Friday, August 24, 2007

Malaysia International Fireworks Competition

From 18 August 2007 till 2 September 2007, Nations from Australia, Japan, Italy and Malaysia will be competing in the Malaysia International Fireworks Competition (MIFC) for the Merdeka trophy.(loosely translated as the Trophy of Independence) This shot was taken on Wednesday, which was the day when Team Australia competing.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Putrajaya Mosque

putrajaya mosque
This is the Putrajaya Mosque which is modeled after Persian Islamic architecture of the Safavid period with elements derived from other Muslim cultures.

Friday, August 17, 2007

A painting over the wall

japanese painting
This is a painting in a Japanese Restaurant, Shogun. I posted a post about it few days back. I think there's a performance going on and the people in the painting were enjoying watching it. What do you think?

Have a nice weekend, peeps! :)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Twin Towers

KLCC twin towers
I took this shot few months ago - the Petronas Twin Towers which were once the world tallest building from 1998-2004. It would be more beautiful if all the lights had been turned on. I was wondering why the light on the lower part of the building hadn't been switched on. I think it's a good thing because it will prevent the wastage of energy which will reduce the emission of carbon dioxide.

What do you normally do in your daily life in order to save the environment from becoming more and more polluted?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The neglected place

pulau pinang
What do you think when you first saw this picture?

"Geez.. What an old tailoring shop.. Who wanna come here and have their clothes done?"

Yeah. You might be right. As the time goes by, many things will be slowly disappearing as they are not that important to be paid attention on. Just like this little tailoring shop.

Perhaps we should pay more attention and see things differently. Perhaps we should use more of our time to see the world; may be in the end of the day, you will get something which is unexpected than you think it might be.

I hope I will be an good observant. Do you?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

That sky...

malaysia blue sky
Today it's a sunny day. No raining. It's pretty hot. And I looked up into the sky. How's the weather in your city? I heard there's been very hot in most of your city. Over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, right?

ps: Am going to study now. Will be back for commenting and visiting your blog after this. :)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Japanese buffet, anyone??

japanese buffet shogun

This is Shogun, a japanase buffet restaurant in One Utama Shopping Centre. I've been there for dinner to celebrate my friend's birthday. The ambience of Shogun is pretty nice and the food is certainly splendid. The foods have been divided into several section; the sushi bar, the teppanyaki section, the fried foods section, the oh-so-yummy soup section, the drinks section and the desserts section. Pretty many isn't it? Well, it costs RM 52++ per person, which I think it's quite reasonable. Too bad I only had an oyster with cheesy topping [my favorite!!] as only one oyster will be given to each customer. Oh that's alright because there are plenty of grilled seafood to be choosing from! Forget about the calories! Let's enjoy the food!

So what do you like to eat specifically when you're having a buffet?

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Life oh life...

pulau penang
As I was walking down the street in the downtown area of Penang, somewhere near the Kimberley Street if I'm not mistaken, I saw this uncle was pushing his 3 wheels bicycle which filled with loads of vegetables on it. I think he was going to somewhere nearby to sell off the vege, or perhaps he was on his way back home? I have no idea. All I can see was the blood-like stains on his pants. Have you noticed that? Was it a real blood stains, I wondered.

Life hasn't been easy. There's a saying that goes, "The rich become richer, the poor become poorer." Even the best developed country has people who're struggling on their living everyday. Don't you think so?

I think the photo somewhat representing what I am saying about. Notice the "Rolex"? Well, link it with the vege-selling man and you will get the picture.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Sleeping Buddha

sleeping buddha
Sorry guys, been missing for a few days. I was technically in the state of melancholy for the past 2 days. I wish everything will be turned out fine and the issue will be settled as soon as possible so that I will be feeling less troublesome by the problem that I'm facing now. Oh well.

And so I'm looking at the photograph of Sleeping Buddha which was taken during my trip to Penang, to seek the peacefulness within myself. Life has been up and down. A lot of time we seek the "truth" and try to convince ourself that we are not alone from the religious perspective. It might not be a 100% solution to your problem, but at least it will comfort your soul more than a little.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


sleeping buddha
I just got back from Penang yesterday and now I decided to show you guys some of the photos I took in Penang. Sorry to post it up but I really want to show some of the scene in Penang. Hope you guys wouldn't mind. :) This is a sculpture which situated right beside a sculpture of Buddha. It looks quite scary, don't you think? I believe its motive of being such scary is to chase away the evils. This photo was taken in The Sleeping Buddha Temple (Wat Chayamangkalaram) in Penang. Tomorrow I'll show you the sleeping Buddha.

Have you seen this kind of sculpture? Or do you have any kind of similar sculpture in your city?

Sunday, August 5, 2007

This is the month.

malaysia flag
It's August now. This is the month when we're going to celebrate our 50 years of nationhood and 31st of August is approaching really soon.

The picture was taken at the field placing with the national flag which surrounded by 13 other flags of states in Malaysia and a flag of Federal Territory, right in front of Putrajaya Mosque. And I just shot a part of it which you can see how our national flag looks like.

p/s: Today, I will be going to Penang for a couple of days. So I might not be able to update on a daily basis. :( But I will get back to you guys soon and your comments as well! =)

Have a nice week ahead!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Railway station

malaysia railway station
This is the Kajang Railway Station which is situated at Jalan Bukit, near the main town of Kajang. After some renovation and touching-up had been done, we have more chairs to sit now, and a bigger place to hide from rain. As you can see from the picture, the blue-yellow train is called KTM. Its efficiency is slower compared with LRT, Starline and Monorail. If I happened to miss the train, I have to wait another 15 min or even more than that for the next train. It's not cool at all if you're in the rush.

Friday, August 3, 2007

I want a sip of that now.

Kilkenny. It's an Irish beer. Has anyone tried it before? I think it's nice! The texture is quite smooth, and not that gassy. It was taken in an Irish bar in KL.

Do you guys drink beer? Or do you prefer wine more? Or anything alcoholic?

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

August Theme Day: Typical Breakfast

This is my typical breakfast of the day - a glass of extra hot milo + milk, a slice or two of raisin oatmeal toast, and biscuits. It's nothing special because I don't have excess time on making a proper breakfast as I always in the rush to class. I wished I had hot dogs, boiled eggs, and fresh juices during my breakfast but too bad my hostel doesn't has fridge to store the food. (Juices and hot dogs need to be stored in refrigerator.) Well, would anyone like to offer me one of those? :p

p/s: Oh, of course I didn't managed to finish off the biscuits all by myself!! =)

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