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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Look Fabulous with Glasses

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Ching Ming (All Soul's Day)

Whenever Easter comes, Ching Ming comes with it. Not sure if it’s a coincidence or what, but it’s been that way (more or less) since I was a kid. As a Christian I don’t really delve into what Ching Ming means, except I know that when I was a kid, we used to go every year to the graveyard and do what most Chinese do.

I remember it very well. My paternal grandparents are buried side by side in a huge cemetery in a place called Jelutong in (no, not Penang) Malacca. But at the time when we went regularly, my grandmother was still among us, so it was just one grave to clear. Every year, we would have problems locating the exact spot, this was a huge hillside without any system of graves, unlike those modern cemeteries they have with lot numbers.

My dad always said just a ‘few meters from a small tree’, but as time goes by, the tree grows bigger and along with the other trees, so it’s never any help anyway.

First we took a good look at the tombstone, gazing picture to remind myself of what my grandfather looked like, trying to decipher the deep Chinese words (curse of the banana people).

What we did was clear the whole area of rubbish, undergrowth and whatever else. Then we cleared the burial area and put hell bank notes all over it, each held down by a small rock to prevent it from flying away in the wind. Then the adults will burn something somewhere, while we kids hid from the scorching sun under the above mentioned tree.

There was one year we went to my uncle’s first wife’s grave, situated slightly away from there. 12 years before I was born, she died giving birth to my eldest cousin. My grandmother disliked her, after her death my grandmother cut away all her pictures and burnt them. The only picture I saw of her was at the gravestone there on the hillside of Jelutong, she looked beautiful, somewhat like my cousin.

It’s been almost 25 years since I went there, last month I passed Jelutong enroute to another funeral. I only have old photos to remind myself of the place and location – 4 of us kids standing below a very, very young pokok cempaka, laughing.

I told my wife maybe next year I’ll go down there again. I’d be nice to be able to find the twin graves just below the tree. And maybe visit my late auntie’s grave, and see the photo again. That grave hasn’t had a visitor in more than 25 years.

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50 Questions

Saw at Visithra's. Enjoyed it so much i nicked it for my blog! She got it from Dreams & Sugar and then from BawangMerah, so it's a bit of a read and pass it on, eh.

1. FAVORITE MOVIES? Too many. If i were to name the first few from the top of my head - Kramer vs. Kramer, The Breakfast Club, Good Morning Vietnam, Moulin Rouge... My problem is that i don't watch movies more than once, even if i find it very good. Once is enough, and i remember it forever.

2. DO YOU OWN A GUN? Nope.

3. WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST ENEMY? boredom. with nothing to read.

4. FAVORITE SCENT? Deep fried bacon in the mornings.

5. DO YOU LIKE HOT DOGS? Not so much.

6. WHAT DO YOU PREFER TO DRINK IN THE MORNINGS? Do you have to ask? Coffee. White and sweet.

7. DO YOU DO PUSH-UPS? Not since secondary school. Or did you mean the type of bra?

8. BROTHERS OR SISTERS? One of each, i think.

9. WHAT’S YOUR MOST LIKED PIECE OF JEWELERY? I used to wear 2 silver crosses around my neck. Not so much into bling-bling these days.

10. WHAT DO YOU TAKE FOR PAIN RELIEF? That white tablet from the KK (Kementerian Kesihatan).


12. DO YOU OWN A KNIFE? Yes, it's in the kitchen.

13. MIDDLE NAME? What am I, American?!

14. NAME 3 THOUGHTS AT THIS EXACT MOMENT? I'm hungry. I'm hot. Trying to answer this question.

15. NAME THE LAST 3 THINGS YOU HAVE BOUGHT? Neil Gaiman's Sandman book two. Breakfast. A can of Lime 100 Plus.

16. NAME 3 DRINKS YOU REGULARLY DRINK? At the risk of repeating myself, here goes - Coffee, 100 Plus, Tea.

17. WHAT TIME DID YOU WAKE UP TODAY? 6.25am. It's an unholy hour, I know.

18. CURRENT WORRY? Medical checkup.

19. CURRENT HATE? Arrogant people. But 'hate' is a very strong word, no?

20. YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO BE? Somewhere on vacation.


22. WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO? Next? Hong Kong. In the longer future? London.

23. DO YOU OWN SLIPPERS? Of course i do. Go everywhere with them, except work and church.

24. WHAT TOP ARE YOU WEARING? I'm a guy la. I wear T-shirts. White only.

25. LEAST FAVORITE COLOR? Bright red. And yes, I am Chinese.

26. LAST TIME YOU HAD AN ALCOHOLIC DRINK? Chinese New Year. Some red wine during our dinner. More of a wine guy.

27. WHAT SONGS DO YOU SING IN THE SHOWER? I don't sing. Neither do I shower, I use the pail and bucket, like most Malaysians. Okay, like most old-fashioned Malaysians.

28. WHAT DID YOU FEAR WAS GOING TO GET YOU AT NIGHT AS A CHILD? Nothing much. But I always disliked exams.

29. WHAT’S IN YOUR POCKETS RIGHT NOW? Nothing. Except some lint.

30. WORST INJURY YOU’VE EVER HAD? Dislocated my thumb and fractured my finger during basketball.

31. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PET? The old dog, passed on now.

32. HOW MANY TVs DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR HOUSE? One and only one.

33. WHO IS YOUR LOUDEST FRIEND? None, we're all well-behaved. Relatively.

34. WHO IS YOUR MOST SILENT FRIEND? None, they all speak at some point.

35. DOES SOMEONE HAVE A CRUSH ON YOU? How would I know? I'm married!

36. DO YOU WISH ON STARS? Not really. With the pollution around here these days, you don't really see stars anymore...

37. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK? Don't have one, but if pushed to name one, the good book has to be it...

38. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CANDY? Chocolates. No question at about it!

39. WHAT SONG DO/DID YOU PLAY AT YOUR WEDDING? Some wedding march. But in my mind, Love of A Lifetime by Firehouse is the theme song to my wedding...

40. WHAT SONG DO YOU WANT TO PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL? Face to Face by King James. I knew it immediately after hearing the song.

41. WHAT WERE YOU DOING AT 12 AM LAST NIGHT? Blogging. But usually i'll be watching the idiot box.

42. WHAT WAS THE FIRST THING YOU THOUGHT OF WHEN YOU WOKE UP? Gotta get to work... gotta get to work... repeat ad nauseum.


44. DO YOU LIKE RAIN? Yes, but only if i am indoors, reading a book.

45. WHAT DO YOU SMELL LIKE? a musky mixture of hyacinth and witch hazel in the November dusk. No, really.

46. WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU’LL BE IN 10 YEARS? No idea, but preferably on permanent vacation wondering what to do with all my money.

47. DO YOU BURN OR TAN? Not really, although in my line of work i'm in the sun a lot.

48. LAST TIME YOUR CELL RANG? this morning, in the office. A call from someone downstairs!

49. WHAT IS YOUR GPA? at graduation? 3.50 plus i think. Although it means jack squat after leaving uni.

50. DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC? Nope. Sleight of hand, diversion, yes, magic no.

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Monday, January 07, 2008


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Saturday, January 05, 2008

It's Secretary's Day Again. Woo-hoo.

It’s Secretary’s Day Again. Woo-hoo!

Last year I wrote something about Secretary’s Day, as did I the year before. And to this day, I still get incoming clicks from Google on subjects like ‘sexy secretaries’ and ‘secretary’s legs’. The internet never fails to amaze me everyday.

I don’t have a secretary, never had one. But if I had one, these would most likely be true:

  • If she was Chinese, she’d be Chinese educated and named either Mandy / Candy / Viola or named after one of the months from April to June.

  • If she was a Malay, she’d most likely be tudung-clad and with some pseudo-English Malay name like Liza or Farah or Rina. And she’d be reading Kosmo! or Mastika if she comes in early before work.

  • Her husband will come and pick her up at 5pm everyday. Therefore she can’t work late coz she won’t have a ride home.

  • If she drives to work, there is a 90% chance that the car would a Kancil or Myvi. One a week she’ll drive her husband’s modified Honda CRX. We all can hear the exhaust when the car turns the corner 2 miles away.

  • Table is full of cutesy stuff. If you accidentally move one of the teddy bear / plastic flowers / koala bears / birthday cards even by one micro-inch, she can tell when she comes back.

  • Everyday, from 11.47am right up to lunch time at 12.30pm, she’ll be on the phone (with both hands still working on the keyboard) with the other secretaries all over the office debating the biggest question of the day – where to eat for lunch.

  • All her pens and erasers have her name written on it. If one is missing she’ll stop everything to look for it.

  • Don’t ever take her mug from the pantry and use it, even by accident. All hell will break loose.

  • She’ll work in the company on the average 2.72 years. Then the next Liza / Farah / Candy or Mandy will replace her.

Anyway, it’s not I’ll ever have a real secretary. Office boys like me never get one. Happy Secretaries Day, everyone.

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