 15mins at that point. By the time you get to the 2nd meeting point you are now late by an hour! So everyone is now upset with you and you are way beyond frazzled at being late and rushed. Let’s not forget you may have something else lined up 1pm that you will rush the 2nd meeting to ensure that your schedule for the day is somewhat manageable.

In the end the whole day is shot because someone is always ON THE WAY.

WOW!!! Wrote that in like 5mins. Why???  Because I am waiting for someone who just texted that they are on the way...