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Wednesday, 22 September, 2010

Where Is Jalan Batu Nilam 3?

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After dinner at Restoran Choice, I drove to Klang Bukit Tinggi through MRR2 without knowing the exact location of the Pesta Tang Lung (Lanterns Festival) I arrived at AEON JUSCO Bukit Tinggi surrounding area around 7:15PM and stopped by a petrol station to use it WC then after that I asked the staff where is Jalan Batu Nilam 3. She said further up after AEON JUSCO, turn to the left  after Petronas and don’t go up the flyover. So I blur blur drove toward the mentioned direction. Later, still in doubt and confusion I stopped by another petrol kiosk to ask, but the staff also not sure where is the location. Question

As I walked out of the kiosk, I ask another two Malay guys if they know where  is Jalan Batu Nilam 3, they told me that this area is mostly by the name of Jalan Batu Nilam but the problem is they also don’t know the exact place. Then I walked back to my car and I saw another Chinese guy walking to the kiosk and I asked him if he ever heard, if there is a Pesta Tang Lung here tonight in this area. He said he did not aware of it.

Leaving me with no choice I drove straight ahead and came back the area near AEON JUSCO but this time at the back side on the building. As I drove around the housing estate, I noticed that the road name as Lorong Batu Nilam 13 and so on until I reached a guard house. I stopped by to ask the security guard.

This time I asked him where is Charles Santiago’s operation office. I believe if I mentioned Charles Santiago, many people will know him as he is the Member of Parliament for Klang, Vice Chairman of Selangor DAP (Democratic Action Party) I also believed that if a MP have organised an event it should near to his operation office.

The security guard told me that he have 2 operation centers in Klang then only I told him Jalan Batu Nilam 3. He said I need to go out straight of the road I came from. When I reached the T-junction ahead I need to turn to the right side, go straight till I reached a traffic light, go toward the right again, go straight and then I will see the Giant Hypermarket ahead. Jalan Batu Nilam 3 should be somewhere near the field by the school. I thanks him and try to find the place again. Before I start the car, I noticed the full moon across the sky. A snap of it for the blog. Yes Heart

I turned to the right direction 2 times as mentioned and for sure I saw the Giant Hypermarket ahead of me (on the right) but wait a minute….. ! As I get closer there is a traffic light, so now left or right? When the light turned green I decided to go to the left direction but as I drove along, I saw row of shop houses there but I did not see a school. I did not see the field. I did not see any sign of lantern festival there. I decided to stop asking for people the final round. If this time I did not get it, I will cancel my plan.

When I asked, no one know until it is over heard by an Indian guy who was sitting there drinking beer alone and he told me that I need to go straight. After the traffic light (beside Giant Hypermarket) I will see a school and a field nearby. The functions should be there. Should I believe him? Or he is talking in his “drunkenness”? Grin Well I choose to believe him anyway. I thanks him.

OK… let see… traffic light… go straight… there is a school & a field… OK I saw the school and the field… I looked toward the right side… there are  a row of shop houses. I saw a shop with some light across the street. The event  is there? Or just a restaurant light decoration? I did not turn there but moving ahead slowly and I saw the Public Bank. Well no activities there. Maybe I should go to the other side. The place I saw the light?

I u-turn back, heading toward the light and I noticed the same banner I saw from Charles Santiago’s blog. Yes YES! Finally I found it. Quite a number of people are there. I parked the car and joined them. The event is in front of Restoran 555. It is 8:20PM that time. My goodness…. it really took me 1 hour to find this place.  Frown

So to go there without mistake from the guard house is I should took 4 rights instead of 2 rights and a left direction. Laugh

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Wishing All Happy Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節快樂)

Wishing all Happy Mid-Autumn Festival. Attend or join any events related to it today to celebrate the moon cakes festival. You can have wonderful dinners with your love one, family or friends at hotel or restaurant.

You can sat in the garden to witness the full moon while enjoying the moon cakes or pamelo.

You can go for romantic movies at any cineplex in town or you can be at any Pesta Tang Lung to celebrate it. Have fun and enjoyable evening.

While on the road, drive carefully.

Don’t forget to eat some moon cakes ya. Yes Heart Do take lot of pictures too!

Happy Celebration! 中秋節快樂

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Saturday, 3 October, 2009

Mid Autumn Moon (中秋節月亮)

When I reached Seremban at 10:45PM, I looked up at the moon in the sky, yes it is full moon. In Chinese custom, The Mid Autumn full moon means family reunion.  But  in the modern day, youngsters never think it is so important anymore. You can’t blame them as some are studied oversea, some never able to take time off from their work. Yet there are some do have a lot of free time… but rather choose no to go back home for the reunion.

In the older days, many Chinese families enjoy watching the full moon together in the parks. The families will buy mooncakes, star fruits and pomelo. While watching the moon, their  kids are  playing happily with the lantern. Then, each member of the family will eat a piece of the cake to show their unity.

Even though the moon is full and it is Mid Autumn Festival tonight, I did not see any neighboring  kids playing with the lantern. It so quiet night. What a surprise? I dare to say that some of the kids may not even knew if there is a lantern related to Mid Autumn Festival tonight. Modern day parents that are too busy with their works or business have slowly killed this traditional off their life. I am so pity with the children of these families.

Gone are the days where children get excited during Mid Autumn Festival as they can gather together to carry the lantern and walked around the neighborhood. Gone are the days you see their smiling face & happiness as they can celebrate this festival once a year. Gone are the days where parents sat together singing  the moon song with them. Is this the price to pay for modernization?

Looking at the moon tonight, it have brought back many childhood memories in me. Smile

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