Monday, December 08, 2008

Yes, WE crossed the finish line

My best friends and I are now recovering from a "grueling" Sunday at the Singapore Marathon.



Recap:
  • I clocked 70 minutes for my 10km, just 3 minutes over my personal best set in 2006 (yes, it does get very dramatic!)
  • The Adidas Adizero shoes were amazing. I ran the entire race without killing my legs. I don't think they will last very long though - when they mean lightweight shoes, they mean shoes without much fabric or rubber!
  • My buddies, Pravin & Danny set their personal bests in the 10k, around the 1 h 30m mark - bravo, guys!
  • Yap was running his first race beyond 5k, and he whacked 21k in under 3 hours - super duper!
  • Vicky as usual made the 21k look super easy - and he's got photos to go with it for a third year in a row - you lucky dude!
  • Our chief "inspirator", Mel, got to stand right in front of the Finish line. Getting her to run is still a long shot for 2009
  • We pigged out at Cafe Cartel right after our run, and went for a buffet steamboat later that night - the thousands of calories lost in the morning were gained within 6 hours
  • We ran a total of 72km between the 5 of us. Some runners do 84km in one day, on their own. I don't think we'll compete in those leagues any time soon
  • This year's race attracted close to 50k runners, largest ever in Singapore
  • The 42k was won by Luke Kibet, the reigning world champion from Kenya. He ran the race in 2h 13m, 1 minute better than the course record. He was paid 15k USD just to appear for the race and pocketed a cool 35k USD for winning!

Check out our stats - amazing birds eye view of the entire race!
Me: 10k 1h:9m:50s
Danny: 10k 1h:33m:9s
Pravin: 10k 1h:33m:9s
Vicky: 21k 2h:57m:19s
Yap: 21k (under 3 hours) (Sadly, no stats yet - he's not too happy!)

More photos (& great Christmas gift ideas for the guys!):


For the third year running, this is the only photo of me running (the one in yellow!):



It was a fabulous weekend. The Singapore Marathon is a year-end high(light) for me, and it was made even better this year with the company of my best friends. Thanks guys!





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Saturday, November 22, 2008

30

34 Facebook shout outs, lots of SMS, the consistently fabulous blueberry cheesecake, (ful)filling meals all day long, a nap during office hours, booze with my buddies, a 30-things-I-love-about-you card from you-know-who, Ranga's German jokes and a Saturday to look forward to.

Yes, I've turned 30.

Thank you everyone!

It's been a great weekend, and one to remember (I didn't throw up - cue the big applause!)





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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Let me see your booty shake!

Dear TGIF & Chilli's. Please step aside for the new stomp champions in town. Say hello to Bubba Gump.



My buddy Ranga, got a fantastic Birthday Stomp last night at the Bubba Gump restaurant in The Curve.

Watch the video, and sing along to this tune:
x2:
If you want your birthday cake
Let me see your booty shake

x3:
Shake your booty
Shake shake your booty, shake

Happy... Birthday, Happy.... Birthday

Read reviews of the place, here, here and here. We had a great time - good food, and the Forrest Gump theme added lots of fun. (Can you remember your favourite lines from the movie?)

I had the All-American Hamburger. Yes, the portions are big - good place to satisfy your tummies.



*p/s: Ranga, Happy Birthday "broh"! The stomp needed a great sport to begin with!

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Getting hitched!

Not me :)

My buddy, Ivan, is getting married today. Tea ceremony, church and dinner all in one day. The boys are all dressed in white this morning, and expecting a tough time at the bride's place.

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Monday, May 05, 2008

How many friends do you own?

My Facebook friend counter now stands at 199.



It's broken down as follows:
  • Family: 10
  • Best Friends Forever: 9
  • Trusted Pals: 7
  • Colleagues: 53
  • Uni mates: 8
  • College mates: 23
  • Former colleagues: 18
  • Secondary school: 34
  • Primary school: 1
  • Acquaintances: 36

Some questions on my mind as I await the elusive 200th friend:
  • What is the average number of friends across all Facebook users?
  • Does having more friends imply that I am more sociable?
  • Should I start limiting my profile views to my closest friends?
  • Has all this mumbojumbo added any value to my life?

I'll dive into answers when I hit the 200 mark.

*p/s: To my dear 200th friend, a Baskin Robbin's treat awaits you. Any flavour of your choice, any number of scoops. But we must meet in the real world =)

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Saturday, May 03, 2008

Rombongan Sambil Belajar

UPDATED WITH PHOTOS.

Ranga giving us a lecture on how boxes are made. Every "type" of box needs it's own plate. Plates are customised with rubber pieces and blades between them. It's like an art form!


Some of the nice looking boxes made in Pandan Indah. I'll never look down on those mosquito coil boxes ever again.


We also got a tutorial on the printing process. CMYK, yadda, yadda. Oh, and then Ranga taught us how to spot the micro-lettering on the Ringgit notes. Felt like a scene out of Ocean's 11.


A couple of funny sights. Something's missing from the tool collection. Reminded me of "Kemahiran Hidup".


And then we got treated to a super lunch. Steamed fish in spicy bean paste sauce alongside some yau mak and taugeh. Awesome!


Ranga, thanks for the tour! It was super. I don't think I'll be visiting many factories in my lifetime, so this will always be a highlight (Awww...)



Ranga's taking us on a tour of his printing factory. It's huge! Never knew you had to do so much just to make a box!

Watch this space, I'll post photos here.

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Friday, April 04, 2008

Can you break dance like these guys?

Ever wanted to learn how to do the break dance? No better way than learning from my buddies. They've been working on their routine for a while now. I can't wait to hit the dance floor with them!



What do you think?

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

KL International Marathon 2008

My running mate (Viki) and I will be taking part in this year's KL Marathon. OK, not the full marathon, but the 10k run. After our 21k in Singapore last December, we've decided to take the path of least resistance. Hopefully we will both dip below the 1-hour mark this time =)

Keen to to join us? It's only RM10 if you sign up by February 28. I believe there may be a free t-shirt too.

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Ahmad Fuad Osman

My buddy, Farid, recently designed the website for one of Malaysia's top artists, Ahmad Fuad Osman.



Point to:
http://www.ahmadfuadosman.com

Bro, nice work (as usual!) - refreshing interface and experience.

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

It's nice to have followers

...even if it's only 2 of them =)



I promise to blog (more).

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

tsulin.com makes its debut!



Tsu Lin just switched to using tsulin.com as her primary blog URL. Point to http://tsulin.com from now on.

*p/s: Happy Belated Birthday, babe!

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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Writer's block

If you're one of the lucky few to be reading this blog, I truly apologise for the lack of updates over the past week. I haven't blogged, and Twittered either. Funny how the lack of a February 2007 archive is getting on my nerves.

Updates:
  • Tsu Lin blogged about rollerblading and skateboarding chicks over lunch
  • Found out that CG is getting hitched sometime this year (congrats!)
  • Watched Stranger than Fiction -- Little did I know, I would love it!

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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Tsu Lin's masterpiece!



Captured over lunch at DELIcious, a cozy little restaurant over at Bangsar Village. Thanks of course to Chin Geh and me for spotting it first ;) The photo above was snapped with her Sony Ericsson mobile phone, and depicts a silhouette of the door signage against a solid wall on a sunny day. Thanks, Tsu Lin!

Find out how Tsu Lin spent the rest of her Friday -- yes, she's got a blog too! sunbabies.blogspot.com

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