• From Cheras

    “Oh, you are from Penang huh?” she said. I seldom highlight to many about my birth place, Bukit Mertajam, as I moved to Cheras, when I was 3+. So my memory of growing up in Bukit Mertajam is almost non-existence, as much I would probably to play and go around, I was just way too young and small to be out and about to miss Bukit Mertajam in any way. Even though I was sent back to Bukit Mertajam while my brother was working with Malaysian Airlines Systems, now Malaysia Airline, I received the family perks of flying for free. So, my perks were flying back to Penang, got to…

  • I wish I could explore more.

    I took a train with no particular direction, as I had about an hour to spare. Instead of the regular places that I would walk to, explore, I decided to randomly hop on a train, and explore the places which I could see and visit, in that one hour. So I came off the station at PPR Kampung Muhibbah. BTW, PPR stands for Program Perumahan Rakyat. From what I remember, when my father enquired with the city council about renting a unit when we were about to be chased out by the land lord at our old flat, due to my parents unable to pay the monthly rent. I overheard…

  • 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…