• Surprising Kuala Pilah

    We did an impromptu visit to Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan on the first day of Raya festive season, which was a major public holiday in Malaysia. A bit about Kuala Pilah. It is about 25km more or less depending where you destined to reach from Seremban. The journey was really pleasant though we were caught in a massive traffic jam, as many were heading to Kuala Pilah for Raya visits. Well, it added about 45 minutes extra to our drive, so took us about 1.5 hours from Port Dickson to reach the town. The road condition is really good, with some hilly parts, the local government has built wider roads…

  • French Cars, Hate and Love Relationship

    I love our French cars, so much that I have written about them many times. I even asked and then shared with many Citroen lovers out there on a forum posting, which I believe was the highest in terms of page view. We got our first Citroen or French car in 2009, before our dear Inez came to this world. We learn from our previous parenthood experience that we needed some space in the car, when we have a baby. The need to pack day use cloths, stroller, easy snacks etc when you have a baby. More so, we had a helper with us that time. So a car with…

  • SEX + FART

    Attended a Leica Talk session organised and hosted by Leica Store Malaysia, Avenue K. Session featuring Khair Mahfar, a seasoned Leica photography master, as he was introduced. Some background about Khair Mahfar, or famously known as Mr. K or Master K. Khair Mahfar  is an ex-stockbroker who said he got burnt out after 20 years in the presure cooker that is the stock market. He retired early to dedicate himself to traveling to exotic places & to  photography (Taken from PhotoSafari). More about him. He was featured in Cars, Bikes and Trucks (CBT, during Yamin’s time, now Motorme portal), he loves Merc and of course Leica. Some take home key…

  • Places where we learn how to be human, again

    I have not been to that many countries just yet. Those that I have been to, some I like, some I dislike. Some places, they change the way how I am, how I behave, how I see life differently. When I was in Japan, I realised just how small we are, insignificant in many things, and how then from the insignificant, we could work together, making the nation great. Japanese are clean (in general) and generally minding their own business. During the train rides in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka as well as Nagoya, I seldom hear any sound, other than from the train. It is just quiet. People respect the spaces…

  • Charming town, some chose to screw you

    Love visiting older towns, simply of the old charms which we do not find in the newly developed cities. Whenever we can, we will make some time to explore places in places we visit. Jalan Dolby, Johor Bahru is quite a charming town. It is really close to the Johor-Singapore causeway, so you can expect many Singaporeans here. We parked our car nearby most of the banks and walked about. Searching for something to eat, since dinner was still some time away. Retna suggested we go to Hua Mui, supposedly famous for western food and Hainan cuisine. There is nothing much to share here, since the food was flat normal.…

  • Brave Tiny Dancer ~ How We Each Other Together (at times)

    There have been far too many times we seen and witnessed how 1 person holds everyone together. Sometimes, we assumed that family holds one another together, strong. However, that is not often the case. Recently we seen the cracks in certain relationship, which have been great for longest time. Just like Trump and Kim Jung Un. Sometimes, we tolerate people for their shortfalls, shortcomings. We tolerated because of love. However, love does not last forever. It could slowly disappear. Whoever you are, you know I am or may be speaking about you. Life is short, I chose to live happily, than the opposite. We will continue to teach our kids…

  • Holy City

    We were at Vatican City of Christian in 2017. 2019, we arrived at Pushkar, The Holy City of Hindus, in Rajasthan. While planning out our itinerary with the guides, we spoke about our interest in arts, cultural and religions. Not that we are super religious, as we love to visit places of worship for various religions, whenever we can. So the guide suggested Rajasthan with an itinerary to visit Brahma Temple, which is located at the Holy City of Hindus. According to Wikipedia, it is a pilgrimage site for Hindus and Sikhs. Therefore the city forbids consumption of meats and alcohol. Pushkar is popular for its Pushkar Fair, an annual…

  • (Several) One Night In Bangkok

    We were in Bangkok in September for a short trip.  Decided to come back again during Christmas.  Wanting to experience the Christmas atmosphere at a city of which would expect the most influx of tourists during the Christmas and New Year period. The journey leaving Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 was a breeze, thinking the airport would be packed.  Anyway, it was packed. However, the MAHB and the airline companies have done a good job in ensuring all passengers welfare are taken off.  Though the toilet lines are rather long, especially for female.  The security checking was smooth, as compared to two weeks ago I was at the same airport.…