Have you ever looked at a shoe wondering what that shoe is called ? I am sure all of use pretty much know whats a sneaker.. but what about the other type of shoes on display.. the have specific names to it and I myself have a hard time naming each shoes by its type.
Luckily Shoe Appreciation Society has this poster that will teach us about the type of shoe there is… SAVIOR !
Just posting some picture I found in my multiply site, lost all the friendster pictures which had all my race pics.. so salvaging whatever I can ..
This are from the Batu Arang 120km with the gang.. those have done weekend ride would know those familiar faces.
Ryna and Dennis
Ashraff on the right enjoying some coffee at the rest stop
This was taken back about 8 years ago with my O2 PDA phone.. so forgive me for the lousy resolution,Looking back at this pictures really reminded me of good time.
Taken from The Oatmeal.. awesome stuff
Think that first cup of coffee in the morning is what gives you your get up and go? Think again. New UK research has shown coffee has no actual affect on alertness, suggesting instead that it’s all in the mind.
By Amanda Pitcher
The Bristol University study involved 379 people who were not allowed to drink coffee or consume caffeine for a 16-hour period, the UK’s Daily Mail reported. They were then either given coffee or a placebo and then evaluated through a series of tests on their mental alertness.
The researchers found people who were daily consumers of coffee develop a tolerance to caffeine and its side effects, including anxiety and stimulatory effects. They suggested that rather than coffee making regular drinkers feels more alert and awake first thing in the morning, it was instead reversing the effects of overnight caffeine-withdrawal.
Half of the study’s participants did not drink coffee or caffeinated beverages frequently, and the other half were described as medium to high users, the Daily Mail reported.
After fasting and then being delivered coffee or the placebo, participants were asked to rate their mental alertness, anxiety and any headaches.
Those who were medium or high consumers of coffee when given the placebo were found to have decreased in mental alertness and an increase in the chance of having a headache. Those who received caffeine did not report a change either way — suggesting instead that the coffee had only brought them back to “normal”.
“Our study shows that we don’t gain an advantage from consuming caffeine — although we feel alerted by it, this is caffeine just bringing us back to normal,” lead researcher Professor Peter Rogers said.
“On the other hand, while caffeine can increase anxiety, tolerance means that for most caffeine consumers this effect is negligible.”
The research will be published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.
Latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures reveal Australians drink an average of 2.4kg of coffee a year, which is rising every year. We are still a long way behind Finland, however, who consume an astounding 11.2kg of coffee per year each.
A BIS Schrapnel report Coffee in Australia 2006-2008 found there were around 1.26 billion cups of coffee sold each year in the food service industry, which amounts to around $3 billion.
Can you believe it.. Stuck in a jam at 3AM in Singapore.. No thank you Chinese New Year.
Its moving so slow till I am able to blog this out.. How great is this..
I know most of you Ironman/Triathletes are always worrying bout your swim, unless you have your own personal coach or you are already a pro, as for myself I am always worried cause no matter how much I train, I can’t go fast enough, It always cause I have no discipline when it comes to performing drills in the pool, Let me share some good drills that might improve the swim leg if I am discipline enough. Enjoy ..
I also added the following video of Michael Phelps doing Freestyle in Multi angle underwater cam, this video “I LIKE”
This is another favorite video of mine by Pro Triathlete Scott Neyedli showing off a very good freestyle stroke
Have fun training and I do hope this post got you inspired ! NOW GO GET EM TIGER !!
Check this out.. if only Zipp had collaborated with this guy in malking it more Aerodynamics,
look at his focus behind the wheel. Lance Armstrong eat your heart out !
Oh its also a ladies magnet, check out that lady turning just to take a look at this baby !!
Am a bit late on this but yeah, better late than never..
She was just a stranger in 13 October 2007 in the Ironman World, I remember watching it on video and there was no mention of her at the start.. but after crossing the line Jon Blais style aka The Blazeman Roll, the rest is History, and not after 4 years into Ironman this article was published on her blog.
16th January 2012 – London, UK: Four time World Champion and World Ironman Distance Record Holder, Chrissie Wellington has announced that she’ll be taking a break from competing in Ironman during 2012 to explore other opportunities, including the forthcoming publication of her autobiography, A Life Without Limits.
This is taken from her blog as she mentioned that
“I’ve given absolutely everything to Ironman over the past five years. However, this year I’ve decided to take a break as I would like to spend more time focusing on other pursuits including dedicating more time to my chosen charities, the publication of my book and more active promotion of the sport in the UK, as well as giving myself the chance to explore and seize new opportunities within triathlon and outside. I feel that I wouldn’t be able to pursue all of these different goals whilst simultaneously dedicating the energy and time needed to compete in Ironman events and treat them with the respect and complete dedication they deserve.
The past five years have been absolutely incredible and I am extremely happy, proud and content with everything that I have achieved in the sport – topping it all off with the race of my life in Kona last year. I have always seen triathlon as a part of my life, rather than the be all and end all, and am looking forward to a little more variety and balance by pursuing other interests, as well as spending more time with my family and friends.
I am really excited about what the future holds and being able to spend more time around the sport without the commitment of full time ironman training and racing”.
I wish you all the best in your future career , not many would have done what you did in Ironman 2008. You set my mind that nothing is impossible when you had the flat on the 90km mark and was asking for help, you came back and still win the race against all the other pro’s not that is “DETERMINATION” and “FOCUS”
Ok I have HAVE HAVE TO ADDanother picture of Chrissy cause she looks FREAKING AWESOME IN the BLACK TYR race suit !! DAMM !! WISH Chrissy will sign that particular POSTER for me, I would definitely frame it up ! *but it will never happened so gotta dream*
DETERMINATION AND FOCUS
The long awaited Cervelo P5 … but wait .. lets dwell into about about the company first. Did you know that Cervélo Cycles is a manufacturer of racing bicycle frames which came from the same country as Blackberry. That’s right “CANADA”
Cervélo uses CAD,High tech whatchamacallit computational fluid dynamics, and wind tunnel testing at a variety of facilities including the San Diego Air and Space Technology Center, in California, USA, to aid its designs. Cervélo currently makes 3 series of road bikes: the R series, featuring multi-shaped, “Squoval” frame tubes; and the S series of road bikes and P series of triathlon/time trial bikes, both of which feature airfoil shaped downtubes. The company also manufactures T series track bikes
You came here cause you wanted to know how the P5 looked like and here it is ..
JusST Kidding ! that looks more like a Batcycle !!
Here is the real deal !! enjoy and don’t break your next paycheck or two ..
And More pics ..
Front View, the bike practically disappears.
Thats about it … till further notice …
I use to think that I was invincible, training as hard and nothing in the world will hurt me, friends of the same age would tell me that they are hurting in the knee,this joints – that joint etc..etc.. I would smirk and think to myself maybe they are training wrongly? training to hard ? wrong shoes? etc…etc.. and BOY WAS I WRONG..
After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.
After you’re older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money.
Helen Gurley Brown
All of us need nutritional health supplement, its to help us on boosting the ones that we don’t have enough. I use to be talking about Glucosamine to runners and cyclist and its health benefits. Do you know whats Glucosamine ? I went to read in-depth into Glucosamine because *I admit* my knees do feel pain if I am walking, but not when I am running.
Glucosamine, according to this website by University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) , It says that Glucosamine produced naturally in the body, plays a key role in building cartilage, the tough connective tissue that cushions the joints.
Several scientific studies suggest that glucosamine may be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that occurs when cartilage breaks down and is lost, either due to injury or to normal wear and tear. It commonly occurs as people age. In some studies, glucosamine supplements have decreased the joint pain of OA. Not all studies are positive, however, and several recent ones have not found any positive effect from taking glucosamine. It’ s not clear why the studies have conflicting results, and experts disagree on whether glucosamine is helpful in treating OA.]
In the past, some researchers thought glucosamine may actually slow progression of the disease, unlike other current medical treatments for OA. Many people take either acetaminophen (Tylenol) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve), for OA pain. In addition, some of these drugs can cause stomach upset, cramps, constipation, diarrhea, and in some cases, stomach ulcers and infertility.
There are no major food sources of glucosamine, so you must get it from supplements. Most supplements are made from chitin, the hard outer shells of shrimp, lobsters, and crabs. Other forms of glucosamine are available for people who are allergic to shellfish.
Glucosamine is available in oral supplements as glucosamine sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride, and n-acetyl glucosamine. These products may come in tablet, capsule, and powder forms. It is often combined with chondroitin and sometimes manganese as well. Manganese is a trace element necessary for normal bone health. The total amount of manganese from foods and supplements should not exceed 11 mg per day, but several combination supplements for arthritis (containing glucosamine, chondroitin, and manganese) have more than that. Read labels carefully, and consider choosing a supplement without manganese.
Glucosamine hydrochloride has been reported to be better absorbed by the body.
Side Effects of Glusosamine:
While there are almost no side effects of glucosamine, here’s what you need to know:
- If you are allergic to shellfish you should consult your physician before using glucosamine products. Glucosamine is derived from shellfish.
- If you are pregnant or lactating you should consult your physician before beginning to take glucosamine.
- Glucosamine sulfate may increase the risk of developing insulin resistance and could decrease the metabolic actions of insulin. Although glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are biochemically classed as carbohydrates (sugars), the body is not able to break them down into glucose, so these compounds do not raise blood sugar by providing an additional source of glucose. However, many factors can affect insulin secretion and blood glucose levels in diabetic patients, and we recommend that individuals with diabetes check their blood glucose levels frequently when initiating glucosamine into their regimen.
- High dosages of glucosamine may cause gastric problems, nausea , diarrhea, indigestion, and heartburn. Glucosamine should be taken with meals to help avoid these problems.
Just wanna share this with you guys, I do like this poster a lot.
It’s conventional wisdom that women wear make-up to appear more beautiful, but according to a new study, there’s another effect: they appear more competent. this was posted in NeatOrama recently. What da hell !! studies done on Makeup? Think you professors better do more on BREAKUP!
But quite honestly, personally, I was much more concerned – I mean, there’s not much I can do about my appearance obviously other than spending four hours in hair and makeup. – Diane Kruger
As human beings, we’re very materialistic and have all this stuff – furs and cars and diamonds and money.
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Not going to write anything today, just felt like sharing this funny icon called Y U NO Guy. he is just plain funny
Made a compilation of the Y U NO GUY, hilarious shit .. which is your fav?
Whats Up peeps, its now Page 9 of 366 that is gonna trend all the way to 2012.
As I always say Pages wont get any interesting unless we rip it off and write your own, So I am not going to complain and will just keep reading till the time is right.So yeah, was talking on twitter with a couple of friends on clothes? what makes a man ? I say Watch.. do you agree?
“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.- Mark Twain“
I will say yes and no, some people have all the money in the world and they can buy all the Designer goods and yet look ugly, ok that is my next post, so yeah am talking about CLOTHES that drape our naked skin. I do believe that people are attracted to well dressed people. Eloquent aside, Have seen ladies who dress very very well, gorgeous I tell you, hair pristine, nails manicured, designer bags, designer shoes and expensive mobile phone.. get this.. when the phone rang .. guess what happened !!
Yup, she spoke like a true AH LIAN !! ArO !! WAH, LATer WA Lang Ki Channel BUaY BaG Hor!! (english translation=hello, WOW, later shall we go to Chanel to buy bags) Yes Seen it in real life and there are plenty of them around I guess.
So do you buy your clothes off the rack ? I do buy mine off the rack but I got to tailor my pants as I have big thigh and a huge Ass, Am simple like that, Hugo B. usually have my size and they go really cheap when on sale, usually about $170 / piece as compared to original price of $360 – $480.
Friends are getting their top tailored and have seen their tailor magnificent work recently at a friends wedding, pretty awesome I have to say, and its even cheaper costing about $100/pcs to get TAILORED. but is it worth the trouble going to get your size fitted, getting the buttons? I dont know, never tailored shirt before except for my suit from Men’s tradition, might try Dylan and Sartorial down at CBD Area, so far the fabric and cut on both my friends look awesome. ok ok those guys went to the tailor cause they said they cant fit off the rack.
So where do you get your work tops done? bought off the rack or tailored made? that is the magic question..
I am sure most of you who are on twitter have heard about people talking about Path, you guys must be wondering like WHAT?? What’s these path person all talking about? A new route? A new destination to a new place? Well it is to me at least.. to me this is the NEW FACEBOOK, and this Facebook is one that I will join for sure, and for the record I do not have a Facebook account, quit looking up for me.. I won’t exist, chat me up on twitter, I am more than happy to tweet to you.
So here is a little insight of my own to the latest Social Media that is buzzing .. What’s Path you say?
Path was founded by Shawn Fanning, Dustin Mierau and Dave Morin a little over a year ago on November 2010 and Guess what? Dave was from Facebook so you will definitely see some traces of FB here and there. This social network program to me is more intimate and it lets you share your moments with your “CLOSE” friends, well this was their PATH to ensure that only close people share the moments.
This is what its Co-founder and CEO, says: “Our long-term grand vision here is to build a network that is very high quality and that people feel comfortable contributing to at any time.”
I like it when they use HIGH Quality, so yup please be selective of your friends in Path as this is like a journal
Path let’s you share Post of Pictures, Music, Thoughts, Location, Video *not for android yet and best part SLEEPING patterns and Time of awakening, when I started using this I was like .. WHAT?? Who ever is gonna use that? Now I use the sleep and awake mode religiously, I will get to log the hours of sleep I have and it’s always nice to see Path message when you awake. Try it you will know what I mean.
Path, available for iOS and Android devices, also integrates with Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and Tumblr to allow cross-posting to the social networks, The OS is fairly easy to use, some say its even easier to use than Twitter, I have to somewhat kinda agree on that, You guys gonna love it, to me I feel it’s an integration between FB, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare all bundle into one, but without nosy people that stick their nose into other business.
Did I mention Path’s photo app have those neat Instagram like filters, pretty nifty to make you one of those wannabe pro photographer and wait for it.. it is only limited to 50 people only (LOL) its true, but that was a year ago, they realized that people in this generation have lots of friends, they increased it 3 fold to 150 people, so if you have more than that, you have to bump them off. This is my short review of Path. Hope you will try it out, Sorry if I don’t add ya on Path, its nothing Personal.
Try it you will “LOVE IT”
Looking back at the moment where 365 day’s have passed you. I would you ask yourself could you have done any better? What will you change? Or what have you achieved? I
I am truly disappointed with my year ending 2011. I won’t say it was a productive year in career wise or even in my sports.. I targeted to finish a marathon in sub timing and I felt good about my own training but I just have to hurt my foot in the salomon X-trail run.
So there goes my sub 5 marathon watching nevertheless I will not give up on finishing a 4hr marathon, 1hr 40min for my half marathon and lastly my 45min 10km. I man falling asleep while Type on wordpress+ bull I a. The gonna sleep now be guys