Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Went for an excursion to Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, Church of St Peter & St Paul and St Joseph's Church. An appreciation for the tradition and beauty of the church.
Friday, October 28, 2011
One of those days. Wanted to go fishing and do some other stuff but was unable to. Managed to make konnyaku jelly though.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Training was not so cool today. Worse than the pain, extremely weak and achy. Like I started back out at square one.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Had a mini party with pQ (of moscato and of citrus). In the evening, headed down to Little India with pQ & friends. It's the eve of Deepavali! Loved the food and the atmosphere. Ate at Ashoka Tandoor at Lembu Rd - cheap and really good. The most awesome was the cashew raisin naan.
P.S. I practically ate everything on the 'food's to avoid' list.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Visited the Dairy Farm Nature Park for the first time! The park is much larger than I expected. Excellent place for trekking. The Singapore Quarry is located in this park. This park is rather new - only opened in 2009.
A stream alongside the path
Can you spot the anomaly?
Hint: Take a good look at the No Smoking sign
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Met with Heeman, pQ and rZ this afternoon, just in time before he leaves for months!
Friday, October 21, 2011
Watched One Day this evening. Better than expected (the reviews were rather negative)!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Saw a pigeon laying an egg at Yishun while walking from SAFRA to the bus stop! There was a whole bunch of pigeons but I saw that one of them had a bulge beneath it. I looked closer and realized it was laying an egg. When I approached, the other pigeons flew off but this pigeon could only waddle away. Well, I was interrupted by a cyclist asking for directions else I would have snapped a photo!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Spent most of my time entertaining my niece today. We learned phonics, counting and practised the alphabet!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Went down to East Coast Park this evening!
P.S. Saw Valen while crossing the street! What a coincidence!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Watched Dolphin Tale today! It's a movie inspired by a true story. The dolphin in the movie is Winter herself!
Check her out here!
Friday, October 14, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
'Twas a rainy morning so I headed to the library before going for a swim. My, the pool is crowded in the afternoon. So much so that I could hardly swim straight.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Friday, October 07, 2011
WARNING: I'm in a writing/ranting mood. Long post ahead!
The drilling just above my flat drove me out of my flat. Fortunately, it was a good health day so I took my bike and fishing pole and headed to Serangoon Reservoir. Fished for about 2 hours before the rain got to me and I was soaking wet. Well, it was fun and I kind of planned the soaking cycling experience anyway - took out my rain jacket and umbrella then decided against it and left them at home. Met kind strangers today. Let me recount my experience when the rain started:
- A man (he was in his 40s and with another guy probably in his 30s) offered me shelter in his car, which of course I turned down.
- Another man, I think he's a Thai foreign worker, walked over with his umbrella and provided me with shelter while I was packing up, even though by then I was soaking wet.
These were really kind acts. I can't decide whether it's because I was a young girl who went fishing on her own or the only one without shelter. Perhaps it was a bit of both.
Cycling on the off-road/gravel path of the Lorong Halus Wetlands is quite an escape from city life. There are few places in Singapore whereby you have an off-road cycling path along the water surrounded by greenery.
In the evening, we watched Real Steel. It's an awesome movie. One of those inspiring from zero to hero kind of movies. I felt like I was a spectator and wanted to participate in the cheering too. Had to keep reminding myself that I was in a movie theatre and not the stadium.
Reminds me of a race event when I was back in Cedar. I think every Cedarian there would have remembered this event. 4x100m - when the baton was passed on to our 4th runner, we were in the 5th position while our strongest rival was in the 1st position with their fastest runner in the 4th leg. In that last 100m, our runner overtook the other 4 runners and came in Champion, just 0.01s ahead. We had to wait for the result announcement before we could be sure, it was really neck to neck. You can imagine the atmosphere in the stadium - it was deathly quiet, then the crowd went wild when the 2nd place was announced. It was an awesome show and I was thrilled that the whole school was there to witness it.
I love the zero to hero concept, being against all odds and all that. It was always cooler to be the underdog and then surprise everyone. It was always cooler to rise after a fall than to keep ahead. I think this drove me and a whole lot of my peers. There are two things that can happen when a runner falls down - (1) you get back up and fight harder than before or (2) you give up and either do a slow pace or walk off the track. My team always chose (1). This was the kind of mentality that was ingrained in us. I guess that's why I could never be satisfied with other track teams, they seemed to lack the fighting spirit.
Some kid once told me to "believe". I guess she was very right. It was probably only because a teacher believed that I could score a distinction in A Maths that I aced it for the 'O' Levels. Before that, I had never passed a single test, not even my prelims, it was either a D7, E8 or F9. I recall my famous 2/40 test paper that my track teacher showed to the entire team.
In my later years, I met many others who lost the match before the match even began. Some believed that they could never be better than some others, or better for any matter. Logic wasn't in their reasoning. I often had to do the math in order to make them see that it is indeed a possibility to fight a good fight.
Well, these are all reminiscent of a distant past. As tired as I may become, I hope to never lose that spirit; to always be better than myself in every area of my life. It's one thing to push on when you feel strong and just need to be stronger but it's a totally different playing field when you start out weak. The process is much slower and frustrating. All in all, kudos to all who fought a good fight until they drew their last breath.
Thursday, October 06, 2011
It's the Toys"R"Us warehouse sale!!! Pretty crowded but it's a good bargain, so I did some Christmas shopping a little ahead of time!
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Finally! Went training (shooting) this morning! I think this is the 2nd training session for the year, excluding the two matches this year. It's like shooting for the first time again - sore forearms. Well, it's good to be back. It's a happy hobby!
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Monday, October 03, 2011
Manage to jog 1.6km!
A mixture of apprehension and determination, hope and fear.
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Headed to Chinatown to eat this evening!
Note to self: bike stores are closed on Sundays.
Note to self: bike stores are closed on Sundays.
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Attended the Golftoberfest (free German food and drinks) at the Volkswagen showroom this afternoon. They were showcasing the new Golf cabriolet. I'm not a VW fan but the VW Tiguan is pretty awesome. Here's my updated favorite vehicle list:
- Monster Truck - any!
- McLaren MP4-12C (approx. S$980,000)
- Audi R8 Coupé (from S$560,800)
- Land Rover Defender
- Volkswagen Tiguan
- Mazda RX8
- Suzuki SX4 (somewhat an obligation to be on the list)
- Snowmobile/ATV - any!
- KTM Duke 125
- Aprilia RS125
- Yamaha YZF R15
- Honda CBR125
Caught Johnny English and yes, it was indeed laughable!
To all who are young at heart,
HAPPY CHILDREN'S DAY!!!