Ending The Year 2014 On A Positive Note! 0 (0)

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(Not everyone can be the PM – very, very hard at “work” overseas in 2014. Some had said that there is nothing wrong for a leader to take a break. Well, that is correct but not when the country is seeing one of the worst floods around. The big mamma still on holiday, its so seems – no one had seen her wading through the high water in downtown Kota Bahru. Image source)

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Dah Maju! 0 (0)

(Taiping as I used to remember)

Whenever I am on overseas projects, one of the key methods of communication that I have with my wife is via IM tools.

This is of course cheaper than calling her thousand of miles away – certain countries’ telephone charges can be astronomical.

There is no way to waste on the ‘internet time’ as we could be communicating on one end whilst downloading or googling on some issues on the other.… Click to read the rest

Viva Up North 0 (0)

Last week, we decided on a drive up North and we took the Viva instead.

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The Viva passed several important ‘thresholds’

Firstly, it was my wife’s first experience driving on the North South Highway – she now realise why driving on highways can be very tiring and taxing. She managed to clock in new experience of overtaking heavy vehicles on highway although initially there were plenty of ‘comments’ from me on her style of driving.… Click to read the rest

Almost Haircut 0 (0)

(Image source: http://www.joelapompe.net)

We were back in Taiping for the holidays and true to my philosophy “Taiping is a rest area”, I did not venture out from the house for the last 3 days we were there.

It was perfect staying in my in-law’s house – there were good programs on Astro, a comfortable bedroom to take short naps (with no one to question), laptop for games & movies and of course, delicious home cooked food.… Click to read the rest

Overheard in Taiping 0 (0)

PPP may be sailing in troubled waters in Taiping, so I overheard when I was in Taiping last week. And this is what was told to me:-

It seems Kayveas was supposed to do talk in an Indian highly populated area and he was late for 2 – 3 hours. His wife was there early but had nothing much to say to the crowd who was waiting for Kayveas to voice out some of their concerns.

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The unexpected traffic and KL drivers 0 (0)

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It is always been a sound idea to go for an outstation trip a week or so after a major holidays. The last thing I want to do on a holiday is to waste time and risk myself in heavy traffic jams on the highway. So, when the long break during Chinese New Year came, we were holed up in our house and only made short distance driving

So when I decided to go to Taiping a week after the long break, I had expected an almost traffic free lanes on the highway and I was right.

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Black Panther! Courting Danger with One in Taiping! 0 (0)

panthers

(Back in Taiping Zoo, I can be standing next to a big “hungry looking” panther – so close that I could easily put my fingers in and touch the animal. I did not try my luck. Good thing was the panthers were behind a cage and the cats have just been fed, phew! Image Source: Wikipedia)

I had been planning to take son to the zoo for some time now.

He is now able to recognise the different types of animals from the TV shows (such as the Big Bird in Sesame Street) and we thought it would be good if he could see the animals in real (as long as he does not ask about Big Bird). The opportunity was there when we travelled back to Taiping for the holidays. We planned to take him to the Taiping Zoo – it will be my 2nd trip to the zoo.

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