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Monday, 4 February 2013

初次體驗

My first taste of racing...

MegaLAP ClubSPRINT 2013 Round 1 happened on 2nd Feb... This was the first race that I participated... Round 1 was held at Sepang International Circuit, 318km away from home...

We met at 5:30am and started our journey North... Being early in the morning, there wasn't much cars... The best thing was the police probably haven't woke up as well... We reached our destination at around 9:30am stopping in between for fuel, both for the cars and our stomachs...

It was so early and we were wondering if we came at the wrong day? There were lots of bikes around; some preparing for MotoGP while others preparing for their track day... No sign of anyone who was there for the MegaLAP at all!?! Luckily the room designated for our use is not locked and I was able to switch on the air conditioning... We rested and napped till 12pm...

Getting ready for the practice
Getting ready for the practice...

There was a briefing and we unloaded all our stuff to got ready for the practice session... The practice was pretty short, only half an hour... I managed to get 4 laps in and was quite surprised that I had the fastest lap times!!!

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Gotta practice for these type of events right?

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Being faster than the 2.0L cars was satisfying...

Many gathered around my car looking here and there trying to figure out what amazing stuff I have inside to get the fastest timing... A few were even surprised that my car was a 1.6L as I was competing under the 2.0L category... At this point in time, the guys back in Singapore already knew about this because some bystander posted on JFC's Facebook...

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Waiting in the pits for the start...

After going out for 3 hot laps, I went in to the pits to cool my car... At this point in time, my brother told me that my timing was 3:07 but I was only 2nd... Feeling the renewed energy that I have a chance for the champion, I was back on the track and went all out...

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Dogfight...

I almost got into an accident when a blue Type R tried to overtake me at turn 5 from the outside... He cut in sharply like he was aiming for my car... I stepped on the brakes to avoid a collision and was super pissed about that... Seeing that there is still time, I pushed on for the next lap... Little did I know that I could not complete that lap properly as well... At the second last straight, I up shifted into 4th and there wasn't any feedback!?! Letting go of the clutch feels like I'm in neutral even though the lever is clearly in the 4th gear position!!! I knew my 4th gear has been destroyed already and rolled back into the pits...

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Taking 2nd with a timing of 3:04.592...

Although I got second place, there is no way I could be happy with a busted gearbox... Luckily, only the 4th gear was missing and I could get back to Singapore with the use of the rest of the other gears...

I tested the car again the next day and realised that all my gears were destroyed... The lever is stuck in the 2nd position right now and couldn't be pulled out... I would think I was very lucky to be able to reach home safely before the gearbox finally gave up... I may not take care of my car superbly well, but there is no doubt of my love for it...

Saturday, 9 July 2011

獨處

Home Alone...

Walking in desert
I am alone in this world...
There is so much around me; there is nothing around me...
I can see so far ahead, but I walk endlessly towards a destination I can't see...
I can't stop walking, for I know I'll be consumed by my surroundings...

Sunday, 12 June 2011

看清

We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present...

Today, I finally changed the wiper blades of my dad's car... Renault Mégane's wipers are really difficult to change!!! My hand now hurts because of all the pulling and pushing... Guess that's the reason why I've procrastinated so much? Haha... Excuses...

There is a sense of satisfaction for doing something correctly but that is not enough to lift my spirits... I know but I didn't realise that I'm selfish, insensitive, irresponsible and give up easily at the first sign of difficulty... I didn't really give my best in the things that I do... I don't really deserve for anybody to love me, because I couldn't really care less if you love me or not...

I know I've hurt the person that I've love, the only girl that I had ever loved, the person whom taught me what is love... However, I still do not know how to love... This has hurt her and made it difficult for her...

I do know that I love myself more than anyone else, I only wish to concentrate on myself... Maybe I still do not see the need to be involved in a relationship? It's a good to have rather than must have... Previously I thought that it is a must have because I want to get married early, but that is very irresponsible because I'll never be able to give my partner what she deserves...

The danger of blogs are that they will pull the author into a downward spiral of self-pity... I better stop here...

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

感觸

Looking back in life...

I realised that there is something fundamentally wrong with the way I live - the way I think...

I guessed something happened to me when I was young that made me close my heart... I've stopped all my emotions and rule using my head... All these years, I've always thought that I was an emotionless person... I can never empathise with others... If you think I can, that's because I can understand how a human's thought process works... I can guess the reasons and reactions on any given circumstances, but that does not mean I can understand the emotions of those reactions... Everything I had done in the past are based on logical deductions but never emotional...

My mind moves like a program, Step 1: if, else... Step 2:... Step 3:... I always go for the most logical, most beneficial method requiring the least effort... I've always thought that I'm a machine, until I discovered that I can't rule over my emotions this one time... Something that I had practiced all my life to prevent myself from getting hurt again failed, and it failed miserably...

I keep telling myself that I have to let go... The most logical and beneficial way is to let go... I've given myself hundreds of excuses to convince myself that maybe, just maybe, there is still this one little chance that I am wrong... Maybe things aren't the way I see it...

There are lots of doubts in this situation, lots of things that I can't explain with logic... These start to form knots in my heart... I've tried untying the knots forcefully or even burying them deep under some place I'll never find... I thought I succeeded, until just the mentioning of her name pulls everything back into plain view again...

These knots... These knots that have to be removed before I can move on... Else 10 years or 20 years down the road, they will surface again...




Help...

Friday, 15 January 2010

雲頂樂園

Genting Holidays...


This post is long overdue; had always been too lazy to edit the photos... This week, some of my colleagues had gone overseas thus I had the time to edit all these photos because I'm sitting at one of their seats now... Unlike my place, which anyone in the office can see my extra large monitor, my back is facing the wall here...

Went Genting on the 9th of October last year for a 3days 2 nights trip with my pig... We took the night bus from Bukit Panjang Plaza and reached around 3am... It was super cold when we reached and our jackets were not enough to keep us warm... We tried to check-in but the earliest check-in timing for normal rooms was 6.30am... Well, its definitely better than normal check-in timing of 2pm... With 3 hours to spare, we loitered around and sneaked into the casino...

Finally got our room and the view is pretty great... It overlooks the entire outdoor theme park which isn't really much for those who had been there for so many times... Still, it beats having a window view of the back wall of someone's room...

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This picture took me hours to stitch, it's made up of 9 photos... Please dun waste my effort... :(

Since the weather was pretty good and we had a good entire day, I decided we should go to the theme park today... Weather at Genting is unpredictable, which I was correct...

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All rides except the "Cyclone" was in service; its a shame as that is the roller coaster with the highest g-force... Oh, and we got on the "Space Shot" twice, the one that pulls you up a very tall tower and let you bungee down... The first time we got on it was to experience it, the second time was because we were crazy... It was starting to get hazy by our second drop and we decided to head back inside since it was late... Not before a ride on the viking though...

After dinner, we tried sneaking into the casino again but failed... I suggested turning in early as I had promised her the sun...

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Genting on fire...

Woke up at 6.30am to catch the sunrise... Since we were up in the hills, sunrise should be pretty spectacular...

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Still on ISO 800, forgot to switch back from the night shot...

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Sometimes I wonder, "Why bother?"

We couldn't catch anything though as it was super hazy that day... It stayed that way the entire day which we counted ourselves lucky we had our time at the theme park already... Spent the entire day window shopping and exploring the whole summit... Was in the casino for more hours and I'll have to warn everyone that the food in the casino sucks... big time...

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Tried catching the sunset but no avail either...

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What else can we do but to take more pictures?

Was back in Singapore the next day... Genting is a fun place, only if you've never went there before... Of course, gamblers are an exception...