Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
3) Lunch/dinner with aunty
4) Lunch/dinner with uncle
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
(image googled from internet)
Don't ask me why or whether are there a lot of 'Keluang' that's why the name, I don't know and I don't wish to know. They always give me that creepy feelings that associated with images of skeletons & cobwebs & witches. It is not one of my favourite animal though I've eaten a few of them and they tasted like chicken and you'll wake up next day unable to open your eyes... erm... that's beside the point. Gross hor...? But it is good if you are weak & asthmatic. So are snakes, monkeys, wild boar, tigers....:p I don't la.. they fed me all kind of creepy stuff when I was young.
It is on this vacant land that where the old Kluang bus station used to stand, where the best satay stall used to be, where my grandparents' noodle stall used to be, where I used to lay cardboard boxes on the chairs to sleep, where Aunty Tua Pui Poh's (fat aunty) yummy prawn noodles used to be. Or where I was bathed by one of our helper while she was being scolded by PP for not looking after me cause I fell into one of the yucky drain while in her care. Those days, I always fell into the drain, don't know why also. They must have some kind of magnetic forces over me. Poor me. Anyway, the bus station has long been shifted. It is now only a vacant land filled with memories.
Opposite the vacant land is where our A&W used to be. The first and only fastfood in Kluang 25 years ago. Now, we no longer have any A&W. However, we do have KFC, McD & Pizza Hut. And above where our A&W used to be stood the "White House Hotel". It is still there after all these years. Wonder how they survived. It is strange that all these old hotels seems to be able to defy time.
This building here, used to house our first & only departmental store known as the Emporium. I remembered the ground floor would be sundries, 1st floor would be women clothings, 2nd floor would be men clothings, 3rd floor would be children clothings + stationaries and the toppest floor, would be a mini amusement park with choo choo train. Those days, if you are going to the Emporium, you can be very lansi already.... it is the coolest place to be. After Emporium, it became Parkson. I can't remember what happened to it after Parkson. Maybe after Parkson, it became this 2 Ringgit store or something... since then, few others store sprouted- Nilai, Champion, The Store....
Opposite the Emporium is where PP & I used to hangout - Poh Lee Hair Salon. :p Once a week, never failed. I practically grow up here. Everybody knows everybody here. The sighboard is classic!..
This used to be one of the main street in Kluang. It still is, just that the crowds has long moved to other later developed township. Those days, if you wanna get your hair done, this is where you go. Other than Poh Lee, there are many others. Or if you wanna buy a watch, shoes (Bata), cakes (Milky & Golden), spectacles, tailor-made suits (Creative), herbs, pork noodles, sweet meat, bank (Mayban) or anything at all, this is where you find them all. Together with time, everything has changed too.
This building on the left used to be one of the bigger cinema in Kluang - The Coronation. They used to have a colourfully lighted up weighing machine right outside the cinema which will churned out a little card with your weight punched on it when you insert 20cents. They used to also have a sugarcane stall in front where I would buy a drink whenever I passes by, cassette stall by the side where PP would buy all her music cassettes. I've watched some movies in here and the one that stood strong in my memory till today would be the movie called "Batteries Not Included".
This is also the oldest main road in Kluang connecting to Mersing. If you are heading for Pulau Tioman/Aur, you will surely not missed this. When my grandparents stall was later shifted to the hawker center behind The Coronation, I used to cycle/walk across this road every evening to get to the wet market situated at the opposite side to buy raw noodles when we ran out of it at the stall. Oh, once I cycled myself into another drain here too... told you about the magnetic force. Hehehehe...
And that, bring us to the end of my entry for "My Kluang At Night". To end it off, here is a photo taken of me & my mom, sitting on one of those classic granite bench sponsored by the general public at the "Independence Park" in Kluang. You know those bench right? They would have the names of the sponsors inscribed at the back of the bench... those kind lor... I am not sure if the names are still there though. They used to have it long ago. :)
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
1) Sleeping in late
2) Watch midnight movie
3) Clubbing with bunch of hip friends
4) Teh tarik with bunch of boring friends
5) Movie marathon at home - Horror/Comedy/Sci-fi
6) Bake something - cake/cookie
7) Sew something - a green recyclable bag or something
8) Go watch the moon - if can find one la...
9) Go people watching - Bintang Walk or your neighbourhood cafe
10) Go visit orphanages/old folks home
11) Late night supper cause no need to wake up early next day
12) Afternoon tea with bff to catch up on gossips
13) Look for mushroom to plant
14) Look for eggs laying insects
15) Read a book
16) Do research on a certain subject that interest you - Karma/Gardening/Disease & etc
17) Sleep, sleep & sleep
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Though hair were all standing up on my arms (due to its' gross-ness), I just sat there and watched this creature as if I was in a gold class cinema, systematically laid it's egg, one by one, in two rows forming a straight line. When the whole process is over, I calculated a total of 49 eggs!!!! Incredible. Such small insect can formed 49 new lives one shot. So next time, if you feel like smacking/crushing some insects, it is absolutely alright. No matter how many we smacked/crushed, we will never drive them into extinction. That's for sure!
p/s: Guys, one shot, 49 new lifes wor.......
ppsst..! I ran another 3 laps yesterday... hooray!
Monday, June 15, 2009
13/6/2009 - Photo taken at 6pm, same day, when we got home from galavanting.
Noted that it had grown a little taller & slimmer on the stem.
14/6/2009 - Photo taken at 2pm.
Imagine my look of surprise when I was greeted by the sight of this. I didn't know it will opened up like an umbrella like this. It is so cute and pretty. I thought it gonna look obscene and stay obsene till it wilt. At least now I know a little about mushrooms. One thing I know for sure is, colourful mushrooms are poisonous. So becareful if you have small children at home. You surely wont want them to eat it as snacks.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
(or maybe, even look like unriped potatoes... lols)
Anyway, early this evening at MidValley, after dinner, as we were on the escalator heading towards the carpark, I asked my other half.... "darling, when will you next be on leave?"... cause we just walked passed RedBox and I thought maybe we can go karaoke together next time during off peak hours. I just asked for fun one lar... where he can take leave one... asked for the sake of blabbering only. And you know what the fella answered arr...?
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
"They beat people regardless of their sex or age," says a one-time prisoner. "My lip was split and I had such severe internal bleeding my excrement turned black with blood."
"You couldn't even lie down," a former inmate says. "The back of the person in front of me touched my chest. There was no room to move."
The report describes hard labor at the camps involving mining for coal, iron deposits, gold and other ores, or logging and wood-cutting in nearby mountains. Inmates often work 12 or more hours a day, seven days a week, with time off only for national holidays.
Prisoners are provided only enough food to be kept on the verge of starvation. Hunger yields large numbers of informants among the prisoners, leading to a prison culture of distrust and hostility. Prisoners fight each other over scraps of food or over the clothing of deceased inmates. The fate for those caught stealing food or attempting escape are quickly sealed.
One camp survivor recalls a public killing of an attempted escapee, who was tied and dragged behind a car in front of assembled prisoners until dead, after which time the other prisoners were required to pass by and place their hands on his bloodied corpse. Another prisoner shouted out against this atrocity, and he was immediately shot to death.
Note: Photos googled from internet.