What I loved about my work is that I got to see and own such great toys stumbled on my showroom from time to time.
A pristine condition DJI INSPIRE 1 Pro. Very minor sign of use, no damage detected. Comes with a whopping 6 pieces of batteries for hours of flying!
Owner said flew less than 10 times, as he used mainly his Phantom 3 Professional for his work. Why?! He said the risk of flying a RM20k drone is too much for the pay he got from his clients, so Phantom 3 Professional is more practical in his use.
My take on the donations, fee…extra expenses in most Chinese School in Malaysia…
1. Compare to Private School, Chinese School fee is still very very cheap.
2. Chinese Schools are not fully supported by the government (but do appreciate the majority expenses such as teacher’s salary are paid by the government), so parents are encouraged to help and assist school financially to share the annual expenses and expansion on the physical facilities.
3. There is no compulsory amount of donation. You can donate RM1, RM50, RM100, RM500…or even not donate at all.
4. We chose to send out kids to Chinese School because we believe in its quality and educational system. We want our kids to learn Chinese language. We knew that there will be extra classes (computer class, art, Co-Q, etc.), extra fees, extra payment for air-cond classroom, and even extra homework (be prepared to purchase the workbook). Stop complaining and condenming our Chinese Schools if you want to send your kids there. There are many other choices out there. You don’t want the school where your kids went to being imaged as a BAD / DIRTY school.
5. If we do not help our own school, who will? Take it as part of our responsibility. It is our school, not someone else’s school.
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Got my new 4K monitor today.
LG 27UD58-B 27″ 16:9 4K FreeSync IPS Monitor
First impression is good. Text is very clear. Colour seems nice. Definitely much much better than the Samsung monitor that I am currently using.
No light bleed at corners.
The monitor can show 99% sRGB colour. Refresh rate at 60Hz, good enough for normal internet browsing and daily use. No, I don’t play games…last I played was Final Fantasea VIII and DOOM, more than a decade ago?
Take note though…need a GPU that can deliver 4k resolutions at 60hz. I was using the ASUS motherboard integrated Intel HD 630 graphic, while it can deliver 4k resolutions, but only at 30hz. You will see the mouse moving with trailing edge. Definitely not GOOD for eyes.
I then took the Asus 1050ti graphic card from my wife’s CPU and tried it in my CPU. Yeah, can handle the monitor smoothly (4k at 60hz). So the card will stay inside my CPU for the time being…
Running Windows 10 Home, and it automatically change the text size to 150%. The other monitor next to it is a 24″ Samsung at Full HD resolutions, so the 150% on that is not so suitable. It is best to have the same brand and type and resolution monitor if you wanted to use multiple monitors.
Now I have a new problem….can the ASUS graphic card handle TWO 4k monitors at 60hz?!
The monitor is factory calibrated with a report attached and serial number stated.
Comparing the new LG 4K monitor with my old Samsung full HD monitor. The Samsung monitor colour is obviously washed out.
My old Reebok running shoe has officially retired last Sunday, with the front mouth opened up like crocodile.
Have stopped running for 5 days, a good excuse for being lazy without a running shoe.
Today, Friday, our whole family went AEON for shopping. I went to Royal Sports to get my new running shoe.
I tried Reebok, a nice design with 40% discount, making the final price RM160+. Quite cheap as compared to others.
Then I tried Adidas. Cloudfoam type running shoes. There is an immediate difference between the two. The extra cushion (cloudfoam) on the Adidas definitely felt much more comfortable than the Reebok. There is more damping with every step run, so I believe is less stressful to my knees and heels and joints.
I told the sales girl to pack the Adidas for me, but then she said Nike has a good shoe too. No harm, I told her to let me try out. The Nike running shoe is erythromycin soft and with a very flexible bottom rubber. Costs RM430 with 10% discount.
Yes, the Nike is indeed very flexible and soft. Your feet felt more connected to the ground than the Adidas. However, the damping is not as good as the Adidas.
Since I am going to use the shoes for my weekly run, so I decided to go for the Adidas. Rm299 nett price with no discount.
OK, I shall try out the run tomorrow morning.
After finished shopping for my shoes, we went to BATA to get a sandle for my wife. Hers was broken few weeks back.
We end up buying two pairs for her, one pair for Megumi and one pair for Emmanuel.
Five pairs in total. All happy. 🙂
All customers that visited my shop couldn’t recognize me by the photos on the wall. They thought Dr Koh, the person in the wall photos, was my father.
No, I told them that’s me. The one and only Dr Koh in photo business in Malaysia. The newspaper article photos framed on the wall were taken in year 2011 and 2012, and they said it looks much older than I am.
Today I took a selfie (which I seldom do) and share in Facebook. Below is the photo.
How old am I? 40…time flies…
Just received the book produced by a Malaysian friend I got to know during my PhD study in Japan. Ah Fu.
A great young chap, still single. Have traveled around the world, been to many many countries, which sometimes I kinda envy his interesting life!
Knew ah Fu for more than a decade. Always cheerful, happy on going and live a moderate life. His first and latest book, travel around in Malaysia by bus was the first of its kind in Malaysia. I have not heard or even thought this is possible in Malaysia, but he did it. Not only he did it, but he also produced a book to show it! This is really amazing! Without sponsor or financial support from others, he still determine and pushed on to produce the book. I salute his determination on persistence! To be honest, I didn’t even thought that it was possible for him to produce a book by his own! I am glad that I was wrong.
The book is thick, very thick as per what you normally see in any bookstore. With lots of photos, small fonts (hence more content) printed on beautiful papers.
Ah Fu even wrote a letter for the book he posted to us. 110% from heart! Thanks FuFu!
Lydia browsing the book, just received!
The book is currently not available at any bookstore yet, but if you want a copy, please contact FuFu directly at:
Support an energetic young Malaysian in producing a book all by his own! RM58 a copy only!
We called the Kia Optima the Kimchi, as it is made in Korea.
Have a front tyre punctured on Saturday, my wife said dangerous when making corner turn. Thank God she is fine.
I went to change the tyre the next day, use air pump to fill up 200 psi so that I can still drive it a little distance to reach the tyre shop. Have to refill again in midway, as the puncture hole is quite big. The air pump is from my Peugeot. Quite handy to have one. I have actually bought another one from AEON Shopping mall few years ago (RM50+), not powerful enough to use.
This new tyres are really new. Week 25 of Year 2017.
Initially I wanted to change to Michelin Pilot Sports 4, but tyre shop has no stock. No choice, have to settle the problem so chose the Silverstone model which is on promotion at RM309 per tyre with free alignment from the shop. Yes, it is my regular shop for tyre changing. Not the cheapest but at least I know the manager there, who is a young chap.
My tyres were around 2 years ago. Almost botak already for the front tyres. Rear one still good.
Long time didn’t have durian. So I ordered some through Facebook seller.
Seller said is XO type, but I felt that it is more like durian kampong. The durian is fresh, ripe nicely taste OK but thin meat and big seed. Not branded type of durian that I have tried before.
Got cheated by the seller? Rm38 per kg. Expensive fo durian kampong.
We promised our kids to go to the Angry Bird Park during this Raya holiday. They were excited! Waiting for the day to come!
There is a family ticket of RM218 for a group of 4, Malaysian. Foreigners will be RM280 for the same group. However, if you use Maybank credit card, you will get RM212. FREE two small up of ice-cream at the coffee shop and RM5 voucher x 4. You can only use one voucher for every RM10 spent. Nothing much to buy for the food, as there are plenty of other restaurant in the shopping mall.
Angry Bird Johor Bahru is located in KOMTAR JBCC, just next to City Square shopping mall and opposite JB Sentral. Walking distance from JB customs.
Parking is easy, as there are not so many crowd. Those who wanna go City Square can even consider parking here. RM3 per hour rate.
The place is not very big, but is a nice visit for the kids.
My first car, given by my father when I was studying in UTM. I think I got the car in year 2002…born in Year 1996. The last time the roadtax got renewed was in Year 2013.
The car has been serving me for many years. Drove from Johor to Perak, and was my wedding car when Lydia married me in her kampung. She said this is the most “classic” wedding car in their kampung history…
I still remembered when we drove the car from Johor back to Perak, the aircond got too cold and frozen till white freezing air came out.
The car was kept in my wife parent’s house for 3 years when we went studying in Japan for 3 years (2005-2008). Then when we returned from Japan, we passed the car to one of our ShaShinKi staff to drive in Johor to work. It has been serving her for several years, until the air-conditional broke down and car got gasoline smell. I paid RM700+ to repair the air conditioner, still the gasoline smell part made it hard to repair or not worth repairing. It has then been sitting in the house car porch for 3-4 years.
Today we said goodbye to her. Suddenly felt really sad when seeing the car being towed away…it is like losing part of our history…
My wife was sad…she cried…she asked to take the car back…but I think it is better to let her go and serve her parts to other Tiara that might still able to utilize her.
Goodbye, my Tiara…thank you for the faithful serving in your lifetime…