Monday, August 31, 2009

Priciest doorstop I ever bought

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Actually, it's the only doorstop I'd ever bought. Super cute though, so who cares? :D I wish they had more in stock!

Diorama!

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Yen made me this for my birthday!

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Because I love rabbits!

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Yep, the colourful carpet Yen knitted with her hands!

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Crazy huh? All those details like the flowers, hand mirror and comb!

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Probably my favourite part of the whole room heheh! My finger's in there for size comparison

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Haha, I think it's kinda crazy how she could make these things so small; the amount of detail in the diorama boggles my mind a bit even though I'm used to small scale modelling. Thanks a lot dear, I'll treasure it!

Friday, August 28, 2009

My birthday!

Sooooooooooooooooooooo, I'm officially 23 now. Eugh, why do I feel so sad acknowledging this fact?

Haha, anyway, thank you everybody for the wishes through phone calls, MSN, Facebook, Friendster, SMS, for wishing me HBD 5 times a day, or all of the above (hahaha, you crazy fellas). Thank you for the cakes, the songs, the gifts, for coming out, for coming straight away after a long journey back to town. I think I've had my fair share of birthday cakes for now haha, thanks everybody, you all made my birthday awesome! Leong Soon bows and says thank you once again!

Monday, August 24, 2009

New seat pan!

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First one's clumsy, this is the second one Uncle Mun made for me. Looks nice huh? I like the rake and shape a lot! Unfortunately, he made the front end narrower as I requested, too narrow for the top front seat brackets to fit in, totally my bad. I'm kinda torn about the seat height, but it's a conscious decision to keep the seats foldable. I can make it fixed dead at a lower height, put more cushion, have it look nicer and be more comfortable at the same time, no problem, but that's missing the point, the foldable seat is unique so it stays.

Anyway, I rode the bike with only a piece of rag between my butt and the frame. So painful, so not funny. Sis had a go too and her heels were almost right below her butt, yikes!

I dig the shape of this seat pan a lot though; blends pretty nicely with the fuel tank, so it's a keeper. I'm gonna get a narrower front bracket made tomorrow, fix the seat first, might make shorter stays for the seat so it can be lower and still foldable.

The bike looks kinda good without the fenders, no? The look is starting to grow on me, and at this rate, I might never finish the fenders up :D

Friday, August 21, 2009

Farkstrated

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Having a hundred thoughts in my mind all day long every day is no fun. I can feel my brains heating up constantly these days. Not enough RAM in my head for so many processes. So many questions, so little answers. So many paths, so little directions. "When in doubt, take the next small step". Pok kai, really so easy ah?!

This week I came into contact with a really old and dear friend through Photobucket, not Facebook or Friendster hah! 9 years of course doesn't break the record that is standing at 11 with my primary schoolmates, but hey, isn't this just great? The internet and cameras are just facking awesome, imagine life without it; I can't :D

Oh yeah, I've decided to get rid of the Z50M's current seat. It'll probably look nice with super-low handlebars and seat huh? Indecisiveness sucks, asking for everything is fun though. I should sooo go to sleep and dream already.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A random observation..

..but doesn't Dell sound a lot like the mandarin equivalent of the profane cantonese expression "diu"? And, after you buy their stuff, they'll request that you take their customer satisfaction survey, conducted by a firm called TNS, which is very short form for tiuniasing if you ask me :D

Don't get me wrong though, I've had nothing but positive experiences with the brand all these years. And speaking of diu, that reminds me of an uncle I saw at PC Fair on Sunday, he was wearing a cap; possibly made in China or made to look like it, khaki coloured and has, in red embroidery the chinese characters "diu na (star symbol)". Nice cap, I have a feeling Duncan would like one very much :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Riding in the rain

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I was already wet after keeping everything back in the store. Rain + minibike + still no fenders = lotsa fun and pain! Sometime while I was enjoying splitting puddles and getting myself drenched, the headlamp decided to go off, but if you see clearly I just cincai-ly rigged the wires up a few evenings earlier, so I'll sort the lamp out when I rearrange the wires.

And, speaking of lamps, notice that the Z50M now has two Pokeball lookalike thingies behind there? Yep, new tail lights! I made em last week from these MZ RX125 Moskito front signal lamps and some random pieces of aluminium:
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More progress later!

The passing of a friend...

August 14th 2009 morning. I wish you weren't so foolish. I wish you weren't so silly hiding your condition. I wish you'd sought treatment before it was way too goddamn farking late. I wish we'd all seen you more time before you left. I am sad you had to go like this. I am sorry you had to leave so soon. We'll be missing you Uncle Wong. I know I will.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Tronoh Motocross Competition

Resprayed the Z50M's fuel tank again this morning, should be the last time I need to do it, then went out for lunch with Yen, right after finishing the noodles Mom & Dad got me for breakfast, met TK and S at McDonald's during lunch with Yen too! After the meal, Yen wanted to buy apple pies for herself and Liz, but there was a sizable line at the counters, so we took her car and went around the Drive-Thru instead; annnnd, we got our orders after than the customers lining up inside :D :D

Dropped Yen off, then rushed back home as the others were waiting for me, also made it home in record time, for daytime :D Busy playing Crazy Planets on Facebook, lazy to type, so photos deluge it is!

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Kai Ye on his new KLX250. I think it was barely 6 weeks ago when he got this bike new and let me test ride it, yep, still minty fresh!

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There was a pretty nice turnout!

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Dad is amused that these machines from his time are still jumping around, yay for Japanese build reliability!

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What does it say on the pants?

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Not the best, but probably my favourite pic of the day.

I was just done snapping some pics when I looked opposite me and saw this:
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LOL! Kai Ye barely made it for 2 laps before he slid off the side of the second hump, so much for minty fresh, and I guess I gotta readjust the steering for him again come Monday! Haha, it's ok though, he hasn't rode in ages, and had just a few laps of practice the previous week, so this wasn't totally unexpected. I gotta say I respect him though; for not really having rode seriously in his youth, and at the age of 61, this isn't exactly the easiest motorsport one can get into, street and track racing maybe yes, but jumping around on a dirt track not so much, and the next oldest competitor is only 38 haha! I also like how he was just toying with the thought of dirt biking, succumbed to temptation and bought a bike only 3 days later, and brought his new bike to trash around less than a month later, this man is serious :)

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Kai Ye rode his bike over, while his subordinate drove Kai Ma over in the Jeep!

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I heard a very familiar engine note and turned around to see this Honda Cub, modified for the dirt! Nice, it's using the same 90cc engine in our Z50M! There was another similar one a few feet off too!

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As the main events got on, the jumps just got higher and higher!

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And higher!

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And higher! Weeeeeeeeeeee! The number 117 and 98 bikes were pretty fast on this hump, making one huge leap whilst the others continued to make two small jumps. Sure looks fun!

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Back at the Jeep, Uncle Kim Kooi is busy copying the video of Kai Ye's slide down the slope via Bluetooth!

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Yep, they could still go higher!!!

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I wonder if the riders themselves go "Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!" whenever they catch big air? I think I would :)

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It was a fun afternoon! We went home at about 4pm as Dad and Uncle Kim Kooi had a dinner to attend. It rained a bit during the last race so I threw my muddy sandals into a plastic bag and got into the car, with mud still sticking to my arms, gotta get all that dirt off my camera too! Too tired, I slept through the whole journey home :D

Couldn't resist!

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I could stare at it all night now, weeee!!!! Also killed my camera batteries by going batshit crazy with long exposures :p

Dad told Sis to gimme a glass of water and some Panadol, said I'm sick.

I think so too...

..but I don't wanna recover muahahahahahahahhahahahahahaha!

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