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Some Unexpected News

January 30, 2010

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I usually leave the fluffy stuff for Facebook updates (yes I’m banal..) but I couldn’t get past this news blooper by the enigmatic SBS news presenter Lee Lin Chin. Between this and the other memorable news blooper on Channel Nine, I’m not sure which one rocks my socks off more. Advertisements

Melbourne CBD: Leisure

January 23, 2010

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Lunchtime crowd at Journal cafe, City Library. Known for its good coffee and tasty foccaccias, although to be fair that’s a claim equally applicable to many other Melbourne cafes. Some at the top of my head are, the veggie foccacia at three wise muffins at Melb Uni (roasted pumpkin, eggplant, capsicum, cheese, salad leaves and […]

Melbourne CBD: Laneways at Lunchtime

January 23, 2010

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I ran out of things to do the other day so I thought I’d just go for a walk around my neighbourhood and snap pictures. Albert Coates Lane, QV. Don’t let the posh upmarket boutiques intimidate you. Walk along and an elevator down the basement brings you to the Big W discount store and the […]

Joget Si Pinang Muda Lyrics

January 19, 2010

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Wahai cik abang adik bertanya                   My dear man I would like to ask Hatimu yang kasih apalah tandanya x2       Your loving heart, what is the sign x2 Padi pulut padi lembah                             Glutinous paddy, paddy of the valley Padi kuning di dalam peti (x2)                   Yellow paddy kept in the safe (x2) Janji mulut boleh berubah                         A […]

Lenggang Lenggok (Swinging and Swaying) lyrics

January 14, 2010

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And now for something more upbeat. Like the previous ghazal tunes Memikat Janda (Charming a Divorcee) and Dia Datang (Here She Comes), Lenggang Lenggok (Swing and Sway) is a song dedicated to women – her captivating sways, her charming smiles, her glistening black Pantene locks…you get the idea. I guess women are just more interesting […]

Tari Tualang Tiga Lyrics

January 13, 2010

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Menyusun tari, alah tari, sembah diberi                    Assembling the dance, o dance, I offer my salute Cergas tangkas, alah sayang, gerak dan geri             Fit and fast, o love, the movements go Menjunjung tinggi, amboi tinggi, seni sejati             In high regard I hold, o my how high, the pure arts Pusaka asli, alah asli, hai ibu pertiwi                         […]

With People Like Chen Man Hin Advising the DAP, Should We Be Worried?

January 11, 2010

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In the debate over the use of “Allah” by Christians in Malaysia, I was interested to learn what the opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP) feels about this issue. And so I read the opinion piece crafted by DAP’s Life Adviser Dr Chen Man Hin, only to be disappointed – but somewhat unsurprised – by the […]