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Amsterdam

amsterdam

There are just days I do not know when I will have the desire to pack my luggage and start to travel again… and I really miss wearing my winter clothing.

The weather right now in Singapore is killing me. I will teleport myself to Amsterdam now if I can to enjoy the cooler weather..


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Spartan Super Race

Spartan Super Race [7 May 2016] 

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Woke up really early with my brother Andy on the event day itself and we took a cab to the race event at Tampines Avenue 10.

There are three main types of Spartan Races – Sprint, Super and Beast. We registered for the Spartan Super Race which is the middle distance course. The 12km+ Spartan Super Race packs more than 29 Signature Spartan Obstacles and we completed it within 4 hours.

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Each participant was tagged with “CHRONOTRACK” which is used to track the race timing.

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My brother Andy and his two friends, Wen Jun and Xiao Han.

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My brother & Me

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Start line

I have no idea what I will be expecting because I am a first-time participant for this Spartan Super Race event. I tell myself that no matter what I gonna complete this whole race and “No Cheating” since I have paid an exorbitant amount to take part.

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Selfie time @ 3km Distance

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My brother’s friend Wen Jun looking quite breathless, needing some energy intake to continue.

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Another selfie time @ 4km distance.

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Me and my reliable Adidas pink torsion running shoes.

SPARTAN

1…..2…..3….JUMP!~ 

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I couldn’t complete this obstacle so here is a mischievous shot of me poking someone’s ass.

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Another scary obstacle and the tip is just climb and don’t look down when you are at the top.

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STAIRWAY TO SPARTA 

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TRAVERSE WALL

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OTC DUNK PIT

I removed my shoes, socks and waist pouch which has a pocket to put my phone in (didn’t want to get them wet) before dunking into the muddy pool.

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Finally met up with the rest of the team members to continue with the race and I am still looking strong and fit. Haha! :p

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Roll about 50m under these barbed wire which made me felt a little giddy.

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Welfie time @ 12km distance

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We are the proud finishers of Rebok Spartan Super Race 2016😀

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“Screenshot” of the summary of our workout details which we ran 12.03km in 3 hours and 53 minutes at a speed of 3.1km/h, burning 770 calories.

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Covered in dirt, mud and sweat but beaming with joy because I have finally gotten my first ever medal for this year.


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Spartan Super Race 2016


One of the toughest and most challenging race I have ever participated in. We completed 12km+ and 29+ obstacles within 4 hours. A lot of running, climbing, and crawling across unknown terrain! Had to carry 20lbs sandbag (pancake carry) up and down steep terrain, pull up 20lbs heavy cement block to the top (hercules hoist), jump over 6ft to 8ft walls, dunk under muddy water, trek while holding a bucket filled with gravels, roll about 50m under barbed wire, etc… It is physically exhausting but the rewarding part is I got my very first medal for this year and hopefully, more to come! I would really love to join a triathlon next.. or take my passport to join an international race.

So.. Anyone keen in joining the bubble glow 5km on this coming 21st May? #FeelTheGlow 

http://www.bubbleglow5k.com


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Selfie

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I’m turning 26 in a month… and yet, still single and unmarried. I might have to set up a profile on some dating apps to find a boyfriend soon.

有没有人要养我一辈子? HAHA.

 

 

 

 

 


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Dinner with Sham

Tomo Izakaya @ Clarke Quay [27 April 16]

It has been ages since I met up with this buddy from my flying days. He is still as cute and suave as ever and doesn’t seem to age at all.

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Sham ordered the tempura with soba dinner set while I had the Salmon Oyako Don (salmon and roe rice bowl). Both of us shared a jug of sapporo beer and I was quite amazed that I can still hold my liquor fairly well. The light-bodied and easy to drink sapporo beer pairs well with the Japanese cuisine we were having.

Overall, It was a sumptuous and satisfying dinner after a long day at work!:)

 

 

 

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