Go karting

This evening we went to the go karting track at the Singapore Turf Club. It was designed by Herman Tilke (responsible for lots of boring F1 circuits) is almost a kilometre long , and has a train line running above it. We got there a bit too late and only managed to race for ten minutes, after which we spent a good 45 minutes travelling back, during which I got motion sickness in some strange, go karting related irony. As is usual, I was incredibly slow on the track, although the full face helmets we wore meant nobody could see me looking as sad as I did the last time I went to a go kart track.

I got home to find La Serpiente still acting out a bit, but not with as much tomfoolery as last night. Still, exhausted by all this I was utterly incapable again tonight. Roll on the weekend…

For crying out loud

Tonight I ran home from work. When I do this, I leave my work clothes and computer behind, so I’m steadily accumulating a mound of dirty laundry and shoes at the office. I carry my iPhone and my access cards (as I need them to get out of the office as well as in) and nothing else. It’s a little complicated to get home right now as because of the impending Formula 1 race, safety fencing is up on many roadside areas, constraining where I can run.
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Medical screening and Peppa Pig

Today I went for a health screening in a medical clinic on the third floor of the Ocean Financial Centre. This consisted of sitting for a long time in the Las Vegas Waiting Room, and then going to the much more prosaically named Room 3 to get my blood samples taken or to Treadmill Room 2 for an ECG. In between these excursions I sat and tried not to faint (blood tests require you to skip breakfast, which is probably the worst thing I can imagine) and watch TV.
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A single mattress for a queen

The problem with buying a bed for $225 for your daughter is that when you realise the mattress from her cot doesn’t fit and you need to buy a new mattress, you feel shocked and disgusted when you find it costs twice as much as the bed. This is all bent out of shape because you should be rejoicing at how much you saved over buying a brand new bed, but humans are weird like that.
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Out with the stroller again

Today I wrestled the jogging stroller back out of the bomb shelter, and persuaded La Serpiente to go for a ride. I can’t remember the last time we did this; I paid $50 for the stroller and then had two or three incredibly strenuous attempts to use it, where La Serpiente would scream at me all the time and I’d be exhausted after five minutes. While I was manhandling the stroller today, I realized that the brake was jammed on and there was no way to release it, apart from detaching it entirely, and that was probably the source of my woes before. So, throwing caution to the wind, I undid the brake and then got La Serpiente to climb in, before taking her on a half hour run to her school and back, being extra specially careful not to rush into dangerous situations.
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The unbearable lightness of corporate swag

I’ve got behind with enumerating the corporate swag I’ve received. Last week I got another T-shirt and a external battery for my phone, and this week I got another tshirt (Indian themed) and a ceramic coffee cup. It’s high time that I started graphing out all these acquisitions so I can understand what I’ve been achieving. Well, acquiring.
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