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Tea Time At Tedboy Bakery

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It was a couple of weeks back and I was on leave because I had a hair appointment (hair too crazy long and frizzy dy) and Hubby, out of the blue drove over to pick me up at the hair salon.
I had earlier gone to the place in SS23 by Grabcar which is pretty convenient as nobody would need to wait for me to finish. No need to see bored faces waiting for me also. Hahaha
Anyhoo, after we had lunch together, we went to Tedboy Bakery in Jaya One as Hubby wanted to redeem his Umobile freebies which was the Buy 1 Cake, free 1 Coffee or something... The bakery did have their own promo at that time, the tea time special and also the Buy 1 Free 1 Cake. But the Umobile redemption more value for money lah. :P
So I ordered the Oreo Cheesecake and with it, a cup of cappuccino.   Look mighty good, right? ^^
Me, coffee and newly relaxed hair. Happy.
Hahaha

Besraya Duo Highway Challenge - 1st of Two

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This is one of two highway runs that I signed up - for the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge. The first, the one I did earlier was the Besraya Highway Challenge and I'll be doing the NPE Highway Challenge on Sep 10th.
This time, I took GrabTaxi from my house to the race venue and I arrived my drop-off point at Viva Home 15 minutes later. Easy!
Then it was just a case of following the crowd to the race village about 750m away. Approaching the start line which was located at Plaza Tol Loke Yew and on towards the race village farther up.
Since I arrived so early, I lepak-lepaked, ate my Moolabar and just walk around checking the booths.
Flag-off was at 6:34 (my watch).  By 6:15 runners were already lining up at the start line. I suppose the Start "box" acted as timing scanner or something as there were no timing mat seen there.  It was  human traffic jam for the first 3K or so, and many times we were reduced to walking. I wasn't too bothered about it as I just wanted t…

Nasi Lemak Pancake Anyone?

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I went to a Tayaria Run Tea Session earlier, with Tayaria rep and also Quill City Mall rep at where else? Quill City Mall, of course!
It was a great, informal session between the reps and also a few running bloggers and we got to know more about the upcoming Tayaria Run which will be happening on Sunday, Oct 8th 2017. 
There will be two categories in the run, 10K & 5K and more details about the run can be found at Checkpoint Spot website. I'll share more info about the run soon!
Anyhoo, so here we are, at Pancake House and someone couldn't resist and try the new offering from Pancake House... It's Pancake Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng, without the actual nasi! The rest of the nasi lemak components are intact, complete with that yummy telur goreng with soft yolk.  I already had a heavy lunch earlier so I opted for their Cheese Pancake. Quite decent but too bad I was still full. But I wouldn't say no to a cup of cappuccino! And also "rasa" friend's cinnamon p…

Press release: Young survivors unite against cancer at Relay Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur, 26 July 2017 – Young cancer survivors will be celebrating their victory over the disease at the biggest cancer fundraising and awareness event of the year. Relay for Life Kuala Lumpur, organised by the National Cancer Society of Malaysia, is back for its eleventh year at Dataran Petaling Jaya on 9 and 10 September 2017.
For 16 hours, everyone in society – patients, survivors, family, friends, local communities – are encouraged to take turns walking around a running track. The overnight event also celebrates the battle of cancer patients, honours those who died from the disease, and will focus on young adults this year.
“Some people may think that cancer only hits those who are older, but that’s not true – children as young as a few months old can get cancer too,” says Dato’ Zuraidah Atan, Chairperson of Relay for Life Kuala Lumpur. “We are also seeing a rise of cancer, especially breast and colorectal*, among young adults.”
Dato’ Zuraidah explains that young cancer surv…

Press Release: ASICS Relay Back For 2nd Year

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In October 2017, the ASICS Relay will return to Kuala Lumpur, demonstrating ASICS’s commitment to running as a sport and its salute to team spirit. This time, the participants will get to experience the scenic views of Putrajaya, touted as the Malaysian capital’s City in a Garden. Teams of four will begin running from the ceremonial Seri Gemilang Bridge, leading to the Heritage Square where the Putrajaya Convention Centre is situated. They will then run around Datarn Gemilang and pass the iconic buildings of the Attorney General Chambers of Malaysia and the Tunki Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, which is commonly known as the Steel Mosque because of its unique stainless steel structure.
This year’s ASICS Relay will start in Jakarta, Indonesia (19 August), followed by Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (7 October); Singapore (4 November); and Bangkok, Thailand (2 December).
Three thousand teams across the four cities are expected to participate. The distinctive format of the ASICS Relay calls for a …

Press Release: The Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality

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Thousands thronged the finish line to great fanfare at Malaysia’s most anticipated night run: the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality.
The third edition of the popular night run series created memories with a new exciting venue as well as new running categories for kids.
Serdang, 22 July 2017 – The largest and most anticipated night run series in Malaysia, the Men's Health Women's Health Night Run by AIA Vitality, attracted an eager crowd of 13,000 runners to this years race. Participants from around the country gathered in high spirits on the grounds of the events new venue, the Malaysian Agro Exposition Park, Serdang (MAEPS).

For this years Run, Men's Health and Women's Health once again teamed up with AIA Bhd., who came in as the official title sponsor under the banner of AIA Vitality – a unique health and insurance programme that gives Malaysians the tools, knowledge and motivation they nee…

1 For 1 Standard Chartered Deal At Madam Kwan's

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Friday is Nasi Bojari Day!
Why? Because for us holders of Standard Chartered Bank credit card, there is a 1 for 1 Nasi Bojari deal every Friday and will only end next year. Woohooo! Hubby and Son's Nasi Bojari.
I already had it the week before so wasn't too keen at the idea of eating Nasi Bojari again. But OK lah, since the two boys already makan one and get one free.  My choice was the assam laksa instead.  And we shared cendol among the three of us.
A bill that was supposed to be RM89.60 now reduced to RM59.70. Which is RM20 per pax. Good value, right?
Equally nice from my Standard Chartered credit card was getting cashback bonus because I ran in Standard Chartered KL Marathon. Imagine running 42km and got rewarded money from my credit card company! Happy wor!
Kinda set-off whatever annoyance I have with the daily calls their telemarketers made to me lah... For a while, at least. Hahaha

Wishful Thinking... For A Staycation

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The family and I have fond memories of Hilton Kuala Lumpur. It’s not like we visited the hotel often (not rich la), but its location is rather hard to miss for us. Everyday also can see one the hotel building from the road. The hotel is located in the KL Sentral area with the main arteries of KL public transportation right at its doorstep and most important, Nu Sentral is right beside it! Transport and shopping! This is the place to ditch the car and travel by either train, komuter, monorail or even buses and go around the city.
And oh! Taman Botani Perdana a.ka. Lake Garden and Muzium Negara are just walking distance from the hotel. Serious. See the above photo? From Lake Garden la tu! I have always “berangan” to do a luxury staycation there. I mean, stay a night in the hotel, wake up in the morning, and head to Lake Garden for a morning run before taking a leisurely breakfast back at the hotel. That would be nice, right? Sound so syiok… *wishful thinking to its max*
A friend of min…

P.S.P King Of Forest At Taman Rimba Bukit Kerinchi

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Sunday morning saw us heading to Pantai Sentral Park nearby Bukit Kerinchi for a trail run!
Seriously, after all these years, I've never really ventured to the area other than the old Kerinchi Flats which are now developed and poshly called Bangsar South...hur hur
The event was P.S.P. King of Forest Trail run and it was flagged off at IJM's ICE Gallery, and runners ventured into Taman Rimba Kerinchi and ran towards Bukit Gasing before returning back to the ICE Gallery.
The participants were capped to 500 runners for Wave 1 (7.2K category), 300 runners for Wave 2 (7.2K category). There was also a 5K fun run category which we registered ourselves into. 
We thought, might as well just enjoy the trail instead of suffering an extra 2K if we joined the 7K category. Hahaha  Flag-off for Wave 1.
 Flag-off for Wave 2.
Flag-off for 5K fun run. It was good that the numbers were capped and with Wave Start as it did got congested along the route. But no biggie. Just take time and enjoy na…

Augustman Breakfast Run

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On Saturday morning, Hubby and I were invited to join Augustman Breakfast Run which started from Sasana Kijang looping through Bukit Tunku. It was a 4km+ run with plenty of hills to keep everyone happy. HAHAHA
Anyways, Augustman Malaysia is a men's magazine which will be having its inaugural run on Oct 22, 2017.
Last Saturday morning saw us mingling (and running) with ambassadors and representative from sponsors' - Saucony and Suunto and also Augustman A-Listers. Not only we had a fun morning run, we were served with scrumptious breakfast and it came with Starbucks coffee!!!
Me likey.
Registration for the run is still open so why not join the run with me? Registration can be done at : http://www.myracingevents.com/product/augustman-run
We female runners have a good incentive to join the run. First 500 registered female participants will get a free 925 silver pendant from e-Suen. Woohoo!
Every runner will get a bib holder and after finishing the run, we can treat ourselves to f…

Men's Health Women's Health Night Run Runners' Guide

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We kinda had a pretty busy Saturday morning last week, starting with Augustman's Breakfast Run and then collecting race kits for our races this week.
(I'll write about Augustman Breakfast Run later...) First, we went to Atria Shopping Gallery as their race collection counter opened at 10.00am. By the time we went there, which was just a few minutes after 10, there were quite a number of runners there already.

Queues were smooth and the volunteers helpful
Later, we went to Glo Damansara (luckily it was nearby Atria) to collect my PJ Half Marathon race kits. We arrived at around 10.40am and the counters were already opened. The volunteers said they decided to open the counter early (it was supposed to start at 11.00am) because runners were already queuing. How nice of them.
Another pretty easy collection for us but I heard the queue got really long later in the evening.
Anyhoo...
For those who are running in the Men's Health Women's Health Night Run, the PDF version of …

Press Release: 5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THE PUMA NIGHT RUN 2017!

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The PUMA Night Run is less than a month away and with an overwhelming response thus far, this might be your last chance to register! If you're looking for a reason to attend the PUMA Night Run 2017, we've got not one, but FIVE reasons why you should not miss out on this year’s event.

Reason 1
Even you can run the PUMA Night Run 2017.

Despite being a run that requires a qualifying time, the main goal of the PUMA Night Run is to satisfy both competitive and non-competitive runners. That makes PUMA Night Run unlike any other running events because you can either have a shot at competing alongside some of the best competitive runners around the nation or you can just have fun and run with your friends and family.

Signing up for a race like PUMA Night Run, where you can choose to participate in a 6 KM fun run or 12 KM competitive run, can be the motivation you need to get out there and get it done because accountability is everything!
Reason 2
Stand a chance to meet the uprising Kor…

Weekend Happenings And REPCs Alert

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It's gonna be another fun weekend for us, this mid-July.
First up, we'll be joining a breakfast run on Saturday. More details on that soon. 
(I heard got A-listers coming. Woohooo!) Then, on Sunday; Hubby and I will be joining the P.S.P. King of  Forest run at Pantai Sentral Park. We went there last week for the REPC and sure is looking forward to the run. (Look at the showroom at the ICE Gallery also nice. Am actually drooling over the house there).
Details of P.S.P King of Forest Run:
Date
16 July 2017, Sunday | 6am – 11am

Start Time
7:05am (7.2km Forest Run) - Wave 1
7:30am (7.2km Forest Run) - Wave 2
7:45am (5km Fun Run)

Start/Finish
ICE Gallery @ Pantai Sentral Park, Bangsar, Taman Rimba Bukit Kerinchi

Distance
Wave 1: 7.2km Forest Run (Limited to 500 only)
Wave 2: 7.2km Forest Run (Limited to 300 only)
5km Fun Run

p.s. there are plenty of activities lined up at the ICE Gallery after the run so you can actually stay back until 4pm there!

We'll also need to collect our r…