Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Crazy Things I Do

In roughly 17 hours or less I'll be embarking on 12 hour trail run challenge in Gunung Nuang. Strangely enough, I'm not too bothered by it. I'm not being cocky or over-confident, mind you. The reality is I'm going to suffer every step of the 12 hours I'll be on my feet in Nuang but somehow I'm not too worried about it as much as I should be.

I haven't even packed my gear or prepared my fueling and hydration needs yet. I haven't even decided on what I'm going to wear and am still toying of which shoe is going to be on my feet, the ever reliable Skechers GObionic Trail or the battle proven hybrid, The Skechers GOrun Ultra.

I really should be getting down to doing all that but it's such a nice lazy Saturday to be doing anything. The weather is of a little concern though. With the current dry prolonged dry spell, Nuang is going to be hot, irrespective of the tree cover, especially in the noon stages of the run. I'm just hoping there isn't any bush fires in the vicinity to make it even tougher than it already is going to be.

This will be my second 50k challenge in the span of two weeks. I'm just waiting to get this over and done with so I can get back to starting my marathon training again. It's going to be some tough weeks ahead with back to back weekend long runs planned and another 84k Ultra challenge thrown in somewhere end May. Why do I even sign up for these torture fest is something that's beyond me.

The wife has also embarked on a new training programme and has been hard at work keeping to it. I'm seeing so much improvement in her since being sidelined for quote a while due to injuries. She's got some goals and targets planned for her main race and judging by her improvement, I have no doubt she'll ace it.

Anyways, why am I even sitting here and blogging on this fine slow moving Saturday afternoon when I could be snoozing away. With that I'll leave you to enjoy your Saturday, give this small guitar case booklet a look-see and hit the sack for a few hours.

Friday, February 21, 2014

When The Smoke Gets In Your Eye

The air quality out there seems pathetic again. Woke up this morning to the smells of burning in the air which promptly saw me cancelling  my usual morning run. Things are becoming so bad in this country (well, the world too) that I fear for what the future holds.

The haze issue is really really being taken too seriously by the powers that be in this country. It's a yearly affair but wasn't as bad as this before. It's only February and it's already smokey out there. I really can't remember when we had clean, breathable air. Yes, it's been that long.

The current exceptionally long dry spell isn't helping things either. Warnings about water rationing are being thrown around and I dread to have to go through that. I'm hoping some divine intervention would happen soon and we'll see some heavy rains in the water catchment areas and be spared of having to ration for water. It'll do the air quality some good too.

How I long for the quality of life back in my childhood. The air was so much better. The facilities, though not as modern as now, was at least working. Life was so much more tolerable back then. People lived in harmony with one another. These days everything seems to be on a downward spiral and just making it through the day can be a huge effort.

The only good thing is, today is Friday and the weekend is here. At least I can go mess around with my new bulova watches, I mean my new Garmin Forerunner 620. Have a happy weekend peeps.

Friday, January 24, 2014

SlowMo

The Chinese New Year is just around the corner and things have been real slow in the office. As much as I love for things to move slowly, I'm not too happy with it. With the way this country is being managed by our, as far as I'm concerned, corrupt ruling regime, we need all the work we can get to make ends meet.

Unfortunately though, I don't see much work coming in at least until the Chinese New Year celebrations are over. Almost everyone, clients included are already in a holiday mood. Aside from loads of outstanding paper work, I practically have nothing to do.

I wish I had a treadmill or something in the office, at least that way I could actually do something productive instead of trying to keep from nodding off at my desk. I still have to run through this Reid Supply list but I'm just too lazy to do it.

Well, I guess after the Chinese New Year holidays, I'll just have to work thrice as hard to make up for the slow business.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire ...

The year just flew by in a flash. One minute it's January and the next I'm getting ready for Christmas again. Where did the time go? Christmas is just a few days away and to be honest, I haven't really done anything for it yet. Not that I don't have the mood, I do but the bleak prospects for next year that awaits everyone seems to have put a slight damper on things.

I'm more careful about how I spend my money. Yes, the boys stuff have been taken care of for Christmas but that's basically about it. The tree is up, but not as lavishly decorated as a few years back when I built a snowscape under the Christmas tree and turned the entire house in a winter wonderland! It was a tiring and tedious time but it sure was fun. Spent quite a bit too. Had a nice Christmas party and all that.

My handmade snowscape Christmas scene ...
This year it's more of a very quiet Christmas with the family at home or maybe even a nice Christmas dinner outside somewhere. The wife and me are still undecided on that yet. We used to go for Christmas eve buffets but these days we don't eat that much so buffets are really a waste of money.

Choo-Choo ...
I'll be off work from Christmas till next year, a nice long break (which I'm sure will also be used for running) before starting work and concentrating on bringing in new businesses or at least consolidate on the ones we already have seeing as how most people are going to be thrifty with their spending next year.

Winter Wonderland ...
The wife and me are getting a lot more thriftier with our money too. Well mostly the wife (who is better at handling our finance) cos I'm perpetually wanting to buy running gear every time I lay my eyes on something ... LOL! If anyone is thinking of getting me a Christmas gift, don't crack your brains too much figuring out what to get me. All I want for Christmas is a Petzl Nao headlamp (or at least a Black Diamond Storm). Yes, I'm shameless I know ... hahaha!

Here's wishing all of you who celebrate the occasion a blessed and Merry Christmas and happy holidays to those who don't. Now let me go listen to some Christmassy music on my spanking new direct sound headphones.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Remember Me?

Every time I update this blog I keep saying how long it's been since I last updated this blog. I really must get some new material to write la ... hahaha!

Life these days is pretty busy and there isn't enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do. I spend most of it concentrating on the things that are important to me and blogging is the last thing on that list at the moment.

It's very rare these days that I get time to sit and blog. There are so many things I'd like to write about but heck, there just isn't enough time. Take for instance, I'd like to tell you all about the best krk rokit 6 speakers at guitar center but that would take a long time and time is something I don't have much these days.

Anyways, life in general is pretty good though the state of this country leaves a lot to be desired. I don't even want to talk about it cos it'll just ruin my otherwise good day. Crap, I've run out of time so I'm going to end now and get back to work.

Have a great Thursday, peeps.