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Breathe Apparel Giveaway Results

*Drum Roll*
First of all, thank you every one who visited the post of the giveaway and especially to those who participated. *muaks*
After much deliberation and discussion with hubby, here's the results :
1st place : winner of Breathe Compression Gear worth RM147 goes to this "Nenek Kebayan" comment by SK. ^^ "i am indeed impressed by the information i read on BREATHE website, there are hell lot of functions and benefits wearing a compression suit or pants!! though i was quite intrigued to scan through the features, if there is one on slimming, muahahahaha!! probably not directly, but with more exercise sure can slim down right?? and BREATHE compression wear sure helps to maximize the effect :) so many to choose from BREATHE website, it feels like shopping for clothes on other fashion websites.. i particularly focused on tops, and there are long sleeves, short sleeves, sleeveless, polo, jersey etc etc.. and being sometimes indecisive when there are a lot of choices, i…

Sizzling Hot F1 Racing Day In Sepang

So Lewis Hamilton captured his first victory of 2014 in Sepang after an emphatic drive from pole position on Sunday with Nico Rosberg securing second place for a sweet one-two victory for Mercedes.
Thanks to my sister, Zaini and I got two grandstand tickets for Saturday and Sunday to watch the 2014 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix. Zaini is a huge fan of Formula One by the way.
We didn't go on Saturday to watch the Practice session or the Qualifying round and only went on Sunday on Race Day itself. Waiting for the shuttle bus from our parking area at Bay 8 to the race venue. Buses were aplenty. Parking spots too. Parking was free on Mar 28 but chargeable on both Mar 29 & 30th. 2-day parking at the bays right in front the race venue was RM200.00 whilst the one further away were a "mere" RM30.00.
We got lucky somehow. We parked. Nobody approached us for payment so we assumed we'd pay upon exit and when we exited later in the evening, no one was collecting ca…

Shopping Saturday

or Saturday's shopping would be the more grammatically correct title. ;-)
Didn't even plan to go out on Saturday as Zaini is working but because our Unifi line (and all of TM line, according to a neighbour) was down since Friday night; instead of being bored at home, Raimie and I spent the day out. I could only spent so much time running to stave off boredom, you know.
And Mommy ended up spending. Not on running gears. Uh oh Mattel warehouse sale started early at 9.30am and by the time we got there at 10.00am, we saw hordes of people having finished their shopping and walking out carrying plastic bags of toys. We didn't buy much. Just a toy for each of Raimie's cousins. 
Mommy is a bit "kedekut" to go all crazy buying stuff. Raimie didn't want any toys for himself but he was happy selecting them for his little cousins. ^^ Raimie received some toys from a friend on Friday night along with the Angry Bird Hot Wheels bought from the warehouse sale and he abs…

Be A Man


Sexy men in suits. Am always rather partial at them. Hehe

Sexy MBLAQ in this case.

Who cares what they're singing about anyway.  Miahaha


Weekend beckons!



Blow Out Sale! Go Crazy At Malaysia Largest Clothes Buffet

Malaysia's Largest Clothes Buffet!

It's happening from 10am - 6 pm on 25-27th April 2014 at Syopz Mall, Taylor's University Lakeside Campus. Organized by LINs Communication and A Shopaholics Den, this event aims to bring shopping to a whole new level for young fashionistas without breaking the bank. Errr... not-so-young fashionista can also, right? hehehe ‘If you can zip it, you can keep it.’
Nice, right? Imagine having access to a whopping 50,000 pieces of fashionable pieces in the clothes buffet area by just paying a mere RM60.00!

With an "entrance" fee of RM60.00, a shopper gets a ziplock bag and be allowed to grab as many pieces as they can in 15 minutes. As long as they can fit the clothes into the ziplock bag and zip it, it is theirs to bring home. Wah!!! Syiok what! On each of the three days, a Blowout Sale will be held from 4-6pm where each piece of clothing will be on sale for RM 10 only. If you choose to indulge in the buffet session, this is the ziploc…

A Subdued Running Year

It sure is a subdued year, this 2014.

The tragedy of MH370 made 2014 more downcast and my prayers to the passengers and crew of the flight and to their families and friends. Be strong. We are all praying with you.

I had a conversation with son last night. He was asking when we are going to stay in a hotel again (read : travel) and I told him that by right we should not do it so much this year and concentrate more on his studies as he will be sitting for his UPSR at the end of the year.

His answer “I can’t be studying all the time. That’s not how to live, Mommy. Let me learn, play, jump around and experience stuff”.

Wow… He really knows how to “psycho” his Mommy. Muahaha

Still, I’m back to (almost) a race a month this year. After a crazy 2013, with me registering and running in races on pretty much a whim; this year I'll only go for those that is interesting or perhaps a few to support friends. See?

Quite restraint of me, right? Miahaha!!!

Anyways, you’ll probably see my ugly mug …

North Bound Train Trip

I registered for "Larian Hari Keputeraan Sultan Azlan Shah" which will be held on May 11th, despite knowing that Hubby isn't keen in driving all the way to Kuala Kangsar just so I can run 15K. 
Though come to think of it, I dunno why he's perfectly fine to travel to Taiping so that we can run up (or rather, I walk up) Bukit Larut in the King of Bukit Larut event on Apr 20th. Hohoho
Anyways, it got me trying to find a way to maybe, just maybe make Hubby reconsider it, by looking up on rail travel from KL to Kuala Kangsar.

Otherwise, I'll just DNS (did not start) the run but collect the event t-shirt anyway. Good thing the event t-shirt can be collected in KL!
Anyway, am toying with the idea of taking a ride on the Senandung Langkawi; which is a night train bound to Hat Yai from KL Sentral. We could take the 9:30pm and arrive at 2:30am and I go run a few hours later? Hahaha would be crazy fun! 
We've never travel anywhere to run a few hours after arriving but …

The First Meal Of The Day

is the most important meal of the day.
You can't just wake up from a 6-8 hours fast (or however long you were asleep during the night) and function all through the day with an empty stomach!
Of course eating a nice full breakfast is quite hard considering most of us are rushing on weekdays but for us, we make sure we have something in the morning. A cup of Milo counts! For Son, it can be something as simple as a piece of bread but at least he has something to last through reccess.
Our favourites are:  Nasi lemak, of course! Though nowadays, it's only enjoyed during the weekends. Saturdays mostly. Thosai. Because Roti Canai is much more unhealthy to enjoy while at the Mamak. hehehe Can never go wrong with toast and half-boiled eggs.  or something to accompany a strong coffee ^^ Pasties and pies. Yummm! or something along the traditional line, like laksam.  or something simple and quick to enjoy at home, like eggs with baked beans and cocktail sausages. 
Cereals and muesli are …

Made For Running

Well... duh, you said.
"A running shoes of course use for running lah!", you huffed. Well, I wear running shoes to go to the mall also, sometimes you know. Haha I finally got my Brooks Pure Flow 3 shoes which I won in the "Blog with Brooks" contest out for a run on Thursday night and did a 50min tempo run in it. Didn't win the new Brooks Transcend but I was absolutely happy with this too. 
The shoes has been voted as "Best Update" by Runner's World for Spring 2014.
Verdict? Just like the older Pure Flow that I had, it's more comfortable to wear this when running at a certain speed.
I've worn Pure Flow 3 to go "jalan-jalan" before and it wasn't a comfortable experience after a few hours. My heel screamed.
Doing a tempo run and speedwork in it feels good though. It's light yet it feels plush and cushioned. Yup, makes for a soft landing. Very soft.
So I gather, for me; heavier foot strike and heel striking doesn't agree…

Girl Power And Homegrown Brands

I thought I’d write something about this after encountering homegrown sportswear brands when I was looking for an affordable choice of sportswear.

I was actually looking for a long-sleeved shirt that I can wear during my long runs. Not just any long-sleeved shirt, mind you. I want something that I can stand wearing under the heat and able to wick away my sweats plus won't smell bad as I sweat. I had earlier looked at international brands for them; Lafuma, North Face, Columbia, Salomon…  but the price put me off. Way off.

For somebody who just wears the free tees that she got entering running events to train in; buying a RM300 a piece shirt is not something she wants to do (let’s not talk about shoes, that’s different).

Imagine my delight when I stumbled across a few brands, homegrown at that; offering something for me at a more affordable price.

One caters for the general sporting crowd. Breather Apparel; the brainchild of a couple - Inderjit Singh Khalae and his wife Kiranjit Ka…

Show Me Love

Love for all things boy bands! Hahaha
I'm almost 40 and yet I still love boy bands. LOL
This post was inspired by two things. The sudden surge in blog traffic towards my "More Sexy Men" post way back in 2012 where I put clips of Big Bang and 2PM (plus No Doubt too)Songs by both The Wanted and One Direction Enjoy!
Brings out the romantic in me. Heh heh
What day is it today again? *wink wink*
And oh yeah, love love love this too
One Direction.
Son likes their songs. I do too. ^^
What's your "story of my life?"

Bill? What bill?

Am absolutely chuffed to see the past two months' electricity bill; for obvious obvious reason,
No need to pay to TNB for the past two months.

Our monthly bill is quite low but most times it's like 50sen or so over the limit to get free electricity.

Helps that there's no air-cond in the house. The fan is switched on only at night and we pretty much occupy a single room (space) when we are awake i.e. everyone is parked in the living room despite doing different activities.

The Phase And The Favourites

I like to stick to a certain author and to a certain genre when it comes to leisure reading. My simple mind can't take too much confusion if I read such a diverse selection! LOL
My all time favourite books and authors : My books are as old as the one I bought in the 1990s and as recent as last week. There were quite a few that I had to regretfully gave away in late 1990s because I was moving and I only kept the only I absolutely can't leave without. *sad* I do still read them. I have a tendency to re-read ALL the books I love. These got me through college years. I was so into this, I can't read any other fantasy books. :P

I bought them at a secondhand bookstore in Central Market. That's use to be the place I look for books. Cheap(er) books. First hand or second hand doesn't matter.

It's been a while since I've been there. Actually, come to think of it; now it's easier to find secondhand books... and can buy them online too. Like the Book Up website, se…

Bargain Hoarder

Hard to resist a bargain even if (or if its) in the bargain bin especially since the items are still in good condition.

If a retailer sells something cheap but it's not in a good condition or it's already expired then the retailer is being irresponsible and must be reported.

But there are good retailers, selling items cheap, very cheap... months before its "Best Before" date. I LOIKE.

And if I'll probably hoard some for stock if they happen to be the stuff I use.

Like this powder Gatorade. Bought only two bottles though as it's Best Before April 2014.

I've "borong"ed a carton of RM1.50 Gatorade earlier and a few at RM1.00 too. Long time to expire at they are Best Before 30/6/14.

Always am a lookout for bargains, me! ^^

Sunday Musings

What can I say? 
Glad for a reprieve from it.
Like a really hot and sunny Saturday.
Woke up to the haze again on Sunday morning. Dang! Ugh...
Was glad to welcome rain around 10am and get this In the meantime, everyone take care. Hydrate well in this hot, hazy season. 
We checked-in to The Everly, Putrajaya during the weekend. It's the hotel where press centre, families and relatives of the missing #MH370 are housed.  The press was stationed there, waiting at the lobby for the news and updates of the missing #MH370. A sombre reminder about what had happened and gripped the whole nation, if not the world. #PrayforMH370
Take care everyone!