Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Naik lagi...

Most of you, like me, probably woke up to discover that the price of petrol has gone up again.

What can we do? Can't really complain much since the price of petrol is still subsidised. Of course people will still lament the price hike, that's natural, but I really beh tahan when I read this:

Engineer consultant Simon Chong said it would be a huge burden to all consumers.

Now I need to pay RM2.15 for every litre of V-Power fuel,” he said, adding that he was alerted by his friends about the increase yesterday.

Oi, uncle... you know or not got regular RON 97 petrol? People worry about the regular stuff, you wanna complain about premium petrol?

I think I need more classes...*sigh*... sometimes I envy people like Jon Tan, a PT and fellow RPM instructor who cycles to work.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Saturday night's alright for eating

This is a community service:
If you are taking an international flight, please check in 2 hours before the time of departure. Just so you know.


Saturday, fatboy invited a couple of us to his place for dinner. It was sort of in honour of Jacq who was here for the instructors' quarterly workshops.

gf & I were the first to arrive since the other instructors were busy practising a demo for some visitor from the UK. Also invited were 2 members- yhsmom, lionheart & wife.

As usual, fatboy served crackers and cheese as snacks. Fortunately there wasn't a boycott of Danish products.

The dinner table was set up properly. I know the picture looks weird but I'm too lazy to re-edit the pic. Just turn you head sideway.

Since Jacq didn't get to eat Kajang Satays before she left last time, I suggested to bring them for her.

Didn't take pictures after that because I reckon fatboy's going to take pictures anyway. So for a summary of what happened(with pics), head there.

The one pic that he didn't post there...

He took pictures of FCI with his children... and he has the audacity to send it to me! The moment I saw that, thoughts were going through my head... Is he sending me a cryptic message? Here we have FCI, FSI and alleged FPI... he only took pictures with FCI and not the rest. So tell me.. who does he love more?

With that, here's my final karaoke blogging:

You Don't Love Me Anymore

We've been together for so very long
But now things are changing, oh I wonder what's wrong?
Seems you don't want me around
The passion is gone and the flame's died down

I guess I lost a little bit of self-esteem
That time that you made it with the whole hockey team
You used to think I was nice
Now you tell all your friends that I'm the Antichrist

Oh, why did you disconnect the breaks in my car?
That kind of thing is hard to ignore
Got a funny feeling you don't love me anymore

I knew that we were having problems when
You put those piranhas in my bathtub again
You're still the light of my life
Oh darling, I'm beggin', won't you put down that knife?

You know, I even think it's kinda cute the way
You poison my coffee just a little each day
I still remember the way that you laughed
When you pushed me down that elevator shaft

Oh, if you don't mind me asking, what's this poisonous cobra
Doing in my underwear drawer?
Sometime I get to thinking you don't love me any more

You slammed my face down on the barbecue grill
Now my scars are all healing, but my heart never will
You set my house on fire
You pulled out my chest hairs with an old pair of pliers

Oh, you think that I'm ugly and you say that I'm cheap
You shaved off my eyebrows while I was asleep
You drilled a hole in my head
Then you dumped me in a drainage ditch and left me for dead

Oh, you know this really isn't like you at all
You never acted this way before
Honey, something tells me you don't love me any more, oh no no
Got a funny feeling you don't love me anymore
~Weird Al Yankovic

Friday, February 24, 2006

Top of the World

Such a feelin's comin' over me
There is wonder in most everything I see
Not a cloud in the sky
Got the sun in my eyes
And I won't be surprised if it's a dream

Everything I want the world to be
Is now coming true especially for me
And the reason is clear
It's because you are here
You're the nearest thing to heaven that I've seen

I'm on the top of the world lookin' down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I've found ever since you've been around
Your love's put me at the top of the world

Something in the wind has learned my name
And it's tellin' me that things are not the same
In the leaves on the trees and the touch of the breeze
There's a pleasin' sense of happiness for me

There is only one wish on my mind
When this day is through I hope that I will find
That tomorrow will be just the same for you and me
All I need will be mine if you are here

I'm on the top of the world lookin' down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I've found ever since you've been around
Your love's put me at the top of the world

~Richard Carpenter and John Bettis

The hunt for Joe Wong

Usually I don't talk much about personal trainers since it's total different thing from group exercise. But since pleasing people is what I try to do, I decided to do scorkes' request by getting a picture of her PT Joe Wong. Say what you like about PTs, I do believe in them, just that I don't have the $$$ to get one. PTs help you to achieve specific targets while GX could only give you a general overall well-being.

Yesterday I was at FF Wisma Consplant Subang Jaya for my RPM® and BODYCOMBAT® classes. Halfway cycling, I noticed that he was outside observing the class(he teaches RPM® as well)- couldn't just get off the bike and grab my camera phone. OK, will wait till class is over then.

Class over, I was going out to grab a snack and I was hoping I could snap him.

Great. No sign of him.

After I came back from my snack, I finally saw him but he was with a client/member/customer/"whatever-you-call-it".

Aiyo, how to take picture laidat? Nevermind lah, at least I can show scorkes I tried. BODYCOMBAT® was starting soon, so I didn't linger on.

One thing I notice is I always feel tired doing this BODYCOMBAT® slot- maybe getting a 1-hour-break before the next class is not a good idea for me. Anyhow, I finished my class and got out of the studio and guess who was outside talking to a member?

Now if there's really a person who personifies "YUMMY", it would be Joe. So there you have it, scorkes, the trouble I go through for the picture. In case one is not enough:

You're welcome:)

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Wonder Woman Returns!

Maybe not that one but this one.

Never knew someone so passionate about seeing squatting loo- I can almost imagine her standing there with teary eyes singing "Negaraku".

Anyway, she invited me to join them(with a few GXCs) for dinner and since I couldn't shouldn't eat seafood, they decided to dine at Thai Express at the Curve.

Jacq reached home yesterday evening for this weekend's workshop and she's staying at...

Alright... she's around town and you'll see her at the workshop in FF The Curve. The GXCs were doing some demo in KL yesterday night and only Crystal, leng lui,Lynn and Cindy could make it. Lynn stayed briefly while the rest ordered something to eat.

The restaurant usually closes at 10pm and we only left at 10.30pm. Then we went to Jacq's hotel room for more food/gossip. I was a bit scared of the fact that I was the only guy but they all assured me that I would be safe.

Tempting, ladies... but I'm in a serious relationship already, OK?

Jokes aside, we had finger food and just talked and laughed till it was 11pm. Man, wish I don't have to wake up early for work.. Arrgghh!!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Happy Birthday!

Yesterday was gf's birthday and being such a good boy, we celebrated at Secret Recipe after class.

She got a gift from two friends who are currently my colleagues. My gift for her is the one of the left.

That's the Chocolate Banaa cake, one of our favourite cakes- we're both suckers for CHOCOLATE stuff *hint* *hint* fatboy

In case you couldn't tell from the first pic what I gave her...

Rumours have been going round that she's joining a kick-boxing class... or maybe not. Oh, for dinner/supper, I ordered spaghetti with meatballs(I REALLY LOVED IT!) and she had Chicken Cordon Bleu... forgot to take pics of them.

on another note, we really can't be too careful these days.

Remember to look before you walk in ya...

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

I'm still waiting

Time goes by so slowly
Time goes by so slowly
Time goes by so slowly
Time goes by so slowly
Time goes by so slowly
Time goes by so slowly

Every little thing that you say or do
I'm hung up
I'm hung up on you
Waiting for your call baby night and day
I'm fed up
I'm tired of waiting on you
(from "Hung Up" by Madonna)

Hurry up, please?

Hot Monday

No, not the weather but the class. Apparently someone forgot to switch on the air con of the cycling studio in FF Menara Summit and we ended up having a sauna RPM®. I switched on the fans but they were blowing at the members and not at the stage. It also didn't help that I just finished a tough BODYPUMP® before that. My body was heating up like never before by track 2 and I just managed to push through the next few tracks. Right about after the Interval track, I was in dire need of a recovery. Fortunately, Ping was shadowing me(just to practise) so I asked her to cover the 6th track. Halfway through the air-con finally came but it's one of those "too-late" moments. Anyhow, I continued with the remaining tracks. Definitely the hottest class- one member could even write on the glass "H-E-L-P"...

Speaking of hot classes, the response for the Les Mills quarterly workshop has been overwhelmingly good this time... so much so that they have to organize double BODYPUMP® & RPM® Masterclasses this time round. Friday the first class will be conducted by Wes and Andrew(S'pore) while the 2nd by Tracy & Eric Chin. I was thinking of going for the earlier class but Jacq had "seduced" me into joining the BODYSTEP® Masterclass which is at the same time. BODYSTEP® then RPM®!

If anyone is expecting me to make a mess in BODYSTEP®, just so you know... I was attending BODYSTEP® long before I picked up RPM®, even to the point of considering teaching it. I could be rusty now but I think I should do fine.

Yesterday after I ate at Vietnam Kitchen, the 2nd time in as many weeks.

in 1UHad the same thing twice- Lemongrass Chicken.

Last week, I was there for work. This time was with OCD to meet up with my relatives from Sydney.

Dunno what food this is called... it's like DIY poh piah.

Couldn't stay long because of my restricted 1-hour lunch break...

Monday, February 20, 2006

Makan- makan!

Totally forgot mention that 2 Saturdays ago gf and I were invited to join Terence and a couple of gym mates to dine at Sri Hartamas Qing Palace.

Here's Wani and Clarah, the 2 woofers of Summit USJ.

Yee Sang!

Eat, eat, eat...

All pictures were taken by Terence... dunno why he didn't send me any pic of him and gf.

Last Friday, the GX team gathered in Sri Hartamas too for Grace's birthday.

That's Grace cutting the cake.

Jackson taking a bite.

Riyo and Kat with the main course: either (a) San Har Yee Mee of (b)Fish N Chips.

The Birthday girl concentrating on the food.

Hi Puchong!

Guess who's coming to get you?

Not me of course.

Fitness First will be opening its 11th gym pretty soon at Puchong IOI Mall...

I wonder if I'll get to teach there...

Friday, February 17, 2006


Today got nothing to blog about. Actually I got something I wanna blog about but I can't. And before fatboy and yhsmom accuse me of keeping them in suspense, it's nothing about my private or professional life.

So, I give you a video clip instead.

click here to view.

Thursday, February 16, 2006


oi... correct my typo... change to BUSY instead of busyING

Fatboy says:
not going to

Fatboy says:
let the world think you have bad grammar


fatboy says:
unless you tell me the good news and bad news

For the record, I don't succumb to blackmails. For the ALLEGED bad grammar, read this.

Anthony Warlow

People on this side of the planet probably have not heard of Anthony Warlow, but he's one of the best Australia has ever produced in the opera and musical theatre scene. The first time I heard him sing was when there was ad on TV promoting his then new release "The Best of Act One", a compilation of songs from the musicals he's done. Eventually I bought the CD and it's a great buy. I love most of the songs, especially the opening number "This is the Moment", a cover of a song from 1997 Jekyll & Hyde - The Musical.

This is the moment
This is the day
This is the moment when I know I'm on my way
Every endeavour
I have made ever
Is coming into play
Is here and now today

This is the moment
This is the time
When the momentum
And the moment are in rhyme
Give me this moment
This momentous moment
I'll gather up my past
And make some sense at last

This is the moment
When all I've done
All of the dreaming
Scheming and screaming
Becomes one
This is the day
Just see it shine
When all I've lived for
Becomes mine

This is the moment
This is the hour
When I can open up tomorrow
Like a flower
And put my hand to
Everything I planned to
Fulfil my grand design
See all my stars align

This is the moment
My final test
Destiny beckoned
I never reckoned
Second best

I won't look down
I must not fall
This is the moment
The sweetest moment of them all

This is the moment
Damn all the odds
This day or never
I'll sit forever with the gods
When I look back
I will recall
Moment for moment
This was the moment
The greatest moment of them all!
Just sharing info, no hidden cryptic message here ...*wink* *wink*

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Valen Goh

What do you get when you mix Valentine's Day with Chap Goh Meh? The fellas back in my Penang church coin a new name- VALEN GOH.

Valentine's Day

So let's start with Valentine's Day. For a change, there was no candle light dinner for two. No roses or stuffed idiots toys. I had 2 & a half classes at Menara Axis (half a class pumping with leng lui). So by the time I finished the classes, it was already 8.35pm. I had initially booked the buffet dinner at Armada but I bluffed gf that it was too late to eat a valentine dinner. Then gf suggested that she cooked at her place. Since she was so into it, I just cancelled the booking and we ate at her place instead:)

It was almost like a restaurant dinner minus the candle light. We had soup, main dish, sparkling juice and dessert. Appreciate the effort of gf to make it a cheap cost-effective and memorable dinner.

After dinner, the parents came out of their room for supper. Her sis also came back at about the same time. So we went upstair to do the most important thing of the day.. GIFTS EXCHANGE! So here's what I got from gf...

She got the right brand too! So what did I get her? Well, if you know me, I'm not that sort of person that would blow my horn here, even though this IS my blog and by right it should be about ME. So just head over gf's blog and I'm sure she'll be sharing her side of the story.

Chap Goh Meh

I was invited to dine with gf's family. No firecrackers, no oranges- they were having steamboat. Introducing gf's parents...

There were loads of food prepared, including 6 big juicy prawns... which only gf and dad ate.

Thanks to the air con, it wasn't too hot.

I didn't stay long after the dinner was over, coz I had to go home to do housekeeping before OCD's return the next day(he had followed me to Ipoh on Friday to meet his customers, and then followed my nephew who was in Ipoh also back to Penang).

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Come get me

Come get me, come get me
I'm waiting here
Come get me, come get me
I'm always near
The time is right
The moment has come
Forget the past
As I run into your arms

Come get me, come get me
I've put on my gear
Come get me, come get me
I'm all ears
The end of a day
Marks the beginning of another
Put your hands in mine
And let's make the journey together

~ shades Feb 2006

Some observations made in Ipoh

Happy Valentine's Day to all... now go help the Malaysian economy and buy something for that someone.

When you go to the police station, please note that smoking is not allowed in the office.

Unless you're on duty.

Toilets in the police stations are well maintained. Syabas!

Despite having a VERY bad experience with it as an employer, Giordano still gives good customer service.

The same cannot be said of my baby PDI.(Together with about 15 people, we opened PDI outlets throughout Malaysia in 1999) I walked in and out without anyone acknowledging me. What's worse, there were 2 sales assistants chatting in the middle of the outlet.

Colonel Sanders has a serious problem. I wonder if they're also finger-lickin' good?