I was listening to Hitz.fm on the way to work and one of the main topics of the day was scams as it was also one of the headlines in The Star newspaper today.
Screenshot of the sms I received
Scams are all over the place; phone calls, email, sms or even through snail mail. Just becareful and use common sense. If you did not enter any contest, how would you win? No telco company will select random sim card holders to be winners of some unheard contest. If there are any contest, it will be publish officially in the papers.
So please, becareful and as Pua Chu Kang would say it; "Use your blain!".
Its been awhile since I wrote something apart from just food reviews and events. How was your Chinese New Year? It has been busy for me since December 2010 till date. But here I am, with some free time to write a semi-emo post.
Chinese New Year? Its pretty much gonna be these things:
For me, they are true for the most part except that I didn't gamble; not that I gamble anyway. Believe or not, I don't know remember how to play Choh Dai Di. Despite the CNY holiday season, I had to work / standby due to work. It's not that I mind working during the weekends but this time, the timing for this project to go-live is just not right. I mean its Chinese New Year. Family reunion dinner, visiting friends, going to places and relaxing is part of the fun. On some nights, I actually stayed up till 1.00am to fix my program. Nevertheless, the program is "live" and looking good. Okay, enough bitching about work.
Chinese New Year Eve
The most important day during the CNY festive because family members from near and far will gather to have a reunion dinner. With that said, many will normally be gaining some additional weight after the CNY(including me). I ain't complaining though. Good wholesome home cooked food, what's not to like?
These are just some of the awesome food my family and loved ones had.
I did do some visiting/traveling on the 3rd day of CNY but I shall save that for another blog entry.
Now comes the emo part. I haven't been running(consistently) or working out for MONTHS. My weight didn't fluctuate that much though. I was about 76KG when I last checked but it might be more for now because I haven't checked my weight ever since CNY.
I'm trying to lose some weight before my pre-wedding photoshoot in March. Despite the short time frame, I'm controlling my carbohydrates while exercising. Nothing fancy but I think its a shitty crash course diet.
I'm doing more runs and controlling my rice intake. Why cut carbs when I'm running? I know my body. When I first started losing weight back in 2007, I would reduce my rice portion by 50% or more from my usual during dinner. What else did I do? I ran in the morning before breakfast and also after work. Its not advisable to cut carbs when I'm running alot but for me, that helped tremendously. For now, I plan to just run more. I'll fit in some workout session whenever I can.
Of course the objective is not just to lose weight before my pre-wedding photoshoot. I plan to regain my lost momentum. I am quite motivated once again; to be actively running and working out so I guess that is a good sign. I've been running and watching my carb intake since the beginning of this week. What's left to do now is to add some workout session into the mix.
So does this count as this year's resolution like what I did in 2007? Perhaps. Let's see how much weight I'll lose by end of the month to begin.
I’m just a regular guy who loves running around for good food with a company of friends, attending social events and a new found passion for photography! So What's Up? Foodie and shutterbug on the loose!
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