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11th Day Of Puasa

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Good news when we arrived home after work. There's water in the tap! Running water! Wooohooo!!! Hope it'll lasts though. Sucks if the tap go dry again tomorrow.
The first thing Zaini asked me after checking the tap - "do you want to go out for a run today?" ahahah I wish I can but today is rest day. Heels (both of them) are killing me. Actually thye've been killing me for the past few weeks. @.@ Even after taking NSAID to help with the pain, it's not completely gone.
Raimie seems more chirpy and talkative than usual when he finished his Asar prayer at the neighbourhood surau so I guess he has gotten the hang of puasa. *clap clap* Buka puasa was Nasi Kerabu for both Zaini and I. Zaini had it with fried chicken and I had it with beef rendang. Yes Rurousha, the rice is blue. The rice's colour blue is not from artificial colouring but rather from a flower, Bunga Talang (blue pea flower).
Raimie had his usual - nasi lemak with ayam goreng berempah and crysant…

10th Day Of Puasa

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10th day of puasa and Raimie got through it just fine.Sure, there were whines and a bit of tantrums and flopping around involved because he was too thirsty or hungry but that boy managed to go through it after all. Good job Raimie. Mommy and Daddy are proud of you! Just 20 more days to go.

Sahur today was leftover pizza that we had for buka puasa yesterday and for buka puasa today, the usual because Raimie said so (I indulged him as a treat for fasting) and it's nasi lemak... again!

School wise - Raimie told us that he needed to stay back each Monday and Thursday for choral speaking. With co-curriculum activities on Wednesday, seems like he won't have time to attend religious school anymore soon! Oh dear. :(
Anyways, remember the Pacemakers Anniversary Run I did yesterday? You don't think I'd finish yakking about it, do you? Wanna see some particularly ugly mug of yours truly trying to do a semblance of a fast run that Sunday? Don't "kutuk" too much, OK…

9th Day Of Puasa And Running In PAR8-2012

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OK, we start our 9th day report with what we did on the 8th day first... as I posted the 8th day report bright and early yesterday just to make sure Yvonne can comment in it! LOL 
Anyways, I've come to realise I need to stay away from reading the following bloggers' posts or comments on each other if I don't want my puasa pahala to be gone and I'm left with just hunger and thirst this Ramadhan and they are the zany, crazy, wacky, chatty and extremely funny : Twilight ManSimple PersonYvonneYanSmall Kucingand of course, the instigator of it all, SK  As you have read from yesterday's post, no water in my housing area... low water pressure katanya... Whatever. But at least, the water tank came and the two big tanks in front of our apartment won't be dry for too long... I count my blessings, how little they might be.

No water and what to do?  Stay out of the house. We camped out at FIL's house for a while to shower and did some laundry.
Then, spent a few hours a…

8th Day Of Puasa

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and still no water. Cannot go pee whenever I like. Must save water. Petronas station nearby also locked their toilets during this water crisis. huhuhu~
On the bright side, got exemption from cooking so no cooking and that means no to doing dishes too! Seriously, during this puasa month, I think I'm forever washing dishes. I don't like doing them but since I am very OCD about keeping my kitchen tidy and dry, the two boys aren't encouraged to do much there.
So far, Raimie only missed one day of fasting and that was the day that he missed his sahur. Good job Son! 
For buka puasa yesterday, we skipped rice and had this: Ramadhan set of a 6 inch sub, a drink and a cookie for RM9.90. The cookies weren't ready and were still baking when we finished eating our sandwiches... and the staff kindly put an extra cookie for us to make up for the waiting. That was so nice of him to do that. ^^ Talking about nice people, I got two more freebies at the office yesterday.
A Famous Amos …

Don’t Test My Patience On The 7th Day of Puasa

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Really, some people! 
Anyways, woke up bright and early with the full intention to do a speedwork run + stair exercises before cooking for sahur but horror upon horror… dry tap this morning! I have no intention of being all sweaty and stinky when there is no water so no run for today. 
*already in grumpy mode because of that* 
As I don’t want to see stacks of dirty dishes when there is a dry tap, sahur was at the Mamak today. Raimie had 2 roti canai at 4.30am! He sure has good appetite this early in the morning. 
Saw two big “tongs” of water parked right in front my apartment building so I guess dry taps for this weekend too. Saw similar black “tong” at the roadside at the semi-d and terrace houses area too. No water for the whole area! Alamak! 
And today’s main rant is:  Went to Cold Storage to buy something and there’s a promo of buying two items at RM6.59 compared to one item at RM4.29. Took two and head to cashier. Fat grumpy cashier (she is FAT, ok) who only smiled at Mat Sall…

5th Day Of Puasa

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Woke up early today and didn't miss sahur. Well, technically it wasn't waking up because I can't sleep. Must be the adrenaline rush doing a late night run yesterday. That's why I favour early morning runs these days but beggars can't be choosers. And I run whenever I can this Ramadhan!
This marks Raimie's 4th day of puasa. He didn't fast the whole duration yesterday. No problem. At his age, him fasting is more to train him to do this "ibadah". Regardless, I am proud of him for trying.
During school days this Ramadhan month, I was able to wait for him to finish his religious class and do his Asar prayer before both of us go check out the Ramadhan stall nearby FIL's house; which is quite popular with people working at Mid Valley. The poor boy looks exhausted but he was game enough to endure it and usually he'd feel better after having a nice, cooling shower. ^^
For buka puasa today : Nasi lemak ayam for Raimie Nasi lemak with beef rendang …

4th Day Of Puasa

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Overslept and actually was still soundly sleeping, dreaming about my favourite pastime : running when Zaini woke me up at *HORROR* 6.15am this mornig! 
So no sahur for us! Took pity with Raimie and told him that he can opt to buka puasa early if he cannot stand the hunger.
Must put a few alarms on for tomorrow. huhuhu
Funny though because even without alarm, my body clock would usually make me awake at around 4am. It is really not normal for me to still be soundly asleep after 6am, unless I slept late the night before! 
Must be because the house is so... eerily quiet nowadays. Since Friday night, which was the day before we start fasting; the scrapping, the marble-playing, the furniture moving, all the noise that would manifest itself around bedtime/midnight are gone. I'm guessing we'll have a quiet home for a month, until Ramadhan is over. huhuhu
Another good thing happen today. I received two packages from two blogging friends. A keychain from Simple Person and a postcard f…

Run Like I'm Training

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From the few road races that I entered in the past (a mere 11 so far), I noticed that I didn't really do well as I hoped to on race day compared to the training runs I did to prepare for them.

Challenging race routes compared to training route notwithstanding, I do need to rectify this problem. I pushed hard when the training plan calls for it (tackling inclines and hills head on) but I tend to chicken-out from doing the same during races. Because of that, I feel that I'm not getting any better at this running road races thingy.
I guess it all boils down to mental strength and determination and wanting to get the best out of myself. I guess I didn't want it badly enough... yet.
All I think most time during these races was to not suffer the run and spoil my mood. I really want to push my limit but at the same time enjoy the road races I join! At the moment, I guess I am enjoying myself... too much.
Must find a way to enjoy both - good timing (and be better at it) and at t…

Second Day Of Puasa

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Don't worry, I'm not going to do a daily "puasa" post. ^^
We went to Pasar Ramadhan yesterday to look for buka puasa dishes. For today's buka puasa, it's home-cooked meal, very simple home cooked meal.
Grilled pari (skate) with budu (with lots of shallots, lime juice & cili padi) and blanched lady's fingers. Very very simple but very very good. 
What's more fun was that everyone chipped in at the kitchen. Mommy prepared the fish & budu mix, Daddy looked after the grilling and Raimie put the lady's finger in the boiling water and set the table too.
What should I cook next week, I wonder?

First Day Of Puasa

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As with last year, it was easy to wake Raimie up for sahur. Since it's the weekend, we went out to McD (of all places!) for our sahur there. Mommy had quarter pounder, Daddy had Big & Tasty and Raimie had cheeseburger. Eating those at 5.00am! We are so unhealthy!
On the way to McD, Mommy kept an eye out for her pre-dawn running route but looks like the route she did on weekends last year may not be suitable this year. Construction sites sprouting up, stray dogs and stray Mat Rempits too! Safety first! Guess the apartment car park will have to do for the time being. Maybe I'll make friends with the "aci" who always goes out for a morning walk at 4.30am and follow her. ;p
By noon, Raimie was already whining about being hungry and thirsty so Mommy had to remind him that it's not good to whine about that and coaxed him to occupy himself with lots of activities (watching TV doesn't count). 
At 5.00pm we decided to went to Bandar Tun Hussein Onn to check out …

Busy Friday And Ramadhan Begins

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The day before we need to fast for a month and Zaini & I decided to take a day off.
Last day before the fasting month for me to have a run around Lake Garden after dawn, so I did that. I've been slacking this week and today was the first run I did this week! @.@ Terrible. I was huffing and puffing when doing that incline at the Deer Park. Got Uncle with weights in his two hands encouraging me during the run. Nice. ^^ Seasoned (male) runners are always friendly. I like friendly uncles. Hehe
Got back home but not before tapau'ing some briyani (last briyani lunch for a month! kakaka) to do some top to bottom house cleaning. It's nice to herald the arrival of Ramadhan this way... 
We will need to do a bit of grocery shopping later for our sahur (pre-dawn meal). I don't need to think much for our iftar (breaking of fast) because we will be spoilt for choice for food to buy this month! All the delicacies! 
I'm probably cooking something light and simple for sahur - …