Who invented the Chifa?

The Chifa book is a pictorial dictionary widely used by punters in Penang and throughout Malaysia for lottery games, and the artist who drew them was apparently my grandfather, Lim Chuin Wei (b. Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, China in 1924). The book lists numbers beginning from 000 to 999 and consists of 1000 pictures showing aContinue reading “Who invented the Chifa?”

Tulisan Beraneka (Assorted Writings)

Balestier House (01/07/2016) This morning I had a dream where I saw a beautiful house. It was an apartment unit located on the ground floor and it was in Balestier. I viewed the unit together with my younger sister from Australia. It had a fairly old and retro interior and the place was really cleanContinue reading “Tulisan Beraneka (Assorted Writings)”

The 2015 List: Books & Movies

Movies: 1) American Sniper – GV Cathay, Singapore (Jan) 2) Inherent Vice – Filmgarde Bugis+, Singapore (Feb) 3) Focus – Cineleisure, Singapore (Feb) 4) Fast and Furious 7 – Shaw Lido, Singapore (Apr) 5) Fast and Furious 7 – Cineleisure, Singapore (Apr) 6) Avengers 2: Age of Ultron – Shaw Lido, Singapore (Apr) 7) MadContinue reading “The 2015 List: Books & Movies”

Swans in Batu Uban (A Christmas Eve dream)

I left the office early on Christmas Eve and went home to take a nap. I dreamt that I was queuing up for food in my school canteen in Penang, but it was located by the side of a shopping mall. I didn’t know what I wanted, so I let the girl behind me chooseContinue reading “Swans in Batu Uban (A Christmas Eve dream)”