Risen Against Gravity


I've moved my blog and portfolio to http://fusedthought.com/en/blog. However, this site will still be kept as an archive...

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Story of Public Toilet

Its really a wonder what kind of issues public toilets can throw up. Two issues that is almost intolerable... especially the first...

Issue One: Cheeky Uncles (Usually quite old)..

Thankfully these type of people are a minority... These people, trying to peep across urinals, can't mind their own business... Such creeps. You would think they feel that they aren't obvious in their peeping ethics.

Just the other day I was at a heartland shopping center toilet, I saw one uncle, probably about 50-something going 60 years old.... He kept turning his head side to side, looking around and sometimes even stretching his neck, trying to mind OTHER people's business.... The guy beside couldn't take it and left. I exited too. Couldn't tolerate that cheeky old guy...

Issue Two: Doors

You really wonder what are doors for....

Doors are suppose to keep what happens inside a particular area from what others aren't suppose to see.. So then I wonder, why do they put a stopper in front of the door keeping the main toilet door permanently opened.... So whatever activity that happens inside... No wonder nowadays, newer toilet designs do away with doors...

However, doing away with doors means a risk of people entering the wrong toilet...

For example, at a shopping center along orchard road, one guy came out of the male toilet and almost walked straight to the female toilet if not for the few of us who shouted out...

Toilets... one can wonder how many events can be associated with it....

Saturday, January 27, 2007


This is probably a follow up of the last post: "Broken as it is..."

This poem was brought to my attention through my friends blog... Its aptly titled: "To Risk" by William Arthur Ward... So credits to YX for bringing it to my attention and to the author, William Arthur Ward

It should probably help me refocus...

"To laugh is to risk appearing a fool,
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out to another is to risk involvement,
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.

To love is to risk not being loved in return,
To live is to risk dying,
To hope is to risk despair,
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow,
But he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live.
Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom.
Only a person who risks is free.

The pessimist complains about the wind;

The optimist expects it to change;

And the realist adjusts the sails."

Friday, January 26, 2007

Broken as it is...

Its been a week since I last blogged... Everything is going past very fast... A blink of an eye an its gone... Busy with almost everything. Schools not making anything easier. 8 hours of sleep? Thats history...

Broken as it is

Come to the topic. Nothing was actually broken.. Perhaps mentally but not physically...

I guess 2 main events. Caused my heart to break like a thin glass.... One happened a while ago (Event Number 2), and that I need sometime to organize before could write about it...

Lets start with Event Number 1...

Event Number 1 (only a small crack): Ok.. for the boring one... bowling today was a bit of a heart break. Videos and friends say otherwise, but to the coach it still seems wrong... time delay? Friends say yes, videos say yes, but coach say no.

Just what am I going to do???

Now for Event Number 2 (its broken entirely): Well... its already some time... but this was a big heartbreak.. Ok.. not that big.. but at least it was a closure... Or so I thought..

Still got lapses of aching-ness.. But at least I can sleep at night now... I really shouldn't dwell on it... but sometimes just can't help myself... at least everything went back ok... Certain degree of changes definitely.. my HP also went darn silent.. it became so eerie....

I really need to refocus...


Friday, January 19, 2007

Ham and strings

Ham and Strings

This post is all about eating Ham and making strings...
Nope.. I wish...But its not.. not about ham and strings but a word that is formed by those two..... thats right.. hamstring..
1.6km PLUS 2.3km PLUS 3km PLUS training (2 hours) AND more training (2 hours) EQUALS to serious muscle ache....
Ok.ok... its probably due to the lack of exercise previously.... I accidentally hurt my hamstring... this is made worse by the fact that a right-handed bowler needs to use my left leg the most... OUCH!!

Oh well... hope it gets well this weekend.. before physical education again on Monday.. If its still bad, maybe I should pay a visit to the physiotherapy clinic which is open in school every Tuesday...


Two new additions to the team today.. more is expected to come next week... YX looked so down today...Blisters on foot etc... Guess we will find an increase in the number of cases as PE these few weeks will be running about 3km each time... Hope she is feeling better..


Next week will be quite a horrible week.. I'm not looking forward to the Chemistry lecture test results. Though I'm quite ok with Economics....

Looks like our class is going to be some "sample" at a survey again... This time is for some Maths thing.. unclear its purpose though. We're suppose to go there and do some test which we don't even know is on what topic. I guess it'll be a general test similar to those Australian Maths Competition papers ...

Oh well....

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Track and Track

On the running tracks...

Probably never desired to run that much before. But started going for runs. Today was the first. Did a 2km run and was supposed to do 6 x 300m run / dash according to Trina's Track Tips to Pak, but couldn't do so because of the rain....

We could have ran in the rain like on Monday (Yesterday), but I'll be crazy to do so. Already I'm down by 1 pair of shoes as it was soaking wet by the time we finished our PE on Monday. Ran 2 rounds, School gate to school gate which translates to about 1.6km+. Darn cold after that...

It was about over a year since I last wore my Secondary School PE attire... But I did so today. Probably its the only time we can do something like that because its the first three months and there is a mixture of uniforms...

Gauri called Pak and me crazy when she saw us running... Maybe we were. but oh well....


Well, half looking forward and half dreading tomorrow.

Tomorrow will be the Trials for year 1 intake. Wonder who will actually turn-up. However, I'm also dreading tomorrow as it would signal 1 more day to Economics Test and 2 days to Organic Chemistry Test.... I aren't that worried for the Econs test but that feeling is not echoed in the Chemistry Test. Organic Chemistry has over 8 Sets of notes which would be almost impossible to cover in a day... Hope a miracle happens....


Well, for those interested, here are Trina's Track Tips which I reproduced from Pak's Blog... List was originally given by Trina.

  1. 2km warm-up pace, 300m x 6
  2. 2.4km running pace, 150m x 4, 120m x 1, 800m cool down pace
  3. 2.2km slightly faster than warm-up pace, 800m x 6, 200m x 3
  4. 5.5km about running pace, 100m x 10 striding, 1.1km around cool down pace
  5. 800m warm-up, 2.2km, 150m x 10, 2.2km
  6. 100m x 5 striding, 15min run
  7. 20min run, 5 x 100m striding
  8. 20min run, 100m x 5 striding
  9. 800m warm-up, 2.4km and 1.6km time trial (10min rest in between), 150m x 8, 3 mins cool down
  10. 100m x 20, 2.2km about cool down pace
  11. 2.4km, 300m, 200m, 15min run cool down pace
  12. 200m x 4, 400m x 4, 800m x 2
  13. 3 mins warm-up, 7.5km, 200m tempo striding x 4
  14. 5 mins warm-up, 7.5km, 200m temp striding x 4
  15. 400m x 12, 100m x 10 striding
  16. 800m warm-up, 800m x 4, 120m x 5, 400m cool down
  17. 7 mins warm-up, 3.75km race pace, 200m striding x 3, 3.75km cool down/recovery run
  18. 1.1km, 600m x 5, 100m x 4 striding
  19. 600m warm-up, 1.2km x 3, 3.6km running pace
  20. 5 min warm-up, 3.75km race pace, 200m x 3 striding, 45 sec run x 2

Probably she won't read this but thanks Trina!

With that.. ciao.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

A busy schedule

Its been a hectic few weeks. I know I haven't been blogging. My time at the computer has been limited to work and emails. Moreover, I forgot that I could blog by email. Though its only the 2 week at school (really feels like the 1st week only because of orientation activities), there has been tests scheduled and I am hard-pressed for time.

Over the past few weeks, other than recovering from a bad case of food poisoning and Stomach Flu, I turned 18 also. Finally M18 shows... Not that I am rushing to watch one. Its just nice to know that I can legally watch one if I want.... Anyway, below is a summary of events and thoughts (if any):

Orientation 2007 (BOND 2007)

After much rushing and much perspiration and running all over the place, the Orientation 2007 for the new JC1 intake finally ended on Saturday on a high note. Highlights include the "O-Nite" and the Mass Dance at Suntec Center.

Being in the Sub-committee of the Entertainment Committee has been a different experience. And this is especially significant also since I didn't get to participate in an Orientation during the first three months last year. Well it was fun overall and well, to a certain extent, the first day of school after the orientation, my friend and I agreed that we had a slight "Orientation Hangover".. Haha

30th Anniversary Website

As all TJCians know, TJC will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary this year, and the 30th Anniversary Events will kick off tomorrow with the official "launch" of the multitude of activities. Part of this will be the launch of the 30th Anniversary Website at http://www.tjc.edu.sg/anniversary

I heave a short sigh of relief as it signals the imminent handover of the website handling and maintenance to the actual team. I've been cracking my head over the website since December... not to mention server problems and stuff... And there are still a couple of things I must add as well as 2 or more plugins which I have to programme. Not easy being a one-man team for so long. Doing everything from banners to the coding.... Arrgh.. seeing stars....


Tomorrow will be a PDP showcase for the year 1s. Nothing much here to say since the event isn't over yet. But.. I really like the banner which the team did this Sunday. Heres a picture which I obtained from Yixuan's blog...


Regarding Classes... It seemed that we changed our Civics Tutor. With that, our Biology teacher changed too.... haiz.

The class is also thinking of printing a class tee.. Most probably dryfit material. Its still in the design stages. But seeing the draft design today, it should come out quite well....

Lunch with...

Went out with Jeremy for lunch on Saturday. So nice to see my best pal again. haha... He even visited SJI. Sad to say, I haven't gone back yet... He's flying back to London soon though. But before that I wish him good luck for tomorrow's National Service NAPFA test.

Monday, January 01, 2007


I'm as sick as a dog...Got food poisoning or stomach flu.

Ok.. today was probably better than yesterday which was darn bad...

Had diarrhea 3 times and vomited 5 times.. Feel and taste horrible. Threw up everything including stomach acid and bile.

Didn't eat the whole day. I think I'm gonna lose weight again. Haiz.

Haven't finish my holiday homework and school reopening on Wednesday. These few days were spent sleeping. Too sick to do anything..

These few days really horrendous.

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