Tuesday, June 19, 2012


The kettle with a steam whistle; the pitcher like metal vessel which you heat water in and makes annoying whistling noise when the water hits boiling point is quite an invention don’t you think? A piece of genius.

Usually made out of wrought iron and pressed steel plate, it is probably the most ancient kind of cooking utensil in the history of mankind. Even after hundreds of improvements, even the most modern one still looks like that of the original one. It’s a testament of how good the original tool already was.

Talking about the word genius; did you know that the word originated in ancient Rome? In ancient Rome, the genius was a supernatural entity, believed to be the guiding spirit or tutelary deity of a person, family or place. So, whenever someone during that time came up or produced something or anything of extraordinary quality or something novel, they will always say that it was the work of a genius. However, in time, the word developed its secondary meaning of talent or inspiration etc. Now, the word is being used to describe the level of intellect of people like Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci etc.

Anyhow, I really think that this kid is some genius . I like the way she writes. 

I should’ve written something about the air sirap and fanta strawberry and the cucur bawang and keropok lekor sold at our school’s canteen when I was younger. Maybe then I could stop Malaysians from being obese a little earlier!!!..