Tuesday, November 08, 2005


That is the sound of an electronic teeth drill! I just got back from the dentist's office. I had four teeth patched up.

I never had the liking for going to the dentists' office. But then again, who in their right mind does? I don't.. but believe it or not, dentists play such an important role in our lives, whether you know it or not. I was sitting on the chair waiting to to be operated, and some of the small epiphanies that I got was that the whole world is like a giant machine. Or each individual is a smaller machine running the bigger ones. As a self-contained machine, we do things in our life as we do them, but sometimes there are small, unnoticeable things play a part which can enrich the process or wreck them. A rotten teeth is the latter, while having a dentist is the former! Even though we (supposedly) go to the dentist only TWICE a year, but it is this small inconvenience and sometimes pain, that makes the rest of our lives comfortable, and we can do the things we have to do in our daily lives.

So, despite hating going to the dentists, I take my hats off to you! Good job, guys..

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I'll be heading over to the NEW No Black Tie later!

YES! No Black Tie is back... the most musically-charged club is back in town! Expect nothing less than top notch inspiring music from this place! A lot of us have been waiting for this to happen, and now it's here. Despite what a lot of people said about the club in its previous form and its owner, that's the closest you can get to some real good music and some real art and expression. It takes such a person of real passion to be able to run a good jazz club!! It takes a person of real passion to really create that vibe that you get in a good jazz club.

So, when it opens up officially, go and support the club, and you're supporting the local music scene in town

NO BLACK TIE is at 17 Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, behind Istana Hotel. Music starts 10pm

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If you haven't read the news on it on Sunday, let me update you a little bit:

PENANG JAZZ FESTIVAL 2005 is happening on the 3rd and 4th December, Saturday and Sunday. There'll be six acts a night, and the ticket prices are going for RM35 a night. Among the local acts will be David Gomes Trio, Greg Lyons Nonet, Mr. Gambus Farid Ali band featuring Chie Hanawa, and Penang Arcea Ensemble. The international acts will be Jaja (Japan), Randy Bernsen Band (USA), Lazy Monday (Korea), Steve White (USA) and some others.

For more information visit the Penang Jazz Fest 2005 website and AllDatJazz.Com.

See you in Penang!!


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