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Our CNY Eve Makan Besar

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Whilst I had to go to work on Friday, the eve of CNY celebration, Hubby and Son enjoyed their day offs.
It was school holiday from Thursday to Wednesday while Hubby's office was closed from Friday to Tuesday. Lucky git!
They waited to have lunch with me on Friday before I went back to work and later was able to go off early as my office closed a bit early, Since it's lunch time, we ordered from the Set Lunches promotion. Hubby had whatsapp me to ask what I want to order before I was able to head down for lunch and by the time I reached Tony Roma's, my soup was already waiting for me! Creamy potato soup which I love. Beef ribs. I had wanted lamb ribs but lamb ribs are not featured in the set lunches. Boo! But beef ribs also good. Son sure had no problem with it too! ^^
I love the mashed potato and cleaned up everything on the plate. Hubby had burger.
Our table was waited by an efficient and friendly guy, Bikram. I have to say, I like the wait staff at Gardens Mall. There i…

What's Our Plan?

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I was hungry by the time it's dinner time.
But both Hubby and Son weren't and they vetoed out from eating banana leaf rice at Nirwana Maju.

So what else to do?

Fall back on my second plan. Go to second plan for salmon. I was hoping that Plan B's "Makan Malam" promo is still available as I took quite a liking at their  Pan-Seared Salmon with Pesto Rice but alas, no more promotion.

And the main menu selections aren't all too exciting.

Haih. What to do? Sat down already after all...
So I ordered this Nacho Everyday Salad (this one was presented way better than the one served to me last November. Hah hah)
To go with my Asian fusion pasta (forgot the name). Lazy to google for it also.
While the two boys shared this salted egg fries.

It was raining that night, and after finishing our meal, we kinda just sat back and relaxed. But we couldn't help but notice the service staff watching us and kept looking at our table. Maybe to check whether we want to order more…

A Trip Down Tiger Lane, With The Boys Of '86

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What do you do when you accept a copy of a school memoir to read? Make that the memoirs of STAR '86. STAR or Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman, is a premier all-boys residential school in Ipoh and named after the first Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, Almarhum Seri Paduka Baginda Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad. The publishing of the batch's memoir; titled "I Wuz 'Ere, Memoirs of STAR 86" coincides with the batch's 30th anniversary and is a collection of tales and memories from the '86 batch, written in Bahasa Malaysia and English.
Why am I reading it, then? Especially since I am obviously not a STAR Old Boy or one of the spouses? And do I dare to write about the book in my humble blog when the alumni boasts many prominent names, grammar Nazi notwithstanding?
I picked up "I wuz 'Ere, Memoirs of STAR '86" with no expectation other than to read on tales of yesteryears, as the Batch of '86 (now already in their late 40s) reminisce ab…

Two Runs, Surrounded By Nature In Kuala Kubu Bharu

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Tired of joining races around the same route in Klang Valley?

Love the trails? Love running on the tarmac but want to enjoy some (or a whole lot of greenery)? Or both?

One of those crazy back2back runners who likes running in races both on Saturday and Sunday in the same weekend?

Joining these two races in Kuala Kubu Bharu may be the answer to your itchy feet.
Highlanders Series Bukit Kutu is a stunning trail run with a distance of 15km through Orang Asli village at the foothill (Kg. Pertak, Kuala Kubu Bharu) to Batu Tedung of Bukit Kutu. The challenging race course designed for both novice runners and more seasoned trail runners who crave for a challenging multi-element race course with crazy elevation. The first Bukit Kutu Run was held in March last year, with the distance of 12K. Those who are joining this year sees a 3K "upgrade" to the distance. I was there last year but not as a runner lah. I was helping only. Plan to help out again, this year. ^^ Anyhoo, race (crew) r…

Ultra Marathon World Heritage Series & Geopark Series Press Conference

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A short news from Japan.
Ultra Marathon World Heritage series & Geopark series Press Conference was held in Ariake, Tokyo today.

The Series is held in order to convey the importance of "World Heritage", "Intangible Cultural Heritage" and "Geopark" to the domestic and overseas participants and promote the wonder of cultural heritage and natural heritage through the marathon in the area hosting 100 km Ultramarathon races.

It is Japan's first effort to cooperate with multiple Ultramarathon events for the same purpose, with each chairperson gathers and share the charms and strengths of their respective areas.
The press conference was held today on January 25, 2017 (Wednesday)

Venue: Ariake 3 - 6 - 11 Koto Ward, Tokyo Building East Building East 902 Conference Room

Organized by:Ultra Marathon World Heritage Series · Geopark Series Executive Committee

With cooperation: UNESCO Japan, Association of Japan Geopark Network(NPO)

Sponsored by:The Nor…

A Season Of Sharing, At Tony Roma's

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Did you guys notice the current Tony Roma's promotion; Tony's Sharing Platters, that is on-going from January 1 to February 28, 2017?

Our family had actually tried one of the sharing platter that is offered during the New-Year weekend, though our outing kinda ended in a sour note. Not that the food was at fault though, just the service needed a lot of bucking up.

Anyhoo... here we are again, back to Tony Roma's. Albeit at a different branch.

As I said, I don't have much problem with the food. Tony Roma's lamb ribs is still my favourite ribs that I enjoyed devouring. Their beef ribs are good too. 
But this time around, we had a chance to attend a food review session at their Sunway Pyramid outlet and try out all three of their Tony's Sharing Platter.

3 amazing sharing platters are available and they are: The Lamb Lover’s Platter consists of Lamb Ribs Roma Rack, Lamb Cevapi, ½ BBQ Chicken, three cups of Soup of the Day and three sides of your choice at only RM1…

Off To Conquer Kiara Trail

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Well, not exactly lah. I joined the Conquer The Trails@Kiara last Sunday as a volunteer and not as a runner. Volunteering and crewing at races is something Hubby and I occasionally do to support the running community and as a way for us to give back to the community. Plus it is interesting to be on the other side of a race too. We reported to duty at 3am on Sunday morning for race briefing (that's like waking up and reporting to run a full marathon wei!!!) but first order of business was for us to eat. The organiser was really nice in taking care of us volunteers.  After having a very early breakfast, it was roll-call and briefing time before we head off to our respective stations. But not before being reminded to "tapau" food for our own consumption to eat while on duty and get our bottled drinks too. A few of the volunteers at a couple of stations were reminded to take extra water bottles for runners although they were not manning a water station. "They will und…

Press Release: STANDARD CHARTERED KL MARATHON 2017 SOLD OUT

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Runners snap up all individual race slots within four days.
Congrats SCKLM for another record breaking sign-ups!
KUALA LUMPUR, 20 January 2017: Dirigo Events, race owner and organiser of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017 (SCKLM), announced today that registrations for the race has officially closed as they have sold out all individual race slots for the event. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon turns nine this year and the 2017 edition will take place on Sunday, 21 May at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.
“We are grateful that interest in the Standard Chartered KL Marathon is as strong as ever. After our pre-registration period for 2016 participants closed, we opened registrations to the public on 16 January and have sold out four days later,” said Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events and Project Director of SCKLM 2017. “We thank all our loyal supporters for continuing to support the marathon and will now focus on delivering the best race experience possible,” he added.

An inc…

When The Legs Are In Need Of A (Not-So) TLC

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I guess I've been hard on my body lately and especially to my legs that they do need a pummelling of sorts (massage la) to make it feel better.

I've been experiencing pain at my left legs for two weeks, prior to Twincity Marathon; which I joined last Sunday and had been foam rolling it. It felt better after the foam rolling but the niggling pain was still there.
A friend then highlighted that PRO MMR (that's short for PRO Medicine Massage Rehabilitation, ya) is having promotional rate for Twincity participants and crew so I made an appointment. I made my appointment on Friday night, just a couple of days before running my marathon. A bit late but that was the only time I was free. ^^! Better than nothing, right?
Anyhoo, this wasn't the first time I used their services.
I had an ankle injury a few months before running in Chiba Aqualine Marathon and had a session at PRO MMR a month before the run. I had spent many weeks hobbling about, before I had the massage, so to …

Conquer The City Again, With SCORE Run 2017

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SCORE Run is back and for 2017, it will be held in April. April 9th, 2017 at Berjaya Times Square, to be exact. Three distance are offered this time; 6K, 12K and 21K. There is also a Virtual Run offered for those who are unable to join the run at Berjaya Times Square.

I did the 15K last year and I quite enjoy the route which was a tad different from the usual KL City runs route. Race recap here. I'm looking forward to check how the route will be for this year.

Anyways, registration is now open at: http://www.score.my/events/score-run-2017/ so do hurry and register to avoid paying for the late bird fees.
Participants' entitlements.
SCORE Run medals.
Event tee.
 For 21K runners, we will also get this finisher tee upon completing our run!

Who's joining me on Apr 9th?

Come. Come.
Let's tour the city of two feet.

Press Release: STANDARD CHARTERED KL MARATHON OPENS REGISTRATIONS TO THE PUBLIC

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KUALA LUMPUR, 16 January 2017: Dirigo Events, race owner and organiser of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017 (SCKLM), announced today that runner’s registration will be open to the public from 10.00a.m. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon turns nine this year and the 2017 edition will take place on Sunday, 21 May at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.
A new pre-registration system was introduced for the 2017 race to acknowledge and thank runners who took part in the 2016 event. This would give previous participants a better chance of ensuring they have a spot in the much sought after event.
The Standard Chartered KL Marathon has grown to become the premier running event in Malaysia that draws thousands of local and international runners to the country whilst firmly establishing Malaysia in the global running calendar. The 2017 edition of the race will once again see Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia returning as title sponsor, along with a host of returning and new sponsors.
Mahendra…