Didn’t think it’d be anytime soon. I expected to drive Brown Cow for much longer. But after a few episodes of the car dying on me – usually right after a long trip from Johor to KL – my mom and I think it’s high time we let her go.
I’ve already changed the battery, ECU and even serviced the car just a few months ago. Alternator is OK though.
At first, I wasn’t in a hurry to sell off. I posted in FB Marketplace and would have been cool whether there’s a buyer or not, but given how frequent I had to jumpstart the car of late, meant that I’d better do it pronto.
In the end, I drove my car to Carsome at Johor Jaya and after a speedy inspection, put the Brown Cow up for online bidding. Within 24 hours, I’ve gotten a buyer. Even though it’s lower than expected (obviously), at least it pays off the Hire Purchase balance and I can use the excess for paid ads.
Given the circumstances, it’s better to let go a.s.a.p. so I might as well snatch the W for what it’s worth.
2017 – 2023. 6 years. The Brown Cow and I have been to many places together. But the time has come. I hope my successor will take great care of her as did I.
Pictures from my last ride.
In the mean time, I’m not in a hurry to buy a new car. Ever since I moved back to Johor, I hardly drive out and when I do, it’s in town.
Wiser to rebuild my financial forces in other areas like hard assets (gold, silver) and scale my webinars in the next 6 to 9 months. For now.
I’ve told some of my close friends about it from a few months ago, and here I am now.
Earlier this week, I moved 90% of my stuff from PJ to my other house in Johor. I expect to be based here most of time starting later this year.
There are several reasons for my moving here, chiefly my sister is going to work in Singapore and my mother will be alone.
And since my business is practically online and no longer have a physical office, it was an easier decision now to move back.
It’s also a serendipity that my Singaporean business partner who’s been living with his family in KL for the last several years, will also be moving back to Singapore in June 2022.
But don’t say goodbye. I will swing by Klang Valley now and the. In fact, I am still staying in PJ until August 2022 – I just moved most of my stuff ahead of schedule.
Chiefly because months ago, I predicted the daily Covid cases will skyrocket – and I was right (seriously people, wake up… this whole ‘Covid vaccine’ is a f*cken scam that doesn’t work) and even though the government had promised not to impose another lockdown, well… how many broken promises and U-turns have you seen in the last 2 years? You have to be a fool to trust a word they say.
Plus with Airbnb and homestay lifestyle a thing today – which it wasn’t 10 to 15 years ago – I can change my environment anywhere, anytime. All I need is my laptop.
P.S. When I moved here earlier this week, I underestimated the work around the house. My mother is in her 60s, and the garden has become too much of a maintenance for her so I trimmed and cleared the place in and out of the house last 4 days. Anyone that is all for “saving nature” probably didn’t do a lot of gardening; these madafakas grow back real fast!
Now to 28th April 2020. That means 6 weeks total of MCO.
As most people expected. While Malaysia has relatively fewer deaths and more success against Covid-19 when compared to developed countries, it’s too risky to lift the movement control order just when nationwide compliance hit a peak of 95-99%.
Whether the MCO will end for real this time remains to be seen. At this juncture, all bets are off.