Friday, February 25, 2011

Why???

If this is not convincing enough... then please take a drive along the PLUS highway...

Basically 70% of the highway are like this:


Full fledged road works and mending going on out there... The gomen is dangling the little carrots again...

But... but but but...

Why do the whole highway simultaneously???

Why close up whole 5km stretches when the works are only on a 20m patch???

Why do it on day time?????

Fucking cause massive traffic jams along the highway, catching people off guard, and contributing to many accidents...


What if those that crashed into the barriers are your supporters??

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Elections?

Why am I seeing these flags all along the roads this morning???

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bubble

I've been hearing a strange rumor more and more frequently lately...

"The Spring will be dropping in price very soon!"

Rumors have it that there are many property speculator holding many units in this condominium with very poor turnover rate, many people do not like the location whereby the condo is located right next to a rubbish dump and facing the Jelutong Expressway...

Rumors have it that it's been almost 2 years already with this situation, very soon those speculators will feel the pinch and begin to take drastic measures and reduce the asking price, cut their losses make less exorbitant profits and move on...


I wonder if these rumors will become reality... it'd be good news for us folks and bad news for those property investors speculators...

It would mark for the first time where property price in Penang is being skyrocketed to exorbitant levels and then pushed back down due to low demand. Once there is a first, hopefully it would trigger a domino effect and affect the whole property scene in Penang...

Instead of listening to the standard agent pitch of "You really like the house ma, don't care about the higher than normal price, just buy it, if not later let others buy already", house buyers would be able to see that, yes, if we hold out long enough, we might be able to buy our dream house at a more reasonable price...

Hopefully more and more people will be able to see things this way, then it would deter speculators/agents from, for example, sell a house worth RM200 000 for RM350 000.
They would be more realistic in managing their greed...

Then the bubble will burst, and sanity will return to the housing scene in Penang...

Hopefully... hopefully the rumors would come true... let's pray...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

有感而发

刚刚 "扫"(cantonese) 到某友人在 "非死不可" share 的某 link, 看了突然心血来潮, 就有感而发了...


看完了文章就感到郁闷...

郁闷的是: 等了很久, 终于等到了所谓的他她, 无奈他她等的却不是你...

怎么办? 退一步 海阔天空, 又或者是比坚持, 看你比较坚持(打动到他她), 还是他她比较坚持(弄到你无趣而返)?

人生就是如此, 往往都是天意弄人...

多学佛吧 (我说的是学佛, 不是念佛), 既来之 则安之...

随缘 啊 随缘~

Monday, February 14, 2011

Ma Lat Lou Dinner Set Special

Appetizer: Cheesy Cheese Nachos (RM2.70)


Main Course: Spicy Korean Mushroom Noodle (RM3.90)


Dessert: Vanilla Butter Cake (RM1.20)


Drinks: Mixed Fruit Juice (RM1.20)


Full dinner set costs RM9.00...


Comes with free entertainment from Jedediah and Octavius...


PS: I don't normally eat like this, it's just that the zhap farn stall that I frequent was closed today, so I had to come up with alternatives... hehehehe...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day

While many people with celebrate love and affection on this special day tomorrow, buying overpriced flowers and paying for overpriced meals, do you know what is the origin of this day?

There was nothing romantic about this day's original intention, in fact it was quite bloody...

Valentine's Day was originally meant to commemorate a Christian martyr, Saint Valentine. He was executed by the then pagan Romans for marrying Christian couples. Back then, being Christian and helping Christians was a crime in Rome.

So when you guys and girls enjoy your intimate time out tomorrow, remember to think of Saint Valentine and also the Christian couples.

Remember that every relationship is bound to run into obstacles sooner or later, remember that instead of taking the easy way out, we need to learn how to endure, to work together to overcome the troubles.

Remember the reason you fall in love with your partner in the first place, remember that it is worth every effort to ensure you stay in love with each other.

Remember to renew your faith in the relationship. Remember to cherish your partner, and to be grateful to him/her for coming into your life and make your life more colorful.

Most important of all, remember to have fun and enjoy the day out...

Happy Valentine's Day ^^

Monday, February 07, 2011

CNY 2011

Chinese New Year to me now means different thing compared to 10 years ago. Instead of going around to relatives house to 拜年 a.k.a collect ang pow, it means spending some quality time at home sleeping and relaxing...

Of course, some of the things never change though...

For example, cookies and snacks and drinks...


This is the only time of the year where we can eat all the unhealthy stuff and not get penalised by mom...


CNY gatherings mean lou sang, these can be very messy affairs... this year a bunch of 5 ma lat lous, me included, rather spontaneously headed from KL to Ipoh for some friends visit and dinner...

We ended up behaving like 3 year olds over dinner...


Lepak-ing in shopping malls, you will be able to see red red decorations...


Something that interested me this year is this big big big reunion dinner sample on display at a certain shopping mall owned by Berjaya...



A walk down the pub/bistro street Changkat gave way to another discovery... here's a dish that is living proof of East meets West...


The most integral part of CNY has evolved too... they no longer come in just red color... there's yellow, pink and even blue color...


Side dish: 1 of me mate is gonna get married end of this month, and since the bride to be conveniently went back to hometown already, of course the few of us conspired to let him have a naughty night out..

But then, me gang is an inherently "good boy" gang... no matter how naughty we be, there's nothing to worry about...

We just went for a movie that shows the mate the benefits of being a monk...


And went for some shots that failed to make him collapse...


Epic failure >.<

Few more days and I'm gonna head back up north and resume the stressful routine of work life...

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Happy 1Chinese New Year

年初一 First day of Chinese New Year, as usual, there was nothing much to do for my family besides eat sleep eat sleep watch TV...

Our first victim was a small can of seaweed crackers.

At 1st we planned to just have a few pieces of them for a start...

After awhile, the plan was revised to half a can...

After awhile more...


I love Chinese New Year ^^