Saturday, February 27, 2010

An image for the weekend

There's been some really hot domestic issues back home on the Century case. I am not a fan of politics or going to talk about politics here. Although media/newspaper/tv in Indonesia can be considered free-press style, I've witnessed recently that their views or coverage stories may be geared towards a certain side, possibly giving the wrong understanding or incomplete picture to the public, instead of educating. How then can we trust the the report, as far as objectivity is concerned? Anyhow... I do not follow this particular issue closely, but I do believe in the professionalism of our MoF and I do hope she remains at her post. Too many good things she has done to this country and should continue to do.
For now, I prefer to treat myself with excellent pictures taken by the photo-journalists. Here's one to enjoy the weekend:
Lomography Loves Indonesia Expo - 26Feb10 Grand Indonesia - Photo by KOMPAS/Kristianto Purnomo

Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy tiger year!

Paper lampions on bamboo poles at the Curve

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bukit Tabur (East)

(Photo originally uploaded by Munkeat Photography)

A place to go one of these weekends:
Bukit Tabur or the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge is located at Taman Melawati, north of KL. After 3 hours of hiking & rock-climbing, you will be able to see a sight just like above.
Helpful links
1. How to go there: (good links at the bottom)
2. Pics along the trail :
3. How to go down the ropes/treacherous areas :
4. Facebook group TheTrekkers has updated images of the place & may just be able to get fellow hikers to go with the same timing.

Safety first though: good traction shoes, gloves, water, comfortable pants.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


What to do in a long weekend:
1. Recharge at a sunny Cherating beach, sipping fresh coconut: Done
2. Forest tracking along 7 layers of Waterfall, following tapir trail: Done
3. Quiet gliding along the dark Yak Yah river for countless fireflies watching: Done

PS: Would I do this all over again? 100% Yes :) (as Randy Jackson would say it)

Monday, February 01, 2010

Yee Sang - Chinese New Year Salad

At a pot-luck event in the office, I was introduced to a chinese-thai type of salad, called Yee Sang.
It has the most rich and various flavours all combined into 1 dish. Looked up for the recipe & found it here.
I dont think the ingredients are easy to find, but I shall note it here, in fear I forget soon the name of this wonderful dish.

ps: This dish is usually served to mark the Chinese New Year festivities & symbolize long health and prosperity, similar to the chinese long noodles served on birthdays.
*image from