Sore To The Bone!

ow Ow OW OUCH! *grimaces in pain*  Just got back from a soccer game in which we played against our colleagues from across the Causeway.  Most of them were half my age! And YES I am really beginning to feel my age! bah!  Muscles started cramping up at half time….apart from age, it had partly to do with the super long rest time. Because the girls started their Captain Ball game on the same pitch.

We lost 7-4 but still I enjoyed every painful minute! The only thing I dreaded was going to work right after the game….sheesh!  When I got off the train, I could hardly walk and so decided I needed to get something to give my legs a good rub down.  It was between Tiger Muscle Rub, Counterpain, Deep Heat or Metsal.  I decided on the latter simply because it had a slightly higher percentage of an active ingriedient *grins*


Before reaching the office I decided to stop by Phiten to see how much their ‘Relax Gel’ was because there are claims that it is really effective.  OH BOY! It is priced at SGD40.00 Wow!  The store assistant was nice enough to let me try it out, and squeezed a very generous amount on my hand.  And so I started rubbing it in on the most painful areas which was my left hamstrings and knee.  And honestly I felt an almost instant relief!  The thing is, I am still undecided if I want to spend that kind of money..*sighs*  When I asked why it was so expensive, he informed me it was because it contained Gold….no kidding…he meant it literally.  Well we’ll see…….

Relax Gel

It contains Aqua Gold. Using it after playing sports you will feel cool, refreshed and relaxed. It protects you from the harmful UV and keeps the humidity of your body.

CONTENTS:Water, Alcohol, BG, Trioctanoin, PEG-100 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ubiquinone, Superoxide Dismutase, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Carbomer, AMPD, Menthol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Gold, Fragrance.

Brillante Weblog Premio 2008 Award

Tagged By Eileen For This Award.  *Hugs* Thanks…..

Here are the rules that come with the award:
The rules are these:
1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded it to you.
3. Nominate at least 5-7 other blogs.
4. Add links to these blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.


I would like to pass this award to :
  • Jade
  • Geraldine aka Sharkbait
  • Stacy Reeves
  • Jill Symons
  • JD

One Guy’s Shopping Window

You know something, if you have ever looked in on the blogs of your female friends they will almost always have entries of their latest purchases.  Dress, shoes, bags, stationery and so on and so forth, and it is pretty interesting that they hardly get commented on unless the items are extraordinary.   

To me I find such entries of interest, because you can sometimes get a sense of the latest trends depending on the age group of the ladies or in the least you will be able to get a sense of the likes or dislikes of your female friend.  Another interesting note is that you will hardly find any lingerie items that they purchased, I suppose not many feel comfortable with sharing that kind of information *grins*  

Guys on the other hand, unless of course they have a touch of the feminine side… will more often than not, blog about their latest gadgets!  My question is are people even interested in what their male friends are purchasing other than gadgets? 

Let’s experiment….here are my latest purchases….

Soccer Boots

Soccer Boots


Ti Cross & Chain

Ti Cross & Chain

+F50 Lite Shinguard

+F50 Lite Shinguard

DVD Dexter The First Season




5.0 out of 5 stars I’m Officially A Fan, August 27, 2008

I have never watched a series this dark, complex and yet a little humorous at the same time. It is brilliant to be able to dive into the inner psyche of a serial killer, to try and understand even if but a little, what goes through their cold and twisted minds. Michael C. Hall plays the character to perfection and it is mind boggling how the writers are able to deliver on each and every episode. I had to pace myself otherwise I would have watched the whole season in one day! I’m now waiting on the delivery of season2.

A Truly Original Series!

What got me interested initially was the concept of a serial killer going after serial killers…..

A True Friend Indeed!


A friend in need is…….

  • Sure I’ll help buy you lunch but I can only buy vegetarian food cos of my beliefs.
  • Sure I’ll give you a lift to the nearest train station which is only a five minute drive away, but you do know there are buses available.
  • Sorry to hear of your loss and really sorry I can’t cover your shift, I’ve got to attend a distant relative’s wedding.
  • No need..really it’s my treat! ( A few days later he/she tells you that your share amounts to $36.50 )
  • “Hey bro don’t worry about it, I will arrange the seating for our team with Jack.” Then when you learn that your team wasn’t registered upon closing and you ask your him about it he tells you to check directly with Jack.

Everyone has their fair share of encounters, these are some of the milder ones……so be ever so thankful for your true friends who would never put you through even these ones…

Tshirt For A Cause…

Back, Front

Back, Front


back, front

back, front

To help children in crisis….

The order form from World Vision can be found here.

Wanting To Play The Keys And Strings

I am certainly not one of those parents who would stress my kids out with lessons upon lessons from extra courses, dance,music,karate, more courses etc etc etc. Either to claim that I’ve provided them an all round education, just so I can brag about it to other parents or simply so my kids do not ‘lose out’ to other kids whose parents who are doing it. Of course having tuition is important if the child has difficulty in certain subjects like Chinese (mandarin) in our case but does a child have to go for tuition for every subject just so he/she can hope to get top marks each and every time?

On the contrary I believe a child a should enjoy their childhood while they still can as they will never get to relive it.  That is to say, to have the freedom to play and laugh and just have fun being a child.  However if they show an interest in any particular field, be it sports, academic or music then Yes I would encourage them accordingly.

I was very surprised when my kids asked me if they could have music lessons, Kenan wants to learn the piano while Seth prefers to learn to play the guitar! In fact Kenan asked me about it a few months back, but I wanted to wait and see if he was really keen.  Well he kept reminding me every now and then, that I was suppose to go and find out more about the costs and schedule, that I finally decided to do it.  So he starts his first lesson next month.  Seth is now urging me to sign him up for guitar lessons as well…….hmmmm I suppose I will sign him for next month too.

Cuban banned for referee kick | U.S. | Reuters

Cuban banned for referee kick | U.S. | Reuters 

By Ian Ransom

BEIJING (Reuters) – Cuba’s Angel Valodia Matos was banned for life from taekwondo on Saturday for kicking a referee and a Chinese favorite was knocked out in a controversial ruling as the final bouts of the Olympic tournament descended into chaos.

The confusion overshadowed victory for Cha Dong-min, who took South Korea’s fourth taekwondo gold medal at the Beijing Games in the men’s +80-kg category, and Mexico’s Maria Espinoza, who won gold in the women’s +67-kg.

Leading 3-2 in the men’s +80-kg bronze-medal bout against Kazakhstan’s Arman Chilmanov, Matos slumped to the floor rubbing his leg and was disqualified for exceeding a minute’s injury time, prompting the Cuban’s coach to rush onto the mat.

After a heated exchange, Matos struck the referee in the head with a high kick. He also kicked another official before being escorted out of the arena.

A tournament official announced the life ban for Matos and his coach over a loudspeaker a few minutes later.

“It was an insult to the Olympic vision, to the spirit of taekwondo and for me, an insult to mankind,” said Jin Suk Yang, general secretary of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF).

Jin qualified that the ban was pending approval from the IOC and that the Cuban team could appeal.

He also said that the WTF would seek legal action against the Cuban team, and that the referee needed stitches for a cut lip.

Chilmanov was awarded the bronze by default.

Greece’s Alexandros Nikolaidis took the silver and Chika Yagazie Chukwumerije of Nigeria took the other bronze.

The women’s competition was almost as tumultuous.

Chinese double Olympic champion Chen Zhong was eliminated in controversial fashion, following a protest by the team of her British quarter-final opponent, Sarah Stevenson.

Chen had her victory over Stevenson overturned after tournament officials ruled that referees missed a scoring kick in the dying seconds that would have won the Briton the match.

The ruling, announced over a loudspeaker, prompted enraged Chinese spectators to chant “kangyi!” (protest!) for several minutes.

Taekwondo officials had consulted the Chinese team before making the decision, Jin said.

“Their response was: ‘we are a hosting country and believing in sportsmanship, we are willing to accept any outcome from the decision’,” said Jin.

Stevenson eventually took a bronze after defeating Noha Abd Rabo of Egypt, amid a chorus of jeering from Chinese spectators.

Norway’s Nina Solheim took the silver after losing 3-1 to Espinoza, and Brazil’s Natalia Falavigna took the other bronze.

(Additional reporting by Lindsay Beck; Editing by Alex Richardson)

Rings Me Want!!!

I don’t particularly like to wear rings, but when I do feel like wearing one…. these are the ones I’d love to get.  *sighs* The first two pictures are the ones I would really love to have but are on the pricey side.  The third one….I can afford…..

No.1 Choice

No.1 Choice


Choice no. 2

Choice no. 2





by kwc

by kwc

by caruba

by caruba

by Norma Desmond

by Norma Desmond

Angel – Elvis Presley

Angel, with those angel eyes
Come and take this earth boy
Up to paradise

Angel, may I hold you tight?
Never kissed an angel
Let me kiss one tonight

If I said “I love you”
Would I be speaking out of turn?
I’m only human, but I’m willing to learn

Angel, make my wish comes true
Let me be in heaven here on earth with you

Angel, never kissed an angel
Let me kiss one tonight

If I said “I love you”
Would I be speaking out of turn?
I’m only human, but I’m willing to learn

Angel, make my wish come true
Let me be in heaven here on earth with you

Angel, Angel

Some Morbid Humour


  • Around housing estates rising smoke from burning offerings, during the prayers for the dead are choking the life of the living! The great thing about it, is that the non-believers are not the only ones suffering!
  • Around the world thousands of female fans are screaming with joy at eMoTheRapy’s latest single ” I cut myself Most who were interviewed, said they absolutely love the song because they could relate.  
  • Underage or rather ‘alledgedly’ underage smoking teens are shunned, booed and treated in a smiliar fashion as they are at the olympics! One group are too young to smoke while the other are just too young to win Gold medals!
  • Aliens are not welcome! Says protesters carrying picket signs, and in a recent interview this is what they had to say, “They have taken our jobs, and have somehow beaten the system to make their homes here on earth legal, but to us they will always be regarded as aliens from another planet! They are and will always be known as Space Invaders!”

The 2008 Beijing Olympic Medals

WOW!  Watching the Olympics from a television at home, I thought the medals already looked pretty cool and was wondering why the back of the medals looked very uniquely different from the front as in they did not appear to be finished in one material.  Here is why…….there is a jade piece in each of them!

The medal for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games is designed with inspiration coming from “bi”, China’s ancient jade piece inscribed with a dragon pattern. The medals, made of gold and jade, symbolize nobility and virtue and are the embodiment of traditional Chinese values of ethics and honor, sending forth strong Chinese flavor.

The medals are 70mm in diameter and 6mm in thickness. On the front side, the medal adopts standard design prescribed by the International Olympic Committee. While on the back, the medal is inlaid with jade with the Beijing Games emblem engraved in the metal centerpiece. The design inspiration of the medal hook derives from jade “huang”, a ceremonial jade piece with decoration of double dragon pattern and “Pu”, the reed mat pattern.

Noble and elegant, the Beijing Olympic Games medal is a blending of traditional Chinese culture and the Olympic spirit. It gives the winners of the Games great honor and acclamation as recognition of their achievement.

Note: bi, a flat jade disc with a circular hole in the center

Huang, a semi circular jade ornament

 And if you want to know how they were actually made you can click on the link here


Sure wish I could get my hands on a replica……….


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