Friday, June 29, 2012

My 3-in-1 Cousin

Sometimes, ignorance is not bliss.

Case in point: I have just found out that my darling gentle handsome Abang Epi has a black belt in the Korean martial arts Taekwando. On top of that, he is also a state (Selangor) representative and won a bronze medal in a recent national championship.

Y'all know that I've tried peddling him to young girls since Adam... a combination of brain and beauty... and now apparently he has brawn as well. So, there you have it. The complete package. My 3-in-1 Abang Epi.

Rest assured girls, if you hook up with him, you'll be protected....

Hmmm....he's got the soul....
Aaah....nasty moves there. Beware!
In patriotic fervor. How does bronze taste like? We hope he'll get gold next time.
Angelina's note: Warning to all animal abusers!!! I'll send my Abang Epi to beat you up. har har har *evil laughs*

pee ess: Abang Epi is a certified I wonder if he'd heal his opponent after he beat them up?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tuxie on Thursday: Privacy Violated

What??? This is my ME time...
Lemme check...what's wrong with this position?
OK...I get it. It's all tucked in and covered now. Happy???
Angelina's note: The boy is learning that there is no such thing as privacy when we have hard core pawpawrazzi at home. purrrr....meow!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Fit for A Feline

Heya Peeps!

It's the professor here.

Today, I'm going to give some housekeping tips, namely, how to choose the most suitable wardrobe for your bedroom.

It is actually very easy.

What you'll need is a set of wardrobe (properly installed, of course) a cat or a couple of cats...the more the better. Let me illustrate my points.
Test #1: Spatial. Make sure width and depth of wardrobe can easily fit a 4++kg feline.
Test #2: Strength. Yeah...can the shelf withstand wear and tear inflicted by a feline? Better still, can it shield itself against laser eyes?
Test #3: Resistance. Against heavyweight feline. Against wildlife (Nikki = koala, remember?).
If your wardrobe passes all those tests, you'll have a very good start in becoming a fashionista. purrr...meow!

*This message has been brought to you by Professor Dr Angelina Jolie*

Friday, June 8, 2012

Weekend Plans

Guess what peeps? My Mama got me some new books, to read, not to practise my clawing skills with, over the weekend. Anyway, my niece Nikki happily agreed to be my model today. Doesn't she look scholarly? Now I'm in the mood for this scholarly pursuit.

Oh my! First, she's scandalous....
Then she gallivants!
...and a fiend!!!!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Mama @ Work: Banggi, Sabah

Hiya peeps! I'm going to start a new series of writing, mainly about my pawrents and the work they do. Well, my Mama tried starting a new blog dedicated to her work but...eerrmmm...seeing how bad she is at maintaining even MY blog, sustaining her own would be a disaster (as there'll be no feline nagging her there!). Anyway, we don't want to bore you with just the technical detail hence the travelogue feline style we'll be adhering to.

In this first article, we'll take you to a remote island right at the northernmost tip of Borneo. It is called Banggi, the largest among all islands in Malaysia, with a population of about 20,000 people. The people there earn their living by fishing and farming, mostly below the poverty line. Last we heard the government has started a land scheme where the locals get a few hectares of land to farm plus a house and a regular stipend.

Tourism is not a big thing yet and general infrastructure is still so-so. There's only 25km of tarred road and only one ferry service linking the island with the mainland. Last we checked, there are two services in the afternoon (1.30pm and 2.30pm) from Kudat (mainland) to Karakit (island) and another two in the morning (7.30am and 8.30am) from Karakit to Kudat. So, you'll have to really plan your stay there.

What the work was all about? Oh, several months ago Mama's office received a letter from the teachers at the island's only secondary school there, requesting help for some students who have poor eyesight but couldn't afford to buy prescription glasses. Mama's office then initiated a fundraising drive and managed to collect some funds to cover the costs of making the spectacles. Mr Lee, who is Mama's optician at Bangsar Optometry, supplied the frames and glasses at cost. (Thank you Uncle Lee....). In the meantime, the teachers took the students concerned to the hospital and get their eyes examined, took their mugshots and emailed everything to Mama (isn't the internet wonderful???)

As Mama and Dad were already going to visit Sabah for another project, the trip to Banggi was added to the itinerary. They took the 5pm flight from Tawau, reached Kota Kinabalu Airport at almost 7pm, took a taxi to KK, stopped for dinner, then another taxi to Kudat, arrived there three hours later. So they spent some time getting to know Kudat before boarding the 1.30pm ferry to Banggi.

The jetty in Kudat. Lovely clear blue sky there.
The sweet lady manning the ticket "counter" at the ferry terminal.
Economy class at just RM15 one-way.
Hustle and bustle at the jetty in Banggi.
There is no public transport in Banggi but there are private utes for hire. They charge per head per journey.
Dancing troupe, teachers and students await at the school. There was a formal event organised...Mama cringed as she was very casual for the know....jeans and sneakers...
Some of the students who received the spectacles. Mama coined that phrase: Better Vision for Better Future. There's a recording of her speech somewhere.
After the formal event, there was late lunch and then some rest. The two pawpawrazzi didn't rest for too long. They had to explore the island before dark. As I said before, there isn't much tourist attractions yet but they could be interesting if you look hard enough. (OK, that's a pawpawrazzi's philosophy...)

Now...this is interesting. A replica of a bunch of tapioca (also known as cassava). I'm guessing that this is the main produce of the island.
The rest house where they stayed. Old and rickety but clean and NOT haunted.
Where they had dinner - a row of stalls selling fried rice, noodles etc.
"Downtown" Karakit.
Interesting stall selling local produce....
Note the price on the coconut...
...and the cucumber....interesting indeed.
While we applaud the tree planting effort of the locals...err....may we point out that this plant is not a tree? More like...errr...shrub?
The two ferries that would take us back to the mainland the next morning.
Angelina's note: Mama says her organisations accept cash donations that will be used for similar efforts in the future. Not just for spectacles but also for other education related stuffs like books, uniforms, shoes etc. For donations, go to purrr....meow!