I had an accident the day after returning from Germany. I think my little lapse in concentration was caused by jet lag. So I ran into a car. Fortunately, nobody was wounded, and the other driver was quite courteous and patient. Note to self: Everyone should be aware that jet lag confusion is real. I believe the "suffocated and uneasy feeling" truly hits me this time after two years without travel.
Anyway, the previous several weeks have been busy. Thankfully, Malaysians in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor were able to take use of free public transportation for the entire month. For me, too, having to commute with free transit is a blessing in disguise. My car is still at the workshop, at least for a month - you know insurance matters and stuff. Malaysians (clearly) prefer to drive, which accounts for the severe traffic congestion. However, this free transit does create a new sense — especially for me. Unexpectedly, taking public transportation helps me prioritise my time and schedule. I accomplished more on the commute as well, such as responding to texts and emails, reading a few pages of Monocle, or even making plans for an errand the following day. It's all good. I was obsessed with trains so made The Trainception reels. Check out here if you are keen to see.
Back at the office (read: #kerolhome), I gradually began to work steadily on the new issue. I believe you should read The Lost Issue if you haven't already. It is currently on sale for a 10% summer discount. To get the discounted copies, enter the code SUMMER10. The offer is valid until the end of the month.
As usual, I'll keep this message brief. But I hope this newsletter serves as a gentle reminder to you. Don't make the same mistake twice, such as driving while still enduring from jet lag. I know it's a minor issue, but there's no harm in being cautious.