Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sincere Farewell Embrace [Wordless Wednesday]

Two highschool prefects having a farewell hug at the end of a farewell dinner for leaving highschool seniors.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Long Jump [Mellow Yellow Monday]

One of my students doing the long jump during my school's Pre-Sports Day events. This guy, Vincent, is a basketballer, so he naturally gets a lot of airtime in his jumps. Some of my other students who saw this picture joked that Vincent cheated by riding on an invisible magic flying chair to make the distance. *Laughs*

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Friday, December 23, 2011

[Eat-Out] Smoked Salmon Sub with Salad and Fries

I almost always order the smoked salmon sub whenever I eat out at Fullhouse Giza.

Or the smoked salmon salad.

Basically anything with salmon in it would whet my appetite like Slimer with a mountain of burgers.

Oh, and if you know who Slimer is, high five! You were an 80's kid like me :)

[Photo] Arsenal for Shooting Greyson Chance

Part of the set of cameras we used last month to shoot Greyson Chance.

Photo above taken on my smartphone Samsung Galaxy Mini and edited using Adobe Photoshop Express.

Monday, December 19, 2011

[Mellow Yellow Monday] Feeding Monkeys

I remember taking the picture above as my dad fed the swamp macaques with groundnuts bought from a roadside stalls.

The macaques of Tanjung Ketapang live in the trees of the mangrove swamp forests, but they regularly get their food from either visitors (who feed them with fruit and/or nuts) or raiding nearby food stalls at night.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

[Wordless Wednesday] Insects In Sex

For this week's Wordless Wednesday, I'm sharing with you some of my photos of insects copulating.

All photos captured by me, ihsankhairir.

Monday, December 12, 2011

[Blog Stats] This is why my blog has to be in English

The following pie chart and table shows the percentages of visitors to this blog for the last 30 days according to country.

You can see that more that two-thirds of the visitors are from English-speaking countries, so it's only rational that I keep writing and updating in English and not in my mother tongue, Malay.

But sometimes I do feel like I need to start writing in Malay too. I guess I need to create a separate blog, where the posts will be in Malay, for that. What do you think?

Friday, December 09, 2011

[Shared] Complex Relationship, or Imaginary?

via 9gag
Discovered the above picture on 9gag and I just have to say something here.

Actually, it should be 'imaginary' instead of 'complex'. For it to be 'complex', there must be both the real part and the imaginary part, expressed in conjugate pairs. Regarding the above picture, squarerooting negative one will result in i, the imaginary number, which by itself is not yet a complex quantity.

Friday, December 02, 2011

[Eat-out] The Steamboat Ketam Village

Last night my cousin Liza treated my sisters and I to a steamboat dinner at The Steamboat Ketam Village in IPC Mutiara Damansara.

I ordered the sliced fish set with tom yam soup and iced carrot milk as my drink.

Since I had been eating so much earlier that day, I decided to just have veggies and seafood for the night. I even let my sister have the noodles so I could skimp on the carbs.

Gosh, I can't remember what fish these are, but they're really good. The first few slices were just dumped into the boiling tom yam broth and eaten well-cooked. My sister suggested I have them shabushabu style where I let each slice be lightly simmered in the boiling soup. The end result is a well-cooked outside and a fresh sashimi-like texture inside, which was a more delightful taste. I will definitely be having my fish slices this way for my next steamboat dinner.

As an a la carte add-on I had the Pacific clams which costs an additional 14 bucks. These were really tasty, although they're a bit chewy and tough despite having been boiled in the broth for more than 15 minutes. I didn't mind the chewy texture though.

Overall the service was quick and food was great. The tom yam broth is quite spicy so if you can't stand spiciness I suggest you just order the plain broth. Each table is set for 4 people so it is advisable that you go in fours so that everyone gets to use their own hotplate.

Around dinnertime the place is quite packed despite even during weeknights so you should either come early or make booking arrangements to avoid the long wait.

To my generous cousin Liza, a thousand thanks for treating us to such an awesome dinner! I will return the favor if I get my bonus next month. A big capital IF! :)

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