Sunday, November 05, 2006
Happiness is ...
To Tampines Trail, 57 km. Happiness is sitting in the shade, in the breeze, on a verandah in a little known part of Tampines, eating a big $2 meal, in a coffee shop, to the nostalgic sound of Hui cantopop. After going five laps non-stop round four new hills (with a dozen or so hairpin bends going up and downslope) in Tampines without a scratch on me (though I scratch my pedals a few times going over bumps). Knowing that I improve with each lap, from having to dismount in the first two laps to clocking 18 min 30 s in lap #4. Wearing a helmet liner and a thick pair of gloves, all gifts. I have work problems, family problems. I can't control all that happens to me, but I have choice over what I think and feel. And today is one of the happiest days of my life.