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  • A Vacation of Some Sort
    And So It Begins The vacation began when Ivan came a-visiting from Petaling Jaya via the ERL . I picked him up at the Arau station and he gave me an early birthday present
  • ACS Sitiawan Hari Raya Meet
    Before heading home, word circulated of a pot luck Hari Raya dinner at Iskandar's house on the first night of Aidilfitri. I had not seen Iskandar since I was in school, so
  • Childhood Friends vs Chicken Wings
    I called up Nazri to find out if he was in town for Eid and discovered that a bunch of folks from school were. There was a plan to meet up later that night at Aeon, at a c
  • Brief Lives
    When Irfan signed up for school here in a new state, I had no idea how he would adapt. Would there be older, wiser example students there? Will there be anyone in school t
  • The one with the no-Graeter's Ice Cream Cake party
    Thirteen days after Adik's third birthday, we had a small party for friends and neighbors.  * Mouse over the pictures for captions In the morning, we take a short break du
  • 73 Months
    73 months old now! Please don't mind the belatedness (and backdated-ness) of the entry. * Mouse over the pictures for captions August was a quiet month again - I worked fr
  • Rafe's 31 Month Birthday
    And the boy is 31 months old! * Mouse over the pictures for captions Like Yaya's 6th birthday, we were in Minneapolis for Adik's 31-month birthday. It has definitely been
  • 72 Months (a.k.a the sixth birthday!)
    And so the girl is now six years old! 72 months old! Hurrah!! * Mouse over the pictures for captions Apparently we are feast or famine type people. After the end of June (
  • 69 Months
    Here are the 69 month photos! * Mouse over the pictures for captions So here's the deal. This entry was written practically in June. So I will try to be brief and let the
  • Paper Minis: Asok's Fringers Part 2
    Here is a second set of paper minis created from  Ryan "Asok Yeesrim" Rhodes's  illustrations used with his permission. Check out larger versions of the artwork at his gal
  • The One with the Party and the Forgotten Cake
    So two weeks after Adik turned two, we had a small gathering at our house with friends and neighbors. * Mouse over the pictures for captions It was a fun time and we got t
  • 65 Months
    65 months! Five years and five months have passed. * Mouse over pictures for captions Food status: A few new tastes! Yaya tried hot chocolate (during the snow adventures),
  • Dinner with Tsing and Michelle
    Tsing, Michelle and their kids visited us for dinner last night. Having us as one of their regular stops during their vacation never fails to warm my heart. The last time
  • Rafe's 22 Month Birthday
    Only two months until the big second birthday for the boy! * Mouse over the pictures for captions So another month has passed, and in two short months, the boy will turn t
  • 63 Months
    Sixty-three months now! * Mouse over the pictures for captions So this month, Yaya had some adventures in trying new foods! First, there was the disastrous attempt at eati
  • 13th Anniversary and Raya Haji in KL
    It was Sitiawan's turn for balik kampung Aidiladha this year. But I did not get paid for a work I invoiced so we could not gas up to go anywhere far. So Atok and Opah trav
  • Friends in the Windy City
    In honor of Laura and Roberto's visit to Chicago, we decided to spend the weekend there. Laura and I have been working together for a few years now, but we have never met
  • Shane Goes To Star Wars Identities
    As mentioned in the Star Trek exhibition post downriver, my brother from another mother and hemisphere Shane went and visited Star Wars Identities exhibition at the Telus
  • Ascension: Chronicles of the Balik Kampung
    So, just before Eid, Ivan came around and gave us another gaming gift. This time it's the deck-building card game Ascension: Chronicles of the Godslayer by Gary Games. We
  • The one with the be-earlied pre-Ramadhan party
    So since July 22nd fell on the 3rd day of Ramadan, we decided to move up her party to the week before, on Sunday July 15th. We invited our friends and neighbors to what ha
  • Small World
    Created by Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton, Geek and Sundry's new biweekly TableTop web series features 30 minutes of tabletop gaming video that shows how much fun it is to pa
  • Irfan's Transmogrifying Present
    Irfan received a gift over the mail from Ryan Rhodes . There is a great sketch of Irfan with the octopus plushie at Wan Chor's house in the inner cover! Here's hoping Irfa
  • A Mini Comic Con in KL
    Last Saturday, Earth 638 the comic shop located at Kelana Mall - in colaboration with Banshee Creative held COMICS ARE COOL, the first unofficial mini comic convention. Fr
  • The one with the rainy-day party
    So on Sunday July 24th (Vin's birthday! Happy birthday, babe!!!!) we had Yaya's birthday party. As in previous years, we had invited the neighbors and our friends and plan
  • 36 Months (aka Third Birthday)
    Not too terribly late this month! And here is the 3-year-old Yaya on the morning of her birthday! Before we start, just a note that this is going to be the last of the lon
  • Lunch with Mak Lan
    It has been a while since we last saw Mak Lan - she is Vin's "foster mother" and our long-time neighbor and friend in Sitiawan. She and her late husband have been my paren
  • Six Degrees of Separation of Old Friends
    After years of not being together again, Zarin, Ida and I finally managed a meet up. Last time I saw Ida was at my wedding (that's over 5 years ago!). And look, Ida's abou
  • Fun at KL Hilton
    Since Irfan had no school due to the UPSR exams, we took the opportunity to go for a mini-vacation and spent ultimately two nights at the Hilton KL Sentral. This is freaki
  • Yati Comes a-Calling
    On the fifth day of Aidilfitri (September 14th), my old friend Yati stopped by for a quick Hari Raya visit: It had been a while since I last saw Yati, and it was really go
  • Guess Hoos Coming to Raya?
    On the second day of Aidilfitri (September 11th), the Meis and their family came for a visit. By family we mean Mei Lin, Mei Chin, their husbands, their daughters, their p
  • They ARE Zombies, After a Fashion
    After reading Gary's Facebook status last week, I was inspired to draw this three page preview of a fake comic book.   If there aren't stats for fart zombies, there should
  • Allie's 25 Month Birthday
    And since I was so late with the last two 2-year birthday blogs, here we are, on August 29th. Allie is now 25 months and 1 week old! July and August have just flown by! Ra
  • The one with more birthday cakes
    Finally, on August 1, we had what is becoming our annual backyard cookout and Allie birthday bash right here at home. We timed it so like last year , Vin's baseball team p
  • Makan-makan with Jen
    So before Jen and Mike set off for their awesome vacation (one of the legs included dinner with Hisham's family ), we had a warm up makan session at the newly discovered P
  • Yet Another Gathering of Old Schoolmates
    And old school, we were. The school being ACS Sitiawan. The location being the pool level of Mei Lin's apartment building. Mouseover the pics for captions.     Thanks for
  • Paper Mini Fringers of Asok Yeesrim
    Back in October 2009, I wrote about Asok the SWAGger who turned me into a Rodian Carbineer . I thought Asok's artwork was clean and concise enough to be turned into paper
  • Satay Kajang with Jen and Mike
    After 10 years of being friends with Sila - and working with her even now - Jen Laaback visits Malaysia for the first time after vacationing for almost two weeks on a boat
  • Ashley's Sister Emma Auspiciously Arrives
    Let's all welcome young Emma-Grace Ting ChangXin who was born on 26th October, at 3.555 kg and 51.5 cm. News has it her big sister Ashley-Joan has already requested to car
  • Allie's 14 Month Birthday
    I know - I am delinquent. It's been over two weeks since Allie's 14 month birthday and I am only finally putting together this entry. I'm terrible. I blame it on a) going
  • Khairul The Rodian Carbineer
    I'm finally a Rodian . Not really. But props to Asok Yeesrim the Gran, another Agent of SWAG , for illustrating a Rodian carbineer by the name of Khairul . Khairul was nam
  • The one with the birthday cake
    Since there has been a demand for cake, here it is!!   * Please mouse over the pictures for captions On Sunday, July 26th, we held a small gathering, a cookout and potluck
  • A Visitor!
    During the time of the big hu-ha (laptop dying + snowfall + sad miserable cold Sila), we had a welcome visitor here in Southwestern Ohio! Unfortunately, the weather being
  • 25 Random Songs
    Gary writes on Facebook: This is another one of those Facebook memes. You turn your music player to random and write down the first 25 songs it spits out. I'm not a big ta
  • 25 Random Facts
    So, Gary tagged me on Facebook, therefore: Rules : Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At t
  • Diedrich Bader Takes Over The Cowl
    There is a new Batman animated series in town, and since I'm still not back from lunch and I agree with every word written by Shane about it, I'll just hand over the micro
  • Classic Conversation
    When Shane and I start chatting, we mostly chat geeky. But sometimes it goes way up to epic. It's about time I blogged about my usual chats with Shane This didn't really e
  • A Time of Reunion 2: The Sequel
    Last year, we had a gathering up here at the Tenth Floor. This year we found some time to coordinate another, but this time it was after Aidilfitri. So it doubled as an Ai
  • SWAG Request: Rhen Sannin
    Shane's about to start a Star Wars RPG campaign and requested his major NPC Rhen Sannin, the freighter captain from the Star Wars Artists' Guild. After giving some time fo
  • Chinese New Year, Sitiawan... Some Time Ago
    The Nineties kind of rushed by me, as if I can't wait to be somewhere but it looks more, as time goes by, like I will not be reaching there anytime soon. So a lot of the d
  • Only You Can Save The World
    I was tagged with a meme by Lil at iFantabulous some time ago and I finally got around to writing (and illustrating) it today. What I have to do is to fill out the form wi
  • Zarin and Lily
    In case anyone was wondering how Lily took to having Zarin around for a few days, she was totally comfortable with him. (These are pictures that Zarin took - guna sikit ya
  • Zarin's Visit
    So Zarin (atukku!) spent a few days with us (May 16-22) during which time, I regret to say that even though I brought my camera everywhere, I didn't take as many pictures
  • Thirty Two Weeks
    Time seems to be flying on by! We are now at 32 weeks, as of this past Monday. 80% of the way there now! Feeling big and getting bigger... Here's a different angle of me,
  • A New Baby For Hanim and Awie
    Young Aisyah has a new brother! Abdul Qayyum bin Mohd Zawawi was born to Hanim and Awie at 0715 hours on the 22nd of April. We went a-visiting the newborn and his family a
  • The Return of Ashley Joan Ting... and Parents
    On his birthday I got a call from Teik Sing. He's back in town for the Chinese New Year, accompanied by Michelle and a nearly 1 year old Ashley Joan. We met up for lunch a
  • Malaysia Trip - Part I
    I know I've been quiet. I don't know why but somehow I sort of slipped into a bit of a hibernation period. I haven't really done very much, haven't swept the floors either
  • Starships of the Galaxy by Uncle Gary
    Another one of Irfan's Uncle Gary's writing project has been officially been announced by Wizards of the Coast , which is Starships of the Galaxy for Star Wars Roleplaying
  • And On The 501st Post, Shane Meets Apollo
    Yes, really. Awesome wikked. Take it away, Shane: Today was the Winnipeg Comic Con. Richard Hatch was the big reason I wanted to go. JUST to get a pic of him and I togethe
  • Who, Me?
    Well! It's been a while, and I apologize for being so slow about it, but it's been a busy July (see? now August oredi..). Since Hijack Queen tagged me, could it be true? A
  • Gary's Book Nominated for 3 Ennies
    Congratulations to Gary Astleford for getting the book he co-wrote for Black Industries, Children of the Horned Rat nominated for 3 Ennie awards . The nominations are for
  • A Time of Reunion
    We don't get together that much these days, but when we do the survivors of the ACS Sitiawan, SPM 1990 batch, create one hell of a ruckus when we sit around the table talk
  • My Debut as a G.I. Joe
    Shane , who's made some great dioramas at Joe Dios, has unveiled his latest custom G.I. Joe figure, a jungle trooper codenamed Monsoon. I'd like to add to Monsoon's backgr
  • On the Topic of New Daughters...
    Gary and Amy both went out and gotten for Stephen a new baby sister ! Welcome to the world, Madeline. Don't worry about it; you're in good hands. You have the best parents
  • Best Text Message I Got Today
    Not 2 minutes ago I received the best text message today. Heck, it even might be the best text message for the last couple of weeks. It conveyed a sense of joy. I can't st
  • Lunch With Nanda
    Nandakumar has been a good friend of mine since I was 14. Form 2 was when this newcomer to Sitiawan traipsed into our classroom and sat close to me along with the usual su
  • Shanes Spectacularly Shows Off His Joes
    My pal Shane, seen here as a COBRA Crimson Guard commander , has the best collection of G.I. Joes I've ever seen. Now it's not just the quantity, but his Joe figures is us
  • Early Morning Raid at the PC Fair
    Well, to be honest it wasn't that early in the morning. It was about 10AM. And it wasn't a raid as it was us moving slowly through the computer exhibition picking out stuf
  • First There Was Lunch, Then It Rained
    Today, Teik Sing, Ahbau & I went out for lunch, just because. We had nasi lemak ayam madu and talked some. The restaurant is situated near the Glenmarie industrial park's
  • A Colonial Viper Pilot in d20
    My friend Shane Welin is now in a d20 game with a difference. The rules might be powered by the run-of-the-mill d20 Modern / Future engine but I believe this is the first
  • More Tales of Connectivity
    I've been chatting online for more almost four years. I've chatted with acquaintances that have now become really good friends (although I've never met most any of them, a
  • Great Expectations
    I leant of a very heartwarming news yesterday when I was having lunch with Tern Lik (or Tem Lik as his business card erroneously states, heh). Irfan's Uncle Teik Sing and
  • European Adventure IX: Bournemouth
    This is the final part of our European Adventure. After saying goodbye to Joanne in Leeds, we drove back to London. It was Friday, May 26th, and we were to fly home on Sun
  • European Adventure VI: Hanging Out in Jaen
    We spent a total of 5 days in Jaen, and the days and nights were filled with old friends (new friends for me!), food, and lots of conversations. I was very quickly introdu
  • European Adventure II: Stonehenge and Salisbury
    To continue our European adventure, Mei took a day off work and we went gallivanting around England while poor Colin had to work. We went to Stonehenge and Salisbury. Ston
  • European Adventure I: Surrey and London
    Recently, Vin and I went on a 16-day vacation to Europe. We went to a few countries, visited with many friends and for the first time ever, I travelled around the European
  • What I Miss Most About Sitiawan
    What I miss most about Sitiawan can be summed up thusly: I miss watching movies (at the big screen and home theatre) and discussing them from a geek's point of view. I mis
  • The Quest for a Fregg
    A fregg is a perfect fried egg, according to my buddy Ben Flood-Paddock of Brighton. And he has put up a page that would chronicle the quest to create such an egg. To read
  • SWAG is back!
    Huzzah! The Star Wars Artists' Guild hath return'd, thanks to the hard labour of Kris "Eclipse" Vanderwater . Festivities are held here . A short and concise explanation o
  • Another of Irfan's Uncles A-visiting
    Tonight was the first time Irfan met his Uncle Kok Soon, my former schoolmate from way back when Knight Rider was on TV, and perhaps even before. Irfan immediately took a
  • Midnight Jaunt to Lumut
    At midnight we went for drinks at the Lumut Waterfront cafe, on the newly reclaimed land on Dindings River opposite of Kampung Acheh. At nearly midnight the well-lit playg
  • CNY at Teik Sing's House
    This afternoon, Ain, Irfan and I went to Teik Sing's house to celebrate New Year. The last time the former ACS students of SPM 1990 gathered together was during Independen
  • Northern California: Part III
    I do feel a little guilty for piling on the pictures but we really did have a good time in northern california. Part I should be subtitled "Rainy San Fran", Part II is "Eu
  • Comrade Is Not Fallen: An Update
    A former school classmate Sockalingam, upon reading my past entry on Vernon Netto , did some investigation on his own and returned with some good news. In an email dated J
  • Northern California: Part II
    Eureka!! We finally arrived there!! To Eureka, California that is. We drove the 5-6 hours north on highway 101 until we reached Eureka, and we checked into our hotel with
  • The Crew of the Wild Gundark
    Never let it be said I ran the Wild Gundark game without having at least one group illustration done for the team. Clockwise from top left, Groo McShae the Duros sensor te
  • Another Fallen Comrade?
    January 13 Update: A follow up to the contents of this entry can be found here . I checked this blog's statistics this morning. Hits from search engines are always fun, be
  • South Park Portrait
    Brem posted an entry which reminded me of something I posted in the ACS Sitiawan Forums last March . A Flash South Park portrait generator! Appears to be Version 2.0 now.
  • COBRA's Crimson Guard
    Here is another painting and deviantArt upload I made in the last couple of days. COBRA's elite Crimson Guard platoon with its leader unmasked, who is based on my pal Shan
  • Harloth Graf, Naboo Guard
    Here's a portrait of Harloth Graf the Naboo Guard in the Star Wars RPG Sabredart campaign I posted earlier, using Photoshop to pencil and paint the piece. I wish I had a b
  • I Hate People T-shirts
    Chris and Derek over at CCDO are selling their world-famous* "I Hate People" t-shirt on the blog. Read the entry here . Then buy it! ;) * Okay, I exaggerate.
  • The Unspeakable Cat
    Hastur (the Unspeakable One from the depths of the Cthulhu-mythos pantheon of ancient and powerful gods bent on the destruction of the world and mass insanity of its inhab
  • Almost Aidilfitri?
    Well not exactly. Another two months. So, for no reason in particular, here's another pic of old ACS Sitiawan buddies; this time gathering at my house for Aidilfitri, and
  • What Happened on Independence Day 2005?
    What happened was that a bunch of my old classmates and I (with some of our family) met at 1 Utama mall in Bandar Utama. We then proceeded to the open air Rainforest locat
  • Pangkor 1992: Fu Lin Kong Temple
    I was back on vacation from studies at the end of 1992 when Woon Seong, Shahar and I went on a trip to Pangkor. It was disconcerting times in those days, when I haven't se
  • Hockey Time at ACS Sitiawan
    PE time in ACS Sitiawan during our time was usually the PE teacher asking us football or hockey, or if you're an Amerikaner, soccer or field hockey . I remember 70% of the
  • My Faux Star Wars TV Promo
    A new Star Wars TV show? Sadly, no. Yesterday, as I was monkeying around with Painter, I remembered that once I thought of making a opening credits-type of video of my IRC
  • Ringu As An Animated GIF
    I can see this happening at a mamak stall or a university cafeteria, in full view of all the patrons going WTF?!? Thanks to Vincent "Dino" Gong, Evil Administrator of the
  • Duckie Approves of RPGs!
    Duckie, the feline roommate of my good friend Shane Welin of Nova Scotia, likes RPG books very much. Eberron, a stack of D&D 3.5 books, Forgotten Realms, d20 Modern, and e
  • Daniel Falconer Fan Blog
    When I first joined the Holonet Forums and SWAG , I met one Daniel Falconer online. Eventually I learnt that this well-mannered, down-to-earth, and extremely talented man
  • Irfan As A Star Wars Planet
    Irfan has a planet officially named after him in the Star Wars universe. Specifically, a gas giant in the Vaxal system. Third planet of the system, with seven moons orbiti
  • Camping in ACS 1986
    Back in 1986, when I was a First Former, and a Scout, the yearly school session were divided into three terms. During the two term holidays of that year, 1st Troop Manjung
  • Blackfoot Country - Kampung Acheh
    Kampung Acheh used to be an isolated spot for my buddies and I to spend weekends. Thick mangrove swamp, mudskippers and crabs scuttling on the mud and sometimes, a hint of
  • Simon Taylor - A Terrific Artist
    Simon Taylor is a friend of mine from Machester, UK. We share (and mix together) the common interests of art, role-playing games and Star Wars. He skills as an artist is h
  • Travel Corridor
    Travel Corridor is a website that was created and managed by an old schoolmate of mine, Jimmy Wong. If you need (or wish to contribute) articles or travel resources about
  • Pangkor Island
    As teenagers, my schoolbuds and I liked very much going on camping trips to the beaches and sometimes the islands near our hometown of Sitiawan. The most famous tourist sp
  • Sathya Gets Married
    One fine 2003 day, we attended Sathya's wedding. Sigh. Let's see what pictures we have.
  • Hisham's Design Legoized
    One of my designs, sketched using Prismacolor markers a year or two ago, was made into a Lego model by my friend Christopher Deck of Germany. Click on this link to view it

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