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Monday, 29 September 2008

Short Talk:

After my entry, a couple of people have asked me how they could take part in future events of Tiger Translate.

Noq I don't know exactly when exactly the next events are, but I do know they frequently hold regional competitions, parties and art exhibition throughout the world. The best thing I guess is to drop your e-mail at TigerTranslate.com and let them inform ya.

London Bridge Fell Down Because I Was Too Fat

London, home of the English Premier League, Spice Girls and Nuff Nang (the slang, not the blog advertising company).

London has certainly got a lot going for it.

The Queen lives in it. Leona Lewis lives in it. Mr Bean lives in it.

Not to mention four years from now, the city will host the 30th Olympic Games.

It's undeniable that London is a city people hold with high regard.

As a status symbol, fashion labels often list London as one of the cities where their presence are felt. More often than not, you see big labels proclaiming themselves such as "Topman - London, Paris, New York"

Very rarely do you see them go "Topman - London, Paris, New York, Kuching"

If I had any regrets about my trip to London, it is that I didn't managed to spend enough time there.

Of course, I went to visit the few must-see famous tourist landmarks.

Like the Big Ben and the Westminster Palace, where the British parliament presides.

All I could think about is that it blew up in the movie V for Vendetta.

Saw the Tower Bridge, also mistakenly known around the world as the London Bridge.

Went to Trafalgar Square and molested the lions.

Doing the royal wave

Visited Buckingham Palace, where The Queen lives.

Well, actually I only went as far as the palace gates.

Tickets into the palace are 15 pounds (RM100) and we could've gone in if we wanted to, provided we booked in advance. But we didn't, so all we did was look at the 'toy soldiers' standing outside.

These royal guards used to stand at the outside of the fence where mischevious tourists could make funny faces in front of them. Supposedly, they are so well disciplined that they will not move, laugh, bat an eyelid or get an erection no matter what you do to them.

Then again, some tourists are also a bit too much lah. I heard stories about the soldiers having to put up with tourists blowing cigarette smoke in their face, placing banana skins on the ground, or even sticking an orange inside the gun's barrel.

Eventually they smartened up and moved the guards into the palace grounds out of reach from the tourists.

Gotta wonder what's up with the furry black hat though.

Not sure if it's meant to intimidate, but if I was the enemy I'd surely die laughing.

The London Eye is one of the newer London attractions.

I paid 15 pounds (RM100) for a 30 minute ride up the bicycle wheel to get a bird's eye view of the city. I tried getting the girls to come with me as well but they were like, "What's so special? Singapore also have what!"

Well, it's different lah! In London, you can see lots of old church. In Singapore, you can only see Orchard.

Admittedly, it's a kinda overpriced.

To be honest it was terribly unexciting as well. Pretty much, the only reason I went was because our Olympic cyclist Josiah Ng proposed to his fiance Kim Ong and I thought it was awfully romantic.

Salvador Dali sculptures can be spotted outside the Dali museum next to the London Eye.

Now, I never really understood much of Dali's artworks. Like, what's up with the headless armless naked girl with the golden egg in the middle?

But then I noticed something about the sculpture that amused me to no end.

Some stupid spider went and built a web around her crotch!

Poor girl must be not having "it" for a long time.

I like how London has its own trademark identity. The Tube, the red double-decker bus and the red-coloured telephone booth are just few of the things that are distinctively London.

The phone booths aren't as innocent as it seems though. Inside almost every single one of them, there are stickers promoting "services" catering to all kinds of fetish.

Blonde, brunette, lesbians.

Or even trannies if that's the kinda stuff that rocks your boat. ;)

One thing I really liked about London is that some of the best museums and art galleries in the world are located here, and they're all free of charge.

While the girls went off shopping at Primark, I popped by the Natural History Museum to visit some...

DINOSAURS!

The museum is really quite exciting, if you're a nerd. Never in my life have I seen such an extensive collection of dinosaur skeletons. They have almost all the species from Jurassic Park on display, and more.

The only dinosaur they don't have is the Dickonosaurus. Too bad, because the only person in possession of that is me. Hehe.

Coincidentally, while I was there, the London Fashion Week was happening right outside the Natural History Museum.

Security stopped anyone from coming anywhere close to the action, but I heard Baywatch star Pamela Anderson was there too which I found very funny.

Apprently the museum has so much dinosaurs that it's even attracting living dinosaurs.

Anyway, the Natural History Museum is a great educational fun place for kids. Apart from dinosaurs, it also has an interesting section on human biology.

There, Little Johnny can find answers to all the difficult questions bugging him in life. Questions such as, "Where do babies come from?"

The answer Little Johnny is looking for comes in "zombie porn".

Harrod's in Knightsbridge is another place I highly recommended going.

Here's the thing. You don't go to Harrod's for shopping though because everything there is too bloody hell expensive.

Like I bought three donuts from the Krispy Kreme instore and the bill came up to 3.60 pounds (RM 23)! Sweet Jesus Mohammed Al-Fayed! For that price, I'd expect somebody to feed me and wipe my mouth.

Instead, head over to the luxury washrooms on the 1st floor and help yourself to some designer perfumes, free of charge.

On a more sombre note, the basement of Harrod's has an Egyptian-themed shrine dedicated to Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al-Fayed, the son of the chairman of Harrod's.

Encased inside a glass pyramid in front is a wine glass, still smudged with Diana's lipstick from the couple's last dinner.

Also in it, is an engagement ring. Dodi purchased the ring just a day before they died in that tragic car accident.

A city as large as London has so much to offer that I can't help but to feel that I'm missing out if I only stuck to the tourist route.

At night when the shops are closed, I went out with the Tiger Beer people to check out Shoreditch's infamous nightlife.

First stop, the Great Eastern Dining Room.

This restaurant serves Asian food catered to western palates.

Normally I find angmoh serving Asian food a bit suspicious, but dinner here was easily the best we have had throughout our time in London. I love it so much that when I came back for it the next day, it's already fully booked out.

Over dinner, I learnt the truth about Dawn Yang, my travel partner for one week.

You may have heard those nasty rumours circulating about her on the Internet. Well, I witnessed it first hand.

And yes, I can confirm that the rumours are true...

Dawn eats. A LOT.

She eats so much even I got scared.

Whoever said models starve themselves has certainly not met Dawn Yang. While everyone was satiated after just eating one pork rib, our girl polished off at least EIGHT of those in one go!

How she managed to maintain her slim figure I have no idea. I am twice her weight and only ate half as much as she did that evening! Bravo, girl.

After dinner, we crossed the road to Shoreditch's finest Cantaloupe bar.

This shabby yet chic bar has proved popular with the young professionals working around the area. It's a Friday night and the clientele is a strange mix of jeans, heels and people in their work clothes. In a corner, the DJs spinned up kickass chillhouse music to complement the lively chatty atmosphere.

The only bummer about Cantaloupe is that you gotta walk damn far to reach the toilets, only to find this sign.

Question.

What drink do you order when you're out in pub with a bunch of people who works Tiger Beer?

Why, Tiger beer of course! ;)

Asian beers like Tiger are actually considered premium brands over here. While it's common to buy four bottles for RM20 here in Kuching, poor Londoners are paying something like 3 pounds (RM20) for just ONE bottle. How lucky we are.

To get us to the next destination, Tiger Beer arranged for us a tuk tuk!

Fancy riding a tuk tuk in London? Hell yeah!

It's incredibly bizarre sitting in a tuk tuk, cruising down the streets of LONDON as red double-decker bus and black cabs whizzed past by.

When we arrived at our destination, instead of saying "Sawadeekap! You want buy suit? Massage? I give you good price!", our driver simply went " 'ere ya go mate, 'ave a good evening!" in full-on Bri'ish accent.

Something doesn't quite match over here.

This is Dawn Yang - The Far East's most desirable export since 1932.

Our next stop is Juno, where Tiger Translate artists Monorex did their Secret Wars live graffiti art battle.

Again, although I personally preferred the right hand side's sarcastic artwork, the crowd cheered louder for left and he won.

Next stop, Koko!

Stupid big-boobed British chick blocked my camera

This is one of the most awesome and popular clubs in London.

Koko is housed inside a century-old theatre that used to host shows by Charlie Chalpin and Madonna.

It has since been converted into a party venue where, when big names like Coldplay and Mika aren't holding concerts, independent UK bands rock the live audience crazy with their original gigs.

Our time in London was short, but at least I've experienced both the tourist and local sides of London. Still, I reckon there is so much more of London left to explore. 13-hour plane rides aside, I'm not gonna hesitate coming back here again if the opportunity arises.

To finish off this entry, I must relate to you this conversation I had with a Leonado diCaprio look-a-like French dude outside Cantaloupe bar.

This one is for you Cheesie. I know how much you dig French guys. ;)

Leonardo: Hey man, where are you from?
Kenny: I'm from Malaysia.
Leonardo: Malaysia? Where's that?
Kenny: Well, you know where Singapore is?
Leonardo: Yeah, I know Singapore. I've been there.
Kenny: And do you know where Thailand is?
Leonardo: Yeah, of course! I've been to Phuket and Bangkok before.
Kenny: Well, Malaysia is sorta between Thailand and Singapore.
Leonardo: Oh, ok. I've never heard of Malaysia.
Kenny: But that's only part of Malaysia though. I'm from Sarawak, which is on a whole different island.

Leonardo: Really? Sarawak!?
Leonardo: I know where Sarawak is. That's on Borneo Island, right?

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DAWN YANG EATS MORE THAN YOU KENNY !? O__O OMG !!

God is truly unfair.

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Swt. He must have been living under a rock lol

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Hey dude, kudos to the French guy!

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You've had a pretty comprehensive trip, despite claiming that you didn't have enough time.

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Looks like you love London as much as I do! Haha... Good for you! Hope to see you next time when you are in UK again!

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Great that you enjoyed London. It's a shame that you didn't have enough time for more. But at least you covered the main touristy bits of the city. If you ever make another trip to London, be sure to get yourself tickets to a musical or two and make a visit to a few more museums (free of charge, all thanks to Tony Blair!). I could spend a full day or two in the Natural History Museum if I had the time.

And since you are quite a foodie yourself, make sure you drop by Four Seasons in Bayswater for the famous roast duck..yum yum! Best in the world :)

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I like the French man now. At least Sarawak is more famous than Malaysia. Yeah!!!!

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haha...good Frenchie! Didn't know my homestate is so much more well known than Malaysia :)

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Lol char doh dunno Malaysia but know Sarawak :P

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Oh Kenny, the conversation between you and the French guy happens to be my conversation with some ppl here in US at least once a week...Poor us..ppl don't know where M'sia is.

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Hey Kenny, awesome long entry! =) I'm sure you've got to see more of London than most people who actually live there! It all sounded very exciting.
Lol @ random french guy. It's true though, most angmoh's don't know where Malaysia is but when you mention Borneo, a switch in their minds clicks and it usually ends in a long over-stretched "ooooooooohhh!" Haha... Borneon pride man! =) Hahaha...
Cheers Kenny!

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omg the french guy is cuteeeeeee.

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but he's so ignorant to not know where Malaysia is after traveling to Thailand and Singapore.

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Hilarious.

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trying to get into dawn's pants?..i guess she can eat what she wants and just do a lipo after :)


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hahahaha... hey why dont you go to that museum at night again?? that's the museum in the movie "night at the museum" isn't it? better go at night next time if you head to london again, hahah...

fainted. -.-||| he only know Sarawak but not Malaysia..

but it's good thought, that's mean that Sarawak really can be separated out from malaysia, coz it's god damn more famous than malaysia!!!hahah....

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For the inexperienced and uneducated's benefit, the girls on those sexy advertisment ads are Lucy Pinder and Michelle Marsh. Enjoy googling them, I know I did!

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Hahaha, I like the French guy. Borneo Island more famous than Malaysia. :P

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Sarawak! Yeah!

Malaysia! Bleh!

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Singapore not malaysia O_O

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There's something as simple as puking after meals which keep skinny girls binging like a starving elephant and still looking as skinny as a gazelle.

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Lol... wtf @_*
actually most of d tourist know bout sg instead of malaysia though they ever step to malaysia as they travel via travel agent from sg. they were actually travelling in malaysia in addition rather than just staying in sg. this is what australian told me previously.

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London--> Upmarket --> High class

Of cos premium price lor..

U don see Orchard road from S'pore Flyer, you see the resorts in the making at the monent..

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HAHAHA!
The French dude is so funny. =P

I'm not surprised though. Most foreigners wouldnt know where msia is.

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walau... reading your post day by day is really get me wanted to be a interesting yet humorous blogger like you.

london is my next most wanted to visit spot after this post. :P thanks for the update!


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its like WTF? He dunno Malaysia instead he knows Sarawak.You shud tell him Malaysia is famous for ISA that provides protection to reporters or even packed with penumpang. =)

Anyway nice trip to UK.. you shud go watch an epl match lahh... =.=

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Man!!! it's so so cool to be in London!!!!!

Ur life is great Kenny!

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*LOL* Frenchie knows Sarawak but not Malaysia. Go figure. :D That just proves we rock!

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Omigosh! Handsome French!

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What the ... this french dude seriously need to redo his geography lesson!!

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i think its more pricey in london for the tiger cos the tiger there taste better than in asean countries :)

it really does.

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*LOL* Next time just tell them you're from Borneo Island :D

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hell yeah~! XD

Borneo more famous then malaysia!!! XD

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hahaha...we rock more than malaysians do..wait...we are maaysians..i mean specifically sarawakians rock!!!!

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How come Borneo Island more famous than Malaysia?
haha
He must not known about KL too

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hahahaha
nice convo u had wit the french guy!!!!!!!
i know its hard to to convert whenever u spend a single cent... but somehow , food, you jus cant compare , its worth it if its dollar to dollar
hehehe

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lol..I've actually used the same line about Malaysia being in between Thailand and Singapore while I was studying in Australia =P Oh yeah...and the same Aussie guy thought we still live in trees!

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Why do you get to travel everywhere? D:

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LOL. i'm liking french dudes.

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LoL..
he knows where sarawak is???
hahaha..
my state..

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proud to be sarakians!!!!

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hahahahahahaha damn funny!!!

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The post note with the trannies's contact number -- I thought only Malaysians are cheap enough to post such service publicly. (Laughs)

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It is the right way!

Sarawak is the gem of Malaysia! Malaysia is nothing without the two states on the East.

Sarawakian and Sabahan Unite!

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It is very encouraging to find that a foreigner doesn't know what Malaysia is but knows about Sarawak!
WE ROCK!!!
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Not surprise , I did meet foreign who has the same reply . hehe

lots of the tourist prefer flight slightly to east of Malaysia .

What is KL ? Big city ....definately NOT !

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Cuteeee french guy!

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hey dude why dont u try ask him bout Kuala Lumpur instead of Mysia..haha perhaps he know~

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seems funny to me though, as to why sarawak is much more famous than malaysia to westerners...another funnier fact is that west malaysian(some ignorant ones) still think that we live on tree or that we are some sort of barbarian or orang asli..sigh, people asked me before and that proves that they are really really really brainless...wonder how they are qualified to be malaysians...without sarawak's oil and timber, you guys are nothing ya noe that??that aside, I am still very proud to be a sarawakian!! :)

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French ppl love to visit Bako... both english speaking and non-english speaking.

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WWOT !
He know where iis Sarawak but he dont know where is Malaysia ...

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screw malaysia we are sarawak we kick ass lOL. since malaysian always say 'malaysia, sarawak and sabah' i guess we aren't reli malaysia then. screw u we dun need u we can feed ourselves but u guys cant live without our timber fuk you!!

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It's kinda odd to see the guy know Borneo Island but don't know Malaysia!

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many foreigners know borneo,sarawak,sabah,but not malaysia
KL and Johor and Peanag just city like any every city
but sarawak and sabah,you can find very special culture and nature

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I think a lot of them study asia only in their history lesson, whereby sabah and sarawak is still known as borneo, north borneo. few of them actually know kuala lumpur, some of them know it because of the twin tower.

kchan

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OooOO... Malaysia seems like sooo outdated ler... they never heard of it also... omg, i m living in the cave right now~~!! haha

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Hey please visit Stamford Bridge and post all the pics! Chelsea rocks!

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DID YOU GET HIS NUMBER!!!666

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Ha Ha Ha Ha!! The French Man don't know where Malaysia is but he knows Sarawak! Man do I feel proud to be a Sarawakian. Kenny you make us Sarawakian feel proud man! Kudoss!

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wow... that conversation is totally kick ass....
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feel proud to be Sarawakina, now i can gv a F*ck to those west m'sian who alws keep saying that am i staying on tree!

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Proud to be Sarawakian!! Or Borneoan..or Kuchingite!

WOOhoOOooO!!
Triple whammy!

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they know sarawak cos of borneo

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Gosh! Now I wish to be a sarawakian.

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Hi Kenny! Thanks for sharing your visit to London with us! I loved reading your unique observations about the city. Unfortunately, I'm not sure I can think of British museums in the same way again.
Love Carla
www.carladarling.blogspot.com

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How come u didn't ask from a country where a mongolian woman being bombed by C4?

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Haha @ the comments. I'm glad so many fellow Swkians love this state too!

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Had face the same problem when I was in Liverpool.No one knows where Malaysia is,n they know Singapore n Thailand!!! -_-

My bf asked me to say I'm from Kuala Lumpur instead. :)

N Italian guys r much more good-looking n hotter than French guys. ;)

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Kenny,
did you try your 1 week traveling partner?
I know you have always wanted to try "The Far East's most desirable export since 1932.".


dont you?
LOL LOL
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ah... lovely London.. I'm missing it too much... :( Not surprised that French guy only knows Borneo... many European doesnt know Malaysia.. only Borneo...

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A short conversation just makes everything clear!

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Long Live SARAWAK!!!

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LMAO! The last part is the best! Malaysia Boleh!!

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and that French dude is handsome. lol

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omg u shud ask him if someone had confused him with leornado dicaprio or not... they really look alike.

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dawn yang has one of the ' fakest ' face i've ever seen in my life ...

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omfg, sarawak on borneo island. i didn't know that. o.o must've failed my geography back then. sigh.

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the photos remind me about my last year trip to london. I love LONDON and i missed LONDON!

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The reason why western people knows more about Sarawak or Borneo is because of the National Parks like Mulu, Niah etc. They love those stuffs

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It was so sarcastic when that guy know where is Sarawak and not Malaysia...
Malaysia Boleh

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Mangro Tree Restaurant
Bangkok London Tokyo Busan Kuching

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now that's something uplifting ever been said this whole year LOL bless him!

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Hey dude, most American friends are aware of Borneo Island, thanks to the scary experience when their parent took them to Ripley's Beleieve it or not.

http://www.ripleysorlando.com/artifact/swords.htm

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nowadays,.if someone ask me where i'm from,i'll mention SARAWAK name only.what for i mention m'sia because they won't recognised the true m'sia day is 16th sept.m'sia was formed on 16th sept 1963 with sarawak,sabah,malaya & singapura(seceded 1965)-just 45yrs.

SarawakPatriotic!

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Did that guy finish high school? Does he know how ENGLAND is spelled?

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hahaha.. lots of ppl know singapore and thailand but not msia...

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now try repeating that convo with every single angmo u see in uk!! super annoying when u need to tell them msia is above singapore every. single. fucking. time!

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no44444>>thats bcoz kenny eats X amount to maintain his shape and dawn need to eat more than 2X amount to reach his shape! diff engines mar

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"Asian beers like Tiger are actually considered premium brands over here. While it's common to buy four bottles for RM20 here in Kuching, poor Londoners are paying something like 3 pounds (RM20) for just ONE bottle. How lucky we are."


KENNY, LETS SAY THE AVERAGE FRESH GRADUATES OF LONDON EARN 2000 POUNDS PER MONTH.

MALAYSIAN GRADUATES? SOME GOT PAID 1500RINGGIT IN KL. SOME LUCKY ONES GET 2000RINGGIT.


LONDONERS BUY A BEAR FOR 3 POUNDS, WITH 2000POUNDS INCOME

MALAYSIANS BUY A BEAR FOR 5 RINGGITS, WITH ONLY AROUND 2000 RINGGIT.

AND YOU KNOW, LONDONERS ARE EARNING ALOT MORE THAN JUST 2000 POUNDS.... MALAYSIAN GRADUATES? 3000RINGGIT STARTING? SHOW ME WHERE?


THIS HAS BEEN BARISAN'S FAVOURITE TRICK TO TELL MALAYSIANS HOW CHEAP OUR FOODS OR FUEL IS. INFACT, MOST WESTERN COUNTRIES ARE USING CHEAPER FUELS AND FOODS THAN MALAYSIANS, ONE-BY-ONE COMPARISON.


WAKE UP WAKE UP MALAYSIANS!

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luckily the french guy did not say some like this...

"who? Malaysia? you guy still live on the tree yeah?!"

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haha the french man know sarawak but he doesnt know wat is malaysia?? so funny! but i like it! haha =D

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hahahaha. he really looks like leonardo dicaprio!

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well its true.. i live in london and more londoners know of borneo than malaysia.. esp the older generataion ;)

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the bell in it is the big ben, that's the clock tower of westminster abbey you're talking about. Anyway, fantastic entry!!!

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great entry!!!
How I wish that I will be there for the next olympic opening

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The Sarawak convo is certainly funny! Being from KL myself, I certainly do not think there is any issue of "belittle-ing" east Malaysia or thinking they're any lesser of us.

Political issues put aside, I think we as Malaysians shouldn't disregard or disrespect any states. If not we would just be the same as the discriminator we've faced while studying overseas (not that everyone is discriminating). I mean imagine how foolish is it to have Melbournians discriminated Perth folks.

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omg..you have gave yourself a NICE trip..a nice life-experience :)

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You see? How nice it is to live on Borneo Island XD

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I think becoz of the rainforest music fest thats why they all noe about sarawak hehe.. sarawak rocks! we should formed a party and declare independence liao..

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really cool french dude!LOL

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don't know malaysia? tell them kuala lumpur? KLCC? or zoo negara?

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It's true man.
They know Borneo Island but not Malaysia -.-

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really envy u la kenny....
really hope to have the opportunity to visit London one day... such an exciting city to be explore...but i guess, one really need to have enough cash to enjoy a holiday there... hmmm... nice photo u have there...with long entry.. oh yah.. just feel that the title for this entry seems does not fit the content?/ i was looking forward how ur fat had made the london bridge fall down... maybe is just me being so lame.. LOL..

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Yeah!! Proud to be Sarawakian!! I've ever met a japanese guy, he also know sarawak and sabah better than M'sia!!

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Do u know why Sarawak,Borneo more recognised than m'sia.it's because of our great nature beauty land & friendly peoples.

want to see borneo,join this group.
BORNEO-THE BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD!
http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2350892863

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Sarawak is better known due to its unique historical background, eg. the white rajahs... followed by its unique indigenous cultures & natural wonders.
Sarawak & Sabah are far more multi-cultural (with more than 30 ethnicities)than the shallow-minded west malaysian think the whole Malaysia is (3 main races only). It is a quality that makes Sarawak and Sabah's historical background so abundant and its civilisation worthy of studying to the foreigners.

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Another great reason to be proud to be a S'wakian!! We rock!!!

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THING ABOUT DAWN YANG IN TOILET AFTER MEALS.

Two fingers pressing on tongue.

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They know where Singapore is? That's interesting. Maybe only in England. The last conversation with an American went like this:

AM: Where are you from?
Me: I'm from Singapore.
AM: Where??!?
Me: It's at the southern tip of Peninsula Malaysia.
AM: Peninsula WHAT?????
Me: Nevermind. We're in between China and Australia.

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"Did that guy finish high school? Does he know how ENGLAND is spelled?"

i bet u dont know all countries...............
cant blame him. malaysia isnt that famous. even after that isa case

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That Leornado guy..

So za dou -.-

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hell yeah!
sarawak more famous than PENINsular msia.
wahahaha.

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kenny..dawn yang is showing her undies on the tuk tuk pic

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hi,

I'm a swakian studying here in the UK. yup. got that a lot too, ppl seems to know more of swak than Malaysia itself. really proud to be swakian!

shahrul@oon

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Sarawak should faster follow in Singapore's footsteps 43 years ago liaw... I resent being tied down to all the bullshit going on in West Malaysia!

Unrelated: xyz above so funny. I keep imagining Londoners and Malaysians buying live bears for $3. Lol.

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French are a lot better than American.
At least they know where Singapore is.

22% of American thought Singapore is a province in China, which they think Singapore is part of China.

wtf!!!

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I think Dawn Yang is still pretty young so she can eat like a horse. Most Asian chicks are like that but wait till they get to their late-20s — hello, muffin gal!

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LOL xyz is being quite a jerk.
its BEER btw, unless you love drinking grizzly BEARs

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proud to be sarawakian too...perhaps,maybe kuching is more famous than borneo and sarawak. lol

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cool.

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Maybe French guy has been to the Rainforest Festival...or something...that's how he knows Sarawak is in Borneo...:/

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xyz is not being a jerk. and its not just beer. same goes to the transport, petrol, food, electrical, water, accommodation, shirts, muffins, bread, every single damn thing you name it.

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lol, nobody recognizes malaysia, that's pretty kinda sad

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Salvador Dali's sculpture (in my opinion) is headless, limbless and only with one golden egg to represent the stereotypical 50s male's ideal of a woman. Someone who doesn't need a head, or limbs (doesn't want to do any man's work), but only to "reproduce" or to "go forth and multiply".

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haha. omg, you should totally go to the london dungeons.

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no offense but im not suprised with that answer given by that guy

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LOL!
It's just like how people know where Bali is, but don't know where Indonesia is.

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lol...the last bit is just pure classic!!!

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haha, you all know what, i went to singapore last few months and pick up a free post card in takashimaya shopping centre and felt weird about the map. Seriously the postcard only have thailand and singapore but dun have malaysia in the middle, very funny. I still got it with me haha. even singaporean also dun realize there is a malaysia in between ????? such a lame country i know, malaysia really boleh atau tak beberapa boleh saja ?

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cool~ at least sumone noes we dun live in trees anymore.. sides, malaysia doesnt deserve 2 b recognized.. we do! =D

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Hi Kenny!

I experienced the same conversation with an ang moh last time as well :)

Borneo rules! hehe..

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LOl Kenny... you're such a boy boy. I'm sure if I ever went to London, my husband would do what you've done...(visit museums and other buildings) while I was off shopping!! I heard that the Vintage shops are awesome there!!

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lolz~ tat french guy know sarawak but dont know malaysia aaaaaa.wtf

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yea i support abc and just have a look at malaysia what is that to be great about in living there???i wonder

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I really don't get it why we always have to describe Malaysia in that manner - that blob in between Thailand and Singapore! At least now the westerners are a 'wee bit' advanced..they know where Sarawak is!

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The French guy is hawt! Very shagadelic!

Haha, that booby woman that blocked ur view of Koko made me laugh!! She looked like,"A picture of me? Anytime, babe!"

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Wow Kenny! I really love this entry, actually all the entries... ha..ha
So much to read, like never ends. I enjoy reading over and over again.
London is a lovely place...guess I should put in my list of visit (start saving for good)
I love the London Eye, so cool....
and I wish to attend the London Fashion week.
You look good in this London T-shirt, guess you have a fun trip.
I too love to blog. For this reason, I have started a blog recently. Along the way, I met a lot of new great people, pooling ideas to sharing uplifting words. Kenny, you are one of the cheers. Come over to grab your awards when you are free.
Thanks Kenny.

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Your photo remind my time at London~...
I just so sad because I do not have good camera at that time...

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LOL! The french guy knws where is Sarawak bt nt M'sia. Haha, tats cool!!! Proud to be Sarawakian!

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HEY !!!! Regarding what that french guy says about Sarawak being Borneo island right, I'm from Sabah and they told me like that tons of times since I'm studying in UK! You just have to get used of that :D

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Hi Kenny,
ur post is awesome!! I guessed Sarawak is more well-known because u have the famous Mt Kinabalu!! And it rocks!! I love Sarawak & Kinabalu!!

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Commenting on the previous comment...

Mt. Kinabalu is in Sabah and not Sarawak lah!!!

OMG >.

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When I studied in Local Uni in Selangor, I met one of the western trainee in the uni for student exchanged programme. Here's a conversation like this:

Me: I'm from East Malaysia coming here to study.

English: Where is that?

Me: Do u know Sarawak state? Is just beside West Malaysia.

English: No, never heard so.

Me: You know, the Borneo Island? I'm from there.

English: OHhhhhh! The Borneo Island! Yes! It's a beautiful place!

** They do not know the word of Sarawak, but they know by "Borneo Island". **
--- PROUD TO BE SARAWAKIAN--

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...and where are the photos ? They take so long to download.. Can only see the first few one.

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sarawak rocks
kuching rocks

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Haha, that's funny. Don't know Malaysia but knows Sarawak.

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Proud to be Sarawakian too. x)

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proud to be a malaccan. LOL LOL XD

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Malaysia? wtfs that? I know Sarawak. Kuching rocks; we have crocodiles and hornbills. 'nuff said.

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omg,..eat so much still can stay so slim ...envy, envy,.. huhuhu!~~~~

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sarawak whre is that? wtF is that? hv not been there in my entire life. how's that sound? or

Yeah!! Proud to be WEST malaysian!! I've ever met a japanese guy, he also know KL, Penang, Malacca, Johor, Pahang etc etc better than borneo!!

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screw sarawak we are malaysia we kick ass lOL. since sarawakian always say 'malaysia, sarawak and sabah' i guess we aren't reli one then. screw u we dun need u we can feed ourselves but u guys cant live without our resources fuk you!!

how is that guys? sounds familiar? idiot

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hey,bwak bwak!

Where you heard that?

Borneo rocks! haha!

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Nice long entry, man. Hope u can do more of these long entries


:im just a fan

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dumbo french

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Lol. Its true on how genius their geography knowledge can be sometimes! I have experienced them before and sometimes these just make me feel proud about my humble little home sweet home.

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Wah, so you had your honeymoon in UK! It is nice to enjoy so much in life with a young chick but be cautious as most Singapore females are high maintenance and materialistic, not counting their bad tempers. You will be like Jon and she - Garfield. I have stayed in Singapore for 12 years to know the culture there before calling it quits to come back to Malaysia.

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don't you need to pay to use the toilet in Harrod's?

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damn..msian should celebrate independence on 16 sep!!

PROUD TO SARAWAKIAN!!!

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or celebrate federation day on national level..

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1. To the jakuns: the French guy looks pretty average. You're all just saying he's handsome because he's white and he appeared on kennysia's blog.

2. To the East Malaysians: stop being happy that people know your island but not Malaysia, it's not a good thing. And who the heck says Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak? I've always wanted to visit Sabah/Sarawak someday but now that I know of this kind of attitude, I'm having second thoughts. Maybe you deserve to be called tree-dwellers by whoever does that.

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Dawn Yang is super HOT!!!

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Well Kenny, it's my first post here. Kinda new in posting stuff. Sorry... I do hope you enjoy your trip with pretty gals around ya. xD

I like the last part. Sarawak FTW!!!

(2. To the East Malaysians: stop being happy that people know your island but not Malaysia, it's not a good thing. And who the heck says Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak? I've always wanted to visit Sabah/Sarawak someday but now that I know of this kind of attitude, I'm having second thoughts. Maybe you deserve to be called tree-dwellers by whoever does that.)

Apparently, it is a good thing. Sarawak/Sabah is hell lot better than West Malaysia. That's the fact. Of course, excluding the politics. Who cares if you don't wanna come here. We won't lose a tiny bit.

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Is that Eric Khoo *left side* of your last picture?

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even as much as i love to eat....
i dun eat that much!
oh psh...they know sarawak but not malaysia
must be because they are much more known as sabah and sarawak instead of east of malaysia....
nice time u had there....
but the money
wahseih...

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@siawkia.
you see how low is your MENTALITY.

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Sabah and Sarawak is definitely more peaceful than Peninsular Malaysia.
Sometimes I wonder why we were conned into forming Malaysia with SG and Malaya.
Heck, if we had waited a few years, we could have become an independent country by ourselves.
Definitely less racism.
Sarawak is a paradise compared to west Malaysia, developments aside.
Heck, even those developments money mostly come from the 2 borneo states.
Sabah and Sarawak contribute more to Malaysia's GDP in the developing years than most care to admit.
We were rich in timber and Oil and Gas.
Yet, we are only getting 5% of the money from that.
Imagine where we would be in terms of development if we had 100%, or even 50% of the oil royalty.
Sabah and Sarawak kena conned by Mahathir, the mamak who don't even dare to admit he is mamak.

Sarawak and Sabah should just become independent of West Malaysia.
Then they can celebrate their 31st August all they want.
We can then officially have our own independence day.

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Dawn Yang DOESN'T eat a lot. She doesn't.

She only eats that much once infront of you. To get publicity on your blog, I guess.

She is so fake that I cannot give her the benefit of doubt anymore.

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the world is big yet so small. here i am under my coconut thinking that french people were from paris and france is just another soccer nation...hahahhaha

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Kenny,

if you are not careful enough, you may become Down's meal...lol

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For Dawn Yang, the answer is pretty simple isn't it?

Liposuction.

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All Hail the FRENCH DUDE!! NAyahahaha!! Sink West Malaysia!!!

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I've talk to a few Europeans peeps myself and heck they know where is Thailand and Singapore but not Malaysia.. i wonder why too? LOL

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kenny, sorry to say, but white guys can be very ignorant.

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sooo ksian with people who cant take the fact that borneo island is more popular than *****...
well,home sweet home..
GO SARAWAKIANS!!

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It is alright for foreigners not knowing where Malaysia is. However, it is SO disappointing of knowing some West Malaysians do not even know how to differentiate between Sarawak and Sabah. Sho sad..

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Hehe I have 3 whole years to go to the places you went! Ahahahahaha

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The french dude leonardo part was hilarious. How can he knows sarawak but not malaysia?

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Oh I love that French dude... Sarawak rocks!! ^^

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that dude leo XXX sound like a morron

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SARAWAK & SABAH came to join MALAYSIA for the sake of independence.
not MALAYSIA joins SABAH or SARAWAK.
Please. WAKE UP
MALAYSIA is better than that of you think.

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SABAH and SARAWAK is also parts of MALAYSIA.
if you're telling me you hate MALAYSIA
definitely you're hating your hometown too.

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yea

i love LONDON too~wish to go there=)

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LOL Borneo Island is always famous than our very own country Malaysia =X

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A shame on Malaysia........

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Should have slapped the french guy across the face and say;' Don't you know the twin towers??' I thought Malaysia was pretty well known....

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so informative! entertaining n funny!!post more on travel pls..!! =)

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kennysia.com: London Bridge Fell Down Because I Was Too Fat - just great!

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