Sunday, November 20, 2011

I fall in love in Marathon

It's 20th November 2011. Today is the day. It's 20.11.2011. Two 2011 in one row. On this auspicious day, what have you done to make it a remarkable one? Thanks to Allianz Penang Bridge International Marathon, I have a great day. A new achievement is achieved and new target of my life is set. Yea, I join the half marathon which is 21km. Don't believe right? Haha...I couldn't believe that too at first. I just do it...

I made myself at Queensbay Mall a day before. Penang Bridge is closed for the race from 1.00am till 10.00am. Window shopping at QB and read some stuffs at Popular. Later on Jih Yee met me up and have dinner with me. Thanks for the accompany. After that only me & my car over the night. I got a brief rest in the car. By 1am, it's already crowded with a lot of participants. It's very happening.

You gonna end the race that you started. Photo was taken at 12.00am.

I got myself ready with the race kits. Race bib is on & tag is tied on the shoes. Yeah~!!! This tag is totally compulsory to make sure that we go through all the stations. While we jog pass a scanner, our number is scanned and our time is recorded. It's totally a great way to reduce miscommunication that I met before in other races.

It's 3.00am....punk~!!! Here we's marathon is a great one...along the journey, there will be a lot of cheer from the organizer and passersby to keep us going on. Some tourists also joined the cheer to "add oil" for us. The drinking stop is enough and even 100 plus is served. That's the drink we as runners need the most. On the bridge, a group of people keep on playing drum. The sound of drum seems like asking us to keep going instead of stopping. The runners keep on encouraging ourselves to keep us moving on. The best part is pretty female runners jog pass you from the side and you couldn't manage look her face. That's the best reason for me to increase my paces.

The last 3 km, both of my calves and thighs were totally ache. My joints are in pain. But still I started speeding like there's no tomorrow. Without considering whether later I still need to step on the pedal or to walk to the toilet, I just sped up. When my last step landed on the scanner and show my time, I was relief. Then a person hung a finishing medal over my neck. The feeling is great. The bitter is worth it. I guess I fall in love. I fall in love in marathon.

I made it with my own feet. Despite of how scary the others say about 21km half marathon, I would say that is just like that. Determination plays vital role. FULL STOP.

The back part of the medal.

The front part of the medal.

I met my high school senior in the marathon event. He is 3 years older than me. Ohya, for your information, last time I used to kinda idolize those who born in 85 in my high school. For me, they are great in every aspect. No matter study, sport and social network, they are always at the front line. Still remember when I was in Form 2, I joined a jogging event organized by Kelab Jogging in my high school. The route was around 3 km. When I was just half way, the senior that I mentioned just now had already finish the run. That time I was amazed.

Back to the Marathon, both of us had a conversation.

I: So joining alone?
Senior: Nola. With friends. How far you join?
I: Half marathon. How about u? Sure Full lor.
Senior: Nola. Only 10km. Long time didn't jog d lor.

I am not saying out this to prove that I am greater now. I just would like to say that only passion will keep a person moving. Do it with your heart and leave everything behind. So while we are asking when should we do something, the answer is always NOW~!!!

Now we are the generation~!!! The race goes on...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Part of the Resolution in Year 2011

Another quarter left for 2011 and I think it's time to review my resolution that I had prepared on the last day of 2010. It's been something I did for the past few years but previous years, I lost my list before I had my chance to review them. So usually I considered that my checklist were all ticked. This year, I pasted my Bucket List on the wall in E-1-B. No idea of E-1-B? You should have a look at THIS. So when I moved most of my thing off that memory castle, I was thinking of leaving the Bucket List untouched on the wall. But luckily I tore it off and keep it. I was lucky to do so. 5 out of 6 of my list were completed & I am satisfied and proud of that. Ahhh~!!! I still get an "A" rite?

Last week, I completed my degree course unofficially. I ended it with the Industrial Training presentation and it worked out fine. Basically, the presentation served as a good excuse for me to take a day off from my daily routine and to meet up my buddies. Ah~!!! Hope this would not be my last reason to be back to that familiar place. Thanks everyone for making effort to meet up. Catching up with u guys is awesome.

Thanks Julian for coming back earlier just to meet up & thanks a lot for the meal. If you could make it to the North, it's pay back time. =)

Lala Fried Bihun - a famous food in Klang.
Heard a bout it quite some times ago until I had the chance to taste it. It's really nice. Worth for a try. yummy...As a seafood lover, I can't resist myself over these good stuff. It's juicy with lots of meat.

The location is E: 101* 25' 27'' N: 3*0'38.8''.

This morning, Dad & I went to Penang Island for this....

Yes...Crazy stuff again...

It's in the Bucket list...a week to go...will start at 3.00am...I should have sleep at that choice la...backside itchy who's with me this time?

After that Dad & I hang out for a coffee time. We had a great father & son moment and mostly our topic is about life & future...

"工作后的毓健不一样了,成熟稳重了许多,带着中学时期的影子,只是那么点影子" - My favourite quote of the day, & maybe the week. =)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Just to share

It would surely be a boring post. So don't put any expectation in this post.

Back to a history class, not really long ago but half of the decades...sometimes, somethings can only be explained as "fated" instead of anything else. It's really fate. Let's start with the boring class. 5 years ago, while I had my longest ever holiday in my life after my high school graduation, I was in a mess. I couldn't really make up my mind on my next move. There're a few options that I got that time, but still I stick with the plan "Foundation in Engineering" in Multimedia University (Malacca campus). After one year, again I need to pick a choice for my major. After thinking and considering, my choice is "Nanotechnology" which I thought it's new, cool and fresh at that moment.

Throughout this 5 years, the greatest question that I would like ask myself is "What had you gained in this 5 years?" Honestly I had nothing but shit in my engineering skills and technical knowledge. I almost almost give up engineering after 5 years in this field. YES~!!!This is the 2nd time I mentioned it in my blog post. Fuck up man~!!! Luckily 4 months of engineering gave me an awesome reason to stay and re-evaluate.

So in other words, I am spending RM50k+ for just a piece of toilet paper? Just to clean all my shits off? I would say "NO". I might not be a great engineer that have good critical thinking skills but I learn to think logically and rationally in life. I might not be able to explain to the others in details and convince the interviewers with my communication skills but I speak, listen and share my thoughts with the others. I may not have a good job with high salary but I could get myself a chance to explore to real working work by my own. I might not be able to do well in my engineering job but I do have a great attitude towards life and work. I may not have much interest in engineering but I have passion in life. In short, I learn a lot of things out of the class in my campus life.

Another interesting part about my university life is the value of friendships that I have. I use "have" instead of "had" because for me, it will be everlasting. Whenever I come to the central of Malaysia, most of them would make the effort just to meet up and say 'hi'. Furthermore, they will keep on suggesting gathering from time to time although for most of the time, many of us could not make it and it will be just a history. Since this weekend is a long weekend, many of my friends would like to spend their time with their dearest family. Just to make it for a dinner with me, they just change their plan and delay their time back. Sincerely, I am touched. I do appreciate. Some even rather spend less time with their bf/gf to meet up with me and have a good laugh. Thanks & thanks...

After lots of expectation and disappointment, I learned to be moderate. So instead of expecting, I would rather wait for some surprises. Anyhow, I do hope that the discussion for next trip to the north is an ongoing process and will be a big "ON". Looking forward to it. *bless*

Saturday, October 29, 2011

4 years of Memory Lane

When I first stepped to Cyberjaya, I said "Shit~!!! I gonna spend my 4 years at this god-forsaken place?"

First few months, every weekend I will find excuses not to stay there. Either go to K.L. to meet up friends or even but bus ticket and head back to my hometown, Perlis. But that was 2007. Now, I miss it. A place where I spend most of my time there during my campus life. When someone mention about E-1-B, it will draw my attention. Even it's not related to me, I will still link it to...

A day before I move everything out from a warm shelter that I had spent my 4 years.

I got to admit that I had a big room. Kinda spacy. Oh. RAIN~!!!

After 4 years, I really did accumulated a lot of Chaplang stuff. But not a thing that I could leave it there. Every single piece carries each dots of my memories.

5 months ago, before I left. I took a browse of every corner of it.

Tukkkk~!!! *Door closed*

Another chapter ends

Thursday, October 27, 2011

MIA again???

I am coming home...coming home...tell the world I am coming home...
My deepest apology to those who still drop by at Luckystrike's Sweet home ya...

I will take my time to rebuild my own nest again...a lot of spider webs to clear off...

Trying not to be the most people...=D

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Black is Back with Arthur’s Day 2011

Guess what~!!! Black is back. So who is the Black? And why is he back? *Curious*

Thanks to Arthur for what he did more than 250 years ago. We now could enjoy such cool beverage like these.

So, let us shout out loudly "FORRRRR ARTHURRRR~!!!"

But still I don't find him black...*Still curious*

One of the biggest annual event is now back to town. Since 2009, we have been celebrating Arthur's Day in our own nation just like the other countries such as Ireland, Europe, the USA and the Caribbean.

Oh~!!! Now I knew it already.

Arthur’s Day will be a showcase of the local music industry for 6 talented local music acts – Prema Yin, NakedBreed, Rosevelt, Dragon Red, Jin Hackman (feat. CSBTEA) and James Baum. The best part is they will have the opportunity to perform on the global stage with Taio Cruz. Based on votes online and on ground at various performance venues, Malaysia’s Top 2 favourites will perform at Arthur’s Day 2011, so vote for your favourite local acts to open at Arthur’s Day on the Guinness Malaysia Facebook page HERE.

There is no way I miss this golden oportunity to meet up Taio Cruz this year. Since 2009, I had miss Arthur's Day for twice as they fell in my exam week. I had lost twice in my struggles. Thank god. Now I have done with my study and my internship. I have no worries anymore. It's my time for me to live Arthur's Day till the fullest.
Besides, I am calling all my university friends. It's time we meet up & have fun already. Let's rock together.
I am totalling looking forward for Arthur's Day 2011.
So are you excited now?

Want to know more about the it? Here you go...

The details for Arthur's Day 2011:

Date: 23 September 2011 (Friday)
Time: 6 pm onwards
Venue: Speed City KL, Selangor Turf Club (Click HERE for Map)

Hope to see you all there~!!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Truth or dare?

In life, we will come a time that we could only pick one from all the choices. Just like what Steve Job said in his first story, "Join the dots." You can only join the dots to the past not the future. In other words, the choices that we make now will make what we are in the future.

Now I am in this position & the choices that I make now would be for my next 30 years. Ah~!!! It's already half of decades.
Came across a blog post from a famous blogger, Kenny Sia. Don't Go To The University For The Sake Of It. It's very much recommended especially to those who are in the same position as me. I think the post is telling part of story about me. Seriously I perasan~!!!

This is the video for Steve Job's 2005 Stanford Commencement Address. It's about 3 story of his lifes.

Keep on searching for something that you have interest in. Keep on searching. Don't settle down until you manage to find it.

I wish I do have the courage. Seriously I need to get back my guts that I have been storing in the fridge. Period.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I am sorry...

When's the last time you said this to the others?

We are not perfect and we do mistakes. But do we really feel sorry for what we have done?

Saw this in Facebook. It's a video with the title "Digi Dear Malaysians: Official Video" from Digi. Would like to share it here.

I sincerely apologize for not fulfilling my promises.
I am sorry for not being the man of my words.
I am sorry for giving more dissappointments than hopes.

Would like to be a better man.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ghost Festival...Scary or not?

Warning: The content might be scary and creepy. SERAMMM
In Chinese culture, there're a lot of traditions that we need to follow and keep them on. This mainly is due to believes. As a typical Chinese and Hokkien, I BELIEVE. I don't think I am conservative or kolot. But the reason that I believe is kind of simple. I just wanna be fair and I believe in Ying Yang - Equility. From time to time, I pray to God so that I could excel in my future, career, be healthy and of course love buds of mine be blossom. Haha...Come on la..It's what people always do right?

I believe in God so as Karma. On the other hand, I can't tell myself that there's no ghost in this world right? For those who are not awared, maybe you will feel weird how come so many colour flags along the road side especially T-junction? Or some of you might think who so careless to leave their food along the road side? Why la they put the joystick along the roadside la?

Here's some brief explaination. It's because this month is the 7th month in Chinese Lunar calendar a.k.a. Chinese Ghost Festival. Chinese believes that in month of 7th, the door of the hell is open and "Brothers & Sisters" are free to loitering around. Today is the 16th day, a day after the mid of the month. People say that today is the day when most of "them" are out to the street. So I was not allowed for late outing tonight. Then you know why am free to blog now ya? =D

Just to share with you all, one night at the beginning of this scary month, I sent a friend back after dinner. When I was going back, I actually made a wrong turn at the T-junction at the end of the alley. Not to mention that the housing area was kind of quite as it was 11.00+pm that time. Once I made that turn, I realized that it's a mistake. I stopped my car and made a reverse. Suddenly the light at the lamp post in front of me became blackout. Seriously when you are alone and you knew the story of "T-junction", you just can't help your hair not to be straight at that moment. I started some prayers and moved my ass out of there. Seriously my balls shrinks. might be a coincidence. But wao...What a coincidence? *Sarcastic says*
It's strange that I don't feel any fear in other ghost festival.
For example:

Happy Halloween

Bon Odori

I am more interested to celebrate them. Maybe it's because of my believe. Last but not least, Happy outing ya Bro & Sis...Remember to go back when your time is up~!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

My primary school - 玻璃市州加央群益华小

AEC (Astro Channel 301) is going to introduce my primary school - S.J.K. (C) Khoon Aik to all the people at 14/8 at 9pm. Don't miss it ya especially those who studied there before. It's a place where I received my first formal education, made the first friendship, and lots of fun stuff happenned.



无论身在马来西亚的哪一个角落,有华人定居的地方, 往往也少不了华文教育落脚的痕迹。地处马来西亚半岛最北端的玻璃市,虽是全马面积最小的州属,华人人口也不多,却有十所华小在这里扮演推广华文教育的重 任,其中历史最悠久及规模最大的就是玻璃市首府—加央仅有的一所华小,它的名字叫作群益华小。

《我 来自华小2》第七集《玻璃市州加央群益华小的故事》透过这所刚刚届满一百岁高龄的华小,叙述玻璃市的华社如何代代用心经营着母语教育,并为当地栽培出不少 充满活力的新生代。这里有在篮球场上挥洒汗水的华小生;有回到母校负责指导篮球校队的校友老师;也有走出篮球场后成为垒球国手的年轻人。他们,都心系着这 所孕育自己的华小。



This article is taken from a note in Facebook. It can be view in HERE.

玻璃市州加央群益华小 is the place where I started my first education.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Saya Anak Merdeka...

As the general election is just around the corner, a lot of political waves struck our nation. From Bersih 2.0 to Church raid, they really make the Rakyats unconfortable. This month all of us despite of any politic parties and organisation would put their fights aside and be unite together. It's a month that we could have a chance to look back what our ancestors had done for us 44 years ago. Of course it's not about holiday & flags. We should be thankful to be born in this wonderful country. A multi-races country that full of variety of cultures is gifted. It should be maintain in harmony.

Malaysian, please send your 6.19 minutes for this. It's worth for it.

Merdeka~! Merdeka~! Merdeka~!

Friday, August 5, 2011

When it is worth for friendship - Town Steamboat Restaurant

It's August now. It's so quick. 2 good friends of mine were turning 23 in this month. Therefore we planned to start the month of eighth with a great celebration. Since I haven't been to Town Steamboat before, I suggestted that ideal place...

The place is kinda awesome and the food is consisted of a variety of choices. The seatings are comfortable as the place is lengthy. Besides, it's open-aired restaurant. Nothing is best than having steamboat out of the room.

I just dunno where to start.

While we are waiting, cooked food is served as "Alas perut".

Dimsum??? Just have it.

The restaurant was full of customers even it's weekday.

Initially, it was his birthday celebration. Happy Birthday Loong~!!! But at last three friends came to surprise him all the way from Kangar. The journey took around 2.5 hours but due to a pro driving skill of one of them, it only took 1.5 hours. Somehow, the surprise turned out to be not so as they almost got lost. Anyhow, their sincerity are much being appreciated especially by Loong.

Since everyone was there, so what are we waiting for?

Loaded the pot with the ingrediences.


Left a spaces for a dude - Seang...

It's an enjoyable celebration and gathering. Thanks for those who make it.
"Steamboat is meaningless if you are eating alone" - Huishian on that night.
True~!!! When we are together...

For those who like to have a try in Town Steamboat Restaurant, this is the details.

Town Steamboat Restaurant
63, Macalister Road 10400 Penang

Contact number:

Thursday, July 28, 2011


One has finished his internship, one has left to Singapore...

As I had mentioned a lot of time, now I am undergoing my industrial training. Yeah. Still a students. Still in the process of learning. I am one of those group that working people envy. They are jealous as my resposibility is not as heavy as theirs. They would just simple say "Nevermind la. You are just a trainee." Yeah. This was in my mind before I went in the company until the moment before I met my superior today.

4 years of Engineering in Nanotechnology doesn't really increase my interest in that field. Even worse, I nearly think of giving up engineering after my graduation. The plan before my internship is:

Complete my internship. -> Find a non-engineering job. -> Start a brand new life.

I was just planning to finish my internship with zero. As long as I finish it, then it's done. Now I do feel sorry. Sorry because I started to fond of this field. After 4 years, only the last semester before I officially step into the working world really amaze me how great to be an engineer. Seriously, being a great engineer, life is no life and the income is neither attractive.

Thanks to my mentor aka my superior in my company. He had a quite unique background before he is an engineer. Opppsss...Should be seniour engineer in only just 3 years. He used to be the black sheep of the family. After his high school, he gave up studying. Working at the construction site just to make end meets was not enough for him. At last he went for a higher education achievement - Diploma before he headed to Singapore as a wire man. At last, he managed to get a degree from a local university at the age of 27. Now he is 33 with a child. His turn over really inspired me. His attitude is even fasinating. When he works, he works. When he fxcks, he really fxcks. Smoking and drinking beer are his favourite. Cursing and vulgar joke are the first thing I heard from him when we first met. This tought me a lesson of not judging the book by its cover.

Today, he talked a lot to me. This is one of the phrases that really makes me have a great though.

"When the sun goes down, you don't have any chance anymore. Don't give up any chance."

I used to say I will, I will & I will. But now it's the time to launch. Time wait for no man. I am doing now. One day and if one day, I end up as a great engineer, you are part of the inspiration.

Macha, an engineer that give me a lot of guidance on electrical system.

Friday, July 22, 2011

This is the song for today

Everyone, TGIF~!!! This is the song of today. Yay, kinda annoying ya? But this is the feeling of Friday right? haha...

Enjoy ya weekend ya~!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Worthy Friendship

I still remember 5 years ago when we just completed our high school sessions, while we were thinking of possibilities, at the same time, we were worried that most of us would be far apart and as time went on, we would lost contact and everything would end up with just a hi & bye. Graduation trip to Singapore seems like an end for us. One certain day before we furthered our studies, when I was chatting with Loong, the first friend that I knew when I 1st stepped in Kangar, his mum said to us "Hopefully the friendship within you all will keep on just like Loong's bro." Those words are always with me throughout these years.

5 years then,

I could proudly tell Auntie "Yes, we did make it & it will last ever longer." Within these 5 years, we seldom meet each other, but we would try to make it every chance that is possible for us. "Lost in sight, lost in mind" is never applicable for us. After a long silent from each of us, we will still be ourselves when we meet each other. Jokes, laugters and fun will always be around with us. Everyone of us will always give and take just to keep us in touch. People will always say that as life goes on, we will get to know more friends and our social circle will keep on changing. Friends, thanks a lot, thanks for proving with me that what people say is wrong.

The future is not our can see but I believe there will be another 5 years and more and more. Glad that I am part of your life friends.

Monday, July 18, 2011


Monday should be a BLUE BLUE day for most of us, especially working adult. I am partially influenced. As an industrial trainee in a company, I sometimes do not feel that my contributions are appreciated. After one & a half month being an always-willing-to-learn trainee, I could feel that the motivation has faded throughout the time. The same routine everyday makes me feel numb and keep on awaiting for weekend. Somehow, today I do feel a bit different in the BLUE. While I was waiting for the time to go back, suddenly my supervisor loaded me with lots of task which I knew I would not be able to go home ON TIME. Yes~! Life as a trainee is to go back ON TIME. Curse from different languages came across my mind followed by a curve of smile on my face. So not much that I can do but just to follow orders.

Nothing can be completed well without concentration. I kept on thinking of leaving and my supervisor noticed about that. He asked me "What you plan to be after graduate?" Had myself hesitated for awhile, I said "An engineer." Then he kept on with the lecturing............not much different with a boring lecture but sudddenly his words drew my attention. "You all young generation don't like to think and figure out what's the problem and what stop you all. You all just stop without putting more effort."

Before stepping foot into working society, I keep on telling myself I would not be a part time actor and would not be Strawberry generation (Direct translation from Mandarin). However, I am indirectly heading towards that path. I could hear the ring of alarm and I was awaken. It took me a couple of hour to complete the task but the hours and minites spent are worth for it. Reached home quite late but full of motivation.

On day, if I am a successful engineer, the inspire will be from you.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

It's been some time...

Luckystrike14.blogspot .com is full of spider web and dust. Gonna clear it right now.
Yeah, I am half way towards working life. Half way??? Means I undergoing my industrial training in a company as a student. Choosing to put my industrial training at the last semester is never a wrong step. It gives me the chance to experience what I had studied for 4 years so that I could make a choice in the real working world. I miss study life but I am glad that I am now working. Having my industrial training in Fuji Electric makes me even more interested in something that I had only looked , read and memorized from the slides. Makes my hands dirty let me think again this question "Do you really want to give up Engineering?"A real good question for me to think and by the end of the training, I should come out with the answer.

Another thing great about Fuji Electric is I don't have to buy any formal clothes for my daily job. I am given for free & I find it not bad.

1st time in jumpsuit. This is the suits that we need to wear before entering clean room. Shit man. My tummy~!!!

These were the people I seen for the last time before the Australia trip and driving back to Penang. They are those I miss most. There are angels around me when I first step into university life. Somehow, some of the angels loses their wings. I am glad that they are some that still flying. =)

Sis, how are u there? So my bro in law is white or black? haha...a long lst sister that I found in my university life. My parents don't even know that they have a daughter. =.= *lame* Take care and hope to see you soon.