24 June 2014

Have I told you the time when I lost 3 of the tires from my Proton Savvy? I didn't? Well some crook stole all 3 of the tires of my car which was parked outside my apartment by the roadside. The car had been parked there for some time since the battery's dead and the crook must have noticed it as well. It could have been all four if not for one of the tires uses a different kind of nuts. We had to fork out some 800 ringgit to get new tires and rims to replace all four. Yes we could change just 3 but they would be unbalanced.

The moral of this story is, don't let your car parked outside at the same place for too long. There's evil people out there in the world and they're just waiting for the opportunity to do evil stuff. I guess it was partly my fault for letting the car parked there for so long. I blame it on the Century battery which died 5 months after purchase. Lucky for us the battery is still under warranty so we could just exchange it for free. Still it's no excuse for some crook to just steal all our tires. Damn you crook.

As a result of this unfortunate incident, we decided to park the car at my sister in law's place in Bentong and even let them use it. I rarely drive the car anyway and rather let the car sit idle at least my in laws could drive it sometimes.

9 June 2014

My wife and her siblings had been planning a family day for her side of the family for a few months now. They had a few places in mind but ultimately decided on Pangkor Island in Perak. I'm cool with that location although I've been there before last year for my last company trip. The island and the beaches are beautiful and it would be a nice place to hold such events. My sister in law and her husband does live in Manjung so that's partly why we chose Pangkor since it's quite near to her place.

We took the regular ferry to Pangkor Island. During my last trip to Pangkor Island Beach Resort, we had a special ferry that shuttled us directly to the hotel's jetty. This time around though we embarked on the regular Pangkor island jetty along with everybody. From there we hired a van taxi to take us to our chalet. Our accommodation was nothing like my previous hotel. It was a small room with two beds and a tiny bathroom with slow flowing water. The air conditioner hardly works at first and we had to tinker with the remote numerous times to get the temperature down. Obviously since the room costs peanuts, we get peanuts facilities. No bath tubs, swimming pool or free breakfast buffet. Just a room with an ocean view a beautiful beach up front. At least the beach is quite pretty and clean.

As it is a family day, we had several activities planned for it. Unfortunately though, I was down with fever and a really bad back pain throughout my stay. My back pain has been ongoing for sometime before but it got worse while in Pangkor. My fever though started immediately in Manjung which I suspect being caused by my allergic reaction to the car perfume. So you see, I don't get to take much part in many of the activities. I did join the telematches but didn't swim in the waters or leave my room much. All I felt like doing was sleep all day and too tired to do anything else.

Overall we had a good time there. At least I thought everybody else did. They bathed at the beach twice a day for 3 days, kayaked in the waters, had barbecue and generally enjoyed themselves by the beach. Me, I was stuck in my room most of the time like a real anti-social. Next time remind me not to buy car perfumes ever again. They're toxic to my nose and body.