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The Eye of Ra...

LSM alluded to it in his post. It riled up my emotions. These are the people that really irk me! We’ve all heard similar stories about Bruneians flipping out their Yellow cards much like a referee would in a soccer game, to assert their authority and confirm their right to act like barbarians…

Because I take on more of the features of my chinese ancestry I have been on the receiving end of this sort of abuse more than once and I can tell you, it is demeaning, humiliating, and downright pisses me off! Something which I'm sure Rozi and others like us can attest to as well.

Anyway, was driving home yesterday afternoon when I saw the sun rays punching out from the clouds... Nice eh?


  1. Hi, I was just wondering when did you take this picture? Cause that is where I live. haha. Nice capture though.

  2. Hi there "anonymous", hahah small world, I'm just on the next simpang :)

    The pic was taken at dusk around 5.30 I think.


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