The desire to excel. The passion to dedicate. The determination to see it through.

Saturday, March 31, 2012


Gunung Datuk Camping Trip
Day 1

  • Trek to Gunung Datuk summit
  • Kite-flying at summit
  • Sunset
  • Fireflies at campsite
  • Campfire

Friday, March 30, 2012


Going camping!

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Had dinner at Professor Brawn (Novena Square) this evening. Interesting concept! I love their menus, they slot right back into the "library".

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Went out to shop for camping stuff this evening! Well, pQ did most of the shopping anyway!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Wow, it's raining so heavily that visibility has greatly decreased outside my window. Everywhere I turn there's water!

Monday, March 26, 2012


*cough cough cough*

Sunday, March 25, 2012


I love open courses! Check out this website for links to gain greater knowledge!
  1. Greek Mythology, University of Washington - Completed
  2. Gastroenterology, MIT - In Progress

Saturday, March 24, 2012


I can't believe this flu is lasting so long!

Friday, March 23, 2012


For a moment, everything became so surreal.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Went shopping for camping stuff! More camping and mountains to climb! Whee!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Monday, March 19, 2012


I found an awesome website to tune into - It's an archive of mixes, and you can add to it. It works well on the iPhone too. Pretty awesome. Found this website during a night of insomnia, was looking for sleep tunes and found this. Some of the mixes are way awesome. Go check it out!

And no, I don't get any perks for endorsing them, just sharing.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


NTU National Invitational Shoot 2012 - 352/400 (85, 85, 89, 93).

I must say I felt good about the shoot despite the low score. Was a little disappointed though, as it fell far from what I've been doing during training just because I fell sick somewhere during the night - fever, headache, body aches, sore throat. I had no strength to steady the gun, everything was so blurry and I just wanted to sleep. My shots were either too low or too high, big strength issue. Kept cursing under my breath when I saw how many shots I had left. Fell back on something I learned from running - let the adrenaline kick in and sustain it for just a period long enough to do what I need to do before the body falls into a hyper state of vulnerability. Anyway, my last 6 shots saved the day and allowed me to hit a 350+ score (10, 10, 10, 9, 10, 10). This is the first competition that I can honestly say that I had no competition stress.

As predicted, in the afternoon my fever, headache and body aches became full-blown, and my nose started leaking. Every movement was like a blow to my head. The headache was crazy. I slept the whole day and night away. I hate being sick. Build up my health and fitness and fall sick, then build it up again and fall sick again. This is taking a whole lot of effort.

Anyway, it's Monday morning now, and I'm almost fully recovered (say "Yay!"). That's why I can blog.

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Went for a walk at Labrador Park with a couple of FST folks!

Friday, March 16, 2012


Attended Big Grace's concert this evening - Soiree 2012! Enjoyed the harmonica concert thoroughly. The opera singer was great! Bravo!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Feeling really young again!

Monday, March 12, 2012


Thank You
How about getting off of these antibiotics
How about stopping eating when I'm filled up
How about them transparent dangling carrots
How about that ever elusive kudo

Thank you India
Thank you terror
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you frailty
Thank you consequence
Thank you thank you silence

How about me not blaming you for everything
How about me enjoying the moment for once
How about how good it feels to finally forgive you
How about grieving it all one at a time

Thank you India
Thank you terror
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you frailty
Thank you consequence
Thank you thank you silence

The moment I let go of it was
The moment I got more than I could handle
The moment I jumped off of it was
Was the moment I touched down

How about no longer being masochistic
How about remembering your divinity
How about unabashedly bawling your eyes out
How about not equating death with stopping

Thank you India
Thank you providence
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you nothingness
Thank you clarity
Thank you thank you silence.

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Attended an AV "lesson" at church this afternoon. Interesting, the once complicated machines now look a bit more simplified!

Saturday, March 10, 2012


It's A&J's wedding today!

Friday, March 09, 2012


Thursday, March 08, 2012


Went to Home Team NS this afternoon. It's been a while!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012


Asics Gel-Kinetic 4
This is the most costly pair of running shoes I've ever owned (S$309), but it's a gift so cost to me is $0. The only thing is that I don't really do any real running anymore. They look and feel good though!

I've always wanted a pair of the Asics Gel-Kayano (top of the line running shoes during my running days), now they've got Kinetic which is supposedly even better!

Good motivation for running!!! Test run, test run!

What an apt song for this!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012


Monday, March 05, 2012


Lego man really happy!

Sunday, March 04, 2012


Went for a swim with pQ in the morning. First time we've gone swimming together!

Attended QH's wedding at Hotel Fort Canning. It was like a class gathering!

Saturday, March 03, 2012


Went back to Cedar for Cedar Fiesta 2012! I must say it was happening, really crowded and noisy of course (with that many Cedarians gathered in one place). 

Had dinner with pQ and Shamir at Sofra.

Friday, March 02, 2012


Disney movies are so... Disney. Heh.

Thursday, March 01, 2012