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Affordable Western Fares At Dapoq Street

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It was by chance that we stumbled upon this restaurant in Alam Damai Cheras. We actually went there looking for Laksa Sarawak but alas, the stall wasn't open and we were driving around and decided to try out this place.   We were there just after Maghrib prayers and fret not... the place also has surau available for patrons.
Customers were coming in steadily that night so I guess the shop is quite well-known although they've only just relocated to the current shop late last year. What piqued our interest was their promo outside their shop for their budget chicken chop and fish & chips at RM5.90. The budget fish & chips. It uses those frozen fish fillets type la...
Hubby wanted a light dinner so he ordered this.
For RM5.90, OK what. Son ordered the Spicy Black Panther set. For RM13.90, it came with curly fries (doused in cheese sauce no less) and ice lemon tea.
Good value.
Be warned. The Spicy Black Panther burger which is a chicken burger is really spicy!  I ordered t…

Cross Country For Son & Mom

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We were up early on Saturday because Son had a cross-country event at his school.  He did quite well with a pretty decent timing that Mommy is proud of. 
The cross-country run was also open to public (parents, alumni, etc) and I signed up to run in it. Might as well la kan, give support to the school.
We later head off for brunch at Benji's to celebrate our run. Son ordered Eggsciting, with scrambled eggs on top of a multigrain toast. His Eggsciting.
While Mommy and Daddy ordered Big Breakfast.
A huge breakfast for Mommy so she asked Son to help her finish it afterwards. ^^
Thank God for growing son and his growing appetite. Hehehe The brunch at Benji's was also part of celebrating Mommy's win. She managed to become champion for Women Open! Hahaha
Very rare occasion as she usually is not at all competitive and would rather enjoy her run in leisure.

Dunno what got into her, when she went and hit 5min plus pace. Adui.

She managed to finish 4th overall behind 3 men and one w…

A Stroll In Taman Wawasan Putrajaya

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We haven't been spending much time outdoors, enjoying the many parks Putrajaya has to offer like we used to lately.
But we managed to do it over the Chinese New Year weekend, for a nice stroll at Taman Wawasan Putrajaya. 
The park is located sandwiched between the Custom Dept & MOF on one side and Wisma Putra on another.
We used to frequent this park quite a bit because of its accessibility (we would park under the bridge near the PjH building) and start our stroll there.
Taman Wawasan has plenty of hills and stairs for a nice workout and I used to do my hill session there, in the otherwise flattish route around the core island of Putrajaya.  A nice jog by the lakeside before we head up the hilly section of Taman Wawasan. I've written about the many plants and trees around Putrajaya and of course the fruits those trees bear. It's always quite fun to go around Putrajaya, see the locals trees that were being planted (some are not familiar to most of us) and of course, m…

SCKLM 2018 Running Clinics

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For the past three weeks, Standard Chartered KL Marathon has held 3 running clinics on Sunday at Taman Rekreasi Bukit Jalil to help runners prepare for the upcoming Standard Chartered KL Marathon on Apr 8, 2018.

There are 3 type of Running Clinics for SCKLM 2018:
General Running Clinics – these clinics guide you through various topics on running, from starting your training to preparation for race daySpecialised Running Clinics – specially designed to help runners planning to run their first half marathon or first full marathonJunior Clinics – for kids aged between 6 to 15, these clinics help instill running as a fun activity among the young I purposely didn't register for any races in February and just joined this free running clinic on Sundays instead.

There are 3 more clinics before race day, and that's on Feb 25, Mar 4 & 11.

I'll probably register for the Feb 25 clinic but will have to skip the March clinic sessions in favour of attending Powerman in Putrajaya on M…

Conquer The City Again With SCORE RUN Day Edition

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SCORE Run is back and this time with two runs in their SCORE Run Conquer The City Series.
The first run in the series is the Night Edition and it will be held on May 5th, 2018 (check out my SCORE Run Night Edition post).

Have you guys registered for the Night Edition, by the way?
I have. Hehehe The second run in the SCORE Run Conquer The City Series will be held on July 22nd, 2018. With the same distances as the night edition - 5K, 13K and 21K.

This time, SCORE Run Day Edition will be held at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.

Flag off for 21K is 5:30am, 13K at 6:00am and 5K at 6:30am.
Registration for SCORE Run Day Edition can be done at:
http://www.score.my/events/score-run-2018-day

Runners' entitlements.
And finisher medal to complete your SCORE Run Conquer The City Night && Day collection.

21K finishers will also get their finisher tee.

And for those who are not in town that day, there is also a Virtual Run that you can participate in and still get your medal.

For more inf…

Dinner At Penang Road Famous Teochew Cendol

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I needed to go out and buy some stationeries to support a friend's (Rudy) effort at I Do Care where they are collecting stationeries (colour pencils, pencils, erasers, etc for refugees. He is also involved with Read Now Street Library and they accept new/used books, magazines, stationeries from members of public and also cash contributions.
Rudy, while not working full time and selflessly spending his time helping the needy is also an accomplished ultra runner and ha just completed HK100 Ultra in Hong Kong and TNF100 in Thailand. Congrats Rudy on your recent race! Anyhoo, here we were in Mines Shopping Center and we dropped by the newly opened Mr. D.I.Y. located on Level 4.
Afterwards, we enjoyed our lunch at Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendol. We opted not to order from the promotional meal of RM18.90 because we wanted cendol and ordered a-la carte.
Hubby had Penang Curry.
Son had Nasi Lemak Ayam Kunyit (didn't look to appetising to me). Son remarked that the sambal tasted a…

Press Release: Launch Of "Save Our Rainforest Race 2018"

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Kuala Lumpur, Feb 6 - The Save Our Rainforest Race 2018 (SORR 2018) was officially launched by the Organization For The Preservation of Natural Heritage (PEKA Malaysia) at Concorde Hotel, Kuala Lumpur today. PEKA expects 2,000 participants of all ages to take part in the annual race with the aim of planting tree 1,000 trees.
The event, which runs into its sixth edition this year, will be held at the Hutan Simpan Gading in Hulu Selangor, Selangor on Saturday, March 24, 2018. PEKA President, Puan Sri Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil said the 15km race will start and end at the Pelangi Hill Resort Camp. There will be several 'check points' throughout the race to test and expose participants on the importance of rainforests.
The race trail will include scenic routes along the Kerling Hot Springs in Hulu Selangor.
Similar to previous years, SORR 2018 aims to educate participants on the conservation and preservation of forests.
Previous editions of SORR:
2013: Hutan Lipur Chamang, Benton…

Press Release: IJM ALLIANZ DUO HIGHWAY CHALLENGE 2018 IS READY TO TAKE OF

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IJM ALLIANZ DUO HIGHWAY CHALLENGE 2018 IS READY TO TAKE OFF Besraya Highway Challenge will be held on 29 April 2018 while NPE Highway Challenge will be held on 29 July 2018.Registration is currently open at www.ijmhighwayrun.com and www.justonlineregistration.comMalaysia’s only duo highway challenge that highlights the accessibility of two highways and its advantagesRegistration closes on the 31st March 2018 for Besraya Highway Challenge (E9) and 30th June 2018 for NPE Highway Challenge (E10)
6 February 2018, Kuala Lumpur: After the success of last year’s IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge, IJM Corporation Berhad and Allianz Malaysia Berhad have once again joined forces this year for another round of exciting cruise through KL. The first ever duo highway challenge in Malaysia is organised by Besraya (M) Sdn Bhd (Besraya), New Pantai Expressway Sdn Bhd (NPE), and EC Pixels.
The Besraya Highway Challenge offers a 13km challenge run and a 6km fun run on the 29 April 2018 while the NPE Highw…

Dinner At Upeh

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It was Friday and the family & I were at the Gardens Mall. I actually wanted to eat Nasi Bukhari at Madam Kwan's (and utilise Standard Chartered Bank's Buy 1 Get 1 Free Nasi Bukhari promo everyFriday) but the waiting queue was loooong...
So after walking around, we decided to have our dinner at Upeh. I decided to splurge on m drinks and ordered Kedondong drinks (RM12.90) *gasps*.
But sedaplah. Me likey.

The two boys were more prudent and rational and they ordered Teh O Ais or something. I ordered the Nasi Lemak Rainforest with Beef Rendang.
Didn't look all that "rainforestry" to me. Hehehe
But the beef rendang was good and the nasi lemak was indeed flavourful. Hubby had the Le Medina Pilau Rice.
And Son had the Chicken Ball Soup Soto.

Upeh's ambiance was nice although service was a tad slow.

For RM90++ for dinner for three, it wasn't exactly cheap but OKlah, splurge once in a while. Eat at Plan B much more expensive anyway. :P

Press Release: SHAMROCK RUN KL BRINGS IRELAND AND MALAYSIA CLOSER

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The Malaysian Irish Alumni Association will be organizing its MIAA Shamrock Run 2018 on Saturday 31 March 2018 at the UM Arena Stadium, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

This will be the Fourth Shamrock run since its inception in 2014. It is a non-competitive leisurely run to instill health awareness and promote bonding for families and friends.
Each runner will be given an event T-shirt, running bib and a unique collectors’ finisher medal, with interesting design and motives.  Prizes will be given to best dressed runners in Shamrock, Irish and Malaysian motives.
The Shamrock Run 2018 is organized by the Malaysian Irish Alumni Association with strong collaboration from the Embassy of Ireland in Malaysia and O’Briens Irish Sandwich Café as the main partner.

There are 2 categories of the run, the 10km Men & Women Open for those aged 18 and above and 5km Family Fun Open Category (for those aged 5 and above), strollers and children are much welcomed. The route of the route will pass l…

Seeing Is Believing, Fight Diabetes with SJMC Run 2018

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Subang Jaya Medical Centre is back with another run, after their two successful editions in 2014 and 2016. 
They had 7K and 3K categories back in 2014 and the distance was upgraded to 10K and 3K in 2016 and this year, SJMC will feature a half marathon distance! SJMC Run 2018 will be held on Sunday, Apr 22 2018. Registration details can be found at: https://event.howei.com/event/sjmc-run-2018
Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) is organizing this event to raise awareness to prevent diabetes and its complications particularly the eye complication.

The theme of the run for this year is “Seeing is believing, Fight diabetes”.

Run details:
Flag Off
6.15 am for 21km Run
6.30 am for 10km Run
7.15 am for 3km Fun Run

Cut Off Time
21km Run - 3 hrs 45 mins
10km Run - 2 hrs

Race Kit Collection
Date: 20 - 21st April 2018
Time: 10.00 am - 7.00 pm
Venue: Subang Jaya Medical Centre (Outpatient Centre, Ground Floor)
 3K and 10K event tee
 21K event vest
21K finisher tee

Looks mighty good, right?
Finisher m…