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Saturday, May 29, 2021


The headlines today.

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

Hometown Glory

I left my hometown for the bright lights of the city almost 40 years ago.

Although I regularly visit my parents who still live in the town I grew up in, I've been walking the same way I did before  rushing about on an errand and missing out the historic landmarks that tourists flock to visit.

Sharing the gems of my hometown that I always see but never noticed .... 

Looking through the eyes of my phone...

Our very own Trafalgar Square

That's our town hall in the background. Note the colonial architecture.

The Birch Memorial Clock Tower

Part of the neo-renaissance facade of the Hong Kong & Shanghai building — it was once the tallest building in town

You can't leave Ipoh without toting a bag or two of our legendary Heong Piah , literally translated as fragrant biscuits.

Heong Piah has a flaky crust encasing a sticky sweet filling made from malt and shallots

Arlene House

It was fun discovering the murals.

You can read more about Concubine Lane here.

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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Red Button Ginger Flower

When I was little, I imagined heaven to be a place where popsicles grew on plants!

Wouldn't it be nice if it were true? 

These red button ginger flowers are close to what I had in mind.


The button ginger gets its name from the lovely flower head that emerges as a luscious red button.

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Sunday, May 9, 2021

Hometown Finds

I was traipsing around my hometown looking for a coffee shop when these  murals stopped me in my tracks.

Gotta love Marilyn Monroe.

... and Charlie Chaplin...

We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity; more than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. ― Charlie Chaplin

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