I changed my blog title to the above cause my life is more than just about cycling (though wife would beg to differ). There are other things that I like to do apart of cycling and bicycle.
I love DIY. I love electrical & electronic devices that I had two electric shock before I reached 12 years old (one of it really threw me back few feet but luckily nothing severe). I made a lamp shade from a coconut shell before I was 15, with attention to detail. Just put it this way, it did looked like the one that deserve a spot on the shelf of tourist attraction outlet.
My favorite answer to my mother call to check on me when there was a total silent for few minutes were.. "Tak ada apa2 Mak" while I were busy covering my traces of a surely kena rotan if Mak finds out.
I discovered that we can make huge flame by putting a light up lighter in front of aerosol mosquito spray and sang..
Rumah terbakar panggil bomba,
Bomba datang berlumba-lumba
And lucky enough, I put off the fire without the assistance of Bomba. The reward.. few strokes of rotan on my butt.
As a toddler, I broke new toys even before we reached home.
My Abah always lost his spanners... and I was the one who used and misplaced it or even broke it.
Some other life experience was beyond Mak and Abah knowledge like.. I took wrong bus to Mak Long house at Pantai Baru and end-up in Pantai Dalam. I walked few KMs out and asked for direction to her place from bystanders. Ohh wait... I specifically told my little brother not to tell Mak and Abah but he broke the news the very moment we reached Mak Long's.
Nowadays, I have my own spanners and toolset enough to fix/service bicycle and some house repair. Have GPS receiver to navigate (or Google Maps if I forgot to bring GPSr).