FlexiFitness Magic – Part 2

[Read Part 1 of FlexiFitness Magic here.] [Read Part 3 here] We have a great team of people/runners at FlexiFitness. This year my goal is very clear – to re-attempt the Standard Chartered marathons in Singapore and Hong Kong. Singapore is home court whereas Hong Kong is my home town. Being able to perform at…

EuroCup 2016: Iceland surprised England

It has been a very interesting few days. The people of the island/country that once colonized all time zones of this world finally made up their minds and spoke out through their Brexit vote that they want to leave the European Union (EU)! They believe they would do better without being in the EU. England,…

Mixed like a Rojak

What is “Rojak”?  Rojak is a dish served in Malaysia and Singapore. It is essentially a local salad. The ingredients in a typical rojak dish include turnips, cucumbers, pineapples, bean sprouts, peanuts, fried tofus, banana flowers, green mangos and a delicious dressing that consists of lime juice and prawn. However, there is really no specific…

School of Thought

Compared with many Asians a generation ahead of me, my generation was the lucky one.  We had a minimum of 9 years of compulsory school education in Hong Kong.  It was ‘compulsory’ because parents could go behind bars if they failed to send their kids to school. I was born in the 1960s. The generation…

Wanna see Turtles?

One of the things that I wanted to do when I visited Kuantan, on Malaysia’s east coast back in 1989 was to see sea turtles. A few of my friends from dental school went together for that trip. Being a boy growing up on a small island, I had my fair chances of seeing the…

Death

Death and taxes are said to be the two things that no one can escape. I do not fully agree. A person can stay away from many ‘direct’ taxes (e.g. income tax) if he or she tries hard enough. On the other hand, nobody can argue that we are all subject to indirect taxes anyway…

A Tough Cookie

Nowadays many people take up running as a hobby or habit in Singapore and Hong Kong. Running is a rather low consumption sport, nothing much in terms of facilities is needed for running. It is also a lovely form of exercise as long as it is done at an easy pace. An easy pace is…