Monday, July 20, 2009

7km Charity Run

The last time I did a half marathon was like.. err.. 3 years ago? :s So it kinda freaked me out when Shawn-my NFC (Nomads Floorball Club) coach asked me to sign up for it.
But oh well, it turned out just fine. =) See??
This was taken after all of us had finished.

I ran/walk with Jenn 'cause I promised to stick with her no matter what. And we finished in 45 minutes which I think is something to be proud of. Especially for Jenn. It's her 1st run! =)
Jenn getting ready for the run. =)


After the run, I realized that 7km ain't "significant enough" compared to the distance I run on court during floorball. Shawn was right after all. =) And I didn't needed to stop for water.
In fact, Jenn said this after 1/2 cup of 100plus at one of the stops:
"Shouldn't have drank so much 100plus, it made my tummy sick." =)

So here are some things that I've learn from this run:
1. Concentration
In a marathon, all you have to do is concentrate on finishing the race FAST. Do not think of the pain in your muscles nor the pain under your feet. Tell yourself once you finish, the pain will be gone.

2. Breathe properly
There's a difference between belly breathing and chest breathing. I used to feel pain and stress in my lungs after strenuous exercises but it rarely happens now. Because I've learn to breathe properly.
Check THIS out, it might help if you do have the same problem as I used to. =)

3. Body position
Never look at your feet when you run (though Lavinia aka Lala says that doing that makes you feel as if you're running faster. Haha). 'Cause looking down makes it hard to breathe and furthermore, the bible says this:

I lift up my eyes to the hills- Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip -
He who watches over you will not slumber;
Indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD watches over you
The LORD is your shade at your right hand;
The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD will keep you from all harm -
He will watch over your life;
The LORD will watch over your coming and going
Both now and forevermore.

-Psalm 121-

So why look down when you're tired, out of breath, feeling as your legs are gonna break very soon? Lift up your head when you run. BUT of course you have to watch where you're going and what's on the floor every now and then la. Later you trip over a big stone and lose your two front teeth susah le...Hahahahaha. =)

4. Don't push yourself too hard
If you're feeling really really really tired and as if you're about to faint, just slow down. Do not stop immediately. Gradually slow down your pace but keep moving.

Everybody has a limit. It is important that you know yours.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

July babies

I am always exceptionally broke in the month of July for one good old reason - July babies!!! X)))) Gotta buy presents laaa...birthday card laaa...send tons of birthday messages laaa...birthday cake laaa...belanja makan laaa... I haven't even paid my school fee and there goes all my money!! T.T
Sigh.. Who asked me to have so many friends le...
(The little angel on my right shoulder says: "Stop being so perasan eeleen." =) Hehe. Ooopss.
Well, this week me and mua friends just celebrated two July babies' birthday - Hui Loo and Lai Yee. Nothing fancy, just makan-makan, talk crap and laugh our arse off. =) It was fun. Wheeeeeeeeeee! =)
Hui Loo & her present.

My food - cheesy chicken. We makan-ed in New York New York.

Jenn's salad. Looks pretty sad huh. Haha.

Birthday girl's cake. I tell you lo, the secret recipe waitress ar, cukup funny lo. We asked her to write 22 on the cake, but she wrote a "2" on each piece of cake. Sweat. Really sweat. -.-''
The waitress has SERIOUS sense of "humour". X))))

New way to put your candles!

Top (left-right): huey yi, me, lai yee
Bottom: yi fui, pei chee, hui loo & jenn

The model behind needed to clean her nose. I was just helping. =P

Lai Yee

Chocolate Indulgence... *drooling*

And there are more birthdays to come.
So to all those who are born in July...
And have a blessed, awesome year ahead.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Transformers 2

After it hit the big screen for 2 weeks, I FINALLY had the chance to watch Transformers 2: Revenge of The Fallen. =)))))
It was super nice kay... I loveeeee the sound when they transform into robots. =)
And Megan Fox was......*drooling* I'm gonna put her 2nd place after Jessica Alba. Lalala. X)
Bumblebee =)

Optimus Prime

The Twins

And I'm watching Ice Age 3 tomorrow!!! =))) Yay yay yay!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A south china sea away.

Whether I like it or not, time flies, and my holidays are over. So I'm back here in the so called BIG jungle. A south china sea away from home. =]
So far that even Fireflyz' Fokker F50 turboprop powered aircraft is unable to fly to from Penang (cause it will fly halfway and head into the deep blue sea). X)))) Just like this:

Hahahahaha. My drawing's real good. =))))

So anyway, daddy took us down to Cameron Highlands for a one day trip, 2 days before I head back here. =) Here are the pics.
The hotel that we stayed in. Weijin and mommy.

Cactus. Now living in our living room. =)

Okay...I seriously had no idea why I took picture with the pots. X)))

Maybe...I wanted to look like HIM!!!
Winnie the Pooh!!! With his little honey pot. =)))
But I guess the only similarity we have is that we're both fat. X)))

Mr. & Mrs. Tan =)



Now you see why daddy's my hero. Cause he's not afraid of butterflies!!! (Duh...) =P

Look at the size of it...


And this little thing stopped on my shoulder and I was like so excited! So I told my brother to quickly take a picture of it...
Manatau...he took it without my face. ><"


Just marking our territory laaa. =))))

Last but not least, this is a picture of a city boy who has never seen a dead cicada.

Sorry baby brother. X)
And before I go, let me show you a juicy thing daddy found in our garden...
Cute hor?!?

Look at the size of it!

If Penangites eat caterpillars for breakfast, you'll be so dead - you big fat thing! XP

I miss home. very very much.