Looking around me I see the bigger pictures. And I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.


Tuesday, May 23, 2006

'Sleeping' dead

When you are 'high' you are oblivious to the world, you are a 'walking dead'. Picture taken in a small town just outside the City of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) this week.

Thursday, May 18, 2006


Prejudice at its zenith.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Old trees by the river.

When I visited the Malaysian National Park (Taman Negara)recently and on going boating up and down the Tahan River I was very fascinated by the old trees by the river bank.

I imagine that these trees must be thousands of years old. If not cut down by men (which may even result in the erosion of the river bank) they will still be there another thousands of years.

These trees are probably eyed by greedy loggers, who in association with the people in power may one day cut these trees down. It will be a pity really! A waste! They will never be replaced, untill probably thousands of years to come.

Some of these trees are about to fall down, but the roots still hold on to the river bank. Some have fallen down.

While others still standing strong and erect.

And those fallen into the river.

And still standing.

Even with bushes around them.

Those fallen probably years ago still maintain their dignity in the cool clear river water. Fascinating scene. Give shades to the river.

And protection.

And during the dry seasons when the water is low and shallow, the cool clear fresh and unpolluted river water makes good swimming places for visitors. And the banks being protected by the trees, not disturbing men's pleasure activities.

Friday, May 12, 2006

On Mothers Day

A pencilled potrait of my mother done by an artist in Kuantan.

For Mothers Day over this weekend.

To honour the memory of my mother who passed away about 30 years ago. One cannot replace one's mother. And its only when she is not around anymore you begin to miss her.

Aku beshukur mendapat mu sebagai ibu ku dan aku berdoa kepada Tuhanku mudah-mudahan supaya mengampuni segala dosa mu.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Historical Tin Lode Mines in Sungei Lembing Malaysia.

Anyone visiting Sungei Lembing in Malaysia will not fail to see such man made entrance to the hills sorrounding the 'cowboy' town.

The man-made entrance is big enough for a man to go in.

And there are many such manmade entrances along the brim of the hillsides. These are the old entrances to the tin lode mines which flourished before WW2 and just after.

Unfortunately most of these entrances are now blocked, by earth which collapsed due to them being unmaintained, and the wood supporting these tunnels rotting away.

One can see how these tunnels were supported, by wood, and the sides also lined with wood.

The Japanese when they invaded Malaya in the WW2 tried to work these mines but without proper technology, which were European owned, they failed. And when the Europeans returned after WW2 they worked these mines again. But as time went on, the mines became uneconomical so they left. Now its abandonned and unmaintained. But one can see what were there in the Sungei Lembing Museum.

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