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A so call "Seasoned IT Professional" who has worked for over 26 years in the Information Technology / Financial industry. One day it came to mind that should I continue to work in a fast lane or take a break. Without any hesitation, I quit my job and start my new life.

Looking Back 201811

Looking Back – November 2018

Personal look back for the past month

Running Wahoo ELEMNT in Route / Sim Mode

Fixing the Wahoo ELEMNT Route Mode Support?

Early this year, I have kick-started cycle training with my newly installed CycleOps Magnus smart trainer. One of the simplest and cost-effective setups that I had discussed was using the built-in Planned Workout feature of my Wahoo ELEMNT bike computer. At that time, I had observed that the "Route" mode of trainer control provided by the Wahoo ELEMNT was not functioning. The trainer resistance did not reflect the actual elevation profile of the loaded route. The case was reported to Wahoo and I finally received their reply in mid-July on fixing the error. Sounded great !

MasterChef Season 9 (2018)

10 Things I Have Learnt from MasterChef

My wife, my boy and I are fans of the Gordon Ramsay's MasterChef series of TV Shows. Having watched a number of the MasterChef seasons in the past few years, other than knowing some of the cooking skills and innovative ideas in elevating dishes to the MasterChef level, we have also learnt somethings from the show.

2019 Giant TCR Advanced 1-KOM

My Buddy’s New Road Bike

I went to FoTan yesterday with my cycling buddy to have the bike fitting for his new bike, a 2019 Giant TCR Advanced 1-KOM model preconfigured with the latest Shimano Ultegra R8000 Groupset.

Looking Back 201810

Looking Back – October 2018

Personal look back for the past month

Miho Museum

Gem in the Hidden Mountain of Shigaraki

Miho Museum (美秀美術館) is a private museum managed by the religious group Shinji Shumeikai (神慈秀明会). It is named after the founder of the group, Mrs. Mihoko Koyama and initially housed the vast collection of tea ceremony utensils and Asian antiquities collected by her. The collection was subsequently grew into a vision of an art museum, aligning with Koyama’s vision of promoting beauty, peace and joy through art. The museum is a place that I have been longing for a visit. Yes, for a very long time. In fact, I had been there before but not exactly visited the museum. Why?

Looking Back 201809

Looking Back – September 2018

Personal look back for the past month

Artisan Baker – 火頭工

My friend got me some books and magazine to kill time while I stayed in the hospital. One of those is "Artisan Baker 火頭工 説麵包、做麵包、吃麵包" by Philip Wu 吳家麟.

Fully assembled Road Bikes - BMC

Bike Shops Tour in Osaka

Doing window shopping is one of my favourite activities when having overseas visits. In my latest Osaka / Biwako tour in end August, I had included optional visit to some of the bike shops in my plan. Right before the day I returned to Hong Kong, I have spared some time to visit these shops.

Shiga Biwako Poster - Courtesy of Shiga Tourism Official Website

Summer Holiday 2018 – Shiga, Japan

My wife and I are not those die-hard Japanophiles who always visit Japan as a kind of worship. Instead, it is the excellent culture and the friendliness of Japanese that make us not tired of visiting Japan. For this summer holidays, we continued to explore other parts of Japan - The Biwako area in the Shiga Prefecture. This was a downshifting journey for us to enjoy the beauty of the Lake Biwa, the country life and the cultural side of the Shiga Prefecture.