Thursday, November 24, 2016

Power of Choice

There's a redemptive power that making a choice has. Decide what you're going to be, who you are going to be and then how you are going to do it. From that point on, the universe is going to get out of your way - so says Will Smith

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Not Everything in Lazada is Cheaper

I embarked on some DIY projects last week and went to a nearby hardware store in Section 27 Shah Alam. 

The name of the store is CSM. Spanning 4 shoplots, they have a variety of items and the premises is air-conditioned and dust-free which sets it quite apart from the typical neighborhood Chinaman hardware store.  

We bought some items and for each of the same, it's actually cheaper in CSM. 

For example, a 24mm hole saw is selling for RM14 in Lazada but I can get it cheaper in CSM at RM12.40. Similarly, for a Stanley glue gun, CSM is selling for RM53.80 compared to Lazada's selling price at RM72.00 - for a lower wattage model. 


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Whats Beyond the Horizon

Feels like its time for me to re-think and scan the landscape ahead. Even better if I could anticipate what's beyond the horizon. After that, to prepare my inventory list - to tick off the boxes for what I must bring along and those that is good to have but may not be absolutely essential.

Everyone should stop every now and then to sit down and plan.

Its good to do this unless you do not mind waking up one morning to realize that where you are is not where you really want to be.

Be wise and plan ahead to avoid disappointments.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Road Ahead

Sometimes the road (your life) is not as evident as promised or you thought it would be.

Adapt. Improvise and being able to change the negative into the positive is surely something we had to learn. 

And still are. It is a continuous process throughout life we have to endure ups and downs. Being able to enjoy the ups and downs makes our lives a whole lot easier. 

Wise words indeed from a touring couple in a yellow Land Cruiser

Friday, July 08, 2016

Tour on a Bicycle

How do one travel on the cheap for months in a foreign country? 

Use a bicycle to connect cities, towns and the countryside. 

Camp often. 

Eat simply.


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Enrollment for BOJ

I completed the second step towards obtaining a BOJ by submitting my application forms yesterday at Universiti Malaya. Now to wait for the results which will only be available in October 2016. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Clobbered From Behind

Last Friday 12 Feb the fifth day of the new Chinese Year, I went for 22km bike ride from my home in Putra Heights to SEA PArk, my parents' home.

Not long after I passed the Sunway Toll at the LDP, I got clobbered from behind by a motorcyclist.

Fortunately, my wife's cheap LeRun mountain bike that I was riding on was not damaged.

Unfortunately, my right wrist got sprained and it swelled up causing much pain and loss of movement for at least 2 weeks which will hamper any further rides.

Just as I was getting the momentum ....