Found this clip showing the facial expression from the cast of Fast and Furious when they hear how much the cost of a cars in Singapore. (imagine if he tell’s them the up keep of the car) that would be so PAWN3D!!
Well, I can’t imagine anyone that wouldn’t of course, Cars here are like the 2nd most expensive thing you can ever buy on this tiny island after a house. I am not sure how anyone would justify owning a car on this island, the mass transportation here is adequate and is pretty efficient and will get better in time.
Check out the clip and have fun ..<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/66728622″>Fast & Furious 6</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user16029478″>Isaac976</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Well would you be shocked ? I was when I heard about the price of the PRIUS, OMG !! Its really crazy..
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Kick off your shoes and join the 2013 Habitat-Barclays Bare Your Sole walk – a day of fun for the whole family for Habitat for Humanity Singapore’s local home clean up programme – Project Homeworks.
Everyday, people in developing countries & disaster-stricken places make their way through undesirable conditions – barefoot. The Habitat-Barclays Bare Your Sole 2013 barefoot walk is an initiative that lets us all raise awareness of these children and adults who live in dire conditions, and also raise much-needed funds for their local program to improve the living conditions of Singapore’s vulnerable elderly and handicapped.
This is a fun family and corporate event where thousands of Singaporeans come together and walk barefoot to experience walking with no shoes to remember those with no homes. You can go to http://bareyoursole.org.sg for a better picture of past years’ Bare Your Sole events! All proceeds go to Habitat’s local home clean-up program, Project Homeworks.
Guess what guys? if you have no race this weekend ? or maybe even today, why not Run, Bike or Swim (ok maybe swim is impossible) over to this exciting happening in EXPO this weekend.
RunBikeSwim is the biggest annual showcase of sports brands, RunBikeSwim connects sports enthusiasts with innovative equipment and fashion as well as services and events. Find great deals on sports shoes, training apparel, energy supplements, outdoor gear, sunglasses, healthcare and more.
I was not able to get a list of all participating brands but in the last one that I went it was pretty huge with bike sales, gel sales .. shoe .. u name it .. they have it. So all you athletes what are you waiting for?
Have a great racing weekend peeps. More info below
Map of RunBikeSwim Expo
|Date||: 17 – 19 May 2013 (Friday – Sunday)|
|Time||: 11.00am – 8.00pm|
|Venue||: Singapore Expo Hall 6A
1 Expo Drive (S) 486150
Can you imagine that its the 8th Edition to this popular run, “SHAPE RUN” one of the most talked about run for girls.
Some details for you if you decide to join
Come on girls, what are you waiting for? I heard their goodie bag has always been great and do take up the opportunity to sign up with the early bird registration.
Better yet get your BFF to join so you can get a further discount on the registration. I TOTALLY Recommend that, training together is a whole lot more fun.
Why Wait ? click on SHAPRE RUN REGISTRATION to a better “SHAPE”
Press-Release : NEW BALANCE INTRODUCES A REVOLUTIONARY MINIMUS HI-REZ
SINGAPORE, May 2013 – This summer, Boston-based New Balance will add to its barefoot-inspired Minimus collection with the introduction of the innovative HI-REZ road shoe. This shoe is designed for the minimal runner looking for the latest cutting edge product to enhance a hyper-real sensory running experience. NB Minimus HI-REZ launches in April 2013 and will retail for $165.
The launch of Minimus HI-REZ represents a ground breaking, patent pending innovation in the minimal running market, “Our new HI-REZ construction delivers a completely different experience for the runner by allowing the foot to move as it would naturally while still offering underfoot protection,” says Katherine Petrecca Business Manager for the New Balance Innovation Studio. “Minimus HI-REZ is made for the experience minimal consumer looking for a more natural run with every step flush with sensation.”
This new addition to the Minimus collection is made with 42 independent lightweight midsole pods mechanically bonded to a durable yet flexible fabric base that allows the shoe to move and flex in closer unison with the foot. The midsole pods are a high abrasion ground contact EVA which offers a strong balance between durability and shock protection with additional outsole rubber post-applied in areas that need extra resillence and traction. Made with the NB Minimus Zero drop last that eliminates any height difference between the heel and toe, both at 8mm, the shoe encourages a midfoot strike while an enhance width allos for a natural forefoot splay and yet only weighs in at approximately 4.3 ounces for a men’s size 9.5
The upper is made of a skeletally engineered FantomFit material with a support structure in the form of a hexagonal print pattern fused to a single layer of breathable mesh, giving the foot crucial lightweight support, In keeping with all shoes in the Minimus collection, HI-REZ encourages the runner to go sockless with interiors created to fit the bare foot comfortably, The tongue connects seamlessly to the lateral side of the shoe to further encourage barefoot use and reduce potential points of irritation. The sole and upper come together thought a unique stitching process and are reinforced with a rubber that runs along the entire perimeter of the shoe.
“NB Minimus HI-REZ takes your run to a new level, giving you the sensation and freedom of barefoot running paired with incredible lightweight protection” says Petrecca. “Just imagine your run magnified and refreshed. That is your run in Minimus HI-REZ”
HI-REZ are already available at all New Balance Concept Stores and Running Specialty retailers, HI-REZ is only available in Men sizing in Singapore and ASEAN.
Stack height: 8mm heel and forefoot
Heel to toe drop =0
Approximate weight: 4.3oz for men’s 9.5
Thank you for reading everyone, This is an amazing shoe and if you are a barefoot running minimalist lover, this is one shoe to look out for. Would you guys like to own one of this great new technology? Lemme know cause I might do a give away on this new awesome shoe.
If you have not seen the Nokia Lumia Advert that mocks Samsung and iPhone here it is, Not one of the best ad but certainly entertaining. What say you?
“Don’t Fight, says Microsoft and Nokia mocking the war between Apple and Samsung. Earlier Microsoft made some witty ads for Internet Explorer 9 and now its for Lumia 920 and Windows Phone 8. The video ends saying Nokia Lumia 920 is the smartphone of the year, as mentioned by Engadget.”
Gold Healthy Food Art Program is collaborating with Volkswagen Singapore to bring you a fun filled family weekend. Gold Healthy Food by NutriVille is offering trial workshops at the two Volkswagen show center for convenient access.
Details are as follow:
It will be two days of great family activities on the 11th and 12th May, do visit the Volkswagen Center at either Alexandra or Macpherson to participate in many entertaining activities such as
• GoldHealthy FoodArt Program by NutriVille
• Smart Trike Rental for Kids
• OTO equipment for Pampering Corner
• Kids golf by Kindergolf
• Creativity Corner (drawing/colouring) by Rise & Shine
• Delicious food
Not Forgetting the three main attraction
- Food Paint
- Food Print
- and Food Clay
Volkswagen will be having great deals on their family cars, Jetta, Touran and Sharan, with a free child seat for every purchase.
You can make cards and present for your loving mum for this coming Mother’s Day
Please take note of the time before you visit
11:00am to 2:00pm @ Volkswagen Centre Singapore (Alexandra) 247 Alexandra Road
3:00pm to 6:00pm @ Volkswagen Center Singapore (Macpherson) 1 Kampong Ampat
Do come down and have a great Family Weekend
I know its boring to talk about politics and stuff, I don’t touch them for one. I am one that loves fairness like Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan , all we want is a clean election. Here I am sharing with you an article from Yahoo News stating the concern of White House (Barack Obama) to the Malaysian new Prime Minister
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Wednesday congratulated Malaysia’s prime minister on his coalition’s election victory but urged the government to address concerns about election irregularities.
“We note concerns regarding reported irregularities in the conduct of the election, and believe it is important that Malaysian authorities address concerns that have been raised,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement. “We look forward to the outcome of their investigations.”
Prime Minister Najib Razak’s Barisan Nasional coalition extended its 56-year rule but recorded its worst-ever election performance in Sunday’s election. His party won 133 seats in Malaysia’s 222-member parliament, seven fewer than in 2008 and short of the two-thirds majority it had hoped for.
Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s People’s Alliance won 89 seats, a big increase from seven in 2008. Anwar has said the result was tainted by electoral fraud and scheduled a large rally in Kuala Lumpur to press for electoral reforms.
The Malaysian government rejected charges of electoral fraud and has accused Anwar of seeking to cause unrest with the rally.
The election was one of the most closely contested in Malaysia in years and Najib is expected to face a party leadership challenge that may cost him his leadership by the end of the year because of the weak showing.
He had hoped to strengthen the ruling coalition’s majority in parliament with the help of a strong economy, reforms to roll back race-based policies and $2.6 billion in spending programs benefiting poor families.
Najib is now seeing as having a difficult time in persuading his allies to press ahead with economic reforms and the phasing out of policies favoring ethnic Malays over other groups.
(Reporting by Mark Felsenthal; editing by Jackie Frank) Full link from Yahoo News here
Do you feel tired all the time? Lots of people do. It’s a sign of our overbooked times.
Getting your energy back could be simpler than you think. Start by seeing if you can relate to the top ten reasons for feeling drained.
Fatigue Cause No. 2: Sleep Apnea
Some people think they’re sleeping enough, but sleep apnea gets in the way. It briefly stops your breathing throughout the night. Each interruption wakes you for a moment, but you may not be aware of it. The result: you’re sleep-deprived despite spending eight hours in bed.
Fix: Lose weight if you’re overweight, quit smoking, and sleep with a CPAP device to help keep airway passages open at night.
Fatigue Cause No. 3: Not Enough Fuel
Eating too little causes fatigue, but eating the wrong foods can also be a problem. Eating a balanced diet helps keep your blood sugar in a normal range and prevents that sluggish feeling when your blood sugar drops.
Fix: Always eat breakfast and try to include protein and complex carbs in every meal. For example, eat eggs with whole-grain toast. Also eat meals and snacks throughout the day for sustained energy.
Fatigue Cause No. 4: Anemia
Anemia is one of the leading causes of fatigue in women. Menstrual blood loss can cause an iron deficiency, putting women at risk. Red blood cells (shown here) are needed because they carry oxygen to your tissues and organs.
Fix: For anemia caused by an iron deficiency, taking iron supplements and eating iron-rich foods, such as lean meat, liver, shellfish, beans, and enriched cereal, can help.
Fatigue Cause No. 5: Depression
You may think of depression as an emotional disorder, but it contributes to many physical symptoms as well. Fatigue, headaches, and loss of appetite are among the most common symptoms. If you feel tired and “down” for more than a couple of weeks, see your doctor.
Fix: Depression responds well to psychotherapy and/or medication.
Fatigue Cause No. 6: Caffeine Overload
Caffeine can improve alertness and concentration in moderate doses. But too much can increase heart rate, blood pressure, and jitteriness. And research indicates too much actually causes fatigue in some people.
Fix: Gradually cut back on coffee, tea, chocolate, soft drinks, and any medications that contain caffeine. Stopping suddenly can cause caffeine withdrawal and more fatigue.
Fatigue Cause No. 7: Diabetes
In people with diabetes, abnormally high levels of sugar remain in the bloodstream instead of entering the body’s cells, where it would be converted into energy. The result is a body that runs out of steam despite having enough to eat. If you have persistent, unexplained fatigue, ask your doctor about being tested for diabetes.
Fix: Treatments for diabetes may include lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, insulin therapy, and medications to help the body process sugar.
Fatigue Cause No. 8: Dehydration
Your fatigue can be a sign of dehydration. Whether you’re working out or working a desk job, your body needs water to work well and keep cool. If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated.
Fix: Drink water throughout the day so your urine is light colored. Have at least two cups of water an hour or more before a planned physical activity. Then, sip throughout your workout and afterwards drink another two cups
Fatigue Cause No. 9: Shift Work Sleep Disorder
Working nights or rotating shifts can disrupt your internal clock. You may feel tired when you need to be awake. And you may have trouble sleeping during the day.
Fix: Limit your exposure to daylight when you need to rest. Make your room dark, quiet, and cool. Still having sleep issues? Talk with your doctor. Supplements and medications may help.
Fatigue Cause No. 10: Food Allergies
Some doctors believe hidden food allergies can make you sleepy. If your fatigue intensifies after meals, you could have a mild intolerance to something you’re eating — not enough to cause itching or hives, just enough to make you tired.
Fix: Try eliminating foods one at a time to see if your fatigue improves. You can also ask your doctor about a food allergy test.
Fast Fix for Mild Fatigue
If you have mild fatigue that isn’t linked to any medical condition, the solution may be exercise. Research suggests healthy but tired adults can get a significant energy boost from a modest workout program. In one study, participants rode a stationary bike for 20 minutes at a mild pace. Doing this just three times a week was enough to fight fatigue.
By Gina Shaw
I would like to share with you guys some good news. If you have went to the tri factor expo today for the swim pack collection with your friend and thought to your self that, Hey wouldn’t it be cool if I could register for the coming bike event of even all the remaining three events coming up?
Well it is still not too late, I’ve just gotten word and confirmed with the good people of Oakley to bring you additional 15% registration off on Tri Factor Event Registration. Thank you Good People of Oakley
Please login to TRI FACTOR REGISTRATION (clickable) and key in OAKLEY15 at the online registration
Well that’s not all Oakley Singapore also has this initiative where by they are raising funds for the Singapore Cancer Society.
Think about waking up healthy and well to a new day is something which many may take for granted. Not so for those who are fighting the killer disease, cancer. Which is why Actor/Host Randall Tan and his 5 friends want to make a difference by running. The Charity Athletes, Yellow Fellows, plans to run 11 races or more, to raise a target of $15,000 for Singapore Cancer Society. Support the cancer warriors by donating today! Spread the news and play a part in this great cause!
To make a donation, click http://bit.ly/10KgMBY lets support the Yellow Fellows
Have a Great Weekend Everyone !
If you think Volvo is your old hunk of steel with no taste in design and it’s dated? You guys better sit up and take notice on what I am about to show you, just to start the ball rolling, do check out what new added technology and features Volvo already have in their car system. *Not your typical SATNAV system I would say*
Well, I was given a chance to drive away a Volvo V40 Cross Country for free last weekend, if only I could break the course record for driving down a straight line on the road of Singapore without getting a speeding ticket ( AsIf only that could happen with all the traffic lights nearly 50ft away from each other in the Country we call, Singapore)
Nevertheless I was given the chance to test drive the all new Volvo V40 Cross Country (hope they didn’t find out about my expired driving license) at the Volvo Showroom
Check out the curves on this sleek steel of Volvo’s offering, Imagine I was so enthusiastic about the ride I brought my bike to see if it looks good on the Volvo when placed, and yup it sure fits the bill.
Driving down the road was a real pleasure and in-fact feeling the car in full throttle was like nothing I ever felt, this baby has more feel than the C180, Beemer 3 series, or even the Audi A4 I have driven.
Don’t believe me? go down to the showroom and test it yourself. One you step on the accelerator you will know what I mean by instant power, the car doesn’t vibrate when you power it down the road it just feel so right and smooth.
If you like you can see me testing the car and explaining some of its features or you can skip that and read on the rest of the blogpost
I was blown away by the new technology of safety they have implemented into the current Volvo, I have to say this is really a new level of safety in cars and I hope that all cars in the future if not present FOLLOW the leader.
City Safety is a standard fitted low-speed collision avoidance technology and a Volvo world-first. Designed for safer urban driving and now operating at speeds up to 50 km/h, this laser-based technology can sense standstill or slower moving vehicles in front. If City Safety senses an impending collision, the brakes are pre-charged to act faster on your response. And if you fail to brake, City Safety automatically applies the brakes and switches off the throttle to help mitigate the effects of a collision. And if the speed difference between your car and the vehicle in front is less than 15 km/h, City Safety can even help you avoid a collision.
City Safety is activated when you start the car. Robin asked me to drive closely to one of the cars in front and he told me to relax just ram it in. ( I was like ARE YOU CRAZY, I dont have the cash to pay you if I wreck this car) but evil me went on and accelerated the car and guess what happened? The dashboard blinked RED, like in knight rider warning Michael to stop the car. (I LOVE YOU City Safety)
I have to say I am really a Volvo fan, cause for me Volvo was never about the looks but for it’s safety features.
Here is a Fun Fact, Did you know that Volvo pioneered or rather INVENTED the three point seat belt and never patented it, because they wanted to share the safety of its ingenuity to rest of the world. KUDOS guys
I am totally sold when I saw the digital dashboard that comes standard (swooning all over), the new customizable Active TFT crystal display in the instrument cluster is amazingly impressive, The dash and interior of the new Volvo V40 are really nice and points out the “Design around you”-concept perfectly. It’s very easy to customize the instrument cluster to the color you want and it’s a very cool feature in my opinion. The 3 standard modes (or better said: themes) are: Elegance (brownish), Eco (blue/green) and Performance (red)
Check me out getting in-tuned with the customizable dashboard , Now that’s what I call showing off the leopards spots.
Isaac’s 2 cents worth on Volvo V40 Crossroad
- Customizable digital dashboard
- Car feels sturdy even on top speed (ok dont tell the cops I went 210kmph)
- Volvo’s design is sure a thumbs up
- In build LED eye lid
- Lots of customization for the Volvo
- Cabin is so quiet (super plus point for me)
- Roof Rail comes standard
- Panaromic roof
- Reaction of the throttle response is very good
- All the Safety features of the car comes standard (except for the pedestrian air bag which comes optional)
- Not a Real SUV
- The car would be compact size in my category.
- 4wd version but only an option in the T5
- Cost, Cost and Costly (but if you can afford it, TOTALLY WORTH every Penny)
So if you still think Volvo is for the older folks ?? check out how FIERCE a Volvo can get, Freaking Sweedes are making some serious cars here I approve, certainly wont be finding this one in the Ikea catalog!
Well anyway, don’t take my word for it, Do visit Volvo’s showroom at
Wearnes Automotive Pte. Ltd.
249 Alexandra Road
Tri-Factor Series 2013
Oakley Singapore is proud to be the Official Eyewear Sponsor for Tri-Factor Series 2013. We are offering Rebate eVoucher on Oakley Radarlock and Oakley Fast Jacket Sunglasses to all registered participants of Tri-Factor Series 2013. We will also be showcasing Oakley Technology to those who wish to discover how Oakley Sunglasses is able to offer you the optimal eye protection as well as to help with your sports performance.
Exclusively for Tri-Factor Participants! You will get to enjoy a $50 rebate on any purchase of Oakley Fast Jacket or Oakley Radarlock. Hurry and Register for your eVoucher now!
To Get your eVoucher please click here : eVoucher Registration
Oakley Technology Tour
Discover all about the Technology and innovation behind Oakley Eyewear in the Oakley Technology Tour. Register your slot during Race Expo and you will receive an exclusive Oakley Wristband.
To register for your Technology tour. Click Here : Oakley Technology Tour
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We look forward to seeing you at the Tri-Factor Series 2013!
Fitness & Nutrition expert Dr. Rick Kattouf says In order to get leaner, there are five main components that we need to focus on. (extracted from an article by Dr R Kattouf on Training Peaks' site.
1. Build muscle: Losing body fat means that we need to increase our metabolism and in order to do so, we need to build lean muscle.
Viper challenge is a 20km challenge course, filled with man-made obstacles that will challenge both heart and spirit. It is Asia’s perennial obstacle challenge, like no other. Designed to take you out of your comfort zone, you enter the challenge either as an individual warrior or as part of a team… Whichever way you enter, you will finish understanding that only teamwork will get you across the line, without it you are unlikely to succeed. Viper Challenge is set to be one of Malaysia’s most exciting events for 2013.
Make yourself apart of History and become a victim of Malaysia’s Largest EVER Obstacle course! Don’t be fooled… THIS IS NOT A RACE! Completing this challenge will be the ULTIMATE ACHIEVEMENT! You WILL go down in history being faced with obstacles you have never even dreamed of! This is NOT for the lazy & weak population… It is for those TOUGH at heart wanting to put their mind and body through the ULTIMATE CHALLENGE! If you’re game enough, you will put yourself to the test and hope you won’t fail! FORGET FEAR, WORRY ABOUT ADDICTION!!!!!
The Inaugural Viper Challenge event is set to take place at Sepang International Circuit on 17th & 18th August 2013. You now have the chance to participate in Asia’s largest obstacle based running event. Whether you choose to do the Saturday or Sunday event or participate as a team or individual , we guarantee you will leave the Viper Arena having had a WHOLE LOT OF FUN!
Viper Challenge is based on a wave format, which means only 500 participants will be released into the Viper arena every 30min. Participants can expect to complete all obstacles between 3-4 hours. We will endeavor to do our best to match you and your team to your ideal start time. All start times will be final and emailed 6 weeks before the event. If you sign up as part of a team you will be starting the event at the same time as your Viper team mates. There is no limit as to the number of participants in each team.
Check out the Goodies in store for you
|Price Category||Terms & Conditions||Sign up|
|EARLY BIRD RM99 (available at all authorized outlets ONLY from 22nd Feb – 13th April)||To qualify for early bird price kindly submit any one of the following masthead (New Straits Times, Berita Harian or Harian Metro) along with your entry form which is available by clicking here to all authorized outlets||Discount price Outlets ONLY save RM71|
|REGULAR PRICE RM130 (available at all authorized outlets ONLY from 14th April – 31st May)||To qualify for regular price kindly submit any one of the following masthead (New Straits Times, Berita Harian or Harian Metro) along with your entry form which is available by clicking here to all authorized outlets||Discount price Outlets ONLY save RM40|
|LATE ENTRY RM 170 (available from 1st June – 1st August)||Submit entry form which is available by clicking here to all authorized outlets||FINAL PRICE RM170|
If you are interested do register yourself do click on the above link on each individual catergory or you can click directly at VIPER REGISTRATION
As part of our efforts to give back to the community, Cold Storage Kids Run 2013 will be helping the underprivileged kids through our adopted charity, Caring for Cambodia Fund Singapore. The disadvantaged students at Caring for Cambodia Fund Singapore walk on rough terrain for long distances from their homes to their schools – some of them with worn out shoes; or no shoes at all. As a result, children as young as 2 years old are exposed to many foot injuries such as blisters, cuts, and wounds.
How You Can Help
Join us in our efforts to raise funds to provide new shoes for the underprivileged kids at Caring for Cambodia Fund Singapore. Pledge $5 for a pair of shoes. Pledge more to help more kids protect their feet.
You can make your pledge through the following:
- Online at the official Cold Storage Kids Run Website
- Roadshow @ United Square Shopping Mall on 30 & 31 March 2013
- Fun Fest @ F1 Pit Building on 4 & 5 May 2013
About Caring For Cambodia
Caring for Cambodia (CFC) is a non-profit, non-governmental, charitable organization that provides a free education to over 6,400 impoverished children in 21 schools spanning pre-school to high school.
CFC’s mission is to secure a bright future through education for the children of Cambodia by providing them with a safe learning environment with well trained teachers and basic essentials for their health and welfare.
CFC professionally trains its Cambodian teachers, and provides everything a child needs to succeed, including food, clean water, uniforms, school supplies, computers, transportation and basic healthcare. CFC is run predominantly by the support of volunteers, which ensures that the dollars raised directly support the students and their education.
To find out more, please visit CFC’s official webpage at www.caringforcambodia.org
Lets all pledge to funding a shoe as its only $5, I know some people who spend more than $5 on coffee everyday. Why not share the love. Thank you for reading.
Great News guys,
Extension of Registration for the HomeTeamNS REAL Run is until 5th of May, If you want to register for it, this is the time to do so.
Click on the following to register your participation. — > HomeTeamNS REAL Run Registration
Guess I will see you all there.
Pocari Sweat Run is the next upcoming run that you can still sign up. Please see below for more event details
The event detail is as below
Date: 16 June 2013
Venue: The Promontory @ Marina Bay
Closing Date: 31 May 2013
• adidas Event Singlet worth $39.00
• Pocari Sweat Visor
• Exclusive Pocari Sweat Finisher Medal
Race Categories & Fees
|Race Categories||Early Bird Rate
25 Feb – 30 Apr
1 May – 31 May
|5km Men’s & Women’s Competitive||$32.00||$42.00|
|10km Men’s & Women’s Competitive||$42.00||$52.00|
It is still not too late to register. If you are interested please do click on the following link: Registration for POCARI SWEAT RUN
The race route has not been announced yet.
In this coming Sundown Marathon we are calling out to all runners to show your true colours and support for the love of running, In spite of the recent tragedy of the Boston Marathon Blast,, Sundown Marathon organizers will be observing a minute of silence to honor the affected in the USA
Mr Adrian Mok, managing director of HiVelocity Events: “The spirit of running should never be dimmed by such an unfortunate event. We hope runners in Singapore can come together to participate and show their support for the love of the sport.”
You have to be quick if you want to sign up for the Sundown event this coming 31st May / 1st June because less than 5,000 slots are available, making it one of the most eagerly anticipated running events on the local sporting calendar. Please take note that the registration will close on the 30th April 2013 and there will be no further extension You can find more info on my previous post by clicking here , SUNDOWN MARATHON SINGAPORE
To register for the 10km and 21km please click here: REGISTRATION FOR 10km and Half Marathon
To register for the Full Marathon please click here: REGISTRATION FOR FULL MARATHON
There is a new boy in town and its Talad Rod Fai Market in the Chatuchak area. ”Talad” means market and “Rod Fai” means train in Thai, an apt name for a market set beside an old set of train tracks topped with abandoned, rusty coaches open for exploration, but bear in mind that the market runs only on Saturday and Sunday from 5 p.m. to midnight and sits on land owned by the State Railway of Thailand
I tell you I sadden beyond words when I heard Suan Lum was closing down in past. Suan Lum was one one of the night market in the city that opens till late, I am one who adore going to night market for a bargain cause of wanting to escape the Bangkok heat.
At Rod Fai Market, the vendors will spread their fares on the ground with all kinds of collectibles and memorabilia from the yesteryear, from antique furniture to hippy fashion to Guns (YES GUNS). Rod Fai Market definitely stands out from the hordes of outdoor markets across Bangkok but it could be hard to find, as it’s tucked behind what appears to be an abandoned warehouse near the Chatuchak Weekend Market. Check out my pictures when I was there.
On our way to the market.
Best part in Bangkok is when you are hungry and looking for a bite, there is never short of place to eat and chill out in Rod Fai. Check out the amount of stalls available in Rod Fai, if you are not those that likes stalls, there is a few chillout cafe that most tourist frequents. Oh bring a Thai friend cause most menu (if not All) here are not in English.
Look at the amount of people at this market.
Prepare to sweat it out and being squeezed with all the people around.
Taxi drivers usually don’t know it exists and will probably give you a blank face if you mention it, so the best way is to start at the MRT underground’s Kamphaeng Phet Station (opposite Or Tor Kor Food Market) and make a double back from the station, means you on the main road but against traffic. walk about five minutes in the opposite direction of Chatuchak Market.. or just follow the crowd.
Opening Hours: 17:00 – midnight (Sat-Sun)
Location: Khamphaengphet Road (behind Chatuchak Weekend Market)
I truly enjoyed walking in this market , please do visit this market if you are in Bangkok. AWESOME !!
Latest Update: 11:03pm
His photo is below.
Martin’s mother and sister both suffered serious injuries.
Martin is one of three fatal victims of yesterday’s horrific terror attack, in which twin bombs, apparently laced with ball bearings, exploded near the finish line of the marathon. More than 140 people suffered injuries, including many who lost limbs.
This is one of the worst tragedies that has happened to the world of sports (well beside all the doping incidents)
I woke up to my twitter timeline filled with a hashtag that says #PRAYFORBOSTON and #BOSTONMARATHON then I read the next word BOMBING !
I was shocked and kinda angry thinking it was some cruel joke, but as I scroll to the earlier tweets by all my followers and following, I was devastated and sad, seeing more and more of it and my trending says ##PrayForBoston, #BostonBombing #Boston #BostonMarathon all this words feels like a knife being stabbed.
I ask my self why ? WHY would anyone want to do this to a sporting event? what is their motive in doing so? Sports is the only way where people of all colors and race unite with no prejudice but with full of pride and sense of belonging. This is the first time I am watching the video and it fills me with sadness.
A movement is sweeping across social media – to show our support, we are wearing our race shirt tomorrow/ or wear the Boston color which is Blue and Yellow when we you lace up your shoes for your run, Run because you can, Run because you choose to see the good in the world instead of the ugliness. Run to let the bad guys know they will never win. Run, Remember Reflect and Pray.
Let the the world know, we stand with our runners, colunteers, medic, supporters, race directors and anyone else who is part of this great passion.Lets rally together because at the end of the day, we are runners. It’s what we do, RUN FOR BOSTON !!
Ever had melt in your mouth beef soup noodle in Bangkok before ? If you have not, I sure can tell you where , I found this place when I was staying in Bangkok and they do know how to serve a bowl of delicious beef noodle.
This place looks deceiving enough , from the outside it looks like a cafe serving coffee as it is always packed with people at lunch time. Look how cool this place is from the outside.
Even the menu was in thai language, but then when you enter do ask for the English menu cause we were given the thai one and we were staring blankly into it.
What I like about this place is that they have a Mix and Match noodle which you can see on the right side of the menu, Imagine having able to personalize your beef noodle into any way you like. Heaven
Check out the cool interior, and it’s local menu which I will never understand.
if you look at the store from the outside, You will only see 4 tables but up stairs is another story. Ample space but always full at lunch
My stewed beef noodle.
Personalized beef noodle.
Looking at this picture makes me drool cause I remember ever bite of that beef piece I hold in that picture.. Drool Worthy for sure. The broth that comes together with the soup packs a flavorful punch and with the extra condiments that we added into the noodle makes it even more delicious than ever.
So how do you get to this place? Your best bet is to take the Lumphini MRT and walk towards Sofitel hotel and keep on walking till you see North East Restaurant on your left. Its about 5 mins walk away from Lumphini Station. Make sure you see the park on your right and stores on your left when you walk towards down the road. You should see it.
Have you ever wondered what you want to be when you grow up ?
Are we suppose to know what we want to be when we grow up? like when you are 6 years old and the teacher asked you in class.. (insert name) what do you want to be when you grow up? and (insert name) says I want to be a Astronaut, Race Car Driver.. etc..etc.. Well I sure hell don’t know what I still want to be now. Life has so many possibilities and its so dynamic that it changes every now and then. We are a person that has so many factors affecting us everyday in our life decision.
We can plan and arm ourselves with goals and aspiration but things affect us like family, friends, time, strangers, forums and now even worst.. this thing called the “INTERNET” . I can tell you internet is a sure wonder of the world, heck Award it the NOBLE PRIZE for all I know, without it you wouldn’t be able to read this right now. The internet sure has gotten us all up to speed in fact too fast for my liking. Life is not slowing down. People are not spending enough time with their families, children and friends.
I am not sure if you realize this, but I feel that everyone these days are so impatient. On the walking pathway, on the road.. etc..etc.. I do blame this on the connectivity of Internet that we have. Remember how we receive our mails in the past? not electronic for sure but snail mail, wasn’t it a joy when you got your hand written mail to you from your pen pal from another country (do they still have that). These days its just WHAM BAM THANK MA’AM no thanks to Skype, Viber, Tango, Kik, Chat Roulette, Google Voice, Grasshopper, VoXoX, Vbuzzer.. I can go on and on with just VoIP and I have not started with the instant messaging. The art of hand written letters are long gone,
Everything seems so instant, Does the word “Stop and smell the roses” means anything anymore? I see families with many kids but parents that has no time to play with them. I see friends living in the same town but yet only manage to meet up on their BUSINESS trips in other countries. I see neighbors but I don’t see smiles. What’s Happening World ?? really What’s Happening?
Just expressing this feeling I have in my heart, I want to share “The Paradox of Our Age” with you.
So please take some time off, spend it with the people dearest to you, have a good look at them, cherish the moment. What ever hatred you have with them forgive and forget. Life is too short for all the squabble and fights.
Life is not all about making BIG Bucks but rather spending BIG Laughter with your loved one. Do share , reblog , re-tweet , stumbleupon if you agree with “The Paradox of Our Age” some where along the line.
Hidden Gems in Bang Rak or Thanon Charoen Krung
People do get bored with food in Bangkok city and after the many occasional Tom Yum this and Tom Yum That, I am not one that will eat in the same place twice in this vibrant city of Thailand, actually if you are one that loves to eat in the restaurant or in a upper class area this post is not for you.
This time I am taking you guys on a journey to Bang Rak vicinity where you are able to savour centuries old stalls that is still around after many generations.
The flavor for the day will be duck (Pet Yang in Thai) as usually you will order food in the city which are MOO, KHAI,…. so yup, Duck it is. I told the receptionist girl that I am having duck for today, she said she NO LIKEY ! sad
I manage to find this lovely restaurant called Prachak in Bang Rak
The picture below shows the humble store’s on the inside, not much of space but it sure feels homely and if you are expecting to have a nice quiet lunch or dinner, I suggest you bring your ear plug
The menu below which states the history of the restaurant and its food offering was pretty neat with pictures and pricing, I have to say they dedicated about two pages of its history (I am guessing all this as its all written in Thai) it sure seems that way. When you enter this little restaurant you will find that it has this cramp space from a wall no wider than 10ft, its pretty cramp with only about 8 tables and everyone shares table.
Come on, they can’t go wrong with duck since the have been dishing this out since 1909. I am sure the picture on the left is the owner and founder of Prachak. While the lady must be his loving mummy.
Anyway, I was hungry for some duck and not looking to learn a history of this restaurant. Listening to my tummy is better than learning someone’s history and history has never been by favourite subject.
“ A Hungry Man is a Angry Man”
So feed me with your best duck!
First up on the menu that we ordered that came was this dry shrimp noodle, when it came to the table it had this aura of Mak’s noodle from Hong Kong, I was getting excited wondering that I need not travel to Hong Kong for Mak’s noodle anymore, once biten into the noodle, the texture was not the same but it did give the same appearance of Mak’s setting my hopes too high on this one. \
Noodle was alright but I have to say it wont be able to compare to Mak’s , shrimps was plump and juicy.
Next up was the roasted pork with dumplings.. another awesome roast pork noodle, roasted pork skin was crispy as well as tasty. Roast pork was generously sliced, can you say “Crunch” “Munch” All Gone??
Why would you go into a duck stall and not order duck, Of course we did.. we ordered the whole nice yards. I have to say the Duck is aromatic and the infusion of the plum sauce goes so well, its like putting honey into tea, the Chinese preserve sausage was a surprise to me, thinking that it is gonna be a common flavor that we always from chinese preserve sausage geezz, how wrong was I.. it tasted sweet and its so juicy and delicious. See the aftermath.
Yes , Shameless me, I licked it cleaned.. it I could I would really literally licked it with my tongue.. but since there are many people around .. I used my fingers. (Finger licking good)
Prachak Pet Yang – Roasted Duck
1415, Thanon Charoen Krung,
Bang Rak, Bangkok
Next stop is a dessert stall named Boon Sap and in-fact its just opposite the road across Prachak
Boonsap Thai Desserts is a household name in Bangkok with their signature Thai desserts recipes, with a couple of wide variety to choose from, Boon Sap have been around since World War 2 and now this place is run by the 3rd generation, and transformed to a cafe with air-conditioning and two tables; as well as serving coffee and other beverages so you can hangout and savour their delicious creations.
I for one only zoomed into the Mango Sticky rice as I have been trying to find the best stall that sells MSR,
With a skin made out of bullet proof glass, some say titanium, I took second helpings for the coconut sauce that compliments the mango sticky rice.. but really this time I am in heaven, I have never seen the viscosity of the coconut cream in such form. its so rich and creamy. OMG taste like heaven, I need her recipe and I need it bad. This could be one of the best MSR I have ever eaten in Bangkok. No really .. for real !
Boonsap Thai Desserts
1478, Thanon Charoen Krung,
Bang Rak, Bangkok.
Opens from 7am until 5pm.
So If you want to know how to get to this two awesome places, take the BTS to Saphan Taksin and walk towards Robinson, this shop is situated about 100m away from Robinson. Enjoy your food hunting