Lust in my heart


I can’t remember the last time I truly lusted over something so bad that life is meaningless if I can’t have it. Not even the Wii. Sure, I wanted a Wii, but it was fine if I couldn’t have one. I still had EQ2.

But this…. THIS!

I am currently dying to own THIS:

It’s this sensor thing you put in special Nike shoes which sends data to your iPod nano while you run. Later, your iPod nano will tell you how far you’ve run and how many calories you’ve burnt and all sorts of cool stuff. OMG I’m dying here can?

Thanks to the big red Nike ad in my blog (which my itchy fingers had to go click on), I’m going to have sleepless nights dreaming about this thing I can’t afford. High tech Nike shoes AND an iPod nano.

I am supremely jealous of Daniel Ong and Carrie Chong because they’re endorsing this latest Nike campaign and I bet they get it all free.

Actually, jealousy aside, the campaign is very interesting. Using this new Nike+ thing, Daniel and Carrie have a competition to run the most miles in May. Read about it here.

I wish I could sign up and support one of them (I’d probably support Daniel because he’s in a sad state even though he’s slightly leading. His team only clocked 546km as of now, as opposed to Carrie’s team’s 1763km. Hahahaha. Damn funny, though) but I can’t sign up because I don’t have the gear to clock my runs. Sorry Daniel, can’t help you. Which is just as well because you’re a bit obnoxious in that video. Hahaha.

Anyway, Nanny Wen and I have been jogging regularly for almost three months now. We try to jog four days a week for one hour each time, but due to schedule clashes and stuff, we mostly end up doing it only two or three times a week.

Jog until shoe spoil. Super dirty also.


Coincidentally, just a week ago, I was telling the Goonfather that I needed a new pair of Nikes. And an iPod. Because sometimes Nanny Wen and I run out of stuff to talk about during our runs and listening to music will help motivate us to run further.

But that was just talk. I didn’t think I would buy them because I don’t have a budget for such luxuries. See, I don’t even have a budget for proper running clothes.

I wear home t-shirts and shorts for jogging.

Nanny Wen is better off. She’s wearing a Nike t-shirt and army running shorts. I’m wearing a $5 Kenny t-shirt from Hong Kong and $5 shorts from some factory outlet in KL.

Incidentally, I buy most of my stuff overseas because I can’t afford anything in Singapore. Hahaha.

Anyway, I don’t care about running clothes. Hardly anybody sees me in them anyway, only faceless strangers.

But, right now, all I want is the Nike+ gear because that will so enhance my jogging experience.

Funny that I just found out today that Nike has this cool technology that combines the very two things I was thinking (dreaming) of buying just a week ago. I have no idea how much the high tech shoes and an iPod nano cost but I bet it’s gonna be like $500. OMG. Can die.

The funniest thing is that I’ve never EVER wanted an iPod or Zen or anything like that, not even tempted when I can get them for free like by signing up with StarHub or something. And then, last week, because of a particularly boring and tedious jog, I realised that having an iPod would be nice and kinda considered getting one.

This coincidence makes me feel like I’m meant to have this thing, you know? So now I’m waiting for money to drop from the sky for me. Haha.

The Goonfather says I’m stupid and this Nike+ thing is just a gimmick and I should just go buy a cheapo $30 MP3 player, instead. But the Goonfather doesn’t even exercise so he knows shit. Well, actually he does. He washes his car like twice a month. And maybe he plays a bit of Wii.

Hahaha. Big deal.

You know what would be a great thing to do? When you come home after a jog all sweaty and gross, go hug someone you love.

Hahaha. And then threaten to do that four times a week unless they buy you that Nike+ gear.


Nah, don’t think that will work on the Goonfather so I’m just gonna go to bed and stare at the ceiling and hope that money will fall through it. LOL.

19 thoughts on “Lust in my heart

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    u wan free running shorts/shirts/shoes ?

    my reservist coming soon , will trade shorts/tshirts/shoes for Wii games :P

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    It’s better to get the Polar running computers, most of which can plan your running workout and come with heart rate monitors and distance tracking.
    More functions for the running, less of a fashion statement.
    If you need the music, you’ll still need to get a separate mp3 player.

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    Sis, it doesnt cost 500 bucks, more like 200+ or so, lol. And yes the polar heartrate monitors are alot more useful, although the Nike + series is infinitely more cool. Sony also has an mp3 player with an accelerometer built in where it can detect how long is your run.

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    I saw that Nike in HK. I was like…Wow!!! I want!!! But then again. It’s a want not a need….And Greyee being mean…said no!!! So no Nike and no ipod nano…and to think i bought him the 80gig ipod!!! Evil man!

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    Ooohh… Haven’t read you blog for a coupla days and what a flurry of events… Yep, agreed that the popularity of one is proportional to the amount of comment trolls :D

    Anyway, you guys do look hot even when sweaty and tired-looking. I like that gazing-into-distance-while-stretching-arms picture.

    *sigh* I gotta work on my running/jogging too. 3 months! Really admire that you guys can be so committed… No hot jogging buddies near where I stay. Wifey hates jogging ( i . i )

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    Wind: After one hour of jogging of course hot lah (especially when we jog in the mornings)… :P Cold shower is great after a hot jog! Hehe.

    chak: Arrrghhh I dowan to wear army clothes!! :P Anyway you all don’t have my size also.

    kormmandos: Hey cool, never knew there was such a thing. I checked it out on the website, but it’s still quite expensive at US$110 for the basic running one. :( And no music! lol.

    Chong: $500 is including the nano, the shoes and the sensor lah, cos I need them ALL!!

    Monster: Waaah… how can greyee be so evil? Sell his 80gig and buy your nano!! :P

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    Alvin: Haha, it’s easier to be committed when you have someone to kick your ass all the time. Maybe go join the Nike+ program… you might find someone who lives near you and you can go run together! ;)

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    I hate jogging.. and especially hate those dirty stares of those passerbys makes me want to kill them. Haha!

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    Poor Wang Wang… I know what you mean. Haha you know I have the total opposite problem as yours. How nice if we can combine and share half half? Hehehehe! :P

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    I can’t believe that I am going back to last year to comment on your shoes just so that I can beat Mike M in the comments race…

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    I’m about to go out on my very first jog ever, and stumbled onto this site. Nike+ thing does sound very cool, but I probably couldn’t afford it either. :p Nice blog!

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    Pretty cool site. Nice photos also. I’m Michael : )
    Found you online by accident. Ill follow your Facebook.

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