Sunday, January 07, 2018

2018

2018. A week has passed. 

I stared blankly on the screen pondering what to write / type. I see others sharing their new year resolutions. I have none; other than to write 2018 instead of 2017.

Some live events in mine have made me feel that new year celebrations on 1st January is overrated. I now treated it as just another holiday. 1st January is new year for Gregorian Calender. We in Asia, have other calenders that we centre our lives around. Chinese Lunar Calendar and Islamic Calendar are just two examples of those calenders. There's also Hindu solar calendar that our Hindu's friends use to pick auspicious date for every thing.

Though I'll say somthing similar again in a couple of months: Happy New Year!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Happy Merdeka Day!

Happy 60th Merdaka Day!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Changes: #1 Mode of transport

There are some changes in my life. As mentioned in my previous post, I've already changed my main mode of transportation.

The power to be decided that some hikes (no I'm not referring to hike-up-the-mountain kind of hike) are long over due. Not only the KTM commuter fare, but also the parking fees, and highway tol - all at the same time. Then there were also reduction of subsidies to the petrol. 

The petrol price now fluctuates every week, according to only God-knows-what. Officially, it was according to market price. But I don't know which market because some times when the world price was down, the local price still went up.

All in all, it was nolonger cost effective for me to continue commuting on the KTM commuter nor the bus. The thought of changing job did occur to me. But while looking for new job, I still had to commute. Then my brothers planted the idea of motorbiking to work.

I never would have thought that I would do a daily long distance commute on a motorbike. If it hadn't because of the hikes, I would still be commuting using the public transport and occassionally by car. So, one thing led to another. 

Now, more than 56,000 km and almost two years later, I'm still on my bike. Not only commuting, but enjoying occasional solo rides.