cracker: a bragging liar

~ definition by Merriam Webster

... I lie, I brag, I boast naturally... so please don't get serious about whatever I say or write :)

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Shutter Speed


Try guess what this is... hahaha!


I was just trying out the slow shutter speed with my LX3... :) 

Friday, January 30, 2009

Xin Wang @ 1Borneo



The restaurant has indeed very nice setting and atmosphere...

If you took a picture with the backdrop of the Hong Kong City night scenery, you might even cheat a friend that you just been dining in Hong Kong...





Mango Milk... not bad! (well, I'm a mango maddie)   

The food, however, .... see for yourself... notice the withered vegetable? And guess what, the chicken chop was rotten! I had to ask them to cook me another meal after tasting the meat... first I thought it was the seasoning but it tasted like salted fish! So I asked the waitress to have the chef check the meat. She came back confirming with apologies that the meat was indeed spoiled! OMG! Sigh... the rice was actually very nice and tasty but after the rotten meat incident I would be wary to give them a second chance!

But the mango milk was nice... and I was told their mango snow ice is even better... too bad they can't serve that the day we went as they are out of mango jelly.

P1050016  Maybe next time... just for the mango madness!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hong Kong Recipe again!

P1040998 Capuccino Coke (taste like vanila coke with tint of coffee!

Sky juice and chicken rice P1040997 P1050003

Macau chicken chop burger 

Monday, January 26, 2009

Beef Noodle




Portion very big... but still I prefer Pasar Inanam's!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

KFC Level

Since  my return from Hong Kong I've find local things all so "reasonably priced"!

So I have elevated myself to KFC level...
here's my breakfast from KFC today.

 P1040939 P1040940

This nasi lemak cost me RM4.50++
which is so "reasonable" compared to a daily breakfast in Hong Kong. Yes, I compare my daily life to HK all the time... that's all I get the idea that Malaysia is CHEAP.

Then again the sad thing is, I am still just a KFC level. Many teenagers are already at KFC level while surviving on parental allowances. Me? I have just only been at this level now!

The next level will be Dome Level... sigh! That is a long long long LONG... way to go! Once I reach Dome Level, then I hope HK price has not changed much, then I might finally find HK "afforadable".

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

my music class room

DSC00030 above = photo taken with minolta dimage xi

below = taken with LX3


This tiny room in Yamaha CityMall is where I have my flute lesson every Tuesday... :)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Lord Make Me An Instrument

Words and Music by Robert Bicknell


Lord make me an instrument
An instrument of worship
I lift up my hands in Your name
Lord make me an instrument
An instrument of worship
I lift up my hands in Your name

Lord make us a symphony
A symphony of worship
We lift up our hands in Your name
Lord make us a symphony
A symphony of worship
We lift up our hands in Your name


This was the song I used as the "theme song" for the choir I leaded in Pandan Gospel Church. I intend to use the same song as the prayer song for the children's choir I'd leading this year... but sigh, I can't find the song sheet anymore!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Law is a crazy thing

Sometimes, everyone knows a particular person is guilty...
but the culprit will be released guilty of charge in front of the whole nation, reason: lack of evidence!

Sometimes, everyone knows a particular crime is so petty...
and the culprit admitted guilty and is repentant, yet, he was put into the prison because he is too poor to take out the money to repay the crime he committed: stolen a can of milk powder for his hungry baby...


If anyone tells me law is about fairness, I'd laugh so hard and want to cry!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Lunch @ Kapin after Church


Otospa Car Care Centre

I thought the name was Octopus...
it was actually Otospa as in Automobile Spa!

I need to service my car and my friend recommended this place she says the mechanic "knows what's wrong with your car by simply listening to the engine"!

So here I am
I brought along the Minyak Pelincir (as I was told if I don't they will use second grade oil).

The entrance

entrance from inside

Spacious waiting area with free flow of coffee and sky juice.


A vending machine for those who fancy soft drinks instead of coffee.

What's more this care service centre provides free wifi!

Their charges? For oil change, labour charge RM15! Yupe, RM15 only!

This will definitely become my chosen car service centre from now onwards!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Who's your master?

It's Friday Sessions Court again...
Today, I went with not much stress thinking it's just a straight forward application to cease to act as the Plaintiff's solicitors.

But as I told the court we have served the Order to cease as solicitors to our previous client, the Plaintiff, and also appearing as the stand-in counsel for the Defendants' solicitors...
the judge asked, "has P be informed of today's date?"
... ... ... [me busy flipping the files]
"yes your honor, we have informed them of today's date in our cover letter serving the Order to them"

judge: "the P is absent today?"

"yes, your honor"

judge: "you are stand in counsel for D?"

"yes, your honor"

[judge look at me... expecting me to say something... but I was too stupid to pick up her hint]

Then a learned counsel who was sitting beside me whispered "apply to strike out the case..."

[oh... then only I got it!]

"your honor, I should ask to strike out the case?" [stupid question!]

"but your honor, I have not been instructed to do so by the D's counsel..."

judge, "I'll stand down your case, you go get your instructions"

The kind gentleman beside me whispered again, "you are lucky the judge didn't screw you up for not getting proper instructions before coming to the court... who's your Master?"

[yikes, how am I to answer that question?]

Truth is, my Master does convenyancing, and I am properly trained as a conveyancing lawyer and have been assigned with only conveyancing cases since started practice. Although I was frequently sent to the court for mentions and hearings, I never have the heart to learn all those "long and winding" civil court rules (I flunked my CLP civil paper once, for crying out loud!), sigh! So to tell people who is my master would not do justice to her. So I just replied, "oh, I'm actually a conveyancing lawyer"... [which is what I have been telling everyone since the very start of my frequent (even more frequent than many full time litigation lawyers) court attendances*]

"I'm also a conveyancing lawyer, you should know things like this..."

Today... I am so MALU!



*Some learned friends even joked that I'm just in denial of the fact that I'm in fact a litigation lawyer by telling people I'm a conveyancing lawyer! sigh!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Little Dan in the Cage


Bought a cage and a water dispenser for Little Dan on the last day of 2008... Little Dan is growing up fast!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Special Delivery from Kinokuniya

I ordered some books from Kinokuniya yesterday morning...

Guess what, I receive the big parcel of books from Kinokuniya this morning just before lunch break! I'm so impressed with their efficiency!

Time to open the box...

First book... Insight City Guide to Tokyo
(like I'm gonna visit Japan any time soon... sigh!)

After that, it's my brother's big bulky computer book... (he reads book like that... gosh!)

Then, 7 copies of my Japanese Language course books: Minna no Nihongo and a book on photography: Understanding Shutter Seed by Bryan Peterson.

Expensive Toy Cheapo Accessories


Pouch: HKD10 (less than RM5)
bought from Jusco $10 Plaza in Kowloon



Wrist strap ~ RM5.90
bought from a gift shop in CityMall

Monday, January 5, 2009

Wrist/Hand Strap

I'm looking for a hand/wrist strap for my LX3...

A hand strap just like this one would be nice... but I can't find it being sold anywhere... so I'm thinking of DIY one...

Friday, January 2, 2009


Interesting painting I saw hanging on the wall of SMC (Hospital)... I wonder what was the painter trying to say?

A bouquet of butterflies wrapped in a piece of music scores... tied with strings of ladder? And hey... did you see Sabah there? I've just realised the State of Sabah was there... mmm... am I too shallow or was the painter deep?