|His obituary notice|
|Me and Norman during our training at Old Police Academy|
إِنَّا للهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
"We surely belong to Allah and to Him we shall return."
Drink driving has no place in this world. May justice be served to the driver.
News articles related to the incident: The Straits Times, Berita Harian (Malay)
Reached another milestone in life! Typically this achievement is usually achieved by 18 year olds who are eligible enough. But me being a late bloomer, I finally passed my Class 3 motorcar driving license at the age of 28....
Aquired my Class 3 Driving License!
Enrollment and Training
|My Class 3 Manual Car Training Record Booklet.|
So, like typical teenage dreams, it was mothballed until December 2015. At a spur of the moment. Due to my foresight of one day getting married (I was engaged at that time) and driving a car or having a job that may require me to drive I decided to take up driving to be prepared for this.
|My record of the practical lessons had to go through.|
I didn't really take note of how many practical lessons I went through, but I knew I had pre-booked a lot of lessons in advance. With a quick look at my records on the SSDC account, I had spent a total of $2,318.60 on the whole course itself. But I had already anticipated to spend close to 2.5K, so had somewhat mentally prepared myself to pay for that kind of price.
I also made an effort to go for lessons every single week. But however, I did took a long break from June 2016 till September that same year due to other commitments. There were also lessons that I booked but did not go due to the lack of reminders. So yes, that's money gone down the drain.
|My assessment checklist.|
|2nd and 3rd pages of the assessment checklist|
The tester sighed and I myself let out a heavy breath. But nevertheless, I continued on to the "S" course. Then onto the public roads. I actually felt more comfortable riving outside as I myself was used to road riding on motorcycle. When we returned to the circuit, I was prepared for the worst outcome and already thinking of contingency plans to book for additional lessons and TP test.
|The Classes of vehicles I'm able to drive|
We parked the car and he led me to the waiting room. After a 7 to 10 minute wat, my ester came out and he commented that I need more practice shifting gears. He looked at assessment checklist for one last time and handed it to me, I breathed a sigh of relief... I passed the TP test with 18 points!!
Throwback to my Graduation
|Me during graduation.|
Bought New Phone
|Goodbye Asus Zenfone 2|
So my unnamed Asus ZenFone 2 failed on me after almost 2 years of use. The phone was already in a bad state when certain app features didn't function properly. Ever since Nokia was making a comeback, I was actually holding out for the latest high-end Nokia phone. I was very disappointed upon the release of the Nokias, 3, 5 and 6. Their specs are more to the low to mid range. YouTube reviews also showed disappointing camera quality.
I couldn't wait any longer, and after much contemplating, looking at reviews, watching YouTube videos and decision making, I listed down my requirements for my future communication device.
My past few smartphones are more to the mid range specs. Basically at that time, I thought I'd have only basic features to rely on. I have used Asus ZenFone 6 and 2. But now, I've decided to no longer restrict myself to cheap mid range smartphones and go for a high end one.
|My new phone, a Huawei Mate 9 named "Endeavour".|
|And Endeavour's namesake, the Space Shuttle Endeavour.|