Monday, August 22, 2011


Excerpt from Robin Sharma's The Greatness Guide

You will never know if you don’t even try. There is enormous power in asking for what you want. All too often, our internal chatter prevents us from taking the steps needed to get us to our own unique form of greatness. We are kept small from our inner imaginings – so much of which are lies.
The most brilliant of the best, those who live glorious lives that matter, ask like crazy. They understand that it’s a habit that must be polished for it to shine. And the more you do it, the easier it gets (like any skill). So they ask.

For the support and help they need at work.
For the understanding they may seek at home.
For a win they need for their business.
For a better table at their favourite restaurant.
For a better seat at a sold out concert.
And because they ask more, they get more (success always has been a numbers game). Nothing happens until you ask. People are not mind readers. They need to know what’s meaningful to you.
And if you ask nicely, they just might say yes.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Drove for an hour to CILC (still trying to figure out the fastest route) yesterday to buy Tasha her school uniforms.

Couldn't believe the bill when everything was totalled up.

RM 640 for school uniforms and that does not include the blazer since the tailor was not there and the leather shoes which we have to purchase outside. With those, the total damage would easily exceed one gran.

At that price, they not only have to continue giving partial scholarship for tuition fees but they may also have to start giving subsidy / interest free payment scheme just for uniforms!

I think I need to look for a second job!


Since we have upped the frequency of our game and the length of each session, everyone of us has acquired some form of overuse injury and is now seen with a band around some parts of the anatomy to minimise discomfort while playing and to accelerate the healing process.

Sui Lin has hers around the wrist, mine to nurse my acute tennis elbow, Lee Lee's invisible but has gel in her shoes to minimise strikes on the heels.

Eric, the only male player amongst us, who is also my doubles partner today confessed that although physically he is still in good shape, it is usually his ego that is bruised constantly! Whilst there is a glimpse of hope for us to recover from our injuries, no amount of bands can accelerate the healing of a bruised ego! Sorry Eric....


I am a very loyal customer once I find the product that matches my need perfectly but I am not loyal to a particular brand:

The following are my favourites (which means the ones that I have the most based on current inventory)

A) Running Shoes - Nike Vomero
B) Running Tops - Nike High Impact and New Balance at a close second
C) Running Shorts - New Balance
D) Tennis Rackets - Prince
E) Tennis Balls - Wilson
F) Tennis Skorts - Yonex
G) Tennis Shoes - Reebok
H) Tennis Tops - Yonex
H) Polo Shirts - Polo Ralph Lauren
I) Jeans - Calvin Klein
J) Gym Wear - Adidas
K) Work Clothes - Iora
L) Golf Clubs - PING
M) Golf Pants - Marks & Spencer
N) Golf Tops - LPGA
O) Smart Pants - Marks & Spencer
P) Golf Shoes - Mizuno
Q) Yoga Pants - Adidas
R) Golf Balls - Srixon
S) Tennis Bags - Prince
T) Sweat Bands - Adidas
U) Tennis Socks - Prince
V) Running Socks - Mitchdowd and Nike
W) Squash Racket - Wilson
X) Handbags - Etienne Aigner
Y) Gym Gloves - Nike
Z) Gym Shorts - American Athletics

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I have been plagued by tennis elbow injury ( is not right to call it injury since it is one that is caused by overusage) for the last few months. The pain is unbearable, almost to the point of paralysing and I have lost sleep many a night due to this.

Despite all that, I am still playing tennis 3 days a week - and on 2 of those days, I have morning and evening sessions. So, yes, I spend a lot of hours on the tennis court and the pain mulitplies as the number of hours increase.

Today a MIRACLE happened and I quickly sms Franco to share the good news.

LINI: My tennis elbow pain is gone!

FRANCO: Unlike most people who require rest to heal a tennis elbow, you need to "play through the pain. Further evidence of your

LINI: I have stopped collecting evidence for my awesomeness. Even the cyber storage can't handle the colossal data!