Sunday, August 9, 2009

.. Lat...... the original 1 Malaysia.

i happened to pick up the NST today and saw Dato' Lats cartoon. Great piece. His one drawing beats my 1 dozen photos. Whats more while there is so much gloom from the haze and h1n1 his drawing made me laugh. Imagine h1n1 moving so much faster than an F1 or Air Force 1. That makes h1n1 the No 1 for now. I tell you this Lat cracks me up. And yes..i've got most of his books. Prefer the earlier ones though.

By the way Lat was was born in Kota Baru( Perak) and studied at Batu Gajah and Anderson Ipoh. So that makes him a product of Ipoh and Kinta. He should be almost 50 by now. AND HE SPEAKS ENGLISH. Its so good he doesn't need to write pages. His one page says a hundred words. Whats the issue??. Well if he can speak jolly good english when he was taught 40 years ago (back then)...then..why on earth can't the later Malaysians speak good english too (imagine Professor Higgins from the play 'My Fair Fady' speaking). Anyway i know the reason. Its due to Wonky management. hahahaha.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Ipoh Indoor Hockey

If you are free check out the Asian Hockey Federation Indoor Hockey Tourneament at Indera Mulia Stadium. It started on Monday 3 August and lasts till this Sunday 9 August. I wasn't interested in this sport earlier but each game lasts an hour hence my attention span was kept interested.....??? This is the 2nd indoor hockey tournament held in Ipoh. Only 5 countries are participating this round. Malaysia, Iran, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Thailand and includes the mens and womens teams. India pulled out at the last moment. Seems they are going to be penalised for their last minute decision.
Below ...i caught a few games on the first day on Monday morning between Thailand and Uzbekistan (womens)

..the Thai team....

..the Uzbek team... on the photo to enlarge and check out the game times. Unfortunately most of the games are run during office hours. But its free. So if you have the time check it out. Fast action and besides the stadium is air conditioned.