Can You Relate To This?

You sit in your towel after a shower because you’re too lazy to get dressed. You and your best friend can say one word, and crack up. You hate when one string of your hoodie is longer than the other. You hate it when people think you like someone when you clearly don’t. You hate it when your favorite song comes on, as you pull into the driveway. You feel like if you turn on the lights, you will be safe from anything. You push those little buttons on the lids of fast-food drinks. You laugh until people get hurt, then stop when you realize it’s serious. You hate it when parents get serious about something funny you tell them. You hate when you tell a guy to shut up and they copy you in a higher voice. You pretend to sleep when your parents come in. You text the person next to you things that you can’t say out loud. You hate when people in front of you walk really slow and you can’t get past them. You’re always tired no matter how much sleep you get. You stop the microwave before it hits 00:00 to avoid hearing the beeps. You use the “sup” head nod. You just did the nod after you read it. You hate when you are mad at someone and they make you laugh. You check the fridge every now & then to see if food magically appeared.

Interview with RØMP Magazine

I’m featured in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue of RØMP Magazine (featuring Nathan Hartono on the cover).

RØMP Magazine Jan/Feb 2012 Issue

 Download the issue here or check out their Facebook page.

Credits to David Yeow for the fab photos!

 THE INTERVIEW

So… what have you been up to lately?

I’ve just been keeping busy with work – hosting, writing and a bit of modeling.  Mainly focusing on my fitness and reading up on nutrition and exercise as I’m taking up a personal training course next year. It’s been about 2 years since I started my health & fitness blog and I’d like to challenge myself to do more – more than just sharing what I’ve learned, I want to teach, with professional credential.

Will you be back in Singapore soon?

I visit at least once or twice every month to catch up with friends and family. Plus, I have a couple of favorite salad bars that are worth coming back for! I find myself returning to Mescluns since I was introduced to it last year.

You’ve been doing a great job thus far at keeping fit and toned, but what are resolutions for the New Year resolutions, health-wise?

I definitely need to improve on managing my time more efficiently and make sure I get at least 6 hours of shut-eye. I have this bad habit of going to bed late even though I have to wake up at 6am everyday for work. I try to make up for it by taking naps but your body NEEDS that uninterrupted sleep to recharge and repair.

And in other respects?

I’d like to be more adventurous with food and take up cooking class. I know how to make simple, healthy dishes but it’s about time I learn how to cook proper Asian cuisines, like Thai. I could eat that everyday!

What are the obstacles you face while maintaining that great shape?

I struggle with running sometimes. It’s the most effective way to burn off those calories but I hate the treadmill, I really do.

How do you overcome them?

You can’t let any obstacles stand in the way of your goals. And my goal is to get fitter. Never take your eyes off your goal.

What advice do you have for youths out there who want to get in shape, but are on a tight budget?

Invest on a pair of good running or training shoes. If you can’t afford a gym membership or a personal trainer, read up and train outdoors. Running along the beach is great for building stamina and you can usually find a few exercise stations at public parks.

What spurs you on to regularly update your blog?

Seeing the number of returning visitors and readers who write in to share how my blog has helped to motivate them. It encourages me to keep writing and continue the fitness journey with them.

Who is your biggest idol now? Why?

Jennifer Nicole Lee. Besides that killer body, I love her vivacious attitude. She makes getting fit look so easy, which is really motivating.

What are your plans for the near future?

My big plans are still evolving but ultimately; To keep doing what I love, eventually building a dream home and my own gym, travel for inspiration, share my knowledge on fitness and starting up my own brand.

 

5 THINGS IT TAKES TO DATE FAY

Wear your best shoes – I always look at men’s shoes. Kind of like how most men like to see women in stilettos. I like the combination of dress shoes and dark denim.

Smell good – Gives me a good reason to lean closer when we talk.

Love the outdoors – Don’t even think about taking me to the mall or the movies on our first date. If the sun’s out, I prefer to do an outdoor activity or play sports instead. Being outdoors allows me to appreciate my surroundings as well as connect with my date.

Brave the chili – Bonus points if you can take spicy food. I’ve yet to meet a guy who can eat more chili padi than me.

Good taste in music – It’s okay if he’s not the sporty type, a good taste in music easily makes up for that. I like almost all genres, from hip-hop to dubstep and also rock and indie.

 

Gym Jam: NO DUDES ALLOWED by DJ SmithAgentSmith

So I’m back in the gym after almost 2 weeks of filming The Borneo Incident‘ (‘LIKE’ the page for updates)!

Starring Henry Golding, Mitch Ross, Robert Gilliland, Michael Helfman and myself; The documentary-style film sees the journey of 5 friends who travel across the globe (from the Big Apple to Borneo) to learn about Henry’s Iban roots – an adventure that takes a wild turn when they start exploring the jungle. The movie is set to be released in Malaysia this summer and I’m suuuupperrr excited because it’s my first supporting role in a feature film!

Meanwhile, here’s a mix from SmithAgentSmith to go with your coffee (or screwdriver… however you roll) this Monday morning. CARPE DIEM!

FRESH as FRESH can GET!

Download the track here.