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Journey of Faith – Mission Preparation (Day 19)

Today is Day 19 of the 7-week preparation for the mission trip to Myanmar. 6 of us will be going. This spiritual journey so far has been quite amusing & a revelation at the same time.

See, I actually haven’t even attended the Mission Candidate Preparatory workshop yet…I’m only going this weekend. The workshop is something that the church requires everyone to attend before going on a mission trip…so I was a bit blur about what people really do in missions. OK OK…very blur actually. 😛

imageWe had our 1st meeting on the Myanmar trip early this month & were given the mission manuals. I was actually quite “shocked” & overwhelmed when I saw the programmes. I had in mind missions before this was something like doing community service, like teaching English to the kids, or helping to repair their wooden houses, or build wells, or helping to feed them, etc. But what I realised when I saw the programme was that mission is really about evangelism. Besides playing games with the kids, we also have to conduct sermons, Bible studies, sharing word & testimonies, healing rally…now, there’s just a small little problem with that…I’ve never done any of those before…I’ve read maybe 5% of the Bible so far…I couldn’t even pray properly, for goodness sake! Suddenly I thought, “Uh oh…what have I got myself into?”

Anyway, after talking to my colleagues & cell group members…they all told me that it’s gonna be fun! “Just enjoy it!” “Don’t worry about the spiritual part…let the Holy Spirit guide you.” Hmm OK….but how????

My cell leader told me that mission is not just about reaching out & sharing the Gospel….but really more of my own journey & encounter with God. I realised that I was too worried & stressed out about not being able to say the right words or share the Gospel in a way that would touch them…I was more worried about the end results. But what I really should focus on is my own experience of spiritual growth during this time. So then I felt much better & less stressed about it now.

Since the 1st meeting, we were asked to fast each person a day in a week, and another day together as a group. So I’ve been fasting every Tuesday & Friday for 3 weeks now. 4 more weeks to go. I just skip lunch. It’s not so bad, really. Yes I do get hungry by lunch time but it’s actually bearable. It’s one of the things I never thought I’d be able to do…

Why fast, you ask?

a) It intensifies our connection with God and improves our communication for a more effective prayer.

b) It humbles us and brings us to an awareness of our need of God.

c) It hits at our deep-seated selfishness and strengthens our self control.

d) It clears the ground for greater spiritual breakthrough in our lives and the lives of those we come into contact with.

I have to say that many things regarding the trip just fell nicely into place….like how the Red Sea parted conveniently when Moses led the Isrealites across to the Promised Land. Haha. Like how my menses is now a week earlier than it should be, just within 2 months….to make way for the trip. Oh praise the Lord! 😛

I can also feel that I’m growing (spiritually) exponentially now than ever before in the last 9 years of attending church…well, pretty much because I’m forced to as well. Haha. But I believe God has called me to this mission for a purpose…maybe He knows that this is the only way to speed up my growing process. 😛 Or maybe this is a test of faith? Or perhaps, both.

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Journey of Faith – Mission Preparation (Prequel)

First of all, I’d like to apologize for my long silence. The last entry was a year ago…as usual, been really lazy to blog. Nevermind about what happened in the past year….it’s been…an awakening experience…and finally walking out of the sinking mud that I’ve been trapped in for the longest time…with die-hard determination…no more turning back…no no no! OK now that it’s out of the way of my life….here’s to something more exciting…

Where shall I start…

Very briefly…(if you’re a non-believer, please bear with me for the next few posts…)

Last year, I was touched by the Holy Spirit in a mega way…after being “disconnected” for the last 6 years or so. Around that time, I had a vision…of doing mission…in some “ulu kampung”. First place that came to mind was Myanmar. Why Myanmar? Hmm…coz I have no interest in Cambodia…and Nepal is a place I’d like to go for hiking, not mission. Myanmar seems just right. The other place was the orang asli village deep within Sarawak. OK maybe it was just a daydream…but whatever it was, there were signs that convinced me that it was a calling from God. Firstly, I would never dream of doing mission before this….never! This has got to be the work of the Holy Spirit. Then, few weeks after the vision & telling a friend about it & the idea was still floating somewhere in my mind, a non-Christian friend of mine suddenly asked me out of the blue, “Dee, what is mission?” Like…the timing couldn’t be better right?! Shortly after that too, I got to know that a friend (whom I had wanted so many times to ask for drinks with my friends but never did!) had been headhunted & moved to Myanmar (of all places, right?). So mission & Myanmar. Mission + Myanmar. It just seems right to equate it to ‘Mission To Myanmar’!

Hahaha…..

Fast forward to today, yes, I’m going for a mission trip to Myanmar at the end of July! 🙂

(…to be continued)

Magnificent Mount Rinjani – Part 2

After a good breakfast, we started to descend to the crater lake at 8 am. Much to our surprise, the descent was quite difficult as well  because of the loose rocks. This could be quite a challenge for weak knees. At some point, we were also trekking through beds of wild edelweiss on flatter ground. The mist was thick and it somewhat felt like we were walking in heaven. After 3 hours of descent, we finally reached Segara Anak crater lake.

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The lake is approximately 2,000 meters above sea level and about 200 meters deep. Near the lake is a beautiful waterfall. It is amazing that just beside the cold rushing water is a pool of natural hot spring. After going for more than 24 hours without a shower, a dip in the hot spring was most gratifying. The water temperature was 37.5°C, which was just nice for a hot, relaxing dip.

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As we walked back to our camp by the lake, lunch was ready for us. Soon, we were on our way up to the second crater rim, Plawangan Senaru. The trek was no easy feat either. The first half of the 3-hour ascent was a constant uphill trudge, but manageable even with my 5 kg backpack. Every time I felt tired and needed to catch my breath, I’d just have to turn back and watch the awesome view of the caldera. And my mind would be refreshed and motivated again.

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The second half of the ascent was a different ball game altogether. It was rock climbing all the way until we reached the crater rim. Some parts were quite dangerous and required both hands and legs to push ourselves up. At this point, Ady had been very kind to carry my backpack for me as it would have taken us ages to reach if I had to carry it myself.

We reached the Plawangan Senaru campsite just before 5 pm. At 2,641 meters and on the opposite side of the caldera from the Sembalun campsite earlier, we are now able to see Gunung Baru, a new volcano that had just erupted in 2010, standing in the midst of the crater lake. It was truly a magnificent view. As a photo enthusiast, I couldn’t stop clicking my camera – sideways, upwards and downwards. I had lugged my heavy dSLR all the way up the mountains and down the valley for this view. Fortunately, it did not disappoint me.

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That night, it rained heavily and our tents swayed in the strong winds. I feared they would be blown away. We woke up the next day in one piece, although none of us sleep well on both nights. According to medical experts, when at high altitude, we tend to wake up intermittently throughout the night as our body’s way of reminding us to breathe.

On day 3, we had our last breakfast in the mountains and quickly started off down to Senaru. This time, the descent was much easier than the last descent to the crater lake. The first half saw us trekking through an open trail, surrounded by beautiful green grass and a view of the horizon. It wasn’t long before the trail led us through the tropical rainforest with mossy trees and roots. We stopped for an hour for lunch at Pos Extra (1,165 meters), then continued descending for about 45 minutes until we reached the Senaru Gate signboard. From there, it was another 20 minutes of leisure walking to the final exit where our transport was waiting for us.

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We reached the exit point at 1.45 pm and that marked the end of our memorable adventure to Mount Rinjani.

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I’d say that trekking the Mount Rinjani is definitely not for the faint-hearted nor beginners. It is also highly recommended to do the 4 days/3 nights package for a complete Rinjani experience.

Although I’m quite disappointed about not reaching the summit, I’m quite glad we decided to skip it. I don’t think we’d be able to fully enjoy the whole experience if we had done the summit in such a short time. So would I return to Mount Rinjani someday? Definitely! But it’d be just for the summit the next time.

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Magnificent Mount Rinjani – Part 1

As you might have read in my previous blog, this Mount Rinjani trip has been in the 2013 pipeline since November last year. As time drew closer to the trip, I didn’t exactly train like how I did when preparing for Mount Kinabalu. For one thing, I didn’t do as many hikes in a week this time, but I did other types of training. I ran once a week & swam 2-3 times a week. On top of that, I was more physiologically prepared this time around. To avoid my knees hurting in the middle of the trek, I had been taking glucosamine religiously everyday for the past 2 months. Also I visited a physiotherapist who taught me some exercises to strengthen the muscles around my knees, which I had been practicing everyday too. Then I’ve also been building my body’s immune system by taking the Chinese herbs, Pak Chan, 2-3 times a month, to avoid falling sick after the trip. All I can say is, it all paid off. Phew! 🙂

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Mount Rinjani is an active volcano situated in Lombok & the second highest mountain in Indonesia outside the Irian Jaya. The summit may only stand at 3,726 metres (a little short of Mount Kinabalu) but she demands triple the stamina, physical endurance & mental strength to whoever that wishes to conquer her. However if you dare take the challenge, she promises an array of breathtaking sceneries from the start to the end of the journey.

And promise she did.

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So together with Sharon & Fairuz, we arrived at Lombok International Airport on 7th June morning on Air Asia’s direct flight from Kuala Lumpur. Our guide, Ady, greeted us at the airport & took us on an hour drive to Senggigi for lunch. We proceeded to Sembalun after lunch, which was another 3 hours drive away. Here, we stayed a night at Lembah Rinjani, a budget hotel at the foothill, before starting our trek the next morning. At Sembalun, we were already at 1,150 metres above sea level. It was raining when we reached, making the night chilly at around 20 degrees Celsius.

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The next day, it rained again before we started our trek. So much for a dry season in June! Nevertheless, we went ahead as scheduled & started off from Sembalun Lawang at 8.15am. We were well prepared with our raincoats, though little did we expect that we’d need them at such an early stage. The first half of the day was an easy stroll along the open plains. We walked pass a few herds of grazing cows and the view of the volcanic range along the way was most captivating. We stopped for lunch at around 11am. At that time, the rain had also stopped & it was all bright & sunny. Our guide & porters cooked us a hearty meal, much to our delight. In fact, every meal we had throughout the journey was actually quite appetizing & delicious.

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We continued the 2nd half of our trek at around 1pm. Then it rained again. This time, it was much heavier and lasted for about 2 hours. We got our raincoats out again but our shoes were completely soaked, as water gushed down the trails. I’d admit that the rain did break our spirits a little, and to top that, the trails turned much steeper with narrow steps (Wikitravel reported that the uphill gradient was about 50 degrees), marking the final 3 hours a pretty tough cookie. We finally reached the Plawangan Sembalun campsite at about 5pm, which wasn’t too bad. That was probably the average time it’d take a normal hiker too – 7 hours, excluding lunch break.

Lo & behold, the view that greeted us at the campsite completely took our breaths away. It was a spectacular view of the caldera, which is partially filled by the crater lake known as Segara Anak, surrounded by the volcanic range. One word – awesome!

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Our porters had quickly set up the tents for us for the night. The most amusing part was the temporary toilet. Basically they dug a hole in the ground and set up a square-ish tent made of fabric as cover. Initially, as a first time camper, I was quite squeamish about the whole toilet business. After awhile, practice makes perfect, aiming the hole got better & going to the toilet seems less of a task. The eecky part is pooing on top of other people’s poo in the hole. But thank God this temporary toilet was only for our group, i.e. 3 of us. 😉

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The temporary toilet

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Our tents

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The Plawangan Sembalun crater rim, where we camped on the first night, stood at 2,639 metres altitude with the temperature dropping to below 10 degrees Celsius at night. As we laid on our backs gazing at the pitch dark sky painted with gazillion of stars & shivering to the freezing night, we caught glimpses of at least 3 or 4 shooting stars. It was around this time also that our guide, Ady, came to have a little chat with us on our programme for the next day. It seemed that our 3 days/2 nights package will need to cram the summit, lake AND the 2nd crater rim (Plawangan Senaru) into 1 day or 12 hours of trek, which may be quite challenging for average hikers like us.

Basically the trek to the summit starts at around 2.30am. The ascent typically takes 3 hours, in time to catch the sun rise at the peak, and another 1.5 hours to descend. This is the most difficult part of the whole trek that requires a good level of stamina, because the loose volcanic gravel will cause one to slip a step backwards for every 2 steps forward. Descending is another challenge, where most people would slip & fall, and some will have their pants torn during the fall.

He also warned us that there could be a possibility that we might need to forgo the lake & 2nd crater rim if we return from the summit later than 11am. So after a long discussion among ourselves, we decided that we were probably not conditioned enough to do 12 hours of trek in a day, as we had never done anything longer than 8 hours before. What’s more, the climb to the summit may already consume a big chunk of our energy for the rest of the day. Besides, if we don’t make it on time back from the summit, we will also lose out on the lake, hot spring & the view at Senaru crater rim, which was supposedly more stunning than at the summit. Therefore we decided unanimously to skip the summit this time around.

To be continued….

Panoramic view of Plawangan Sembalun crater rim

Panoramic view of Plawangan Sembalun crater rim

Post-Election Blues

I know I’ve been extremely lazy this year…haven’t been posting much here. Many things I would like to share but let’s do one thing at a time first.

For now, I wanna share my thoughts & feelings about the most exciting election of the century. Malaysia’s GE13.

I took the ETS (electric train services) back to Ipoh last weekend to vote because I was afraid of the massive jam on the highway. It was my first time on the ETS…and my first time voting. I must say, politics had never been my interest and I’ve never really bothered to vote before this…mainly because I’ve always thought BN was going to win anyway. Well, I’ve grown up believing that they were the only ‘capable’ government in the country…so why bother voting when everybody was going to vote for them anyway too? Besides, I never really cared who won & who becomes what…I don’t even know most of the Ministers’ name anyway.

Yeah…naive. Ignorant. It was only after the last election (2008) that suddenly I realised that it was ACTUALLY possible to change the government! And then one by one of their skeletons were exposed…and in these 5 years, I’ve heard & seen enough to convince me…or at least I thought so.

But this GE13 had brought out the worst in them.

Before election itself, they brought Psy & Lady Gaga (who didn’t turn up) to Penang…Jacky Chan to Kuantan…God knows how much they had spent on these superstars (like as if people were going to vote for them just because of a 10 mins performance in the hot sun). OK, nevermind. During their campaign period, suddenly you see all the news in the mainstream media became so biased. I remember they reported that PAS was going to implement Hudud law if they win. That was when DAP suddenly wasn’t allowed to use their party logo during the election…and was going to join with PAS. This Hudud thingy is like so yesterday. And even if they really do implement it, is it really such a bad thing? It’s only bad if you’re a criminal. Besides, maybe with this Hudud law, crimes will actually be reduced in the country (like in the Middle East)…considering all the snatch thieves & robberies are getting quite rampant these days.

But seriously, the biggest turn-off was really their ads in the newspaper & radio. Just a few to show that appeared in the Star newspaper:

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And I heard over the radio (Capital FM & RED FM, both owned by StarFM Group, who later I found out is owned by MCA), the BN ads…there were at least 3 different ads…all condemning the opposition parties. First of all, I thought there’s the advertising code of ethics where you’re not allowed to compare directly with competitors or even mention their name in your ads? So why the double standard now? I can say that if I were a fence-sitter at that time, after seeing & hearing those ads, it would make my choice so much easier. They were disturbing & annoying as hell.

Despite many complaints to the radio stations, they said that these were merely paid ads and they’re not supporting any party whatsoever. But as someone in media as well, I know better that we can reject ads that are not ethical or against certain advertising ethics or even that could jeopardize our reputation/credibility. Hence I’ve switched almost completely to FlyFM now.

Days before the election, SMS, Whatsapp messages & FB postings have been flying all over the place on things to remember/look out for/be careful of/etc. during the polling day. So much so that sometimes you really get confused. The EC fella who was interviewed on the radio said you can cross or tick or circle on the ballot paper, while some people insisted that you can only cross it, anything else would be void….therefore these people concluded that it’s all a scheme by BN to confuse the people so that their votes are spoilt. Hmmm….but it appeared on national radio worrrr….but on RED FM la. I don’t know la. Fine, so I crossed it anyway….to be on the safe side. But towards the election day, there were just too many claims & warnings & finger-pointing messages…to the extent I really don’t know which is real & which is not anymore.

OK…then came the election day. 5th May 2013.

My parents & I voted at the same place. We queued for about 45 mins in the morning, which wasn’t really that bad. My first vote…ever. 🙂

Everything went smoothly for us. But as the day went by, I read many stuff on FB…people claimed that there were busloads of Bangladeshis arriving at some polling centres…there were videos that recorded their conversation with these foreigners & how they chased them away…then towards the end of the day, these foreigners were ‘escorted’ by the FRU into the polling centres for fear that the people would hurt them. What the hell???? Then there were posts & Whatsapp messages that the polling centre in Kelana Jaya was in desperate need of help…apparently busloads of them were coming or something, I wasn’t very sure. Anyway my colleague actually went there to help guard the polling centre…I didn’t follow up with him what happened there.

Then came the most important part of the day. The counting of ballots. I was on my way back to KL while they were counting. My Whatsapp, FB & Malaysiakini site were all opened at the same time on my iPhone almost throughout the whole 2.5 hours train ride…until my battery was only left with 9% when I reached KL. The initial results showed that PR had higher votes in many areas…though Sarawak had already been won by BN, and that’s like 25 parliamentary seats to them.

Then even when I reached home, I had been following the results…until 1am…when I read that many places had sudden blackout & then new ballot boxes ‘magically’ appeared when the lights came on again. So they had to recount the votes…and then ‘magically’ the BN candidate would have majority votes now. I heard that Najib also lost Pekan initially too, then they asked for a recount & magic happened there. OK, this is not something new. I already heard that that was what they did in the last election as well. But I’m only surprised that the PR didn’t have any contingency plan when the trick repeated.

So in the end, BN got simple majority by 1.30am.

My heart sank. Not because BN won or PR lost. But because some people had cheated their way through to win…openly & blatantly…and yet nothing could be done about it…because all the authorities were on their side. The police, FRU, EC…who else? I was very disappointed because Malaysia had just been robbed & raped in front of her people & there wasn’t anything anyone could do about it. All the cheatings & frauds had made democracy irrelevant. Then why even bother having election? Wasting everyone’s time & effort only, right? Might as well do like the communists and say that “I will still rule & you will listen”.

I had changed my FB profile pic to black for a day…not because I was mourning for PR’s loss…but because I grieved & mourned for my country that had been robbed & raped of its democracy. If BN had won by the real, true majority, all fair & square, by all means, everyone would be satisfied to accept the results. But seriously, this was too much. So so dirty. The whole world knows about it…and yet, all we could do was just sit & watch.

But what I read somewhere is true. Democracy in Malaysia didn’t die on the 5th May 2013. It died long time ago. This had been going on for many many years…it’s nothing new. Just that it has become so blatant now that everyone could actually see it.

Anyway I was so glad that the next day was a public holiday for Selangor. I woke up feeling the blues…it felt like I had been jilted by a lover or gone through a break-up or something like that. The same kinda feeling. It hurts. I grieved. I mourned. Though a cool morning swim certainly helped. 🙂

So this was my first election experience. Also the most exciting moment in Malaysia history. I pray that justice will prevail soon. Let the people not lose hope in the country’s future but continue to fight for what is right & rightfully theirs.

Post-Apocalyptic 2013

Wasn’t the world supposed to end last Dec 21st? I’m still able to update my blog today…so much for the end of the Mayan calender. I’ve heard, however, of a more acceptable theory – that it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world, but the end of an era. What era? Hmm…anything, I suppose. Anything & everything. From matters of the world…to the matters of our own lives.

So if you’re experiencing some kind of changes right now, rest assured that it’s all because of the universe…and the Mayan thingy…so just sit back & watch it happen. 😉

IMG_1985OK, let me recap the major events in 2012:

  • Went skiing in Korea. My first ski experience. And hurt my knee pretty badly.
  • Hence I had to stop all sports activities for 4 months. No hiking, no running, only swimming.
  • My first MRI session. It was cold & lonely. 😛
  • My first chiropractic session, which turned out to be quite a ‘spiritual’ experience.
  • Saw panda bears for the first time…in Chengdu.

  • Did my Advanced Open Water in Tioman.
  • My 3rd trip to Bali & a whole new experience. Went cycling into the villages. Half the time was spent solo & actually loving it. Read my blog here.
  • My first white water rafting experience. It was in Kuala Kubu Bharu, which rated level 4 on that day. One word to sum it up – awesome!
  • My first surfing experience at Padang, Sumatra.

So many firsts in 2012. So what’s in store post-apocalyptic 2013?

Better things. Many many better things to come. I could already feel the positive vibes. No kidding.

OK, the sure things that are happening:

  • Going to Laos in March. Yes, will be celebrating my birthday in Laos this year. How cool is that? Haha. 
  • Climbing Mount Rinjani (in Lombok, Indonesia) in June. It’s a volcanic mountain, therefore the climb would be different from Mt Kinabalu or anything in Malaysia at all. 2 of my friends (May & Jasmin) did it last year…and the view (of the crater at the top) looked totally awesome! But the most ‘interesting’ part will be camping over 2 nights. And I mean, like really camping in the wild…with no toilets whatsoever…all ‘private businesses’ will have to done in between the bushes. Yikess!!! OK, to be honest, that was the one & only thing that had deterred me from doing it earlier…but I finally succumbed to the adventure side of it…oh what the heck, we only live once…and I shall not think about it until it happens. We’ll just have to do what we have to do when we have to do it. So off we bought the Air Asia tix last Oct without much hesitation. Ahhhh….really excited about it. 😀 Here are some reading materials on Mount Rinjani – http://wikitravel.org/en/Mount_Rinjani

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The possible things that could be happening or in the pipeline:

  • The sales are pouring in pretty well for the start of the year. Hitting the 2 milestone targets for the year looks extremely promising…as compared to 2012, which was tough & challenging for me & the team as a whole. However, I may not ‘live’ long enough to taste both milestone incentives because…
  • Highly likely I’ll be changing job very soon…finally. At the time of typing this, I just had a tele-interview this afternoon with another publishing company, and the prospect looks pretty good. I’m all for it if I get this job. Well, let’s see…we shall all know soon. 😉
  • Moving to a new place. In fact, I’ve been looking for a while now…as the surrounding of my current place is getting more & more unsafe to live in. Also lately I’ve been very dissatisfied with the management on certain issues. Besides, I’ve been staying here for 7 years…so it’s time to move on. However everywhere else is so darn expensive! Believe it or not, you can’t even find a decent place for half a million bucks…even new condo developments are going for at least RM700k & above. Gosh! The property prices are just so crazy. So it may take a while for me to move out but it’s in the plan for the next 1-2 years.

So yes, I believe 2013 is a year of change…a change for the better…for you, me & everyone. Have the bestest new year 2013, peeps! 🙂

Hooyahhh!

After sleeping over it for a night, I finally decided the next morning to buy the Groupon for an outdoor boot camp.

I still remember the last boot camp session I went to not too long ago. That was an indoor trial class…and I literally died! I didn’t like it at all. There was a mix of beginners & advanced trainees…so imagine people like me who was struggling to do even one push up and the girl beside was already doing like 10! Well, it wasn’t exactly motivating to be training to with people much better than you, you know what I mean? On top of that, my whole body ached so badly after that for the next 4-5 days…even walking up the step at the lobby of my apartment was a painful effort. No kidding.

So why wanna go through the torture again, you asked?  Hmm…OK I must say that despite all the pain, it was a very good workout. It practically worked every part of the body. Also most importantly, I have a goal to achieve – to lose 3 kg by end of the year (some sorta bet I had with 2 other friends) AND to fit nicely into my bikini again for my diving trip at the end of this year too. 😀 Oh OK, so that’s 2 goals. 😉

So when I saw this Groupon offer, which was for the Rebel Boot Camp at only RM48 instead of RM299 for a month, I thought, why not? It’s a very good deal…and it’s outdoor…and it seemed like a superb way to reach that 2 goals of mine. So I started the first class last week.

412783_10150801111507913_1556653319_oHow did it go? Well, since it’s the end of the year, it’s also the wettest season of the year. And the best part is, the show must still go on. So first class was last Tuesday evening at the Central Park (opposite 1 Utama)…it started to rain as we started to do the warm ups…and barely 20 mins into the session, there came the lightning. So the class was halted. Then we went for the 2nd class on Thursday evening. This time the heavens poured even more buckets down…but no lightning, so we continued the whole session until the end…in the rain…soaking wet. We were divided into 2 groups to partner each other…we did 2 mins of push ups, sit ups & grunts continuously, ran 10 rounds around the lake in the park (which they said was equivalent to 2km…but it sure felt longer than that)…and a mini competition where everyone had to keep at a plank position while the last person in line runs to the front continuously until one of the groups reached the end. Gosh, that was really painful!

By the end of the day, I was totally covered in dirt & dripping with mud…good thing I brought a t-shirt to change. My arms hurt for awhile, though they weren’t nearly as bad as the first boot camp I went to.

Then they had a replacement class last Saturday at 7am. I went for that one too. Although it didn’t rain that morning, it did rain the night before & therefore the field was equally wet & muddy. But it felt really good to workout in the morning while the air was fresh & nice. Oh and we got to play with ropes last Saturday too. 😀

202703_10151074724356009_1251386184_oAll in all, I actually enjoyed this outdoor boot camp much much more than the indoor one. In fact, I thought the trainers were pretty good & fun too, at least they were more motivating than dictating. And this is definitely more fun than working out in the gym…also in the gym you need lots of discipline to work every part of your body…unless you have a personal trainer. This, on the other hand, is a do-or-die. Once the session starts, there’s no excuse…nowhere to run. 😉

Anyway these guys are the Rebel Boot Camp, you can check out their website or Facebook page. 🙂

Oh btw, the photos weren’t taken by me, obviously…I’ve stolen them from their Facebook page. Haha.

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