Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Settling down

Last weekend I brought my family to Melbourne, it was a tiring journey with two kids on 8 hours flight and enduring long queue at Immigration and Customs at Tullamarine Airport. We arrived at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport around 9am and passed through final hurdle of Customs around 11am.

We have a lot of baggage, 7 hand carried assorted size bags; 2 extra large luggage bags, 3 boxes and 2 MacLaren strollers. Alhamdulillah we passed through customs without any items being seized, we declared everything except for chicken currypuffs that has been sniffed by the trained dog.

Well, bidding farewell at LCCT Airport was hard to my wife and especially my mother in laws and sister as they are attached to my kids. Tears has been shed :p and memory remains.....alas we just stay here for couple of years only.
at LCCT airport

Kids are settling very well here. Sarah enjoy her new bath tub and Suri is active as normal. But yesterday both of them down with flu and coughing...hopefully not that bad...maybe cold weather has effect on them.
one of the room in our new house

This weekend, I'm planning to bring them to Melbourne Park for a walk and ease the tensions for being at home for a whole week.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Appleby Drop Point D2

My first knife for year 2012 and it is a custom made! Scored this one from a knife forums from another maker at a good price. This knife is a Appleby Drop Point D2 from Bob Appleby. The steel type is D2 with 4 inch blade and had knurled spine.

The handle is made from maroon micarta and it is polished to the 3D effect, tappered tang with white and black liners. The handle has two brass bolts and one brass hole liners. It comes with thick leather sheath in black color. Im not sure this one is heat treated by Paul Bos or not because the one that I saw in Bob's website saying that the heat treatment is from Paul Bos.

Overall length is 8 1/2 inches, overall Im happy with quality even though I did not order this piece directly from the maker with my one customization but it still a great utility knife, easy to handle and the weight is just nice for me :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Living in Melbourne

Its been a while since my last post and a lot of things happened in between. I started 2012 with a new job and it require me to move to Australia. I took the chance and hopefully it will open a new path for me and my family.

Melbourne is an exciting place to live and based on 2011 survey, Melbourne is the most livable city in the world. So far i'm still looking for a house to rent and there's a lot of things to do before I can settle down and bring my family to Melbourne.

Tram at St Kilda Bicycle for rent

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Manix2 Moonglow

Got this beauty from last two weeks after waiting for almost a month before Jon (EDCF and owner) shipped the knife to me.

The knife is actually made by Spyderco for EDC Forum after a poll made by forum members and they want something special, so they comeout with new scales that glow in the dark rather than normal G10 or carbon fiber scales that associated to Manix2.

I am really impressed with the scales, it really glows and it glows for a quite sometimes. You can see the knives in the dark without a problem. As far as i know, the first batch of this knife already sold out and I am consider lucky to have it. At E-bay CPFmarket they selling this knife for USD200 or more!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cardiff Blues Rugby Jersey

I am not a Magners League rugby follower, but when it come to rugby shirts and jersey I am quiet crazy for Canterburry made jersey due to the clubs emblems, sponsors and the toughness of the material they use.

This time, I ordered Cardiff Blues 2010/2011 Home Pro S/S jersey from They're having a huge sale right now and without second thought I ordered one and within 10 days, the parcel came to my doorstep.

Next item will be London Wasp jersey and South Africa off-field polo shirt, all below MYR100.