Thursday, September 1, 2011

Odd Stuff

Ramadhan is finished, Hari Raya is over, and Malaysia Day is past - today is the last real holiday, and everything should be back to 'normal' tomorrow ... which of course is a Friday, the first day of the weekend in this part of Malaysia.

Back to work on Sunday then.

But the cannon - or big firework that sounds like a cannon - keeps going off twice a day. So ... is it just an addiction??

Peter went out in the heat of the day today (and it was really hot and muggy) and climbed up to look at the cannons on Bukit Puteri (Princess Hill).

People have noticed how these two look a bit alike, except for size.

Well, the English is a little bit wonky - we get used to that here! - but the thought is there, it looks like a mother and baby cannon. A bit like when you are doing the washing up and you put all the cutlery in the water, and the next thing you know there are all these teaspoons!! Well, you know.

Something else you don't expect to see:

Yeah, a bit odd. Dried Duck? Dusty Duck? Setting an example for misbehaving Ducks??

The Monster has moved

Don't know if you remember the monster we can see from our window, out on the end of the rock wall where the river opens into the sea.

Couldn't work out if it's a crane or dredger, and has it sunk or broken?

One day a big white boat showed up and parked next to it for days at a time. Then one day we saw it being towed back inside the heads.

It no longer leans drunkenly to one side. The white boat is often parked next to it and they are presumably still working on it.

Some of the local fishermen seem to be living on it too.

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