Monday, September 29, 2008

Goodbye Papa......

Pictures should suffice....the words shall come later.....

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I *heart* swimming so so much!

I used to dread swimming as I fear they will damaged my lovely, long & luscious (not to mention) expensive freshly colored & newly rebonded hair!

Now that my locks have been chopped & it has been ages since I last colored, heck, who cares about chlorine & what have u?!?

It can frizz away all it wants, I could hardly care. Why? Coz I am enjoying myself so so much in the pool!

From Water's buoyancy accommodates the unfit as well as the fit. Water cushions stiff joints or fragile bones that might be injured by the impact of land exercises. When immersed to the waist, your body bears just 50% of its weight; immersed to the chest, it's 25%-35%; and to the neck, 10%.

There u go! Enough reason for me to go jump into the pool! Yes, a splashing I've been!

I was late in arriving at Sgoon swimming pool @ 8.30pm on Tuesday evening. Wanting to get my money's worth before they chase us out of the pool by 9pm, I managed to swim 20 laps in 30 mins. Not bad eh?

On Wednesday evening, I managed to swim 30 laps at a leisurely pace....

At the rate I am going, I will need to top up by swimming store-value card soon!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Exercise Diary (Part 1)

I've just renewed my gym membership at The Serangoon CC for 1 year ($155). So far after using it for 6 months, I have been quite disciplined in hitting it regularly (about 2-3 times a week) on top of my swimming (at least once a week), aerobics dance (on Mondays) & Salsa dance lessons (on Saturdays).

At the gym, I will either briskwalk, cycle on the stationary bike (as I can't cycle for nuts in real life!) or get on the cross-trainer for at least 30 mins & max. of 60mins. Then about 30 mins of weights to tone up the thighs & arms, this also increases my bone density mass & strengthens my muscles.

At the pool, i usually swim at least 20 laps (50 metres per lap). So far my record is 28 laps in 50 mins. Am gradually aiming for 30 laps in 45 mins time or less! That is if I am not busy yakking with friends in the pool or "banging" into people who don't swim but just stand around! It irritates me coz they see me approaching & they don't give away. *sigh*

To get my money's worth, I will also usually lug my hair conditioner treatments to the shower in the gym or pool at the same time. So that my mom will not "complain" & nag me for hogging the bathroom & wasting water!

From March thus far, I've lost 6 kgs since I started exercising intensively (45-90 mins each time)on a regular basis. Friends & colleagues have commented on the obvious weight loss & I am very encouraged by it. Though the scales aren't going down as fast as I wish it would, some of my clothes have gotten looser & I can also now fit into some of the clothes which I previously can't.

Thank you to those who have been affirming me proactively & some of you have joined me too! I do appreciate all your love, concern, support & advice very much! It does make the difference, esp. when the aches & pains come by!

I can afford to lose more but this means even more hard work! But I know I can do it!

I can do all things thru' Christ who strengthens me! (including losing weight!) Amen?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mooncakes Galore!

We played lanterns & practiced blowing out candles last week in class. Then we strung the paper lanterns onto wooden chopsticks & carried them around. 1 lighted one got burnt!
12 small ones for only $1.60 from Tekka Mall, massive toy shop on 5th floor.
We has mooncake tasting session in class. Not all the kids liked it, some spat it out, think too sweet for their palate.
Nice wooden box from SDS from Malaysia
Tradition teochew flaky kind. Don't really fancy it leh.
Grandma & I feasted & became each other's mooncake eating kakis! She really loved & enjoyed the mixed nuts one. Not many people know how to appreciate it. This one was too moist (nuah) for my liking, Bengawan's Solo's version has a drier texture.
Despite the fact that she gets gastric & cramps in her legs whenever she drinks chinese tea, b'coz she was enjoying herself so much (with my fine company no less), grandma just had to make pot of thick chinese tea to wash it all down & cleanse the palate.
We had mooncakes & tea drinking session after cell too many liao.....*burp*

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Staff Welfare Comm 2008...Lay Kuan's last day...sob sad...
Thank you Karen for blessing us with nasi lemak! Super cheap & generous portion at $2!
Karen also blessed us with some sinful mooncakes....dessert mah...

Lay Kuan, hope you like the little something here & there we prepared for you. The fun times we spent together & as partners-in-crime in staff welfare for School & EYC will be fond memories. Thank you for the great partnership & teamwork.

I pray that as you seek His will with regards to where to go, I believe He will go ahead of you & make your paths straight! Amen!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Bible Verses that Minister in Times of Need

Thank You Lord, for giving me the opportunity to do so. And giving me a 2nd chance to minister to those who are going through what I've gone through.

Indeed, You are a God of grace & mercy. How great & awesome You are! None can be compared with You!

My heart is humbled & in awe at what You have done & will be doing in & through me! :)