Happy Birthday to Me

Submitted by derms on Wed, 26/01/2005 - 11:15am.

Well I turned 24 today. Strange. Lotte and I are in Kuala Lumpur (we've been in Malaysia for the past few days). We are going to the KL Tower revolving restaurant for dinner tonight. However, I must acknowledge that my birthday is also shared with the following:

  • Fran
  • David Petalli
  • Douglas MacArthur (US General)
  • Paul Newman (actor)
  • Eddie Van Halen (guitarist)
  • Ellen DeGeneres (comedienne, actress)
  • Australia
  • and the following people

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The Beach

Submitted by derms on Thu, 09/12/2004 - 5:01am.

Today Lotte and I caught a bus to one of the Shangri-La Resorts in the North-West of Penang. It primarily caters to fat lazy white people who (being lazy) just want to lie around all day (thus making them more fat). It's pretty funny to see how many people will "tan" (ie burn) themselves only on one side.

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New Pics

Submitted by derms on Wed, 08/12/2004 - 2:37pm.

Hey All. Have some new pics from our travels available on the site - from Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Penang. Enjoy.

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A Time Now Lost

Submitted by derms on Wed, 08/12/2004 - 1:17pm.

Lotte and I spent today walking around the Georgetown (Penang) area. The "China Town" and "Little India" areas where the highlights.

Walking around China Town really gives your the feeling of stepping into the past - rundown old buildings peopled by equally rundown old men trying largely in vain to offload their ancient wares. Little India was quite amusing, it was like stepping into a different country - bad bangera music assaulting the ears at every turn and animated mannequins provding much amusement.

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Submitted by derms on Tue, 07/12/2004 - 11:56am.

Given our less than pleasant stay at the hotel hong ping, Lotte and I decided to treat ourselves and try the Shangri-La hotel. The Shangri-La is a luxury hotel chain in Asia and I must say that it's unbelieveable! Our room has a couch, minibar, fridge, amazing view and is perfectly air conditioned. The ensuite has a shower, bath, toilet, phone and even has speakers so you can listen to the tv while you're on the john! We also get gym, pool and internet privelages as well as a gourmet breakfast and dinner. All this for $60 each! We considered not leaving the hotel, but we decided that while we were in Penang that maybe we should actually try to see some of it. So we reluctantly pried ourselves from the perfectly controlled air conditioned comfort of our room and stepped out into the bustling and humidified state that is Penang

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