Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tekanan Sistem Pendidikan...

Ramadhan dan Syawal dah berlalu. La ni masuk Zulkaedah. Tak lama lagi masuk pulak Zulhijjah. Mood Raya Haji pulak untuk mereka yang sambut or take part dalam majlis korban di surau-surau dan masjid. 

Tapi buat masa ni tengah season mood exam especially untuk student UPSR. The big day will be on 5th September which is lagi 2-3 minggu. Parents dah mula menggelabah tapi students masih nampak cool, at least on the surface nampak muka tenang. 

Lately memang trend parents gelabah bila anak dah nak sit exam memang agak obvious. Expectation parents agak tinggi. Gelabah is one thing, the worse part is panic mode attack mula lah semua orang kena tempias. Kelas tambahan sekolah kena pressure, cikgu tuisyen dan pusat tuisyen pun kena sekali. Fenomena dah macam solat Tarawih cuma penuh di hujung-hujung dah nak dekat exam instead of penuh dari mula.

Though people duk bicara that UPSR is not the end of the world, and so does PT3 nanti tapi mood dan climate exam dia memang lain macam. Punyalah caring parents ni. Adakah sebab susah sangat silibus UPSR ni? Adakah sebab susah sangat soalan-soalan UPSR ni especially yang melibatkan KBAT tu?

Kalau hang tanya aku, memang SUSAH! Aku pun tak tau apa yang kementerian duk letak level tinggi sangat scale pendidikan budak sekolah rendah ni sampaikan Matematik Darjah 4 dah kena pandai kira diskaun 10% beli baju di kedai. Dan ada juga soalan yang sampaikan melibatkan production line kilang kek yang mensasarkan target pengeluaran sebulan!

Aku tau memang ada ramai budak cerdik pandai di Malaysia ni. Tapi pernahkah yang membuat polisi ni kaji tentang jumlah pelajar yang dalam tahap average? Ni lah level yang paling ramai. Nampak gaya proses segrigasi dah bermula sejak di bangku sekolah lagi. Apakah matlamat mereka?

Mereka akan melahirkan golongan bijak pandai tapi hanyalah golongan bijak pandai yang cuma mampu menjawap soalan exam. Akhlak, adab, disiplin all gone. Zero. Bijak pandai dalam berbicara tapi adab berbicara takde. Bijak dalam bina karangan atau soalan matematik yang kompleks tapi keluar aje sekolah selamba buang sampah tanpa rasa bersalah tentang penjagaan akhlak yang bagus. Boleh jawap soalan UPSR dengan cemerlang tapi displin masa bila berjanji langsung takde.

Adakah ini semua yang dikejar? Bila tekanan untuk memenuhi keperluan sistem akademik semakin dirasai oleh parents, maka segala didikan dan bimbingan akhlak, adab, disiplin dan hormat yang sepatutnya dipikul oleh parents sendiri terpaksa diabaikan. Sebab parents sibuk sangat nak anak tu dapat straight A.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Was that a LSD?

When there were no upcoming event, I became lazy to run on weekday mornings as I did before. There was simply no motivation. I just wait for weekends. The recent weekend was not as interesting as the last two, hence I had to push myself at least for something to sweat about.

My other half had plans to spend the morning in Putrajaya with her siblings, which includes breakfast and breeze walking by the lake. I on the other hand must arrange for another plan at the same venue. I brought along my running shoes and the rest of the attire.

For motivation, I fixed a mission, to test a new running application I downloaded on my phone. Yes, I know I am kind of not-up-to-date despite the existence of the apps many moons ago. I'm trying to inspire myself here.

It was the Runkeeper apps. I still remember having to use Endomondo and Daily Miles. Perhaps this one had some twicks for improvement. 

I started from Monumen Alaf Baru, the torpedo shape structure and cruise my slow pace along the lake taking me behind the Tuanku Mizan Mosque, the Putrajaya Flora Fest venue towards the bridge before PICC.

The yellow concrete pavement was hard on my feet, hence I had to carefully pounce them in order to avoid any reasons to ditch the run. There were many recreation cyclists both families and small groups that I came across. Only a handful of runners. Once in a while I came across the 100 Plus Outrunner directional signage, which will take place that evening. I thought that the lanes could be a bit narrow to cater for the run.

I crossed under the bridge and ran to other side only to find a more secluded place though it seemed like more nice place to run and cycle due to the absence of traffic. But, I decided to turn back and continue my way back while the sun started stinging my back.

It was a great run and the humidity simply threw in buckets of sweat after the run.

Runkeeper seemed OK for the first time using it. Though I found some glitches like inconsistencies recording the current running pace, but I don't mind. I might try it during the next run.

See how slow I am now? Yes, I still enjoy running

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Hulu Langat Trail Run & MPAJ Ampang Hill Trail Challenge

Yes. You read it right. I was on the trail...and running, and participating some more. I guess the smell of forest floor lead me back into the trail when weekend comes.

The Hulu Langat Trail Run was never in my list. As usual, with Salomon and the like of branding sponsorship, event like this sells like 'pisang goreng panas' in minutes, despite the steep entry fee. I've been missing the scenario of running event and expensive entry fee. It never did gone. It is blooming profitably with more health conscious minded people participating. So are the sports shops. Expanding and opening more with more sports brands coming in. 

I didn't register for it. The opportunity just flew in when a friend decided to skip and pass his slot to me. It was a great idea to run it, but I realised I wanted more.

I seldom heard of Hulu Langat holding a trail run besides the ultra marathon thing which is basically a road run. Adding to the rareness. the venue itself, IKBN together with the support by the local council was kind of hard to digest. Anyway, the place provided a great playground.

The early morning traffic was bad heading towards IKBN, especially on Sunday. I heard that they closed the registration for both 10km and 16km with a total of up to 3000 runners. No wonder that Hulu Langat road was packed. I rode my motorbike, hence no traffic difficulty.

I found myself simply weird around the crowd. The atmosphere that I left for quite a long time. Warm ups, stretch and chats while the deejay tuning in the atmosphere. And not a single familiar face except for my usual running friends that came together.

Moments later I was between runners being flagged off. The 16K crowd was released first followed by the 10K, both were massive.

We had tarmac, followed by with trails through small plots of orchards, forest and plantations. Interconnected by small 'kampung' roads in between houses, we reached into more trails before ending back at IKBN.

I had a mixture of running and hiking, especially through inclines. However, the 10K may seemed some what endless when the legs felt weak. Luckily they had three river crossings, so we had to splash splosh our way back.

I think I clocked somewhere slightly above an hour. No, I didn't quite monitor my time because I don't have a running or a heart rate monitor anymore. I ditched them ions ago. I had fun instead and enjoyed the breakfast meal after the run while waiting friends finishing.

A week after, I totally forgot that I have registered for the Ampang Hill Trail Challenge. Whilst planning for weekend stuff, a friend reminded me of the event which we have registered under the free slots weeks ago. Great.

It was held at Bukit Indah, Ampang. This time the crowd was way much smaller. Only limited to 300 participants. I started observing and noticed that familiar faces from old running times started emerging into the scene. And I can say that these individuals were legends during their time. It felt like a small running get together. However, I didn't expect that the subsequent challenges awaits with curses.

Bukit Indah are known for it's mountain bike trail. A man made and maintained. Nice with soft rolls and switchbacks. We ran here for the first section. Then we left for the tarmac which I felt bored of until we reached Kelab Darul Ehsan. The hill there was simply terrible, though it was not as ugly as other road running hills but it was simply boring.

We entered another trail but too bad we can't run it due to the super steep staircase. Two hills together. There was a lake or they say used to be a reservoir at the top. Nice place.

The rest of the trail was running downhill but still, it was too steep to gain speed. We came back to a tarmac before finishing at the mountain bike trail head again.

The run clocked almost 9K and I was never bothered how did I performed, but I survived and had fun. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Gunung Semangko - Mission Abort

This project kicked-off almost 2 months after Kinabalu. Should be well rested now, though the craving for high altitude air keeps on coming. Until a friend agreed to guide us, but cramping the normal 3 days 2 nights hike into 2 days 2 nights (first night at a mosque). Until halfway into the trail, we thought this could be slightly an ambitious project.

I can see that it is going to be a tough hike. The distance and the undulating terrain. Almost similar the distance between Pine Tree trail head to Twin Peak, but with more abandoned trails. Still, it follows the Selangor-Pahang border where one can always fine the boundary stones throughout the ridge.

I had a glimpse of the trail head from Twin Peak from my previous hike. The descending was super steep and slippery from loose pebbles at the beginning and endless of slippery dry leaves trail testing your shoes'  grip. The climbing back was never easy either.

19 of us which included 4 kids (two are mine) and 3 teenagers. We left home at 11.00 p.m. and headed straight to Fraser Hill. The Friday night traffic was pretty bad though it was already late. We reached Fraser Hill somewhere at 1.00 a.m. and as usual, chilling. The mosque was our official stay for the night, and so were a few more groups which we presumed hikers as well.

My kids and I chose a tiny spot at the veranda which we thought it was better to occupy just the outside of the main praying hall. Everyone snugged into their sleeping bags and dozed off into the chilling night.

We were awoken by the generous melodies of mobile phones' alarm all over the mosque. Then followed by the azan.

A quick breakfast, white rice and black pepper chicken, together with a few more pot lucks, we were fueled up for the task. We left the trail head somewhere around 7.30 a.m. And there were at least two groups started off around the same time, but perhaps only up to Twin Peak.

We managed to reach Twin Peak at 11.30 a.m. for a quick lunch. A final check and assessment by our guide for every one's condition before proceeding. The first challenge was descending quite a steep terrain. Slippery as well due to loose gravels. Then it goes further down with no roots to place our steps but only slippery dry leaves. With heavy rucksacks, I don't dare take any risk of running down this.

We hit a dry creak at the bottom. Very bottom. Then we climbed steep up again. And this routine continued on for a few more until we reached a junction. There's a simple laminated sign showing the direction to Gunung Semangko, turning left. This juncture may be a bit tricky when coming back since the sign only welcome hikers coming in. Be careful.

The trail that continued provided plentiful of more ups and downs through shrubs, fallen trees and the idea of getting to Kem Sungai Merah, which is supposed to be a low lying area with a river was never seemed possible. Maybe! The river flows against the gravity and up towards the peak of a mountain. Our minds started became clouded by fatigue and boredom.

Due to the lack of drive, energy and perhaps boredom, we only managed to reach Kem Sungai Merah at almost 4.30 p.m., which was a mere 4 hours from Twin Peak. We overshot the so called 'ambitious' target.

Kem Sungai Merah have a few campsites. The closest to the river is down right from the main trail. The other two lies just next to the trail, which are larger that can snugged up to 30 person per night. The one by the river is smaller and can cater up to 15 person, but we really had to squeeze between trees to piece together our fly sheets, hammocks and some single man tent.

We feasted like mad. Every bit of food in our bags were taken out and cooked and served. The idea of continuing onward to the peak Gunung Semangko almost disappeared together with the clouds of smoke from our stoves. We were more excited to be there instead of attempting the peak.

At 6.00 p.m. teenagers started to be a bit anxiety. They urged the guides to lead them to the peak. The peak trail will easily take 3 hours in day light. At pitch black night, that could be double. They left for the peak minutes after a quick light preparation.

The rest of the night was spent nice and cozy under our tents upon cups and cups of coffee. It was so nostalgic. I really missed the moment many years ago. We dozed off into our sleeping bags when there were no more gossips to share, I think it was still 10.00. It gets colder into the night. We were glad it didn't rain.

Later in the morning, we were told that the peak attempt was a no go. They found the trail to be difficult and the night was not helping either. They turned back after an hour and decided to ditch the idea.

We were glad that they decided that way, or else they will lost a lot of sleeping hours and the hike back to the trail head will become tougher.

The hike back took almost the same time though it felt a bit easier or perhaps familiar. We managed to enjoy the hike as compared to the day before. A quick lunch at Twin Peak and crawling our way back to the trail head. More weekend hikers hiking in to Twin Peak as we exited.

Mishaps did happen before where hikers lost their way through the maze of trails around Fraser Hill. A few cases did hit the news. There are lots of factors contributed to mishaps in hiking such as improper planning, fatigue, insufficient hydration and hiking essentials.

We came across a group on our way out. It was already 3.00 p.m. and they were no where half way to Twin Peak. They only had a bottle of 1.5 liter of hydration to share among 4 of them, no other food, no torch light which proudly stated they have their phones. Simply hipsters.

Final climb to Pine Tree Peak

One of the many interesting stops, the huge tree

Twin Peak

Masjid Fraser Hill check-in

Twin Peak. One of those peak behind is probably Semangko

The trail head

Bunga Semangko...?

Mountain range from Pine Tree peak

One of the state boundary stones

Friday, March 18, 2016

Smart Study Workshop for Kids

It is in the middle of a week school break, which most prefer to go for a long escape back to hometown or attending weddings. But some prefer to stay locally enjoying the deserted traffic and chilling indoors from the escalating heat all over the country.

A two day Study Smart Workshop was organised at our Surau Al-Ansar for level 2 primary kids. All 30 of them from almost the same school. We invited facilitators and motivators to address and share the workshop modules for the kids targeting them to at least gain some brain planning for their studies.

We had modules such as:
  • Ta'aruf (know yourself and your friends)
  • Time management
  • Focus and focus
  • i-Smart
  • Mind mapping
  • Self potential
It was fun and sometimes a bit stressful when audience became restless due to boring stuff. Hence, we had to continuously making every session an interesting one. Not easy I tell you. We ended each day exhausted. I wonder how daycare and nursery operators keep their stamina?

However, the fun and drive doesn't come together without passion. Me myself have not discovered this personal potential on handling sessions for kids until this event. My other half obviously had everything hands on due to everyday tasks and challenges in the field.

Kids seemed happy and hopefully they get what was taught and shared.


More anxiety

Mini Poster & Event Schedule

Girls on task

Jokers & actors

Playing the stock broker game

Dhuha with Jemaah

The bunch


Qoilullah before Zohor

I want to a ...! And applause by friends

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Gerhana Matahari (Sun Eclipse) 9.3.2016

Been hearing about this a few days ago and shared messages immensely kept pouring in yesterday. Just a quick glance on a few photos for information. Basically, lebai Google explains like this...

Malaysia had the partial eclipse unlike Indonesia

I was at the clinic for my second physio this morning when the phenomena happened. Whilst waiting, I came across this graphic about the sun eclipse sunnah prayer. Good 'connection' with Allah during this unique phenomena. 

Next eclipse will be on 26 December 2019.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Fisioterapi (Physiotherapy)

Fisio atau in english it spells 'physio'. My first experience. It may sound like things you might want to avoid because most commonly it involves patients. Orang sakit. Kalau tak nak sakit, please avoid injury. No it is not something that you do to make you stronger from current state, unless you are...again, a patient.

Lebai Google explains

The sprain ankle that I suffered from Mt. Kinabalu never did fully recover. I can still feel the tingling pain when some force or abrupt load applied. Yesterday morning, with a bucket of anxiety I attempted a slow jog. My legs wobbled. The ankles seemed unstable at every tiny pounding. This can't be right. I tried adjusting my running gait but still, it doesn't feel right. Even my posture wasn't right. I felt lousy.

I went to the clinic for advise. The doctor suggested an x-ray procedure, just to ensure my bones are fine. The result came out good. Alhamdulillah. Hence, she advised for a physiotherapy. All four sessions of it, everyday. Hmmm...that's interesting. At least it can work out something fast for my next outdoor trip. I hope.

The session started this morning. The place is a combination of a small gym or yoga area and some rooms with curtains. A therapist conducted a Sonotron procedure for a few minutes. She explained that it emits a purple color wave that will be absorbed by the affected tissues which eventually helps the recovery. It may or may not work for some people.

The next procedure was soothing. She strapped my ankle with two pads of electrodes and let the electric waves did the massaging for twenty minutes. I could have dozed away if the session lasted longer. 

My kind of ankle sprain. Twisted sisters
Then she taught me a few resistance work outs that helps strengthen my calves. These muscles are inter-related. With a few damaged ones, the rest of the muscles may have to work harder to keep the system in balance. No wonder I felt pain in both my heels every morning upon waking up. These muscles are also taking the extra stress. And you can figure out how does these works if an overweight figure suffered the same thing.

That figure it out. Now I have to schedule a daily routine, and yes she did suggested an ankle guard to reduce the stress on the ankle from regular movements. I hope I can survive these for Gunung Semangkuk.

No idea how bad it is, but this picture scares the hell out of me

Monday, March 7, 2016

Apa Aku Buat Hari Tu...?

Gegaran dan desakan untuk terus mencari kasut trail running menghantui aku. Memandangkan Projek Mendaki Gunung Semangkuk pada minggu ke-3 bulan ni, aku dah tak sanggup nak pakai Salomon tu. Tambahan lagi kami dijangka akan menghabiskan masa trekking dengan average 8-12 jam untuk both days. Maka, amatlah penting sekali kaki aku disarungkan ke dalam sepasang kasut yang sangat selesa bagi mengelakkan pemberontakan di luar kawalan.

Aku dah mengalami gejolak jiwa kacau hampir kronik. Jumaat pagi aku ke Mitsui, Sepang. Ini yang best jadi boss dan kuli dalam masa yang sama, takde sesiapa kisah. Harapan aku ke Mitsui ialah depa mungkin dah restock kasut sejak my last visit a week ago. Aku assume depa ikut macam Nike Outlet, restock barang seminggu sekali on every Thursday.

Aku terus ke Adidas Outlet. Berlakon macam first time sampai, padahal dah tau kasut mana yang nak grab. Takde pulak Response Trail Boost yang aku belek last week. Seorang brader yang nampak peramah approach aku & terus aku tanya pasal kasut trail running. Seemed that he's good at his job. Dia terus pi cari and brought back the shoes, probably the pair from my recent recon. Unlike some other SA, they seemed to have no clue of what product they are selling. Bila aku tanya trail running shoes, depa pi tunjuk kasut lari. Rasa macam nak apply kerja kat Adidas je, bantu & share knowledge to people about sports product.

He brought me size 8UK. I tried it on. Obviously I already knew that it's too huge for me, plus some reviews said that the shoes are a bit roomy on the forefoot. However, it seemed nice tatkala aku bergaya berjalan depan cermin. The colour does matched with the greenery as well.

Aku mencuba nasib to get more info about the restocking process. He said that restocking is done every Friday and items are being send over since they have received the email list that morning. That's today! Jackpot! Aku mintak tolong dia check ada tak Response Trail Boost dalam list tu. Brader ni dengan ikhlas terus ke counter dan check dalam komputer. Aku terus berdoa.

He came back and brought sad news. I requested for the outlet's phone number just in case boleh check semula every week. Dah takde kerja lain agaknya nak check stock?

While driving back home, this mind is working non-stop. He did mention that another Adidas Outlet is at Johor Premier Outlet. I Google-ed their phone number and gave them a call. I know these people are helpful, hence I straight away asked about the shoe. 

Moments later the SA said the words "Ya! Ada bang. Kami ada size UK7 dan UK8." The words that saved the world. And he followed with some discounts promotion which I didn't quite catch the details.

Apa lagi? Aku terus text my nephew in JB and get him to execute the salvation mission. He went later that evening and shared some photos for confirmation. As a bonus, the promotion did reduces the shoe price by half with 5 pairs of socks thrown in. Alhamdulillah.

In the mean time, I have to work out these legs for Gunung Semangkuk. I have 3 weeks which I hope my sprained ankle won't give up on me. Insyaa Allah.

There you go. Please be loyal unlike Salomon :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Evolusi Lanun Basikal 3 - BMX dan Pengangkutan Sendiri

Saya dibesarkan di tengah-tengah zaman BMX, antara jenama terulung zaman itu yang sudah pasti menjadi idola ramai kanak-kanak lelaki. Pengeluar BMX terkemuka pada masa itu seperti Kuwahara, Mongoose, Shimano dan GT memang berlumba-lumba memasuki pasaran di serata dunia. Tetapi saya hanya mampu melihat dan membelek di kedai-kedai basikal. Agak "rare" untuk jumpa kerana kurang kedai basikal. BMX lebih meletup dengan kemunculan cerita E.T. di panggung wayang. Watak sekumpulan kanak-kanak yang menunggang BMX dalam usaha menyelamatkan makhluk asing.

Namun, saya hanya seorang kanak-kanak lelaki yang terdedah dengan pengaruh arus perdana terutama dari kotak televisyen. BMX juga menjadi impian saya ketika di bangku sekolah. Rakan-rakan sebaya di kejiranan juga ada yang berkemampuan untuk menunggang BMX. Sedikit terliur bila melihat mereka menunggang bersama. Tambahan lagi apabila tiba waktu bermarhaban di bulan Syawal yang memberi peluang kami berkonvoi dengan basikal di sekeliling taman. 

Puas saya memujuk rayu ayah untuk menaja sebuah BMX. Unfortunately, idea pendedahan trend BMX mendapat tentangan dari ibu. Ibu tidak berkenan dengan konsep reka bentuk BMX yang dikatakannya agak serba kekurangan (togel). Basikal tak cukup sifat yang tak berbaloi dengan harganya, sedangkan tidak dikemaskan dengan mud-guard, loceng, lampu dan sarung rantai. Saya terpaksa akur kerana penasihat tidak luluskan penajaan.

Saya berusaha juga untuk mendapatkan tajaan, walaupun apa jenis juga basikal kerana saya tahu BMX sudah tiada dalam senarai impian. Namun, spesifikasi basikal terpaksa ditukar kepada basikal yang lebih sopan. Zaman itu dipanggil 'basikal mini'. Saya kurang pasti apa nama sebenar tetapi itulah panggilan yang lebih popular. Mungkin saiznya yang lebih kecil dan lebih ringan berbanding basikal 'cargo' yang direka khas untuk kaum wanita. 

Tahun 80-an saya hanya kenal empat jenis basikal:
  • Basikal cargo atau basikal Jepun atau basikal kampung atau basikal jaguar. Tiga panggilan terawal jelas diperolehi dari kegunaanya, tapi panggilan terakhir agak kurang pasti. Basikal cargo sangat popular dan agak versatile. Malah sekarang dianggap vintage dan menjadi 'collectors item'.
  • Basikal mini. Saiz lebih kecil dan lebih ringan dari basikal cargo. Geometri lebih sesuai untuk penunggang wanita terutama dengan ketiadaan palang tengah. Nampak lebih sopan dan feminin. Sangat popular sewaktu ramai pekerja kilang wanita zaman itu.
  • Basikal BMX. Saiz lebih kecil dari basikal mini. Sesuai untuk kanak-kanak dan remaja. Sesuai untuk aktiviti lasak dan aksi-aksi yang berjiwa muda. Sangat mudah dijaga, malah tidak memerlukan sebarang penyelenggaraan.  Dilengkapi tayar yang tebal untuk pelbagai permukaan terutama off-road.
  • Terkemudian sikit baru muncul basikal Chopper. Basikal import. Memang spesis yang berlainan, yang lebih kepada gaya, mutu dan keunggulan.
Akhirnya saya dihadiahkan sebuah basikal mini. Antara tujuan utama sebagai mode transport untuk ke sekolah dan kelas mengaji. Saya hanya mampu bersyukur dan berterima kasih kerana akan bermulanya episod penjelahan baharu.

Evolusi Lanun Basikal 2

Saya sambung post yang pertama dulu sebab agak tergantung. Mungkin lebih elok diadakan 'sequel'.

Secara asasnya atau lahiriahnya yang dapat kita saksikan dari kaca mata ini, penunggang atau pengguna basikal di mana jua saya dapat kategorikan mengikut kelompok tujuannya seperti:

  • pengangkutan ke tempat kerja (commuting) dan pengangkutan untuk bekerja seperti membawa barang.
  • sebagai hobi dalam sukan berbasikal bagi mengisi masa lapang, minat dengan perkembangan teknologi dunia basikal atau industri sukan berbasikal itu sendiri.
  • beriadah untuk kesihatan atau menguji kekuatan individu
  • pengumpul atau "collectors".
  • mod pengangkutan untuk menjelajah seperti "bike touring".
  • atau digunakan untuk menakluk dunia! Ingat bagaimana Jepun menawan Malaya? 

Evolusi dunia basikal ini boleh saya katakan sesuatu yang sangat besar peradabannya. Benar, ia berkembang sejajar dengan evolusi manusia berabad lamanya. Mungkin majoriti dari masyarakat kita terutamanya di Malaysia, kurang perasan kerana kita lebih memandang kepada model-model terbaharu Vellfire, BMW, Odyssey, Passat, Harley Davidson dan berbagai kenderaan berenjin yang dijadikan sebagai simbol kejayaan atau kemewahan. 

"Basikal?! Apa lah sangat?! Hah?!! Ada basikal yang harga macam sebuah Honda City?!

Begitulah jawapan mereka yang hanya mengutamakan kemewahan teknologi kenderaan berenjin. Sehinggakan kenderaan mekanikal yang pertama di peradaban dunia langsung disisih. 

"Terkadang kita dipesan untuk kurangkan memandang ke atas kerana kita akan lupa asalnya kita bermula dari bawah."