Sunday, November 20, 2011

I fall in love in Marathon

It's 20th November 2011. Today is the day. It's 20.11.2011. Two 2011 in one row. On this auspicious day, what have you done to make it a remarkable one? Thanks to Allianz Penang Bridge International Marathon, I have a great day. A new achievement is achieved and new target of my life is set. Yea, I join the half marathon which is 21km. Don't believe right? Haha...I couldn't believe that too at first. I just do it...

I made myself at Queensbay Mall a day before. Penang Bridge is closed for the race from 1.00am till 10.00am. Window shopping at QB and read some stuffs at Popular. Later on Jih Yee met me up and have dinner with me. Thanks for the accompany. After that only me & my car over the night. I got a brief rest in the car. By 1am, it's already crowded with a lot of participants. It's very happening.

You gonna end the race that you started. Photo was taken at 12.00am.

I got myself ready with the race kits. Race bib is on & tag is tied on the shoes. Yeah~!!! This tag is totally compulsory to make sure that we go through all the stations. While we jog pass a scanner, our number is scanned and our time is recorded. It's totally a great way to reduce miscommunication that I met before in other races.

It's 3.00am....punk~!!! Here we's marathon is a great one...along the journey, there will be a lot of cheer from the organizer and passersby to keep us going on. Some tourists also joined the cheer to "add oil" for us. The drinking stop is enough and even 100 plus is served. That's the drink we as runners need the most. On the bridge, a group of people keep on playing drum. The sound of drum seems like asking us to keep going instead of stopping. The runners keep on encouraging ourselves to keep us moving on. The best part is pretty female runners jog pass you from the side and you couldn't manage look her face. That's the best reason for me to increase my paces.

The last 3 km, both of my calves and thighs were totally ache. My joints are in pain. But still I started speeding like there's no tomorrow. Without considering whether later I still need to step on the pedal or to walk to the toilet, I just sped up. When my last step landed on the scanner and show my time, I was relief. Then a person hung a finishing medal over my neck. The feeling is great. The bitter is worth it. I guess I fall in love. I fall in love in marathon.

I made it with my own feet. Despite of how scary the others say about 21km half marathon, I would say that is just like that. Determination plays vital role. FULL STOP.

The back part of the medal.

The front part of the medal.

I met my high school senior in the marathon event. He is 3 years older than me. Ohya, for your information, last time I used to kinda idolize those who born in 85 in my high school. For me, they are great in every aspect. No matter study, sport and social network, they are always at the front line. Still remember when I was in Form 2, I joined a jogging event organized by Kelab Jogging in my high school. The route was around 3 km. When I was just half way, the senior that I mentioned just now had already finish the run. That time I was amazed.

Back to the Marathon, both of us had a conversation.

I: So joining alone?
Senior: Nola. With friends. How far you join?
I: Half marathon. How about u? Sure Full lor.
Senior: Nola. Only 10km. Long time didn't jog d lor.

I am not saying out this to prove that I am greater now. I just would like to say that only passion will keep a person moving. Do it with your heart and leave everything behind. So while we are asking when should we do something, the answer is always NOW~!!!

Now we are the generation~!!! The race goes on...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Part of the Resolution in Year 2011

Another quarter left for 2011 and I think it's time to review my resolution that I had prepared on the last day of 2010. It's been something I did for the past few years but previous years, I lost my list before I had my chance to review them. So usually I considered that my checklist were all ticked. This year, I pasted my Bucket List on the wall in E-1-B. No idea of E-1-B? You should have a look at THIS. So when I moved most of my thing off that memory castle, I was thinking of leaving the Bucket List untouched on the wall. But luckily I tore it off and keep it. I was lucky to do so. 5 out of 6 of my list were completed & I am satisfied and proud of that. Ahhh~!!! I still get an "A" rite?

Last week, I completed my degree course unofficially. I ended it with the Industrial Training presentation and it worked out fine. Basically, the presentation served as a good excuse for me to take a day off from my daily routine and to meet up my buddies. Ah~!!! Hope this would not be my last reason to be back to that familiar place. Thanks everyone for making effort to meet up. Catching up with u guys is awesome.

Thanks Julian for coming back earlier just to meet up & thanks a lot for the meal. If you could make it to the North, it's pay back time. =)

Lala Fried Bihun - a famous food in Klang.
Heard a bout it quite some times ago until I had the chance to taste it. It's really nice. Worth for a try. yummy...As a seafood lover, I can't resist myself over these good stuff. It's juicy with lots of meat.

The location is E: 101* 25' 27'' N: 3*0'38.8''.

This morning, Dad & I went to Penang Island for this....

Yes...Crazy stuff again...

It's in the Bucket list...a week to go...will start at 3.00am...I should have sleep at that choice la...backside itchy who's with me this time?

After that Dad & I hang out for a coffee time. We had a great father & son moment and mostly our topic is about life & future...

"工作后的毓健不一样了,成熟稳重了许多,带着中学时期的影子,只是那么点影子" - My favourite quote of the day, & maybe the week. =)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Just to share

It would surely be a boring post. So don't put any expectation in this post.

Back to a history class, not really long ago but half of the decades...sometimes, somethings can only be explained as "fated" instead of anything else. It's really fate. Let's start with the boring class. 5 years ago, while I had my longest ever holiday in my life after my high school graduation, I was in a mess. I couldn't really make up my mind on my next move. There're a few options that I got that time, but still I stick with the plan "Foundation in Engineering" in Multimedia University (Malacca campus). After one year, again I need to pick a choice for my major. After thinking and considering, my choice is "Nanotechnology" which I thought it's new, cool and fresh at that moment.

Throughout this 5 years, the greatest question that I would like ask myself is "What had you gained in this 5 years?" Honestly I had nothing but shit in my engineering skills and technical knowledge. I almost almost give up engineering after 5 years in this field. YES~!!!This is the 2nd time I mentioned it in my blog post. Fuck up man~!!! Luckily 4 months of engineering gave me an awesome reason to stay and re-evaluate.

So in other words, I am spending RM50k+ for just a piece of toilet paper? Just to clean all my shits off? I would say "NO". I might not be a great engineer that have good critical thinking skills but I learn to think logically and rationally in life. I might not be able to explain to the others in details and convince the interviewers with my communication skills but I speak, listen and share my thoughts with the others. I may not have a good job with high salary but I could get myself a chance to explore to real working work by my own. I might not be able to do well in my engineering job but I do have a great attitude towards life and work. I may not have much interest in engineering but I have passion in life. In short, I learn a lot of things out of the class in my campus life.

Another interesting part about my university life is the value of friendships that I have. I use "have" instead of "had" because for me, it will be everlasting. Whenever I come to the central of Malaysia, most of them would make the effort just to meet up and say 'hi'. Furthermore, they will keep on suggesting gathering from time to time although for most of the time, many of us could not make it and it will be just a history. Since this weekend is a long weekend, many of my friends would like to spend their time with their dearest family. Just to make it for a dinner with me, they just change their plan and delay their time back. Sincerely, I am touched. I do appreciate. Some even rather spend less time with their bf/gf to meet up with me and have a good laugh. Thanks & thanks...

After lots of expectation and disappointment, I learned to be moderate. So instead of expecting, I would rather wait for some surprises. Anyhow, I do hope that the discussion for next trip to the north is an ongoing process and will be a big "ON". Looking forward to it. *bless*