Friday, October 31, 2014
It is true while I am a very kiamsiap person, when it comes to going fast vs save petrol with economical acceleration and risks of saman, I go for speed.
Scary, to think that I actually made it to KL within 3.5 hours, including toilet break and some stretches of heavy rains.
It was when I was driving I have so many ideas sprung out, flights of idea.
I started to think of my house renovations, how I plan to design my study table and room.
I think I must have a study table with a huge mirror.
It is true to certain extent that I might make other people who visits then to think I am vain, but I think having a mirror infront of the place I spent most time thinking is important.
Looking at your self looking at your self at mirror - you will feel bad and do something more fruitful, no?
Maybe I am TTM again
Tmr will drive back to Penang after the conference.
I think I will do well in sales, I like travelling around, driving around, eating in random coffee shops.
I like to have a target to hit
Right now my life - target is to go home at 5pm, sounds easy but actually rather hard.
On the mean time, I read the news that some medical uni (private) ones are closing due to financial - students are evicted and kicked to another university.
Seriously, reconsider my friends about life as a doctor -
it is not as hard to be a doctor
but it is hard to be a good one.
a good one.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Heard this song over the radio on the way back.
Today is a good day at work, but not a good day in itself.
Sometimes we tend to over complicate certain things which we shouldnt be,
but at times we over simplify things that we shouldn't be
Everything in this world is not as simple, and yet it is not as difficult.
Time will pass and if I look back at my life for the past 30 years
not many were, what I set out it to be.
When I was 12, I never thought I would be owning a car.
When I was 15, I never thought I would be writing in English for leisure, like this.
When I was 17, I never thought I would be studying overseas.
When I was 20, I never thought I would be fat.
When I was 25, I never thought I would be still studying for exam again.
When I was 27, I never thought I would be,
still this low.
There were too many things in our lives that was not according to plan, but surprisingly, it worked out just fine.
My job made me learnt that our life is about 60 to 70 years in length
and that we must make our lives more meaningful and, purposeful.
to our own self,
and to the people we hold dear to.
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)