FOB1337-1342: Going Live!

仕事はどんどん忙しかって、自分の事をやりました。赤ちゃん一緒に遊びました。船と自転車の事もやりました。佳く頑張ります!

这周又一个上线特别忙。也搞了自己的事情。终于报名了马来语课!这周末也搞了自行车和帆船的帆。继续努力!

“A captain who does not know where he wants to sail, there is no wind on Earth that will bring him there.” Ami Ayalon

Swimming Lesson begins!
Swimming Lesson begins!
Thanks Chuanyan for showing me this $80 hand pump expresso machine from Takashimaya!
Thanks Chuanyan for showing me this $80 hand pump expresso machine from Takashimaya!
Thanks Corrinne and team for bringing me out!
Thanks Corrinne and team for bringing me out!
Honda Shuttle is good. Can just take the whole bike in.
Honda Shuttle is good. Can just take the whole bike in.
At Punggol library!
At Punggol library!
Inspired by Benedict to see his hobby help so many sailors! Thank you for your help and guidance on the genoa! Also got inspiration on how to mount the solar panel using polycarbonate cover on bimini frame!
Inspired by Benedict to see his hobby help so many sailors! Thank you for your help and guidance on the genoa! Also got inspiration on how to mount the solar panel using polycarbonate cover on bimini frame!
Learning the ropes on changing the inner tire from neighbour!
Learning the ropes on changing the inner tire from neighbour!
Birthday gift...
Birthday gift…

FOB1331-1336: CNY / Trophy Celebration!

今週仕事をやりまして、赤ちゃんと一緒に遊びました。そして、船の事もやりました。自分の未来は考えました。佳く頑張ります。

这周工作继续,带娃继续,和他们一起开了储蓄银行账户!也搞了船。为自己的未来也想了一下。继续努力!

“You want to create your own path, no matter what situation you’re in.” Future

Saying goodbye to Jesline!
Saying goodbye to Jesline!
Perseverance Trophy Front!
Perseverance Trophy Front!
Perseverance Trophy Back, With past 2 years winners!
Perseverance Trophy Back, With past 2 years winners!
Kids with the trophy!
Kids with the trophy!
Catching up with Nganyin! Thanks for the sharing!
Catching up with Nganyin! Thanks for the sharing!
19.7km/litre! Thats the furthes I achieved with ICE engine!
19.7km/litre! Thats the furthes I achieved with ICE engine!
CNY celebration at school!
CNY celebration at school!
Lion dance!
Lion dance!
We made a CNY decoration!
We made a CNY decoration!
Brought the “new” jib sheet today!
Brought the “new” jib sheet today!
Tested the jib sheet! Still works from NautiToo! Thanks Wee Chin
Tested the jib sheet! Still works from NautiToo! Thanks Wee Chin
Protect the solar charging cables!
Protect the solar charging cables!
Protecting the AIS/GPS with the mug holder.
Protecting the AIS/GPS with the mug holder.
Enjoying our secret activity!
Enjoying our secret activity!
Presents for account opening!
Presents for account opening!

FOB1324-1330: SG Regetta!

最近、仕事は悪い事有るから、気持ち悪かった。今週船の事をしまして、気持ち良かったです。佳く頑張ります!

最近因为工作,心情就是不好。这周去帆船比赛,准备工作,把船搞起来,不想工作,心情好一些。继续努力!

“A man is but the product of his thoughts, what he thinks he becomes.” Mahatma Gandhi

Singapore Regetta 2024! Starting off at Felkin buoy off Seletar Island to past CSC then round ubin before finishing off at CSC. Route is awesome thanks to the monsoon wind. Overpowered at quite a few stretch with the Genoa. Need to do up the Jib.Company was great with Wanti guiding us withShuju, Oliver, Akira and I. Too bad not able to join the southern route challenge due to work next week.Special thanks to Suzanne, Tristan, Eric for helping with the delivery!Thanks Wee Chin, Choy and team for the awesome event!

First working day after CNY! Treating the team to prosperity meal!
First working day after CNY! Treating the team to prosperity meal!
Thanks Jeanette for the Chocolate Tart!
Thanks Jeanette for the Chocolate Tart!
Lunch with Jeanette and Nicole!
Lunch with Jeanette and Nicole!
Cleaning the fuel tanks...
Cleaning the fuel tanks…
Homework is to look for healthier choice logo!
Homework is to look for healthier choice logo!
Always fun with them around...
Always fun with them around…
Delivering CP to SAF YC! Thanks Eric, Tristan, Suzanne, Shuru!
Delivering CP to SAF YC! Thanks Eric, Tristan, Suzanne, Shuru!
At SAF YC! Zig Zag, the boat beside is an inspiration! I like the solar panel bimini, and the wind generator above!
At SAF YC! Zig Zag, the boat beside is an inspiration! I like the solar panel bimini, and the wind generator above!
Always need storm to have rainbow...
Always need storm to have rainbow…
Singapore Regetta Opening!
Singapore Regetta Opening!
Ready to set off for SG Regetta with Shuru, Wanti, Oliver and Akira!
Ready to set off for SG Regetta with Shuru, Wanti, Oliver and Akira!
Heading to starting point early in the morning!
Heading to starting point early in the morning!
Thanks for the company Ken! The beer strategy worked. Haha!
Thanks for the company Ken! The beer strategy worked. Haha!
I always thought its either 佳徳 (Jiate) or 微热山丘(sunny hills) for pine apple tarts but Shuru shared this which is not as sweet as yummy!
I always thought its either 佳徳 (Jiate) or 微热山丘(sunny hills) for pine apple tarts but Shuru shared this which is not as sweet as yummy!
Lunch!
Lunch!
Grapes from Wanti! Yacht from RnF in the background!
Grapes from Wanti! Yacht from RnF in the background!
Yay! We completed the race in time!
Yay! We completed the race in time!
Route is good wind is great! Thanks Suzanne for sharing this route with me on Navionics!
Route is good wind is great! Thanks Suzanne for sharing this route with me on Navionics!
Learning ABCs with the little monster...
Learning ABCs with the little monster…
Brought the kids to the library!
Brought the kids to the library!
Ah girl got her library card and she loves it so much no one can take it away from her...
Ah girl got her library card and she loves it so much no one can take it away from her…
Our old Genoa tore... but we didnt give up!
Our old Genoa tore… but we didnt give up!
We wont the Perseverance Award for Singapore Regetta 2024!!! thanks for recognising our never-say-die attitude!
We wont the Perseverance Award for Singapore Regetta 2024!!! thanks for recognising our never-say-die attitude!
Announcing Chilli Padi winning the Perseverance Award!
Wanti leading us to the award!
Eric finishing up!

FOB1310-1316: Early Reunion Dinner!

今週仕事悪いニュースを聞きまして、気持ち悪かった。自分の事は沢山忙しかった。Airconとか、車とか、船とか、色々な事をやりました。佳く頑張ります!

这周工作收到坏消息,心情真的很差,根本没有工作的动力。把精神放在自己的事情:冷气,车,爸妈,船。这周也提早吃了团圆饭。继续努力!

“Action expresses priorities.” Mahatma Gandhi

Got the new screen!
Got the new screen!
Airon fixing in progress. Hope to find the replacement unit soon!
Airon fixing in progress. Hope to find the replacement unit soon!
At Wong Ah Fook with Parents for breakfast!
At Wong Ah Fook with Parents for breakfast!
Yummy Breakfast!
Yummy Breakfast!
CNY Shopping!
CNY Shopping!
Car Servicing and washing!
Car Servicing and washing!
Yummy late lunch early dinner!
Yummy late lunch early dinner!
Happy to finally be able to catchup with Linus! Thanks for the advice!
Happy to finally be able to catchup with Linus! Thanks for the advice!
Did cable management today on the electrical equipment on board. So therapeutic to have all the cables put together properly and all equipment connected to switch instead of directly to battery.
Did cable management today on the electrical equipment on board. So therapeutic to have all the cables put together properly and all equipment connected to switch instead of directly to battery.
Extended the cables so can put on the cover
Extended the cables so can put on the cover
Cables now put together
Cables now put together
Raymarine cover on. Behind the scene still many cables…
Raymarine cover on. Behind the scene still many cables…
Compass installed properly instead of duct tape…
Compass installed properly instead of duct tape…
CNY Decoration at 999K!
Cables now put together
CNY Decoration!
CNY Decoration!
Playing at the wet water park!
Playing at the wet water park!
Mirror Maze!
Mirror Maze!
Smoky Hills!
Smoky Hills!
Bouncy Nets!
Bouncy Nets!
The Temporary Peace brought about by the kids currency known as ICe Cream...
The Temporary Peace brought about by the kids currency known as ICe Cream…

FOB1303-1309: 4th week… Re thinking priorities…

今週は沢山な自分人生の事を考えまして、赤ちゃんと一緒に遊びました。佳く頑張ります!

这周发生了好多事情让我考虑自己的规划。这周继续和双宝一起玩。很开心可以也带他们在新加坡继续帆船!继续努力!

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” Stephen Covey

I like this idea of Peanut bar...
I like this idea of Peanut bar…
Found the site to be at during go live...
Found the site to be at during go live…
Catching up with Dr. Mok! Wow been a long time since Shanghai days!!! So nice to have like minded folks to catchup with!!
Catching up with Dr. Mok! Wow been a long time since Shanghai days!!! So nice to have like minded folks to catchup with!!
Cut hair...
Cut hair…
Going to school!
Going to school!
Playing with Nat...
Playing with Nat…
Cool poolside shots at the club...
Cool poolside shots at the club…
Finally brought the kids to sail! Glad this time they like it! Magic is watermelon, pocky and potato chips!!!
Finally brought the kids to sail! Glad this time they like it! Magic is watermelon, pocky and potato chips!!!
Skipper one...
Skipper one…
Skipper Two!
Skipper Two!
One sail also can hit 4 kts.
One sail also can hit 4 kts.

FOB1260-1266: New Work Gear!

最近、仕事忙しかった。カバンはこ破りましたから、新しいカバンをもらった。佳く頑張ります!

最近工作事情好多。包都坏了一段时间了。换了个好的电脑包。继续努力!

“Life constantly presents the greatest opportunity brilliantly disguised as the biggest disaster.” David Icke

Work, Tea and snack!
Work, Tea and snack!
Christmas presents for the colleagues!
Christmas presents for the colleagues!
Training continues!
Training continues!
Presents from colleagues!
Presents from colleagues!
Mum's love...
Mum’s love…
A good day!
A good day!
Ar, hard to take out the triple sensor...
Ar, hard to take out the triple sensor…
Took it out after 23545435 tries... full of barnacles...
Took it out after 23545435 tries… full of barnacles…
My name engraved in gold!
My name engraved in gold!
Looks good!
Looks good!
Thank you Swiss gear! Hello Tumi!
Thank you Swiss gear! Hello Tumi!

FOB1245-1252: Duty Duty…

今月仕事は沢山な有りますから、時間は足りなかった。佳く頑張ります!

最近工作忙,好多事情要做。连帆船的时间都没有。继续努力!

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” Albert Einstein

Breakfast!
Breakfast!
Dumplings at the table!
Dumplings at the table!
This is pretty good!
This is pretty good!
Still like Caifan in office!
Still like Caifan in office!
Sunny day!
Sunny day!
Sealed and burnt the ends!
Sealed and burnt the ends!
Arghhhh....
Arghhhh….

FOB1244: Accomplished!

Documenting the super time consuming process of changing the halyards for head sails and main sail. It took me quite a few weekends to finally change all the halyards.

Tried different methods:

1. Using raffia string as mousing lines (too light no good), using rolling hitch to tie up the rope is not good. ropes can stuck because the angle of pull within the mast.

2. Using a proper thin string as mousing line. No good. Rolling hitch got stuck in mast because ropes are too thick.

3. Using thin string sew onto existing line using fishing line/ dental floss- THIS WORKS!

Then it comes another difficulty: the lines get stuck easily at the connecting part because:

a. the end was too stiff (and long) because it was cut with heat knife so it was inflexible to negotiate the bends within the mast. So need to cut it to make the stiff ends short and hence more flexible.

b. sewing technique makes a difference. Need to always end and secure at the end of the line so that when you pull, it minimises the chances of getting stuck within the mast.

c. use a tape around the ends to make it easier to negotiate the bends within the mast.

Now to the other lines/sheets… slowly…

Cloudy day
Cloudy day
Running the mousing line
Running the mousing line
Neat trick to tape around the ends makes it easier to negotiate bends within the mast...
Neat trick to tape around the ends makes it easier to negotiate bends within the mast…
Replacing raffia string with mousing line as temporary solution while I figure out how to fix the mess I created...
Replacing raffia string with mousing line as temporary solution while I figure out how to fix the mess I created…
memorable stupid moment where the line is stuck in mast... took some time to undo my stupid mistake...
memorable stupid moment where the line is stuck in mast… took some time to undo my stupid mistake…
needle + dental floss / fishing line is good!
needle + dental floss / fishing line is good!
This combination of sewing works, except I used too much of the heat knife and burnt too much of the ends so very inflexible.
This combination of sewing works, except I used too much of the heat knife and burnt too much of the ends so very inflexible.
Rain... take a break...
Rain… take a break…
Need to cut the long stiff ends...
Need to cut the long stiff ends…
Pulling the lines up...
Pulling the lines up…
Tried raffia string rolling hitch on haylard: failed...
Tried raffia string rolling hitch on haylard: failed…
Rolling hitch on mousing line: failed...
Rolling hitch on mousing line: failed…
Yes it works!
Yes it works!
All 3 halyards changed!
All 3 halyards changed!