Wednesday, December 9, 2009

gigigaga (This title has totally no meaning. TQ.)

I'm really tired.

I have been sleeping in at wee hours of the days for the past 3 weeks. Wee means like 4am or 5am.

Sometimes I'm doing junk things, like surfing blogshops and reading other people's blog. I didn't mean the sites are junk, but reading people's blog and surfing blogshops can wait till tomorrow, can't it?

Oh! And that bloody hell life-taker, most evil sources of all

Walao. Hate it. Hands-down if you think you have no-life when you log on to facebook.

See? Everybody also hands-down.

You will
1. Check out people's photos.
2. Check out your favourite guy's photos.
3. How that funny girl upload all the japanese-taiwan-act-cute-kawaii pose and tonnes of guys with funny facebook names comment "prettie~!" on it.
4. Click to see the profile of some guy's girlfriend or some girl's boyfriend.
5. Click on the photo albums of the girl from your high school who used to look funny and now FUYOH more beautiful than you are. damm it.
6. Hot chic model-friend photos.
7. Check out your favourite guy's photos AGAIN.
8. Play funny games that makes you no life.
9. Silently laughing at people who humiliate themselves through their status.
10. Check out your favourite guy's photos ALL OVER AGAIN.

Am I not right? =P

Do you suddenly just feel very self-conscious now that you are actually on facebook on the other tab?

Oh wait.


Did I just reveal how a Nosy-Parker and a b*tch I am?

I mean, not just me, but you also do such things when you are in facebook right?

Don't lie!

Or fine. Maybe it's just me. Whatever shit.

But the most important thing now is: I HAVE FINISHED MY FINAL EXAM. DONE FOR THIS SEMESTER. wooooooopie!

Another most important thing now is: AND I'M GOING TO BANGKOK FOR A 'PERFECT GETAWAY TOMORROW! With Esther and Veen Dee and Haan. EXCITED.

Another another most important thing now is: ARGHHHHH. MY FLASH PROJECT IS STILL TO BE COMPLETED. Super geram with it already.

I'm really so tired. Can't stay up any more late nights to do projects. I think my body has rang its alert alarm so loud that it has deafen my ears and I am still innocently ignoring it.

But good news is: I'm taking train to Bangkok from Alor Setar. Gonna be a whole new experience! ( I mean that's UNLESS I choose not to sleep for most of the 16-hour journey it would take) But actually I meant it as a good news because I can replenish my lost sleep during the 16-hour journey, but then that means I will miss my train ride experience. Hmmm.

Very contradicting. Nevermind. Whatever floats the boat, in this case, whatever moves the train. I will assure I am gonna have an awesome-posome Bangkok trip!

Went to meet up with Liow Ying Tian, Lee Phey Chien and Jelly yum yum before I started packing my bag just now.

2 photos to spice this wordy-texty post up! ;)

G-Clique 2/3


Don't know why I smile so much.

Maybe because I know I am going Bangkok tomorrow!

Hmmm..or maybe because I think the pancake from Paddington Pancake House looks funny.

Or maybe..

Ok. Stop. This post will never end if I don't stop rambling.

Bahhhh. Banggggkokkkk! Wooooopie.

Bye-bye Multimedia & Web Developement and Desktop Publishing. I can finally get over you now that my semester is done.

Okay. Enough.

Say bye-bye to me la.



Sorry insane a bit. Not enough sleep what.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Happy Little Things ;)

I just came back from my run, still in sweat and smell while updating the blog. Heh.

That's just so that you can also feel my happiness getting back to my run at Botanical Gardens after such a long break. I used to run at least 3 -4 times a week, so being busy with every other thing makes me have to put running aside.

I am very happy to see my friends there too! =D They always make me laugh. Heh.

Oh! But one unhappy thing. There's one lady around her mid-30s ( I put late-30s at my facebook status, she's not that old I think. Must do her age some justice), who go as often as I do to run, looking fitter and hotter than I do. Very Double-u-Tee-Eff you know. Especially the legs. Haha. I'm jealous. Before that, she's already fit but with a lil' bit chubbiness and that made her looked too muscular for a lady, but now she has lost weight and looks really good! Gosh

I must really get back on track on a very regular basis now! Get fitter and let her be jealous of me instead. Because she's actually very unfriendly! She never smiles to me every single time when she looks at me, even though I tried to smile to her. Plus we usually run past each other in an opposing direction, so we will surely bump into each other almost every single round. Bah. She really never try to smile. Bah. Whatever shit.

But put that aside, today's run is a happy run! ;)

Posting up photos of little things that have made my day in spite of the stressful exam mode.


Veen Dee's husky puppy, Nishka!

2 and half months baby! But bigger than my 3-year-old Money. Super active and kept biting.

There's once she lurched towards my face and made my left contact lens came off. Geees.

Oh, btw can ignore my face on the photo above. Heh.


soldier toy
Colourful Roboo!

Wind it and this is a little toy will shake its' butt and move its arms. It's really cute!

I bought it from the Deaf & Dumb Association that has their people going around places to places then table to table to sell their little toy gifts.

Not my first time seeing them selling like this and receiving cold water from table to table. It's so heart-wrenching seeing them being turned down so many times despite their sincerity in seeking people's support. But I do understand, very little people needs this kind of gifts.

Anyway, I hope my little contribution helped made their day a teeny weeny bit! ;)


baby Amber
Baby Amber!

My classmate, Wei Jin's new born baby daughter! She's so tiny and so cute and kept making multiple incomprehensible face expressions.


To let you see her better, got it from her dad's facebook. Hehe. ;)

Ain't these really happy little things?

Life's good. Live life smiling and laughing, hehe, like I do!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Study break

Argh. I finally got some time to blog! I think this is the longest hiatus my blog has had, so even getting me to start back blogging needed some kinda of momentum and some mental prep. Haha. I'm weird.

Have been sooooo busy with college assignments! So much work to do now that I'm nearing my final year. (Okay, or rather, I have been doing other nonsense things like facebooking too much to slack in my assignments. Hmmmm.) But then seriously, assignments now don't take one night to finish already, not even two nights! OMG. The old school method couldn't be applied so now I'm very stucked.

Sleep hasn't been good either. For the past two weeks, I have forgotten the feeling of sleeping soundly already. Most of the mornings when I got up, I will either find myself falling asleep on my desk or waking up with my laptop beside my bed cos I did my work on my bed the night before.

Ya, I do sound like I am very busy, but the effort doesn't seem to be equal to the productivity in my assignments. I was wasting crap lot of time doing god-knows-what. Seriously, I don't even know what I was doing.

As of today, I have not been running for a week already! The longest record too for the past few months since I have been running frequently. Argh, I so wanna get back on my pair of running shoes and my favourite running shorts and meet my running friends and see the green green grass and... erm, okay, minus the stupid glutton monkeys in Botanical Gardens that scares with their mouth wide open if they think you are too hot and pretty.

I get that a lot, that's why I know. Heh.

I wanna get back to the track, so much. Track as in running track and my proper-good-girl routine back on track. I have been skipping class (I know it's bad, so hit me, slap me, punch me, kick me etc) and missing deadlines. (Okay, double hit me, slap me, punch me, kick me etc)

So yes, I am very very stucked.

But nevermind, don't get stuck together with me. I'm pulling my socks up now and hope that I can still make up for the lost and still do pretty well in my exam which is coming in a week's time. Plus, now that I'm on study break for a week, I wanna make sure I really STUDY.


However, all the terrible habits aside. I have two things that I can pat myself on my back.

Firstly, I scored Distinction on my piano exam. Wooopie! I answered a few aural question wrongly, which has only a few questions to get wrong anyway, so practically 50% correct. But I guess it's the playing of the pieces that got me my marks. I played some notes wrongly too as I trembled, too nervous okayyy. grrrr. But anyway Distinction means Distinction lah. Don't care already. Yeay.

Secondly, I ran the Penang Bridge Run with Jiayan and Hui Ting! Hehe. Oh, I actually did just the 10K Fun Run, so nothing so huge to be proud of. But I brought my semi-handicapped camera along with me for the run and managed to capture some photos! I enjoyed the race very much although I wasn't doing it competitively, like I always would; no beautiful medal also, only a thin sheet of certificate that is half-crumpled. It was a very happy day for me and I wanna do a blog post about it! ;)

But as for now,


I'm serious.



I still have that bloody Flash assignment waiting to be done.


Why this won't end?

P.S My blog post below, ancient post. It was in my draft for the past maybe 2 nearing to 3 weeks already. Just read la okay? Hehe.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Very Black Hair Day

Gonna write on some ancient news. I always update my blog so slowly that if you are the kind that wish to sometimes take some time off the congested real-time news that is vastly available out there, come and read my blog and u can feel that time actually slows down a lot more with all this outdated news being wrote here. ;)

So, oh yes. It's still about my hair. The story hasn't reached its happily-ever-after ending yet.

Especially now that is already Black. Very black in fact. Black until if I stand in front of a big black screen, I will look as if I am Ms Bald.

Let me tell you why this happen.

So I did say I dyed my hair right, my new hair story, just a few posts below. I was so happy with the colour and how my new hair looks good on me every time I look into the mirror. Hehe. So after a 3-day hair washing inhibition after a hair-dye, I washed my hair.

Hair stylist told me the colour will still fade around 20% after your wash, so 20%, okay, I am fine with that. But it's so not true! The colour went back nearly to my original hair colour state, the brownish-golden kinda colour, and it was in the form of a few patches and it was ugly and no one even realised that I actually did something to my hair!

So I went back to the shop and the hairstylist did some mending for me.

And it became what it is today. T_T

So black like baa baa black sheep you know T_T

A lot of people complimented the new hair colour and that it suits me more than my previous colour. Few others prefer my previous hair. Hmmmm.

I prefer that one that I redye. Sigh. Now I have to wait for a few more months to dye it again. I can't get used to it everytime when I look into the mirror. Oh well, but like what Whitney Houstan sings, "learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all!" Not very relevant but I will learn to love my black hair! ;)

Anyway, evidence to show you how baa baa black sheep-ly black my hair is.

Black hair.

Black moustache wannabe.

I'm gonna have Black Hair Day every single Day! ;)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Genting Trail Blazer 2009: Pre-race Day

Reached Awana Resort from Genting through Awana Skyway then bus. Didn't know so troublesome. Have to wait so long for Skyway and then have to wait another half and hour for the bus.

Reached Awana Resort. Went to register and pick up the goody bag and someone from Penang could recognised me from my running team in Penang. I was surprised, didn't know running could actually gain me a teeny weeny bit of fame. Wanted to check-in my room, but hotel hasn't got it ready yet.


So went to have my sucky salad lunch. As glamorous as the name of the dish might be, "Hydroponic Genting Salad", the taste is 180 degrees around.

yucky salad

It is really bitter that no matter how much thousand island sauce I dressed it with couldn't cover its bitterness. T_T

I request for a brand new dish although I know pretty well it wouldn't possibly make the situation any better, but I wanted to try my luck and it was clear enough that I was not as lucky as I think I would be. Haha. The new dish tasted just. as. bad.

I had to eat lots of vegetables because I was in serious need of fiber. Like really badly, if you get what I mean.

Went to check room collection status, but my name still wasn't in the list. They say it wasn't ready, have to still wait. But half of the people has already gone back to their room and probably snoring half way by now. Decided to on my laptop and check for wifi availability and to kill time, and woopie THEY HAVE! =)

More and more people are registering and the place is getting crowded and there was really a MAJOR HOT GUYS ALERT. Hoho. (What a feast for the eyes)

Race briefing. It didn't help to confide me about the race tomorrow, it just added pepper and salt to my fears and worries.

They told us we will definitely get cuts and bruises and find some leeches, so it's best to wear long pants; and the longest pants that I have got with me is one that covers just over my butt, my socks weren't any longer than my ankle either. Yeayness, that means I will get some new leech friends tomorrow. =( oh no.

We were also warned that weather wasn't looking too good, might rain and the trails might get a lil' too slippery. It is adviced to wear proper trail shoes for the race. The shoes I brought can't even be considered as a proper running shoes. It was my old pair of nearly worn off running shoes. Yeayness, that means I will slip and fall and slip and fall . =( oh no.

All in all, it wasn't a pleasant briefing. It got me worried how ugly with sore will I get after the race.

Went to check room status. STILL UNAVAILABLE. They don't even have my name in the list at all. I wonder whether I have to sleep in the restaurant's kitchen for the night. Plus, I'm bored. =S My partner is occupying my laptop and he's too engrossed to even care whether am I laughing and talking to myself while waiting for him to finish using my laptop.

Haha. Nola. I didn't laugh and talk to myself la. Siao. Not that creepy.

Finally broken free from boredom. I complained that I want to use the laptop already. When to check room again and they said can only settled by 7pm. There are not many people in the hall already and we are still stranded at this place.

ROOM IS READY. I walked in and my jaw dropped. We were given a really hugeee room.


Hope the photos did justice to the room. Two single beds with Spacious toilet, a living area with couch and big TV and a bar-like cooking area. Our rooms are at a different block from the other participants, I asked the others and our room is indeed way bigger than theirs although they have double queen-sized beds.

Such reward for having to wait for a few hours more than others, I think it's..hmmm...pretty worth it.

Our packaged buffet dinner actually started serving at 7pm. We immediately chucked our things and dashed down for the dinner rush. Have to compete with other 1000 people for dinner okay, of course have to be speedy fast. Oh yes, forgot to tell you, there were around 560 teams registered for the race, where majority came from KL and Selangor, the rest like Penang and a lot of Singaporean teams as well. There is surprisingly more Penang teams than I have expected.

Made some new friends over dinner. They are really avid sportsperson and they go to places for races and they join almost every single one of their local races. Talked quite a bit and they shared about past years' experience in the Trail Blazer, gave us some tips too. I asked them about the leech problem, hoping to get some life-saving tips and they told me to just let them suck my blood until they syiok, they will drop off by themselves. -.-

But apparently, their bite won't hurt but it will itch for a while during aftermath. But whatever shit it is, don't any leeches come near me, I will guarantee smash you into pieces. (If I haven't faint over after seeing you)

Okay, so now I'm back in the room. What should I do? I know this room is big, but...what exactly can I do? So now I'm bored. Argh. I think maybe I should get some sleep soon. It's way too early compared to my usual timing, but I will try. Or maybe I could watch the Monster Inc. cartoon that is showing at TV2.

Argh. I don't know. I didn't know I would get this bored.

Cross-fingers tomorrow's race will only get better.

Monday, November 9, 2009

New Hair Story + Syiok Sendiri Updates

Hoho. I have finally ditched my burnt goldish-brownish-(some colour like that)-two-toned-already-kinda-ugly hair, so I am pretty now, as in more pretty. (I know I already am pretty, don't have to remind me, thank you.)

I finally did it on last Friday. I have always wanted to redye it cos the new black hair that is growing makes my hair look really horrible, especially in photos, and that caused me to have some hint of some substandard ah lian element.

And I don't understand one thing.

Around 2001, when this Taiwanese Chinese Pop group, S.H.E, hit the town, I used admire one of the singer, Hebe's hairstyle. She had long hair, which was coloured into two portions: a section of full black hair, length from hair root to around the ear; while ear down, it was brownish-gold in colour.

Like this.
(Girl in the middle)


I can't believe I used to admire her hairstyle. Can't believe. I even told myself that when the comes when I can keep long hair, I want to have the hair colour like hers. I used to think it's so hip and stylish and beautiful.

Now that I think back, I want to run myself towards the wall and hit real hard on my head. What was I think at that point time? Geees. Luckily my fashion sense heightened a lot of folds as I grow older and I assure you will NEVER EVER, EVER see me admiring that kind of hairstyle and dream of having it one day.

So, because my hair, if still left unattended, will one day sooner or later become like hers. Terrified by the fact (no offence to Hebe's fans though, she looks really lovely now), therefore I knew I had to do something no matter how busy I could be! I actually wanted to do it before my Genting Trail Blazer trip, but didn't work out, not until last Friday.

Some might have seen it already. But for those who haven't, here's my new hair colour! ;)


It's taken at our college's delayed Halloween Party, that's why Simone became like a cat and my fake eyelashes. Hehe. My hair is darker now. No more striking goldish-brown, no more highlights too. I love it!

(Update: But after my first wash, my hair slightly went back to its previous colour. And when I tell people I redyed my hair, they ask me: got meh? -.- Argh. GOT LA. I wanna go back to the shop and complain already.)

The photo above is actually a tagged photo in my facebook. So I was looking at it and accidentally clicked back to my very very first photo in facebook few years back when I was still in my secondary.

Show you, show you!


Woopie. How much have I changed, wearing that coconut-shell hairstyle!

But this photo still cannot yet be considered one of the worst looking photo during high schools, I had more horrendous moments, trust me. I think I was 16 when this photo is taken, before my choir performance in Dewan Sri Penang. The girl beside me is Yon Lynn, an absolutely amazing singer! ;)

Oh! By the way, few weeks back, we had a web assignment where we had to design a personal website or in another words a very syiok sendiri website where you promote yourself. At first I didn't quite enjoy the process of doing it, because I'm always quite handicap when it comes to any form of designning, but I got really syiok sendiri-ly happy and fulfilling after seeing what I have done.

Show you this one too! the homepage. heh.
syioksendiri page

I have gotten tired having to look at my mundane and noncommittal blog layout. Hmmmm..maybe I should really work something out to give it a fresh new look like this and get you tired looking at my face one final day, with that! Haha.

Okay, I know I should be updating things about my Genting Trail Blazer but....I will try my best okay?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Genting TrailBlazer 2009: When it all has ended

I was just back from my grueling race from Genting Trailblazer Sunday night.

I had major body ache. Major.

My arms ache like shit and it started from my shoulder, so which means I can't lift my arms, even have hard times wearing on my clothes. Driving an auto-car with power steering now is also kinda straining.

My leg muscles ache. I can't even walk like a proper girl.

I have cuts, scratches and bruises of assorted hues and designs on both my legs, front and back.

Around 15 splinter cuts in total on both my palms.

Luckily, my face is unhurt and still as beautiful as it is! Haha.

The race was tough, really tough. Tougher than I had imagined it to turn out to be and the aftermath effect on my body was also worse than I had expected.

The journey to endure wasn't any single bit of child's play and as the route was designed in a single-way manner, once you started you have no turning back. You are left with the two only choices: to end the race faster or slower, that's it. There is no such thing as Vanilla or Chocolate ice-cream, I'd pick the Strawberry flavoured one, nothing like it.

It was really an amazing race and to-date the toughest physical endurance I had ever experienced. Although our final positioning of the competition wasn't as I have wanted to achieve, in my heart it is, a victory, as I recalled how I really struggled and strived till the very end. Not without my partner's tireless and persevering push and encouragement, we would have not clocked in the time when ran through the finishing line.

Finishing Line

Trust me, this final lap has never felt any better.

Finisher Medal

So....stay tuned for my post entry on the Genting TrailBlazer 2009 race snippets!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Aloha from Genting!

Peeps, me now is at Genting, sitting at McD, using the wifi, typing out words, to update this blog. ;)


I'm not acting cute, the hand just naturally pose there when I take this photo. =S

Me is like on holiday. Or at least a lil' getaway from my busy busy schedule every single day and I get to sleep a lil' earlier cos there would be no wifi at my hotel room. Therefore no internet to distract myself from my beauty sleep.

Oh, I am actually here for the Genting Trail Blazer that I was so eager to join few months ago but couldn't find a partner cos it's a partner race instead of an individual one.

Check that race out, here. It is actually a 14km cross-country race, comprises of on-the-road running, off-road trailing in the jungle, uphill, downhill, obstacle tracks and the rest you will know when I blogged about it after I experienced it.

So now I have a partner for the race already! ;D

He has been occupying my laptop for the whole day since very early in the morning we reached Genting and I only get to use it now, at night.

I've been here for too many hours to finish walking this Genting Highlands place for a few times already. I will see what more can I do after I off laptop, leave McD, disconnected from Internet and back in my room.

Anyway, wish me luck on my race on Sunday! Hoho. ;D

Saturday, October 24, 2009

When the Gs spell C-l-i-q-u-e

I need to update this. It's been in my draft for agesssss (exactly one month ago) and I would feel guilty if at the end I don't update it.

I did mention before I was going out with my lovely high school mates when I had my mid-sem break. So the 6 of us FINALLY got together in 'full team' after like one and a half years of separation.

G-Clique full team. ;)
(I didn't purpose make my name cuter, they really call me that. Haha. and I think it's really cute. =D)

It doesn't and wouldn't sound that long, but then again, during high school years, we used to see each other like every single day, some of us even have the same tuition class. After that, the whole graduation and separation thing, you get the idea.

Anyway, the day was fantastic! We had great time catching up and bullying each other.

Now the photos will speak! ;D

Oh Su Lin and Liow Ying Tian (Yeah, we usually call their full name) reached first and had lunch at Nando's, Gurney Plaza.


We kinda scream a lil' when we see each other, like you would see in some American movies, how the bimbotic blonde would act. It's been toooo long, can't help it.

We already had our meals from home, so I just ordered my usual favourite Sparkling Apple drink. I like experimenting different drinks offered in restaurants, so I usually never repeat my drinks' order in subsequent visits to the same restaurant, but Nando's Sparkling Apple is the only drink that kept me hooked on.

Sparking Apple and my Red nails.

I would rather spend a lil' more on that drink than the bottomless drinks they offered. But oddly enough, there's nothing so special about Sparkling Apple and you can probably make it at home. It's just plain soda, processed apple juice and aloe vera and a piece of lemon on top, really nothing so unique, but I just love it. ;)

While Oh Su Lin was still eating, I kept wanting her to take a photo of Lee Phey Chien, Lau Hui Theng and I. So she very uncommitally took it for me.


Even the last shot didn't really work out, that Lee PC moved a lil'. Geees. Fine, go continue with ur chicken.

Some other photos. ;)

SDC14187 copy



enam orang altogether.

This chao ah beng person is an inside joke. Jelly is the one who typed it.

After lunch, we just walked around the mall. Took funny photos and things like that.

Padini's bronze colour mirror.

Met other friends from high school along the way too.
Juanna, Victoria, Evonne and Peiying.

In the midst of deciding which colour of the over-priced hair pin to purchase.

is Oh Su Lin's best friend, named Piggy.

Let me tell you why. While she was shopping, she suggested that one day we should tie pigtails hairstyle out together.

Like this.

Yes, very omg-scariest-nightmare. Poor Jelly had to be victimised for her geli demonstration.

So automatically none of us would do that and fortunately we found one very good candidate who would do that with her, that is the Vincci model, Piggy. I reckon they would clicked very well with that matching hairstyle.

Oh, then it was movie time!



While watching, that Swine Oh (Oh Su Lin's latest name) kept leaning over to check on me. She did it so many times that the last time she did that, I threw my pop corn box at her. HAHA. Serve you right. :P

Okla, actually she did that for a purpose cos recently for almost every single movie that I watched in the cinema, I would fall asleep in the middle of it and wakes up when the movie is reaching its ending, like 4.85 out of 5 movies that I watched, I would. haha. Not that they are too boring, is just that I am always too tired to stay awake under such comfortable condition.

After I made a promise to them that I WOULD NEVER SLEEP for the next movie that I am watching with them, which happened to be G-Force. So to ensure that, she kept checking out on me and of course she didn't manage to catch me sleeping! :P

But truth is, I was kinda sleeping through the middle section, haha, but I painfully forced myself to stay awake. At the end, I succeeded, I didn't fall asleep! Heh.

After that I requested we go for doughnuts! I like eating Big Apple doughnuts! ;D

From top: Agent 'O', Milky Way, Tira Cino.

All of them tasted really nice! Pick these flavours to try out at your next visit to Big Apple!

enam orang lagi.

We spent a longgggg time deciding where to go for dinner. It has always been a million-dolar question. So at the end, we decided to make our maiden visit to 75 degree celcius, just right beside Coffee Island, for dinner.


Food was okay. It was the company that makes it all fun. ;)

Angry kid. Heh.



We had a guest with us too!

This kitty cat has scared the hell out of Jelly and Swine Oh the entire time we had our dinner. It just won't leave the place and would come nearer and nearer to us. They had to eat with fear and it was a funny scene to see. haha.

Before we left, we took turns to go to toilet to secretly write a belated birthday card for Jelly. Some took a longer time to write so I lied that they all had some big business to do. heh.


This card that we bought enabled us to record our talkings within 12secs! =D


And the very last photo of the day!!

Only Oh Su Lin's wide-angled camera could fit the 6 of us in one frame properly. ♥♥♥

The good times we had together never changes. It was a very happy laughing day and I really cherished every single moment of the day as it comes by quite hard since we are all studying at different places.

Anyway just a photo to show you how much we have changed since we left high school.

dec07 n sept09

Sunday, October 11, 2009

When I was trying to update this blog

My internet connection at home seems to be really lame cos I tried numerous times but I just can't sign in to update some lil' things here.

And for the very last time I decided to refresh the page, it just worked, and brought me right to the editting page.

And I just posted this up on my facebook status:

" At one point, I'm frustrated that I can't sign in to my blog cos I can't update it.
But at another stronger point, I'm so happpy that I have reasons not to update it, which is a GOOD reason that won't make me seem like a seemingly-busy-but-in-actual-fact-idle blogger. "

Hee hee.

Don't angry la okay. I'm already half way thru my new post entry, you will just have to scroll down to read it after I am done with it. ;D

Thursday, October 8, 2009

City Run 2009

My eyelids heavily lifted themselves up and rubbed them as I strove to wake up in the early hours of the day.

I yawned while I turned to look at the time.


My race is officially flagging off at 7.30am.


Half an hour to wash up, dress up, drive there, park there, pin up my race no., and to get ready at the starting line.

So many to do so little time. Because I BLOODY OVERSLEPT on my RACE DAY. =S

So when I reached in front of Komtar, which is the starting point of the run, it was 5 mins to 'taking off'. I hastily pinned up my race number with one side still flying loose, ran to the starting point, took the deepest breath, tighten just my left shoe lace (cos I don't have time for the other side =S) and off I go with our CM's official flag-off right on time.

Running in a race like this is really fun and satisfying.

At the start, a lot of the seemingly energetic and pumped up enthusiasts will dash ahead full-force, in the aim of passing through as many runners as possible and be at the front to take the lead.

I just stayed at my pace, running steadily sturdy, seeing some of the satisfied expression of those that just ran past me. It is not that I did not want to perform my best, but through experience and advices, if I were to try way too hard at the beginning stage, you would see me dragging myself to the finish line.

This does not just apply to me. You will see why.

After around 10mins of run, I can see those initial-enthusiasts starting to slow themselves them while panting quite hard. Their footsteps turned smaller and slower, their head dropped down losing strength for support and gradually they decided they just.....have to stop.

See what I mean by taking it steadily sturdy?

This time it's my turn to secretly feel extra-proud, especially when I see that I am running past the young teenage boys that have such sky-high ego that ran with all their might at the first 300m, when they forgot they still have 8.3km ahead of them to be completed. ;)

This time around I did not have any interesting encounter like I did for my recent last, except for having to run under the rain for some distance.

On my recent last at Chung Ling High School, a student from the school was running tightly shoulder-to-shoulder with me, fearing any moment if I was one step ahead, he will have to face with any kind of bad consequences.

At any point of time when I were to be slightly back-facing him, he would accelerate to keep up with me. It's funny to see how he somehow struggled a bit to protect his so-called pride, cannot lose to a girl ma right.


After some while of keeping up, that guy suddenly turned to me and said in Chinese: " Hey, leng lui, you are half way to finishing line already. Add Oil." and off he went way ahead of me.

I was thinking: Walao how dare this young kid called me leng lui, it's like I'm elder them him okay. And I actually thought he looked really familiar too; I recalled and realised he's actually a brother of my friend from primary school with a catchy name, whom I have never met for the past 6 or 7 years.

How small the world can be.

Anyway back to the race I'm still running halfway through. Haha.

I took it really steadily this time, did not push really hard, but miscalculated the finishing line, and underused my energy, however, at the end, clocked in at quite a reasonable time, I would say.

But when the results were out, I was dumbfounded.


Really, seriously. Look at my ecstatic funny-looking expression.


Never have I gotten such achievement in distance running, at least, I did not have anticipated to get it anytime so soon.

I expected just a Top 10 and that will do me good; Top 5 will make me smile from ear to ear; Top 3, hmmm...I just won't dream of getting it, not just yet.

But guess what?


A scary 1st Runner-up trophy in my hands!

I think I actually smiled starting from one ear, went around my head, made the 36o degrees and reached back the same ear.

Happy! ;)

That means, my 4 days per week trainings, some naggings from my dad, (minor) controls in diet and etc, paid off! There were no monetary reward but having this trophy handsomely sat on my living room is good enough when I need to brag about myself a little to guests coming to my house! ;D