Saturday, 29 December 2007

Big Boys Toys

l went to the hardware store. l love to be in the hardware store, as in general, men will forget other problem when at the hardware store. Oh, Tim Allen did the same in Home Improvement anyway...

But that is another story. l bought myself a toy for the big boy today. It is a pro series grass cutter. Grass cutter, Pro series? Yes, l bought myself a beginner series grass cutter some years ago and it went berserk after not too many use...

It was made in the land of the rising sun. At least the sticker said so...
See, it said, Pro series!

Unleaded gas only... My oh my, l owns a pro series grass cutter now....

Friday, 28 December 2007


Limau Siam, pembasuh mulut selepas makan siang di hari Jumaat....

Thursday, 27 December 2007

Sea Bounty

Working for the sea bounty, it's nothing but easy. Weather among all, is the major factor. Luck is another. Sea pollution is creeping in. Over-fishing depletes the stock and creates empty net. Yet, the fishermen of the East Coast, day in and day out ventures to the South China Sea, with high hopes off course...

Sunday, 23 December 2007

Ole Ole

Not on many occasion, l bought gift to myself. But this time it is extra-ordinary. l am a kinda of weak-knees over coffee. l drank it all, the free, the 50 sen a cup, the RM 10.00 per mug. At the warung, at home, in the friend's kitchen, at the posh coffee outlets, even in the coffee plantation itself. They said, Sumatra Mandailing are the famous Arabica Coffee Beans. l said, l can't proof it. The packaging is so nice, it makes me seems guilty to open it...


This is part of what the Eid-ul-Adha is all about, the Qurbani... It was an enlivenment of a historic origin...

Wednesday, 19 December 2007


Wishing you friends, Selamat Hari Raya Eid-ul-Adha. Silently wishes that l am on Wukuf this time next year...

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Tong Sampah

Tong sampah, not the virtual Thrash Bin on our Windows' Desktop but these are the real...

Monday, 17 December 2007

2007's 12

Below are a dozen of my 2007 favorite pics, shown in random order.

Lata Berkoh waterfall in Taman Negara.

The Boatman of Taman Negara.
Early morning in Kemasek.

A signboard for a warung in Besuki, Jawa Timur.

A blur countryside life in Jawa Timur.

A bouqet from Phnom Penh.
A young lady at Phnom Penh's Central Market, waiting for a transportation.

Clear blue sky and a dead wind day on the oil rig at South China Sea.

Jambu Air at somewhere south of Ipoh.

A worker in the confined space.

Eid ul Fitr 2007, visiting the family member...
Bright city lights in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

A pic full of "typo error".

Sunday, 16 December 2007

Enjoying Tengkujuh

Went outdoor yesterday for a small action in the height of monsoon. Some strech of road in our area was damaged badly, 4 x 4 seems a good answer to that....

Friday, 14 December 2007


Strong winds, continous rain, heavy overcast sky, choppy sea and slightly cool tempature are the normal monsoon season character. It is now "in thing" in the East Coast of Malaysia and the pic captured the spirit of it!


Picture was taken while touring the Kecamatan Gondosuli, hundreds of miles away from Surabaya in my recent Tour of Duty to my employer's office in Jawa Timur. The normal village life is shown here at it's best.

Wednesday, 12 December 2007


Patronized a warung deep in Jawa Timur recently for their superb Mie Ayam. The warung's appearance maybe not for the weak-hearted but the Mie Ayam was marvelous.

After all, the taste that was counted, the cosmetic may be just superficial....

Tuesday, 11 December 2007


Caught the reflection, (which is not, anyway), at the LCCT's cafe. Thought it was nice to capture!

Labor of Love

A ripe banana at my friend's residence. A nice result from his labor of planting trees.

Tuesday, 4 December 2007


On the kitchen table, Kangkung Goreng Belacan was served for lunch some days ago...

Sunday, 2 December 2007

Kuala Krau

Some weeks ago, l went to Kuala Krau of which l found it as a very nice little town. It was previously, mainly, served by the Keretapi Tanah Melayu as the main life line before the advancement of the road system took over her role. l was there just in time when the mail train from Gemas made it's northward journey to Wakaf Bahru. It stop in every station in between. And in every stop, the flurry of human activities spur the, otherwise, sleepy moments.
Each stop was brief. But long enough for the new passengers to hop in and for the arrival passengers to jump out...
And the train continuously chugging northward, probably forgetting the passengers that she left behind.

Maybe this journey is mirroring life....

Saturday, 1 December 2007


Walked on Kerteh Beach one late afternoon. Pleasantly found this cast-away net float as it was washed ashore by the last night's strong waves. Not exactly know where this float came from but surely someone out there is wondering where his / her float went to....