Tuesday, 2 July 2013

In The News

Two weeks before Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) was supposed to be on, I was contacted for an interview with a local Malay language newspaper. A few days later, another request came. 

Seems like the PR of SCKLM was keen in highlighting families that bond through running to the masses and we got lucky to somehow got noticed (or as the PR told me... it was hard to find families that run so we were the easiest victim option) heh heh

As you know, SCKLM is now postponed to Sep 29. We runners have an extra two months to train for the event. Rejoice? Despair? huhuhu

Anyways, the interview...
This was published in Berita Harian on Friday, June 28th.

Above us was an article about a lady marathoner, Zalekha. I am keen to get to know her as female marathoner in Malaysia aren't that many compared to male marathoner and us ladies should get to know each other better. Share tips, training and stuff. Running sistas UNITE!

Zalekha, if you are reading this, do hook up. I run with Krazirunners and also Pink Runners. Both are ladies running group. Maybe get to know you and your group? ^^ Plus I am keen to learn more about marathon running from more experienced fellow runners, especially the ladies.

p.s. I am very good at finding friends' running photos at races so I am an asset. Plus my hubby takes photos. What runner doesn't like their photos taken?  HAHAHA
A small photo of us at the bottom page of Pancaindera. It's a section in Mingguan Malaysia, a Sunday newspaper.

That boy insisted on wearing his slug hat to the interview. Like mother, like son eh? xD
The full article inside. You can read it here. It's in Malay though.

I blur out my photo so that you guys won't be too horrified looking at my thighs. Damn ugly photo, I tell you. What to do. I have thunder thighs. Uhukhuk...

The main point we tried to get across was : running is a good sport for the whole family. Anyone can do it. You just need to make the first step. It'll get easier (or more fun). Promise.

You may question why you bother suffer while you were running but you'll feel good after each run. 

AND *reminder to self*
Run because you want to. Run because you want to challenge yourself. Stop comparing yourself to others. The main thing is you finish what you start. This is also what you need to do in life.

Thank you to my lovely running friends and also HHBC members for being excited for and with me over these articles. Thank you for the encouragement too. Love you people so much! *muacks*

68 comments:

  1. The photographer nit good la..must take nice photo mah....

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    1. Should ask J to take the photos. :-)

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    2. yalah, that photographer and editor can pecat already lah.. not good!!!

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    3. Your thighs is not bigger than STP punya. So it is okay to show off dei.

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  2. The BH photographer good la.

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  3. Sept. ..aren't that same month with the jambatan run in kt? Enough rest ka?

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    1. That's why la. A lot of runners worried too especially the ones doing full marathons. Sept a lot if races. Ultra race pun ada! O_O

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    2. you sign up for these two only right? no date crash gua.....

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    3. Got lots of ppl will hv to run 42km every week in Sep! Adui...

      I hv 42km signed up on 1/9. Then, 21km on 15/9. Then either 21km 28/9 or 21km on 29/9.

      I got friends already signed up to do 42km on 1/9, 25 or 50km on 15/9 then 42km on 29/9. Crazy wor

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    4. Die not pengsan! LOL

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  4. wow! Congrats for being in the news! Yea, running is good for the whole family!

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  5. True...do not compared with others. Race against yourself.

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  6. This is a good one!!! =]

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  7. Wahhhhhh!!!! Celebrity!!! Fanmous lah!

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    1. Famous la sangat... :-D

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    2. So much coverage at one go. Even Ros Mama tak laku. Lina is our Mak Glam!!!!!!

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    3. Wakaka... Adui, compare me with itu orang ka? :-D

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  8. U r truly an inspiration for newbies like me... I was one of your die hard fans before after reading your blog, that's why I run religiously after that... Mihmihmihh...

    Right before you know it, I think you will have your own fan base, admirers, novice runners etc... Nanti bole lah buat fanpage dlm fb, Femes Marathon Bunny =D

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    1. ahaha adui...

      Lelebih kang, bukan makin orang suka tapi menyampah orang! :-D

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    2. The runners adore you even more la Sis, u put the fun element in every running event that you participated in... Plus, it looks effortlessly... Fuhh... =D

      Errr.. wagyu steak satu... Larikkks... ;P

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    3. Memangla nmpk effortless seban I selowwwwwww. Pastu penat, jalan je. Muahaha

      Wagyu? Ahkak pun x dapek mkn lagi dek oi! :-D

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  9. If I remember correctly, once your son said 'Mommy femes.' Now he is femes toooo! :)

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    1. LOL Yeah, he did. :-D

      Hey! Sapa ni?

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    2. Saya rajin follo your blog. Kira one of ur fans lah :)

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    3. ooo a fan!

      Terada glems pulak ai. ;-)

      Ahad ni ada race? :-)

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    4. Tgh preggy 6mths+..my last event was Perodua 5KM (jlnn..). That's why dok stalk runners nye blog. Terubat kempunan nak lari, when reading all the running posts :)

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    5. Bukan lagi rasa kempunan ke, dok baca runners' blog? Ekeke

      Tak lama lagi due eh... Sep or Oct baby? :-)

      See you in races next year with baby, I hope? ^_^

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    6. Oct baby :) Mmg nxt year la restart. MPIB run la kutt. Mode jeles today. Tgk geng2 register BSNPNM

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    7. I lum register for PNM. Teracun nak buat keje giler back to back PNM & KOTR. :-D

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  10. "we got lucky to somehow got noticed."

    Yup, the bunny tail and bunny ears and neon pink shoes are very difficult to notice. :D

    Also impossible to notice the cutest young man in the world. Or the photographer extraordinaire recording your races.

    Ag, ek trek jou stert. I'm pulling your (bunny) tail, i.e. I'm teasing you.

    Beautiful photos, beautiful stories, and that reminder to self is pure gold.

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    1. Ahaha...

      Believe it or not, I don that bunny ears for fun and didn't think about attracting attention. Serious! :-)

      There are other runners who are more outstanding thank me too.

      Anyways, I just thought I make those back pack runners (of which I am) forgot about suffering and laugh at me instead. :-D

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  11. Wah sudah glamer skarang hehe.
    Autograf satu!

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    1. Orang tu punya otograp bila la I nak dpt ek?

      Hari tu, smpi tengahari I duk kat pdg kat tepen nk jumpa podium winner sorang tu. Hehehe :-)

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  12. Fuhh not one newspaper only tau! *yeay ini kawan saya :P *

    And yes you are very good in scanning photos of runners in nearly every race. Sebab you pun banyak masuk race! No wonder so many runners know you *and vice versa*

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    1. My hubby keeps telling me... "sudah sudahla" when I am spending time glued to the computer screen looking and trying to tag your photos. The same advice he gives about my "stalking" activities. Mihmihmih

      Runners, we all are one friendly bunch ka. Tak kenal pun boleh jadi kenal. Tak kenal pun, we say hi to each other regardless.

      Remember : "Millie ke?" at PBIM? ;-)

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  13. MAK GLAMARLINA!! getting more and more glamer and femes lah, rounds and rounds of media interviews as well as sessions and sessions of marketing events!! fuyoh..

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    1. you make it sound like I'm so famous.

      Where got lots?

      1 event because of meow.

      Another one because a running friend invited me.

      That's all whatttttt

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  14. eih, that one from Berita Harian.. the last column was cropped off, i was so enjoying the read then suddenly so potong stim cannot finish reading the complete article.. did you go buy that paper and recapture that page?? show us the complete one lah dooh~~ :p

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    1. Aiyoh, I'm so happy you actually read the articles.

      My colleagues don't bother >.<

      Really want to finish reading?

      I'll take a snapshot later, just for you. ^_^

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    2. of course i read, BOTH of them!! and you know how high my Malay standard is, i still managed to read and understand these inspiring interviews that our Mak Glamarlina "yang tersenyum bahagia"~~

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    3. lol on that"tersenyum bahagia" I also remarked on that sentence to Zaini. I look so blissfully happy kot during interview. Wakaka

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  15. yalah, i gotta agree on how bad that photo on Utusan.. luckily the did not post the "thunder thighs" photo on their online version, hahaha!!

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    1. "Marlina turut mengambil suplemen seperti minyak ikan".. oooh, you mean that slimy murky cod liver emulsion?? aiyoyo, that one very geli lah~~ :D

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    2. I took capsule one la...

      But after that, burp rasa ikan. *bluerk*

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  16. i agree with you to the bits in your "petua" mentioned in the interviews.. it's the bonding time with family, and not about how many marathon you have run but how far you have run together with your loved ones.. :)

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    1. but my petua not good for those with competitive spirit. :-D

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  17. of course we must be excited and share the joy of our Mak Glamarlina!! must bodek a bit, so that when she becomes even more famous later, at least she still remembers us right?? hehehe :p

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    1. Oooo rupa-rupanya SK ada udang disebalik batu ye :-D

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    2. I think Mak Glam will need to hire Anay to be your PR manager! I will control the Paparazzi okay!

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    3. Wakaka

      I thought Anay only has Datin Seri and Datuk Seri for clients? :-D

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    1. Erk... Makin femes?
      Sebelum ni ai dah femes eh?
      Mihmihmih

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  19. Hip hip hooray!
    Found an online version for the Berita Harian's news but it forces you to download their app/login after 90 seconds or so.
    I did a screen shot before the time limit, so have finished reading the article - all good :P

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    1. Oh! There's an online version of the Berita Harian too? Cool!

      I didn't even know. Hahaha

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  20. Femesnyeeee dia.. Ohsem u!! And Oo yes u are the biggest asset so far.. cannot be abandon.. Mihmihmih... good one!

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    1. mihmihmih...

      Saya berazam untuk mengglamerkan krazirunners di persada dunia.
      Tu dia, angan angan. :-D

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  21. For good reason to be interviewed, is a great experience for you and your family.

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  22. Berazam sungguh Kak Lina. Win or lose is ok! as long as we finish where we started!

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    1. that's not berazam. That's common sense ;-)

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  23. *Thumbs Up* Lina.

    See whether I can get to read the newspaper!

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    1. Sure you can. There is a link given in my post. Just click on it. ;-)

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