Friday, December 28, 2007

Results are out and gosh...

Results were out at midnight and boy oh boy oh boy... no matter how i clicked, i just couldn't logged in to see mine.

And that's why here i am, awake at this timing, checking my results.

Hmmmm, i would say my results are slightly better than last semester and i am happy with it.

This is my second last examination results and while i am going to look forward to the final one, i will be missing those that i had cleared.

The cold exam halls, the weird invigilators, the stressful question papers, my trustworthy windbreaker, my lifesaving water bottle, the oh-yeah-exam-is-over feeling...

And so on...

Society Uni, please don't rush me while i enjoy this remaining semester. Thanks!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

In love with the Chipmunks...

Gosh, caught the show on Xmas Eve.

It was good loh - funny and heartwarming....

Here are some of the songs featured in the movie, Enjoy ~ ~

Bad Day-Alvin & The Chipmunks

The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)-Alvin & Chipmunk

Only You (And You Alone)-Alvin & The Chipmunks

Mess Around-Alvin & The Chipmunks

Ain't No Party-Alvin & the Chipmunks/Chris Classic/Rebecca J

Get Munk'd-Alvin & The Chipminks/Al D

How We Roll-Alvin & The Chipmunks

Sunday, December 23, 2007

In love with Doughnuts ~ ~ ~

This might be kind of slow but I'm in love with doughnuts ~~~

It has been some times since the Donut Factory @ Raffles City Shopping Mall started a stir in Singapore. People had queued for hours before they can get their hands on the yummy doughnuts. My sis was one of those who went and queued and brought back the doughnuts for me to try. Indeed, it was really really nice.

Krispy Kreme doughnuts from HK.

Then, with the emergence of more doughnuts stores in Singapore, there is no way you can walk around not seeing the little yummy ones. My sis's friend gave her a box of Krispy Kreme from HK and boy it was good. But i personally find it too sweet to my liking.

Here's an interesting
"How Krispy Kremes Work"

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon.

It was my third marathon. Well, training was progressing smoothly initially until i was down with flu. Then, when i recovered, Hanxiang injured his leg and decided not to run. With my marathon-training buddy down, i got lazy and train less and less.

I even got negative and thought of not running this year. But considering that i had paid $45, i might as well go for it. (yes i know... kind of cheapo right...)

Then i arranged with Zhengwei to run together so that we can pace one another. This further discouraged me from not running. And so, i slept early on Saturday night and woke up at 3.30am on Sunday morning.

By 4am, i was on my way to the Padang. I got into a taxi and the uncle surprised me by asking me, “where is the Padang?”

We were on our way after i described the surrounding landmarks. After which, I got a greater shock. The taxi uncle kept rubbing his eyes and there was time when he actually drove in the middle of 2 lanes. It was scary.

Luckily the trip took only 10 minutes; I do hope nothing bad happen to the taxi uncle.

Then i met up with Zw and we were all ready to warm up for the run!

My number tag... Bought 4D but never win...

This year, the organizer set up different start-lines for runners with different expected finished time. So, there were the sub 6hrs, sub 5hrs and so on... This allowed those who aim and can finish fast to be in the front. In a way, it is helpful to some as human congestion always occurred at the start-line.

At 5.30am sharp, we were flagged off and there was no turning back. To and fro Marina Bay was good, with the cool weather and good pacing. As i approached ECP, fatigue begins to hit in and i slowed down. So, i signaled Zw to go ahead without me. I reduced my speed and there were times when i really feel like walking. But i reminded myself that, the run has just started and there is still a long distance to go; i can’t afford to start walking so early. With that thought in mind, i hung on and run and run and run.

ECP is always the killer. It is a long stretch and it never fails to bore runners. Hence, the power gel, which was distributed along ECP, was something to look forward to. It gives the body energy almost instantaneously. However, i still prefer the good, old banana. Haha... It taste and smell better.

There many supporters along the run, and gosh, they are really great. Without these runspirators - this is how the organizer called those who went down to support the runners - the run will definitely be harder to complete. They cheered, they clapped and some gave out banana. They were the ones who pushed each and every runners.

And there were the bands and cheerleaders. They were young and dynamic and their music and cheers motivated me to progress forward. They are good lah...

I was so looking forward to get out of ECP. This is because i will be on my way back to the Padang. This is also the stretch that is a killer. I was tired and have started to walk. Then i jog a bit, then i walk, then i jog, then i walk... This process was repeated many times.

And i actually drank more water from the drinks stations. Last time, i was taught to grab a cup, pinch it and take a sip. I guess i was really tired and that’s why i drank not just one but two cups. And together with the intake of some banana, I got very full in the end; which is good and bad at the same time. Good that i got myself hydrated, bad that i got too full to run properly.

I think this year is my best run out of my three marathons. I got tired at a later time and i get to appreciate the city’s landscape more. Of which, I like the Spore Flyer the most and i just can’t wait for it to start operation next year.

Me and Zw with the finisher medal...

Overall, i enjoyed the run, although i took slightly longer than last year. I felt great and satisfied after the whole run. We are after all, the 1% of the population who woke up early to run. And by finishing it, i can call it an achievement.

If somebody asked me whether i am going to spend $45 again next year to suffer again? My answer would be, “Of course!!”