Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I chose to look the other way

I chose to look the other way
I could have saved a life that day,
but I chose to look the other way.
It wasn't that I didn't care, I had the time, and I was there.

But I didn't want to seem a fool, or argue over a safety rule
I knew he'd done the job before, if I called it wrong, he might get sore.
The chances didn't seem that bad,
I've done the same, he knew I had.

So I shook my head and walked on by,
he knew the risks as well as I.
He took the chance, I closed an eye, and with the act,
I let him die.

I could have saved a life that day, but I chose to look the other way.
Now every time I see his wife, I'll know I should have saved his life.
That guilt is something I must bear, but it isn't something you need to share.
If you see a risk that others take, that puts their health or life at stake.

The question asked, or thing you say,
could help them live another day.
If you see a risk and walk away,
then hope you never have to say,

I could have saved a life that day, but I chose to look the other way."

Don Merrell


I just came back from a two day safety awareness training. So the poem above was the last piece of material that was shared with us at the training. I thought that was a good poem to share with everyone out there. After two days of intensive training, I realised that yes, SAFETY should be our CORE VALUE! Safety is not a priority, as priority can change, however, if safety isn't a core value, it would truly affect our behaviour and our actions. More than 90% of incidents is due to unsafe acts and poort human behaviour.

So it is important that we should always take care of ourselves and look out for others.

Think Safe, Work Safe, Home Safe

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Spinning time is here again.

After spending so long working out on the cross-trainer machines, and diligently following My Super Sweet 16 or Teen Cribs on MTV while trying to workout a decent amount of sweat, I thought I'd give my Monday workout a change.

I spotted a couple of weeks back that the gym has placed a spinning bike outside the spinning studio next to the other machines. So, finally yesterday I remembered that I should get on the spinning bike again. I cannot remember the last time I was in a spinning class, must have easily been 4 years ago!

So, without a trainer, I had to come up with my own routines. Managed to find a great site that provides some information and some track suggestions...

I thought I had a great workout. Must do it again with increased intensity next week. Here's my track list yesterday:


If we ever meet again (Timbaland Ft. Katy Perry)


Come on Eileen (Dexy's Midnight Runners)
Don't stop believin' (Glee's Lea Michele & Cory Monteith's version)


Gonna Make You Sweat - Everybody Dance Now (C&C Music Factory feat. Freedom Williams)
Obsessed rmx (Mariah Carey Ft. Gucci Mane)

* I think I skipped Lifts/Jumps cause I have no clue what the routine should be for this one, (must read up more on this) and went straight to...

Lead/Single Lead

* It's suppose to be longish songs with a steady beat and are particularly suited to single leg training - I missed the single leg bit, but went ahead using A (yes, only one unfortunately) longish song which I found with

Don't Stop Till You Get Enough (Michael Jackson of course!)


I reduced the resistance and paced with

Virtual Insanity (Jamiroquai)

Whataya Want from Me (Adam Lambert)

Did some stretchings while listening to

Hands to heaven (Breathe)

and just managed (barely) to do sit ups on the exercise ball throughout

With You (Chris Brown)

So there, my workout regime yesterday. Got any track suggestions?

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day = Happy Birthday Mak

Finally, I'm back. Baking and blogging again.

Gosh, I missed this.

I have not been blogging for so long!!!

I have not been baking for sooooo long!!!

I started baking again yesterday, on what was acknowledged by my children as MY DAY, a.k.a Mother's Day. No worries, I know it's an unusual thing to be slogging in the kitchen on mother's day. Mummies are supposed to get time off, but this is what I love doing, so on Mother's day, this mummy did what she likes! Plus, I was baking for my mother who is celebrating her birthday today and who will be going for another round of chemo treatment today, of all days!!! So, it was a quick double batch of RVCs yesterday afternoon for mak.

Zaim helped with the sprinkling! My little elf.

A wee bit blurry, sorry. I managed to make enough for mak and my mother in law.

Happy birthday Mak, I love you loads. No amount of cupcakes or blog updates can repay your love, devotion and sacrifice for me and your grandchildren!!! We love you.
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