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February 2015

Time for Comics!

By |2015-02-25T16:33:32+08:00February 25th, 2015|Categories: childhood, history, Memories|Tags: , |


Are you a fan of comics? Perhaps even an avid collector – especially of vintage editions? Do you remember Beano (picture above)?

I don’t recall Beano, but I do remember those Donald Duck comics (sponsored by Maggi, if I’m not mistaken). I also enjoy reading Marvel comics, but I’m not a collector. Nowadays, many famous comics have been turned into movies. The one above – Dennis the Menace – was also turned into a movie! I wonder when this trend (turning comics into live action movies) began….

Perak Academy Talk – ‘Challenges for Malaysian Botany & Conservation’

By |2015-02-24T10:19:46+08:00February 24th, 2015|Categories: Events, nature|

PowerPoint Presentation

For those interested, do come for this talk by Datuk Seri Lim Chong Keat, on 28th February 2015. The talk is at 4.00pm, and will be held at:
Perak Academy
No. 71A, 1st Floor,
Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Ipoh
(opposite Maybank)
Registration is RM 10 per person. Please contact Ms Jaya or Ms Jasvinda for reservations (05-2545293)


“Enter the…Lion!”

By |2015-02-23T16:47:10+08:00February 23rd, 2015|Categories: childhood, festivals/celebrations|Tags: |


Keith Nelson sent us these a couple of years ago. We thought we’d share them with you, since we’re still in the season of Chinese New Year. We’d love to hear your memories about the ever famous Lion Dance; it would be a bonus if we heard from someone who was part of the dance troupe too!

A Chinese New Year must-have….

By |2015-02-17T16:58:01+08:00February 20th, 2015|Categories: festivals/celebrations, food|


For those of you who don’t know what’s on the plate, it is none other than the famed Chinese New Year dish Yee Sang – a Teochew style raw fish salad. It consists of strips of raw fish and shredded vegetables, tossed together with a variety of sauces and condiments. This dish is also known as the ‘Prosperity Toss’ (Lo Hei) and considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor.

The one our office had (picture above) featured salmon; I do wonder….what fish was in the original dish back then?

Also…is there a specific assortment of vegetables used, or can we prepare this dish with any combination?


Hoong Tho Restaurant

By |2015-02-09T16:19:20+08:00February 9th, 2015|Categories: food, Identify Photographs, ipoh, Memories|

This is not part of our food-column….rather, we’re just curious to know more about Hoong Tho Restaurant (see picture below).

20091213-001picture courtesy of: Yuen Chie Onn

This picture was taken on 8th September 1957 –  when the restaurant was decorated to celebrate the Mooncake or Mid-Autumn Festival.

From what we were told, this business (whose premise is along Leech Street) is still running. Anyone know what was their specialty?

Time for some Card Games!

By |2015-02-05T15:05:27+08:00February 5th, 2015|Categories: childhood, games, Identify Photographs, Memories|Tags: , , |

Have you played ‘Happy Families’? Well, this game used to be known as ‘Jovial Families’ a long time ago. Here’s a picture to refresh your memory.

jovial families

From what we were told, this set was manufactured by A. Collier (which was established back in 1863, in London). I’m guessing the ‘Happy Families’ cards are now printed locally….but I could be mistaken.

The Prefects of NTPS Pasir Puteh

By |2015-02-02T14:28:51+08:00February 2nd, 2015|Categories: childhood, Identify Photographs, Memories, People|

NTSP Prefects 1967picture courtesy of: Mano

Mano sent us this a while ago. He also included the following words: “…a photo of the school prefects of NTPS Pasir Puteh in 1967. Standing behind the headmaster, Mr. Bhagwan Singh, is none other then DCP Perak, Datuk Paramasivam!”

So NTPS Pasir Puteh Alumni….what do YOU remember about this group photograph? Are you in there somewhere?

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