Thursday, 27 October 2011



Cherok Tok Kun Relics
It has a big and smooth block of granite where it is believed that it gives bearing inspiration to the local people espeically Chinese, Jawi, English and classical Indian (Pali) in the 4th and 5th century.

Bukit Mertajam Recreational Park
It is located 18 km from the Butterworth Ferry terminal. The cool hill air encourages a variety of plants and creatures to inhabit there like ferns, epiphytes, wild flowers, exotic butterflies, birds and insects. There are also numerous of jungle tracks where it will lead to the centre of the forest.

One of the wonderful pictures I captured at Tokun.


The Rest Station

This was the unforgetable moment, I did my aerobic training there everyday once years ago.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Swimming
          Swimming is a healthy activity. It works practically for all of the muscles in the body (if you do a variety of strokes). Swimming can develop a swimmer's general strength, cardiovascular fitness and endurance.

I started swimming when I was in my form 6. I did it because I wanted to improve my balance ability due to over-trained of badminton. I did a lot of hard-works in this. After 8 months, I get my first license in swimming. I get ILS licence together with bronze license.

Additional Health Benefits of Swimming
  • Whole body conditioning: Swimming tones your upper and lower body because you’re using almost all of your major muscle groups. The best strokes for all-over body toning are the freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke.

  • Low risk of injury: There is a low risk for swimming injuries because there’s no stress on your bones, joints or connective tissues due to buoyancy and the fact that you weigh 1/10th less in water. 





My first coach is Khoo Soo Aun, he just passed away 6 months ago. He was a very professional swimming coach. 
I get my ILS licence at Bukit Mertajam Country Club (BMCC) in the year of 2008.
I assisted Mr. Wong (+60124843803) in coaching for swimming for three months, and became half year of part-time life guard at BMCC, I rescued people. :)
The famous swimming venues in Penang are BMCC, Seberang Jaya Swimming Pool, PISA Stadium, and Taman Teratai Swimming Pool.

The recent water sport activity I joined and awarded silver medal, at Penang.

My brother Lim Tzer Wei (left) and I at Taman Teratai Swimming Pool.




Monday, 24 October 2011

Hard Gymnastic

During form five, through my friend's introduction, from SGM (Soka Gakkai Malaysia), I was exposed to gymnastic. Every Sunday, I will be at Bukit Tambun Cultural Centre to have my gymnastic training and practice my faith. After I received an offer from UMS to study Sport Science, I left there. However, I continued my gymnastic practice in Likas Stadium guided by Billy. Billy was an ex-gymnast representative of Sabah State. I had performed 3 gymnastic performances in Sabah. In Padang Merdeka (2009 & 2010) for Hari Malaysia and SGM Youth Day at SGM Sabah (2011).
We strongly believe, by honestly expressing the real culture, can bring the peace to the community society, we are all volunteers.

Kay Jie (my bro) and Me.

Four Men Tour! For 50th Anniversary National Day. Lion Roar with Namyo Horenge Kyo.

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This formation called 'four men spider'. This video was recorded during my training session. My team failed in the first place. However, through numerous practices, they managed to do during the event day amazingly. Congratulations!

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My latest performance with my team members at Penang.
Lee Chien Khing (second left from the 4th row),  is a second year Sport Science student, my junior. We strived the gymnastic formation successfully. 

We try to bring out the significant meaning behind the performance.

They play roles as 'peace fighter' in the performance.
Hari Malaysia 2010 at Padang Merdeka.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Badminton

The health benefit of playing badminton
1. increase ones HDL or good cholesterol, reduce heart disease.
2. decrease Blood Pressure as 11/8 mm Hg, reduces the burden to heart.
3. decrease the production of sugar by the liver, therefore decrease fasting blood sugar.
4. cause weight lossing.
5. improve cardiorespiratory fitness, improve sense of well-being, improve mood and self esteem.


I involved in badminton games since I was 14 years old.  I represent for school at the age of 15 for the badminton competition, Bukit Mertajam district at the age of 17 for Sukan Pulau Pinang (SUKPENS)

My first coach is Mr. Lai Sheng. He discovered my talent.

My second coach was Mr. Kuak Chin Heng (+60194523618). He was once the ex-junior player representing Malaysia.

Below is my training schedule and venue. (until now the training schedule never changed. Many young great players born there, Lee Chong Wei was one of them.)

Venue: Chin Heng's Sport Centre, Berapit.
Time: Every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
My favourite badminton court: KKM badminton court (+60164253673), St. Anne Hall & Taman Alma Jaya Badminton Court.
Janet Lim(right) is my badminton couple in mixed double event. We won the Gold Medal among all the six-form student at Bukit Mertajam Institution.
Peter Chuah(right) is my couple in men doubles event. He studies in UMSKAL. We won the Gold Medal together too. 
Games session
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Final Match in IBM closed badminton competition 

Friday, 21 October 2011

GTF Teakwondo


The Global Taekwondo Federation (GTF) was formed in 1990 under the leadership of the famous late Grandmaster Park Jung Tae, 9th Degree Blackbelt, who was ranked as the leading technical trainer in the world until his death on April 11, 2002.
The main objectives of the GTF are to promote Taekwondo worldwide and to provide a peaceful world through moral, physical and cultural unification between national member organizations. The GTF wants to achieve excellence in all aspects of its organization and provide a safe and happy training environment for its members. The GTF has now emerged as the ultimate non-political martial arts organization in the world, and has strong affiliates on every continent.
The GTF has members from around the world. Grandmaster Park Jung Tae being known in many countries as the “Peoples Master”. All members holding the single bond of the Global Taekwon-do Federation, and becoming part of the international GTF family.
Following is the information about my GTF Taekwondo actitvity for time and venue.
Venue: St. Anne Hall, Bukit Mertajam
Time: 8 pm - 11pm (Friday)
My First Taekwondo Coach was Lee Chun Hin. He was once representing Malaysia in Sea Games. He is a Third Degree Blackbelt trainer. He is also very good in Karate. Now, he concentrates on Mixed-Martial Art.
After I obtained my black belt level, Mr. Lee introduced his Taekwon-Do master to me, Master Chong. Then I was the assistance coach guilded by Master Chong Teck Hong (8th Degree) +60124771079. Master Chong is a very good master, and I was deeply impressed. He leads me to second degree.


St. Joachim Hall, St. Anne Hall, SMK Taman Sejahtera and SJK (C) Kay Sin Hall were the places I played role as Teakwon-Do coach assistance, and did my own training session.
Roger (right), has the oldest experience among all the junior blackbelt holder.


This is the wooden horse. It holds wooden plate in 'breaking activities'. 

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Me (left) in the sparring session while second degrees grading, at St. Joachim Hall, Bukit Mertajam.


I continued my new Taekwondo journey in WTF Taekwondo with Master Barry Voon +60198812877 in UMS. He trained me well, and gave me a chance to represent UMS in 'welter weight' categories, at UIAM for MASUM.
They are well-trained UMS Taekwondo trainers.