Sunday, April 27, 2014

3 months in Singapore

Like I said, let the adventures began! And so far, it has been sort of an adventure indeed.

In this 3 months, I have:

1) Joined Crossfit 

**Donna Summer's Hot Stuff is playing in the back ground on cue**

Some of you might have heard of crossfit. Its this crazy high intensity work out that pushes you to the limit and beyond. When I went for my first class, I passed out, puked, completed the session and then puked again! But then again, my fitness was at sub zero. Wait, actually it was at negative.

The soreness I suffered was so bad, I wasn't able to climb stairs nor scrub my feet. Then, within two weeks, like a sadist, I started enjoying the soreness. It was a nice pain. 

2) Been having weekday breakfast of Oats in Water, Green Apple and Black Coffee (no sugar, no milk)

This was suggested by Prem as a healthy breakfast alternative that would keep me full until lunch. I was suppose to add eggs to it but it was just too much, too full for breakfast. I needed something fast!

I was Initially disgusted with the oats in water. It was tough to swallow. Then it got better. Just a matter of getting used to it.

3) Developed a weekend standing date routine with Charis (a.k.a culinarystorm)

Missing her because she is off jet setting for work!

Charis moved to Singapore the same weekend I got here. Audrey met her at Crossfit on fateful day, got her email address and introduced us. 

4) Been walking to work (takes about 20 mins, including a hill climb)

WALKING! Me!? Again, who would have thought. But for all the bitching I did my first two weeks, I am slowly beginning to enjoy it. Taking in all the sights and sounds.

30 mins walk home from anywhere? No longer an issue!

5) Traded all of my heels for flats 

Never walked so much. Ever. It's not funny. Still not. Did I not mention the hill?

Heels + hill = Absolute torture

6) Cut my nearly waist length hair to shoulder length  :(

I love my hair. Usually it behaves and doesn't throw a hissy fit when I don't comb it. It doesn't crave my attention. It understands I am busy (taking over the world). More than I can say about exes :P

But with Crossfit and all that walking, I need to wash it everyday. Doesn't stop at just washing. It also includes conditioning and blow drying. It takes wayyyyyy to much time.

My Homie was convinced I am going bald with the amount of hair he has to pick up around the house every day. Thus the easiest solution? Chop it all off :(

7) Started an online dating profile

Its a clean slate. I had time. I wasn't gonna work myself sick. I needed more people to hang out with than just Homie and Charis.

And they all thought that I should stop watching back to back episodes of game of Thrones and instead go out there and make real human (preferably MALE) connection. Like a thorn on my side, B3F was convinced Singapore is the place and 2014 is the year. I wish I shared her enthusiasm.

Nonetheless, mustering enough positivity and ignoring my fear of virtually lurking Ted Bundy, I started my profile. I must admit the virtual world has been amusing and I have decided to chronicle my experiences on it here *shudders*

Been an interesting 3 months kan? ;)