Friday, June 5, 2015

An artist in the family

A sketch of the father on bed.
We have an artist in the family.  She draws character, floor plan, comics, greeting card and landscape of her interest. My roles, keep the supply of paper, pen & pencil, going through the drawing and make some comment for future improvement. We suggested her to be an architect, but she insisted on teaching instead. From the observation we made, a fierce teacher maybe.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

"Steel is real" itu nampak poyo

Since the beginning of my MTB life, I must have owned more than 10 frames in total.  At a point of time, 6 bicycles inside the house; 2 on stairways, 2 hanging on the wall, 2 at the balcony,  From there, I started selling off the bicycles (mostly MTB) and acquired more diversified type of bicycle instead.

Lets see what do I have in my stable at the moment: -

Location: Bukit Kiara

1. On-One 456 Evo2
Type: 26" Chromoly Hardtail Trail
Purpose: Primary bike for regular weekend ride.

Location: Kampung Sungai Pusu

2. Surly Troll
Type: 26" Touring with 100mm corrected rigid fork, sometime swap with 100mm fork for son's ride
Purpose: touring / mtb

3. KHS Alite 1000
Type: Old alloy 26" frame with rigid fork & skinny tires
Purpose: Wife's rig.  Fast rolling steed on some needy occasions.

4. Panasonic Beans House
Type: 20" folding bike
Purpose: Quick getaway bike to Surau & places.  Must be locked when not in move.

5. Miyata Olive
Type: Mamachari, town/city bike
Purpose: Even quicker getaway bike to Surau & places.  Quick not for the speed, rather the bike is equipped with rear wheel mounted lock that lock with a push of a "button" so to speak.  This bike is so not attractive/cool that even my kids rather took beaten-up and rusty bike to run errands.

Bikes and acquired date


Makan tak habis itu membazir

Saya amat tidak gemar bila melihat orang yang tidak menghabiskan makanan di pinggannya. Di rumah, anak2 dididik untuk habiskan makanan di pinggan masing2 hingga ke butiran nasi terakhir.

Satu hari saya dan 2 anak menghadiri majlis perkahwinan rakan sepejabat. Kami berkongsi meja dengan 2 pasangan yang berumur, sebangsa & seagama dengan saya. Pinggan mereka masih berbaki makanan, tangan telah pun dicuci bersih. Haisssshhh..

Dengan suara sedikit kuat, saya berkata kepada anak lebih kurang begini..
"Nora (bukan nama sebenar), ini rezeki Allah kurniakan untuk kita. Sebagai tanda bersyukur, makanlah sampai habis dan bersih. Kalau kita tak makan habis, itu dah dikira membazir."