Kissing-A-Fool

Kissing A Fool

Using my D90 to record myself while singing reduces the CPU load so I can sync the music and the voice as close as possible. But I had to do some adjustments because it seems that I need a faster CPU. Anyway, if you notice the stand I am using – is not a microphone stand, but a light stand for my softbox in photography. Haha. If anyone of you has extra, can you buy me a mic stand, please? :P

Anyway, this song shows that I could not do jazz and I suck in hitting the right tempo. LOL. I need to go back to my comfort genre. >.<

You are far
When I could have been your star
You listened to people
Who scared you to death
And from my heart
Strange that you were strong enough
To even make a start
But you’ll never find
Peace of mind
Till you listen to your heart

People
You can never change the way the feel
Better let them do just what they will
For they will
If you let them
Steal your heart from you
People
Will always make a lover feel a fool
But you knew I loved you
We could have shown them all
We should have seen love through

Fooled me with the tears in your eyes
Covered me with kisses and lies
So goodbye
But please don’t take my heart

You are far
I’m never gonna be your star
I’ll pick up the pieces
And mend my heart
Maybe I’ll be strong enough
I don’t know where to start
But I’ll never find
Peace of mind
While I listen to my heart

People
You can never change the way the feel
Better let them do just what they will
For they will
If you let them
Steal your heart from you
People
Will always make a lover feel a fool
But you knew I loved you
We could have shown them all
We should have seen love through

But remember this
Every other kiss
That you’ll ever give
Long as we both live
When you need the hand of another man
One you really can surrender with
I will wait for you
Like I always do
There’s something there
That can’t compare with any other

You are far
When I could have been your star
You listened to people
Who scared you to death
And from my heart
Strange that I was wrong enough
To think you’d love me too
I guess you were kissing a fool
You must have been kissing a fool

Standard Chartered 8 KM Fun Run

Beating your own time is priceless! Yesterday was my first ever running marathon. It was organized by Standard Chartered primarily for their employees and they opened it to the public.

Before the Run with Ron

With two weeks of training, after my last time on the treadmill finishing 53 minutes on a 0% gradient, I finished the 8km in 49 minutes! Not to mention that the sun was already shining by the time the gun started and the roads were somewhat not flat.

Heart Rate

With my age, My maximum heart rate theoretically is 193 – let us bump that to 195. According to my heart rate monitor, I reached my maximum. Haha. I think this was the time when I was maintaining my pace at less than 5’50” and the track is going up. I shall blame my playlist! I have set my training zone from 125 to 185 and within the 49 minutes of run, I was on the safe zone for 5 minutes only. The rest, I was overtraining my heart!

Well, given that I have a heart condition and my valves do not close well when the contract, with all the years I have been doing Group X classes, I think this has helped me survived the run even my heart rate was above the limit already.

Standard Chartered Fun Run 8KM

See!!! That is more than 8 kilometers! My next target is to maintain my pace. I was brisk walking for sometime when I saw my heart rate stepped at 190 bpm. I was maintaining 185 bpm and this I think, is very crucial because it helped me sustain the road without pausing sporadically.

On a lighter note, this is very uplifiting. Achieving your goal is a mini-self fulfillment. :D

Next marathon, I have to drag Ron to do more than 8km :D