Sunday, July 30, 2006


Got tons of work. EE, IOP presentations, cross country, econ test...busy week ahead. Rushed to school for philharmonic orchestra's concert last evening. Left my tanktop in the toilet at mac, crap. hope it's still there tmr. Anyway nice concert, just that the hall's too big.

Friday, July 28, 2006


I guess i won't be going anywhere to compete this year. The only only last thing left to fight for was the malaysia timetrial, which tosko deemed me unfit to have any potential to fight with the senior men and ryan for tmr's timetrial.Therefore no timetrial slot for me means no trip to malaysia.confirm.

Disappointed, yes. Angry, no. Maybe he has other plans for me? Nevermind...
When you're in this kinda mood, you go abit nuts and so i decided to take the c1 down. Took jame's one somemore. ambitious :P

out of 2 attempts, capped once after moving around for awhile and 2nd attempt saw me learning how to go straight most of the time as well as reach back to the launching point safely without capping after making one round around the lagoon! achievement of the day!!!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

:l :(

Had a chat before went down to water. My respect for him has grown. He's let so much go just for canoeing...career promotions, social life, studies in some way. I think i'm kindof on this path right now. He asked me if i will be content even if there will be no appreciation from this sport. He told me there was a time all he wanted to do was get on the water and perfecting his strokes gave him joy.

I wanted to tell him. I feel exactly the same right now. No appreciation, no love, no career promotions...he doesn't want me to make a mistake on the path i choose. I'm indebted to him. It got me thinking...is this really what i want, but i think i already know the answer to this question i have been asking myself for so long...

Thank you. I will never regret.

#Btw the nelo was fantastic today.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Got somemore pics today. A very quiet day it was.

yosef said this to me today: "Good to see you still around."

I guess it is nice to see the people you know continue to train after competition when technically there's no more commitment required of you. I'll be around...i'm not finished yet. I still have a dream to fulfil. :P And yosef...good to see you too. The place is so quiet.

It's seems like yesterday that it was december. 7 months have passed now. 6 months of self training with mr goh standing in when there was no coach, Mr. tosko's arrival in early june, the nelos...So much has happened and season of 2006 is over. This is the season i've learnt alot, about the world, about myself. My 5th season. that's fast.

Took sir's nelo down with the rotatable. Didn't expect it to be so hard to control. I think i should start my transition now before my boat comes. Well...that's what sir recommended and now i totally agree. The design is just very different from the apache k1. Catches less wind, goes superbly straight yet is unbelievably unaccomadating to drag and crossing. I got the whole post season/pre season to get it right. I've found a new challenge...which is the rotatable. It gives me the potential to really use my thighs to move the boat somemore. Time for some investment again i guess.

Monday, July 24, 2006

:l how?

Guess i didn't sleep it off.

k2 250 and k4 500 pics

Sunday, July 23, 2006


That is all. No more fighting. No more competition. I want to rest.

Today marks the finale for the year and the last races as AST k4 crew. Started off with the k4 250 finals(ast). Hongkong sort of stunned me with the way they started but i guess that's the way things are. Not too fantastic and it was a real close race. 3rd.

K2 250 (sssc) after like 10 minutes rest. Had a fantastic start but lacked the finishing to get the gold. Nice race hong kong and NUS. 3rd.

K4 500(ast). Fastest race of the day. We just gave all we could. What a finale. K4 500m champions 2006. My engine is Acc(j) no.4 for a reason. Well, thank you junior men, sam, ryan, jori for this unbelievable opportunity to be your no1 seater. The glide, the surge.

I will never forget.

May you guys do well in whatever you pursue in your coming days. If your do badly for A's i'm gonna knock you real hard.
Thank you and God bless.

Saturday, July 22, 2006


Got through to finals.
Tmr have to fight very very very extremely hard with the huge people.

Friday, July 21, 2006


Got back my results today. Not very fantastic, actually really bad if i compare with last few yaers. But! it's a new year with new things so i think just getting like 60+ for most subjects for now is still relatively ok as long as i can keep improving.

Failed econs though. Kind of expected it anyway. Just wasn't my day at school. Well, I'm thankful for my results and i prayed real hard that i'll at least get through this exam which i did...so thank you so much.

Tmr is the start of NCC. Finals held on sunday. Taking K2 250, k4 250, k4 500.
It's gonna be tough with hong kong around but i have confidence in the crews in k4 and k2. We can do it (:

This is the last race for the year. I'm gonna end it on a high.
Whatever the results, god has a plan for us.

whoever it is going around using my name to tag...PLEASE stop, i'm not to happy about that...sorry wen yang.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Give me the strength to continue my fight.

I am weary.
I am tired.

I need some rest.
Some peace of mind.


Feeling slightly better after a hot bath.
Things are just getting real crazy.
SEACC dead. NCC. school.etc etc.

SEACC was a huge disappointment. It's been my goal for 8 months now since i barely missed ACC back in december.

Now... one of the main things that has kept me going is no more...

Have to keep fighting. Have to keep going. Have to succeed despite.
K4 500/250 will be the finale for this crew.

We are strong!


Monday, July 17, 2006


I confirm did quite ok for phsyics! Woooooh!!!! T.Chiew told me so! He better not be lying!!!! (:
maybe around 60%? But higher than expected ready. Heard that 30+% of level failed it.

Visited the home of someone i respect with all my heart. Nice place, still abit empty but its homely. Has a nice view outside too. Watched afew shows...talked abt certain things and then went for dinner with seniors.

Missed the stop and ended going all the way to town instead where we met Caleb! Ate and talked and had a close shave with....*ahem* and big momma.

Lucky we left in time.hahaha. talked somemore around the area and YAH saw Likai for the first time in 5 months? cool.He his this super unique sense of humour. Well...that's my opinion.

Almost died in school today. nearly fell of the building...haha. no la...just damn tired...
But things are relatively fine now that terms are over. all the IB IA coming and its counted for the final final diploma...must piah...

Second request fireworks anyone? can like bring my dog for a walk as well! that's jori and junyi's job (:

Saturday, July 15, 2006


Training's starting to take a toll on my body. Cuts, bruises, abrasions you name it.Morning was crazy but i did a real good 4k set.

k2-ed after training with capt. lam. k2 250 have to fight hard since hongkong is coming down. Afternoon k4-ed with the remaining crew from ACC. It leaves to be seen if i can fill the seat left by those who decided to pursue other dreams...

I think every boat just hates me lah :S got cut again.

2 races left for this coming 3 mnths.

Saw fireworks from the parade on the way home just now. Think on nat day itself i'll walk to medeka bridge and wait. Think that's the best view available apart from the stadium itself.

anyone interested?


Friday, July 14, 2006


What a finals. I took so many pictures and yes I DID NOT PON SCHOOL! (:
Atmosphere was fantastic (:
+ Got new award "most outstanding paddler" or something hahahaha guess who...samU and MY.
Congrats to the winners but remember the process is the main thing. To those who didnt do that well...well, there's always a next time if u keep trying. Remember, if you give up now it just proves you're not good enough.

Like boris used to say:
Why no fighting!

So keep fighting !

Thursday, July 13, 2006

n (:a

Terms are over. Finally 3 long sleepless weeks are over (:
Went down to watch the races yesterday. Wind was real strong + sunburn city?

Had no boat for training yesterday. lost the shed key...so i ended up using the high volume boats and a blade with no size. Found out it was a B1 after 6k.

pretty eventful day yesterday (:

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

na (: ?

Tmr the A div races kick off. The event that so many have been training so hard for. To all competing tmr and friday good luck and most important of all have fun (:

Also the debut of the nelos. now all we need is an asian champion or world champion to live up to the boat.

We'll see...

1 paper left. I'm gonna finish well. and its time to concentrate on other more pressing matters.
SEACC? gotta pick up the pace again.

i wanna race tmr but i cant...

nevermind. combined schools k4? (:

Here's a relatively inspirational picture? hahaha. anyway good luck to all, AND REMEMBER SPORTSMANSHIP. the world cup was super disappointing in this area...

Sunday, July 09, 2006


Tired but worth it. kicked my foot against a rock just now. the skins come off. -.- always not paying attention. the video works now. my boat could be flatter when i glide.

we used the agro to see how our stroke graph looked like. looking at the graph of mine vs everyone else. i think i'm super weak physically. my magnitude is super low. think even the senoir women are stronger than me. hahaha.

rained the whole day and i'm kinda happy for that. its been real warm recently and i suddenly want to eat cheese prata and tons of icecream.

world cup finals! finally...italy or france? both look great. but in sports anything can happen.good luck to both teams

Saturday, July 08, 2006

i saw II (:

tired. today's my last day of slacking be4 have to go back to mug for the last 2 papers. took moskito for a spin again (:
capt lam and me are going to fly for ncc after afew more times on the water hopefully.

stroking is improving from thurs. did pretty good 250 sets just now.

time trial video dun work.
crap. gotta get a new one.

Friday, July 07, 2006

i saw

maths and chinese done. chem and El a1 done. 4 down and 2 to go. econs and physics. gonna be a hard weekend and week ahead. but can lah...so far tests all went relatively well. I've learnt a lesson. Be prepared or face the consequences.

hopefully i can like get some respectable grades so i dun like get comments like underachieving in my term report.......

1st training in k1. uber stressful. 5 days only become like that...needa regain my feel. my ncc k2 250 is under threat!!!! WAT's THIS!...

hope it isnt a repeat of last year's photofinish.

Thursday, July 06, 2006


sneaked to training. tosko seems pissed i missed trainings...now i feel i shouldnt have gone in the first place. today's papers were fine. tmr maths and chinese.


hope can pass at least.
tried sir's rotatable and i love it. i'll probably get one soon once i save enough money.
240 $....

good luck to me for maths....die....

Tuesday, July 04, 2006


dun think i'm gonna train much this week...lots of stuff left to do still.stress

music to destress. i got a thing for jazzy stuff (:

Sunday morning rain is falling
Steal some covers share some skin
Clouds are shrouding us in moments unforgettable
You twist to fit the mold that I am in

But things just get so crazy living life gets hard to do
And I would gladly hit the road get up and go if I knew
That someday it would lead me back to you
That someday it would lead me back to you

That may be all I need
In darkness she is all I see
Come and rest your bones with me
Driving slow on Sunday morning
And I never want to leave

Fingers trace your every outline
Paint a picture with my hands
Back and forth we sway like branches in a storm
Change the weather still together when it ends

That may be all I need
In darkness she is all I see
Come and rest your bones with me
Driving slow on Sunday morning
And I never want to leave

But things just get so crazy living life gets hard to do
Sunday morning rain is falling and I'm calling out to you
Singing someday it'll bring me back to you
Find a way to bring myself home to you

And you may not know
That may be all I need
In darkness she is all I see
Come and rest your bones with me
Driving slow?

-maroon 5

Monday, July 03, 2006

june fest 2

Yesterday we fought hard. 20men mixed and men's champions, 2nd for women's 10men. good job scf. Team spirit was real good yesterday. everyone fought for each other and thats great.

had dinner at jian sheng's place. played with his dog(: tempted it with food haha. watched sam and co. play metal slug4 and puzzle fighter till 10+. bo got owned. ahah.

cool day. back to studying.

Taking a break now and i realised how fast time has past.

seems like yesterday i was in sec.1. all the stupid things we did like jump out the windows to the ledge to the basement carpark, launch the fire extinguisher multiple times and stop people from exiting class, flood the lab tables, singlish dictionary to maths teacher.hahaha.

I never regret entering acsi. This is the best decision i've made in my life.

Going for discovery camp. somehow getting into canoeing by some freak accident? The truth was i didnt want to do anything back then but look at me now....i cant stop.big diff.

5 yrs on...with next yr being my final year at ac, time has really flown by, and it will continue to and in approx. 1yr and 3 mnths its gonna be diploma exams...and i bet i will be cursing and swearing away at the fact i have to study. Next year might also make the end of my competitive canoeing career too. Right now i really don't know what will happen once i go ns at the end of next year.

I can say that i will continue on in uni but 3yrs down the road i might change my views? i really don't know...I definitely will never go fast for prbably 4-5months after returning from ns.

Then there's uni. It's gonna be hard to rotate between studies and canoeing...
But if there's a will there's a way. Maybe overseas uni? who knows.

3 weeks more and some more faces will start to disappear. Damn i hate this...
It's inevitable though. It's happened so many times now i'm kinda getting numb, but i shouldn't.

I'll just look ahead and keep fighting for what i believe in.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

June fest.

First time i'm taking part in June fest. Haven't exactly dragonboated much in the last few years. Heats went relatively well, but can improve more for the next 4 races.

The atmosphere is so different from school's nats and regatta. It's sort of like a carnival, but its nice to see so many people involved in dragonboat.