TAD Talk and Pre-CNY 2017

Let me make a reaaaaaallllll quick post before Chinese New Year. I want to clear up the outstanding photos for the blog before the start of the new year.

Specifically these 2 photos…

I originally intended to write a 2000 words epic bullshit narration on how these 2 pictures came about, something so epic that it would make the Harry Potter series look like child’s play. It may or may not have involved lofty ideas and even loftier ambitions, some unicorns and dark magic orcs fighting, with a dragon or two in the mix.

But I ran out of time and I don’t want to carry these photos over to the new year. So I won’t write that epic bullshit now. These pictures were taken when I was doing a presentation at work (more than) a few weeks ago. These are pictures of me, which by itself is already pretty rare. On top of that, these are pictures of me in formal looking attire (minus the tie). The last time I wear monkey shirt like this one was… five years ago. My usual work attire is T-shirt and jeans… So these pictures are like, ultra rare… If I become rich and famous in the future, these 2 pictures would be worth a fortune, I guess… πŸ™„

Anyway, I’m home in KL now… arrived yesterday in fact…

I was disappointed that I could not get my customary picture of the opposite side of the highway at Behrang. It was downpouring like nobody’s business and even I am not that reckless to take photos while driving through downpour.

I do have something to make up for it though…

This was taken somewhere near Gua Tempurung/Simpang Pulai

I think the traffic out of KL today will be worse. To all you balik kampung folks, Baxia!!! Fighting!!! You’re almost there!!! Just a few hundred kilometers more to go!!!

A couple more random photos…

No no no no no, we did not pop firecrackers! These are all scrap papers which we throw on the floor for decoration this morning! #TrueStory
Pre-CNY dinner and Lou Sang ζžη”Ÿ with colleagues

Hmm… I guess that’s it. If you are working half day today and is reading this, you have my heartfelt congratulations, because you get to save more leaves now WAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Otherwise…

Gong Xi Fa Cai!


  1. Well Done!!! Clap! clap! Clap! Bravo!
    Mr. Hansem, can you share your whole prized slides in your blog?
    Hey, I was forced to take 3 days off to rest one week! Niamah!

  2. Happy Lunar New Year to you and your family, RG. Traffic was really bad this year. It took me 3 hours to get to Ipoh on the eve and 4 hours coming back yesterday…haiz! T_T You’re so lucky to be always going the other way! πŸ˜‰

    • I would have thought 3 hours is not too bad, under normal traffic also takes 2 hours plus, no? (Unless you break the speed limit XD )…

      But yesterday yeah, my cousin took the bus from Taiping to KL, depart 2PM, arrived 11.30PM! >.<

  3. Hope i am not too late in wishing you Happy Lunar New Year… Malaysia CNY should be more ηƒ­ι—Ή than in Singapore…

  4. Waahhh.. doing a presentation, RG.. not bad wor!! I never gave a presentation in my whole life before, cos I am not eligible for it.. hahahaa… if ask me to talk in front of people like that, I get the shivers.. but when it comes to singing, there is no such thing as shivers! hahaha… HappY Chinese New Year, RG!

  5. Happy new year! We can’t throw firecrackers in here, it’s forbidden! Chinese people say the new year does not feel like new year anymore hahaha.

    • It’s forbidden here too, but… well, you know… if nobody reports to the police, then we’re alright here… πŸ™„

  6. Glad you made your journey home safely.

    Enjoy the feasting, time off and time with your family.

    Happy Chinese Year

  7. Heh. Monkey shirt. Of course monkey shirt because you never iron. But I am sure no one noticed because, hey, achievement… *clap clap clap* πŸ™„

    Maye you can write a novel out of all that prize-presentation, unicorn flying and fire dragon stuff. Become even more rich and famous πŸ˜€

    Throw scrap papers to fake firecracker scene. Wut. Like tipu-tipu, lying like that. Time to light some real ones and make some loud noises to welcome in the new year with a big bang.

    Gung hei fatt choi!!!!! πŸ™„

  8. Last post before CNY, eh? Good to know you are home. I would like to wish you and your family A very Happy and Prosperous New Year! Have a great time at home and enjoy your food (and collecting ang pows) πŸ˜€

  9. Good, good, you managed to write a post as per your plan. In photo 2, are you receiving the prize or giving the prize? If receiving, then congrats! If giving, then also congrats because that means you are in a position that gives prizes.

    Today is my replacement leave for tomorrow. The company I am working for now gives replacement leaves when a public holiday falls on a Saturday which is very nice.

    Here’s wishing you and your family a happy CNY! Good health, wealth and happiness! Kong Hei Fat Choy!

    • Hahaha, receiving of course. If I am at the level that gives prizes, I would probably blog once a month or two months. πŸ˜€

      You know, having replacement leaves for Saturdays, in Penang, is not something nice. It is something normal. We don’t (officially) work on Saturdays ever. πŸ™„

      Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family too! πŸ˜€

      • Thanks! Oh, in KL, we also do not work on Saturday so for most companies, if a Public Holiday falls on Saturday, we do not get replacement annual leaves unlike when a Public Holiday falls on a Sunday then officially, in KL, Monday is a off day (the replacement public holiday).

        You mean you do get an extra day off because CNY this year falls on a Saturday? Is this the norm in Penang for all companies?

        • Let’s just say if any public holidays falls on Saturday and/or Sunday, we get replacement off days. Saturdays are non working days, end of story. I’m not sure if it is just MNCs or just Penang. I was shocked when my sis mentioned they don’t get replacement for Saturdays. πŸ™„

          • I think it is just Penang that you all are so lucky. MNCs here in KL also do not give replacement public holidays if the public holidays fall on Saturdays.

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