What signifies Thaipusam celebrations in Malaysia? If you are in Klang Valley, it will be a trip to Batu Caves and climb up 272 steps all the way up to the caves with a kavadi. An image of Batu Caves in the 1950s. Image source: Astro Ulagam… [Click to read the rest] “Outbreak 2021: What We Can Learn From Recent Thaipusam Fiasco?”
Kazhugu is a Tamil movie that came out in 1981 starring Rajinikanth and was directed by S. P. Muthuraman with music scored by maestro Illayaraaja. It will be 40 years since this movie first came out and yet the songs from that era are still fresh and can still engage any generation of music lovers like it was yesterday.… [Click to read the rest] “Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Ponnoviyam Kandenamma by Illaiyaraaja 1981”
Continuing with the new idea of going through the neighbourhoods during my childhood, I decided to do one on my grandmother’s (from my mother’s side) old house and neighbourhood. Image source: Google Street.… [Click to read the rest] “Childhood Memories: Part 28 – Revisiting Grandma’s Old Neighbourhood With Google Street”
I still remember watching the first movie, Independence Day which came out in 1996 in the old Rex theatre together with my siblings and we were sitting on the premium class on the first floor.
On the very scene when David Levinson introduced a virus into the alien ship’s shield and asks Major Steven Mitchell to shoot the can, we actually heard the can flying from the right to the left in the theatre.… [Click to read the rest] “Movie Review: Independence Day: Resurgence 2016 – the Good, Bad and the Ugly”
On 11th January 2021, the Prime Minister announced a stricter movement control order (MCO) for 6 states namely Wilayah and Selangor which encompasses ban on inter-state and inter-district. And a day after the MCO was announced and was due to take place, Malaysia recorded the highest number of COVID19 cases at 3,309 cases (on 14th, we set a new record with 3,337 new cases and 15 deaths).… [Click to read the rest] “Lockdown in Malaysia 2021: Not A Big Surprise, MCO 2.0 Was Highly Expected”
Continuing from Part 1 where one of my colleague who got COVID19 infection, the good news is he and his wife were got discharged from the hospital after got clearance from the doctor. He shared his experience and the nightmare of being infected with COVID19.… [Click to read the rest] “Outbreak 2021: Part 2 Unexpected COVID19 Scare At The Office”
As at 7th January 2021, Malaysia registered 3,027 new COVID19 cases making a total 128,465 case and 8 new deaths making a total 521 deaths. Image source: Malay Mail.
Globally the total number of COVID19 infection cases has arisen more than 86 million cases with 1.9 million deaths with the US remained in the lead with 21 million cases and more than 360,000 cases.… [Click to read the rest] “Outbreak 2021: Part 1 Unexpected COVID19 Scare At The Office”
A makeover makes a lot of difference given the time, passion and cost that one has. Owning a car is one of the “must-have” items for anyone in the modern era – however, a car is an asset that is expensive to buy and maintain and depreciates and prone to wear and tear depending on its mileage and usage.… [Click to read the rest] “Special Projects 101: New Car Makeover 2021(Prelude)”
I thought it is best to start the year with a Tamil classic from the early 1980s which has some of the best soundtracks by Illayarajaa. Image source: Amazon… [Click to read the rest] “Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Classic Kadhal Oviyam by Ilaiyaraaja 1981”