Monday, December 31, 2007

2007 Roundup

2007 for me has been a year of Transition.

Carreer development
I have transited from an ISP to a Telco. Started working for a big Mobile Telco giant in February with objective of financing my daughters education. I also learn quite a fair bit of job ethics with this new company. The structure of a big company gives me more focus and helps me see my output a bit clearer.

Health and Sports
I have also transited from Gym based activities to Outdoor and mainly focussing on Road cycling interweaved with Mountain Biking. Early in the year, i have participated more in Time trials and a bit of disguised competition. Some memorable time trails have been the PCC ones organized by Adrian Holman and those by the Fakawi Tribe. Long rides tends to suit me fine as I ventured more toward rides that are greater then 150km such as Sungai Tengi ride and Broga/Klawang ride.

On the social biking event, i had participated in PCC organized rides such as the Interstate and ride for Life. For the Interstate, it was memorable for me since I had to be the briefing marshall and the MC for the dinner events. I was also the ride marshall for the riders to cross the Penang Bridge. One ride that I really missed out last year was the Century Ride, which i had to sacrifice due to some loved ones.

On the Mountain biking scene, i did a few HASH this year and participated in Presidential ride which i did not do that well, having to retire after a bruised ribs incident. That stop me from riding for almost three weeks.

Ironically, I picked up running this year and ventured into my first competition which is the Mizuno 10k run. Subsequently, towards year end i also participated in the Powerman sprint as progression from the Mizuno 10k run.

Food and Lifestyle
This year, i have been fortunate to try out and discovered three main eating place namely the Brazillian cuisine Carnaval, the Italian Boat House and the cafe Picadilly. They have become one of my normal hangout since for good food.

I have lost two close freinds this year namely Zubir and Hanapiah. Zubir I met during the Broga ride in April and Hanapiah is my good friend when we were working in MIMOS days. What trouble me was the manner that Zubir passed on.

Moving Forward
Prediction for the coming year 2008
Career - Retirement perhaps in 3rd quarter of 2008.
Health and Sports - More running and picking up swimming and Hill trekking
Personal - Spend more time with loved ones


Dancing Ciken said...

happy new year mac! mt kinabalu on?

The Editor said...

Ciken: Bila???? I am on as long as between March and July..

Ride 2 infinity n beyond said...

thanks for the support buddy ! toast to another year of greater achievements, more fun n joy ! :)

bola2api said...

mac, ini dah macam resume jer ni hehe

all the best mac.. lepas retire u buleh mintak keja kat boonfu pulak hehe

Pantani's 2nd Cousin said...

Mac, have a great 2008! i plan to ride more often/regularly n hopefully i will see u on the road soon!

The Editor said...

Fireball: Eh, resume takde cerita macam ni, dia kena cerita mcam cerita P Ramlee

Panta..: I think I need to run also, not enuf mileage

walla said...

wow! your new boss must have given you plenty of esos that you can think about retirement this year.

The Editor said...

walla:ESOS can be entitled if the company is a public listed ;-). When I joined, the company went private :-(. Timing was never been my strongest point

Baby Mits said...

hi! I long time no stop by this blog. Wow you are still cycling! And getting more active too! Good for you!

PS: I bumped into you while you were jogging at Kiara Park :) I segan nak tegur..

The Editor said...

baby mits: Apa nak segan, owh unless u segan nak tegur orang tua..hihihih