Monday, October 26, 2015

Another Wisdom Tooth Extracted

It has been about 7 years since the last time I extracted my left lower jaw wisdom tooth. Now, my right side is giving me a problem. So I decided to extract it as well. It cost me a bomb. The whole dental surgery cost me RM 1,100, which includes X-ray and the local anaesthetic.

So I went to Khoo Dental again for my hopefully last wisdom tooth extraction ever. On the left, it is my x-ray for the wisdom tooth that I need to get rid of. Apparently it seated very close to my nerve so making the operation a little bit scary for me. But I still go through it and finally I gotten rid of it. The dentist cut the tooth into 4 fragments. I did not retrieved back this tooth as it doesn't hold its shape anymore.

Today is the 7th day after my dental surgery, my gum is still swollen and occasionally still feel the pain. Of course when I touches the wounded area, the pain is there. Otherwise, I think I can still survive it.

Eating food has become a challenge for me as to be able to chew my food without hurting and feeling the pain is almost impossible. I just hope that it will recover soon so that I can really enjoy my food again, especially chocolates.

So this is the end of my post this week. I hope I can blog weekly for now.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Quick Update of My Life Over This 2.5 Years

   It's have been 2 years and 8 months since I last blog about anything in this blog. Looking back on my record, I gradually reduces my post from 79 posts in year 2009 to 42 posts in year 2010, then 9 post in year 2011, 4 posts in year 2012, and 1 post in year 2013. After the post in year 2013, I have started a new chapter of my life. I take a leap of faith and courage to step out of my comfort zone. That is one of the reason why I did not take the time to blog anything, other than I totally set blogging aside. 

   In May 2013, I took a big change in my life by stepping out from being an employee to become an entrepreneur with Douglas. I used to work with him in the same company before, and we attend the same church, same cell group, and we are best friend as well. This changes have a huge impact in my life and it does grow me to who I am today. He still remains as a best friend and I do hope it will never change. 

   We started our coffee journey by taking up a local coffee brand as we have literally no experience in the art of making coffee. With their help, we learned that there is a lot to learn and work for to be an accountable and reputable café in town. Although we did not have a great experience working with them after half a year into operation, we are grateful because of that, we swore to be better that bring us to what we are today. 

   After about a year, we departed from them and built our new brand together with some new investors and partners. Since then, we have been operating under the new café brand till today for slightly over a year. A lot of great and bad experience throughout this journey, and I appreciate that the Lord keeps shining His blessing over me. 

   Since this post should be a quick overall update of what has been happening around me over the 2 years plus, I will keep things short and simple. Hopefully I can post more post in the future to talk about it and new stuff that happening around me. 

   In year 2013, I had an opportunity to visit London, England and Milan, Italy for the International Hospitality Exhibition - Fiera Milano (HOST) held in Milan itself. I got to visit Singapore for the Food and Hospitality Asia (FHA) Expo in 2014, and travel to Melbourne on the same year. This year, I got another opportunity to travel far, which is to Seattle, Washington, USA for Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Expo and the World Barista Championship. Not to mention some local short trip to learn about coffee at Johor Bahru and Penang. 

   As for more personal vacation travel, I travelled to Siem Reap, Cambodia in 2012, Bangkok in 2013, Taiwan in 2014, and Hong Kong and Macau this year. Planning to go to Perth next year though. Since I have been in the café business for awhile, since 2014, my trips have include some café hopping in those places that I visited. I have tried coffee in several café around Taiwan and Hong Kong. 

   I have made new friends, meet back some old friends and reconnect with them, and I lost some old friends too. It's part of life that nobody is for sure to be there for you forever, except the Lord. My sister is finally in college, taking the course of interior architecture. My brother is working now with Honda service centre in Petaling Jaya. I traded in my old car for a new car this year. I think that's all about the major things happened around me this period of time I'm not active here. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Got My Ingrown Toe Nail Removed

It's a brand new year of 2013 and the Mayan is the only one that got extinct so far as the prophecy concerned. Well, we are still so alive on this planet Earth.

Well, Chinese New Year also just over for a week. But my luck is not that brilliant to start with. My house water pressure seems low and many house chores are affected by it.

Worst, I had the ingrown nail for sometime and the doctor suggest me to remove it. I finally did it but it's painful like shit. I'm in MC for 2 days so far. Guess this snake year doesn't really give me luck.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Trip to Gold Coast Australia

I wanted to share a little about my trip to Gold Coast Australia.

I will update more stories soon..

Please click on the this link to view all the photos.

Some Nights - FUN

Some nights, I stay up cashing in my bad luck; some nights, I call it a drawSome nights, I wish that my lips could build a castleSome nights, I wish they'd just fall off
But I still wake up, I still see your ghostOh Lord, I'm still not sure what I stand for oh..What do I stand for? What do I stand for?Most nights, I don't know anymore..  
This is it, boys, this is war - what are we waiting for?Why don't we break the rules already?I was never one to believe the hype - save that for the black and whiteI try twice as hard and I'm half as liked, but here they come again to jack my style
That's alright (that's alright).I found a martyr in my bed tonight.Stops my bones from wondering just who I, who I, who Ia-a-a-am, oh who am I, m-mm, m-mm.
Well, some nights I wish that this all would end'Cause I could use some friends for a changeAnd some nights I'm scared you'll forget me againSome nights I always win (I always win)
But I still wake up, I still see your ghostOh Lord, I'm still not sure what I stand for oh..What do I stand for? What do I stand for?Most nights, I don't know...
So this is it? I sold my soul for this?Washed my hands of that for this?I miss my mom and dad for this?
No. When I see stars, when I see stars, that's all they areWhen I hear songs, they sound like a swan, so come onOh, come on. Oh, come on.
That is it, guys, that is all - five minutes in and I'm bored againTen years of this, I'm not sure if anybody understandsThis one is not for the folks back home; I'm sorry to leave, mom, I had to goWho the fuck wants to die alone all dried up in the desert sun?
My heart is breaking for my sister and the con that she called "love"But when I look into my nephew's eyes...Man, you wouldn't believe the most amazing things that can come from...Some terrible lie
The other night, you wouldn't believe the dream I just had about you and meI called you up, but we'd both agreeIt's for the best you didn't listenIt's for the best we get our distance...