星期二, 9月 30, 2008

好久没做长跑了,也不知目前的体能可以去到多远。那天Wind和大伙儿浩浩荡荡到Bukit Aman做20k长跑,多希望我也能一同参与。原来,一个人跑步真的有点闷,以前都不察觉的,反而还喜欢独跑,但自从参PM1在Lake Garden练习后,就爱上一群人一起跑。

忽然,很想念比赛。
这个周末我这儿有项15k路跑,如果没别的节目,应该会报名参加:)

26th Delaware Distance Classic 15k-Wilmington, DE

星期日, 9月 28, 2008

Wilmington, Delaware

My biological clock was upside-down for the past 1 week. Coffee is always been my best fren, but I just felt that I can't live without coffee during the jetlag period.

Wilmington is located at Delaware state. It is a tax-free state. Unlike other states, there is certain sales tax apply to your purchase. Unfortunately I can't find any big outlet in Wilmington city, but luckily shipping is not my main target :P I'm hoping for visiting the state parks and gardens, if it come with any outdoor activities that would be excellent! It's Fall, but the leaves are still green, perhaps they turn yellow or red next few weeks.

I was totally enough for bugers/subs for the first few days, then I look for alternative like rice and pasta. Next weel onwards expect more rice to come cos my colleague who arrived today just brought a microwave dish for rice cooking :) There is no kitchen in my hotel room, but just a microwave, well I guess it is better than nothing.

I can run around my hotel area, the weather is cooling, about 17 degree celsius in the evening. So I must run with my jacket, and cover my ears if possible. The sun set before 7pm, so just have to make sure I back to hotel before dark. There is a trail that link to the Brandywine State Park, I should have a try sometime this week or next :)

Ok, enjoy the photos of Wilmington Downtown here.. Alico, that's where I work. Check for Philadelphia sight seeing photos later!

星期五, 9月 26, 2008

Sex and The City, New York City

My New York City day tour was just a sight seeing trip, not much time to explore further and only covered downtown. It is an sleepless, colorful and sexy city, it's amazing that I was walking on the famous street like Times Square, Broaway St, Wall St, 5th Ave, WTC etc

That's all my NYC experience, won't be coming back cos traveling cost is expensive from Wilmington where I stay. Perhaps, next time I shall return, for NY Marathon?

See photo here...

星期六, 9月 20, 2008

Delaware, US

Departing for US, have a transit at Taipei, then head to LA, then wait for 10 hours for the connecting flight to Philadelphia. Final destination is Wilmington, Delaware, but this Sunday upon arrival at Philadelphia, I'll head to New York City for a day tour.

See ya!

星期二, 9月 16, 2008

The Last Sentence

During my last day in previous company, there were two farewells being held with customers that I have been servicing and my company.

The most touching words that I heard is from my customer:
Now you make our life difficult because you have made our life easier before...

星期日, 9月 14, 2008

终点与起点

过了这个终点,下一个起点就在眼前,其实就好像没有终点一样。不同的是,我们可以在终点与起点之间来点小歇。

九月十日与十一日正是我工作的终点与起点。可是我并没有得到任何歇一歇的机会。九月十日之前,在先前的公司上班,工作到最后一天,甚至还身在国外呆在机场至深夜十一时才回到家。那个月,我不断穿梭在吉隆坡廉价机场(LCCT)与新国国际机场(CHANGI),早上搭一早十点飞机去,在新国待几晚甚至一个星期就搭晚上九点二十分班机回国。在新国的工作累得无法形容,几乎每晚都只睡两三小时,我那时是累得一上飞机就睡着了,什么时候起飞、着陆都完全不察觉。

回国后又得为别个顾客赶工,那段时间确实是项考验。我一直以为我是个机械人,没有什么任务我是不能完成的。后来,我才被某人唤醒,他告诉我说:亲爱的,你不是机械人,你需要休息!我听了之后感触良多,多么希望他立刻就出现在我眼前让我躺在他怀里。

Enough is enough!
这是我给先前公司的最后通牒。我在不到一个星期以内接到另一个就业机会,根本不需多加考虑就在两个星期以内离开了。每个人的容忍度都有个极限,到了忍无可忍的时候,就无须再忍!

为了工作,我放下了跑步。那是我最遗憾的地方,现在我希望加入新的公司后能恢复以前所拥有的私人时间。阿美巴,是时候重拾运动了!

星期一, 9月 08, 2008

PCC Interstate 2008

What: Cycling
Where: Kajang – Bahau – Kuala Rompin – Kuantan
When: 29.08.09 – 31.08.08, everyday started the ride at 6.30am
Total Distance: 466km
Photos: miowchin.multiply.com

So so sorry keep you all waiting, this report has been overdue for 1 week, really busy before and after the PCC ride, and I’m exhausted even before the ride.

Anyway this is an amazing ride, it is the LOOOOOOONGEST ride I ever had, total of 456km in 3 days consecutively, although body has enough time to rest, fluid has enough time to replenish, but the ass-ache can never be recovered in the next day!

Kudos to May Khin the first timer for such a long ride, I felt so sorry to tell her the Bride-to-be about this PCC, luckily she did not tanned as much as I, otherwise I would receive a call from her fiancé and get the blame :P Good job to her, she did 380km++, but I guess this will be her first PCC as well as last PCC :P

Hin Wai, my usual cycling companion, most of the time we were cycling together, complaint together, laugh at each other (for why were we paid for suffereing?)

Rhowen and Miow Chin they are the elite cyclist especially MC, everyday she was tagged to the fast pelaton and missing herself without shadow.

Karen and her sister, I hope they had fun in experience what PCC interstate is :)

Finally, I’m tanned, or more accurate to say, I’m burnt! I also hurt my ankle at the last day of ride which caused me to rest from running for a week. Wind was complaining he is walking with an Indian girl :P


Day 1: Kajang – Bahau (133km)
Drizzling in the morning, super hungry and sleepy, only found a restaurant at 60km point. It was UP hill > DOWN hill via Semenyih and Klawang for the first 60km, plus hungry + sleepy, I so wished to take a nap at road site liao. I arrived at Bahau near 3pm. Body flat out.

Day 2: Bahau – Kuala Rompin (178km)
After a good rest on previous day, I started my ride energetically. It was a flat route passed through the palm oil estate. I maintained the speed 27-30km/hr while alone chasing Hin Wai who was in front, and also 30-35km/hr while met a pelaton. Riding with Hin Wai till 103km, then completing the ride under the super hot sun very lonely. Thanks the complement fresh watermelon from a fruits seller! He is indeed an angel to all of the cyclists! I arrived at Kuala Rompin near 4pm

Day 3: Kuala Rompin – Kuantan (155km)
Today’s route was wholly flat. I was very fortunate to follow Sam, Rhowen and Hinwai in the ride. Sam was leading in front and he was so nice to slow down in order to wait me. I have used up all my Endurox, without this powerful drink, my body shows a drop of energy after 3 hours ride. We can’t wait until 90km for our breakfast and had an early stop at 75km, then all the way heading to Kuantan. It was nice, and always nice to ride beside the beach in the village. The scene was just green and blue with breeze. 1.15pm, we arrived at Kuantan Town, a town where I grown and lived for more than 20 years :) All of us enjoyed the moment of ‘Mission Accomplished’ at Balok Beach in the evening.

466km, don’t play play oh!

Cheers,
Ameba signing off @LCCT (again!!)