Sunday, September 25, 2011

While the time away...

After that great time at the Mamak restaurant at Ampang Point I move to the old part of the city. My nephew had wanted to do some shopping at Maju Junction Mall, so I decided to tag along. While he did some shopping and getting supplies for his business I just browse along. Then decided to have some food and drink at one of the shop at the front of the mall, As this is the first time I am here I decided to try a posh looking place call the Noodle Station. I took a table outside facing the main road and ordered a Mee Mamak and Ice Lemon Tea. I then took out my iPad and ask the waiter for the WiFi password. With that I start surfing the Net while watching folks goes by.

The order came and I sat to enjoy that Mee Mamak, one of my favorite food. I felt really good to sit here in the middle of the city and enjoying the cool fresh air that comes with the breeze in the open-airspace of the place. Opposite on the other side of the road is the former Rex Cinema. In those days it was one of the cinema that show great movies when it come to Malaysia. It was always packed to capacity when it opens its door every day and night. I remember I did watch one of the great movies at that time. It was that hilarious movie entitled 'And God Must be Crazy'. As usual with this road it is always jammed with traffics that ply this road that was famously known once as Batu Road. Well it is on this street that the Japanese soldiers march when they came to take over the capital city of Malaya and occupied Malaya for three years. It must have been a terrible scene of those happening to watch then. Indeed a bitter period of our history. Well that is history now and now KL as it is popularly known is the capital city of an independence country Malaysia.

Then my nephew joins me and he ordered Chow Kweh Teow. I believe this place would be filled with youngsters enjoying their evening on this sidewalk place of happening. I remember during my youth we would hang out at such places on weekend to have a drink with friends and enjoying ourselves, careless of the happening around us. It was a great time then and I believe the youth of today does the same thing and enjoying themselves too. Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman [Batu Road] in Kuala Lumpur was the happening place during the colonial era where some of the best restaurants and bar are situated. The restaurants and bar are gone now. Today it is a place where folks go to shops to buy things that are cheaper than in the Mall. Anyway it is as crowded as ever and I still love to take a slow walk on the pathway of the old shops.

Here visitors could get a glimpse of the past where once there was no shopping mall but rows and rows of shop houses that sell almost everything that one needs. Well folks time has changed and there are a few shopping malls here now. I believe tourists would love this part of the city since nearby is the 'Little India' and 'Wisma Yakin' a shopping complex that sell  things Malay. Where one could get a taste of the fusion of culture of what made Malaysia such a unique place. This places are well-connected by the LRT and buses, so if you tourists out there who want to seen this old part of Kuala Lumpur do get there the cheaper way. Not too far from the shopping complex and shop houses is the famous Dataran Merdeka or Independence Square; The large green field opposite is the reminiscence of the British colonial era. The old Government offices and the Courthouse opposite the Merdeka Square are a good example of the great architecture then. These buildings are heritage building now and it worth a visit to see the past in one great spot of the city...

Have a nice day.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

TT with Friends...

It was a beautiful Monday morning in September. Been alone I decided to go for breakfast outside. The nearest place is the Mamak Restaurant at the PETRONAS Station nearby. This place is always throng with folks either having breakfast or brunch at this time of the day. I parked my car in the vicinity of the Supermarket nearby and head for the restaurant. Sat down and instead of just ordering the usual Roti Canai I had Rice with Curry. I watch folks enjoying their share of breakfast and then saw a familiar figure, a friend making an order. After I had finished the food I join him at the table. Tawfik is the son of the late Tun Dr. Ismail [the former Deputy Prime minster of Malaysia during the early part of our independence]. Tawfik was with his son Sulaiman named after his uncle, another famous figure during that era. He introduced me to his son and I sat down to join them just having Tea 0 while they enjoyed their full breakfast of Murtabak and Roti Canai with eggs. As usual we chat on the socio political scene of the country. It was indeed a great chat and since we both had other things to do that morning, we parted and went on our own way. Well folks it was indeed a fruitful morning with friend in Ampang Jaya.

Have a nice day.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A new Blog on the block...

Here folks is our 15 years old grandson's Blog.... Babble The World .

Have a nice day.

Friday, September 16, 2011


The cupcakes that the grandkids did for my 72nd Birthday this year. A great idea indeed and I love it.

Have a nice day folks.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Rural Scene...

I was in Bentong just after the Hari Raya and while at a relative's house there I saw a few chickens around the yard. It was a scene that we do not see in the urban area. An interesting sight indeed. As I was watching the surrounding I saw two cocks was about to fight. The scene is just like a scene at a Cock Fight which is still in practice in some countries. In Malaysia Cock Fight is illegal. I then took a few shots of the happening and sharing it here for all to see. A rare scene indeed.

Have a nice day.

(Blogging using the iPad and edited using the Laptop]

Of Tiny Insect...

Here is an image of a tiny insect enjoying its meal at a brilliant flower, the Bauhinia Kochiana, a native flower of Malaysia. The above image was taken using a Macro lens.  Enjoy it folks. 

Have a nice day.

[Please click to enlarge image]

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Blogging from iPad

I am trying to blog from my iPad using Apps made for iPhone. Here it goes. Hope it works.

Above is the iPad with a portable keypad that use Bluetooth.

Have a nice day folks.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The creeper plants...

Here are some images of a creeper plants that I found near my house. Enjoy it folks. Take care.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

The White Hibiscus...

I love flowers and other greens. So in my little garden in front and at the back of our house we plant a little that we could.

Last year my brother in Kuantan gives us a small Hibiscus plant which he says of the white flower kind; a rather rare variety. So we took it home and plant it in a pot at the back of the house.

Last week we began to see the tiny buds appearing. It delighted us to see the young plants grown well and now start to flowers. Last week it starts to blooms, an elegant white and such a charm of a flower in the morning sun. As usual with Hibiscus it just lasted one day and then it wilted and drop.

I decided to take some images of that white Hibiscus and sharing it here for all to enjoy.

Have a nice day.

[Please click image to enlarge]

Friday, September 02, 2011

Of Hari Raya Open house...

From time to time we would open our house to friends and strangers on the Hari Raya or Eid Fitri. This year we play host to a numbers of friends, a few I had known only in cyberspace like Facebook and Blog.

The Open House is a Malaysian concept of celebrating one another festivals in a more organized way. Visiting friends and relatives on this auspicious festival is on a basis of no invitations; folks could come anytime to visit and all are welcome. In an Open House the happening is made simple since folks are told of the time of the Open House. And as a host one get to meet many visitors in one go. It would be hectic but to me it is an enjoyable event that happens once in while. And we love playing host.

As for this year let these images speak for itself the charm and warmth of friends at our home on the first day of Hari Raya. The event started at 12:30PM and ended at past 10PM in the evening when the last guest leave.

Thanks folks for coming over. Both Asmah and I are happy that you all could come over and share the joy and happiness with us on this blessed day.

One of the guest, a blogger wrote about her visit to our home. Here is her take....

Have a nice day.