30 November 2016


Woah, I've been so busy I don't even have time to use spaces in my title (insert canned laughter here).
Well it's that time of the year when my madness begins. Though I'll admit, I love the crazy time, but I'm also going to admit that I'm getting old. Oh man, after sitting here all day getting back on track and working on things non stop from 11am, at around 8pm, my brain was fried.

Have I finished everything? Nope.

Can I leave the rest to tomorrow? Double nope.

How am I going to survive? By realizing survival is not an option, it's mandatory :P

So I had to send in my Surfacebook for repair and basically reload a lot of the stuff I had, luckily things are quite streamlined so I could get it up and running fairly quickly (not to mention using remote dekstop, synchronized keyboard/mouse makes things a heck of a lot faster.

And while I was at it, I have decided it's time I replaced my current computer and also my current monitors with brand spanking new ones. First of all my monitors have works very, very well for me. They had a heft price tag before but man did they last long. One of them is nearing 10 years old!

And my computer is reaching the 5 year mark and well, it's still very functional but I could use the upgrade so I figured why the hell not. It's time.

Speaking of "it's time", I have a fight event in 2 days and I'm just recovering from a bad case of flu/sore throat..still quite flemmy, but man I hope I'm better within 48 hours. Mostly because I hate messing up fight night events, and because this time it's going to be televised as well so an extra yikes to add to the mix!

On another note, thanks to black friday and cyber monday, I am the proud owner of many new games (which I plan on playing during Christmas once things are over for me for the year!) and one of them is my long awaited DOOM. I don't even want to start it because if I'm making a new set up, I'm going to load it up so I can play Doom at its maximum quality settings. It's all-or-nothing baby!

So yeah, now begins the count down of ticking through my to-do list and getting through my gigs. Have to say, this year's gigs have been all going very well, just got 2 tough ones because I'm struggling a bit working out the comedy element into those, otherwise, hopefully 2016 will end with a kick ass bang as compared to the tough start it gave me.

Anyhoo, happy last month of the year everyone! Power through and party on!

18 November 2016


So I'm typing this as I'm zooming (or vroom-ing if you may) to Macau in preparation for the Macau Grand Prix this weekend. Well not realy "in preparation" but to work at. Every year I work at the press room helping out with the press conferences where I try my level best to translate what the drivers said. The challenge really isn't the translation but keeping up with what they said and also writing it down as they're saying it. I'm not translating as I hear it, I'm translating after they're done. Yikes!
Oh and did I mention that I'll be awake at 5:15am daily? Yeah, you heard me right. The guy who dreads waking up before 10am will be awake and kicking before the sun comes out for the next 3 days. Double yikes!

So this week has been quite tough work-wise because I've been trying my best to balance things out as I have my sister in town so I wanted to make sure we could spend time together. Yet, no matter how hard I try to schedule things properly or accept/reject jobs, somehow things will always slam together at the same time. A week ago I agreed to do some filming stuff with a programme on Viu.TV and just yesterday someone contacted me to perform on the morning of that same day. It fits my schedule but seriously?! How is this timing so tightly?!

Well I've had to come to the conclusion that instead of fighting this and trying to "somehow make my schedule work for me", I'm better off accepting this and powering through this month so I can breath easy in mid to end of December..

The cool thing is from all the previous years' experience. I know this madness has to end eventually and at least this crazy super early morning routine will only last 3 (brutal) days. So I guess, see you in 10 days.. if I make it...
MWAHAHAHAHAAH!!! *lightning and thunder*

(PS. I wrote this on the ferry, but only uploaded this the next day when I had some decent wifi...)

06 November 2016

I'm one of those WOD people now?!

OK, so I'm still on the ROMWOD program and quite enjoying it. Is it helping? I haven't really measured properly but so far so fun. What I am doing is reading and absolutely loving the book Practical Programming for Strength Training. It's completely blowing my mind away with information and putting a lot of the stuff I read online/in magazines to shame. I mean, there is a lot of overlap but the main mind blowing aspect is the author's differentiation of "Training" and "exercise". And it makes sense. Going to the gym to lift weights etc. is exercise. Training is about working towards a particular goal and setting all the aspects of your workouts to work towards that goal. I mean, sure, "get huge" is a goal, but I'm talking about a specific goal as in "gain 2 inches on my arms" and then making everything work around that, your training, your diet, your rest, etc.

Oh and I just came back from 2 shows in Kuala Lumpur at Live House. Always fun going there and meeting my fellow comedians, eating a shit tonne of food (and regretting it the next day). But this time I went around the city myself for a day just to explore and I got my bearings right. Now that I've been here a few times, I know the main area quite well...sure this is still just a small dot of what KL is made of but it's still good enough for a foreigner.

So now that I'm getting older, I'm finding either I'm unable to eat as crazy and as much as I did before, or I just have that "I'm done with that phase" factor in my life.... now, a day of crazy eating and I'm already "ok, give me my fruits and vegetables"....ahaha I would have never imagined that day would come!!

But ultimately what I want to say is, this blog is almost 10 years old and man if you asked the 10-year-ago me where I'd be in 10 years.. this is definitely not where I expected. It completely surpasses what I would have thought. So the lesson is, don't have a future plan? Aahah no, have a goal but make sure you evolve with it. My goal was constant improvement, vague enough for it to happen, but I had mini specific goals during this time that kept me on track and kept me going. And voila, here I am.

Oh and one of my goals is to get the latest Doom and go nuts playing it. But that is only to happen when I build a new PC next year (yay another goal!)

Alright, gotta get off the train so happy 10 days guys!