You don’t know my name…

…or do you? These are stills from some of the movies that I’ve loved for one reason or another. Well, how many do you know?

The first one of from the epic movie of all time! I can’t recall whether I watched it when I was small; maybe my parents took me along but I wouldn’t know head or tail of anything or maybe I was not even born yet. However, it was re-released in 1973 and I went to watch it at Odeon Cinema in Victoria Street, Singapore. I certainly was not disappointed for it really lived up to its reputation…

From www.allmoviephoto.com

Moving on from there, I love the theme song from this next one. It did not get very good reviews but I liked it a lot…about two people very much in love but somehow they were just not compatible and could not stay together. I saw it in Singapore as well, Orchard Cinema…a year later in 1974, if I remember correctly.

From www.imdb.com

There was another movie that I saw around that time. It was one that I had missed when it was screened at the Lido Cinema in Sibu. Being still in school then, I did not have all the freedom to catch every movie that came to town. But in 1973, I managed to watch it at Globe, a small cinema in Happy World…or was it Gay World (Now! Now! Don’t let your imagination run wild!!!)? I love the songs on the soundtrack by the Bee Gees mostly and one by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young…and the movie was pleasantly enjoyable.

From www.tracyhyde.net

Well, years later around 1978 or so, I was in Singapore again and I saw this one at the Cathay Cinema…..

From www.reelfilm.com

It was really hilarious and I really laughed myself hoarse. But it was not one of those slapstick comedy shows; in fact, there were a lot of serious messages in it…but I will not delve into those in this post. Now what else did I watch in a cinema? Ah yes!!! This one was around 1971, also at Cathay but the one in Sibu and it was one hell of a tearjerker…

From www.mcomet.com

and also at Cathay but the one along Bukit Bintang in KL, I saw this memorable one with all the nice songs and dancing…

From www.allmoviephoto.com

There were some movies that I had missed when they hit the big screen but I managed to catch them later…on videotape. When I was in Plymouth in 1994, I saw a few of those movies at the resource centre in the campus where I was and one of them was this inspiring one…..

From www.starpulse.com

and I was missing home at the time and my daughter who was only 5 then, so I flooded the whole place when I watched this next one…..

From www.imdb.com

Then the era of videotapes ended…and the vcd took over. One of the movies that I watched on vcd was this very meaningful and touching one that I really loved. I wonder how many of you saw it too…..

From www.moviescreenshots.blogspot.com

…and now of course, we have satellite TV and we can enjoy movies without the advertisements and I liked this one because it touched on cultures and messages close to my heart, but I very much prefer the book though.

From www.imdb.com

So how many can you identify? Do you know their names?…..Did you like them too?

(Click on photos for acknowledgement of sources)

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Truth is…

Well, you may not know this but the truth is inanimate objects may be classified as either male or female. For instance, photocopiers are definitely female…

Photocopier

This is because once turned off, it takes a while to warm them up again. Other than that, they are an effective reproductive device if you press them in all the right places but they can wreak havoc if you press the wrong buttons. Now what about tyres?

Tyre

Well, it is quite obvious that tyres are male, considering that they go bald quickly and are often over-inflated. Likewise, hot air balloons are clearly male…..

Hot air balloon

They are full of hot air and everytime, they go up, they have to come down…and to get them to go anywhere, you have to light a fire under their butt. And do you by any chance, think that sponges are male?

sponges
Well, you’re wrong! They are female as they are soft, squeezable and retain water. And so are egg timers!
Egg timer
Now, egg timers are female because over time, all the weight shifts to the bottom. But what about the remote control? Would that be male or female?

Remote control

You would probably think it is male but sorry, it is actually female for it easily gives a man pleasure, he would be lost without it and while he does not always know where to press, he keeps trying.

So what do you all think? Do you agree? Or perhaps you have more examples to prove my point?

Ticket to ride…

I received this via email a long time ago when China won the bid to host the 2008 Olympic Games…and a few days ago, I received the same thing again. Some of you, if not all, may have received it as well at one time or another but I have decided to post it anyway in case there are a few who have not seen it yet. After all, Kpg Nangka Boy said in his comment on an earlier post that he would like more quizzes so let us see how he would fare in this one…..

Win two tickets and go on an all-expense paid trip to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. It is very easy to participate in this competition. Just view the photo below carefully and answer the following questions and send your answers to: The International Olympic Committee, Private Bag, Lausanne, Switzerland.

1 Which student seems to appear tired or sleepy?
2 Which ones are male twins?
3 Which ones are female twins?
4 How many women are in the group?
5 Which one is the teacher?

Good luck!!!

Who's who?

I guess you are not going either! ROTFLMAO!!!

(Original source unknown)

Here, there and everywhere…

Life’s back to normal now. I have resumed my usual daily routine because my daughter has gone back to the other side of the world country to complete her Foundation year. But the day before she left, she wanted some dosai or thosai whichever way you wish to spell it, so we went to Balkis again…and this time, I remembered to insist that they made it paper thin and my daughter actually had TW0 of these…

Paper thin dosai

I had a bit of rice and a few of the stuff they had – hati masak hitam (literal translation – liver cooked black), sambal sotong (cuttlefish/kalamari in sambal) and nenas masak kunyit (pineapples in tumeric)….. 

Balkis mixed rice

They all tasted very nice!!! With drinks, it came up to only RM11-12.00 (inclusive of charges for sitting in the air-conditioned section). However, I think it was earlier that day that I took my daughter to this Toto cafe somewhere behind Delta Mall, opposite Everise to try the kolo mee that somebody said was very nice…..

Imitation kolo mee

It was definitely nothing like kolo mee…and it wouldn’t be so bad if it had tasted nice. Well, as they always say, do not believe everything you hear…and that would be the first and the last time I would go and eat there! On the other hand, yesterday being a Sunday, I went to church and after the service, I had this for brunch….. 

Tom yam mihun

This was the tom yam mihun I had at a coffee shop also in the same vicinity (Delta Commercial Centre, the coffee shop next to the Sweet Smelling Bakery). It was nice and cost only RM4.00. Of course, the miserable shrimps cannot compare with the huge udang galah (freshwater prawns) that Huai Bin had at Glory Cafe in Sarikei but that, if I remember correctly, cost RM15.00! I would rather tapau (takeaway) this for RM4.00 to heat up at home and throw in a few of those giant prawns myself. You can get them at the Sibu Central Market, the native jungle produce section at RM10 per plate of 10 – 15 prawns or more, depending on the sizes. Anyway, talking about Huai Bin…..

Huai Bin of sixthseal.com

He contacted me and asked me out to dinner with a number of other bloggers. It had been a few years since we used to bump into each other at airports…and lately, we had communicated via our blogs. So last Saturday night, we went for the RM11.50 nett per head buffet at Li Hua Hotel coffee house. That was really cheap and the food was good, especially what was left of the ayam masak hitam (black cooked chicken). They have the buffet every Saturday but be forewarned that if you wish to go for it, be there early (around 7 p.m.) for it seems that they do not refill anything that runs out in the buffet spread. It certainly was nice meeting Huai Bin again; I’ve always liked him and felt he has always been very pleasant and polite (Maybe it’s because I’m old…and a friend of the parents? LOL!!!), and easy to talk to, despite the disparity in our ages. I will not post on the dinner itself as all the others have done so…and I do not wish to be redundant. After all, it wasn’t so much the food that night but the company. We had a great time, to say the least…and stayed till they started switching off the lights to hint to us that it was about time we left! LOL!!

Well, also on Saturday, in the afternoon, I went to the Rajang Park post office to send a letter. Strangely though, the car park was full…..

Car park full

Normally, it would be quite empty on Saturday afternoons as everybody would be relaxing at home and enjoying the start of the weekend. Never mind, I got myself a space as somebody was leaving…and walked to the post office. To my surprise, it was open…and there was a long queue!

Queue for RM600-rebate

Good grief! They were all there to claim the RM600 rebate in lieu of the increase in the petrol prices. I heard that the crowd was very much bigger at the Central Post Office in town, spilling over onto the road. I really wonder what the hurry was…for we have until March next year to make the claim. Is it like this too elsewhere in the country or is it just in Sibu?

Well, that’s about it for this rojak post. Here’s hoping that you all will have a wonderful week ahead…..

The sweet escape…

This post is RATED 18-SX! Proceed no further if you are underaged!…LOL!!!

Some days over here, it can get really hot…and it certainly would be nice to escape from the heat! Well, you can head to Delta Mall in Pedada Commercial Centre…and while you are there, you may want something cold to drink and a light snack perhaps. Easy! Just drop by KOKOBERRY…

Kokoberry sign

It’s on the ground floor in one corner and you can get some freezing thirst-quenching drinks and do try one of the specialty of the house, crepes. This sweet lady-blogger is the enterprising proprietress (http://goolooloo.com).

Goolooloo

She was nice enough to invite me and a few other bloggers over for a special treat so we all turned up in full force. After all, as they say, the best things in life are free! LOL!!!

This is the counter in the shop…

Kokoberry counter

Drinks were served all around…and I had a cappuccino. I have always been a kopi-o guy but I must say I liked it very much. Very cold, not too sweet…and had that rich aroma of coffee! I don’t know what Clare had…but she was already halfway thru’ by the time I got there…..

Clare at Kokoberry

…with her hand fondling around Alvin’s toy camera, safely strapped around her neck as always! Huai Bin was busy sucking enjoying his too… ROTFLMAO!!!

Huai Bin at Kokoberry

Clement and Bengbeng were also around…and all the flashes (of the sophisticated cameras lah!!!) certainly caught the attention of all the curious shoppers walking past! Needless to say, I was reluctant to take out my tiny…handphone with photo-taking facility but in the end, I had no choice but to fish it out of my pants pocket. I had promised goolooloo that I would post on her shop and I would need some photos to go along with it. The one I have here shows this little kid (Benghui), obviously delighted with his chocolate chip crepe…

Benghui and his crepe

…and this one shows this BIG kid clearly sexcited that he was getting one whole cheesey creep crepe all to himself!! LOL!!!

Hauai Bin and his crepe

So, there you have it! Do yourself a favour. Pamper yourself and stop by KOKOBERRY at Delta Mall today!

Patience…

Be patient…

when my legs are weak and wobbly.

Hold my hand

the way I held yours

as you took your first steps.

Walking

Be patient…

when I make a mess when I eat.

Remember that

you used to do that too

those times when I tried to feed you.

 

Be patient…

when you can’t understand what I say.

I had to try to figure out

what you were babbling about

when you first started to speak.

Holding hands

Be patient…

when I keep repeating the same things.

I had to repeat the same stories

to you night after night

until you fall asleep.

 

Be patient…

when I can’t put on my own clothes.

I spent hours, remember,

teaching you how to do that

when you were small.

Dressing up

Be patient…

even when I get impatient.

You too were frustrated

when nobody seemed to understand

what exactly it was that you wanted.

 

Be patient…

and sit awhile with me when you can.

You always wanted me to be around

for it gave you the reassurance

that someone is always there.

Holding hands 2

Be patient.

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Cinderella…

Thanks to everybody for your Father’s Day greetings. You may have heard this song on the radio even though comparatively, it does not get very much airplay – Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman. You can click on this link to listen to it if you have not had the opportunity before.

It was my daughter who first drew my attention to it; she said that she would hear it quite a lot on one of those radio stations that we cannot receive in our little Sibu town…so I texted TraxxFm and requested for it. I liked it a lot and I was particularly touched by the lyrics. It certainly got me thinking…that as parents, we would carry out our responsibility in bringing up our kids the best we could, showering them with all our love but perhaps someday, we would need to let go…..

She spins and she sways
to whatever song plays,
Without a care in the world.
And I’m sittin’ here
wearin’ the weight of the world
on my shoulders.
It’s been a long day
and there’s still work to do,
She’s pulling at me
saying, “Dad. I need you!
There’s a ball at the castle
and I’ve been invited
and I need to practise my dancing.
Oh please, daddy, please!”

My Cinderella

She says he’s a nice guy
and I’d be impressed
She wants to know
if I approve of the dress
She says “Dad, the prom
is just one week away,
And I need to practise my dancing.
Oh please, daddy, please!”

Well, she came home today
with a ring on her hand
just glowing and telling us
all they had planned
She says, “Dad,
the wedding’s still six months away
but I need to practise my dancing.
Oh please, daddy please!”

So I will dance with Cinderella
while she is here in my arms
’cause I know something
the prince never knew
Oh I will dance with Cinderella
I don’t wanna miss even one song
’cause all too soon
the clock will strike midnight
and she’ll be gone

 Steven Curtis Chapman
Extracted from the lyrics of the song
CINDERELLA by Steven Curtis Chapman

To all fathers reading this, a Happy Father’s Day to you…