Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Gunung Lang, Ipoh, Perak

It has been a tired weekend. Me and my wife have driven back and forth for nine hundred kilometers sending my son to Bangi, a small town nearby Kuala Lumpur, where he will spend his next three years in the university over here.

Slept late at twelve midnight after watching the match between Argentina and Germany and woke up at three o'clock in the next morning had torn me apart.

On the way home, we dropped by at Gunung Lang, Ipoh, for a brief visit. I found these cat fish were not much better than me. They were squeezed inside a sandglass, whereby time was a total jam.

I felt easier only after moving away and had this pond view.

We took a short boat ride under the two o'clock burning sun. F/9 and 1/250 sec exposure time may show the other way, though the tree that stays atop has surrendered itself for a long time.

There is a stony face trying to put on a forest as its shelter. It must be too comfort over there so much so it has not make any movement for a few hundred years. I leave it to another blogger for his story another hundred years to come.

I shall not read this, same as this mushroom.

You? I do not think you are any better than us.


Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Pity the catfish.

wenn said...

i don't really explore there yet even though i stay in ipoh.

Frieda said...

Great pictures.
I hope you enjoyed the match.... I'm already waiting anxiously for tomorrow's match :-)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your son's achievement! I hope you and your wife are not too sad about his leaving..

Ratty said...

It sounds like your son has a very good future coming. I'm glad for him. And you sound very busy. I can see you have done very many things. I can tell by some of the pictures that they have been great. And watching any good sports match is always good.

Anonymous said...

Your son studying at UPM?

fufu said...

wow... ipoh...didnt manage to explore more when i was there last year... i didnt even do caves hopping >< shame on me!!!

rainfield61 said...

Time was jammed, body was jammed. World cup is going to end.

But you must have taken your breakfirst at Fu Shan. Everytime I pass by, I always make sure my family will visit this place.

I only can watch the replay, it is too late at local time.

Icy BC:
Thank you very much. This is another part of his journey.

I write while my eyes are looking at the TV screen.
Can't help.

Mei Teng:
It is UKM, though UPM is not far away.

Ha ha... you are back again. Seems like life is tough at German.

Heather Dugan (Footsteps) said...

My oldest son is college bound in a couple of months, and it will be quite an adjustment (for me!). I wish your son every success!

Love the photos from your side trip on the drive back!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Best wishes to your son!

George said...

I wish your son much success at the university. I enjoyed all of your pictures, especially the face in the forest and the tree above the water.

Arti said...

Hi, loved the pics... Especially the second one and the mushroom one..

Cheryl said...

Poor catfish. Very nice photos.

VanillaSeven said...

Pity the catfishes. They should be in the frying pan, then served with belacan :)

Regina said...

I can see why! I get like that too. Hard to catch up on sleep. Good luck to your son on his adventure.
The trees tell a story and I enjoy the open space more than that sandglass- interesting. Nifty looking shroom!
Have a great day-
(get some shut eye)

wenn said...

pls check yr email today.

AVCr8teur said...

Overcrowding in the catfish world while mushrooms have so much space. You must be very proud of your son.

Life Ramblings said...

i wish your son all the best in his future undertakings.

Harumi said...

Cool to hear about your son. Wish him best of luck with studies and everything! Good that you had time for a boat ride too. The scenery there looks wonderful.

And I feel sorry for those catfish. I've seen our street vendors selling gold fish and other small kinds inside small polythene bags and plastic bottles filled with water. They never seem to realize how the fish feels.. treating them like mere objects and not living beings.

Ayie said...

congratulations to your son!

ruthi said...

poor catfish!