I'm not here

Posted on 7:47 PM by Daoh Darko | 0 comments

Swear words:

This is true at the time of publication. After that, you shouldn't take me too seriously.

I'm not writing here anymore. I'm here.

I celebrated my New Year in bed at 9pm.

Posted on 1:10 AM by Daoh Darko | 0 comments

Cigarette: 3 sticks
Coffee: 1 can of nescafe latte
Swear words: 4 words so far...
This is true at the time of publication. After that, you shouldn't take me too seriously.

Ok. I need a new laptop. I can't caps, can't shift and can't ctrl and can't tab.
I want a PS3 also. I think this Blu-Ray is a total monopoly bullshit by Sony. I hope it dies like how laser disc died.

I spent my new year's eve in Penang with a cycling friend, Ap. We're psyched up with the Malakoff Interstate Ride. Starting from Juru Autocity, Penang to Kedah to Bukit Merah, Perak and back to Penang. Clocked 149km.

During registration Ap and some bunch of guys who registered under Malakoff, didn't get a Manhattan Fish Market coupon. One of the kakaks from Malakoff finally yelled,

"Alamak dah habis dah kupon tu! Dapat diskaun RM5 Manhattan Fish Market jek! Itu pun nak ke?"

Hello, aku dah bayar RM30, naklah segala benda yang patut aku dapat. Kalau aku datang jauh-jauh biarlah berbaloi habis-habisan. Kalau tak pun, the kakak should say things politely. At least. Hehe.

But the first day was a hard one for me. The last 35km was bloody dragging, hot hot heat and I think I mandi all my water bottles. The road was so flat I think I can see KLCC.

Hello, no training yet I managed 140km ok!

Yup, no training whatsoever. The last ride I did was in October with Putrajaya Critical Mass. And that was a slow ride and only 20km. I did cycle just to hang my balls on the saddle for just 30km. Then bang I did 149km.

Saw some jambu stalls along the way. I shouted "Wah jambu!" to Ap. He smiled. The kakak jambu smiled and continue shouted,

"Kalau saya ada duit sekarang saya bukan beli jambu je kak! Saya beli ais sekali!"

Me and Ap, followed this one group from Tanjung Bin Malakoff. It was a good pack at first until the one pulling the pack got too excited thinking they're on a glamour ride. They kept on waving to the bystanders like some menteri on a bike rally thus making the peloton slow. Dah la makin slow then tak nak ke belakang bagi orang lain tarik!

I had a nice tan though. So lepas ni jalan-jalan mana-mana boleh pakai baju lengan pendek tunjuk belang. Kepala hotak dia. :P

The next day, 1 January, me and Ap were too tired to continue to ride. Didn't regret it. I told myself that I rather DNS than DNF. The second day ride was only 74km somewhat but I don't want to risk anything as my body still aches.

I'm in denial. Hardcore.

But anyway, I managed the first day so it's all good. Got my cert, my tee and other goodies. The only thing I regret was the fact I didn't bring along a camera. Brought my Electro 35 instead. I develop the film later today. See how it turns out.

It was a great event. Didn't make friends. But we saw Wahid Senario and his group from Media Prima on the way back to KL. He gave us the thumbs up. I think because we gave a couple of them hell at a climb on the first day.

What a way (ride) to start the new year. If got pictures later I share la ok.

hello not-so-cool humans, I am your saviour.

Posted on 1:50 AM by Daoh Darko | 0 comments

I'm pretty much a lazy person to update blogs.
I get easily excited and easily bored on things.

I used to have like a gazillion blogs and I never did update them. I had shared a blog once with my wife, S (check out her blog here) until she started hogging the internet speed with diner dash and survivor series downloads.

Although blogs started like a million years ago, even before this cina dude discovered brazillian wax, nuffnang, advertlets and how to make tons of money with brand-biased advertorials, I feel like saja la wanna try one more time.

Who knows I get endorsed by brands and get paid doing shallow paid reviews and take pictures and all that?

"This is Adidas shoes (insert picture here). It's so old even my grandma looks great. (insert ahso picture here). I replaced with new Adidas shoes for free because I write about them in my blog. Then i get cheque 10K rupiah from nuffnangnak! WAAA! (insert cheque picture here)"

So i'm a marketer full time and a designer part time.

My day job pays well but being the greedy bastard I am and always looking for an excuse to modify and buy new bicycles, I take freelance every now and then.

Sometimes i'm so lazy but i badly want that free"lunch" job, i went overboard scolding and arguing with the client.

"Hello boss. I'm a designer not a magician. How you expect me to make this fat, ugly female staff to become Megan Fox for your annual report? You think I got time meh? I got day job also la!"

And lagi satu, i think this blog is gonna be more of my cycling stuff (try la ok - see how rajin, i am). I take care of this other cycling blog, Putrajaya Critical Mass. A mass cycling event in Putrajaya every last Friday of the month. Damn malas gila nak maintain sometimes. It's an unofficial but it's the one that starts everything.

I find it inspiring to read cycling blogs but then after a time i think it gets monotonous. They started writing like how many cyclists were on the ride, how many kilometers they cycled and what did they eat for carbs reloads.

Sometimes to add a funny side of the story they took picture of a fat cyclist getting an extra workout replacing the tyre tube.

I don't know how this one gonna last because usually in a cycling group I will be the quiet dude and i'm the last person to finish a ride.

So that's how lazy i am sometimes. The only thing i'm rajin about is making my fonts small and big. But damn, malas to edit picture and put stupid dialogs all. Fonts also colour-colour.

"Check out my cool fixed-basikal!"