Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Run Events In 2013

24/02 - HK Standard Chartered (10km)
11/05 - Nike She Runs (5km)
31/05 - Sundown (21.1km)
11/08 - Adidas KOTR (16.8km)
25/08 - ST Run In The Park (15km)
03/11 - Nike 10K
10/11 - GE 2013 (21.1km)

Sunday, December 08, 2013


I must be very blessed and have done something very right in my past life to deserve the man I have today.

Christmas came very early for me from the fiancé. My renewal of handphone contract was due in Dec 2013, so I was deciding what phone I should get myself with the renewal. After looking around and testing out various phones, I decided on getting the Samsung Note 3. Before I got down to doing so, the fiancé upgraded his Dad's line and got the phone for me as a Christmas gift.

When he passed me the gift, I was shocked at how heavy it was and I suspected what it was after feeling it. I asked him why he was giving me the gift so early and he replied, "I keep longer also no use mah."

As instructed, I only opened it after he went back home. I gingerly unwrapped it and when I saw the Samsung logo, I said to myself, "This can't be...". I ripped the rest of the wrapper off and lo and behold, it was really what I thought it was! It was supposed to be an Xmas gift I was going to give to myself, but the fiancé was a step quicker.

Always surprising, always loving. I wonder what have I done to deserve a man like him. But I'm more than thankful to have him.

Thank you, love.

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Nike We Run 2013

On 3 November 2013, I set yet another personal best for a 10km run event. I crossed the finishing line at 58mins 5secs. For awhile now, I had a goal of completing a 10km run in under an hour, and I finally did it! I achieved a 59mins unofficial 10km during my own training before, but this is the first time for an official run event! I cannot explain how accomplished I felt as I was nearing the finishing line and saw that I was under an hour. =)

A few days before the race, the boy and I were in town so we popped by Orchard Central to look at the feature wall that Nike created the words "OUR RACE OUR RULES" using all the participants' names. Within 3 minutes, the boyfriend found my name which was smacked right in the middle of C in the word 'race'!

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My customized event tee, thanks to the fiance!

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Before the race.

With the help of J and the boy, we found a few pictures of ourselves from various photographers, and here are some pictures of me which I like.

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I must say that the weather was pretty good that morning, not too hot.

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Post-run with my favourite run event partner, D.

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And of course, my beloved. =)

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Mauritius - 12th Sep 2013 - Undersea Adventure

One whole day out at sea, in the sea, and on various cool transports and equipment. It was one heck of an adventure and life experience!

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After taking pictures around the hotel which was near the jetty to set off for our first undersea activity, it was finally time! The first activity was the submarine ride. Our first time in a submarine, and while it was not extremely exciting, it was still quite an eye-opener!

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Down the submarine we go!

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In the submarine

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A genuine shipwreck!

Being in a submarine, being able to see the seabed, and seeing a shipwreck was quite an experience, however the excitement level was quite meh.

The next activity made up for what was lacking in the submarine adventure though. Here comes the Subscooter Ride!!! I was totally impressed and bewildered at the technology of this as it was pressure that kept the water from entering the space where our heads were.

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Parents in their Subscooter!

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Dad and Mom

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Kor Kor and SIL

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Oh hai! K and I happy in our Subscooter!

Got to thank the then-boyfriend-now-fiance for letting me drive the Subscooter while he be the photographer! And an awesome photographer he was for managing to catch this perfect clear shot of me feeding the fish!

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Our diver and guide

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And finally, it was time for our last underwater adventure! Like the Subscooter, the same pressure technology was used for the helmet (which weighed a lot to act as weights to enable us to walk on the sea bed).

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The entire undersea experience was pretty good, and definitely worth going at least once in a lifetime! And I shall end off this post with a picture of my SIL and I being photobombed by my brother and a crew.

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Mauritius - 10th & 11th Sep 2013

Ever since January 2013, my family have been planning a trip to Mauritius, and after 9 months, the trip finally came! Boy, was it one heck of an awesome trip!

On 10th Sep, 12 of us flew from Singapore to KL via Air Asia, and the from KL to Mauritius via Air Mauritius.

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On the way to KL!

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Mauritius, here I come!!!

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The Dodo bird on the Mauritius disembarkation card is so cute!

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After dinner, a movie on board, and a short nap later, I woke up to a beautiful sunset on board Air Mauritius! (Mauritius is 4 hours behind SG)

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And awhile later...

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When we arrived in Mauritius, Uncle Samuel was there to welcome us and a private minibus was arranged to transport us to the holiday villa which belonged to my relatives.

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We were greeted with great hospitality by Grand-Uncle and Grand-Auntie who lovingly prepared supper for us!

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The following morning, my Kor, SIL, then-boyfriend-now-fiance and I went for horse riding by the beach activity! The view was simply breath-taking and the experience on a big horse was awesome!

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Our respective ride!

We all then went on a trip with Grand-Uncle and family to visit the Yiptong House which is an office building, the Yiptong grave, as well as the house where my Great-Grandfather lived in.

From the little I know, Yiptong in Mauritius is quite a big name, and they do commodities distribution, trade in oil, and have a factory for production. And for those who don't already know, Yiptong is the name of my Great-Grandfather, and we adopted his name into our names as our second surname for recognition purposes as my Great-Grandfather had 18 children and their families are all over the world now.

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Us in front of the Yiptong House.

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A few of my relatives are buried in this majestic grave, including my Great-Grandparents. I never knew a grave could look so beautiful.

And then it was time to visit the plot of land where my Great-Grandparents' house once stood, which was rebuilt into a small mall, with their new house perched right on top on a secret 4th floor.

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Great-Grandmother, Great-Great-Grandmother, Great-Grandfather

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I was very surprised to see Dada and Popo's headstone picture in the house, and that really touched my heart, for they are eternally together even back in Mauritius where they met.

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Painting of my Great-Grandparents, Mr & Mrs Chan Yiptong.

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Just a small section of the very huge house.

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Got back to the villa in time for me to catch an amazing view of the sunset, right from our backyard. Such beauty of nature can never be found in Singapore. =)

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And I'll end this post with a very random picture of a packet of Julie biscuits to show that my family is the official distributor of one such product.

call me tiger