J MARTIN’S BLOG

December 26, 2007

Almost

Filed under: Miscellaneous — J Martin @ 2:10 pm

Kuching, Sarawak …. here I come ….

December 25, 2007

A new journey to begin

Filed under: Daily Life, Miscellaneous — J Martin @ 8:41 pm

Tomorrow at 5.40 PM, I’ll fly out and going to live somewhere else, out from this comfort place … all by myself. Hope I’m lucky enough to get some hands from people there.

This is good, isn’t? Good to build confidence …

Yeah …

So, might there’s no post until 30th December then. But I’ll be back with lots of pictures and posts.

A new haircut

Filed under: Daily Life — J Martin @ 7:24 pm

It doesn’t really a big cut, because I only wanted it chopped a little. Just for the sake of better formality and better look, I guess. I don’t want to have drastic change, because I always got wrong haircut in the past.

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December 24, 2007

Sony Ericsson K550i Cyber-shot

Filed under: Miscellaneous — J Martin @ 4:08 pm

New gadget. On the spot choice …

That’s all.

December 23, 2007

Various images of today’s snap

Filed under: Food, Photography — J Martin @ 11:42 pm



Various images of today’s snap

Filed under: Food, Photography — J Martin @ 11:42 pm



Various images of today’s snap

Filed under: Food, Photography — J Martin @ 11:42 pm



Various images of today’s snap

Filed under: Food, Photography — J Martin @ 11:42 pm



December 22, 2007

Today I am fatter than yesterday

Filed under: Miscellaneous — J Martin @ 9:04 pm

Yes indeed. And I can’t seem to control myself. Food is everywhere and I can’t seem to stop myself from the being seduced by it. I always failed in attempt to deny it … yet I hate myself being overweight.

I think it’s time for me to do something here.

Murtabak, local food

Filed under: Miscellaneous — J Martin @ 1:13 am
Bought from night market nearby. My nephew’s favourite.

December 21, 2007

Yong tau foo, again

Filed under: Food — J Martin @ 10:22 pm
Friday afternoon night market.

Fried chicken, long bean and rice for lunch

Filed under: Food — J Martin @ 10:18 pm

A typical lunch pack, Malaysian style.

Tips from the net on how to keep fit (and healthy) – for men

Filed under: Health — J Martin @ 2:28 pm

Here’s some of the tips:

  1. Maximize your flavor – mix up your salads. Try cabbage instead of lettuce.
  2. Join a gym
  3. Deny hunger pangs – The more you hold out, the easier temptations become to ignore.
  4. Take small steps – Focus on one goal at a time. Building muscle can pack on fat, so use cardio-heavy fat shedding phases to look cut.
  5. Find role model – They can show you it’s possible to look the way they you want, if you eat right and exercise.
  6. Be consistent – Find a program you think will work for you, and stick to it, no matter what.
  7. Take the hard part – Compete with yourself. When you touch the bar, raise it a little higher.
  8. Train like it’s a real thing – Intervals workouts and long runs boast speed, but practicing the exact distance you’ll race lets you know exactly what to expect.
  9. Shock your body – Your body adapts if you are doing the same thing all the time. Once you are good at running, try biking.
  10. Start out slow – Too many people start hard and burn out early. Set small goals until you’re up and running.
  11. Cook your own meals – Preparing your own meals gives you the ultimate control over your diet.
  12. Use workouts as reminders – It’s less tempting to cheat if you feel like you’re sabotaging a recent gym session.
  13. Shore up your weaknesses
  14. Don’t finish dinner – Chain restaurants give you close to double the portion size you actually need, so don’t feel any pressure to finish it.
  15. Expand your grocery list – Some of the healthiest and most satisfying eats may be the ones you’ve been shunning for years.
  16. Evaluate your diet – Halfway to your goal, take time to assess what’s working and what isn’t.
  17. Lift heavy – Working your muscles hard helps you gain lean mass as you lose weight.
  18. Know your body – If you’re fixated on a specific sweet treat, that’s just a craving you should ignore. But if you’re plain hungry, it’s time to refuel.
  19. Get away from your bad habits – Just find your own sanctuary for dodging temptation.
  20. Pay attention to your body after meals – Foods that make you feel bloated and tired will sap your energy during workouts.
  21. Make your mental fitness a priority – Visualizing your goal takes the same discipline as eating healthy.
  22. Use common sense – Fast food and candy will make you fat. It’s not rocket science.
  23. Rotate your training intensity – Give yourself one recovery week a month.
  24. Set a near-impossible goal – Nothing motivates you like facing a 140.6-mile race.
  25. Play ball – Competition-even pickup games-can kickstart your weight-loss goals. The fitter you are, the more you win.
  26. Cook ahead
  27. Ask for help – Make sticking to your diet easier – convince your family and friends to join you in your healthy meal plan.
  28. Lift as you lose – Lifting weight – even light weights – can help tighten loose skin.
  29. Change it up – If you plateau on the scale, alter your diet to nudge your body back into weight-loss mode.
  30. Discover new cuisine – There are dozens of ways to cook chicken, and most are healthier than frying.
  31. Ease into the new you – Motivation is great, but changing your diet too quickly will increase cravings and set you up for failure.
  32. Look beyond the menu – When dining in a restaurant, ask the server how the meals are prepared. “Sauteed” probably means smothered in butter. Ask to use olive oil instead.
  33. Find a workout buddy – (To motivate yourself) or ..
  34. Do it yourself – No one can motivate you like yourself.
  35. Diversify your diet – (?)
  36. Create structure – Having a set workout time and regimen allows you to track your fitness progress beyond the scale.

Hmmm … such a long list to make.

Summarized from Men’s Health.

Do men need diet?

Filed under: Miscellaneous — J Martin @ 1:21 pm

Most of my male friends said that diet is just for girls. Opinion?

While it’s mostly agreeable among us but I think men do need it sometimes. Men tend to eat as much as they can, particularly when the food is just right to them. And men don’t really come picky when it comes to food. They will eat just about anything as long as it please them.

Big belly. Not really a big fuss. Most of us have shown a little bit of it, but it doesn’t really a big problem. Yes we had sometimes discussed how to ‘reduce’ it, but most of the time it ended as a laughing matter. Sign we ate healthy, they called it.

But that’s not correct, right? Big belly is the sign you ate too much. And I did ate too much. Worse, I have long abandoned sports; blame to weather and my current routines. That’s why I got this ever growing belly.

The point is that, diet is about health. We need diet to keep ourselves healthy. Diet is to prevent our belly from growing too much. And diet is to make us live longer.

Men’s diet is totally different from women’s diet because the men’s metabolism is different from women’s. We may still eat larger size of meals compared to women’s. But it all depends to the person’s metabolism right? Sometimes a woman’s metabolism may higher than a man’s.

So, as a conclusion, men do need diet when it’s necessary.

Next question: How am I going to flatten my already grown-up belly?

SMS Scam Spam

Filed under: Miscellaneous — J Martin @ 12:48 pm

Just now I received an sms from 23*** (quote) – “Crazy about football? Sign up to Mobile ESPN SMS svc & stand a chance to win a trip to Singapore & appear LIVE on Football Crazy TV Show. Send ON ESPN to 23*** Now” …

While it doesn’t really sound fake but to me it’s just annoying … and it got my credits deducted … I never subscribed to any such contest but still I receive the sms.

Really annoying isn’t?

Garlic capsules

Filed under: Photography — J Martin @ 2:13 am

Chocolate pills?

Filed under: Tidbits — J Martin @ 2:08 am


Indonesia – courtesy of my very own camera

Filed under: Miscellaneous, Photography — J Martin @ 1:54 am






Pity me, myself.

I am rich, hahahaha ….

Filed under: Miscellaneous — J Martin @ 1:52 am

One bronze couple?

Filed under: Miscellaneous, Photography — J Martin @ 1:50 am

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