Friday, December 31, 2010

5 Books I Read And Enjoyed Recently

My Mini Library



Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin

The story of China's best known dancer and his defection to America at the time when China was still closed to the world. The story and the way it is written, made me laugh sometimes and sad sometimes.


Malaysian Maverick ( Mahathir Mohamad In Turbulent Times ) by Barry Wain

Mahathir's " I Did It My Way " premiership of  22 years chronicled. The book was almost banned! A fascinating read.


Offshore (In Search Of An Island Of My Own ) by Ben Fogle

One soul's search for an island to call his own. Who wouldn't love to have an island to call his own? Not me. But I am too lazy to go search for one and do not have the wherewithal - yet! Who knows? Like they say, nothing is impossible in life.


Karpal Singh (True Malaysian ) by Melissa Loovi

Malaysia's Top legal giant aka The Tiger of Jelutong. And what an apt sobriquet! Just like the tiger, brave, noble and smart. A collection of interviews and tributes on the Tiger's life as a family man, lawyer and politician, to commerate his 70th birthday. Some stunning photographs ( like the cover Photo ) and some not seen before.


Tuan Djek by Stephen Dobbs

Not your typical matsalleh colonalist! Tuan Djek stayed behind and lived in Malaysia, in Johor to be precise. His life could teach us a thing or two about 1Malaysia. Glad that I came across the book while at the Mall Shopping Centre, K.L.

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Kluang's Little Bangsar

Kluang's Little Bangsar
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Kamini's Indian Wedding - Click To Visit

Kamini's Indian Wedding - Click To Visit
I attended my neighbour's daughter's Indian wedding dinner at the Sentul HGH Convention Centre. Click for a peek

Yasmin Ahmad - Click To Visit

Yasmin Ahmad - Click To Visit
Yasmin Ahmad was arguably Malaysia's best story-teller, filmmaker and advertiser. She was well known for her Petronas commercials and had won numerous international awards including the Golden Lion award for the 'Tan Ming Hong In Love' commercial. Her feature film Sepet not only garnered her several international awards including for Best Asian Film but also drew multi-racial audiences that rarely happens for a local film.

Genting Highlands - Click To Visit

Genting Highlands - Click To Visit
Genting Highlands Is A Popular Retreat With A Casino

Batu Caves - Click To Visit

Batu Caves - Click To Visit
Malaysia's Famous Landmark. Note The Statue Of Lord Muruga And The 272 Steps To The Temple Cave In The Background

Petronas Twin Towers And KLCC Park - Click To Visit

Petronas Twin Towers And KLCC Park - Click To Visit
Petronas Twin Towers Are Still The World's Tallest Twin Towers

Some Early Morning Views Of KL City Skyline - Click To Visit

Some Early Morning Views Of KL City Skyline - Click To Visit
Some early morning views of the KL city sykline I took from the 3rd floor of the KL Court with a low-pixel hand-phone camera

Kluang Town - Click To Visit

Kluang Town - Click To Visit
Kluang was a sleepy hollow, but is fast becoming a bustling town. You can't miss the bust-shaped gunung Lambak lording over the place and the town is well known for its tv brand coffee powder

Kluang RailCoffee

Kluang RailCoffee
The Kluang railway station coffee shop, now re-branded Kluang RailCoffee, is well known for its cuppa of coffee and the charcaol grilled piping hot buns oozing with butter and kaya...It used to attract standing-room only crowds. It still does, but the last time I was there it wasn't a good experience for me. The famous coffee had somewhat lost its oomph and even the buns...The shop has a long and noted history being first opened for business in 1938 and the place is now run by the 3rd generation LIm family. I hope the next time I return, the coffee would regain its oomph. Click to read more...