Kuantan - my hometown. If there's anywhere that you can find both development and decaying buildings along a street, this is it.
While Kuantan is currently undergoing development, truth to be told, the town has never quite garnered the development momentum that spurred Kuala Lumpur into the metropolitan it is now. In fact, everywhere you go, you'll see empty buildings, some badly needing restoration.
There aren't that many modern skyscraper in the town, there is no crazy traffic jam that you get during rush hours in KL, and everyone is just moving at a much slower pace. Certainly, if you're looking for a city life, you won't find it.
But if you're looking to relax, Kuantan is the perfect location.
I look forward to seeing you again Kuantan.
Sunday, January 09, 2011
Lovely little place which brings you away from capitalism, materialism, and commercialism... isolating yourself from the external voices telling you what you should be doing and how catastrophic it is if you have failed to achieve anything noteworthy by now. I need that, most of us do - if only just to find my true north, if only to just let myself think.
It's ridiculous, ridiculous how failure is exacerbated to the point that ANY failure is intolerable, and it's equally unfortunate that the notion has been internalized in me. It'll take a while but I'll have to reverse this, or else I can't just keep peace with myself.
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Right, new year resolution - people are starting to reflect their year 2010 and make resolutions for year 2011... I never did subscribe to the idea of new year resolution, probably due to the fact that I was too drunk to decide on any resolution whatsoever in the past few new year eves anyway.
This year will be a little different, my new year celebration that is. I'll be hiding away from civilisation, spending some quality time with family on Cameron Highlands. Having some time away from the hustles and bustles of the city may do me some good as at times I found myself being too caught up in the pace of city life.
If there are any remaining posts to be made this year, most likely they will be pictures... so this effectively ties up all my worded posts this year.
So while it may be a little early, have a merry christmas, happy new year, and may your year be one in technicolour. ;)