Monday, 8 July 2013
Jurong Lake Run: Close encounter of the Tharman kind
So I finished the 10km Jurong Lake Run in just under an hour (58 minutes 22.48 seconds to be exact) yesterday morning.
This was how I looked before and after the run.
Before the run, I was waiting for the flag-off near the starting line at the side when I was caught off-guard by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam who came from behind me to shake my hand on his way to the stage to do the flag-off.
But then he held my hand and sort of stared at me for a few uncomfortably long seconds.
I was actually afraid he might have recognised me as the guy who badmouthed him in my New Paper column a year ago.
Then I figured he must have asked me a question and I couldn't hear him because I had my earphones on.
He was waiting for my reply which never came. Who asked him to sneak up on me like that?
He eventually moved on and went to shake someone else's hand.
So I managed to diss the deputy prime minister at the Jurong Lake Run for two years in a row.
Can't wait for next year's Jurong Lake Run.
The Safra Half Marathon on Sept 1 is next.
TRENDING POSTS OF THE WEEK
I admit, before last week, I had never heard of My Melody. But when McDonald’s posted on Facebook last Monday that the My Melody holder “t...
McDonald's announced that it would start giving out the My Melody holder on Dec 6 at 4am. I went to the McDonald's at Yew Tee ...
As I wrote in my column , I listed my McDonald's My Melody holder for sale on Carousell for $1,001. On Monday, I received a Carouse...
Taking the shuttle bus from Yew Tee to the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon race venue this morning at 3am: The race village at t...
Toggle has reported that actress Carole Lin has given birth to her first child: Despite being told by a gynaecologist that conceiving at ...
Last month, it was reported that Nike would stop supplying to smaller shops like those in Queensway Shopping Centre and Peninsula Plaza. ...
Former Singapore Idol co-host and current cupcake magnate Daniel Ong is in a bitter spat with his neighbour that has spilled online and b...
Two years ago, when celebrity radio deejay Glenn Ong revealed that he was dating fellow MediaCorp deejay Jean Danker after splitting fro...
Zoe Tay said she was “just sexy”, and that men love her and women hate her. I can’t speak for women, but as a man, I don’t exactly love...
A week ago, The Straits Times reported that middle-aged men are getting testosterone injections to boost their sex drive. This confused...