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
UPDATE: The most popular Singapore blogs by monthly visits (July 2016) Three months ago, Alvinology published this list of The Top Blo...
I first met Darryl David at Gurmit Singh's wedding dinner in 1995. David's date was a woman named Lynette Pang , who was a stag...
When I learnt that Vernetta Lopez ’s autobiography Memoirs Of A DJ: Life In Progress was published last week, I rushed to the nearest major...
It started with this Cyberpioneer Facebook post: What does Military Expert (ME) 1 Clarie Teo enjoy, when she is not busy keeping ship eng...
Okay, I surrender. I admit it. I was wrong. In April last year, I wrote a column called “ So is Joanne Peh really going out with Qi Yuwu? ...
A few days ago, my former employer, MediaCorp, announced the surprise resignation of its chief executive officer, Lucas Chow. So what ...
Two years ago, when celebrity radio deejay Glenn Ong revealed that he was dating fellow MediaCorp deejay Jean Danker after splitting fro...
Last month, it was reported that Nike would stop supplying to smaller shops like those in Queensway Shopping Centre and Peninsula Plaza. ...
I know I blogged earlier I wasn't joining this year's Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon. Then two weeks ago, I came across so...
Toggle has reported that actress Carole Lin has given birth to her first child: Despite being told by a gynaecologist that conceiving at ...