Comments Closed

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 – already looking forward to 2014

Last Sunday I ran the 10km (Speed) race at the Standard Chartered KL Marathon. It was such a great experience for me and I’m already looking forward to next year.

I got a big kick weaving my way through the pack at the beginning of the race, running alongside thousands of fellow runners in downtown KL, disrupting traffic and running flat out at the finish line.

StanChart KL Marathon 2013

Me completing my 10K at SCKLM2013. This picture cost me SGD30…

The event is the most popular road race in Malaysia and this year saw a record-breaking 33,000+ runners. SCKLM had to be postponed from its original date in June due to the haze situation, but the event last week was top notch. I felt that it was really well-organized and let the runners really enjoy the race. Read More »

Comments Closed

Awesome infographic by ilovecoffee.jp on the benefits and shortfalls of drinking both coffee and beer, and what each is good for.

Happy Malaysia Day!

malaysia-flag-langkawi

Dearest Malaysia,

Happy 50th birthday! As we celebrate this milestone together, I’m reminded of how much I love you. I love your awesome natural wonders, your beautiful people, your colorful celebrations and your delicious food.. mmm, I love me a good nasi lemak.

Of course, things aren’t always great. No country is perfect. I don’t blame you, I blame the twats who have grown thick in the head after staying in power for so long. I’m sure we’ll fix the problem in time.

Malaysia is my home and I’m proud to call myself Malaysian. I love you more each year and I want my children to love you as much as I do.

Happy Malaysia Day, and may you grow ever more beautiful every year.

 

Picture credit: sam4605 on Flickr

Comments Closed

Every Tech Commercial – CollegeHumor

Whatever they’re selling, I’m buying!

Comments Closed

Tips for refreshing afternoon naps (to increase your productivity)

old hairdresser sleeping at work

Recently I’ve started to wake up at 5am to get a head start to my day. I usually rise this early 4-6 times a week. I’ve found that I manage to accomplish a lot more when I wake up so early. Some days I begin the work day at 6am, other days I go for a run first. All in all, waking up at 5am is a real productivity booster.

The problem is that by lunch time, I’ve already been awake for 6-7 hours and I’m tired out. I need a nap to top off my batteries if I want to make it through the day. Afternoon naps FTW! And with all that  ”practice”, I’ve developed a few tips to make make the most of my naps.

Most important tip: Naps should be 15-20 minutes long only, 30 minutes at most. Any longer and you’re more likely to be groggy the rest of the day. Read More »

Self-employment is a license to say NO

shutterstock_18863395

Many people go self-employed and gleefully say, “look at all the things I can do.” Self-employment offers the freedom to say YES to all sorts of interesting projects that they wouldn’t have time for with a full-time job.

But the true freedom offered by self-employment is the ability to say NO. Now you can choose to avoid mediocre projects, uninteresting obligations and avoid the drudgery of chores you had no choice but to do when you had a job.

Your time is precious and irreplaceable, so you should absolutely be saying NO more often than YES. Now you can focus your time on the projects that actually excite you, your family and loved ones, your calling – i.e. the stuff that truly matters.

Comments Closed

sandbox

You’ve created your WooCommerce store, uploaded all your products and are ready to accept payments via PayPal. But how would you know if PayPal will play nice with your store?

Most people will make a small purchase with a friend’s PayPal account as a live test. But that costs real money and is annoying if you have to test multiple times. This post explains how to test the payment system using the PayPal Sandbox.

The PayPal Sandbox is a place where you can test your shopping cart and other PayPal integrations in a realistic way, except that no money changes hands. This means you can test your PayPal processes in the Sandbox and know they will behave the same on the when you go live.

Read the full article on ClickWP: Test payments in WooCommerce with the PayPal Sandbox

Comments Closed

Ellie Goulding – Lights (Bassnectar Remix)

Ellie Goulding has become one of my fave artists. I love her Lights single, but the one that really gets me moving is the Bassnectar Remix (YouTube / SoundCloud). Can’t wait for her new single Burn is available on iTunes.