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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Bukit Bintang and My Missing Miband

Fountain

Busy Without Showing the People

Day 104 - This morning Jay suggested we hop on the free, blue line bus which stops out front. We rode the route to the Pinnacle and got off. This is in the Bukit Bintang part of Kuala Lumpur. There is a lot of shopping, but that seems true for most of this city.

Near the area is Arab Street where we found many Arabic restaurants. It seems a busy place for cheap hostels and hotels too. Of course, the weather was around 33°C. I say 'of course' because it is always around that temperature. Always. And of course, good weather makes getting exercise possible. Not having to don a jacket, hat, and gloves when going for a walk makes it easy too.

Something Around Every Corner

Naturally Drying

Kuala Lumpur

We made a large loop and walked back to the Pinnacle. We continued on the free bus back to our doorstep. The second part of the journey is quick and probably takes less than 15 minutes. The area where we walked is the direct view from our balcony right behind the green of Pineapple Hill (Bukit Ananas). I showed a photo in Thursday's blog post.

I lost my MiBand 2 today. Just as we were coming back into our apartment, I noticed my MiBand was missing! It must have popped out on the bus or somewhere along our walk! I'd come to rely on its information about how far we walk and for how well I sleep. I used it as a watch too as I still find it too tricky to remove my phone from my pocket just to check the time. I had an original Miband, the type without a heart-rate monitor or display when they first came out in 2015. Then two years ago, I bought the Miband 2 model. It has worked flawlessly though I've been through a number of the braclet straps. I can't imagine existing without one.

I Got a MiBand 3 Today So, I required a replacement and now a third model is out. I find many advantages to being in a city. One is shopping. I was able to find a Xaomi sales location right in our neighbhourhood, at the Pertama Complex. I had to pay the Malaysian list price but that worked out to be a few bucks cheaper than replacing by Amazon at home.

As it was evening, we walked home through the local night market. Hundreds of stalls sell food as well as clothes and other merchandise. We got some dinner items like roti and Indian snacks to have with dinner at home. Another day is done.


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