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Brace Yourselves, (by-)Election is Coming

Brace Yourselves, (by-)Election is Coming

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That awesome moment when…

That awesome moment when…

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Cape Verde

Just got back from a business trip to Cape Verde. In case you are wondering, Cape Verde is a group of islands off the coast of Senegal in West Africa.

Boy, it is a beautiful country! Totally not what I was expecting, after the trip to Tanzania in the middle of the year. The only bad thing is that it is just too damn far from Singapore… It took me some 40 hours to get to their capital, Praia and another 30 hours to get back to Singapore from Praia. The reason for the the extra 10 hours to get there? I had to layover for almost 12 hours on another island, Sal, as there wasn’t a direct flight that day… So yup, I slept like a hobo in the airport.

A pretty uneventful biz trip, just some minor hiccups here and there, no biggie. This is the type of biz trip I prefer, not much surprises and things going to plan. Would like to have some free time to go explore around though. But you can’t have everything 😉

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Best Friend

Best Friend

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Nike We Run SG 10K

Nike We Run SG 10K

Today was the Nike We Run SG 10K event, the one which 12,000 slots were fully registered within two days of registration opening. Quite a few of my friends were exclaiming that they didn’t get to register in time for the race. Well… For Nike running events in Singapore, you can’t really mull over the registration, you gotta decide fast.

The race expo was last weekend over at Orchard Central. Reach there around 7pm sharp and boy, was there a long queue already. The race pack was quite sparse, a race tee (that’s what most people signed up for), a race tag, a Nike water bottle and an event info sheet.

Nike We Run 10K Tee

Fast forward to today’s race. Well… It didn’t really get off to a very good start… Early in the morning, SMRT had a delay in their service… I waited for quite a while at Lakeside for the east-bound train and it didn’t arrive till 6:10am… And after Jurong East Station, the train was like a weekday peak hour train, packed to the brim… Was suppose to meet up with my friend Kenny at [email protected] to put all the barang-barang in his car before heading to the race village… But due to the train delay, had to meet him straight at the race village…

Not sure if it was due to the train delay that there was a huge crowd moving off at Kallang station, but it seems like that event was ill-equipped to handle large crowds… There were many chokepoints and funnelling of crowds… Especially bad was at the entrance into the race village and the path towards the starting pen. Why would you funnel a large crowd into a small pathway? I don’t quite understand on that…

The run itself was quite pleasant. Large crowds, but the paths were wide, spacious and well, proper paths. Unlike a certain run where there were funneling of crowds, mixture of paths and trails, dimly lit paths… (*cough*AHM*cough*) Lots of overtaking within tight spaces, due to the large crowd and I believe also due to people not really prepared for the run.

This year’s finisher’s item is a Keychain/Flashdrive. At first I thought it was just a normal keychain (cheapskate!), until Kenny told me that it’s a flashdrive too! Well… It’s only 2GB, but still much more useful than a just a keychain.

Nike We Run SG 10K Finisher's Item

All the usual stuff at the Finishing Point/Race Village, 100Plus, Ice Mountain (mineral water), banana, massage points (Salon Plus mostly…) and in addition, ice cream! Not sure if eating ice cream after a run is a good idea… Didn’t queue for it, too long…

Headed down to [email protected] for a swim and jacuzzi after the run. Man, it was awesome! The view, the swim and the jacuzzi itself. The water jet was just nice~ A good water jet massage after a run, hah.

Southbank@Lavender Infinity Pool

My next run will be the Newton 2011 Run. 30KM… Oh shit…

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Apparently, they never think also

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Hello World!

Ah, it is finally up!

My new blog is more or less done. Finished migrating the post from my old blog and from now on, I’ll be blogging here. Cool!

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Virtual Private Server

Finally got my VPS!
Some stock from BuyVM.net  opened up today (yesterday for you American folks) and as usual, the ultra-lowend plan ($15/yr) was snapped up way before I knew about it…
Instead, I signed up for the $3.50/mth plan and it just got provisioned a few hours ago.

Now I gonna start cleaning up my VPS and setup the LNMP stack and Postfix mail server I have in mind.
Will update my progress here. 🙂

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A new beginning(?)

My last post was almost 2 years ago…
Woah…

I’ve let this blog sitting here that long? So much things have changed in the WordPress Dashboard, I’m almost lost there… Hah!

Anyway, I hope to start afresh on this blog. Just bought a .sg domain from Instra and now I’m looking for a VPS to host the blog and maybe an email server.
Looking at BuyVM or SpotVPS, that is, if I can get a coveted slot on BuyVM, if not, most likely I’ll go SpotVPS. Or does anyone have any recommendation?

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Class95 Swags

The story I submit for Class95 “Back to the Old School” got selected and Jean Danker read it live on-air!

Collected the Gift Pack today.

It consist of:

  • Class95 FM T-Shirt
  • Class95 FM Jacket with “The Flying Dutchman” embossed on the chest
  • Class95 FM Pen (A gel pen!)
  • Class95 FM Fridge Magnet
  • Class95 FM Lanyard

Neat!