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Bread man on a motorcyle : Roti Man

I remember growing up with working parents.  I was sent to my grandmother’s house in the morning and then stayed at her house until afternoon before going to school.  Just before leaving her house, my cousins and I were so eager waiting for a gentlemen who we named after the elastic horn that he would…

Grand Central Terminal New York

Grand Central Terminal – 100th Anniversary

A 100th anniversary is an important event. It’s even more special for a building in New York City.  I’ve passed through Grand Central Terminal many times, and like so many others here I never realized that it was almost 100 years old.  There were plans to tear down the terminal as far back as 1954.   Perhaps, I…

Christmas tree Wall Street New York

Happy Holidays from NYC

Despite parts of Lower Manhattan are still recovering from hurricane Sandy, many offices and stores are decorating their lobbies with bright and colorful Christmas trees.. Happy Holidays from NYC. There are many Occupy Wall Street protestors still camping outside of the Trinity Church, but what really caught my eyes was the light-up Christmas Tree in…

Hurricane Sandy New York, storm, fallen tree

Hurricane Sandy – New York

I just came back from Water Street in Lower Manhattan.  I went to see firsthand the progression of the recovery in that area after it was hit by hurricane Sandy almost 3 weeks ago. As I walked closer to the area, I began to see trailer trucks parked in the streets that said “Recovery Team”. …

Malaysia, Travel, Satay Kajang, cuisine, food, culture

Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur Capital City

In the wide world of blogging, it seems like a lot of us share pictures and descriptions of enticing foods that we had with our friends and families during our travels. It is a great way to spread the word about different cuisine and gives others an opportunity to enjoy the same or similar foods…

Hong Kong Big Buddha

Hong Kong – Asia’s world city

The big Buddha, completed in 1993, is the world’s tallest outdoor seated Buddha. It is located at Po Lin Monastery in Lantau island, Hong Kong. I took bus #23 from Tung Chung Station to Lantau Island. The bus ride was about an hour long. We enjoyed the mountainous scenery of the island as we rode…

Yayoi Kusama Yellow Tree, Whiteny Museum, New York

Yayoi Kusama – Whitney Museum New York

It was “pay-what-you-wish” Day, Sept. 21 at the Whitney Museum. There was a line two blocks long, of people waiting to get inside to see the extraordinary artist Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition. Trust me – it is worth every minute waiting. I remember the first time I saw a poster promoting the exhibition while I was…

Occupy wall street anniversary, OSW

Occupy Wall Street – September 2012

September 15 was the first anniversary for Occupy Wall Street. The protest continues today with more activities around Zuccotti Park and the Wall Street area. This year, we see 2 new political figures are added to the protest – Presidential candidates Obama and Romney.

Manhattan bridge, new york city

Sea Sun Sand in the city

I haven’t been to a beach in almost a decade (not really a sun-worshipper), but I could use a little help from my neighborhood – riverside at South Street Seaport – to remind me of the of sea, sun and sand. I made this waves-like bracelet last year with carribean-blue-opal, pacific-opal and clear crystal Swarovski…