Saturday, September 17, 2011

2nd Anniversary of my CABG

How time flies and it is my 2nd Anniversary since I had my heart by pass. Just thought of writing a few words in my blog as I know there are some of you who read my blog and recently I got a query from someone with regards to the by pass surgery. I said don't worry as everything will be fine. So I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Good Lord for his blessings and in giving me a second chance in life....THANK YOU

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My morning walk at Danga Bay, J.B

This morning I did my walk at a new surrounding i.e. about 350 km from Kuala Lumpur (I just love the sight and smell of the sea). I was in  Danga Bay , Johor Bahru at my job site since Sunday night and back to KL this evening (Wednesday). The place is at the Southern tip of Malaysia, facing Singapore. I enjoyed my morning walk there and since I had my phone (HTC Desire) with me while walking, I took some pictures to share with you. I love the boats or yacht parked at Danga Bay. I bet it is a nice place to chill out in the evening overlooking the Bay with a nice drink and they have a seafood restaurant too, maybe I should check it out....

Friday, September 2, 2011


Robin Sharma

I know I'm unpopular on this point. But I owe you my truth: most people sleep more than they need to. They fall into the trap of spending some of the best hours of their lives on a mattress. They squander their potentially breathtaking gifts under the covers. They lose The Battle of The Bed. They trade their greatness for a snooze button.
Here's an insight I invite you to consider: sleep begets sleep. The more sleep you take, the more you need. Ever noticed that as you sleep more, you feel sleepier? Strange isn't it.
But it's true.
Yes, I get that sleep is essential to keep us bright and renewed and healthy. My fear is too much sleep. The kind that keeps great people small. The kind that minimizes high-potential lives. The kind that sucks the living out of human beings destined to shine (and you know who you are). Happens to a lot of us. Because we fall in love with a pillow.
Too much to do and too many great places to explore and too many Big Hairy Audacious Goals (thanks Jim Collins) to get to sleep too much. Life is for the living. I need to repeat that again: “life is for the living.” You and I have been given a gift today: to have the opportunity to make a difference and exercise our talents and have a brilliantly fun time doing it. And we need to seize (and respect) that gift.
So sleep less. Live more. And as Benjamin Franklin observed: “there will be plenty of time to sleep when you're dead.” (I've always liked that guy)

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Here are some signs and notices written in English that were
         discovered throughout the world.  You have to give the writers an
         'E' for Effort.  We hope you enjoy them.
  In a Tokyo Hotel:
         Is forbidden to steal hotel towels please.  If you are not a 
         person to do such thing is please not to read notis.
  In a Bucharest hotel lobby:
         The lift is being fixed for the next day.  During that time we
         regret that you will be unbearable.
  In a Leipzig elevator:
         Do not enter the lift backwards, and only when lit up.
  In a Belgrade hotel elevator:
         To move the cabin, push button for wishing floor.  If the cabin
         should enter more persons, each one should press a number of
         wishing floor.  Driving is then going alphabetically by
         national order.
  In a Paris hotel elevator:
         Please leave your values at the front desk.
  In a hotel in Athens:
         Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the
         hours of 9 and 11 A.M. daily.
  In a Yugoslavian hotel:
         The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the
  In a Japanese hotel:
         You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.
  In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox
         You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and
         Soviet composers, artists, and writers are buried daily except
  In an Austrian hotel catering to skiers:
         Not to perambulate the corridors in the hours of repose in the
         boots of ascension.
  On the menu of a Swiss restaurant:
         Our wines leave you nothing to hope for.
  On the menu of a Polish hotel:
         Salad a firm's own make; limpid red beet soup with cheesy
         dumplings in the form of a finger; roasted duck let loose;
         beef rashers beaten up in the country people's fashion.
  Outside a Hong Kong tailor shop:
         Ladies may have a fit upstairs.
  In a Bangkok dry cleaner's:
         Drop your trousers here for best results.
  Outside a Paris dress shop:
         Dresses for street walking.
  In a Rhodes tailor shop:
         Order your summers suit.  Because is big rush we will execute
         customers in strict rotation.
  A sign posted in Germany's Black forest:
         It is strictly forbidden on our black forest camping site that
         people of different sex, for instance, men and women, live
         together in one tent unless they are married with each other 
         for that purpose.
  In a Zurich hotel:
         Because of the impropriety of entertaining guests of the
         opposite sex in the bedroom, it is suggested that the lobby 
         be used for this purpose.
  In an advertisement by a Hong Kong dentist:
         Teeth extracted by the latest Methodists.
  In a Rome laundry:
         Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon 
         having a good time.
  In a Czechoslovakian tourist agency:
         Take one of our horse-driven city tours - we guarantee no
  Advertisement for donkey rides in Thailand:
         Would you like to ride on your own ass?
  In a Swiss mountain inn:
         Special today -- no ice cream.
  In a Bangkok temple:
         It is forbidden to enter a woman even a foreigner if dressed
         as a man.
  In a Tokyo bar:
         Special cocktails for the ladies with nuts.
  In a Copenhagen airline ticket office:
         We take your bags and send them in all directions.
  On the door of a Moscow hotel room:
         If this is your first visit to the USSR, you are welcome to
  In a Norwegian cocktail lounge:
         Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar.
  In a Budapest zoo:
         Please do not feed the animals.  If you have any suitable
         food, give it to the guard on duty.
  In the office of a Roman doctor:
         Specialist in women and other diseases.
  In an Acapulco hotel:
         The manager has personally passed all the water served here.
  In a Tokyo shop:
         Our nylons cost more than common, but you'll find they are
         best in the long run.
   From a Japanese information booklet about using a hotel air
         Cooles and Heates:  If you want just condition of warm in your
         room, please control yourself.
   From a brochure of a car rental firm in Tokyo:
         When passenger of foot heave in sight, tootle the horn.
         Trumpet him melodiously at first, but if he still obstacles 
         your passage then tootle him with vigor.
  Two signs from a Majorcan shop entrance:
         -   English well talking.
         -   Here speeching American.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My morning walk

After my by-pass heart surgery about 2 years ago, my early morning ritual includes the daily 1 hour walk as per the surgeons advice. I have been walking alone in the morning and I get up at 5.15 am during working days and a bit later during public holidays and weekends , the walk lasts about an hour from 5.30 am to 6.30 am.
Since we have a long week due to the holidays (27.08.11 to 04.09.11), I took some pictures to share with you on my route which looks pretty green and hilly. The pictures were taken just after sunrise and hence it is dark but what I love during my walk is the fresh air, the surrounding forest and solitude. Do let me know about your morning walks or you still haven't started walking yet? My word of advice is " It's better late then never" to start.

View from the top of the Hill

Walk down from the Hill

Retention pond where you can hear the sound of gushing water

Air Hitam  Forest Reserve, lush and green.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Wishing all Muslims, in Malaysia and beyond,
Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri.
May we all continue to live in harmony.
Let us build bridges that connect and not walls that divide.
Have a great day!

Taken from the Internet

Another year has passed and I still remember my childhood when my neighbours would send us ketupat, kuih, chicken rendang, malay biscuits and a lot of stuff early in the morning and I would have all this stuff for breakfast.

But things have changed now, we live in the city where we don't even know who our neighbours are. And the city is empty during the festival season as everyone travels to their hometown or is it that I am staying in an affluent neighbourhood where everyone is busy with their work and too busy making money.

Tell me how was your childhood memories of festivals were?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

My New Home at Bandar Puteri Klang

These are snap shots taken at my new home which is still under construction. The keys would be handed over to us by next year May 2012. After that I will do some renovation on the house and that would take about maybe 2 months and then only would I be able to move in. Got a lot of things planned and this time around I am going to supervise the work....

Front View - wide enough to park 2 cars

View from our front porch

Backyard and MacD is just behind

View from the Hall

Bathroom at Master Bedroom

So what do you think?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It's been awhile...

Yes it has indeed been awhile since I had last posted anything here. My New Year's resolution is still intact. Not drinking enough water, had to visit the Doctor yesterday due to my prevailing kidney stones I guess as I had a lit bit of blood in the piss.

I have reduced on my snacking and I just started on my blog much to my surprise. Out of the blues while I was chatting with my college buddy, I got my close friends phone Elvis, and we had a change to chat for awhile. He is in South Africa and it was a nice feeling talking to someone after a long while.

Let me see, what else is there in the resolution, gee I can't remember....before I forget...I am back with Econpile (M) Sdn Bhd...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

My New Year 2011 Resolution

Every year I have something to say about my New Year's resolution and this year I am going to do the same and  give you a list so that I will be reminded off my list...

1. I have to lose 3 kgs as advised by my heart surgeon.
2. I will stop snacking on peanuts.
3. I will reduce my intake of rice at night.
4. I will find time to read books every night.
5. I will find time to travel within Malaysia.
6. I will keep my table free from clutter.
7. I will blog regularly.
8. I will increase my intake of water to 2-3 liters a day

What about you, do you want to share your list with me.