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Running The Furthest Distance Todate

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and I did it at Newton Challenge on Sunday, Dec 30th 2012. A 25km run on very HILLY course. It's hill on hill course. You climb one hill, make a turn and then do another climb. Loooong climb. Repeat a few times throughout the course. @.@ *pant pant*
Slept early on Saturday; at 10pm and woke up bright and early at 2am. Had a big mug of coffee and two slices of bread with peanut butter for breakfast and took my time getting ready. We drove to the race site located in Bandar Kinrara at 4.40am and arrived there a few minutes before 5am. Nice...
Despite arriving early, you won't see me lining up at the start line early though! No No No I had this scribbled on my left hand - my pace chart, in 3K increments. Target completion time : 3hours 10minute. Slow and easy (IF you are running on a flat route lah).  The straggler. Last woman out, 4minutes after flag-off. But despite taking my time starting, I was still on "blur" mode.
I had switched off the GPS reading on my Timex an…

Giveaway!

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A giveaway post that was triggered by SK's post.
Plastic food or "sampuru" (from the English word sample) is ubiquitous at Japanese eateries. Plus point for us who may have problem ordering by looking at a Japanese menu, plastic food display can be a godsend. 
We just dragged the waitress out and point at what we'd like to order. Or if you are like me, and is always nosy to know exactly the ingredients in the dishes, plastic food display helped a lot. I'd point and ask for confirmation about what is in that dish. Whether it's only seafood, or with beef or chicken or pork. Gotta love "sampuru". Here's more photos of the - over at my other blog.
Anyhoo.. to celebrate the arrival of the year 2013, I'm going to do a small giveaway. Small item only but hey! It's from Japan! ^^
The question : What is the hardest and most expensive edible item on a restaurant menu to be made into plastic food? 

Hint:
Salarymen love it.

The first commentor with …

Ready For School?

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This applies not only for school-going children but also to their parents. kekeke
School opens on Jan 2nd! School holiday is almost ending! Gah! Raimie's books and school supplies list. So many stuff to buy...
At least, at Raimie's insistence and actually complete ambivalence about getting everything new for 2013 school year, we don't need to buy his school shoes or uniforms as last years' stuff fit just fine. He didn't want us to buy him a new school bag either, despite the bag being in tatters but I've got some AEON vouchers from the company annual dinner and we spent it on his new bag. An el-cheapo bag of RM50.
He got his hair cut to regulation hair already which is a pity, I tell you. I do like him with mop top hair. ^^
One thing that we will buy regardless of son's reluctance over getting them will be Standard 5 workbooks that he will need to do over the weekend! He doesn't go to tuition classes just yet, and all the "extra" studying is …

Just In Time

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This baby of mine just came back after spending a few weeks over at Sony Service Centre. Just in time to capture more running shots at Newton Challenge this Sunday. *phew*
Problem with the memory stick slot, and it took more than two weeks (must be waiting for the parts from Japan, as it was so long....) and I'm RM190 poorer. The parts was charged at "only" RM50 but workmanship in Malaysia sure is expensive! RM40 to check, RM50 for parts and the balance was for workmanship. o.O
You know, I am very much tempted to get the Samsung Galaxy camera. Just imagine the number of photos I can instantly bombard you with, using a wi-fi enabled camera! No more need or excuse to use huge iPad or tablet taking photos and instead, use a proper camera for a change! ;)

More Sexy Men

One word : phoawr!

The types of song I listen to. Or rather, I listen and ogled at. I do need visual stimulation when I sit on my spinning bike for at least 30minutes, you know. Just to forget how I am suffering trying to maintain a certain RPM while doing my cross-training on the dratted bike for at least 30minutes. Woo Young is cute and edgy at the same time
I tell you, I'm rather partial of TOP of Big Bang. He's the blonde guy in the third MV.  Jay Park. Mmm mmmm mmmm

I guess I am rather juvenile in my choice of songs.

Still enjoying this too!

Listening to No Doubt. Sure brings back memories. ^^

This folks, is my Wednesday-need-to-work-after-the-holiday but wish-I-can-have-more-day-off post. Who's lucky to enjoy more Xmas break?

Wishing For A Vacation Rant

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It's the year-end. Holiday/vacation time for those lucky people that gets to get away. *envy*
Last year, I had the opportunity to not only enjoy my vacation-to-Japan-since-2002 with the family, I also got to run/jog around several places in Japan, which I blogged about here.  It's somewhere in this blog. Just search for "Head not screwed right" heh heh
For runners, what can be more ideal than combining a vacation with a run or maybe ten! Hahaha
Anyway, a look back to those lovely time I had, enjoying crisp, cool air in Japan... and missing Japan more and more in the process. Sigh. Can't believe it's been a full year since our last visit. We've got another 24 months to go before we step on Japan (Nara to be exact) soil again! *double sigh* Would you wake up at 5am on your vacation to run in the rain? Plus, would your significant others went out too, to check on your safety? I did and Zaini did too. Although he left me soon after, as he gauged the Nissan S…

Sexy Men

Gawd... Men in suits are so sexy. 
Sexier even when they are unbuttoning their jacket, or loosening their ties or sporting an unbuttoned shirt. Pergh...
This song has been in my running playlist since like... forever. Yes, I listened to this song (among other Korean songs) when I go out running - I've got 2NE1, Beast, Big Bang, 2AM, Super Junior, PSY (not Oppa Gangnam Style but the controversial and banned song : "Right Now", JYJ, ZEA, 4Minute, MBLAQ...). 
Envisioning sexy men do make me run in a happy mood. Hahaha
This is my Monday post, wishing that I need not to go to work and out for a run instead. 
Happy Monday everyone!
And oh yeah, Merry Christmas to those who will celebrate it!

Anyway, on second thought... not all men in suits are sexy. Only handsome men in suits are. Hahaha
But PSY's song Right Now can lift anyone's mood. Makes a nice change than listening to Oppa Gangnam Style being played over a million times.

Photos, Today's Run And An Upcoming Race

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A very belated narcissistic post... as I just made an effort to look for my own finishing photos taken by the official photographers of Penang Bridge International Marathon which I entered in November. Nothing outstanding. No close-up. Heck, when I was reaching the finish line, didn't notice any photographers taking photos other than Zaini! I couldn't smile to any random person there, could I?
Anyway, love this shot taken by Magic Moments Picture :
This photo was taken just after flag-off for half-marathon categories, and those were Women categories only. What a crowd, eh? Happy to say I was one of them! 
You can see the odd man (men) there because quite a number of them chose to run with their partner/significant half. Awwww... Can you locate me? I was one of the stragglers in that category. heh heh I actually waited like a full minute after Women flag-off to walk (yes, walk) to the start line, just to avoid the crowd.
Anyway, training is in full steam right now to prepare…

Two Trains

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It's been ages since I last put up photos of two cities here (if anyone can remember a series of photos and posts I put up of Japan & Malaysia...).
As I very recently took the KTM Komuter, that gives me an idea for a post. In the KTM Komuter In the LRT. Old photo though. LRT now are plastered with advertisement.

And the Japanese train Now, ain't that much of a difference... right?

except that, in Japan you won't see people getting tired of waiting for a train that only arrives 40minutes after the supposed time; and you took it for a 10minutes ride home! @.@

Friday Drama

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Not the-end-of-the-world yet. 
So since the world is still pretty much intact, I decided to have a fun day with the family. Though I bet Raimie would want a better definition of *fun*. Ahahaha
Dragged the whole family out for a late morning run (at 8am no less). Got rather err... tied up earlier, despite waking up at 6am. Of course, Raimie went ahead with Daddy while Mommy did her thing, at Taman Wawasan. After all, Mommy wanted to do hill intervals this morning. Not that it amount to much, but hey! The course was hilly enough for Mommy! Suffered through the first 3K with achy foot and tight calves. Mommy always wanted to cry and suffer her first 3K run...despite taking ages to warm up beforehand and almost felt like throwing the towel. But by the end of the 6K, Mommy wished she had more time to run more. Yeah yeah yeah.. so the drama. Doing the 400m climb for each set was helped by listening to Bruno Mars and the "hamsap" song Runaway Baby is particularly helpful for the c…

A Bit Of Poshness

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Stupid post.
I get itchy looking at my non-updated blog so hell... here goes. So going to enjoy this biscuits. *Pity* (or is it to my advantage?) that my colleagues don't appreciate them. All the more for me! Ahahaha!!!!! and looking forward to have a cuppa or ten of this. A Diamond Jubilee Blend Boh tea, no less. I'm feeling rather posh now. If only I have a butler to pour my tea.

Heh heh

p.s. Going crazy looking at mountains of papers. Paperless office? Not in this office anytime soon! That, and the many, many Xmas cum year-end department parties. @.@

Weekend Post

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Nothing much on and so, randomness post today just for the heck of posting a post. heh heh
But first - hope those who did the Malakoff Run this morning had fun! ^^
Mommy had a haircut on Saturday, and made Daddy drove all the way from our house to somewhere nearby KDU because her hairstylist is there.  New hair, short and straight. Nothing funky done. Hairstylist kept egging Mommy to do highlights but Mommy keeps refusing. ;p
Then because we were already nearby Tropicana Mall, we decided to head there. Typical of Mommy, went into the Running Lab store to check out running stuff there as she was hoping to get a new hydration belt but nothing caught her fancy. Turned out Kah Yen and Nick were there too that day... just minutes apart, I think. 
Lunch was at Pasta Zanmai (yet again) Sure enough for three or not? hohoho Saw Kah Yen eating lunch there. Hi Kah Yen!
Sunday is LSD day for Mommy and the boys somewhat got dragged along. Not the whole 20km... They would've definitely protest…