Sunday, March 31, 2013

Just Smile

Some people smile, Bona, to make friends.

Others smile to look younger and live longer.

And then there are those, Bona, who so totally get life, that smiling is all they know.

    The Universe

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Day My iPhone Battery Lasted One Full Day

Time to buy 4D and toto! My iPhone battery actually lasted one whole day. Without charging! I'm amazed, who would have thought it was possible?

Of course, I need to clarify that I barely took my phone out to use that day but still. It's quite amazing, since it's never actually happened to me before.

The day in question was an impromptu day at Sentosa on Sunday. Breakfast plans got thwarted when we got to the Vivocity at 9am and nothing was open. Since Sentosa was just right across the bridge, it made sense to just go there.

Something to note if you plan to have breakfast in Sentosa: don't. Only Toast Box was open and there was such a long queue. But then again, Vivocity was closed too so... (ok, nevermind.)

The new S.E.A. Acquarium was open so we decided to do the touristy thing and get tickets. Overall, I think there were some exhibits that were disappointing, but all was forgotten when we got to the jelly fish, sharks and manta exhibits. Makes me want to pick up diving again.

Had lunch then traipsed around Sentosa for a bit before heading back. Was pleasantly surprised to see that my iPhone battery was still pretty juiced up when I got on the train while making my way back home. Hehehe.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Tax Time

It's that time of the year where everyone has to start filing their taxes, bleh. But I have to be thankful that at least I'm earning money.

I still recall the first time I had to file taxes, and was so happy that I didn't need to pay taxes because I was earning so little. Lol. How times have changed.

I feel blessed.

Thursday, March 21, 2013


So, the following have been confirmed:

- Day cycling in Malaysia over Good Friday with CH and her friends. My friends suck! Everyone is overseas during that long weekend, so I was unable to get anyone to go on this trip, while CH managed to get 6-7 people. Hmph.

- Perth from 3-7 April to attend Junie's wedding. Short trip but will try to catch up with the relatives and Jy while I'm there too.

- 27-29 April. Not quite an overseas trip, but more of a staycation with B while we take part in the OCBC Cycle on the 28th.

- Jakarta from 24-26 May to visit Irene. No idea why we decided to plan a trip, but plan a trip we did.

.. And I'm still wondering if I want to go to Phuket over the long National Day holiday in August (have 24 hours to decide, and pay). Fansipan and Wudangshan are still pending too!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Things I Learned While Cleaning My Bike

1. It's not as easy as throwing your bike in the shower and hosing it down. Chances are, the bike doesn't fit in the shower cubicle.

2. There are bits and bobs that have grease and require soap to get rid of. Yet it's close to impossible to get rid of grease that gets on your skin.

3. You need to dry your bike thoroughly before putting any lubricant. Apparently, not with a hairdryer.

4. Putting lubricant creates an epic mess. And no, you're not supposed to put it everywhere.

5. I'm not above bribing the experts with offers of food in return for cleaning my bike (thanks ACG!).

Sunday, March 3, 2013


Took the roadie out for a spin today, after E helpfully helped me to change the inner tube and pump up the tires.

It took some getting used to, and I think a lot of my initial fears were unfounded. It is a much efficient ride though, and I think I just need to figure out how to improve my riding posture to make it less tiring on my arms.

Unfortunately, I do see why it's a roadie, and meant to be ridden on the roads. Our usual ride through the park connector felt like it was a much bumpier ride, and harder to control over unstable ground.

Hopefully I'll be able to clock in some miles on the roadie and be well prepared for the 59km. B and E are both thinking of buying hybrid bikes, and I'm tempted to purchase a new steed, but my current one is still barely 4 or 5 months old.

I guess that I will see how the race goes, then decide if I want to get a new bike. Till then, will practise with my borrowed roadie.