Wednesday, 24 December 2014

14 12 24

尋思於冬風、
冷與靜之中。

Sunday, 14 December 2014

14 12 14

Selfies with puppies.



Sunday, 30 November 2014

Thursday, 20 November 2014

14 11 20

The kind of state of physical and mind where you feel the kick through puahing the limit. Progression of flag, get away with liniency on upper body and focus on core and downwards. 

Friday, 7 November 2014

14 11 07

Jog today, was just like any other session, except it was drizzling. Cool and slight damped.
I looked down, the silhouette reflected on the wet asphalt told you you're in form, looked good, and keep moving. With the wet socks shifted into my palms, my feet inside the well, if not overly-perforated mesh toeboxes of rotation today, seasoned Orange/black Mizuno Evo Cursoris took their time cutting through and enjoying the cold air with every stride.
The route clocked, even with the slight earlier than usual starting point, surprised me: thought-to-be 6km route turned out to be 8.2+km from the online map calculation. The worrying speed that dropped to 8km/h region recently, in this run, turned out to be 11.88km/h, with 41'25" recorded. I can only say the workout paid off.

Alright now, keep moving on~

今天夜跑與平時不同的是空氣中飄著的濕氣與水分:細雨紛飛。
跑著低下頭看著倒影在濕了的柏油路面的剪影,映出的是推動力。風迎面吹,冷的。除去被踏步動作濺進鞋裡的水浸濕了的短襪,已經磨合了的橙/黑 Mizuno Evo Cursoris 栓頭超大孔網布讓腳丫得到公平對待,搶先享受著第一手冷風的待遇。
以為大概六公里來回的路程,就算加上今次比平時較早的算入熱身路段的計時也不會多到哪裡。身體感知的速度,時間也差不多。但是測量的結果,是八點二+公里。用網上計算器, 8.2公里, 41分25秒:速度是11.88km/h。最近徘徊在 8 - 9 km/h 的自己有點驚訝。

繼續努力吧!

Friday, 3 October 2014

12 10 03

Afternoon 'Critical' study.
午後的「關鍵」修行。

Thursday, 25 September 2014

14 09 25

抓狂於體制之中。
一大群人作為螺絲一樣的在體制中過著日子,或不自覺、或覺而甘於如此。

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

14 09 10

儺了神,接下來訓海豹犬。
Done with sorcery, SEAL (pup) training next.

14 09 09 Sneaker Scene Rant

   Airbag is the way to go. Lunarlon, no.
   It is intriguing to observe people's behaviour of worshipping a brand, that they perceive things selectively, ie. only the positive informations.
First, Lunarlon by the swoosh.
   Even the recent iteration ( I cannot say for the latest models like HD2014 because I have not tried them, but I am not far behind with Kobe 8), the longevity of foam is just disappointing. The foam was compressed, deformed and responsiveness was lost after a couple of months of not-frequent casual wears. Yes, no competitive ball games. I noticed the deterioration of responsiveness especially when I used it for badminton session, with my physical capability taken into calculation.
   Most, if not all the renowned sneakers reviewers on internet community give Lunarlon positive review. I am not sure how much play time did they actually clock that concluded that, but it can easily be speculated lesser than most of the consumers out there that going to use them on the court till they are not in usable condition, and cushioning bottomed up is NOT one of the conditions.
Second, traction pattern.
   Most, again, if not all, the popular player signature models are designed with traction design and material and is good for indoor court, and going to burn out in no time on outdoor surfaces. Take from my experience and observation: Kobe 6-9, Lebron 11, Hyper rev, Superfly 2, XX8/M10. They are either designed with thin pattern or used pliable rubber, none of these shows consideration for outdoor usage. The models specified designed for outdoor use, are either treated with mid-range technology and set-up or stripped-down version of the signature models.

  These not only showed the lack of consideration from the brand (I do not want to go to the direction of thinking the business strategy of the brand that tries to portray it is alright to not judge a performance-based product from performance standpoint, but how luxurious it can be. At the same time,pragmatic-based products are being portrayed as lower standard), but more importantly, the fact that the consumers are responding like fans of the brand, lost the rationale-based reasoning, willingly trade the products as they are with hard cash, and do not seemed to question the value of their purchases is more amusing to me.


Saturday, 6 September 2014

14 09 05 Peace

Empty Kallang Wave - Sports Hub area. I was at ease.
Drizzling rain drops in the air, together with bone-chilling wind (for the me now), amplified with the moving speed of bicycle. Tonight, it doesn't feel like Singapore.



Thursday, 4 September 2014

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

14 08 17

Aftet woken the human up at 4:30, and wandering around for 1/2 an hour. Seems like you had enough.

14 08 26

Journey

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

14 07 30


Fresh court. Hoop with net that works.
This made my day, even with 4 hours sleep, drowsiness as trade-off.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

14 07 28

Old skill revisiting.
(Red panda from Instagram user simasima_sippo)

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Saturday, 19 July 2014

14 07 19

Sniff, sniff. Hi, Mr. Strang...new friend!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

14 07 15 Cockpit.

From cockpit, looking out of the jetfighter.

Monday, 23 June 2014

14 06 23

成長,是否意味著儘量政治正確,不帶個人色彩,隱藏本性的客觀態度?
如果是的話,什麼時候做自己。

Saturday, 21 June 2014

14 06 21

The Providore @ Mandarin Gallery.

Gazed into the air, and came into vision one familiar name, Streamer Coffee Company. 
Lovely to bump into this 1-m-o acquaintance from Tokyo to SG. :)
Tried. Meant for Latte it said... The waitress said. 
Creamy for a latte. To my liking :)


Friday, 13 June 2014

14 06 12 旅行,還是履行?

旅行,還是履行?

周遭看到聽到的大氣候是,好幾個月甚至半年以上之前就開始籌劃有限的年假配額。而且是周(年)而復始的。
特點01:當事人通常大方的以此為理由:"沒假可拿了",來推掉其他的邀約。可見當事人對此的重視度。
好奇01:無薪假真的那麼不能割捨嗎?

特點02:當事人對此表現出的氣度好像視此為傲,是種成就般。有機會發表時更是不吝於分享自己的長遠計劃。
好奇02:你的旅行已經變成了履行(計劃)。樂趣在那裡呢?

當然,如果之於你,履行就是旅行的樂趣,當然完全沒問題;當然,適度的計劃與了解,不至於讓自己在陌生環境陷入困境且無助,也成立。

只是退一步看,我以為嘗試 -未知 - 新鮮 - 體驗,就是旅行的本質,也是精髓。打個比方,進電影院看一部戲,是期待著下一秒會發生什麼精彩些,還是等著事先已經知道的戲碼上演來得有趣些?

對未知持著開放的心。計劃少一點,冒險多一點。我覺得更有趣。人生風景,不就圖個精彩嗎?


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Friday, 21 March 2014

14 03 21

2x ristretto latte /"more milk", to justify that barista's extraction timing, Which, according to her, was by gut feeling. Turned out... bitter than I expected. I think both the thick foam (Means little milk than I except for a latte or more milk... Whichever) and the extraction time come contributed to the bitterness.
It was warm for the other/main barista lady to make me another one, with more milk and extraction by her. The union of the milk and the shot felt better now. Of course, with appreciation from me heart!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

14 03 19

Tainted love.
(Foamy) flat white with cocoa powder from Africa sprinkled.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

14 03 18

Barista got creative. Appreciate that: )

Monday, 17 March 2014

14 03 17

Lio too hot, shot for the day.

Friday, 14 March 2014

14 03 14

Tad bitter for double ristretto today. Barista said she judged by instinct, no concrete data collected.
Full of heart nonetheless.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

14 03 13

Macchiato with the usual house blend today.
Tried cupping (taste, spit out) and drink. Latter did bring experience extra phase(s) of sensation.
Learning, experiencing!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

14 03 12

Daily Backstage. Same as yesterday's order, only this time, I've got extra fancy etching love from the barista :)
Used PicsArt for today's edit. Pretty powerful, with even curve adjustment. But it doesn't reflect the degree of changed on the fly /drag, i.e., only after the finger left the screen. Something I would pick on. You cant monitor and changes that closely.
But nonetheless, good to have more editing app choices.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

14 03 11

Double ristretto Cappuccino. Doesn't feel like ristretto... It's me?
By the way, slow me but new editing app tryout: Pixlr Express by Autodesk.

14 03 10

Rush afternoon takeaway Cappuccino.
Baristas, don't neglect your latte art just because it is to-go. People do appreciate (and blog) it :D


Kitty played with my hanging fringe during hollow body plank... Lucky the paws with talons did not hit my face.

Monday, 10 March 2014

14 03 09

Two shots at Common Man Coffee Roasters today:
First Cappuccino was done by a friend with full of love I am sure. After taste was notable.
Then, summed up the evening with an espresso shot out of Sumatran bean, served with fancy chilled sparkling water in a small glass bottle. Fairly acidic, and full of flavour. My tongue can't tell fruitiness yet so.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

14 03 08.1

Tolido's Espresso Nook. Cappuccino :)

Saturday, 8 March 2014

14 03 08

Not easy to find a quiet cafe (no mass public crowd, drinking people and the fuss followed) open late. So when you found one, cherish it. Cherish it by support it.
Friday night, perfect timing. There I was at Stateland cafe again. Stayed till almost their closing time, midnight. A hot chocolate, and later Cappuccino with Terra Firma,  familiar bean that brought back little recent lovely memories.
To top it, friendly chat with the owner and service from the other co-founder chaps.

Today/now, tried Dean & Deluca, Cappuccino. Kinda expected not having latter art, but it's vindicated with the amount of foam... how a Cappuccino should be. With the smacks of poker faces and attitude by the service crew, I don't expect barista to etch a neko for me
Shot was fairly acidic but not quite aromatic, to the me now.

Friday, 7 March 2014

14 03 07

Happy cappuccino with company today.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

14 03 06

Yesterday, double ristretto latte. Felt it was burnt, confirmed by the barista it was burnt, with she used the same milk steamed for the previous serving that requested extra hot.

Today, double ristretto cuppa (although I ordered normal single shot, guess the barista assumed thats my preference and overwrite any other information updated).
Doesn't matter. Still good to have a coffee time in a day.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

14 03 04

Backstage, as usual.
Yesterday. Cappuccino with extra shot to taste the bean lio  more. I think, that bean is just meant to be mild and low profile.

Today is a lucky day. The barista offered me a try at the new bean they just brought in, not open for counter yet, without charge.
I chose to taste it neat, ie as a shot. And that was after a long black that came with double shot as they usually served here. Three shots is going to make this another long-awake day.

Monday, 3 March 2014

14 03 03

Double shot flat white. The shot and the milk muted each other, but I am feeling the strength of the shots now x..x

Sunday, 2 March 2014

14 03 02

Late afternoon. The Providore.
Cappuccino. I think I feel the completeness of an espresso here with the relatively small serving portion. About 5-6 oz?
...
Daily coffee adventure for yesterday was Statement Cafe at Haji Lane. Two flatwhite's. One with single full shot and later on, tried one with 2 x ristrettos to affirm that I think, my preference is shifting towards the latter.
By the way. Great young entrepreneurs with great spirit and heart easily overcame the frequent power jump due to the circuit work of the building.

Friday, 28 February 2014

14 02 28.1

So there're customers walk out because of the new menu design with no traditionally named coffee recipes (latte, capp, espresso...). Interesting.
Smitten. Hot choco.

14 02 28

Quick one, for company was around. just one full shot espresso for today.