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Wooden Chick Is Not Your Frigid Or Unemotional Girlfriend - Part 3.

Create: 07/13/2017 - 19:08
A plain chick in Bidor

Photography Tip: Look for a plain chick with a entrance/exit cutout. Use it as a frame but it only works when there is a person behind. I think this was the proprietor of the medicine shop in Bidor.

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Wooden Chick Is Not Your Frigid Or Unemotional Girlfriend - Part 2

Create: 07/13/2017 - 18:55
An old chick in Parit Jawa

A Very Old Chick.

A wooden or bamboo chick I saw on the front of a camera shop in tiny Parit Jawa town, south of Muar. The advertisement for a Asahi Pentax Spotmatic camera reads like history. It dates it to between 1964 and 1976, leaving a clue about the longevity of the shop. The model was the then much aspired SLR 35mm film camera because of its compact design, Takumar lenses and TTL needle metering. Then, came the even smaller, analog Olympus OM-1.

Son Of A Hotel Owner.

Create: 05/23/2017 - 09:39
Lok Ann Hotel. Chinatown

Son Of A Hotel Owner.

I had a childhood friend whose family operated a hotel with the grand sounding name of Hotel De Luxe.

When he went to London to study, his reputation as a hotel owner commanded a lot of respect. His uni mates thought it must be a legendary hotel like the ones in Hollywood or Rome, housed in an art deco building. He told them the hotel had a casino.

In reality, it was a 'rumah tumpangan' or a budget lodging house above the family's coffee shop or kopitiam. The casino was the mahjong table in a corner. Lol.

I Saw A Stegosaurus With A Beer Belly, Man Boobs And Spine Plates

Create: 05/16/2017 - 10:50
I Saw A Stegosaurus With A Beer Belly, Man Boobs And Spine Plates.

I Saw A Stegosaurus With A Beer Belly, Man Boobs And Spine Plates.

I was driving in Port Klang town when I thought I saw a human Stegosaurus from the Jurassic period. I stopped my car and got down to have a closer look.

It turned out some form of ancient Chinese and Egyptian cupping therapy. According to the Malay 'medicine man', the bamboo tubes suck out bad 'wind" form the body.

There is a 'snake oil' salesman outside each of the three lottery shops.

Of course, you don't have to look like a dinosaur or flash your manboobs to the innocent public.

Protection Of Mother

Create: 05/14/2017 - 15:03
Protection Of Mother

"What did you just say to my mom?" The wide eyed, startled and angry kid seemed to be asking me.

Me: "Told her she's really beautiful and have very nice features like that of a Bollywood star".

I wished I could tell her that but I don't think she'll understand me.

I must brush up on my geography, too. When I asked her which town she comes from in Myanmar, I couldn't figure out what she said and spelt. Not her fault. I'll carry a paper map of Myanmar next time.

Al Fresco Dining At Jonker Walk

Create: 05/08/2017 - 00:44
Tambah Tau Pok in Jonker Walk

The curry or laksa mee street food hawker at the connecting road to Jalan Tokong from Jonker Street. So awesome to be at so close to a tokong or Chinese temple built in 1645.

I always request for extra toppings of "tau pok" or tofu or fried soy bean curd puffs when eating curry noodles soup. It is always nice when the tofu puffs soak up the santan soup or gravy and become softly bloated. A sign at the stall proclaimed the dish as "Laksa Mee Hee Kiow Mee". Hee Kiow might possibly be Fish Mix in Hokkien.

The Junkyard Dog Sleeps Tonight

Create: 05/02/2017 - 22:20
The Junkyard Dog Sleeps Tonight

Scrap collectors hauled in a discarded mattress or two. The faithful junkyard dog finds a comfy spot different from the usual rusted metal, cardboard and other junk.

Saw this dog during my exploration of Hulu Bernam area recently. The junkyard dog is a popular movie trope often used to set up a scene with impending sinister activity or hostility.

For all its movie reputation of aggressiveness and alertness, it possesses a less-recognised attribute in real-life. Unconditional loyalty to owners who provide scant creature comforts.

Colours Of Yonker

Create: 05/01/2017 - 23:01
Colours of Jonker Street

Colours Of Yonker.

While searching for images to illustrate the recent feature on Hotel Puri Melaka, I found a forgotten folder. It contains street photography (my favourite genre) images photographed in famous Jonker Street in Melaka. On that bazaar and ancient street, there are so many hidden nooks and crannies with delightful and very colourful subjects and backgrounds.