Trip to Amazing Chennai 2010: Part 5 – Crazy Traffic in Chennai Streets

chennai street bike

(This is one of the shots that I took in Chennai – a priest cutting in and out of traffic wearing no helmet. Just a simple dhoti covering his bare skin and for the feet, rather worn-out sandals – I wonder how serious his injuries are going to be if he falls down.[Click to read the rest] “Trip to Amazing Chennai 2010: Part 5 – Crazy Traffic in Chennai Streets”

Like Father, Like Son

Place: Master Bedroom
Time: Just after dinner

(My son and my favourite mobile game – Image source:

I was lying on bed with my mobile phone, playing a game when my son walked in.

He saw me playing game and quickly jumped on the bed. He wanted to know what game I was playing and more importantly whether I was winning (he always want me to win and this adds pressure).… [Click to read the rest] “Like Father, Like Son”

Tamil Movie Review: Realistic, Downright Engaging Angadi Theru 2010

Angadi Theru movie

(A very realistic movie on the lifeline of a saree shop, the salespersons and story of lovers who started off as enemies all in one neat package. Image source: The Hindu)

I wonder why really good Tamil movies always seem to have tragic endings.

Just take Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu for example – brilliantly made movie but the ending was tragic, despite the underdogs winning the final match, the main character ends up dead and the beautiful heroine is left looking for her love for the rest of the life.… [Click to read the rest] “Tamil Movie Review: Realistic, Downright Engaging Angadi Theru 2010”

Full Metal Jacket 1987: Ronald Lee Ermey

Ronald Lee Ermey

(No one, I mean, no one messes up with the drill sergeant – more so if the drill sergeant is Gunnery Sgt. Hartmann played by Ronald Lee Ermey. Gunnery Sgt. Hartmann is furious after finding out a hidden food in the recruit’s personal box. Image source:

I am watching Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket” and I must say Ronald Lee Ermey as Gunnery Sgt.… [Click to read the rest] “Full Metal Jacket 1987: Ronald Lee Ermey”

Danger along Highway

(Seeing dead body on the road was not something I had in mind for my weekend entertainment. Image source:

I talked about it almost 2 years ago

And it finally happened last week as I was driving along LDP on a Saturday afternoon after a meeting with a friend and realised that there was heavy traffic jam.… [Click to read the rest] “Danger along Highway”

Tamil Movie Review: Paiyaa 2010, Best Soundtrack To Date

movie paiyaa

(One movie tailor made for Yuvan Shankar Raja – his soundtrack for this movie thus far is the best todate. Image source: Now Running)

Let me start with a flashback

Couple months ago (I lost count the actual date), we were returning from a late night event. My wife wanted to buy a loaf of bread, so we stopped at a Petronas petrol station.… [Click to read the rest] “Tamil Movie Review: Paiyaa 2010, Best Soundtrack To Date”

PM’s Lelong, Lelong

This post in Malaysiakini is just too good to be missed a read:-


By Mariam Mokhtar

As they say, politicians are like nappies – they should be changed often and for the same reasons. Yesterday, the people of Sibu made history when they elected DAP and rejected BN.

[Click to read the rest] “PM’s Lelong, Lelong”

Trip to Amazing Chennai 2010: Part 4 – Glorious Shopping

chennai shopping trip saree

(The obvious clue that tells the locals that we are foreigners here in Chennai, making us an easy target for to the locals to quickly hike up fares and price)

What happens if you are in Chennai and have just enough time to do one thing, what do you do? The answer is shopping!… [Click to read the rest] “Trip to Amazing Chennai 2010: Part 4 – Glorious Shopping”

Review: CSL Blueberry a9500

Update 1: More photos here

Update 2: Sometime in mid June, Tesco was selling this very model for RM399 (damn!)

Update 3: Sometime in mid June also, the trackball started to give problem. Sometimes it works, other times it is just it does not work

Update 4: A month later, it stopped working at all and I was “trackball-less” for months.… [Click to read the rest] “Review: CSL Blueberry a9500”

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