Do I really need a purpose in life?????

So I got think today. Do I really need a purpose in life???

I mean what that really mean. Do I need this for my daily existance?? Will I be less of a human without a purpose??

I can still go through every day without one. So far I managed 37 years of my life without beeing passionate about anything. Without any clear purpose in life. And I think I am pretty happy. I guess.

What does i really mean – purpose. I do not serve any greater higher power. So as long as I’m happy with myself I’m ok right?

I don’t need anyones approval that I am happy.

I am happy….. I think……

I go through my life day by day…… I wake up, I asses my previous day and I try for this day to be better than yesterday. Not for anybody else, not for society. I do it for me and for me only.

I know it sounds selfish but who gives a rat’s ass. I do live my own life and I do everything to make myself happy. Isn’t that the main goal of our lives. To be and to be happy – whatever makes us happy??

But if I had to have a purpose ?? What would it be…………….

Yamaha YBR125 2016 – Owners Review

Since I’m still not sure what Mr. Brain Echo should be all about I though I’ll do a small review on one of the bikes I owned previously.

Let me introduce 2016 Yamaha YBR125 🙂

I bought this bike as my second bike right after passing my bike license (Story of first bike will follow soon…) in August 2016.
Brand bew from the dealer at this time costed me €2100 euro including all registration fees.
It was an amazing feeling getting a brand new bike for this price. Any way. Let’s start with the Review:

General Description and Specs:

  • Singe cilinder 124cc, fuel injected four stroke engine producing approx 10Hp.
  • Bike had no ABS with single disc break at the front and drum break at the back
  • For suspension two telescopic forks in the front and swing arm at the back
  • 13L tank with Fuel level indicator on the dash
  • Simple Dash with classic Analog Speed Indicator and Rev Counter. No Gear indicator or any additional functiones.

User Review:

This is was an amazing “first” bike to own. I need to admit that thanks to owning it now I prefer motorcycles ower any form of transportation.

Ride quality and ride feel is decent. Clutch is super light, engine rev’s easy and general feel to the bike is “easy to use”. Another thing is that this was increadibly forgiwing bike. With such a small engine and simple features there wasn’t much I could have done to put myself in danger “unless it was reckless from my side”. It is impossible almost to loose control by over revving or wrong downshit. On the other hand this did helped me develop better rider skills. Controlling the throtlle, correct breaking habbits, manouvering in tight spaces. All came easy with it as you CANNOT over do it. and even when you crash – as I did – see video below 🙂 it haoends mostly on low speads and it carries much less consequences.

Suspenssion proved ok. Nothing out of this world but good enough to keep tires attached to the road most times. Adjustable preload at the back was helpfull since I was a bit heavier at that time. Setting it on harder setting helped soak the potholls in Maltese roads a bit better.

Maintenance costs over the year of ownership were minimal. It costed me nothing to be honest. First and second service were covered with the warranty and purchase cost so no worries there. First oil change came after 1000km with second bigger service done at 7000km witch checks on the breakes, chain, suspension and general view.

Using it in the city was a blast as well. Bike is very nimble and easy to manouver almost like driving a scooter. As long as you pay attention to your surrounding and remember you have no ABS you’re fine. Lack of ABS was my main issue with the bike. Especially as new rider without much experiance emergency breaking is always challange. It takes time and practice to develop proper breaking habits. On the bright side after a year of driving without ABS and paying attention how I break now I feel much safer on the road even with current ABS equipped bike.

Fuel consumption from what I remember was minimal as well. I used to put €10 every 2 weeks which was giving me If i rememebr well about 300 – 320 km on a full tank which is decent result.

To summary – bike is a great starter and much better than a scooter. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who want’s to go on a long trips or even highway trips for that matter. But in the city Enviroment – it does the job.

Hope you enjoyed this short review. …..

Getting a new Motorcycle

I think it’s time. Time to say by to my current bike and change it for something newer.

My beloved Suzuki GS550 – 2004 will look now for a new owner. We had a lot of amazing adventures over the past 2 years but it’s time to say bye 😦

It started to require a bit of extra work, supsension needs a rebuid, carborator could use a tune and some extra work here and there will be needed.

The issue is that without a garage it doesn’t really make sense for me to do it. I cannot do it myself and Suzuki Garage here in Malta is just a dissaster. I was trying ot make an appointemnt to take care of those things twice but so far – appointment is made – and than nothing happends, no parts, no technician. just crappy service.

So I think it’s better if she finds a new home…… and I’m thinking of ……

Choice went to VOGE 300DS or 300AC – 2021 models – They’re cheap and I like how they look.

I’m going to test drive it on Wednesday and maybe do a part exchange on the suzuki with a dealer.

The thing is that if all goes well with goverment grants I can have this one for less than 2000 euro which is a bargain.

I know it is a new brand, Chinease motorcycle and so on. However Loncin brand has good history and experiance making quality engines. In the end they produced BMW Motorcycle engines for few decades.

It might lack power with only 28Hp but do I reallly need more here in Malta. I don’t really think so.

All other bits and pieces looks relativelly impresive to. WIth NISIN Breakes, BOSH Electronics KBY susspension, LED Lights, LCD screen, USB Port and few more. Could it really be a Bargain I’m looking for?

I’m really tempted to switch to on of those bikes. Leaning more over 300DS than AC but will see after test drive.
I’m just hoping the 28Hp will not feeel underpowered. Especially in the long trip. I know this won’t fly in the highway but as long as It’s relativelly comfortable I should be fine. Could be a good start.

Let’s see what happends and I will keep you all posted.

P.S. – quick follow up – I went with something different 🙂

You can check it out here

Hospitality has changed…. and kids restaurants are the worst right now.

Ohhhh boy. Where do I even begin. I have so much anger and dissapointment inside of me at the moement that I’m affraid I will simply explode one day. Right in front of all the restaurant guests. I don’t remember when I was so stress at work.

People used to be nice you know.

When they were coming to eat to the restaurant – it was like – “I am a guest in somebodys place. So I will behave like I’m a guest. I will respect the rules of the establishment and beheave my best.” And Now……. “I’ making you a favour that I choose your restaurant over hundreds of others. So you better be extra nice, take the abuse and ideally gie me staff for free… If not I’m gonna make up a fake story or unload my frustration on some review website where other people will see me like a hero.

That’s pretty mch summarizes all the current guests attitude. You cannot talk to people any more. It’s near impossible. Almost everyone seems to be so self centred and “entitled” that normal treatmant of service staff does not exist anymore. Everyone wants everything now and in the way they want it. Doesn’t matter what’s on offer. Change it. Modify. Do everything to please me and keep me happy or I’m gonna unload ALL my frustrations on you. In the end you are in a service. so you’re here to serve – (BTW – that’s what I was recently told by one nasty 16th year old”) – just amazing

Yes. I do work in the restaurant. And lately it seems in the worst kind of a restaurant. CHILD ORIENTED restaurant.
Whoever works in the kids restaurants knows what I’m talking about. But it has been a nightmare. People just come over, bring their kids and expect that we will take care of them while they drink their Pinot Grigios and epensive cocktails. The thing is that we do not even have a play ground. so kids cannot safely play anywhere or be supervised by a at least semiproffesional for that matter.
So what happens? Kids end up runnig and screaming all over the restaurant for most of the days with parents not giving even half a f**k. Which is ridiculous. We are not a olay ground!!. We are a restaurant which just happends to be themed for children. We still carry trays full of hot food and hot beverages. I’m geniuinly surprised that no kid got hurt yet. I know this is only thanks to my staff who is extra vigilant.

And parents……. Where do I start on those……. Honestly I do not know why most of them even have kids. If they look after them at home in the same way as they do after them in the restaurant we are into horrible future. We will end up with spoiled brats who just scream for attention as all the parrents are to busy begging for attention themselves, constantly posting on Facebook, Instagram or even making “cute, short Tik Tok Videos” how great parents they are for taking their kids to this amazing restaurant.
Honestly it makes me vomit how fake and pretencius this is,

I’ll better stop as this short post will turn into a long rant about how sociaety is going down the drain.

P.S – Big kudos to the girls from Starbucks who posted her rant about all of this on Tik Tok 🙂 – keep strong girl.