Wednesday, September 28, 2016

For the last 15 years, a man known affectionately as "Uncle David" has frequented a corner of the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. He sells trinkets and soft toys daily to make ends meet.
On most days, you will find him outside a bank in the centre of the city.
He was diagnosed with cancer last year, and has now recovered, he says, but kept on plying his trade
Uncle David, whose full name is David Christopher, told the BBC the response had been "fantastic".
"Within two hours, 190 toys were sold and eventually the balance was also sold," he said. 
"If people want to cheat, I can't do anything about it. But I thank social media as it helped to boost my sales and I am thankful for everyone who came down."

Sales are so high that Uncle David is now struggling to cope with the demand. 

“In fact, I have been selling Pokemon, but before Pokemon went viral… I hardly sell 50 in a week," he told Malay Mail online. "Then suddenly it went viral. When it went viral, I was selling 300 a day, but now I have reached a stage where I'm selling about 1,000 already for the last three days."

Saturday, September 24, 2016

I'm in the midst of learning to ride the motorbike.
At the training circuit, I fear the 'balancing on narrow bridge' test the most.
My pass rate is about 2/10.
I chatted with another bike learner about this.
She has no problem with the bridge but with the 'bumpers' test, opposite from me as I have no problem with bumpers.

The instructor overheard us and advised, "Actually, if you can do one, you can do the other. As both test examines the same skill, your stability steering. It's the fear that is stopping you, not your lack of skill. Both of you can easily pass both."

After that vote of confidence, I did succeed in my bridge trial.
The instructor yelled, "See! I told you!"

I muttered to the other learner, "It's a psychological exam."
She nodded in full agreement.

I'm reminded of this news.
After four unsuccessful tries, the little boy was in tears and desperation. The teacher issues an instruction to his classmates to gather around him, chanting motivational words. 
He succeeds on his final attempt, with the crowd cheering in excitement.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

 The namecards that the students these days use.
 Inspirational wall art

Mooncake festival in the apartment