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Back To Ko Hyang For A Korean Dinner

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We used to enjoy our dinner at Ko Hyang Korean Country Delights (Ko Hyang means hometown in Korean, by the way) located at the Gardens Mall on weekdays quite frequently. At least once a week.
But after Son entered secondary school and becomes busier, we had not had dinner there on weekdays anymore. For more than a year now, I think. We seldom visit Borders Bookstore even!
Hubby and Son needed to buy something yesterday and as Son had finished his homework, we stopped by Gardens Mall and also Mid Valley Megamall for dinner and shopping.
Interesting to note that the waiter at Ko Hyang still recognise Son even after a year of not visiting and remarked that he hadn't seen Son for a long while. ^^
Anyhoo.. we ordered only two sets and an extra bowl of rice and shared our meals. My favourite : Soon du bu jigae which is spicy soft tofu stew with seafood and the set comes with baanchan (side dishes) and rice.  plus O jing eo bokem which is stir fried squid set that comes with baanchan an…

Press Release : IOI City Mall Run

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IOI City Mall Delivers Scenic Experience for Runners of IOI City Mall Run and Announces the Winner of Prosperity Drive Contest
Putrajaya, 27th March 2016 – Flagged off at 7.30am from The Symphony Walk, Ground Floor of IOI City Mall, the inaugural IOI City Mall Run 2016 saw runners had lots of fun experiencing the scenic trail across IOI Resort City.  Hosted by the mall’s management, IOI City Mall Run 2016 aims to be the platform and catalyst that fosters community development via a healthy lifestyle. 
“At IOI, we always emphasise in creating a physical presence in the local community. As such, we constantly drive activities that gathers people because we believe that greater sense of community leads to a sustainable social well-being,” said Chris Chong, Complex General Manager of IOI City Mall.
Through its 6.4KM route, runners had an unforgettable experience in discovering IOI Resort City. “IOI City Mall Run 2016 delivers a unique running experience because the route stretched across …

Nando's For A Treat

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Earlier this year, I promised myself that I'd treat myself to Nando's espetada if I could achieve a PB (personal best) timing for my half-marathon in January.
That didn't happen. 
And while I managed a 2:30:35 timing for my 21K at Bukit Jalil's 23K run, it wasn't a PB either.
Anyhoo, since I don't plan to run chasing for timing at Nike We Run KL (not with the non-existent training for these past three weeks), that Nando's treat seems to have to wait.
But then, hubby took us all to Nando's last night for a surprise treat!
Hubby and Son didn't want a heavy dinner so we decided to share our meals. of Mediterranean salad with an absolutely awesome vinegary dressing.  and espetada! Yeay!
I actually prefer the espetada than having a quarter chicken.  The sides of garlic bread and peri wedges were nice too.  Our meal at Nando's Bangsar Village was a wonderful one. The ambiance was nice and relaxing. The staff were friendly and efficient. Special menti…

Trail And BOH Tea In May

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In Banting.
I never knew there is a tea plantation in Banting until recently when the registration for Boh Eco Trail Run opens. And imagine that I actually drink the Bukit Cheeding No. 53 blend at home! Hah Hah
The Bukit Cheeding tea plantation is a lowland tea plantation and is one of four Boh's tea gardens.  I've visited the Boh's tea gardens in Cameron so it would be interesting to visit the one in Banting too! Plus, I had fun in Boh's Fun Run in 2014 which was held in Sg Palas so I can't wait to have some fun in Bukit Cheeding. ^^
Details of registration :
and more information and registration at https://mro.myraceonline.com/boh16/registrations

Bukit Cheeding, see you on May 28th!

A Safety Program For The Ladies

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Organised by 2ndskin Asia, the Keep Yourself Safe Program will be held on Apr 16th, May 7th and June 18th 2016.
The program will be led by a qualified self-defense coach from MuayFit Gym and it is open to all female with a small RM30 fee to cover costs for the 2-hour long program and some refreshments.
The sessions will run for 2 hours each time and will be held at The Marathon Shop HQ, at No.25, Jalan SS23/15, Taman SEA, 47400 Petaling Jaya. Available dates for now are in the poster attached and the other dates will be available soon.
More info can be found at 2ndskin Asia FB page (click here)

I'm thinking of joining. Come and join me, ladies. ^^

Highlander For The Day In Bukit Kutu

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After last week Titi 100 where both Hubby and I volunteered, we spent the weekend crewing for another race again this week. On Mar 26, 2016 The Highlanders Series 2016, Bukit Kutu Trail Run was held in Bukit Kutu, Kuala Kubu Baru. The 12K Run saw a 760m total elevation gain and runners ran through river crossing, old lodging road, rain forest trail, steep hill inclines uneven terrain.

Just like at Titi 100, hubby and I were stationed at the Start/Finish line and somehow I did a "bidan terjun" job that day. What? Read on. ^^ Every participant needed to chek-in before the race at the secretariat counter and they were given an energy bar sponsored by Moolabar that morning.
The organiser had also included a basic medical kit in each runner's race kit that were sent to them via Pos Laju earlier, before the race.  Flag-off was at 8.00am sharp after a safety briefing done by Tuan Hiswani from the Balai Polis Kuala Kubu Baru.
A small race as participation was kept to a minimum,…

Mix Bag Weekends

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Things lined-up for the upcoming weekends: After volunteering at last week's Titi 100, hubby and I will be volunteering again this weekend, now at a trail race : Bukit Kutu 12K Trail Run which is a part of Highlanders Series 2016.  Had wanted to join Route 68 which will see runners doing either 50K or 70K, as volunteers and had actually applied for it but since we didn't hear any word from the organiser, I had a backup plan. Backup plan : running in We Run KL Nike 21K 2016!
So mainstream of me! HAHAHA Lastly for April, a fun run with the family at Mid Valley City Charity Run.
Mix bag with a nice gap in-between to just relax at home. Only a few races to assist or run in so it'll be quite relaxing. ^^

The Bribes...

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Sorta. ^^ Since both Hubby and I spent our Saturday outside kepohing at a race and left Son at home last week, we kinda made amends (or bribed) with him by treating him on Friday and also Sunday. Parents guilt. Hehehe Actually we asked him to join us (he did in 2014 after all) but he declined. After work on Friday, we head off to IOI City Mall in Putrajaya and as Son wanted to eat at Sukiya, Sukiya it was for dinner. Then we spent time until closing time walking about and getting stuff for him - snacks, drinks and stuff for the weekend.

He was a good boy and went to have a haircut on Saturday himself. He even did some chores!

I guess it is rather nice to have the parents away occasionally, even though he still have his uncle watching him at home. ^^ For Sunday, a treat of Subway meatball sandwich and some pearl tea at Chatime.

We'll be helping out at Bukit Kutu for the first of the Highlander Series Run on Friday night and Saturday morning. I'm thinking of asking him to tag …

Back To Titi 100 - As Volunteers

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Hubby and I were volunteers at Titi 100 Ultramarathon in 2014 which was Titi's first race edition. This year, for its 3rd edition, we were back again and back to filling in the volunteer spot. 
Although the earlier arrangement was for us to be helping out at the starting line before proceeding to CP3; located at KM25, we were later asked by Allan who is the race director to be stationed at the starting line, and to oversee the mandatory item check tables and also sorting out the prizes for top 10 winners for the 200K, 100K and 50K categories.
We reported for duty at 9.00am on Saturday morning, just as the 200K runners were coming in after reaching their 100K mark at the CP/Start line to check-in an rest before continuing for their next 100K. A runner making his way for his second half of the 200K. Hubby talked with him for a bit while we were manning the drop bag section as he took a breather under "our" tent. The runner from Seattle later finished in 7th place. Congrat…

Simple Yet So Satisfying

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Hubby had been craving for this ever since we returned from Merapoh early last month.
It's so simple yet so lovely to enjoy.
Just boiled sardine that is later deep fried. And for us, it's simply eaten with some fresh ulam and budu on the side. Everyone had second serving of  rice with just this simple meal! ^^
Boiled the sardine with salt and lots of asam keping for taste. The smell was enough to make Son hungry. And then, I just fried a few when we wanted to eat them and keep the rest in the freezer for later. So convenient!

Press Release : PUMABrings Sport and Style to the Next Level With the Fierce

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The brand launches latest campaign featuring new footwear style offering with Kylie Jenner. Herzogenaurach, Germany (14 March, 2016) – Sports brand PUMA unveiled today its latest women’s training campaign focusing on their new fitness footwear style offering, the PUMA Fierce. Entrepreneur and style icon, Kylie Jenner headlines the campaign along with other PUMA ambassadors which launches April 1, 2016. The PUMA Fierce is a lightweight laceless training shoe designed to be both versatile and functional and mixes performance-ready technology with street-worthy styling. The unexpected designs have a demi upper bootie construction with technical overlays, a supportive midsole, and flex grooved outsole allowing for fast and dynamic multi-directional movements. The style will take you to and from your latest training class while taking your look to the next level. “PUMA is putting a great deal of focus and emphasis behind our women’s business; this campaign and launch of the Fierce is the…

Mommy And Son Day Out

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During the previous school holiday, Son spent a Daddy & Son day out at Legoland. This time, it's Mommy's turn to spend time with him.
I think it's rather nice to have the occasional Mom & Son or Dad & Son only time, apart from spending time with the whole family. 
Anyway, we just spent the day in the city. Son wanted to watch the BoBoiBoy movie and that's the first thing we did in the morning, after having breakfast together with Daddy; that is.
Both of us thoroughly enjoyed watching BoBoiBoy The Movie, just as we did watching the series on TV. Lovely animation, action-packed and funny to boot. No wonder it's the highest grossing local animated movie.  Treats time later included a stop a Borders bookstore and an ice-cream stop too! A late lunch/snack later, after a train ride at DubuYo.

It was a Happy Hour promotion set at only RM9.00 and we ordered TTeobokki and Honey Garlic Bulgogi Chicken. Both set at RM9.00 nett and came with a choice of drink of e…

Back To Bukit Jalil For A Half Marathon

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So I ran 43K in Taman Rekreasi Bukit Jalil last December in Park Marathon. Today, I'm back to Bukit Jalil for a half marathon; The Bukit Jalil Half Marathon although it is stated by the organizer much earlier, on their registration page that it's actually 22.5K. What is it with Bukit Jalil and the extra distances? Hahaha
Here I was at 4:30am already at Bukit Jalil despite some reservations and trepidation in doing the HM. For one, I don't really need to run 22K on Sunday. My training plan has only a 13K easy run prescribed. Furthermore, most of my running friends seems to be going for UEM Charity Run instead. SO why on earth did I signed up for a 22.5K instead of the 13.5K category? I have absolutely no idea. HAHAHA
Anyway, I did turn-up to run in the Bukit Jalil Half Marathon. I did finish it and I did it better than expected considering I only wanted to do an easy run (plus hills) today.
The route provided enough challenges for runners. Marshals and volunteers aplenty a…

A Relaxing Saturday

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A relaxed paced Saturday so far, for a change.
As none of us had any plans today, we decided to head to Lake Garden in the morning for a stroll and fresh air. I had thought we'd just stroll around the lake, but the boys decided to do a bit of jogging as part of training for a run Mommy had signed the Anak Bujang for, in May. So during the first loop, they left Mommy in the dust!
Mommy didn't see them after she finished her loop so she decided to do a bit of running and somehow, managed to complete 4 loops in total while the two boys wait. Hah hah
Mommy got her 60-70min easy run as her plan, after all.  Then after our stroll, we headed off to MAEPS in Serdang which is nearby to our house to stop by and buy some stuff at the Pasar Tani there. Good thing the stalls there aren't closing yet, even at almost 11.00am!
Bought some stuff and then, time for a late breakfast.   Wet char koay teow...
and bihun sup.
Mommy was actually more thirsty than hungry so she enjoyed the chrysa…

What's For Dinner?

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Important question to ask every night but more so, on Friday when I have a race to run in during the weekend. Hah Hah

A 22.5K run on Sunday morning, a route recce later in the evening, on top of a one-hour run tomorrow.

So let's see... what's for dinner tonight? ^^


Botani Putrajaya Endurance Run

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A new kid in town; or rather a new loop-based endurance run will be in town. ^^ Botani Putrajaya Endurance Run features 2 different runs, although both are held in the same venue and during the same weekend. Putra 24 Hours Endurance Run, as the name implies is a 24-hours endurance run around a 5.5K loop around Taman Botani. To be a finisher, one needs to complete at least 55K within that 24-hours time limit, which I have to say is very generous. This run is open to both male and female runners. Winners and rankings will be based on the total distance done within the 24-hours cutoff limit. The run starts at 8.30am on Apr 30 and last until 8.30am the next day, May 1, 2016.Ungu 55 is a female only run with a 12-hour cutoff. Only one distance category and that is of course, 55K for both Open and Veteran category.  The run will start at 8.30pm on Apr 30 and last until 8.30am May 1, 2016.Limited to only 10 special female runners, the Ultra Woman is for female runners who wish to join both P…