Monday, November 30, 2009

Petai Chicken

Sambal Petai Chicken @ Setapak, RM5.00

My favorite.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Live Xtree

Live Christmas trees for sale at Ikea.

Friday, November 27, 2009

2010 Outlook

I went to the Star Property Fair today and listened to what Master David Koh got to say about the Feng Shui outlook for the year 2010.

Here's the summary of few interesting predictions by the Master:

Worsening of H1N1 spread?
I have yet to see the so-called '2nd wave' coming. But then, better be on the safe side. Till today, we haven't had a single idea on when the hospital is going to give us the vaccine (which had arrived months ago). That is really upsetting.

On the good side, the economy is recovering but does that mean the property price is going up again? Bad signs for the buyers. The property price is going to go up and the bank loan rate is going up too. Why so fast? I haven't bought one yet. Sigh...
A chaotic political scene?
I wonder if a strong lady is coming from Mongolia? Will CSL be the president? Too many questions. On the good side, we don't have any natural catastrophe next year.
Bad luck?
Those main door of the house that faces north east will be in trouble. To defuse the bad luck, the Master advised that one sticks a strip of wood on top of the main door.
Sold out
For those who is interested to know more of the 2010 prediction, one can buy their book costing RM50 which comes with 2 languages. How expensive, considering one only needs to read one language. Good trick.

Anyway, all the books were grabbed clean by the uncles and aunties before I managed to reach the counter.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Wonder if anyone remember this singer. Someone lent me the cassette many years ago. A very nice album. Wonder if it is still available in the store.

Mari Hamada-Hold On

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Nice green bean

Scavenging through the left over food of the patients.

Nowadays, hospital food no longer unpalatable.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Drug talk here is so different from other states, in the sense that, the response is always overhelming.

Past few talks saw excess of diners compared to the seats as allocated. One may think doc over here were so up-to-date with the CPD, but the fact was, half of the spectators were actually their spouses and children.

So, instead of the supposingly CPD events, it has become a feasting party.

During these talks, one could see all kind of characters, exposing the colorful side of the participants.

We see hungry ghosts feasting during buffets. We see collectors, collecting the left over hotel pencils. We see drinkers, grabbing as many bottled mineral water as possible.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Alley Cat

So Sian ah.....

Found this little cat alone in the quiet alley, after a beer binge.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Cari makan ma...

Recently our ward was installed with a so-called 'high-tech' security access system. All of us were issued with a security card, and everytime one wants to enter or exit the ward, one needs to touch the card on the electronic sensor, some sort like "Touch & Go".

I just wonder how much such technology cost?

Anyway, just few days into implementation, the system was disabled. Apparently, someone must have complained about the hassle. Almost every minute, there were outsiders, support service staffs or patients who passed through the door and each time, they had to press the bell to ask the staffs to open the door, since they didn't have the access cards.

Soon someone was so fed up, and eventually it was decided that the door be left freely opened again to everyone. Yes, so much so, after how much we have spent, and since how heavy we have to carry one extra card.

Anyhow, today I was so busy and worked non-stopped from morning doing donkey job.

There, came a cute-young-thing (CYT) and quite sweet indeed. She has apparently waited for me for quite some time and eventually walked over to my table to introduce herself.

Initially, I thought she was one of the drug reps, and who knows, might want to give me a sponsored trip. She requested me to spare her 5 minutes.

Sadly, she wasn't a drug rep but a mag rep. She wanted to sell me Newsweek or Reader Digest subscribtion. She also brought along various local 'not so sell out' magazines, to be given free if I subscribed to the said magazines.

She asked me, what types of magazines I am interested in? I told her, cosmetic surgery, gardening, pets and aquarium, none of which she had.

I was dissapointed. But, she seemed so persistent, kept talking on and on, even offered me the said magazines with even better discount.

5 minutes soon became 15 minutes. I was so irritated. I felt like telling her off but then I just couldn't be rude to a CYT.

She had come to the wrong person indeed, to someone who is very stingy and with no interest in all those political or boring issues in Newsweek or Reader Digest. I told her I could get all those from the internet, through the dissapointing P1 I am subscribing right now.

Sigh. I am just thinking "cari makan punya susah" (how difficult to make a living) nowadays.

I am still pondering, why would a CYT want to persuade a busy doc in the ward to buy magazines. Wouldn't she get better customers else where?

If it is for other doc, she would have been slaughtered violently.