Thursday, March 29, 2007

Viv is now at...

Viv has been assigned to a job in teluk ramunia, and is now staying at Sebana Cove Golf & Marina Resort. Arrived here on Monday after a nearly 6 hours drive from KL, alone with viv's ipod nano, some junk food and 100plus :) Took the exit from Kulai, then passed thru Kulai town, kota tinggi, desaru, and finally reached my destination. Still dunno where is viv? Here is a map =)

map extracted from

Sebana is a nice resort overall, and viv like it. Its a good place to return to after a hard day's work. Viv even found a good place to jog, with nice sunset view; and they have wifi here... that's why viv can write her blog now, hehe. Went to the pub on tuesday nite, and they have a really good philippinos band here.

resort style rooms

the pool

the marina

my jogging track, by the river

i like this pix, u like it?

viv contemplating the river... before it went dark

yours truly posing =)

hmmm, btw, does viv looks like she is having a holidays rather than working??? No, no, no... its hard work for viv at site... Viv promise to take some photos of her work place later ya.... stay tuned!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Viv is currently reading...

the Zahir... its a story about a rich and famous man, whose wife went missing. And in his attempt to recapture a lost love, he will discover something unexpected about himself.

and yes, viv has finished reading like the flowing river. and here, viv would like to share with you the last story in the book - the storm approaches... and this is exactly how viv is feeling rite now...

...It is that same silence that surrounds me now, and which is gradually being replaced by the sound - very soft - of the breeze in the maize fields around me. The atmospheric pressure is changing. The storm is getting closer and closer, and the silence is beginning to give way to the gentle rustling of leaves.

I have witnessed many storms in my life. Most storms have taken me by surprise, and so I've had to learn - and very quickly too - to look farther off, to understand that I cannot control the weather, to practise the art of patience, and to respect nature's fury. Things do not always happen the way I would have wanted, and it's best that I get used to that.

Many years ago, I wrote a song that said: ' I lost my fear of the rain because when the rain falls to earth it always brings with it something of the air'. Its best to master my fear, to be worthy of the words I wrote, and to understand that, however bad the storm, it will eventually pass.


I can see the storm approaching. As with any storm, it brings with it destruction, but it also waters the fields; and, with the rain, falls the wisdom of the heavens. As with any storm, it will pass. The more violent the storm, the more quickly it will pass.
I have, thank God, learned to face storms.

-Paulo Coelho-

Sunday, March 18, 2007

KL Marathon...

While my fav F1 driver, kimi, is having his first race this season (and he won! reports here), Viv is in a race too =) Yup, you've guess it, the kl marathon. This is a last minute decision, coz viv are suppose to work at site, but then it was postponed. So, while most of the ppl still in their dreamland, Viv woke up at 4.45 am, freshen up, and waiting for Nigel to come fetch her. Nigel participate in the half marathon, which start earlier, at 6 am. Here is a pix when the half marathon'ers start off.

viv took this pix using her camera phone, so the quality is not really good. but, dataran merdeka in the morning is really nice, the view is spectacular... esp the clock tower against the dark blue sky. Viv took part in the 10km run, which starts at 7am. And guess what, before we start off, the first few full marathon'ers already finish their race (they start earlier at 4.30am)!!!! Its amazing!! Viv is truly impressed. The champion, who is from Kenya, clocked in 2 :17 :38. I heard they run about 18-19km/h non-stop! Results here. Nigel name is inside also, well done, Nigel!

As for Viv, she finished her race within 84min, which is within the time limit allowed (90min), #277 in her category, and got herself a cert and medal =)

This organizer is definitely better than the Subang Jaya run that I participated previously. At least, we have two water stations with *chilled water and 100plus along the 10km course. And thanks to the cheers of some volunteers, policemen and the adidas group (with the impossible is nothing banner), viv actually do run faster, altho she is damn tired ;) Viv is proud of herself today.... and she definitely goin to bed early tonite.... Zzzz...

Training Log - Week 5 & 6

Here come the logs =)

Week 5:
Monday - Running (20min)-Walk(3min)-Run(10min), Yoga
Tuesday - Running (20min), RPM
Wednesday - Rest, viv fell sick
Thursday - Run (10min), cardio dance
Friday - Body Pump
Saturday - Rest day
Sunday - Run (20min)

Week 6:
Monday - Running (20min), Body Pump
Tuesday - Ressst
Wednesday - Running (20min)
Thursday - Running (25min)
Friday - Rest day
Saturday - Rest day
Sunday - KL marathon (10km)

Yours truly improved quite a lot on her running, she now feels quite comfortable while she run, just that she sometimes still feel bored ;) any tips? anyway, still a long way to improve herself till she can join the half marathon...but yay, lets keep on running....

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

love her comic

was exploring the web, and I found this...the bitter stickgirl. Here is one of my favs =)

lousy cupid.... (yay, lets blame it on the cupid, keke)

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Training Log - Week 4

Sorry that this report comes late.... anyway, here it is...

Monday - Running (20min), Body Pump
Tuesday - Running (20min), RPM
Wednesday - Running (10min), Step
Tuesday - rest day
Friday - Swim (30 min), managed to swim 3 x 50m, hehe, but not non-stop of course...
Saturday - Rest day
Sunday - Biking (40min), my first offroad ride =) very very interesting

Friday, March 09, 2007

under the spotlight

do you want to be someone under the spotlight? or... just an ordinary someone who share the same bench with everybody else?

Monday, March 05, 2007

Vanness in Concert

went to Vann's concert in genting. Oooo, I just lurve his dance moves...

Here's the video:

Friday, March 02, 2007

CNY at home

Back to my hometown last week for the celebrations of piggie new year. There have been some important events during CNY for the recent two years for Poh family. Last year, it was my sis wedding, and this year, our cute nephew, Zheng Xi is born. So, we have a cute baby to play with this cny. Here are some pixs to share:

all these taken from our garden =)

baby Zheng Xi posing for his ah yee

guess what is this.. haha

the jiu-hu-char.. this is how much we cooked every year

bak kean... one of my fav cny dish... yaya... which is also my nick name during school time

Training Log - Week 2 & 3

Here's my lousy training on week 2 & 3 because of cny mood, hehe. But yours truly are back to full action this week...

Week 2:
Monday - Running (20min), Body Pump
Wednesday - Running (15min), Step

Week 3:
Tuesday - Running (20 min), Walking (20 min)
Sunday - Swimming (30 min)

Hehe, really pai seh for this lousy log. Oh... but wait, I got one big achievement, that is i managed to swim one lap of 50m without stopping :)

Like the Flowing River

Been reading Paulo Coelho's book - like the flowing river, lately. I first got to know paulo coelho from a nice article he wrote which my fren sent me through emails - about Closing Cycles. His short stories always keep me inspired and to live in the present. Here's one of them:

The Funny Thing about Human Beings
A man asked my friend Jaime Cohen: 'What is the human being's funniest characteristic?'
Cohen said: 'Our contradictoriness. We are in such a hurry to grow up, and then we long for our lost childhood. We make ourselves ill earning money, and then spend all our money on getting well again. We think so much about the future that we neglect the present, and thus experience neither the present nor the future. We live as if we were never going to die, and die as if we had never lived.'
-paulo coelho-

and this is so true....