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May 18, 2018

They had no explanation on why I am feeling like this, nor do they know for sure what's wrong with me. But the professional decision was to rest for the night, and if nothing goes wrong, I'm to be discharged the next day. I was discharged the next day, doctor s...

April 28, 2018

Kevin's words struck me hard. In our journey for the penultimate enlightenment of Muay Thai, I forgot that Sylvie and Kevin were both also on their own journey. Because of Sylvie's prestige in Thailand, it is easy to forget that once upon a time, both of them l...

I recalled: it was February 2015, more than a year ago, I was at work, and without warning, a sharp pain in my chest. My colleagues sat me down, my heart rate was racing at 210 bpm. I thought that was it.

I was tipping the scales at 100kg before my life at Onyx. I wasn'...

March 14, 2016


For those whom are conversant with the on-goings in Onyx, you might already know that whenever it's one of the staff's birthday, he usually gets a royal beating from the crew, usually in epic proportions. If you haven't partake in such activity, you should really get...

February 23, 2016

I've started Muay Thai around 4 years ago and I've had my fair share of trainers from various gyms. While I've not been entirely sure I was going to compete nor fight when I first started out, I am now. Apart from Onyx, I've been to 3 other gyms. Some have closed down;...

February 3, 2016

The numbers, 1, 2 and 3 probably rings familiar to many of us here, who've learnt countless combination with these numbers. You do the drills, you shadow with it, and lastly, hear these numbers from your trainers day in and out. 


Especially if it was a boxing class, th...

October 25, 2015

If you're like me, spending my Sundays pondering about the knees and elbows that you're going to do come Monday when Onyx opens; you need therapy.


My therapy, is to go on the "tube" and watch videos. Sometimes these videos are written to me by my head trainer, other ti...

September 17, 2015

Nobody likes losing. But the nature of these sports dictate that there will be either a winner, a loser or worse, a draw. Of course, winning is always very shiok, and nice, but everyone loses. My trainer, Jack (@soonkueh) always tells me, "Some day, some how, a fighter...

September 12, 2015

I travel to the west daily.


Mondays to Saturdays, and sometimes on Sunday. 


I live in the quiet town of Pasir Ris. It will take me 34 mins to drive, 1hr 50 mins by public transport, and 6hrs 8 mins if I walk from home to Onyx.


I do it almost daily, without fail. Many o...

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