Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Go Hard or Go Home

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late- Benjamin Franklin
I love taking the road less travelled. Sometimes that means being a bit of a nerd and taking a chill pill, other times it means going on an adrenaline rush! That being said, I understand that statement is a paradox in itself, but isn't life full of them just the same ? Why can't a person be a laid back bloke but love the occasional high octane rush that adventure sports bring?

Recently I got the chance to tackle climbing an actual mountain in the Grampians National Park in Victoria, Australia. It was an amazing scenic drive (3 hours from Melbourne), here's a picture of the mountain!

It looked really so high up, but on a whim I decided, hey, I've driven all this while to get here, I might as well try scaling that beautiful peak located up in the clouds. I actually didn't bring trekking shoes along, but turns out, as long as you are careful, you don't really need them. So up up and away we went! Taking the winding pathway up into the misty depths further up the mountain. There was a landslide sometime back and this was the result! Looks scary eh?

So anyway after about an hour or so of trekking I finally made it to the top! I know you can't see much but I am actually lying next to the edge of the cliff, meaning if I fell down I would land right next to my car parked at the bottom. Haha you probably can't tell but I was actually very scared while taking the picture that the slab of rock I was lying on would tumble down and I would tell the world "That's all folks, Bye Bye!"

Another really exhilarating activity I tried recently was paintball! I AM SO DARN GLAD I GOT TO TRY IT AGAIN, AT LAST! The last time I tried paintball was when I was in secondary school, and there was this school activity where the guys got to try it out. I remember being so excited getting the gear and putting it on and all. Finally, it came to my turn to play, and I stepped onto the playing grounds. The referee's whistle pierced the air "Beep!" AND THEN WHACK! I GOT SHOT IN THE HEAD! WHAT NONSENSE RIGHT! THAT MEANS THAT SOMEONE WAS AIMING AT ME BEFORE THE GAME EVEN STARTED! THE MOMENT THE WHISTLE WAS BLOWN I WAS OUT OF THE GAME! I was so upset la. Haha I even remember pleading with the referee to let me fire off just one shot, at the floor or something, but he said NO :(
Haha so anyway I finally got the chance to have a proper paintball match, and I have only one thing to say, IT IS DAMN SUPER PAIN WHEN YOU GET HIT! BUT IT IS SUPER FUN AS WELL! Haha plus in Melbourne I think I was one of the few people who fired a real weapon before so I kinda had an unfair advantage over the rest I guess (Oh and there were some teenage girls in the group so yeah.. haha)
Finally, to round off my adventure in Victoria, I went White Water Rafting!! Another super fun activity that is simply a must do! It is mega fun once you get the hang of navigating the kayak, and it's a 2 person kinda sport, so I think it'd be a great option to try something exceptional, something your date would never expect!

But yeah I really recommend everyone having a go at something different. You only live once and life is too short for regrets. Life has its ups and downs but I love it anyway PEACE!

Sunday, 2 June 2013

About Soccer and Korean Noodles

Hi Everyone! Sorry I know I keep saying this but I really have been so busy, it's hard to keep this blog alive :( Gahh! So Anyway my school term is almost over and I realized, I only have about another year till I'm done with UNI! I'll be a grad! Haha that's crazy, I never thought that I was the studying sort of person but hey, this semester has been really super interesting. I've learnt stuff I never would have, and I managed to pursue my interests in History. I've found out stuff about Medieval Europe, like the Middle Ages, after the fall of the Roman Empire and all the petty squabbling by the Kings and the Pope. GAHH I AM SUCH A NERD! HAHA BUT I DO REALLY LOVE THIS STUFF!

Hmm so anyway I've been having a fun time hanging out with the Monash soccer team, never thought I'd play with French, Italian, German, South African, Irish, British peeps, AHHH the list just goes on and on.. Thought I'd just share with you some soccer pics.. TA DA!



Oh another really exciting thing that has happened to me recently is that I went back to Singapore for a few short shoots. And, I am proud to announce that I am the new spokesperson of Nong Shim in Singapore! For all of you who don't know, Nongshim is actually the leading brand of noodles in KOREA! AND PSY EVEN SUBMITTED A VIDEO OF HIMSELF ASKING NONGSHIM TO LET HIM ENDORSE THEIR PRODUCT! HOW COOL IS THAT?

Hehe so yeah, it is a real honour for me to be nongshim's ambassador to Singapore. Do you know what's the best part? I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEIR NOODLES! They are my favourite brand! Haha I think I'll be super contented having an endless supply of Nongshim noodles :)

Yeap, and finally the other shoot in Singapore was for IFitness, anddddd I WILL BE ON THE COVER OF THEIR UPCOMING ISSUE WHICH IS ABOUT TO BE RELEASED IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS! AHAHA SO HAPPY! Then in another 2 weeks or so, I'll be back to Singapore to take on more projects. I'm really thankful beyond words for the blessings that God has given me. Being able to maintain my career as well as studies at the same time. Sure, it isn't easy, and it's really tiring, but I am fulfilling my dreams and LIFE IS AWESOME I CAN'T COMPLAIN!

So I hope that everyone will strive towards their goals, hopes and dreams. It certainly isn't easy, but dreams can come through, mine did. GO ON AND ROCK THE REST OF 2013!
Joshua out.