Sunday, December 30, 2007
This year had been one of the more exciting year for me! Haa... Time really seem to fly past before my eyes.
Watched 6 movies.
Watch a very funny play "Chestnut" series.
Watched Rain's concert (FOC)
Started my gym with pump and combat classes like 3 to 4 times a week. Good start.
First time trying Body Balance.
Start of school. (Sem 1)
Watched 8 movies.
Started a new journey with YOU!
Did Vertical Marathon
Get to work with a new colleague! Uncle!
Got call up for reservist in Sep 07! WTH?
Watched 7 movies
Watched Disney on Ice: Finding Nemo
Went MOS! Disappointing!
Watched 5 movies.
Watched Phantom of the Opera. Finally!
Watched Jolin's Concert.
Moved back to HQ.
First 2 hr Combat. Siong!
Watched 3 movies.
First time trying Step
Learnt that never go Mambo on a eve of a holiday
Birth of Athens, my nephew!
Oscar one year old birthday!
Watched 8 movies.
Went Diving @ Dayang
Watched Mayday and Christina Aguiliera's Concert
Tasted Krispy Kreme donuts
Got back my "ok" exam results
Watched 5 movies.
Watch Dim Sum Dollies.
Watched Happy Ending: Vol 3.
Watched Jacky Cheung 's Concert. Saw and hear the "god" sing.
Read Harry Potter last book!
School started. (Sem 2)
Watched 5 movies.
Brought Oscar for National Dog Walk
Signed up for SCM 10km.
First time trying Body Jam and got hooked!
Started my Hep A and B jab.
Watched 5 movies
SMRT Challenge 3rd time round
A trip to Night Safari
Watched Chen Qi Zhen's concert, which turn out crazy!
Watched 6 movies.
Watched Kumar's show
Watched Black Eyed Peas's Concert (FOC)
Emcee for Pearlina's wedding
Spent 3 hours doing a 48 pcs puzzle. CMI.
Watched 6 movies.
Watched Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Watched A-mei's Concert! The BEST one of the year!
Worked in current company for a year! Yeah!
Watched 8 movies.
Ran and Finished my 10km run!
Celebrated birthdays including mine.
First time tried Spin.
First time tried Spa.
First time tried prawn fishing.
Got back my better than expected results on my birthday!
Wow! From above can see that I had been watching a lot of plays, musical, concerts and movies! Haa.... Did a few things that I am very proud of! Hee....
So in summary, it had been an eventful year with lots of ups and down! Hope that 2008 will be much better!
A "looking foward to 2008" Polarbear
Saturday, December 29, 2007
For the past week had been slacking from the wedding dinner to holiday and parties that I have no time to go and gym. Sigh....
So went for pump and combat. OMG! 2 hours back to back is really siong today. Haa.... Hmm... come to think of it when was the last time I did that? Haa... Well have been eating good things, think I really need to work hard to get rid of the spare tyre. Hee....
Before gym today, manged to drag my lazy ass out for an early movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks.
To say the truth, I dun have a good impression of this movie poster as I find the chipmunks very fake. I was really sick of the songs that they were singing on high pitched when I was waiting for the movie to start.
However after watching the movie, I have to say that I was impressed. The movie was about how they were discovered and become superstars while some domestic issues happen between them and Dave, their "dad". It is pretty entertaining but still this does not mean I approve of buying their soundtrack. Haa... Overall I give this movie 3 stars out of 5 for great CGI of the chipmunks.
After which, while someone was enjoying at Fish Leong's concert, I was enjoying a family dinner @ Paramount Hotel. BUFFET! Eating myself silly, it has been a long time since I do this. Cool! Forgetting about the afternoon session of gym alr. Haa... I now sort of regretted about it. Seems like to work 5 times harder from now onwards. Haa....
A "loved to eat" Polarbear
Friday, December 28, 2007
Yesterday and today had been attending post xmas parties by different groups of people. First my ex navy colleagues and the second one is by Yebber an online group of people that I know.
Well the 1st one is over at the west side of our sunny little island, in a condo function room. It was much fun with good food and great catching up with people as well. Had the usual gift exchange. As usual, I dun have any luck at bingo and did not win the PSP. Sob! Sob!
The 2nd one was at the east of our sunny little island, also in a condo function room. I usually dun meet up online frens. Haa... This is different, after the last gathering the whole bunch of people seem like fun people to hang out with. so this Xmas party also got good food and some games that we got to play. Maybe I was shy, did not talk to other people less the ones I already know. Haa.... The night also ended with bingo, me did not play as I was the one spinning the balls out. Haa...
Well finally all Xmas celebrations are over, I got lots of presents at home now. Hee... Need to unwrap and pack them up. Looking forward to counting down for New Year! Heee....
A "still in Xmas mood" Polarbear
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
This post is going to be very very lengthy cos it is all about the movies that I have missed out for the past few days. Hee...
National Secrets: Books of Treasures
This movie is not really consider a sequel, more like a continuation. Again they are on another adventure, this time to clear the name of the Gates, his grandfather. So this time they even as far as to kidnap the president. Haa... All in all, this is a fast action packed movie. I give this movie 3.5 stars out of 5. Have to say Helen Mirren is actually good in action movies as well. Haa.... I can see that they will be more of the same movies coming out.
Good Luck Chuck
Hmm... The reason I wanna to watch this movie cos I termed it as a brainless movie. This movie is about a guy was jinxed when he was young that he will nvr find his true love as the girl will marries the next guy that comes along. This really come true when he grows older and he was always the "loser" being invited to the wedding. So the word got out and tons and tons of desperate women like to have sex with him hoping to get married with the next guy that comes along. He started his "charity" work until he saw a girl he like.
This movie is a bit boring and jokes are no longer new. I give this movie 1 star out of 5. Next!
This is one of the biggest Chinese movie of the year and who would missed it? With the 3 biggest stars, this movie is bound to be a hit. Well almost. Hee.... The movie is about 3 guys who step into brotherhood but as each of them believed in different things that caused them to break up in the end. it was a war movie so a lot of big scenes. Overall I will give this movie 3.5 stars out of 5. I do find adding in the love triangle sub plot is totally too extra.
A "think I am watching too many movies" Polarbear
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Merry Christmas to all! May joy and peace be with you! Ho! Ho! Ho!
This year, Pearlina held a housewarming cum potluck party at her home. So we all are invited. So long ago we decided to prepare agar agar and potato salad, well cos they are simple to made. I was forced to make the potato salad. Hee...
So we all went with different kind of food and took tons of photos. The food was food, a lot of variety of food and all are simply good even though there are some ready cook food. But there was a twist! Since we decided to watch the Warlords, I was bz trying to book the tickets, then suddenly I walked out of the room, they are playing PS3 and I was asked to take over and LOST! Sigh... then there is a forfeit where I need to be blindfolded. They had prepared some combination of food for me, then tickled me, the surprise was out when I removed my blindfold.
There was a BIRTHDAY CAKE sitting right in front of me, on the cake written "Happy Birthday Ah-Bui". Oh boy was I surprised and touched! This is the 1st time ever I got a surprise birthday cake in my life! Hee... This was planned by LLT and Pearlina. Haa... It was a good one! I really was not prepared for it! Really Thks! I loved SURPRISES!
After whic, gift exchange, and we went for movie.
Overall, it was a good xmas celebration! I got a lot of presents. So sorry that I did not prepared anything for you all as well. Next yr ok! Thks guys for the cake as well!
A "Ho! Ho! Ho!" Polarbear
Saturday, December 22, 2007
I had done with my xmas shopping sometime ago but KH asked me to join him in a day of last min shopping.
Before that, met up with Noorul, HC for lunch and was surprised with a Birthday Present and they gave me a naughty present. It is a lamp with a post of a naked boy and the switch is the penis. Haa... So interesting huh? I think I will place this by my bedside ok! I will press it at least 2 times everyday. Haa.... Oh yes, I did give up going to gym for Noorul ok! So if I grow fat it is all her fault. Haa...
After that, we went to take neo print. It had been some time since I took neo print and boy the systems are getting more complicated. Got fan to blow wind into your face, got a movable platform, background that changes. Totally had a fun and crazy time in there. We ended up taking neo prints using 2 different machines! Haa...
Shopping started @ 4pm. Walk here and there, looking at his list, I thought we will sure shopped until midnight! In the end, we used only 4 hours to complete his shopping and got most of his presents from Sasa, Marks and Spencer's, Crabtree and Evelyn and Royce. He actually spent $160 on biscuits alone. I cannot believe that. It was fun shopping with him. Haa... Walking ard aimlessly and then talking cock at the same time. Since we ended early, we decided to have a nice dinner at Sanur. Great food. Hee...
Oh boy, I am so tired over these few days of eating and shopping and surprises. I need to go gym and I need to sleep. Hee...
A "need some sleep" Polarbear
Friday, December 21, 2007
Yes! 28 years ago today, I was born! Hee...
So LLT planned the whole plan today and I am jz supposed to follow her!
Hee... After yesterday short discussion, I managed to guessed what she intend to do this morning! Prawn fishing! Hee... So we went to the one near Bishan Park and bought 3 hours of time for fishing, with bait and net, off we went. It was fun! Cos the whole place was near empty and we have 4 ponds to choose from. Within 1st 15 mins, I already got my 1st prawn! Wow! The prawn is big! However my luck did not last long. After 2.5 hors, we only caught 10 prawns, while another uncle caught one after another prawns. Sigh. We not skillful enough but it was fun! Let do it again!
After which, we decided to cook the prawns but somehow dunno how to kill the still jumping prawns, in the end, gave up the idea and decided to keep them in the freezer. After which, went to collect something.
Decided to watch a show (National Treasure: Book of Secrets) since we got some spare time in our hands. I will post the review some other time.
Dinner at a Jap BBQ place at Chijmes, Gyu-Kaku. Good but expensive place where we get to cook our food. Fun! Hee... Sorry we did not go to the place that you originally wanna to bring me, I scare that place very expensive leh. Hee....
After which did some window shopping and then rushed home before midnight to cut my birthday cake with my family! Hee...
The day was spent with fun! Thks LLT for planning it!
Really glad that my family and frens still remember my birthday! Me really very touched! Thks for all your presents!
Danny and SK: Adidas watch
HW: My fav pair of slippers from NUM
LLT: A Nike bag and a beautiful Polarbear hand made card
Family: A mango cake
PS: Today is also the release of my exams results. Happy to announce that I have PASSED! Haa.... Last hurdle to cross! FYP here I come!
A "getting older, wiser but hopefully thinner" Polarbear
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Had a few dinners for the past few days. So happy that my frens still remember my birthday is coming and still ask me out to catch up.
Tuesday was my ex colleagues and boss who brought me to a new seafood place at Geylang near Kallang MRT for crabs! Wow we ordered a lot of dishes and crabs of cos and eat until we are full! Hee... A very nice dinner instead and to catch up with them as well. Haa... Thks Gab for the dinner treat!
Wednesday, met up with Danny and SK, my closest frens. Really happy that it was them that asked me out instead of me asking them out. We used to meet up like every week but now we only met up like once every 3 weeks. Meeting them is always something that I look forward cos I can talk to them about everything under the sun. Most of the time, they are also the ones that I will talk to them when i have problems and need some advice. We went to a new place that have steamboat. Not bad but then the ventilation is very bad especially we are seated in a corner. They gave me a present and I gave them christmas presents. Hope you all liked the presents ok! Hee...
Thursday, hmm... met up HW, surprised to receive an sms from him, will still a bit piss off with him over something, but then I dun think he knows what is happening anyway. Sigh... Think I really owe him something in my last life. Well HAPPY to finally meet him for dinner anyway. After some "who ha", decided to eat at Waraku. We were lucky as we after we were seated, the queue was formed and it jz grew longer and longer. Phew! After a good hearty dinner, and a good talk, we went for a little shopping. I feel that it seems that we grew apart as we got older. Hmm... I wonder why? Well sometimes I really cannot stand his attitude as well. I wonder did he treat his other frens like that or jz simply that me for granted!
After so many dinners and had not been hitting the gym, think I am going to be fat again! Haa...
Thks you all for asking me out for dinner! The though and the company is all that matters!
A "very full and blissful" Polarbear
Monday, December 17, 2007
Well it is the time of the year to be very busy again, hee...
1. There will be a few dinners going on for the next few days
2. There will be a few Christmas celebrations that I was "invited".
3. A wedding to attend on the Christmas eve (on all dates! Hmm....)
4. I jz done with my Christmas shopping, people get ready to collect your presents! Only got close frens got present hor!
5. Work started to get really bz. This is really good or bad? Projects starts to reach their deadline or new projects starting to kick off alr.
Hmm... the only thing is I still got no plan for countdown yet. anyone got any plans?
Today is also the start of the cab price hikes. Sigh.... It is going to cost more to take a cab. Have to cut down on it alr.
Somehow, I still not in the celebration mood for anything yet. Hmm.... Hope this feeling will be going away soon!
A "looking forward to Christmas" Polabear
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Seem like the weather had been quite good these few days with the sun coming out full force! I think I need to go swimming or sun tanning soon! I need the sun! Haa...
For the past 2 days had been doing pump and combat until my muscles are aching right now. Time to spend some time to do some weights alr. Hee...
Met up with some frens for lunch and me gena bully again. Me treating them again, yes the one earning the least in the group. Sigh... Winnie earning the most yet always asking people to treat her. Sigh....
Next week going to be a short week for a lot of people including me. Haa... So looking forward to the small break to enjoy myself!
A "need the sun" Polarbear
Saturday, December 15, 2007
This is one movie that jz brings me back to childhood. It is about Mr Magorium think that it is time to leave the world, well he is after all 243 yrs old. So he decided to leave the magical store to his manager, Molly. However the store being magical, it is able to show its mood that Mr Magorium is leaving. This leaves Molly to bring the store back to life. The message of the movie is to have confidence in yourself!
Overall, this is a heartwarming movie, I gives this movie 3.5 stars out of 5.
I still remember that when I was a child, I too had my imagination when it comes to playing. Well cos my parents dun really buy a lot of toys for me as well. However I do have a lot of Lego to play with. Till now, I STILL LOVE LEGO! Hee... I used to build my prefect car, house and a lot of wonderful things that I wished I have at that time. Haa...
At night when I sleep, I would like to think that my mattress is a spaceship that is able to bring me anywhere in the world when I am sleeping. Hee..... It comes with a glass dome so that I will be able to see outside when I am "flying". Hee... So every night before I sleep, I would like to "program" my bed so that it will bring me to my favourite destination. Hee... Although I dun do that now, I sure missed those times. Hee....
Well have too say I am always a kid in a grown up body. Haa....
PS: This is my 300th Post. Woohoo!
A "forever young" Polarbear
Friday, December 14, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Took my IPPT today. From above you can know what is my result alr. Haa... However I m happy to say that I only failed my running but passed the rest of the stations as usual. Surprisingly, I can pass my chin up and SBJ. Haa... So I think will be going for RT soon. Haa...
This is the 1st time that I tried the new electronic IPPT system, it was quite good and easy to use as well. Haa... Except the sit up machine hung up on me halfway, luckily I did not have to redo it again. Phew!
Hmm... I still got 1 more week before the deadline. Should I try again? Hmm...
IPPT is really a pain in the a**.
A "I hate IPPT" Polarbear
Monday, December 10, 2007
Decided to pamper ourselves for a while by going to watch the Golden Compass in Gold Class. Hee... Thought that go and watch on a Monday morning would be a easy thing to do. Oh boy, I was so wrong! The cinema (of 24 seats) is almost fully booked for an afternoon show! Crazy! Seem like a lot of people not working as well. Well at least got to watch the movie in a sleeping position, so comfortable that someone actually slept! OMG! Pay so much to sleep! Hee....
So back to the movie. This show is based on the book "Golden Com[ass" Part 1 of 3. So expect the remaining sequels to come. Well The movie is about a little girl given a a Golden Compass that can tell the truth. They live in a world that the person's soul takes form of a daemon (animal). So the little girls assisted by the different people including a Polarbear went through a special journey to save the children that had been kidnapped.
The CGI was done almost every scene of the movie and it was pretty well done. The acting by Nicole Kidman was at her best! Overall I give this movie 4 stars out of 5. Heard that the book is much better than the movie. I think I shall go and take a look at the book.
Hmm... toking about daemon, if can choose I think my daemon will be a polarbear. All ready for war Polarbear! Haa...
A "still relaxed" Polarbear
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Went for my first spa experience @ The Rainforest Spa @ Yishun Safra.
When first step in, was surprised that the whole place was quiet and empty, however does gave a very calming and peaceful effect.
Since it is our 1st time there, the guy at reception was patient to explain our package to us. Our package includes of
1. Outdoor Jacuzzi & Steam Bath
2. Body Scrub
So we changed before we started and the locker was well equipped with a robe, shorts, slippers and towels.
Before we started, we were served some tea, before we start our Jacuzzi. Since it was outdoor and it was raining, the hot Jacuzzi was a good welcome. Spent about 40 mins in it. We were given fresh towels to dry ourselves.
After which, we were ushered to our respective steam rooms.
While waiting for the scrubs, we were ushered into a holding area, where we can sit down and relax, with hot tea provided.
For our body scrubs, we chose sugar scrub with lavender scent. We were ushered into a room with smoothing music playing at the same time. While lying on the bed, they “forcefully” scrub the lavender scent sugar crystals on us. It is not painful but a little ticklish. All that know me should know how scare I was for tickles. Haa... After which we were asked to shower off. Our bodies were smelling great after it.
After another cup of hot tea, we started our massage. I got the Traditional Indonesian Massage while my partner got Indulgent Aroma Massage. For mine, it was done in a good and forceful way. It did relax all my tensed muscles. The whole massage was smooth and relaxing. The masseur also used enough force as well. After another quick shower, we lazed around with another hot cup of tea, relaxing.
The whole experience was very good and it was done in a professional way as well. It seems that we have the whole place to us as there is no other people at the same time. This was great as we dun feel like rush to complete our package.
A "very relaxed" Polarbear
Saturday, December 08, 2007
It is time of the year where there will be Xmas theme movie coming out. Thks to FIRST magazine, I got free tickets to watch this show.
This movie is about Santa Claus's brother, Fred, from his point of view. So it seems that he is jealous of Santa. So started to be the "bad" one in the family. However, when Santa was born, Fred promised to be the best brother he ever had. So it turn out, one day Fred need his bro help, however Santa will only help him if Fred visit him in the North Pole. So off Fred went to the North Pole while Santa had to deal with an efficiency officer, threatening to "sack" Santa. Haa... Yes stupid storyline. So in the end did Fred save Christmas? Hmm....
Overall, it was an ok movie to watch during the holidays. I will give it 2.5 stars out of 5.
Holidays coming. Time to relax...
Hope that I dun eat too much also. Still need to exercise as well. Haa... Need to drag my big fat ass to gym. Need to run more as well.
A "ho ho ho" Polarbear
Friday, December 07, 2007
One of my fren will be going to Swiss for a year of school soon, so we had a catch up dinner before he flies off. Hee... The response was quite good with a few people turning up. Dinner was a simple affair @ Thai Express and followed by chit chat session @ Starbucks.
We talked about everything under the sun and it was jz fun doing that. It feels good to have them as frens.
One thing, they all ganged up and forced me to join FB. So finally after resisting for long time, I am in. So what is fun inside? Erhh... I still dunno! Only know how to poke ppl only. Haa....
So LC all the best for your studies! To SP, Ben, HC, thks for the dinner, making time for the dinner and we should do it more often. To those who missed out, join us next time ok!
A "blissful" Polarbear
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Jz last weekend, during the run, the sun was out full force.
On Monday, there had been showers here and there.
Since yesterday, it had been raining non stop, from showers to thunderstorms. So officially, it is the start of rainy season! Hee.. More cooling weather!
This is also one of the reasons y I loved December!
A "rainy" Polarbear
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
I was "dragged" to this Spin I class today. Well, we always wanted to give it a try but did not find the right class or time to do it.
Before I start, I was thinking how siong can it be, by cycling on a bicycle. Erhh... FYI, Polarbear dunno how to ride a bike. Haa....
5 mins into the class, OMG! I was so wrong! My legs are simple aching alr. Haa.... Super siong man! Then we have to go uphill and downhill, butt off the seat and butt on the seat. Driving me crazy man! Haa.... I think it is more siong than running lo. haa...
However I find the class fun, maybe can give it more tries to get used to it.
So spin class here i come!
Have to thks grace for introducing the class to us. Haa...
A "spinning around" Polarbear
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
After the run on Sunday, someone decided to relax for a day. (Not me ok! Hee...) After a long time of tossing ideas, finally decided to watch a movie, 30 Days of Night.
It was a horror and violent show. Hee... Well nothing much to watch anyway. The movie was about this small little town at a certain time of the year will be 30 days of night, this means no sun for 30 days. At the same time, vampires decided to come and kill the whole town. Usually the hero and the heroine will not die but there is a twist to this one. Hee... Lot so of blood and gore. Overall give this move 2.5 out of 5. In the same line as 28 days later and 28 weeks later.
Will have to say that it is a small little break after all the training and running. Haa... Will be back on training soon! Sigh....
A "thirsty for blood" Polarbear
Monday, December 03, 2007
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Having training a few weeks before the run, I still not confident of myself completing the run.
The target that I set myself for this run:
Target time to complete: 1.5hrs without stopping or walking.
I did not managed to get a good night rest, I think in fact I did not sleep at all, due to the excitement and being nervous as I have not ran such a "long" distance since the 21km 7 years ago. Haa.... Yes I know it is only 10km, but then I dun like running remember?
So woke up at 5.15am, got ready, decided not to have any breakfast less water. Met up with SP along the way on the train. The train is almost full in the morning, most of the people going for the run. Haa...Met up with Danny and his frens at the station then move on to deposit baggage.
Before I know it, started some warming up, moved to the start off point, heard them countdown and it started. Not really until we walked to the starting point and we started running. It was a huge turnout, reminded me of the New Paper Big Walk.
Since this is my own race, decided to do it in my pace. Thks to SP for running with me. Hee... Lost Danny after 2km. All was in my mind was run and dun stop. Soon reached the 1st water point, went past the 2nd one, can see the mid point turn. So far so good, still running! Hee... Feet started to get heavy, switched to more power songs, reached 3rd water point. Can see Raffles place MRT, after a quick drink of 100plus, decided it is time to open up! Open up my legs and headed towards the finish line. Saw the timer @ 1:19:30, rushed thru the crowd to make sure I crossed the finishing line before 1:20:00. Hee... Yeah! I completed the run!
Gun time: 1:20:00
Net time: 1:12:29
Average speed: 8.3 kph
Come to think of it, it is better than expected. Haa... Well we started some distance off the start point, that explains the time difference between gun and net time.
So I had met my target for the run. Hee... So happy for myself!
A present for myself!
So look out 2008, 21km here I come! 2009 42km?
Congrats to Pearlina for completing her first full marathon, and LLT, Cannie, SP and Danny for completing 10km. Remember we got 21km to complete next year ok?
A "motivated" Polarbear
Saturday, December 01, 2007
I will be running in 10km run. Feeling excited yet nervous at the same time. It has been a long time since I last ran such a long distance! Haa....
Wish me luck! Going to sleep soon!
A "very nervous" Polarbear