Sunday, August 27, 2006


A Committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but as a group decide that nothing can be done.

Today I ran in the Army Half Marathon cause my unit was supposed to. Started slow at first, but when it started to rain, the motivation to run and get to shelter was immense. I actually sprinted for quite a bit. Azri ran with me. He actually ran with me. Thought he would be trying to convince me to walk, but he actually ran. I think he has become fitter due to his hockey training. We made sure safety came 1st and decided to stop at every water point to "properly" hydrate ourselves. The milo was good. So good that some people decided to take the whole carton of milo. My, did they enjoy their milo. And for our efforts? Tomorrow we get the whole day off! Woohoo! Finally I get to have a days rest. Had a busy and tiring weekend. Yesterday I went to Ben Koh's Birthday/Farewell Dinner. Went earlier to play soccer. I was quite satisfied with my performance. Made a few good passes, and even scored a goal. Need to improve my snap shots though and my 1st touch movement, but good luck with myself in training for that. No soccer ball and no idea what to do to improve those things.
As for my training, last Saturday I went to MacRitchie Reservoir to run. Ran the 5+km route. Wasn't used to it and the many slopes going up. Heard my timing was around 29min, but I wasn't really running all out so hopefully next time (if there is a next time), I'll be able to cut down that timing by quite a bit. Was trying to catch up with Adrian. Then the day after, Sunday, me, Gerard, Lionel, Alfred and Michael went to play soccer. I think I played ok but didn't score. Lionel, our star left back, tore his ligament and will be out for a few months. Man, that really sucks. Shows how dangerous soccer can be. Wednesday, I went running at the Kelong near my house. That is about 3+km. After running the MacRitchie route, I felt that the run wasn't much of a challenge. Plus no up slope to deal with. Just one flat straight route. Well, that plus the soccer I played yesterday, and the run today, sums up my training for this week. So that's all folks. And the wise Ynnib Nai has something important to say-
A bargain is something you don't need at a price you can't resist.

Monday, August 14, 2006

2006 Community Shield Winners- Liverpool

Elo! Its been a long time since I blogged huh. Well, after some time, you just get lazy to update. Like lazy for more than a month. Whats been happening since then? Well, I'll just randomly pick significant events that happened. First off, Liverpool won! Woohoo! I must say, although I'm a liverpool fan, I had my doubts. With Chelsea having a line up that boasts of European stars, I must say, it was hard at times to imagine liverpool winning. Don't get me wrong. Liverpool has beaten Chelsea at cup events before. But with new signings Ballack and Shev, it was hard to imagine any team at all right now who can beat them. Plus when I heard that Benitez had rested players like Gerard and Alonso at the start, I almost jumped off from my room window. I know the Community Shield isn't a very big trophy, but still, knowing that Liverpool had drawn first blood was just so sweet! And that alien of a Crouch actually scored the winner some more. Wow! Chelsea fans, suck my butt! Lol! Well next big event was Aisyahs' Wedding Lunch. She was my classmate from SP. Same age as me for those who want to know. Went together with other classmates Jasmine and Sandy. Just so happens that the guys from my class, Indra and Wayne, both could not make it. So I was like the only guy there. But it was still fun. The lunch was fantastic! I must say, 1st class food! Whoever made the food should open an outlet. The girls just gorged themselves silly. Don't want to scare people with details of how much Sandy ate. After that lunch, still went Swensons for more dessert. So full I didnt have dinner. Then accompanied Jasmine to Jurong library where along the way, there was a gang fight at the taxi stand. Not the 1st time I've seen a fight, but I could see Jasmine was worried. Was her 1st time seeing such things according to her. Sandy was the calmest. Walked to the taxi stand to take a taxi just seconds after the fight was supposedly 'finished'. Latest movie I've watched is 'Lady in the Water'. I tought it was a good show cause it was a totally original idea. Just that I would have preferred it if some characters were used more. I liked it but another friend of mine hated it. Actually said 'Superman' was better. I don't know ah. Anyway, a good friend finally ORD'ed. Geoffrey. Really helped us all and we shall never forget it. Farewell, and hope you enjoy this time and I wish you all the best. Started exercising again. Starting slow this month. Been going Bishan Park last week and this week Wednesday, the army is sending me over to the 'Tekong Challenge'. So far. Couldn't they have sent us somewhere nearer like Pulau Besar? Swines! Anyway, will be giving you weekly updates on my training so my next post will be some time next week. I'm a lazy guy so hope you guys could encourage me as I try to get ready for my IPPT test which will hopefully be in November. Well, thats all folks! And here are 'Words-of-Wisdom' from Ynnib Nai-
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.