Friday, December 31, 2010

A morning walk in the paddy fields and hills

A walk to remember

A Walk in the Morning Mist

... presenting the morning mist before 

it fades into a distant memory ...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Suzuki Cup soccer wins us a Public Holiday

Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak has declared

Friday, 31st December 2010

a Public Holiday to celebrate the success

by Malaysian football squad in winning the

2010 AFF Suzuki Cup on Wednesday Night

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Celebrating Christmas in Borneo Island

Visited friends to feast a Merry Christmas

At the first house, we feasted on green herbs and wine chicken and Minangkabau-style rich and tender coconut beef stew beef
among many dishes

At the second house,  we feasted on stew vegetable pork belly among other dishes

By then we were full and feasted just a little at the third house

 and played with the cute cat

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Winter Solstice welcome

Known in Chinese as the Dong Zhi Festival,
Winter Solstice is the second most important festival
of the Chinese calendar

Celebrated on the longest night of the year,
Dong Zhi is the day
when sunshine is weakest and daylight shortest
 The coming of winter is celebrated by families
and is traditionally the time
when farmers and fishermen gather food
in preparation for the coming cold season
 It is also a time for family reunions

This celebration can be traced to
the Chinese belief in yin and yang,
which represent balance and harmony in life
 It is believed that
the yin qualities of darkness and cold are
at their most powerful at this time,
but it is also the turning point,
giving way to the light and warmth of yang
 For this reason, the Dong Zhi Festival
is a time for optimism and promise of life renewed

After dinner, we savour the tang yuan (glutinous rice balls)
that we made ourselves

These home-made coloured glutinous rice balls 
are made from mixing rice flour with red bean paste
and black sesame fillings

A sweet syrup is then cooked by boiling water, pandan leaves, sugar and ginger

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Visit to the first Hard Rock Hotel

The first in Malaysia and Singapore

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Penang island

A few photos to show what's available in the island

First , there are plenty of shellfish and seafood on sale

Then there is duck meat rice noodle soup

All the best foods are found here

iphone 4 is  BIG  here in Penang island

Pearl of the Orient

On vacation on this island

The only vacation for this year

Trying out using seurat pointillism style of painting

The scene is a famous "  egg-noodle stall under the big tree
at Ayer Hitam ( Black Water )
in Penang island ( known as the pearl of the orient )

 For more paintings,  


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Justin Bieber in Penang ?

Just love this guy' hair style !

Penang's own celebrity

Monday, December 6, 2010

Portuguese Chicken in lemon and herbs

Open flame grilled and dipped in garlic sauce

That is healthy !

Forgot to bring my Lumix camera so these are shot 
with iphone4 and the focus is slightly off

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Photo travels to the Pearl of the Orient

iphone4 camera captures trendy fashion or what ?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

A Visit to the Pearl of the Orient

The calm before the storm

This is the the apartment where I put up for the 2 weeks

Some taiwanese snack food to try out

 Taiwanese crispy chicken

 Low fat smoothies  ...  we chose the ALL BERRY BANG

 Looking at the Gift Shop

 The latest fashionable thing to do when wearing a pair of jeans

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Walk by the Waterfront

Photo taken using iphone4

What do you think of the iphone4 camera image quality ?

My opinion is that the image lacks clarity

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday 's watermelon

Spotted a watermelon plant among the weeds


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