Monday, April 19, 2010
Sat 17/4/10 S88 to 1Cafe & back to S8
Both of my thighs still hurt today. Last Saturday we started cycling from S8 around 6pm & reach 1 cafe near Chowkit around 50 minutes later. Right after we got into the motorbike lane the rain started to fall & we took shelter with other motorcyclists under the bridge. Lightning & thunderstorm was on top of us. When it started to drizzle we continue back our journey. Going uphill was a sheer torture on a fixie & i get jealous looking at them free gears coasting or glide effortlessly downhill. I guess not many cars on the road on Saturday if to compare on normal weekdays but still they were like missiles you have to avoid & giving a hand signal can really save lives.
Sweat was pouring like a wild river, i remember swallowing some back in. 100plus was dancing on my mind. At 1cafe there were plenty of other riders. Sitting down still breathing heavily & sweating profusely while enjoying the bike scenery, bundles of them parking right outside the cafe. Most of them locally assembled & some of them clearly ordered from somewhere over the seas.
Besides cycling another reason was to check out the gig. Overall the bands were ok, Saw them playing before but Crimescene gave everyone something to remember especially the organizers or the pub owner. Bought a couple of zines & meet the regulars & some were really wasted.
Cycling back home wasn't so bad either, same thing it was drizzling all the way back to S8. At night there were less cars on the road which i felt much safer & again some parts of the road was real torture especially uphill, you can tell if its uphill when suddenly you thigh giving you the throbbing signal. I was literally breathing straight from the lungs itself plus we haven't had any dinner.
It was 12am that we got back home & crash at the mamak for dinner+supper. Good thing it wasn't a thunderstorm and riding in the drizzling rain & getting all wet was really good. Now i'm contemplating of getting another (gear) bike which maybe a good idea for a long distance cycling. Make car history(hopefully).
My bike wasn't assembled 100% accurately due to human error. This uncle succeeded in doing some minor corrective surgery now she's one happy post-op & living her life to the fullest.
Friday, April 09, 2010
Vialka hail from deepest France, via everywhere and nowhere. They are a devilishly high-spirited guitar/drums duo who tour hard and fast across the world. Their music skips joyfully across borders, channeling desert blues, Chinese folk songs, scatter rock and European gypsy song dynamics in a whirlwind of dervish energy. Their endless gypsy punk folk rock tales, hard hitting poly-rhythms and yelps and howls make for a danceable and intoxicating brew. Like A Hawk And A Hacksaw or The Ex their openness to new sounds and cultures makes you feel alive and shows that 'world punk rock' need not be a dirty phrase.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Bike hunting & assembling. Buying a bicycle & using it is also a political move, a choice & an ideology to push for it as a main transport & everyday use & of course also for health benefits. hopefully its not just a pipe dream for some of the cyclists here who's using it as their main transportation. we definitely want this city to become or at least bicycle friendly city.
Few days back we went for bike hunting. 1st the 'Gwcycle' shop in Shah Alam (got lost & went through a thunder storm before we reached the place), at least we got 2 happy cyclists who got their bikes there.They carry mostly used, imported bicycle mostly from Japan & another 1 is from 'here' also used & imported Japanese bike. I couldn't find mine, at least i've to see the bike in front of my eyes or test it before purchase. Some friends recommended the ABC bike shop & it is the perfect place, i heard many ppl around the country come to this place even international cyclists. The bike connoisseur who put a bike together in a few hours according to your needs or what he thinks is right for you and also fix everything bicycle. In a couple of hours & its done & its locally made. (^_^)
Monday, April 05, 2010
at KLsingsong 09
at recent MAP arts festival.
This is the 2nd time i watch them live & they're really amazing skilled & humble musicians. Been around long enough but don't have any album even though they've recorded their songs. All they wanted to do is just to play live. After the goreng/solo people never failed to clap & cheers even if their 1st time watching them.
'MAP Art Fest'
Opening of “Once Upon a Time in Malaysia” group art exhibition curated by Arteri
Arteri presents the launch of the MAP arts space with a group exhibition “Once Upon a Time in Malaysia”. Drawing upon the popular medium of story-telling, it features emerging artists from Malaysia, looking at how the diversity of the Malaysian narrative shape the way we understand ourselves and one another. The 28-artist exhibition will showcase works by some of the most established names in the Malaysian art world such as Wong Hoy Cheong, Bayu Utomo Radjikin, Ahmad Fuad Osman, Hamir Soib. In addition to this, a large part of the exhibition will also be dedicated for the introduction of emerging talents such as Samsudin Wahab, Shieko Reto, Saiful Razman, Phuan Thai Meng, Melissa Lin, Poodien, Rahmat Haron and Ilham Fadhli.