Gregory Phua

Gregory Phua

It is not what you think!

Recently, I finished a 3km run in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The run attracted all kinds of runners you would see. From the amateur, casual, fun, competitive, to seasoned runners, all were enthusiastic and overzealous. Besides runners, walkers were equally energetic and passionate including the courageous participants with disabilities.

Tape The First Step

Have you seen people exercising or participating in an activity or sport with a strip on their shoulder, body or even upper and lower limb? What did you think it was? Naively, for the first time at seeing a man running on a sidewalk, and as he sped past me, I thought he had an interesting black ‘tattoo’. It was elongated and stretched from the back of his knee for about 10 inches. The ‘tattoo’ pointed at the top and bottom with a curvaceous design that split and converged at both ends.

Shoe Review: The North Face Ultra Fastpack III GTX

Since North Face started selling mountaineering footwear in the 60s, it has continually delivered high quality and safe shoes for the most ardent hikers and trail runners. And the company does it again in roping in another top of the range hike and trail running shoe. North Face has leapt forward with its latest technical specifications, yet delivering an appealing shoe that its loyal consumer base craves for. Yes, I am referring to the North Face Ultra Fastpack III GTX. It is quite a mouthful if I had to tell someone its full name. Yet the shoe deserves that extended name.

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