Thursday, October 30, 2008


19 October - 26 October 2008
Another self-reminder - there is still life apart from work.
White Water Rafting at Sg Kampar, near Gopeng

Outside Gopeng RainForest Resort
Gua Tempurung, near Gopeng

Top Of The World at Gua Tempurung

Outside Gua Tempurung

Seafood at Bkt Tambun, on the way to Penang
Ferry to Penang Island

Fort Cornwallis, Penang
Penang Hill
View of Georgetown from Penang Hill
Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang
Night Market, Batu Ferringgi
Lone Pine Hotel, Batu Ferringgi
Room with a private garden

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


17 October 2008

I left Bursa Malaysia (with a heavy heart) after serving for more than 9 years. It was a very difficult decision to make and I lost sleep over it (and weight, which is so apparent in these photos).

With so much uncertainty out there (amidst this thing called the global credit crunch) and my over-specialisation in my job at Bursa, I couldn't help it but to worry.
Saidah & Hong Yee
Inderjit - my boss
Kay Kwan & Heng
Kay Kwan & Suzalina

LINK team

Zana, Junaidi, Zanudin
Sharifah, Lin & Roseliliwati

Pagoda With Zero Training

12 October 2008

Just a self-reminder that Anything Is Possible.

I have done this climb many times before and at my peak, I could climb non-stop from Genting Sempah (Sempah) to Theme Park Hotel. Sometimes, I had extra energy at end of climb and made extensions from Theme Park Hotel to the Amber Court Condos.

Today's climb was extra special - I did it with zero training. Due to stress at work, training has taken a back seat of late (so is this blog). Also, I am about to embark on a new career but my self-confidence took some bashing lately. Today's ride was to remind myself what Ironman has thought me all these years - i.e. Anything Is Possible!!!!

Started from the Orang Asli Hospital in Gombak and had 2 stops at Sempah and Awana Hotel before quitting the climb at the Pagoda (Chin Swee Temple-about 2km to the summit). At my present fitness level, I could not possibly complain about not reaching the summit.

View from near Gohtong Jaya

Short break outside Awana Hotel. Received sms from wife asking how were the mountains treating me. Here was my reply:-

"Killing me - I hv aged so much!! at awana taking a break"

It rained heavily as I descended from the Pagoda. It was freezing cold riding under such conditions, which made me feel that coming down was much tougher than going up.

I am sure to come back for more - I missed these mountains very much. Will regain my previous form and ride Sempah - Theme Park non-stop.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


August 19, 2008
2004 - 21:20, (team 3rd, individual 6th)
2005 - 21:00, (team 5th, individual 11th)
2006 - 20:23, (team 4th, individual 11th)
2007 - Did Not Start
2008 - 20:27, (team 3rd, individual 8th)

8th Placing
Teammate - Marthi
Teammate - Azmir
Teammate - Mak
Teammate - Siva
Oppppps .... Didn't know the CEO was inthe picture
Team - 3rd Placing, Open Category.