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Jul-18-12

Cool Protection

posted by constance

My friend owns a Vespa, cool white and very very sexy. I am now tempted to get one but looking at parking availability, I give it two thumbs down. Singapore is a place whereby you cannot get parking for motorbikes easily. I guess, because the number of people who rides on commercial vehicles and drives easily makes up more than bikers. Different from countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and Philliphines whereby many people use bikes for convenience.

Walking past the bike shop near my local grocers, I spotted cool slipstreamer windshields that canĀ help protect the rider from water splashes, dust, and what may come while biking. It makes the motorcycle complete, like those cool cop riders in Chips’ television show. Get the tall ones and not have to worry about mud splashes when it rains.

Of course riding a bike requires alertness and lots of experience. It’s very different from driving a car. You have no hardcase shell to protect yourself throughout your journey so one must be very careful and avoid anything that may cause mishaps.

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Jul-13-12

An excuse to get off school

posted by constance

I think my little one is very cunning, indeed. The other day, she called me up from the school office and I missed her call thrice. When I saw the calls from my mobile, I quickly called up her school to see who had been trying to call me, bracing myself.

Who else but my little one, waiting for me in the sick bay. She told me she felt dizzy and had some headache. In the car, I found out that her favourite teacher was absent and I wondered if this was an excuse to get out of school? Okay, I shouldn’t doubt her but she did looked ok, to me and had no temperature. I hope she is not showing signs of any school stress or anything like that. She did once brought it up that she wished for me to buy knee walkers for her so that she could wear them to school so that she can avoid some people she didn’t like.. I am puzzled. Or do you think this is a case of an attention starved school kid?

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Jul-13-12

Fringe of Golden Age

posted by constance

Lately, I get some pain in my knees whenever I get up from a sitting position. I think my knee is not doing so well. I do not do strenuous exercise that wears out my knee, except play a little bit of tennis with friends but that is only when I have free time, which I hardly do. Ah Boy is already on his glucosamine supplement and I tried buying the vegan formula since I am totally allergic to sulphate but it didn’t do anything for me.

I suppose this is usually a common thing as we all age, if we do not keep ourselves fit and healthy. Apart from eating healthy, I think we also have to balance work and play (entertainment) with balance. I must admit that I am only just in the work, work and work mode and when I have an off day, the things I do is very much associated with work and running errands. Mentally, I am exhausted. Physically I am also exhausted. Ah Boy told me that unless we quickly change our lifestyle and get something for my knees now, I might have to get knee braces soon.

One thing in my mind now… a holiday. But, can I afford it.. sigh

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