Friday, June 28, 2013

On The Train, June 27, 2013


For a month already now that I have been going home very late. The necessity of the profession ha ha ha. Or maybe I am suck at managing my time now. But then again riding an empty train is always a pleasure for me LOL. Today I am a bit early than the usual and I find it a bit strange to be on the train with so many people. Ha ha ha

There is a row of guys sitting on front of me now and the third from my right is an Indian guy. He is dozzing in a scary way with his eye lid open and the eye balls pushing up showing the white part. I tell you, you do not want to see this guy sleeping in the dark somewhere he he he. He just disembarked at BTS. 

This November will be my 11th year as the member of the Komuter train community. Composition of this community has evolved through out the years. For it is getting younger or maybe I am getting older. LOL. Less readers and more browsers, Facebookers and Twitterers. I did not realise it initially but the evolution is profound that now I could not explain properly. One thing for sure the atmosphere is refreshing with almost no stress seen or being felt. Most are tired but they are happier now. Especially knowing that they will be home on schedule. KTMB should know this they are contributing to the wellbeing of the nation by giving not just good but excellent service. This is what community building is all about as well.They should strive for more and seriously there are money to be made.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

On The Train ( The new beginning ha ha ha), June 25, 2013


I have not been writing about KTMB nor Komuter services for quite awhile here now. The frequent outlet now is my FB status timeline. Not that I do not have anything to write either. I am yet to finish writing the train journey around Malaysia that my wife and I took late last year. Recently, the whole family except for Kakak took our first long ride on the train to Bangkok. 

All credit to KTMB the Komuter service is much much better now with the new six-car trains. Only occasionally they stumbled due to technical reason and miscommunication. They really have a lot of opportunities to improve further. Soon with the completion of the double tracking project on their intercity line I could see further improvement. Well, unless they fail to see the bigger opportunities. They will be shuttle train like the ETS soon going down north and south which going to make train traveling more viable, Not only that staying away from the city also has more merit and easier. To the romantics like me however would still want to have the intercity express like now. 

Now I could see a lot of new faces on the Komuter train, which is encouraging. Foreigners being en-cultured with their home country’s train service would of course prefer train to taxi. This is where KTMB needs to understand. More happy faces on the Komuter now especially on the train home and I suppose in the morning as well. The reason I am saying the last part is because about 90% on us in the morning try our darnest to capture or gain some lost zzzzzz. I for one now go to sleep as soon as I sit down ha ha ha.

I went through a lot of changes on the train and the way I use the Komuter service also somewhat evolved. Those days I used to read a lot now more collaborating or communicating online. I still write like before but now I publish to the world less. Thinking mode is still there. I guess more than just thinking as the one hour ride home is also medicinal to me, seriously. The one good thing with the new trains is that they have power points for me to pluck in my laptop or to recharge my handphone.  I am doing it now ha ha ha