Saturday, December 26, 2009

For Your Entertainment

Yes, his album is finally out! Ladies and Gentlemen, probably the next generation of George Michael is here, with his gay lifestyle and weird sex orientation and all, here's Adam Lambert! One of the most talented American Idol ever who never won!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Semakau Island

Proven once again, enthusiasm can change the weather! Our stargazing outing went ahead without rain! And it was a wonderful feeling sleeping under the night sky with the exceptions of sand flies chewing on your flesh every few minutes. Definitely a lifetime experience. Would definitely want to go back to Semakau again, but next outing would most probably be the intertidal walk.

Don't have much photos to share as it's total darkness most of the time. But as day break arrives, the sky light was beautiful. Kinda reminded me of the tv-series X-file with the "I Want To Believe" poster. Plus, it was really peaceful looking out into the sea, with fishes jumping, and boats sailing by. I was awake through out the night enjoying the view.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Wild Shore Safety Certified!

Cordy is excited about going stargazing at Pulau Semakau tomorrow! Pray pray pray that the monsoon that NEA has been talking about could delay it's hit on Singapore for just one more day. It wouldn't be much fun to go on a stargazing expedition only to be stuck indoor with the rain pouring outside.

Anyway, sleeping bag packed! Card games packed! Camera packed! Cordy even found time to get herself certified for seashore safety !

Sea Shore Safety Quiz
Stargazing at Pulau Semakau

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Basic Buddhist Course in Singapore

The New Year is just around the corner, and one of my New Year Resolution for next year is to learn something new. So a few weeks ago, I registered myself for a 6 months course in Basic Buddhism at Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre. It was something I've always wanted to learn more about. It really bothers me that in any official form, I put my religion as Buddhism, yet don't really know much about it. So I thought I'll go find out a bit about it and make peace with myself.

For those of you who might be interested, the centre runs the course every 6 months, and it's free! And more importantly, it is taught in English! There are also meditation classes taught at the centre. To register for the classes, just click on the reference link below. You will get a confirmation email once your application has been accepted with the message, "Rejoice for your interest in the course!" What a positive way to look at it! I'm loving it already.

Basic Buddhism @ Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre
Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre

Monday, December 14, 2009

Festive Food

It's that time of the year again where I just can't seems to concentrate on work any more! It's just too near Christmas to be all serious and moody! It's time to celebrate another passing of another year, welcome the new year, and take some time off to reflect on your life! And Cordy does it best with food!

Festive food! My favorite kind of food. And it's good to know that there's still a lot to be joyful for even though I have been cutting off meat slowly from my menu! To start of, look at all the non-meat food surrounding me last weekend!

From fruit skewer me and my colleague CSW made for another colleague's house warming, to my hubby's Christmas Fruit Cake! And I seems to have a craving for scones lately after attending a High-Tea at the Pan Pacific. Lovely gorgeous food! Hope your year end is also surrounded by wonderful feast, people, and love!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Yes! I Did It!

Yesterday, Cordy completed her first 10km run in the 2009 Standard Charted Marathon Singapore! Who would have thought Cordy could still run at this age! It all started out quite innocently with a colleague asking Cordy if she wants to join the run this year. And since Cordy is not getting any younger, taking part in a long distance race has always been in her to-do list. So Cordy sign up for the run! And after a few practice session at home on her Aibi exercise machine, she was all set for the actual run. Note to readers: Yes! You can actually train on the machine! All you have to do is increase the resistant high enough, and it's actually quite a breeze when you actually run on the road!

Anyway, the run started out well with Cordy and her colleague CSW jogging relaxingly from the Fullerton to the ECP, a total of 5km run. After which they stopped and walked the next 3km, admiring the view, the atmosphere of the event, and drinking lots of free 100 plus along the way :P At the final 2km, starting from the floating platform, we continued our jog all the way to the finish line at the Padang. All in all, it took us 1.5 hours, and I didn't throw up any of my internal organs along the route! Well done!

At the end of the race, we were rewarded with a medal each. All in all, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. In fact, I'm all gear up for next year's run! Perhaps a few years from now, I will be fit enough to take part in an actual full marathon! Currently it takes me around 55minutes non-stop on my exercise machine for a 10km session. Go Cordy Go!

Cordy's Aibi Exercise Machine
Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon