KL Haze

Crazy bad haze in Malaysia now. The API – I think it’s way more than what it has been published.

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Riding Weekend


It has been quite a number of weeks since I last rode my bike. The reason being is that I had to work over the weekend, and one of the weekend I was out of town in Miri. This week – I determined to make sure I clock some mileage on my bike. But the problem with this week is that the weather is so shit. Where I live is covered with smog!


You can see the index at 138 – that is really really bad. Barely could see anything outside. But I am not going to give up. I put on my N95 mask, and rode my bike. It’s quite uncomfortable though.

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You can see the background pretty smoggy.

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Where I stopped – its so so hazy…

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So much about riding. But it’s better than nothing.. hehehe.

Missing my GS


It has been about 1.5 years since I sold off my GS. It’s really a nice bike. For the amount of money that I sold it, I should have kept it. It’s seriously a versatile bike that will allow me to go places that I never imagine I would go.

Having this bike honestly – It’s nice, but due to the bulkiness, I am pretty scared going to small roads. Exploration is seriously limited with this bike.



What I honestly enjoy is not to go thru the highways, but extremely small country roads. Meeting the locals. It’s not about the speed that we ride, but it’s about how we far we can explore. Perhaps I should start saving money, and consider buying a GS again. GSA could be good.. hehe…

Let’s see how my financial looks like in the next couple of months…


Crashing Ringgit


in the past couple of weeks – we can see that ringgit to US dollar has been crashing like mad. I remember us having a $1 to MYR3.5 earlier this year. That’s generally ok but still expensive to be honest. In the recent weeks – that rate has been going up and up, to about 4.1. That’s really bad. 

In the past we’ve been always talking about the psychological level of 3.8 – which is the point where we peg our currency, back during the financial crisis in 1997. The following chart shows the trend. 

If you can see, in a chart since 2014 – the ringgit has been sliding from 3.1. Honestly – I am not particularly sure what’s going on. I suspect it’s the political stability but I might be wrong. There are data points that leads towards a general USD up valuation across multiple Asian currencies. I might be wrong. 

I am in two side of the coins. As ringgit goes down – my USD investments are actually going upwards. And this is definitely a positive sign. Though I wish a lot more of my investments was there. Earlier this year – I saw my investments value dropped due to ringgit gaining. But it wasn’t that bad as most of my investments went up more than the devaluation of USD. Now it’s the other way around, with double up – suddenly I got a gain of almost 15% in the last three months. Perfect. 

I will find a challenge when I travel as the value of my currency is low. Don’t even need to go far. Going down south to Singapore will be an expensive affair. I suspect it’ll touch 1-3 in the next 6 months. 

Let’s see where this take me…..

Just feeling swamped


It has been almost 8 months since I’ve landed at this new client. It’s a test of my endurance of working hard. 

I wouldn’t labeled myself as a workaholic but I just want to get things done and achieve what I need to achieve. Sometimes timing might not be right but we all have to push hard so that we are able to get what we want. 

Perseverance is key. There’s no way I be where I want without have the perseverance and dedication. There are good times and there are bad times. There at relaxing times and there are stressful times. Just need to push on and be on the ball at all times. 

The amount of time I dedicated to the work this year is just amazing. I have sacrificed quite a lot from times with loved ones and health. Though the health is more of me being down due to injuries. Not getting younger I guess. 

I sure hope that I would be able to recover from this awesome adventure and drive on for more success. 

I also need to start looking at work life balance. Working 14-15 hours a day is no way good for anybody.