Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hot Shot

I have been watching the drama 篮球火 lately. The show is about basketball, how a team, individuals, overcome all obstacles for their love of basketball. From the show I gain alot of insights into what is passion, mindset, determination, love for team mates and big-heartedness for your opponents. Taking away the technicalities, the lessons learnt in the show applies to all team sports.

I would recommend this show for all to watch, although some parts are very exaggerated, making it funny and corny at times, try picking out the 精华 from the show. Shall share some I picked out too.

Monday, January 26, 2009

篮球火 绝对无敌

ey yo this game of life is one big struggle
we gotta hustle just to make it everyday
and to find ourselves a way
to fight the fears we facin
and grab those dreams we chasin
cuz there ain't no competition
when we rise to the occasion, c'mon

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Who you want to be?

This is actually the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip.
(One doesn't have to actually answer the questions. Just read the passage straight through).

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.

2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.

3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America Contest.

4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.

5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.

6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.

2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.

3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.

4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.

5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with


The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones who care to make life " Special" for others.

This is for those people who have made a difference in your life.

and remember....

"Don't ever worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia." ( confirmed through usually reliable sources!)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I am going to get my first 8 hours of sleep in 2009 tonight. Its been a long while.

Hall 4 HO 2009 Cheerleading

This blog was meant to be more about partner stunts training and experiences, but this shall be an exception, because I am very proud of Hall 4 cheerleading this HO. You guys did a good job on the mats out there, despite the last minute injury to Lijing, and we had to change the whole routine in 3 days. All of you stepped up to the challenge and still made it possible to put up this routine, without lowering the level of the stunts much.

I want to thank all of Hall 4 cheerleaders once again, and hope that you guys and gals enjoyed yourself tonight and also in the course of the 1 month training. A big thanks to Hall 4 pub for doing a good job with the plycards and banner. We would also like to thank all those who had played a part in helping out with the stunts and routine training, Vincent, ZL and friends, and also Chaang for the music.

Though we did not win anything, but I am sure you guys will be proud of yourself when you watch the routine once more. One last time, "break on 4; 1, 2, 3. 4!"

This routine is dedicated to Lijing, for her hardwork and example as a Co.Captain during the entire HO season. Hope you get well soon and start flying again.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Squats and Dead Weight lifts are indeed great.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Situations, Scenarios, Surroundings change faster than the tides. You never know it till it's over.

Today it's 80kg

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Eyelids weighing 60 kilos

This will be the last time... let's do it right.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Toss to Hands Finally

This was me doing my first toss to hands in 2004. (This indeed literally was my first successful TTH, very coincidentally got recorded down) Notice how low and unstable it was, and then the single extension was even worse, so unsure, wobbly and tilting.

Alot of you who know me in cheer, know me for who I am now, probably in your mind I am a guy who can do toss extension, cupies etc. What you all do not know or see often is my humble beginnings as a noob. It was through sheer hardwork and many sacrifices to get to where I am now.

Sometimes it is good to get back down to earth, really work hard and not think that this comes easy, or I am lousy or not progressing.

P.S: Only those who started out before or with me know what it truely meant, the pure joy and happiness of being able to do toss to hands then. Appreciate and not take it for granted.