Monday, 25 February 2008








Monday, 18 February 2008

Valentine's Day with an Un-romantic Boyfriend

For V-day 2007, I brought my girlfriend to Putrajaya.

Roses were absent. Gifts exchanging never cross my mind.
There were no candle light fine dining in the cruise around Tasik Putrajaya, neither had we a romantic stroll along the lake.

We had McDonald's Prosperity Meal instead, and a car trip along the main boulevard of Putrajaya.
We got lost getting there and got lost coming back to KL.
I brought her there just because she has not been there before.

It was a great trip with lots of expectations to Putrajaya,
and a trip back to KL with a tired, annoyed and disappointed girlfriend on the passenger seat.
How memorable.

This year, again, we're not heading to any nice and classy restaurant.
Roses were absent.
Gifts exchanging never cross my mind.
I decided to drive my girlfriend 50KM outskirt of KL,roam pass 3 tolls,
towards the small Town of Jenjarom, just next to Banting.

We're there for the display of lights and lanterns in the famed FGS Dong Zen Temple佛光山东禅寺.

It's a yearly event, but this year it is bigger and better and brighter! (might not be true, it's my first time there as well)
Anyway, there's lots of lanterns and exhibition items on display.
Without a second thought, I pulled out my camera and started shooting pictures.

Statues of Kuan Yin
Red red lanterns
Lanterns are cool
Lotus river?
It's not real......

Cute little monk

Brightly lit temple compound
Giant Lantern

After some good full 30 minutes of photography session, I realised I forgotten something.
My girlfriend. Oh sheeeeeeeeet!!!!
Please imagine the physical abuse I received later that night.

Anyway, it was a great trip with high expectations to Jenjarom,
and a trip back to KL with a bored, annoyed and grumpy girlfriend plus some nice photos in my camera.
How memorable.

Couldn't wait for Valentine's day 2009.

Friday, 1 February 2008

Crisis in Jakarta

Woke up this morning, to my horror, it's raining.
And it's raining heavily.
Worse still, I remembered it started raining since last night!

In KL, you might expect something like a flash flood in a few major roads.
It's bad.
That is KL, you might say.

In Jakarta, things are a little different.
You get nothing less than a city-wide flood.
It's freaking-horribly-crazy bad!
That is Jakarta, the locals nod in approval.

A quick check on my apartment's balcony, and saw the road in front became a canal.

Turned on the TV, and virtually every TV station is reporting about flood throughout Jakarta.

Best still, they kept on repeating the footage of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's car being stuck in a traffic jam.
Its amuzing to see the poor fella switching cars(from S-Class to some SUV) in slippers in the middle of the road.

Anyway, the main point is, I got a plane to catch tomorrow.

I need to go back to KL and then Ipoh to celebrate "Imlek" (CNY as referred by the Indonesians).

And the airport is closed!!!!!

I don't want to celebrate Imlek....I want to celebrate Chinese New Year!


Anyway, despite the horrible flood and traffic jam, I managed to get to Soekarno-Hatta Airport and return to Kuala Lumpur at the same day.

Gladfully......I hope not to return to Jakarta again!