Showing posts from May, 2013

She's Chindian Kot

By Chindian, it means a person of both Chinese and Indian ancestry.
That's what a new girl in the IT department told her colleague. I was looking for someone in the IT department and only the new girl was around. She told her colleague that someone came looking for her. She thinks the lady is a Chindian in the Finance department. Her colleague rightly guessed it was ME! Ahahaha Adoi.
There was one time, I was talking to the office tower guard while waiting for the lift and he remarked about how well I talk in Malay. Mind you, I was wearing a baju kurung that day. My answer : "of course I talk well in Malay. I am Malay" Double adoi. When nosy people ask about me having only one child, I've heard remark about how "unMalay" of me to have one child. What's that suppose to mean, darling? Malays breed like rabbits? Don't generalise. I have a Chinese friend with 5 kids, you know. 
Also, if you say I'm very different from other Malays - what's that…

Just A Pedestrian Observation

When you are out walking on the street, have you noticed how some people really don't care about their surrounding and their eyes stayed glued to the smartphone or whatever gadgets they have. Some are so "busy"" watching movies (or maybe those Astro-on-the-go thingy) to even bother about others that they might bump/crash into. @.@
I've seen plenty who are so busy they don't even bother to look at incoming traffic when they cross the road!
Or just take their own sweet time to cross while traffic was backing up behind them. People! Stay alert!
Nobody is in-charge of your own safety but YOU yourself!
Also, you know how some people hold up their hand to stop traffic. It's one thing to do on slow-moving road but I do think one cannot simply just cross a road (especially a four lane ones!) holding up a hand and expect cars to screech down to a halt in front of you! You might cause an accident. One thing if you yourself get knocked down because of your silline…

Wednesday Food Post

No story. Not much happening other than I went on another road races registration spree. Got 5 races signed up for June. So far 3 lined up for September. Crazy woman.
Anyway, rather than boring you all to death with yet another running story, I'll bore you with a random food post today. Ahahaha...
Small kucing's mamam a.k.a Mamrazzi a.k.a Meow dropped by the office today and I got to enjoy this  Pickled snake skin fruit. Sedap! Thanks Meow! Dinner was an unhealthy affair at McD. Ate fried chicken. Much nicer than KFC's because it's not dry. KFC ones tasted like it's been fried a dozen time before it is served. :/ Then off to a nearby supermarket and what do I see? A bargain? Too good to pass up! Didn't go crazy and hoard mre than one though. By the way, they are selling canned Dr Peppers drink for just RM1. 
p.s. It's not the supermarket where I usually buy my bread, SK. This one's in Bangsar. Sister chain. ^^
It was raining heavily just now and still c…

It's A Fun Run

For RM15, I entered Standard Chartered Fun Run in Putrajaya this morning. It was free for the past two years. OK, so last year the t-shirts were only given to the first 1,000 runners who registered and this year it's given to all "finishers". Cheh... finisher apa. We can collect the t-shirts before the start of our run. Might as well give them out during race pack collection. At least people can wash them and wear them on race day.
8K run today. It was supposed to be my tempo run. I wanted to hold a 6:40 pace for this run.
Buttt.... Bunny was lazy.

Bunny's leg felt jelly today so running was a tad uncomfortable. The heart was willing, the legs weren't. Hmph.
Bunny was hungry too. She skipped breakfast because she had no appetite and only had half a cup of Ribena.
Bunny ran with her water bottle not because she wanted to, but because the hubby refused to hold it for her. Harumph.
Anyways, plenty of participants were excited because the new Youth & Sports Min…

Hoarding Season

A whole lot of All Sports sports drink. Well, a whole lot to last me till July; consuming maybe 3 bottles max a week. 
I think I got about 3 dozens of these. No, I'm not going to drink them every day. I try not to depend too much on these. Just water for any workouts less than an hour for me (or maybe Ribena for some sugary fix. heh heh) So enjoying this is restricted to longer runs over 10K. ^^
Gonna let a few runner friends a go. Been donating some to colleagues at work. 
Why the hoarding? The drinks are expiring on 30 July and the supermarket chain selling them are selling them cheap at RM1 a bottle! How to resist? RM1 for a 500ml imported drink. Cheaper than mineral water wor....
I've got all the flavours. Funky colours too - blue (the one you see green in the photo), pink (it's red in the photo), purple, yellow and orange. I like the blue one best. Raimie loves the purple one (he said it tasted like grape yoghurt) and know who loves the pink one? Not me but hub…

Breakfast Of Childhood

In continuation of previous' post. Last Sunday we went and be a part of Milo Breakfast Movement, I went for a 7K run and then the family enjoyed some breakfast (and a whole lot of Milo drinking) in UPM.
What's your favourite breakfast?
I haven't had this often nowadays but I love these two dishes. It's something I always had during the weekends when I was growing up in my hometown in Raub, Pahang.  Laksam.

Not to be confused with Laksa Assam. Flat rice noodle served with a generous serving of white fish-based gravy(the white colour comes from coconut milk) and topped with ulam or raw vegetables such as shredded cucumbers, sliced long beans, bean sprouts, daun kesum... and then to make it tastier, a dollop  of sambal belacan. Nasi Impit.
No need to eat with satay.
Just the compressed rice (hence the name impit) and peanut sauce.
Even for me, I only cook this once a year, for Hari Raya.
Had these recently and boy was I happy. ^^

Green Moss Invaded UPM

Like really. At the Milo Breakfast Run 2013. In UPM.

Somebody mentioned there were 8,000 runners this morning. 8,000 of them and I guess 5,000 were already in front of me. @.@
Flag-off was supposed to be at 7.00am (but I think it got delayed by a couple of minutes) and I only passed through the start line at 7.11am! Whaaaaa??? I know. I know. Should've arrived earlier. We actually went out early. The race venue is just 10 minutes away from our home but at 6.00am we got stuck in a jam at the UPM Serdang toll area to get to UPM. 30 freaking minutes just to enter UPM! Then, got to find parking pulak. Then, somebody (me) gotta go find toilet and pangsai pulak. But cannot go because toilet got no water hose so had to hold the need. Wuuuwuuuwuuu T____T Poor random volunteer who got accosted by me for photo op. Almost time for flag-off already but still can play around. *slap forehead*
By the way, the friendly volunteers along the route were AWESOME! Thank you! Finally starting. I …

Relax Time!


Exam's almost over for Son. The Sekolah Kebangsaan's mid-term exam was over on Wednesday. Raimie's school had a Teacher's Day celebration today so no classes on for the day.
The Sekolah Agama (Islamic school) has a few more days of exams for son to finish and it'll be over next week.
Last week of May and the first week of June will be awesome because it's the school holiday! Yeay! Kids and parents rejoice! ;-)

Going Bananas On Mother's Day

Doing a relay run with the family on Mother's Day? FUN!! FUN! FUN! For this mommy, at least. And a few other mommies too, at the Pisang Relay Run 2013in Taman Buki Jalil. ^^ At 7.30am the warm up session begins, not the usual-from-dunno-what-gym-pumped-with-music warm up but a rather quiet, but usual pre-run warm-up. Frank Chong of Running Lab giving a pre-race briefing here. He asked hubby where I was, while I was in the toilet. hehehe
Son whispered "mommy femes" to hubby as a few more people said hello to me and the family. Mommy femes ka? Takde la. Just happen that runners are one friendly lot. Right, runners? :-)

The friendly people who said hello:
 May from GC  Shafinaz, an FB friend whom I finally met today. Thank you for dropping by my blog! Tri Stupe and team, not only capable of caring for his banana, he's plenty adept with running and taking photos too, simultaneously. He's great with the kids too.
Guy and her awesome son who ran really fast despite th…

Keeping Track

I really do need to keep track of all my races that I signed up for now. I just happily signed-up (provided that the distance matches my training plan somehow, plus minus a few KMs) that I really need to double-check my races list before I sign-up for more races. I actually forgot what I've already signed up, and almost made double registration! @.@
Middle age mind is not as alert now. Everything must be listed and checked often. LOL
I've even forgotten about race kit collection dates for some of the races if not for the FB updates by runners friends who had collected theirs. Adoi. I posted this photo in previous post. It's a relay run and me, hubby & son will run in it this Sunday. A perfect Mother's Day gift for me.  ^^ Let's go green while running. ^^
Next week, I'll join the Milo Breakfast Run. Last minute entry because well, I got nothing better to do and the race is nearby our home. It'll be held in UPM Serdang. It's just 7km. A distance that…