The IRON (bare)feet


I was calling one of my good friend LCW the other day just to say “Hi” to him. Just in case you don’t know him, let me introduce him to you that he is a fitness maniac. He has completed not one (1), but I think three (3) Ironman Challenges in the last couple of years. I always thought that he ate marathons for breakfast (Ha!). But my biggest assumption was proven doubly correct: My good friend LCW not only ate marathons for breakfasts, he also ate them for suppers!

You see, LCW had ran the latest 2012 edition of Sundown Marathon entirely bare-footed. Yep, no shoes, no five-fingers glove, etc. Just CAVEMAN bare-footed! Ha! This guy is one hell of a tough nail. Imagine running all night long with no shock absorbing foam / gel for the feet over the punishing distance of 42.195 kilometers (26 miles). I think that alone should be enough to convince me that his feet are made of pure IRON. 😉

Seriously, I cannot imagine the pain associated with this type of running method. I personally am too pampered by the luxurious comfort afforded by the shock-absorbing gel / foam of my trusty ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 running shoes to even want to contemplate running bare-footed (as much as LCW has trumpeted about its benefits).

As for myself, I am quite contented to slowly work towards my PB while wearing my running shoes. Anyway, they seemed nice enough to wear to go places, right?




The best Yong Tau Fu in Singapore (and maybe the World around)

Yong Siang Sin Yong Toufu 永祥興客家釀豆腐
Yong Siang Sin Yong Toufu 永祥興豆腐

Long queue for a bowl of the Yong Siang Sin Yong Toufu. 常常的人龍就為了一碗永祥興客家釀豆腐!



Yong Siang Sin Hakka Yong Toufu (2 bowls)

Two bowls of delicious Hakka Yong Toufu! Yummy!


I am queueing up for the best Yong Tau Fu 客家酿豆腐 in Singapore, and maybe possibly the World around. Just look at the length of the queue!

Hello world!

Hello World! I am Fat Albert. My real name is Albert Hong and I have started this blog to document and share my struggle to gain back my former toned body. I hope you people can cheer me on and run down this journey with me! Carpe Diem!