Saturday, April 30, 2016


It has been a busy few months - plenty of over-time and lost weekends for our little office. A good problem to have as some would say. Busy as I am, I still try to set time aside for family and friends (and for exercise). But I often over-estimate myself; trying to do too many things all at once.

On the one occasion, I arrived home too late to cook the pasta dinner I promised some friends. Sam saved the day, again. Even before I took off my bicycle helmet, one of them teased me, saying ' ..I would have thought that now that you are your own boss, you would have more freedom' 

This time, another family member saved the day - Sean replied for me ..' it is not freedom from work but freedom to choose when to work'. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Lebuh Nordin, Penang

Every time I see the shop houses along this little lane, their facades are raked with the evening sun. I walk here from my hotel nearby after a long afternoon's meeting with one sole purpose. To buy Beh Teh Saw (马蹄酥) from Hock Lok Siew Biscuit Company, a small family store that makes and sells these delicious flaky puffs filled with treacle. They are often warm from the oven when I buy them.

So, this sketch is to commemorate the short walk I take each fortnight; 0.74KM - I know, because I measure it on Runkeeper.