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From Cebu to Kuala Lumpur

Thursday September 25, 2014 6:30 a.m. Cebu City, Philippines Doug Health Check: It’s a good thing that I don’t (as the Filipinos tell me I should) have a bunch of children to take care of me in my old age. I’m already there. My phantom kids would have to start taking care of me now. My eyes are so sore and so bad that I can hardly focus on the keyboard. I’m so tired that I can hardly move. This has been a problem for a while and relates strongly to why I’ve stayed in the Philippines for so long. The days of waking up feeling refreshed and energetic seem to be long past. My legs feel like lead weights and I can hardly summon the strength to move. The last time I woke up feeling what I think of ...
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Riding My Bike from Airport to Kuala Lumpur

Friday September 25, 2014 Somewhere lost in the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 8:30 a.m. Man oh man oh man oh man oh man. A crazy life. It’s funny how I keep deciding to do things and I just ignore all the potential problems. I assume that I will be able to handle it when the time comes in some fashion. I go blithely forward without a care or thought in my head. But when the reality strikes, it is a different story entirely. Not so easy then. Having said that, my night sleeping on the cold tiles of the main entrance to the airport – where the evil security dudes banished me – was not that bad. I rolled out my Thermarest and got out my sleeping sheet and blew up my high-tech Ex-Ped pillow. Put it all together with ...
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Finding an AWESOME Bike Shop In Kuala Lumpur

Saturday September 27, 2014 8:15 a.m. Eagle’s Perch, Bird Nest Guest House Kaula Lumpur I thought the guest house would be alive with activity at this point, but I think the young kids were up late and they are now sleeping in. Or they were up long ago and are now out sightseeing. So far, I'm not that excited about Kuala Lumpur. I hope my plan works out and I’m able to fix my bicycle, get an Indonesian visa, and fix my camera here. Otherwise, I thinking coming here will prove to be a mistake. On first impressions, there is little here for me to enjoy, and it is quite expensive. This neighborhood is astonishingly touristic. On my walks around the neighborhood yesterday afternoon and evening, I saw nothing but hotels and guest houses and “reggae bar”s. Everywhere I turned, ...
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The Three Cultures of Kuala Lumpur

Sunday September 28, 2014 7:00 a.m. Bird Nest 2 Guest House Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I already covered the events of yesterday – my success in mastering the transit system and finding a potential bike shop. Perhaps I didn’t mention the tone of things. What I mean is the social atmosphere out there. It’s a strange one, and I’m not sure I’ve ever encountered it before. At this point, I still know nothing about Malaysia, but I do know that the population is largely a mix of Malays, Chinese, and Indians, with a small number of aboriginal groups. The Malays are almost entirely Muslim, and the majority of the women here wear the head covering - the hijab. I assume that all the women I see with the hijab are Malays. The Chinese and the Indians are equally easy to pick ...
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A Long Walk to the Petronas Towers

Monday September 29, 2014 7;15 a.m. Bird Nest 2, Kuala Lumpur It was a Sunday yesterday, and bike shops and such things were largely closed. I started the day in the Internet café. I mentioned before that the Internet café is FAR more advanced than the ones in the Philippines: Much more space; more comfortable; wonderful chairs, good mice, good monitors, fast connection, reliable computers. There’s really no comparison at all. My first time there, I was surrounded by screaming and yelling gamers plus an old man in the corner staring intently at Internet porn, but yesterday morning it was largely empty. It cost me seven ringgit for three hours. That’s roughly sixty-eight cents per hour. The first time I went there, the clerk was quite rough and rude. But this time, the guy was nice, though, as so many ...
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Trying to Find DT Swiss Alpine III Spokes

Tuesday September 30, 2014 6:45 a.m. Kuala Lumpur Bird Nest Guest House I got a bit of a late start yesterday, so I didn’t accomplish as much as I’d hoped. I suppose I can also blame that fact on circumstance and the nature of Kuala Lumpur. My current task is still to rebuild the wheels on my bike, and to that end, I wanted to go to another bike shop that I’d found out about – KSH Cycles. This was supposed to be Malaysia’s top end bike shop, and they were the regional distributor for the DT brand of spokes. I had been told that they would have DT Swiss Alpine spokes. I found them on Google Maps while at the Internet café the day before, and I’d carefully marked their location on my map of Kuala Lumpur and the ...
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Trying to Cycle Across Kuala Lumpur

Wednesday October 1, 2014 8:00 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Words fail me about my adventures yesterday. I went out on my bike to find the Olympus service center, and I discovered a first in history – a city without streets, a city made up entirely of highways. Just as I had no choice but to ride from the airport to downtown on a highway and walk from the subway down a highway to get to a bike shop, yesterday I had to navigate a wilderness of highways to go just a short distance across town. I can’t stress enough how difficult this was. I’ve tried to explain it to people here in the Bird Nest, but no one quite manages to grasp what I’m talking about. Even when I show them my maps of the city ...
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“Error 404 – Not Found” – and Permalinks “Save Changes”

Thursday, October 2, 2014 6:20 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I experienced some success, though very frustrating success, with the website. I had sent an email to my hosting company,m and I got the usual techo-babble reply. I felt I had the right to contact them because they had recently moved my website to a different server. I suggested that my website had crashed because of this move. Their reply wasn’t very helpful, to say the least. The guy said that he’d looked at my website and he “noticed a few things.” I assume that meant he noticed things that were wrong. He said something about anchor tags (and he included the code here) and he said something about unresolved links and how the thumbnails referred to the original “bix”. Needless to say, I had no idea ...
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Thinking About Buying an MSR Whisperlite Universal

Thursday October 4, 2014 8:00 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The argument grows stronger for buying a computer. I went to the Internet café to download the latest installment of my shopping adventures in Kuala Lumpur, and it took an hour and fifteen minutes just to download one file from the NEO. I had a second file partially filled up, and the total download time came to about an hour and forty minutes. That’s too long. I imagine I’ll do some shopping while I wait for the tent and sleeping pad to arrive. I went back to the camping store yesterday to check out the stove I’ve become interested in – the MSR Whisperlite Universal. I imagined that I would end up buying it in Canada and having it added to the box. The total price is ...
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Rebuilding My Wheels with Sapim Leader Spokes

Saturday, October 4, 2014 5:50 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Yesterday was all about the bike. The plan was to ride my bike to the Bike Pro shop and have Jason rebuild my wheels with Sapim Leader spokes. After looking at my maps of the city, however, I changed my mind. I just couldn’t face the hours of cycling on the highway system, and instead of taking the entire bike, I removed the wheels. I could carry those on the LRT and that would make the trip much easier. The trip is quite a long one by LRT and it costs 2.1 ringgit, or about 70 cents. The route from the LRT station to Bike Pro takes me past two other bike shops, and I popped into both of them on my way. The first shop is ...
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Overhauling Bottom Bracket and Headset

Friday October 10, 2014 6:15 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The big adventure for yesterday was riding back to the Bike Pro shop for more repairs. Getting there was a nightmare. No other word for it. I believe the bike shop is about ten kilometers away, and it took me nearly three hours to get there. I’ve never seen a city like this in terms of how horrible it is for bicycles, and I hope to never see another one as bad. Plus, it has the usual Asian tendencies, such as a lack of street signs. I went out of my mind trying to figure out where I was half the time. I stopped dozens of times to check my map to make sure I didn’t make a mistake. Yet, I still made mistakes and I ended ...
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New 9-Speed Chain and New Cassette

Saturday October 11, 2014, 5:30 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I did return to the bike shop (called Bike Pro, by the way) yesterday. Jason was there, and I was happy about that. He was working on a couple of other very fancy bikes, but he was happy to chat with me about my bike and changing the chain. It’s been great to be able to sit around in the shop and just watch as Jason works. I’ve learned a lot about modern bikes just by sitting there and watching. After a while, Jason finished with his current jobs and went out and got my bike. I noticed that there was a small problem at the beginning. I saw that Jason was going through all the boxes of components at the shop looking for a chain. This ...
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More Modifications and Upgrades to the Bike

Sunday October 12, 2014, 7;15 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House Kuala lumpur, Malaysia Another day yesterday in the historic city of Kuala Lumpur. So what amazing tourist sites did I visit? What cultural events did I attend? What new foods did I sample? What words did I learn in a foreign language? None of the above. As usual, I spent the day in bicycle shops. I’m not complaining about that. To be honest, I’m sure I enjoyed my time at the bicycle shops much more than I would have enjoyed visiting the local museums. The level of tourism is so high here that anything like that would feel like a trip to Disneyland. First thing, I hopped on the LRT and went to the neighborhood with the Bike Pro shop. I had left my bike there after having had a ...
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New Tires and a Stuck Seatpost

Monday October 13, 2014, 7:00 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I finally took the chance, and yesterday morning I ordered a pair of Schwalbe Marathon Mondial tires from Chain Reaction Cycles in Britain. I’ve found that the bike shops and camping gear shops in Europe are much easier to deal with than the ones in the US. They are much more accustomed to shipping to international destinations and aren’t paranoid about it. It’s probably a symptom of a much larger problem that the world’s superpower – the USA – is so scared of the rest of the world. They’re so scared that they won’t even ship their products to other countries. I suppose the real reason for that is that they don’t have to. Their own market is so large and rich that they can afford to ...
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Rabbit Bites, Schwalbe Tires, Clikstand, and Camera Repairs

Thursday October 16, 2014 6:30 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Some events of note took place yesterday. For one, the rabbit that I have such an odd relationship with actually bit someone hard enough to draw blood. An actual Western family showed up here at the guest house yesterday afternoon – a family with two young boys. I watched them arrive and I wondered what it would be like to be so young and be experiencing things like going to Malaysia. And I wondered what it would be like to be parents of young boys and exposing them to the weirdness and dangers of travel in foreign countries. Then later on, the mother saw the rabbit in the kitchen. She got excited and went to call in her boys to see the rabbit. The boys came in ...
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Picking Up My Repaired Olympus OM-D E-M5

Friday October 17, 2014 6:20 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I am the proud possessor of a working Olympus camera once more. I went back to Mont Kiara by taxi again, as I hadn’t figured out the buses to get there. It’s funny that I even make taking a taxi difficult. The average person, since they were taking a taxi, would simply take a taxi right outside their hotel. But I knew the route they would follow and how tortuous the streets to get from here to that route. So I walked three or four blocks until I got to the downtown street that goes west and turns into Parlimens Street – the main big road out of downtown that leads right into Jalan Duta, which is the main highway to get us to Mont Kiara. It ...
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Uploading Photos to Smugmug and Seatpost Removal Success!

Saturday October 18, 2014 8:00 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I made a useful discovery at the guest house yesterday. I learned that I could use the computer in the reception area to upload pictures. At first, I had trouble. The pictures would upload but then I’d get an error message at the very end and lose everything and have to start all over. I didn’t change anything or fix anything, but later on in the day, that problem disappeared and the uploading went smoothly. It also uploaded a lot faster than at the Internet café. There was suddenly hope that I could get through my backlog of pictures and clear all my flash drives. The key to this is SmugMug and the way that it keeps track of the files already uploaded. I can upload a ...
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New Seatpost Problems and New Handlebar Grips

Wednesday October 22, 2014 7:15 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I did get up the energy to go out to the bike shops. However, I did not return with the bike. We ran into another problem, and I spent some time trying to get that sorted out, and by the time everything was ready, it was later in the day. Even then, I got on my bike and was ready to start riding, but it began to rain. I knew it could turn into a powerful rain storm, and I decided to leave my bike at the bike shop one more time and take the LRT home. The problem this time around was also with the seatpost. I may have mentioned already that in the attempts to remove it from the frame, the top part of the ...
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Picking up My Bike and the Clikstand T-2G

Friday October 24, 2014 6:30 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I am in proud possession of my bicycle once more. Getting to the bike shop was as easy as always. It involves simply crossing the street, purchasing a subway token for 2.1 ringgit (about sixty-six cents), riding in air-conditioned comfort on a nearly empty subway train, and then exiting the subway and walking one block. I stopped at the Indian restaurant on the corner (called, appropriately enough, Restoran Corner) and had a filling early lunch. Then I walked the rest of the way to the bike shop. I had left my bike this time at PedalSpot – the shop that dealt mainly in Merida bikes. I had gotten to know two of the clerks there quite well – Eddie and Andrew – both friendly and knowledgeable bike ...
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Lifesystems Mosquito Net and Other Gear

Saturday October 25, 2014 7:00 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Shopping adventures continue. I went back to a camping store yesterday to consider purchasing a mosquito net and a sleeping sheet. I was going to go to the big Explorer store in the Publika shopping mall, but at the last minute, I changed my mind and went to a smaller shop I knew about. Its advantage is its location somewhat near a subway stop. I had purchased my Sawyer water filter at this shop. The mosquito net I ended up buying is a Boxnet from Lifesystems. In a rare feat of self-control, I purchased the single instead of the double. Since I was attempting to save weight, purchasing the double would have made no sense. And when I got it back to the guest house, I had ...
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Gear Talk – MSR Hubba Hubba NX and Thermarest Prolite

Wednesday October 29, 2014 6:45 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I went to another camping store yesterday. My goal was simply to purchase a second lightweight Dueter toiletries bag. I used the first one for my bike tools and I liked the bag so much, I wanted to get a second one for either my cutlery or for my flash drives and electrical cords. At least this is one product I like. The difference, I guess, is that I was able to see this product in the store and go over it thoroughly before purchasing it. I spent a long time at this camping store looking at other products. I’m still in the midst of my obsession to find lightweight equipment to replace all my very heavy equipment. That includes lightweight stuff sacks, lightweight sleeping bags, lightweight ...
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Gear Thoughts – Tents, Sleeping Bags, and Stoves

Saturday November 1, 2014 7:00 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I’ve conceded victory to the animals of the Bird Nest. I now feed the rabbit a slice of bread every time I sit down, even if I’m not eating any bread myself. When I sit down to have a cup of coffee, I also get a slice of bread for the rabbit. Feeding him the bread is the only way to get him to stop biting me and bothering me. It’s a small price to pay for some peace of mind. He generally chews through half a slice and then has had enough and goes and lies down somewhere. That’s better than sitting beside my feet and then suddenly rearing up and sinking its teeth into my calves. As for the cat, I now lock my room ...
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Lifesystems Mosquito Net, Bikebuddy, and Trangia Adventures

Wednesday November 5, 2014 4:45 a.m. Yes, the time is correct. It’s that early in the morning. I woke up and I just couldn’t get back to sleep. Only the usual type of news to report. The BikeBuddy water bottle cage from the UK arrived in the mail yesterday. It is stamped October 27 in the UK and arrived here on November 4, so that’s pretty fast. Buying the Bikebuddy was a bit of a risk. It’s a specialty item designed to allow you to put bottles and containers of nearly any diameter onto your bike. You can see how that would instantly lead to problems. The unit itself has to be infinitely adjustable to hold many different sizes. And then it has to be further adjustable to fit on the wide range of bike frames and styles available in ...
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Bikebuddy, BBB Fueltank XL, and Sigg Bottles

Thursday November 6, 2014 6:25 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Feeling much better this morning. I can tell I slept well because I woke up with strong memories of all the insane dreams I had. I can really feel the difference between the mornings when I remember those dreams and the mornings when I don’t. My body doesn’t seem to get much benefit from sleep when I don’t remember the dreams. My (very small) goal for yesterday was to bring the long “end stop” from my new MK3 Bikebuddy to a bike shop and ask them to drill a hole through it. With this hole, I’ll be able to mount the MK3 securely in an unusual way and then use the MK3 chassis to attach my oversized Minoura water bottle cage. In a rare turn of events, ...
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Running Errands, Reading Books, Listening to Podcasts

Friday November 7, 2014 7:45 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Not much happened yesterday. I spent the morning working on the Trangia X2 stove. I got my hands on a long and thin piece of wire and it was small enough to be inserted into the fuel line. The idea was to clean it out if it was clogged with soot. But, if this wire was any indication, the fuel line was clean as a whistle. All the other components were equally clean, but I went over them again just in case and made sure that there wasn’t a single speck of soot or dirt anywhere. Then I tried to light the stove – and failed. Using logic, I then have to conclude the problem must be the pump. It does hold pressure and it does pump ...
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Checking Out Ortlieb Pannier Bags

Friday November 14, 2014 6:45 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Again, not much to say this morning I don’t think. I stumbled across the existence of another bicycle shop yesterday, and I went to see it, and, of course, found it closed. It was very disappointing because this shop specialized in Ortlieb pannier bags, and I very much wanted to check them out again. Getting to the shop wasn’t easy as it involved two trains and long waits for the trains, so I was doubly upset when I found the shop closed. There was no reason for it to be closed. No holiday. No lunch hour break. Nothing like that. They just hung a stupid joke sign on the door that said “Gone fishing” and never opened up. My guess is that they rarely, if ever, get ...
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Sleeping Bags, Pannier Bags, and Hose Clamps

Thursday November 20, 2014,December,12, 7:30 a.m. I’m doing the usual things here in Kuala Lumpur as I wait for my tent and other things to be put in the mail. I’m shopping while altering my traveling gear and bicycle. The last couple of days, I’ve been trying to put the final touches on the oversized water bottle cages. I’ve ended up with three entirely different units – a Minoura AB1600, a BBB Fueltank XL cage, and a Bike Buddy MK3. You couldn’t possibly get three more different units, and not one of them fits on my bike in the normal way – at least not when you put them on at the same time. One alone would work fine, but that would be a bit silly. The point is to increase the volume of water I can carry on the ...
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My New MSR Whisperlite Universal

Thursday December 11, 2014 6:00 a.m. I’m now the proud and very happy owner of an MSR Whisperlite Universal stove. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I can finally stop fighting with my Trangia X2 multifuel burner – the stove that has made my cooking life a frustrating nightmare for so long. I had given the Trangia X2 one last chance. I ordered a set of replacement parts online and these parts finally arrived in a box of new camping equipment that a friend of mine had shipped to me from Canada. I eagerly set to work and replaced all the seals and parts and made sure that everything on the X2 was in perfect working order. Not surprisingly, despite many, many attempts, the stove still would not work. That got me so angry ...
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Extending Tourist Visa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

(Note: I'm not an expert in this field. This post is only about my personal experience of extending a visitor's visa in Kuala Lumpur. I was given a 90-day visitor's pass at the airport when I arrived, and I went to the immigration office in Kuala Lumpur to apply for an extension. I was given a 60-day extension. It cost 100 ringgits (about $23 US) and required a full day to process. An alternative is to take the bus to Singapore and then return to Malaysia by bus getting a new 90-day visitor's pass at the border crossing. That will cost you more in the end since you have to pay for two bus fares and a night or two of accommodation in Singapore, but it is relatively straightforward.) There was some confusion when I checked for information online about ...
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Quick Trip – Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

A small adventure to report. It really is small, so don't get your hopes up. It's just a short trip to Singapore. My tourist visa for Malaysia was expiring, and I had to leave the country. My original plan was to leave by bicycle, but I was too disorganized and that never happened. I was so disorganized that I didn't even realize that my visa was expiring right in the middle of Chinese New Year, which is the worst time in Asia to travel. Everything is booked solid - hotels, buses, trains, planes, etc., and the roads are jammed. However, in a suprising twist, I got lucky. I wasn't lucky when it comes to trains. I went to the train station to buy a ticket, but all the trains were sold out. Then I asked the people at the counter ...
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Quick Trip – Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

I'm writing from Singapore, and for the first time, I have my laptop out in a coffee shop. I never really took it outside of the hostel in Kuala Lumpur. It's not like the NEO. Not quite so portable and all that stuff. Taking this computer feels like I should be doing something important. And it's a lot heavier. Everything feels a lot more complicated than just a short time ago. The computer is such a powerful beast compared to the NEO, the battery doesn't last 700 hours and I have to worry about charging it all the time, I have to bring the mouse, and as my body falls apart, I have to wear glasses in order to see the screen. Plus, the keyboard is not that great. Not like the NEO. It may not have been a wise ...
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Buying a Smartphone – Samsung Galaxy J7

I finally got around to buying a smartphone. I thought'd I'd do a little experiment and type something up on the NEO and then hook the NEO up to the phone (using the keyboard emulator function) and see how easy it is to send an email. The story of this smartphone could already take up a few hundred words, but I'll try to keep it under control. As you know, I was interested in buying a Windows phone. I started looking into that because of the promise that a Windows phone would integrate seamlessly with Windows on my computer. Then I became more interested when I learned that the Microsoft Lumia phones were very well built and well engineered and well designed. Android phones always came with caveats. But the Lumia 640 XL, for example, seemed nearly perfect in terms ...
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Trip to Penang to Get an Indonesian Tourist Visa

Thursday, November 5, 2015 It's been a while, so I thought it was time for a note from the "road." It still isn't much of a road, but at least it isn't Kuala Lumpur. I'm in the George Town district of Penang about 5 hours by bus north of KL. My journey here falls pretty firmly into the "things like this only seem to happen to me" category. I came here to apply for a tourist visa for Indonesia. The Indonesian embassy in Kuala Lumpur (for reasons that no one can explain) won't issue tourist visas. But the Indonesian embassy in Penang (in the same country) DOES issue tourist visas. It's not a big deal because the bus journey here was pretty painless and Penang itself is a pleasant change from Kuala Lumpur. It feels much cooler with brighter, bluer ...
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Passport Photos with Never-Drying Ink

I could write a weekly or even daily column entitled, “Things That Happen Only to Me.” Today, that thing involved getting passport photos. I need two of them to present to the Canadian embassy as part of my application to renew my expiring passport. I imagine thousands of people around the world doing this every day. They go to a photo shop, comb their hair and pose for a photo, and then they walk away a few minutes later with passport photos. If only it were so easy for me. In my case, I needed a stamp on the back of the photos. It has to be an official stamp with the address of the photo shop that took the picture and it must be dated. The photo shop I went to here in Kuala Lumpur was in an upscale ...
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New Passport at the Canadian High Commission in KL

I've always had a strong interest in good customer service and good design, and I was pleased to find on my visit that the Canadian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur had both. I went there because I needed to renew my passport, and I was a little bit nervous. I'm always nervous when I come face-to-face with officialdom. They ask me to fill out forms, and my rather erratic life never quite fits into the boxes on the form. I'm a perfectly law-abiding fellow, but I can't shake the feeling that I'm going to get in trouble whenever I go to embassies or high commissions. I did my best to make sure that I had all the information they would require to renew my passport. This appears to have gotten easier in recent years. There is now a simplified process, ...
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Tourism Secrets of Kuala Lumpur

Everyone loves secrets, and I know lots of them about Malaysia’s fascinating capital city, Kuala Lumpur. My first secret is at the famous KL Tower. Every tourist knows this tower. At 421 meters, it is the seventh highest self-supported tower in the world. Ride the elevator to the upper decks for fantastic views of the city. But just steps away, I discovered the KL Forest Eco Park. This park is absolutely free and offers a stunning Canopy Walkway through the top of the rainforest. An easy way to reach the KL Tower is the ultra-convenient Hop-On Hop-Off bus. For a mere $11, this colorful, double-decker bus will whisk you to all the major sights. However, the savvy tourist knows how to get around Kuala Lumpur for nothing! The GO-KL system has four free bus lines, and riding them won’t cost ...
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Train Ride from Kuala Lumpur to Klang

I rode the KTM Kommuter train from KL Sentral down to Klang and back. My goal was to buy a ticket on the ferry to Sumatra. I'd done this once before, so it was a stress-free experience. I knew exactly where to go and what to do. I took along an old (broken) Canon Powershot and shot some video clips here and there. It was more of a test just to see if the camera still worked ...
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Walking Around Kuala Lumpur

I grabbed my camera (an Olympus OM-D E-M5) and went for a walk around Kuala Lumpur. I shot some video in a selfie "vlogging" style as kind of an experiment. It felt weird to be pointing the camera at myself, but I enjoyed doing it ...
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Walking Along a Bike Path in Kuala Lumpur

This was my final day in Kuala Lumpur before catching the ferry to Sumatra. I was pretty much ready to go, but I had one or two things to do at the local shopping mall. I would normally have taken the subway there, but since I'm testing out my Olympus OM-D E-M5 as a video vlogging camera, I decided to walk ...
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