Monday, September 25, 2006

Remember when ..

A computer was something on TV
From a science fiction show of note
A window was something you hated to clean
And ram was the cousin of a goat.

Meg was the name of my girlfriend
And gig was a job for the nights
Now they all mean different things
And that really mega bites.

An application was for employment
A program was a TV show
A curser used profanity
A keyboard was a piano.

Memory was something that you lost with age
A CD was a bank account
And if you had a 3 inch floppy
You hoped nobody found out.

Compress was something you did to the garbage
Not something you did to a file.
And if you unzipped anything in public
You'd be in jail for awhile.

Log on was adding wood to the fire
Hard drive was a long trip on the road
A mouse pad was where a mouse lived
And a back up happened to your commode.

Cut you did with a pocket knife
Paste you did with glue
A web was a spider's home
And a virus was the flu.

I guess I'll stick to my pad and paper
And the memory in my head
I hear nobody's been killed in a computer crash
But when it happens, they'll wish they were dead.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Non Touristy Places (Almost)

One of the many scenes enroute to Brinchang (highest peak in Cameron Highlands at 6,666 feet). This is part of the Boh Tea Plantation.

Mossy Forest trail.

Trail leads to places where one can get breathtaking views minus the noisy crowds:

It is so beautiful here:

Dew you see?

Jewels that adorn nature after the rain has passed.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Flower Power - Camerons Mali

One of my fave shots from the trip. Don't know what it is called though.

Flower of the "Ant" Plant. It is tiny; only 2mm in diameter.

Bugs from Cameron Highlands

Mothy admiring his own reflection?

Spiders here are colourful, in addition to big! This one looks like its re-enforcing the web.

Bugged-eyed! I was told it is a hover-fly.
It certainly did hover and was zig-zagging around before landing on a branch.

Didn't stick around long though. Here it is taken off again into the Mossy Forest.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Heart of 287 Thousand Kilometers

Having travelled the whole of Peninsular Malaysia (except for Perlis), the old heart finally gave in to "abuse". Come mid-September this year, it would have been exactly 10 years in service.

It had served well.
R.I.P. {Recycle If Possible}

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Orchidius Minisculeous

Really? Of course not. According to Moggie, it is Dendrochilum Smilie ... or Smeagol's cousin (again kidding). It is tiny so best way to see it is with a magnifying glass or take a digital pic and enlarge it as i have done here:

This is the whole stalk, about 2-3 inches long:

Here's from the same shot as above, zoomed in:

And another angle, also zoomed in:

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Happy 80th

The school was named after the apostle Paul. We were part of the La Salle schools, run by ordinary folks achieving extraordinary feats. They were the La Salle Brothers.

Those who had studied there were "Old Paulians". Some were really old. Oldest that night was age 88 years.