Saturday, July 28, 2012

Life in China in photos (Part 2 of 2)


China is a fascinating country. With such a big population, what lesser things do you expect? You need to be very innovative to stay ahead and survive. Such is the resilience of the Chinese people. The photos below, though funny and at times hilarious, are testimonies of a population of very imaginative people.

This is the second part of a two part article depicting the funny side of China. I got these photos through emails sent to me. And as I was going to share them here with you, I searched further in the internet and got more of these hilarious photos. I am not sure of the actual sources of these photos. If you happened to know of any infringement on copyright please inform me, and I shall immediately delete the photos with apologies.

For the first part of this series of photos, 

Life in China in photos (Part 1 of 2)

Actually, "Life in China" is too broad a term to describe China. China is a very vast country. Its climates stretch from the harsh northwestern mountainous and desert regions to the lush tropical island resort of the southern island of Hainan. China has 55 ethnic minorities officially. China is so diverse in cultures and traditions that it is mind-boggling even to describe them. Just imagine the difficulties in governing such a complicated country. So there is actually no such stereo-type image of "life in China".

After receiving repeated emails showing interesting photos of how the Chinese people transporting their wares, I thought it's a good idea that I share them with you in Hubpages. I have added quite a number of funny pictures of "life in China" after searching through the internet. This photo-article shall now be called "Funny life in China in photos".

I don't know the sources of all these photos. In the event you know of any infringement in copyright, please inform me and I shall delete them accordingly with my apologies as well.

In the meantime, please enjoy the photos.

This is part 1 of two parts. To view part 2, 
please CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Singapore hawker food better than that of Penang??

                                   (Penang Char Koay Teow)
Singapore hawker food better than that of Penang???  Hey, where is your mouth located???  Even looking at the photos below will make you salivate.  They are the best Penang hawker foods : Hokkien mee, Char Koay Teow, Laksa, and Nasi Kandar.  

What sort of survey is this?  Some website and some write-up not worth mentioning in this blog claimed that Singapore hawker food is better than that of Penang.  I honestly wonder where their mouths are located.  Our Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng rightly defended Penang by saying, "Comparing Penang food to that of Singapore is like comparing Mount Everest to a hill."  If you are still dreaming, Mount Everest is Penang, and the little hill is Singapore!

May I add, it's like comparing Penang best chendul to "long kau chooi"!!  If you don't know what Penang chendul is, and what "long kau chooi" is, then you may be excused to believe that Singapore hawker food is better than that of Penang.   Mind you, I am Penang born and bred, and retired here.   

Oh my goodness!!

Penang Hokkien Mee

Penang Char Koay Teow

Penang Laksa

Penang Nasi Kandar

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sabrina Yeap, the real angel


Sabrina Yeap passed away so suddenly at the age of 49.  Who is she?  She was the real angel to all furry animals especially dogs.  She was an orphan since a baby, and she definitely knew what neglect and loneliness were all about. With a heart of compassion, she had saved many dogs from abuse, neglect and starvation.  Her Furry Friends Farm in Kundang village in Sungai Buloh, is well-known to animal lovers. 

May her journey into the future be as fruitful as this, minus the trials and tribulations.   

For full story, please read the Star write-up HERE, HERE, HERE.

To know Furry Friends Farm CLICK HERE

Sunday, July 1, 2012

To understand China in real perspective

This TED Talks video by Martin Jacques is worth watching, if you are looking forward to the next century or next decade of human civilization, for that matter.  Martin Jacques (born 1945) is a British author, editor and academic. 

Below is from Wikipedia :

During the last year he has been a visiting professor at the International Centre for Chinese Studies at Aichi University in Japan, a visiting professor at Renmin University in Beijing and a senior visiting fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. In 2009, Jacques' book about Asian modernity and the rise of China entitled When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order was published. He is a columnist for The Guardian and New Statesman.


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