04 July, 2012

21 pence for 10 piece fish fingers?

Perhaps it is no longer the case by now. But it was actually a true occurance.

This is where it was once the case.

I can't really remember on what day the Beaver Bus would come to Goscote House.
It was cheap then, it could still be cheaper to get things there.

In my last few years in Leicester I would rather to go Sainsburys in town.

They don't do 21 pence of 10 fish fingers. But it's something of a walking distance plus you get Nectar Points back then.

All pictures are taken from Google Map.

03 July, 2012

Cheese and Onion Walkers Crisps and the Jaffa Cake

I used to eat lots of Walkers, and my only preferred flavour is always the distinctive blue packet.

The Cheese and Onion Walkers Crisps.

Cost you around 1.99 pounds for a packet of 6 in Sainsbury or Morrisons. RM 18.99 in Cold Storage Malaysia. What a rip-off.

Above is an actual picture taken in Cold Storage. At least now I know where to satisfy that nostalgic crave for British Potato Crisps.

There's another treasure from Old Mother England. The McVities Jaffa Cakes.

Not available anywhere in Malaysia yet...the closest match of a Jaffa cake bought in Malaysia is a Jaffa Cake that is not from McVities. I am not gonna tell you where I got it.

But now someone wrote that Jaffa Cakes are in Cold Storage. *seizure* No! It's mine! All mine!

Nokia 3210

For some reason, I will always remember this phone. It was bought it together with a 500 off peak minutes per month (for 12 months contract). At that time, it was a Christmast Deal at Carphone Warehouse.

How much did I paid?

99 Pounds for the phone and the 12-Months contract in advance.

Which I think is very cheap.

Economy Handalan at its best.

I still remember it's number until today.

That was back in 2000. In 2012, Malaysia's Telco Giants is still struggling to offer such packages.

Where is this phone now? I gave it away but the last time I saw it was in my mum's place.

Comfort eating

The closest thing to this is therapeutic shopping, if there is such term. It is something about it that makes it rather interesting to discover or perhaps getting into the habit.

Both are equally disasterous. It only gives you a temporary relief which in fact, in the long term, causes more grief.

Once I heard about the 4 Nikmat Dunia

1) Makan
2) Minum
3) Seks
4) Tidur

....in the age of money,

5) Shopping

Above is something I bought from Marks and Spencer for a birthday treat. You can't get this in the Malaysians M&S Stores.

02 July, 2012

The origins of 'Commencing Therapy"

It was rather a self-help therapy where I felt rather satisfied to express in an online-diary style for everyone to read.

Most of the postings at that time would be random thoughts. At times there would be some pictures I could upload.

But like when you read a diary written by someone else, who are bound to feel a bit, well,...involved.

Then, you tend to remember those words, it starts to influence your way to thinking.

I hope with this blog and postings, you would have your own stance and way of thinking.

I am not going to change yours, so I would expect not to be forced to think like you.

Above is where I used to study and play.

Freedom of choice does not go well with responsibility

What I really meant was the usage of freedom of speech. In Malay, there are sayings

"Terlajak perahu boleh diundur, terlajak kata buruk padahnya"
"Kerana pulut, santan binasa, kerana mulut, badan merasa"

I am working on this blog where I feel, as a responsible adult, Malaysian citizen, I would exercise the right of freedom of speech with full responsibility.

Above is an icy web on a fence of a cemetary, captured by a w800i.
I can't remember when was the first time I started this blog. It went into a period of inactivity and most of the contents are taken down.

Today I pledge to put in some effort. And this time, it will be a bit more or less like the good old days, but with a bit more responsibility, sensitivity and hopefully, what is shared here are again personal opinions.
Above is typical scene of autumm in front of the Leicester Museum.