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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: Chinatown’s Best-Kept Secret – KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

August 21, 2019 – 11:13 am
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A few days ago, a friend of mine brought me to her favorite place in Chinatown. A mutual friend had shown it to her. I was so impressed with this place that I decided to go back with my camera and show it to you. There are lots of interesting areas to explore in Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown here in Malaysia. And there are plenty of temples, markets, cafes, and restaurants, both old and new to check out. But this place struck me as a little bit special. And I hope my video shows you why.

JOURNAL: Awesome Day Trip to Pulau Ketam (Crab Island) in Malaysia

August 16, 2019 – 8:29 am
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Friday August 16, 2019
6:45 a.m. Room 4, Natalia Guest House
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I went on a day trip from Kuala Lumpur yesterday, and it turned out great. There is nothing like a good day trip, in my opinion. You get to wake up in your current hotel, go have a great adventure without having to worry about your luggage or anything, and then you can enjoy …

VIDEO: Awesome Day Trip to Pulau Ketam (Crab Island) in Malaysia

August 15, 2019 – 1:14 pm
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Pulau Ketam (Crab Island) is located just a few kilometers off the coast of Malaysia. This mangrove forest island was settled in 1880 by Chinese fishermen, and today, it has developed into a modern tourist attraction for day trippers making the relatively easy trip from Kuala Lumpur. People come for the scenery and for the seafood.
Being a mangrove forest island, there is no land to …

JOURNAL: Technology Tales-Rode Wireless Go & Saramonic Lav Mic

August 11, 2019 – 9:46 am
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Sunday, August 11, 2019
5:30 a.m. Room 4, Natalia Guest House
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I had a good day yesterday in terms of technology. My goal was to buy a new lavalier microphone to be used with my new Rode Wireless Go. When I left to go to Camera Valley, I thought I would end up having to buy the expensive Rode SmartLav+. The main feature I needed …

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 …

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 …