Saturday, December 29, 2007

A Perfect Shoe-in

Kallang Leisure Park

The year is going to an end soon.

Oops! No, I do not mean Armageddon. No power to know the future. What I mean is the count-down of year 2007.

With the new year commencing, so will our Son in his Secondary One when schools re-open on 2nd January 2008.

Nike, Just Did It...

We purchased his school uniforms and books last week, now for his white school shoes. Since he is all grown-up and that Dunman Secondary School allows white sneakers to be worn from the common white canvas school shoes, he wishes for sneakers instead, Nike to be exact.

Well, all is good with his request, since sneakers are lasting and need no white-washing every week, hope this favourite shoe brand of mine will benefit him as well when it comes to using it for sports.

I know I got my edge with my army IPPT - Individual Physical Proficiency Test from a good pair of Nike running shoes. The shoes pay for itself and over again year after year when I get monetary awards for the test each year.

So, yes, I am for the Nike sports shoes... it only has to be totally white. We went to several stores around Singapore, lead by the many sale adverts in Saturday's The Straits Times newspaper.

The car-park sale at Ubi Crescent in Ubi Techpark was disappointing for our Son, but was great for Wifey and me, for we bought ourselves a pair of great looking biking shoes for S$10.00 a pair instead.

Once we realigned our focus to buy our Son his school shoes, we left for Kallang Leisure Park for "up to 80% knock-down prices" for branded shoes at Sportlink which was next on our list from the cut-out adverts Wifey brought along.

We found the only totally white sneakers from Nike that our Son likes at S$49.90, down from S$129.00 originally. Not an 80% discount as hoped, but that should do. We bought another from Cambridge, a brand unfamiliar to me, but he likes the feel when he tried them on, that's important.

My Family Cycles...

As envisioned, to start another of our family activity together, we set out to get each of us bicycles for your weekend family time outdoors.

The S$55.00 mountain bikes at Carrefour in Suntec City that we looked at and decided to buy the next day were already sold-out when Wifey inquired over the phone.

So our next choice was the S$69.00 at Giant Hypermart in Tampines.

It was great that they were selling their new arrivals for S$58.00 each, but the ones that caught our attention were the S$79.00 Aleoca AB2618-CT Catania 26 Inch. I got the metallic orange while our Son wanted his in metallic blue.

Wifey settled for a dark green Aleoca AB2618-JD Contatto 24 Inch for S$69.00.

The delivery will be on Monday, 31st December between 3:00 and 8:00PM. Upon which, we will celebrate the new year with an outing - cycling!

Maybe start in the morning and ride to our Son's new school to scout and chart the route just in case if he chooses to ride his bike to school over taking the bus.

There are so many places around our vicinity to roam about - Bedok Reservoir, Sun Plaza Park and maybe the dirk track off Tampines Avenue 9 later. We will ride farther when everyone has trained enough with stamina.

Like I said before, I cannot predict the future, but I know that we are going to have lots of family outings together with these bikes.

There are just so many places to explore, so many photo opportunities, so much family time together that will get this old heart pumping with excitement again.

This should be a great start to 2008!


  1. so you and your family is already on to a healthier, more environmental friendly 2008? Thats wicked bro.

    Happy new year - may you have a blessed 2008!

  2. Hello Crashy,

    Glad you stopped by. Yes, it is going to be exciting because it will mean we go outing more with some exercise thrown in as well.

    And you are right! It is environmentally friendly too, come to think of it.

    You have a great year too!

  3. that building in the 1st photo is amazing! It's a piece of art.

  4. Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é . Um abraço.

  5. Happy New Year to you and your family. All the best of blessings to you and yours.


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