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The ultimate “gold medal” performance

Life is full of ups and downs. What I went through last weekend was exactly what kept me passionate in this sport with the team all these years… Team Kiyah-Splashh! registered our interest in PA Paddle Championship 2013, and because we have a pool of rowers staying or active in grassroots within Bishan-Toa Payoh cluster, [...]

NDP 2012 – Combined Rehearsal 3 (7 July)

Given that the nation is celebrating its birthday very soon (9 August), a few of us volunteered to row for one of the performance segments (Scene 2, Act 2) at the upcoming National Day Parade 2012, representing the team from Bishan – Toa Payoh GRC. The display this year will see 15 dragon boats (from [...]

All peace on the ‘war front’

I guess everyone has been busy hitting the gym in preparation for the upcoming River Regatta. To lighten the mood, I have decided to put up a posting of a trip I made to Lahore (Pakistan) in early Apr this year. Although we frequently read/hear of media reports about political and religious dissent in the [...]

Ski trip to Villars (Switzerland)

As some of you are aware, I missed training on 18 Mar (Sun) as I was making a trip to Switzerland. The company I worked for (Belgacom aka Belgium Telecom) was hosting a global meeting for all sales staff in the ski resort of Villars, which I attended together with several colleagues from the Singapore office. I [...]

What drives you?

The title of this post is identical to a tagline used by a local ad…but I digress.  The truth is, I’ve been musing over these three simple words since reading an article forwarded by Guolong to the team last night.  It contained an inspirational real-life account of Team Hoyt, a father-and-son marathon team from Massachusetts, U.S.A.  The Hoyts have participated in and completed 24 consecutive Boston [...]

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