So I’ve been feeling a little under the weather lately.
Doesn’t feel like many things are going right. Or do we blame it on the haze that things look fuzzy now 😦
I’ve been feeling frustrated; mostly at myself. I questioned if I had grown.
Whether my progress at pole was fast enough. Or at least, acceptable in my standards. I started asking if I had talent in this. Did I work hard enough? I thought that as long as I kept going, I’d get better. I do, but not as good as I thought I’d be.
The earlier terms were fun. This term (Term 5) seemed like a struggle. My sis and I had decided to move on from Easy to Intermediate, and this term we have two routines to get used to. Firstly, the tricks are harder and I keep injuring myself (improper techniques) and the more I try, the more frustrated I get. It’s mixed with disappointment and anger. It feels like I’ve stagnated. Often, I thought I had put in effort.
Right now, I’m just trying to persist. I would like to practise more (but it hurts).
I’m forcing myself to take one step at a time, believing that one day I would get there.
Sometimes this is what I think about. Things that linger on in our minds, but can never really seem to bring it up…
Love the project “Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows” – makes me realise how bad I’ve always been at expressing myself.
I’ve been contemplating on getting a “Carpe Diem” tattoo just because it’s cooler than #YOLO… but people around me are warning me that I can’t grow fat or else it’d look stretched. Since I’m so prone to gaining weight, I’ve been hesitating for a while…
Why Carpe Diem/#YOLO? It’s something I definitely live by… Everyday, I ask myself whether I’m taking action towards the life that I want, whether I’m living in the present and whether I’m loving and kind. Continue reading
I was on the AirAsia plane from Penang getting ready for take-off when the air stewardess came to my seat and asked with a very awkward look… “Err… excuse me miss, may I ask you a question. Are you pregnant?”
Caught unaware, I very innocently replied “huh? no leh…” then she immediately apologised and left. Continue reading
I’ve had dreams where I’m running away from something (don’t know what) and I am as agile as a ninja, jumping across big gaps and moving so swiftly. but if you know me in reality… I’m actually the infamous couch potato who has trouble getting out of the chair… I’m really impressed by those stunts we see in action movies and I really want to become a more active person in general.
Parkour is one of the activities that I found interesting, but I didn’t want to join a group of teenage boys and make them feel weird with the presence of an older lady. Thankfully, through search I found A2 Movements that had classes for ladies (and kids too!) so I can save myself from much potential embarrassment….
Can anyone do parkour? In my class, we have two ladies in their 40s and one trying to lose weight. So I think as long as you’re able to move, parkour is a sport worth exploring no matter what your age is.
Below are some clips that our instructor, Chi Ying, took of us performing what we learned… Every lesson we warm up, do some conditioning and focus on one or two tricks.
Step vaults and lazy vaults.
Muscle-up and demount to cat hang, but cat hangs are tough. I can’t seem to hang without injuring my fingers… Think I’m too afraid of falling 🙂
Aftermath is not pretty…
Side Sapiens are part of conditioning.
Balancing on the bar looks easier than it is! It actually takes a lot of focus and effort to balance. I was most of the time pretty shaky…
Tictacs look really cool!
I need more flow~!
Update: They have their own training facility ‘Free Runner Lodge’ located at Oxley Bizhub 1! Check out A2Movement’s site for more info 🙂
Got to love Anna Akana. 🙂
Do you have a mobile app idea in your mind that you strongly believe will take off and go viral? Before you feel very confident your product will take over the world by storm, firstly make sure you have your numbers right.
“There’s an app for that”
Ever since the first apps were introduced on smartphones in 2008, it has changed our lives forever. Fast forward to six years later in 2014, we’ve now a library of over one million apps. Whatever idea you can think of, it has probably already been done. Maybe not in your locale, but somebody elsewhere might have already done and executed it. Maybe it worked, maybe it didn’t. Continue reading
Last Saturday, Isaac, Wei Jia and I got up early and joined Ivan’s StartNow event to help clean up beneficiary’s homes in Boon Lay. I haven’t done any volunteer work since Leo Club… so this was a meaningful activity I was looking forward to, and it would be my first time ‘working’ with Isaac and Wei Jia despite knowing them for almost 3 years now… Continue reading
Not being able to sleep can be very frustrating.
I dozed off at 10pm thinking I was exhausted and would be having a good night’s rest… but instead I woke up at 1am hoping it was at least about 4am when I’ve gotten six hours worth of sleep.
What’s keeping me awake? I honestly have no clue. but I like my quiet mornings where everyone is still sound asleep and I have time to myself to do things I want without being interrupted. In this case, it’s taking time to write about my thoughts to clear my mind. I comfort myself by thinking that successful CEOs are early birds who get up really early, if BusinessInsider is right about that. Continue reading