|My current muse: The Looniness of a Long Distance Runner – Russell Taylor|
|RM5.00 only from the Big Bad Wolf Book fair. So worth it!|
I love this term. Makes you wanna cry every month 😛 However, I am talking about the interest in running. My interest in running is compounded by reading several funny-ha-ha books such as the one above – “looniness of the long distance runner…” . I always ter-sleep when I read a book to bed, but not this book. I laugh hysterically every night reading this book (not good if you’re my neighbour), and knowingly bearing the consequence of a mere 4 hour sleep nightly. You know how I hate British authors and style of writing since uni days: Dry! dry! dry! and leave you more confused at the end of your read. Once you’ve read American-authored books, you’ll never lay hand on a Brit’s shit ever. But this Brit (Russell Taylor) has been killing my sleep every night…..*smiles*
And I thought the first chapter that prints a huge title: “The History of Marathon” would be harshly mundane, wordy and only a greek kid would be compelled to follow it. This was different, surprisingly. I actually did enjoy this chapter the most. The modern history of marathon was the best-est part.
Who would’ve thought the infamous Murakami runs….and writes abt it! I would have to recommend this book to anyone who has compounding interest in running. The read has motivated and taught me so much too. This was because I could relate to him and his experience in both is struggles in running and triathlon (swimming). Yes, I can lend you this book, but for once, please return to me after reading. None of my books were returned to me after I lent them to so many. Darn
|Topping up my reads with a brew of Choco- Cappuccino (from Marks & Spencers – Xmas’10 present fr Callie).|
1. 2012 is for real, ppl. Buy a property/land in South Africa’s Cape of Good Hope. 😛
2. Climate change is for real, ppl. It has always been anyway.
3. Earthquakes can be human-triggered 😉 Many do know about this already but if you’re in the oil/gas company, you will know exactly how and the science behind it. Small, small tremors may be human triggered. Don’t bother if you’re not a scientific person.Google in the lines of: ‘Human-triggered earthquakes’; ‘secondary oil recovery and seismic activity’, ‘reinjection of water into well’, etc.
4. Radiation clouds will arrive in Malaysia soon. Ppl think this is an overstatement, but I think otherwise. When it comes to radiation and eventhough ppl say: it’s still far away from here lah, trust the Japanese ppl lah; Japanese ppl are damn modern and can handle this nuclear situation lah, whatever shit wind doesn’t reach Malaysia lah, all government will say that to keep calm. I am not paranoid abt this. I barely have extra toilet paper at home and only one Maggi mee left 😛 It is just that I have a bad feeling that even if the radiation has arrived in Malaysia, and Malaysia being Malaysia, will have their meteorological station play down their data!! I don’t like information to elude me. I sgt benci data-scandal!
This is the same thing as GMO lah. You dunno meh…you’ve been eating GMO soy bean products for the past 12 years? I got data mar. Our gov can’t even be bothered to label those GMO food. Same: you may already kena radiation or emitting some, but betcha our gov can’t be bothered or can’t handle the situation. We should be smart enough to not to play down the nuclear situation in Japan.
Sigh. I also believed Japanese gov ( just as any gov would have) is really really undermining and playing down the effects of radiation in this region cause they don’t want panic, panic-buying and economic meltdown or stuffs like that. But hey, which government wouldn’t, eh?
But wait!!! Dah cakap membebel-bebel banyak ni. Let me see…radiation or not, I don’t have a gym. So, you’ll still see me in Bkt Jalil running under the rain. Any forms of radiation won’t stop my compounding interest in running 😛