Citius, Altius, Fortius
星期日, 2月 08, 2015
~~ flying away 2/08/2015 01:05:00 上午 ~~
Box up from office...
Finally, last day of work to start my NPL instead of really leaving. The last day was final clearing of bugs before leaving. Manage to solve the 3 bugs before 3pm after the company CNY celebration lunch. Started cleaning up and shredding all the unused documents. Wow another 3 years plus worth of material. Again I asked myself why is there so many stuffs in the end, they all end up in the trash can.

Plans for travelling this coming 3 months. Finally I see a glimpse of light but still blurry as I am tired from all the spring cleaning. Have been doing them I think from December onwards and it is still an unfinished task!

Have to stop and restart the planning and packing! Very vital.

Things to plan for the trip:
1. Things to do in London, Oxford
2. Transport means within London

Money matter for the trip
1. Credit cards bring and pins
2. Cash
3. Exchange to pound and USD

1. Valentine Day card for X

Things to do before I fly:

1. Will writing
2. Buy stuff for Albert
3. Clean my D5200 camera (Monday)
4. Mother 2x medical appointment
5. Learn to use my stove
6. Learn to pitch my tent
7. Learn to use the miniworks water device
8. Learn to use my D7100
9. Learn to use my GPS and geocaching
10. Gear list 


星期三, 1月 21, 2015
~~ flying away 1/21/2015 09:00:00 上午 ~~
Count down 20 days...

Only left with 20 days of preparation time. To settle things at home plus travel plan with booking.

Kinda of short as i still need to go work. Well now at at least there is clarity on the date of leaving well npl first. Withdrawn my resignation for now.

Pro-rated. Understand this well! Thou i will get another month of salary even i am on leave. Wrong! Only calculated to npl period! 1 day only haha!

We learnt. Lack of knowledge. Need to read and ask and find.

Buy faster than i can use the stuff i bought.

Down for 3 days. Post half marathon makanthon fever and stomach issue again.

Time and money and youth/energy. Need to better manage them!

First thing is to settle my mom's appt at both polyclinic and jmc. Call later to make changes to 9 to 12 feb while I'm still around.


星期一, 1月 19, 2015
~~ flying away 1/19/2015 09:01:00 上午 ~~
Skyhawk run

I come to realise on the bus journey back. Not just i have squander my money, time was another that i spend without much thinking!

Glad went on the skyhawk no matter what. Hotel 100 bucks for 1 person. It is rhe priceless experience since i was so last minute. 

Kuching or muar really need to review and see i have the time. Opportunity cost.
All except one small package has been received. One is vpost which very easily miss out. All in but not tried. Not even my filters. Need do the following

1. UK travel details
2. Iceland travel details
3. Home settling of tidying up
4. Bag packing

5200 or similar model as 2nd body 2nd hand need to start finding.


Recent new year trip was a leisure trek trip.

Day 0 and 1 - 31 12 2014 , 1 1 2015
Fly out from sg to dps at 8pm
Very rush as i went back office for half day before heading to clementi maybank. Head to the airport by train. Reached at 7pm late by 30min. Airasia less than half full probably due to the accident. Reach and was transfer to the snorkeling place manjangan island. Lucky heed to ken advise to eat less breakfast. Didn't puke that much.

Then we went to hotel catimor where we checkin to go ijen. Quite a far ride to java.

Day 2 - 2 1 2015
Woke up in the morning to start hiking. As it was 1 hr behind bali or sg time. Nevertheless we are still late by an hr. Coz they overslept. Glad i brought my goggles. The fumes at ijen crater was irritating. 

Unable to focus my lens. Should have brought my standing tripod. To have  better view and focus. Then we came out, jasmine asthma attack a little. But all gd. We went out and started field cooking. Then we ate mee then go down.

We changed the itinerary by going back to bath first. Then go to the waterfall and hot spring bath which cost only 8000 rp i think. Then we went back hotel for a gd full sleep before we head out to noars white water rafting.

Day 3 3 3 2015
It is one of the best i did. With enuff water and even have a waterfall with it.

Next we continue on a change itinerary to go to madakaripura waterfall for a visit before driving up to 2000m to bromo area.

Day 4 - 4 1 2015
We woke up in the morning 3am to be driven up in 4wd. Too many people to see the sunrise. We then head down to the savanna to go up the crater.  I decided not go further up like what jasmine and daniel did. Not sure why. Even i can get a higher view for better photos. Perhaps i think it is unsafe or i am too disturbed with the amount of trash around the area.

Day 5 5 1 2015
12 hrs drive from bromo back to kuta bali. Very far. Reach at 3am slept to 9am. Kuta beach. Too lazy to wake up in the morning to go beach and view. Did some food shopping and we are back home.


星期五, 1月 09, 2015
~~ flying away 1/09/2015 09:31:00 上午 ~~
Finally, I am going to leave.

Thinking of resigning and actually doing it are totally different feeling. It was a tough decision to leave plus I'm leaving without securing a next job.


星期二, 12月 30, 2014
~~ flying away 12/30/2014 04:43:00 下午 ~~
Finally I have start serious planning for my backpacking trip 2015.

I come to realise that I have not put in the required amount of consideration and time to the planning. Falling very short.

Looking back at my money spending, I should be more prudent and have it well spend. The dating thing really cost me a bomb especially the most high cost one doesn't means good service. My first date was great. But all subsequent ones are not really my type. Whereas the online one which costs much much lesser was better in my opinion.

I also went to see the hair doctor at ION. Not cheap. 500 bucks with consultation. I should have tried the local clinic will be much cheaper. I doubt I will follow up with them.

After reviewing Andrew's online video on planning and going for trip, the most important is to ask why go for the trip. What is the objective? What do I want to achieve?

As usual the overconfidence got into me, I did spring cleaning and planning together last minute. Not going to work. Plus I stay have a trip tomorrow to Bali and another 2 days to Malacca. Glad I crapped the Ice Climb to Langtang. Really have no bandwidth.

I guess I didn't consider the magnitude of the trip i'm embarking on. Solo trek trip. Means every single thing will be self sufficient. No like the past trip I went on with guide. Because now I am the guide, the cook, the porter, and the participant!

Too much over spending as well as I don't calculate my spending whether my saving can afford it. Coming all together are the following which I forget to say NO to. Which XT shared with me the warren buffet on focusing. I should really do so.

- 1 year worth of extreme sports coverage 2k~ bucks
- hair 530 bucks
- dating almost 4k bucks

The rest will be my camping gears but I know I will still use them as I wish to go a 6500m peak soon.
Going to buy a simple shovel for now.

Feeling quite moody as going to leave, plus so much uncertainties, still couldn't find my 2FA dongles. Need 20 bucks for replacement, still not clearing my home well, should shipped to vpost as got more discounts by citibank cards etc...

Jiayou... your blues will be soon over. After rain then will have rainbow! Press on!


星期日, 12月 21, 2014
~~ flying away 12/21/2014 12:38:00 下午 ~~

Finally! Empty and moved the huge wardrobe to the side. Now walking to the master bedroom bathroom is straight path!

The floor is sooo black and dusty! So many years of dirt. Too tired to clean thoroughly. Only sweep and wet cloth wiped.

Still have a lot of stuffs to clear. Wow her stuff is like 37 years of stuff! Plus my 30 years of stuff. Later kitchen will be 30 years of stuffs if they moved in since i was born. 


The amount of paper bags is crazy. The packaging that comes with the stuff we bought. Stuff and stuff... really come to realise all these are pointless and we can't bring to our death bed. Why do we accumulate them...?

This is only tip of the iceberg as i have the kitchen, second room plus the study area.
Need to clear faster as i still have planning trip and buying stuff oopss... Pending


星期六, 12月 20, 2014
~~ flying away 12/20/2014 06:09:00 上午 ~~
Get up and do!

After date with xt, didn't do much at home. Went bed early like 10pm. Glad i woke up in time for xmas maxi run at 5am.

Perheps i am really overwhelmed and daunting by the sheer work and preparation for the winter gap trip and cleaning clearing at home.

Need to do 1 thing at a time!

Thinking to get the english cert and swim lesson in January!

Yesterday really felt like telling her that i starting to like her and would like to continue from there. Going forward i never did before that's scary.

Jiayou! Stop thinking and considering.  Focus on the task one at a time and go!


星期一, 12月 08, 2014
~~ flying away 12/08/2014 11:37:00 下午 ~~
One week past...
Finally one week has past, still feeling awkward when someone you was close to suddenly ignore you.
Well at least I felt much better. Will get better soon!
Went to had a dinner with my sister and her swiss husband. Well as thou i will be the one footing the bill as it is not nice for her friend to do so. Simply chucking 100 bucks and just running off is just bad.  Well is expensive 500bucks. With her 100 bucks offset. I still feel a pinch.
I just think that i wont be like her. If you want to organise and treat your friends dinner you should. Plain stingy and living in own world. Sorry for the rant. But i just need to vent.
2.4k plus 500 plus 200 esyn. So broke. Plus the travel to ijen another 1k. Really need to sit and plan.
Time to ignore all these craps and plan my life!
Coz we don't really remember this five years later right? ;)


星期一, 12月 01, 2014
~~ flying away 12/01/2014 01:42:00 上午 ~~

Lol being ignored for 2 days isn't something happy. Well its a good lesson thou. As we cant expect anything from people.


星期五, 11月 28, 2014
~~ flying away 11/28/2014 11:39:00 上午 ~~
No fear!
Too often, we fear of loss, rejection, failure, embarrassment, getting hurt, DNF and whatever under the sun, that we did not follow our heart and do what the inner voice so true!

Well it's late but never too old to start!

Must take charge and do what is right and what matter most! Else I will just regret when old for not trying.

As what Jim Carrey said, let's fail at something your like rather than what you don't like!

Going to start the SG50 Trek Series! Let's see what will happen as well as my Iceland trip plan!


星期一, 11月 24, 2014
~~ flying away 11/24/2014 08:19:00 上午 ~~
One more weekend coming before November ends.
Just did svm for the first 5th year in a roll i realised.
Svm timing
2010 16:20 mens 20 29
2011 15:29 men open
2012 13:23 men open
2013 13:21 mens 20 to 29
2014 13:04 mens 30 to 39
Meetup with quite a handful of people :) with TLC, and others. Thru the main organiser I found out that one friend whom i just met barely had a bad accident. Fell from 15m wall at onsight... omg luckily no head spinal injuries. Just jaw, right hand and leg hurt. Recovery will be long 1 year min.
Really need to be very careful as he was a frequent climber.
As for the heart, seems like she had gone colder after the gift to me. Is it over already? Cause i was hesitant? Well I really have no idea and just follow the flow and take it as stride.
Another problem coming home too when she even return for awhile. Seeing the fb messages are enuff to piss me off. But i kind of bochup attitude already as i just felt there are ao many things that i haven't do yet.


星期三, 11月 19, 2014
~~ flying away 11/19/2014 08:54:00 上午 ~~
Penang marathon!

My 2nd overseas marathon! 6:46 timing... a little sad as i didn't perform well. When I reach the turn point it was 3hrs. I knew I was latè. But this time the knee was too painful esp my left.

Pressed on but is reallt far and boring. Only the sunrise was good enough for photo while run.

Solo for travel but luckily during the run i was with imd gang and was able to board bus due to them mainly. Else i think i will still be in penang.

Back home, weridly after my dnd she is kinda cold in the message reply.  Well hope everything is okay.


星期三, 11月 12, 2014
~~ flying away 11/12/2014 08:12:00 上午 ~~
Gunung Pulai 2nd time

Went for a short easy climb. Glad to have meet more friends. I still haven't ask the question. Why am I so indecisive? Just not a 100% match...

Anycase I'm gping PBIM but I'm so not ready. Flight and accom both not settle! Plus the vertical and Iceland trip both not done up.


星期四, 11月 06, 2014
~~ flying away 11/06/2014 04:35:00 上午 ~~
Agung... so many unhappy incidents but good learning lessons. 1st trek too slow overconfidence nearly cost my life! Wind was so strong that blown me rolling over! About 5m sliding. Glad i stop in time only lost the len cap and the focusing spolit. Not my life! Omg! Grateful! Secondly, i shouldn't hav chiong out in the end got lost and lost my 200 bucks sunglasses... well sad but it's ok. Even spend so much of calls. Bills will be insane! Glad i got in flight still so go home and have a bath and restart! :) 

Climbed Gunung Agung, 3,031m! Wasn't able to summit as the wind was simply too strong!
The wind even caused me to fall and stumble down for couple of seconds! So thankful that I was stopped by force of nature. Nevertheless, the experience was great to have! We started at 12am via the Besakih route.
Thou it led to summit it was a much tougher route than I expected.
We should had started at 11am to ensure more time. Plus being guideless most of the time,
it was a great experience to venture on but would not recommended to do so as I had hard time finding
route up and was lost in the village when I exited the mountain for 2 hours as I didn't take more details into the briefing email. Grateful that the mountain gave me the test first then the lesson thereafter to comprehend!

“The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.”
~ Tom Bodett 


星期三, 10月 29, 2014
~~ flying away 10/29/2014 01:27:00 上午 ~~