Counting down to 3 more hours

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Tried to sleep but couldn't get the nap I wanted. My right calf is still feeling the strain when I tried to stretch it. I reckon it will haunt me upon hitting the 1 hour mark race. I have no idea why I got the injury during a soccer match at Katong almost a month ago.


Countdown to Adidas Sundown Marathon

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24 more hours before the flag off of the first night marathon in the region. I am here resting at home. Gotta sleep well tonight and will take another nap in the afternoon tomorrow. Can't wait for the race to start but I know I will be cursing while running in the race.


England 2 - 0 USA

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Do you know you can read Straits Times online for free?

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just go to:
then: eResources for Adults
then: eNews
then: Library PressDisplay

Of course you will need to register... FOC for singaporeans.


Adidas Sundown Marathon

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I previously mentioned in my blog here that I would be running the Adidas Sundown Marathon. No, I am not blogging to say that I am chickening out (rahhh). Instead, just want to compute some statistics with regards to the training I have did over the last few months.

The marathon is on this coming Saturday night, flagging off time was 2359hrs. No, it is not a typo, it is really 2359hrs. Adidas Sundown Marathon is set to be the region's longest night running race and I am proud to be one of the pioneers. =)

Over a period of 2 months, I managed to clock a distance of 78.1km with a total timing of 511min or 8hrs 51mins. Longest distance clocked was only 16km. Doesn't seems impressive and adequate enough to prepare for a marathon. A small consolation was the weekly Sunday soccer kick-about/matches and some swimming on Saturday.

I read through the pre-race review by one of the runners. He made it really sounds easy; probably due to the majority of content falling on the route instead of the experience. The probable obstacles I foresee are, ceteris paribus, the wind direction/velocity, gradient and length of the slope and of course the weather.

There is also an interesting contest whereby one has to write in to state the reason he enjoys running in the night. Check out the Most Outrageous Answer by one of the contestants below
I believe I am a cheetah in my past life and that's why I love to run in my present life. Cheetah likes to run and hunt at night and this habit was passed on to my present life. That's why I love night running so much!'
Well, stay tuned for my post-race review. =)


1st defeat for Team FATA

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Team FATA had their 2nd match on the 25th of May against Team SKC at Mango Field. Unfortunately, we lost out by a narrow goal margin.

Rest of the review here.


《承諾》 正式 MV 中國四川地震賑災歌曲

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A tribute song to the victims of the Sichuan Earthquake. Very touching song.

Chinese Artists

Hong Kong Artists


CPL Final: Manchester United 1 - 1 Chelsea

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Unknown Team 0 - 3 Team FATA

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Match report out at


Team FATA 3 - 0 Unknown Team

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Will post some of the comments and updates on the match today at soon.

Anyway, my Bella is still sick at home as at this hour. :(

Poor Bella :(


Bella was down with high fever

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Bella had been having fluctuating high fever for the past 1 week. She was on MC on Thursday, Friday and this coming Tuesday as well. She had seen 2 western doctors and 1 chinese doctor. All could not diagnose the cause of her high fever.

In the end, I brought her to SGH A&E on Saturday night to do some blood testing. We waited for 3 hours for the blood test results which was quite torturing. But luckily there was a TV movie, an iPod Shuffle and a story book to accompany us.


Sad Weekends : Part 3/3

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Finally came to the last part of the event that did not make my weekends great. This event is quite dauting and not quite explainable or rather self-explaintory.

I did not manage to dream of the second half of Team FATA first match as mentioned here.

Enough said, I do not know why and how come it happened. If any of my readers are able to enlighten me, please feel free to email me, and you can add a CC (Carbon Copy) to Wikipedia. :)


Mrs Lee Kuan Yew in serious condition after brain haemorrhage

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SINGAPORE: The wife of Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew was admitted to the neuro-intensive care unit (NCU) at Tan Tock Seng Hospital this week.

A statement from the Minister Mentor's Office said Mrs Lee, 87, suffered sudden weakness on her left side and slurring of speech around noon on Monday.

She was then taken to the National Neuroscience Institute for an urgent brain scan. The results revealed massive right intra-cerebral haemorrhage, and Mrs Lee was subsequently admitted to the NCU.

The haemorrhage stabilised after two days of close monitoring and treatment. She was then transferred to the general ward on Wednesday.

Mrs Lee currently remains in serious condition although she is able to recognise immediate family members. - CNA/ac


Wish her all the best in her recovery.


Sad Weekends : Part 2/3

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Wendy and me did not win the trip to Zurich, Switzerland.

We were informed to be present for the Draw at Heeren on Saturday 2pm. All along, we thought that the contestants were only from 883Jia FM. To our shock, Power98FM is also hosting this competition in conjunction with 883JIA FM. That diminished our hope, a little (Because we have 4 chances). We were also given 2 bags of goodies bags. Most of the stuff are for men; Nivea Facial and Shower Foam.

Some Aikido Promotion

The Draw begins. There were a total of 15 prizes to be won. Some soccer balls, national team jersey etc, mostly sponsored by Adidas. Right down to the top prize, the DJs of both stations gave some hints about the winners. Their NRIC begins with 8 and bothare a couple. The feeling of going up the stage to get the tickets for 2 to Zurich, Switzerland to watch the Euro 2008 match between Italy and France with all expenses paid are indeed PRICELESS. Unfortunately, we did not win. :(

Mini game where the one who can hold the ball longest wins. Its Singaporean VS Brazilian

Despaired but that is not the end of the world, yet. We proceeded as planned to get present for Wendy's mum as Mother's Day present. Then, we went to Esplanade Library. Bella never been there before and was also looking to borrow from wine books. I do my usual reading.

Working hard at the library for Team FATA; drafting mails, sourcing jerseys and friendlies.

Next, my dad came to fetch us to my Grandma's birthday dinner at Beach Road. A typical 6-7 course Chinese meals. The dishes were of average quality. After dinner.... no its not the end of a hetic Saturday yet. Roy called me out for F4 supper cum gathering while Bella was "jioed" to a mahjong session at one of her JC friend house.

We RV at Roy's house before moving out for supper. As usual, we spent quite some time thinking where to eat and in the end decided on Hong Kong's Cafe at Cinneleisure. Gavin and I was sort of the least hungry ones but we were the first to finish our food =D I ordered their "maggie mee" with luncheon meat and egg, nice! But it cost close to 7 bucks, a ripe off for a packet of maggie mee! Nevertheless, the meet up compensated over everything, period. Towards the end of our gathering, I was talking lesser and lesser due to fatique setting in. Finally, we decided to head home at 2.30am with Gavin sending us back to our doorstep, thank you :)


President SR Nathan's Letter to President Hu Jintao

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Sad Weekends : Part 1/3

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I did not make it for my weekly sunday morning soccer at bishan park.

It was Sunday morning 9.05am. I was on the bus on my way to AMK Hub to meet my soccer khaki before making our trip down to Bishan Park for our usual soccer session. I received an SMS from my boss asking if I can go back office to help out with some testing. I asked if I can go back at 2pm but unfortunately, no. I alighted at AMK interchange and took back the same bus to go home for breakfast before going down to the UOB building at Alexandra Road. (My usual working place is at Raffles). Working through Sunday is really torturing, with the added damage that I could not kick some ball that I was always looking forward to. Reached the place at 11am and left at 5pm. We ordered Pizza and Chicken Wings as the place is quite remote and not much eateries nearby.
Collapsed colleague who worked on both Saturday and Sunday

Quite a tired day, not due to the work on Sunday but the missing of my usual kick-about. I guessed I have been addicted to bringing home the mud of Bishan Park. Nevertheless, I still made my way to Bella's house for dinner. It was Mother's Day and her house prepared a wide spread. I have to say I really love the rice her maid cook. Of course, their home-grown chilli padi too!


Sad Weekends

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A heads up to some of the events happened that caused my weekends to be a bad one.

  • I did not make it for my weekly sunday morning soccer at bishan park.
  • Wendy and me did not win the trip to Zurich, Switzerland.
  • I did not manage to dream of the second half of Team FATA first match as mentioned here.
Will blog about them soon. :)


Everton 3 - 1 Newcastle United

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Yang Pei An

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Just how powerful is his voice? See the video below, especially towards the end.

As you can see, we can hardly hear the video recorder's voice even though both of them are of equal distance away from the microphone. Powerful vocals!



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Music for this weekend

Working life is really bored, keep looking forward to weekends. And each weekends seems more and more exciting for me.

Itinerary for this weekend.

10th May 08 (With Bella)
- Cancel my NTUC Income Living Policy at AMK Hub
- Go for 883Jia FM lucky draw for a trip to Switzerland at Orchard Road outside HMV
- Go Esplanade library for some reading
- Go to Ah Ma birthday dinner

11th May 08
- Soccer kick-about in the morning
- Watching BPL champions and relegation battle fight. (All teams are down to 1 game in hand with the Champions spot up for grab and 2 teams will be relegated this Sunday)

Anyway, I had a dream last night. I dreamt that Team FATA were playing our first match. I woke up when the first half ended and we were leading 3-1. Hopefully I can dream of the second half tonight. Will tell you all the final score tomorrow. wahahaha


Gmail Manager

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Do you have more than one gmail accounts?
Are you tired of logging out and in every account to check for new mails?

This is a Firefox-addon that is able to cut down your time usage significantly. Gmail Manager allows you to manage multiple Gmail accounts and receive new mail notifications. Displays your account details including unread messages, saved drafts, spam messages, labels with new mail, space used, and new mail...

Get it here.

For those who are not using Firefox (Why not?), you can get the Gmail Notifier which sort of have the similar function.


Satellite images show large swathes of Myanmar under water

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YANGON - Large swathes of southwestern Myanmar are under water after a devastating cyclone struck at the weekend, killing at least 15,000 people, satellite images showed.

Tropical cyclone Nargis slammed into Myanmar late Friday, wiping away entire villages in the Irrawaddy delta region and wreaking destruction on a country that is already one of the poorest on the planet.

NASA pictures taken on Monday showed the entire coastal plain under water, with fallow agricultural areas of the delta - the country's main rice-growing region - particularly hard hit by flooding.

The storm hammered the country's former capital, Yangon, over the weekend and left hundreds of thousands homeless across the country.

The images showed the city, which sits on the delta's southeastern edge and has a population of more than six million, surrounded by flooding.

State television has broadcast footage of massive destruction across the Irrawaddy delta, where boats were washed away, houses caved in and massive trees uprooted and tossed into the streets.

The devastated town of Bogalay, where 10,000 people died and 95 percent of homes were destroyed, sits at the heart of the delta, and there are several other large cities in the affected areas.

Bago, 50 miles (80 kilometres) northeast of Yangon, has a population of 220,000 and also appears to have been hit by heavy flooding.

Foreign aid teams have described scenes of horror in the region, with rice fields littered with corpses and desperate survivors without food or shelter four days after the storm struck.

The United Nations has warned that the widespread flooding will pose a "major challenge" to aid organisations desperately struggling to get assistance to those affected.

It believes hundreds of thousands of people have been left homeless in the Yangon region alone, and there are fears of disease spreading in the absence of proper shelter and drinking water.

UN agencies and charities based in Yangon have already begun assessing the damage and moving to provide emergency food, water and medical supplies. - AFP/ir


My condolences to the dead. Singaporeans are blessed with no existence for natural disasters.


Photos for 27th Month Anniversary

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Late Dinner at Billy Bombers


Lin Zhi Xuan

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Lin Zhi Xuan, one of the most underrated singer in Taiwan. Just look at how good his vocal is.

See how he handle Shin's "Li Ge".

Is he able to handle this classic song "Music of the Night" by Phantom of the Opera?


Happy Labour Day!

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Happy Labour Day to all! I love labour day because it is a public holiday! lol

Labour Day is an annual holiday celebrated all over the world that resulted from efforts of the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers.

The celebration of Labour Day has its origins in the eight hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. On 21 April 1856 Stonemasons and building workers on building sites around Melbourne, Australia, stopped work and marched from the University of Melbourne to Parliament House to achieve an eight hour day. Their direct action protest was a success, and they are noted as the first organized workers in the world to achieve an eight hour day with no loss of pay, which subsequently inspired the celebration of Labour Day and May Day.

Most countries celebrate Labour Day on May 1, known as May Day and International Workers' Day. In Europe the day has older significance as a rural festival which is predominantly more important than that of the Labour Day movement. The holiday has become internationalised and several countries hold multi-day celebrations including parades, shows and other patriotic and labour-oriented events.


4km short of target

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Didn't manage to complete my target of 20km today as my hip was failing me during the 36th lap. Still able to finish 40 laps nevertheless. However, I felt that my stamina was improving as I was not panting during the jog. In fact, I felt great upon finishing the 40th lap. If not for my hip, I reckon I could achieve more.


Scorching Sun

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Picture speaks a thousand word. Weather has been so hot and humid these few days in Singapore. Its been quite some time since we last experience this phenomenon whereby switching on the fan with it blowing directly at you, you will still sweat!! RAHH!!!


Launched my soccer team's blog

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Chelsea 3 - 2 Liverpool

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Extra Time (First Half)

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