Friday, December 31, 2010

Countdown to 2011

Another new year.

I'm hoping for good things to come.

For me... as well as all of you :D

(Pic from google images)


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

2008 & 2010

Both meaningful years, pain ridden & heartbreaking but monumental in shaping my personal growth.

The greatest barrier in our quest for continuous improvement i think is always the tendency to fall into a rut & to take things for granted.  and as you get older, it gets easier.  sliding into a certain comfort zone becomes almost second nature, you've reached a certain level  and just dont feel the need to push yourself anymore.  therein lies the problem, routine slowly kills all vestiges of passion and without passion its hard to feel 'alive'.

The recurring events of 2008 & 2010 have indeed turned my world upside down but the 'cold water' effect couldnt be more timely.. i needed to be waken from my deep slumber. if jannah is my goal, as i suppose it is with everyone of faith, then i certainly must reconsider the direction i am heading.  with the clock ticking away, i might not be able to catch up... theres so much that needs improvement.

 (Pic from google images)

I am still hopeful that my journey will not be made alone, i am still hopeful that my dreams & aspirations are shared but the truth of the matter is, we are all personally accountable for whatever choices we make so in the end, we're on our own.  i cant afford the luxury of continuously wallowing in self pity nor lamenting in regret.  enough of dancing to the tune of others, its time i take charge of whatever's left of my life.

Lets get on with it.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Big Sale

Its on.. everything's on sale.  all you need is to bring along enough mooolah hehehe.

Sadly,  i'm not a shop-a-holic so big sales dont mean much to me.  if the man had more sense he'd be eternally grateful to have such a low maintenance wife.  the throng of people at mega sales scare the living daylights outta me (what if there was a stampede over at the shoes & handbag counter?).  i even came back from the land of turkish delights with only a pair of leather boots to my name lol.

But i'm thinking i should brave the crowds just so i can get me a new pair of running shoes.  especially bcos now i kinda know what i should be looking for.

Earlier this month i was fortunate enough to chance upon a promotion by adidas, in collabration with mbsa for its sahabat taman tasik kick off.  there was a free foot scanning service as well as a podiatrist to recommend the best solution to suit each requirement.

After looking at my foot scan and physically examining my feet, the podiatrist procaimed that i belonged to the high arch category and in consideration to my age and weight, recommend that i search for shoes with cushioning, torsion system & toe-off 

That actually translates into the adidas blue range i.e. emphasis is on cushioning...adistar ride 2, supernova glide 2. response csh 19, bounce venus, adizero boston, adizero adios, adizero ace.  still a long list but at least i'll be zeroing in on these specific targets.

But still, buying the right shoe is such a big hassle isnt it?!

Friday, December 10, 2010

The tryst


Me meeting golfman on the sly... no kiddies this time.

(Pic from google images)

Will be back next week ;p

Wednesday, December 1, 2010