January 02, 2014

2014: Revitalizing An Old Friend

It been more than 4 months since I last dusted the cobwebs in the old blog, and for a valid reason which you would see at the end of this post.

As we usher a new year into the midst, I kinda had to stop and ponder on what happened in the last year. Comparing to my reflections of the previous year (like in 2013, 2012 and 2011 respectively) things were a little different this year because this was the year I had to make big decisions to let go some of my other interest for a bigger priority.

First and foremost, I would have to apologize to the loyal readers of MoaTTD that the posts here has been close to non-existent and I take full responsibilities to that. Nevetheless, things are going to change here a little bit as I am planning to revamp the entire site once again to a more niche blogging site. Watch the space...

Secondly, it would be a shame for me to admit this but I have to say that my resolution this year would be to continue on the resolutions that I made last year. As mentioned above, so many things have been happening in the past year that hindered me from achieving as much as I could in the previous years. But in retrospect, I did accomplish THREE main ones which is a proud moment for me and for something that I would love share with you guys.

So from the list last year, 2014 what I aim to do is to:

1. Get my ass back to running again and get my first full marathon done!

2. Revamp the site to something more niche in the works!

3. Create something new for the new year! (dunno what it is yet but i feel there is a need for something new in my life)

4. Get back to training!

So I mentioned earlier that there are a few milestones that I managed to get done in the year 2013  which I am damn proud to share!

Travel to a new place that I have Never been Before!

 This would be another check on my to-do list. Last year was the year I made the memorable trip to the Caribbeans (Belize), many thanks to the good people in Nuffnang for that. I would have to say, that was one hell of a trip that I would remember for life!

[it was un"belize"able!]

Own My Very Own Pad

After years of saving and working out the fine details that I needed to make this dream happen, I actually took the plunge and got myself a new home to live in! The purchase was a huge chunk taken out of my wallet (almost all!) but it was worth every penny.

At 30, I am now a proud owner of my very own home!

[My chance of making my very own man cave!]

and of course, the very highlight of my 2013...

 in front of all the people that cared so much to come and share the moment with me...

I got hitched to the girl of my dreams! :D

will blog more about that!

Til then, may 2014 be a blessed year for all of you guys!

September 04, 2013

Singapore Toys Games and Comic Convention 2013

<data:blog.pageName/> <data:blog.title/> <data:blog.pageTitle/> Well, its been a very busy week last week and partly because of us me looking forward to another trip down to our neighbors in the south. Reason for my travels this time? The Singapore Toys, Games and Comic Convention 2013 (also know as the STGCC)!

[Lets get our geek on!]

For most of you guys who do not know about this event, the STGCC is the closest thing we have to the ever famous Comic Con here in Asia, simply because the entire event itself is done in collaboration with the New York Comic Con. Each year, the convention will gather some of the best animators, gamers, collectors and of course, cosplayers in the region to come around and show off what they got. In another words, this entire weekend is a collaboration of geeks and nerds in a frenzy of cosplay and awesome toys being showcased in one exhibition hall.

To be honest with you I did not know about this event until I was told to come along with fellow TeamTehTarik member Cereal Cheryl to come along with her for the event. Being a semi-avid costume fan and also an absolute nutter for anything on comics or video games, there was very little chance for me to pass this opportunity along. 

WARNING: There is going to be a butt load of pics so get ready!

August 23, 2013

Teh Tarik Reviews: Elysium

<data:blog.pageName/> <data:blog.title/> <data:blog.pageTitle/> As usual, many thanks to the good people of Nuffnang who once again gave me an opportunity to check out another movie preview and this time around, its a movie that really gets the brain thinking of the reality of society today.

There was much hype when it comes to this movie, particularly on the fact that this was another "post modern world apocalyptic" image of what could happen in the future. But the only difference with this movie is that the realism of the possibility of it happening is true, simply because that it is already happening right now as we speak.

August 15, 2013

Should You Do Abs Workout Everyday?

<data:blog.pageName/> <data:blog.title/> <data:blog.pageTitle/> Everyone that goes to gym would always be chasing for one thing in common, regardless whether its for guys or girls. We all are looking out for that elusive shell hard, ripped six packs abs that would be the envy of other around you. Because of this, we tend to include A LOT of workouts to ensure that we achieve this in our routine.

Problem is, should you be doing abs workouts every single day?

August 06, 2013

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri from Teh Tarik Drinker!

By gosh that was a fast one....

By the time I realized it the entire month of Ramadhan went through like a breeze and I would have to say that this year it has been a rather physically easier Ramadhan than the years before and I am happy to announce that I successfully controlled my diet throughout the period without a hitch!

Aidilfitri for many are the times that people would take the opportunity to visit their friends and family during the holidays and especially for kids, its a day that everyone would look forward to in the holiday spirit.

I for one would see it as a time to reflect what I am thankful to have for this year.

I am thankful for a clean bill of health

I am thankful for a great opportunity in my career

I am thankful to have met my future life partner

I am thankful for my family and their everlasting support

I am thankful for great friends and companions, especially those that stuck with me through the tough times.

and of course...

I am thankful for the readers that have supported this blog so far.

Salam Aidilfitri to all celebrating out there and happy holidays!