13 Jan

My Daily Ride – Peugeot RCZ

Bought this car 4.5 years ago. Still loving it. Have been driving it daily, serving me well.

Still a great looking car to me. The design doesn’t get bored or outdated, maybe because there is little update even for the new version. The original version always looks best and genuine.

Gave it a full car wash and vacuum. Thinking of sending it in for full body coating soon, as the paint got many scratches now. Going to keep the car for long…so need to keep it well.

8 Jan

Tiles for my shop

Went to JUBIN BMS today with my wife and kid to select the tiles for my shop.

Was recommended by my contractor uncle,as he got good price there.

We were a bit late when reaching there, at around 11.12am. The place is huge, definitely worth visiting if you plan to renovate your house or office.

There are lots of nice tiles there, but I think the best part is the professional view and recommendations from the sales person there. Ivy was the one serving us. She recommended some tiles to us, and we decided based on her recommendation. We chose different colours for the retail shop and office, pinky pattern for the retail and grey pattern for the office. Both are glossy shiny finishing.

Total cost for tiles is around RM14.5k.

6 Jan

ShaShinKi shop 

From online to offline…

After 11 years in business…purely online selling…the first and largest online camera shop in Malaysia, we are going to open our first physical retail shop for walk in customer!

Yesterday, after waiting for 2.5 years, our physical shop lot has finally completed and keys handed over by the developer.

Originally promised to be completed in 2 years, delayed 6 months…and we finally got the keys! Got RM34k compensation from the developer. Must praise them for the professionalism and honesty, as we didn’t ask for compensation but their prepared the cheque and called me today to collect it.

Going to be busy in the coming few months renovating. Going to be quite busy, tiring but definitely exciting! Looking forward to meeting up more customers and supporters of ShaShinKi face to face!

2 Jan

Myvi, my first self bought car

My first self bought car in year 2008 when I came back from Japan.

Then I passed the car to one of my staff that came to work in ShaShinKi all the way from Perak.

Her last day in ShaShinKi after nearly 10 years working with us. Married and have to follow her husband to Melaka.

Her last day 30th Dec 2016 (Friday) in ShaShinKi, and she passed the car back to me. Still in pretty decent condition. Mileage 103300km. Air cond compressor broken, so I replaced it with a record unit at RM450 + Air Cond oil change RM180.

Then, sold it to my sister in law for her company use.

Gave it a nice bath…before sending her away… 

Bye bye Myvi… 

29 Dec

Peugeot RCZ Tail Light 

Tail light of my Peugeot RCZ burnt. Can’t change as it is led lights. I suspect is wiring problem inside the lamp, Peugeot Centre said is not covered under warranty.

Costs over RM2k for new light…heart pain to change…so decided to use it as it is now…and maybe get an outside electrical technician to check or repair.

29 Dec

Toyota Alphard Cleaned 

Tyres changed, all four. One pair was year 2009, the other pair was year 2011. Rubber looks harden with crack signs, so decided to change all four before our family trip to Melaka. 

Went for car wash as well after that. Must be more than a year before the last wash it has… 

More than 10 years old car, and still serving us well! Very spacious and comfortable for long distance travel. It might not be the best looking car, but definitely one of the most comfortable family car! 

29 Dec

Lobsters 

Big lobsters from my father…all the way from Miri to Johor. Cook at local restaurant.

29 Dec

Google Home

A new toy to our home…Google Home.

Not available in Malaysia, have to purchase from USA.

It is fun, but so far we use it to play music most often. Have to subscribe to Spotify for the music. RM2 for a 3 months trial, and RM14.90 per month after.

OK GOOGLE has been the common word in our house now… 😆

29 Dec

My Christmas Present – RC Car JLB 21101 (Cheetah V2)

Recently got attracted to this RC Car…or should I say I have always wanted a RC car myself.

I bought 4 units for my boy, and nephews each as their Christmas present.

I told my wife that I wanted one too… and showed her the taobao link of the product. I almost bought one from another site, and I am glad that I checked taobao before I clicked the order. I told my wife about my childhood dream to own a RC car, so she has no problem ordering one for me. I chose theost expensive configuration at RMB2800+.

The car reaches me right before Christmas. I am excited, and still excited about it!

It is a really fast and furious toy. Going at over 70km/hr from what I read online, and I think mine is faster at maybe 80-90km/hr, as mine is with the more powerful motor, controller, remote, battery 4s, etc.

Till now I still haven’t able to test the car at full speed, as it is really fast, and I still haven’t master it. The big compound ground that I tried is not long enough for me to test it till full speed. It is scary when you see it in action. So much power in it that you want to tame.

The remote control that I chose has a digital display. So many settings that it took quite a while for me to understand its functions. I have to refer to the manual and test out one by one. The most important setting that I tried finding is the power output control, as I want to set it to manageable level to be played by the kids. Managed to get the setting hidden under basic setting and control parameters. Set to 16-20% for the kids to play with fun yet still safe.

Love this Christmas gift…thanks my dear…Lydia Wong…a very understanding wife…

The remote controller that I chose is the digital type. Lots of buttons and settings that you can play around.

Everything is installed and the car is seated nicely / safely in the box.

Beneath the car is the accessories that come with it.

The seller has installed everything in the car for me. They did ask if I want to DIY, but I said no. This is my first serious RC car, I have no idea how it works or assembled, so better leave it to the expert.

They installed verything neatly inside. All cables are put nicely and tied nicely together.

Front LED lights in White Colour. Lights are actually very important and useful, as when you drive the car far, you tend to get confused with the orientation or direction of the car. With the lights, you know if the car is facing you or not. Some versions didn’t come with lights, a MUST upgrade for all.

Rear LED lights in Red Colour. So you know your far is facing away from you if you saw the red lights. You can also see the wheely bar at rear, with spoiler on top. Both are actually very useful in actual drive, as I have several times having the car went 2 wheels (rear) due to the powerful acceleration, and the wheely bar and spoiler prevented it from going over.

ON OFF button on the right. Then the power controller, where you can add extra accessories and connected to it (eg. motor fan that I added).

I chose the most powerful 20KG torque shaft controller.

Soft and nice grip pattern tyres. This is the biggest different from the old Cheetah version.

4S Battery, 5200mAh. The most powerful that I found and chose. This push the car speed to the max!

Front suspension. All metals. Tough and strong!

Rear suspension. Again, metal construction.

Not sure what is the rating of the motor, but it seems very powerful and furious. The motor gets pretty hot in my first run, so I added the given fan and heat sink to the motor. Very easy to install, just plug the power and click to the motor. The fan is turning fast and I can feel the heat on the heat sink, so it should cool down the motor a bit.

The supplied SKYRC IMAX B6 charger with multiple batteries charging hub. This should be the best charger out there for RC fans. I got the same charger from my Walkera TALI H500 drone. Yes, I got two LiPo (Lithium Polymer) batteries for my setup. Took about an hour or less to fully charge the battery at 3.0A charging current.

The kids are having fun with their Christmas presents (Megumi on the left is with my JLB, as she chose Pony for her Christmas present and got no RC car). I set the power output of the JLB to 15%, so is safe for kids to play.