Friday, 29 May 2009

Can i have 1 more hour?

Alot of frenz have been asking me... Why I only blog about swimming, students, sports, training or motivational stuff and nothing else..

Well, if you take a look at Teacher Jerry's timetable, you will understand. My typical day starts from 4am till 12midnight and I filled it with training programs and swimming lessons.

I seriously need more than 24hours.... Perhaps, just 1 more extra hour is enough. However, Enough is never enough =)

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Letter to a teacher

Dear Teacher,

Teach my son that all men are not just,
all men are not true.
But teach him also that
for every scoundrel there is a hero;
that for every selfish Politician,
there is a dedicated leader...
Teach him for every enemy there is a friend,

Steer him away from envy,
if you can,
teach him the secret of
quiet laughter.

Let him learn early that
the bullies are the easiest to lick...
Teach him, if you can,
the wonder of books...
But also give him quiet time
to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky,
bees in the sun,
and the flowers on a green hillside.

In the school teach him
it is far honourable to fail
than to cheat...
Teach him to have faith
in his own ideas,
even if everyone tells him
they are wrong...
Teach him to be gentle
with gentle people,
and tough with the tough.

Try to give my son
the strength not to follow the crowd
when everyone is getting on the band wagon...
Teach him to listen to all men...
but teach him also to filter
all he hears on a screen of truth,
and take only the good
that comes through.

Teach him if you can,
how to laugh when he is sad...
Teach him there is no shame in tears,
Teach him to scoff at cynics
and to beware of too much sweetness...
Teach him to sell his brawn
and brain to the highest bidders
but never to put a price-tag
on his heart and soul.

Teach him to close his ears
to a howling mob
and to stand and fight
if he thinks he's right.
Treat him gently,
but do not cuddle him,
because only the test
of fire makes fine steel.

Let him have the courage
to be impatient...
let him have the patience to be brave.
Teach him always
to have sublime faith in himself,
because then he will have
sublime faith in mankind.

This is a big order,
but see what you can do...
He is such a fine fellow,
my son!

This was a letter from Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, written to his son's teacher on the 1st day of school...

Monday, 25 May 2009

3rd drowning case in a week



Last Tuesday, a 35-year old man drowned while fishing in a 5m-deep Jurong Lake.
3 days later, a canoe instructor of the same age drowned while coaching students at MacRitchie Reservoir.
Yesterday afternoon, a chinese national drowned in sea off Changi Beach.

Here's the report from The Straits Times by Teh Joo Lin.

A CHINESE national drowned in the sea off Changi Beach on Sunday afternoon in the third drowning incident here in a week.
Mr Lin Zhong, a 20-year-old who worked in a furnishings factory, was said to be with three colleagues in chest-deep water just off the shore when he went under.

It is unclear how much time elapsed before another co-worker discovered that Mr Lin, who could not swim, had disappeared. No one heard any cries for help.

The colleague, Mr Ang Lian Kwee, 64, said he was swimming towards the shore when he saw a head bobbing in the water. Soon after, it disappeared.

He raised the alarm, sparking a search mission by police boats, amphibious vehicles and rescue divers. The body was recovered six hours later after being spotted by a beach-goer just before nightfall.

Mr Ang told The Straits Times that he had taken the group of four Chinese workers to the beach - their first time there - yesterday around noon.

They stripped down to their swimming shorts and played in the water about 2m from the shore, while Mr Ang swam out farther.

At about 1pm, Mr Ang was about 35m out and facing the beach when he saw a head of black hair drifting away.

He jerked his head towards the group and realised there were only three men - who were taking photos - near the shore.

He quickly swam towards Mr Lin, but his head vanished when he was 3m or 4m away. 'I swam there and groped and kicked everywhere but I couldn't feel him anywhere in the water,' he said in Mandarin. Mr Ang screamed at his colleagues and beach-goers for help.

P/s: Drowning can be happened at any place, any time, anywhere. Wherever you are, PLEASE, take good care of yourself.

It's painful to lose a love one thru drowning... Simply too painful.. I have lost 2.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Promises..

How many will remember & keep the promises u once made?

Monday, 11 May 2009

15th Intake for Holiday Swimming Intensive Programs

Due to the popular demand...

We will be having our holiday intensive swimming lesson this coming June holidays! =D This will be our 15th intake!

Everything remains pretty much the same expect that this time round, we have a special guest instructor! Teacher Hester! =D
I foresee that we are going to have much more fun with the children this time round, with 3 coaches together.

And, I did a short video like before on the upcoming intake, do take a look at it! =)



Now, here are the full details...

Location #1: Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex
Day: Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Time: 9am, 10am, 11am, 4pm, 5pm
Commencing on: 1st June 2009 - 17th June 2009
Vacancies: 10 students per time slot
Price: $80 for 8 lessons (U.P $130)
Coaches: Teacher Jerry, Teacher Rae & Teacher Hester

Location #2: Seng Kang Swimming Complex
Day: Every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Time: 9am, 10am, 11am, 4pm, 5pm
Commencing on: 2nd June 2009 - 18th June 2009
Vacancies: 10 students per time slot
Price: $80 for 8 lessons (U.P $130)
Coaches: Teacher Jerry, Teacher Rae & Teacher Hester

For more enquires, do not hesitate to contact me @ 9100 1855 or email me Jerrycoaching@yahoo.com =)

Friday, 8 May 2009

Simply too much photos to blog about Taiwan... Guess it's gonna take some time... Good stuff are meant to be waited... =p

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

I am back..

Yes, as the title suggest... I'm home. Didnt use the word We. Because Teacher Rae is still playing in Taiwan!!

Well, I got lots to upload... Only managed to upload Day 1 photos... Hmm.. 5 more days of photos to upload... So, Look out! =D