Friday, 2 March 2012

Two Covers

Some nice manhole covers that one can find all over Japan. Manhole covers in Japan differs at each place as they are most likely designed with the area/region's pride be it a structure, a festival, a flower or a historic event. Nice, right?
What about ours? Well,our manhole covers serve it purpose - that is to cover manhole! And as long as those manhole covers are there to cover manholes, I'm not complaining. Much better than to have an exposed manhole! Am I right or am I right? @.@

Whaddya mean where's the photo of our manhole cover? Do I really need to post our boring JPP (Jabatan Perkhidmatan Pembentungan) cover here?

22 comments:

  1. hmmm, as much as we know how much boring our manhole covers are, for the sake of this "tales of the two cities" series, still need to go grab one and put under comparison lah~~ :D

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    1. but ours one soooo boring. LOL

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  2. but i really have not thought of such nice manhole cover in japan!! wow, that's impressive really!! to me manhole cover is used to cover manhole, that's it, never linked it to art at all!!

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    1. But then, for most of us - we would not have noticed such art unless we look for them. ;p

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  3. "And as long as those manhole covers are there to cover manholes, I'm not complaining." - that's totally what i wanted to say also.. different perception and expectation on manhole cover in different places huh??

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    1. put decorations on our manhole covers, I'm afraid some people nick them for "souvenir" purpose. xD

      Anyway, in Malaysia - I guess we should be happy if the authorities can maintain public amenities. Such low expectation, eh?;p

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  4. sometimes even if there's a manhole cover covering the manhole, i do not dare to step on it too.. i'm so worry that i will still drop into the manhole because i really don't trust JPP.. hahahaha!!

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    1. Me too. I really don't dare step either on the metal grill longkang cover and even the concrete ones.

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  5. that is why i always avoid manhole covers and longkang covers (be them concrete slabs or steel bars) because i believe safety first~~

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  6. Whaddaya mean I'm not supposed to demand a photo? How am I supposed to know what it looks like? Hmph.

    Jabatan Perkhidmatan Pembentungan? Who would've thunk a sewage company could have such a musical name! (Ja, I Googled, of course.)

    What is longkang? Drain? Ditch?

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    1. Why do you have to even ask? Because I said so! So glared the blogger of this post at such impudence the commenter displayed. xD

      OK OK... I will post the boring JPP cover soon. Someday. We'll see.

      Who in their right mind be interested about JPP? Only you! xD

      Longkang = drain
      Parit = ditch
      Sungai = river
      Alor = stream

      And that concludes our lesson for today. ^^

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    2. I never claimed to be in my right mind.

      Thanks for my lesson. ^^

      You know what The Hero told me today? He knows this because he speaks Afrikaans, knows a bit of Malay (he's been there) [I'm jealous] and has a freaky language mind. He says the Afrikaans word "baie" (meaning many) is based on the Malay word "banyak".

      He also says our Afrikaans habit of doubling up words is based on Malay. That reminded me immediately of "kipas kipas". :D We do that too: "bietjie-bietjie" means bit by bit, "nou-nou" means soon, "suutjies-suutjies" means very quietly/carefully, "eina-eina" means painfully, etc etc etc.

      Why am I hijacking a manhole covers post with language? (@_@) It's that not-quite-right mind again, lah.

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    3. As you can witness from my writing, languages isn't exactly my strong forte (nothing is, come to think of it) but thank you for making me interested in a new language. Afrikaans sure is interesting! And the history of words that originates from Malay word - splendid. I'm googling things up as I type this!

      I wish I have a freaky language mind. And a V-shaped bod to ogle at everyday too! hah hah ;p

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    4. That freaky language mind isn't good for my own ego. I'm supposed to be the linguist; he's much better at languages than I am.

      Ah well. His punctuation is awful. :-p

      I'm also discovering mind-boggling links between Malay and Afrikaans, and your food and our food. Until I bumped into this very UNdemanding (ahem!) person from Malaysia, I never realized this! :D

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    5. He keeps you on your toes. No? Hehe And you are nitpicking on his punctuation. xD

      I am learning bit by bit or as we say "sikit-sikit" about SA from you.

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  7. Manhole covers no need to be so fancy in our country here. The fancier the easier it'll get stolen. Even the normal ugly one gets stolen.... true story as we read it in papers.

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    1. Ugly cover and not ugly - when it's of value : metal in this case, people will try to make a buck out of it even if that means stealing them and putting others at danger. :(

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  8. Gee, for a moment there, I thought those were medals for runs ... hahaha!

    You know la, the mind always on running mode, everything also looks like running stuff to me! LOL!

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    1. LOL Funny lah you Nick.

      But they do make nice looking medals, right? :)

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  9. Those manhole covers are so beautiful! Wish Malaysia also have such beautiful manhole covers, but cmon let's stop dreaming haha!!

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    1. Yeah, nice to have such nice manhole covers but in reality - hard to have them here! If not kena steal, everytime they re-tarred theroad, the manhole cover sure kena cover with tar already!

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