Sunday, 26 February 2012

Sunday's Agenda

Finally after being hampered by bad weather for several Sundays, I managed to gather all the strength needed and went jogging this morning, given the lovely sunny weather. My stamina has been going from bad to worse lately, and I know that I must do something to get back on track.

As early as 8 am, I drove to the nearest park, which is the Hutan Bandar Mutiara Rini (Mutiara Rini Urban Forest) about 5-10 minutes drive from home. Once there, I was surprised to see so many people jogging, light walking, picnicking with family members. It was good to know that Malaysians, especially JB/Skudai residents are so health conscious. They even wake up that early just to do that. Looking at the public preference for such an open space, I can't help but thinking that the authorities should provide more of such parks. We in this country is not yet short of empty spaces. The Hutan Bandar itself is almost at its full capacity. Perhaps a proper, well-maintained park for each new housing development is not a bad idea. Other than for public health and aesthetic reasons, I could also boost local economy and increase liveability of the surrounding area. There's nothing to lose to have more parks and gardens built.

As for my stamina, it's building up at a very, very slow pace...


Saturday, 25 February 2012

Saturday's Agenda

It's weekend again!
What's your weekend activities? Well, mine include a quick jog in the morning (weather and mood permit),  a whole-week laundry, an afternoon nap (though I have been trying to cut this down lately, maybe with a help of a cup of Kenco), and a good meal in the evening. The difference between the last one, and the regular evening meal during weekdays is that I don't have to rush to eat my meal on my home from work. So more time to savour the foods.

This week there's an addition to the activities, i.e. morning/midday BBQ. This is my first morning/midday BBQ, by the lake in the campus. Not the big one by the main entrance, this is the other one far inside next to the Health Centre. It is quite a nice area tbh. Even though I drive passed the area sometimes, I never stop by to admire it before. But swimming is prohibited!

I just saw a trailer for an upcoming movie, another masterpiece by Studio Ghibli, dubbed by Disney. I knew that it was Ghibli looking at the animation style. The trailer link is down there. I would love to see it, if they show it here. Anyway I have been a big fan of Spirited Away and Totoro. The new movie is called The Secret World of Arrietty. It seems like Ghibli is never short of 'quirky' ideas. Watch the trailer and you'll see what I mean. Have a nice weekend!