So we have been swimming weekly lately and it feels good. At first, I didn’t totally like the idea because swimming wasn’t exactly a sport that I was any good at. The first few times we swam together at Safra Toa Payoh, I couldn’t help but noticed how effortless Luq made swimming seem like. I almost swore that he grew gills somewhere on his body or something. Unlike me, I was stopping mid-way to catch my breath in the Olympic-sized swimming pool which looked like a bloody ocean to me.
So one day, I asked Luq how did he make it seemed so easy. He was obviously gloating quietly (don’t think I don’t know). Then, I showed him how I would normally swim and he told me that I wasn’t breathing properly in the water. Right – I don’t need gills apparently – just my mouth and nose, totally human. He taught me how to breathe in the water and practiced with me until I got the hang of it.
What I would first say about this movie is it’s definitely not for the faint hearted (me included!). I was struggling to keep myself from barfing at gory scenes – at one point, I barfed just a bit.
Despite the gory details that were about 75% of the movie, I managed to learn a thing or two about survival skills. First being, do not put yourself in the uncharted wilderness because nothing good comes out of it. Second is bear fur makes super comfy brutal winter coat. Keyword: brutal – not for any other winter condition. I’m an animal rights advocate but honestly, Leornardo looked like he was having a ball with a mother bear coat hung on him in the blizzard cold.
We made it out alive after our Yoga Beginners Class 1. To be absolutely honest with you, it wasn’t as intensifying as I hoped for it to be. But, it was alright. We created a weekly routine and it felt good to have something to look forward to (most times). Luq and I wanted to try something new to do together and I am glad we enjoyed going for yoga. Even though we got competitive with each other, we managed not to bite each other head’s off after class.
At first, I was very conscious of how I would be in class. Doing yoga while facing a full length and width mirror requires some kind of high level self-confidence please. At times , I would steal some glances to see if Luq was looking at me and making funny faces but no, he was seriously in the game. He is definitely making yoga his thing which I find endearing. It didn’t take a lot to convince him to try yoga with me. All I needed to do was use my if-not-you-then-who card. Easy- works all the time for almost anything. Yes, I do appreciate him joining me and do funny poses in the name of core muscles stretching for the last 10 weeks.
Spent my Sunday morning under the sun to support Luq in Keppel Games 2015. Keppel is rich. I mean, rich. Then again, it is the biggest oil rig company in the world making it into the Guinness Book of World Record. I thought it was great idea for a company to hold such events to bring different business units together. Well, the competitiveness is crazy. Each time Luq told me about his training, I found myself saying, “Why are you guys so competitive? Just have fun. Shouldn’t that be what it’s about?” Apparently, no.
So I have been reading again. It feels good to be burying myself into books that make me laugh or cry or both at the same time. I don’t know why I stopped though. A few years back, my friend and I had this idea of giving each other a Kindle as a graduation gift (Ok don’t judge, we were probably really bored poring over one lecture note after another! That bound to happen!), maybe that’s the reason!
I didn’t quite enjoy using it to read. First I found it tedious. I’m no techie expert- I mean I know what to do to download a movie because that’s just a necessity- but gosh I JUST WANT TO READ DAMN IT! Second I didn’t get to smell the pages of the book or flick the pages. All I did was tap to the next page. I’m already doing that on my phone. So what fun is there if I need to do it for everything. Third I just couldn’t focus because the steps are tedious, I just found myself downloading multiple books at one time and ended up with not reading all of them. I need to focus.
Spent our Sunday morning running at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. I read from one rubbish website- I think Thought Catalogue- that couple who stays fit together, stays together forever. So, why not! We are learning to lead a healthier lifestyle by substituting Prata Sundays (we had it once and wanted to make it a thing but…) with morning runs on Sundays. You see, Luq’s work schedule is cray and I have been very understanding about him working over the weekends (I know right!) so, it gets really convenient to blame him for my lack of striving a balanced lifestyle.