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Whinings

Confusion

It is day 1 of Full MCO. I do not care of what people say about it, but the principle behind it is very simple…

STAY HOME

To protect Yourself,

Your Family,

Your Loved Ones

I have heard so many stories, some are from really close friends. In the past, I always heard from social media, but this time around, a few of those people are within the people that I personally know. There is no more time to waste, now is the time for us to really do what we needed to do months ago, which is to stay home to stay safe.

But – despite all of these, there are also certain groups of people which will need to still go out. And this is limited to what the government classify essential services. Yes – the SOP is not done properly, it is highly confusing and at times filled with gaps, but the fact of the matter is very simple –

STAY HOME WHERE POSSIBLE

In the past 24 hours, it has been quite a hassle to ensure the carer that my family paid to come over to my parents’ house, which so happens to be outside of the district. We have been relying on the carer’s service for many years and this pandemic has really made it a lot more challenging. The way to get the permission permit is so confusing, especially for niche but essential service like carers. As we speak, we are still trying to do what we need to do but it definitely seems difficult. Let us hope and pray that I am able to find a way to make this possible, because without a carer – it is really troublesome for my dad given that he stays with my mum. The rest of my siblings stay in different districts.

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Whinings

Blame

First things first – make sure you take the proper measures to ensure your and your household’s safety (we are in lockdown).

Second – instead of finding fault, look for suggestion and funnel them to the right channel.

Example:

You think that the vaccination is so slow.

Why don’t you volunteer rather than complaining ?

If you have nothing better to say or to help, stay home and keep quiet.

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Whinings

Ranting on Covid

Petugas barisan hadapan sudah penat. Tapi kami masih gagahi demi menyelamatkan nyawa anda. Bantulah kami untuk bantu anda & keluarga

https://twitter.com/DGHisham/status/1398530835226062859

One of the highest new cases per million In the World because?

  1. Kerajaan Gagal… (failure government)
  2. Vaksin Lembab… (slow vaccination)
  3. Stupid MCO… Ineffective lockdown

But have we ever thought that some Malaysians:

  • …. still cross districts despite knowing that…
  • … still go to the shopping mall for the sake of jalan jalan despite knowing that…
  • still jalan jalan visit your loved ones for raya despite knowing that…
  • … still go to your girlfriends/boyfriends house… despite knowing that…
  • … still do group running/cycling and claim “bumping” into them… despite knowing that ….
  • … still go into panic buying despite knowing that….
  • … still cross-state border by making up an excuse and ask for permit despite knowing that….

It is not about whether you allowed or not allowed..

It is not about whether you get caught..

It is not about whether I see other people do.. so I do…

It is about us taking responsibility and accountability for the actions … our own actions…The front liners are suffering and doing their very best, and what are we doing as Malaysians?

Our own attitude will cause many more people who will suffer due to the economic slowdown because of the stupidity of some Malaysians and their “tidak apa” attitude.

We, as Malaysians, need to start to take responsibility for what is happening. ..The only way we can get thru this if we do this TOGETHER

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Photography

Street Shoot – Brickfields

Felt like Thosai today, so I woke up – rode my Vespa over to Brickfields for a quick Thosai. I was being very careful as I didn’t want to go to a place where the SOP compliance is poor. After circling around, a few times – I saw that Sri Pandi had an outdoor table, and it was quite spaced apart.

Spaced apart – away from the crowd.

After breakfast, I did a quick walkabout, equipped with mask (and spares too) and hand sanitizer. Paid particular attention to make sure I am socially distanced from any of my subjects. I also equipped myself with 35mm. Not a lens that I typically bring out, in fact I don’t even remember the last time I used that lens. Anyway – it was quite a change, but given that I need to be socially distanced, it was quite a good lense. I could have used a 50mm but I just not very good at it!

Back of a restaurant
Back alley

The beauty of riding a scooter is that I am able to move myself to different part of the city quickly. Rode around my usual places, but it does seem like the city is so crowded, so I decided to head home instead.

Zion Church

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Photography

Jeti Pantai Kelanang

Few months ago, I did a drive to Pantai Kelanang. While driving back, decided to take the less travelled road and discovered a jetty. Quite nice and quaint to take photo. I should ride my bike here at some point.

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Photography

Street Shoot in 2021

Yesterday, I decided to bring out my camera out after a long hibernation. Last year was going to be a pretty good year when it comes to photography, but that fell short due to the pandemic. I guess – we all have to take sacrifices when it comes to the pandemic. Different people have different degree of impact due to the pandemic, and I myself have a fair share of issues when it comes to pandemic.

Running around KL city

Nevertheless, yesterday – I took my brand new scooter for a run around KL city, while lugging around my trusty M Monochrom. Snapped a few photos 🙂

Walking
Stop over for a quick coffee 🙂
Towering Blocks

Here is my quick chill ride video around town 🙂

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Motorbike Photography

Ride To Behrang

This morning I woke up early, finished a session on BodyPump via LesMills on Demand, and decided to take the bike out for a quick ride. Obviously, this is the first weekend after the state borders were opened. As such, I do expect the traffic to be extra heavy.

True enough, the road coming up to the North was extra heavy. I had to be very careful as there will be a lot of cars who have not been on the highway for awhile, as such they will be zooming thru.

I rode my bike from PJ to Sg Tengi (via Bukit Tagar Toll) and exit thru Soeharto before taking a rest at Behrang Stesen. After that – I head straight back.

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Photography

It has been a long while

It has been a long while since I last written on this blog. Truth be told, I have been distracted by quite a lot of other things. I guess, the Conditional Movement Control Order or CMCO, has really gotten me. I am generally quite distracted now and only recently able to get back control over the things that I should be doing.

Anyway, while I was cleaning up the stuffs on my computer, I thought I should post a blog post, just for the fun of it. I have not been able to get out to take photo as there have been quite a lot of cases out there, and I should not be going out as much as I want.

The attached photo, is just a random shoot during my walk few months ago in Pasar Karat.

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Fun Posts

Flight

Microsoft Flight Simulator is a game that I have been playing since the 90s. On and off, I tried to learn how to fly.

The latest version has been released and I have been playing it extensively. It is not an easy game to play but of course, it is definitely fun!

Lets see how long I am going to play this 🙂

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Motorbike Photography

Queue For Food – Taiping

It has been a long while since the last time I wrote anything on this blog. I guess I have been pre-occupied with a lot of things. I should write more, but it is just difficult to find the discipline to do so!

I thought a good way to start the blog posting is to post a photo that I shot a few weeks ago when I went to Taiping for a road trip. It was a quick ride, eat and go home.

The thing to note is that now we are in the middle of a pandemic, as such I should travel around so much. In fact, now we are in wave 3, and I believe this impacts a lot of people. Sigh.

Queue for Food

The photo above shows a long queue for food. I did not manage to get into the food court because I was trying to stay away. In fact, I was sweating like nobody’s business because I was wearing a jacket! Stupid me, I should have taken out my jacket and put in my saddlebag.

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Photography

Back at Street Shooting

It has been a long while since I last took out the camera. The Movement Control Order has brought my camera to its knees. Barely months after purchased, I am unable to take out for shooting.

Today – I brought the camera out for shooting. I could not decide where to go. Hence the default option, which is Petaling Street, came to mind. My goal was to walk as long as possible until the battery runs out, shoot as many frames as I possibly can!

Here is one of the photos, which I thought worthy of sharing. It may be perceived to be unethical, as it about the homeless, but I guess there’s no face, and the story depicts how sad it can be. We should explore how we can help the homeless to get back on their feet, and more importantly get proper shelter instead of by the roadside.

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Motorbike

PD Solo Ride

This morning, I did a solo to Port Dickson. All the guys were busy with Father’s Day, and some did not want to wake up because the weather forecast was not great.

When I woke up this morning, I checked the forecast again and saw that the rain will only come at about 11am. I then quickly changed and rode out. What I did wrong was to not check my destination!

Anyway, here is my video of the ride 🙂