Sunday, 31 August 2008

Happy Merdeka to All!!!

Happy 51st Birthday, Malaysia!!! May you continue to be blessed with joy, peace, prosperity and harmony!

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Firework Delights!

As mentioned on yesterday's post, we will be heading to the finale nite of Malaysian International Firework Competition in Putrajaya, our federal administration city. Wow, what a spectacular show!!! And I have never seen the whole of Putrajaya so beautifully-lit!!! What a great time to be there!

It's the first time I have seen a firework competition. For a moment, it was breathtaking to see the burst of lights across the lake from where I stood, next to the Gemilang Bridge. With me were a few hundreds of people. We didn't go to the main viewing area, i.e. the Putrajaya International Conference Centre, where the fireworks were lit-up. As we thought the view by the lake would give us some reflections of the water and what more the Gemilang Bridge next to us would make our photo more awesome. Unfortunately for me, my bridge photos were not inspiring as all. Contradictarily, photos from across the lake turned out fine. I hope to attend next year's competition again! And catch more beautiful shots!

Another good thing that cropped up from this event was an opportunity to get to know some enthusiastic photographers. We have made plans to meet up to view photos taken and also go for photography field trip to the legendary Mount Ophir, or popularly known as Gunung Ledang, that is coincidentally located in my hometown!!

Friday, 29 August 2008

Sunset over USJ

Our weather has been unpredictable lately. It rained on one day and scorchingly hot the next!! Mind-boggling too!! I hope it would not rain today! My friends and I plan to go to Putrajaya to watch the Malaysia International Firework Competition. Tonight is the finale night and Spain would be displaying their firework. Hope to share the photos with all of you next week.

Meanwhile, I am looking forward to this weekend. Lotsa activities would be ongoing in conjunction with our country's 51st National Day celebration. Yah, I know I have been reminding you in many of my recent postings, but I can't help getting excited over the celebration. I have fly our flag outside my house! I feel grateful to be a Malaysian, despite the recent political hoo-hah la. I just love ya, Malaysia!!!

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Thursday, 28 August 2008

Merdeka at Bukit Aman

This photo is taken from the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. The tall tower is located at Bukit Aman and it is where the police headquarter of Malaysia is located. The tall pole seen in this photo (without the flag) is the tallest flag pole in Malaysia. It is located at a square named Dataran Merdeka. Many celebrations are held at this square, e.g. National Day or New Year Eve countdown parties.

I would like to dedicate this song by Simply Red, entitled "Say You Love Me". Heard it being played at the gym and I recall to mind this favourite song of mine from many years back. The music video is beautiful! Hope you like it as much as I do.

Say You Love Me by Simply Red

Being one of those grains of sand
I get blown all around the world
And what I make of it
Oh I dont know
Whats the meaning of it
Oh I dont know

Ive been around so many times
That the worlds turning in my mind
What do I think of it
Oh its so so

What more can you be than the things they say youve been

Say you love me all around the world
Stay and hug me all around the world
Be yours a boy or be mine a girl
Just say you love me
Just say you love me

I never ever realised
Its so easy to make you cry
But did I break a bit
Oh I hope no
Have you forgot about it
Oh I hope so

But you never ever wonder why
In every single pair of eyes
There is a hunger in it
Or its soul dies

What more can you be than the things they say youve been

Say you love me all around the world
Stay and hug me all around the world
Be yours a boy or be mine a girl

Say you love me all around the world
Stay and hug me all around the world
Be yours a boy or be mine a girl
Just say you love me

Come on now darling say you love me
Oh yeah please please say you love me
Come on say you love me

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Merdeka at Central Market

Caught this photo at a shop selling local cakes and snacks in KL's Central Market. The flags add more colours to the already colourful snacks neatly arranged on the shelves!

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Merdeka in ChinaTown

Saw these old windows on a building in Chinatown, KL. Despite it being an old building, the owner does not hesitate to show his/her patriotism by flying our country's flag, that we called "Jalur Gemilang".

Monday, 25 August 2008

Merdeka Spirit at Mesiniaga

This is Mesiniaga office building. Mesiniaga is the local partner of IBM. In the Malay language, Mesiniaga = Mesin (Machine) + Niaga (Business). So it can be said it's the translated word formed through the combination of those 2 words, Business and Machine.

This building overlook the Subang Ria Lake. I snapped this photo during the
SJ Merdeka Fun Walk. The Mesiniaga building is also in the spirit of celebrating our nation's 51st Merdeka Day!

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Merdeka Flags

All over Kuala Lumpur city, we can see the Malaysia flags ~ beautiful red & white stripes with yellow star & crescent on a blue square ~ adorning buildings and trees. Our national day is exactly a week away!! It is going to be our 51st!!! We have come a long way to reach this age! Looking forward to the National Day celebration come next Sun!

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Fish Spa

You may have heard of body spa but have you heard of Fish Spa? This theraphy is getting more and more popular lately.

As you can see in this photo, customers are seated by a big water tank and had their deep in the water with tiny fishes pecking and nibbling their feet. These fishes will actually help in removing the dead cells on our feet.

It was my first time experience and you bet, it was very ticklish at the beginning when the little fishes came pecking on my toes and heels. I was giggling and laughing away. But after I settled down and enjoyed the comfortable cool water, it was very relaxing just sitting there and enjoy the pecking sensation. And it's a good way of de-stressing too!

Friday, 22 August 2008

Sunrise & Silhoutte of Betel Nut Tree

A glorious sunrise greeted us as we arrived at Subang Ria Park for the Merdeka Fun Walk last Sunday! As usual, I feel so good to get the chance to watch another sunrise! I am one who love sleeping and it would take lotsa effort to wake up early for a sunrise!! Ha ha...but it's really worth it!!!

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Thursday, 21 August 2008

Dayabumi Ready for Merdeka

During my trip down to KL, another building that I saw decorated with Malaysia flags was the Dayabumi Complex. It's located very near to the historical Sultan Abdul Samad building, seen in the foreground of this photo. This is one very impressive looking building in our city and a must-see for anyone who visits Kuala Lumpur.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Merdeka Feel at KLCC

It is school holiday now. Today we drove arond Kuala Lumpur and as we passed by Petronas Twin Tower, I got down to take this photo of the entrance decorated with Malaysian flags. All ready for Malaysia's 51st National Day celebration.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Youth Fellowship

The Subang Jaya Buddhist Association Youth Section (SJBA YS) launched D'Lot, a centre in SS15 so that they could have their activities at a convenient location for their members who comprised of mainly young working adult and college students. To those of us who used to be members of the YS, it was a reunion where we were able to catch up with old friends and also meet up with new friends from the current YS. I feel so much energetic and young mingling with the youthful members!

Seen here in the photo is the new SJBA YS musical group performing some new hymns and getting us all to sing along. In my shot, I cheekily included the two YS members who were shooting photographs of the choir performance.

Added on 25 Aug 2008:

Here is the video that I recorded of this musical group performing a hymn entitled "Buddha The Lord" written and composed by Nee Wern, an inspiring young leader, the one dressed in white shirt and beige pants. Hope you enjoy it!

Monday, 18 August 2008

Walking in Subang Ria Park

What a great morning to be walking in groups under beautiful, full-grown, lush green trees in Subang Ria Park! That is what greeted us yesterday's morning when we participated the Subang Jaya Merdeka Fun Walk organized by Residents Association 1.

Sunday, 17 August 2008

SJ Merdeka Fun Walk

We were awake as early as 6.30am this morning to participate in the Subang Jaya Merdeka Fun Walk. Merdeka means National Day and yup, we are going to celebrate Malaysia's National Day on 31 August. This health-promoting event was organized by our Residents Association. Over 1,000 people turned up at Subang Ria Lake to join the walk that was about 3km.

This photo was taken during the brief warm-up session. The lady in cap and orange top is our elected state assembly person.
I wish there would be more residents who were aware of this event and join it as it was a good opportunity for SJ-rians from all walks of life to interact with one another in an active and sporty manner!

Anyway it's the Olympic Games season now!!! And tonite fellow Malaysians will be cheering away for our badminton player, Lee Chong Wei, who will play against China's Ling Dan in the Final Badminton Men Single to fight for the Gold medal.

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Polka Dot Public Phone

Recently many of our public phone booths have been stripped and re-stylised with new, bright, red polka-dot booth. This is more eye-catching than the old plain blue public phone booth we had. I will try to show photo of the old public phone booth and you can judge for yourself which is more attractive.

Friday, 15 August 2008

Early Moon at Pulau Ketam

Another early moon shot taken at Pulau Ketam when the sun was setting. I love the different shades of blue from the sea and sky in this photo. Hope you all will like it too.

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Thursday, 14 August 2008


Two days ago, I received the news that a friend is diagnosed with 3rd stage breast cancer. She is full of fear and refuses to speak to her concerned family members. She has started her chemotheraphy. I will pray for her and hope she will recover. I pray that she has the physical and mental strength to fight this illness. LC, please stay strong. We will all be praying for your quick recovery!
I read in the July 2008's John Hopkins Cancer Update newsletter that:
"Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life."
I would like to dedicate this song to all of you. Remove your inhibitions & live your life to the fullest! Here's Natasha Beddingfield's Unwritten.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Durian Season is Here!

Durian season has reached its peak here!! This King of Fruit is one of our favourite fruits. At the start of the season, durian is usually very expensive, about RM12 per kg. But now, one can buy 3 durians for the price of RM10!!! So for those of us who love this fruit, it's the best time to have durian feast!
In this photo, we can see the man in dark glasses smelling the durian. If the durian gives out a strong, heady smell, it means the durian is ripe. Another method is to shake the durian and if one can feel the fruits inside the shell is moving, it means the fruit is ripe. Most people prefer slightly bitter-sweet-flavoured durian. To choose this, pick durian with brownish skin instead of green ones. This is very true because I just returned from buying durian this evening. And I got a bitter-sweet-flavoured fruit that has brownish skin! Thanks to friends of our community website who gave out these tips!
Do you like eating durians?

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

A Cunning Character

According to Beijing Opera, a character whose face is painted white usually carries the role of a cunning and deceitful person. This is also true for this Fujian Opera.

This person played the role of a nasty court official that was as sly as a fox. Together with the Empress, they both plotted and attempted to harm the leading man in this opera.

Monday, 11 August 2008

At the Chinese Opera

I like the effect of the lightings on the actresses and also the fabric curtain around the stage.
Saw this Chinese Opera being performed at the Cheng Ho Teng temple in Melaka. What a good opportunity to take shots to share over here.
This is a Fujian dialect opera. Surprisingly most of the performers are young, for instance quite a number of them are in their 20s. In Malaysia, the young people are not interested in such art. I would say it's a dying art here. It is difficult to find local opera troupe these days. Thus it's not surprising that an overseas troupe is brought in to perform.

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

My neighbours, friends and I happily woke up early today to take part in the AVON Walk Around the World for Breast Cancer at Lake Titiwangsa. This 3-km fun walk is part of a global series of Walk Around the World events, that is specifically designed to focus on raising awareness on breast cancer and to raise funds for the cause. PRIDE Foundation is the beneficiary of this event.

PRIDE Foundation (Pink Ribbon Deeds) is a charity body in Malaysia that aims to enhance awareness efforts and improve accessibility to treatment and care of breast cancer at all levels of society.

By being a part of this event, PRIDE is able to continue in its commitment to raise the awareness level on breast cancer among more Malaysians. PRIDE has pledged that all proceeds raised from this walk will go towards its Prostheses Bra fund.

This fund is specifically catering for women who have undergone mastectomy or radical lumpectomy. Breast cancer survivors or patients need the prostheses bras for health, self- esteem and aesthetic reasons. Usage of the prostheses bra will prevent future abnormalities and complications to spine, posture and movements to shoulders and arms.


I like the poster shown by this lady, who is one of the survivors of breast cancer that says, "Breast cancer is not a death sentence!"


Alicesg of Singapore-My Home Daily Photo Blog has honoured me today with a Must See Blog Award and Brilliant Weblog Award. The first thought that came to mind was WoW, my blog is being appreciated. Thank you Alice for making my day!!! Thank you for your regular visits and comments. Hope you would continue to visit it.

Saturday, 9 August 2008

A Tribute to Hee Boon

Today I had the pleasure of attending "Gifts of Life - Facing Cancer" book launch ceremony at the NIC Cancer Hospital in Nilai. The book was adaptation from the blog of the late Foo Hee Boon who passed away in 2006. Hee Boon had lung cancer but he didn't let the illness take him down. Instead, he soared above and beyond by sharing his pain, joy and fear of dealing with cancer in his blog, Hee Boon's Amazing New Adventures.

Taken from his book cover, it says

"This is inimitable Foo Hee Boon as he contemplates the shocking and cruel blow that fate has dealt him at age thirty-eight. He chose to give meaning to his new persona as a cancer patient by writing a blog, "Hee Boon's Amazing New Adventures", now transformed into this book.

In this incredibly private account, Hee Boon shared his thoughts on matter relating to cancer - both material and spiritual - and on living a good life and dying a good death so that readers may learn from his final journey. His character and courage shine in his blog through his language, alive with winks and cheeky grins. One is left in awe of his indomitable spirit in facing a crippling, painful disease. This "ordinaray Joe", as he refers to himself, is transformed in sixteen brief months into an extraordinary human beings.

Doctors, nurses, relatives, friends, and caregivers of the terminally ill will find valuable lessons in these pages. Even those fearful of this taboo subject are gently led out of the shadowlands into hope and even anticipation of what lies beyond. ....but to live is to die, and it should be one of the most exciting, ultimate milestones in this present life...."

Allow me to share some excerpts from his book:

"Why me? Why does a tree-hugging, people-friendly, dog-patting, baby-kissing nice guy like me get afflicted with such a nasty disease? I have no answers."

"History was made today as the first namecard proclaiming 'I am a cancer patient' was revealed to the world. The card he designed boldly stated:

Cancer Patient
...I have stories to tell & lessons to share..."

"There has to be a meaning in this.....
So I have DECIDED that my cancer means:
I MUST make use of this gift.
I MUST make sure others benefit.
I MUST regain my health so that I can say 'I have done it, so can you."


It was a heart-moving event today as there were sharings by Hee Boon's family, friends and doctor. There was also a video clip of Hee Boon from the Astro's TV programme called "Ku Mohon" (My Wish) where he made a wish to get help to hang up his family photos on a wall, as his legacy. The team from this TV program sent the famous Malaysian celebrity interior designer, Eric Leong, to make over the whole room, painted and furnished it and hung up all the photos, turning it into a family room with the 70s flavour. Many of us were put to tears watching the weak Hee Boon sharing a moment of joy with his mom and sister at the end of the show.


I will try to upload videos of sharings by his consulting doctor and friends to this posting tomorrow.


Video 1 - Dr. Kannanathan of NIC Hospital, Hee Boon's Consultant Physician & Oncologist when he was receiving treatment at this hospital, delivered his Welcome Speech at the Book Launch.

Friday, 8 August 2008

Cotton Candy Clouds

I was stopping at the traffic light near the Glenmarie Industrial Park, heading to Shah Alam's Farmer's Market, when I saw these thick clouds looming over this block of apartment. They seemed to me like cotton candy and sweet-tasting! Ha ha.... If they were cotton candy, bet the kids around this neighbourhood would have a fun day eating away such huge cotton candy!!

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Thursday, 7 August 2008

Mode of Transports

On a major traffic light at UEP Subang Jaya's Persiaran Kewajipan, I caught this photo of the 3 common modes of transports found on our street.

What are the common transports in your city?

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

The Mamak Culture

For my friends and I, hanging out to chill would mean having supper alfresco at the Mamak stall / restaurant. Mamak refers to Indian Muslim. The food served at a Mamak outlet comprised of roti canai, murtabak, naan, nasi lemak, teh tarik, kopi and etc. It is becoming a local culture to hang out at Mamak stall for a chit-chat session after dinner. Usually the stalls are crowded on weekends and it would stay open for customers till wee hour in the morning. Some restaurants stay open for 24 hours. Mamak stall culture is popular because the food and beverage are affordable, one can stay the whole nite chatting away even if one only order a cup of pulled-tea (teh tarik).

The photo here shows a popular Mamak outlet in SS14, Subang Jaya, called Mamak Bistro.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Beautiful Orchids at Kayangan

Found these beautiful orchids blooming in Kayangan during my last visit there. Aren't they gorgeous?

Monday, 4 August 2008

Commuter Train

This is a commuter train that one can take to Kuala Lumpur (KL) city or to Port Klang. It's convenient, comfortable and an easy way to avoid the traffic jam on Federal Highway.

The most memorable experience with taking this commuter train happened to me a few years back. I had made plans to meet up with friends in KL city centre after work. I took the commuter train from Subang Jaya to KL Sentral (the central station). As the train pulled out of Subang Jaya station, I called my friends and they were driving out of the car park at Jalan Sultan Ismail, that was 15 mins walk from our meeting point. From there I switched to the Low Rapid Transit (LRT) train that took me to Bukit Bintang. I arrived at our meeting point earlier than my friends.

So, can you imagine how bad was the after-office-hour traffic jam in downtown KL? My journey of 40 mins by train beat the car ride from a destination that is 15-min walk away!! Preposterous, right?

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Mangosteen Season

It is mangosteen season now!!! Yes, this dark purple fruit, with white segment flesh, is yummy!! They are extremely sweet!! The white segments of the fruit is the edible part. I recalled bringing some mangosteen to friends in northern China. A Swedish colleague started peeling and eating the fruit before I realized it. He even ate the purple internal skin of the fruit. So now I make it a point to inform first timer who try this fruit that only the white segments are edible.

How to choose mangosteen that is ripe? Usually I would press the skin. If it is a bit soft, then the fruit is considered ripe. If it is very hard when you press it, then it is not ripe yet. Avoid buying this. Another interesting tip is to check at the bottom of the fruit and you will see something that looks like the shape of a flower. In the photo above, most of this flower shape at the bottom have 6 petals. That means the fruit has 6 segments. I always prefer to choose fruit that is medium in size. Reason being the flesh would be medium or small and thus there would not be any seed in the fruit. Big segment always come with big seed that you need to discard, instead of swallowing it. From my past experience, swallowing those seeds will cause terrible constipation!

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Farmers Market in Shah Alam

What do you like to do on a Sunday?
As for me, it would be to visit the Shah Alam's Farmers Market (locally, we call it Pasar Tani) or the Amcorp Mall's Flea Market. At the Shah Alam's Farmers Market, the stalls are divided into the food, fresh market and retail sections. Thus one can go there for breakfast, follows by buying your fresh ingredients (meat, fish & vegies) for preparation of your Sunday lunch, then continue with shopping of handicrafts (as seen in this photo), books, clothes, plants and etc. This is a huge market and children usually love visiting it as there are balloons, ice cream and soft drinks seller at every corner of this market! I love to get plants for my garden here and also shop for old magazines or books at a very good bargain price.
If you have not been here, why not check it out tomorrow. Make sure you wake up early as this place tends to get heated up after 10am.

Friday, 1 August 2008

Theme Day: Aug 08 - Metal

Being the 1st day of the month and a Friday, today my photo shall comply with the Metal theme and at the same time I want to show some sky so that I could join Sky Watch. So what I have here is a photo taken at the car park of Port Klang's Jetty during sunset.

Coincidentally, a little bird flew into the framed view and voila! I got this lovely shot. Hope you like it.

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