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Ducati Monster 795

Posted by admin under Event, Life

Back in the 90s, I first saw the Ducati Monster in a bike magazine, I was blown away. What was this radical thing? At that time I was riding a Kawasaki Ninja 150, and the monster was only a distant dream. The dream laid dormant.

Fast forward to 2012, while on a photography job for Ducati Week, that passion was once again revived. The Ducati exhaust sound was poison. Right there and then I knew there was no more hiding the biker in me.

Jonathan, a good friend got me a brochure from Naza, “Yap, it is CKD now, it is not that expensive”. He was right. Finally it was within reach.

I started to put plan into motion. A little more than a year later, I bought the Ducati Monster 795.

It is called “Monster” for a good reason. 

The raw L twin engine, the vibrations, the Ducati sound, the agility, makes it a very unique motorcycle.

Buying a Ducati, you not only buy the bike, but you also buy into a passionate community.

There is no feeling like riding with 110 Ducatis in a convoy.

Riding a bike is living life. Riding a Ducati is living life with passion.

Sony MDR-XB700 Headphones

Posted by admin under Life, Video

These headphones are huge. They look like monster truck tyres on your head. Amazing sound with even better bass. I hooked in up to my Roland TD9KX drum set, and got a shock when I kicked the bass drum. The 50mm Drivers in the XB700 nearly blew my ears off. Price at RM 390, it will not burn your wallet. They are very comfortable to wear and look great if you dare to put them on in public. And yes, if you blast these headphones,  the guy sitting next to you will hear your music.

Hyundai Grand Starex Royale

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When I first saw this car on the road, I remember I chased after it to get a better look. “What is this monster? What brand izzit? It is not an Alphard? What izzit?”. When I got a closer, it was revealed to be a Hyundai. A year later, I bought it. I have had 2  Hyundai(s) prior ( Atoz and Getz) , so I have no doubts of its quality, reliability and value for money.

The feedback and recommendations from few friends who has been driving this MPV were all positive, but it is the design, the lines, the look that got me. I was sold from the start.

Look at the car in detail and appreciate the artistic work of the Koreans.

The dash is simple and elegant. The controls are straight to the point. Nothing too fancy but functional.

Huge car big doors. The front doors slant slightly when opened, to allow easier access. The Koreans has put a lot of thought into designing this MPV.

Despite its size, it is sleek. It turns heads on the road, partly due to its size. The numbers on the road are increasing. With lots of seats, lots of storage space, loads of features, powerful 2.5 diesel engine with variable turbo, good handling, good looks, at about RM 150,000 , it should not be a surprise that it has a 2 -3 months waiting period.