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Friday, January 21, 2005

Mutiara Madness

I read from the December 2004 issue of Reader’s Digest that the Hollywood movie industry and the US Ministry of Defence (MOD) work quite closely in terms of analysing terrorist activities. For Hollywood, they consult the US MOD to make their movies more realistic and to ‘rent’ hardware. For the US MOD, they consult Hollywood, especially the scriptwriters, to help predict possible terrorist plots. The movie, The Siege, in 1998 featured a terrorist attack in New York in 1998. Look what happened there 3 years later.

It is Hari Raya Haji holiday today but was working from home, at least for a few hours in the morning. Then it was lunch at the Batu Lanchang food court. We had ‘hawker junk food’ today: Chee Cheong Fun, Pasembur, Otak-otak and Chai Kuih. Both of us felt a little sick after that... *muak*

[Chee Cheong Fun: Fun with who?]

[Otak-otak: Penangites love food and they don’t care... so let’s cook their brains and make them square!]

Here’s a photo of our apartment block taken from the pitifully puny patch of a ‘paddock’ we call a playground :o).

[Mutiara Place a.k.a. Puncak Mutiara: The peak of Mutiara madness]

Angie is on the verge of making a full comeback, health wise. All those marking must be doing her some good. *grumble, grumble*


Eric Ho said...

hahaahah... you did it again bart... with the otak otak paraphrase...

personally i prefer the southern otak otak... less gruesome look... much more tasty too... southern otak otak doesn't taste like some grub that came out from some animal's bottom...

Deng-ded! said...

Mmmmm... I miss Penang Chee Cheong Fun, I miss Penang Otak-Otak, I miss Batu Lanchang hawker food, I miss Penang food, I miss Penang... Uhk, uhk, uhk =(

So sad... so pathetic...