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“Where do you find inspiration to blog?’

A Chinese newspaper interviewed me yesterday. This is the first time I allowed one to one interview. Normally, I dictate what I want to say because I am awfully paranoid of being misquoted. But since it is a paper in Mandarin, I suppose they can misquote all they want and I won’t know about it.

One of the question the reporter asked is where do I find inspiration to blog? I told her I can write about anything, anytime.

hut in chew jetty

The above is the row of small wooden huts perched on stilts over silts. During hot afternoons, the smell of the mud enveloped the whole house, I suppose. When I was heading towards the Chew Jetty (before I bumped into my idol), some town folks were mumbling, “Yerr…kom chau geh…” (so smelly) Niamah, stop complaining and go back to your aircond home lah. These folks here have to live in such condition all their lives, for generations, ok? I know because I used to work in Leader Cable (now Da Ma Cai office) and I walked from my office to the jetty when I was living in Butterworth.

old broken home

The newspaper is a pro-DAP if I am correct. Well, at least during the elections, when there is a ceramah, the politicians will get a copy and read. What paper ah? Wait when the article comes out, you will know lah.

So, the reporter asked me to bring my barang-barang for the interview. Like what gadgets do I use? Initially I wanted to bring a working laptop, Acer. But hor, my Acer keyboard rosak-ed and at home, I use an external keyboard. Moreover, it is super fugly. So, in the end, I become poser and brought my dead – Vaio sucks – pink lappie. After all, the laptop is for posing mah.

I also brought my Nikon with the 18-200mm VR lens. Almost RM5K there, wei. Lansi nyerrr….Hahaha. The reporter brought a photographer along and can you imagine how damn embarrassing to be sitting in a public place with a lengjai photographer snapping away while I talked? Somemore, he asked me to pose with my Sony P1 handphone. Adoi…I hope they don’t put any photos like that. Later people think I am Sony and Nikon spokesperson. Tiu, I hate hate hate Sony Vaio for dying on me within one year.

old broken shop house

Don’t remind me the building looks senget. I know ah, I lazy to straighten jek. But I wonder during the heydays in the 50s, was this place a prostitutes den? I wonder if any of your grandpas walked through the door to find some chicks for hire? You know….Rose Chan ruled then? No, Rose Chan is not my blood relative.

And hor, the sweet, young reporter must be initially scared when her editor assigned her to interview me. She read that I am very obnoxious. What you call obnoxious in Mandarin ah? In Hokkien, I think it is ‘si peh seh mor, si peh lansi, si peh chiak, si peh kwai lan, si peh ork keh boh?’

Tiok boh?

But hor, she confessed that she is glad I am not like what my blog portrayed. Of course lah, I am the nicest person everr…Ya hor, she also read that I am the CM #1 fansee. Hahaha, I hope she put it in big, bold font, “Here is the interview with CM #1 fan” Then, I will buy her coffee. Or maybe not. Later, I kena sue by the wife for stalking. She is a lawyer lerr…

See? I don’t need inspiration to blog. The words are all in my mind, all the time. I can jump from topic to topic.

So, what’s your inspiration to blog?




20 Responses to ““Where do you find inspiration to blog?’”

  1. Which paper lah? Tiu!!!

  2. Damned I love your DSLR, the photos are clear and sharp. I definitely am going to buy one soon, just can’t make up my mind whether its a Nikon D60 or a Canon 450D.

    menjs last blog post..PAS rejects any coalition with UMNO

  3. menj – Nikon and Canon are both equally good. But Nikon’s colour look more natural, especially skin tones. Meanwhile, Canon has that ‘modern look’. I do not know how to describe but a lot of wedding photographers use Canon and their photos somehow doesn’t look as ‘real’ as mine. Here is one Nikon D60 user. Charleskey at http://www.charlesmonkey.com/

    Snake Terence – Dunwan to tell.

  4. Damn chun pics…. Make me jealous want to get DSLR.

    I’m torn between Canon and Nikon-le since so many of my kawan using Canon while a handful use Nikon. I’m also torn between Nikon D60 and Canon EOS 40D… *sigh*

    Anyway, sorry-la… I not a fan of Sony VAIO, nearly got seduced by them but then, got awaken by the technical specs… not enough for me-le… 🙂

    Ini macam not kira inspiration… cakap pure creativity… ceh wah….

    Angie Tans last blog post..Bored….

  5. Tell which paper so we can buy n read when it printed out mah… Else how to get one copy when it is so laris to have lilian ooooh…haha!

    hmmm..talk about inspiration, its all about things that affect me… like recentlt, KNN politic got so many bad point..so, i bring on it towards them! ahaha

    Jarods last blog post..Swearing before the HOLY bible in any religion

  6. Previously, I’ve always envied people with dslr. So I had enough and got me one mid entry level dslr. Now, I envied people who know how to use a dslr!

    Royzs last blog post..Blogging Made Easy

  7. 5xmom now on papers…..but I do not read chineselah, next time ask reporter from inglis paper interview wor..i want to see my idol..wor and i don’t want my sony vaio to die on me within 1 year…..

    sweet jasmines last blog post..Full Of Drama Barong & Kris Dance..

  8. mayb you overheated your lappie, should buy a cooler or fan, if not your new one wont last long either, coz u r so active in blogging

  9. Haiyo.. got ppl masuk bakul angkat sendiri le… hahaha…

    What is my inspiration to blog? Things that make me happy and things that I want to tiu. hahaha…

    Choonies last blog post..PTK August 2008

  10. Eh, duwan to tell ar? I dunwan to know liao. Can’t read chinese anyway. Blek!

    Suddenly all comments on dSLR pulak. How I wish I can buy a compact camera that can do everything now. Imagine walking and carrying 2KGs of equipment on your neck and another few kilos in the bag for a leisure outing.

    Thats why my ‘durians’ are in the dry cabinet unless called for. Wanna buy some ‘durians’?

  11. Now that you warned me about cyberghosts…i can’t rant about nonsense liao…so inspirasi also tergendala sikit. My inspirasi comes from everyday’s happenings that either piss or elate me – mixture of the good & the baddd. Wahh, everyone carrying DSLR now – eh you all don’t get shoulder/neck/back aches from all those heavy stuff meh? I love my cute little slim light olympus point-n-shoot, hehe!

    Raynebows last blog post..Bad & Good start to my morning…

  12. raybenow – Apalah, you believe in ghosts meh? I don’t wor. I believe in God, the rest won’t kacau me liao.

    Snake Terence – My offer still stands. Pinjam.

    choonie – Ini bukan dipanggil angkat bakul sendiri, ini dipanggil self-affirmation.

    kohnnol – You want me to take my Cooler Master aluminium piece of thing and throw at you ah? Can decapitated, wei.

    sweet jasmine – Got mah, that day Malay Mail, The Star….

    Royz – There is always the P! Everything P.

    Jarod – Wait lah

    Angie – Nikon.

  13. I’m inspired to write when I think about money 😛

    By the way, Lilian, which Nikon do you use?

    Nadliques last blog post..Friendship Tag

  14. Nadlique – Nikon D40. It is going very cheap now. I think less than RM2K, with the kit lens.

  15. Wah….now so femes adee….

    **quickly lines up for autograph**

  16. I think I know which newspaper, gonna check it out tonight. Hehe…

    Bryans last blog post..How To Disable Firefox 3.0 Smart Location Bar

  17. ya lerr…. when i first see your picture, it reminds me of someone that i’ve seen before, tapi di mana & siapa i could remember the name. so cun you mention Rose Chan’s name, so, she’s the one. Also looking at your pics remind me of my fierce ex-lady boss (but kind at heart), heh. i m interested to start blogging but donno how. i only know how to read blogs, i get inspired but whenever i start to write, idea sumua stuck somewhere in the head.

    cheers…

  18. obnoxious in hokkien? is see pek chia lat!
    no doubt u can type fast but wat impresses me is like u said, u can write just abt anything. a wife to a husband and a mum to 4 kids…. ow the hell do u get the time? unless ur home is like a cow dun, yr hubby has a mistress and all ur kids are samsengs. But no… everything seems to be in place. I hav 2 words for u.

    nope.. not ‘keng man’

    but ‘kautim’!

    Sir terratino, what durians hav u got? my favourite walkabt lens is 18-55f2.8. tht does everything for me.

    to get canon close to nikon output, just bump up the constrast by 2 stops.

    hey, infront of the lian chai photographer, did u manage to catch your salive b4 it dropped to the floor? malu lah

    JTs last blog post..yummy

  19. I guess is KwongWah chinese newspaper (Penang Based). I think Lilian got mentioned long time ago in her blog. Something like, KwongWah was not allowed to enter Parliament.

    I may guess wrong. So buy the newspaper at your own risk, haha, before u sure the lilian pcitures are really inside.

  20. Of all your photos today, I’m partial to the one where you’re looking up with the window with ferns