Monday, September 28, 2009

Preparation for the Fall Colours Race

I managed to have a 2-hour work-out at the Y gym, but no aerobic exercise which I need in prep for the Fall Colours race in October.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Battleship Galactica Season 4.5

I have been following the TV series Battleship Galactica on and off. So, I bought Season 4.5 just to find out exactly how the story ended. The 13-hour long DVDs set is on sale for $39.99 at both The Future Shop and Best Buy.

I do like sci-fi stories from time to time.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Rest Day

Because of chores, I was not able to do any exercise today.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Coming down with a cold, by still up and running literally !!

Despite all precautions, I still caught some bugs somewhere and am coming down with a cold. But my body is strong and am fighting it. Some fresh fruit with vitamin C and a few decongestant capsules should do the job. Meanwhile, I am still preparing for my second race in less than a month (the Army Run half-marathon was on Sep 20 and the Fall Colours race will be on Oct 10).

I ran on the treadmills for 65 minutes earlier today. My max heart rate was around 150 bpm, with an avg of 131 bpm.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cape No. 7

K and I went to National Library and Archives this evening to see this award-winning Taiwanese movie. The music and storyline are both quite good, and the movie enjoyable.

Mid-Autumn Festival Banquet

I accompanied my Mom to the mid-autumn festival banquet hosted annually by the local Chinese seniors association. As a guest, I was invited to sing on stage, but alas the restaurant owner could not find my song on the Karaoke machine. That was too bad because a lot of the seniors there might have enjoyed this golden oldie, "The Ding Dong Song", which I recalled was being blasted out from loudspeakers at every record store in Hong Kong when it had hit the top of the pop chart. The Chinese version was called 第二春.

Gosh Golly !! Time Flies !!!!!

As predicted back on August 18, 2009, I have been extremely busy. I wrote my last article here on Sept 5, went on a business trip Sept 7-10 inclusive, and have not had an entry for almost 19 days!!! By Golly, I must retrace my steps and fill in the blanks in btwn !!!!

(Thus, all articles from Sept 6 to 23 inclusive will be written and posted retroactively.)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Encounter of the raccoon type

See article posted on Lotusandcedar on Saturday Sept 5, 2009.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Dancing in Unison, Singing in Unison

Both the teleconference at noon and committee meeting in the afternoon went well. In the evening, I tried Line Dance for the first time and it was a lot of fun. The challenge was trying to follow the instructor's fancy footwork and to dance in unison with other participants. Afterward the dancers and the rest of the group sit down and sang some songs together.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ikea at Pinecrest Mall

Ikea for ideas - so many neat things, so little space and money !!!

Go over the report with a fine-tooth comb

I spent all yesterday evening and this morning going over the Annual Report with a fine-tooth comb. It's amazing how much I missed the first time. I have my own professional standard for report-writing and must be satisfied with the product before it goes out.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Busy Bee

After spending most of the afternoon revising the Annual Report, I went w K to the Y gym at 18h30 for a workout. Due to time conflict, I was not able to attend the Running Room's Wednesday evening practice session.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

World War Two started September 1, 1939

Germany invaded Poland 70 years ago, thus starting World War Two (WWII) that would burn the world for the next five years, with loss of many lives.