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KGB With The Family

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I had a pretty nice lunch at KGB with my friend a few days earlier and when I ate at somewhere nice, I'd bring my family there for a treat too.  Back to KGB on a Friday night and looking forward to the weekend! Yippee!
Our first order that arrived was the Magmar Sweet Potato Fries (RM17.50). The sweet potato fries are coated with salted eggs and cooked with curry leaves. It's a heavenly combo of creamy, sweet, salty and with a nice hint of the curry leaves. 
Absolute a WIN! I ordered the usual - Sacre Blue. Look pretty harmless and boring, doesn't it? It packs a punch with the blue cheese in it. Nyum nyum. Son had The Shack (RM14.50) which has Crust Seared Beef, Sharp Cheddar with Shack Sauce. Hubby had KGB Spiked ((RM17.50) which has Crust Seared Beef, Sharp Cheddar, Crispy Beef Bacon and KGB Spicy Sauce. Burp.

Chawan On A Rainy Night

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It's been raining almost every evening lately so I decided to just run at the gym. Because rain also causes massive jam to go home, we decided to eat dinner before we head home.
We had dinner at Chawan in Bangsar on Wednesday night.
Wet nights made me hanker for soupy things and not any soupy things either. Curry soup.
 So I ordered curry laksa.

OK lah, but not exactly the type of curry I was looking for.

Hubby said I should've ordered what he and Son had ordered instead.
While the two boys had nasi tomato with beef rendang. View from the other side of the plate.
Decent portion. Rendang gravy was OK but beef chunks were too big and tasted a bit bland. The spices didn't seem to soak into the beef.  Chawan has quite a selection of local coffee served, but since it was already night time (a weekday at that), I didn't order any coffee.
I had longan drink (good amount of longan) while hubby and Son had teh o ais and teh o ais limau.
The damage was RM68.80.
If only Restoran…

Finally, My Salmon Dinner!

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After dunno how long, I finally had my salmon meal! Hahaha

Pardon the slightly cacat salmon steak. :P

Served with a spicy pasta and now my tummy is happy.

I ate what I kinda craved (mabo tofu on Sunday and salmon on Tuesday).

Tomorrow can eat salad lah! NOT!

KGB Burgers And Tokyo Marathon Souvenir

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I had lunch with a running buddy today and we met at KGB Burger The Gardens Mall.
Another running buddy had eaten KGB Burgers the day before and the photos made us drool so we decided to make a visit too!  Can you believe that it's my first time eating at KGB Gardens Mall outlet. I've visited the Bangsar branch before but not the one that is really nearest to me. LOL As I love blue cheese, I chose the Sacre Blue burger. Grilled beef patties with crumbled blue cheese, crumbled Ritz and Buffalowing Aoili.
My friend Aiza (she took the photos of the menu and burgers. Thanks Aiza!) had Truffles Swiss. Grilled beef with sauteed Portobello mushrooms, Swiss cheese, beef bacon, Truffle infuse & herbed ranch.
Yums.  Another friend who ran in Tokyo Marathon in February had helped bought us some Tokyo Marathon souvenirs and Aiza and I did a cap exchange during lunch.
I wonder when I will wear my special cap? ^^
Thanks Aiza!

Ichiban Ramen For Dinner

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I've been hankering for mabo tofu, and well, been quite lazy to cook it so the next best thing is go out and eat lah!
Ichiban Ramen serves a decent mabo tofu, in my opinion so that's where we headed off on Sunday for dinner. Mabo tofu (RM10,50) and rice (RM3.20) for me.
The boys had ramen.  Hubby had beef ramen (RM17.90). Son had tomato beef ramen (RM20,90)
Plus green tea (RM2.50 per glass/refillable) our meal was RM66.00.
Quite OK lah.
And I got to eat a decent mabo tofu!

MORE JOIN STANDARD CHARTERED KL MARATHON 2017 RUNNING CLINICS

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Hundreds of Participants Eager to Learn Dos and Don’ts of Running KUALA LUMPUR, March 2017: The Standard Chartered KL Marathon Running Clinics are gaining in popularity as more than 300 runners took part in the second round of Running Clinics organised by Dirigo Events, owner and organiser of the premier running event in the country, over the last weekend. There was a Junior Running Clinic on Saturday, 11 March for children between the ages of 6-12, a general clinic for adults on Sunday and even a specialised Running Clinic for those attempting their first Half Marathon. “We are delighted that the clinics are getting more traction from participants. We were one of the first running events in Malaysia to start organising Running Clinics in 2009 with an average of 50 participants or so per clinic, and we are now starting to see bigger interest in these clinics,” said Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events and Project Director of SCKLM 2017. “More runners are starting to recognise th…

Seafood Alfresco At Alam Impian!

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Dunno where to go makan or where to jalan-jalan on the first weekend of April?
Why not head to Alam Impian Sales Gallery and enjoy what the food trucks there are serving!
Seafood Alfresco is an event that is held every first Saturday of the month and the next one is on 1st April!
Very ngam for me to do some carboloading before running a 16K the next day, at Run For Fund! Hahaha
Watch the teaser... Syiok giler.
Sure makes you drool and want to makan now, right? hehehe

Got Maggi ketam, chilli crab with mantao, churros, sotong bakar morib, ICT, tahu bakar (eh! I want!!!!), apam balik istana, tenggiri porridge, to name a few. 
Makan-makan, listen to buskers, spend time with family and friends and enjoying the outdoors. Come, come. I'll be there. ^^

Remember, the next event is on 1st April, 2017 and from 3pm to 10.30pm!

Media Alert: Running on Hope at PEACE Run 2017

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BE HEALTHY & DO CHARITY Running on Hope at PEACE Run 2017 Cyberjaya, 22nd March 2017 –Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS) 2017 cohort of students are organising a relief team destined for Nepal under the project Post-Earthquake Aid & Care for Nepal (PEACE NEPAL 2017). The team will be hosting a run as part of their fundraising activities to support the mission’s fund in July 2017.
There are three categories open for the public which are 3KM, 5KM and 10KM respectively, however, due to the overwhelming responses from the public 3KM category slots have been sold out in just two weeks after it was opened for registration.
The concept of the run is a combination of the classical and virtual run. A virtual run is the new version of run that usually been conducted in the current running scene and the race pack will be shipped to their addresses as part of their participation merchandise. The concept makes easy for some runners who are interested in participating a…

Makan-Makan With Powerman (Rival) Team

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Remember I did Powerman Relay early in March. Our running gang had two groups doing the relay category and our "rival" team invited me for dinner last night. At one of my family's favourite haunt at Mahbub Restaurant in Bangsar. Hehehe Part of dinner, for four. Not seen in photo was chicken tandoori. And... what Hubby and Son had. Kikiki I had their famous biryani ayam madu, of course. Later, I put in our group photo which we took after dinner. Anyways, thanks Team Lemak Manis for dinner! It was fun yakking away with you guys!

Beauty News: NEUTROGENA: We Welcome Nicole Kidman as our Global Brand Ambassador

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Hollywood luminary Nicole Kidman is NEUTROGENA ® Global Brand Ambassador
17 March 2017, Petaling Jaya – Worldwide premium skincare brand NEUTROGENA® has recently announced Academy Award-winning actress, activist for women’s cancer research and Goodwill Ambassador of UN Women, Nicole Kidman as its latest Global Brand Ambassador.

According to Cory Price, General Manager of NEUTROGENA® at Johnson & Johnson US, “Nicole embodies the true spirit of the women that we are committed to everyday. Their passion, strength and focus are what makes NEUTROGENA® women so special. Nicole will help us encourage women to embrace their beauty through the lens of skin health and empower women to see what’s possible with NEUTROGENA®”.

In Malaysia, NEUTROGENA® is known for its wide array of skin health-focused products starting from cleansers, hydration serum and masks to sun protection lotions.

“We are pleased that a Hollywood big name like Nicole Kidman has become our global brand ambassador. Besides …

Random Photos

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It's been a great month so far; emotionally, physically and financially.
I did two races so far in March, plus a hike. The #IWillBeOkay Bukit Kiara Hike organised by Fiona, of Street-Love.net. And a half-marathon at Bukit Jalil the next day. I finished with a 2:31 timing and although it's not a PB, I was happy with my run nonetheless. Powerman the week before was fun too.  I even managed to fit in a session running to Bukit Cinta after work and bumped into a few GC running kaki.
Had some nice makan too, apart from the celebration of a good run; I received an outstanding payment of some jobs I had done. Finally, phew.
And two more payments which came really fast! I really do appreciate companies that respect people's work and not give lame excuses for holding payment. Carl's Jr was a treat.

Cannot eat here too often. Premium burgers, wei! Haha
A nice makan at a place near our house too.
Simple, affordable but lovely because it's with the family. ^^
We have about tw…

Hamburgers & Chicken

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I always make a point to splurge and enjoy good food after a good run. I wanted to celebrate my run at  Bukit Jalil Half Marathon as I was pretty happy with it despite it not being my personal best (PB).

Our initial plan was to head to Miyagi (as usual lah...) but the restaurant was fully booked the night that we went there. We decided to drive around and finally decided to have dinner at Wadihana Kitchen Steak House. Hubby and I the Combo Sizzling and we chose to have beef & lamb patties (can choose chicken or beef or lamb) at RM19.90. Son had the Nasi Goreng USA at RM14.90. Portion was generous and price is affordable. But service at Wadihana is not what you call the most efficient there is lah...

We were already half way through our meal and our drinks have yet made its appearance!

Anyhoo, for 3 meals plus drinks (bandung cincau selasih, teh halia and sirap ais), the total was RM69.20.

Not bad lah.

Perhaps next time I'll try their salmon dish. ^^

The next day, I received a…

A Pre-Powerman Dinner

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It was the night before Powerman Malaysia 2017 (race recap here) and I wanted to eat something "light" or rather non-spicy. Actually, I wanted to eat salmon so best option was to go to our favourite Japanese restaurant, Miyagi which is located in Bandar Baru Bangi.  But when we got there, it was Hubby who had salmon. Salmon teppanyaki.

RM37.10 (sudah naik harga a bit dy...)
 And I suddenly decided to eat sanma fish pulak.

Not as nice as the ones I've had in Japan, but passable lah. And still kenyang. Plus it's much cheaper than the salmon sashimi set that I wanted to eat initially; at RM28.62. Hahaha
 Son wanted to eat soba so he ordered the Zaru Soba (RM21.20).
He ordered this a few times before so it must be good. ^^ A nice dinner with the family, and as a pre-reward for my Powerman Relay the next day. Hahaha 

Bukit Jalil Half Marathon 2017

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Just like in 2016, Bukit Jalil Half Marathon was held a week after Powerman Malaysia. Just like in 2017, I entered both Powerman and Bukit Jalil HM again in 2017. And pretty much just like in 2016, I used both Powerman and Bukit Jalil HM as part of my training for an upcoming event in May. And again, just like in 2016, the day before the race; I had doubts whether to go and run. It was like, “really need to run in a HM kah? Run around carpark also can what…”
I used both events as part of my training for SCKLM 2016 which I ran in the half marathon category (didn’t managed to get a PB though but I was quite happy with my 2:27 finish). For 2017, I’m training for the full marathon. So here I was, at the starting line of Bukit Jalil Half Marathon. Again. With the intention of just going out for an easy paced run.
The route was somewhat different from 2016. It was back to being flagged-off at Bukit Jalil National Stadium (it was at Bukit Jalil Park in 2016). And as the venue was bigger, …

#IWillBeOkay Fight Against Depression Hike At Kiara

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Through Fiona of Street-Love.net and Modern-Mavens.com, I came to know about the "Fight Against Depression" awareness campaign and its Bukit Kiara Trail Hike on Mar 11th, 2017.
The hike is the third campaign for "Fight Against Depression" after a t-shirt line for the first campaign in May 2016 and later the Beauty Bag campaign in Dec 2016.
All proceeds from the t-shirt line goes to All Women's Action Society (also known as AWAM) and 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the lovely beauty bag filled with many excellent beauty goodies is used to fund future campaigns, events, donations, etc. Fiona does not take any profit from the sale from the two campaigns. And now, we come to the third phase of #IWillBeOkay "Fight Against Depression" Awareness campaign and this time it's a hike at Bukit Kiara.
Registration for the hike was free and only limited to 40 participants.
A "smallish" event but was very well organized. Fiona and her crew of pa…