Monday, January 31, 2005   Road to recovery is love
I look like a bomb blast survivor. The blisters on my body and face are healing...slowly. No more fever. Went to see the doctor today to get MC for the whole of this week. Thanks mom for taking care of me.

live alone try to be independent lovely nurse the will take care cos you got money a million bucks but you don't want that what you need? You need someone that can look at your disguisting face and say everything going to fine.

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Friday, January 28, 2005   Bicycle on the 10th floor
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Thursday, January 27, 2005   HBD window
According to my relatives in Singapore, you have to pay $s200 for a permit just to change the design of the window.

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  Chicken Pox
Yap, I got Chiclen Pox. The first thing that came to my mind was holiday! The second was Neem tree leaves. These leaves have been used for hundred of years by the Indians to minimize the spreading of germs. I got some on my bed, living room and the house enterance. As with all disease there are some self claimed experts out there dishing out free advise. Some suggest eating pork to to reduce the infection time. Even my parents prevented me from washing myself for reason they could not explain! I'm going to stick to Neem tree leaves, coconut water and a good rest.
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Wednesday, January 26, 2005   Hello Kitty
A very friendly kitten at my periamma's house in Singapore.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2005   Back from Singapore
Came back from Singapore at 1.30am on 23/01/05. It was a hectic visit because I have to help my sister move to her new house. On the first day my parents helped out until 12am. The next day I stayed back until 12.00am, as my Dad was not feeling well. On Thaipusam day mom and I had a slight fever. In Singapore the new house pooja is held before sunrise. My macha and me have to fetch the Sami from the temple. He did the pooja without hurrying and everybody was happy. 3 hours before lunch there was confusion as to which restaurant my macha ordered the food. After couple of phone calls to the wrong restaurant we managed to find the right one. The food doesn’t taste good to me! This visit has taught me a lot about moving in to a new house gracefully. What I’ll do if I moved in to my new house?
a) Just set up the bare essentials like the kitchen and prayer room for the prayers. This will reduce the headache of unpacking.
b) Bring no chairs so that everybody will be tired of standing and leave early.
c) Install some fans to blow the smoke from the pooja.
d) No beers in the house. (Yeah technically you should not drink in this kind of functions but my family members are no angels)
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Sunday, January 23, 2005   It's 100% true!!!
In Singapore right now visiting relatives so I'll will be shooting pictures of people most of the time. My last visit was during the republic's independence day where they have the fireworks festival for 3 weekends.

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Thursday, January 20, 2005   Rock Ford Yeah
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Wednesday, January 19, 2005   Take off
I knew taking this bunch of pigeons won't be easy so I set my camera before pointing it towards the pigeons. Then I moved slowly towards them. I put them in the middle of the LCD and try to focus when they suddenly took off. Determine not miss the shot I started to pan the camera while it tries to focus. As soon as I got the focus I took a shot and got the picture below.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005   Flag
I went to Port Klang looking for old things to shoot for a contest.

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Monday, January 17, 2005   TdL 2005 Blue Ride
Last Sunday's TdL Blue Ride

The registration area.
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National Museum
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KL railway station
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Make noise in the tunnel
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KL High Court if I'm not mistaken
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Turning back to the suburbs
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1st Regroup Sri Hartamas. A guy fell because of his clipless pedals and everybody starts to laugh! A minor crash happened soon after we cycled out from here.
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The road belongs to us!
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Food stop 3KM away
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Sandwich, drinks and apples
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The best thing about cycling is, strangers make the effort to talk to you just because you ride a bike like them
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Familiar faces I saw Lim the mechanic and the lady from Thule
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Talk to 3 strangers, one came up on my side while riding and commented that I got an expensive bike! Weird Image Hosted by

I knew after eating you may not feel like cycling hard. Below is the 1st of 4 climbs that turned my legs into jelly!
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Just when the pain feels too much there was a stop to regroup. But the 15min stop was by the highway with no shades.
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We continued
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The end is near
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The end
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Ride stat

Max speed :52.5km/h
Time: 2hr 34min including stops to regroup
Average speed: 16.6km/h
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Friday, January 14, 2005   Blackout
There was no power supply in my floor around 12.30pm yesterday. out of curiosity I peeked out of my window and saw the traffic lights not working. Some people in the office using laptops managed to IM their friends and found out the whole Klang valley has no power. After 1 hour of lounging around, talking crap and teaching a Malay guy Tamil the fire alarm rang.
In my building when the fire alarm is on the elevator isle will be closed down automatically. This is to prevent people using the lifts during a fire but there's a firemen lift hidden into the walls near the staircase! Some of the people in my office took the stairs (42 floors down) but I took the elevator. During the ride down there was a slight anxiety about the possibility of the lift stopping halfway but nothing happened.
Back in my company's HQ I saw a TV station car. A press conference for the blackout. About 3 states were affected. Power at my home came at 6.05pm.
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  Ponggal Valtukal
Does this picture say anything about Ponggal? Harvest festival, padi fields, scarecrow, birds hopping around the ripened fields...

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Thursday, January 13, 2005   Amrish Puri
Veteran Hindi actor Amrish Puri passed away at the age of 72. Tamil movie buffs will remember him from the film 'Talapathi'. He played the villan role. If you want to beat up Amitha Batchan you call Amrish Puri. Tall guy, bald head and Darth Vedar voice. Athma Shanthi.
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Wednesday, January 12, 2005  
Canon A70|Photoshop Curves,Channel Mixer|

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Tuesday, January 11, 2005   Andalas Walk
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Friday, January 07, 2005   Live to eat
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Thursday, January 06, 2005   Spider
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Tuesday, January 04, 2005   Vellaikara Muttham
Current favourite song is Vellaikara Muttham from Chellamai. What I liked about it;

1) They didn't put the title 'English Muttam'
2) There's a bass player in my room everytime I play the song
3) Using Indian instruments that sound Indian instead of using Arabic instruments in an Indian song(Vennai & tabala in the middle and at the end of the song).
4) The singer voice (Malathi) sounds fresh and youthful.

Good job Harris Jayram

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Saturday, January 01, 2005   Silent New Year
All New Year's celebration and fireworks display have been canceled by the Malaysian government as a sign of respect to those who perish in the recent earthquake and tsunami. Today's picture is dedicated to them.
Today's picture also goes out to the beautiful girl that I accidentally bumped into (literally) in the bus yesterday. I was putting down the box that I was carrying and looking for things that I can grab hold of when the crazy bus driver slam the accelerator. I went backwards and have to lean on a beautiful Indian girl for 1.5 sec. I said 'sorry sorry' and she said 'its alright'.

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