Archive for the ‘My Journeys’ Category

Fiber to the Home

On March 24, 2010 TM launched UniFi, its much-awaited High Speed Broadband service. According to TM, UniFi is a combination of “Uni” signifying togetherness and camaraderie, and “Fi” symbolizing fiber optics. For residential customers, UniFi offers a bundled triple-play service of high-speed internet, video and phone. For internet, the speed choices are 5 Mbps, 10 […]

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Across Australia in 4 days, Part 5: The journey begins

Previously on Across Australia in 4 days: Prelude: An Adventure About to Unfold Part 1: Before the Journey Part 2: Kuala Lumpur International Airport Part 3: Sydney Landing Part 4: Face to face with the Indian Pacific Sat 3 Oct 2009  1:50 pm I noticed several people checking something with the train staff at a […]

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The tire

I was in Sungai Buloh, a town at the northern outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, to meet my two NGO colleagues. The three of us were planning for a 3-country Middle East whirlwind discovery tour sometime next month. After finishing our short discussion on the itinerary and preparations for the trip, we made our way back […]

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On the run

Today was my first day in office after spending last week in Bandung, Indonesia. 6.45 am was a normal time that I left home for office for the past 2 months. But today, 6.45 am found me donning my running shoes instead, and at 6.50 am I was at the neighborhood playground warming up before […]

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Goodbye

I’m back home. The return journey from Bandung was uneventful, except that unlike my other trips before this, my CMOY headphone amplifier did not make it back home with me. The reason – a rookie AVSec personnel at the airport had shown an inordinately keen interest with the amplifier. I had earlier passed his grilling […]

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Bandung

I’m here in Bandung, Indonesia. At the local airport yesterday afternoon my luggage appeared on the single carousel quite early compared to the other travelers. But there were X marks all over the bag. I was really sure that at the airport check-in in Kuala Lumpur 3 hours earlier the marks were not there. My […]

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Wrong Person

“I’m afraid you’ve got the wrong person. I don’t remember knowing anyone named Nordin and I am not from SMS Terengganu…….” That was the opening line in an email I got 2 days ago on April 27, 2010.  The email came in reply to the one I sent out several days before, trying to locate […]

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AaHa…

From:    Nordin Ibrahim Unit: Division: Date:    12 April 2010 My wife had a problem with Facebook. After managing to locate several of her school friends from over 20 years ago, she posted in her Facebook a scanned picture of her school’s entire Form 1 class, comprising of over 150 pupils. The scanned Form 1 class […]

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Gukje Market, Busan

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KL-Incheon-Busan

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