Saturday, May 27, 2006

Moody Odaiba, looking out from a store Posted by Picasa

Brunch @ "Freshness Burger", Gotanda Posted by Picasa

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Ratings: C-

Saw the long anticipated "The Da Vinci Code" yesterday and what a dissapointment!
I sort of thought that it might turn out this way even before I watched it, as the book was so well written and you just somehow knew that the screen version is never going to beat the humble paperback. For those who have not read the book, it's still worth a trip to the cinema though. Looks like Sony pictures will have a tough year, again. Looking forward to "X-men3" and "World Trade Center".

together Posted by Picasa

Friday, May 19, 2006

An old manual lens I bought in Japan. Posted by Picasa

Breakfast at Kuala Lumpur Posted by Picasa

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Quack!! Posted by Picasa

Friday, May 12, 2006

Crystal clear Posted by Picasa

Redang Island, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. Posted by Picasa

Here is where I spent my golden week - Redang Island, Malaysia. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, May 06, 2006

surprise surprise

I will never forget their reactions and the words they let out.

An ordinary Thursday noon turned out to be one that will be remembered and talked about a lot by my family and myself. It was a planned surprise return from Tokyo to my hometown Malacca, right till the very doorstep of my parents' house, the place where I grew up. As I got out from the cab that I took from the airport, and appeared right in front of my mom and dad, it went like this:

Dad : My son is back! How come my son is back?!
(my dad was on his cell talking to someone as he spoke these words)

Mom : Hey, you are back! How come you are back? Why are you here?
(mom's expression was a mixure of a little surprised, a little worried, and a little delighted)

Then, about a half a minute later.

Hao (my brother) : Hey, am I dreaming??
(he was still asleep when I walked in but heard my voice and my dad's words above so he schlepped his way out with his sleepy legs, eyes half opened)

After everyone took some time to sink in and realized that the entire picture was indeed real, confused faces turned into big smiles.

I will never forget those smiles.