Storm at Section 17, PJ

It was raining normally from where I was in Kepong. After we locked up, I decided to go to Section 17, Petaling Jaya for some errants (and also to see Unker Ho for the Clone Wars Vol 2. cartoon. heh heh heh). I was taking the Damansara Toll route since I dropped by earlier at 1-Utama to kill some time. By the time I turned into Section 17, it was quite dark.

There were a lot of cars and amazingly, a lot of fallen leaves on the road. This is a bad sign.

And on both sides of the road shoulders, tree branches were everywhere. Thinking nothing about it, I decided to complete my errants first. Only then when I got out of the car, things seemed much worst. The roofs in some houses were gone, and there was no electricity in a lot of them too. Turning to the back lanes and some streets, authorities were busy cutting away fallen tree branches.

But the funny thing was, once I came out of Section 17, everything seemed normal. You can see some of the devastated houses here on The Star.

Fairy Tales:Jack & The Beanstalk

OK, so I have problems getting Kristine to sleep on time. One of the advises I got was to read her some story books. OK, the ones which she did not tear them already. And when you're reading them at two in the morning, there are a lot of strange things that can go wrong. For example, reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Just a few pages and I was thinking, "What the Hell..."

So, here's the gist of it:
-Jack and his Mom are dirt poor
-They only have an old cow (no, not his Mom)
-Jack got some magic beans for the cow
-His Mom got pissed and threw the beans out of the window
-The next morning, the beans turned into a giant beanstalk
-Jack climbed the beanstalk, saw a house and the loot
-So, he lloted the loot
-The Giant saw Jack and wanted to GBH (Grievious Bodily Harm)
-Jack came down, axed the beanstalk
-Which also created an Ex-Giant too

So, my understanding at that time, was, Jack was too lazy to cut up the cow and instead went ot the market to sell her off. Since no one wanted to buy her, Jack was desperate and took some weirdo's payment in the form of Magic Beans. Stupid fella didn't even ask what they're for nor the receipt.

Naturally, his Mom got pissed off and threw the beansout of the window. There' nothing much you can do with them anyway. The next morning, Jack woke up to see the beans had grown into some humongous skyscraping beanstalk. After climbing up and avoiding the man-eating Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum Giant, he saw a lot of loot.

Being an innocent boy that he is, he took the loot only to be chased by some steroid eating big guy. So, he climbed down and chopped the beanstalk. The Giant, of course fell die la. And as usual, they lived happily ever after

OH My God! What kind of Fairy Tale is this? I can't teach my daughter this kind of thing:

A small boy stole and killed some guy just for his gold.

And after reading this, I went to the more detailed versions here. Shocking too


I just found out that they got married since August 2nd, 2004 in a very quiet way. And it was his special day too. So, congrats to JL and YC!

I know, I am always the last to know even though the clues were right in front of me for quite sometime. But then this is how I am. You don't tell me, I don't want to pry.

But sometimes, news travels. Whether I like it or not.