A couple of days ago I joined Becky for a quick walkabout around Georgetown as well as for tea at China House, this arty-farty hipster joint that's really overrated. Becky and I both agree that, as (former?) Penangites ourselves, the development of Georgetown into such a trendy place is both admirable and annoying. It's cool for Penang to be a touristy destination, and yet it all comes across as try-hard and pretentious. There's a conflict, a dichotomy, here, that I suspect many Penangites feel. But who knows?
|With Becky's lovely baby Isabelle. "Take it away! Take it away!" (she shrieked).|
|Hanging out at Starbucks Batu Feringghi with Kev, Irinna (who took the pic) and my sexy short shorts|
|By the way, the Starbucks outlet was humongous. So big, it had two |
cashiers/serving counters in two separate locations! Oy vey!
I'll come back a bit later to blog about the Borak Arts convention - mostly some thoughts that it raised in me - but in the meantime, here are a couple of pics:
|Improvised closing dance of the ceremony|