I'm Back

Hi all, it's been a while since I last blogged. I'll tell you what this all about. At the beginning of this month, I was preoccupied by a chess tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The result was not too bad, at least I won a 15 rating points. After that, I have to go back to the training preparation for the SEA Games which to be held in Indonesia in November. Our coach demands us (my teammates and I) to do physical exercise every day even though our time is also largely consumed by chess. As a result, I saw my body look even thinner this week, not bad :)

Lately I try to spend the book The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. The book focuses on success and the hard work, social context and cultural background that explains why some people excel and others do not. A very good one, no wonder it has become a bestseller since the very first it printed to public. As soon as I finish reading this book, I'll be back to read the writings of Barbara Cartland or her successors who also wrote about the historical romance theme. I need some entertainment among my daily routines and books are just perfect!

Next month there will be Indonesia International Chess Open Tournament on Oct 12th-19th. I heard a lot of good players come from overseas as if who doesn't interest with USD 10.000 cash prize? I'm really looking forward to it, not only because of the tournament itself, but I'll also catch up with some foreign friends whom I haven't met for so long. 

So this is it, people. I'll try to upload a photo or 2 in my next post. Wish you have a good day! :)