August 07, 2005

Final Result

England to France in 12 hours and 24 minutes.

Thank you to all of you who believed in me and supported me throughout this journey.

Will write more when I get my strength back.

Posted by pj at August 7, 2005 11:10 PM

Hey PJ, it's been a long time since we spoke (remember?) and I found this blog once more! Congratulations on your attempt to cross the English Channel!

Take care of yourself and be well. Cheers!

Posted by: Evelyn at August 8, 2005 12:34 AM

Congrats, great job !
You are a great inspiration to my son.

Posted by: Anthony at August 8, 2005 01:29 AM

PJ, you rock! Congratulations on accomplishing such a worthy achievement. Truly an inspiring example of hard work and dedication to see the task through!

Posted by: Lealani Mae at August 8, 2005 02:22 AM

Congratulations PJ, a wonderful swim...

Posted by: louise at August 8, 2005 04:12 AM

Hi PJ!Well done!You made all of the Singaporean so proud1All the best to you!TAKE CARE and Smile Always!!!!=)
[Bendemeer Secordary School]

Posted by: Tan Yong Han at August 8, 2005 08:41 AM

PJ you are great ! a inspiration to us all . and you are great swimmer ! swimming across the channel is a very difficult task . you must take good care of yourself , and recover soon kaes ? :) we all support you !

Posted by: wendy lim(bendemeer sec) at August 8, 2005 08:48 AM

halo... i am here to congratulate you on your success on the long yet meaningful swim.. i hope you had a wonderful time there.. I'm glad to know the great and meaningful deeds that our own SIngaporeans are doing to help others who are in need.. i hope to hear from u pretty soon.. tkcre n hv a nice rest.. c ya..

your pleasure,

Posted by: fiza (Bendemeer Sec) at August 8, 2005 08:50 AM

Congratulation PJ!! You have done us proud. You are great. I admmire you for your courage. Your strong determination have motivated me. ((:
YOU ARE THE BEST!! You are an inspiration not only to me but also to my friends and my school. Thank you! All of us will support you. take care of yourself.

Posted by: wong xin ni, bendemeer -) at August 8, 2005 08:50 AM

congratulations ping tjin!!! well done !! you never let us down and you has done us proud.We are very proud to have you as a singaporean..your courage of swimming across the Engilsh Channel for the charity has motivated many young swimmers..WELL DONE!!!

agatha(Bendemeer SEC)

Posted by: agatha koh(bendemeer sec) at August 8, 2005 08:51 AM

hi ping tjin.. congratulations! u have been the very first singaporean who swam across the english channel. we are proud of you! You rest well.. Looking forward for You to come back singapore and celebrate your sucess with your family! It is the best singapore birthday present she have ever received! CONGRATS!

Posted by: kai xuan(bendemeer sec school) at August 8, 2005 08:53 AM

hi pj... well done for your effort... u have done us singaporean proud... please take good care of yourself... c'gart once again...

Posted by: choonheng (bendemeer sec) at August 8, 2005 09:01 AM

Congrats Mr.Thum on crossing the english channel.I am proud that an singaporean has crossed the channel.I think this is one of singapore's birthday gift.

Posted by: Deneswaran(bendemeer sec) at August 8, 2005 09:01 AM

hey PJ! wow! I cetainly was inspired by yiur determination and look up to you as a role model! Jia you for your future.


Posted by: nisa (bendemeer sec) at August 8, 2005 09:09 AM

Hello~!! I'm so glad to heard that you had finished your swim. It is a such a long distance and yet you did it. I'm so proud of your spirit and determination!! =]

Oh yeah!! CONGRATULATIONS~!! hope that you will recover your strength as soon as possbile. and remember to take good care of yourself. ^^v

i'll support ya always~!! \(^-^)/

Posted by: yaqing (bendemeer sec) at August 8, 2005 09:18 AM

Hello PJ!!!
congratulation upon your success in acrossing the English Channel. You inspired me to swim. You are great!!! Being the first Singaporean to cross the English Channel!!! It was a memorable gift to Singapore's 40th Birthday!!! rest well and recover your strength soon!! God bless you in everyway of your life and your commence reading for a Doctorate in Oxford University. You had excel well in both your sports and studies, well done!! Keep it up!! God is alway by your side even you are asleep.

Yours sincerely,
Jasmine Chan
(Bendemeer Secondary School, Singapore)

Posted by: Jasmine Chan at August 8, 2005 09:22 AM

hey PJ,
you are so cool,you inspired me alot.
CONGRETS and TAKE CARE.May god bless you.

Posted by: Ru Yi(bendemeer sec) at August 8, 2005 09:25 AM

Hey PJ,

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so proud of you! That such a superhuman feat has been accomplished by such a humble and good person is an inspiration to us all. I hope all your dreams follow a similar path to happy fruition.

Mom and Dad and the whole family send congratulations as well. Fantastic job! We will have to get together soon to toast your accomplishment!

(...did somebody say 'Pango'?)

Posted by: Rich at August 8, 2005 09:33 AM

Well done, PJ! Congratulations and have a good rest.

Posted by: vantan at August 8, 2005 10:15 AM

What a tremendous achievement. I'm in awe of your ability and stamina. Now enjoy a little time off... the season starts on Tueday.

Posted by: Andrew at August 8, 2005 12:04 PM

Hey PJ,
Congratulations on your successful swim! After all that you've gone through for this swim, you deserve a good rest, and a great big pat on the shoulder for having given so much to this project. Savour your sweet success, and once again, congrats, PJ!

Posted by: Flora at August 8, 2005 12:12 PM

Hey PJ, it's been a while since we chatted. I read about your swim on the STI site (complete with corny headline), good on ya mate! :)

Posted by: germaine at August 8, 2005 07:20 PM

hi PJ, spoke to u on the phone just now. thanks for a great interview... too bad i had to cut it down to 4.5 minutes. inspiring stuff, no less. cheers.

Posted by: jeanette at August 8, 2005 09:08 PM

Great and Remarkable Feat! Congrats and we always knew you could do it.
Rest well and we all look forward to reading your blog.

Posted by: MSF at August 8, 2005 11:07 PM

heyy Mr Thum!!!!!!!! You did it!!! We're so proud of you! Now i can say that my english teacher swam the english channel in 12 hours 24 mins and 7 seconds!lol.


p.s im not so emotional anymore. i think. (:

Posted by: weiwen at August 8, 2005 11:27 PM

Dreams do come true... Congratulations! =)

Posted by: e-y at August 8, 2005 11:56 PM

Hey PJ, CONGRATS on crossing the channel!! Im so impressed with you and am in awe. I heard the weather was pretty tough which just adds to the size of your acheivement.

Well done, i hope you recover from it all fast,
Gem xx

Posted by: Gemma at August 9, 2005 12:05 AM

Congrat PJ, its no easy feat is it!


Posted by: Lennard Lee at August 9, 2005 09:49 PM

Hi PJ,

I'm Lennard's mum.

Congrats and well done!!!!! You have desribed the Channel as I know it.

(and please avoid Lennard at Oxford in case he persuades you to row across or do a double!


Posted by: Monica Lee at August 11, 2005 03:15 AM

Hi PJ, Congratulation to your successful swim. Nick Thomas will be very proud of you that you emulated Lennard for Oxford. Regards and best wishes.

Posted by: Oxfordian at August 16, 2005 10:57 PM
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