15 April 2005

Back On The Saddle At Whittier Narrows

As some of you have been following my blog, I walked away from the game of golf, after I was closed to a mental meltdown in anguish. Well, my hiatus was cut short as I was persuaded by my Uncle Taylor that he was a man short of a complete flight.

I reluctantly agree. Can't say no to the guy whom is my Twa Pek, can I?

The game was at Whittier Narrows which is about a 20-minute drive from our place.

As I was worried that my self-imposed chill-out sentence wasn't completed, I wasn't sure if I could bring myself to play the game with the passion that I used to have for it. So I brought along my Lumix as an added insurance to keep me distracted. Just in case.

As it turned out that my game has gotten back a bit of normalcy. Shot 90 (which is good by my crappy standards and considering that fact that I didn't touch my clubs in weeks) and had fun snapping pictures here, there and everywhere. The guys were a bit peeved with me as throughout the whole game, I spent more time taking pictures than playing the game. Oops.

So all in all, it turned out to be a pretty good day.

That's my Twa Pek doing his Chee Ko Pek smile. Yee-errrrrr....

At the age of 71, he is still going on strong. Granted that his distance isn't there anymore, he makes it up with his accurate control of his shot. Winning him still takes quite a bit of effort on my part. Alas, the fact that I am quite crappy didn't help my cause much either.

Intrigued with the shutter burst function of my Lumix, he decided he wanted to have a go at it too. Too bad, his reflexes wasn't fast enough and 2 shots was all that he could muster. Oh well, need practice, I supposed.

Aye... my favourite tree. The Oak as this majestic one stand alongside the fairway.

Another favourite - the pine tree.

Where there are pine trees, there will be pine cones....

... and where there are pine cones, there will be squirrels. The guys thought I went mad as I was chasing this squirrel all over the fairway with the golf buggy in one hand and the camera in the other.

Spotted some beautiful flowers at the golf course as well. This one looks like a daisy except that the flowers are no bigger than a 5-cent coin. To the course maintanance guys, this little thing of beauty is unfortunately considered a weed.

At first from far, I thought I saw rambutan (in California??!!) only to realise at close distance that it was a flower. Doesn't it resemble the brush that we use to scrub baby's feeding bottle.

Another beautiful flower which I have no bladdy idea what it is called. Still, it is too pretty not to take snap of it.

- Voxeros

1. a reader left...
Friday, 15 April 2005 3:13 am
you look a little like your twa pek! Don't mean the tee ko pek part
2. JayWalk left...
Friday, 15 April 2005 3:33 pm
Ahh.. the tee ko pek part will come when I am in the 60s.
You will sport me in a Maserati Spyder, waiting outside ACJC for my girlfriend to finish her school.... *drool* ....

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