He asked me to check my e-mail. Turns out, I’ve received a pleasant surprise!
He’s making a diary with his new gadget (the Galaxy Note 2). Seeing this little gift, I can’t help but smile :D
“Love is loyalty, honesty, and happiness regardless of any condition.”
“Behind a man’s success is a woman who continues to give him support using the power of love.”
Thank you, love <3 (and many thanks to @KamusCewek for making my man understand us women better :p)
I had a stroke of inspiration too today to write him a very simple poem, which I sent through BBM (and also before I found out about this diary entry). I hope it inspires anyone who’s reading this blog entry too :)
If there’s one thing
ahead that looks promising
is my journey of learning
to receive your love.
With your perfecting,
improving that lovin’ feeling,
with joy you got me thinking,
“God, I am loved.”
Hope you are smiling.
Today, I learned that it’s important to tell the one you love that you love them. While you’re at it, remember to smile :)
Well, it’s nothing like I expected it to be – it’s purely for charity, so that explains why there’s no chip timing systems or race results to look forward to after the run.
But it was fun. I’ve never seen downtown Jakarta this clear and empty. It’s usually a dense traffic.
During the 10k race last month, my Nano was pretty accurate on measuring my distance. For this run, however, the Nano read my total running distance as 6.25 km when it’s supposed to be just a 5 km distance.
1.25 km is quite a big number for inaccuracy. But I digress. I won’t complain. I had fun anyways.
I’ll just count it on my weekly progress as just that – 3.1 miles. A machine is a machine – I can’t expect it to be accurate all the time.
So for a 6.25 km distance, I ran it all in 34 minutes and 52 seconds, which translates to 11’15” / mi. Which is awesome. The last time I did a 5k distance (check out my running page), I was at a pace of 11’02 / mi. It may be slower, but I know I can go faster. Lots of unexpected things happened while on the road. I even almost got hit by a bus!
Thanks to Ninit Yunita, the whole race was thoroughly documented in beautiful pictures. You can view them all, which were posted as an album on the Indo Runners Facebook fan page.
Great event – it’s a thrill to run just for the sake of running!
Also, I want to make a correction: On this post and this one, I mentioned I’m going to run two races, which will take place on November 4 and 29. Turns out the Standard Chartered run is going to be held on the same day as the Allianz run, which is on the 4th! So we’re choosing to run on the 4th instead, just because it’s nearer and that we won’t have to skimp on sleep and wake up so early.
Stanley’s mother just came back from Hawaii today. She knew I love dark chocolate and nuts and it’s a pleasure to receive these little gifts from her:
As a fellow tea-lover, she grabbed me some teabag sachets of various flavors …
… FYI, here’s how my current tea collection looks like …
I’m glad I have so much in common with her. She’s as crazy about tea just as I am!
As you may already know, I drink about a gallon of water a day. The way I do it is carrying around a water bottle that can fit 1 liter of water at each refill. I left the bottle in Stanley’s car some time ago, and since then it mysteriously disappeared! He asked his driver, his housemaids, his workers, and nobody saw it. At one occasion his sister did saw it left in the car, but then nobody really knew who took it out and where it is now.
Since it’s really, really, really difficult to find a 1 liter water bottle that won’t leak, in the meantime, Stanley made up for the loss with this pleasant surprise:
… Now I have two Stanleys to take care of!!! :p
#WhatMadeMyDay I can take my baby with me to the office from now on, sip a full glass of tea with him, and reduce my daily stress everyday.
OMG! And that does not even include the distance I will cover tomorrow morning!!
For the sake of convenience (and tomorrow I won’t have to babble about how I enjoyed my run :p), I’ll just include the 3.1 miles now to see my progress:
Week 1: 1.52 mi
Week 2: 3.79 mi
Week 3: 5.86 mi Week 4: 6.93 mi Week 5: 13.28 mi Week 6: 7.34 mi Week 7: 7.54 mi Week 8: 9.79 mi Week 9: 10.31 mi Week 10: 18.03 mi
OMG!!! That’s quite a lot (I know it’s annoying when I say OMG! But … OMG!!!). I’m so happy with the progressive success!!!
In any case, I’ll set my target mileage for next week right now:
I want to run 11 milesnext week, and I will do it.
I know I will have to recover after a sudden raise in my weekly mileage from the previous week, pretty much like how i recovered after my 10k race on Week 5. So that’s why I’ll just keep the bar low for my goal next week.
In other news…
My daddy was back in the country this past Tuesday after a business trip.
He brought back home FIFTEEN live crabs! He knows how much I love seafood, particularly fleshy, oozy, juicy crabs.
I’m really grateful for that – knowing my father knows me well, even though he doesn’t know anything about my day-to-day life. #WhatMadeMyDay
These are just my portion. We still have lots of it back in the kitchen, and they’re ALIVE!
Speaking of family, I mentioned I was planning a fancy dinner this weekend, i.e. for my mom, dad, Stanley, and me to dine together.
Turns out my mother will not be able to make it.
So we rescheduled for next week.
In the meantime, I won’t say anything more. What I can say is, as long as I remain adamant about what I’m going to do and what I’m not going to do in the working life, I believe all the broken pieces can finally come together.