Today, I successfully enrolled myself into one of the Swimsmart programme at my local pool.

“Hi, I’m wondering if I could enrol into one of the swimming classes please?”

“Sure, are you enrolling for your kid?”

“…um.. no, it’s for me.”


I’m not sure how that conversation could have been any less embarrassing to be honest. Yes I’m in my mid-20s and still cannot swim, and this is my third time enrolling in Beginner’s class. Everyone keeps telling me how swimming is so easy, it’s all about muscle memory etc etc. Sure.

I always have these fantasies about myself being an amazing runner, or swimmer, part of me always dreamed to be some kind of athletic person, but in the end I am still that girly girl who does gentle sports. I hope this will be my last time enrolling in Beginner class, so Henry (yep, a male instructor too. FML) please work your wonders and TRANSFORM me!

Do we always dream of becoming something we are not?


Do you ever…?

Do you ever hate those lucky people who could stuff everything and anything down without getting … well let’s face it… fat?

I know I do.

You can’t beat your genetics, but you certainly can work hard to remain healthy with exercise routines and the sacrifice of naughty (but yummy) foods. Why do yummy things always do more harm to you than good? It’s like a trap! I usually do OK until I see some petit wee girls stuffing triple chocolate cakes in the Cafe, then I would get very jealous. Why dad why? why couldn’t you give me the superpower genes of never-getting-fat?

Oh well.

Are you one of those lucky people who can eat just about anything and still remain a beautiful figure?

Can people be healthy at any size?

Update: saw this article on CNN today Should all obese people lose weight?