Friday, June 30, 2006

It all makes sense..

Finally, I've found a book that makes sense of martial arts.

If i was some 10 year old kid taking up a martial art, i probably wouldn't give a hoot. But as a thinking (yes, i DO think!) adult, martial arts has to be MORE than just punching, kicking, jumping and the occasional strained muscle. It should somehow be a way of life!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Shanghai girl

Had dinner with Shanghai girl, Cheyanne this evening.

Met her when i was working at SAFRA Yishun a few years back.

She's one of those few people who tolerates my silly jokes and sense of humour :)

Trying to keep up..

Why does it feel as though my body is trying to keep up with my spirit these days..?

Monday, June 26, 2006

I knew it!

Your Love Style is Eros

For you, love is all about the passion!
And chances are, you're currently in love.
You have a strong physical response to love...
And you are great at committing
(As long as the person makes your toes curl!)

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Working on a Saturday.. again.

Had to spend another off day working again. The Singapore Water Polo Championships (organised by Style Asia) were held yesterday and today and we had to be around for the finals.

The only good thing about having to work today was that the closing ceremony was held at Zouk. There was a buffet dinner plus free beer (while stocks last) and my colleague and i were given VIP wrist straps so that we can have a closer view of the fashion show.

Yes.. a close up view of jiggling asses (female ones) will always put a smile on my face.

Friday, June 23, 2006

MORE fun pictures from Krabi!

Chris.. i think you should come clean because it's so freaking obvious you're gay! Don't worry ok? We'll still love you.. but just not the way you want lah.

And just what are these guys doing you ask..?

Though it may seem like some kinky foreplay suggested by Chris, it is not. Eugene and Sean was just trying to loosen the figure of eight knot on Chris's climbing harness.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Big testicle Chris has fun in Krabi!

I was looking at climbing buddy Eugene's pictures of Krabi and i just couldn't help myself..

Climbing buddy Chris sure knows how to have a good time in Krabi!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Dear dear Vidya..

A dear close friend of mine got married today. She is someone very dear to my heart and it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside to see her like this on her special day..

No, this is not the groom. If it was, her mother would castrate him.

And where is the groom you ask?

(Posted with the kind permission of Vidya.. *muack!*)

Here's the groom. He will have many Father's Day i'm sure.

I'm looking forward to hearing their children call me 'Uncle Norman'.

I know this is a very blurry picture but i just felt that it belongs here. I just love the expression on her face when her friends came into the room.

Have a good life, dear sweet Vidya!

Friday, June 16, 2006

Soccer fanatic

Couldn't resist taking a picture of Martin trying to eat his dinner while being glued to the television set.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Climbing in Krabi, the sequel!

Ok folks, this is going to be VERY long, so i suggest you go for a toilet break before proceeding..

Sunrise from my $347.00 window seat.

Sun-kissed sky.

Tonsai beach.

Bouldering at Dum's Kitchen on Tonsai beach.

Missing snow, 6b+ (15m)

Eugene was so nice as to get me another rock to stand on to reach the starting point.

Up I go. This was just before i let out a big fart.

Lunch time..

VERY happy to have a Singha again.

About to climb Muay Thai 6b+ (15m)

PJ decides to give it a go while boyfriend Chris studies the route. Due to his injured left wrist (lucky not right hand!), he has to give climbing a rest for a while.

Eugene comes by..

and proceeds to mount Chris with PJ looking on disapprovingly. She'll never understand men she thinks.

On Muay Thai.

I just love this climb.

PJ! Quit clowning around in the trees and get back to the wall!

The Singapore climbing contingent.

Eugene, PJ, Chris, Spider, Tan Leng, Philip, Kelly, Eric and of course.. me!

I actually brought muruku all the way from Little India to have with our Singhas.

This is what happens when climbers drink.. we get 'high'.

My bungalow. Pretty good if you don't mind the FREAKIN mosquitoes!

Spider pondering whether to climb 8a, 8b or 8c.. or just go for a swim.

Eugene and I spend the whole of Saturday morning attempting The Lion King 6c+. Finally managed to lead it after 3 attempts. Next time, i redpoint it!

Crazy ang moh climbing with no safety OR belayer!

Eugene's below waiting for him to fall so that we can take his wallet.. KIDDING!

Fantastic beach for freesbie.

Departure at Krabi airport.

I'm proudly showing off my Singha shirt.

Eugene caught in between a 'DIY' check out counter at the budget terminal because it broke down. It was hilarious!!

Though the trip was very short (and expensive), i thoroughly enjoyed myself. I ate, drank and climbed hard just as i promised.

Some people say i'm nuts to just go up to Krabi for 2 days but i've come up with a rebuke.. 'There should be NO time limit for fun!'. I'm definitely returning but this time, i'll book my ticket waaaay in advance.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Quickie in Krabi

I'm leaving for Krabi again tomorrow morning and returning on sunday. Eugene and Chris, my climbing buddies went last friday and are still there. Because i'm still on probation at work, i'm not entitled to any leave.

So what i did was to take time off (for all the overtime i've been putting in) for a day too meet up with them in Krabi. Some people say i'm nuts to just go for 2 days, but from my point of view, this may be the only chance i'll get to climb with them in Krabi in a very very long while as they've just graduated and will be starting work soon. Besides.. i've got some unfinished climbing projects i'd like to finish.

So it's going to be 2 days of HARDCORE eating, drinking and climbing!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

HATE working 12 hours on a saturday..

Spent the whole freakin day working today (7am to 7pm)..

Got to take some really nice pictures though.