Sunday, April 23, 2006

The week that was

OK, finally get to sit down and do this.

Last Sunday's entry was short because of a wedding I had to attend with the GX team. It was a splendid wedding and I have the pictures to show. Click on the pictures to view the full size.

ANYWAY, it is a bit odd that when I had 2 jobs, I had so much time to blog but not now. Then again, it's not that surprising, since there are a lot of reponsibilities for me to look into as the new GXC of Fitness First Damansara Uptown. In spite of that, I am happy with where I am.

OK, something non gym-related.... Guess where I was last Fri morning?

Not that I thought I could be it, but merely went there for the experience. The last 2 times got audition for Malaysian Idol, I could only watch as gf attended them. For this one, the age limit was raised and so I tagged along with gf and her sister lor...

My mug shots:

The audition was from 9am to 6pm but we were there there at about 8.15am. So sat there and waited till they opened the place for registration(gf & her sis managed to do some sisterhood bonding with a few ladies).

The outcome? Didn't make it through even the 1st round. Voice was hoarse after teaching 3-4 classes a day. If I were auditioning myself, I wouldn't have let me in either. For a more detailed report on the whole thing, do drop by gf's blog.

That's all...

P.S. If anyone plans to buy 4-D or anything with my audition number, do let me know if you win.

Sunday, April 16, 2006


She's back. And she's itching for action.

If you're itching for her, Jacqueline Wong will be teaching BODYCOMBAT with Crystal Tan in The Curve this Tuesday 18 Apr at 5.45pm.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Hiatus extended

Okay, my appreciation and apologies to you who have been coming to this blog to look for my updates. At this moment, I really don't have the time to update the blog until I am truly settled in with my new responsibilities.

Until 1 May, I will only do my weekly updates on weekends, most likely Sundays only.


Sunday, April 09, 2006


Kuala Lumpur - The much anticipated debut of "The New Adventure of The Perspiring Fitness Instructor" on Channel Fitness has been delayed. Though no reasons have been provided, sources disclosed that the contract negotiation between the producer and the protagonist could have broken down. So far, neither side are available for comments.

Efforts have been made to contact shades for his explanation but so far he has been reluctant to make any statements.

No pictures please..."

At the moment, it is understood that besides fulfilling his obligations to the other Fitness First gymnasiums in the Klang Valley, shades currently goes to Fitness First Damansara Uptown daily. As photography is not allowed in the gymnasium, the press is unable to obtain any evidence of him actually working there. It is also said that the new job is partly responsible for the delay in making the new show.

As the new week begins tomorrow, it is hoped that whatever difficulties in making the show will be solved as millions of fitness fans are eagerly waiting to find out what happens to shades after becoming a full time fitness personnel.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Here we go!

Many thanks to all who've been reading this blog. Because of my new commitment, I'm shutting down this blog for good...


Anyhow, I'll be busy for the time being. So, this week there won't be many updates. If you really can't live without reading my blog, then please try drinking my sincere apologies.

See ya around...

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Thank you B Braun

Friday was my last day with B Braun Medical Supplies Sdn Bhd.

Where am I heading? I'm going to England on a student visa but I'll be working instead in a chinese restaurant somewhere in Chinatown I've got an offer from Fitness First... so good that I find it hard to resist.

More money? Not necessarily. What FF offers me is more that what money can give- the opportunity to finally spend my working hours doing what I love. It started on 1 April 2005 when I joined as part-time contracted GXI(group exercise instructor) and exactly 1 year later, the circle is complete- I begin my journey as a GXC(group exercise coordinator) based in Fitness First Damansara Uptown.

Anyhow, allow me to recall the experience I've had with B Braun. I would say this company has one of the friendliest people I've ever met. Managers and sales reps who work hard and play harder together. During my stay, I was fortunate to attend various activities- quarterly sales meeting, team building activities, and annual dinners, and one sports club trip- that I could say probably changed my life forever.

Sports club trip to Kota Kinabalu

The beginning of the climb up Mt. Kinabalu
(the guy on the extreme right is my soon-to-be ex-boss,
Mr Michael Tan)

Mt Kinabalu
coming down

Certified 'made it to the top of Mt Kinabalu'Getting our certificates

MD Mr John Lee's farewell dinner

All ex-employees2005 Annual Dinner "Arabian Night"
-All ex-B Braun employees now

Annual Dinner 2006: Latin Fiesta2006 Annual Dinner "Latin Fiesta"

Winning pose for Best DressedMy winning pose for Best Dressed Male
(My 2nd win in 3 years)

Wah.. exaggerrating? No sirree. It's because of B Braun that I met her... Karynn, mostly known as shades gf in this blog.

2004 Annual Dinner "Shanghai Nite", before everything started
(before I started teaching classes-note the round face)

MD Mr John Lee's farewell- still colleagues only

Annual Dinner 2005: Arabian Night
2005 Annual Dinner "Arabian Night",
3 months together

Now to introduce some of the people I interact with daily:

This is Zen, Aesculap Academy manager, whose office is directly in front of my table. She was instrumental in getting gf and I together. It was because of her love for karaoke that gave us the opportunity to know each other beyond the office.

Like me, Nora is also a Customer Service Representive, Formerly from Maxis, she joined us on 1 April 2005. She the quiet type who appears calm in whatever situations.

Cynthia is the total opposite. Joined B Braun in January 2005, she has loads of conversation topics for anyone. A true blue si-lai, she claims that she cannot live without talking, and I tend to agree. Quite leng lui, and hard to believe that she is a mother of a 2-year-old girl. Among the the funny things that happened to Cynthia is being called "Setia", "Sattia", and even "SHIN CHAN" by customers.

Somehow I don't see the resemblence

There are so many more but I simply can't feature all. Suffice to say, After 3 years with B Braun, I'm taking along sweet & wonderful memories with me as I leave this evening. Thank you for everything!

As for the gym, because of my new commitment FF Damansara Uptown, I have no choice but to arrange a new class schedule in April. Sadly, I have to drop the evening classes in FF Summit, FF Axis(beginning May), FF Subang, FF MML(formerly MJH) and Sunday afternoon classes in FF Cheras Leisure Mall. This is not the final schedule as when FF Puchong IOI Mall opens in May, I will be getting classes there as well.

Please click on the picture for a better look of the schedule.

Fitness First, here I come!