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Traditional business

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This is just a small segment of an incredibly detailed porcelain sculpture embedded in the wall outside a Chinese clan business society in Kuala Lumpur. The attention to detail and the intensity of the colours are superb. And it says something about their culture that this has been here for decades at least without being vandalised.

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15/10/2011 at 8:32 pm

Corny Planet Nelson

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Was it only yesterday I said I liked outer space and liked putting things there in Photoshop – but they often looked dumb? OK – this is a reach, but I like this one!

Apparently Nelson’s is huge in Malaysia and has been expanding world-wide, now with over 800 franchises in Australasia, Europe, Africa and North America and growing… how I missed it until I was strolling in 35 degree heat (105F) outside a mall in Kuala Lumpur is rather a mystery. But then, everything about this all-natural fast-food joint was a mystery. The locals loved it – I mean – who can resist corn in cup???

Check out their website just to hear their promotional ditty!

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17/07/2011 at 1:28 am

Fish Spa!

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Step right up! You can’t try this at home – unless your home is in Thailand or Malaysia, though I hear the trend is spreading – I found this one in a mall in Kuala Lumpur – but there might be one the mall just down the road from you soon.

Yes, I tried it, though it took two days of walking past before I got up the nerve. There were two pools – this one with bigger fish, that produced all sorts of delighted squeals from the participants. On the other side of the small area was a smaller pool with smaller fish. Neither have teeth. Apparently, they suck the dead skin, which becomes very soft with soaking in the spa, right off – leaving your feet incredibly smooth and the squirming movement of the fish is like a gentle massage that soothes your mind.

OK. I can do this.

I opted for the pool with the smaller fish. In my feet went, with me holding my breath and waiting and then… little bit sting-y, little bit ticklish, way too squirmy…  slightly nausea inducing – but okay. Okay, it’s kind of, well, okay. Yikes, still kind of okay… Actually, more nauseating than I expected. Yikes, they are sliming themselves right between my toes! With a yelp and plucked my feet from the water, much to the amusement of the others, including my husband, who were enjoying themselves very much. I think I lasted about two minutes…

Yeah – I’ll try most things. But I don’t have to like them all.  <<shudder>>

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13/07/2011 at 11:40 pm

Duck Duck Duck

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29/05/2011 at 10:07 pm

Hungry Hornbill

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29/05/2011 at 1:05 am

Hey buddy!

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25/05/2011 at 1:06 am

You ever get the feeling???

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I’m always on the lookout, listening, watching, sniffing around for what’s going on. Sometimes it’s kind of creepy what you find…

This fella was just down the street from our hotel. We were heading out looking for a local restaurant, carrying our tripods, so we could do some night shooting. (Yes, we needed another couple hundred amazing shots of the Petronas Towers at night! My secret shame – yes, I am a geek!) We couldn’t quite figure out was going on at the bottom of this fence, it looked like something was churning or spinning. As we got closer we realised there were hundreds of rats! And a rather disturbing homemade ‘No Trespassing’ sign. I think the rats did the job well enough. I meant to give the whole business a wide berth, but then I saw this guy peeking out at me and I had to get in as close as I could and capture him in the gloom of the amber streetlights…

Is the security guard going to be pointing a rifle at my head? Crikey! I won’t be going in here!

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23/05/2011 at 12:01 am

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