February 29, 2008

the arrow points to...

...the motorcyclist's reflection in his rear-view mirror. The building you see in the background is where my dad used to work. And behind the lens is where I'm standing.

Went out with a friend today. Bouth of us wanted to take a couple of shots but the weather is dreary. Got a couple of shots but will have to transfer them into my computer and see how they turned out. I'm sure there's one to post on KLDP.

Theme Day tomorrow!

February 28, 2008

a lot of risky business

I love this shot. I really do. I was driving up into a parking lot. A bit restless about pictures because I hadn't taken a decent shot all day. Then as I was driving up the spiral driveway, I grab my camera with one hand, the other hand on the wheel, opened the window and snap! The shot of the day.

February 27, 2008

advanced technology

You think this is a shot of how wires used to look many years ago? No, these were probably put up many years ago but they still provide us with electricity and telephony today. Shot taken last Saturday.

February 26, 2008

night vision

Was out for dinner with some friends. It was a good, fun and delicious night. We left the restaurant and took our sweet time walking to our cars. Then I looked to the sky and saw this. At the exact moment I reached for my camera, My friend Candice, who was looking up herself, said, "Hey, take a picture. It'll look good."

It's not a spectacular shot but I like it. It also reminds me of the night we shared a couple of laughs.

February 25, 2008

what a gas!

Reliable. Friendly. Progressive. That's what this old delivery man represents. He's delivering tanks of gas to the sundry store up the road from my house. I'm sure he's reliable and friendly. I'm in awe of his strength carrying these heavy tanks at his age. Just shows, when you set your mind (and body) to it, you can do most anything.

February 24, 2008

day of rest

It's Sunday. People are walking about, doing a bit of shopping, meeting family and friends, some may be working, others like me at home enjoying a quiet and sunny day. Wherever you are, have a great day.

February 23, 2008


Any smart woman will tell you, a saree is incomplete without a good and well-cut saree blouse, one that fits snugly and comfortably around a ladie's chest. So, this was a surprise to see. A tailor claiming to be able to fashion one in an hour. No, I didn't wait an hour to see if any smiling women came out of the shop.

Topless ladies? Never again. Well, for an hour only perhaps.

February 22, 2008


Angin is the Malay word for air. Air is the Malay word for water. Regardless of language, these are the elements we need to keep this world turning naturally. Luckily for us in KL, the air quality is as clear as it can get. We know in a few months the haze will return, which blows in from the annual open burning forests of Sumatera. As for the water quality, let's just say that most homes have filters installed.

February 21, 2008

the 3 maskerteers

From left to right: Charmaine, Yudesh and William. Charmaine fancies herself as a bit of a star and made her mask into one. Yudesh wasn't sure what he wanted it to look like so he decided to add sparkly things until he was happy. William wanted a crown.

Charmaine has Down Syndrome. Yudesh has a combination of disorders but the doctors labeled it Downs. William has Williams Syndrome. These kids may be called 'chalenged' by us, but the challenge was ours, learning to deal with a group of teens with different conditions. It has been a dream so far.

Have a look at some pictures from my Flickr collection.

February 20, 2008

masked crusader

Some of you may remember, I work with a group of challenged teenagers every Tuesday, a project called The Creative Stars which began in April '07. A quick refresh for KLDP's newer readers: A group of KL's theatre practitioners teach these teens everything there is to know about a life in Theatre. Movement, acting, voice, costume and set design, administration, dance. At the end of March, The Creative Stars will mount their first show.

Here is Yudesh, getting his face-mould made. Tomorrow, I'll show you some of the finished masks.

February 19, 2008

natural takeover

What is abandoned by humans is once again a dwelling for nature. Don't mess with Gaia. That's the truth, inconvenient or otherwise.

February 18, 2008

page after page

This was such a joy to find. Nowadays, these little sidewalk newsagents are fast disappearing, replaced by a more aesthetically pleasing, fluorescent-lit, air-conditioned shops. I'm not complaining. I go to these 'cooler' shops for my monthly grabs. Like I said, it was such a joy to see this.

Change is change but no matter how quickly things move, there will always be something that takes it back to where it began.

February 17, 2008

black and white

I was driving and had some questions and doubts in my head about what I was going to do with myself this year. Yeah, it was one of those days, feeling a little uncertain. Then this bus stopped next to me.

Do you know what you want in life?

February 16, 2008

school ties

Ingrained in most of us are the memories of our high school years. The friends, activities and the advent of adulthood. So, I went back one day to see how much it's changed. The front gates are smaller. Apart from that, the memories are intact. The statue you see in this picture is of the founder of my school, St.John Baptist de La Salle. Click here to read more on the history and if you scroll all the way down the page to Notable Johannians, you see my name. I was very proud to find myself listed.

Have a great weekend.

February 15, 2008

stick it to you

One of the houses on my street has turned into an art gallery. Well, that's what the sign at the gate says but for the last 2 months it's been closed. Greeting you at the gate is this stickman. I wonder if I catch an actual man there and ask him about the gallery. No one so far.

February 14, 2008

love for sale

Happy Valentine's Day! Remember, sharing your love is not for just this one day. It's a daily thing. By the way, anyone using this day as a reason to buy a loved one a used car?

And with all the love we're sharing today, the City Daily Photo community bids farewell to one who has given us such joy and beautiful pictures. Lisi of Hong Kong Daily Photo, after 2 glorious years, is saying goodbye. Go give her some love.

February 13, 2008

truckin' along, singin' my song, day by day

I was walking along the street, iPod playing a group called The Beauty Room and hummed. What's that got to do with this shot, I hear you ask? Nothing. That's what I was listening to when this truck drove across my camera.

February 12, 2008

open and shut

February 11, 2008

visual dispray

February 10, 2008


Nothing to say today. Just a picture.

February 9, 2008

lines, lines, lines

I get very tickled when shapes and objects line up and turn into an image in my head. Like this shot here, a bus and three different buildings. No, it doesn't show off Kuala Lumpur but it does provide me with interesting angles to capture on camera.

Have a great weekend.

February 8, 2008

bags, spoons, pots & pans

Here's another little Mom'N'Pop store. Here you'll find all the things you need for filling your kitchen and home, at a fraction of the price of high-end department stores. I hardly, if ever, buy from shops like these. However, my mother does. And if I go with her, I like talking to the elderly men and women who run the stores. There's always a fascinating story to hear.

It's the 2nd day of the lunar new year. I'm visiting friends again. More good food.

February 7, 2008

gong hei fatt choy

To all, I wish you a wonderfully prosperous and happy Chinese New Year. May the year of the Rat bring you all the cheese you can eat. If you are driving, be safe. There's no traffic on the roads. That doesn't mean you can live your dreams of being Michael Schumacher.

(This post is delayed because I spent the day visiting family and friends. Great food and lots of gambling!)

February 6, 2008

food unites us

Today, many Chinese people have taken the day off and are rushing home to their families. Their extended families. Why? It's the day before Chinese New Year. It's tradition for a family to gather for a reunion meal the night before a new year.

Here you see some people buying stuff that they'll use for the dishes they will serve tonight. I wonder what my neighbours will be cooking. I'm going to have a sniff over the fence now.

February 5, 2008

under direction

No worries about getting lost if you're walking in the center of Kuala Lumpur. Here's a information booth set up for a visitor's convenience. Funny that I should take a shot when it's a local asking for directions. Just proves no matter where we come from, we all tend to get a bit lost sometimes.

February 4, 2008

old choo-choo

Back at KTM again. This time the turrets of the original train station. Up till a few years ago, all trains ran from here. Now everything has moved to KL Sentral (I posted a series last January.)

I'm glad this building is on the heritage list and won't be pulled down. Yes, we've lost a few buildings but with a slightly more discerning government, we've saved the rest.

February 3, 2008

blooming light

One of the many decorated lamp posts. This one adorned with our national flower, the Bunga Raya (hibiscus).

Happy Sunday!

February 2, 2008

theme day extension

Couldn't resist posting another shot of the Twin Towers. This one taken from the 15th floor of the building next to them. No zoom lens necessary. They really were this close.

Have a great weekend.

February 1, 2008

DP Theme Day: What My City Is Known For

Kuala Lumpur is most well-known for the KLCC Petronas Twin Towers. As a Malaysian, I'm proud to have these towers as a representative to the World. And I have taken and posted many photos of them. So, the challenge was to show you an angle you'd never see on any travel brochures. Here it is. The towers are always gleaming and thanks to this man, and his many colleagues, that keep the pair clean.

135 DP members are showing the most well-known food, building, flower, road, landscape, politician, etc. This is going to be a very informative day. Enjoy!
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