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Press Release: TUN M AND TUN SITI’S LEGO MURAL UNVEILED AT CAROUSELL’S “SAYANGI MALAYSIAKU” LEGO ART EXHIBITION IN SUNWAY PYRAMID

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Kuala Lumpur, 30 August 2018 – As Malaysians celebrate the country’s 61st independence day, Carousell, Republic of Bricks (ROB) and Sunway Pyramid Mall unveiled an array of unique murals built entirely from LEGO bricks celebrating our country.

Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah’s LEGO mural is the highlight of the exhibition, beginning today to Sunday, 2 September 2018 at LG2, Central Avenue, Sunway Pyramid.

18 unique LEGO mosaics will also be on display, featuring interesting Malaysian moments, culture and sceneries, coupled with LEGO-themed activities for visitors by Carousell. LEGO fans can also connect with LEGO collectors across Malaysia on Carousell.
“The LEGO builders and fans have long traded and exchanged ideas via our platform and we in turn focus on creating authentic relationships with our communities. Naturally, Merdeka is the perfect opportunity for us to engage the LEGO fan community while celebrating 61 years of independence which highlights their creati…

Press Release: The Run for National Unity Continues To Be A Runaway Success

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23rd August 2018, Kuala Lumpur – The Run for National Unity continues to be a runaway success, with the number of participants increasing annually.

The theme for the Run is not only to promote national unity and harmony but also to raise funds to provide scholarships for deserving students.

This year the Run will be held at the Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur on October 20th.

The main sponsors for the Run for National Unity 2018 are RHB Insurance and OCBC Bank (Malaysia).
Dato’ Ong Eng Bin, CEO of OCBC said that in the lead-up to the Run for National Unity he would like to send an open invitation to all participants to train for the event through the twice-monthly OCBC KL Free Car Morning.*
There will again be 13 categories in this year’s Run - the 10km Men/Women Open International, the 10km Malaysian Open Men/Women, including a 10km Men/Women Veteran category and a category both for secondary schools, primary schools, Family Team, Corporate Team and Special/OKU team.
Being a Fun Run, …

Home Fitness With BH RC01 Treadmill

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After a smattering of uninspiring half marathon results this year, I finally decided to be more disciplined with my training. Enough with laziness and excuses, I say!
Despite having a gym membership for the past dunno how many years, I do have trouble finding enough time to train there (it's always hit & miss due to work commitments) and it does feel like such a waste to pay for a membership for a service that I rarely use.
To run outside is nicer of course, but because I usually run at night after work on weekdays, safety issue needs to be considered. Also weather issues can hamper one's plan - rain, too hot or the annual HAZE!

I do integrate treadmill running into my training too. Running is running after all, whether I do it outdoors or indoors.  Thankfully, just as I am preparing to get more serious with my training and especially running, BH Fitness had allowed me to test one of their treadmill model; the BH RC01 Dual Treadmill.
A brief introduction on BH Fitness:
Bei…

Coffee & Cakes Treat At Ben's

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We had a treat at Ben's last week. We went there for dinner and there was this promotion of coffee and a slice of cake for just RM10.00 nett. How could we not take advantage of the offer? We would drink coffee anyway.
So I ordered cappuccino and a salted caramel cake. Hubby & Son shared a latte and a carrot cake. They were absolutely delicious!
Of course, before we indulged in the cakes, we ate dinner first. Hubby had Thai Roast Beef Salad. Son had Spaghetti Bolognaise. And I had Creamy Pesto Spaghettini. 
It was a good meal and all came under RM100.00.

Calling For Participants To Fat Boys Run 2018

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After a successful and super fun event at Etiqa Fun Run 2018, Fat Boys Records is back with another FUN RUN event but this time, with a twist with FAT BOYS RUN 2018.
A game-changer of sorts and definitely a life-changer, FAT BOYS RUN 2018 is open to those who are 90kg and above. It is the biggest life changer event of the year!  There are three sub-categories under Men Open and Women Open. 90kg to 105kg, 106kg to 119 kg and 120kg and above.

Greater emphasize will be given by medical professionals on risk associated to participate to those in the 120kg & above.
Super cool looking event tee.
And one mighty fine looking medal. Participants will actually received a part of their medal at REPC and then another part after their run on event date!

Let’s encourage those who are eligible to join this event to kick-start their journey towards a healthier lifestyle, together!

And no worries, you don't really have to run! Just keep moving until you reach the Finish Line. Apart from the 5K …

Press Release: Rare feat! Father scales Borneo’s Highest Peaks to raise awareness and fundraising for children with rare disease

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Sivasangaran Kumaran isn’t your everyday father of two.
That’s because on August 30th 2018, he’ll be climbing the majestic 13,435-foot Mount Kinabalu. Sivasangaran, a Senior Service Deliver Manager with Microsoft Malaysia, will be climbing Mount Kinabalu in an effort to create public and authorities awareness on challenges faced by Malaysia rare disease children’s and their caregivers.
With this feat, Sivasangaran also aims to raise RM50,000 for MLDA – the association whom came to aid of his then 6 month old daughter Swathi Nisha Nair, when she was diagnosed with Infantile Pompe.
Climbing Mount Kinabalu certainly won’t be easy. It will take Sivasangaran 2 days to reach the mountain’s summit. Along the way, he will stay at different points on the mountain, as he travels through different ecosystems and faces low temperatures, high elevations and the occasional high winds.
“The oxygen levels and altitude will surely be challenging for me,” Sivasangaran said.
Siva has a personal connect…

A Pantai Timur Breakfast At Eda Yasin Nasi Minyak Warisan Tanjung Api

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When in Pantai Timur, of course we must indulge in Pantai Timur style breakfast!
As you know from my previous post, we visited Kuantan last weekend. It was a short trip for my sister's wedding reception, for the groom side or as we call it, "Majlis Bertandang".
This particular shop is located just a few metres away from the homestay my family stayed in and a few hundred metres from Taman Gelora. The long queue showed that this place is pretty popular and even "Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan" TV show had dropped by before.
But TV show or not, the crunch is whether the food is actually good. And it was. I had Laksam. It was quite good and topped with a heap of crunchy taugeh which I love! The gravy looked kinda watery but tasted good especially with a dollop of sambal. Pulut  with Redang Daging which Hubby shared with Son.
And they also shared this dish of Nasi Minyak with Chicken.
With three iced tea, our breakfast came up to RM21.00. Pretty decent and very filling.
So…

1,700 Steps At Taman Gelora, Kuantan Jogging Track

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As I mentioned is my previous post, I went to join Kuantan Santai Sihat Lestari 2018 when the family was in Kuantan on 19.08.2018.
My original plan was to do some loops around Taman Gelora jogging track for my training mileage but we saved Taman Gelora until after my morning run in the town. There were two tracks where runners could run or jog or walk at Taman Gelora, it seems. One was a smaller loop on pavement located on the outer part of the park.
And the other is this dirt track in the inner area of the park. And because it is not on pavement (or tarmac), the surface is much friendlier to our legs. The dirt track is shady and with some breeze, it was nice to run around even at noon.
The family and I walked around the track after our breakfast to burn some calories. So a whole loop is 1,700 steps.
My Polar reading was a distance of 1.6km for the loop. A complete mile. After our walk, we were feeling thirsty so we headed of to a drinks stall nearby to buy a coconut drink and cendol…

Kuantan's Car Free Morning At Kuantan Santai Sihat Lestari 2018

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We were in Kuantan for the weekend and by chance, I saw a poster of a free event at Majlis Perbandaran Kuantan on Sunday morning. I had been looking for options of places to run while we were in Kuantan and had initially planned to do some loops at the jogging track in Taman Gelora but the Kuantan Santai Sihat Lestari 2018 sounded interesting. It's essentially a car free morning as the route was supposed to be fully closed to traffic between 7.00am to 10.30am. I mentioned "supposedly", because there were still vehicles plying the route before 7.30am and after 8.30am but thankfully, not that many. I had actually started my arm up from the hotel that we stayed in, which was around 2.6km away from Majlis Perbandaran Kuantan where the event was held.  Participants were already flagged off when I arrived so I just continued my run and joined them. I managed to catch up with the crowd pretty soon as most were just enjoying their Sunday morning walk with friends and families. …

Lion Parkson Run 2018

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Don't forget that Lion Parkson Run 2018 new event date is on 30th September 2018!

Apart from the 10K, 3K and Family Run category, there is a 1K Run for Cancer at Lion Parkson Run 2018.

1KM Run for Cancer

The National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM) which provides education, care and support services for people affected by cancer, is one of the beneficiaries of the Run with the registration fee waived for all cancer patients and survivors registered with the Society. All the registration fees collected from the public joining in the special 1km Run for Cancer will be donated to the Society.

Established in 1966, NCSM provides holistic cancer support to patients and caregivers and has branches in six states, i.e. Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Perak, Penang and Sarawak. For Cancer Information and Support, please call 1-800-88-100​0​ or contact them through their website: www.cancer.org.my

Lion Parkson Run 2018

The Run is targeting to attract 5,000 participants. The co-organiser is …

Our Hotel Stay In Phuket

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We stayed in two hotels while on vacation in Phuket.
We stayed at Quip Bed & Breakfast while we were in Phuket Town and at Thantip Beach Resort while we were at Patong Beach. Quip Bed & Breakfast was located just a few hundred metre from Phuket Bus Terminal and also where we later  took the blue bus (song taews) to Patong Beach.
It was recommended to us by a fellow runner and indeed it was a bargain at less than RM100 per room per night.
It has pretty eclectic decor too, perfect for some OOTD shoots.  We were even served welcome drinks. So nice. The room has an industrial vibe to it but the bed was pretty comfy and the aircon was cold. Pretty minimalist but it was fine.
The bathroom was nice too. It had a kinda faux wooden floor and was very roomy.
Shower was nice and powerful, just right for me although it didn't get too hot for an early morning shower. Later, we switched hotel when we were in Patong Beach. The hotel was located at the end of Patong Beach which felt much…

HotWheels 50th Anniversary Run 2018

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After Milo Breakfast Day Run 2018 on Saturday, we were back running on Sunday and this time, we were off to Padang Merbok to join another fun run.
It was the HotWheels 50th Anniversary Run held on 12.08.2018 and it was a 5K fun run.
It's a novelty run for not only individuals but for families who are HotWheels fans and after our run, each registered participants not only received their medal but also a limited edition HotWheels car. Cool, right? To make it more fun, distance markers along the 5K route had HotWheels theme.

Photo session stops lah, apa lagi!
HotWheels fans sure syiok one.
Almost there!
More photos of Hubby and Son but this time, at the finish line.

About 1,000 participants came for the HotWheels 50th Anniversary Run and it was super cool to see parents with their kids running together.

After the run, we had fun at the race village with free printing of photos, free flow of ice cream and a lot more.

HotWheels fans also queued up to purchase some cool HotWheels merch…