Friday, July 27, 2012

Goodbye IVP...

2.41am in the morning... still cant sleep... it's all because of a call at 9pm... called to inform me that this weekend i need to work... my world world just came crashing down... gone are the days when instead of resting, i went to train, get scolded by team mates in and out of training, getting cuts and injuries, sunburnt, back aching... so much effort put in... and just a phone call to destroy it... I thought I can still just play one my last IVP before I can finally let go and graduate happily this August.... I guess my last IVP was in 2010... this year for SIM guys is the first time we have our own juniors to join in the IVP team.... not ex players from other school.... also the first time so many generations of NP men and women players from different NP teams playing for SIM... It used to be just Rowdy Boyz and Monsters.... but now... its rowdy, titans, detours, MF, markus team and even within rowdy its different generation of players.... my whole canoepolo life... since 2003 till now... i never miss a single Nat Champs... not even when I serve the army... it just hurts me so much to know that i can't play IVP this time round... thoughts just swirled in my mind since 9pm...

Dear SIM, how i wish i can really contribute one last time for this club that I set up with all my time and effort.... or had I done enough... it's never enough since this little club is my baby... We are thankfully for all those contributed to this club... from the first Nat champs in 2008 till now... we grew steadily.. bringing back medals to the SIM.. dun care about those who say we are medals steals cause we have ex-players.. they are just being very narrow.. we have true sportsmanship... when playing against our own ex-school we treat them as any other team. We went back to our own ex-school to train with our juniors and coach them. Telling them how to play in different scenario... Just like one of my coach once told me.... "I taught both school the same tactic... the one who can execute well will be the winner." By having ex-players still playing in IVP... we are actually lifting the standard up... But it is really sad that there is quite a big gap as years goes by... I think the gap is going to close up from next year onwards...

Dear NP, thank you for nurturing me in the early years... wonderful team mates and friends i met. Those sweat and swear words turned into memories... initially i just wanted to be an ordinary member... but i see that something is wrong and without realising it... i slowly climbed my way up to be in the Publicity and eventually the President... A club with no direction is bound to be doom.. the whole rebranding to NACC is probably one of the best thing to help it to grow... unfortunately... i left for a bigger cause... i felt a need to expand this sport (which is why I set up canoe polo in SIM) Some supported me, some go against me... Said I betrayed NP... I never did... or should I say... i never even thought of it.. Some people believe in getting their school/team dominating this sport... I never believe in that... I believe in expanding... getting more school to play this sport will be better... more people will know about it... then it will be more recognised... when there's more teams, naturally it will be more competitive... if you study economic... you will know what I am trying to explain here... :)

dear thank you for being here for me... a place for me to confide in whatever i wanna say... ops.. its public... haha.. its really amazing how when anyone thought of me... will remind them of canoepolo... i am quite good at branding and marketing myself out huh... alright... all the best to the two school that I love the most... SIM & NP... may the odds be ever in your favor! FIGHTING!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Auckland I LOVE YOU~!!!

Yeah~!!! I am back in Auckland again! Really Love this place! Not crowded at all.. slow pace and most of all.... BEAUTIFUL!

First stop, SUPERMARKET!! I can't believe I bought almost $70 worth of food! Most of it is cause of the chips that I bought! hahaha

Making snacks for myself in case I am lazy to go out and wanted to cook some awesome dish!

Had a small snack before I head out!

Packed this sandwich for my picnic later!!!

Thanks to Clayton's recommendation... I decided to go up Mount Eden and Belinda was keen to join me and here we go! At the foot of the mountain!

On the way up.... we saw charlotte's web... hahaha

This is the way up~!!

And if you look back... you will see me! HAHA! SO RETARDED!

We decided to take photo here! SO NICE! But we look kinda small in the photo... so we moved...

lame pose! hahaha but i love funny photos... u will really remember for life!

Here we are... looking down the mountain! Wooohooo!

Random people on the mountain

Panorama view of the place...

Me sitting at the random bench on top of the mountain! Kinda like JYJ - In Heaven MTV the feel of it... haha

ah~! drinking my cider on top of the mountain... how awesome can life be... LOVE IT!

Decided to do a LOVE sign like how those Koreans always do it! haha!


Look like a Xmas tree!!! ding ding!

Wooooah~!!! we saw higher ground! Let's go!

It's my camera, my cider and ME!


Sunset on the left side while Auckland tower on the right side....

We head down hill... back to City area... explored abit... trying to find the cafe we saw earlier...

it's CLOSE!! Such a pretty cafe but CLOSE AT 7!? OMG... we decided to come in the afternoon the next day...

Continue to walk around.... Love the shop interior and exterior as well...

their train station...

Saw this open space with benches! so nice! ahhhh! i love venue like this!

the beauty of long shutter.... thanks to Pris... Aperture at F8, ISO100 and just let it snap away...

It's impossible without a tripod... LOVE IT!


Going to the same old place that I fall in love previously here...

Me and Belinda frozen here... trying to hide away from the wind!

Dinner time! Really love the food here. It's slight cheaper than Singapore and the quality is really better. Having my hot cappuccino~!! CUZ IT FREAKING COLD OUTSIDE!!!!

Same spot, same view, same camera but with a tripod... nightshot just look so amazing...

DAY 2!

I slept like a pig.. haha and woke up to prepared breakfast... look so awesome yah? haha... it was so random! I just anyhow do and it looks like some power brunch in a cafe! haha... I WAS SO FULL AFTER THAT AND I FALL ASLEEP AGAIN ON BED... PIG!

So I met Belinda and Beatrice to go to the cafe together at 2.30pm. TADA! It's open!!




awwwww look at the wall... so beautiful... i managed to get this shot when all the customers left haha... the food is just so so... my brunch was much more powerful that this! hahaa.. nonetheless its a nice place to hang out n use free wifi!

However, I do love the deco alot! really nice to chill out here with a cup of coffee and your laptop :)

Off we go again... exploring the rest of the city... Auckland is really very very quiet! It was about 4plus 5 and it is really dead...

good thing is that... no one to crowd around when you wanna shop... IT'S ALL YOURS! haha

Like this kind of shop concept... interesting huh


With no people around... you can take nice photo like this... :)

train station in the day....

Sunsetting again~!!! SO BEAUTIFULx999!

Belinda hiding again....

Time for some photo of myself! haha

I love this industrial building thingy... it looks so cool... i wanna climb yet i think i will scream if i look down while climbing! scare scare!

hehe.. photo with the sunset and the bridge behind... :)


My favourite structure in Auckland! :)

A great place to do fashion show catwalk... haha

look at the textile of the grills... haha

really wonder why this place so many industrial stuff!

I think I will walk to this place again and again just to chill out... love it here!

Good bye Auckland... till then... see ya! MUACKS!