Penang, Malaysia

What have I been up to? #2021

COVID-19 has been tough on the economy, and for the jobless situation that I am in. Thankfully, my dad came to my rescue (financially) and great friends pulled me through these difficult times. I guess a lot of Malaysians felt and undergone the same dilemma in 2020 where we are stretched financially and drained emotionally.

This year in numbers:

  • 11 months since I left my job at Dell.
  • Average 5 trips a week across the Penang bridge to the island.
  • Wake up time ranges from 11:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.
  • Average sleeping hours: 10+

Vaccines are great. But a friend told me that typically a vaccine takes 10 years to develop. Having this COVID-19 vaccines done in a year is really unprecedented.

On the last day of 2020, the new case count rises to 2525 cases, which was the highest ever single-day record. Our government’s arms are twisted as closing down the economy on a hard lockdown will not be good for businesses.

I got myself a Mi Watch Lite (Retail: RM 249). Battery life is good compared to the Apple Watch. I’ve been amused with wearable technology since the Pebble Kickstarter days. For me, it tells the time, it counts my steps that’s about all I need, and this fits the bill.

Mengkuang Dam (December 2020)

If you have an afternoon to spare, give me a call and we go to Mengkuang Dam. This water catchment dam provides much of mainland Penang’s drinking water needs. I’m so thankful we are not in Selangor with their frequent water cuts.

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