I was having tea with Hon Seng and David at Evolve Mall the other day. The mall played some music from our day and we reminisced about music from the 80s. Hon Seng reminded me about our mini compos. Gosh! That sure brought back some good memories. Back when I was a child in the … Continue reading BBBS: Airbuds? Bah! We Had The Mini Compo!
Dear Paprika, Once, a young Malay man came to me for an interview for a job in tele-sales. When I asked him what his experiences were, he sheepishly told me he was previously hired by a company to do tele-scams. His story started when he took a job in China. He and a group of … Continue reading Dear Paprika: I Met A Tele-Scammer
Best time to start: 7.30am Park: Taman Merdeka. Pay for entire day's parking. Do the free stuff first, then museums. Just lock your bicycle outside. St Francis Cross, A Famosa, Dutch Square, Jonkers Walk, Jalan Tukang Besi, Masjid Kg Kling, Cheng Hoon Temple, Cheng Ho's Landing Site. After this, the museums should be open. Baba … Continue reading Cycling: Melaka
Dear Paprika, I was on John Ong's Penang Hokkien Podcast last week. A group of us talked about Gurney Drive which they referred to as Koan-na-kak. Later, when I told your grandparents, they said Koan-na-kak referred to Fort Cornwallis. I looked for online for Gurney Drive's Hokkien name and found this Wikipedia page: List of … Continue reading Dear Paprika: Old Penang Road Names
As everyone is well aware today, it is impossible to text while you drive. However, back around 2000, it was quite possible to do so. We could send SMSes to each other, typed out on our phones without looking at the screen! This amazing feat was all thanks to the T9 keyboard that used the … Continue reading Text While You Drive: 2000-2010
When I attended Rhema Family Church in 1986, I helped out as a teacher in its Children's Church. It was here I first heard of a fantastic children's story about a hero named Gospel Kid. When it was time for the story, the children would do anything, and I mean, anything to hear it! Everybody … Continue reading Gospel Kid & Speed James: The Bestest Stories in Children’s Church