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Chinese New Year Traditions

Posted by on Feb 15, 2018 in Celebrations

Chinese New Year means cookies, firecrackers, lion dances and dragon dances. Contrary to popular belief, New Year does not start on the first day of the lunar calendar. It starts during the first day of Spring – Li Chun. Chinese people all over the world would bank in money during auspicious times, and try to balance an egg on a smooth surface at a specific time. This year is the Year of the Dog. When the lunar calendar starts tomorrow, hopefully this means a better time for everybody all over the world. Gong Xi Fa Cai!...

And it’s 2018!

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Celebrations

There goes another year… 2017 went by really fast. The same malls came up with fireworks this year. The ones at Mutiara Damansara were nicer this year. Less creative, but they were shot higher (I had to adjust my camera a few times). Here’s to hoping that 2018 is a better year all around (there’s an 8 at the back of the year number this time…...

New Style Mamaks?

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Personal

(Picture courtesy of IndoBowl). I still remember going to the mamak stall as a student in college. At that point of time, it was very popular. Now the old mamak stalls are nearly all gone, and disappearing fast from the market. Now if you want a simple plate of roti canai or Indomie goreng, you have to pay more at fancier restaurants. The IndoBowl opened up in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year, and was an instant hit as it offered Indomie in various cooking styles. Now it’s opened up a second branch in SS15, Subang Jaya. Why not go give it a...

Halloween in Malaysia

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Celebrations

Ghosties, ghoulies, witches, zombies… and even a mummy! Looks like Halloween has finally landed in Malaysia. Yesterday, the students put up a great show dressing up for Halloween. I was too lazy and just decided to go as Super Mario. But look at the effort some people took… I want some blood with this… Oooh, fancy meeting the devil? Okay, I don’t wanna cross this little one here… TWO Narutos? Or am I seeing double? And we have Two-Face in the house… Okayyyy… somebody’s got out of the wrong side of the bed today. This little Hulk’s a real poser. Peek-a-boo? We’re scary… don’t come near us! If there was a prize, he’d get my vote for sure. I… want… your… bloooodddd… I don’t want to get on the wrong side of him either. Nice mask… That’s a lot of effort as well....