Congratulations and best wishes to YC and B-!

Well fed enough, FC? 😉

GOP Convention…

Monday: Senator John McCain – thumbs up, even if I don’t agree with everything he says or endorses – good speech. Rudolph Giuliani – well, I don’t know how swing voters or out-of-staters feel about having watched his speech last night. All I can say is that he was my hometown’s mayor and… well, I’ll reserve final judgment on what I really think. I’ll leave it at that (I know, I know – I’m copping out. I have to reserve some privacy, you know? And if you really want to know, well, ask me in a face-to-face conversation, and I might answer…).

Tonight’s GOP schedule: Arnold Shwarzenegger – again, even if I don’t agree with everything he says or endorses – good speech. (and if you want more of my opinion, go ahead; ask me in a face-to-face conversation…) — the Bush girls – Jenna and Barbara – eh… (and, please, no more hamster jokes! I blame it on the Kerrys for having started this in the first place). Laura Bush – again, even if I don’t agree with everything she says or endorses, nice speech. And, please, let’s not compare Laura Bush and Teresa Heinz Kerry – they’re two different women with different styles. I’ll leave it at that.

More harder or harsher criticism can surely be found elsewhere, but me – I’ll keep it clean.

Oh, and thanks to PBS for making a nice coverage; I mean, really, they even showed the Harlem Boys Choir performance (the choir closed out tonight’s session of the convention). Now that’s something no one else would show, Jim Lehrer!

Good night…

One in Ipoh

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Today was Malaysia’s independence day. The theme was about the 47th anniversary of the unification of the country, which it is justly proud of.

YC’s and B–‘s wedding theme was “two become one”. I’ve spent the last three days eating, eating and eating. It was just an amazing epicurian event for the record books. I don’t think I will need to eat for the rest of the week.

I’ll be writing up the notes from the eating expeditions on my bus ride back to Singapore tomorrow morning. I’m sorry about the lack of realtime updates, but the internet connection is in the mosquito infested lobby. In the meantime, enjoy the pictures!