Happy Birthday FDI, 1st December
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I thought I'd better blog about this while it's vaguely fresh in my memory. Increasingly, my gym related activities revolve around social functions, and I think in a way, I owe a debt of gratitude to Shades, for opening up a whole new social circle for me. Anyway, last saturday, since all the who's who were in town for the quartelies, we had a broadway night, to showcase the talents of Leon Lai, Jacqueline Wong aka Gorgeous Woman aka Wonder Woman. Of course, the surprise divas were No 1 in Tianjin, who virtually hijacked the entire Phantom of the Opera performance. Singaporeans Ben and Leonard were legendary before I met them, and I can see why. Even wife commented that they are the most melodic guests we've had so far.
Since I missed YI's class on Monday, I had to get my pump fix, if not I'd have withdrawal symptoms, despite the fact that I dont REALLY like pump. It's like the oat bran I drink in the morning, I've grown so accustomed to it, though the first time I had it I nearly threw up.
This isn't really gym related per se, as in it doesn't involve exercise, but it sure involved a whole lot of gym related people. Mr and Mrs Lionheart hosted their baby's 1st birthday last Sunday. Was a great fun lunch, great food, great company. Of course, everyone eagerly awaited the arrival of Leon Lai, quite the star du jour, or du month, ....
Since there have been requests to bring back the Leon related blogs, so here it is. Well, not by design la, coz I usually go for that Saturday class at the Curve anyway barring any unforeseen circumstances. Again, it was pouring as I rowed by way thru the Sungai Penchala Link, and I had earlier on wanted to text him "aiyo, such nice weather to sleep". However, I didn't want any deja vu, coz two Saturdays when I did send such a text, he called to say all classes were cancelled...(due to that unfortunate incident). True loyalty to an instructor indeed, through rain or shine, (not sunshine)..... not to mention the RM2 toll each way, and RM1 parking, when I could have opted to go to MJH a stone's throw away, no toll, no parking. So, since the Curve class is virtually the only other non MJH class I go for, I'm paying an additional RM27.50 for passport membership, AND RM 5 per weekend, so that's RM20 per month, so, a princely RM47.50 just for Leon's class!!!! Gee, I better start hopping around gyms more to get some economies of scale.
Sorry, this one is a different Sidekick, aka Boy Robin, not the other Sidekick that I meet at FDI's combat.
Have I mentioned this before? When boy Robin is my age now, I'll be SIXTY. When Young Instructor is my age now, I'll be SIXTY TWO!!!!! What a thought. Shudderrrrrrrr.
Well, two weeks in a row I havent been to FDI's combat, well, last week coz of the unfortunate incident at the Curve, and the recent weekend, coz I had a raya open house. So headed to my old haunt, Nikeboy's class in MJH. I think he must hold the record for keeping a slot for so many years. From the day I joined FF, which was sometime in April, May or June, 2004, he's been on that slot. Notable changes in the schedule have been the Wednesday 5.40 slot, (we're talking combat here), which when I first joined, was taught by some Caucasian fella, Justin I think it was. I found it too intimidating to join. Then it was replaced by FCI, which I still didn't join, until he replaced Nikeboy's class one Saturday evening, and I KNEW from that moment, that he would be my FCI. [cough cough choke]. Then he gave up that hot slot, and was replaced by Sistine Chapel. Now the chapel's gone, left for Penang, apparently. He held that slot quite long too, 1 1/2 years at least.
...it's just that I'm getting older. That's what I reckon. When I started Step a year ago, I could quite easily finish the whole class without feeling I needed a whole spa treatment afterward. Now, by track 10, it really requires a lot of effort to put in 100%. Theoretically, I should be getting fitter, but alas, I think if we were to plot it on a graphit might look something like this. But any science student worth his salt would know there's something wrong with the either the labelling of the axes, OR the labelling of the lines. Well, fill in the blanks accordingly. Basically, what I intend to say is, you might exercise more, but as age increases, fitness does not necessarily increase with exercise, coz of the effects of ageing. Ha, someone put that into graphic form please.
Or more appropriate, pumpill. Ie, Pump, followed by Treadmill.
Didnt make it to Young Instructor's pump class on Monday, mainly because FCI's housewarming the night before had sapped me of all energy. Lionheart on the other hand, was bright up and early apparently, for double pump and step classes, on Monday morning.
..so much to write, I don't know where to start.
Photos courtesy of yhsmom who sent these pictures, with the email stating,
There's something fascinating I find about the Bagpipes song, for track 4, Combat 26. Mesmerising, almost. Firstly, I can't figure out what the heck they're saying, it sounds like some incoherent demon possessed chant, but yet, there's a pulse in the song that really makes it such a fun track. Of course, the 4 jabs plus knifing the opponents neck and jugular makes it all that much more delicious. And I love that blabbing that goes on just before the jump kick sequence starts. Apparently, all it says is "listen to my bagpipes", but from where I am, it sounds like gibberish.