Friday, May 30, 2008

Don't despair!

Spotted this in the papers today...
Don't despair! You need to stick it out, even if all seems lost. The act of faith it takes to struggle against adversity is enough to get things moving in your favor -- if in some surprising ways!
The horoscope today for Capricorn...Quite apt for me, since I'm still trying to find a job...

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tracking my speed

Ever since I stopped using my Garmin Forerunner 201 (I can't seem to find the cradle, which means I can't charge the device), I've had problems training for my 2.4km runs (one part of IPPT). I have difficulty in tracking exactly the distances that I'm running (I run around my neighbourhood, not at a running track), and also stopped doing interval training (no accurate way of measuring time and distance).

I was looking at the Polar RS200SD as a possible replacement, but at about S$400, it's quite a sum to pay. Then, Nike recently came out with the Nike+ Sportband, which at S$99 (if I'm not mistaken) is an easier pill to swollow. But it needs Nike+ shoes (sensor is placed inside the shoes), so that means extra cost...

After quite a bit of surfing and going through reviews, I decided to...not buy it, and go to the nearest track (with measured distances) to run. That would be Punggol Park...

I have about 6 months to clear my IPPT...Better start training.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

hide, X Japan, and Luna Sea

Well, one thing led to another. I was listening to the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, which mentioned a X Japan reunion concert. A quick Google search, and I was watching it. A bit more probing revealed a even more recent concert especially for hide (hide memorial summit). Enjoy. Relive.