Monday, March 1, 2010

New Routine

It has been more than a week now since I moved in to my new apartment in Al Khan, Sharjah. My apartment is at the 45th floor. I enjoy the view of the Arabian/Persian Gulf and the Al Khan Corniche very much. In fact last Friday I spent the entire day at home which was a rarity in my life.

I was very anxious in the beginning about the traffic condition during the rush hours to work. But I discovered later that the traffic was not really bad. I have experienced worse than it. The only thing changed is that I no longer have a privilege of waking up at 8pm and drive to the office in 15 minutes. Now I can call myself a morning person. I wake up either at 5.00 or 6.00 am and drive out either at 7.00 or 7.30 am. So far I have never left my house later than 8.00 am. It is a good lifestyle to be a morning person. My parents always taught me about the benefits of being the early bird. One of the things that I look forward in my morning routine is to enjoy a cup of coffee/tea and sandwich at a petrol station in Al Awir Road (Refer to map: between E44 to E66) whilst enjoying the morning breeze of the desert and view of skycrapers in Shaikh Zayed Road. I love doing the breakfast on top of the hood of my Dodge. The breakfast in Al Awir Road is sort of a victory breakfast for beating through the morning traffic of the day. It motivates me to wake up and hit the road early in order to do just that.

My daily route.

But it is not always sunshine out there. Yesterday was the worse traffic I have ever had in this country. The UAE received a short but heavy downpour on Saturday's night and as a result a lot of roads in Dubai and Sharjah were inundated with water. One of the main causes for this is because there is no drainage system in UAE roads. Since UAE only received less than 6 cm of rain on average every year, the government has decided that spending millions for a drainage system is not worth it. Instead let give the motorists some worst traffic days every year for a change. So I spent 2 hours for my morning journey and another 4 hours on the way back. But after spending more than a year experiencing the Cheras - KL highway in the past, my mind and body quickly changed to 'zen' mode when I got stuck behind the wheel yesterday. Although I was exhausted but it did not alter my mood whatsoever. It was just a bad traffic day in a year...

The only thing that I regretted last night was I could not skype with my wife on the eve of her birthday 1 March 2010. God knows how much I miss her and Adrin especially on a special occasion such as her birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Honey !! I look forward to see her in the middle of this month in Kuala Lumpur.


Before I call it a day, an incident happened when I arrived at my door step. When I wanted to open my door I realised that I left the only key to my apartment in my office ! Damn...what should I do !!? I just arrived home after 4 hours of driving and there was no way I want to drive back to the office just to get the key. So I called up the security guys to find out whether they keep a spare key. But they did not keep one. Luckily a security guy passed me a handphone number of a lock master who lives nearby my area. So I called up the lock master and he came with his tool bag and changed my door lock in less than 10 minutes. I was very grateful that he turned up as it was already 12.00 midnight.

The price of lock master service = AED175
The price of not checking my pocket before leaving my desk = stupid stupid stupid..


“The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.”

G.K Chesterton
(1874-1936)
English writer

9 comments:

ziarah76 said...

long, font tak nampak sangat, susah nak baca...

cohong gym said...

kau kena selalu ingat yang kunci rumah macam nyawa kau. cuba kau bayangkan kalau the tukang kunci tak de. kau kena drive balik ke office 2 jam amik kunci, pastu 4 jam untuk sampai rumah. by the time kau sampai, dah pukul 6 pagi.

lepas ni, kau jadikan kunci tu macam pendant and pakai kat leher kau. satu lagi kau simpan kat dalam wallet buat spare. at least kalau kau terlupa, kau ada 2 kunci spare. kalau wallet kau pun hilang, kau ada satu lagi kat leher. tapi kalau kat leher tu pun hilang, maksudnya kepala kau pun dah putus.

Syamsulfaiz said...

shah,
Kau kena pakai kanta baru boleh baca. Template yg aku pakai ni memang font tulisannya kecik. Bila dalam draft besar dan terang pula.

cohong,
Mulai malam tu memang aku ada 3 kunci. Satu dlm rumah, satu diikat sekali dgn kunci kereta dan satu dlm kereta. Aku tak teringat pula nak gantung kat leher. Stylo juga tu. Tapi kalau kepala aku putus aku tak perlu nak balik rumah dahh...

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cohong gym said...

hahahahaha. kalau nak lagi gempak kau buat la macam bling bling. baru hip hop

doremon said...

boh skali ngan kunci keta proove to be the best i think since klu nak gerak mana2 kita naik keta. i do that. dulu aku pun slalu tertinggal kunci merata.

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