Friday, October 28, 2011

Genting Highland...

Above is a scene of Genting Highland resort in the clouds as seen from the Karak Highway.  The image was taken last March while traveling toward Kuala Lumpur from Kuantan. I was not driving thus I took that image on that cool afternoon.  Enjoy it folks. 

Have a nice day.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Of Waffle...

I love Waffle but could never find one to my liking in the restaurant or at shops that sell cakes. So when our daughter Lin were around last week I bought some Strawberry and ask her to make some Waffles for me. Without much ado she start from scratch and did it for me. Above is an image of that wonderful waffle that I had as dessert. It taste so good that I had a second helping. What a day and I enjoyed it. 

Have a nice day.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Enchanting Kuala Lumpur.

It was a gorgeous evening with the sun shining bright. I was in the train returning to Kuala Lumpur after an interesting trip up north to the city of Ipoh. As the train approaches the city of Kuala Lumpur; for the first time I get to see Kuala Lumpur in such a beauty the evening sun had on it. It was a magnificent sight to watch and wonder as the ray of sun play itself on the skyscrapers of the city. The glasses of the outer wall of the buildings seem to dance in the light, turning the scene into a colorful work of art as in a painting.  It is my city and I love watching it from this angle. I have live in this city for almost forty years and have seen it develop over times from a small city into a sprawling metropolis of 1.5 millions people. Above are the scenes that I had managed to snap through the window of the moving train.  Magnificence scenes indeed!  

Have a nice day.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mixed Fruits Chutney...

I loved Fruits Chutney [Acar Buah Buahan]. It is one appetizer that we always have in the house. We would enjoy it when eating steamy hot rice or with Biayni rice. Since it is not widely sold in the market or the quality is not that good we do not buy it. Instead my spouse would make it for our own use, as well to give to friends or relatives. 

So last week after we got all the dried fruits my spouse prepared it.  It is like making jam or pickle. The difference is that here the fruits is cook in oil and spices and then bottled. It could be eaten immediately but it is best after three days. By that time every ingredients that are use to make the Fruits Chutney has fermented evenly with the fruits. And it would taste good. Like Jam and Pickle it can stay fresh for a long period of times. For a longer shelf life it is best stored in the fridge. 

Have a nice day.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

In Remembrance of Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

A genius of our time. He gives us the best computer technology of our times. May he rest in peace. Apples announcement of his demise here.

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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

The Train Ride...

I was invited to give a Luncheon Talk at the Stamford College in Petaling Jaya. It was to be held at 1PM on September 28, 2011. Since I did not want to drive there I decided to just parked my car at the KLCC parking area and from there takes the LRT to the nearest station to the college. I was told by the Lecturer Rabiah who had contacted me earlier that she would pick me and suggest that I stop at the Asia Jaya LRT station. So just after 11AM on that beautiful Wednesday morning I drove the Honda to the KLCC car park and then walk to the station using the subway to the KLCC LRT station across the road. I used the Touch n Go card to get in and proceed to the underground station.

Soon the train arrived and to make sure I am taking the right train I ask a young woman nearby as to the right train and she was helpful indeed and told me that this is the one to take. The train stop and its doors opened. I went in and try to find a seat but there was none. The youngsters does seem to care to give their seats to an old man, so I just hang on hoping that someone would leave and I would take the seat. I need the seat because this is going to be a long ride. While I was waiting someone from behind me tap my shoulder and showed me the empty seat beside his. I thank him and sat there; happy that now I could just enjoy the ride.

The ride from the KLCC station to just before the Central Market station was underground, thus it was dark throughout the journey. Just after the Masjid James station the train went up into the open track above ground. It was really beautiful to see the burst of light as the train emerged from darkness of the underground to the clear blue sky as it move on above the street. From here the train travels above ground. On a clear day like that day I could see bright scenes of the streets on both sides of the moving train. It was a panoramic view all the way. I took my camera and take a few snaps of the scene. I felt real good sitting in the train, took out my iPad and surf the Net and wrote a few posting on Facebook. The iPad works well indeed in the train since I got 3G connection throughout the ride. It would surely be not that easy with the Laptop. Now I know why the Tablets computer is getting popular among the masses especially the young; its so versatile, light to carry and easy to use. After awhile I put back the iPad in the bag and just watch the changing scene as the train stop at one station after another. After just twenty five minutes the train arrived at the Asia Jaya station. On the way down to the ground level I call the Lecturer Rabiah who had promised to pick me up, telling her that I had arrived. She said to just wait at the front of the step and that she would come over in minutes.

I take my time to look for the way to get out of the station. I move on without really going anywhere. I then ask a passerby and he pointed me toward another direction, the way to get out of the station. This is my first time at this station thus the confusion. With that I walk toward the step-way and then wait for her to arrive. Well when one wait time seem to pass by slowly. Since I had only spoken to her on the phone I actually do not know how this lecturer look so I watch for any car that would stop but most of the car just passes by and move on. After awhile a dark color car with a charming petite woman stop and I knew in that instance that it must be that Lecturer. I move toward the car and peep through the widow and mentioned her name and sure enough it was her. Without much ado I got into the car and then she sped away. We chat on small chat while she drove and eventually arrived at the college. Well folks it’s going to be the beginning of a beautiful day here at Stamford College in PJ.

Have a nice day.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

The Talang flower...

Above are the Talang that grows in my little garden. It is a creeper plant and would grow well in the open where there are plenty of sunlight. The Malay use this flower for food coloring especially when preparing the blue color Ulam rice. 

Have a nice day.