Cashless Touch ‘n’ Go – Outdated and Must Go?

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Do you still remember the time before Touch ‘n’ Go was widely used for public transportation, parking and highway tolls? Image source: Compare Hero.my

I still remember the days when I had to queue up at the bus companies counters to get my bus passes –sometimes more than one, depending on the year. KL, Klang & Port Klang Omnibus and SJ Kenderaan had their own dedicated counter for the bus passes – different colours for adults and school children (which is half of the price of the adult total fares). Toong Foong one was a bit different – you have get it from their office which was located near Puduraya where it is usually packed with bus conductors also queuing up to get their stacks of new bus tickets.

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Cape Verde to KL: Arrested By Immigration & Other Screw ups!

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The flight from KL to Cape Verde was eventful with the scariest part – the pilot reporting that the plane has an engine problem and the plane making 180 degree back to Lisbon. Image: Wrap done on luggage

After 2 months in Cape Verde and gotten busy with work, we soon forgotten about this and we were looking forward very much on the trip back home, back to tanahair, back to family and back to all that glorious Malaysian food.

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Delicious Food in Cape Verde – Part 5 (Western)

Read these first:-

This will be the last in the Cape Verde food series (next Cape Verde post will be on return to KL which was also eventful and first time held by Immigration – stay tuned)

When we are in Malaysia, we eat rice most of the time for lunch and dinner. Noodles are usually reserved for breakfast – from fried noodles, wanton noodles, curry noodles and fish ball noodles.

In Cape Verde, there was no noodles in the food menu but they had the closest thing to noodles which was spaghetti.

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Why We Still Rolling Out the Red Carpet to These Terrorists?

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In a galaxy far, far away, these rebels including the beautiful Princess Leia would have been tagged as terrorists in the eyes of the Empire. I am sure many would protest. So what defines someone as a terrorist? Someone who been brainwashed with twisted interpretation of religion and race and kills innocent people? Or is it someone who has taken up an armed resistance to a rogue occupation or an evil dictator? Image source: Starwars.com.

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To Improve the Malaysian Economy: Stop Pissing Others Off

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The problem with we Malaysian as I have seen over the years irrespective the country is under Barisan or Pakatan ruling is that we all practice double standards. Image source: Reddit

For example, we want other countries to send back the wanted Malaysian 1MDB fugitive known as Jho Low to face the prosecutions in Malaysian courts but we keep an Indian fugitive from deportation to face the prosecutions in Indian courts. We say the world can expect a fair trial in Malaysia (we even guarantee it) but we are quick to cast doubts and condemn other country’s justice system.

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My Top 3 Epic Motorcycle Rides Watched on Youtube 5 (2)

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I rode a motorcycle for almost 15 years before changing my daily commute from a bike to a car for 2 reasons – firstly I got married, so it was not safe when I had to bring my wife as a pillion rider on long distance and secondly my new workplace was nearer and thus there was less traffic jam compared my original journey all the way to KL city centre. So it makes sense to drive car then. I miss biking so I still watch other rides if possible and the one that started it all was the Long Way Round – image source: Amazon.

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Are You Not Also Sick And Tired of Bad Parenting?

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When someone becomes a parent, it is by choice and not something that is forced on them. Image source: The Star.

After all, there are many couples who have abstain from having or adopting children simply because they are not ready – emotionally, financially and mentally to take care of children.

For those who have decided to have children, there is a mandatory obligation that they need to take all necessary steps to ensure the kids are well fed; safe and educated (see the earlier posts – Part 1 & Part 2).

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An Insane Travel Idea: One Day Trip to Tarrafal Part 2

The journey continues to Tarrafal after Part 1 here

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From afar, we could see and even smell the sea and some of the guys started to get excited, probably because it was a welcomed change from the earlier dry, hilly route. Tarrafal was indeed a small town next to the sea but seems cleaner and more organised compared to Praia. The houses and commercial areas mostly two and three stories high were well organised and clean.

Seriously the Government and private enterprises need to do more to promote their beautiful beaches here. If this is in Malaysia, the plan would have been overrun by local and foreign tourists on the weekends. Just take a look at Port Dickson which is about 100 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur – there are already plenty of hotels, service apartments and houses for rent and the town continues to be developed for tourism.

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5 Fascinating Mistakes Discovered With Self Hosted WordPress

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I have been blogging on WordPress.com site since 2007 (earlier since 2005 in Blogger.com) and since it is a free site where certain things cannot be done or limited (like installing plugins, monetization of the site, etc), all I had to worry about back then was ensuring that I had a good content for the blog post. Image source: WordPress.org.

Seriously back then terminologies like SEO, AMP, Fast Website Loading, Caching, Backups, etc was basically sounded alien to me. Well not true exactly, I had some idea on some of the concepts as I have seen the same at my workplace but it was clear that using the free WordPress.com site, there was nothing much I could play around on this.

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An Insane Travel Idea: One Day Trip to Tarrafal Part 1

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The seaside town of Tarrafal lies on the other side of the island, about 70 kilometres from opposite side of Praia. It is not far but considering the condition of the road, it is expected to take us more than 2 hours to reach it. So when someone suggested for one day trip to the other side of island for a swim, at first it sounded insane but then it was clear that it was the break that everyone was waiting for. Image source: Google Map

When we are on work assignment overseas, we will rarely have time for sight seeing – after all, we are expected to work on weekends and till late night. In Cape Verde, things were a bit different – since the users are not available on the weekends, there are days when we are unable to work on weekends. So left to hole up in the hotel room, the team had a choice of either rest in the room or go for a walk and explore the town.

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