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Now this is what I call sardine packed hahaha

At first I thought the securities were there to stopped people from going in but it turn out their job is to get them all in hahahaha

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Reliable?

Reliable?

Picture from http://failblog.org/page/2/

Choosing a name for your company can be quite tricky. Of course in some instant, it can’t be avoid but then you become a laughing stalk when it doesn’t live up to it.

Such names should be avoided especially if you are doing a trucking business… You cannot avoid accidents in trucking business, it will happen sooner or later, it’s only a matter of time. I have been in trucking business most of my life and there has never been any one company that I know of that has no accidents before. There are a thousand and one reason for mishaps to occur.  You may have the best drivers in the country but when you share the same road, then you share the same fate.

You just cannot avoid it..

screw china

screw china

Abbreviation should be thought out properly or else it might get confiscated for slandering a country haha

mmm the c must have dropped off

mmm the c must have dropped off

Well I guess when the parents gave him his name, they never thought he would be living in America.

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The wooden mouse

The 1st mouse

The 1st mouse

Who would have thought that this little invention of a wooden mouse would invade every household in the whole wide world. And it’s now 40 over years old and has given birth to billions of them in all shape and sizes.

Made by Douglas Engelbart in 1964. The great great grand father of a computer  mouse. It was my childhood dream that one day I will grow up to be a scientist or an inventor but I guess I wasn’t that lucky to see my dreams come true. Now I guess its too late hehe… but I still love to read or watch discovery and I love beyond 2000 but now it’s already beyond 2000 so they have to come up with a new name for the show.

I live in a small village most of my life and in many instants, I always question this and that , why don’t they do this or do that, make it this way or that way and in alot of instants, those inventions came according to what I felt it should be… Inventing is not about how technical or complicated it should be but it’s all about ideas. Using ideas and imagination to convert something beneficial to soceity. When I was a small kid, about 5 years old, I created a speedometer with a milk tin and rubberbands and sticks. Well, I didn’t know how a speedo meter really works at that young age but my imagination and ideas somehow reflects the same idea that the speedo meter functions today. I used wind energy to measure speed hehe.. the faster I ran, the meter read higher when I slow down the meter needle fell… tada.. a speedo meter. What I did was I made one end like a stiff flag and the other side is the needle in opposite sides. The flag will catch the wind and move sideways thereby bending the needle on the other side, the faster I ran the flag would move further from vertical to horizontal as the wind hits the flag and my speedo meter worked.. hehe My dad buys me toys and the next moment, they are all dismantled hehe, I just need to know how it works. Once I dismantled a toy car and made it into a lifting crane and I was able to lift quite heavy things comparitively to the small battery operation motor as I tied a string to the tiny rod. I got the idea one day, while the motor was running and I tried to use my little fingers to stop the rotation but it wouldn’t stop and I realise that wow that is a strong energy that I could use for other purposes.. and tada I created a lifting crane …

I just love creating things…

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How to ask your Boss for a salary increase ..?

Dear Bo$$
In thi
$ life, we all need $omething mo$t de$perately. I think you $hould be under$tanding of the need$ of u$ worker$ who have given $o much $upport including $weat and $ervice to your company.

I am $ure you will gue$$ what I mean and re$pond $oon.

Your
$ $incerely,


The next day, the employee received this letter of reply
:


I k
NOw you have been working very hard. NOwadays, NOthing much has changed. You must have NOticed that our company is NOt doing NOticeably well as yet.

NO
w the newspaper are saying the world`s leading ecoNOmists are NOt sure if the United States may go into aNOther recession. After the NOvember presidential elections things may turn bad .

I have
NOthing more to add NOw. You kNOw what I mean.

Yours truly,
Manager

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Yee Sang in Paris

Mixing a "yee sang" dish at new Paris

Mixing a "yee sang" dish at new Paris

Well, its not Paris in France, but the new Paris restaurant in PJ hehe.. since it’s almost Chinese new year and my 2nd son Charles wants to open a dance studio in KL so we sort of celebrate the occasion with yee sang dish as we use our chopsticks and try to lift it as high as could, signifying raising our luck and fortune for the coming year.

Charles & Maxx of Ultimaxx Studio

Charles & Maxx of Ultimaxx Studio

Below is what I have gathered from wikipedia on how this culture has spread from China to all over the  world.

Fishermen along the coast of Guangzhou traditionally celebrated Renri, the seventh day of the Chinese New Year, by feasting on their catches. This practice is believed to have started in Chaozhou and Shantou as far back as the Southern Song Dynasty. In Malaya’s colonial past, migrants imported this tradition; porridge stalls sold a raw fish dish which is believed to have originated in Jiangmen, Guangdong province that consisted of fish, turnip and carrot strips, which was served with condiments of oil, vinegar and sugar that were mixed in by customers. The modern yusheng dish originated in during Chinese New Year in 1964 in Lai Wah Restaurant and was invented by master chef Than Mui Kai (Tham Yu Kai, co-head chef of Lai Wah restaurant)as a symbol of prosperity and good health amongst the Chinese. Together with Lau Yoke Pui (co-head chef of Lai Wah Restaurant), Hooi Kok Wai (founder of Dragon-Phoenix Restaurant) and Sin Leong, Than Mui Kai was named as one of the Four Heavenly Culinary Kings of Singapore some 40 years ago for their Cantonese culinary prowess and ingenuity.The tradition is still widely practiced till today and has since spread to many parts of Asia, although not practised as much as in Malaysia and Singapore. The taste of the original raw fish dish was standardized with a special sauce using plum sauce, rice vinegar, kumquat paste and sesame oil, and the fish was served with carrots, chilli, turnips, limes, jellyfish, red pickled ginger, sun-dried oranges and other ingredients, turning this simple dish into an exquisite salad with 27 ingredients. The original dish used raw mackerel, although in deference to the popular wishes of customers, salmon was later offered as an alternative due to the growing popularity of Salmon. Since then, yusheng has become a staple Chinese New Year dish in Malaysia as well as in Chinese communities in Singapore and is typically available only during this festive season.

Today, this dish is served as an appetizer to raise ‘good luck’ for the new year and is usually eaten on Renri, the seventh day of the Chinese New Year. In a celebration known as “lo hei” (Cantonese 撈起 or 捞起), families and friends gather around the table and, on cue, proceed to toss the shredded ingredients into the air with chopsticks while saying 吉祥话 (Jíxiáng Huà, auspicious wishes) out loud to mark the start of a prosperous new year and it’s customary that the higher you toss, the greater your fortunes!

Typical ingredients include: fresh salmon, daikon (white radish), carrot, red pepper (capsicum), ginger, daun limau nipis (lime tree leaves), Chinese parsley, chopped peanuts, toasted sesame seeds, Chinese shrimp crackers (or fried dried shrimp), five spice powder. The dressing is made primarily from plum sauce.

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Battleground Gallery

The artists

The artists

Twisters Genies in one of their performances

Twisters Genies in one of their performances

Twister Genies

Twister Genies

Twister Genies in colorful fashion

Twister Genies in colorful fashion

a portrait of a twister genie

a portrait of a twister genie

Hao Ren entertaining the crowd

Hao Ren entertaining the crowd

Hao ren dancing

Hao ren dancing

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