Sunday, August 31, 2008

Merdeka!

This time last year, I was in the middle of the Merdeka Parade action and 5 beautiful kittens were born at home.

Now the kittens are all grown up and I find myself waking up early to catch the parade on TV, something I didn't do the previous years. I guess my participation last year somehow made me more patriotic :)

Furthermore, I did a story for Majalah 3 Merdeka special episode. It was about this Indian army engineer who constructed a floating stage for the Merdeka celebration in 1957. Unfortunately he passed away last year. But he managed to post some of his experience online. Do check it out at http://groups.msn.com/GenDatoSelvarajah and http://groups.msn.com/MALAYSIANMEMORIES.

And here's my story on him...


Friday, August 15, 2008

beautiful desserts

If you're a sweet tooth like me, you will love this...

If you're getting engaged and looking for beautiful desserts as part of your gift (hantaran), you'll love these...

Or maybe your wedding's coming up and you're looking for a 3-tier cake...

If 3 is too high, what about 2-tier?

These are all done my talented cousin, Rosmah Osman, or more fondly known as Juih (that's Kak Juih to me). Yeah, northern folks give unique nicknames :) Guess what they call me? Yeyen (that's prononced yay-yand).
Anyways, check out her blog for more info. Her charges are very reasonable too.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Dam Feature

If you guys watched last week's Majalah 3, you may have seen my feature on a newly constructed reservoir in Pahang. I was there for 3 days and came back with a tan. But I was quite happy with the final result.

This feature is different than what I'm used to as it involves some technical elements. I had quite a difficult time figuring out how to simplify the feature for better understanding. Then Mer came to the rescue. He got a couple of people to create animations for the show.

The result was amazing however due to lack of time, the duration was cut short. But it definitely added value to the feature. If you missed it last week, here it is:

Shanghai Mali

I apologize for the long overdued post on my Shanghai trip. But nevertheless, it's here now!

My trip involved 13 other people from the media and MASKargo. We took a 1.40 am flight direct to Shanghai and guess what? They put us up on Business Class. How cool is that? :)


We were each given a portable media set. I was going through it and found 'Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan' programme in it.

I was watching Jumper when they served satay for supper.

It was almost 3 am so I couldn't finish the whole thing. Then came another round of food.


All in all, there were 4 courses for us at 3 am! We were offered cheese cake for dessert but as tempting as it sounds, I just couldn't eat anymore...not at that time.

MASKargo treated us really well too. We didn't need to worry about food as they were all taken care of. We had our meals at posh restaurants too, Halal of course.



Arab restaurant


Japanese restaurant

However some of us were not used to eating raw fish. Being a japanese restaurant, there was a lot of it. I lost count on how many courses we had, it could probably be around 10.

After a tiring first day, we were all geared up for the Air Cargo China 2008, a transport and logistic exhibition. It was the main reason we were brought to Shanghai as MASKargo took part in the huge event.


We attended the event for 2 days and the next day was purely tours. We were brought to Zhou Zhoang, Shanghai's oldest water village which is also called Venice of the East.

It's amazing to see how the village was preserved since hundreds of years. It felt like we were back in the Ming Dynasty.


On the last night there, a bunch of us decided to explore Shanghai on our own by taking the subway from our hotel to the city center.

We had to do quite a bit of walking too but it was worth it! We managed to do some shopping for myself, family and friends.


I LOVE shopping in Shanghai. On the last day before we left for the airport, we had our last round of shopping. That was the one time I went all out and bought so many things. I almost went crazy looking at all the things China has to offer at such affordable price.




I wanna go back to China!
Check out part 1 of my feature in Shanghai. This is purely on MASKargo. Part 2 will be more on travel and living Shanghai which is due to be aired soon :)