Frenetic Saigon
by Chief Alchemist a.k.a Wiley Chin - September 26, 2007 Posted: 3:48:50 PM EDT

I've just come back from SAIGON, or Ho Chin Minh City, Vietnam The local people call their city Saigon, doesn't matter what it says in the government records. Our team spent 4 days there and I've some of the pics I shot with my phonecam. Saigon is a place that throbs with energy with thousands of motorbikes swarming across the city like shoals of fishes, weaving in and out of roundabouts and streets, beeping continously. If you think driving is hard in Kuala Lumpur, you will defnitely NOT DRIVE in Saigon.

What's good about SAIGON? Vietnamese Coffee, Streetside Beef Noodle, Baguet with ham and eggs... and the people of Saigon.

The people of Saigon are simple, down to earth and always ready with a smile. With the rapid development and pursuit of material wealth, the simple, genuine smile will be gone in a few years. Just like ours. 


The XiMnet team @ Red Church, SAIGON, minus photographer, Andrew. 


Flo in the postoffice, SAIGON.


I think Deb saw something in this temple...


The tourist trying the Viet Cong thing...  


Andrew the Viet Cong.

 


Frenetic Saigon at night, like a person after one coffee too many.


Hui Sheng fiddling with cam in cool Viet cafe 


Deb's turn...


The man with the golden cam...

 


Deb and Lynn doing the Japanese thing.
 


Deb chowing Beef noodle on the streets of Saigon.



Office workers having breakfast in front of the spanking new Citibank building. Maybank is in the same place. 
 


Rowing the sampan along the Mekong tributary into the big river.


We've arrived!

More pics in my Facebook.

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September Blue at USJ
by Chief Alchemist a.k.a Wiley Chin - September 12, 2007 Posted: 3:49:19 PM EDT

I shot the photos below using my Samsung i600 at 9.15am from inside my car, with my phone placed just outside the driver's window. Then I saw 2 sparrows diving down from the rooftop and, in a flutter of little wings, landed next to a puddle of water by the roadside. After a moment of hesitation, they hopped gingerly into puddle and took a bath under the bright blue sky. 


The blue sky from under my neighbour's Banyan tree. 

 

The blue sky at 9.10am, September 12th, 2007.

 

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Blue September Sky at Petaling Jaya.
by Chief Alchemist a.k.a Wiley Chin - September 11, 2007 Posted: 2:50:48 PM EDT

What a gloriously beautiful afternoon we have today. Beautiful blue sky and brilliant sunlight, with trees rustling in the breeze. I shot this series of photos in a span of 10 minutes, from about 1.50pm -2.00pm at PJ New Town using my Samsung i600 Phone. 

No editing done, just a 'point, shoot and upload' job.

I'd thought those beautiful childhood memories of an expansive blue sky with white fluffy clouds billowing on windy afternoons were gone forever. Well, I am glad that I was wrong. Here it is as you see it, the splendour of God's creation, washed and scrubbed clean by the rain, the sky's like a piece of blue silk fluttering high above.  


Jalan Tengah, PJ New Town.

 

The sky above Shah's Hotel, PJ.  



The sky above the trees along the PJ Magistrate Court.  



Same street with blue sky as above. 
  


The MBPJ building, looking pretty with the blue sky as a backdrop.  

 

Palm trees at the Merdeka Square, MBPJ.  

  


MBPJ, my office building. Never looked better, with a little ( A LOT) of help from the brilliant blue sky.

 


It was a brilliant day and it shows here...

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Are we 'SHOCKED and AWED' into a new reality?
by Chief Alchemist a.k.a Wiley Chin - September 10, 2007 Posted: 4:51:19 PM EDT

Here's a 7 minutes video that's worth watching to hold on to your sanity in a world that is actively being re-engineered by people who have very little interest in you and the world at large.

DON'T WATCH THIS at your own perils...

 

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

NAOMI KLEIN
The Shock Doctrine:
The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Publishing Worldwide in September 2007

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Time Lapse, 50 years...
by Chief Alchemist a.k.a Wiley Chin - September 10, 2007 Posted: 1:31:43 PM EDT

Here's a time-lapse video, 35 years of Shinjuku in 10 seconds. 

The sight of passing time is astounding, and the well-known Japanese tendency to 'Oooh-ahhh....' is well documented here too.

Just think of this, if we make a video of Malaysia spanning all the 50 years from 1957 to 2007 and then cut it to a 50 seconds clip, what do we see?

And what will you hear?

50 years, may you have a brief moment of lucidity...  

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Dragon Slayers Wanted!
by Chief Alchemist a.k.a Wiley Chin - September 6, 2007 Posted: 11:46:02 PM EDT

We are currently looking for good and hard-working people to fill our vacancies for

  1. .NET Programmers and
  2. Webmasters

Write to us (hr@ximnet.com.my) or call us at 03-79555855 if you want to be a part of a team that's doing great things together and having fun at the same time! We believe working at XiMnet will expose you to the latest, most fun cutting-edge web technologies, boost your career growth chances and at the same time expose you to a life-changing experience. What more, you might end up being a part of the shareholder of the company if you have what it takes. LET'S ROCK!!! 

And if you know a friend who is looking to join a Great Team, pass the word!

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Wiley Chin
Chief Alchemist
XiMnet Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

An alchemist of the Internet and marketing strategies, leading the charge to put our creative and software talents into serving companies who are out to slay the global giants. Also known as Chief of Caffeine Consumption and hallucinates between projects. Yes, that accounts for his “giant slaying” stuff.

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