Along with the Star Wars universal (and also The Matrix and The Marvel universes), the other one that made an impact on my real life has been Star Trek in particular Star Trek: The Next Generation and Captain Jean Luc Picard. Image source: Nerdist
There are lessons on leadership, empathy, scientific deduction, stress management, time management and crisis management in each of the episodes.
The SHELL petrol station was actually the main landmark on the main old road between the city of Kuala Lumpur and the port town of Klang. We often refer to the petrol station when someone wants to come to our house in the old neighbourhood. It is directly on the opposite side of the neighbourhood. It was a big station those days but it has now somehow reduced in size. It is however still at the same place since the day we moved into this neighbourhood more than 40 years ago. Image source: Google Street.
The race to space propelled imagination of many around the world and that included the television & movies which gave us many classics such as the 1970s science fiction TV show titled “Space 1999”. Image source: Ultimate Classic Rock
During this lockdown and self-isolations in quarantine centre, one of the things I decided to do to kill the boredom (and make full use of the free internet) by watching old TV series which now is available on Youtube. I had watched a few but for space-related shows, Space 1999 crossed my mind instantly.
Don’t think any Malaysians from my generation had not been to an Indian barber in the neighbourhood. Image (Source)
My first experience of going to a barber was back in the old neighbourhood where the barber was actually the neighbour who lived in the same row of houses like us. Being a good friend of my dad, he often cut our hair as short as possible even though we tried our best to get him to cut in the latest styles.
(No Deepavali is ever complete without the crunchy murukkus – I am sure everyone agrees on that. The photo was taken on Deepavali last year)
Certainly, Deepavali was not like how it used to be back those days, somehow some things have changed, don’t you think so? Perhaps it is because we have grown up and life has gotten slightly more complicated or perhaps large family gathering getting out of fashion these days, I don’t know.
(Long before mountain bicycles, you still remember the BMX madness in the 1990s? Back then I did not know BMX stood for bicycle motocross, instead, I thought it was a brand. I think there should be a rule that all kids should be able to ride a bicycle at least one point of childhood life. Image source: http://bicyclensw.org.au)
(The granddaddy of all radio and even entertainment devices – the one that ruled long before we had satellite TV and one good source for news)
I was watching TV a couple of nights ago when my wife asked me to “update” her MP3 files in her thumb drive. She heard her favourite song on my car MP3 player and she wanted the same for her car.
My son interjected and asked for a specific song from one of the latest Tamil movies. I was kind of speechless – it is kind of interesting how we have moved from radio station only to cassette to CDs to MP3 files these days.