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Conquer The City With Score Run

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This week is the start of my 12-weeks marathon training plan for Twincity Marathon in January.
Just 12-weeks?
Enough la, considering I had just completed a 16-weeks plan for Chiba Aqualine Run last week (although unfortunately I couldn't really train during the final months for the run).
But anyhoo, I was supposed to run an easy 1:30 run today but I figured registering for a 15K wouldn't hurt. ^^ There were 2 categories for the run - 15K and 6K.
15K runners were flagged-off at 6.00am and 6K at 6.30am. Hubby was grumbling royally at the fact that a "mere" 15K run needed to start so early. HAHAHA
I was impressed with the numbers of 15K runners who joined the run. I only entered the pen about 4 minutes before flag-off and slowly tried to inch my way to the front. Even that, I only crossed the start line 1 minute after flag off, with a whole lot more runners behind me.
Similar to Chiba Run, I chose to run just by following the crowd. I tried not to look at my watch durin…

Let The Light Shine Within Us, This Deepavali

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Don't judge a book by its cover, we are always been reminded of that. But consciously or unconsciously, we do it. We judge others by how they look, by the colour of their skin, how they dressed, how we perceived them; often without bothering to know each other's background.

Greater harmony can be achieved through greater understanding and compassion in a multi-racial society like ours and there are so many ways to do it.

For me, I have the love of running as a sport to be a part of a caring community with charity drives done by running groups not only for local charitable causes but also for overseas, such as the charity drive for Langtang in Nepal to help the area rebuild itself after he devastating earthquake in 2015.

Fellow runners from all background came to help without hesitating when there is a need to help regardless of race or religion, during the flood in Kelantan or for Orang Asli causes or for Old Folks' home or orphanages.
A similar interest can bring people fro…

Press Release: LANGKAWI EXPLORES ECO-SPORTS APPROACH TO STRENGTHEN TOURISM

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AkTION Series Launched to Attract both Domestic and International Tourists
Kuala Lumpur, 27 October 2016 – Langkawi, a world-renowned destination for leisure tourism, plans to expand its horizon by inviting nature and sports lovers to its islands. Organiser E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd and supporter Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), expands the successful pilot project of Tuba Trail Run in April to a triple treat for eco-sport athletes around the world.

Mountains, islands, beaches, forests and distinct inhabitants that create the 99 thickly forested topical islands located within the boundaries of Langkawi, will host a series of programmes under the umbrella of AkTION including the Tanjung Rhu SwimFest, Mount (Mt.) Mat Chinchang SkyBridge Climb, and the Tuba Trail Run. In 2007, UNESCO declared the Langkawi archipelago as one of 94 globally recognised Geoparks from 27 countries, endorsing its natural beauty, ecological harmony and archeological, geological and cultural significance.

“Lan…

Press Release: RUNNERS, CYCLISTS, POWER UP!

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Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships 2017 Returns to Putrajaya, Promotes Malaysia as a Regional Sports Hub

Kuala Lumpur, 25 October 2016 – The world’s largest duathlon race in the Powerman series, Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships, will return to Putrajaya on Sunday, 5 March 2017 with greater expectation on foreign participation. Organised by E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd, over 3,000 local and foreign participants including top global athletes, multi-sport elites and enthusiasts are expected to take part in the run-bike-run race.

Powerman, the pinnacle for duathlon competition globally, is the platform for ardent runners and cyclists to progress and master both sports. The championships held in Putrajaya last March upon a two-year hiatus witnessed the tremendous growth of duathletes in the region, with a record-breaking number of 2,645 participants starting the race, breaking the Malaysia Book of Records for the ‘Largest Participation of Duathlon Championships’ in Malaysia.

“The proliferat…

Favourite Steamed Fish

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There's a place near our home that served a pretty darn good asam boi steamed fish and occasionally we like to eat there. Usually when I have a fish craving and lazy to cook them myself lah! Hahaha Another favourite for us, Kailan Ikan Masin. Perfect with this Steamed Siakap.

Yummy!

Is it time for lunch yet?


RBC Race For The Kids 2016

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Last Sunday, the family went down to Lake Garden (or now known as Taman Botani Perdana) to join the first edition of RBC Race for the Kids in Malaysia. The 5K charity run saw almost 1,500 participants joining and the race managed to raise RM200,000.00 for Ronal McDonald House Charities (RMCH ) and exceeding their initial target of RM90,000.00 The day's event started at 7.00am but the run itself was flagged off at 8.00am.

Thank goodness for an overcast, after-rain morning so we were able to do our run in a nice, cooling weather.
 Flag-off of 1,500 participants.
Always nice to see families with their young children actively joining activities like this. :)
We needed to do 2 loops around the lake.

After finishing the first loop, the kids were treated with balloons to encourage them to do another loop.

After finishing the second loop, they received their medal. Yeay!
For us, it was a nice Sunday morning family outing.
RBC mascot was a hit.
There were plenty of activities but we ta…

Dinner At Empire Subang Pasta Zanmai

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Daddy worked really late one day so Mommy and Son decided to hop on the LRT and waited for him nearby his office for dinner together. It was our first time taking the new extended LRT line which has now go all the way to Putra Heights. We took the LRT to Subang Jaya station and walked a few hundred metres to Empire Subang Mall. The journey took about 30 minutes from Bangsar Station. Dinner was at Pasta Zanmai and we decided to share. We chose two sets and one was the curry rice & pasta and the kimchi & garlic fried rice combo to be shared among the three of us.
 The boys do like their Japanese curry rice.
 So only both of them ate this.
 But all three of us shared the garlic fried rice.
But only Mommy enjoyed the kimchi pasta because she was craving for some oysters! Got two teeny weeny oysters in that bowl. Hahaha

Food is of course normal and standard lah, but what makes Pasta Zanmai Empire Subang a nicer experience for us was the really helpful and friendly staff who waited…

Press Release: RM 200,000 raised at the first ever RBC Race for the Kids in Kuala Lumpur

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Over 1,500 people walked and ran in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, 16 October 2016 – More than 1,500 people walked or jogged through the beautiful Perdana Botanical Garden today in the first ever Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Race for the Kids in Kuala Lumpur in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Malaysia.

The 5km charity run raised RM 200,000 for RMHC Malaysia to build a Ronald McDonald Sensory Room at two centres in the Klang Valley. The centres nurture the well-being and education of young people with special needs and learning disabilities. The Kuala Lumpur race exceeded its initial fundraising target of RM 90,000, paving the way for RBC and RMHC to double their target and fund an additional room.
“We are thrilled with the response to RBC’s first Race for the Kids in Kuala Lumpur and proud that RBC employees, friends, family and the local community came together to support such an important cause,” said Doug Moore, CEO, RBC Ca…

Down Time

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I somehow sprained my ankle when I was walking on a gravel road a few weeks ago. It was just a niggle at first but it got really painful the same night.

Actually, I wasn't too worried at first because my ankle wasn't swollen and I actually attributed the pain around my arch to me changing to new shoes that week or maybe plantar fascitiis or something.

So it was just RICE  at first - rest, ice, elevate (putting the feet up) and compress.

That photo above - I was just experimenting using Salonpas instead of rubbing anti-inflammatory gel on my feet. Kekeke

After a few days with no sign of getting better, I went to see my GP and as usual he prescribed some painkillers for me.

Truthfully. I'm not too keen about taking painkillers but I did take the medicine for a few days. We went on a vacation to Cherating later and although I still can't run, I figured some time walking barefoot would be good for me and I did it during our stay at Holiday Villa, Cherating.

With a race c…

Do You - PUMA South East Asia Ambassadors

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In conjunction with the global PUMA launch of the ‘DO YOU’ Campaign, PUMA South East Asia announces the regional line up of representatives of the brand. This campaign aims to inspire confidence and identity in women, and to bolster the essence of the global campaign to young women on a more personal level.

The PUMA Ambassador is one who is dauntless in the face of adversities and unapologetic for being who they are. These are attributes and characteristics exemplified by influential women who stay true to themselves, make their own rules, and never take ‘no’ for an answer, like Rihanna and Cara Delevingne, whom are all PUMA Female Ambassadors.

Let's get to know the awesome ladies who are PUMA South East Asia Ambassadors! “DO YOU- to me is to be bold about yourself, to do what is best for yourself and not be affected by all the external negativity around you.” – Dawn Yeoh

Name: Dawn Yeoh Country: Singapore Professional Career: Model & Actress
Dawn Yeoh is a Singaporean model…

Press Release : PUMA Aannounces South East Asia Female Ambassadors

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Kuala Lumpur (12thOctober 2016) – In conjunction with the global PUMA launch of the ‘DO YOU’ Campaign, PUMA South East Asia announces the regional line up of representatives of the brand. This campaign aims to inspire confidence and identity in women, and to bolster the essence of the global campaign to young women on a more personal level.

The PUMA Ambassador is one who is dauntless in the face of adversities and unapologetic for being who they are. These are attributes and characteristics exemplified by influential women who stay true to themselves, make their own rules, and never take ‘no’ for an answer, like Rihanna and Cara Delevingne, whom are all PUMA Female Ambassadors.

PUMA South East Asia has put together six women – Siti Saleha and Vanessa Tevi from Malaysia, Kelly Tandiono and Rani Ramadhany from Indonesia, and Dawn Yeoh and Sheila Sim from Singapore – who will be part of PUMA’s Official Female Ambassadors.
Representing Malaysia, Siti Saleha is a model, actress, host and …

Reasons Why You Should Run With Nature in Jitra, Kedah This Coming November

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1. One of the best running events in Asia this year.

Arguably the best, in its own league, BDB Marathon Jitra will feature a breathtaking running route along the paddy fields in Jitra, Kedah.

2. You've explored most of the running routes in the city centre. This time, run with nature.

It is good to take a break from the view of the skyscrapers and busy streets to picturesque Jitra Kedah.

3. It's a weekend getaway.

Mark your date 12 November 2016. Bring your friends and family. After the marathon, you can run after laksa sekoq, pulut kahwin or ikan bakaq.

4. Flight tickets are on sale (from RM60 only+).

Hint hint. Fireflyz, Malaysia Airlines, Airasia, Malindo Air.

5. Run and Go Makan

Enjoy local fare after hitting the road running in Jitra Marathon. The day is still early!

6. A chance to do the crazy and run back-to-back in a few states

There are a few races going on that weekend, and some runner might be crazy enough to do just that! Maybe Jitra - Putrajaya - Kuala Kangsar?
OK,…

Dr Kase Legacy Symposium In Kuala Lumpur

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I did something out of the ordinary last Sunday. I attended a symposium.
A special symposium – Dr Kase Legacy Series Symposium, which was held at Royal Selangor Club and was co-hosted by Pilatique Pilates & Physiotheraphy Studio.
The first time it is held in South East Asia, the symposium was conducted by the founder of Kinesio Tex Tape & Kinesio Taping methods, Dr Kenzo Kase.
The symposium was attended by a number of students from local uni and medical professionals but I feel that even laymen like me and fellow runner/blogger Missyblurkit gained a lot from attending the symposium.
For one, I now realised that Kinesio taping and taping in general is used much more outside the world of sports. It was interesting for me to know that 85% of taping usage is used for non-athletes as I only know learn about the use of taping when I started running and seeing fellow runners using them whenever they have injuries or for stability. That day I learned about Dr Kase’s Space Movement …