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First SCKLM 2017 Running Clinic

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I joined the first session of SCKLM 2017 Running Clinic on Sunday to prepare for my full marathon in May.
SCKLM 2017 Sunday running clinic was held in Taman Rekreasi Bukit Jalil and that made it easier for us to travel to the clinic. Another plus point about training in Bukit Jalil is the hilly route! So I get to go to the clinic and do some long runs that was peppered with hilly sections. WIN!
It was drizzling when we got to the clinic site but everyone was milling about, not being too bothered about the rain. It rained on and off during my 2-hour run. I got soaked but the weather was nice and cooling too, because of the rain. So I really enjoyed my run. Wet and all. After signing in and getting my bib (with timing chip, no less!), it was time to listen to Coach Mark Williams talk and later he led us through some dynamic stretching.
The talk session on Feb 26th was "Starting To Train".
Then, it was flag-off time!
Clinic participants registered for the session based on the …

Plan B Dinner On A Rainy Night

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We had some vouchers we received as ang pows when we had dinner at Plan B last month as part of their CNY promo. The discount vouchers were for each outlets under the BIG Group. But we decided on Plan B as it's the most convenient outlet for us to go to. ^^
Dinner menu was a tad uninspiring, a fact that I've been bitching for the past few months. Please bring back the OLD MENU!!!
The current ones are so limited and boring.  No mushroom soup in the current menu (a pity as it was my fave) so we ordered their tomato soup. Son remarked that it tasted like a spaghetti carbonara sauce. Hahaha I had the Pan Mee Impasta which is quite good and filling, with a spicy kick. Generous amount of Shimeji mushrooms too. Yumss. Lemongrass Chicken Don for the hubby. Not sure where the "don" or donburi part is since it's served on a plate and not bowl. Hahaha Our dinner came to RM63.80 and with our RM20 voucher, we paid RM43.80. OK lah...
I am curious to know why the "Makan M…

A Weekday Date

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A couple of weeks ago, we had a day off and decided to have a date before picking up our Son at school.
For lunch, we decided have a leisurely lunch and ate at Delicious.
We had the Delicious Lunch set, with one main and ice lemon tea, priced at RM21 nett.  Fish & Chips. Both fish and the chips are good but I was slightly disappointed with the peas.
Basil Pesto Pasta. This one is goood.
We shared the two dishes among us. More romantic like that la... Kikiki Desserts was two free muffins which we redeemed from U Mobile Terer Thursday.
Quite syiok woh using U Mobile and redeeming all sorts of stuff from drinks, movie tickets, desserts and stuff.

CUCMS Debuts it’s #1 SUPERHERO FUN RUN

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Celebrate 20 Years of Cyberjaya by participating in CUCMS Fun Run Cyberjaya, 21st February 2017 – CUCMS’ Pharmacy Student Society will be hosting a SUPERHERO Fun Run on Saturday 18th March. The very first creative run by Cyberjaya University College aims to promote healthy lifestyle amongst Malaysians that is aligned with government’s initiative in educating the importance of practicing healthy lifestyle.
Over 500 participants are expected to join this unique event and participants will get a certificate, medal, t-shirt and a running bib. Runners are encouraged to wear their favourite superhero costumes and it will be a memorable run to have runners including adults and children impersonate their superhero.
The run is organised as part of the township’s 20th anniversary and participants can register for the run by contacting the organizer from CUCMS, Ms. Sofea (+6019 355 5371) or Mr. Redza (+6013 994 1614). There are still plenty of slots for more runners, don’t miss this opportunity …

ADIDAS REDEFINES PINNACLE PERFORMANCE SHOE FOR WOMEN – INTRODUCING ULTRABOOST X

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KUALA LUMPUR, 21 February 2017 - adidas Running has revealed the latest version of its iconic UltraBOOST shoe, designed to give female runners their greatest running experience. The new UltraBOOST X is adidas’ pinnacle performance shoe; tailored to the unique shape of the female foot.  The shoe is designed to reflect the foot’s natural running silhouette for an enhanced performance for the female runner. The ARAMIS system, a motion tracking technology that enables a detailed analysis into the movement of the body, was used to allow adidas innovation teams to see exact points where female runners need the most support and where their foot needs room for natural expansion. This process led to the unique design of the UltraBOOST X shoe. A distinctive Adaptive Arch is introduced, alongside a purposely sculpted midfoot and Primeknit upper, which adapts effortlessly to the changing shape of the foot as she runs. The Primeknit construction wraps underneath the arch of the foot for addition…

Powerman Fever Is ON!

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THE LARGEST PARTICIPATING POWERMAN EVENT 2,645 DUALTHLETES WILL BE CONGREGATING IN PUTRAJAYA
Putrajaya is seeing plenty of activities as dualthletes got busy training for the upcoming Powerman Malaysia 2017 which will be held next week on Mar 5th, 2017! Friends and in particular, my Gaited Community (GC) kakis are busy training for the dualthlon event! They were in Putrajaya on either Saturday and Sunday for their brick training and a few hardcore ones did their training on weekdays before heading to work! The fellas had been training hard and will ace Powerman no problem!
Actually, they've been training hard since the start of the year!

This was at UM, on New Year's day!

For myself, I can't wait for the event and meet-up with friends and fellow GCs there. Two "otais" at Powerman 2016. Azril will be doing the team relay this year while Shuhaimi is doing the classic, I think. Hehehe Apart from the adults, GC has a representative in the Powerkids category too. His …

Road To Powerman 2017

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I joined Powerman 2016 as one of the member of a relay team with a cyclist  (race recap here). It was great fun and had quite a different vibe and energy compared to a purely running event.
So here I am in 2017, back and counting down to Powerman 2017 which will be held in about 2 weeks time; on March 5th 2017! Last year, Hui Jane was my team mate for Team Fluffy Koala.
This time, I'll be in a 3-men team with two fellow GC members.

My team mates for 2017.

Yeah, yeah, I still haven't upgraded to cycling yet! LOL
And we'll battle with this team that consisted of two podium placing ultra runners and a strong cyclist.

But I'm not too worried. My team mates are awesome too! Kikiki

The gang had been doing a few Powerman route simulations and brick training these past few weeks but I have yet managed to join them. I have only 2 weeks left to do it!

Anyhoo, Powerman had published the race route as per below:
Bike route.
 Run route.

I saw one commenter asked for the 10K route…

A Short Trip To Kuala Kubu Bharu

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The last time we visited Kuala Kubu Bharu was for Highlander Series Bukit Kutu Trail Run in 2016 but we didn't get to roam around the town much.
We made this trip with the same kaki as the one involved in the 2016's run but we stayed in a homestay in Taman Bukit Bujang. In the evening, all of us head to a nearby river (the ampangan pecah) for a nice lepak session.
Saw a group camping by the riverside but other than that, the river bank was pretty deserted.
Have to say, the place is quite clean and well maintained. Syiok la if pitch a tent and just enjoy the fresh outdoor air.
After a few minutes there, we decided to head to Sg. Pertak to "mandi sungai". The waterfall area. 
Sg. Pertak is the entry point for climbing Bukit Kutu an abandoned colonial hill station located on top a 1000 meter high mountain peak.

This is also the site of Highlander Series Bukit Kutu Trail Run and this year's edition will be held on Saturday, May 13th 2017. Registration link here. But…

Tony Roma's (AGAIN!) For Dinner

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Wah! We sure have been going on a makan spree at Tony Roma's lately, haven't we? Kikiki After New Year's abysmal visit at TR IOI City Mall. a fun food review session at TR Sunway Pyramid and later an awesome CNY Eve lunch at TR Gardens Mall, we made our way to TR again. This time, we wanna try their dinner set and not wanting to take any chances, we went to the Gardens Mall outlet again. (We'll try other outlets, no problem. But if someone got sponsor lah! Miahaha) Got seated and was given the dinner menu but alas, without the Set Dinner promo flyers. We had to ask three time for it as the wait staff seemed clueless about its existence. Haih. The Set Dinner are priced at RM67.73 and with such good value, of course we insisted to have it instead of ordering ala-carte. You would too, right? Anyhoo, that resolved and we made our dinner and food arrived rather quickly. First came the complimentary bread and soup-of-the-day that is included in the Set Dinner. Set dinner a…

Zafigo's 9 Non-Travel Travel Experience You Should Try At Least Once

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Zafigo.com is a travel site dedicated to women travellers in Asia and the Middle East and my blog title today is actually the title of one of articles published there; written by Becky Ilham who also blogs at http://rebeccailham.blogspot.my
Anyhoo, she wrote  9 Non-Travel Travel Experience You Should Try At Least Once (link here) for Zafigo.com and guess who was in it too! Read what I did and 8 other ladies did when we travel!

I am certainly inspired by the other 8 awesome ladies. Wouldn't you?

Thanks Becky for including me in the article. ^^

Warung Bunian Sungai Merab

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We wanted to eat breakfast at this warung; called Warung Bunian last week but the place was too packed when we got there on that Sunday morning so we decided to makan elsewhere.
Someone suggested having lunch there on Hari Wilayah holiday so I made the booking for 7 of us for lunch.

Booking is a MUST at Warung Bunian. We did see a few walk-ins when we were there but, those who arrived later (i.e. after 1.30pm) may have to return with empty hands as there not be anything available/left.

Someone remarked at the "spooky" name of the warung. I read that the nickname Warung Bunian came about when the warung was first opened although the name is Restoran Tapak Sulaiman. It's location is kinda hidden and perched on a slope.

Now, there are more houses around but entry to the warung is still obscure.

From Putrajaya, use the Putrajaya - Kajang exit going to Sungai Merab. You'll pass Coffee Village on your right and then a yellow mini market and just up ahead, a futsal court.…