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

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 .

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Once upon a time this Bee Bee so hip

Once upon a time , I wished I could walk around town with hair depicted the topmost picture while most other women wanted the Lady Di below .