2nd newbie session with the Filipino Dragons Singapore team

More paddle time earlier. We learned to do longs (longer strokes). I’m working on my “A” form and strokes. We also got to race the other newbie boat. Grabe pala yung adrenaline when you are racing. I’m very keen on training and getting the proper form. The company of the dragons is also wonderful. Photos shared here were taken after showers. Newbie na newbie, nag-sselfie sa boat agad-agad?!

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We’ve got visitors again!

My boyfriend and I have company again in Singapore. His BFF and a friend of mine are in town this week. We met up at Chjmes earlier. Both his friend and my friend are staying at neighbouring hotels at Cityhall MRT. I’ve no food photos since the kitchen closed early. Harry’s is an okay hangout but, as a chain, it has little character. The wait staff Joseph though was amazing though. They have a beer bucket promo for their brew (5 bottles for SGD 35.00).

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Upcoming runs!

There was a lull mid-year but I’m about to train for three upcoming races. I signed up for the corporate package for the Singapore Airlines Charity Run (5km) on November 2 and the SGX Bull Charge (5km) on November 14. I’m also running my first 21km on December 7 at the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore. Hopefully I can keep up and beat my personal best.

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Mata Thai restaurant in Bishan

This three-day weekend was a blast. Suzie and I agreed it was one well-spent. We saw a movie at Shaw Lido, met up with dragonboaters at Tanjong Beach, watched a DVD of Metro Manila, and still managed to do our usual weekend chores like laundry and cleaning.

We capped off the weekend with dinner at Mata Thai, which is located inside Bishan’s main town area. The food is more value for money and the service is always pretty good. I didn’t like the minced pork in basil this time (felt like it was missing spice). The kai lan veggie was more creamy and lacked a bit flavour this time as well. The chicken in pandan leaf was so-so, but it tasted better during a previous visit.

The highlight was the Thai milk tea. Tastes exactly how I remember having it when in Bangkok last year.

Mata Thai is next to POSB in Bishan town (Bishan St. 11). I like it because it is above hawker standard fare, isn’t crowded, and feels “at home” or “home-cooked”. The Thai milk tea is always a treat. And I’ve read that the curry and tom yum is not too bad. 🙂

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