Trip to Amazing Chennai 2010: Part 2 – Settling Down

chennai dabarah coffee trip

(The way to start the day – Chennai style – light filter coffee with thick cow milk in a small tumbler. The small plate at the bottom is known as ‘dabarah’ which is supposed to be used to cool down the hot coffee but Malaysians like us, we just blow on the top of the cup and drank the milk rich coffee)

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Childhood Memories: Part 21 – Best Old TV Series

combat TV vic morrow 1980s

(The dependable Sergeant Saunders with his platoon from the TV hit series, Combat! Image source: Pinterest)

Read the rest of the childhood series here

Lately, I have been watching M*A*S*H (the series) – last seen on national TV in the 1980s (or earlier, I can’t recall) and I must say that I almost missed something rather brilliant. Then again, I was too young to understand the double meaning jokes in M*A*S*H. Now it makes sense to me.

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Aminulrasyid’s Death

I have to agree with the police this time:-

The Selangor police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said he will not apologise to the family of police shooting victim Aminulrasyid Amzah, but has urged the teenager’s family to say sorry instead for parental negligence

(Source: Malaysiakini)

In the meantime, Blogger Kickdefella has donated some cash to the family of the policeman now being charged for the death of the young boy.… [Click to read the rest] “Aminulrasyid’s Death”

Theme Headache

(Image source: http://www.netfirms.com/blog/)

Regular visitors to this blog must be wondering on the question – why the theme of the blog keeps changing?

To tell you the truth, I am rather unsettled with the existing templates from WordPress (either that or I am lost for blog content) – there are good ones there but somehow there are always some kind shortcomings in those themes.… [Click to read the rest] “Theme Headache”

Syiok Sendiri

(This revelation that the Government used public money to waste on an almost RM1 million advertisement had me and many others fuming with anger)

Syiok sendiri (or a variant of it) means self induced happiness or self induced glorification.

It is apparent that nothing is left unturned to make one spouse of a politician to have a bigger head (and status) than of the real First Lady of Malaysia.… [Click to read the rest] “Syiok Sendiri”

Representing Majority

A letter by one Dato’ Vyran T Raj in Malaysia Today woke me this morning:-

The government’s decision to appoint Dato’ G. Palanivel as a senator to bring him back into mainstream politics of the Barisan Nasional fold received an overwhelming approval by the Malaysian Indian community

The words that woke me up were this – “overwhelming approval”.… [Click to read the rest] “Representing Majority”

Trip to Amazing Chennai 2010: Part 1 – The Eagles Have Landed

chennai airport trip

(Our transport from Chennai International Airport to the apartment – it was large enough to hold 8 people and 6 large luggage. The photo was taken on a camera phone hence the poor quality)

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Trip to Amazing Chennai 2010: The Prologue

Just returned from a holiday cum shopping cum fact-finding trip from Chennai, India…

chennai trip

(Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu – The Land of the Tamils and a place that I have not set foot yet. Image source: Wikipedia)

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Politicising a Death

Another case where the politicians have lost the point…

The more PR politicians harping on the wrong issue, the more irrelevant they are fast becoming. Why every issue that touches on the Government has to have its fault? Sometimes I really wonder whether these politicians have run of ideas and have decided to harp on any trivial matters just to make some noise.… [Click to read the rest] “Politicising a Death”

A Reflection

(Voting for change but real change may still take some time to take effect – image source: www.keadilanbatu.wordpress.com)

Glad to be back to Malaysia from overseas trip – nothing beats a roti canai banjir with a teh-o limau panas early in the morning!

When I was in overseas, I managed to get the bad news from the internet – BN had won the Hulu Selangor seat by a small margin.… [Click to read the rest] “A Reflection”

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