Archive for July, 2007


Monday, July 30th, 2007

My horoscope for this year says I don’t need to work too hard and yet I will still be able to perform mediocrely. So I translate it to if I work hard, I will still only perform so-so. HEH HEH. So anyway it’s proven. My sales came in today!!!! Albeit with much egging on my side but still all I did were make phonecalls unlike medical in the past…….But I must say that my sales were still sorely below target but faults’ not mine. There’s only so much consumers can buy. Until I entice them to buy something they diidn’t know they need with my attractive displays.

Ice Climbing today with Jo and YH was FUN. I like how sweat appears in droplets on your arms. And I went to run at Mac today. Yay. My training this week is turning out well.

And I am craving for my Ya Woon Sen …

And I am getting the jitters. Now, whenever I get to roll ard in bed, lie on the sofa, laze ard at home comfortably, I need to remind myself that all the comforts will soon disappear in two weeks. Flushable toilets will be but a memory. I shudder to think of the hardship we are willingly putting ourselves through.

Comforts we take for granted:
1. Flushable toilets
2. Home cooked food
3. Free flowing water
4. Electricity at a click
5. Lights at will
6. Warmth
7. Car
8. Soft bed
9. Being able to change course anytime anywhere and alternatives present themselves plentifully.
10. Familiarity
11. Showers
12. Floss
13. Too many

Scary scary….

Go Lite

Monday, July 30th, 2007

My new Bag!!!  I luuuurrve it. And to celebrate, I did stairs today by myself. After gyming ytd and BT the day before. Actually Go Lite is quite cool. The jackets are really soft and feel NON – EXISTANT. But got no $$ to buy and I haven fig out what I would want them for. Unless I go into some extreme adventure racing.

I have great plans. Going to gym tomorrow and hopefully swim before ice-climbing and wed stairs, thurs run,  sat BT…Hmmm maybe I should do the spin and run thing on thurs. Jane is mad but I think her madness is rubbing off me albeit but a little. She runs 15km and spins for 1 hr. followed by weights. Mad.

Fri will be rest day although I will spend it dreading Sat morning. Yay! odac reunion on sat. Hopefully they sponsor our team a bit. Climbing on sun.


Sunday, July 29th, 2007

My craving for Ya Woon Sen forced me to make it myself. And surprisingly it tasted so good I no longer crave for the one at black canyon coffee.

Although I must have squeezed at least 15 limes for this and suffered in the toilet for the chilli padi I so generously sprinkled. I love top shell too. Although I still haven’t figured what it really is or where it lives.


Thursday, July 19th, 2007

I tried the pee device in the shower today.Whiz Plus. They actually did CLINICAL TRIALS with 1400 women to determine the unique shape of the device.

I mean it sort of works but some of the claims a bit incredulous. Self cleansing plasma coating, one flick and its dry. I mean erm no matter how hard I FLICK, there’s still going to be pee on the thing loh. And that’s provided the pee doesn’t get to my clothes in my power packed flicks.

And they actually recommend using this in urban areas in dirty toilets????? Haven’t they heard of half squats??? Anyway it just doesn’t make sense to me to carry this silly thing in the handbag.

You know how they always ask these ‘stars’ on the last page of Urban what they carry in their bag? Makeup, ipod, wallet from some atas or exotic place, book, keychain but NO PEE DEVICE. Who the hell would carry a pee device around town?

Anyway, I am looking forward to peeing like a man. As long as the wind doesn’t blow the pee back to meself. That would be the dumbest thing ever. And no more struggling to pee in the vestibule. Oh the horrors peeing there. Esther would know how much I hate it. I would even walk out in the cold just so I don’t need to pee in the vestibule.

I bought a pee bottle since mera days and I have never used it. The days when we would wait for day break just so we can go out to pee. U really hate yourself if you had to get out of your warm and snuggly sleeping bag, put on your down, your boots go out in that insufferable cold just so release your bladder.

I maintain that climbing is really harmful to your body. You cannot pee or shit at will. You don’t eat at all. You don’t drink enough all the time.


Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

I was at the airport today to see my Watsons store. Needed to ensure that they keep their shelves stocked full of Centrum and Caltrate…Needed to befriend the store manager and pharmacists so I can get to know the business better…I still think I am half mad to ask for this transfer so I’ll have more things to do.  But that’s another story.

Since I cannot remember the last time I was at the airport for non-departure reasons, I called up Anthony for a drink to catch up. Anthony is my ex-colleague from SIA. Used to sit to my right and can be the most expressionless and un excitable person ever!!!

And I cannot believe how incredibly NICE my ex-colleagues and staff can be. I had asked them to buy t-shirts for our team fund-raising and they actually agreed to consolidate orders for me. Jimmy even wanted to buy 6 t-shirts from me. I felt so incredibly grateful. And its been nearly two years since I left SIA.

So anyway going into control centre my ex-office was pretty nostalgic for me. I remember those unglam days when I went to work in crappy clothes and flats without any makeup and I wasn’t even carrying a proper handbag. Things got worse on stairs training days. I would actually walk 20 min from my house to TPY take the bloody train all the way to the airport with my backpack during rush hour traffic to work and lug the bloody bag all the way to tiong bahru for training. GOODNESS!!! I can never do that again. I wonder if I have really gotten lazy over the years or that I have progressed. I remember that I detested absolutely abhor waking up early to walk to mrt. There’s never a moment now that I don’t marvel at how I manage to keep up the lug bag to stairs thing. And after stairs I would take the mrt back home. All sweaty and smelly.

Ahhh maybe we did lesser sets then so I could get home earlier.

– I drive to and fro training
– I only pick up my backpack b4 stairs instead of b4 work cos I am forever late
– I no longer gym at the pathetic hole in tpy but enjoy hot showers and white towels in California fitness
– I have a new bag albeit its not exactly very comfortable. I want PG’s MCHALE
– New running shoes Asics GT2100  they are not fantastic. I should have ignored that Dom n bought kayanos instead
– New shoebag from company
– WE use ANKLE WEIGHTS and I HATE them
– new platypus just cos I felt like owning one
– I eat dinner b4 and sometimes after stairs these days. (damn now I know why I never EVER lose any weight despite the incredible training) I used to survive on just lunch and straight to stairs.
– I have an ipod although I no longer use it
– New insoles but I think they are non existant really.
– I try to use my HRM more frequently
– I am 3 kg heavier
– I still use my Chem eng textbooks as part of my weights in my bag
– I do not empty my water from my water bag after each training.
– Bag stinks
– Shoes stinks
– Same socks
– I still cannot fit into the green dress from top shop sized 8. I bought it when I just started work. How much I have GROWN ……  I still fantasize about the day I come back from the mountains and lose so much weight I can slip into it effortlessly..