Friday, September 24, 2010


Malaysia government unveiled the ambitious Economic Transformation Program (ETP) with a price tag of USD444 billion, vows to develop a Greater KL and drive the country into high-income nation by 2020.

Among the programs are building a high speed rail link from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, establishing a subway system in KL, attracting world top 100 companies to invest in Malaysia, escalating regional education hub etc… White elephants. Though it is not impossible, to realize such mega idea in this bureaucratic system itself would face tremendous hurdles, for instance capital, cooperation with other political parties, management transparency, city planning… Wouldn’t be surprised this grants good opportunities to benefit a handful of people.

Friday, September 17, 2010


Shocked myself yesterday morning to see hundreds of pox exploded all over my body and face, like a bed of red & pink roses blossoming in the garden. I trembled in the night like the drug addict suffering cold attack. So I went back to the doctor again.

The moment the doctor saw me, he exclaimed, “Beautiful!” (Did he mean I look “beautiful” with chicken pox???) The situation would be much worse if without early treatment.

This morning, ahh… relieved… just a few new pox appeared… YES! The battle was over. It is subsiding! Suddenly I thought of Rumy, because I know it is irresistible for her to pinch all the pox like her favourite bubble wrap!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Chicken Pox

Damn! I am infected with chicken pox. I found a few small blisters on my body when I woke up this morning, with fever and sore throat. Doctor gave me a medication course for a week. He said large patch of blisters might develop over the body due to my age (I hope not, grrrr…)

What should I do now? I have booked my air-ticket to India on 21-Sep. Very likely I have to postpone the flight for a week. Aih… have to pay the changing fees. Think positively it is better to be infected now instead of during travelling.

Friday, September 10, 2010

2nd Trip to India

Just book the ticket to India on 21-Sep, will travel to the northern part – Delhi and Himalaya for a month. I guess this trip would be tough and difficult. The areas are remote, expected to spend quite some time on the world’s highest roads and villages. Hope I won’t suffer highland sickness due to the thin oxygen. Am anticipating to see the glaciers, the snow peaks dotted Himalaya, passing the hair raising zigzagging mountain roads, visiting the Tibeten villages, have a couple of trekking, and savouring the Indian spices again, hope my stomach wouldn’t upset me.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Rwanda - Photos

Have uploaded the photos of Rwanda to my Travelogue. Click on the flag.