Monday, February 23, 2009

Dangerous Highway

Last night I was driving back from Kuala Lumpur to Shah Alam after meeting a friend to fixing up my laptop. It was raining quite heavily, so I've to drive slow, steady and very careful. Furthermore I'm driving a 4WD fitted with semi-hardcore off-road tyres.

As usual the motorist in Kuala Lumpur will never know how to reduce their speed. As if they are driving or riding during the race at the Sepang F1 Racing Circuit. But I don't blame them. Probably they are in the rush to go home....

When my vehicle reached the Federal Highway near the Mid Valley Mega Shopping Complex it was still raining heavily. Then of all the sudden I feel that my vehicle start flipping to the left and right. I said to myself, "it can't be my tyres because I've changed a set of four new tyres to my 4WD.'s not because of my tyres! You know why? The highway is uneven with patches here and there, which was done very badly. In fact it started from the whole stretch from Mid Valley right up to Shah Alam.

To make a matter worse, the painted lining on the highway is faded out until you can't see whether you in the right lane or not. Additional to that, the guardrail is also dark....until you can't even notice that there is a guardrail in the middle of the highway.

There it goes....when I reached Sungai Way, at 1.00am....traffic jam! You guess what? About 10 vehicles collided and crashed into each other.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Sentuhan Pemotoran

Sejak 15 tahun tinggalkan alam motoring photo/journalist ni terasa juga sudah lost touch. Rindu tu memanglah terkenang-kenang ketika di zaman lumba motosikal membawa ke lumba kereta kemudian pergi ke rally dan bersambung lagi dengan ekspedisi 4WD dan Touring superbike.

Tambah pula bila terlibat sebagai photo/journalist dengan majalah kereta motor. Coverage event seperti di litar lumba, rally, 4WD, Treasure Hunt dan yang paling seronok ketika launching kereta baru. Maklumlah kami berpeluang test-drive kereta-kereta keluaran terbaru.

Tetapi apa yang penting ialah bertukar fikiran dengan kawan-kawan wartawan pemotoran daripada lain-lain media. Minda kita sentiasa up-to-date dengan latest technology dan specifications kereta-kereta dan motosikal keluaran terbaru.

Sekarang bila dah lama tinggal alam itu, otak pun dah mula berkarat dah. Tetapi dengan pengalaman yang ada itu bolehlah pelan-pelan di polish balik.

Pelan-pelan posting-posting yang akan datang nanti kita akan up-to-date balik. It's a matter of time to get polish-up.