Baby rays in da house!

Dear Dayre,

Omg, woke up to something exciting today hahaha my daddy's stingrays gave birth!!!!


Baby ray!!! It's smaller than the size of my outstretched palm and fingers!

Adult rays are way bigger, like about the circumference of my arms πŸ™†

Video of my helper catching up the baby rays from their aquarium, you have to separate them straight away and take care of them cos sometimes they get attacked by the adult rays!

And my dad who was so excited that he rushed home to check on these babies hehe.

According to daddy the first birth is only 1-2 pups (yeah baby rays are called pups) and as the adult rays mature they will carry more pups during each birth! #coolfact

One of these seven rays is the mummy, I can't tell which one it is but daddy knows cos he says it was fatter and now after giving birth it's thinner πŸ˜‚

This is daddy's first successful attempt at breeding rays! He is an avid fish hobbyist and he was the first in Singapore to home breed arowanas. He decided to try breeding stingrays and heavily invested in purchasing rays about half a year ago, since then he's been meticulously taking care of the rays.

This is only like 1/10 of all the aquarium/tank set ups in my house. Currently the ratio of fish to human in the Goh household is probably… 20:1 😰

It's not so easy to take care of fish though! They are pretty fragile and can die due to things like pH level or water temperature. And an adult ray can cost thousands of dollars so whenever one dies… βš‘οΈβ˜”οΈ Better stay away from Papa Goh and act δΉ–.

Daddy's been featured on the newspapers quite a few times previously for his achievements as an arowana home breeder. He was the first in Singapore!

Apparently he says he is very famous and when he goes to China people call him "ε΄εΈˆε‚…" πŸ˜‚

More newspaper articles on my wall.

When I google "Richard Goh arowana" there's this whole thread on a fish forum dedicated to his aquarium setups wtf. And sometimes I come home to random people doing a "house tour" of the aquariums.

So proud of Papa Goh! 😊

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Ok enough of stingray talk though I can't wait to see the little babies grow big!

Time to run off for rehearsal 😫 Good thing my tummy ache cleared up eventually cos I couldn't sleep the whole night thanks to the tummy pains… I hope this doesn't happen to me in BKK next week πŸ™

Yoohoo! Just finished with today's Insanity workout! πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ Technically it was yesterday's heh but we skipped yesterday since I was having stomach issues and all that so today we did the Pure Cardio + Cardio Abs workout which is the longest workout in Month 1, it's about 1 hour damn shiong cos Pure Cardio is like non-stop with hardly any breaks πŸ’¦πŸ’¦

I felt a lil off-form today (not to say I'm superb usually but today felt lousier than usual) and had to take a lot of mini breaks throughout the workout, but it was still a tough one with almost 500 kcals burnt according to my HRM watch!

Honestly was having one of those days when I really didn't feel like moving, but well it's true what they say:

Wow, I really regret that workout! – said NO ONE ever

Also, can you believe that tomorrow marks the end of the first month of Insanity workout already? 😱😱😱

It has already been one whole month! Amazing that we're still hanging on.

I can definitely feel my body getting stronger after a month of working out! Weight and measurements wise, I haven't been keeping track but I think that my arms and legs seem slightly more toned? πŸ™Š

Crossing out every day on this workout schedule gives me a huge sense of satisfaction and accomplishment!

We are almost halfway through 😱

θ€ε¨˜ trying to gek out some biceps here: my arms are the worst part of me cos they are ultra big and flabby 😩 I can never wear sleeveless clothes with confidence (take photo must have right angle and all if not arm very fat and gross) and somemore I have quite slopey shoulders so slopey shoulders + flabby arms = look horrible in certain sleeveless cuts.

Even if I can't make my arms very much smaller, at least more toned then won't look so 噁心 right?



I know that I've been talking a lot about my daily workouts & stuff a lot. It could be kind of boring for readers.

I really love Dayre because I treat it like my very own personal diary where I can jot things down that I wouldn't put else where like on my blog or Instagram. Cos this place feels so intimate and personal to me.

So I am grateful for this space and grateful for readers who are sincerely here to share my daily life and ε–œζ€’ε“€δΉ with me. 😊

I know not everyone is as well-intentioned as that. But I also know that I can't please every reader, and there is nothing I can do about it.

Really, Hagrid, if you are holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.

– Dumbledore to Hagrid

πŸ˜‚ Words from the wise.

Nonetheless, I will continue to treat this space like I always have, and I will continue to believe that those who truly matter to me are the ones that will not judge because they know me for who I am, and those who wish to judge may do as they wish because they are certainly not the ones that care for me.

My friends say that I get misunderstood too easily because of my personality and how I come across to people who don't know me well.

But I think I get the better end of the deal: I somehow manage to sieve out all the most wonderful friends in the world, and with them, I can be exactly the way I am, I don't have to pretend or act like someone I'm not.

Ain't that a blessing in disguise? ☺️

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