Thursday, May 25, 2006


Fairy tales can come true
It can happen to you if you're young at heart
For it's hard, you will find
To be narrow of mind if you're young at heart
You can go to extremes with impossible schemes
You can laugh when your dreams fall apart at the seams
And life gets more exciting with each passing day
And love is either in your heart or on the way

Don't you know that it's worth
Every treasure on earth to be young at heart
For as rich as you are
It's much better by far to be young at heart
And if you should survive to a hundred and five
Look at all you'll derive out of bein' alive
And here is the best part, you have a head start
If you are among the very young at heart....

Monday, May 22, 2006

Mother's Day

Sorry for the delayed Mother's Day post....

Mom's came down to KL on Friday with my nephew and his gf, so OCD suggested we all dine on Saturday night at Marco's Pizza in Kelana Jaya before Daryl & gf went back to Penang on Sunday afternoon.


It was also the Les Mills quarterly workshop and I was dead tired after attending 3 classes on Saturday(BODYCOMBAT®, BODYATTACK® & BODYPUMP®).

Anyhow, on with the food! We order our own ala carte pasta plus 1 BBQ pizza & a Rosemary Chicken Salad.

Beautiful, isn't it?

Mom order a seafood pasta Tagliatelle Marinara.

OCD & Daryl's gf both had the traditional Spaghetti Carbonara

Daryl had Penna Matricion(or something...)- pasta with beef bacon, red onions, chillies & plum.

shades gf's Spaghetti Ala Pesto(vege stuff).

Oh, not to forget, shades gf''s new top...

Nice Pizza with stone oven!

Marco's BBQ Pizza...

Kinda nice in terms of cleanliness. Pretty good that the staff who prepared the food have their hair all tied up.

Finally, my nephew Daryl complaining about the picture he took with his camera...

Sunday, May 14, 2006


Last Thursday, I just got another pair of shoes from Nike. I was hoping something black or dark coloured but instead I got a pair of rather odd-looking training shoes called NIKE SLAT ENDORPHINS TR.

First impression-wise, it’s definitely not one of the most beautifully designed shoes ever but the moment I took it out of the box, it was definitely one of the lightest shoes I’ve ever held.

This pair has Nike’s latest innovation called the Slat Suspension Technology. According to Nike, the benefits of these shoes are: lightweight, flexible, conforms to foot, ventilated, and stable.

So what’s the difference this time?

Well, we’re familiar with Nike Shox which supports mostly the heels like pillars. The slat system works in a similar way but it suspends my foot. The slats support my weight and transfer it to the sides of the midsoles.

Apparently, unlike the Shox system, the slats contour to the shape of the foot when I step on them. They then rebound to their original position when I unload them. The openings between slats and underfoot allow for enhanced airflow.

The wonders of the Slat system is the Pebax® slats which make the footbed anatomically comfortable and flexible.

The funny fin-like thingy in the mid foot supposedly improves ventilation.

Enough of what Nike says about the shoes. What do I think?

Like I said earlier, design-wise it’s not that attractive. But I definitely like the feel of the shoes a lot. Definitely one of the better shoes I’ve worn. I was talking to Kelvin, a fellow BODYCOMBAT® instructor who works for Nike, and he commented that the Slat Technology shoes are more comfortable than Shox and Max Air.

Anyway, if you;’re looking for light, comfortable shoes and don’t mind spending a little bit more than usual, you can get these “hot-from-the oven” Nike Slat Endorphin TR at RM 429.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

May schedule

Sorry for the delay but here's how to find me in Fitness First.

Some are temporary classes, so there will be changes again by June.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Work or Play?

I've been busier than I ever was, yet I'm happy.

It's not often people get to do something they like as a profession. I personally know of someone who did her Accounting degree because "it could bring in the money" not because she enjoys it- The last time I heard, she was with one of the Big 2. Hope she's happy with what she's got.

For me, work can be overwhelming at times... most often than not I will wake up before my alarm goes off, which is unheard of before. The first thing I do when I wake up is of course to look at my mobile phone(0n 24 hours) to see if there's any missed call or SMS. The fear of a group exercise coordinator is getting a message/call in the wee hours of the morning from an instructor saying that he/she cannot make it for the 7am class.... How to find covers so last minute?

Anyhow, this morning I was at IOI Mall for the official opening of our 11th gym in Malaysia. A couple of us GXCs did a 5 min demo for the press and the special guest of honour, Datuk Dr M. Kayveas, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department. If I'm not mistaken, TV3 was there to cover the event... so maybe I'll be featured on Buletin Utama tonight? :)

This Fri is the Les Mills quarterly workshop again, and I'll be pretty involved. Coincidently, it's also a public holiday and I've managed to get Paul from Penang to do a BODYPUMP® class. In case you have forgotten, I've featured Paul before practising BODYATTACK®. I reckon it's going to be a great class this Friday with him around. Too bad I will be at the Curve for the preparation of the workshop, otherwise I could team teach with him. Celia, upon seeing Paul and me teaching in FF Island Plaza, said we looked like grasshoppers when doing the crossover pushu ups.

Any FF member interested to attend the classes in DU on Wesak Day? Here's what we have:

10.00am BODYSTEP® Teoh(aka Fearsome Squat Instructor)
11.15am BODYPUMP® Paul
12.30pm BODYJAM® Leonara(one of my fav Jam instructors, though I don't do the class)
1.45pm BODYCOMBAT® Kelvin Tan
1.45pm RPM® Ping(Looks like an angel, rides like a devil)
3.00pm BODYBALANCE® Ping

Hope you can join us here!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

2 is easier than 1?

Yeah, I've been a bad boy. I've not been able to blog nowadays. Heck, I don't even have time to read blogs :-(

How did i manage to blog so much last time with 2 jobs then? Pretty simple: My day job then was sort of a reactive work. I worked in a call centre for a medical company and I was only busy when customers called to make orders/enquiries/complaints. Normally the calls would come after 9am, reaching peak hours at about 10am. Since I started work everyday at 8am, I had 1 hour to blog. After that my break is 12pm and I return to office at 1pm, exactly the same time 90% of hospital staffs go for lunch- another hour of free time to think about what to blog the next day.

So what's the difference now? People can see how easy it appears to be a group exercise coordinator, but most failed to realise the work and responsibilities that come with the job. Don't get me wrong, it's fun to work here but things can be challenging at times. When I am not walking around the gym, I'm looking at the computer doing the reports. If only I could list down what I do, but there are so many things to do, especially at the end of the month. Actually, last week I worked 7 days since I came back on Sunday to do some stuff.

I'm not complaining about the job, because I believe I have found a place that i can be effective in. Just hope that you can understand if I don't blog as often as I used to.

Anyhow, there are some changes in my class schedule for May. I'll update then ASAP....