Allez! Allez! Allez! – Paris Marathon 2019

Set in the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the Paris Marathon 2019 was certainly an unforgettable experience packed with an amazing route, featuring the most magnificent monuments and sights of Paris. As some may agree, every marathon brings about a different set of challenges – be it the weather, … More Allez! Allez! Allez! – Paris Marathon 2019

6 Things I Learnt from Living Abroad (in Paris)

For the past 25 years of my life, I have mostly been staying in Singapore, a place where I know it’s home…truly. Besides experiencing life overseas during my semester-long exchange studies in Canada two years back, I never expected myself to buy a one-way ticket abroad to live in a foreign country for ONE YEAR! … More 6 Things I Learnt from Living Abroad (in Paris)

5 Things You Should Know Before Your First Triathlon

1 month ago, we participated in the Tri-Factor Series Triathlon (1.5km swim, 36km cycle, 10km run) at East Coast Park. Like many other first-timers, we were anxious about our first foray into the triathlon world and did not know what to expect. The thought of completing 3 consecutive sporting disciplines was daunting and exciting at … More 5 Things You Should Know Before Your First Triathlon

Tour du Mont Blanc – The What, Where, Why, and How of Trekking on one of the World’s Best Long Distance Routes

Many often wonder why the Tour du Mont Blanc holds much allure for mountain climbing fanatics – the route consistently graces the top of many “best long-distance hikes in the world” lists. Yet most people have the misconception that the route is nestled in some far-flung fairytale place in the mountains, and is either too … More Tour du Mont Blanc – The What, Where, Why, and How of Trekking on one of the World’s Best Long Distance Routes

5 Unorthodox Ways of Getting Around Cebu Island in the Philippines

Travelling around Cebu Island, in terms of transportation, is nothing short of extraordinary, bizarre moments that tell me one thing about the locals here – their admirable attitude and resourcefulness in “Making Things Possible”. That’s the beauty of living in a developing country, something I could never experience in the past 25 years of my … More 5 Unorthodox Ways of Getting Around Cebu Island in the Philippines

Singapore – London on Norwegian Air Shuttle (Long Haul)

What’s the hype all about? Norwegian Air has been a hot topic within the aviation industry lately – the airline has been disrupting major long-haul routes around the world with rock-bottom fares. The concept of long haul budget travel, while not new, has been relatively unexplored – even airlines which call themselves ‘long-haul budget airlines’ … More Singapore – London on Norwegian Air Shuttle (Long Haul)

8 Principles of Training: Planning Effective Workouts

Finding ways to maximize the effects of our workouts/training can be a mystery to some, especially if one has not experienced professional training like an athlete would. Having been through my own phase of trial-and-error, I was enlightened to come across a set of well-established principles that I found to be rather applicable to some … More 8 Principles of Training: Planning Effective Workouts

A Guide to Progressive Interval Training – Improve Your Running Performance! (Part 3)

One of the common questions I often get from my peers is: “What’s the most effective way to prepare for my 2.4km run?” Well, given that it’s an annual test that all active NSmen in Singapore have to go through, some may struggle to find the time or stay disciplined to maintain our fitness throughout the year. … More A Guide to Progressive Interval Training – Improve Your Running Performance! (Part 3)

Exercise Intensity: How Hard Should You Push Yourself? – Conditioning for Physical Fitness (Part 2)

After completing your workout, you tend to feel good about yourself. Even if you can’t see the immediate results of your efforts, somehow you feel confident that you are one step closer to your fitness goals. Then again, are you really getting the most out of your workouts? Do you think that you have pushed … More Exercise Intensity: How Hard Should You Push Yourself? – Conditioning for Physical Fitness (Part 2)

An Unexpected Encounter – Conditioning for Physical Fitness (Part 1)

We are always in constant pursuit of fitness and health, at least for Jian Yang and I who have always been trying new workouts to break the monotony of our training routine. However, despite going through a multitude of rigorous training routines and programmes since our Canoeing days, we have never actually got to understand … More An Unexpected Encounter – Conditioning for Physical Fitness (Part 1)

Chasing the sun

One of the general rules of photography is to shoot during the “golden hours” of the day. This encompasses the period of time just after sunrise and before sunset when you get no harsh shadows or blown-out highlights; just a warm, diffused glow that seemingly adds much depth and life to the shot. The further … More Chasing the sun