Our Own Etihad Towers. I knew I have an image of 3 tall towers and it kept nudging my memory when I looked at the Jumeirah Hotel at Etihad Towers (see previous post at MyCen Hotels), I piloted a drone in Precint 5 Putrajaya one fine day and captured this threesome. Can someone help me label or identity the government bodies or agencies that occupy each of the buildings? #putrajaya #skysvapers #ethihad #drone #towers #malaysia
The Flower Bridge Symphony.
An opportune time to explain Chelsea Ng’s use of Flower Bridge comment in her colleague Veera Pandiyan Manickam’s post comment. For non native Chinese speakers, you may have seen it or heard it. Even for many Chinese, it can be baffling and puzzling. I think I first heard it as a joke in the 90s.
In Cantonese, flowers is Fah, and bridge is Kiu, so combined, phonetically it sounds like a loving “Fuck You”.
Flower bridge to you too, Chelsea. I think you won’t find it in Urban Dictionary. It is a clever and gentle way to say vulgar words politely. Google Search will take you to Flower Bridge in Connecticut and Corsica and a beautiful one by Gamudaland in Shah Alam. Anyone knows where is this Swan Lake? I like to go there and take some selfies.
Pic by GamudaLand in Panoramio.
#flowerbridge #farkiu #cantonese
I love this landscape pic of Kuala Terengganu. I originally captioned it as “Stand By Your (Headless) Man” as per the country song. It was breezy yet dark and depressing.
Find a hotel in KT here:
On a rainy day, the former South China Sea and Gaya Island were part of a glittering silver landscape. Photographed from our Kota Kinabalu apartment hotel Marina Court with the late Bernard Khoo (blogger Zorro Unmasked) blowing smoke from his pipe, next to me. I told Bernard the landscape may soon become gold. Bernard passed away on 4th April 2014. The hotel can be seen in the previous post.
#kk #sabah #kotakinabalu #borneo #southchinasea #landcape #pulaugaya #monochrome
Since SJK (C) Chong Fah Phit Chee was founded 109 years ago, in 1909, it gives an indication as to how long ago the Chinese community settled in Pudu.
Till today, Pudu is still known as Half Jungle in Chinese. It harkens back to the early development days of Kuala Lumpur when it was partially developed..
Half Jungle was the area between Pudu Jail and Cheras. Search to see my photo essay on Pudu Market for more insights.
Back to the school. From its original humble wooden building, a new building was built in 1952. It is both privately and publicly funded. In 2011, funds were raised to modernise the old building from 1952.
The ceiling, roof and wiring were replaced with funds from a community chest to keep the school and students safe. Inset picture of renovated building from Community Chest website (http://www.commchest.org.my/).
I don’t like the school emblem or logo that was possibly inspired by the winged emblem or logo of Harley Davidson. I forget that school badges often took this shape. Used to collect metal school badges as a hobby. The enameled button badges have a safety pin welded to the back.
I wonder if people still collect school badges? It was gratifying and an honour to do badge exchanges when visiting another school for a sports event or science fair. Life was simple then.
While photographing the Pudu Market, I met many female traders who were from the more than a century old Pudu English Secondary School (PESS). I know my Fb friend Kimyee Wong was. 🙂
It is located at Jalan Foss, opposite the former F&N factory. I think I may have collected its unique purple badge. Sadly, I don’t know where my collection is now.
#school #chineseschool #pudu #history #pudumarket #pess #landmark #documentaryphotography #chongfahphitchee