It pisses me even more because this almost always involves me......since I'm one of those Chinese that have a 2-word surnames!!!!
Several months back, I ran the King Of The Road Shah Alam 10k and actually made the qualifying time of 1 hour for Women's Open. (I was a newbie in road racing....can't run really fast....2nd 10k race ever!)
Anyway right after that race I was given the usual blank check of a finisher's cert and medal. (It just feels....odd....to have your certificate of participation devoid of the contestant's name...it's like my MOM could fill in her name and tell her colleagues the next day that she ran the bloody race!.....you have not met my mom.....)
So when I went back on Thursday (I decided I was sick of working and took Friday off) to PJ, I was surprised.....and delighted (initially) that there was an envelope from Adidas with my cert in it......nicely printed my name and my finishing time......
Except that they didn't quite print out my full name......
my name Pui San would entail my surname
Sigh......maybe it was just too much to ask for......
Anyway I realised intelligence is one of those rare traits that is being wiped out in our species at a devastating speed due to natural selection or whatever......(see....told you evolution exist!!)
On a good note....my parents had a good laugh about it. (Happy 27th Anniversary Mom & Dad.....wasn't laughter the best gift I could give you guys!? What do you mean I still have to belanja makan!!!!???)
And NOW I fully appreciate the blank-check cert method. At least I would not write my name wrongly!!!!!
Oh before I forget......I did make it to IOI Resort.....and it was NOT in Putrajaya like I was made to believe......
Mind you, I (actually more like dad and me, the annoying backseat passenger) got lost trying to find this place and at one point was really starting to question the existence of such a place....
And why the hell did they spend all that money in constructing Putrajaya where every other kilometer of road has a toll booth waiting to extract your hard earned money!??? Don't they know the people are embracing themselves for recession???!!!! (wait....this isn't the topic of discussion currently...sorry....my bad....)
Anyway....after many illegal U-turns and a third of the petrol tank of the Myvi later.....we found the elusive IOI resort.
Sigh......and now I've got 2 vouchers for Hi Tea at Grand Marriot Hotel.....and a medal!!!
Gosh...I was really hoping it would be gift certs to New Balance or something....I really need a new pair of running shoes....OK....maybe not NEED.....but I would like a new pair of running shoes.
Besides....you cannot question someone of double-X chromosome of the number of shoes they have.....even if it is running shoes.....
By the way....I told mom to give those Hi Tea vouchers away....there is NO freakin way we're going back to that part of the country!!!! (unless there's a race coming up in Putrajaya and the goodie bag is really really good......but even then.....)
Anyway......7 days to go.....21.1km Singapore.......hoping for 2:30.....(my primary school teacher told me it's good to aim high!!!!)
oooh.....I can't wait!