Happy Birthday to Mum

Its been a while since I last celebrated my mum’s birthday together with her. So this year, I decided that I must make the efforts to gravel back home and spend a little bit more time with her and celebrate her 73rd Birthday.

My mum was a school teacher in her earlier days where she had taught up to 3 generations of students in the small town of Labuan ( a tiny island just off the coast of Borneo ). Sometimes when I bring her for walks around the town, we get people still calling her Cikgu.

My mum has always been my inspiration to try and help others to succeed and one of the most patient person I know. I guess that’s one of the traits you pick up being a teacher of a primary school for about 30 years.

We only have one mother and we would always love them as they have sacrificed so much for us. I’m thankful that I am still able to see her even though her health is deteriorating …. she always has an amazing smile for me when I get home which is what I really look forward to.

Happy 73rd Birthday Mum … I will always love you !

Air, Sea, Land and leg power

One of the things I do enjoy a lot is travelling be it internationally or just dometic travels. The trip and route may seem the same however the experience is always different for me.

Started my day by train … however before boarding the train I remembered I left my phone in the car !!! omg … lucky my dear sweet wife @ireenchew who drove me to the train station early in the morning was not too far off and drop me my handphone after i kindly asked someone for help to borrow me their handphone for a quick call.

Off to Labuan … a small little duty free island off the coast of Borneo where life is simple and where cars are cheap ! From there … off to Borneo mainland thru the sea.

Took a speedboat as its the best way to travel fast and cheap. These boats are also known as the flying coffins … as its small and don’t expect much comfort .. it just gets you from point A to point B within 25 mins and costs about RM8.50 ( USD 2 )

From there … I got a lift to @danieldoughty ‘s place … which is was my final destination and after a chat .. off we went to see some night markets happening in the city of Kota Kinabalu .

Yeap … we walk .. and it was really crowded.

If I’m not mistaken there was a celebration of the Mid Autumn festival and this weekend was the height of the celebrations. I’ve got some videos which I would share later.

Now … as I’m writing this post … I’m dead tired as I’ve been travelling since 5am till about 10pm … time for some zzzz …

Cheers everyone and have a brilliant weekend !

Decentraland coming to Town

Over a few months ago, I got to know about Decentraland thru talking with community members about this really cool project which is like owning virtual land but its on the blockchain.

After doing much reading on this project, I found it really interesting as you can literally build your own virtual estate and make some gains on it. Its like real estate.

Decentraland is not the only project where you can buy and virtual land and its recorded on the blockchain. However this is one of the more porpular ones out there.

https://decentraland.org/

So these guys are in Kuala Lumpur and you can meet up with them if you are around town. It would be great to meet up with them to understand more, as I do have some questions on this project which I’m really interested to understand it better.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/decentraland-x-bitcoinmalaysia-meetup-worq-subang-tickets-70875116381

You can use the promo code below if you are coming as the event. The space is limited and hope to see you all there.

Promo code : JASONCOLB

Hope to see you all there ! Cheers and have a brilliant day !!

Taking a short holiday away from the haze

The haze in Kuala Lumpur is really bad .. so lucky thing I was heading out to Vietnam for a few days and at least get to breathe some fresh air while getting some things done there.

So whats happening to cryptos this fine Monday ??? Looks like Bitcoin did another dip … and is now sitting at about $10,350, however based on my quick look at the charts .. we may see another dip before moving towards 10,550 – 10,880

Even the market sentiments seems to be siding the shorts where there is a 82 million dollars in the difference in superiority as of the time of this writing. This may however flip in my estimates within 48 hours .. but I’ve been wrong many times before.

STEEM however ….. it seems to be holding on strong with low resistance of 0.00001540 BTC . Its seems like a good indication to buy around that price as its been tested before at that level and held strong.

These are all just my opinions and not financial advice. If you are trading .. do it at your own risk.

Anyways .. back to my short trip and Vietnam keeps me hunting for food !!! So far managed to find a few new ones like this Crab Noodles Soup !

Or this really yummy mixed salad ..

Have a great week ahead guys !! And keep on steeming !

The Thai life and what to expect

It won’t be long now that a lot of us would be making that trip to Bangkok to attend STEEMFEST 4 , the most anticipated STEEM Meetup event of the year.

As mentioned in @anomadsoul ‘s post-task this week, what would I be expecting when going to visit our neighboring country to visit and to meet amazing new friends. What would I be planning to do apart from attending SteemFest?

https://steemit.com/busy/@anomadsoul/the-road-to-steem-fest-or-the-thai-life-and-what-to-expect

Even though Malaysia and Thailand is just sitting next to each other, there is a big difference in culture and also language. So , heading over to Bangkok is really fun … been there a few times for holiday so there are just a few key places which I would really like to go again this time around.

Chatuchak Market !

Now this place is just a sea of stuff to get, and buy and most of the time you end up buying stuff you don’t really need. Each time anyone heads over to Bangkok, you can never get enough of Chatuchak Market. There is just so much stuff you can get here.

Did you know that a large number of small boutique hotels in Malaysia buys their stuff from these markets? From customized soaps, candles and other decorative stuff is bought from here. So this is one place which I will surely visit.

Get an authentic Thai Massage

If you’ve not had a really good Thai massage, you don’t know what you would be missing. The experience of Thai massage makes you feel just amazing as the technique they use is so different from those normal massages. Towards the end of it, you get stretched, pulled, and all you can hear is your body releasing all its stiffness making you feel refreshed.

Get a taste of some local food

Being a typical Malaysian, we love food and Thailand shares almost the same thing. And good food you get at the restaurant with nice ambiance and waiters waiting to serve you … however GREAT Food is what you will get on the streets.

This would surely be something which I would be hunting from the day I reach Thailand and if you like to find these local delicacies, Thailand is surely the best place to find it.

Apart from those, I don’t think I would have much time to roam around freely in Thailand however I would surely be looking forward in meeting all of you would be heading over to SteemFest !

Lets meetup and have an amazing time like every other year !