robbery case in Cheras

14 June 2013. It was approximately 2 am where I came out from a hawkers food stall in Cheras (behind leisure mall). The hawkers food stall was quite a distance from where I parked and at that time there wasn’t any cars around mine. I was lighting up my cigarette and sitting in the car for less than 1 min and too late to noticed and there was 2 malays pointing the machete at my back. i wasn’t bucket up with my safety bell and they were hitting my back with the machete. i was forced to lean against the steeling wheel and they kept demanding for my valuables stuff. With the force from them, i cant even reach my wallet and they insist and keep whacking me with machete again and to the extend i was shouting at them “tunggu Sekejap boleh?” I delayed them and manage to honk my car and quickly change gears and drove off!

FYI, i was in the car with my door locked and they were standing outside my car. Due to the space limitation, the impact wasn’t bad enough to wound my back.

The lesson is never park your car at secluded areas… or don’t smoke with your windows down?


Dumpling Festival

The best-known traditional story holds that the festival commemorates the death of poet Qu Yuan (c. 340–278 BCE) of the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States Period of the Zhou Dynasty. A descendant of the Chu royal house, Qu served in high offices. However, when the king decided to ally with the increasingly powerful state of Qin, Qu was banished for opposing the alliance; he was accused of treason. During his exile, Qu Yuan wrote a great deal of poetry, for which he is now remembered. Twenty-eight years later, Qin captured Ying, the capital of Chu. In despair, Qu Yuan committed suicide by drowning himself in the Miluo River on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month.

It is said that the local people, who admired him, dropped sticky hi triangles wrapped in bamboo leaves into the river to feed the fish. The rice was wrapped so that fish would not eat Qu Yuan’s body and eat the rice instead. This is said to be the origin of zongzi. The local people were also said to have paddled out on boats, either to scare the fish away or to retrieve his body. This is said to be the origin of dragon boat racing.