In other news, via TODAY: "The Malaysian police have denied doctoring photos of flight MH370 passengers with stolen passports - saying one man’s legs were spliced over the other’s in a photocopying error."
Please lah, how can they be Photoshop expert if they not even Photostat expert?
I could not resist these shoes when I walked into the New Balance Factory Outlet. I already own an orange pair of NB Minimus trail shoes, and love the lightweight, comfort and fit, so when I saw these on sale, I had to get other colours.
My wife asked if I was taking up running. I muttered something and pretended I didn't hear it. But it looks like there is no escape from regular exercise, since I already have the shoes for it (more than three pairs, in fact).
At around the same time I got my new kicks, I suffered a pretty bad case of gastritis. Maybe it was work stress, or maybe it was the irregular meals, or maybe it was having to wake up early in the morning for a new family routine, but my tummy decided to protest. And boy, did it protesteth much.
My family doctor said my stomach is not fully healed from the Helicobacter pylori attack I had some months ago (I even needed a colonoscopy for it). She gave me some meds and told me I needed to change some of my eating habits. Shucks, but I love my spicy food and the little bits of crunchy lard in my bak chor mee leh.
Just as well, HPB started the 1 Million kg Challenge (www.millionkg.sg) to encourage Singapore to lose 1 million kilograms collectively through healthy food choices and exercise. And to make it more interesting, DanielFoodDiary, Mr Miyagi and I will be competing in the HPB #1mkg Blogger Challenge, to see how many people we can get to sign up*. Use my referral link here: http://bit.ly/1nfuDQc or click on the badge at my sidebar to sign up on the 1MKGC portal and I will get the referral points.
Why help me get referrals, you ask? Because the loser of this Blogger Challenge will need to do a forfeit. And who doesn't want to see Mr Miyagi don spandex and do some hot yoga, right? I will even help him choose the spandex (I think something neon pink will be very fetching on Mr Miyagi's finely sculpted body).
Our mentor is Dr Leslie Tay, better known as Mr ieatishootipost. He will give us great tips on how to be healthy while telling us about the wonderful chendol he just had. It is a twisted move on HPB's part, methinks.
I hope to shed some of the kilograms I gained when I turned 40 (I call it the Eldershield Curse) and gain some energy back too. I have a lot more on my plate these days and it doesn't hurt to be fitter and more awake.
The #1mkg Blogger Challenge will last from 12th March to 30th March, so what are you waiting for? Click on my referral link and sign up for the 1 Million kg Challenge now! Remember: Miyagi in tights doing hot yoga!
*Minimum system requirements: participants must be between 18 and 64 years old, and have an existing BMI of between 18.5 to 37.4
This is Faith coming back from special school in her new school bus routine, unaccompanied. Her driver is Ah Guan, and we started this arrangement when my mom couldn't pick her up from school at midday for the time being.
It isn't her first time on the school bus, but back when she was much younger, my late father accompanied her on the school bus. Then after we stopped the school bus rides, she was driven to and from school.
She seemed to be quite comfortable sitting there in the front seat. I think she is the first kid to be dropped off.
I stayed home to catch her coming home that day. Just wanted to see that all was well, I guess.
I don't know why seeing this moment gave me the feels.
Singapore Budget 2014 introduced a 10% tobacco tax hike and a 25% alcohol tax hike. With. Immediate. Effect.
This coffeeshop wanted to make sure you knew who was to blame for your costlier cigarettes and beer and not give them a hard time about it, I suppose.
My mother-in-law also noticed this at the coffeeshop near her place, and said, "When Gahmen wants to tax you, it is immediate. When Gahmen wants to give you something (in her case, the Pioneer Generation package), it is later."