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Sunday Brunch At Hanare Japanese Restaurant

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After my tower run at Yayasan TM Tower Run (race recap here), we didn't linger long at the race site despite plenty of goodies that were available, from the event's sponsors.
We rushed home for me to shower because we needed to head out again, and this time to Intermark Mall. We're trying out Hanare Japanese Restaurant Sunday brunch!
A good reward for the hardwork I did, climbing 54 floors of Menara TM, no?
We were there just as it was opening its door for the brunch session at 12pm, and there were already many diners waiting eagerly to start their meal.
The restaurant ambiance was nice and cosy, and Hanare Japanese Restaurant certainly isn't a place where you get a few hundred other fellow diners jostling to join the buffet line with you!
No, Hanare has a very classy feeling and you won't feel rushed at all here.
Just take it easy, enjoy the brunch until it's 2pm, which we did! We first  made a beeline to the teppanyaki counter where the wagyu beef are.
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Climbing Up 54 Floors of TM Tower, Powered By Potatoes USA!

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Last Sunday was a hectic day for us. Hubby and I woke super early because we had three events to attend, and all before noon!
First, we were already up and about at 6 am as I joined the Good Earth Run held at MAEPS, Serdang.  Fortunately my second event for the morning; which was the Yayasan TM International Tower Run had Potatoes USA as one of the sponsors and participants enjoyed free-flow servings of their super delicious mashed potatoes with gravy and also potato with blue berry energy drink throughout the event. I queued three times to enjoy this!
The mashed potatoes was so fluffy and light, a perfect pre-run or pre-workout breakfast. And the potato with blue berry energy drink was so refreshing.
With yummy breakfast in my tummy, it was time for some warm up before my climb.
Yayasan TM International Tower Run 2019 offered participants with 200m elevation climb up 1,296 steps in six (6) categories – Men's Open (aged 18 years and above), Women's Open (aged 18 and above), M…

Potatoe Power! Real Food, Real Performance With Potatoes USA

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On Tuesday, we went to KL Tower for a launch of a very special campaign by Potatoes USA - "Real Food, Real Performance".
Besides featuring education on performance nutrition for a power-packed lifestyle, there were collaborative initiatives with several athletes for 2019/2020 and we were also able to learn more about potatoes and its nutritional values. We even get to see cooking demo using potatoes!

It's an all-rounder event to showcase the power of potatoes, and specifically, Potatoes USA.
Sport Dietitian / Nutritionist and an avid runner herself during the sharing session.

Adele explained, “Carbohydrates are one of the key nutrients in performance nutrition. Athletes engaged in high volume and high intensity training require adequate amounts of carbohydrates for energy. Based on current research, my experience working with athletes as well as being an athlete myself, it is clear that performance suffers when insufficient carbohydrates are consumed. Specific amounts w…

HISTORIC 2019 IRONMAN MALAYSIA SEES BIGGEST EVER PARTICIPATION IN LANGKAWI

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HISTORIC 2019 IRONMAN MALAYSIA SEES BIGGEST EVER PARTICIPATION IN LANGKAWI ⦁ Multi Triathlon World Champion Javier Gomez (ESP) sets a new course record ⦁ Age Grouper Maki Nishioka was the fastest female athlete at the event ⦁ Celebrities Alif Satar and Khairy Jamaluddin add glamour to spectacle ⦁ 15 Malaysians get qualifying slot for 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship
KUALA LUMPUR (6 November 2019): The 2019 IRONMAN Malaysia shattered records of all sorts in Langkawi, and will long be remembered as one of the most memorable events to take place since its inauguration in 2000. Spain’s Javier Gomez cemented his status as arguably the best triathlete of all time after shattering the course record to finish in a stunning 8:18:58, taking over the previous record set by Frenchman Romain Guillaume (8:32:54) in 2017.
Philipp Koutny (Switzerland) came in second at 8:24:18, followed by Thiago Vinhal (Brazil) at 8:31:15.
After his win, Gomez said winning in Malaysia sets him up nicely to …

Absolute Thai For Lunch

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Me and my colleagues went to Absolute Thai Gardens Mall one day, before our "video shoot" for an annual dinner video presentation later at Gardens Theatre. We started with Crispy Spring Rolls. Just nice, one roll for each of us. We shared two Pineapple Fried Rice with Prawns. And enjoyed this Thai Mango Salad with Crispy Catfish. Sedap, not too spicy for my Chinese colleagues. Then, we had two of this Sizzling Ming Prawns with Creamy Butter Sauce. I'm afraid I don't really like this rather rich dish. Pandan Leaves Chicken comes next. And our vege of choice was the Stir-Fried Hong Kong Kailan with Garlic & Oyster Sauce.

We also ordered a pot of the Hot & Spicy Tom Yam Seafood but I guess I forgot to take the photo. For desserts, we had Sago Honeydew in Coconut Milk. A refreshing end for our meal.

It was really a nice lunch with colleagues and fortunately, we still could managed to finish our video-shoot despite being full! Hehehe

POTATOES USA LAUNCHES ‘REAL FOOD. REAL PERFORMANCE’ CAMPAIGN 2019

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POTATOES USA LAUNCHES ‘REAL FOOD. REAL PERFORMANCE’ CAMPAIGN 2019 CHAMPION RUNNERS’ RUN-UP KL TOWER WITH POTATO-POWERED RECIPES BY SPORTS DIETITIAN & CHEF
Kuala Lumpur, November 5, 2019 – The potato may be small in size, but it is big in nutrition! Studies have shown that the difference between the athlete’s best performances come down to his or her nutrition intake. Potatoes provide the complex carbohydrates, potassium, fibre and vitamin C required to perform better than ever. More energy-packed than any other popular vegetables, potatoes contain more potassium than a banana.
Potatoes USA today shared information about its “Real Food, Real Performance 2019” campaign at Menara KL (KL Tower). Besides featuring education on performance nutrition for a power-packed lifestyle, there were collaborative initiatives with several athletes for 2019/2020. Potatoes USA will also be participating in various performance-related athletic events including the upcoming Yayasan TM Tower Run on Nove…