For the Procrastinators, try the Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management system developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. It encourages people to work with the time they have – rather than against it. There’s been many different people ranting and raving about how this method helped them by improving their focus and increasing their …

Resentment is being petty. Let’s change that.

It’s been a strange journey from playing the victim to where I am now. I’ve always thought of myself as being open but how wrong I was. My experiences from the past years affected me more than I cared to believe. Yes I did grow in some ways but I …

The Four Agreements

I’ve recently read “The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom” by Don Miguel Ruiz. It uncovers some basic truths based on ancient Toltec Wisdom which I definitely feel is relevant today. It seems so basic yet, most of us will find it hard to do it on a daily …

The Line Between Zen and Zeng

What’s “zeng”? A term we coined at SG Titans where you are fully revved up. Easiest way to tap into it is to get into rage. I see it a lot when training with the youth. I did it myself when I was a lot younger. Zen on the other …

Road to recovery

It’s been a long while but I really want to be able to do this again.

Ah, to feel explosive again. Biding my time and get back stronger.

 

Your personality could influence how well you fight disease

By Kathryn Lagrue, Imperial College London

Torn knee (Medial Meniscus Tear) 2015

Updated  10 Feb 2015
Day 18: 10.02
Feel reasonably ok. DOMS is clearing. But still hurting.

Day 17: 09.02
Lots of rolling. DOMS is still bad. Can’t walk properly

Day 16: 08.02
Extreme DOMS from legs to my arms. Feels like i’ve never worked out in my life. Possibly from teh inactivity the last 2 weeks and lots of sleeping.

Day 14: 07.02
First proper workout. Did the following:

  • Good Mornings for the hamstrings.
  • Leg extensions for the VMO – between 45-30 degrees. 5kg was a pain. Had no control whatsoever and had issues pushing the weight. Muscle was just twitching and spasming.
  • Leg presses – with a moderate to light weight. It wasnt pretty
  • Light chest presses and some bicep curls

Day 13: 06.02
Physio says that range of motion is almost full but with some tightness. Starting to work on VMO (that teardrop shaped muscle at the knee). Have no control or power. Used some pilates machine to work.

*Updated 4 Feb 2015
Day 11: 04.02
Removal of stitches. Doctor is please with progress. Was surprised I haven’t started exercising my lower body yet. he says he knows me and wouldn’t recommend it to others, but i heal quick and should already start with presses etc as long as there is no full flexion. 45-60deg max. Gotta love my doc. And because the swelling has gone down considerably and almost non-existent, he decided to do the “hyaluronic acid” now too.

Day 10: 03.02
Physio prefers that i go slow and not even start with cycling yet. ROM is at 125 degrees which is a lot better than he expected. Healing is quick as per my usual rate.

Day 7: 31.01
Knee is still slightly swollen. Not at quick as i ‘d like to to be – i guess i need to ice it more diligently. Range of motion probably at 75%

*updated 29 Jan 2015
Day 4: 28.01
07:00 Knee feels much better with more range of motion
16:00 first session of physio
Exercises given by physio to activate glutes and VMO. Didnt realise it but was told that my legs have obviously atrophied since the initial injury.

Day 2: 26.01
07:00 Knee swelling and limited range of motion
15:00 Drain excess fluid from behind the knee
Started doing exercises to try reactivate VMO

Day 0: 24.01
07:30 off to Surgery
14:00 discharged and walked out of hospital

Pre -op 23.01
MRI done. Torn medial meniscus confirmed

Who is U2?

I would think that U2 wouldn’t really want to brag that they have “the largest album release ever” when it was an auto (forced) download to every iTunes account.  That’s just bullshit. But then again, they are U2 – they don’t really care, do they?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-11/-who-is-u2-ask-itunes-users-miffed-at-apple-s-album-giveaway.html

http://www.whoisu2.com/

They’re paid USD $100 million by Apple. Seriously,  Apple what were you thinking?  http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/u2-free-album-verdict-is-in–an-epic-fail-that-could-cost-dearly-20140917-10i2yc.html

— updated Sept 19 —

This article is true on all points. http://www.forbes.com/sites/bobbyowsinski/2014/09/18/analyzing-apples-u2-mistake/

A colleague of mine typed out “who is you two?” on Google cause he really didn’t know U2. They were a great band – keyword here is “were“. They are an aging rock band now who – God forbid – may think that they are known by everyone now but that may not necessarily be a fact now.

I am just for knowledge and sharing

A lot of people assume that I am anti-Apple. No I am not. Never was. I am though not ashamed to say, pro Google.

Sept. 10th is the Internet Slowdown

If you have not realised it yet. The internet is slow-on purpose – today. Why? Because we are on protest for an open internet. US, you are getting way too bureaucratic and have obviously lost your way. You still have a chance to get your act back together before it’s too late. Let’s not let the almighty dollar ruin the original intent of the Internet.