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2011 in review

January 8, 2012

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 22,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many […]

Christmas at a Miri favela

December 29, 2009

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We went to a slightly poor kampong for christmas carolling. It has been a while since been to such place. Its me of my kampong… Here are some photos of our short walking around Some observations I made: 1. there could be happiness / laughter on the kids’ faces even without much sophiscated toys. 2. […]

loneranger3 is at Rio de Janeiro!

December 12, 2009

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I got this when I opened my email at Brunei today. hi, i am msian who just arrived in rio last week. kinda new and wondering what to do around here. any advice ah ? Hi LoneRanger, first of all, welcome to Rio! I know you are going to enjoy your self at Rio. Here’s […]

faces of Rocinha

July 16, 2008

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Went for a tour into Rochina (the favela which I mentioned in earlier post) last Sunday with wenwei & her friends from Malaysia. The guide mentioned mentioned the favela is controlled by drug trafficker, thus it’s quite safe. Down inside, I’m hoping to see someone carrying a riffle/gun. Aihseh… tak nampak. Its an extremely eye-opening […]

what is a ‘favela’? Click here to see full size photo

July 5, 2008

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Being a part of Brazil, or Rio de Janeiro….. ‘Favela’ is the term people here call slum originated illegal houses built on vacant lands, which normally on hills of Brazillian city (since hills are normally vacant, due to it is harder for commercial development at hills). There’s lots of interesting details here at wikipedia, but […]

Rio de Janeiro city’s Downtown – view from office

March 9, 2008

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Was at our Rio de Janeiro's office yesterday. Took below photos just to share the view that we see often. BTW, our office is located at Avenida.....