• Just to talk about barbers, barbershops

    I visited about 10 barbershops in Klang Valley, Kuching as well as Kota Kinabalu. I did not photograph any of them, mainly I was having my hair cut, or had my face hair trimmed. Also, I prefer to photograph older barbers, and barbershops.  Just my preference. I have a fixed hairstylist I like to go to for now, and I photographed some barbers and barbershops when our twins were going for their hair cut.  They used to like the older barber, but now their taste in style has changed. While visiting the barbershops, I noticed some distinction which would determined if the barber would be able to make it big…

  • Doing homework, doing it right

    School holiday is over, and kids back to school. Many parents (like us) will be or already busy with helping the kids with home work or school work. Most of the time, Inez would do her home work by herself (Sri Lanka and Chinese genes are strong). This evening, she handed me some books to run through to check if she would be able to answer the questions on the home work correctly.  So I went through the books.  I realised, home work is actually a really good time for parent and kids to get together.  Like spending quality time together. What I think would work really well for ‘New…

  • #GE14

    The people has spoken, chosen the new administrator for the nation, on the historic May 9, 2018 general election of Malaysia.  The result was announced from May 9 till May 10.  Most Malaysian would have stayed close to the telly from May 9 to 10.  Me and Retna included.  The Singaporean media like Channel News Asia was producing some serious good quality news reporting. Then the whole Malaysian waited for the new administration, swearing in of the new prime minister.  We watched that with major anticipation, as the time kept delaying, of course finally the whole process was done, more announcements from the new prime minister. #GE14 let everyone see…

  • Getting to know the candidates, part II #GE14

      I added the column on messages, which I could find from the candidates or through the interviews they have given to the media. For some, I still could not get much, but roughly, I get to know more about the candidates. Toh Sin Wah – A rather long and kind of confusing messages or tagline from Mr. Toh.  Malaysians must repent, rethink, refresh and reform to truly achieve 1Malaysia.  I am no expert in politic, 1Malaysia is a generic term used by prime minister and his cabinet, no?  We have drafted speeches for the ministers, with Salam 1Malaysia.  Ok, maybe Mr. Toh thinks we are not really there as…

  • 港潮私房菜, 也许是私人菜

    We attended a dinner hosted by a foreign bank few weeks back at Gong Chew Kitchen, Bandar Puteri Puchong.  During the dinner, we tasted some of the dishes, but not all, as it was a social and casual dining session, and we did not stay till the end of the menu, as we had to rush off to fetch our daughter. So the thought of trying the food there not for social purpose arouse, we found Friday night was kind of okay for me, Retna and Inez to dine there.  So, we went.  Called in advance to make a reservation, which the team was calling me non-stop while I was…

  • Getting to know the candidates for whom I will be voting this Wednesday

    To tell you the truth, I do not know them that well, at all.  So I dug out something or whatever I could find about them online. Let’s jump right in for the Member of Parliament (MP). Toh Sin Wah – Actually nothing much to know about him.  Found his LinkedIn, but nothing there, found many of his YouTube videos, which sadly, lacking in messages to tell who he is, what he has been doing, why he is going for GE14 as an independent candidate.  He is a CEO of a company known as Network Press, a printing company.  He participated in the GE13, which came in last in terms…

  • Welcome to Puchong, 2.0

    I started Welcome To Puchong Facebook page a few years ago, when I was doing it with a few others.  It did not last.  Mainly, I was generating and developing the content, as well as promoting the page, alone. Just kind of like another tech enthusiast group I started with others, after a while, it was me running it alone, with the help of Retna, as well as our twins. As you are probably figuring things out now, I prefer a family run kind of startup.  Maybe it is about commitment from others, which I think could have taken a toll on some. So I went quiet for a while,…

  • Ass-es, every where.

    Last week when I was driving around for the errands in Puchong, I encountered at least twice in a day with some mad drivers on the road.  Many of them unable to keep to their respective lane while driving, and do you know why? I think if the drivers were sleepy, it is understood, as the life is hard.  So you may get tired. Well, the drivers were on the phone, either talking without the handsfree, or simply manoeuvre the online maps for direction, or worst of all, replying text messages. So an auntie driver let her car came close, really close to our DS5, and almost hit the car,…