Sunday, August 24, 2014

Visit KL 3.0 - Royal Selangor Visitor Centre

The third installation of our annual self-enlightenment on our city Kuala Lumpur took place over the long weekend right before Hari Raya (yes, that was quite a while back). This year our numbers had increased from a two-men show to five! We had planned to visit 3 places, but in the end we managed to visit only one. Seems like the museums decided to close early for Raya, although their websites had stated otherwise. Silly me for not calling to re-confirm before going ahead with the plans.

Nonetheless, our itinerary numero uno was thoroughly satisfying for all of us - the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre. I was surprised that a Malaysian company (set up by a Chinese pewtersmith, Yong Koon) would invest a considerable amount of capital on creating a mini museum with complimentary guided tour, short workshops (for a fee) and a chic cafe within their factory premises. Of course, given that the objective is probably to preserve the company's heritage and also to associate this strong heritage with its branding.

Entrance to the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Black Dogs

The annoying thing about having black dogs is:

  1. they keep purposely tripping you at night by running in front of your legs when you're walking in the garden.
  2. accidentally kicking them when using the staircase (because the dog MUST sit in a dark corner of the wooden steps all the time).
  3. keep sitting on them when you decide to fall on the sofa for a nice rest.
  4. you can't see their eyes - whether they're open or closed or staring at you. Only brown smudges of eyebrows can be seen from afar.
  5. black fur looking like armpit hairs sticking all over your clothes and possessions. I have to self-explain myself every time before someone misinterprets.
  6. you can't tell if they're angry until you see their teeth, and that's too late!
  7. they know they're black and still they insist on rubbing themselves all over your brand new white dress as a sign of affection!

Friday, August 01, 2014

Good Friday

Today I'm thankful for:
  1. our fourth training session - more visibility with the independent directors.
  2. completing more and more assignments.
  3. leaving office at 7.30 p.m. - the earliest for the past few weeks!
  4. having Milo nuggets while driving home.
  5. seeing light still in the sky.
  6. Poppy and her enthusiastic welcome home jumps - such a big gurl!
  7. Poppy having a proper house, safe from the rain.
  8. Poppy's recovery after being shot by the dog catchers on Wednesday. She's surprisingly submissive to having to wear a collar.
  9. the weekend! After murmuring in my head for the past three days, I have come to a resolve - I will try again and again. Knock and the door will be answered.
  10. Zacky boy and his "hah hah hah hah hah".