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Raya In Kampung

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No food photos.
No family photos either.
The highlight of Raya was going back to my hometown and in time for rambutan, mangosteen and durian! LOL Durian fell off tree. Durian eaten happily. Hahaha Picking up low fruiting mangosteen. Using a pole to get to the higher mangosteen.
Mangosteen that fell to the ground can't be kept long and have to be eaten quickly otherwise, they won't be nice. "kerang" as we in kampung would say. :P (No, I dunno how to explain what it means. Muahaha) There were rambutans too!
Happiness. ^^

Because Everybody Deserves A Best Buddy In Their Life

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A walk for inclusion.
A walk for acceptance.
A walk for friendship.

Are we embarrassed of disabled people, even (or especially) when they're our family? Do we discriminate them, instead of offering them our friendship? Our love? Our acceptance?
That's what is mentioned in the video above.
That's why I am open to participate in Best Buddies Friendship Walk because, quoting Helen Keller; "Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."
What's it's all about?

Best Buddies Friendship Walk 2014 aims to changes lives, as participants walk for inclusion, friendship, leadership, and opportunity for people with and without Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).
In the Best Buddies Friendship Walk Malaysia, the goal is to generate awareness and also to showcase our program to other schools, universities and corporations so that they too would adopt this program and help spread the vision of a Malaysia that actively practic…

Joy Of Syawal

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for kids : Duit Raya.
Angpau Raya.
Green packet.
Hahaha
Well, part of the joy lah. Apart from getting together with family members, eating good food and enjoying a long holiday. ^^
How was your long weekend?

1st Day Of Syawal

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Buka Puasa - A Whole Lot Of Durians!

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What joy! 
Eating durians in all sorts of style for breaking of fast. Hehehe A huge dollop of sambal tempoyak (fermented durian with pounded chillis) eaten with ulam (raw vegetables and rice). Yummy! Pengat durian for desserts. Heavenly! and the best part of Friday's buffet dinner for us, eating durian by the poolside. Durians being opened and served by hotel chef. Lovely.
Durians served on a plate. We just had a few rounds as we were already full eating for breaking of fast earlier but suffice to say, I was happy! ^^
Burp.

28th Day Of Ramadhan : Almost Raya

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"O Allah increase my enjoyment and satisfaction, in this month, in the prayers I pray out of my own free will, kindly make haste in quick disposal of my affairs in my interest, let me be near to the “Means of Approach” (Muhammad and Aali Muhammad) who are the select best medium to gain Thy favours, O He who does not get confused on account of the ceaseless demands of the countless beseechers, but attend to each and every supplication." Son had finished his exams on Wednesday (so many exams in Year 6!!!) and had nothing much to do at school and even the teachers were OK with students going off early for the Raya week. However, he still woke up bright and early today as he has a Majlis Tilawah at school. Tilawah means recitation of Al-Quran. He's singing nasyid too and spent a good part of last night practising. School will be off for the whole week, next week but Mommy and Daddy are only taking an extra day off on Wednesday for Raya. Gotta keep the annual leave for our …

27th Day of Ramadhan : Lailatul Qadar

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Energizer Night Race 2014: Race Kit Collection

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Just two and a half weeks to go before the BIG DAY and running my first race after Hari Raya; in Energizer Night Race! Sure am feeling super excited. ^^ For those who registered and are collecting the race kit; here's the details :
Diary Listing Energizer Night Race 2014: Race Kit Collection

The race kit collection of Energizer Night Race 2014 will be held on 2 & 3 August 2014, from 10.00am to 6.00pm at Wisma OCM in Kuala Lumpur. Wisma OCM is a short walk from the Star LRT and Monorail Hang Tuah station. Runners who are unable collect their race kits may send a representative together with a copy of their IC / passport, and authorization letter which is to be presented at the counter. There will be NO race kit distribution on race day. If you require special arrangement, please send a request to enquiry@hooha.asia by 28 July 2014 at latest.

Organized by Energizer Malaysia, together with race organizer, Twenty First Century Sports Sdn Bhd, collaboration partner Dewan Bandaraya Kua…

Finally It's Durian Time!

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Even though it's not Musang King like what Tan Sri Anay enjoyed and it's those cheap 3 pcs for RM10... I was very happy to finally indulge on some durians. Finally.  Yummy yummy The big one was Mommy's. Small one was Son's. Hahaha Still heaven, cheap durian or not. ^^

PRESS RELEASE : Energizer Malaysia announces EPIC Homes as partner for “Light Up the Dark” initiative

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Kuala Lumpur, 22 July 2014 Energizer Malaysia is pleased to announce EPIC Homes as its CSR partner of “Light Up the Dark” initiative for this year’s edition of the Energizer Night Race. EPIC Homes is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide sustainable homes for the underprivileged communities. Under the partnership, Energizer Malaysia hopes to raise RM180,000 in funding and lighting support to build up homes for Orang Asli in rural Peninsular Malaysia. “The Positivenergy created by runners and supporters of Energizer Malaysia enables us to create change that matters. The Energizer Night Race is not only a race to promote healthy lifestyle but to gather and empower runners in making a positive impact to the society that we live in - together we race for a brighter world, “said Mike Foong, Managing Director of Energizer Malaysia and Singapore. John-Son Oei, CEO of EPIC Homes, “EPIC Homes is honored to be part of the Malaysia’s largest night race and work with a passionate br…

Mosquitoes Repellent, The Natural Way

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The rise of dengue cases sure made me worried. With the dry spell and the onslaught of mozzies at home, it sure is not advisable to leave the window & door open.
There are a few other plants that can act as natural mosquitoes repellent :
1. Lemongrass (impossible to plant at our home. Balcony to small to even accommodate a potted plant) 2. Catnip 3. Rosemary (oooo herbs!) 4. Basil (another herbs) 5. Lavender 6. Geranium
When Small Kucing's Mommy offered to give me pots of mosquito repellent plants (which are also herbs), I accepted it gratefully.
Her generous plants... all healthy and thriving. I hope I can let it grow healthily too. *fingers crossed* Let's hope these two plants won't die on me!
Thank you Mamarazzi!

Nobody Cares Like A Mom Does, Especially Mom's Care Snap A Selfie And Win!

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“Established in 1995, Mom’s Care opened its first outlet in Ampang Point Shopping Centre.
Mom’s Care has always been looking at catering to the larger consumer group. Therefore, with that in mind, a mere 5years later, Mom’s Care opened its doors at Mid Valley Megamall and 1Utama Phase 2.
Mom’s Care mission statement is “To provide the best needs and care for your child”, hence the tag line used since its conceptualisation “the right choice for your child”. This is achieved via our experienced personnel at our retail stores. They are the place where parents can seek advice on pregnancy, parenting tips. We strive to provide the best of advice. Mom’s Care carries more than 20 international brands with more than 10,000skus. This covers everything from infants to toddlers, newborn up to 3 years of age. Mom’s Care offers the latest designs and most innovative products by international brands; from apparels, nursing products, feeding accessories, car seats and traveling systems, bedding as …

22nd Day Of Ramadhan : A Buka Puasa Buffet Treat

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It's not that I cook for buka puasa, but we always buka puasa at home (or in hubby's case, at work) except for last Friday when we ate at Subway.
Tue & Thursday, Son would buka puasa with his grand dad and uncles while Mommy chose to run and just drink Revive for buka puasa and eat later during the night.
On Friday, we finally head to a nearby hotel in Mid Valley for a buffet buka puasa. Nothing too lavish, and actually the spread at the restaurant was quite simple. I was actually quite happy eating salad. Heaps of them! Haven't been eating these since the first day of puasa. plus a little bit of other stuff. Hahaha I was actually went on a coffee drinking spree. Cups and cups of them!
Yet, I slept soundly that night, and even gotten a good 8 hours sleep to boot!
Didn't linger too long there as hubby wanted to head out for his Friday nights trail run with his running buddy.
I was supposed to do a 13K run but was too full to even contemplate a slow run! Hahaha
Mayb…

BOH Highlands Run, Anyone?

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What to do when one visits Cameron Highlands? The usual would be : 1. Visit BOH Tea plantation 2. Hikes/jungle walks 3. Farm visits for fresh strawberries, veges, butterflies, honeys, cactus, etc ^^ 4. Steamboats! Makan!
5. Visit night markets and markets. Makan some more! LOL

How about going out for a run and donning a mad hat while at it too? Yeah, something different for those planning for a visit to Cameron Highlands  in September and it's joining BOH Highlands Run! Fun right, going out for a trail run in BOH Tea plantation in Sg Palas? I likeeeee the idea.
Just nice for a trip after both me & Zaini's birthdays and also after Son finishes his UPSR exam.

Time to chill! The interesting thing is, there will be a tea party (or light refreshments served) after the run. Hope there'll be tea and scones with strawberry jam! ;-)

The last time we visited Cameron Highlands and drove up all the way to Boh Tea Centre in Sg Palas was way back in 2009. Such a long time already!!…

Second Best Thing

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been craving for durians for quite a bit.
Friends going for makan and posting them on blogs, FBs, instagram and even whatsapp are certainly not helping.
Still yet to indulge eating them but hubby got these home... my second best thing - mangosteen!
At least this won't stink up the car!
Must go find some durians to eat on the spot. :P

Race For A Brighter World

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Ready to rock the night away? By running? Flooded with a sea of LED lights? In the heart of KL?
Did you register to Energizer Night Race that will be held on Aug 9, 2014? If you do, see you at Dataran Merdeka come Aug 9 night! I received the running vest a few days ago and today, my bib. Hot off the oven! 
Maybe I'm the first one to receive them? #perasan hehehe
Anyway, I was informed that the first batch of race kit (running vest, bib, sponsored items) had been sent out yesterday for those who opted for courier service. Second batch will be out tomorrow.
Self-collection is on Aug 2-3, 2014 at Tan Sri Hamzah Arena, Level 3 Wisma OCM.
More info can be found here at : https://energizer.com.my/nightrace/
p.s. I'll probably (or rather hubby will) kaypoh at the race kit collection anyway. ;-)
See you at the starting line!

Having Fun, Out For A Run

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again.
But this time, instead of running alone, it was with a whole lot of other runners, in the annual Ramadhan LSD by the Sabun Group in Putrajaya.
I only needed to do a 16K run on Saturday at a nice and slow pace of 8.20min/km and that was what I roughly did. So far, I've already done 45K for the week. Probably adding another 5-8K later this afternoon before buka puasa. With some of the lovely ladies raking up their own weekly mileage. Strong determined runners, they are. One of the ladies didn't run but she and her hubby cycled for 70K! Wow!!!
I started my run late and missed the opportunity to be included in the group photo. Hu~
What did the boys do when I was out for a run?
The two boys spent time listening to a talk by Mufti Ismail Menk at Masjid Tuanku Mizan (aka Masjid Besi). 
Then later they waited for Mommy to finish her run, which ended at around 2am and off we went for our sahur at McD in Bangi where McCafe was open for business and Mommy got her cappuccino! Yeay…

Fourteenth Day Of Ramadan : Making Doa

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In this holy month of Ramadhan, let us not forget of those who are suffering around the world.

Especially for the people of Palestine.

#freePalestine
#prayforGaza

Taking Turns And Energizer Night Race Vest Preview

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Who'd believe that hubby and I would someday have to compromise (well, for me to compromise this time) on training time?
I haven't been really been venturing into trails yet, what with the only occasional jaunt to Gunung Nuang and Taman Rimba Alam while hubby seems to relish hitting the trails.
This Ramadhan month, it's my turn to "babysit" the kiddo at home while hubby went out with his trail gang on Friday nights. Night runs. Doing trail. Hubby wore the headlamp I got when I ran in the Energizer Night Race way back in 2012. Pergh...
Anyhoo, I thought of registering to "Trail In Twilight Stars" which is Penang and is a 12-hour night trail event but hubby isn't too keen in it.
Ah well...
Oh look! Just as I was typing this post, I received my race kit for the upcoming Energizer Night Race to be held in Aug 9, 2014.
Sneak preview of the running vest : If you opt for courier service, it will be sent over to you by next week. Those who opt to self-coll…