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Year-End Musings

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A retrospective. 2013.
Son turns 11 this year. He is becoming more independent and of late, enjoys meeting people wherever Mommy drags him to. He shows interests in what Mommy does (outside of work) and Mommy views it as a time that can be spent bonding with him.
His studies got neglected a bit this year by Mommy and Daddy (both being a tad pre-occupied with other stuff) but Mommy will try hard and focus on him come 2014. Less Mommy time, more Mommy & Son time.
He is showing plenty of interest in animation lately. We had never sent him to a proper class (art/computer) so now Mommy is wondering whether we should.
Daddy embarks on a new chapter in his life. He asked Mommy to trust him when he left a high-paying job to do some soul-searching. For a while, Mommy became the sole breadwinner for the family.
He has always been so supportive of Mommy and so it’s time for Mommy to be there for him 100% too.
He looks much happier now. So much happier than he was a year ago.
Earning much le…

New Shoes, New Fun

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I finally bought a trail shoes. My first pair.
All these while, I wore my Brooks Glycerin 9 shoes when I hit the dirt road/trail/hike.
Like when I hiked up Gunung Nuang with hubby. Or when I ran at the Salomon X-Trail Run last year. Hohoho
Granted, I haven't been doing much trail run but hopefully it's changing for 2014. It's something that Zaini prefers and I am certainly open at the idea of doing trails (walk.run/hike) with him once a week. Why not, right? 
Everybody around me seems to favour Salomon brand but I decided to try out Inov-8.
Athlete Circle was having a sale for their past season model certainly helped for me to make the decision to get a pair. (It was 30% off with extra 10% off for ACDC members). Sweeeeeeettt... I do like them Brits anyway... heh heh So I got a pair of Inov-8 Roclite 268. Ngam ngam pulak got my size when I dropped by to the store. Bye-Bye RM300+. huhuhu
It's touted to be suitable as an introductory shoe to minimalist trail shoe.  I'…

Dinner Date At An Udon-ya

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So we decided to try this new udon joint at Mid Valley the other day. I actually suggested the one located at LG of Gardens Mall but Raimie was more interested trying out Manmaru instead.
We had high expectations for the udon served there. After all, it's not just a Japanese eatery but one that specialises in udon. With ordering system and layout much like the one you see in Japan.
My son does loves his udon, you know. How to order udon at an udon joint?
1. Read the menu. It's right there at the entrance. Don't just be at the front of the queue not knowing what you want. 
Why do I say this? Someone cut my queue just as I was about to order and yet didn't know what to order. Then she called her hubby to come. Then her dad. Then she decided she didn't want to order after all and left. Unapologetically. Without acknowledging others who had nicely and patiently waited for her to finish her ruckus in front of the line.
2. Decide what you want and the size. There's …

#WinTheDay With #100Plus

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and WE DID!
Remember my post on 100-Plus interactive vending machine where you can play and try to win free drink, just by logging-in to your FB account via the machine and play? Check out the post here. We finally had the chance to check out the machine at Sunway Pyramid and try the machine first-hand. I tweeted about the whereabouts of the machine too for the past few weeks (you know me lah... kaypoh). Just check out the hashtags : #WinTheDay and #100Plus. 100-Plus also do updates about the location of the machines on their FB page.
So kiasu, event yet to start but we were there kaypohing already at the machine. LOL
Thirsty or not?

Jiggle and jump and do stuff to win 100-Plus! It was fun. Fun to watch people doing it too! ;-)
After all the running around we did last weekend. Some isotonic like 100-Plus to quench our thirst and replenish our energy was certainly welcomed!

Did you guys had a go?

Haus pulak. I think I need a drink.
Minum dulu. ;-)

So who's heading over to Mydin in…

Fight Dirty With method, With The Handy Trio

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A dirty toilet does not only mean moldy sinks like this : Yeah well, there are those mold and mildew, creepy germs and all those icky stuff that you feel you need to clean religiously and make sure your toilet is super duper clean. By right we all should!
But do you know, there are more hazards in the toilet than those germs? For example, our bathroom cleaners often contain toxic ingredients such as 2-butoxyethanol that is easily absorbed into our skin or inhaled while we are using it? High concentration of it is carcinogenic to animals. DO we want to take the risk? Scary man... @.@
Plus  those germs flying around after you flushed your toilet?

PVC in your shower might be releasing toxic chemicals, so cut the plastic in there too! Yeah, that shower curtain might be harmful to you.

Why fight dirty with dirty? We are looking forward to start using method products to clean our toilet from now on! Let's start fight dirty with eco-friendly products! As a part of a project with method …

Our Recycling Pile

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I'm quite OCD about my pile.

I don't throw out paper in the bin. Small, loose ones and brochures goes to A4 boxes that I keep in the store. At the moment, there are two boxes filled with loose papers.
I stack up newspapers and magazines (those free ones la, not my precious, precious running mags) in neat piles ready to be sent to recycling centres. Magazine pile, newspaper pile, loose paper pile in A4 boxes. Bottles and cans will be washed and a weekend activity with Son was compacting the cans and bottles.

I've posted about my pile before and got scolded for breeding cockroaches. How could I breed cockroaches if my pile is clean??? Pffffttttt...

Bottles are rinsed and washed. Cans too. It's to avoid among others, ants from swarming at them. Also, to recycle these you need them to be clean.

Pizza boxes must be scrapped of food. Rinse those milk cartons too. Contaminated or soiled paper and cardboards are not recyclable.

We're still learning to properly recycle. Ac…

Transcend Into A New Paradigm

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Big words for Lina today.
From Merriam-Webster dictionary : Transcend :
 transitive verb
1 a:  to rise above or go beyond the limits of
b:  to triumph over the negative or restrictive aspects of :  overcome
c:  to be prior to, beyond, and above (the universe or material existence) 2 :  to outstrip or outdo in some attribute, quality, or power intransitive verb :  to rise above or extend notably beyond ordinary limit

Big words for a big shoes. Brooks Transcend, to be exact. 

With the help of a little bird, I sniffed about an event called "Blog with Brooks" last Saturday and shamelessly asked to be included. Brooks Malaysia is doing this "Brooks Transcend Blogging Contest" and I thought it'd be fun and informative to join. At the very least, I got to see the new Brooks Transcend shoes that will be launched worldwide in Feb 2014! I got a chance to meet great people too!

On Brooks Transcend shoes itself, the model came with the idea of shifting away from figuring out …

Taping In Style...

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Can ah? ekeke
If you watch sports event, not only running; you would've noticed that some athletes sports some kind of tape on their body? Badminton, cycling, swimming too. Ignore these colourful characters. See the yellow & black thing on the Andrew's knee?  The one I showed with the yellow arrow? That's taping. With Rocktape.
I've used a different brand before and while the jury is still out on the "real" effectiveness of taping, me using KT Tape (the brand I used before); it had helped with me recovery. Helped me to finish a half marathon at Penang Bridge International Marathon last year too!
Yesterday, there was a free Rocktape Kinesio Taping workshop at Athlete Circle. I saw Athlete Circle putting up an annoucement over at their FB page, so I immediately told hubby I wanted to attend it.
Kinesio taping is taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over-contraction and was developed 25 years ago by Dr Kenzo Kase…

Intermission

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Gasp! No update since Tuesday!
This seldom happen in Lina's land. I usually have more than 250 words of nonsense even on a bad day. ekekek
Blame the weather because I'm a bit under the weather. Ugh...
In the meantime, due to some influence from this fella, here's some food porn. He knows why these are here. Ask him. I'm filled with envy at him. hur hur Enough?
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