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the sky: historic, geographic, spatial, prolific.

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Because I needed something epic.

An incinerator designed by the artist, Hundertwasser. Vienna, Austria. September 2008.

Power lines. Bratislava, Slovakia. September 2008.

Crash. Cinque Terre, Italy. October 2008.

Looking up. Cinque Terre, Italy. October 2008.

Epic architecture. Pisa, Italy. October 2008.

Onset of dusk. Venice, Italy. October 2008.

Post-mass, post-Pope sighting. Vatican City, Italy. October 2008.

Holocaust Memorial, solo trip. Berlin, Germany. October 2008.

Falling night. Berlin, Germany. October 2008.

Ripple. Dubrovnik, Croatia. October 2008.

Almost holy. Lovcen, Montenegro. October 2008.

Still waters. Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina. October 2008.

Perfect timing. Barcelona, Spain. November 2008.

Columns. Sevilla, Spain. November 2008.

Compacted. Paris, France. December 2008.

A foggy London town. London, England. December 2008.

Suburbs. Outside Vienna, Austria. January 2009.

Casual-like. East Coast Beach, Singapore. April 2010.

Get set. Perth, Australia. July 2010.

Off the Georgetown ferry. Penang, Malaysia. December 2010.

Bustle on Bukit Bintang. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. December 2010.

The Kuta crowd. Bali, Indonesia. May 2011.

Advantageous. Skyline, Singapore. July 2011.

Sepulcher. Yogyakarta, Indonesia. December 2011.

Afternoon sky, unnamed road. Yogyakarta, Indonesia. December 2011.

Sunrise. Pasir Ris, Singapore. Early 2012.

Crater. Bandung, Indonesia. April 2012.

5am sunrise. Frankfurt, Germany. June 2012.

Summer dreaming. Kassel, Germany. June 2012.

Sunset. Pasir Ris, Singapore, June 2012.

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June 15, 2012 at 6:37 pm

penang, I love you.

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Hi my lovely people!

I’ve been back from Penang since Saturday, but I can’t stop thinking about the trip and the sights, smells and sounds of the city.

Here are just some of the photos we took that’ll hopefully give you a taste of what it was like.

The lion on the old clock tower, built in 1897 by Penang millionaire Cheah Chen Eok to commemorate 60 years of Queen Victoria’s reign.

City Hall

A mass of pigeons in the Goddess of Mercy Temple on Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (literally translated into Mosque of the Indian Captain Street)

A beautiful street cat we met

A shop that makes signs and safety equipment

Kapitan Keling Mosque, mainly visited by the Indian Muslim community in Penang

Delicious satay in Gurney Drive that took my satay sauce virginity (!)

Getting kicked in the ass by erfen’s congkak skills. In the Penang State Museum (entry fee = RM1)

Eating the best Nasi Kandahar in Penang at Nasi Kandar Line Clear

Pretty lights in the Batu Feringgi night market. Pity that it was kind of a tourist trap.

Monkey in Botanic Gardens

Saris (and erfen) in Chulia Street, Penang’s Little India.

In P Ramlee’s birth house, with his nephew, Y Ramlee who chatted me up (!) and sang P Ramlee songs to me (!)

We had daily breakfasts on our verandah prepared by Uncle Chuan everyday. (We stayed in a colonial pre-war house)

With our super friendly hosts, Jeremy and Kelvyn outside the beautiful Palanquinn Heritage Suites. I would totally recommend this B&B for anyone going to Penang!

Sign outside the coffeeshop near our place, where the best Mee Goreng in Penang can be found (Bangkok Lane, Penang)

On the last day, trying to soak up as much of the Penang atmosphere as possible by traveling on foot (and getting sunburnt in the process)

Oh man, just doing up this post makes me miss it so much! We took the train there, which was quite an adventure (sadly I don’t have many photos on the train) but it was really an amazing experience!

I also just collected my film photos, they came out beautifully and can’t wait to share!

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December 15, 2010 at 12:26 am

when the nabbycat’s away

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Hello hello!

I’ll be going on a little family holiday to Perth from 10th to 20th July, but fret not as I’ll be having guest bloggers on my wee blog while I’m gone!

The “When the nabbycat’s away” series kickstarts from Saturday 10th July, and there’ll be not one, not two, but TEN guest bloggers blogging everyday while I’m gone.

We’re all in for such a treat and I’m so happy to have them here, keeping you in safe hands while I go make friends with the koalas and wombats!

Till then, take care lovelies! (:

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July 8, 2010 at 4:43 pm

orange you glad you read this?

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Oh gosh, I haven’t blogged for almost a week!

But really, nothing much happened because work was so busy and it’s 2nd week of training so I was running 4 times last week! Eek!

Also, an incident this week got me thinking about my career.

I’m one of those people who’s doing something totally unrelated to what I studied in school, and believe me, I’m loving it.

But of course you get the heat from people who can’t seem to understand why.

Do any of you get this too? It can be mighty frustrating.

The only thing to do is to know that you love what you do, batten down the hatches, work harder, think about your career progression and the hardest bit – make the people who don’t understand, understand.

Either that or ignore.

And now I am eating an orange for breakfast (ie. life goes on.) and enjoying the morning.

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Also, here’s a question: How do you travel AND save money?

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February 8, 2010 at 7:50 am