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No Transmission...

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Can't even seem to force myself to update my blog with a recycled photo. Brain kering. Can't even seem to muster the energy to reply to the few comments you guys made in the previous post. I'll get around it soon. Promise. Next week, perhaps?
Or maybe I'll perk up after Saturday race. I "accidentally" registered myself to a short 7.8K race at Uniten on Saturday. It's for MAKNA cause. For charity. Plus I get to meet fellow female runners whom I only know online so far.
So yeah... maybe see you back here on Saturday? I hope I'll get some motivation to spam people (other than SK, that is) soon. Sorry guys I haven't been visiting much!

School Holiday

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Almost two weeks into the year-end school holiday and about 6 weeks left. Raimie is enjoying the holiday to the max. Plus, in a week's time - he'll celebrate his 10th birthday. He has just one request. A new pair of running shoes. *happy*
Since we are not much of a go-getter or high achiever, the school holiday is of course a very relaxing time for the boy. doing a whole lot of this plus this, his favourite past time which most of the time results in him making a royal mess around the house. But hey! Can't restrain creativity, can we? ^^ 
p.s. he was experimenting with stenciling technique when I took this photo of him. but not much of this. I still made him do at least ONE revision per day and its not without a struggle. Gah!

Beach?

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Not really too giddy over the beach in Penang. We went to the beach but just for a stroll. No swimming, no para-sailing, no boat riding or whatever. Definitely no censored-type activities or sexy, eye-popping beach wear! LOL
Missing Terengganu beaches a lot. We should make an effort to return to Zaini's hometown more often. huhuhu Guess who I thought of when I saw the coconut trees? Pity Zaini & I didn't go running around those trees! That would be a sight! Hahaha Taken in front of Queensbay Mall. Beach strolling, while fully clothed. and watching the sunset

3D2N On An Island

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On an island famous for its food. Where we went to because Mommy at the last minute (almost last minute) decided to run on its bridge and dragged the family along... to Penang. Making Daddy drove for 5 hours to get there. Pity the Daddy! hahaha
Nothing funky was eaten. Didn't go all crazy eating too. It was pretty much a relaxing 3D2N trip without too much excursion or gastronomic adventure. Blame the weather! It was too darn hot to walk around. @.@
We arrived on Saturday and had this for lunch, at Queensbay Mall. Nothing to shout about. Small portions but it's Japanese and we chose it because Mommy didn't want to have an upset tummy running on Penang Bridge at 3am the next morning. No curry. Nothing spicy. Definitely nothing gassy either.
 Char koay teow for dinner Got a little bit peckish that night, so had a packet of fried beehun too. Beehun for Daddy too and Raimie had a packet of Nasi Lemak for his supper. Mommy went to sleep at 9.00pm, woke up at 10.00pm, continued…

Running On Penang Bridge

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I didn't sign up for the Penang Bridge International Marathon when it opened for registration. One - it's in Penang and both my boys showed complete disinterest of visiting the island. Second - I'm wary of joining what is billed to be the biggest marathon in Malaysia. Reading the previous year's report about the race didn't help either. 
But somehow, we went to Penang and I ran on Penang Bridge. It was this post that made me excited to do the half-marathon there, after all; and only two weeks after doing CICM Responsible Care Run and with a foot that I can barely walk with. Crazy much? Yeah, well... I never said I'm sane or rational. heh heh

So the drama started two weeks before with me downing 4 different medicines just so I can walk. I actually had seriously considered to DNS this race too (I already DNS World Diabetes Fun Run last week) but then, I made a commitment to run with this bib and I also already paid for my hotel.
Taping the foot with KT Tape help…

Roadtrip!

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In a few hours' time,we'll be on our way up north to spend 3 days 2 nights on an island called the Pearl of the Orient. 
Raimie's mommy made a last minute decision (with a kind donation of race kit from a generous doctor in Taiping) to run on this bridge at 3.15am this Sunday despite her initial resistance to even do it. (Legs somehow got itchy wanting to get a few more 21K runs under her belt). We'll hopefully have time to explore the island this time around. The last time we visited this Island, it was for Daddy's work and Mommy & Raimie walked around and sight-see without Daddy in tow.
Hopefully, Mommy can get lots of this too! Om nom nom....

Not to mention gaining a few extra kgs with all the good food there! ;)

Welcome To The Family, Baby Girl!

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A new (Islamic) year. A new beginning. Opening a new chapter for the year ahead.
Plus, a new baby to join our clan. A baby girl!
Welcome to the world, little princess. ^^
Congrats to both the proud Mom and Dad for their latest addition. A totally delightful bundle of joy. :-)

Celebrating A Migration And A New Beginning

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Today, we Muslims celebrates the first day of the first month in the Islamic calendar. The day, Awal Muharram; means the beginning (awal - early) of the month of Muharram.

Do you know that the Islamic calendar, just like the lunar calendar is shorter than the Gregorian calendar? With only 354 days per calendar year, it results in the months moving up approximately two weeks forward each year. Next year's Awal Muharram will fall on 4th or 5th November 2014.

The other term for Awal Muharram is Maal Hijrah; which means migration. The day is also significant to the Muslim community as it coincides to the day of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W's journey from Mecca to Madinah on the first of Muharram.

Celebration for the day is rather low-key and consists of religious activities, and different from the way we celebrate AidilFitri or AidilAdha. For most of the population in Malaysia though, today just means a public holiday and extra day off from work.

Today, (or rather from yesterday'…

Of Kolam And Peacocks

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First off - a Happy Deepavali to all who celebrates it. Deepavali or the Festival of Lights is the most important celebration of Hindus. Do you know that the word "deepa" means light and "vali" means a row or cluster"? Put the words together and you get - a row/cluster of lights.
And for the rest of us - it's public holiday today! No work! Woot! Woot! I just thought I'd do a post about "kolam" or "rangoli" which is a form of sand painting art using either rice, rice flour or sago. Kolam is usually drawn at the entrance of Hindu homes to welcome visitors as well as the Hindu Goddess of fortune; Lakshmi.
The "kolams" or "rangoli" popular patterns are of flowers, lotus blooms or geometric shapes. Also, peacocks are often depicted too.

The peacock is the national bird of India and is related to Hinduism as the vehicle of Lord Muruga. That's why you see peacocks are featured extensively in Hindu culture.

Now... …

Random Makan Post

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Tosai for breakfast. A once a week treat, on the weekend with a big glass of teh tarik. Ooooo bliss but I'll definitely feel heavy after that big glass of teh tarik. Dry pan mee, the halal version with minced chicken instead of pork. xD Dry pan mee for Mommy and Raimie and Daddy likes his soupy ones. Steamed siakap with lime and chilli. Looks pretty tame but packed a punch. Spicy. Last visit to Tony Roma's before the school holiday and makan kambing! Lamb ribs lah... Their lamb ribs are really nice.
No Tony Roma's visit for us during the school holiday because school holiday means no "kids eat free" promotion. Muahaha!!!! A baby full moon pack. The ang ku kuih is there. So is the red eggs. The rest : trendy cheese & fruit tarts. I kinda miss the pulut kuning and curry chicken though. And I'm not alone!

A Walkathon And A Makanthon Too?

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First thing, let me just say how proud I am of Raimie.
Sunday, Nov 11th is the World Diabetes Day 5km walkathon and 10km fun run was held. I registered myself for the 10K run and for Raimie & Zaini; 5K walkathon. It ended up I had to sit out from running this event due to injury... uhuhuh so, I decided to take over photography duties from Zaini and let the boys have fun.I wish I was running too but I consoled myself that I have a bigger fish to fry next week. Be patient, legs. Walking towards the Starting line from somewhere near Lake Garden. This stretch of road will be full of tours buses parked by the roadside (and Chinese tourists by the look of it) later in the morning. All smiles and almost time to be flagged off. 5K Walkathon being flagged off. No photos of 10K starting because well, we arrived 20minutes after 10K started and 10 minutes before the walkathon to start. Mommy tried to capture runners and walkers in action, while waiting for her two boys. The photos are up …