Tuesday, March 31, 2009

OSD Farewall | Part 1

Last month, there was a big reorg in my department. My original department, OSD was split into two departments. My big boss, Brian also was around that time from US and he decided to throw us a farewell party to the old OSD team. Here are the snaps :-

Farewell speech by my big boss, but only few were listening, you can see it from the picture, coz others were waiting for food to be served ,,hehe

The food!!


Few of my colleagues recently went for blood test,they found out that they have a high level of cholesterol, so they decided not to eat

As usual, I continued my duty.....

My big big big Boss!!...part 2 tomorrow,,till then,,have a nice day!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Steps To the Top

Currently reading this book, it's amazing!! The author is Zig Ziglar. For more info, you can go here . Have a nice day

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tauge Ayam Ipoh

Finally, we found the way to the shop. The shop is called Restaurant Ong Kee (Tauge Ayam )..

This shop is located at Gerbang Malam Ipoh, almost 9 out of 10 restaurants around that corner sell Tauge Ayam..so , if you are there, go to one junction.... close your eyes , spin fast for 1 minute , then stop, open eyes , then go to the shop in front of you.

Not surprisingly, the tauge came first

Pork balls...errr...I mean, Pork meat balls..aiyoo you know what I mean,,

Fish balls...this one everyone can understand coz Fish doesn't have balls wkaakka

Amazing chickens!!! If you go to Ipoh Tauge Chicken is a must!! Damn tasty...it's a bit expensive , almost RM 10 per person,,but it's worth it!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ipoh Mali

After our tiring trip to Kellie's Castle , we went to Ipoh to have our lunch at 4pm...trust me, it was very very exhausting..we decided go to Ipoh to have Taugeh Ayam :D :D..but we lost!! Non of us knew the way to the shop..so we stopped at Ipoh Railway Station for a while until Gayathri a.k.a Colgate Ambassador to call her friend to find out about the way to the shop..while they were doing that, I was taking some snaps...

Have you ever wonder how Ipoh got it's name? Last time, I asked my fren, he said, long long time ago, one British fellow was eating lunch for the first time in Ipoh and when he was eating it , one big housefly was flying around him ,,he got so annoyed,so he asked his butler ( an indian ) to chase away the big monster housefly.. first he tried to sing a song from MGR movie , but didnt work, then he screamed at the housefly Eeee ( which means Housefly in Tamil ) ,,Pohhh ( Go away)..and he was kept on saying it Eee Pohhh ,,,Eee Pohh ,,Eee Pohh,,until the housefly flew away..the British man was so impressed with his butler and he screamed loudly " This is Ipohh!!!"...............I believed this story for 30 years...until I saw this tree

it's called Ipoh tree, they named the town by this tree!!! what the hell...what about the story my fren told me??????

Friday, March 27, 2009

New United Collection

A couple of days ago, my second sister bought for me this,,,it's normal a pen holder but it has Man United logo!!!! From now on i must try to sayang my sister kekeke,,

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fallout 3

I am back after 3 days of ITIL foundation training. It was challenging but managed to answer all the questions hehe,,let's hope for the best :))

I finished Red Alert 3 , 2 weeks go.,,.RA2 still better than RA3..So, I bought Fallout 3 and started to play it last week. I must say it's good, but scary to play at night hhehe,,here is the review from IGN

9.5 Presentation

The atmosphere and style are everything you could ask for and more. A few bugs and camera issues keep things from perfection.

9.0 Graphics

The landscapes are wonderful. The character models and animations could be a lot better.

9.5 Sound

Excellent voice acting and a soundtrack that completely fits the game's mood. The sound effects aren't bad either.

10 Gameplay

A rare combination of excellent combat and deep role-playing.

9.5 Lasting Appeal

A more focused experience than much of what Bethesda has created in the past that begs to be played for hours and hours. This is one game you won't soon forget.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Kishan Shuffling

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Kellie's Castle | Part 2

let's continue ....

that's over excited Prasath..keke

There is a small river near the castle

Indian labourers brought over to Malaysia to work on the mansion still live nearby even now. The money to built the temple in the picture was given by William Kellie Smith. This temple is located few meters away from the castle . I heard from my friends that there is a secret tunnel from the castle to the temple.

So funny, we did not see a single ( maybe they had tiny photo of him ) photo in the castle William Kellie Smith, but we saw a clear photo of him in the temple.

That's the mini statue of William Kellie Smith beside other Hindhu holly statues. it's clearly shows how much respect he had among the indian community in that place.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Kellie's Castle | Part 1

After we paid our last respect ( by taking lots of pictures ) to the warriors , we went to Kellie's Castle in Ipoh. No one has been there except for Prasath. He guided us the way to the castle .

The entrance fee for Kellie's Castle is RM 4.

This tree is called Bear Face Tree. See properly,can see a bear's face. But we guys noticed that it looked like girl's *toot*..anyone agree?

Did you know that was used as a setting in the 1999 film Anna and the King....

Prayer's room

Rumours are saying that William Kellie Smith's spirit has been wandering around in this alley. Too bad, did not manage to 'meet' him that day.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Taiping War Cemetery

On the way back from Maxwell Hill, we stopped by at Taiping War Cemetery. The cemetery is located few kilometers away from Maxwell Hill. You can get more information about the war cemetery over here . Here are the snaps :-

I thought I saw a bird....

Yes I did , I did...I saw a bird!!

Me and Malar

Vicknesh and G

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Tea House at Maxwell

We were really tired after we did nothing at the top of Maxwell.So while we were waiting for our Land Rover to pick us up, we went to Cafe Bukit Larut to have some tea :D

Cafe Bukit Larut

This tea house was built by William George Maxwell for his guest

Malaysian's pride

Viji, Vicky, Vimala and G

Overall the Maxwell Hill experience was good, especially the land rover ride. Will I go again? Definatelyyyyyyyyy..

Friday, March 13, 2009

Potluck Lunch

So, it was reaching lunch time, we realized that really nothing else to do up the hill except to see each others face. How to long to see? :S..luckily we got food, everyone in the group brought food to have potluck lunch. I brought sandwich :D

Malar brought Karipap . Her mom made this.

Taiping smallest roundabout ..keke

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Top of Maxwell Hill

After 1 hour of land rover ride, we reached the top of Maxwell Hill. It was not as cold as I thought, but it was windy :-)

Viji akka was busy talking on the phone , maybe she was talking about shifting to the top permenantly from Penang.

These 'botak' twin trees really attracted me alot

View of Taiping from the hill

Me and Malar's suicide pose keke

The great Mohan

oh yes, they have mini strawberry farm :D..more updates tomorrow ..have a beautiful day :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Maxwell Hill Land Rover Ride

2 weeks ago, I went to Maxwell Hill a.k.a Bukit Larut in Taiping with my working mates. Taiping is just 30 minutes drive from my place and that was the time I went to the hill. Prasath joined us from KL , thanks man.

These powerful Land Rovers will bring you up to the hill. It cost RM 6 per trip.

About Maxwell Hill ..alternatively you can read about it here

The group

Me with Prasath

The road was very narrow, lots of sharp turns, , U turns but, the driver drove very fast. it was really fun !! I really loved it!!

This is the drivers way of giving way to another Jeep.