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March 11, 2011 – 7:21 pm

I admit it. This picture was taken a few years ago, but I think I still look vaguely like that. Depends on the day (and the time of day). And today, just before I uploaded this picture, an Indonesian English student told me how much she liked my nose. I heard that a lot in Indonesia. Apparently, a large nose like mine is a good …

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VIDEO: Leonardo da Vinci’s Masterpieces in Kuala Lumpur – PLUS Lost on the Monorail

August 10, 2019 – 4:23 pm
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The Leonardo da Vinci Opera Omnia exhibit was on display at Malaysia’s National Art Gallery for just one month from July 15 to August 15, 2019. I had the opportunity to check it out just a few days before it closed and moved on to Bangkok and then Yangon. The exhibit contained 17 reproductions of Leonardo’s most famous paintings. These reproductions were created using sophisticated digital techniques and high-tech lighting to recreate, for the very first time, the experience of seeing all of Leonardo’s paintings on display in one gallery. Read the full story »

JOURNAL: Leonardo da Vinci Exhibit at the National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur

August 10, 2019 – 11:05 am
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Saturday, August 10, 2019
6:00 a.m. Room 4, Natalia Guest House
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Yesterday, I went to the National Art Gallery to see an exhibit called Leonardo da Vinci OPERA OMNIA. The exhibit is running here from July 15 to August 15, and then it moves on to Bangkok and then Yangon. The exhibit was put on by the Italian government to mark the 500th anniversary of …

JOURNAL: The Mysterious Pie Tee (Top Hats) – A Special Delicacy of Nyonya Cuisine

August 8, 2019 – 9:28 am
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Thursday, August 8, 2019
8:30 a.m. Room 4, Natalia Guest House
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Feeling good this morning. That’s a nice change. I went to bed early, and I got up at a regular time. I did wake up at 3 a.m., but I simply closed the windows to block out all the sound, drew the curtains, and then went back to sleep. I woke up at 8 …

JOURNAL: Struggles with the Panasonic G85 for Vlogging

August 7, 2019 – 8:35 am
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
4:30 a.m. Room 4, Natalia Guest House
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Something woke me up early again. I don’t know what. And I almost went back to sleep, but I felt somewhat rested, and when I had trouble getting back to sleep, I decided to just get up. I went to bed at 10 p.m. last night, and I fell asleep quite quickly, so I …

JOURNAL: Lunch at the Old China Cafe (Plus A Restored Historic Laneway)

August 6, 2019 – 7:43 am
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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
5:30 a.m. Room 4, Natalia Guest House
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Yesterday was a big day as far as camera gear and vlogging are concerned. For thing, I broke out the big gun: the Panasonic G85. And I found that it had been so long since I’d used it, I had no idea what I was doing. The last time I used it, I had …

VIDEO: Kuala Lumpur’s Living History Restored, PLUS Backstreet Noodles – DELICIOUS!

August 5, 2019 – 8:56 am
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The other day, a subscriber treated me to a delicious lunch of nyonya cuisine at the well-known Old China Cafe on Jalan Balai Polis in Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown. Afterwards, she took me to a special laneway that has been open since April 11 of 2019. This laneway is part of Bai Chuan Management’s Kwai Chai Hong project, which involves restoring this historic laneway as well …

JOURNAL: YouTuber Meet-Up with Malaysia’s “Wander Eats” (Plus Rode Wireless Go Thoughts)

August 4, 2019 – 6:28 am
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Sunday, August 4, 2019
6:45 a.m. Room 4, Natalia Guest House
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Yesterday was another very interesting day. It began with the realization that I had the power of Reddit at my command. I couldn’t find answers to my questions about the Rode Wireless Go online, but I could simply post my questions on Reddit. And I did, and I got all kinds of interesting answers. …

JOURNAL: Buying a Rode Wireless Go & Dinner with a Subscriber

August 3, 2019 – 10:40 am
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Saturday, August 3, 2019
7:00 a.m. Room 4, Natalia Guest House
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I dreamed like a crazed person last night, but I won’t bother writing down all their stories. My favorite, though, was a dream in which I somehow got into a conflict with a bunch of almost feral children hanging out outside a window of the apartment or hotel where I was living. I had …

VIDEO: Vintage 1988 Cafe – Meeting YouTuber “Wander Eats” (PLUS Shopping Adventures in KL)

August 3, 2019 – 8:38 am
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In this video, I talk about all the shopping I’ve been doing since I flew from Mandalay to Kuala Lumpur. I’d had my eye on a very special microphone for a while now, and I finally bought one. I talk about that and show what it can do. It’s very exciting.
I also bought a new and quite special cage for my GoPro. This new cage …