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Time To Spay Our Kittens!

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Time flies, and the kittens we rescued back in late-March are already 6 months old. 
They had all their vaccinations done, their de-worming on schedule and there's one more thing to do. To spay our female kittens. Cats that are six months old or weighing more than 2kg can be neutered.

Anyways, spaying is a general term used to describe the ovariohysterectomy of a female animal. Neutering is a general term used to describe the castration of a male animal. However, neutering is often used in reference to both genders.

There are many benefits to neuter our cats, and some of the reasons are: To prevent unplanned littersIt eliminates the constant crying and nervous pacing of a female cat in heat
The long-term benefit of spaying and neutering is improved health of our cats.  Spaying females prior to their first heat cycle nearly eliminates the risk of breast cancer and totally prevents uterine infections and uterine cancer. Neutering males prevents testicular cancer and enlargement of th…

Q&A WITH SHAHROM ABDULLAH, THE EXTREME SPORTS JUNKIE & SOUTH POLE CONQUEROR

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SHAHROM ABDULLAH, THE EXTREME SPORTS JUNKIE & SOUTH POLE CONQUEROR Shahrom Abdullah, is a triathlete and extreme sports enthusiast from Gua Musang, Kelantan. He is a proud owner of a bicycle shop and also works as a part-time coach and coaches his students who are participating in IRONMAN Malaysia.
One of the best highlight of Shahrom’s adventurous life is when he successfully completed Malaysian Seven Contingents Exploration Club (KE7B) to South Pole in 2015. With his strong determination and will, he managed to conquer South Pole in just 37 days.
Shahrom’s IRONMAN Malaysia best achievement to-date is when he was crowned the Best Malaysian Male title in 2017. He finished the race with the timing of 10:19:52. 
IRONMAN is an internationally recognized triathlon that consists of 3.8km swimming, 180km cycling and 42km running.  ͞
"IRONMAN has taught me to be d…

Run Like A Finisher, Finish Like A Champion At Melawati Run 2019

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MELAWATI RUN 2019 is organized by Kelab Rekreasi Taman Melawati with the support of Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya and the run will be back on Jan 6, 2019.

Melawati Run 2019 offers 15K category (Men Open, Men Veteran, Women Open, Women Veteran), 7K Male & Female Individual and also 7K Family Fun Run.
Registration is already open and early bird rate will end on Nov 15, 2018 and normal rate will apply after the date until its registration closing date on Jan 1, 2019.

Early bird registration fees range from RM50 (for 7K) to RM70 (for 15K) and RM120 for Family Fun Run.

The fees increase by RM10 once the early bird period is over.

While there may seem to be plenty of time to register, you may want to hurry as slots may run out soon.

There are two options for event tee which I find nice, either a long sleeved short or a short sleeved option, by 2ndskin. The colour look quite nice too, don't you agree?
The medal design is simple and clean. Different colour to lanyard to distinguish t…

Dinner At Mr Tuk Tuk

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We decided to try the newly opened Mr Tuk Tuk at Mid Valley last Friday and it was really a great timing too because the lady boss (I presumed) was there to oversee the outlet.
So that meant, service became top-notch. 
I remembered just a few days earlier, I went there to scout a place to have lunch for a big group, the staff just let me browse the menu by myself and didn't even bother to check or chat with me. So I decided to book a place at Madam Kwan's instead. 
Anyway, since service was great last Friday (the lady boss even held my chair for me to sit down) and the other staff became really attentive, we decided to give it a try. I ordered Beef Basil with Rice. The beef was really nice and tender and the basil fragrant and sweet. But it doesn't have a kick as it's not hot, there weren't any of cili padi in it.
If you've tried the ones at Streat Thai, you know that one has crazy loads of cili padi in it!
Portion was good and priced at RM11.80, it was a pret…

Burger Cravings So We Went To Croutons

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Remember we visited Croutons by Gourmet Seduction for Hubby's birthday in September?
We went for another visit two weeks after we returned from our vacation in Hokkaido. You see, I was watching some food program on NatGeo channel and developed a craving for a burger. Not the burger Ramly type which will be slathered unnecessarily with heaps of chilli sos and mayonnaise but a proper one.
So we decided to head to Croutons (it's nearby our house anyway) and enjoy some. Son didn't jump on the burger for dinner bandwagon as he ordered pasta. His choice of pasta - Pink. Pasta with smoked salmon, cooked with a pink sauce.  I ordered the Mushroom Cheese burger. It was yummy and so tender and moist.  Hubby ordered the Beef Bacon burger.
The burgers came with a huge serving of french fries and salad.
Mine was priced at RM27 and Hubby's RM22. Not too bad lah.
And no, we do not need extra sauces - no chilli sos or ketchup for us for our burgers!
As always, we enjoyed our dinner. …

Run For National Unity 2018

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Run for National Unity was back this year but unlike previous years where it was held on Malaysia Day, this year's run was held on Saturday, Oct 20 2018 in Taman Botani, Kuala Lumpur.
Organized by HELP University and Redberry Sdn Bhd, in conjunction with Malaysia Day, the run was flagged off by YB Senator P. Waythamoorthy, the Minister of National Unity and Social Well-Being and the main sponsors for the Run for National Unity 2018 are RHB Insurance and OCBC Bank (Malaysia).

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.

Due to my ankle injury, I wasn't able to join the run although I had registered to run in the 10K category but Hubby and I decided to still turn up to show our support by taking fellow participants' photos.
There were 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 …

Temporary Down Time

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I sprained my ankle during a trail run about two weeks ago. Of course not surprisingly, the ankle was swollen and it got rather painful. How it looked on Sunday, the day it got sprained. Even the kiddos got concerned as I iced and rested my foot.

Hehehe
Although it's still has black & blue bruises, it's getting much better now after 12 days.

I can already walk normal but have to be careful not to over-exert. I probably won't start running that soon and will concentrate on other types of workout.

Birthday Dinner For Hubby At Croutons By Gourmer Seductions

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Last month, we celebrated both my birthday and Hubby's too. My birthday present was me being able to run in 2XU Compression Half Marathon on Sunday, Sep 23 2018. For Hubby, it was dinner at Croutons by Gourmet Seductions.
If you remember, I posted about the place before, it's a hidden gem located just a few hundred metres across KTM Serdang Station. The birthday boy. But this is my coffee. Hehe Hubby and his Butter Milk Squid Pasta. Son Beef Bolognese Pasta. And I ordered the Chicken Pesto Pasta. And we shared this absolutely yummy and refreshing Apple Feta Salad.
It was a delightful dinner, as always and we could still enjoy the 10% discount off our total bill by using our Standard Chartered Bank credit card.

Trail Running In Bangi, At Bangi Wonderland Nature Run

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We were back to Bangi Wonderland Theme Park last Sunday and thanks to CentriSoh MY who was the event organizer; the whole family ran in the Bangi Wonderland Nature Run 2.0.
This year, Bangi Wonderland Nature Run was held conjunction with its 2-years anniversary, on  Oct 7 2018. It was a nature run held inside the nature forest reserve for 10km (20% flat road & 80% off road inside forest reserve) / 3.5km Fun Run.

For our entry, all registered participants also received one Complimentary entry ticket to Bangi Wonderland Theme Park. The theme park entry ticket expires on 7 December 2018 so we have some time to utilise it.

Some had used their entry tickets during REPC day at Bangi Wonderland on Saturday (the day before race day), some used it after running in the Bangi Wonderland Nature Run and some will use it later, I suppose.
Race day morning started promising enough. There was a slight drizzle before flag-off but nothing for us runners to really worry about.

I started at the bac…

100% Trusted Goodness From New Zealand With Fernleaf UHT Milk

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Thanks to Fernleaf Malaysia, I received an awesome bag of Fernleaf UHT milk goodness to enjoy.
Even the furkids got super interested in them. Hehehe
Apart from enjoying the bag of Fernleaf UHT milk goodness, I also learned some facts about Fernleaf and their milk which is made from 100% milk from New Zealand.

At Fernleaf, their cows are at the heart of their dairy farming business and farmers take their welfare very seriously.

Due to climate, New Zealand is one of the few places in the world where dairy cows can graze outdoors almost all year round on high quality fresh grass that gives them the best from nature to produce nutritious milk. Their well-cared-for cows fed with natural grass are healthy cows; and healthy cows produce high quality nutritious milk.

New Zealand is a country with fertile soil, excellent rainfall and abundant sunshine, making it one of the best places in the world to produce milk.

With high quality grass, cozy climate, clean air and water, Fernleaf's happ…

Press Release: travel360.com empowers street friends with Yellow House and the Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur

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Yellow House Founder Shyam Priah, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur Executive Director Project Management Datuk Sr. Hj. Mohd Najib Bin Hj. Mohd, the 12th Mayor of Kuala Lumpur YBhg. Dato’ Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan and travel360.com CEO Spencer Lee unveiling the latest mural in Kuala Lumpur as part of the special partnership.
KUALA LUMPUR, 11 October 2018 - travel360.com, the digital expansion of AirAsia’s award-winning inflight magazine travel360, today announced a partnership with non-profit grassroots community organisation Yellow House and the Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) to further beautify the city and empower its people.
Through the synergy, travel360.com hopes to provide an even more experiential travelling journey by integrating real communities and their stories. Working with Yellow House through its ‘Unseen Tours KL’ project, the one-stop travel platform will be offering an exclusive ‘travel360 Dance-walking Tour’, led by trained former homeless and underprivileged urban peo…

Q&A WITH MOHD AMRAN ABDUL GHANI, THE BRAVE AND COURAGEOUS FIREFIGHTER WHO NEVER GIVES UP

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Mohd Amran Abdul Ghani was born in Kg Tok Burung, Bachok, Kelantan. He is an active athlete for the Selangor Fire Fighter Departments. He is currently working at the Fire and Rescue Department, Malaysia at Bukit Jelutong, Selangor since 2001.
Adhering to the Fire and Rescue ethics, and working with a dedicated, efficient and disciplined team, he is determined to his best for his department, in order to be successful and well known throughout Malaysia, and worldwide.
Mohd Amran’s best achievement so far was when he was crowned as the Best Malaysian 2014 and 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya, and Best Malaysian at 2014 and 2016 IRONMAN Malaysia. IRONMAN is an internationally recognized triathlon that consists of 3.8km swimming, 180km cycling and 42km running. During his first attempt at full IRONMAN in 2014, he was very proud of his achievement because he …

Running Towards The Sunflowers At Okhotsk-Abashiri Marathon 2018

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Okhotsk-Abashiri Marathon 2018 was held on Sunday, September 30th 2018. It’s a relatively new marathon event with its 4th edition this year. The marathon is also a small scale marathon with participation capped at a mere 3,000 runners (2,600 marathon, 300 5K, and 100 3K). The marathon had opened 20 slots for foreign runners last year, and allocated 200 slots for foreign runners this year.
Registration was easy for foreigners as we could register through JTB Sports Station English language portal and the fee was rather attractive for me at 8,000 yen for the full marathon category. Other categories available were the 5K and 3K.

This marathon seemed to be particularly popular with foreign runners from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan and there was a huge contingent from Taiwan in this year’s edition. Scanning through the names printed in the program book that we received with our REPC kit, I couldn’t see any other runners from Malaysia apart from myself.

The marathon had a generous cut-off t…