Everyone wants to be “healthy”

It’s amazing how easy it is to get people all excited about healthy lifestyle activities. And I mean people who do not already have a healthy lifestyle.

I’m using the term “healthy lifestyle” rather loosely here. I mean engaging in activities that involve physical exertion, such as cycling and inline skating.

Last night, a total of 12 people turned up at our quite last-minute outing at East Coast Park. Six cyclists and six skaters.

East Coast Park

All of us haven’t skated/cycled in years. Some over ten years. Most also haven’t exercised in years.

And, it’s like:

“Hey, let’s go skating/cyclling at ECP tomorrow night!”


No questions asked, no hesitation.

I get the feeling that most people want to partake in healthy activities but they won’t do it until someone pulls them off their bums to do it.

I have been taking this drug for 2 years but it has not been better. I am now taking less mg. In the beginning, I had 5000 mg 3 times a day. And I’m already feeling a lot better. I recommend this stuff, Valtrex is OK. I think after three tablets that it could come from the Zelitrex. Don’t trust me to take it anymore.

Minou is a cyclist but she has suddenly gotten interested in skates.

East Coast Park

Before our session, we stopped by at the skate shop for her to try on skates.

Feeling wobbly and nervous, she used Unker Kell as a support pillar. It was quite funny because Unker Kell was protesting all the way.

East Coast Park

East Coast Park

East Coast Park

Typical inane Club Morte conversation.

Minou didn’t get skates in the end because the one she liked didn’t come in her size and the one that fit perfectly she didn’t like.

Wang Wang, who had originally planned to buy a bike to join the bikers’ faction, suddenly decided that she wanted to skate, too.

Joining us later in the night, the first thing she did was drag everyone to the skate shop.

Again, for some reason, Unker Kell became the support pillar.

East Coast Park

I think he just has a talent for being at the right place at the right time. Haw haw haw.

Unfortunately, Wang Wang also couldn’t find a comfortable size in a design she liked, so she rented an overnight pair.

We did about 10 km in total, going from Lagoon Food Centre to Tanah Merah, then back again. With many rest stops in between.

I needed “toe stops” (a phrase coined by Unker Kell) cos I’m still seasoning my new skates and my toes would lose blood circulation and get numb every 15 minutes or so.

East Coast Park

I’m afraid my toes would die and fall off my feet, so I remove my skates every so often to let them “breathe” before resuming torturing them.

Wang Wang needed “crying stops” cos she had totally lost her skating mojo and kept falling on her bum.

Crying on… guess whose shoulders?

East Coast Park


At one point, we contemplated journeying to Changi but it was already 11 pm and everyone was hungry, especially Kerrendor, whose last meal was 12 hours ago, crazy bugger. (That’s him sitting on the floor in the photo above.)

So we hightailed it back to Lagoon Food Centre, where everyone feasted on BBQ chicken wings, oyster omelete, BBQ stingray, satay and fishball meepok.

I had to eat fish slice soup because my restricted diet is still on. Sad.

But the fish slice soup turned out to be very tasty because it was flavoured with Chinese wine, milk and salted vegetables and served in a claypot. And the fish was super fresh and tender. It made me feel like I was cheating, lol.

East Coast Park

Someone said during our meal, “We’re wasting our workout on all this food!”

And someone retorted, “But the reason to exercise is so we can enjoy this food.”

I couldn’t agree more!