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With heavy heart we left Jeju Island for Holiday Inn ski Resort in Pyeongchang, South Korea via a 1.1 hour flight. There are so much more to see and experience in Jeju Island but our adventure were limited by the winter (I heard there's a beautiful beach and another mountain that we should hike). The bus from the airport to the Alpensia Ski Resort in Pyeongchang was a 3 hours drive and we had a fantastic time singing out-of-tune karoeke'ing and dancing in the bus. Unfortunately, I'm not able to upload those karoeke moments without risking being flag by Youtube for licensing requirement (sorry Wawa, Azhar & Shamsul). We were also entertained by Azhar Sulaiman in-bus dangdut sessions. Skiing for the first time was a completely different world but what was out of the world moment was the breathtaking view of the mountain. God knows how much I felt at peace and love that beautiful scenery (one of the reason I once picked up mountain climbing as a hobby). We shall be back skiing or at least for the mountain scenic peace. Next video is on the amazing city of Seoul. "Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory" ~ Theodor Seuss Geiser. I am one of those sentimental folks whom love to cherish every moment and journey in life. In a few years, its good to walk down memory lane and re-live + cherish all these moments. I must have got it from my dad whom had video recorded all our childhood on a huge camcorder that uses 'film' in the 70s. Video recording then was not that easy and it would take quite an effort to bring around a huge camcorder (one day, I may convert those videos into a vlog). Anny and Aarya had their first encounter with Snow. This reminded me of those university days (almost 3 decades ago) in Buckingham, England when it snows. There was another Malaysian (Vincent, a law student~ wonder what happen to him; we've lost contact since graduation) in our hostel and I was shocked when he screamed in the wee hour of the morning knocking on hostel room door, 'MIng Ming Ming.. snow snow snow' in his Sabahan accent. Needless to say, a bunch of us (Vincent, Joey, the late Nazrin etc went out and rolled in the snow hahaaa like how jakun Mat Salleh is, sunbathing in hot Malaysia. (Anny wasnt so jakun, maybe trying to look cool ahaks). Needless to say, if you have not been to the Alpensia, Pyeongchang in South Korea, please have them in your list of places to visit. Even if you dont like the skiing, go there for the beautiful scenic view. Simply breaktaking! Mesmerising. Please subscribed, there will be new videos every Tuesday (maybe more) everyweek. Stay Tuned for Part 5: discovering Seoul City, South Korea. This is Episode 4 of our South Korea Trip. Watch other episodes at: Episode 1- Jeju Island | Brick Campus & Dongmun Market: Episode 2- Jeju Island | Hiking Seongsan Ilchubong: Episode 3- Jeju Island | Mysterious Road, Teddy Bear Museum, Tangerine Picking, Dragon Head Stone" Episode 4- Pyeongchang | Skiing at Alpensia: Episode 5- Seoul | Namsan Seoul Tower: Episode 6: Seoul | Gyeongbokgung Palace: Episode 7: Hongdae (Hongik University Street) (On Air on 4 February 2020) Episode 8: Seoul | The Aquarium (On Air on 11 February 2020) Episode 9: Lotte Theme Park (On Air on 18 February 2020) If you enjoy the video and have not subscribed, please subscribe (and click on the Bell button besides it to get a notification for new video) at There will be new video every week. Follow me on: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Blog: See you again soon.



It was not an easy journey for me to reach this age. In fact, it is a big achievement for me to be able to reach the age of 40 from once, expected to only live for 3 years. I have gone through various challenges with studies, health, businesses, friends and even marriage. When I was an undergraduate, I had to defer my graduation when I failed a subject having had a relapse of my leukemia during my final year university. Born in a family where there is nothing more important than education, the feeling of having to re-take a subject was almost similar to death.  But I graduated from Buckingham University before I turn 21 years old. Yes, I expedited my studies with intensive degree course because I wanted to start working and start making money but there is no way I can do that without a degree (force majeure by/but thanks to dad). 

My health first failed me and took half of my teens away being in hospital while all other teenagers were having a time of their life. My health failed me again during my final year university but from being bed-ridden, now I have ran 9 full marathons, 1 ultra marathons and countless less-than-a-marathon distance races. I have also climbed Mt Kinabalu thrice and many other one day trip peaks.

Before I turned 40, I have also graduated from the school of hard knocks having gone through 2 recessions as a businessman (which I sweat and cried blood) and many failed business ventures but now I am a proud owner of a few successful establishments. I have been betrayed by business partners and my right wing senior people, cheated by people I cared and taken for a ride by many but it gave more meaning to the few that are still around and is enough to replace them all. I have lived my life chasing dreams which had costs me my first marriage and I have learn to cook, mop the floor, raise a child, do own laundry and especially be a better person.... all this experience gained during the Duda-hood being a divorcee.

Everything in our life happens for a reason.

From the failed health, studies, business and marriage, I became that person that you befriend today. I would not have made it without the support, encouragement and understanding especially from my parents, sisters and brother (I cant stress enough the power of family supports). There is nothing more important than a strong family relationship. I have to say thank you too to Miss Kimi aka CML aka Chronic Myeloid Leukemia whom has taught me the essence of living and the importance of time. If I never went through that relationship with Kimi, I would never see life the way I do now but please don't come back, stay away from me.

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