Monday, May 21, 2007

Rattan chair


When i ran my own id firm last time, one of these chairs costs more than rm500 a piece. Our local manufacturers have done a really good job of mass producing them for a fraction of what we otherwise have to fork out. Some of them may be nice to look at, but may not be comfortable to sit on. This is a fine example of an uncomfortable one. It may be similar in terms of design, but the tension of the rattan seat just isnt like the real thing. It's a bit sunken making the bottom of your thighs pressing onto the horizontal bar on the front of the seat cutting off blood circulation. If you're skinny like me, then you'll feel it even more.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


Nice eh. Lends an olden charm to the overall ambient of the coffee shop. I like sitting inside, but i hate those flies that keeps buzzing around me as i eat. Even though the Kopitiam has an insect catcher in its premise, there are still many flies. I think it's got to do with the garbage behind the shop. They should have them cleared more often and keep the area clean and covered at all times. I wonder how the house behind the shop can tolerate this. I'm sure those flies have invaded their house too.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Chicken feet

This is what we found sticking out of our plate of Hakka noodle. Isn't it vulgar? We didn't know the shop serves chicken feet with their noodles. So, we just picked it out. I seldom eat these, neither does hubs. The kids, lol... NEVER!!! But many people like eating these and even turn them into a delicacy. Thailand is famous for their pickled chicken feet. Have you tried those before. It has a very tangy taste. As for this, they shall remain on the table top until they come and clear them away.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Joss-stick urn

My gawd!! It's full and my neighbour bothered to throw away the ends. And yet keep adding more to it every single day, lol. What a sight. When i was a kid, i used to play with these joss sticks. And we do have lots of it cos my mom loves to pray. It's a ritual thing for her. I'll pile them up and burn them outside at the garden. But if my mom ever found out that i did this, i'll get whacked, lol. Hey, iwas a kids then, k. That aside, i do like the hand-painted designs on the urn. I'm good at art, but i wish i can paint like that too. Wait... maybe not... I might end up painting them for a living :O