Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Chasing Happiness

There was this show on TV the other night entitled Chasing Happiness. In one section of the show, they talked about how running can make people happier. Apparently, the endorphin engendered by running can make people happier. And the way to keep that high is to top it up by running more often, or you will be back to square one when the level goes back to normal.

I have not run for awhile already. Neither have I done my brisk walking.

Why? Because my sister's knee became so inflamed just from walking and they couldn't do anything about it, except give her painkillers. At 53, they feel that she's too young for knee replacement surgery.

So that totally freaked me out coz occasionally I have been having problems with my knees. At one stage I even wore my knee guard during my walks, to give it additional support.

But after watching that programme, I am motivated to get back to some running.

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I am planning to disrupt my daily taichi schedule to get running. With the Chinese New Year just around the corner, I think I would need it, coz being able to continue fitting into my current clothes would really make me happy!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Would you go?

A woman was invited to attend a dinner by one of her customers (I assume it's her customer and there is nothing else between them, BUT then again I cant be sure).

At the dinner she find that she is the only female there. All the others are male. (8 other men).

It's a boys nite out, so dont ask me why that other guy invited her along.

The next morning she emails everyone to thank them for the dinner. Via that email which she sent out, (you know how people replies to everyone when they send out emails) the boys are organising their next dinner. She responds to say she is able to make it.

Honestly, what kind of woman would do that??

Would you go, if you were that woman??

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Walk the talk

School has started, 3 days to be precise.

But the funny thing is that the first week of school was designated Week 0. Usually it is considered week 1.

The school terms here always run for 10 weeks each term. But this first term of 2013 is funny. It runs for 10 and a half weeks. Hence, this past week was week 0.

Why? I have no clue.

It seems to me the head and its parts are not working together.

First the Minister says they dont want to make it too stressful for the kids at school. They should have time to play. And then the one deciding on the school term decides that the kids should have 3 extra days added into the school year. So they have 3 less days to play, not?

No, I am not actually complaining. But it just goes to show, they dont walk the talk!!