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Shark Shepherd by Von Wong

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If you ever came across Von Wong’s under water shoot, this time he’s doing the unbelievable

 

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Nora Lestari from Indonesia

This photo was taken with Indonesia’s Top Female freediver Nora during his diving trip @ Bali. This time round he had Australia’s Top Female freediver Amber to shoot with sharks!

 

 

Amber Bourke from Australia

I was this posted by Amber in Facebook group AIDA International: “Please sign our petition! smile emoticon We want to prove to governments and organizations that travellers have a tangible interest in seeing sharks alive, starting with the creation of a Malaysian Shark Sanctuary. http://bit.ly/sharkshepherd

 

Model Tied Down with Sharks to Create Surreal Shark Shepherd Photoshoot

I know right away I had to do something about it. So, here I am writting this after submitting my petition in hoping that Von Wong will do an underwater shoot in Malaysian soon.

You can read more on Von Wong’s Blog, Von Wong’s Facebook & Amber Bourke’s Facebook. Please spend your time to support NO Shark & Ray kill policy, at the same time creation of Malaysian Shark Santuary by clicking HERE. All these are for the sake of the future generation, we need the sharks!

P/S: Looking forward to be back in the ocean during open seasion :D

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Jan Trip: Singapore

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Hello~ Wonder why is there most posts in 2016 compare to 2015? Currently my job is more stable & boss makes it compulsory for this workaholic to claim off days within the month or it will be burnt T_T Since I got 4-5 days off a month, more if there’s public holiday, I would like to take the opportunity to travel around South East Asia as much as possible.

 

Quick Breakfast with Panda 

I don’t usually have breakfast, but when I do I saw that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner…

 

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Joy Ride

Free shuttle was available so I decided to took off without thinking much. Guess what? I ended up at the wrong gates, thank God the staff was helpful enough to drop me off at my gate so that I don’t have to run after my flight, wee~

 

 

Talented Dude.SG

I was glad to be able to collaborate with Eugene in his up coming project. Check it out on 18th Febuary.To be honest, knowing him since he got his first camera I didn’t expect he would turn out to be who he is today! I’m so proud of him & couldn’t be more grateful to be part of his work. Yes! I will appear in an art gallery soon!!! Best part is to have him telling me that we got a lot of usable shots, it could be my portfolio of the year as I’ve been inactive in the talent photoshoot since I start working full time.

 

  

 Quick Meet Up Sessions

With so little time, this round I managed to catch up with more friends. Dinner with Summer & Zen, lunch with Kenneth, dinner with Nikita & Siaomouse, chill session with Jennifer & managed to catch up with some Couch Surfers at the same time, supper with Andrew, Geri, Jessebelle & Raymond, last but not least beer with Alvin.

 

 Me Time

Besides spending time with friends, I managed to crash before the long night with friends, watch movie alone like the old days, enjoy burger & beer for lunch. Boss Squirrel FFK me ROAR! Watching The Danish Girl which is not available in Malaysia. Still using my student card for cheap tickets & counter gal actually went to teather to check if I’m above 21 o.O

 

Rooftop Breakfast

Being a typical workaholic, I’m so used to waking up @ 6:55am even when I’m away from work. Since breakfast starts @ 8am in the morning. I spent some time with the old school desktop. Green Kiwi Backpackers Hotel had a rooftop so I decided to head up for some fresh air just to see morning traffic & Singapore’s infamous 3 minutes rain zzzz

 

New Friends

Got to know Daniela from Argentina & Steven from Netherlands during my rooftop breakfast, we decided to take the midnight bus to Kuala Lumpur together. Boy, it was an experience that I not wish to have again if you ask my precious back.

It was a short yet fruitful trip. I will be back for Dive Expo & Andrew’s wedding very soon.

P/S: Managed to had soup to keep me warm before bus trip back home

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My 2015 Journey

Happy New Year!!! How was 2015 for you? Are you ready for 2016?

 

2015

My 2015 Year Review via Facebook

2015 was a great year. I still work as an operation manager @ Swimin12, found long lost friend while working, travel to friend’s wedding & freediving competition, broke my personal records & not planning to stop making my parents proud, continue training to improve my swimming skills, & finally get to double date with a very good friend of mine from Singapore. Looking forward to more personal growth while face the challenging 2016, bring it on!

 

Photo taken @ Hong Kong 2013/14

Let’s make 2016 a turning point, from bad to good, from good to even better! Happy New Year :)

P/S: Boss is making off day compulsary so I will have more vacation in 2016 ^_^

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Year 2 Dive Log

You may check out my freediving collections HERE.

I missed out my 1st year dive log. Thanks to my mentor Walter i decided to have a record on my trainings + PB in any apnea.

21/12/15:
Co2: 6 sets of 1 minutes (3 breath up before every dive)
Feeling: Felt damn good, meditation app helps a lot to keep me calm
Dynamic: No Fins, still focus on push off & turns. Slow recovery for sprained right ankle since 2 weeks ago.

23/12/15:
No Warm-Up Static: 2 M 37 S (3 M breath up before dive)
Process: 1st contraction @ 1 M 15 S, hold for 1 M 22 S
Feeling: The Urge to Breath is Crazy!
Dynamic: No Fins, only managed to do 2 sets of 18M. Still wondering how I manage to achieved 53M during competition.

25/12/15:
No Warm-Up Static: 2 M 37 S (3M breath up before dive)
Feeling: Still need to get over the urge to breath when you got only that 1 chance to do it!
Co2: 1 set of 1 minutes (3 breath up before dive)
Feeling: Annoyed as unable to finish 2nd set due to tiredness or should I say lazy body on Christmas morning. Happy for Walter’s No Warm-Up Static 6M20S & Radziah’s DYN 107M.

30/12/15:
No Warm-Up Static: 3 M 21 S (5 M breath up before dive)
Process: 1st contraction @ 1 M 21S, hold for 2 M
Feeling: It was great. I felt I might not be ready so I increase my breath up time. No urge to breath no singing, just giving myself more instructions. It was rare but I got so excited (haven’t done 2 M contraction since last year & struggle to even get 3 M static after Pool Master) with 2 M contractions that I came up with my legs still float in relax mode. It was a good experiment, should I say I’m back on track?
Dynamic: No Fins, only managed to do 2 sets of 13M after a few sets of short distance turn & push off. Failed to complete 3rd set.

4/1/16:
No Warm-Up Static: 2 M 03 S (5 M breath up before dive)
Process: 1st contraction @ 1 M 5 S, hold for 1 M 58 S
Feeling: Didn’t have a good final breath before dive. Just need to work extra hard on consistency. Walter did great with 6 M 36 S today :D
Co2: 7 sets of 1 minutes (3 breath up before every dive)
Feeling: Felt great, the only reason I didn’t continue is due to abs pain. Guess I’m starting to do it right. Can’t wait to reach my 1st 10 sets of 1 Minutes.

6/1/16:
No Warm-Up Static: 3 M 38 S (5 M breath up before dive)
Process: 1st contraction @ 1 M 28 S, hold for 2 M 10 S
Feeling: I’m back baby! Just hope for consistency like a year ago. Next target 4 M (PB) before trying out another new skills.

BP
8/1/16:
No Warm-Up Static: 3 M 17 S (5 M breath up before dive)
Process: 1st contraction @ 1 M 17 S, hold for 2 M
Feeling: Feeling good with float breath up a minute before official top, too bad mother nature calls :/

11/1/16:
No Warm-Up Static: Failed
Co2: Failed
Feeling: Whole body was aching like mad even when I barely work any results :(

18/1/16:
No Warm-Up Static: 3 M 11S (5 M breath up before dive)
Process: 1st contraction @ 1 M 7 S, hold for 2 M 4 S
Feeling: Contraction comes early but I guess I’m getting more comfortable with minimum 2 Minutes contraction. Too bad need to cut it short as mother nature calls again ROAR

25/1/16:
No Warm-Up Static: 3 M 17S (5 M breath up before dive)
Process: 1st contraction @ 1 M 15 S, hold for 2 M 2 S
Feeling: Trying to be consistant with minimum 2 Minutes contraction. As usual I have to cut it short thanks to the hot sun & mother nature. Being lazy due to tiredness from shows for the past few days.

27/1/16:
No Warm-Up Static: Below 2 M 30S (5 M breath up before dive)
Dynamic: No Fins, 12 x 18 M

P/S: Working hard for a better results in my next competition

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Freediving: Prototype Monofins

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I am fortunate to received proper guidance & tips from my favourite mentor Walter Johnson, a retired US Navy & passionate in sharing freediving experience with Malaysian freedivers whenever he’s in town.

 

I Love DOL-Fin Pilot 2!

Walter got this massive huge ass Smith Aerospace Orca & a new monofin for us to play. Last week Radziah & I had to fight for it. Walter had to make us behave & learn how to share toys together like good gals. Being so used to bi-fins I was surprised that I got comfortable with this monofin, it glide pretty smoothly. Looking forward till the day I can do proper outside turn soon with this.

 

DNF PB, 28th Oct

Managed to push my way to 40M PB during yesterday’s training session with Walter. I bet Boss EJ, Azua & Radziah would be very proud of me. Last week I’ve only managed to maintain about 22-28M a week ago. If I continue to to work my arse I think I might ready for Pan Pacific Championship 2015 @ Brisbane end of next month.

P/S: Static’s progress is still way behind compared to both Dynamic :/

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