Sunday, November 27, 2011


Final exams are final over!
Here's what I've done / been doing here in Brisbane!

During the Halloween week, zombies roam Brisbane CBD
Pretty awesome costumes and acting
Photos here

I seriously don't understand how there can be 5 seasons!
In the first 15min, the ghost looks scary like hell
After that, he/she looks just like an ordinary person
In the last 15min, Melinda (Jessica Love Hewitt) cries

I almost shat in my pants taking the superman ride
(not kidding)
Photos here

Celebrated my bro, Thant Zin Aung's Birthday
This year, we had Steamboat (aka Hot Pot)

Visited Yayoi Kusama's art exhibition at GoMA
18 Nov - 11 March
Don't miss it!
Photos here

Summer is here
Lots of giant insects breeding
Guard your chastity and hygiene, people!

Santa Claus must be a really fit old man
to be so old yet carrying all those presents for good children
I wonder which gym he goes to
Anyways wishing all an early MERRY CHRISTMAS!

and to kellybestieporkchai

keep rollin'


Friday, September 16, 2011


Just wondering if anyone understand my illustrations
if i don't caption them

Monday, September 12, 2011


Hey you,

(photography: Gorm Teper)

You may have just chanced upon my blog from a Google search
seen me on newspaper or have been following my blog for ages
Thanks for visiting, I shall now re-introduce myself

My name is Ming, Leong Ming En in full
born on 30 November (Sagittarius) in Singapore
Went to Maha Bodhi School, Chung Cheng High School (main),
Catholic Junior College, Temasek Polytechnic and Griffith University
Bachelor in Business : International Tourism and Hotel Management
undertaking Masters in Human Resource Management

More than often I use the words "kaopeh" and "diu"
People know me for photography, blogging and
being Brisbane International Student Ambassador (Singapore)
and President, Griffith University Nathan Singapore Students Association

My typical beverage is Latte
Often mistaken for a Korean or Hong Kong-er
On extremely rare occasions, you can spot me without a lighted cigarette
(I quit!)
Wishes all 2,465 Facebook friends a "happy birthday" 365 days a year

This is 0604433C, my name is Ming


p/s: I've done my part as Man, I shall leave the rest to God..

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Had been Spring Cleaning my room very thoroughly..

Wishing everybody a HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2011! =)
According to the Lunar Calendar, its the Year of the Rabbit
and this year it falls on 3 Feb 2011 (Thursday)

Chinese people believes that there are 60 dieties in-charge
of human world affairs and they change shift every year
We call these dieties 太岁(aka 太岁星君, 岁星, Jupiter)
Each duty-diety conflicts with a couple of zodiacs
For example, this year's duty-diety is 范宁将军

The affected zodiacs are
Rabbit 值: same zodiac as diety, easily frustrated and ill, should not go travelling
Chicken 冲: conflict with diety's zodiac, difficulties in work, troublesome matters
Rat 刑: conflict with diety's zodiac, troublesome and monetary matters
Dragon+Dog 害: slight conflict with diety's zodiac, sabotages, backstabs, failures when close to completion of tasks

This is my template for this year's
Chinese New Year cards
for my family, friends and relatives

This year I'll probably be having CNY steamboat/hot pot
Last year we had one at Jay's place at West End
but this year, he's gone to Adelaide for work

Back in Singapore, we usually eat this for CNY eve Reunion Dinner
with our families, after the dinner we will get Red Packets
(Yes.. Money inside of course)
For CNY eve, the kids will stay up the entire night
Chinese believed that this practice will give parents longevity

I will also be watching Lion Dance in Brisbane
The Lions are much taller
because most Lion Dance/Martial Arts Groups
here have Anglo-white Australians who are bigger in size

Back in Singapore, kids love Chinese New Year
cos we get to buy new clothes and get Red Packets
from seniors, employers and married friends/relatives

Everyone puts on weight after Chinese New Year
because there are so much good food
My family would have lunch before visiting
my paternal side family who will serve us Hakka dishes
(like Braised Raw Beef, Hakka Meat Balls etc etc)
after that we will visit my maternal side family where
we will have Hokkien dishes (like Pork Belly Soup etc)

Also, its great joy to play with my cousin's babies
There seem to be constantly new supplies every now and then
As we do not see them poop/cry,
watching their little hands and feets and innocent reactions
is a very rewarding experience!

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Thursday, January 20, 2011


It was a fine sunny morning with slight drizzle
everyone is home watching Toowoomba Flood videos off Youtube
and doing their own stuff like any ordinary day..

I only realised the emergency was real
when people were snatching produces in supermarkets

Walked to South Bank and saw the waters rising
Its time to escape - for real!

An EMPLOYEE reaction was to escape...

An EMPLOYER reaction was to keep calm...
But it was hard to keep calm
when Brisbane City Council evacuated the CBD area

And announced that power supply will be cut off
the next morning from 7AM
To a geek, this means
1. No Computer Games
2. No Surfing Internet
3. No Television
4. No Life!

Immediately packed up my Important Stuff
and prepared for evacuation!

My Burmese friend came to rescue me before
my house and its surrounding streets were flooded
The last thing that I want is to be trapped inside a house
without electricty!

Made phone calls and checked Facebook
to see if my friends were safe and sound..

Answered some calls from Singapore Reporters
who wanted to know the situation in Brisbane

Visited my friends who evacuated from Indooroopilly

Realised that Burmese people eat curry every single day
else it would be some spicy dish that resembles curry

Played basketball with the neighbourhood kids
Learned that kids all over the world are the same
They play aggressive and accuse you of cheating
when they are losing...

Sometimes we play Monopoly just to kill time..

Everyday I think of going home, back to West End..

When the flood water receded,
I went back to check out my house
Everywhere was painted grey-ish brown
Everyone was cleaning and pumping mud out of their properties

Citipointe Church Volunteers came to West End
and handed out hotdog buns and warm/cold beverages
Everyone looked so gloomy and depressed..

After the flood is gone, I learned to appreciate things better
I know after some time, things will go back to the way they used to be...

Deepest condolences
to those who have lost their loved ones and properties

My Flood Photos here

Below are some articles that I appeared in
back in Singapore..

AsiaOne News

MyPaper (我报)

zbCOMMA (早报逗号)

also a couple of days ago on Mediacorp Ch 8
8AM Good Morning Singapore

Thank you all media who brought home
good news of our safety..