Then it came down with a vengeance on 18 January.
|18 January 1413 hours|
So I raided the spouse's stamp collection.
This one I found most interesting - the tiger of the Federated Malay States.
Wow! Was there ever such an entity - The Malay States?? Looking at today's analysis of Malays , Malaya and Malaysia, one would think that the Malays were immigrants like everybody else, that they had just come down from the trees and possessed no political , economic or social structure worth mentioning. Furthermore, it took the British and others to show them how.
There was of course the overlord, the English King :
........ and way back in those days Jawi was an acknowledged script. During my colonial education in Singapore in the 1950s, I was given hardly 3 years of Malay language education in Rumi - much less in Jawi. However my Chinese and Indian classmates were taught their language in their script.
Still, I musn't grumble too much or I may be branded an ultra-Malay fanatic.
However I did make very - and I must emphasise - very small efforts to brave the snow. You can find pictures of beautiful snowscapes anywhere in the papers and on the screen. But you'll never see anything like these.
|The littlest snowperson (very PC)|
|My wash basin and ex-Marmite bottle crowned with snow|
|My yellow bin with a white topping|
|Another artwork - 'Fluffy Wall'|
|I WUZ HERE (Size 4)|
|Cheers for a Made-in-China British product - the wonder of Globalisation! (Note the pin on the left)|