Friday, June 30, 2006

Food I ate in Melbourne

First thing got down from the plane then went to eat Maccus Hotcake. I always wonder why Malaysia never have this, even Singapore has this long ago?


After that... Ah... glorious food around the southern suburb of Melbourne where most Asian stays.


Duck Rice, a regular fare in chinese restaurant

Unique tomato'ish cheese bake rice.

This whole area, including the city center is so infested with Asians, so much so that the food variety tend to lean very much on Asian food offerings.

Who cares about nasi lemak when you get things like this for dinner???


Also, had these cute profeterios at Dandenong Market. Was there to get my regular stock of macadamia nuts. Heh...


Arriving at Melbourne! Again!

Yeah, I am here again, after my last trip here last August. But this time my agenda is not really to tour Melbourne again. I am going to fly down to Tasmania tomorrow. Just gonna stop by briefly to see what my brother has been up to since our last visit to his place.

I arrived very early this morning to Melbourne Tullamarine on Singapore Airline . The flight was very packed, and there was this baby crying desperately throughout the 7 and half hour journey. It was not a comfortable flight at all. Last I heard was that my flight back to KL will be just as full. Sigh...

While waiting for the bus to Clayton where my brother is staying, I took the picture of sunrise. Gosh! How often to you get to take the sunrise picture when most of the time we sleep till late!!! Hahaha...



Anyway, for now I shall hit the sack and rest well. Am gonna steal and sleep on my bro's bed while he can sleep on his friend's. Hehehe...


Thursday, June 29, 2006

Tasmania Trip 2006


I always wanted to come here. It was somewhat regretful I didn't get to come here the last time when I was studying in Monash. Perhaps this is as a way to redeem to regretness, in a way that is.

The pics will be gradually loaded in. Do check back later when you have time. I have taken some awesome pictures in this trip around Tasmania, and surely some of them will stirr your wanting to have a part of this beautiful place.

For all the pictures I have taken in Hobart, please click the below. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Tokyo Drift - *Drool*

So many nice cars around and so many sexy girls as well! Been drooling all the way with all the driftings these car does!

I really enjoyed this movie, and the story line was somewhat better than the previous two at any time I felt. Besides, in this new The Fast and The Furious, it has featured more skill required driving aka drifting, etc etc, than just driving fast plainly.

You should this green car as a whole. Heh.

Fighting the bad guys with and old junk, or not!

Not sure why, but I am very attracted to this guy call Han in the movie. The cool no-so-evil bad ass... he look kinda cute to me. Later I found out that his real name is call Sung Kang, and actually born in Georgia (What?!). Nonetheless I still adore him despite of not a real japanese per se. Hehehe...

That is the only pic of Han, I manage to find on the net.

And this is the car he drift cooly in the movie

Go watch it if you haven't, it is really more than just a guy thing in this movie. Loads of Tokyo scenery, viewing tokyo city life from a different perspective as compare to the typical boring visitor view.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Who say English is Easy??

Haha... got this from a friend, and thought of sharing it with you guys.


Do You Think English is Easy???

Read to the end . . a new twist to an oldie Can you read these right the first time?

  1. The bandage was wound around the wound.
  2. The farm was used to produce produce.
  3. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
  4. We must polish the Polish furniture.
  5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.
  6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
  7. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present .
  8. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
  9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
  10. I did not object to the object.
  11. The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
  12. There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row .
  13. They were too close to the door to close it.
  14. The buck does funny things when the does are present.
  15. A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
  16. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
  17. The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
  18. Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
  19. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
  20. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Let's face it - English is a strange language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on. English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

PS. - Why doesn't "Buick" rhyme with "quick"

You lovers of the English language might enjoy this .

There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is "UP."

It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP? At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends. And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car. At other times the little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing, but to be dressed UP is special.

And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.

We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP! To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions. I f you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more. When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP . When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP. When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now my time is UP, so........... it is time to shut UP.....!

Oh . . . one more thing: What is the first thing you do in the morning & the last thing you do at night? U-P

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Breakfast at MPH Book Cafe, Bangunan Bakti Siti Hasmah

There exist this nice cozy place near Taman Rimba Kiara. We are not sure what's the primary function of this building, but we know it belongs to Datin Seri Dr. Siti Hasmah, the wife of our former Prime Minister, Tun Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohd.



We decided to have breakfast here, since that we have always passby but never go in there.

Alas, we found MPH is here, with a book cafe.


Nearby there is an Organic Cafe as well. Perhaps can try there next time. But Organic food aways = expensive.


So, we sat at this small little bookstore, drinking coffee, eating nasi lemak (quite good) as well as croissant with grilled chicken. Not bad!.



Scumptious calories: Gosh, there goes my hard work for the morning walk!

Around this building, there exist toilet, with shower facilities as well. So I guess, if coming out from the morning walk and if need to go. Then can come here to ease oneself. :-)

Taman Rimba Kiara - Rainy Misty Sunday Morning

Yawn... Blink... at 7am every Sunday, I am already fast awake all prepared to go for my weekly morning walk. My dad will be waiting in his car for us to get going.


But it is a rainy morning today. I somewhat think my dad is getting a bit too semangat (excited) these days for his weekly walk.


And so, we drove to the Taman Kiara Rimba. Though it is known as Kiara Park, to get to there, you actually use the Taman Tun route. Pass IBM building on your right after Pizza Hut, cross the traffic light and go straight all the way in. Then you can see the people all walking towards the uphill direction as if pilgrims or sorts!


Thanks to the Friends of Kiara, the surround area of this small little piece of greenery is now being protected and no further development will be allowed.


Gate remain closed? No longer ! The Friends of Kiara together with Malaysia Nature Society has managed to get DBKL to gazette this whole place as a permanent green lung. Apparently part of the park used to be a private own land previously.

Along the walk, can see that it is a misty morning today. Lush greenery awaiting ahead! It really feels great to wake up to this fresh cold early morning, breathing clean air. The birds' chirping escalates the calming scenery to a whole new level.





There are some downhills.


Some uphills as well.


Over all, the walk is pretty relax. It was very challenging for me at first, but now it really does little effect on the muscles if I take the walk easy. There are many people taking few rounds within the 2nd stage of the walk. (Hard to explain, go experience yourself).


It write here: "This Way To A Better Health"


Starts Here, where the 2nd circulating portion of the walk starts.

One thing amaze me, is that you find clean clear water running in these small creek here! One of them apparently is the source of the river, Sg. Kiara??? that they say gets contaminated just 3km away from the source. Sigh...




There are tracks that people venture into, since conventional walking is not their cup of tea. Some even ride their mountain bikes inside!


Along the way, you can see loads of litters, rubbish. It is not those inconsiderate morning joggers that did this.



But these!


They are everywhere!


And this is what the monkeys were suppose to eat originally.


That is why, it is important for you and I to be responsible not to bring food into this place. Don't feed the monkey's as well, as they can eventually become a pest when human activity pose a treat to their territory. Can you imagine how dangerous it is when the monkey start attacking young children with peanuts on their hands???


Be responsible as well, park your car at designated parking area. The entrace to the park is very narrow. Therefore city hall made this yellow box and the end of the road for people to U-turn back. Do not park here unless you want your car to be spitted at!


Don't bring your dog here, and horse as well (??? Probably because nearby Kiara Club as equestrian facilities there). You might like to enjoy a healthy morning walk out, but I think your pets love to stay home cozy much much more.