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April 7, 2009

Bike for Birthday Boy

Filed under: Family Life — Mat Salo @ 11:14 pm
Scott Jr. Mountain Bike…  for kids!

It’s been a while since I visited my own blog. Let alone update it.  Sometimes I wonder why I even bother? But bother I must…

Anyway, it will my boy’s birthday, the middle one, who turns eight tomorrow. Yesterday he come home and put a wide smile on everybody’s faces – he got 3rd in his term exams. How about that?

He knows his dad and his bigger 15 year-old brother are bicycle freaks so it was a collective decision with my older boy about getting him a “proper” bike.  I didn’t even know they make suspension forks and shifters with front and rear derailleurs for small framed kids bicycles . Until we visited Boon Foo’s Bike Pro shop in Taman Mayang, Petaling Jaya, that is.

So I got him a Scott Scale JR 20.

In this picture the bike looks deceptively big.  It’s actually a serious mountain bike with proper front suspension and Shimano 6 speed cassette and two chain rings in front.

A full-fledged 12 speeder.

What a beautiful saddle!
Shimano Alivio rear derailleurs and 6-speed cassette

Don’t you think it’s a beauty?

Shimano Revo Shifters

Shimano Revo Shifters

OK, let’s have some pics of the birthday boy and proud owner shall we?

He truly deserves it and I do hope one day he’ll take the sport up in a big way.

Minutes after taking the bike out of the car...
Minutes after taking the bike out of the car…

Then Mom told him to get inside and put on a helmet... Safety First!

Thank You, Pa...

Then Mom told him to get inside and put on a helmet!

November 17, 2008

Pacha’s First Art Solo

Filed under: Family Life — Mat Salo @ 2:32 am

 

Thomas, the gallerys owner, with a female guest

Thomas, the gallery's owner, with a female guest

I WOULD NOT MISS IT for anything in the world.

How could I? My sister’s holding her first solo exhibition, and as her brother numero uno, I just had to be there. So I groveled, begged and sold my soul so I could present myself at the opening. Less than three hours off the plane from Indonesia via Singapore, I later found myself in an industrial estate in Taman Bukit Maluri Kepong with my spouse and Boy #2 in tow – surprising all my siblings already there.

Most of all I wanted to surprise her.

I can’t help but be a proud brother, beaming like an idiot, taking pictures and making idle talk with some of the “A listers”.

Please visit the gallery, and if you can, blog about it. Any publicity is good publicity. And if any of the painting strikes your fancy, hmm . . . I just might -might, exert my brotherly pull for a discount? 

For directions and more information please visit the gallery’s website.


Thomas, the gallery's owner (and lawyer too) introducing Pacha

 

Nizam The Sculptor who helps out organizing art exhibition

Nizam, The Sculptor who helps out with the organizing - thanks bro'!

 

Reshmonu, whom Pacha wrote the lyrics to his R&B Hit Cintaku Pergi, saying a few . . .

Reshmonu, whom Pacha wrote the lyrics to his R&B Hit 'Cintaku Pergi', saying a few . . .

 

Kelana Jaya Member of Parliament SMS-ing...

Kelana Jaya Member of Parliament checking his mobile...

 

My son, my sisters, with Hiresh (Reshmonu)

My son, my sisters, with Hiresh (Reshmonu)

 

Even finding time for some last-minute SPM revision; my niece and Nurainas niece (facing camera)

Even finding time for some last-minute SPM revision; my niece and Nuraina's niece (facing camera)

 

YB Gwo-Burne with Thomas, the gallerys owner

Both Lawyers: YB Gwo-Burne with Thomas, the gallery's owner

 

Like Daughter, Like Mother

Like Daughter, Like Mother

 

learning to say correct, correct, correct?

Bali with MP's daughter: learning to say 'correct, correct, correct?'

 

Thanks to Reshmonu & Yang Berhormat Gwo-Burne for lending the event an air of glamor, grace and class.

Thank you Thomas, for giving my sister a chance.

For a lawyer, I didn’t know you had it in you..   :)

 

All photos matsalo.com

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