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14 December 2006 at 15:27

HNT top spin with clickypic

Obviously I can't show you my Christmas tree. I'm down in the bottom left part of the world, where it's summer now. But down here we still know how to relax for the holidays.

It all started when I saw a documentary about tribes of people living by the sea in Malaysia, and it seemed they have the perfect lifestyle. The film inspired me to work less and play more, and eventually to come and live here in the Pacific.

On the east coast of Malaysia, the only work the menfolk ever do is go out fishing once a week when they're hungry. The rest of their time they get dressed up in their finery, and compete to see who can spin a 10-pound top for longest. Some of these these ornate traditional tops can spin for more than 2 hours at a time. What a great way to spend your life!

Here's a rude clickypic of me on a Scottish beach, back in the days when I was still learning how to do nothing.

Click the clickypic to zoom out

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Blogger lecram sinun said...

Glad my countrymen were an insipation to you. LOL! Cheers and Happy HNT!  


Blogger robmcj said...

Lecram - they inspired my sarong collection too.  


Blogger Suze said...

I love that last shot. Now I must get Alex a top...

Happy HNT sweetie ;)  


Blogger Regal said...

very nice - Happy HNT  


Blogger lime said...

oh i could really take some of that beach time right now!



Blogger hotboy said...

Adolf! Heil! How sensible this post is! Interesting bottom photie! Just think how tired you'd get if you'd a proper job! Hotboy  


Blogger keda said...


we love spinning tops around here. maybe thats another career i can venture into :)

happy hnt you tease you!  


Blogger SeaRabbit said...

Humm... I'm kind of new... but bery curious about what brought you there... apart laziness... ;-))  


Blogger Polt said...

hmm, interesting choice in bathing apparel...a bikini? Speedo? hmmm...



Blogger Lee Ann said...

That is awesome! Love the little stars too....
I am dancing for you at the Castle!  


Blogger Lelly said...

My mother is Malaysian (Eurasian) I was born there but left for the UK when I was 10. I went back for the first and only time in 2003 for 18 days and we rented a house by the beach on the east coast. It WAS beautiful and pretty untouched by commercialism, but not so relaxing if you're a western female. The east coast state we were in was fairly fundamentalist, and you never saw any women on the local beach or in the restaurants. Would love to go back but would probably stick to the areas I knew as a child(Seremban, KL, Pangkor island Cameron Highlands etc)  


Blogger Lil Bit said...

Oh, cool. Spinning tops, eh? Sounds fun. ;)

Neat clicky pic.
I'm sooo jealous you guys are having WARM weather now.

Hope your holidaze are jolly!



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