Showing posts with label Weird things happen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Weird things happen. Show all posts

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Sunday, 29 October 2017

He's prepared for any eventuality

I was just giggling at this four wheel driver the other day .
Yeah , even though we live on an island , we hardly ever see someone perch their boat on top of the roof of their car in this manner .

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Dimsum detective

We popped into our usual dimsum haunt this morning in Georgetown .
Nothing very unusual about the bill , the only thing we did out of the norm was to pick a spot in a completely different part of the large dining area .

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Cat with a hangover

It's International Cat Day ( oh really ? ) yet I have to say that I absolutely no idea who the cat belongs to ( obviously someone , hence the collar ) but as I crept up on the meow meow ...

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Life is more fun with the boys

The boys find my female stuff both curious , annoying and fascinating .
Depends on what the object is actually .
As their mom , I sometimes like to treat them like a personal part time slave an assistant for times when I feel too lazy to move a muscle .

Enter this tomato pin cushion which I picked up from a shop in the inner city that has now folded up .

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Funny rides - that can only happen in Penang

Penang used to be known as a motorcycle state . In fact the 2 wheeler is so popular even tycoons shuttle around in it .

Some riders carry everything but this is the first time I'm seeing one with a pail this large in his front carriage .
Come to think of it , it's brilliantly practical for those with chronic motion sickness eh ?

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Hercules schoolgirls

At first glance , that's a huge 78 inch Samsung tv , right there carried by two schoolgirls .
They looked so comical , I couldn't resist snapping this pic even though it turned out blur .
Where were they headed to ? There was no vehicle in sight so it WAS rather odd .

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Looks like lalang

Been avoiding chicken for more than a week already due to a hunch that what is put out there for us in the market is just not fit for consumption .
During that span of time , we've added more variety to our diet .
Beef , mutton , pork , fish , fruits , fishballs  ...anything but chicken .

And sometimes , when we decide to take the recommendation of the order taker and end up with a questionable dish of the day such as the one below , well , it makes you want to reevaluate if you would like to step in once again .

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Please sprout

Checked the expiry date on a packet of Zinnia and Petunia seeds .
Was stated as 2018 .
Very happily , I got down to the business of sowing .
Very ambititous for muah if I may say so , I scattered them in 7 different pots with a stick stuck in to indicate what they were .

Sunday, 12 March 2017

2 in the tree

I used to think that artificial light up trees were such atrocious , unnatural eyesores that stuck out like a sore thumb ..... until today .

Come take a closer look at this tree in particular .

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Most astounding product description I ever read

In case you cannot view the picture , I'll rewrite the whole product description found on the back of the pack again .

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Guess the product

Was about to throw the receipt away .
Somehow , I just felt like I needed to go through it again .

Now , this is where it gets funny .
So , according to the receipt , I bought the following 2 items

1. Fitting Maffler
2.Right Angle Hee

Try guessing what they are first .

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Minus 5th floor please

 Seeing is believing .
It does exist .
Floor - 5 .

Yep . That's what a made in China elevator can deliver . Things you never even imagined possible .

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Cave cometh ?

When I went to pick up my shoe from the cobbler , he suddenly noticed my ring .

" Ini sembahyang kat gua ? "
he asked me rather as a matter of fact . 
Loosely translated , he asked me if this stone was worshipped inside a cave before I purchased it . Yes really . He really asked me that . I'm not kidding but I really do not understand what he meant by that statement either .

Have read somewhere about some Malay traders who sell semi precious gemtones procured out of river beds . Some local shamans and witchdoctors known as bomohs , will even recite incantations over the stones first .
However , this is the first time in my life , I have heard of anyone chanting over a stone inside a cave .
By that , he must be insinuating that I probably have some supernatural  inhabitant , residing inside it !
How scary !!!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Very weird Valentine

* Warning. Long winded nonsense ahead . Read at your own risk .

We started off with a true intention to scale back on Valentine's celebration this year .
I mean , flowers have gotten so ridiculously expensive , the price of one hand bouquet could have gotten us a nice room by the beach in a 5 star establishment ( last year was um , more extravagant but really so wonderful but I want to change , I really want to ) . 

Still on course for not wanting to overdo things in the end , I settled for one bud . Yes , when you are married this long , YOU tell HIM what you want or be prepared to facepalm but ooo I like this big fat bloom of a stalk and he's so clever to select it . Good job hubs . Good job .
Although I told him not to wrap it , but he just needed to do it . So as I placed the whole pack on the dashboard , he told me to put it upright as there was.....WATER ??? There's water at the end of the stalk ??? What is there ? A mini vase at the bottom or what ? Does cotton not absorb water anymore ? What ? There's no cotton even ? 
( what kind of florist puts so much water at the end of a packet of rose that a slight tilt makes it seem as if you are about to perform a magic trick or something since most of it has gone south ? )
He then takes it from me and puts the flower next to him ( hello ? ) 
When he's not looking , I take it back and put it right where it belongs ( next to me )

Yes . Weird #1 .

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Fear or disorder ?

Have seen some weird stuff in the women's loo over the years , but this is my first time , staring at a packet of food , eaten in secret and disposed of behind closed doors .

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Cut 8 times

My favourite Yong Tau Foo server in Georgetown ( it's actually a huge dimsum outlet ) , is kind of an old punkish type of hipster . 
He's got 2 tatooed arms , no visible eyebrows , probably older than me .

Always acts cool . 
Sometimes a little gruff and moody .
However today , after I handed him my plate of grilled stuffed red chillies , he cut it 8 times .
Eight times . 
How baffling . 
Was he afraid that I would choke ?

Photo from

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

What in the cloud is that ?

The weather right now is so cold due to the non stop rain , that I've made myself an instant Cup Noodle to keep myself warm . 

At the same time , I'm going through my stash of quick fire snapped pictures . You know , those you anyhow take , just to record the moment .

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Tastes like .....

I want you to look at the prices first .
Next thing you should know is that we tried both fishes shown on the menu . 

The waiter had warned me that the restaurant was reluctant to serve the deep fried fish since they'd run out of the sauce . Told him I didn't care , and that I want to try that .
He complied .