Thursday, October 23, 2014
10 kgs at least.
And shirts all seemed too tight for me.
So what is the cause?
I have done my SWOT analysis for my stay in Penang.
Strength - I get to jog and hike with my friends, midnight futsal, occasional badminton games
Weaknesses - Food
Opportunities - I get to join many Runs like Bridge run, marathons and etc in entire peninsular
Threats - Food.
How to get rid of food!
Must get to 75kg by 2014 end.
Please ang, please.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Penang has lot of places for hiking, in particular beginners like me! (Be humble with your hiking skills)
You can start with really easy routes like no3, no5 and moongate in Botanical Garden/Youth Park there. It takes about 40mins of leisure hike.
I like high altitude, partly my surviving instinct as I can't swim. And I like the fresh air.
The view from no5 is not the best of views but still, the air is fresh and this is really a treat for people who are working in Georgetown.
Otherwise, drive to the Air Itam Dam. Go in the early morning and you will be humbled by the fresh air n mists, really doest look like Penang at all. Have a slow walk around the dam. It is tar road and about 1.3km one round if I remembered correctly.
There are others more interesting tracks n peaks like Penang Hill, Kerachut, Laksamana trail and etc.
Always go as comfortable as you can.
All of us can hike, we evolved to hike in and out of jungle.
Just take it slowly and as relaxing as possible. Bring one favourite food and put in your bag.
One of my best moments in life is when I had my Nasi Kandar in Pantai Kerachut many years ago.
I hope to hike two to three peaks a year. That's my KPI.
And here you go, Air Itam Dam.
Nice right the view? Can drive all the way up.
Monday, October 06, 2014
I have started to go back to my old hobby of hiking.
Irau or also known as Mossy Hill is the 15th tallest peak in the country.
Difficulty level - during my hike was... God level. Seriously; it was rainy season and there was thunderstorm along the way.
Three of us; two kaki Moongate/No5 went to Irau initially planned for day trip. But after some googling by me; I thought this is not possible. Irau is by no means the most challenging hike but the trail is wet and muddy.
So we decided that overnight after the hike will be the correct thing to do instead.
We started the hike at 2000m above sea level; using car. This also means that Irau actually, although is the 15th tallest peak by measurement, the hike is actually not as high because hike will only start at 2000m.
You must bring at least 1.5litre to go up; to wash yourself when you reach the peak because it is surely wet and muddy, according to the guide. When I went, the mud is almost 90% of the trail.
It took us 4 hours plus to reach Mini Irau and another 1 hour to reach the peak. Super slow.
I would not suggest Irau for beginner, the hike is actually quite technical and risky with many difficult climb along the way. However, the view along the way is breathtaking.
Macam lord of the ring punya jungle.
Alternatively, if I would go again, I will just drive until the starting point and bring a hot coffee, a book, and sit at one of the viewpoints.
Of course, with my superbike (lifelong dream)