Category: Fitness

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Post-Cancer Perspectives and Triumphs

If you saw me in my bathing suit, you’d probably notice that my body bends like one of those rain forest trees straining at an angle to grab the sun’s rays. But I don’t care. It wouldn’t be healthy if...

Write it, Say it, Then Tell Someone About It 5

Write it, Say it, Then Tell Someone About It

If I want to achieve something, and if I don’t write it down, then it hardly ever gets done. One of the few things I’m good at it is saving money. At the beginning of each work year, I write...

Thoughts on materialism, money and health 7

Thoughts on materialism, money and health

  When I was a kid, I would have done just about anything to own a Porsche—or at least to drive one. Today, if a friend said, “Take my Porsche Carrera out for a spin,” I’d probably want to do...

My Worst Day’s Silver Lining 17

My Worst Day’s Silver Lining

November 16th, 2009 wasn’t such a good day for me. I started it off reading a few pages of Andre Agassi’s autobiography, Open. The guy was whining about hating tennis—complaining that he had always hated tennis. “What a waste,” I...

No joke—I think I just cracked a rib running! 3

No joke—I think I just cracked a rib running!

Smoothly picking up speed, I glided down the running track earlier today, approaching a pace that I figured was equivalent to a 6 minute mile. That was the goal:  to run a 6 minute mile. After one lap, I doubled...

“Old Guys” win the Singapore Raw Duathlon 2

“Old Guys” win the Singapore Raw Duathlon

We overheard from some younger chaps, that a “bunch of old guys” won Singapore’s Raw Duathlon last Sunday, 26th April 2009–for the 5km run, 40km cycle, 5km run relay category. I certainly never considered myself an “old guy” but we...

Finishing First on the F1 Race Track 1

Finishing First on the F1 Race Track

In September of last year, my parents came to visit me in Singapore.  And during their first evening, I dragged my keen but jet-lagged dad downtown to watch the world’s first Formula 1 night race, where we sat in a...