You Fly, We Fly, Everyone FLy at iFLy Sentosa Singapore, I manage to witness one of the most exciting thing in indoor skydiving a few days back and that was to watch not 1 but a couple of Guinness World Record being broken right before my eyes. It was really amazing to witness such a spectacular event and no wonder people gawk in awe when GWR certificate is being handed out ( I for sure am one of them) Why gawk you ask ?
Cause those certs are HUGE and I want one of them in my living room, but I am not sure what crazy stuff I can do to get one, maybe for sleeping the longest period of time ? I think I can easily break that and or maybe not showering ? that should be easy.. heck even PSY has it (for the most liked clip on Youtube)
Well, anyway back to the iFly Guinness World Records attempt at breaking the most somersault (backflip) by 11 year old Kyra Poh and 12 year old Choo Yi Xuan, when I arrived I saw them practicing for one of the attempt and they has this bubbly, ever smiling attitude when I was recording. They were also interviewed before their attempt and there you can see Yi Xuan in the blue suit and Kyra in yellow
I manage to capture both girls at their attempt breaking event, did they manage to break the World Record ? watch the video to find out.
here is the clip of Kyra attempting to break the record which stands at 40, watch it to see if she can break the most somersault in 60seconds (bite nails)
And this is Yi Xuan at her attempt and boy was she fast
Ok those girls broke it like they own it. Kyra did a total of 67 somersaults and man that sure is a dizzy one, just looking at them go makes me go all light headed. so CONGRAT to the girls and also iFly for hosting this event.
Some Fun Fact of the Singapore iFly
- At a height of 56.5ft and width of 16.5ft, iFly Singapore is one of the world’s largest indoor skydiving simulators.
- iFly Singapore is the only wind tunnel that offers flyers an unparalleled view of the South China Sea and a nightly firework display from the nearby Songs of the Sea.
- The entire body flight facility is themed like an airport terminal and offers a consumer flight journey unlike any other wind tunnel.
- iFly Singapore is safe, affordable and feels like the real deal.
- More than SGD25 million has been invested to make iFly Singapore a truly first-of-its-kind and state-of-the-art body flight facility and attraction
Did you know?
- Anyone from first timers to professional flyers, ranging from seven to 106 years old can fly!
- The stainless steel elastic net at the base of the wind tunnel is strong enough to hold two adult elephants (or 200 people of 100kgs each)!
- The usual body flight wind speed ranges from 160 to 190 kilometres per hour, but the four fans weighing in at a whopping seven tonnes each can produce airspeeds of up to 300 kilometres per hour, faster than the average speed of an F1 car.
- 20 professional flyers can be accommodated at any one time.
- It is not only fun and accelerating, but a full body workout. Forget the hours in the gym and boring old crunches for fabulously toned abs
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But before you go check out this cool advert by iFly Singapore
iFly the Isaac edition will be up shortly, sharing his experience and disappointment, All that and his 2 cents worth at his holistic experience taking on the iFly
CRISTIANO RONALDO’S EXPLOSIVE SPEED CELEBRATED THROUGH NIKE’S NEW CR7 BOOT AND COLLECTION
Nike’s latest version of the Mercurial boot celebrates the super-charged speed and on-pitch dominance of one of the world’s greatest players, Cristiano Ronaldo. Featuring a ‘supernova’ print, the Nike Mercurial IX CR7 Boot and 2013 CR7 Collection take inspiration from the Portuguese star’s unique style of play.
SINGAPORE – 27 November 2013 – “We were watching a game, and after Cristiano scored yet another amazing free-kick the commentator posed the question ‘Is Ronaldo from this planet?!’” remembers Denis Dekovic, Nike Footwear Design Director. “When we got back to the design studio we got to thinking about CR7’s style and how similar it was to the definition of a supernova – a celestial body that radiates energy – and that was it, we had our inspiration.”
“The concept of a star that burns brighter than others reflects Cristiano’s style, speed and the idea that as a player he plays without limits, much like the outer reaches of the galaxy. What Cristiano is able to achieve on the field is something that we felt was limitless. So we took that direction and focused on creating a highly luxurious finish fused with modern print and color choices,” added Dekovic.
The Mercurial IX boot features an all-over digital print of the Star Vela Supernova and includes a seven star path print, paying homage to Cristiano’s shirt number. The supernova print is juxtaposed with a chrome swoosh flecked with silver fleck and a Blue Glow outline.
“It’s great to collaborate with Nike. It gives me added confidence to know that they take my thoughts to create the best boot for me,” said Cristiano Ronaldo. “In addition to the way the boots perform, it’s also cool when we create something that represents my personality and style of play. It’s a very special relationship.”
Since its original launch over 10 years ago, the Mercurial has always stood out. Bold and exciting, the boot’s innovative lightweight design and striking color designs ensure players are always noticed while performing at their best. In today’s highly technical and fast game, straight line speed and the ability to simply pass a player is only part of an athlete’s skill set. Combining performance this legacy to the next level for players who rely on tight cuts and turns combined with bursts of explosive speed to beat the opposition.
“That commentator was right, Cristiano is ‘out of this world’ and this boot pays homage to that,” said Dekovic. CR7 Collection From on-pitch dominance to off-pitch cool, Nike Sportswear releases a collection of sport classics inspired by the legendary style of one of the world’s greatest athletes. Created for the player who knows no limits and demands the ultimate in craft and performance both on and off the pitch, the CR7 Collection serves the complete lifestyle of the athlete. Using a performance approach to lifestyle design, the CR7 Collection offers functional utility, comfort, and protection from the elements without sacrificing style.
Inspired by Cristiano’s superstar status, a range of jackets including the butter soft CR7 Leather Track Jacket, precipitation ready CR7 Saturday Jacket, CR7 Reversible Jacket, and two CR7 Tee’s allow athletes to move effortlessly between the worlds of sport and style regardless of the weather.
Created for the player who knows no limits and demands the very best in craft and performance both on and off the pitch, the CR7 Collection serves the complete lifestyle of the athlete. Using a performance approach to lifestyle design, the CR7 Collection offers functional utility, comfort, and protection from the elements without sacrificing style.
Besides the lifestyle range, the collection also includes the latest version of the Mercurial boot. The Nike Mercurial IX CR7 Boot take inspiration from the Portuguese star’s unique style of play and features a ‘supernova’ print.
With such a wide ranging collection, this will be the perfect gift for yourself or your loved ones for the upcoming festive season!
The products are sold at Weston @ Queensway Shopping Centre, Queensway, Singapore 149053. The price of the mercurials are $329, Prices on the rest of the collection are on asking.
I sadly could not split myself into two, last weekend as there was the Salomon X-trail run and the Run for Hope event going on the same day. I even contemplated to do both in which I run the Salomon X-trail and quickly drive over to Run for Hope, but that is not a wise choice.
A buddy of mine Smith recently shared on his blogsite ( Smithankyou.com ) something which he seldom do which is running and caught my eye (Smith if you are reading this run more ok, run like the Kenyan’s) and me as a running advocate, I would mostly be honored to share his post on my blog in collaboration with the Run for Hope run.
You see, Smith recently lost his brother Will in the fight for cancer and for the Run for Hope event, he made a hashtag #RunWithWill and he is requesting for “donation” not in money sense but in running “Mileage” so please check out his post and donate your mileage to the #RunWithWill , you don’t need much but you can share your runs and hard work in his blog .. To Donate you Distance and Mileage check out #RunWithWill posting here on Smithankyou.com
( Will and her eldest daughter, Natacia running their 1st and only race in 2011. At that point of time, Will was celebrating his 5th year of beating Cancer until bad news strikes again in late 2011.)
Who do you run for ? I Run for those in need, those who have lost their will and determination. I run cause I can, I run cause I know god has given me another chance in life everyday when I wake up. I am blessed and so are you if you are reading this.
Run For Hope 2013: 11,000 participants raise over $465,000 through the run in support for cancer research at NCCS
Partnering National Cancer Centre Singapore since 2008, the hotel organisers Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and Regent Singapore record highest number of run participants on their 21st year of running for cancer research
20 November 2013– This year marks the 21st run that long-time supporters of cancer research, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and Regent Singapore (A Four Seasons Hotel) have organised to show their support and dedication to finding a cancer cure. Run For Hope 2013, a non-competitive charity run, saw more than 11,000 participants take part in the 3.5km and 10km routes at The Promontory @ Marina Bay this morning, making for the largest turnout in the event’s history. All were encouraged to personalise their running bibs to share their reasons for supporting the run. Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health and Manpower, Mayor, South West District and Deputy Government Whip, showed her support for Run For Hope 2013 by flagging off proceedings as the run’s Guest-Of-Honour. Dr Khor then joined the hundreds of families and supporters at the event to complete the 3.5km route.
Through the Run For Hope 2013, over $465,000 was raised in support for cancer research at the National Cancer Centre Singapore. This accounts for the largest pool of funds raised from a run event organised by the hotels. The total amount includes close to $25,000 that was raised by the two hotels, through separate fundraising activities in the lead-up to the event.
National Cancer Centre Singapore Director Professor Soo Khee Chee said, “NCCS is expanding its depth and expertise on cancer through an array of research projects. The outcomes of many of these research projects have been recognised internationally in contributing to improved diagnosis, treatment and care for our cancer patients. We are pleased to see the NCCS moving closer towards its vision to be a global leading cancer centre with the support of our community”.
On hand to present the amount to Dr Charles Toh, Chairman of NCC Research Fund, at the event was Mr Antoine Chahwan (Regional Vice President &General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore), Mr Martin Sinclair (General Manager, Regent Hotel), Mr Chris Hart, (President of Hotel Operations Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific) and Mr Allen Smith (President & CEO Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts).The proceeds from the run will go toward the NCC Research Fund, which helps to finance a number of crucial research projects conducted at NCCS in the on-going quest to find a cure for cancer.
Mr John Wu, Co-Chair of Run For Hope and Regional Director of Engineering, Four Seasons Hotel, said, “Run For Hope just gets better every year and it’s fantastic to see so many people participating in this morning’s run. Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and Regent Singapore are extremely proud of our partnership with NCCS and the success of today’s Run For Hope is a true testament to that strong relationship. We look forward to further growing the event in years to come. The outstanding response we received for this year’s Run For Hope allows us to keep contributing our small part in one day finding a cure for cancer.”
Amongst the thousands of participants who enjoyed the fantastic Marina Bay and Gardens by the Bay route courtesy of Official Venue Partner Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), was a group of close to 500 men and women from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) led by Commissioner Eric Yap.
Following on from the success of last year’s Executive Challenge, senior management executives were once again invited to show their support in the fight against cancer by signing up run in the corporate challenge and encourage a corporate team to join them on event day. 2013 saw 19 corporate leaders take on this challenge and the 3.5km Marina Bay circuit.
Almost 600 student volunteers from Temasek Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, University of Nevada Las Vegas Singapore, ITE College West, Anglican High School and St Margaret’s Secondary School, contributed to the success of the event, from helping out with packing and distributing run pack collections to marshalling and handing out bananas and water, all while encouraging the participants during the run.
At the close of the event, three lucky Run For Hope 2013 participants walked away with close to $6,000 worth of hotel stays, sponsored by Four Seasons Resort Maldives Kura Huraa, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok and Four Seasons Hotel Macau.
The public are still encouraged to donate to the Run For Hope cause via www.runforhope.sg.
12 November 2013, Singapore - World of Sports just launched their new and improved membership card! For just $49 per year, members are immediately rewarded with a Head duffle bag (RP: $69.90), a Columbia toiletries pouch (RP: $25.90) and a HEAD water bottle (RP: $15.90). Oh, and members can also look forward to huge savings from exclusive in-store promotion and discounts all year round.
Members looking to embrace a holistic lifestyle can check out their partners. From fuelling your body with glorious delectable at the Crown Plaza Hotel Changi Airport to shielding your skin from environmental damages with Murad. Everything you need from food, fitness, fashion beauty and wellness. World Of Sports got it covered.
To launch their New Membership card, we were invited to join in a session of the inline-X, Trainers were hired to educate the attendee on safety, as well as proper technique and skills on how to rollerblade. It was a Blast
These days every where I go, I keep hearing this new fitness regime called Crossfit being discussed in peoples conversation, its gaining popularity and spreading like wildfire a couple of years ago but when it started back in 2000, I think most people won’t know who Greg Glassman, he was the founder of Crossfit Inc, but I am sure most of you guys who does Crossfit will talk about DA MAN Rich… Rich Froning Jr (yes he looks awesome and I think most people would want to look like him I am sure)
(pic taken from theblaze.com)
But I am not talking about Rich , I am talking about Crossfit, I am quite sure if you are into fitness you would have heard of it, back in the days when I was training Crossfit already existed which was in 2004 and I have used it but not in a Crossfit way, but it is disguised as what I call High Intensity Interval Training (H I I T) . I would already line up dumbells and barbells side by side. A regular workout for some of my clients with different goals and usually HIIT would be incorporated into their regime if they want to build strength and power. I dont have cute names for each workout, it was just boom boom boom and out.
I would like to try Crossfit one day and wonder how its like, I am pretty sure its HIIT x 100 in short burst only using the Fast twitch muscle (that’s how I am seeing it) but I would like to share this article with you guys by Brooke Ross from Livestrong. Pretty interesting, do check it out and let me know your feedback and comments on the comment box below..
CrossFit is intense, effective, and hugely popular. But is it also too dangerous?
Ryan Palmer had a tough week. On Monday, the 26-year-old job battled squat presses and ring dips. Tuesday, a clean and jerk set where he squeezed out 30 reps with 135 pounds. The following day, even though his muscles were still aching, he performed a total of 150 pull-ups and 150 burpees.
Palmer took a break from exercise on Thursday, but the next morning he went for a long bike ride. The following day his arms were uncharacteristically sore and swollen, his urine the color of black tea that had been seeping for hours. Instead of suiting up in workout gear on Sunday, he found himself in a hospital gown hooked up to an IV drip that flushed his kidneys with more than nine liters of saline. As his creatine kinase levels—the amount of muscle protein broken down poisoning his blood stream— declined at the pace of a snail, he pulled out his phone to send a tweet to his fellow athletes. With one flash of the camera, Palmer revealed the frightening results of a kidney test, and offered a simple caption: “Uncle Rhabdo, is that you?”
“Normal people don’t get it. It’s like being in the mafia. You can’t understand what it’s like unless you’re on the inside.”
33-year-old Jennifer Wielgus, who’s been doing CrossFit in Philadelphia for about a year.
The Evolution of Exercise
A little more than a year ago, I pulled up to a garage one evening ready to get my ass kicked. I wanted to try a CrossFit workout. I’d heard the rumors. I knew what was coming was probably more than I could handle—and that not even my athletic background as a gymnast, weightlifter, running back or point guard would prepare me. So, I ate a light dinner that wouldn’t taste horrible if I ended up hurling it onto my sneakers after overworking myself. And I sucked up my fear.
When I arrived, nothing seemed too intimidating except for the big clock with red numbers. It was those numbers that would define my ability to survive. The workout started well, but right around my fifth set of squats, when the weight became a little too heavy and my form began to falter, I put the bar down. But the clock did not approve.
While the athletes around me kept moving, bewildered by my inaction, I knew my time was up. I could feel a twinge in my spine reminiscent of an old stress fracture. Everything—aside from the environment—told me to stop.
“Pick it up! Finish it out! Two minutes! As many rounds, let’s go!” The coach’s hands clapped together, lips pursed tightly in frustration for the mental and physical break I gave myself. So, I picked up the bar. And, moving as slowly as possible with as best form one can do when they’re tired and hurting, I finished it out. That night I needed a double dose of ibuprofen and an ice bath.
That was my first experience with CrossFit, a workout methodology created by former gymnast Greg Glassman in 2001. CrossFit consists of a stew of exercise variety: Olympic-like lifts, cardio training and other seemingly basic, but multi-joint movements (like box jumps, pullups and jumping rope) are combined in each class. CrossFit aims to “forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness,” according to the brand’s guidebook. The workout phenomenon has been steadily growing for a decade, and according to CrossFit headquarters, there are more than 3,000 CrossFit affiliated gyms worldwide, with 332 in California alone.
Every day, thousands of CrossFit athletes faithfully arrive at their respective gyms: warehouses filled with boxes, ropes, Olympic rings, kettlebells and a never-never-quit atmosphere. The defining characteristic of CrossFit is the intensity. The programs are hard as hell. Its “prescription,” as the guide states, is for “constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movements that will optimize physical competence in ten physical domains: cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy.”
The key to the high-voltage workouts is a digital clock that holds prime real estate in most CrossFit facilities. Most of the workouts are time-based, meaning you don’t stop until the clock hits zero. Even as your muscles fail and your mind weakens, coaches and fellow gym goers push each member to completion.
Peter Villahoz, a 30-year-old New York Police Department Officer from East Meadow, NY, says a lot of his close friends are from CrossFit, and that they are there to push each other.
“If I finish first, I wait till these guys are done and I motivate them,” he says.
The camaraderie in the gym is nothing short of contagious. As such, the program has earned its skeptics and, of course, true believers.
“As an adult competitive athlete, there’s nothing else like this. You get that adrenaline rush that you got from being in sports in high school,” says 33-year-old Jennifer Wielgus, who’s been doing CrossFit in Philadelphia for about a year.
That rush and love of the gym is far from a bad thing, but the no-quit atmosphere has generated questions. And the mob mentality has taken the healthiest of behaviors and turned it into a growing danger.
The Dark Side
Uncle Rhabdo represents a character in the CrossFit community and is short for rhabdomyolysis, a kidney condition most commonly induced by excessive exercise, according to Heather Gillespie, a sports medicine physician from UCLA. The potentially life-threatening state, which can also (more…)
This is something I would totally support, not sure if many people will support but if you love mother earth and love customization this is the phone for you, I was kinda put off with the name, phone bloks? I thought it was an app of some sort to block off phone calls or something, I was totally amaze with Dave’s imagination and creativity on this. This is one phone everyone should have in the future.
A phone only lasts a couple of years before it breaks or becomes obsolete. Although it’s often just one part which killed it we throw everything away since it’s almost impossible to repair or upgrade. visit www.phonebloks.com to show your support and raise your voice.
Love this so much
Going through all the regular articles this morning and BOOM, someone wrote an article about money does not buy happiness again, I am sure there are countless articles already but this is closer to heart, I have been saying this over and over to friends and to even people I meet on the streets, it is not the money that will bring you happiness but its the little things that makes one happy, As for me I don’t earn a grossly huge amount of money but I do earn enough for myself and my family, I feel there is a vacuum wanting more, but not of money but more of a quality life style, such as better air, better living space, etc etc
More and more people I meet seems to think of the same way these days, I meet Bahari yesterday at the Oakley Kayak session and he was young man starting out in his life, at a young age of 19th just fresh out of the army, he told me that “To Live life within means and that materials does not create happiness” well thats my words but yes in that context. So we got along and talked about life in our 2 hour kayak expedition moving along the shoreline of Sentosa with Mr Khoo Swee Chiow. (will post that on another day)
What about yourself? do you feel the same sentiment as mua or do you need lots and lots of money which will make you even happier , Do you think that Money will make you happier in the long run ?
SINGAPORE – I agree with Mr Ng Chee Kheon (“Not surprising that most want slower pace of life”; last Wednesday) that in our almost single-minded quest for economic growth, we have become victims of our own success.
Surveys have found that Singapore, despite having one of the highest per capita gross domestic products in the world, is home to the world’s least positive-minded population.
In contrast, a 2012 study showed that three times as many people in war-torn Afghanistan said they were happy than unhappy, while the joie de vivre of Latin American countries such as Panama, though beset by many economic problems, is legendary.
These statistics make for sobering reading. They show that economic factors play only a relatively small part in people’s well-being and happiness.
In his book, Stumbling On Happiness, Harvard University professor of psychology Daniel Gilbert explains that wealth has a “declining marginal utility”, which means that “wealth increases human happiness when it lifts people out of abject poverty and into the middle class but that it does little to increase happiness thereafter”.
What are some other factors that play a prominent role in people’s sense of well-being?
Commuting ranks among people’s least-enjoyed activities.
Our rush-hour MRT rides and traffic jams are anything but pleasant.
Our obsession with so-called “retail therapy” is anything but therapeutic: Confronted with many choices, shopping can actually cause fatigue and buyers’ remorse.
Most importantly, people adapt to material goods.
The initial excitement over a new Birkin bag or BMW may not last longer than the credit-card debt taken out in their purchase.
However, indulging in experiences, such as a vacation or a meal with friends and family, tends to result in memories that grow richer with time, in that they are unique to each of us; something that a designer bag or car, no matter how exclusive, can never be.
Married couples are twice as likely to say they are happy than singles.
Volunteering and acts of kindness result in a happiness boost.
Being spiritual, such as having a religion or doing yoga and meditation, helps in relieving stress.
Our GDP may be the envy of the world, but it has come at a high price, with Singaporeans preoccupied with a surfeit of activities that may not result in happiness, and neglecting those that contribute to it.
Original Article can be found here at AsiaOne: Money, Indeed, Does not buy Happiness
A very good article from Runner’s World which they posted a while ago on Weight management, Please read on
Trying to shed pounds on the way to the starting line? Follow these rules.
It’s doubtful that anyone ever said that they started training for a marathon so that they could eat more fruits and vegetables. In fact, most people joke that the sole reason to run long distances is to burn off a double-cheese pizza or earn the right to spend quality time with Ben & Jerry.
But every runner learns it one way or another: When you’re prepping for a marathon or half-marathon, you can’t run to eat, you gotta eat to run.
When you’re in training, food becomes fuel. It will energize your run and help repair muscle tissue after a hard workout so that you can bounce back quickly for your next run.
Try to fuel up on Krispy Kreme or down a five-course meal before you go out and you could hit the wall halfway through or end up spending most of your run crouching in the bushes. Have a big meal the night before a long run and you could wake up with a food hangover: You still feel full and have the aftertaste of last night’s meal, yet you’re slightly hungry at the same time.
You can do all the training you want, but if you don’t eat and drink the right things and get to know your own gut, it doesn’t matter if you’ve got the leg and lung power of an Olympian: Your stomach will take you down every time.
Here are some principles to keep in mind.
1. Drop pounds early. If you’re going to slash calories, do it before you start training or during the first 4 weeks of training, when the mileage and intensity are low. The closer you get to race day, the more you want to focus on adequately fueling and recovering from those speed sessions and long runs.
2. Take it slow. Aim to lose 1-2 pound per week, which means cutting about 250 calories per day–the equivalent of an energy bar or soda. Over the course of the week, that’s 1,750 calories, which is 1/2 pound. By slowly tweaking your diet, you’ll avoid severe feelings of deprivation. You’ll give your body time to adjust to the reduced calorie load, and you’ll have a better chance of sustaining it for the long term.
3. Stay in balance. In order to stay energized for your runs, and therefore perform well and burn the most calories, you’re going to need the same balance of calories that all runners do: Roughly 55 percent of your calories should come from carbs, 25 percent from protein, and 20 percent from fats. Take out one of those nutrients, and you’ll find your workouts will feel harder, you won’t recover as well, and you’ll feel drained all the time. Just make sure to include high-quality foods from each group.
4. Get the timing right. You’re going to need food most before and right after a run. Before a run you’ll need carbs to get fast energy; right after a run you’ll need carbs to restock your glycogen stores and protein to help repair muscle tissue. Eat your highest carb meal of the day a few hours before your workout. If you need a daily indulgence, have that sweet shortly after a run–during that 20-minute window when your muscles can quickly soak up the sugar to replace spent energy stores.
5. Eat real food. Many diet foods are too low in carbs, fiber, or protein to give you the nutrients you need to train, feel satisfied, and keep your body in peak condition. There’s also the potential to go overboard on diet foods, figuring that if the Oreos are low-fat, that’s license to eat the whole package.
6. Become a food-label detective. Just because a food package says “healthy” or ”organic” or “natural” doesn’t mean that what’s in it is good for you.
7. Write it down. A 2008 study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that among 1,700 overweight runners, those who kept a food diary more than 5 days a week lost almost twice as much weight as those who didn’t, and they kept the weight off. Even if you aren’t looking to shed pounds, a food diary can provide valuable insight into what best fuels your running life and which unhealthy habits might be tripping up your training.
8. Catch some zzzs. Research has linked sleep loss to obesity and suggests that people who don’t get enough sleep may weigh more. Without enough sleep, your energy levels, immune system, and mood drop–the only thing up (besides you) will be your appetite. Research has shown thatpeople who get less sleep eat more snacks, especially high-carb ones.
9. Watch the rewards. Most runners vastly overestimate the amount of calories they burn, and underestimate the amount of calories they consume. It’s very easy to eat back the calories you incinerated in a post-run kitchen raid. Want to reward yourself for getting through a long run or a tough week? Make it a non-food treat, like a massage, new running duds, or some new tunes or books to listen to for your next long run.
10. Watch the “sports” foods. There is a dizzying array of drinks, gels, and bars that advertise their benefits for recovery and energy, but many of those products are laden with calories and fats that most runners don’t need for most of their runs. You’ll want to have sports drinks and energy gels with you during long runs and on hot days, but beyond that, it’s best to stick to whole foods. “People feel like they need to have all of these products because they’re in training,” says Kennedy. ”And it takes a while to figure out that they don’t need them.”
Original Article from : Runner’s World
Meet the woman who is running the entire Tour de France route
26-year-old American Zoe Romano is undertaking a remarkable quest to run the 2,000-mile route of the Tour de France in just nine weeks in an extraordinary test of endurance.
Planning to cover around 30 miles a day, the distance is punishing enough – but the Tour’s route includes numerous brutal climbs which means Romano will tackle the equivalent of running up Mount Everest more than three times.
“It’s the Tour, known as one of the world’s toughest races, and it has so much history and pride behind it,” she told ESPNW. “To do it on my own as a runner, I figured that would really test me and what I conceived to be my physical limitations.”
Romano is running for the World Paediatric Project, and it is probably a fair indicator of the scale of her challenge that she has raised more than £80,000.
Romano is no stranger to endurance running – she has run from California on the west coast of the US to South Carolina on the east in the last couple of years.
And more than halfway through her challenge in France, all is going according to plan, despite not enjoying the creature comforts of luxury hotels that riders on this year’s Tour would benefit from.
Romano began in Nice on May 18, and plans to finish her journey in Paris on July 20 – one day before the Tour de France’s peloton arrive on the Champs Elysees at the end of the 100th edition of the race
Do Visit Zoe’s Sponsor page at Zoe’s goes Running
This October, U Family promises an evening full of fun for families and picnic fans at the tranquil West Coast Park. After the success of the inaugural event last year, NTUC’s largest family picnic event, U Picnic, returns with a whimsical theme that promises nothing short of “Food.Fun.Experience” for the whole family.
WHAT: “U PICNIC” by U Family at West Coast Park
Organised by U Family and supported by NTUC FairPrice, U Picnic this year promises to attract and enthrall both children and the young-at-heart, with its dizzying variety of unique attractions to either create or relive their childhood dreams. Family-centric entertainment will include amazing stage performances and an array of activities such as Sky Ballet Dancing, Unicorn Riding, Sparkles & Star Dust Activities, and a ‘Potion Store’, which will serve up various concoctions of juices and beverages.
Another highlight that is guaranteed to be a big draw among children and those with a sweet tooth is the Candy House, where one can indulge in assorted candies to satisfy their penchant for sugar!
Participants who are game to let their creative juices run wild can also compete in:
– Most Creative Picnic Set Up Competition
– Best Dressed Family Competition
– Best Family Moments Photo Competition
– Family Challenges
A fabulous picnic basket filled to the brim with goodies worth more than $40 will be
given out to all registered families to supplement their own picnic food!
Additional information can be obtained at http://www.ufamily.org.sg/upicnic
WHEN: Saturday, 5 October 2013 5:00pm – 9:00pm (Picnickers can start to check-in from 4:30pm)
WHERE: West Coast Park
(71 West Coast Highway Singapore 126844)
TICKETS: NTUC Member – $20 per family of 5
Public – $40 per family of 5
^Free admission for children aged 3 years old and below.
Tickets on sale from 5 July.
Online ticketing is available via http://plus.bigdeal.sg/upicnic2013.html
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Press Release : NTUC FairPrice Foundation donates $1 million food vouchers to needy families in conjunction with inaugural “FairPrice Walks With U” event
Singapore, 29 June 2013 – Some 5,000 participants and 1,000 NTUC FairPrice staff, together with their families, business partners and associates, took part in NTUC FairPrice’s inaugural walking event, “FairPrice Walks With U” today at Marina Barrage. The event is organised to promote healthy lifestyle and family bonding among Singaporeans.
To celebrate the inaugural occasion, NTUC FairPrice and NTUC FairPrice Foundation Chairman Mr Ng Ser Miang handed over a cheque for $1 million worth of FairPrice food vouchers to Guest-of-Honour, Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Teo Chee Hean at the event. The donation will help low-income families with their daily needs as part of the FairPrice Food Voucher Scheme.
The FairPrice Foundation had initially pledged to donate $100 in food vouchers for each registered participant in this event, which amounts to $500,000. However with all 5,000 slots taken up, the Foundation decided to double the donation instead to $1 million.
Mr Ng Ser Miang, Chairman of NTUC FairPrice and NTUC FairPrice Foundation said, “FairPrice is privileged to organise this event that not only promotes family and community bonding in a fun and healthy walk, but also provides participants with the chance to do their part for the less fortunate. In response to the overwhelming support, FairPrice Foundation has decided to double our commitment from $500,000 to $1 million to help low-income families with their daily needs.”
The FairPrice Food Voucher Scheme provides vouchers for needy families to purchase daily essentials through grassroots organisations (GROs) of all 87 constituencies in Singapore. More than 20,000 needy families and individuals benefit from this scheme each year.
FairPrice has been working with grassroots organisations and welfare organisations in assisting lower income families to meet their daily needs through the FairPrice Food Voucher scheme since 2002. To date, the Foundation has contributed $11 million worth of FairPrice vouchers to the FairPrice Food Voucher Scheme.
Mr Andy Lee, father of two and popular family blogger was thrilled to enjoy a family outing while contributing to a good cause: “Attending any event for a good cause is always a great feeling but to be able to double up as a family bonding opportunity was really special. My children had a great time, especially with the entertainment stations en-route. I would definitely welcome more of such events.”
FairPrice Walks With U
In line with the event’s objective of promoting greater family bonding and healthy living, the event attracted participants of all ages from all walks of life. FairPrice Chairman Mr Ng Ser Miang, DPM Teo, and IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge, who was in town for the IOC Athletes Forum, flagged off the participants at exactly 8am this morning, with the PSI level well below the 24hr average of 100.
The participants started their scenic 4km walk at the Barrage and made their way towards the Gardens By The Bay (East), right next to the Marina Bay Golf Course, against the backdrop of some of Singapore’s most famous landmarks such as the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands and the iconic Cloud Forest and Flower Dome at the Gardens by the Bay.
There were also various entertainment stations along the walking route and carnival activities such as balloon sculpting and a children’s art corner to keep the crowd entertained.
Commenting on the walk, Mr Tan Kian Chew, Group CEO of NTUC FairPrice said, “We are delighted with the turnout for the inaugural FairPrice Walks With U event. We have been monitoring the haze situation over the past week and decided that we should make every effort to allow the event to go on if the PSI level is within healthy levels, as we know that many of the participants are looking forward to it.
“It is fantastic that FairPrice has this event to promote family bonding and to help the poor. We hope to grow this event into one of the marquee walking events in the calendar, and something that Singaporeans can look forward to taking part in each year.”
I’ve was reading twitter timeline and it was hilarious, the #SgHaze comments that kept on going was really funny. Not sure why but people are all waiting anxiously for the 10pm reading after the 9pm reading hit an all time high of 290PSI. Good Luck people if you are waiting for the Government to declare state of emergency, That will most definitely not happen !
Even the Merlion has taken Precaution. Save yourself and buy some quality mask, that is if they still sells it on the shelves.. What you can do is log on to eBay and order one of this baby and just pay for the freaking priority next day delivery. ENJOY and stay indoors
REally, I MEAN IT!! STAY INDOOR !!
Reblogged from AspirantSG.Com
If you have been working in Singapore for a while, some of these information might not come as a surprise for you. But for those who are just joining the workforce after graduation or starting out work in Singapore as a foreign talent, these 5 interesting facts may offer you a glimpse of what to expect at your workplace!
1. Be Nice to your Secretaries, Administrative & Support Staff!
According to the latest ManpowerGroup’s Talent Shortage Survey 2013, Secretaries, Personal Assistants, Administrative Assistants & Office Support ranks top of the list for Top 10 Most In Demand Jobs In Singapore!
From its 8th Talent Shortage Survey, Manpower Singapore found that as the global talent shortage continues to intensify, 47% of employers in Singapore are experiencing difficulty finding staff with the right skills. This is particularly true for positions in Office support, Supervisors and Labourers as compared to Production Operations, Accounting & Finance and Engineers in 2012.
So be nice to them or you will be in for a hard time getting a replacement!
2. Work-Life Balance Is Not Exactly Encouraged
Although the Human Resource Department of many organisations openly embraces Work Life Balance or at worse Work Life Integration, the notion is unfortunately not believed by its management. In fact, three-quarter of Singapore employers believe it is important their employees work over the weekends or after office hours!
Yes, the above was one of the alarming findings obtained from 2 surveys commissioned by JobsCentral. A total of 256 employers and 3,299 employees from all occupational levels and industries participated in the surveys which ran from August to October 2012.
58% maintained it is important their employees remain contactable, regardless of whether they are on vacation. 46% of employers went to emphasize that they would contact their employees who are on leave.
“Expecting employees to work beyond normal work hours has become the norm, possibly from cultural issues like equating extra effort to good performance or economic reasons like trying to improve worker productivity. However, highly stressed workers with an unsatisfactory work-life balance are not sustainable in the long term and you can expect to see problems like employee burnout, inefficiencies, and a high turnover rate,” says Michelle Lim, Chief Operating Officer of JobsCentral Group.
Not hard to figure out why we are the most unhappy nation in the world.
3. You Better Have Good Relationships With Your Boss
The same survey also touched on how an employee’s relationship with his or her boss can significantly affect their work experience.
While the majority of Singapore’s work population (69.1%) say that they share a good working relationship with their superiors, those who indicated a lack of satisfaction in their employer-employee relationship (30.9%) experienced significantly greater unhappiness in multiple job aspects such as work demands, autonomy and most importantly lack of advancement opportunities.
Not exactly asking you to butter up your boss for a good bonus but it is always good to establish good relationship especially with your direct superior in Singapore.
4. Avoid Paying Extra Income Tax
Nobody likes to receiving notifications or reminders to file their income tax returns but it’s a ritual that we need to perform in order not to land yourself into more serious non-compliance scenarios.
Instead of whining and doing a sloppy job, why not take a closer look at IRAS tax reliefs and rebates and see if you are eligible.
Do your homework and you may be pleasantly surprised by the savings!
5. Get Protected!
If you are drawing above S$4,500 monthly salary, give yourself a pat on the back because you have just made it to the top 20% income earners in the country! Incidentally S$4,500 is also the threshold that covers 50% of all Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs).
Unknown to many PMEs and even Singaporeans, NTUC has set up a Professionals, Managers and Executives (PME) Unit to look after their needs and interests, particularly in the areas of protection, placement and progression as PMEs are a growing segment of Singapore workforce.
If you are a PME earning up to $4,500 monthly, take note of your protection coverage below, depending on which one of the 3 groups you fall under:
PME union member in company who has a collective agreement (CA) with union
Your union can represent you in 4 areas – unfair dismissal, retrenchment, breach of contract and victimization.
If negotiation between the union and company fails, the dispute will be escalated to MOM.
As a last resort, if MOM mediation fails, the dispute will be escalated to the Industrial Arbitration Court (IAC) who will rule in favour of either your union or company.
Here’s one example.
PME Union member + non-unionized company (no CA with union)
You are eligible for tripartite mediation (MOM, union, company) in 3 areas namely, salary claims, retrenchment and breach of contract.
Without union membership, only MOM can mediate with your company under terms of the Employment Act (EA). However, NTUC has also pushed for better coverage for PMEs who are covered by EA.
Mr Patrick Tay, Director of PME Unit and Legal Services Department of NTUC, who champions for the rights and interests of PMEs in Singapore, shared that from first half 2014, around 300,000 PMEs earning up to $4,500 will receive extra protection under the general provisions of the Employment Act (e.g. unfair dismissal, public holiday and sick leave benefits), instead of only salary claims now.
MOM has released a comparison table of current EA and future EA provisions. To read, please click here.
I hope these information will help you effectively manoeuvre your way through employment in Singapore. Remember to share your personal experiences and thoughts in the comments section below.
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
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
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
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.
Latest Update: 3 May 2013
For those who is still wanting to signup for FairPrice Walks with U, good news, the Early Bird registration has been extended till 6th of May, So what are you waiting for
Registration is now open for the ‘FairPrice Walks with U’ event, which will be held on 29 June. This inaugural walking event was organised by NTUC FairPrice in an effort to promote healthy lifestyle and family bonding amongst Singaporeans.
To encourage registration, FairPrice Foundation announced a pledge of $100 in FairPrice vouchers for every registered participant. The vouchers will go towards the FairPrice Food Voucher Scheme, which provides vouchers for families who have qualified for assistance schemes to purchase daily essentials through grassroots organisations (GROs) of all 87 constituencies in Singapore. More than 20,000 families and individuals will benefit from this scheme.
The walk will flag off at 8.00am. Walkathon participants will start their scenic 4km walk at the Barrage and make their way towards the Gardens By The Bay (East), right next to the Marina Bay Golf Course, against the backdrop of some of Singapore’s most famous landmarks such as the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands and the iconic Cloud Forest and Flower Dome at the Gardens by the Bay. Participants will also enjoy various entertainment stations along the walking route. 5,000 participants are expected to gather for
Early Bird registration starts from $12 per participants, special discount for NTUC members or when you sign up in group of 4. Hurry and do your part for charity, sign up today!
If you are keen on registering for this, do visit their event website: NTUC WALKS WITH U REGISTRATION
It’s no secret that if you’re overweight, you’re going to suffer from a number of negative health risks. Everything from high blood pressure to the development of diabetes to a higher incidence of stroke can be linked to being obese or overweight, and the numbers are rising in terms of obesity in nearly all states.
But, one connection that sometimes goes overlooked is that of body fat levels to your cholesterol levels.
Let’s take a closer look at what this is all about. If possible try to go for a check up on your triglyceride level. I know I have not done a full body check up since like forever. I know I will be needing to book one soon and hope you do to.
The Diet That You’re Eating
The very first thing that you need to consider regarding your body fat level and how it relates to your cholesterol is how you gained that body fat in the first place – the diet that you eat daily. Those who are quite obese and who are carrying an excess of body fat often got this way because they are eating far too much fast and convenience food (or I would like to call it processed food).
They didn’t get that way because their diet was too full of fresh fruits and vegetables along with whole grains and lean proteins as these foods are naturally lower in calories and you just wouldn’t eat enough of them to accumulate that degree of excess body fat. Because of the types of foods they’re eating, this means they will have higher intakes of saturated fat and cholesterol, therefore this will cause their overall cholesterol level to go up.
While in a few very rare cases if someone was feasting on healthy fats (such as consuming high quantities of nuts, nut butters, and healthy oils) each day in addition to their usual diet that could cause them to become overweight without suffering high cholesterol, those cases are far in between.
The Lack Of Exercise
The second major reason why being overweight or obese can cause you to have high cholesterol levels is because the second thing that most of these individuals are doing is not exercising.
Being overweight is attributed to too many calories coming in while too few calories are going out. This is accomplished through that higher calorie diet along with the lack of physical activity to burn those excess calories off. Those who are exercising regularly and who are still at a slightly higher body weight may not see nearly the same degree of blood cholesterol levels as those who aren’t.
Exercise does help to combat high cholesterol levels so this on its own will definitely provide some benefits.
Even still, if you’re exercising but eating a diet high in saturated fat you’re still going to be running into problems as far as your overall cholesterol profile goes.
So there you have the information you need about the connection between having high body fat levels and having a high cholesterol level. It’s vital that you do take your body fat level seriously so that you can gain control over it and avoid all the negative health consequences that come with high cholesterol.
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.
“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
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