The stress back at home.

back from the outlands

After a month isolated, the time to go home finally came. Generally, it’s the time where everyone’s eager no matter who, what you’re doing if it’s work or backpacking or from a holiday, or if you are far at the other side of the planet or just a few hours plane ride, home is still in a sense, our comforting realm, heavenly kingdom. Or is it?

What a small #snail #6d #32mm

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making ketupat video

Ketupat is a dish made from glutinous rice, that is wrapped with woven coconut leaves.

The coconut leaves is woven into a pouch like container, then filled with the rice, after that it’s cooked (boiled) in water or in this case water added with coconut milk which is the white coloured liquid in the video. It is a dish served during the festive season of the muslim calendar mainly Eid al-Fitr, (aidilfitri) end of the fasting month, or the Eid al-Adha (the sacrifice feast)

having the opportunity, I documented this process in video (1:45 minutes). Although this is just play and fun take, it turned out pretty good in the end. 🙂

Identity crisis

… today I decided to change my ID, twice…

well not my real life ID, just this blog ID from to thefoxphotographer then to this thestrad… ermm… I don’t remember..!!  OMG.!

bahh, forget it… I’ll get used to it later…  🙂

I’m changing the site address so it would be easy to remember…? I guess, to get more followers or maybe finding my own ‘niche’. The old name is kind of boring and… well personaly it’s unique but not meaning anything. So why not try something new here. Who knows with the new site id, we can see some increase in traffic..? I guess we’ll see what will happen in the next few weeks.

Anyway… sorry for my followers, do hope you’ll find this blog again and re-follow if you wish (is there a word for that?) and continue subscribing although this blog I’m doing is nothing much but a mere rambling of a fox… haha..

Hunting ‘Wolves of The Calla’

Book fair, November 15, 2015

It was at one of the used book fair I visited… The books are old, soiled, worn (smelled funny even)  but still readable. Not looking for anything specific, just scanning for my favourite author(s), or the very least, my favourite genre, novels, thriller, action, sci-fi…

Tagged with low prices, piled on or under a table, it’s usually very difficult to leave empty-handed, me and my sister would surely get something by the end of our rounds. That day we got back with these, about 30 books from the both of us at least.


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Running for distance

Never had it be in my ambition to run a half marathon (21 KM), 10 is ok, 5 is fun, and a few hundred meters is good for strength, but to endure 21 KM is something not even in my wish list.

I have no real professional training , only by reading runners mag, internet and self-training. I am more used going to gym and weights, training for fitness and strength, running for stamina, cardio and fitness, that’s it, but a marathon is kind of new to me.

Last year, I did a 10 km run with the mass, and it felt kind of ‘lame’ because my run ended kind of quick, well, sort of. Sure, I enjoyed the run but was not worth the trouble to attend the event, thus leaving me determined to go for a 21 KM, half marathon, so this year I registered, that was a few month back and with that I had to start training.

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One afternoon it just rain..

It is the time I’m outstation again and now its the Raining season.

It 6:05 pm… Just started a heavy downpour, raining cats and dogs, they say, winds blowing, strong but not for long durations, more like a quick sweep for a few minutes and then its over… 15 minutes ago it was just cloudy with some light rain that everyone expected to have been over and expecting A nice quiet night… Few hours earlier, it was bright and cloudy, I was even planning to go casting, bored doing nothing, but instinct probably avoided me from going out and true enough it started to drizzle. It would have been uncomfortable in the wet by the river at that time.


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