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Monday, March 23, 2015

I MUST BE CRAZY




Just completed my viper challenger weeks ago, now I am already thinking of the next challenge.


this looks good:-





Spartan race which is a world sensational, will be in Malaysia soon/

Tadom base at banting.



Sunday, March 22, 2015

SAYING GOODBYE AINT EASY

Last Friday marked the last day she of her body combat class. Since the gym at Klang caught fire, her wednesday class was cancelled. So the only way was to go to another gym at puchong to catch her.
She had been with us for two years plus and we had all grown very fond of her. She is more than an instructor or friend to us. She is family.Thanks Irene, you will always be our best sifu.Hope to catch you again sometimes in the future




a farewell gift to show our appreciation










group photo just before the class





.Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories, sweetened thru the ages just like wine

Quiet thought come floating down
And settle softly to the ground
Like golden autumn leaves around my feet
I touched them and they burst apart with sweet memories,
Sweet memories

Of holding hands and red bouquets
And twilight trimmed in purple haze
And laughing eyes and simple ways
And quiet nights and gentle days with you

Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories, sweetened thru the ages just like wine,
Memories, memories, sweet memorie

This song from Elvis goes out to her:-







VIPER CHALLENGE 2015

The first time I heard of this event,or rather read about it was last November, 2014. Due to wrong feedback received, I dare not registered for it, fearing I might not be able to do it. But later when I saw some of the post and picture shared I was determined to try it out for myself. So when my Body combat intructors invited me to join their team, without hesitation I signed up. So here are some of the photos I managed to captured. It was really fun and at the same time challenging. But I did not attempt all the obstacles especially those involved water that are neck high.
part of my team members,including my Body combat instructor


the 2nd station, which was very easy

this is the dry mud pit, the other further ahead are wet and slippery but fun

this is the wet part of the mud pit

crawling through the muddy below the barb wire

climbing over some log wall



this part was real easy

this is another of my favourite. was easy, my training at the gym helps


this part also involve crawling, only this time through water

another water event ,but not life threatening.

this part need team work, but none of my team were anywhere to be found. Good thing  got some help from strangers


abselling



another of my favourite

I would really had enjoyed this if not for a sudden muscle cramp.but nevertheless  got through



Maybe the next one I will be well prepared.  There are also similar event which will take place anytime soon, I will definately go for it.


This one was  easy for me, due to my experience in rock climbing.



Friday, February 20, 2015

THE CUPID DASH FUN







This was one of the easiest run, well actually it was more like a canival /fun event. Held on 14th February,2015.As the title suggest, it's for lovers and what more it was held on valentine's day. So why did I joined? Well it was mainly because more of those who joined were from the gym, and also the tee shirts was very attractive. The run if one can consider it as one is only 3.5km . 
Since it was the first time we have been to this place, the gps took us to the far end of the starting point and we had to walk something like 1.5km to the starting point.(and of course it means another 1.5km on the way back after the event.

this is one of the many stop.

the finishing medal which  can be joined together with the female medal.

the finishing line


taking a selfie

a group photo with some of the gym members and their spouse



LONELY GOAT YEAR

This is the 2nd day of chinese new year. I don't really enjoyed it as much as I did years ago.I suppose due to some changes in the family.Everyone has their own plan. Even my God daughter  was unable to pay me a visit due to her work. She is in a far away land .Wonder if she is ok. From her short answer to my post, it seems so cold and distant,unlike her normal greetings, full of love and warm.  Nothing I can do except wish her all the best . But I would have appreciate an answer or a clear message what she wants. It would do everyone some good and we can get on with our separate lives, instead of knocking at a door and not getting a response. 
I maybe be over sensitive over the whole episode, but I am one who is very sensitive when it comes to things like this. I think lately I feel more than ever there is a wall between some of the people surrounding me. There is one instant where I gave a gift to someone whom I valued very much, but there was not even an acknowledgement which previously was done without fail. 
So I suppose I need to avoid doing things like this in order not to offend people. Well a fool never learnt as they says. That's me. 
Anyway I am very thankful, I am still able to hike and run a bit. The mountain does give me some solace.There I find it so peaceful. While everyone is still enjoying their chinese new year, I think I will go out to enjoy some mountain air tomorow.

To those celebrating the chinese new year. Happy Chinese New Year.  Huat Aah!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

RUN WITH THE WIND

Sure I do run a bit, but not as possionate as I do Hiking. Just like a leaf being blown  by the wind, I will run when there is a reason or situation. Last week, Nov 9th I ran with a good friend ,Clover. Since she wanted to do something special on her birthday. Instead of the normal birthday celebration, she wanted to make it a memorable special day on her birthday. She had make this known weeks before her actual birthday. Since she made an effort to celebrate with me on my special birthday, I was oblige to return the favour.I blocked that date on my calender. immediately I registered for the Great Eastern Live great run, which was the run she had choosen. When I gave my word, I would not go back on my word. On the week before the run , I was not well, and even as the days draw nearer I had not fully recovered, but a promise, is a promise, I was prepare to just walk if I was not able to run, but Thank God ran I did and I was surprise that I did not do too bad as far as the timing concern. It could had even a better timing , had I not stop to snap photos and doing some other stuff like selfie etc. But I had learnt from previous experience, not to put pressure on myself ,but just to enjoy the run, after all I was not there to compete,but to fullfil a girl' s birthday wish.  I caught up with birthday girl at the 9km mark. and almost at the finishing line, I took out a special birthday banner and ran backward with the banner facing her. I could see her surprise look and when she smile it was priceless.

Photo credit:Aron Soo. With Birthday girl at 9km

Birthday girl, with the special birthday card(banner)

photo taken by yours truely.

after the finining line, photo with super heroes

Birthday girl with some of the super heroes.

Monday, October 6, 2014

MY 60TH


October, October what do you have in store for me.?
You might say october is very special and is my favourite month. Let's see how many things are link with october.
1) October Cherries.. A well known band from singapore.in the 80s I grew up on their songs.They were previously known as the surfers, but changed their name to October cherries .
2) Octoberfest. Something I did not take notice until lately when some Ngo make some hooha and only I found out it has something to do with beers . Why not Septemberfest or Novemberfest,but they choose to call it Octoberfest and it is a yearly afair.
3)The hunt for red October- a movie which I had watched in 1990. It stars , ,  .
4)October 6th:- this will be my 60th birthday and coincidently it will be my 60th climb at Tabur Hill
   Some of my hiking friends will be joining me to celebrate my birthday at one of the peak at Tabur and of course to be follow by a lunch meet up at a restaurant some where nearby.
5) October 7th: It is also my son and my God daughter's birthday
6) October 26th: Birthday of my lovely granddaughter's,(child of my son who's birthday is a day after mine)