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
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 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
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 !!
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.
This is a great tip on how to get 50GB free storage for life from BOX, from now till December 31st 2013, buy any Sony Xperia phones and download the Box app and when you sign in from your Xperia phone, you will automatically get 50gb for free, best part of this.. its free for LIFE.
Now there’s 50GB of free storage for your music, videos, photos and more – and you can use it forever. Together with Box® Sony is offering you a place for your stuff where you can get to everything from your Android Smartphone, computer or tablet.
If you don’t believe me, check my BOX account out attached below, Remember just download the Box for Android app to set up an account from your Xperia smartphone to claim your free storage space. Now how cool is that? just go get an Xperia. Have fun guys. Hope this was a great tip.
But Wait .. just in case you don’t have a Sony Xperia or not planning to buy one and still wants this 50GB Box account. I am giving away a 50GB account for free, Just leave a comment below on why you want this account, Most Creative comments win this giveaway
update: 1st May 2013
Winner for this draw will be …….
Who is commenter number 4.. Fiyan FR10 do check your inbox for more details.
I have been waiting for this event for like what seems forever, in fact there are many runs that has not set foot on the shores of South East Asia, and this is one of them but wait .. this run IS coming to Singapore but there is no date set for this event yet, in fact they are (more…)
If you dont have a telly, or it is busted for some reason.. you can follow minute-by-minute commentary of the Premier League game between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on Monday April 8 2013, kick-off 20:00 BST from here
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Bangkok Thailand is known for its street food, every corner in every street you will definitely see vendors in their push cart selling food from salad (Som Tam), Hotdog, Fried food, drinks etc..etc..
I am bringing you on my journey on the road of Silom, First stop is to get off Sala Daeng Station and exit to the left, as on the left side of the streets there are a plenty of restaurants that sells local food, I am only covering less one from here cause I only have one stomach to fill. The right side are more of massage parlor and store selling clothes and fast food like Burger King and Starbucks
If you follow the red line drawn on the map, you will see the path that I have walked.
First stop was this famous shop that caters to both the noodle and rice lovers, they have been here for a long time and you will see customers streaming in and out of the restaurant from lunch time till they close, while the take away counter is also busy. The boss spots crew cut and looks like he works out.
Just by looking at all the roasted meat on display sure will make anyone hungry.
If you look at this display this one has a crab sign on it, I believe they sell crab meat with their noodle, which you can clearly see on the left side of this picture, each meat is carefully selected and peeled by hand.
The walls of the shop is filled with newspaper clipping of their shop and other accomplishment
The usual suspects on a Thai eatery.. Sugar, Chili flakes, fresh cut chili, dark soya sauce.. imagine putting all this into your piping hot noodle.. just by adding one would already alter the dish taste but maybe that’s what makes Thai cuisine so unique cause you are your own chef.
This is the wanton noodle soup with crab meat and sweet sauce pork, I was looking into this dish and it kind reminisce the time when I had it when I was a little kid but minus the crab meat and with Wonton. The soup taste fresh with a hint of crab sweetness, it does not coat your tongue with oil or a heavy salt base like some noodle store does.
As for the noodles, I find it a bit soft (overcooked) I like it Al Dante style where there is a crunch to every bite.
This is the roasted pork rice dish with their famous sauce poured all over it, maybe it’s a norm for them to smother the rice with the sauce and I liked it, cause it has this tangy sweetness that compliments the rice, the roast pork would have been better if it was eaten hot and freshly prepared but with the volume of the store, I don’t think that is possible to prepare when ordered.
The roasted pork has a crunch to its skin and it was cut just right in thickness. If you like roasted port this will surely please.
I figured out I would also try the dry noodle as well since I am here, the dry version could do a bit with more flavor or even from its sauce, think of this as having the soup base with out the soup to compliment it, just the noodle drain out in hot water and top with the meat and veg, I would most definitely go for the soup base.
Knowing Thai for their portion size, they serve noodles and rice in very small portion maybe like a fist size, (girls fist size) so walking down the street you will see all the street vendors on your left and right lined up on the tiny walkway.
Aunty in red was not too happy with me touching her packed desserts. (First Thai vendor I met that has a unhappy face) but she was selling this glutinous rice ball in ginger soup which was my favourite, so in-fact I was just confirming which was it.
More yummy street food that will get your waist expending within days.
Fried Instant noodle with your own selected protein and vegetable (mind you this packs a punch) Think Jalapeno soup
Mr James Bond here is selling soup noodle where you can sit on the road side and pick your own veg to be added into it.
I did not want to include this place because I am sure many people have already reviewed it in their blogs and many have known about it, but since Its one of my have to visit I should just add it in as well.
That is Hai Som Tam, this places is famous for its Somtam (DuH), known for serving food from the northeast Isan region of Thailand meaning that the sticky rice is plentiful and (those blasted) chillies feature heavily. This laminate table eatery is buzzing at lunchtime with office workers grabbing a quick feed, the staff are friendly, the vibe is inviting and some people even linger under the fluorescent lights. It is normal to squeeze in a table with another as this place is usually packed.
What more to finish those spicy lip burning tongue ripping Somtam with a cool and refreshing coke served only in a metal cup filled with crush ice, sitting by the road side looking at the world go by.
I found this stall selling fried stuff at the corner of the Silom road just by the bend near Saladaeng BTS, this tasty snacks make one hell of a compliment to a night supper in the room. The batter that she fries with sure is lip smacking, it makes a great compliment to any beer that you are having Reasonably priced
|I am not sure if you find this product from google creepy but I do, somehow when I looked into what it can do, I have a vision of terror and something far worst to come, what am I becoming… a Techophob now?I got a feeling that the people at Google is reading one to many Dragonball Z when they came up with this Idea, Check out the Vegeta’s glasses where it can read the power of their opponents, Yup I think everyone is gonna be a Dragonballer now.
I am not sure but it really makes me wonder what people can do in this world. Just saw this from Al Jazeera and would like to share with you guys, also posted a clip from Youtube on this Google Glass, What about you do you have the same feeling as I do ?
The glasses will handle most of the same tasks as smartphones,but respond to voice commands [Reuters]
Google Glass tech offers vision of the future
The wearable internet-connected gadget, not expected to hit the market until 2014, will retail for under $1,500.A new promo video for its internet-connected glasses technology known as Google Glass has given potential early adopters a chance to buy the as yet unreleased product.The video, posted on Wednesday, touted the wearable technology as one of the biggest advancements in personal computing in many years.In the video, people wore the glasses while skydiving, riding a rollercoaster, skiing, and swinging on a trapeze, but Tom Royal, editor of the London-based magazine Popular Science UK, cautioned that the product will require a great deal of investment and infrastructure.”It’s going to require a huge investment around the world to make these things work” anytime and anywhere as the video purports, Royal told Al Jazeera.Though he says the glasses come in “a clever looking, quite attractive package”, Royal, like other analysts, said consumers should temper their expectations.”The danger of hyping something this much is that clearly the technology is far behind where the hype is right now,” Rocky Agrawal of reDesign Mobile, said, adding, “there’s a real danger of setting the expectations bar too high”.
The glasses will handle most of the same tasks as smartphones, but respond to voice commands instead of fingers touching a screen.
The glasses include a tiny display screen attached to a rim above the right eye and run on Google’s Android operating system for mobile devices.
Google has said the mass-market version of Google Glass will cost less than $1,500 – the price paid by an exclusive number of computer programmers last June – but more than a smart phone.
The California-based company does not plan to start selling “Google Glass” in the mass market until 2014.
Check out the Video below
Credits and posted from : AlJazeera News (Tech)
I just logged on bluebird and I kept seeing hashtags with Superbowl XLVII Blackout.
I am sure it was just a technical glitch but this came to my mind first when I read those hashtags
Bane was planning his party.. #justsayin Anyway here is the score
Ravens 34 to 49′ers 31
Anyway .. 49′ers Lost !! Come on guys .. chin up ! we will get em the next time !
*get some doctors to check them ravens for doping too*
Last year I posted predictions of the Chinese zodiacs for the year of the Dragon, one of my readers or whom I am following as well had posted the predictions for the Year of the Snake and I realized that I have not done so. If you would like to see Sydney’s blog , please click here for his post on the Chinese Zodiac Sydney’s Blog his prediction could differ from what I am posting here as I went to many sites to check on the accuracy of these zodiac’s anyway, of course all differs but intertwine with each other. Click here if you wanted to read the Dragon year post that I did if you are curious (Dragon Year Prediction)
What amazes me is that, what I read on Sydney’s blogpost on my Zodiac was “TRUE” and its already 3 weeks since we usher in the New Year. I am not kidding it amazes was that it hit me like a book to the face on the first mentions on my career. When I was a little kid I use to read on zodiac everyday before I leave for school on my daily news paper, its more like a fun way to perk up my days in school.
This year in February the Chinese will be celebrating the Chinese New Year and this year will be the year of the water Snake (Gui Si) ok don’t ask me how to pronounce that cause I don’t speak chinese, but before you go further you need to know what Zodiac are you in , taken this from Sydney’s blog to make things easier for you guys to determine which zodiac form you belong to. Pretty simple to use. Look for your birth year or if you like your age then look for the animal signs that you belong in then read the predictions and outcome that is in store for you this 2013 below.
The year of the Water Snake will be from February 10, 2013 to January 30 2014, please guys take this with a pinch of salt ok, but if the readings and your stars are aligned then I am happy for you anyway its just a General forecast for you to refer to. HAPPY NEW YEAR
General sign forecasts for 2013
The Talkative Rat/Mouse
A secretive, perhaps even cloistered year could be in store for captivating Rats. As masters of the hidden world of imagination, this will be a good year for those of this sign to settle in and write that novel. Delve into your books as reading is exercise for the Rats keen mind. A good year to take examinations and to obtain licenses. Make use of your attention to detail and downplay any aggressiveness or materialism. Intelligent Rats could encounter some financial ‘snarls’ in Snake years, so best to hold off on starting any new businesses this year. Romantic encounters are pleasurable, but not a strong urge for marriage. Keep your assets under wraps to discourage envy or theft.
The Enduring Ox
Although they remain hardworking, this Snake year brings serious Oxen a respite and some time to catch-up. The Ox and Snake are the best of friends, and the slower pace of this next year suits the traditional Ox well. The only bump in the road may be some family problems of authority, triggering that slow-brewing Ox temper. Avoid excessive authoritarianism and practice tolerance with those who may not share your opinions and values. While 2013 looks like a four star year for Oxen, avoid becoming involved in any sticky legal matters which could bruise you financially. Oxen share their gift of responsibility and stability this year and may find themselves counseling senseless friends drowning in love scandals.
The Sublime Tiger
Active Tigers could find this Snake year slow and tedious at times. Mister Tiger could even decide to stalk off to make a memoir or biography. Use extreme caution to prevent a love affair from turning into an embarrassment or scandal. The Snake won’t give the applause seeking Tiger either the attention or the respect they desire. Use this year to recharge and look inward rather than outward. Tigers involved in the entertainment industry thrive in Snake years, and lady Tigers in particular are favored. Tenacious Tigers must also beware of haste, which could send them back to square one in a Snake year. From September through the end of 2013, luck, life and love prove much more favorable, and From October 2013 through Jan 2014 Fate looks absolutely fabulous!
The Detached Rabbit/Cat
An exceptional year for peace-loving Rabbits. Traveling for business could figure prominently as could a career change which improves finances. Calm philosophizing, good friends, and boundless creativity characterize this Snake year for the Rabbit. Your nature, which hates extremes, will appreciate the lack of domestic problems this next year and you should be able to talk out any problems. Many Rabbit/cats choose to remain single for life, and this year you may be even less interested, than usual, in settling down with one partner. New seductions and fleshly attractions could be on your agenda. A lucky and auspicious year for investing and speculation especially from August 2013 through January 2014.
The Outspoken Dragon
Snake years are satisfying and mellow ones for vital Dragons. While your world remains as unpredictable as ever, life’s pace slows down in 2013 and you may discover your ‘visionary’ side. The Snake year brings out the Dragons best role – that of foreseer and idealist. Be sure to listen to all sides of an issue before passing judgment, and remember that there is no need to say everything which comes to mind. The slower pace of this next Snake year could bring a dash of boredom or inactivity as well. Lady Dragons could feel love distant during the spring of 2013 and feel as if a partner is inaccessible. A year of passion and romantic atmosphere which Dragons find quite pleasing. Lucky Dragons continue to win successes and land on their feet.
The Philosophical Snake
2013 will be your own year, and a memorable one! High, highs and low, lows tend to occur during one’s own sign transit. Sensual Snakes charm love interests like never before, and may experience many love-stories this next year. Feb through April could be stormy for the Snakes health, and caution is also advised in all matters during one’s own natal year. Your combination of physical beauty and wisdom is intoxicating to others this year, but it will be important to avoid extremes. The lunar climate could also bring out some Snake jealousy, possessiveness or distrust toward a spouse or mate. Love is a question of trust, but “love at first sight” is not advised this year. Lady Snakes, could risk being seduced by beautiful words or a smooth tongue.
The Expressive Horse
A crazy yet exciting year for love. Many infatuations are possible for active Horses. Decision making and the opening of new doors await freedom-loving Horses in 2013. The Horse “Wu” means Noon, representing the heat and optimism of midday. This brings Horses into harmony with the warmth-seeking Snake. An improvement in your professional situation could make you smile, and those who work with the public or a large corporation could see promotion or increase in pay. Horses must be cautious of their health during the first half of 2013. Meditation, spiritual reflection and an emotionally healthy environment are a must for your optimum health this year. Participate in a favorite sport and seek enjoyable ways to relieve stress.
The Artistic Goat
The sensitive Snake brings a much better year for artistic and creative Goats. Travel for business is indicated, as are new challenges. Financially, like the phoenix, Goats rise back to their former status, but expenses could continue to drain cash flow. This Snake year brings much business traveling which produces important profits. Guard valuables and luggage while traveling to prevent loss. New and influential people figure strongly this next year and social contacts could brew up romantic chemistry. It takes some impressive credentials to land the love of the Goat, but a convincing Horse, a well-mannered Rabbit/Cat or a sincere Pig could make this an exciting year.
The Irrepressible Monkey
The Monkey and the Snake are soul mates. This brings a great year for mischievous Monkeys who are blessed to see life as a comedy rather than a tragedy. Your sunny personality drives away pessimism and any Snake year melancholy. A good year to read and to study the great philosophers. Your clever mind is stimulated by the wise Snake and you may find yourself thinking more often upon the spiritual and mufti sensory world. Monkeys quick-wit and sense of humor secures success in 2013 and your influential manner with others gets noticed. Run, don’t walk from any hint of infidelity, as you could be tempted. Daily physical exercise is a must for physical health during this sedentary and languishing year. Many benefactors appear to help the Monkey this year. In business, large contracts could be seen.
The Industrious Rooster
The Roosters’ stylish appearance enters center stage this coming year. Modeling, photography, and an odd “reverse aging process” could await enchanting Roosters. Marital or family difficulties could also be a possibility during this Snake year. Avoid personal disagreements and be tactful verbally to avoid confrontations which are only counterproductive. This year working with a peaceful mind is the key to happiness. Let events unfold as they were meant to develop and let your wise friend, the Snake, pamper you. A trip, journey, or move could be the key to solving job related concerns as could a change in family structure.
The Watchful Dog
Most Dogs will be more than glad to boot this past Dragon year out the door! 2013 finds Dog natives recuperating and bouncing back. An auspicious year as philosophizing suits the deeply spiritual Dog well. This Snake year promises to provide a mental oasis for your anxious heart. Loyalty as well as skepticism still figure prominently, yet worry and pessimism is replaced by earthy sexuality and elegant pleasures. Continue to find your own happiness through improving the fate of others. A passive/aggressive year when Dog natives alternate between the activity of a cause, and boredom or inactivity. Love throws its bolts, and love at first sight could happen when you least expect it.
The Resigned Pig
Career success is indicated in 2013, and the shrewd marketing of a product or project could change the course of your financial future. However these gains do not come easily, and require much diligence and possibly travel. Your decent and honest character could be sorely tested by the stealth and covert Snake. A possible turbulent and stormy year for romance. The patient and tolerant Pig could possibly experience deceptions in love. Lack of imagination or routine could be responsible and are the worst enemies of love. If insomnia or agitated sleep are troublesome, remember that making love is a healthy sleep remedy for sensual Pigs. Caution April through July regarding litigation.
I have taken the forecast from Shelly Wu websites which is called http://www.chineseastrology.com If you like to know more in-depth maybe you can visit her website.
Update: I have uploaded this on my Vimeo account please view it there<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/58089722″>Lance Armstrong interview with Oprah FULL Part 2</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user16029478″>Isaac976</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
This is the final Part 2 of the interview where he talks about his team and family. Very touching?? I don’t know for you to decide
Please leave a comment on how you feel after watching? I would like to know what the majority of people thinks
Sorry video is down permanently, please look for other alternative.. I will see if I can upload in my Vimeo account .. please stay tuned .
This is so so so so not fair.. how come someone brought in the Zombie run franchise to Msia and not the little red dot! I have been looking forward to doing this run so much as it looks damm fun seriously. So I am writing in
protest no wait .. Anger … delight for you people staying up north that this event is happening! YOU GUYS BETTER SIGN UP or not the zombie will come eat your heart out ..
This so called Zombie Run 2013 will be held on 2nd February 2013.
This event is a new type of event for Malaysia. Introducing the storyline based event, where what happens in the event ultimately affects the storyline and continuity of this event. The ultimate winners of this Zombie Run will be able to choose the outcome of the storyline and see where that leads the next Zombie Run to. Read the story to know why Bukit Utama has been overrun by zombies!
You will be placed in a jungle like setting (both zombies and participants) that stretches almost 45 hectares with broken walls, abandoned huts, destroyed cars and a lot more. This is NOT a normal marathon. Check out some location of the run event
the ticket price for the Zombie Run Malaysia is RM75 per person. I am not sure if you can sign up as a single person , cause for a team of 5 that means RM375 per team. Each person gets a medal, a really cool kick ass limited edition t-shirt (more on this very very soon), an awesome goodiebag and the warm feeling in your heart knowing that you have contributed to our fundraising cause
visit their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/ZombieRunMalaysia
Fauja Singh with the Olympic Torch during the relay. Picture: Thomas Fuchs
A man believed to be the world’s oldest marathon runner has announced that he is to run his last marathon in February.
(From left) Jordan Andrew and Fauja Singh during the Olympic Torch relay. Picture: Thomas Fuchs
Fauja Singh, 101, of Goodmayes will run the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon.
Last year he became the country’s oldest Olympic torchbearer during the relay, and he also took the flame when it was in London in the run up to the 2004 Athens Games.
Fauja started his career as a marathon runner at the age of 89 and ran last year’s London Marathon in a time of seven hours, 49 minutes.
Speaking of the secret to a long life, he said: “I am told vegetarians tend to live an average of six to 10 years longer than meat-eaters do.
“Age may bring wisdom, but if you want stamina, endurance and a lifetime of good health, turn to nutritious vegetarian foods.
“I attribute my longevity to simple Punjabi vegetarian foods, such as chapati, dal, sabji and saag.”
The year 2012 has ended, I have to say that 2012 was a tough journey for me with many high and lows, maybe the prediction of the Feng Shui saying that my zodiac year for 2012 will not be good and maybe its true. I wouldn’t say its all that bad. I would say there was more high than low for me , with the coming 2013. I am praying that it will be better.
My birthday just passed, mum, dad and E always celebrates this special celebration of birth with me at home, that is how I celebrate my bday with much peace and quiet maybe that is how I want it? its been many years now that it have been celebrating my birthday with my loved one at home.. counting down either in another country or at home but never at parties or countdown festival, and yes if you are reading it right my birthday falls on the end of the year where Billions of people celebrate with me (that is how I would like to think of it..LOL)
This coming 2013 there will be changes, and this changes to be made will be big or I would say HUGE.. lets just say I am on a journey to the unknown, do wish me good luck and if everything is in order it definitely will change my life for good or bad I don’t know, all I know now is that I will still continue to strive to help beginner runners (wanting to run), people who wanna be triathletes by motivating them this 2013.
To start it off I am donating ten Terry Fox t shirt to runners who have signed up for this event. All you have to do is register at the Terry Fox Website (its Free) and then tell me you want to run (or walk) in the comment box below and will run on this coming 27th January. it would be good if you would be able to donate (any amount) to Terry Fox foundation and I will contact you to hand you the Terry Fox t shirt or even better, ON the day itself. Remember only for the first ten readers in Singapore.
So Remember to Register all you have to do is
1) Click on this website REGISTRATION FOR TERRY FOX RUN
2) Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your T Shirt size and address and I will send the T-shirt to you
3) THERE YOU GO, 2013 started with a run for yourself.
Please come support the TERRY FOX Run. come with your family or your loved one.
About TERRY FOX RUN
The Terry Fox Run is named in honour of Terry Fox, a Canadian amputee runner, who attempted to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. The Terry Fox Run is now an international tradition with countries around the world staging annual events in support of Terry’s dream of finding a cure for cancer. In keeping with Terry’s dream, the Terry Fox Runs are volunteer-led, inclusive, non-competitive and have no corporate sponsors.
Terry was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, a community near Vancouver on Canada’s west coast. An active teenager involved in many sports, Terry was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) and forced to have his right leg amputated 15 centimetres above the knee in 1977.
While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He would call his journey the Marathon of Hope. It was a journey Canadians have never forgotten.
After 18 months of running over 5,000 kilometres to prepare, Terry started his run in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980 with little fanfare. Although it was difficult to garner attention in the beginning, enthusiasm soon grew, and the money collected along his route began to mount. He ran 42 kilometres a day through Canada’s Atlantic provinces, Quebec and Ontario. An entire nation was stunned and saddened when, on September 1st, after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres, Terry was forced to stop running near Thunder Bay, Ontario. Cancer had appeared in his lungs.Terry passed away on June 28, 1981 at the age 22.
A Canadian hero was gone, but his legacy was just beginning.To date, close to $S700 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry’s name through the annual Terry Fox Runs held across Canada and around the world.
Support the Singapore Cancer Society’s research programme and keep the Marathon of Hope alive
On January 27th, be part of a special event that benefits millions of people worldwide, including in Singapore. Jog or walk with family and friends to raise funds for the Singapore Cancer Society’s (SCS) research programme and support Terry Fox’s dream of finding a cure for cancer.
The Terry Fox Run is organized by local volunteers and in 2012, raised more than $100,000. According to organizing Committee Chair, Jack Gray, “The Terry Fox Run is a great way for the Canadian Expat community to come together with Singaporeans to raise much needed funds for the Singapore Cancer Society’s research efforts and at the same time honour a true Canadian hero, Terry Fox.”
Canada’s new High Commissioner to Singapore, Heather Grant, will raise the flag at this year’s event. “I’m delighted that the Canadian community will join with friends from Singapore and around the world for a third year in a row to keep Terry’s legacy of hope alive. I’m particularly pleased that again this year, the Canadian International School will hold a parallel run and that students at a number of local schools, including Pei Hwa and Hougang Secondary Schools and the Singapore American School will volunteer at the Run. It’s exciting to see these students give back to the community.”
In welcoming the Terry Fox Run, Mr. Choo Eng Chuan, Chairman of the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) said: “Cancer is not a discriminating disease, affecting both the young and the old. With its growing incidence in Singapore, this presents a pressing mission for us. For the last 48 years, SCS has been committed to minimizing the damaging effects of cancer.We are grateful to the Canadian community for organizing the Terry Fox Run to aid cancer research supported by SCS to improve the quality of life, quality of care and the quality of treatment for cancer patients.”
The 10 km fun run or 5 km run/walk will start at Big Splash (902 East Coast Parkway) at 08.00, with a warm up beginning at 07:00.
Registration for the Terry Fox Run opened on October 15 and will continue until the day of the run. Register, volunteer, buy a t-shirt, make a donation or find out more about the Terry Fox Run on-line at www.canadians.org.sg. To learn more about Terry’s dream and his inspirational legacy, visit www.terryfox.org
T-shirt pick up:
Friday, January 18th, 2013 / 6:00 pm -10:00 pm
Saturday, January 19th, 2013 / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 20th, 2013 / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, January 25th, 2013 / 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
At the offices of Bredero Shaw, 101 Thomson Road,
#17-01/02, United Square (Closest MRT station is Novena).
“Summit Planners is giving away Clash of Continents 2012
Player’s limited edition autographed souvenirs !
1)Simply register at this link Summit Planners Facebook
2) Name Summit Planners 12 services and the player’s souvenirs you wish to win!!
3) Summit Planners will contact the winners for collection
Check out the pictures below on what goodies is in stored for you..
it is that easy , I sure want my Kei Nishikori’s autographed cap
Guys, As my readers.. I am letting you know where to find the answers see the link below, don’t tell em I gave it to you.
Summit Planners provides these following services ” SUMMIT PLANNERS SERVICES “
Good Luck Guys
This is too hilarious not to share.. being a Transformer fan I found this while surfing for some transformer stuff… please watch and enjoy.. Transformer fan you will love it to bits.. all our fav character is in there, Devastator, Omega Supreme *been a long time* Dinobots, etc..etc..
I have heard the original one to many times and I really am sick of it… but really do watch this … so much lurve for it ! AUTOBOTS ROLL OUT !!
I definitely dont play soccer, tried it and never got to love the game, was playing left winger for my school and never really enjoyed chasing a ball with 11 other people, I was hoping to be bending it like David Beckham so adoration and admiration will come from all over, fame and glory got to my head to much *LoL* hearing the amazing crowd roars when a goal is scored, or the adrenaline when you tackle someones. Well million of other fans loves and adore it but definitely not me
All that is to pass and now I am just stuck with doing my Ironman, relatively boring sport also Swim 3.8, bike 180km and run 42km all in the span of a day, LoL.. but at least it makes me a better person overall.
Anyway I wanna share this hot off the press news on this Amazing New Nike GS2 boots
Nike GS 2 boot delivers seamless ball control, low environmental impact
Nike Football’s lightest, fastest and greenest production boot features All Conditions Control (ACC) for enhanced ball control in both wet and dry conditions.
SINGAPORE, 27 NOVEMBER 2012 – Today Nike Football unveils the second generation of its Nike GS boot, the Nike GS2 – the lightest, fastest production boot Nike has ever made and the most environmentally friendly boot available. Nike GS2 also features All Conditions Control (ACC) technology, which delivers enhanced ball control in both dry and wet weather conditions.
The Nike GS2 will be worn by some of Europe’s best young players including Theo Walcott, Eden Hazard, Raheem Sterling, Mario Goetze, Christian Eriksen and El Shaarawy. The new boot features a classic black and white upper that contrasts with bold All Conditions Control (ACC) insignia with a safari print found on some of Nike’s most iconic shoes.
The Nike GS 2 boot is constructed using renewable and recycled materials, designed for explosive performance on the pitch and lower impact on the planet. Every component has been optimized to reduce weight and waste, creating Nike’s lightest football boot ever at 160 grams (size 9).
Conceived and engineered in Italy, the Nike GS 2 features recycled and renewable materials throughout the upper and plate design. A bio-based traction plate made primarily from castor beans ensures strength and flexibility on pitch, alongside a sock liner made from 100 percent castor beans. The boot laces, lining and tongue are made from a minimum of 70 percent recycled materials. The toeboard and collar feature at least 15 percent recycled materials.
All Conditions Control (ACC) technology is created by a special treatment during the development of the upper materials to deliver a consistent feel on the ball at all times.
The Nike GS 2 includes the following performance, recycled and renewable materials in the new boot:
Traction plate and stud configuration:
Nike GS 2 traction plate combines a high performance chassis with a strong responsive and agile form. The sole plate is made of 50 percent renewable Pebax® Rnew (a plant derived material made with 97 percent castor beans) and 50 percent TPU, made from renewable materials.
The traction plate includes a minimalist diamond-silhouette spine, which provides optimal flex and agility in plate performance.
Anatomically positioned studs maximize speed in multiple directions to ensure responsive and assured movement on pitch.
Touch and control:
A solvent-free Kanga-Lite synthetic toe box provides zonal reinforcement for exceptional touch and control. The synthetic upper also supports lockdown on midfoot and arch area.
All Conditions Control (ACC) is a special treatment during the development of Kanga-Lite that delivers an optimal touch and feel of the ball in all conditions.
The lightweight sockliner has no topcloth or screening, eliminating additional weight, materials and processing.
Stability and support:
Anatomical and asymmetrical heel counter and heel bucket locks the foot down for stability and support. The counter is made of Pebax® Rnew, derived from castor bean oil.
Nike GS 2 will be available to pre-order from November 23 and to purchase on December 1 on Nike.com.
Nike GS 2 retails at SGD $399 at Weston Corporation from 1 December
Top-class tennis returns to Singapore
6,238-strong crowd treated to a day of fantastic tennis action as the opening day of the Clash of Continents got off to a roaring start
[24nd November 2012, SINGAPORE] – After more than a decade, Singapore tennis fans finally got to witness world-class tennis on these shores as four of the world’s top players served up some entertaining action at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Match 1 – Europe vs N.America (7-6, 6-2)
(Singapore, 24 Nov 2012) Europe’s World No.9 Janko Tipsarevic won the opening match of the Clash of Continents tournament at the Singapore Indoor Stadium against North America’s World No.22 Sam Querrey, but not before the American put up a strong resistance despite suffering from jet lag.
Tipsarevic had raced into an early 3-0 lead against Querrey, who had only arrived in Singapore late last night after his flight was delayed. But the big American, a late replacement for Mardy Fish, surprised everyone in the arena by fighting back to 3-3 and even lead 6-5 at one point before Tipsarevic forced a tie-break, which the colourful Serbian player eventually won 7-3.
The fatigue factor eventually told in the second set as Querrey again found himself 3-0 down early after losing his service. Unlike the first set however, he never recovered and eventually lost the set 6-2, and the match in 1 hour and 20 mins.
Match 2 – Asia vs S. America (6-7, 2-6)
South America’s Juan Monaco defeated Asia’s No. 1 Kei Nishikori in an exciting second match at the Clash of Continents. The two players were evenly matches in the first game, breaking each other’s serve in the first two games. At 15-15 in the 12th game, the crowds were entertained by a point full of drama in which Monaco eventually won with a drop shot at the net.
They continued to trade games throughout the first set, before it went to a tie-break. Japanese ace Nishikori stormed to a 4-1 lead in the tie-break, but World No 12 Monaco came back to eventually triumph 4-7 to take the first set.
The second set promised to be as exciting as the first. Monaco continued to work Nishikori’s backhand and winning several points at the net. At 2-2 Nishikori seem to struggle against Monaco, who controlled the rest of the set and eventually went onto win the second set 6-2 and the match to extend his career head-to-head record against the Japanese to 3-1.
The result meant that Asia will play North America in the day’s 3rd match while Europe will play South America in the final match.
Match 3 – Asia V N. America (6-3, 6-4)
A tired looking Sam Querrey struggled to find any sort of form against Japan’s Kei Nishikori in his second match of the day as North America lost for the second time, going down to Asia 6-3, 6-4 in the day’s third match.
Having lost to South America’s Juan Monaco in his earlier match, Asia top player Nishikori came out fighting to take an early 4-1 lead, after breaking Querrey’s serve early on. Nishikori had an opportunity to close out the game but an unforced error at the net allowed Querrey to hold his serve at 5-2. But despite the brief resistance, it did not take Nishikori long to close out the set 6-3.
In the second set Nishikori moved Querrey around the court beautifully and took full advantage of the big American’s fatigue. Nishikori eventually broke Querrey’s serve to take a 3-2 lead. From there onwards Nishikori held his serve for the remainder of the set and eventually went on to win 6-4 and close out the match, much to the delight of his army of fans amongst the 6,238 crowd in the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Match 4 – Europe V S. America (7-5, 3-6, 10-5)
In the final match of the day, tennis fans were treated to an exciting contest between the winners of the earlier matches, Janko Tipsarevic (Europe) and Juan Monaco (South America), as they thrilled the enthusiastic 6,000-strong crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. But Tipsarevic eventually prevailed 7-5, 3-6, 10-5 after a marathon tie-break.
In the first set both players were evenly matched and made few mistakes, providing very few opportunities for either player to break serve. The first game was dominated by long rallies and clinical precision. It was Tipsarevic who pressured Monaco into making the errors and eventually broke serve in the 11th game to make the score 6-5. Despite losing the first two points, Tipsarevic fought back to take a 40-30 lead. However, two critical errors saw Monaco take back the advantage. Tipsarevic once again dug deep and took back the advantage and played the point of the set in a stunning 15-shot rally and winning the first set 7-5.
In the second set Tipsarevic continued to play strongly taking an early 3-1 lead. However, with the crowd behind him, Monaco fought back to draw at 3-3. There was no stopping Monaco as he continued to break Tipsarevic’s serve with beautiful passing shots in final few games, eventually winning the set 6-3 to force the game into a final deciding set to be settled on tie-break, with Tipsarevic winning 10-5 for his second victory of the day.
The result meant that the final match-ups for tomorrow will be Querrey (North America) v Monaco (South America) in the first match starting at 4.30pm following the exhibition match between Daniela Hantuchova and Peng Shuai, as well as the showcase by British songbird Leona Lewis, while Nishikori (Asia) v Tipsarevic (Europe) will be the finale.
For more event details and ticketing information, please visit www.clashofcontinents.com
For more tennis community chats and action, fans can join the complete Clash of Continents social experience via Facebook and Twitter.
All photographs taken by Mr Leong. Credits goes to him.
Two “pandas” were spotted on Sentosa last week! Much to the delight of guests, the pandas – Gia Gia and Jiak Jiak – were seen boarding the Sentosa Express and the beach tram. They also visited Palawan Beach for a picnic, Koufu Food Court for local desserts and Rasa Spa at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort for a relaxing bamboo massage.
The pandas were on Sentosa, not only for fun, but also for a video shoot for Sentosa’s official YouTube channel, Sentosa TV. During the shoot, they were introduced to Singaporean etiquette, i.e. giving up reserved seats on the train. Here’s the video link: http://youtu.be/VjVTA-EazKw
Who are Gia Gia and Jiak Jiak?
Gia Gia (“walking around” in Hokkien) is a friendly male panda who enjoys walking around and working out in the gym. Jiak Jiak (“non-stop eating” in Hokkien) is Gia Gia’s girlfriend who enjoys eating almost everything, including sugar cane and moon cakes, and always carries her little pink sling bag around.