Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I am an odd ball, that's for sure...

Just came back from a 1 hr 51 min run. Feels good to just go long. The weather is humid and hot. Great...time to get the body to acclimatize. Lord, turn up the heat please so I can get ready for Ironman!

My family are very supportive. I was telling sis on Sunday how I might end up doing a 15 hr race. Mom and I have been talking about my nutrition needs. She also eat healthy too and we both agree our house needs more veges. I told my mom to not expect much of me in June b/c this will be the last month for me to train.

Life is good. I unpluged from the net before 10 pm and get to bed early. Workwise I am like a sponge just absorbing everything.

Back to the title of this post....yes I am an odd ball. I remembered telling Len (a close friend) that we are just different. How so? (Do note this post I might offend some people. I apologize. The point is to point out that I am different..that's all).

i) Unlike everyone on moving up the ladder and getting big bucks, we both believe that learning is more important, even if it sacrifices $$ (I believe in failing often and early before I get old.)
ii) Most people will settle for a job in a big company or government for security, I rather go and do something I can learn from (ie start a side business or work in a small company). The job I have right now is lower pay than my previous job. I took it simply b/c I want to learn about internet marketing and their franchise system.
iii) I am a go-getter. I act first before I think. Sitting around and doing nothing is often more costly than doing anything. (Side note: I do need to learn when to think first before diving in).
iv) I enjoy pushing myself. It is almost like a game. Can I ride 5 hrs? Yes. How about 6? Or 7?
v) I often tear my mindset apart and adopt a new one. After coming back from Hong Kong in April, I am already in the process of doing so. Everyday, I asked God if I can be more bold in serving Him, more bold in being a better person.

If this doesn't makes me an odd ball....read the following emails:
Man..no offense dude but this email is like a set up for a lot of dissing...

u know how i am.. :)...i will stop now.

pink shirt is the best..do u know what's even better? PINK PANTS :D.....then u will go in styling.....

Cliff
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What diss? I already told you I don't care how prissy or unmanly-man it makes me sound :)

Besides, you know my view on wearing pink: It takes a guy who's very secure with himself to wear pink with confidence :)

Pink pants... Nah, that doesn't even work for women.

Any diss you can think of, just remember I'm gonna be out there next week aving a fun time having completely forgotten your dissing :)

Len
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I guess i am really confidence of my sexuality b/c i wear pink underwear ;)

...i don't need to make you sound anymore unmanly than you really are.....

Cliff

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Nyah, that one was weak. I thought you might give me a better diss than that :)

I did, however, suspect that you might be wearing pink underwear. I just didn't know they made men's underwear in pink. So unless that means... oh man, I'd rather picture you in spandex.

Len
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I dye my underwear pink....why do you think i stay home on fri? So I can wake up early to ride on Sat? No way....

Cliff
So now you all know why I don't go out on friday night :)

10 comments:

Nancy Toby said...

I think pink pants only work if they're made of leather.

Go Cliff go!

Mike said...

damn, it was all good until I hit the pink underwear emails!! ;-)

Cliff Tam said...

Nancy is giving me ideas :o)

Brent Buckner said...

I think men's pink underwear most often starts as white and then goes through a mixed load of laundry....

Wrenching Winz said...

Pink ties. Your not an odd ball, your Cliff, a Ball Bearing

Michael said...

Good luck with the rest of your training for IMUSA (it's going to be fun). Regarding Toronto, don't hesitate to drop me a line.

Cheers,

Iron Eric said...

You're so funny. I love reading your blog entries. Keep up the awesome work. Stretch well after long runs!!

elaine s said...

didn't really want to read about your underwear........how about "hot pink" pants? like, neon pink......it will match the colour of your eyes.....

Shelley said...

You're funny....I like the way you think...can't wait to meet you in LP.

SkiRough said...

They're not pink, they're "Nantucket Red"