#Blogmeetsg at Pure Yoga on 20 August 2015

#blogmeetsg at Pure Yoga on 20 Aug 2015 Enjoyed my day with yoga there.

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Thank you #blogmeetsg and Lucy for the wonderful invitation to Pure Yoga at Ngee Ann City on 20 August 2015.

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Nice ambience.

Getting ready for yoga session.

I attended the Jivamukti yoga class at Pure Yoga Ngee Ann City outlet. We used peppermint aromatherapy before the start of the yoga session. This is the underdog pose.

Jivamukti yoga is different from the usual yoga that I did for the previous yoga sessions I did. What I did for normal yoga – breathing and the poses (tree, warrior 1 & 2, underdog).

Jivamukti is a physical, ethical, and spiritual practice, combining a vigorous hatha yoga, vinyasa-based physical style with adherence to five central tenets: shastra (scripture), bhakti (devotion), ahimsa (nonviolence, non-harming), nāda (music), and dhyana(meditation).

Doing mediation towards the end of the session. Enjoyed the session!

Pure Yoga’s location at Ngee Ann City.

Ngee Ann City
Level 18,
391A Orchard Road
Ngee Ann City Tower A
Singapore 238873
T +65 6733 8863

Opening Hours
Monday – Thursday
6:30am – 10:30pmFriday
6.30am – 9.30pm

Saturday, Sunday, & public holidays
7.30am – 7:30pm

Please visit http://www.pure-yoga.com/en/singapore for more details of the yoga schedule and information

Here’s a group photo after the end of the yoga session:

These are the Days (Official music video)

This song was the winning song for the Gift of Song, written by Lee Chin Sin – These are the days.

Here’s the music video: (this is quite different from Farisha’s version)

Farisha’s version:

For downloading the video and song, please visit:

http://www2.toggle.sg/thegiftofsong/#ooid=15ZWIzdjrCuV7faqbNPeTMSQbec3Y0UH

Enjoy the song!

28th SEA games 2015 in Singapore

It is not easy to wait for 22 years for SEA games to be hosted in Singapore.

Missed 28th SEA games 2015 countdown videos:

Here is the link to view the countdown videos – https://www.youtube.com/user/seagames2015/videos 

Unable to catch 28th SEA games live on Television?  Now you can watch it via mobile devices or youtube at any time.

We can go to  youtube channel at Sports Singapore and watch the uploaded videos on the actions, the highlights and behind the scenes during your free time.

Want to buy tickets to watch 28th SEA games live? 

Go to https://www.seagames2015.com/get-involved/ticketing to find out which tickets are available to purchase. Some of the venues for certain sports events are free of charge while some may cost around $5 to $20 per session.

Link to purchase tickets: http://tickets.seagames2015.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetGroupList?groupCode=SEA2015&linkID=net-asia02&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=

Want to experience SEA games activities?

Do visit Sports Hub’s SEA games carnival from now till 16 June 2015 between 10am to 8pm. You can purchase some 28th SEA games T-shirts, pins, play Hockey Golf, Table Tennis, Laser Tag and many other activities.

To go to Sports Hub, you can take Circle Line to Stadium MRT station or take bus 11 or walk from Kallang MRT station via Kallang Pass.

Hope you enjoy the 28th SEA games in Singapore from 5 June 2015 to 16 June 2015!!!

One Community Walk on 25 August 2013

Hi readers, please kindly mark your calendars for 25 August 2013 for One Community Walk event.

I cannot wait to go to the nearest community centre to take part in this event on 25 August 2013. Do join in as 1 as there will be quite a lot of people walking at different places of Singapore as one for One community walk.

 

Climber’s Lab

Thank you Street Directory and Eugene from Climber’s Lab for the wonderful invite to try out vertical climbing. Well it was my 1st time trying out vertical climbing (as I never try that out during my school days). So it can be quite challenging to me.

There are 2 Climber’s Labs locations in Singapore. 1 of them is located at Enterprise Hub, lobby A, level 5, 48 Toh Guan Road, near Bukit  Batok Industrial Park area. There is only 1 bus, SBS 183 (can be taken from Jurong East interchange) to there. The other is located at 66 Kampong Bugi, #08-01 Rivergreen Building (near Lavender MRT and Lavender street towards victoria street).

So what services do Climber’s Lab offer?

For more information of the courses offered by Climber’s lab, visit http://www.exponentasia.com.sg/climbers-laboratory

Who should visit Climbers Laboratory?

  • Climbing Enthusiasts
  • Climbing certification seekers (age 13 and above)
  • Climbing Newbie
  • Schools
  • Corporate Groups
  • Friends and/or family
  • Staff retreat/ team building

Climber’s lab is open from Mondays to Sundays. Their opening hours are:

MONDAY – FRIDAY (1000 am – 1000 pm )

SATURDAY – SUNDAY & PH ( 1000 am – 0700 pm )

For the Enterprise Hub outlet, it is a 2 storey (about 8m) high wall place for high wall climbing, which can be quite tiring & challenging with its challenging lanes depending on the route (to be revised every 6 months), while Kallang Ture outlet (at Kampong Bugis) has quite a lot of Bouldering (up to 3 metre tall) which is good to build up endurance and strength.

Of course, it was my 1st time trying out rock climbing in the indoor climbing environment at Enterprise Hub. Well, I put on quite a lot of weight this year and quite fearful of climbing on a wall without someone supporting the harness while I climb.

I remembered the last time I climbed was on the stable pole with steps while my eyes were blind-folded then and walked on the rope.

I tried a few of the routes (beginning and intermediate) at the Climber Lab with some of the bloggers. I managed to completed the 2 of the easier routes. However, I did not manage to complete the more difficult routes on the walls as my body could not take my weight while holding on to the same position for too long and my palms were sweating then which I lost my grip.

Here’s some of the climbing pictures of me wearing the shoe and attempting the walls (thank you haren and Lynn for taking the pictures):

Well my posture looks bad here. Haha. Climber shoes are different from sports shoes to achieve better grip on the small rocks.

I guess Eugene had a tough time to support us (using a rope) and guide us while climbing those challenging walls. Thank you to this wonderful instructor! At least I am glad that I completed 2 of the walls with ease.

Here’s the group photo:

Lynn, Kaiyi, Eugene, Hazel and myself.

According to Eugene, he said sometimes he and many experienced climbers will use chalk while climbing as chalk will make the palms dry (to somehow prevent sweatiness in palms) and enable better grip on the walls. However, best not to always put chalk powers on the palms as it will make the skin dry and the grips on the wall will be too chalky as the staff has to spend some time to wash those grips every 6 months.

Eugene also taught us the right techniques while climbing the wall, like how to hold the grip, right posture to allow people to see the possible grips/rocks on the wall for the lower limb to support.

I think rock-climbing is a very different sport compared to running, jogging and martial arts. It uses different set of muscles as well as train psychomotor skills to make people to think which rock for further grip support while trying to attempt to climb a wall successfully. Quite a lot of arm muscle will be needed to support the body weight and I think I am too heavy.

Well, I better try to lose my weight while train up my endurance at their Kallang outlet and my arm strength before I attempt on the intermediate climbing routes when I am free to drop by.

If you want cheaper rates for taking up their courses and using their facilities, you can sign up for their membership. They have special day offers too.

Do  note only CASH payment is accepted at both outlets. Credit card and NETS facilities are not available.

I did enjoyed my day at Climber’s lab and hope to visit any of their outlets to try out more routes and their boulders.

Singapore Heritage Festival 2012 Opening at Novena Velocity

This is the 2nd time Singapore Heritage Festival held at Novena Velocity. This time round – Opening ceremony for Singapore Heritage Festival 2012 – Singapore Sporting Spirit.

Last year this was the venue for the closing ceremony -Read my previous post for  Singapore Heritage Festival 2011 Finale @ Novena Square & Velocity @ Novena

Let’s listen to the song – Reach by Gloria Estefan

Sounds familiar to you right? Yes, it was the theme song for 1996 Altanta Olympics in USA.

How about this song – Everyone? This song was written in 2010 especially for inaugural Youth Olympics in Singapore as Singapore was the 1st to host Youth Olympics and I felt proud of it.

I even had my 2 adorable buddies from Singapore Youth Olympics Games  – Lyo and Merly too. Aren’t they cute?

lyo and merly

Lyo and Merly

Yes, London Olympics is now on from 27 July to 12 Aug 2012. With the ‘British invasion’ coming onto Television screens with 26 sporting events, don’t you feel excited with a lot of sporting actions for Singapore as well as around the world.

Yes, I wrote down something for Team Singapore. Can you spot my note on the board? Not that nicely written for Go Team Singapore @ London.

What are the interesting facts about Olympics games?

Of course there’s a number of Singapore athletes taking part in this 30th Olympics in London. They are the Singapore paddlers – Feng Tian Wei, Wang Yue Gu and Li Jiawei, Yang Zi, Gao Ning and Zhan Jian, Gary Yeo, Dipna Lim Prasad, gymnast Lim Heem Wei, female weightlifter Helena Wong, swimmers – Tao Li, Joseph Schooling, Quah Zhengwen (Quah Tingwen’s brother), Lynette Lim and Myelene Ong, shooter – Jasmine Ser, sailors – Elizabeth Yin and Colin Cheng, shuttlers – Derek Wong, Gu Juan, Yao Lei and Shinta Mulia and canoeist Geraldine Lee.

Of course, it’s Singapore’s Dream to win at least a medal from Olympics games. Singapore has won a silver medal in 1960 Rome Olympics games by our weightlifter – Mr Tan Howe Liang.

It was not easy as he had to fork out his money to represent Singapore to take part in this event for Weightlifting.

For the last 2008 Olympics in Beijing, our 3 Singapore Paddlers – Li Jiawei, Feng Tian Wei and Wang Yue Gu had won a silver medal for Table Tennis Women’s team event.

However, Singapore was almost close to getting a bronze medal from the previous 2 Olympics games in Greece and Beijing for Jing Junhong and Li Jiawei then.

Of course, it is interesting to find out that Table Tennis was known as Wiff Waff and it’s a game that is originated from England! Shocking isn’t it? As the Chinese has somehow dominated in Table Tennis game.

Well people could try out table tennis during Singapore Heritage Festival 2012 at Novena Velocity.

Of course the table tennis paddlers did not disappoint Singapore in getting Olympic medals. In fact, they won 2 bronze medals from the Women’s team event as well as individual event by our rising table tennis star – Feng Tian Wei.

Feng Tian Wei, Wang Yue Gu and Li Jiawei all had did Singapore proud. Good job and continue the good work that you all have put in to get an Olympic medal/(s). It was a tough fight for all 3 of you then.

Of course, not just focus on the table tennis stars. This heritage festival also showcased our past athletes, besides the rising stars in the sporting scene.

Athletics – C. Kunalan

C Kunalan

He was 1 of the sprinters in Singapore. I saw him at my school 5 years ago during a sports symposium event.

Sailing – Dr Benedict Tan, who is currently a sports medicine doctor working in Changi General Hospital

Badminton – Wong Peng Soon

Bowling – Adelene Wee

Shooting – Fred de Souza

He’s a lawyer by profession. It was not easily to cope with our busy careers while pursuing sports at a professional level to win medals for the nation.

Soccer – Fandi Ahmad

Fandi Ahmad’s 1 of the Singapore best soccer players and he helped Singapore to win Malaysian cup.

Swimming – Patricia Chan

She used to hold the record of winning the most number of gold medals won during SEA games till Joscelyn Yeo had taken over her record. I also did not know that she even took part in talent time too.

Swimming – Neo Chwee Kok

Swimming – Ang Peng Siang

He’s Singapore’s fastest swimmer and I know he teaches at his own swimming school located opposite Kandang Kerbau Women’s and Children Hospital (KKWCH or KKH) which is a few bus stop distance away from Novena MRT station.

Table Tennis – Jing Jun Hong

She’s an assistant coach for Team Singapore Table Tennis team.

Water Polo Boys


Water polo – Singapore has a winning streak for Gold medals for water polo in SEA games. I heard there’s a very interesting story related to the formation of Water Polo team in Singapore. Stay tune to my blogpost related to Water Polo – Coming soon!

People also can play sports games during Singapore Heritage Festival at Novena Velocity. Isn’t it cool? Haha.

While London Olympics is coming to an end, we still can support our para-olympians for the upcoming Para-Olympics!

Please support them for the upcoming Para-Olympics games. Yip Pin Xiu had did well for the last Para-Olympics games in Beijing by winning a gold medal.

They are doing the best for their sporting spirit. To me, every participant in Olympics and Para-Olympics are indeed winners despite of whether they win any medals. It is a very good experience.

Lim Chong Wei (image from Wikipedia)

Lim Chong Wei, a Malaysian shuttler, did his very best for badminton matches to win a medal (silver) despite of his injuries.

How about this special guy – Oscar Pistorius?

Oscar Pistorius (picture from Wikipedia)

He has no feet to run, however, he has to use more energy to run with his lower limb prostheses. He took part in Para-Olympics games in 2008 and now he’s a participant in 2012 London Olympics games representing South Africa and it’s indeed a dream that came true for him to take part in Olympics Games in 2012.

I know about him while I was studying prosthetics and it was quite interested to know that wearing prostheses can be very hot and uses more energy to do the usual walking and running activities compared to normal able bodies.

I think with his determination, he will be able to inspire more people as well as not to give up despite of winning or losing. Just to their personal best & do the nation proud. Well done to all the Olympians!

I think as a Singaporean, we should be proud of Singapore Sporting Heritage as well as other Singaporeans who are helping to create a new part of Singapore Sporting History for everyone to remember. Good job, guys!

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For more information about Singapore Heritage Festival, please visit http://heritagefest.sg

For more information about Singapore Sporting Scene, you can visit the Singapore Sports Museum located at  the JWSRC at 20 Jurong West St 93 and the Sengkang SRC at 57 Anchorvale Road (544964) to view our satellite museums or visit http://www.sportsmuseum.com.sg/index.html for more information.

Singapore’s Formula 1 from 23-25 Sept 2011

F1 (Formula 1) is coming back to Singapore again for the 4th time! Are you thrill for the fast-packed thrilling action at the Singapore Marina Bay area over this weekend with Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber, Nico Rosberg or other drivers? Or great entertainment from Linkin Park, Shakira, Charice, Nathan Hartono and other stars from other countries such as Korea, Canada, UK, USA? If you still want to catch the action or buy tickets (only limited tickets left), visit http://www.singaporegp.sg for more details!

If you are keen to buy Formula 1 merchandise, you can buy from the Singapore F1 zone areas or SingPost office too.

For me, I will just stay at home to watch TV and catch the action as I have to do other things to do.