Monthly Archives: November 2008

chillin” in changi!


It is  0645 in singapore. I feel very buoyant for a lass who has had no sleep.

We managed to squeeze ourselves into the earlier flight today, so we get to see Angkor wat properly!

Here at changi there is a transit hotel, so we can shower, s**t, shave and sleep (in 6 hour blocks).

We have just had a grease filled brekky as Mr. Sassy felt he could not go on without “proper” food.

I had a free electronic foot massage

It’s happy days. St. Christopher has smiled upon us.

God bless Changi Airport. As Mr Sassy said, it is the “Anti-perth”. Our piddly airports could learn a thing or two from SE asia. It has free wireless internet!!

God bless Singapore, and God bless the fact that there are no impending Coups d’etat here.

God bless the internet. It never says “no, you can’t book the trip”. It is the great equaliser.


I feel like a contestant on race around the world.


8 Hours in Perth Airport.


And am bored  shitless. still, we have managed to get away.

we fly off to singapore tonight, haggle our way onto an early flight to siem reap and she’ll be right. Worst comes to worst we need to take a night in Singapore (and only get half a day in Angkor, bugger!!!).

am blogging on Mr. Sassy’s teensy computer.

Have made  many laps about this pitiful excuse for an airport…bought a book, a mag (my favourite, who weekly, is a week behind here in the west) and some inflatable pillows.

BTW it is our 4th Wedding anniversary! We have lapped some hollywood relationships.

Travel – up in the air


Damn Thai anti-government protesters!!!

Our flights are scheduled for today at 1630…..we don’t know whether this will happen as Bangkok Airport is in lockdown.


We will just have to sit tight and wait…..

Addit: 1815 hrs – Flight has been cancelled, as has later one. We have been to see travel agent and may be able to fly out tomorrow night….not much on tour missed.

The new improved running sassy – now with gears and competitive spirit.


Went to running training today for last time before hols.

Did a drill where me and another girl did 1.5 km at normal pace, then ran back with the aim to be a minute faster.

This girl was faster and fitter than me in the beginning.

I beat her in the last 1.5 km by 7 seconds!!!

My times were: 1st: 10:07, 2nd: 9:15.


Thanks for all the encouragements on my last post. In reply to Tony – I will aim for the half in June next year and see how I go. I am keen to avoid all injury. I have found a buddy to do some long runs with (Shells from the forum).

I have a goals page like all the ‘serious’ runners do. Check it out and comment if you like.

2 days to v and c….have my antimalarials. Couldn’t concentrate at work today.

A better than frickin’ awesome run!


I called my last SiS run frickin’ awesome, and this one was better.

The weather looked menacing but it held out for us.

I started well back, about a minute after the horn.

A slow first 4 km in about 28 and a half minutes.

A slow 5th K.

Ramped it up at about 5.5km, walked through the drink station and ramped it up further.

6th and 7th K were pretty fast. 

8km I flew through, running up the birrarung marr hill. 

Finished in 57:25 by my watch, which is a PB by about a minute from last time. Not bad 1 week after bronchitis.

I am very happy 🙂

3 days to V and C.

Addit 2142 hrs: Have just seen “Spirit of the Marathon” via the tix that I won. Soooo gonna do a marathon. Maybe next year’s melb marathon????

Fingers and toes crossed.


The weather forecast is crapola for SiS3.

I really wanna go….but don’t wish to trudge about in driving wind and rain…..

Just came back from seeing Nanna again, my auntie and cousin were telling me that she was not well and I needed to see her, but if anything she was better than last time. She has new hearing aids which help her immensely. She is very cute and funny in her own way. She knew me, but not hubby. She commented on what a good looking bloke he is and said I was very lucky. I think the main issue with auntie is that she cannot handle the fact that nanna is deteriorating (it’s nobody’s fault) and my cousin is a bit of an angry person. She has been sending angry letters to the facility in which my nanna lives. I made a point of telling Nanna’s carers that they were doing a good job, they obviously care for her and have known her all their lives (small country town). Honey attracts more flies than vinegar.

Had dinner at auntie’s house last night, she cooked a pavlova, as per special request from me. It was my favourite childhood food. I had a shitload of it and between the 5 of us we finished it off. Yummmmm.

4 more days to Nam and Cam. Antimalarials were out of stock at the pharmacy, need to go back and get them.

Early night tonight. The contingency exercise plan is step class. I love it. It sends me to my happy place.