Friday, February 28, 2014

HSBC Women Golf Championship 2014

Date:  Feb 28, 2014

This is the first time I watch a professional golf competition.

Thanks to my friend who gave me this two tickets/card.

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The Champions Club is located on location #9 and it overseeing both the 9th green and 18 green.  Quite cool, but it is far.  

I think you need to bring your Superzoom to take better photos.  HaHa… But food and drinks is ok.  

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I parked my car at Vivocity and walk across the road to the bus interchange to take the free shuttle to the Sentosa GCC.  Every 20 minutes there is a bus.  
The first bus of the day is 8:20am.  But the tee off time for the first flight is 8:24.  So, by the time I reached Sentosa, the first flight already started. 

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Seeing the pros tee off, and hitting the shots is good.

As you can learn a lot from these pros.

They made every shots so easy.

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I played at Sentosa a couple of times.  The scenes are really nice.

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Sky Neal is the pro coach in Sentosa GCC.  I still adhoc learning from him.

Oh, he is giving an interview.

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This is the hole 17 of St Andrews course.  I managed to hit 1 ball out of 3 up.

There are a few people in front of me, all of them cannot even get a ball up.  So, I am so happy.  Wahahaha.

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One of the player is in trouble.  So, she waited there.

Then, the course umpire came.  And they were discussions how to solve this problem.

Irene Coe (US) hit her second shots near to the green, but the advertising signage is blocking her way to chip into the green.

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So, after rounds of discussions, she moved the ball from the 2nd signage to the first signage on the left and with one driver length, she moved the ball there.


I cannot understand why the umpire give this instruction.  Well, other players did not complaint.  So, the game move on.

This is the first time I see this in real actions.  Most of the time are from TV.

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I think all pros eat bananas.  I see 7 different pros eat bananas.  I guess they are hungry.

Every tee off box there is a water cooler with mineral water in there.  Some of the pro drink those.

Later on, I followed this Thai young lady and walk 9 holes with her.  

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Remember this photo I took few months back when I was playing at Panya Indra in Bangkok, that’s her playing.

Pornanong Phatlum.


I am probably the only spectator following Phatlum.

Of course not far from here, you see so many spectators following that group.  

Michelle Wie is in that group.  Wahahaha

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She is not a bad player.  But those US players are really better.

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Here is one of her swing.  

And who say cannot take picture?  Wahahahaha

I have fun.  I enjoyed it.

I walk a lot.

Almost 10KM on the course.  Cool!

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Junior Golf - Monthly Competition on Chip & Putts

Date:  Feb 23, 2014

Today, Jay Jay practise chip & putts.  Let’s look at how he chip in the ball into this hole.

Today is the monthly competition day.  Today competition is on chipping & putting.

It is a hot day, but it’s OK la.

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Higher class students are competing on the long challenging putts.

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Coach teaching Jay Jay on aiming, and swinging the clubs to do a correct chip.

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During the practise round, he corrected a lot of bad habits.  Wow! Nearly went inside the red circle. 

OK.  After few rounds of practise.  The competition begins.  The coach are not giving any tips to the students and the students will have to do the chip & putts all by themselves.  He chip from where I stand to there, and then start his putting.

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And 1 chip and 2 putts, he sinked the hole in 3.  Well done Jay Jay!

OK.  Here’s the result.  Jay won the boy’s competition.

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After the competition, more practise, and more corrections.  So, he slowly improve his swings, his understanding of golf.

After the class, since there are no buddy using the green, me and Jay Jay spent another 1 hour there just to do more practise on chipping and putting.  I also teach him what I know about chipping and putting.  And we went thru different slopes, and see how the ball being chip and run.

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We tried shop chip and long chip too.

Not too bad.

So, from now on, every Sunday, after his golf class, I have decided to stay back for one more hour just to practise more on the golf.  So to let him had more time to hit more balls on the real green.  Hopefully this will help him to be more familiarise with the game and slowly build his mental on the games.  

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The little girl (not little actually) saw Jay Jay put both pitching wedge and putter behind his back...

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She also tries to put both her clubs behind.  Cool!

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Calligraphy Brush With Ink

Date:  Feb 23, 2014



I ask Jay Jay to do the 听写 using this pen… and it is much much nicer calligraphy… wahahaha

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Much nicer…. indeed.  Even Jay also says it is much easier to write the 勾 & 撇.

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=====— Feb 23, 2014 4:22pm

That day, while shopping at Kinokunia book store, I found these.

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Very elegant calligraphy brush for Chinese Calligraphy.

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Made in Japan.  From Kyoto culture.

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It has ink inside.  So, you no need to use additional ink.  It is good for Children so that why do not make a mess when they do calligraphy.

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It also comes with very nice colours and pattern.

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OK.  It is a bit pricy thou… It cost almost $10.

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Now, this is the calligraphy pen that you can buy from popular book stores.  These calligraphy pen cost $1.85 (less than $2)

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But the difference is there...

These 古都 Chinese Calligraphy Pen/Brush is very soft.  Unlike those that you get from Popular, which is stiff, and you cannot “bend” so much when you do a stroke.

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This one, you can clearly stroke without a lot of efforts.  Means, you do not need to press so hard to produce a stroke, 撇,弯,勾,捺.

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It really gives a feeling of Chinese Calligraphy using real ink.  Japanese really good in inventing these kind of things.

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Let’s try it.  See, what I meant?  no need to hold it too stiff, and the ink will come out, and the strokes will come out very nicely.

Need to let me wife use, so that she can appreciate it, and justify why need to buy.  Whaahahahahahahahaha

Next, will be seeing how Jay Jay handling this.  Till then.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Lego Movies & Mini Figures

Date:  Feb 20, 2014

Who says Lego Movie is for kids?

I think most of the human beings on earth grew up with Legos.  So, this movie is a block buster because it is for kids, for grown ups, for men, for women, for old people, for boys and for girls.  


So, when it comes to mini figures collection, it is for every one too.

Daddy will always says its for their sons or daughters.  But go figure out.  Muahahahaha.


The mission is to collect these 16 figures.


Each packet is S$4.95.

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That day I was curious why there are so many Lego fans touching the packets at the Lego stores.  Toy Hunts, Secret Chambers, Toy Market, etc etc.

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You can buy packets by packets and try out your luck.  If your luck is bad, may be you buy 100 packets still cannot get a full set.

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So, I can understand why the buyers are standing beside the box and touch it and try to figure out which mini figures are in the packet.

So, today, while Jay Jay is learning his Taekwondo, I dropped by the Toy Market shop at the Marina Square there.

There are no customers at that time, so, I take my own sweet time to touch it. 

The kind sales girl also help out.  She felt so excited helping me.

“There there… this one is the Panda…."

“Oh, I found the cat… I think this has to be the cat”.

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So, I end up buying my last trench of Lego Movie’s mini figures pack.

My missing 6 mini figures should be inside this plastic bag.

Let’s cross my finger.

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Finally, I got all 16 of them.  (Oh… the last black color robot figure is actually from a book I bought for Jay Jay, not the one from the mini figures series).

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So, I bought 38 packets and I got the full set.  That’s not too bad, given that the first 3 times, I did not touch the packets and any how just pick.  Tikam like that… wahahaha

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To save money, you really need to learn how to touch the packet and figure out what mini figure is that.

Jay Jay grew up with lots of his Lego toys.  Kay Kay also start to appreciate Duplo.

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So this is my first set of Duplo that I bought for Kay Kay.  He has been nagging me for longest time.  Since the sales girl help me to find the last 6 pieces for the full Lego Movie set, I bought the Disney Planes set from her.  Kay Kay will love it.

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And indeed.  He loves it!

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Let’s race kor kor...

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For whole night, they run around the home with the two duplo planes.

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And my bed becomes their airport.

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This is my first set of minifigures collection and it should be my very last one gua...

Oh ya… She also told me that...

#1 the robot girl with the long rifle gun,

#6 the long hair girl with a cat,

#11 the robot girl with the clipboard &

#16 the mermaid is the hardest to find because it has only 2 packets of each mini figures in a box of 60 packets.  

She told me that it will worth lots of money too next time..  on eBay… 


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Already couple of friends wanted to exchange or buy some of the extra one I have.  Wahaha

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But out of all this figures, one of the one that I wanted the most is