Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Damn You Singapore!

Kiasuland has beaten us again! This time, the tiny red dot has won the argument over a little rock called Pedra Branca / Pulau Batu Puteh. The name in English means "White Rock"... and it comes from the layers of seagull poo collected over the years and turned the rocks white.
Thats right, we've been fighting with Kiasuland for 29 years over a little rock with birdshit for cake icing and a lighthouse as a candle.

And we lost this rock thats barely large enough to swing a cat round and round... until Kitty gets nauseous and messes your floor with cat vomit.
At least we won two stones a stone-throw (pun intended) away from the lighthouse. But thats like getting a $10 prize for 4 out of 5 numbers correct in a $10 million lottery.

We shouldn't let the Singaporeans get away with this! Here's some forms of retaliation we can consider taking against those Kiasulanders for this loss of Malaysian pride. Each has its own merits and drawbacks, so lets take these into mind before doing anything hasty...

1) Airstrike

Sends an excellent message to Kiasuland that we mean serious fucking business. Denies Singapore ownership of Pulau Batu Putih / Pedra Branca by reducing the pile of stones to below sea level.

May trigger a war with Singapore. Both countries will go down into the dubious annals of history for a conflict costing thousands of lives over a tiny pile of rocks in the South China Sea. At least thats a little better than Honduras and El Salvador... who actually went to war over a football match.

2) Summon C'thulhu to Crush That Pile Of Stones (and Singapore)

Awesome spectacle of a giant God-creature smashing Pulau Batu Putih / Pedra Branca into bits. The sight of the God-creature wading up Marina Bay and cracking open 'The Esplanade' like a durian is even more awesome. Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah-nagl ftaghn!!

CONS: Using the arcane forces of darkness is probably un-Islamic & against Malaysia's official religion. But that can simply be reasoned with the fact that many Malaysian Muslims enlist the help of bomohs (shamans) all the time. Also, C'thulhu might get bored and target Johor Baharu instead. That would be un-awesome.

3) Cut Off Their Water Supply

Get to laugh at Kiasulanders drinking their own piss.

Some Malaysian will just sign another deal to supply Singapore with dirt-cheap water.

4) Resume Construction Of The Crooked Bridge

PROS: Another chance for some people to make more money. Sends a message to Kiasuland that we mean business. Make Mahathir smile again.

The global community might laugh at us for building such an expensive odd-looking and impractical structure.

5) Call The Swordfishes

Legend says that the island of Temasek (now Singapore) was once attacked by swordfishes. It will be nice to summon these sea creatures again to punish the Singaporeans for taking Pulau Batu Putih / Pedra Branca.

The mass of concrete and tar that is Singapore today will suffer little damage from the swordfishes. Once the schools of swordfishes are exhausted, the Kiasulanders will come out and collect the fishes for a swordfish dinner tonight. Singaporean scientists might also resurrect Hang Nadim to deal with the problem.

6) Use More Aerosols and Drive More To Speed Up Global Warming

Considering Pulau Batu Putih / Pedra Branca is just several meters above sea level, rising sea levels will deal with the problem. Where's your island now Mr. Kiasu?! AhHahahahahahaaaa!

1000 years later, Klingon and Romulan anthropology textbooks speak of a planet destroyed and an entire species made extinct because of an argument over a little rock...


Friday, May 23, 2008

If These Facebook Applications Existed, I'd Add Them

Who needs virtual aquariums, adopt-a-virtual-dog, Flash Christmas trees, and other pointless stuff when you can add these cool applications to your Facebook profile...?

  • Launch Real-Life Nuclear Missile
  • Speed-up/Slow-down Time
  • NASDAQ a Month From Now
  • Real-life Teleportation Device
  • Godlike Powers
  • Four Months Paid Leave (Approved) From Work

What would your ideal application be?


Sunday, May 18, 2008

Trams For Penang?

Another solution has been proposed to solve the bad joke called "public transportation" in Penang. This time, its trams.

Yep, some people (including my friends) and social activists in Penang are calling for a return of the tram service that once rolled through Georgetown in the 50s. The island once had its army of trams and trolleybuses before they were phased out with the diesel-powered bus in the 60s. The railtracks were paved over and the grid that supplied electricity to these machines were converted to plain-old powerlines. From then on, public transport was by bus, until someone in City Hall screwed up the system to make it the mess it is now.

Today, if you go to the Chulia-Penang Road junction, you'll see the old railtracks which were uncovered by road repairs earlier this year. Following the line from the Odeon, the rails go all the way down Penang Road, past Chowrasta and the police station, and towards Komtar... before diving into the tar like a subterranean submarine.

With the bad municipal transport system, many Penang folks got fed-up and bought motorbikes and cars instead. Which resulted in more congestion on this rock of 30km by 20km that looks like a flying squirrel...

Considering the number of people supporting the reintroduction of trams, it may be A Good Idea. After all, its far easier and cheaper to install than a monorail or subway, and it carries more people.

But then, lets also consider:
  • Are roads in Penang wide enough for a tram line? Anyone living in Penang knows how narrow the streets are, except in some parts of town. There may be no more space left for trams... even in mixed traffic.
  • You can't change routes easily with a tram. Unlike buses, you need rails and electrical cabling overhead for a new route. The solution would be to serve areas with high population densities where you can guarantee a steady stream of passengers (and fares)... like downtown Georgetown (Penang Road, KOMTAR), Ayer Itam, and Jelutong.
  • Motorcycles and bicycles don't mix with tramtracks. What happens when you try to cross parallel rail tracks on a bike, motorcycle, or any narrow-wheeled vehicle?


I had a bad experience once in the USA... fortunately my thick coat prevented any further injuries aside from scratched hands.
  • What happens if a tram breaks down? Now that will delay the other trams behind it and screw up the schedule for the day. Or sometimes a car or truck breaks down on the tracks. That is easier to move aside, but still would cost at least a 10 minute delay. Speaking of cars blocking the railtracks...
  • You know the way people in Penang drive, right? They double-park their vehicles wherever they damn please. So it will happen that some stupid Ah Beng parks his Type-R Wira on the tracks so he can buy today's lottery at Toto. Or some guy on a motorbike with his wife on the pillion and their child sandwiched in between... tries to cut in front of a tram, front wheel gets caught on the rail... all three and bike tumble over... right in front of a moving tram...
Bam! Instant front-page news for the evening Chinese newspapers... complete with appetite-suppressing photos of the accident.
  • What about the current bus system? It can be improved. With the way the buses and taxi's are managed (the bus & taxi companies actually rent out the buses instead of hiring their own drivers), is it any surprise that the island's public transport situation is all fucked-up? How about consolidating all the bus companies under a state-controlled entity so management, routes, and fares can be standardized without conflict? But whatever it is, you will still need buses to complement/work-with the tram system.

Lets hope Guan Eng and Co. does some serious research and planning into this first... because if they don't... any new tram system might actually make things worse for Penang island...


Saturday, May 17, 2008

How To Stop Anwar Ibrahim From Becoming PM

From: pk_hee@promahathir-thinkthank.com

To: kronee@promahathir-thinkthank.com, staffgroup@promahathir-thinkthank.com

CC: tun_m@yahoo.com, muhkriz@gmail.com, groups@mykmu.net

RE: Stopping Anwar Ibrahim

YB Dato' Kronee,

I have a suggestion regarding our future strategy to prevent the ascention of Anwar Ibrahim to the post of Malaysian Prime Malaysia. Many years ago, we thought such a thing was impossible ever since our Beloved Tun Mahathir kicked him into prison.

But with the results of the recent General Election, no thanks to Badawi... the threat of this happening is very real. If the Sabahans & Sarawakians decides to switch, we will see the end of Barisan Nasional, and you, me, and Mahathir will have to spend the night in Mugabe's house. That assumes, of course, that Bob does a good job this time of rigging the upcoming runoff elections.

The Background

Badawi will be replaced end of this year. Najib or Razaleigh will take over. Either way, this time the new guy will be remotely controlled by our Beloved Tun Mahathir. The real power behind the PM will lie with Tun Mahathir. Dato Kronee... you can then be safe knowing your crooked bridge project will be resumed. But Anwar and the People's Front/Pakatan Rakyat will be working to spoil the party and they must be stopped at all costs. While we work to remove Badawi, we must also not forget about the Anwar threat on the other front...

We managed to dispose of Anwar the first time through the use of the M.A.H.A.T.H.I.R. Strategy, designed by our Beloved Tun Mahathir himself. If you recall, the M.A.H.A.T.H.I.R. Strategy stood for:


This brilliant plan worked, although most of the public were skeptical, and the bumbling Prosecution placed the date of offence before the Tivoli Villa Condominiums were completed. Fortunately, we had an understanding ally in the media... and most importantly... the judges. Just ask VK Lingam.

But now, Anwar is back again to haunt us. The man we thought we killed politically is about to rise again like a fiery phoenix. And its flames will surely roast us.

Using the M.A.H.A.T.H.I.R. Strategy again like you suggested in yesterday's meeting will not work. Firstly, Beloved Tun Mahathir is no longer Prime Minister and the puppet strings to Badawi seems to have been cut. Secondly, the mainstream media is no longer under our control. Thirdly, there's this thing called the Internet which is full of bloggers, alternative media like Malaysiakini, YouTubes, and music downloads. Fourthly, because of the Third reason, Malaysians in general seem to have taken the red pill and our efforts to create a presence on the Internet has been met with mostly skepticism.

A New Paradigm Shift In Character Assassination

To counter Anwar, we will need a new paradigm shift in doing things. Many Malaysians hate the West, and many more hate Jews and Zionists despite never having met a Jew. This is thanks to the efforts of Beloved Tun Mahathir while he was Prime Minister.

The answer to our problem is to increase efforts to insinuate that Anwar is a tool of the Neo-Conservative Anglo American Zionist Jewish Capitalist Decemberist Pastafarianist West, and that he and his allies in KeADILan, PAS, and DAP are doing this by working for a more democratic Malaysia. Democracy is nothing but mob rule and a tool of the Zionists, Jews, and the West. The best leadership is leadership by one man in line with Asian Values, as advocated and practiced by our Beloved Tun Mahathir.

Such claims have already been made by Muhkriz and some bloggers, but the amount at this moment is too little. These accusations can be reeinforced with multiple coincidental non-sequitur articles which we will fabricate, with the help of pro-Mahathir political & academic allies both local & foreign.

When I said foreign, I meant not just activists and intellectuals who are against the West's genuine abuses around the globe, but those who also have an axe to grind against the West. These fellas will be willing to throw their support behind ANY leader who damns the West, regardless of his background.

Mahathir already has networked with such folks through various forums and conferences. In fact, he’s networking right now. I'm sure he has their namecards in his folder and his in theirs. They know him as a champion of the Third World (Islamic Third Worlders only), even while he was oppressing Third Worlders in Malaysia; from the natives of Sarawak, to his critics whom were justly disposed of with the ISA.

But that doesn't matter, as long as Mahathir was a critic against the West, that’s fine and they're willing to view him favorably. I'm sure they would agree be used by us (for a fee) to demonize Anwar as an agent of the Neo-Conservative Anglo American Zionist Discordianist Dodecahedrist Westerners.

How We Will Fight

It is important that we use the foreign individuals above. This is to create some form of authenticity to our accusation that Anwar is a tool of the Neo-Conservative Anglo American Situationalist Zionist Jewish Capitalist Communists. Malaysians are more likely to believe something if a foreign (read: Caucasian) “expert” has supported it. Because of this, we should make sure that this new army of Anwar Demonizers should have several white Mat Sallehs in it…

Right now, I can think of a few activists that we could enlist. Dr. Michel Chossudovsky comes to mind. I’m sure he would know us and would be eager to join, as he was a speaker at the Perdana Peace Conference. I still remember us helping to organize that conference, and how some people felt it was just a shiok-sendiri/glorification event for Dr.M. Also interesting was how we condemned the West and Israel but did not touch on Sudan, East Timor, Myanmar, or Tibet.

Back to the topic… people like Dr. Chossudovsky has excellent writing skills and should be able to create the antiAnwar articles which we need. On the other hand, we should keep away from Chomsky. I think he will be able to see Mahathir for what he really is, and he’s not too easily hoodwinked.

But imagine the headlines popping out on websites like rense.com, GlobalResearch, and Counterpunch… written of course, with the help of our staff at the pro Mahathir think-tanks & organizations…

“Colonizing Malaysia. Or Why Democracy, Transparency, Racial Equality And Freedom Is Bad For Malaysia”

“Why Mahathir Or A Mahathir Proxy Will Be The Best Leader For Malaysia

“The Zionist Anglo-American Plan To Control Malaysia by One Man: Anwar Ibrahim”

“Does Anwar Ibrahim Eat Babies & Kittens?”

“Why Are We Supporting A Racial Supremacist Like Mahathir? Is It Because He’s Anti-Western? Duh?!”

Also, include photographs of Anwar being friendly to foreign interests to give our propaganda more substance, such as below:

Whoops, wrong picture. Anyway, here’s the correct one.

Time is running short, this email is running too long, and we should consider what I wrote above if we are to intercept Anwar’s plans. If all is good, I’ll call a meeting this Monday to brainstorm the roadmap for this. I’ll call Kadir Jasin, Matthias, Mukhriz, and some pro-Mahathir bloggers along. If we are to defeat Anwar through propaganda, Mahathir will need the support of foreigners.

Let me know as soon as possible…


Dr. Hee Poh Krit

P.S.: Who are we supposed to support now? Najib or Razaleigh?


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Movie Review: "Iron Man"

After watching "Iron Man" last Sunday, I can only say one thing to summarize it...

...Go see it...

Marvel's comic book character now makes the screen in live-action. The plot and technology of the 45-year old mythos has been updated once again to be relevant to today's times. From kicking Commie ass, the metal man is now kicking militant ass in the Afghan highlands. Only thing it ain't the Taliban he's ripping new assholes into... its some enigmatic militant group called the Ten Rings.

The basic storyline still remains quite the same... defense-industry mogul Tony Stark is kidnapped by militant group up to no good... builds crude armored suit to escape... kicks ass... builds better armored suit... and... kicks more ass. Yay!

And being an action film, the US Military has yet another chance since last year's "Transformers" to display their hardware like the F-22 Raptors, C-17 Globemasters, and other toys. Double Yay!

I'll leave the debate on the "militarization of entertainment" to the spoilsports. Keep in mind the American military in both movies don't do a good job in destroying the bad guys, and have to rely on animated chunks of metal to do the job.

World politics aside... go see it. No need to check your brain at the door, unlike "Fantastic 4". And don't leave during the credits, like what I did. Thats right... stay rrriiiiiiiight till the very end.

Four Stars Out of Five


Thursday, May 08, 2008

Can We Have Some Non-RPK Related News On Malaysia Today?

The latest word on the vine is that Mr. Raja Petra, head of alternative news site Malaysia Today shall be released tomorrow. Yep, after a day or two in jail, RPK's gonna checkout of Hotel Sungai Buloh on a bail of 5,000 ringgit. They have the money, MT needs its editor back, and wifey is calling.

(taken & edited from Malaysia Today)

In seven hours, they collected AT LEAST a TOTAL OF 35,000 ringgit for the 'Bail Out RPK Fund'. Thats enough to bail him 7 times over.

Or enough money to buy Najib or Mat Taib 10% of a new Mercedes.

Ok, since he's gonna be out tomorrow morning, perhaps can we get back to reporting non-RPK related stuff on Malaysia Today?

Ever since he went to jail, every article on MToday has been about Raja Petra, Raja Petra, Raja Petra. Lets have something else about the government's mismanagement or their latest harebrained megaproject, can we?

Or about how Karpal's gonna get into trouble for merely questioning the Perak Sultan? Silly Karpal Singh... He should have called the Sultan a "beast" or "creature" instead... he will get away with that!

If I was some guy in the Federal Government, now is a good time to do something slimy. Because the spotlight of the alternative media is directed elsewhere..


Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Travel Report (Part 2): Koh Krana, Southern Thailand

Time to continue with my account of my March trip to the island paradise of Koh Krana. Like I said, only the name has been changed, but the place described here exists. Its just north of the Malaysian border... and with a little research you'll find out its real name.


Day 2, 3, & 4

Back to where I left off... the boat ride only takes an hour from Langkawi's Telaga Harbor. Once you land at Koh Krana, its a whole different place altogether...

Longtail motorboat on southern beach / Pattaya Beach

Pattaya Beach
(click to enlarge)

After checking in at the Thai immigration post on the southern beach (named Pattaya beach by the locals), I had to trek through a jungle path to get to my chalet on the north of the island. There are no tarred roads here. The main form of transport on this 3km by 2km island is on foot. If you're lazy, you can hire a longtail motorboat to get you from one beach to the other.

And when it gets dark, bring a torchlight along because the jungle paths on Koh Krana will be pitch black, except at some areas. If you're superstitious or on acid, its best not to walk alone.

For only 250 baht/night (RM25), I got myself a nice chalet with an excellent view of the sea, the coral reefs, and the much larger island of Koh Adang in the back. This place is called Sunset Beach... much quieter compared to the east (Sunrise Beach) and south (Pattaya Beach) beaches. No noise from the unmuffled longtails, few tourists around, nicer beaches and coral, plus the food & drink here is a little cheaper. A great place to be if you wanna get away from it all.

The view from the chalet balcony, with Koh Adang in
the background. Its tempting to swim across...
(click to enlarge)

Beach in front of the chalets, with coral reefs just 25feet away
(click to enlarge)

Clear water... in it you can see up to 20 meters
(click to enlarge)

Of course, there's a catch; the place has no TV and phone. Hell, they only turn on the electricity at 6PM (which comes from an old truck engine modified into a generator). But don't worry about sweating up, there's always a nice breeze blowing at this part of the island, so you'll won't really have the need for a fan, what more air conditioning.

Nice chalet facing seaside directly. Bamboo furnishing. Double bed.
Beautiful coral reef offshore.
Only 250 Baht. Also included...

...tree frogs in your bathroom...

...and hermit crabs on your balcony
(click to enlarge)

And since this place is right next to the jungle, you'll get all sorts of critters paying you a visit. 8-inch millipedes, big spiders, bats, lizards, tree frogs, and at night... mice. But they're jungle mice... so they're clean. Just don't leave food in your bags or around your room, because Mickey Mouse and friends will nibble at them. Trust me.

Bonus... 8-inch millipedes, especially after rain

The biggest nuisance is from the mosquitoes... they're fucking huge and will proceed to attack you the moment the sun starts to go down. However, a generous application of repellent or citronella wax to your skin will tell them to fuck off. Then, you can sit down in the veranda of your chalet and enjoy the beautiful sunset...

If this "back to basics, back to nature" place is too much for you to bear, more comfortable hotels can be found on Sunrise and Pattaya Beach. Of course they'll be more expensive...

Hey, what's that hotel's name? Click to have a closer look...

Sunset beach, on the northern part of Koh Krana.
The corals here are nicer for snorkeling
(click to enlarge)

A small pathway to the beach flanked with hibiscus

The view on the southern beach / Pattaya Beach
(click to enlarge)

A small beach hidden on the northwest side of Koh Krana.
Only accessible by hiking through a small jungle...

On the island of Koh Krana itself there is much to do, besides lazing about on the beach and ogling the topless girls lazing on the beach. The main activity is... of course, snorkeling and diving round the coral reefs. The moment you wade into the water and swim out, you'll already see several types of colorful reef fish. Twenty more meters out... and you'll see many many more... all around the corals & sea anemones below (and around you). The water is very clear... you can see up to 15-20 meters away...

One of the best moments is when you're suddenly surrounded by thousands of these blue-green 2-inch long fishes that look like anchovies (ikan bilis). Reach out with your hand to touch one of them... if you want.

If you're lucky, you might spot a stingray. Or perhaps a moray eel prowling among the corals. Stay clear of these guys, they bite bad:

(taken from 'AsiaDiveSite.com')

And don't get too near the stingrays... later that night, Fiona (the woman who runs the Karma Bar) told me that some Mat Salleh tourist got stung by a ray earlier in the afternoon. Unlike Steve Irwin, she survived...

Sea anemone among the corals at low tide.
Clownfish love to hide in this thing and I
did see a few while snorkeling in deeper waters
(click to enlarge)

A baby giant clam
(click to enlarge)

A crab hides among some corals in low tide...

During the evening or morning, you can wade out a little to see the corals at low tide. This however, is a very bad time for snorkeling. The water level is too low to launch yourself and swim out... you'll only end up breaking corals and tearing your body on the reefs. Or worse, collide with a sea rambutan.

There are several places off Koh Krana great for shallow snorkeling... according to the local Sea Gypsies; between the two small islands off Sunrise Beach, a hundred meters off Pattaya Beach, and on the western/north-west part of the island close to Sunset Beach.

I had only checked out the last area on the northwest side, but still it was great. This part is 12-feet deep and you can see up to 25 meters underwater. All around you on the seafloor are endless patches of staghorn corals with parrotfish & other reef creatures darting about.

The other islands nearby Koh Krana have nicer spots for diving and snorkeling, but you'll need a boat to get there. Best to go with some friends, that way you can share the fun and the boat rental. As for me, I lack a diving license, and I only had 3 days... so I missed out the best parts of the islands.

If you wanna do some hiking & jungle trekking for the day, the island of Koh Adang is just a kilo away by boat. Nestled in the jungles of this island are a couple of waterfalls. Koh Adang also serves as a freshwater supply for Koh Krana... until a boat dropped an anchor on the undersea pipeline.

For a massage, check out the native village at Sunrise Beach. The Sea Gypsies (or Chao-Lei) are the local indigenous villagers on Koh Krana and the surrounding islands. Their main settlement is on Sunrise Beach, facing east but they also have smaller villages of several houses near Pattaya Beach & on the north. Speaking with the locals should be no big problem... many of them know Bahasa Melayu.

A Sea Gypsy/Chao-Lei fisherman

Massages are available for
a reasonable price...

Dog at village near Pattaya Beach

And at night, there's lots of beachside bars on the south where you can hang out, have a seafood dinner (freshly caught from the sea), and chat with the locals and tourists over bottles of Thai beer. Go for Singha beer... it tastes much better than Chang.

Alexandra, an Italian woman who helps to run the Cozy Cove
Bar near Karma Beach

Koh Krana has many small beachside bars like Cozy Cove. The quiet surroundings
provide great relaxation and conversation with your new pals over bottles
of beer, cigarettes, and for some... a roll of ganja

Karma Beach at nighttime

Lightning over Koh Adang. The storm missed us
on Karma Beach by several kilometers

Most of the tourists here tend to be Westerners, with Thais, Japanese and Koreans following. Despite being just next door to Langkawi, I didn't see any fellow Malaysians here.

But later on my second night there, I met some Malaysians while walking along Sunrise Beach. They were glad to see a fellow countryman on this island, and I accepted their invitation to stop by:

As you can tell, they've been drinking a bit. Yes, they were making lots of noise at 2AM and it got more amusing when they started singing 'Yellow Submarine'.


On the third (and last) day, the fun came to an end. I had to catch the 3PM ferry to Langkawi, but before that... I had one last swim around the reefs before packing my stuff up and checking out. The reception/restaurant was empty however, with nobody around. A notice in broken English on the desk said the Chao-Lei woman who manages the chalets had gone to the mainland with her family for shopping. Not a soul around.

I hadn't paid her for the hut, and I could just sneak outta there... but that'll be bad karma, no? So, I placed 500 Baht (RM50) together with my chalet door key in the account book. There... all settled.

And then its out of Koh Krana, and back to Langkawi (and Malaysia)...

Sunset over Langkawi...
(click to enlarge)

It was only 3 days, but I did have a great time here with lots of stuff to do. Three full days on this island felt like six days to me. I felt sad to have to leave...

But, as Arnie Schwarzenegger said...

" I'll Be Back "

And I will...


Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Aw Fuck! Raja Petra Is Gonna Be Charged...

Just got this on SMS, and its also on alternative bulletin Malaysia Today. Raja Petra is required to turn himself in court tomorrow at 930 hours.

Looks like somebody in the top brass got a little worried by one of his articles...


Jalan Duta Magistrate Court


Tuesday, 6th May

We're with you RPK. Kick their asses! Kick 'em hard!


Saturday, May 03, 2008

Attention KL-ites (and Penang people)

Yes, I know how irritating it is for you to be stuck in a traffic jam. And to add further insult, you have to pay a toll to get from one part of Kuala Lumpur to the other. Penang isn't any better, but at least we don't have tolls on the island. But we have more dipshits over here who plant their cars on the roadside and double-park wherever they feel like. Blocking traffic? Don't give a damn...!

And unlike Penang, you people have a far nicer arts scene, much to the delight of your fellow KL hipsters. Today, you fellas will have two events going on at the Central Market. I was gonna go down to KL for this, but I woke up late this morning after last night's Penang World Music Fest. Don't worry if you missed yesterday... the Penang WMF still goes on this evening and tomorrow at the Botanical Gardens...

And yes, you can bring in alcohol this time. Wine, beer, whiskey, or some vodka (like I did)... it doesn't matter. Just make sure you don't throw your rubbish around the place or get into fights.

Anyway, back to those two events at KL, first... there's the Art For Grabs event... going on in Central Market.

And then, there's the KL Alternative Bookfest... same place...

But if you missed today, these two events
are still going on tomorrow. There's quite some stuff going on at Central Market right now as I hammer the keyboards... stuff from indie artists and artistes, authors, and film directors (like Amir M.) . Go ahead, you KL-ites.

If anyone mentions the word "singer-songwriter" again, I will shoot him with a tazer...