Monday, 28 January 2008

wild kl

KL is one wild city. Like many cities around the world, it has its regular share of urban wildlife like birds, bugs, lizards, frogs, toads and small rodents including cat-sized rats, and of course there are lots of stray cats and dogs. But it’s also common to find monkeys, civets, treeshrews, monitors and snakes in your garden in KL. Not too surprising I guess, as these are generally small and generalist animals. What makes KL truly wild is the fact that you get tigers roaming in your neighbourhood, pythons and king cobras slithering in your backyard, tapirs wandering into swimming pools and getting hit by traffic, serows joining the morning traffic, leopards sprinting across race tracks and crocodiles swimming in rivers in the city centre. It’s a modern capital city alright, but it’s a jungle out there! Does anyone know of any other concrete jungle which supports such a gamut of wildlife?

victim of crime in singapore

I’ve fallen victim to crime in Singapore! Someone actually stole my old pair of Havaianas which I bought in Rio the first time I was there.

Saturday, 19 January 2008


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I was in Delhi recently. This time I had the opportunity to visit the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid and to take a lot more photos than before.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

11 days off! balik kampung…

Woohoooo! I have 11 days off for Chinese New Year! I’m still unable to make it for Reunion Dinner, but I’m still trying to work something out. As of now, I’m off from the 8th till the 18th of February. It will also be my first balik kampung experience for the festivities, having lived in KL all my life before this.

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

a380 airborne

I’ve seen the A380 quite a few times, but I saw it airborne for the first time a few days ago from the train when I was going to work as it was about to touch down in Singapore. I'm thinking of photographing it airborne, now that I know of a vantage point to do it….

Sunday, 13 January 2008

snail in singapore

I just saw a snail. “So what’s the big deal?” you might ask. The thing is I believe this is the first time I’ve seen a snail in this sterile biodiversity coldspot that Singapore is.

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

trying to be home for reunion dinner

I’m on standby on the second day of Chinese New Year. If only I could give it away, I can be back in KL in time for Reunion Dinner….

Sunday, 6 January 2008

2 days off

Finally, after over a month, I’m getting two days off after my five-day Penang-Christchurch flight. The last time I had two days off was on the 2nd and 3rd of December after Cape Town, but I took the opportunity to go back to KL, so it was very hectic. The last time I had two days in Singapore was the 27th and 28th of October!
Succumbing to my wanderlust…
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