Tuesday, February 22, 2011


The Crystal Mosque
With a friend from Sudan

One of the main speaker ( a professor from New Zealand)

Participants ..giving their fullest concentration


It's normal for an academician like me to attend academic conference. It's like an opportunity to meet people especially the experts , getting the latest feedback and at the same time presenting paper.

Last 2010 I attended one conference on Knowledge Management in KT. Organized by UUM probably the only International conference concentrating on KM in this country. The running of the conference what not bad. Having it in Kuala Terengganu give me the chance to experience the beauty of KT and of course the Crystal Mosque.

Looking forward to another conferences in 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


SRK Sri Kinta was among the best primary school in Ipoh in the 90s. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to join the school. It was an all boys school and with not so bad facilities (I've to admit the building was a bit old since it was an old British military camp).

After nearly 25 years, I was back to my primary school last year. It definitely bring back all memories good and bad (and I was the school head boy in 1986). The old building still remains , which is good especially if an old boy like me drop by once in a while for a visit. An they add several new building due to increased number of student (and I was told it's not an all boy school anymore...)

Anyway it's a good trip especially to show my old primary school to my family.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


This was one of my wish list last year. If I can have one it's going to be an area to be utilized for family breakfast and afternoon tea. If I want to buy a complete gazebo made from wood it's going to cost a lot and due to budget constraint I've decided to built it stage by stage.

Getting Abang Sani (my wife relative) is a bonus since I can 'negotiate' the pricing. After 3 months finally my gazebo completed. It's a simple 10 by 10 setup enough to cover the 5 of us. Total cost is less than RM 1500 which is really good because a wood based gazebo with that kind of size will be around RM 5000. Not bad at all.

Monday, February 14, 2011


The artificial snow , even they setup a frozen river
They family in cold mood
Baby wafi is enjoying the moment

Happily ever after

There's a place not far from my house (near Shah Alam) called National Botanical Garden, and the highlight is the 4 season house.

It's a simulation kind of area where it will simulates whatever weather that the 4 season country is having . For example at this point of time the 4 season house is simulating winter season complete with artificial snow (they bring down the temperature).

So last thaipusam public holiday I manage to bring my family to experience winter. It's almost like the real one and even they setup a snow man. The crowd surprisingly was not that much probably because it's winter and it's minus 7 (which is really cold for a typical malaysian like us).

Anyway it's a very good experience. The 4 season house has been there since the 90s and my first experience was not bad at all.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


My girls ....

Looking all set for the journey

The food heaven on board

The ferry and the view

Arriving ....

This is like a must do activity whenever we are back in Kulim (my hometown). So during the Chinese New Year break I manage to organize the ferry trip with my family. Probably due to the public holiday it was jam pack with people.

The ferry ride for me is an interesting family activity because you can get the kids to experience this unique and nostalgic ride (and it's cheap ...). One of my favourite to do list on the ferry is to taste the excellent 'roti' at the mini cafe on board the ferry, not sure why but it taste heavenly yummy ....

Once we can see the KOMTAR building it a signal that we've arrived. Depending on the mood and financial strength (hehehe) we either go to the 'NASI KANDAR' spot or we catch the next ferry going back to the mainland ...whatever it is penang ferry ride is super cool .....


Monday, February 7, 2011


It's one of those candid moment. This time while we're busy cleaning the house, baby wafi and her sister (kak widad) were busy playing..... and this time it's like 'going to the saloon' kind of play. Anyway enjoy the candid shot.