Sunday, January 27, 2008

...of old buildings, weddings & nation-building?

The first two (2) pictures of old chinese shops hang on the walls of the corridor of Sunway Pyramid Suites. The other three (3) are from a wedding of the eldest son of a colleague of my wife (Bao Ling & Foo) at the Textboook Division MOE we attended last saturday night. On our table (No. 57..heheh) were friends from the Examinations Syndicate (Lembaga Peperiksaan), Educational Techology Division MOE, assoc prof and coordinator of the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme of the University of South Australia (UniSa) and a professor couple from Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL). Chats, while trying to finish the 9 course chinese dinner, went as far back as the early 70s...hahaha...even speculating that the oldies being played were Foo's selections hahaha. Judging from the massive attendance of malays (male and females mostly clad in kurungs and hijabs...ermmm well mostly from my generation, Who says mubibbah is out? or that polarisation is acute? heheh... Well, I suppose this is probably one of those rare moments. Those who attended are really long time friends and colleagues in the government. I didn't see young malay couples, mostly young chinese couples that suggests polarisation may probably be much more apparent among the younger set.... ok ok I will not trigger any polemic on the state of polarisation at this juncture...hahaha. The food at the Putrajaya Marriott was great! Thumbs up!
"Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart." -Henry Clay

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