Sunday, March 27, 2005
Woke up a bit..
Yup good old treadmill, try this, set the speed to 5.0 km/h, set the incline to 15% (max) and walk for 30 mins. If you are not breathing hard after 5 mins, man you're really good and fit. As for moi....I think a porno movie wouda been quieter.... whew
I managed to get my heartrate up to 170bpm which is 95% of my max HR...not bad...but eventually i had to go slower and slower to make 30 mins.....
The other thing I did was to get me a pair of hiking boots. I was torn between getting a normal pair and a waterproof pair, the price of which was double the regular one, in the end, my memories of Mt Ophir came flooding back and I opted for the waterproof pair, better safe than sorry. So it was Hitec ($20 less) vs Columbia, I got the Columbia ones....
So i wore them awhile yesterday and will be wearing them all day today to break them in. Doing a trek on a hill this weekend too to get a feel....
Looked at some pics on the web of Mt KK....hmmmm.....memories came back again, do I really want to do this???
Yeah... unfinished chapter this is... :D
Monday, March 14, 2005
Or is it just me applying and expecting unreasonable results or reactions from the other party. After all I am not them. I guess this is one of my biggest fallacies, I always assume if I can handle it so can others. I guess not. Another friend bites the dust...as she is planning on running away from her problems and not coming back... sigh... I think I'll just stick to rescuing pets...easier to handle than trying to rescue humans.
Thursday, March 10, 2005
Goodbye Old Chum
Its the second time I've had a heartbreak selling a car...I've had so many I have trouble remembering all of them...it was actually tough to see if I left out any... but these were the ones stuck in my mind cos I could remember them immediately...except one..the Mini cos i had that for only a week...
I've always love cars, I loved driving them even more.
Oh the adventures I had in them...mainly all over malaysia but some places in SG too... my favourite among all of them was a 1995 Suzuki Swift. It had a tiny 1 litre engine, but it was a sedan and the most fun thing I ever had on 4 wheels... the problem was that i only realised it when I sold it and then i was heartbroken... I went everywhere with it, penang, cameron, genting, kl, melaka .... i did the bulk of my malaysian drive trips in it, 2 people in it, 4 people, it was a gem, it had what could be called character. Never did i realise how much i missed it till it was gone. It was also my first and only new car. I loved the simplicity but yet it had almost everything i wanted....sigh
Today came my second heartbreak...not as wrenching as the first..but still...
Just sold my car today, a honda civic, not any normal sedan but a highpowered high performance version, it was fun, it was fast and it handled. I also had this car the longest of any I've ever had, the other averaged 2 years..this one i kept it for nearly 5 years... but it was time to let it go....
sigh..dont know when i will get another car again... its getting too expensive and troublesome to maintain a car here. My bike serves me well enough for the daily transport stuff with the ocassional banzai down a curvy road...
Yeah yeah, some people will say its only a car.. I'd suggest they replace the word car with something they have fun or memories with, and try to repeat the sentence..
For remembrance....the list...