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... of doors and mates?


I mentioned earlier coming across a blog that's devoted to pix of front doors, and wrote that I hoped to see entries from Malaysia... and yes, one from Cameron highlands was featured today!! Click HERE to see. Now, all you shutterbugs, no need to be a professional maaaah, go out there and take some pix, and submit lah... get more of Malaysia on the map!! Anyone from Terengganu? Kelantan? Penang? Malacca?

And in other news.... this got me shaking my head in amazement... did you know that someone actually wanted to ban the use of "mate" by security guards when addressing visitors to the Parliament House in Australia?

It seems that a notice was issued a few days ago reading "(Security) officers are requested to treat any visitor to Parliament House with respect and courtesy and not address them as 'mate' or use similar colloquialisms." This triggered such an uproar, and became a hot topic of conversation all over, that in the end, "they" folder under pressure, releasing another notice which just reminds guards "to treat everyone in Parliament House with respect and courtesy" and to refrain from using colloquialisms "where these might not be understood or appreciated."

I'm amazed that there should even have existed for a second such a thought to ban something that is truly Australian!

This brought back memories of my one visit to Aussie... there to watch the Aussie (Tennis) Open... them Ozzies and their weird accents... our "A" is their "E" ... when they say "A" we hear "I" !! I know of someone who was trying to find Baggage Carousel "i" - in vain - until he managed to decipher instructions which led him to "Baggage Carousel A."



  1. I wrote about the ban of "mate" myself you might be interested in at

  2. hey lynne! thanks for sharing your view about hp6. :O)

  3. I never did get the point of that door blog...

    Cool blog and thanks for stopping by :D

  4. Glad to see your notes, Sam, James & Altaf! drop by often!! *grin!*


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