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KL…

I have roamed around quite a bit in KL through cabs, monorail, car and buses. I went to the butterfly park – which was a huge disappointment. The fishes there were a better tourist’s attraction than the butterflies or maybe I expected more off 18 ringlets per person fee. I went to Genting Highlands yesterday and it was absolutely amazing. I didn’t expect any place in Malaysia to be that cold. Went on the flying coaster ride which was pretty marvelous too. Went to the National Museum which was absolutely amazing. I specially was pretty much amazed by the way Islam’s entrance to Malaysia was portrayed. And became slightly proud of the fact that some of the tiles inside the museum were a gift from Pakistan’s Government to the Government of Malaysia! Berjaya Times Square is absolutely amazing and there is a launch of some new energy drink at NOON tomorrow over here!

Anyhow – this is it. More coming soon. Including my opinion of Putrajaya :)

WRW8402 Green Avanza, a road bully

Have you read the news?

PETALING JAYA: A drive home from the bank turned violent for a 72-year-old retiree who fell victim to a road bully in Damansara Damai. [Road bully in his 30s assaults 72-year-old man. The Star. June 5 2009]

According to a tweet on Twitter, the road bully drives a WRW8402 Green Avanza. Be an the look out. If you see it, contact the Petaling Jaya Police Station.

What happened in KL in 2008?

Nothing really except that the year is coming to an end.

Anything memorable happened in the city through the year?

I didn’t quite keep a tally but I do remember so. Haphazardly, in no particular order, they were:

1. The General Election. Wow wee. That was fun!
2. The Olympic Torch Relay. FREEDOM! LOL!
3. Err…
4. Oh, that damn unbelievable long lines at the gas stations which caused frantic traffic congestion when the retail price of fuel went up.
5. Pussy Cat Dolls? Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-ooooooooooowwwwwwwww!
6. Is it me or do I live in a boring city?
7. Oh, protest in front of the lions’ den at Bukit Aman!
8. *sound of crickets*
9. Landslide at Bukit Antarabangsa? Wait, that’s in Ampang. Hell, it’s close to KL anyway. So, in it goes.
10. Also the landslide in Damansara!
11. Oh, the announcement for city-wide wifi. Or was it wimax?
12. I don’t want to crack head of this. I think 11 is enough.
13. Okay, legitly, I have only 8 lines. So, sue me.
14. Please don’t sue me.
15. Okay, Mamma Mia in KL. That’s 9!
16. They freaking changed Jalan Alor to some lame street name! Down with DBKL’s heads!
17. The Draft KL City Plan.

Could you think of anything else?

Don’t use the stairwell while at Suria KLCC

Have you ever used the stairs in Suria KLCC?

I have and it wasn’t a pretty experience.

I thought the elevators were too slow with lazy people using it just to get a floor up or down. I can’t stand that kind of people. Meanwhile the escalators were too far away and too many people using it. As usual, people hog the path. I was in a slight hurry because I was beginning to restless with the mall. But before that, I wanted to go down two floors.

With jumping off the floor not a viable option — I certainly intended to keep my legs intact — I looked around for an alternative and there, I saw a sign announcing to the world of a stairwell nearby. I was just 10 or 20 meters away from me and I thought, I could use the exercise and pace a bit.

As I got into the stairwell, there was something on my mind. I don’t remember what was it but I wanted to go out of the stairwell for a moment. As it turned out, I was in Hotel California. “You can checkout any time you like, but you can never leave!”

I could go pass through the door into the stairwell but I could not get out. The door could only be opened from the outside but not from the inside.

After applying whatever force I could muster, I gave up and went down one story to try its door. The situation remained the same: I could not get out.

I started to panic but I looked around again and I saw a sign: exit, go down. I needed to go down the the ground level to exit the stairwell. Great design folks!

A stairwell with only one exit! What if the ground floor was on fire? There is no common sense in it.

But I did not want to go to the ground floor. I wanted to go somewhere else.

There was a sense of relief when I saw a janitor cleaning the stairs. I asked him how do I get out there. It turned out, he couldn’t speak English, or Malay. He was a foreigner. Okay. Creepy. This started to feel like some horror movie. I gave on him and started to bang on that level’s door.

“Somebody, open up, please”.

Weird enough, somebody opened it. Another janitor fortunately for me was working just behind the door. He opened it to check out the commotion I caused.

And I was free.

Pray for New Orleans

Metblogs New Orleans is on the ground covering Hurricane Gustav.

KL wish them good luck. Be safe!

KL is virtually cloudy

Have anybody noticed how cloudy KL is on Google Maps, Google Earth and Wikimapia lately?

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I use these three applications extensively to drive around KL and now, I am blinded! I can’t see where I am going!

Why do they update their maps only to use inferior ones?

Local elections for KL!

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We want local election

Kuala Lumpur is now dominated by a loose coalition of DAP, PAS and PKR and it feels great to be able to contribute in kicking BN out of the city.

There is one more way to kick BN even farther: local election!

We want to have a say on how to run our city! We want to elect our own mayor! We don’t want an unaccountable minister to run our lives!

Raining on New Year’s Eve

It looks like KLites will be celebrating the New Year’s Eve in the rain. I thank pink invisible uniform up in the sky for not joining the crowd out in the open.

In the final minutes of 2007, allow me to wish you all happy new year.

Oooookay… now it’s time play a game called break the resolution!

Hmmm… which should I break first…?

Au contraire, Madame!

Somehow the other day, I was attracted to a pond somewhere in the city. My mind wasn’t really there but I wasn’t too dreamy to fail to notice a little boy with his mother walking to the edge of the pond.

The boy spotted a dead fish floating in the pond and asked his mother, “Mom, did the fish drown?”

The mother answered, “Silly little boy. Of course, not. A fish can’t drown”.

In my mind, “Au contraire, Madame…!”

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