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Friday, January 27, 2006

Doggy Do

It's that time of the year... again. *Tung, tung, chiang!* music, red decorations, smell of incense, food-here-food-there, busy-this-busy-that, and the list goes on.

Angie and I are strangely not into the Chinese New Year mood, well... not yet at least. We're just looking forward to the holidays rather than the festivities.


[Prosperity at MacDee: Once a year affair...]


[A Doggy Do: Eroica the Poodle, Tricks the Hound, Bullet the Bulldog and friends posing for the camera]

Angie and I would like to wish one and all a Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year. Have a safe and pleasant holiday. You, too, have a Doggy Do.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Stagea Mini

Last Thursday (19 Jan 2006) night saw us at City Bayview Hotel watching a Yamaha Electone (organ) concert with Mina Nakagawa performing on the new Stagea Mini. The new Electone is targeted at beginners and costs about RM8,000.


[Mini Wonder: Small instrument, big sound]

By the way, Angie is in marking mood (started last Friday). It's those exam scripts again... ruining our sense of well-being *glum*.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Meme-Pi Four-Di

This is the first time we've been tagged to 'execute' a meme. Since our blog is a 'couple blog', the answers are relevant to either one or both of us.

4 jobs I’ve had in my life:
Lexicographer
Risk Management
Computer shop assistant
Lecturer

4 movies I could watch over and over:
James Bond movies
My Fair Lady
Sound of Music
Indiana Jones movies

4 TV shows I love(d) to watch:
NCIS
CSI
According to Jim
Reba

4 places where I have lived:
Butterworth
Kuala Kubu Baru
Batu Gajah
Penang

4 places I’ve been to on vacation:
Australia
France
UK
Thailand

4 places I’d rather be:
Home
Secluded beach resort
On pilgrimage anywhere
Our parents' place

4 of my favourite food:
Roti Kapai
Nasi Kandar
Indian Fried Noodles
Penang Curry Noodles

4 websites I visit daily:
Google
Star Online
Digital Photography Review
Blogs (at random)

4 people worth tagging:
Ying & Niq
Peter & Gladys
KittyCat & Raph
Planet Deng

Done! Have a good weekend :o)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Dating on a Sunday

Last Sunday (15 Jan 2006), we went 'dating'. We had breakfast at our favourite roti canai stall on Transfer Road (opposite Ismalia Bakery). The roti is oily and crispy while the gravy is tasty and spicy *real syiok*.

After breakfast, we went for a hike from Teluk Bahang to Teluk Aling. USM has a research station there for the Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS). It was a short and sweet hike, only about 30 minutes one way.


[Fun with the camera: Honey, I am shrinking you...]


[Jetty Poser: Angie 'calendar posing' on the CEMACS jetty]

In the afternoon we embarked on yet another baking project. This time it was an upside-down pineapple cake.


[Upside-down pineapple cake: Made with at least one secret ingredient]

After the cake was out of the oven, we decided to go 'dating' again - this time for a movie at Gurney Plaza. Wallace and Gromit was fun and entertaining. Gromit was particularly cute :-)

It's funny how after getting married we seldom went out on 'dates' like this...

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Penang Bridge 'Disappears'

Since May 2004, we saw an apartment block (new quarters of the Customs Department) being built facing our apartment balcony. Little by little the beautiful view of the Penang Bridge and Bukit Pemancar was blocked. The past 2 weeks were 'heart wrenching' for us as the middle span of the bridge was finally obscured by the opaqueness of the concrete structure. We now only have photos to remind us of the good times.

Dear Middle Span of Penang Bridge, you will be missed...


[May 2004: You were so beautiful... but what are those piling machines doing there?]


[July 2005: Still beautiful... hopefully it doesn't go higher than this]


[January 2006: Oh! Dear Middle Span... you are out of sight... but not out of mind :o(]