Wednesday, November 28, 2012

DINNER at MAJESTIC BAY!


MAJESTIC BAY is a Seafood Restaurant 
and its located at

 Flower Dome, Gardens By The Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive #01-09
Singapore 018953

For Reservations
Tel: 6604 6604 


烧焗餐包 Baked BBQ pork bun

川辣饺子 Spicy, minced pork dumpling


辣椒蟹生煎包 Seared, chili crab meat bun

煲老火汤 Soup of the day - Old Cucumber with Pork Ribs Soup
I love soup and this is awesome!

The ingredients of the Old Cucumber with Pork Ribs Soup, 煲老火汤

清蒸东星斑 Steamed, live leopard garoupa, Light soya sauce


极品酱萝卜糕Wok-fried, raddish cake, XO chili sauce

华咖啡焗肉蟹 Live crabs, Bay’s signature “Kopi” sauce
with fire burning it at the start.. and the waitress stirred a bit before its ready for our hands! Lol~!

鲜大烩焗饭 Baked rice, assorted seafood, chef’s recipe sauce


诱惑 Sweet’s temptation – this includes the Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Yam Paste Stuffing, Shredded Coconut; Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Fresh Cream Stuffing; Steamed Custard Bun, Salted Egg Yolk; Bay’s Chinese Pancake, Red Bean Paste

 And here is the one behind all these delicious food - CHEF YONG who has 29 years of experience and won many awards in this industry.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

How to train and prepare for the 42km StanChart Marathon.


This year's Stanchart marathon is on the 2 Dec. Are you prepared for it?

Here are some guidelines on how you can train yourself and get prepared for it.


6 Months Before the Run

Train with a running schedule
Start training at least 6 months before the run. Plan out a progressive running schedule which will lead you to run at least 30 km once before the actual run. If you're not a seasoned runner, you can start with a 2 km, then slowly move up to 5km, 10km, 20km and lastly 30km. You can make use of the iPhone App called the "Runkeeper" to keep track of your running distance and time.











Here's a running schedule which you can take it as a guide for your trainings. You can make use of the iPhone App called "Runkeeper" (which i will feature in the later part below) to keep track of your running distance and time. Its in months starting from June and training is fortnightly. Week 3 of November.. I would suggest you to rest as the actual run is usually in the first week of December. Have enough recovery and rest. Don't over exert yourself. Placing Week 1 and 3 every month would eventually allow you to have at least 3-4 weeks of rest after your 30 km run. :)

Prepare your gears
- a proper running shoe is the most important for sure. You will be going through a long run, so get a proper shoe that is suitable for you. If you are flat-footed, get a shoe that is specially designed for flat-foot. Try not to wear very old and worn out shoes. You need fresh, well-cushioned shoes that are designed for running, fit well and match your foot type and running style.
- light clothings for your run. Due to long hours of continuous running and motion.. anything that comes in contact with our body might result in an abrasion. So.. wear something that is soft and light for your run.
- if you're bringing your phone along, u can consider getting an arm-band which you can keep your phone by your arm. Purchase one that comes with a few small pockets so that you can keep your stuffs like house key, EZ-Link card and cash notes.
- nipple pads.. to prevent abrasions to your nipples of course! But this might apply more to guys. It can be purchased from Watsons or Guardian easily.
- For ladies: wear a good supportive sports bra. One that should fit you properly and not be too stretched out. Most sports bras need to be replaced after many washes, when the elasticity is lost, or if your weight changes significantly.

Music for your run
Prepare motivating songs will be enough to last you through the whole run. Songs that are livelier... like Bruno Mars - Marry you or Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams for example. It would help to relax your mind and also keep you awake rather than being bored during the run.

Here are the things i prepared for my run.

Right Before the Run

1. Have sufficient rest.
The StanChart 42 km run usually starts at 5 am. Sleep in early the night before and have at least 6-7 hours of sleep. Don't be like me - did not sleep at all and went for the run. I was pretty anxious about it. It was my first attempt last year. Have a good peace of mind the night before, get your stuffs ready and sleep in early. Insufficient sleep would result in fatigue and affects your body condition, hence overall performance.

2. Avoid taking milky stuffs.
Milk is a heavy dairy liquid and may cause problems during moderate to intense exercise because it is digested slowly, containing high amounts of fat. This can result in nausea, cramping and vomiting. It can also cause a increased sensation of thirst or dehydration during exercise. Lastly, milk coats the mouth and throat with a thin film -- it does not increase phlegm or mucus, but that can cause a psychological effect that makes you cough or spit more.

3. Hydrate adequately
Have plenty of water few days before and on the actual day before the run. It's important to make sure you're well-hydrated during the few days leading up to your long run. You know you're well-hydrated if you void large volumes of pale urine at least six times a day. In the days leading up to your long run, drink plenty of water and nonalcoholic fluids. Not only does alcohol dehydrate you, but it can also prevent you from getting a good night's sleep.

4. Do light stretching before the run will do
For this.. it is quite complicated as some experts say proper stretching is good, but some say its not necessary to stretch. My say would be just to do some light and simple stretching will do. It would help you to warm-up a little and be ready for the run.


During the Run

Here are some additional information.

1. Maintain a comfortable pace that will allow you to jog for at least 10 km without stopping, but of course the best is not to stop.

2. Try to stretch at the side whenever you felt your calves or thighs about to cramp. When you think you have stretch enough, continue to run slowly. Do not allow it to cramp.

3. Do not over exert yourself. Know your limits.

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Here's the Runkeeper App.
I use it to keep track of my time and distance.

This is the most recent run i did. It states 5.03km and 32:16 mins. It even showed my current pace mins/km and how much calories I burnt. Pretty Good, isn't it?

With a slide to the left.. it showed the geographical route i took, starting from my place to Orchard Road.
For more information on this app, you can visit runkeeper.com

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Here are some websites for you to source for running routes:
http://travel.cnn.com/singapore/life/top-10-running-routes-singapore-932620
http://www.walkjogrun.net/running-routes/Singapore/
http://www.menshealth.com.sg/mh-runners/best-trails-singapore-1
http://www.stepwhere.com/listpaths/country/219/region/756/city/17912
http://sgroutes.blogspot.sg/


I'm not a professional runner, but hope all these information finds you well. :)

SMRT Bus Drivers Refused to go to Work!

About 200 SMRT bus drivers refused to go to work early Monday morning and instead assembled at their dormitory in Woodlands.

The drivers, who are Chinese nationals, were unhappy about the recent pay increase that Malaysian drivers had received, reported Chinese newspaper Shin Min Daily News.

Malaysian drivers got a $275 increment and a month's bonus, while Chinese nationals were paid $75 extra without any bonus.

An SMRT human resource executive was called in to resolve the dispute but when the discussion came to a standstill, police with their riot vans were called.


Monday, November 26, 2012

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

For Lovers of American Indian Gold Coins

For Lovers of American Indian Gold Coins
If you consider yourself a lover of coin jewelry, then www.AmericanCoinTreasures.com is where you must go to update your buying resources.

That is where you can get more info on how to buy gold coins. You will discover the prices range from under $40 to several thousands of dollars. At the top of the price range, it may cost you rom USD$500 to several thousand dollars for individual coins or boxed sets, but the quality is dazzling and the coins are rare. You’ll find Liberty Nickels and Buffalo Nickels. There is the JFK half dollar, not to mention the no longer minted Eisenhower dollar. All are in gleaming gold, ready to be added to a valuable, lustrous collection. However, there are gold coins available for under USD$40, an astonishing value.

Gold always retains its value, no matter what the dollar does. That’s because gold is a commodity based on gold bullion. Its value does, however, fluctuate. Currently it is over USD$1,700 per troy ounce whether in the form of coins or bars. Coin collecting is a top choice for investors seeking to diversify their investment portfolios.

Whether you are adding to your own collection, or introducing a favorite child to coin collecting, the historical knowledge you accumulate enhances the collecting experience.

The 19th and 20th centuries produced amazing designs of American gold coins and jewelry. The USD$10 and USD$20 gold pieces feature the Saint Gaudere Eagle, the Double Eagle and other variations of the American Eagle. Any of these would be valuable additions to a collection of gold coins and are surprisingly affordable. That’s because the quantity of gold mined in California at that time, as opposed to gold coins from other countries, make them less costly. In addition there is double value in these coins: They have the value of the bullion in them, plus the rarity and beauty of the coin itself. This increases the possibility that the prices will rise over time.

Coin collecting, known as the hobby of kings, is a fascinating endeavor. Best of all, some rare coins are in the USD$30-plus range, making collecting surprisingly affordable.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Pictures of Polar bear Sheba, 1977 - 2012


Polar bear Sheba died at the Singapore Zoo on Thursday.

A statement from Wildlife Reserves Singapore late Thursday night said the 35-year-old bear had been "under treatment since September for loss of strength in her hind limbs, but her condition deteriorated in past week".

"A close evaluation revealed her prognosis was poor, and the polar bear had to be euthanised on humanitarian grounds," it said, adding that it was extremely saddened by the passing.

Sheba arrived at the Singapore Zoo on April 14, 1978, from Cologne Zoo, Germany, when she was 14 months old. She was the first polar bear to successfully raise a cub in the tropics.













Sheba playing with her favourite toy?



 the one behind is Sheba.. though she look smaller here. :)






Sheba.. will always be loved. Rest in peace..

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

KOREA DAY 11 - SEOUL - 3rd Jan 2012 - Last Day!

think i'm the Roti Boy.. Welcome to my cafe in Korea! LoL~!


we had our breakfast here la... :)

think only two of us in the cafe. 

had these...

ROTI!

after that we went to Namdaemun to shop..

somewhere.. somehow we took public transport.
a bus to somewhere.. :P

looks like i'm more than a helper.. or a hanger? Ley Long?

 What to do?

Garfield?


Super Mario!
IF this one i dunno.. i really don have childhood le.. haha... :P


"Yeow.. Did u see my mushroom?"

Frisbee... selling all apple stuffs...

 its snOwing! ..pretty heavy!


spicy and hot dinner!
Final sumptuous meal before our flight back to SG.


yummy!
 

we had this along our way back to SG... i still remembered.
Inside we mixed with Jagabee! :)