Spent a night at the border town of PADANG BESAR, Thailand. Not as lively as Danok and Hadyai. It’s a different crowd here.
Normally, my dad drives like a turtle.
We left KL at 5:30pm and I hinted that hey, we should have Tambun seafood near Batu Kawan. I love my big prawns over Tom Yum soup. On the way it rained, and Bidor was 20km away. I said heck, let’s settle for Bidor dinner. Immediately, dad revved the engine to 5,500 rpm roaring at “really impressive” speeds! We can make it. We can arrive at Tambun before it closes!
To note: shop closes at 10:30pm. Enjoying my big prawns now with Bihun.
http://luckypeach.com/vitamin-mind/ – fun story!
I’m pretty spontaneous. So a friend suggested I write up on 3 things. Here goes:
1. Favourite childhood TV show
TVB movies – there are a few major themes – Pilot / Airline story, Typical Hong Kong family life, Old China Emperor story, Mystery and Wizardry of the Spiritual Masters, modern day Lawyer and Doctor story and many others. Most of these series run quite a while. We had TV2 and TV3 here in Malaysia and at 6:00pm on weekdays I would sit down and enjoy these movies with the family. I stare at the Bahasa Malaysia subtitles and soak in the intense and exciting atmosphere in the living room. My mum used to enjoy it a lot and she would religiously watch through the TV series.
I like them all. If I could find the time, I would tune in to the Chinese channels on Astro and watch one or two a week. Nowadays, there are full length movies on TV, so I find the one with wizardry and mysterious power movies the best.
I also liked gangster vs police films. The one with dreamy girls too 😉
2. Favourite childhood super hero
Swatkats – the radical squadron. I still remember, at 4:00pm on Cartoon Network, Swat Kats will play. This series didn’t last long, but to me it was good. In a city of kats, two bad boys disobeyed the commander’s orders and accidentally ruin the brand new Police headquarters. They were kicked out of the air force. They didn’t give up helping the city beat evil villians, and they did so by building their own flying machine. They called it the Turbo Kat. They had gizmos and gadgets to do crazy things, and at the end of the 20 minute cartoon, Swat Kat always saves the day. I watch the usual Captain Planet, Powerpuff Girls and Tom & Jerry cartoons, but Swat Kat will always have a special place in my heart. Literally my heart, because I cooked a packet of Maggi Mee or Indo Mee every single time I watch them. The more exciting the show is, the more I eat (hence the size!)
3. Celebrity crush
Kristin Kreuk – the sweetheart from Smallville. I think it was shown on Star World. She has that infectious smile and a pleasant look. I think she’s Eurasian, and the well defined eyebrow killed it =)
That’s about it. Hope you enjoyed my thoughts on these random things. Write to me and tell me what you’d like to know – 3 things.
Take care, byebye and goodnight!
SETI is an alien searching scientific program run by a University in California.
I’m a big fan of Pixar movies. The one I’m looking forward to is Inside Out. It’s fun to learn how our brain “feels” and how each function and each characteristic that makes us unique, is important! Let me reflect on the last few weeks based on what I can recall and the emotions depicted in the movie.
Joy : I feel joy during lunch time when we chill out with friends. Being a lone ranger in the team, my work objectives are different from the rest of the 30-odd colleagues I have. Drinking sessions after work (once a fortnight) is also a nice touch. We talk crap, talk about life and our hopes and plans ahead without fear of being judged.
Sadness : When things don’t go as expected, there’s a tinge of sadness. After lunch, I suggest: “Let’s go Mc Donald’s have an ice cream cone!” and when the response is “meh” then there’s sadness.
Anger : We have a fileserver in Poland. Opening a regular Excel file should take under 5 seconds normally, but when doing it across the pond, with fences and gates (firewalls) in between, there’s latency. I take 10 minutes to do what I normally can complete in 10 seconds. It’s painful, but it’s security. RED with anger.
Fear : When driving home, we fear of traffic jams. On a perfect day, I can go home in 35 minutes. On a tougher day, I have to be focused 60-90 minutes stuck in bumper to bumper traffic. It’s something I have to go through – crossing the Penang bridge to the mainland. Oh, and also I fear rejection. Any form of rejection!
Disgust: I pretty much accept everything without showing disgust. This is the least of my worries, as I have no worries. I am disgusted when people are late. Punctuality is something > 90% of the Malaysian population cannot adhere to. Your time is as precious as mine.
The highlight for me was attending TedxKL and listening to the performance and inspirational speakers talk on various things. It was nice meeting Biow Huei’s family over barbeque afterwards.
Lyrics, as intended by the author.