Wednesday, November 01, 2006

A few days ago, I somehow mentioned to my housemate that Malaysia has a significant minority of Indians. He was surprised, and was curious if they brought their own culture (from India) or assimilated into the existing culture.

He said he was interested because Australia is seeing a lot of Indian immigrants recently, and he is not keen on Melbourne turning into “Little India”.

This coming from a white Australian’s mouth is extremely ironic, because Australia is Little Britannia.


On another note, I have confirmed and paid for my air ticket back home. I’ll be arriving on the 30th of November and departing on the 3rd of January. This is probably a good time to start collecting reading material for the flight. Wuxia novels sound like a good option- the plots are sufficiently engaging and I read pathetically slowly. Also, downloaded and printed sheets do not take up much space.


The restaurant I work at might be redoing the menus to incorporate photographs of the dishes. And I’ll be doing the photos! Finally, my photography might have some commercial value after all.

Photos tomorrow!

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Blogger Wuching said...

i love those wuxia stories from old especially by gu long but becoz my chinese is hopeless i cannot read the novels so watching the movies was the only u know where & how i can satisfy my thirst for wuxia stuffs?

7:42 am, November 02, 2006  
Anonymous huiwen said...

Wu ching: No,Gu Long not so nice. u shud take Kim Yong. or Wang Yuk Lang. For 'absolute' chinese, not really into Gu long though.

anyway for Yee wei.
U own a expensive camera.

5:38 pm, November 02, 2006  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

I'm sure you can get translated versions. I think i've chanced across some online, but the quality of translation is not gauranteed. Better stick to Viewtru for now- he adds sex and humour into the mix.

Err... and?

9:28 pm, November 02, 2006  
Blogger lcf said...

wow, is the cook going to cook twice the size of a normal dish and let you take the photos? Should be a great experience for you (both taking pictures and eating the dishes after photographing).

10:39 am, November 03, 2006  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

Haha, you wish! The photos were snapped after the kitchen delivered them, before going to the customers' tables. Some touch-ups were done, especially the arrangment of things. Nothing more than that.

6:27 pm, November 03, 2006  

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