Early this month, we took my five-year-old nephew to Langkawi, an island located northwest of Peninsular Malaysia. It was his first plane ride, and he couldn’t be more excited.
When the plane was taxiing on the runway before takeoff, he asked impatiently, “Are we in the sky yet? Are we?” As the plane lifted off the ground, he raised his little arms and cheered. We all smiled.
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The very moment Ah Yan let out a heartbreaking wail, the kids in front of the stage broke into a chorus of laughter. It was excruciatingly inappropriate, and yet very amusing and liberating.
I had worried that Singing Under the Moonlight 月亮有歌 by Hongjiejie Work Station 红姐姐剧场 would be too naive and unsophisticated, for it is a theatre play for young audiences. The story took us back to several decades ago when Fung Bo Bo and Lin Feng-jiao were the then-popular movie stars. Six best friends from primary school spent all their time together studying and playing; their close friendship forged through bantering, game sessions, tikam, and a secret hideaway deep in the woods.
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We arrived at the little tropical island after a short boat trip from Mersing jetty and hopped into the waters to get off the speedboat. Sandals were taken off and chucked aside since we didn’t need them anymore, at least for the next three days.
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The first thing that greeted me when I stepped in the cafe was the sweet aroma of coffee; a friendly smile awaited as I approached the counter. After ordering, I sat down and enjoyed the view of a neighborhood where I used to live.
I spent only an hour enjoying my cup of piccolo latte since I had to rush back to work, but it was a perfect hour spent on a Tuesday.
BRATS – One Half
Address: 11, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
You can drinking coffee anywhere, but when you have a cuppa inside a pre-war building, it adds more flavour to the experience. A barista who takes the effort to ask if the coffee tastes alright is another bonus.
Address: NO 156, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I underestimated my intolerance for heat and humidity, and wrongly assumed that summer in the United States would be a breeze for a tropics native like me. For six weeks, the merciless sun threatened to sprinkle more freckles onto my sunscreen-covered face, while sweat dripped like a thousand steady streams down my back.
Despite so, I sought out the sun for the gorgeous display of light and shadow. And the sun provided such clarity – not only to the images captured, but also to the mind. The tendency to bare all, emotionally, is higher under the bright sun.
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A torture of 24 hrs flight to Canada…But the view was magnificent when I saw this
Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa, a grand hotel over looking Rideau Canal. This is the view from the park at the other side of the hotel…
A true Canadian, beer Labatt 50 and the best is having it at one of the oldest pub in Ottawa, Chateau Lafayette, the pub have history dated back to 1849.
In Canada it is one lobster per person…
One of the highlight of our trip was road trip to Toronto. We stop by the beautiful small town of Kingston halfway.
I luv taking photos of people. I believe that they are the story and the city are like a book. Here is a guy a enjoying his happy grass with a little fear in me I ask if I can take his photo.
It is god creation of nature beauty. One do feel so small and insignificant seeing the powerful of the falls/
It was surprise and crazy when spiderman suddenly stop in middle of road to pose a photo for me. This is my joy of being a photographer.
Kensington Market have crazy but beautiful graffiti everywhere
One of my love of this city is the mixture of old and new architect that is right next to each other. It give the city so much character.
Iconic CN Tower. It is a magnificent architect which stand out among all the building in the city
Another favourite place of mine on this trip is Wakefield. It was a perfect way of spending half day with beautiful scenery of the lake, the slow walk and all this little shop and cafe available. This is the view of the lake with the famous Wakefield Covered Bridge.
The guy sitting in the corner is what caught my eye… living a simple life…
Down town of Ottawa is surrounded by beautiful architecture building, sculpture, Rideau Canal and of cause the iconic Alexandra Bridge.
Alexandra Bridge is visible from many different location in down town Ottawa. My favourite is the view from the walk way along the river…
National Gallery of Canada with huge gigantic sculpture
Milestones restaurant, This is their signature cocktail Original Bellini. A frozen blend of premium white rum, peach liqueur, sparkling white wine, topped with Boone’s Sangria (1.5 oz)