Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Been Watching Band of Brothers

Sorry guys, i've not been updating because i've been watching Band of Brothers.

Really took me quite awhile to finish it.

Anyway i'm finally done with it. So, will keep you guys updated again. Really enjoyed it! Best all time War movie ever!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Civil Defense catches monitor lizard

After what Bomba did to my snake the last time, I decided to call the Civil Defense.

After what they did to the snake, they do not deserve another animal to catch from me. Stick to "Killing" fire which you do best!

Because this time around, I got something else. A monitor Lizard.

Not just any monitor lizard, but a water monitor lizard. Apparently, the mouth has all kinds of bacteria that if you get bitten, things will just get really bad. When I say bad, I mean really really bad. (I don't know never got bitten before)

Well, it got stuck after climbing up the wall of my house and found out that there is no more rocky mountain for it to grip for it to go further and find it really difficult to get back down without risking its life altogether.

Now at first, I was actually going to do a Bear Gryll's on this one but because its so much easier to test out the civil defense this time, I decided to call them instead.

So, I dialed 999, and before you know it, they arrived infront of my house in a nice white jeep. Its funny, how in such a short span of time I get visited by all this emergency rescue fellars. Quite happening come to think of it.

4 well trained civil defense officers came well-dressed to catch one hopeless monitor lizard.

When in real actual Malaysian fact, only one person does the job while others watch.

The others would at most pretend to work a bit like move flower pots. I meant A flower pot.

So, they have the same tool, and as usual, loop it around the head and soon, the lizard is flying in the air,

and was brought down to ground.

Now, I figured, the civil defense was going to be as cruel as the Bomba by smashing the head of the lizard like the last time,

but they didn't.

The lizard is put inside a cage that they came prepared with in the jeep.

The guy needed a smoke after such a hard day's job.

Lizard was very aggressive.

So, they needed to cool it down with water.

The lizard actually cools down after being splashed by water.

They put it inside the jeep and soon, they were on their way.

Anyway, what we can see here, the civil defense do a better job in capturing wild animals. They don't kill the animal right infront of you!

They're civilised remember. People regarded as civil, works in civil defense. How can you not act civil infront of civilians.

All I know is, somewhere back at the base, they will probably have a big feast out of that delicious lizard with barbeque sauce to go with it. World is unfair isn't it!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Doesn't cost anything to donate nowadays

Hello Dear Readers,

I have just done a good deed today.



Only this time it does not cost me anything. I MEAN IT!!

Not even a penny! You don't even have to see replica's of hunchback of notre dame's to give you the feeling of sympathy before you donate.

All you'd have to do is just choose which organisation you feel can really make this world a better place and DIGI will donate using their own money based on your selection.

I don't know about you guys, but I thought I would have never seen the day where I could donate without costing me anything but a click of a mouse. Come on guys!You can do it too. Doesn't cost you anything!

All you'd have to do is visit this site.

Isn't it just fun spending other people's money for a good deed!

I heard from somewhere that the more you donate, the less chances of you being born as a cockroach in the next life.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

A smart place to Beg, What a smart Begger!

Sometimes I wonder whether the begging business in Penang has been affected ever since the recession.

Begging business in Penang is one of the most difficult business to do in the world simply because

No matter how ugly you look,

No matter how cacat you have become,

No matter how close you try to look like the hunchback of notre dame,

No matter how some of your limbs got chopped off (no idea why?),

Despite all the hardwork to survive in such a trivial business, Penang people will not sympathize at all!!

You will not even get a cent for begging over here. It's not because Penang people are a bunch of Kiam Siap people. Those tricks just does not work on us anymore.

Even if you are still able to beg with one hand, people in Penang feels that you are gifted enough to use that hand to work. We will not give money to undeserving lazy people.

Even the merit of donating to beggers that will improve our Karma points will not change our mind of giving money to beggers.

For those of you who don't know what Karma is, it is the total effect of a person's actions and conduct during the successive phases of the person's existence, regarded as determining the person's destiny.

In short, the begging business has to move with the times. Reinvent itself. People are getting more educated and thus beggers have to find new ways to source their income.

Sometimes I feel its the place that they're doing it which is wrong. They're always doing it at the coffee-shops disturbing and disgusting people while they're eating.

Anyway, last weekend, for the first time, I happen to see a reason why the begging business is moving in a new direction and that they will survive during this trying times.

You see..Last Friday while I was having an over-priced beer with Monica and Han Hong

at SOI 11 which has a fantastic view that oversees the entrance of MOIS,

we saw a begger.


While our intentions are very clear why we we were sitting at SOI 11 other than to have a chat,

the begger also had similar intentions as well.

When his not looking at the left

His eyes are looking at the right.

When his eyes are not looking at the right, his looking at the center.

And when there is nothing else (you should know what by now) to see, the begger starts working.

Now I don't know about you, while the rest of us were losing money buying over-priced drinks in SOI 11, the begger was earning money!!

The begger went from table to table and people were simply donating money.

Even the table infront of us that opened a bottle of wine that had the same intentions as everybody else who were sitted there, even donated to the begger.

We were all stunned, why are all this people donating money to this half-cacat begger which is not even a 5-star cacatness job.

Then it came to our turn.

Somehow, unluckily, the begger's hand was pointing at me almost like as if i'm suppose to be giving him money from this table.

For awhile then, I was not going to sympathise and give any form of charitable money to this begger. I am a PENANG person. I will not sympathise with those who can still work.

While the begger was standing there, I began to realise that everybody sitted around us, started looking at our table. The kind of look that says, Kiam Siap Bugger who buys over-priced beer but can't even help the half cacat begger.

The pressure was building. It almost came to a point where it was making Monica look really bad. I mean why is this girl hanging out with this bunch of losers. The time has come to find out the true colors whether he is really well-off or just showing that he could just pay for over-priced beer.

Alright, so the begger did his homework. Societal pressure was upon us. Monica was also giving us a look of wondering how far I would actually go.

For his homework, I guess he deserves a bit of money to survive the recession. At first, I was going to reach out to some left-over coins in my pocket, then it hit upon me of something I read in Desmond's blog about the 10 things I should never do in front of a girl. Now I don't know about him, but I only think of things I can do infront of a girl like being generous.


To safe Monica's grace, I took out 10 bucks and gave the BEGGER. It's like opening champagne in the club while other people are only opening a bottle of whisky.

So with 10 ringgit, society pressure was finally over. People felt I was a rich bugger. People felt Monica was mixing with the right people. Monica had a longer smile the entire night. My Karma improved as well. I am a good hearted person. My future looks good. My lovelife looks good. Everything looks good. It looks like a win-win situation.

Actually, realistically, I felt I was dumb and all I can think of the entire night is what a smart place to beg at a nightclub where people are known to flash money around to gain attention, what a smart begger!

I bet somewhere out there, he is filling up petrol in his mercedes benz. Apparently, I heard that the begger has been begging over there for awhile. If you ask me, I think the begging business is recession proof , now that they've targeted the right place.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The Mama's Nyonya Cuisine Restaurant

Sometimes the reason why I don't blog about what I eat is simply because I eat to live. Its simply because there is nothing really fancy to show what I eat everyday.

If its not Char Koay Teow for lunch

Then its Wan Tan Mee

And when its not wan tan mee, its hokien mee

and when its not hokkien mee, its mee sotong.

and when there are certain times I feel that there should be more to life and decide to change my lifestyle by living to eat,

I WOULD AT MOST go to a restaurant such as Mcdonalds which I do not need to explain further why I go there.

Even the drinks I take everyday is not fancy enough for me to blog about.

If its not Barli Peng,

its teh peng,

and when its not teh peng, its tsui kam peng (lime juice),

and when there are certain times, I feel there is a need to change my lifestyle by living a healthier life by not consuming sweet drinks,

I don't order any drinks at all, only to be fined by the coffeeshop for RM0.30 which comes with a cup of plain hot water. Not joking seriously!

In my part of the world, if hot water comes at RM0.30, you DRINK IT DOWN SLOWLY, almost like you're drinking champagne or white wine for that matter.

Sometimes, I wonder what I would do if I were to have a girlfriend and she desires for food that looked like this every day.

Yes I may have to change my lifestyle to suit her's. Maybe i'll be able to blog about my food more often as well.

But I also know for a fact that, I would have to depend on biscuits for the rest of my life when she's not around.

Not just any biscuits.

But Jacobs that comes in rectangular form that comes in the few hundreds in a tin just like this,

that would allow me to survive for a couple or more months.

Thankfully, that has not happened yet, so instead of waiting for something like that to happen, a few days ago, I decided to pamper myself by having something nice to eat.

Here's something different from my usual average meals that I would love to share with you which you must understand by now how happy I am to do so.

I went to a place called Mama's.

A nyonya cuisine restaurant.

Its located at Abu Siti Lane in Penang which is a distance from where I'm standing to the time you enter the road.

Its a place where from the looks of it, Jimmy Choo has dined before.

Its a place where Nicole David goes to have her nyonya food as well. That would be me pointing her picture which was also autographed as well.

Basically its a place where celebrity goes.

If you come here, and they do not ask for your autograph or take a picture with you, YOU KNOW YOU'RE NOT FAMOUS!

At most times, I would quickly run off and have Nasi Lemak down the road, but wanting to know what celebrities find soo good about the food here, I decided to carry on further.

So when the food arrived, I decided to take some shots, MANY SHOTS, almost accidentally stepping the toes of the shop keepers that looked like I was taking shots so I could make replica's of the famous food back in Sow Tow Lane and sell it much cheaper. Good and cheap which goes very well with Penangites.

Anyway, coming back to the food.

This is Nyonya Chicken Curry.

This is umm Nyonya Fried Chicken.

Sometimes, I don't know how many chickens had to sacrifice themselves to satisfy my happy stomach.

This is Brinjal Nyonya Style

This is umm something Nyonya style.

This is Nyonya soup with fine cut pig intestines. Taste good actually.

And there was also the Nyonya Bubur Cha Cha for desert as well.

Now, it may not look like alot since eating at restaurants is not really my forte, but while I was enjoying the interior of the shop

which really had a nyonya feeling to it with nyonya clothes hanged all over the wall, the bill finally came.

For all that, it cost me RM180 bucks. 180 BUCKS!!I mean that's gotta be one hell of a chicken we just ate!!!

Anyway, I would say the food is quite good, satisfied really, actually FANTASTIC!!Better than what i've been eating everyday, but as for the price,

It may not sound like a lot to alot of rich people, but like I said, as for us from this part of the world, I guess nyonya food will always remain and be at most, a packet of Nasi Lemak.