May 2008

Hello Panda!

The first time I saw this type of Hello Panda biscuits was in Melbourne. When I came back to Miri, Malaysia, I didn’t find any of those. Only I heard that Brunei was selling them. But for the last few months, Hello Panda biscuits had been popping up in Miri’s supermarkets. With varieties of Milky, Chocolate, Peanuts, and Strawberry flavors. And now, they even come with an large, economy pack!

Hello Panda
Hello my Panda!! Long time no see! How are you?

Chocolate Panda and Pink Panda
Chocolate Panda and Strawberry Panda together.

Black Panda
Panda mascot playing soccer.

Made in Singapore
The brand Meiji might sounds like it’s made in Japan, but in fact, it’s made in Singapore. To my surprise, frankly. But further reading is made understood that the parent company, Meiji Seika is based in Japan. So that make Hello Panda, a Japanese product, made in Singapore.

10 packets
Each large pack contains 10 packets of Panda biscuits! Good for tea breaks and quick snacks!

King of Love Songs

May 28th, 2008. 6:30pm. The evening sky is orange. I haven’t seen this sort of sky for a long time already. The sky seems to be in a sad mood. Picture taken from Lot 9929, Tudan traffic light junction.
Orange Sky

On the other hand. Check out these videos.

Leo Ku has did it again. This is a freaking long song. Driving from Krokop to Lutong usually takes me about 6-7 minutes via the Krokop-Piasau-Pujut highway route. But since I bought this MTV, I’ve dropped the speed to allow the 12 minutes song to finish before I reach my shop.


reaD the lyrics carefully, with title of its original songs:

(forever love 王力宏)
愛你不是因為你的美而已
我越來越愛你
每個眼神觸動我的心

(兩個人的煙火 黎明)
最愛你的是我
否則你怎麼讓我
否則我怎麼可能赴湯蹈火
你說什麼都做

(如果•愛 張學友)
如果這就是愛
在轉身就該勇敢留下來
就算受傷就算流淚
都是生命裏溫柔灌溉

(童話 光良)
我要變成童話裏
你愛的那個天使
張開雙手
變成翅膀守護你
你要相信
相信我們會像童話故事裏

(很愛很愛你 劉若英)
往更多幸福的地方飛去
很愛很愛你只有讓你擁有愛情
我才安心

(我願意 王菲)
我願意為你我願意為你
我願意為你忘記我姓名
只要你真心拿愛與我回應
我什麼都願意 為你

(好想好想 古巨基)
好想好想 好想好想
好想好想和你在一起

(明天我要嫁給你了 周華健)
明天我要嫁給你啦
明天我要嫁給你啦
要不是你問我
要不是你勸我
要不是適當的時候你讓我心動

(不得不愛 潘瑋柏/玄子)
天天都需要你愛
我的心思由你猜
i love you
我就是要你讓我每天都精彩

(陰天 莫文蔚)
開始總是分分鐘
都妙不可言
誰都以為熱情它永不會減

總之那幾年
感性贏了理性那一面

(飛機場的10:30 陶喆)
baby baby baby baby O baby baby O baby 
是不是擁有以後就會開始要失去
我給你的越多
你卻越想要躲
愛已無法回答所有的問題

(那麼愛你為什麼 黃品源/莫文蔚)
離開你是傻是對是錯
是看破是軟弱
這結果是愛是恨或者是什麼

(你怎麼捨得我難過 黃品源)
最愛你的人是我
你怎麼捨得我難過
對你付出了這麼多
你卻沒有感動過

(愛我別走 張震嶽)
愛我別走
如果你說你不愛我
不要聽見你真的說出口
再給我一點溫柔

(讓我歡喜讓我憂 周華健)
就請你給我多一點點時間
再多一點點問候
不要一切都帶走
就請你給我多一點點空間
再多一點點溫柔
不要讓我如此難受

(原來你什麼都不想要 張惠妹)
原來你什麼都不想要
我不要你的承諾
不要你的永遠

只要你真真切切愛我一遍
就算虛榮也好,貪心也好
最怕你把沉默,當做對我的回答
原來你什麼都不想要

(用心良苦 張宇)
你說你想要逃
偏偏註定要落腳
情滅了愛熄了
剩下空心要不要

(祝福 張學友)
傷離別離別雖然在眼前
說再見再見不會太遙遠
若有緣有緣就能期待明天
你和我重逢在燦爛的季節

(吻別 張學友)
我和你吻別在無人的街
讓風癡笑我不能拒絕
我和你吻別在狂亂的夜
我的心等著迎接傷悲

(把悲傷留給自己 陳升)
能不能讓我陪著你走
既然你說留不住你
回去的路有些黑暗
擔心讓你一個人走

(征服 那英)
就這樣被你征服切斷了所有退路
我的心情是堅固我的決定是糊塗

(聽海 張惠妹)
聽海哭的聲音嘆惜著誰又被傷了心

(味道 辛曉琪)
象你身上的味道
我想念你的吻

和手指淡淡煙草味道
記憶中曾被愛的味道

(我懷念的 孫燕姿)
我懷念的是無話不說
我懷念的是一起作夢
我懷念的是爭吵以後
還是想要愛你的衝動

我記得那年生日
也記得那一首歌
記得那片星空
最緊的右手
最暖的胸口

(領悟 辛曉琪)
我多麼痛的領悟
你曾是我的全部
只願你掙脫情的枷鎖
愛的束縛任意追逐
別再為愛受苦

(月亮惹的禍 張宇)
都是你的錯在你的眼中
總是藏著讓人又愛又憐的朦朧
都是你的錯你的癡情夢
像一個魔咒
被你愛過還能為誰蠢動

(我們的愛 fir)
我們的愛
過了就不再回來
直到現在
我還默默的等待

我們的愛
我明白
已變成你的負擔
只是永遠
我都放不開

最後的溫暖

(你把我灌醉 黃大偉)
你把我灌醉你讓我流淚
扛下了所有罪我拼命挽回
你把我灌醉你讓我心碎愛得收不回

(眼淚 範曉萱)
oh 眼淚
眼淚都是我的體會
成長的滋味
oh 眼淚
忍住眼淚不讓你看見
我在改變
孤單的感覺
你從不曾發現
我笑中還有淚

(情非得已 庚澄慶)
只怕我自己會愛上你
不敢讓自己靠的太近
怕我沒什麼能夠給你
愛你也需要很大的勇氣

(你是如此難以忘記 梁朝偉)
你是如此的難以忘記
浮浮沉沉的在我心裏
改變自己需要多少勇氣
翻騰的心情該如何平息

(心太軟 任賢齊)
你總是心太軟心太軟
把所有問題都自己扛
相愛總是簡單相處太難
不是你的就別再勉強

(forever love 王力宏)
forever love forever love
我只想用我這一輩子去愛你
從今以後
你會是所有
幸福的理由

forever love
forever love
forever love

Wangsa Maju Section 2 Foodstalls Raided by DBKL

I’m particularly raged by this issue because Wangsa Maju Section 2 was my home for over 2 years when I was studying in TARC, and I frequent those stalls during that period of time. But on May 21st, 2008, DBKL brought a gang consisting of lorries, bulldozer and escalator over to Wangsa Maju Section 2. Their mission? To tear down the Chinese-owned stalls.

Bulldozers destroys the stalls
Stalls bulldozed.

Stall owners look on
Stall owners were helpless as they watch on the remains of their financial support for over 10 years. Knowing the stalls are of illegal extension, and operating without a license, they seek help from Wangsa Maju MP Wee Chu Keong, but he was also helpless because DBKL isn’t under his power. Even a plea for postponing the demolition was turned down.

Owners moving away furnitures
Owners frantically moving away their furnitures from being confiscated by the DBKL officials.

More stalls down
More stalls are taken down.

Road damaged by the machinery
Road damaged by the escalator’s stabilizer.

Stalls gate confiscated
Stall’s gate confiscated.

Oh well, the above pictures are not at all dramatic. It’s been happening throughout Malaysia, including Indian temples and Chinese temples being demolished, the most sickening scene is that, the Malay stalls nearby, is operating as usual as they watch the Chinese stalls opposite of them getting demolished. Nice view ain’t it?

Malay stalls are safe
Ini gerai ada lesen. Jadi, ianya boleh meneruskan bisnes dia. Apa majiam? Ini gerai boleh dapat lesen, itu orang Cina mia gerai tak boleh?

More Malay stalls
Few blocks down the road, under the Wangsa Maju LRT station, there are Malay hawkers selling kuih and fried chicken wings. And DBKL didn’t even touched a single hair of theirs.

This is not a post to raise racist issues, but stand in the victim’s shoes and you should know how they felt. I ain’t gonna say much here, discussions are welcomed.

Full Moon

Full Moon
Full moon over Miri. Are you looking at the same moon as me?

Be careful, werewolves are on the run.

Aftermath of Typhoon Tailing

This is what happened to the building after the Tuesday’s typhoon tailing. I was totally unprepared for this.

Broken Signboard
Broken signboard. The remaining Chinese character, meaning “Car”. That’s my industry.

Cost of the signboard: RM2000+.

And then there was the broken telephone line. It was broken because of a fallen scaffolding. Careless painter forgotten to tie it to the support beam.
Telekom Malaysia van
I called the 100 support line and they promised to assign a technician to look at the situation within 24 hours. And to my surprised, they were indeed here within 24 hours. Pretty effective.

TM technician
But since the line is broken INSIDE of the property perimeter, that is out of Telekom Malaysia’s responsibility and they had to assign their contractor to sort it out. But after some negotiation with the visiting technician, we reached a deal to have it sorted personally. I repositioned and mounted the fallen wires back onto the wall and he helped me to do the reconnection.

Total cost: RM20. RM10 for the technician to have a drink. RM10 for the holder and wall plugs.

Roof truss bent
The strength of the wind could be seen through these bent roof trusses. I hope there’s no wind stronger than that in the future.

Malformed steel truss
Malformed steel trusses.

Coolman_wrx, are those trusses still safe for use?

Typhoon tailing over Miri City

It was Tuesday night and I was dining outside at Pujut 7. Just as I sat down and ordered food, the wind started to blew. Then rain follows. It splashed on the table and I had to move inside. After shifting, the wind blew the empty plates off the table and everyone in the restaurant were alarmed by this. The wind got stronger and it started to move things around. Chairs and tables, and then the shades. Workers rushed to close the roller shutter and shares were rolled up.

And these were the aftermath of the gust of wind.

Chaos on the road
Chaos on the road.

Fallen Debris on the road
Fallen debris on the Permyjaya roundabout. There was like about 8-10 trees fallen along the Pujut-Lutong highway. Traffic was totally halted then.

Traffic Halted
Fallen tree on the Tudan-Emart road. Traffic was totally halted for almost 30 seconds minutes because there was another tree blocking the other side of the road in front. And some stupid driver was stubborn and didn’t want to give way. So both side were stuck for half an hour or so until someone came down the car and negotiate a way out.

Typhoon was tailing over Miri. And that was just the tail of the typhoon, with its eyes concentrating in the Philippines’ northern islands. I wonder how it would be if the eyes were in Miri?


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