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The kedondong

The first time I came across this... fruit-thing was in 2004 when I was first courting my then girlfriend. It was growing in their garden. Every morning, they would pluck the fruit and put them onto waist-high baskets. Then they would take this to the rubber plantation where they would be coated with rubber and packaged as squash balls.

But some would prefer to peel off the skin and soak them with vinegar and asam boi mixture. This is because one believes that when one eats them during full moon and also at the next waxing, one would be able to realise that reading this article is a complete waste of time.

Don't ask. I used to love this until Wife pointed out
that it is the favourite munch food for pregnant
ladies. Now, I love pregnant ladies instead.

Kaelynn's new Hello Kittiy toys

The problem with relatives is that when the girls 'asks' for stuff, they actually gave them. Not because they are cousins or what but well, kids being kids are very direct. But from our point or view, it is not a nice thing since they relative have no choice but to give, and put up a happy face at the same time. We all experience this one time or another, right?

I am not sure about this but I just don't like the feeling of putting a person into a spot. maybe I am a bit too sensitive but then again, this is a very touchy subject. OK, so I am not going to talk much about it further.

Still, she does take very good care
of them, which is a consolation to me

1/24 Tamiya Rally Driver part 2

Remember the Peugeot Rally Figures I got earlier, I was happy and disappointed at the same time. This was because the figures were made from a very flexible material. This is a challenge for me since I do not know if they require special paint.

Here, with the help of Kaelynn, who demonstrates
the flexibility of the

As it is 1/24, when compared to the bigger 1/20,
it looked like a small kid instead.

Which is still good because the chairs I got from
Bruce is 1/24.

But seriously, I am thinking of recasting them into white smooth-on resin not because I want to save money on buying more, but I have no confidence with these flexible stuff. And how soon will I do this, depends on time, money and most importantly a fully ventilated area.

Trip to Bagan Pasir

Today is the day we all go shopping for fish in a fishing village. Not much is known about this place (Bagan Pasir) but I was made to realise that most of my Sister in Laws get them from there. For years.

Anyway, the plan is simple. we must be at the meeting area within a certain time where everyone will then move off in a single car. But before that, we need to have lunch first but unfortunately, not knowing Shah Alam area anymore, we lost a significant amount of time looking for a restaurant suitable for the girls. For us, its everwhere but since the girls still can't take spicy or hot food yet, its a bit of a hassle.

So, we ended up at this place called Pak Hailam
or something at Tesco's

And you can feel the atmosphere immediately

Still, while they're off to wash their hands, the food
within minutes, one after another, which is
great since it
was full of people. Note the single
drink since we're trying to save money....

The friend rice was good.

And so was the Assam Laksa, I think

But the crispy wonton thing, was too oily

Since there was only one drink, the girls had to
share. (OK, so we brought two big ones in the car)

Unfortunately, Kaelynn had some problem in which
she has no mood to eat.

So, I had to go out of the restaurant,
risking a "No Outside Food Incident"

Just to get these for her, which she ate with
relish. So, it must be the food and not her.
At the rendezvous, all of us got into a Toyota Unser and not our car. Which is fine for me as I can sleep all the way there. Which is still fine for me because something happened while I was sleeping. On the way back, I was the driver and since everyone was talking in dialect, I heard my name mentioned (which would usually mean not a good thing. Ha ha). Anyway, this is one place which I would have never thought of. Even the GPS had a map. But then again, only certain people/customers who are related to this would know.

And so, its a small fishing village where a lot of
customers would come in, select their fish and
then load them up in their car/lorry, etc.

So, with all varieties on display, you can buy to
your heart's content knowing that they are all
fresh from the Sea.

Practically, the lives of all these villages depends on
the sea. And because each 'shop' is actually part of
their home or rather, an extension of it, you can
sometimes catch a glimpse of their daily lives.

Everyone is working, from the kids... the elderly.

Yeah, well, I had to take this one.

This means some customers came and they had
to put down whatever they were doing.
Both Parent and child

There are no fencing between neighbours

And ice is needed in abundance.

This is so that everyone can use
it to
keep their catch fresh.

Most customers who came do not just buy a fish
or two. They are really prepared.

*ahem* when I told the girls to shovel the ice
into the container...

Anyway, on of their favourite cousin
was there to make sure they do not
cause any mischief...

After some time, the mission is completed and so,
it time to go to another location for dinner, which
is another place which even my GPS has no map.

Spoils of the day

Panoramic shot of the Village
(Please click for bigger image)

Another shot of the village from the jetty
(Please click for bigger image)

Although I do not know what they were talking about earlier, my Wife told me later that because of my driving skills *ahem* the ride back to home was more enjoyable, the car more stable and stress-free...