Friday, May 22, 2009


Wow! I just accepted my UCL offer for Economics and i feel like a big burden off my chest finally! I've been thinking about this uni thing for months now. The cost, the degree, the enviornment, family, friends, canoeing, my dreams and aspirations.

I've finally made up my mind. I'm gonna go for it! Gonna have the time of my life, gonna get one hell of a degree, paddle on the thames, go for many world champs and hopefully eventually do well. watch (hopefully can be part of) the olympics in my adopted city!

It's time to get out of the little pond called macritchie and find a big lake or river to really train.

If i can excel here in studies and canoeing, I'll excel anywhere.

Trust me.

I will succeed.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Surgey aftermath


It ain't easy sitting for long hours now because of the wound, but I've already dragged myself out of my room anyway and I might as well do something right now. Surgery went well and the entire chunk of blood and the cyst wall has been removed. The skin was stitched back pretty neatly with 11 stitches and I'm currently waiting for the wound to heal over so that I can get back to my normal life.

It's times like this that make me realise how weak the body really is. Small injuries can just go out of hand in a matter of hours and little cuts can turn to massive infections. No matter how invincible we may feel, we are humans after all.

This probably is God's second reminded to me to take care of my body, the first being my left foot. It's easy to say "yeah, I'll be careful" and "nothing will go wrong", but when it comes to the crunch, sometimes I just heck it. I really abuse my body quite abit when I train...

But that's gonna change!

It's not fun spending time in a hospital waiting and in pain. And it's definitely not worth the money.

Anyway, I'm itching to get back to training to save whatever is left of my preparation for ACC trials, NCC, World Champs and ACC.

Oh yeah, I've kinda decided where i'm gonna study too.

Hello England!
I'm looking forward to a great time :)

a video of clarence & jori training at kallang.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I thought my left foot was enough.

And now it boils down to surgery AGAIN.


I'm not looking forward to the next few weeks of pure pain.


Friday, May 08, 2009


I guess this will have to do till my bones don't hurt so much anymore.

Monday, May 04, 2009


It's all in your hands now.

Let's see where you'll take me.


Sunday, May 03, 2009



It's better.

Yet it's not that much better.