To be a neighborhood Spider-Man 

Have you watched Spider-Man? Do you like it? 

This post might have some references to the movie so, spoiler ahead. I’m actually not a big fan of Spider-Man, but I saw a lot of positive reviews from my friends. So, I decided to give it a go. (*ahem* at least I can see RDJ) 

Overall, it’s very enjoyable to watch this Spider-Man movie. So, here are the 3 key things I learned from it

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Mid year reflection

I did it..!!

And the rest are history.. below was my day

KM 22: I thought I signed up for 21km run? 

KM 21: the finish line is not here yet? 

KM 16: oh.. my.. it’s so hot. Legs are giving up, then heard someone called my name.. extra boost of power to the finish line! 

KM 15: yay.. 6 more to go.. but at this rate seem to exceed 21km. Should I go to toilet here or at the last U-turn? I think my left foot has blister.

KM 12: oh.. saw a familiar face on the other side. Then not long after that the 2:30 pacers.. let’s go! (And didn’t take long I lost sight of them) 

KM 10: see.. not bad isn’t it. You worry too much before the run worrywart. Oh.. it’s Pokémon XY Dream Power .. wohoo! Feels like someone gave me an energy ball. 

KM 6: finally I can find the pace I comfortable with then passing a runner who was walking. Suddenly that runner was started to run *stomp stomp* ah that surprised me. Not long after that back yo walking (=_=!) Another runner passed me and that runner, and he did the same thing trying to overtake the runner. But both of us were running contantly and in the end, he gave up overtaking.. interesting situation eh? 

KM 0: don’t you think you should stretch more? And ten thousands other questions popped, as if I have super long check list. 

🙂 

I have a very busy mind hey.. it’s “just” 21km. It’s not my first time, and I still have few more to go before year end. But somehow I still get the jittery before the run which I don’t get for the shorter distance. 

Flashing back, the longest run I ever ran was 2km which 5 laps in the running tracks, then 6km when I was running Yellow Ribbon with my colleagues. Then followed by Shape run 5km few years later. 

Anyway.. After 1 banana, 3 gels, plenty of energy drinks and water, 2 toilet breaks, 2 Grab rides, BIGBANG and anime OST as running playlist, 3 hours of running, I finished the race. 

Oh wait.. 1 meals, 1.5 hours of Japanese class, 40 mins MRT ride and 10 mins walk, I *finally* completed the “race”. 

For all the pain, will I still do it again? Yes. I really curious whether the not-so-athletic me will be able to complete full marathon and triathlon. It looks like still long way(yyyyy) to go, but through each event, I learn to know more about myself. 

Nothing to lose

My sensei said, when we are worried about something big like exam, don’t be. Just ダメもと (dame moto).

Dame moto is short form of ダメでもともと (dame de moto moto) which means nothing to lose. 

Even if you fail the exam, doesn’t mean our ability decrease. We just go back to square one or our original state. 

When we never challenge ourselves, how can we tell we are growing? 

My “you’ll thank me later” moment

It’s almost 2 weeks ago since I started a new habit to wake up earlier and allocate some time to do some drills in the morning before taking shower. 

I have no issue waking up in the morning (most of the days) but there are times when I just want to play my game longer in the evening before going to bed. And I find it hard to wake up in the morning. 

So, there are times when I dragged myself out of bed, with my brain pulling up all sort of cards to keep myself in bed, to fulfil the plan. 

As a result, I feel accomplished throughout my day because of the completing the small self-bestowed mission. 

The brain likes to pull this card before my exercise time. But brain also likes the refreshed feeling after exercising. Difficult to please eh.. 

Anyway, thanks to not listening to brain by pushing through the original plan, brain is actually benefited from this. 

This reminds me that sometime ago I always have pain on my left knee when I run more than 10km. I was inspired to be able to run full marathon and I was thinking if I should change my dream because my left leg won’t be able to take it. 

But I went ahead to run my first HM and sore for the whole week. 

Long story short, I still run as per today. 

What I learned from this is, there will be times when we doubt ourselves. When we faced our first road block, when we failed for the first time, when everything seems to tough or something didn’t turn out as what we want it to be. But! Keep going. Take a rest if you feel you need to, take smaller steps. Just keep going.. 

And “you’ll thank me later” moment will follow 🙂

Happy weekend! 

Mind channeling

Mental contentment is to accept situation beyond our control and channel the negative energy to a positive thoughts (tri_spirit)

A quote I saw last week which reminds me that how tough the situation is, it’s up to me how I will act on it. 

So, I’m telling myself, if I have some worries and can’t get it out from my head, rather than worrying it or panicking, let’s go out, do some jogging or swimming or cycling or maybe just walking. Get my head refreshed and maybe I have idea how should I do to solve it.

And another quote is

I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big. (Donald Trump)

Happy 26th week

This week is a mark of half a year in 2015. Time flies isn’t it? 

I hope everyone is doing well! With all of your resolution. 

I found a little encouragement from WordPress, a reminder that I started blogging 6 years ago.  wordpress achievement
Second half of the year, please be kind to me. 🙂  

A small talk that made my day

The boy was studying for his exam when I reached home. He was only Primary 4, my land lord’s son. The helper told me that he’s inspired to study IT in the future, to be like me. (Wow!)

He added, so that he can play games while working since he will be facing computer whole day.. (Ahem.. that’s not the good motivation boy.. Or I can say, I used to think the same thing too. How I chose IT because I like to play games)

The helper added, he wanted to be able to travel to different places like when I was having some business trip (his mom shouted, why don’t you become flight attendant instead? And I heard he said, walking in plane is dangerous..)

It was a tiring day for me and this convo made me forgot how tired I was.

(I was supposedly to post this on 23 Oct, but for this and that reasons I was forgot to publish this)

To be honest with ourselves

I remember clearly that on one fine day, while I was working on my website project, one of my flatmate entered my room and asked me, “How can you build a website?”

Looking at her while my hands were typing some HTML code, and replied “Why not?”

Let me share you my story.

I’ve been playing with HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, ASP, for quite some time. I admit that I’m not the best coder among my peers. I enrolled into IT faculty by accident (which I can share in different post later), struggled during my first year, but hey, I managed to be graduated on time, with a cum laude. How awesome is that?

I’m not trying to brag, but I proud of myself. I give a pat to myself that I can survive the storm. And I ended up really liking it.

My journey isn’t always with HTML. I started by becoming application developer using Borland Delphi (it’s a Pascal based) then picking up Java and followed by learning .NET. In the middle of it, I picked up HTML, CSS and Javascript not because I have a huge interest on it, but because I like to blog.

It ended up, I worked with HTML more than of those I learned before I know HTML. Even it started by accident, I found my passion. HTML and web design.

I played around with Joomla on my weekend, updated my blog layout/design, or working on projects on my spare time. Why? Simple, I like it. It has been my interest.

Remembering that, I smiled and gave my flatmate another answer, “Why not?”

So, let me ask you a question. What is your interest? What is your passion?