Planking

beach

I just came back from a trip to Kuantan where I got to swim in the blue seas and get some planking photos done. Heh!

sandcastles

You’ve all heard of the phenomenon that started in Australia and swept worldwide…unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few months, that is. It really only hit mainstream news when someone died while planking on a balcony.

balcony planking

I’ve seen some crazy stunts by plankers on the Planking Facebook page which started it all. What is planking? In a nutshell, all you do is lie face down with your hands by your side at the most ridiculous places. It’s just as simple as that.

rail planking

I did the heated swimming pool rail at the resort (or at least tried to). This is a totally failed planking attempt since it’s really hard to balance on a wet and slippery 10 cm rail and perform a perfect plank.

heated pool

The good: I was cheered on by a bunch of people vacationing there and chilling in the pool. Plus, since it is the Hyatt Grand Regency Resort, none of the staff wanted to be the one to stop a paying guest at a 5 star hotel. Heh!

fail planking

The bad: I have bruises everywhere and my family jewels hurt like nobody’s business. Why? Think about it. It’s a 45 degree railing. You’re planking on a steep downward incline, trying to get the perfect form. It’s wet. When you lose your grip (what grip?), guess which part of your anatomy hits the rail before you slide into the pool or fall on the side? Yes, ouch indeed. -_-

planking

I also did the notorious balcony planking photo there. We were at the 4th floor so it wasn’t very high up and the rail was relatively large enough to do it without an excessive chance of you falling down and ending in the ER. It’s not the perfect form but it’s close enough without being too dangerous. Also, if you look, there is a safety awning which would probably hold my weight if I fell down the wrong side of the building.

I have to say though, planking is a very idiotic meme that has swept the net for reasons unknown. It’s dangerous and it’s stupid. I suggest you do something better with your time…like playing the Funbots Dance Facebook app!

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It’s also another Facebook activity so there’s that in common. Heh! It’s basically a game by Munchy’s to celebrate their 20th anniversary. They’ve been around since 1991 and this year, in the spirit of the Share the Fun campaign, four Funbots have been created – Michael Oven, DJ Mixer, ChopChop, and BeatBox. Witty! smirk

funbots-origin

There’s a real life parallel to this – the Funbot characters will begin their physical journey from 19th May, starting at the Munchy’s factory in Batu Pahat and ending in 1 Utama Oval Concourse where there will be a grand celebration from 1-5th June. Mark your calendars now coz fun and games await! Come and join the celebrations! :)

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In the meantime, stay out of trouble and play the Funbots Dance app on Munchy’s Facebook page. It’s strangely addictive and you get to win prizes including a Macbook Pro, iPad 2 and other Apple products instead of a trip to the hospital. ;)

You can also track the progress of the Funbots journey to 1 Utama on the page. Come and beat my score now! w00t!

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24 thoughts on “Planking

    • HAHAHA

      Yeah, I know that totally failed but I have an AWESOME planking pic in the middle of the road in Aussie with Mt Warning as the backdrop. :D

    • Heh! Well, that’s a good exercise but not much in the way of sheer entertainment value. ;)

      I saw this photo of a guy planking on a plane – he was suspended in the luggage compartments. Damn, that’s a good one. :)

    • Thanks Mel! :)

      Yeah, I guess I do, eh?

      Haha! Well, it is a stupid thing to do but our driver in Aussie knows about it too and he kept watch while I did it in the middle of the road. It’s fun too. :)

  1. Bro…get ur facts right man…it all started from Taiwan by a girl, not from your stupid Australia lah. Looks like you’re not hiding under a rock but under a coconut shell for the past few months. Its time you read some newspaper

    • Heh! A lot of people has claimed to start the planking craze but Taiwan, I just don’t buy that.

      First, planking is all about the act of being blase in a dangerous/interesting situation. That is what planking is all about and the Taiwanese theory doesn’t support that at all.

      Don’t believe everything you read in the papers mate, do some original research. ;)

    • Bro! Bro! That’s rubbish it was me that started the planking craze back in 2002… I took so much Smack I was comatose for 9 days and my distraught family took my catatonic shell home and used me as I draft excluder for a week…And, upon waking, a legend was born!! I have planked at Buckingham Palace, The White House and Al-Qeda’s last new years eve bash… Those guys can sink a few cold ones (despite what they’ll tell you) This is a FACT …. read it in a newspaper!

      • HAHAHAHA

        Bro, I take my hat off to you. That’s extremally hilarious. :)

        I’ve been known to be comatose for a day or two too. ;)

        I love your writing mate. :)

  2. LOL! Nice photos. Hey! I know what you’re holding in the first photo. It’s Munchy’s Hazelnut Tango right? May I know why it’s more expensive than the other Munchy’s wafers? It is my favourite one but it’s 2-3 ringgit more than a similar sized Munchy’s pack with other flavors. Why is it not priced the same?

    -Nana-

    • Hello Anna! :)

      Yup, that’s the Munchy’s Music Nuss wafers. :D

      Hmm…that’s a really good question…to which I have no good answer. Heh!

      I’ll ask for you but I can hazard a guess.

      I noticed that the Music Nuss range of wafers is slightly more expensive than the regular ones too.

      I think it’s coz it’s supposed to be a more premium range. The Nuss Hazelnut ones tastes better than the regular ones. The packaging looks more refined too. I mean it’s the same size and all but I think it’s positioned as a more premium range of wafers.

      It’s just my guess but hope that helps! :)

    • Yeah, that would be awesome eh?

      I fear I might not father any children in the future if I kept at it though. ;)

  3. lol HB planking on the rail could seriously damage your “man bag” if you get my riff….lol but it was creative. im guessing a good spot to plank is atop a tall building for photography and thats what some people do for a living.

    • Hello Brian!

      Haha! Yes, bro, that was why I quit doing it, it was just too slippery and would be prone to accidents. ;)

      Yeah, I’ve seen some really nice ones, like this guy who stuffed himself across the baggage compartment of an airplane…horizontally!

    • Haha! Hey, I think that would work better…it won’t be painful since the rail will go down your cleavage…it just hurts guys more coz it’s very slippery and it’s a downward incline so when you slip off, you kinda give your nutsack a good hard smack. -_-

      ;)

    • Yup, it’s just a meme that’s going around right now – being blase in all kinds of wierd situations. :D

      Yes, actually my Speedos are too tight now even though I lost weight. I think something has else might have grown larger. ;)

      Haha! Seriously though, I just prefer the board shorts more now, don’t know why, I like certain articles of clothing and wear them all the time…like this board shorts. :)

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