Sunday, May 30, 2010

Explorers from a faraway land



Most people believe that Time is like a river that flows swift and sure in one direction. But I have seen the faces of time and I can tell you, they are wrong. Time is like an ocean in a storm. (Prince of Persia –the game)

I so well believe the above lines. In two weeks time, I have lived ages and have experienced the seemingly unreal. To make things interesting for the readers of WW, I describe glimpses of some of the most interesting things I learned here. It encompasses the thoughts of the people I met, the sights I saw and, well just read on.

  • The city of Georgetown, the capital of Penang has a free public transport and most of the localites I met do not know about it.
  • The concept of arranged marriages is almost nonexistent among students. They just need to fall in love.
  • No one could tell me how many letters the Chinese alphabet has. The fact that some Chinese characters can be split into multiple ones is amazing.
  • I do not know about all, but some scorpions can glow in the dark.
  • The fact that many undergraduate students possess personal cars, still seems so unreal to me.
  • Zimbabwe has a currency note for 50 billion dollars.
  • A semi-Indian restaurant plays Hindi songs that are at least fifteen years old.

I guess, I am about to fall in love with Malaysian Hospitality.

9 comments:

Siddartha S Verma said...

2nd, 5th and 7th points are common to Perth.

best of luck for falling in love though. ;)

Smart Primate said...

Great post...
How do the locals don't know about the free transport thing? How dumb?
And arranged marriages non-existent? Brilliant...

Enjoy your stay...

fpteditors said...

Did you know that there is an international campaign for free public transport? The idea is to end traffic congestion and save the environment.
http://farefreeindia.blogspot.com/

timir said...

What about squids for dinner and snakes for breakfast? :P

Vijit said...

gr8 post!!
waise free public transport is really nice ... less pollution...
but no arrange marriages is bad... tere and mere jaise 21 and singles ka kya hoga....
@sid: samajha raha hun teri bhaavna ko

Siddartha S Verma said...

@vijit: jaise bole to? :P..

Btwn, best of luck DD.

Devdeep said...

@SmartPrimate: The locals don't know about it because, they all travel in cars. Thanks for the wishes.
@Vijit: We have escalated and are now members of 22 and single clubs. We will always rock.
@Siddhartha: Thanks for the wishes. Vijit was actually referring to SmartPrimate who is Siddhant (aka Sid at ISM)

ashish said...

falling in love sucks..
zimbabwe in malaysia?? how ??
free transport thing is interesting though...

Atri said...

nice post, some really interesting facts to know!

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