What "lah"?

Another hot and wet winter in Malaysia and I'm still here....it's been a whole year and a half since I got here and well....I apparently haven't stopped cribbing. So let me begin with some questions that have been puzzling me since I got here:

1. What's the deal with 90kmph and 110kmph speed limits? Is it just to confuse all humans who have their speedometers with readings that are in multiples of 20?
2. 90kmph speed limit ends here......1km later, 60kmph speed limit begins here....what about the grey zone? Are we legally allowed to confuse the cop who catches us speeding at 160 in that stretch?
3. Where are all the cows in the country?
4. Correction to question 3, where is all the fresh milk in this country?
5. Why is a steamboat called a steamboat when it is not steamed food but boiled food?
6. Why Touch N Go?
7. Why don't Touch N Go cards work?
7.5. Why don't Touch N Go cards work on the Smart Tag lane with an expensive 110RM Smart Tag?
8. Why do people refer to Ringgit as Dollars?
9. Why do women coming the wrong way of a One Way road sneer at a person driving the right way?
10. Is it okay to look into your bag while driving into a wall?
11. Can malay food be made without oil?
12. Am I African?
13. Am I Tamil?
14. Am I Arab?
15. Am I Malay?
16. Why are all the big holes on Malaysian roads always on the fast lane?
17. Why lah?
18. Why meh?
19. How do you define lah?
20. What are the funny devices with numbers inside a cab used for?
21. Why do you have a Police Booth in Bukit Bintang when you can't lodge complaints there?
22. Are all Indians Tamil Hindus who don't eat beef?
23. Why is the English language murdered in Malaysia?
24. Why does KTM have a tiny door for entry and exit?
25. Where are the trains on the KTM line? Do they go missing just before the KL Sentral station and appear just after?
26. Why does the LRT slow down at a station and speed off just as it sees you standing there?
27. Is parking on the main road legal between 12pm and 2pm on a Friday?
28. Why are all signboards immediately after an exit?
29. Why do all signboards say KLCC although it goes halfway around the city before it actually gets you there?
30. Why do people use Shell and Petronas fuel pumps as landmarks?

More questions to come...

PS: Facebook and Twitter has made me lazy

Bon Appétit

Yesterday while I was at a local mamak having another Roti Telur and Teh Tarik, I was thinking of doing something to kill time this Sunday. I had run out of places to visit to take pics on my beloved Canon 450D in KL (well the only place I've skipped so far is the Bird Park near Masjid Negara).....and then it struck me...the salt in the chicken gravy with my Roti Telur was waaay too much and complaining wouldn't have helped. I decided it was time I did something about it....I had two choices....walk another 50m to the "other" mamak or walk 1k to the Supermarket at Pavillion.

As always I decided to go the longer way and ended up at the supermarket buying myself a pan and a bunch of groceries to start cooking something. After 40 minutes of digging stuff and 40 milliseconds of seeing 100 bucks disappear I was armed and ready for a long and painful journey experimenting my culinary skills.

I decided to wake up early to kick things off...at 10 am I was out of bed (yea yea so the early bit didn't work out :P) and after a quick bath and the usual decision of skipping breakfast 'coz it was too late I stepped into the kitchen....and this is when I realised I had absolutely no idea what I was supposed to do. A distress call followed...the rescue team (also read as my sisters) that I have is luckily spread over 3 time zones and hence it's more or less a 24/7 line. I managed to get two of them for a quick and easy resolution and I was on my way...

A whopping 90 minutes and several big blunders later I was done. Rice and chicken curry, all ready for consumption.

And the results?


Happy New Year

A new year and a new Camera. More pics and blogs to follow here in the year of the Ox. Apologies for the laziness.

Gong Xi Fa Cai!