Thursday, February 25, 2010

Blogstipation

Blogstipation
n. Inability to blog regularly.
n. Inability to think of anything to blog about.

Having a tough time dragging myself to sit in front of the computer to blog again.

Do you ever have the experience of feeling the bowel movement but when you rushed to the toilet nothing came out? You know you have a stomachful of excrement (ahem, I am trying to be polite :P) but for no reason you just can't let go. I guess this is one of the most terrible agonies in life.

Well same thing here. there are a lot of things running in my mind. Some sounded too melancholic to be blogged. Some are too personal. Some are just random events that I don't even know how to start.

Especially when I realize that I'll have to try to keep my blog trivial so that people who always googled "kae vin" to enter my blog wouldn't really know what I am thinking.

Things happened everyday. Trivial, life-changing, random, significant, interesting, exciting, common, you name it, they are just there. I just realized I don't have time to pen everything down in this little blogger text box and publish them anymore.

Kindly allow me finish another trivial post of me visiting the Penang Heritage Core Zone for the Chinese New Year Cultural Celebration with my family so that I don't suffer blogstipation alright?



You know I can't include all information about Penang Heritage or Chinese New Year celebration. All the information is just one click away if you are really interested.


One of the Penang icon - Komtar alongside with the Birch Office. Yes, the JWW Birch who was assassinated when he was bathing in Sungai Perak.


World Heritage Office of Georgetown


Malaysia is a truly multiracial society. Where else can you see traditional Indian dancers posing side by side with the god of money/prosperity?


and Malay kids putting up the Chinese Dragon Dance?


Family outing. Hanging out with the old men made me felt like kids again. But it was great. XD


They could just flip their heads and pass the flag pole to somebody else. Impressive


Journey to the West went live! and they could walk way faster then me. *stunned*


It was a great place to feel the heat of Chinese New Year nonetheless


So hot even the pig became roasted pork. XD


A lot of them were holding super mega extravaganza holies of holies DSLR so every time I snapped a photo, I felt so insignificant. :X


Khoo Kongsi. Still marveled by its unique architecture though it was my second visit


The high school kid played the 24-beat drum of order. (二十四节令鼓)

That's something I loved about Penang: The Penang high school kids are keen on promoting meaningful activities like cultural performance or musical performance (examples: dragon boat and lion dance, we have societies like these in the school). 80% of the performers of all sorts on that day itself were high school kids. Unlike the KL high school kids, all they know is to put on makeup act emo go shopping complex camwhore, and lepak - in short, kitschy.

Okay apparently this is just a very biased and sinister and unfair statement. All the KL people out there, don't get emo and don't take it seriously. I am just being discriminative. :D

There were more events and more shows at night but we were exhausted walking in the heat continuously for 2 hours so we decided to call for a break and go for laksa. (no more pictures of laksa because I realized I posted too many pictures of laksa in my blog already. Just click on the link if you are curious how laksa looks like in Penang. XD)

But we were not enough so we drove to Chai Leng Park for its famous lok lok.

and what is lok lok?

Lok lok is one of the Penangites favourite food where you dip all the raw stuffs inside the boiling hot water then eat it together with a variety of sauce.


first start choosing your lucky sticks


This is something very personal: These are my favourite sticks. XD


Don't dip it too long else the seafood will harden and not be chewy anymore. When it is done, take it out and pour your favourite sauce on it.


Guess guess guess! Which one is my favourite sauce?



Now I felt like I just had a blogorrhea.

lol!

25 comments:

stupid said...

indeed very blogorrhea, keep on!

calvin said...

"That's something I loved about Penang: The Penang high school kids are keen on promoting meaningful activities like cultural performance or musical performance (examples: dragon boat and lion dance, we have societies that these in the school). 80% of the performers of all sorts on that day itself were high school kids. Unlike the KL high school kids, all they know is to put on makeup act emo go shopping complex camwhore, and lepak - in short, kitschy.

Okay apparently this is just a very biased and sinister and unfair statement. All the KL people out there, don't get emo and don't take it seriously. I am just being discriminative. :D"


I am not from KL or Penang, but I feel that the majority of people who come from islands have such mentalities.

That includes the Japanese.

Oh by the way, the Singaporeans are another good example.

If anyone thinks that this statement is debatable, feel free to do so; looking forward to it :)

~Live Life~ said...

Even you will suffer blogstipation? haha...

What's the fuss of letting people know what you are thinking? I'm also pondering on this issue about what should be written in a blog...

@Calvin...You mean we, Penangites have this discriminative mentality of thinking superior of ourselves?

calvin said...

Yup, exactly!

I'm not saying that every single Penangnite is like that, but from what I've seen and gone through so far, the majority have such mentality.

And ohh, by the way, I prefer joining those cultural performances etc, rather than loitering around without much purposes like most of the kids from big cities, at any given time ;)

[I Live For This] said...

u went there oso? i didn't see u.. haha. its too big.

its true waht calvin said, penangites were owez proud of where they come from, some times a lil bit over la..haha.. i admitted

kaemin said...

ppl nowadays like to come out with their own vocab ... lol ... digest more comments and relieve ur blogstipation bah ... wuakakaaaa

:P said...

hi calvin , ur spot on rite there .I really want to go on , but refrain as a string of kiasu attitude will come from certain parties and make these blog post filled with colorful words

calvin said...

Kae Vin is gonna hate me after this for posting up such statement haha!

Anyway, I have nothing against such mentality but sometimes, it just makes us wonder; why do these people have to talk as if there is no other place in the world, but only their hometown.

It's fine to be proud of your hometown, but once you go across the line, it wouldn't sound that sweet anymore.

P/S to all Penangnites and islands people out there who feels that they are in the category I have mentioned above: I mean no war, please take it in a positive and constructive way. I still love Penang's food a lot =D

:p said...

calvin , again u seem to be saying gold ....only u made a minor mistake ...."It's fine to be proud of your hometown, but once you go across the line, it wouldn't sound that sweet anymore" the phrase "it wouldn't sound that sweet anymore" should be replaced with "it sounds revolting , horific , pompous , kiasumad , and blurs reality "

kae vin said...

Calvin:

No you don't understand. At least for me, I am not saying all these based on the superiority mindset.

In fact, you could clearly see that I am always comparing KL and Penang.

Simply because, before I went to KL, I expect everything in KL would be much better in Penang as KL is the capital of Malaysia.

But to my dismal, a lot of things are comparatively disappointing. (of course there are a lot of good stuffs in KL too. One example is the MPO in KLCC. It's a world class theatre.)

I am standing on a very personal point of view to see all these. I am judging both places according to my likes, not the subjective situation.

Plus you have to understand I am not from the island and I shouldn't have that kind of island mentality. I am just trying to compare two major 'cities' in Malaysia. (ok, maybe Penang is still a kampung)

and to Mr/Mrs :p, if you really hate kiasu people that much, stop being so kiasi by commenting anonymously.

calvin said...

Oppps, I made a major mistake. NT is definitely not in the island. At least you don't have that superior mentality as much as some of my friends from the island xD

Comparing stuff can bring out the good and the bad of something. If doing so could make something to turn better, then why not?

But you gotta remember that there is nothing perfect and everything has its on pros and cons. Penang has its rich history, the orgasmic food etc; while KL has many modern infrastructures in the city, and the high rate of crime at the same time (correct me if I got it wrong). Plus, every individual has their own point of view, so I don't expect every single person to agree with me :)

In conclusion, Penang and KL wil never be a good as Taiping 'coz we have the oldest zoo in the country haha! =P

kae vin said...

@Calvin:

That's why only Taiping can breed such an intelligent monkey like you! XD

kae vin said...

stupid:

lol!

Live Life:

Yes. I suffered blogstipation too XD

and the truth is, you don't know who is going to bump into your blog and any information released might be used to do harm on you. So better be careful.

You wouldn't know how evil people are because you are too kind! XD

I Live For This:

I went there around 3 - 5++. Missed the night performance. Heard that it was great.

hahaha. You also one of the superior Penangites a? :P

kae min:

lol! Digest more = release? I think it does the reverse!

anson said...
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anson said...

haha...
let me guess first!
your favourite sauce is middle right (with kacang)?

kaevin posted this before! :p
=> Penang Rules
http://kaevin.blogspot.com/2009/01/penang-rules.html

and yes! Johor is the best! i bet kaevin still remember my reply for that post! :p

hi said...

i love the food in penang , esp the nasi kandars , mmmm

said...

幸福是人人都要,又怎麼可能都歸你所有?要知道這世界幸福本來就不多........................................

kaemin said...
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calvin said...

The first thing that crossed my mind, reading your first few paragraphs was that, man, this guy better get his facts correctly.

Like I said, I never said to be proud of something isn't wrong, but when you go over-board, then it won't be nice anymore. A simple analogy would be putting the right amount of sugar into your cup of coffee. Too little and it will be bitter, put in sugar too much and you will get diabetes soon lol!

And of course, there's a fine line that divides between being proud (in a positive way) and being arrogant. Talking about being down-to-earth attitude. Silent doesn't mean one doesn't have anything to be proud about, but because they chose not to do so.

No worries, I hope there won't be any hard feelings from what I've crapped here. I don't want Penangnites to throw me with rotten eggs the next time I board the ferry =P

Just in case you are wondering, I AM NOT FROM IPOH =.=||

the l word said...

KL rules

kaemin said...
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calvin said...

I was just gonna put that "special case" that you mentioned in the second paragraph in brackets when I was commenting, but I thought it wasn't necessary. However, it seems that you just wanna find points to cover yourself. Don't worry, it doesn't bother me much.

I am pointing it to the mentality thingy, clearly because I disagree ("disagree" might not be the most suitable word here) with the way how most Penangnites have the superior-kind of mentality. But then, it will always come down to every individual's take on it. So, perhaps some people can take it in a good way, me as well. But don't-lah until "over-over".

I have never said Penang's stuff are bad or what, in fact I love its food, its natural beauty, its people, but not the the "kiasu mentality".

I don't know, perhaps my sentences are just too hard to comprehend, hence some people might misunderstood.

And there is no need for anyone to write about the greatness of Zoo Taiping. I don't see that necessary because that's the first thing people will relate Taiping to =.=||

On your last point, questioning on why I don't ask myself how perfect I am, that is totally out of the question, because I have never thought about that at all. I believe nobody is perfect; not me, not you, not KaeVin, not anyone. Why wanna waste time thinking about it? Unless that person "tak tau malu" lah haha!

Anyway, this long thread is starting to sound illogical and going nowhere, in fact, it has nothing to do with the entry anymore. So, I think I shall stop replying to any more comments.

Kenneath said...

You have just made your blog a little bit more disgusting... eewwww...

constipation and diarrhea... ZZzzz...

kaemin said...
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kae vin said...

anson:

Wrong! hahaha


and yalah Johor rules~ =.=

kaemin and Calvin:

No need fight la. No point one. =.=

Why fight over a stupid statement that I don't really give some serious thoughts?

Kenneath:

No it's blogstipation and blogorrhea! hahaha