Sub3 (拾3) part 2

(Read Sub3 part 1 here) There was a heavy haze from a neighbouring country starting from the middle of 2015. Even though I told myself it was only carbon dioxide and soot, running outdoors was not advisable. Events also were cancelled due to the haze. I did not think much about my first marathon –…

2019-2020

The other day, I was sharing with someone about a blog post I wrote on Jeremy’s (aka T-Rex) marathon accomplishment. Then it dawned on me that my last blog entry was May 2019! Since it is the end of 2020 now, I would like to recap a bit. As I am writing again, why don’t…

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…