Uncategorized · May 17, 2010


There are two Sunday activities that I do which I categorize as my “well, it seemed like a good idea at that time” or WISLAGIATT activities.

One activity is motorized Treasure Hunts..you know, where you are given a set of clues and you are supposed to look out for the answers on shop sign boards or any sign visible from the road…these hunts are normally held on Sundays or on public holidays.

I hunt with my family as we see it as a fun activity to do together as a family. We are stuck in the car for 5 or 6 hours and pool our individual skills to solve clues. We aren’t that bad as we have placed 2nd in some hunts. We do look forward to hunts but as we treat it more like a family outing, we don’t really spend a lot of time trying to improve ourselves as a team.

So most of the time, as hunts start really early in the morning, we get out of bed earlier for a Sunday and show up at the starting line, yawn a bit and get stuck at the first or second question. This is the time when we ask ourselves, why the hell did we decide to join in this hunt and face the possibility of being ridiculed because we could not solve the first or second questions (which are normally the easiest) when we could have been sleeping in bed? WISLAGIATT!!

The other activity was a recent discovery. I recently ran my first half marathon. In the lead up to this race, i trained in the mornings, three times a week. As i added more distance to my runs i had to get up earlier and earlier so as not to end up running at 8 or 9 am which is when the sun is really hot.

I thought I had conditioned my body well but discovered in the middle of my half marathon, under the searing heat of an 7:30 am sun and on this long stretch of road that had no shade, that this activity, running, was also one where my brain asked me, “what the @#$! I was doing, on a Sunday morning, when I could be snuggled up in bed? WISLAGIATT!!!

It’s been more than a month since my last Treasure hunt and 2 weeks since the Borneo marathon…guess what, I think I am going to sign up for the Standard Chartered Bank KL Marathon on the 27th of June as well as join in the next treasure hunt which might be on the 28th of May, Wesak Day….i mean, it seems like a good idea…!