Monday, March 19, 2007

Mission Suicide:KLIM 07 (Said who?)

Yes, said who? I did finish it. The whole 10k of it. Tak la membanggakan pun. But to think of it, I did NO training at all. Still i finished within the stipulated time (1:30).

Arrived with Anne at Dataran close to 6.30am. Our bibs are with Grunge. He said he's still home. Aiyoh macha..

At 6.45, still no sign of macha. Said he's taking lrt cos many roads closed. Anne suggested it.

At 7.00, 10k runners were flagged off. Hahah.. aku ingat dah tanak lari and go back curling underneath the covers lagi best. Tapi, hope finally arrives, 15 minutes later. Pinned our bibs, and off we go chasing the pack.

Somewhere near DBP, lack of training starting to take a toll on my body. Sakit sini dan sana. Adoi! Nasib baik converged with other runners from 21k. So ramai sikit the crowd, and bersemangat sikit. My so called run has turned into run-walk event. Alah, biasalah, dah lama tak lari. Apa nak segan pun.

Near Ritz-Carlton's Caltex, went for pitstop. Puas pusing belakang kedai, rupa-rupanya jamban kat dalam. Ceh. Nasib baik the toilet was clean. After selesai mengosongkan pundi, ran back to the streets. Suddenly, had a pat on my back. "Hoi Tank," a voice startled me. Mary rupanya. Dia masuk 21k. She did well.

The suffering continues minutes and seconds after that. I only ran with my heart. Seriously, my body dah tak tahan. Rasa nak menjerit cam pondan je rasa. Tapi aku pikir, I've never DNF-ed before. And this wont be my first.

Cut the story short, I managed to finish the run at last. With all limbs intact. My body felt like I was clobbered by Ben Grimm from Fantastic Four.

And Im proud to tell that my fiancee, Anne, managed to finish her 10k--her first ever--without much training too. Sorry dear, I shouldve told you that 10k is not that near! Lepas ni nak lari lagi? hehehe...

Met up with the gang, Azwar, Azhar model spender, tapir, Bacin, Zailan, Faie, Mary, Purpz, Wendy, Haris. Lama tak jumpa korang. Gambar lepas ni load.

Baca lagi!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

How to save a life?

How to save a life?

  1. breathe
  2. let go
  3. forgive
  4. accept
  5. love
  6. appreciate
  7. learn
and perhaps thousands more ways. I'm not listing down the ways, just a video clip from The Fray, kinda cool to me. It's their song, How to save a life. Heard it numerous times before. But didnt know who sang it until just now.

Step one you say we need to talk
He walks you say sit down it's just a talk
He smiles politely back at you
You stare politely right on through
Some sort of window to your right
As he goes left and you stay right
Between the lines of fear and blame
And you begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

Let him know that you know best
Cause after all you do know best
Try to slip past his defense
Without granting innocence
Lay down a list of what is wrong
The things you've told him all along
And pray to God he hears you
And pray to God he hears you

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

As he begins to raise his voice
You lower yours and grant him one last choice
Drive until you lose the road
Or break with the ones you've followed
He will do one of two things
He will admit to everything
Or he'll say he's just not the same
And you'll begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life
Baca lagi!

Perforated eardrum

A ruptured or perforated eardrum is an opening in the tympanic membrane (eardrum).

Yes. I have a ruptured eardrum in my left ear. So the culprit was ear wax, or cerumen I believe. It has clooged my ear prior, and now it has caused an infection, thus perforated.

The doc (a young lad, I must say) prescribed me with antibiotic pills and ear drop.

What to expect?
A ruptured or perforated eardrum may be uncomfortable, but it usually heals by itself within 2 months. Any hearing loss is usually temporary.

That means i will be 'right-eared' for the next two months. Duh.
Baca lagi!

Monday, March 12, 2007


Dah seminggu telinga aku pekak sebelah. Bukanlah pekak betul, cuma sound dia kurang sikit sebab tersumbat. Been hearing ringing sound all week. Sakit sial. Eardrop yang doc bagi pun dah nak abis. Tapi tak baik-baik gak.


Nak keje pun susah. Kalau bercakap dengan orang lain, nak kena adjust kepala pusing bagi telinga kanan dengar. Duh. Pastu malang orang tu kena ulang 2-3 kali apa dia cakap sebab aku tak berapa dengar. Adeh...penat.

Malam ni kena jumpa doc balik. Tanya dia, apa dia boleh buat. Baca lagi!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Mission Suicide: KLIM 07

Yes. You read it right. Its mission suicide. Well, OK, its not really a suicide at all, I guess. Im just running 10k. But deep inside my expanding gut, me thinks it is.

Work has got all of it. Work has got me. Work has got my legs from running. Work has got my ass from sitting on a saddle for 3 hours. Work has got my swimming, or whatever you may call it.

Looking back, I have always wanted to run the marathon in KLIM. The real thing. The whole 41.195km of it. Years passed, and im still looking at the photo of me finishing a half-marathon in Singapore, back in 2004 at a painfully 2 h 24 mins.

Back then, I was just running no more than 10k a day as far as I can remember. There was no real structured training for me. Just log your mileage and hit the road on race day.

Now? I cant even log a decent 500m!
Oh, what am I whining about?

Regardless, my girl and I will be running KLIM in the 10k event next Sunday. I just hope i dont end up in the sweepers van. I hope to finish it. I have never DNF-ed before. Not even when Im the last person at some point during PD International Triathlon. I can still hear the words I was saying to myself during my endeavour in Singapore: "Just keep running, even if its slow. Just finish it".

Im going to repeat that mantra again come Sunday. And hey, you are already a winner by showing up at the starting line, arent you?

Baca lagi!