Saturday, January 17, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

赤壁2:赤壁十不做

周瑜不去看曹营

蔡中蔡和不诈降

黄盖不被周瑜打

庞统不献连环计

周瑜见风不吐血

孔明不在七星坛

周公不要杀诸葛

刘备不在旁观战

曹操不逃华容道

曹操不是关羽放

哪赤壁还有什么看?

还能看到张飞做汤圆

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Chinese New Year Light up Celebration at Chinatown 2009 (牛车水春节亮灯庆祝活动)

Chinese New Year Celebration activites usually starts at Chinatown about a month from the actual day with the lightup Ceremony....this is the first year I actually went down on the very 1st day (3rd Jan) to immerse with the crowds and atmosphere...

There are dance and song performances, the dancing lions (瑞狮)and dragons(祥龙)

The usual streets are closed for traffic for the chinese new year goodies stalls, which starts on this very day:

No forgetting the fireworks(烟花) and the firecrackers(鞭炮) to boost the atmosphere:

At the end of the celebration, the 200 lions(瑞狮) and 9 dragons(祥龙) parading the streets under the beautiful street lightings along Eu Tong Seng Road:

There are also Chinese New Year Countdown on the 25 Jan and activities on the 15th day of CNY on 7th Feb at Chinatown...

Tomorrow is the day..........

After 9 days of only play, no work....the holiday has finally come to an end....tomorrow is the first day of work in the new year....I can expect how hectic it will be.....and I do not like January schedule....just 3 weeks of work and I will be off for another 11 days holiday.....3 weeks is not too short but also not too long.....I think the most hectic will be the next few weekends.....trying to prepare for my first winter holiday and also to prepare for CNY.......

Let's hope the economy will have some good news so that everyone will not be so stress........

I better go for my swim later....

Saturday, January 03, 2009

2008 to 2009

I am late in writing this.....but late is still better than never

2008 is considered a happening year for me.....first time travel to China "hometown" where my grandfather came from....get to see the old village and the house that he used to stay....get to know I still have quite a number of relatives there...especially many cousins....and also to where the area where the Hakka and Hokkien came from.....first time travelling with 11 other relatives together and seen an hour long fireworks and get to light up a 5m long firecrackers....

Before 2008, we knew of losing our job in May...I was lucky to be able to find another one in June.......

I was sicked since end of 2007 thru to 2008 until I came back from the cold China in Feb....My health went down again in Oct after 1 month of no exercising due to a neck strain which I got to went for Physio sessions for the first time in my life....got "hung" for 4 times......

I went for army half marathon and finished in 3hrs and went for Nike Human Race which I did much better......I improved my swimming technique and managed to struggle 30 laps without stopping.....and I signed up but did not get to the start line of the Singapore StanChart Marathon for the 2nd year...

No a good year in terms of health and fitness but overall, it is much better than previous 2 years......

Last 1 week which span across 2008 to 2009 was to re-discover Singapore...as a "illegal" tour guide, we went phototaking at Raffles Hotel, Merlion, Fullerton Hotel...we went Jurong Bird Park to feed Lories and see the penguin having their lunch....Night Safari was my 2nd trip and the otters are as cute as ever.....I get to see Song of the Sea for the first time and went Underwater World for the 3rd time in my life.....we touched star fishes and see different Rays swimming in the tank....Gracie, the Dugong waved at us......Lau Pa Sat eat satay, Rojak and BBQ Sting Ray is a must.....count down at Queen Elizabeth walk and see a 5min Fireworks and scream with more than 100k others at the small Bay on this tiny island....

Into the new year......I just hope for better health and fitness.....improved economy and working environment at my workplace.......and to get back into my long Runs and Swims....

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