Showing posts from November, 2019

Allianz Pacesetters 4x3KM raises RM28,000 for Down syndrome

Allianz Pacesetters 4x3KM raises RM28,000 for Down syndrome
Kuala Lumpur, 19 November 2019 – The Allianz Pacesetters 4x3KM 2019 Relay Run raised RM28,000 for Down syndrome this year.
Since its inaugural run in 2014, Allianz Pacesetters 4x3KM has managed to raise RM250,000 for the Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation through its Kiwanis Pace-It-Forward corporate category, where corporates are required to pay a minimum donation of RM1,000 per team.
This year’s run, which was held on 2 November at Padang Merbok attracted 198 teams including 28 corporate teams. Allianz Malaysia sponsored a total of 17 teams including 2 teams for the Kiwanis Pace-It-Forward category.
Allianz Malaysia Berhad Chief Executive Officer, Zakri Khir said that the Company’s involvement with the run was a great way to continuously support the Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation.
“For Allianz Malaysia, it goes beyond just being title sponsors. As a corporate entity and an insurer, it is important for us to give back to …

Getting Lucky At Luckin Kopi

On one of the few rare occasions that we did a "jalan-jalan cari makan" in the KL city area, we stumbled upon a newly opened kopitiam called Luckin Kopi just a stone's throw away from Pasar Seni MRT station (and also nearby the Pasar Seni LRT station).
Luckin means "fortune", which is closely related with the Oranda; a breed of goldfish that is regarded as "the flower of the water".
And you can see a goldfish in Luckin Kopi logo.
We arrived during the peak lunch hour period and there was a queue forming outside the shop. But nothing to worry, as Luckin Kopi staff were quick to assist us in getting a queue number and later our table.
Our table was located on the first floor and to get up, we go up this old-style wooden stairs. So nostalgic.
And indeed, the place brimmed with the nostalgic feel of old shop-houses we used to see when we were younger. So while we wait for our order to arrive, we just enjoyed to opportunity to look around and soak in the …

Miyagi For A Treat

This was sometime back, a random reward for the three of us and we decided to head to Miyagi Japanese Restaurant in Bangi for dinner.
It's our favourite Japanese restaurant and the food served here are all value for money, with its generous portions. Highly recommended if you're nearby Bandar Baru Bangi area.
Anyhoo...  I ordered Salmon Teppanyaki.
 Hubby ordered omuraisu.
And Son ordered Beef Teppanyaki.
It was a nice dinner and we left the restaurant feeling completely full.

Starting The New Year With A Bang

For me, what better way to celebrate the new year other than joining a race.
I joined the KL New Year Run this year (race recap here) and had lots of fun and even managed to win a prize during the lucky draw. So I'm looking forward to join the run again, on Jan 01 2020 and start the new year with a great RUN!
If you want to join too, you can do so at:
But do hurry as registration will be closing on Dec 01, 2019.
Maybe I'll see you guys there?

Press Release: MRCA CHARITY RUN 2019

The 6th MRCA Charity Run, themed “Pre-Countdown 2020 Charity Run” aims to raise fund for charitable bodies. MRCA Charity Run 2019 combines workplace health management and social commitment pursuing the objective of networking athletes for companies, organizations, members and community. Let’s do charity together and help the needy!
FLAG OFF TIME 5PM Subang Jaya, [13 November 2019] – The Malaysia Retail Chain Association (MRCA) will be organizing the 6th MRCA Charity Run on 14th December 2019, Saturday at Summit USJ. The theme for this year is “Pre-Countdown 2020” and we are aiming to have 2,000 runners joining us. In line with the theme, we will be having a pre-celebration to usher in year 2020 with all participants which will include live band performances, lucky draw with over RM20,000 worth of prizes to be won and the night will end with a firework show.
MRCA Charity Run was initiated by Datuk Lee Hwa Cheng in year 2014 and this annual event aims to raise fu…


CHIN MEI SEE MAKES HISTORY AS THE ONLY FEMALE MALAYSIAN AT 2019 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII KUALA LUMPUR (20 NOVEMBER 2019): Chin Mei See can be regarded as one of the most inspiring Malaysian female athletes of 2019.
She may not be as popular as some of the mainstream athletes like Farah Ann Abdul Hadi (gymnast) or Leong Mun Yee (diving) who have qualified to the Tokyo Olympics next year, but Mei See is a legend in her own right after becoming the only Malaysian female to qualify for the 2019 VEGA Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, which was held recently from October 11-13, 2019.
The 41-year-old booked her berth to IRONMAN’s pinnacle showpiece this year in splendid fashion too, when she finished 1st place in her age group at the highly competitive field during the 2018 IRONMAN Gurye Korea.
Fast forward a year, and the RC Coaching graduate held her own amongst the world’s finest triathletes to finish 60th in her age group with a time of 12:08:06.
The soft…

Runcation - Pahang Eco Beach Run 2020

There's an interesting race in Kuantan, Pahang that caught our eyes. It's called the Pahang Eco Beach Run and will be held on Apr 12, 2020. Pahang Eco Beach Run 2020 race course traverses through the white sandy beach and beautiful pine trees line the coast, with some rocky promontories facing the incessant waves of the South China Sea and beautiful trails of Bukit Pelindung.

The race will start and finish at Teluk Cempedak, there will be variety of surface waiting for runners. Tarmac, beach and trail.

Now, we don't often get to run on all sort of surfaces so we're quite excited to join the event and visit Kuantan too!

I've even booked Hyatt Kuantan for us to stay and relax, after we finished our race. The hotel is just steps away from the race site, after all.

There are three race distance available, 6K, 15K and 30K.

Let's have a look at the course and elevation if you can't decide which distance to register for.
The 6K category covers tarmac and trail se…

Sunday Brunch At Hanare Japanese Restaurant

After my tower run at Yayasan TM Tower Run (race recap here), we didn't linger long at the race site despite plenty of goodies that were available, from the event's sponsors.
We rushed home for me to shower because we needed to head out again, and this time to Intermark Mall. We're trying out Hanare Japanese Restaurant Sunday brunch!
A good reward for the hardwork I did, climbing 54 floors of Menara TM, no?
We were there just as it was opening its door for the brunch session at 12pm, and there were already many diners waiting eagerly to start their meal.
The restaurant ambiance was nice and cosy, and Hanare Japanese Restaurant certainly isn't a place where you get a few hundred other fellow diners jostling to join the buffet line with you!
No, Hanare has a very classy feeling and you won't feel rushed at all here.
Just take it easy, enjoy the brunch until it's 2pm, which we did! We first  made a beeline to the teppanyaki counter where the wagyu beef are.

Climbing Up 54 Floors of TM Tower, Powered By Potatoes USA!

Last Sunday was a hectic day for us. Hubby and I woke super early because we had three events to attend, and all before noon!
First, we were already up and about at 6 am as I joined the Good Earth Run held at MAEPS, Serdang.  Fortunately my second event for the morning; which was the Yayasan TM International Tower Run had Potatoes USA as one of the sponsors and participants enjoyed free-flow servings of their super delicious mashed potatoes with gravy and also potato with blue berry energy drink throughout the event. I queued three times to enjoy this!
The mashed potatoes was so fluffy and light, a perfect pre-run or pre-workout breakfast. And the potato with blue berry energy drink was so refreshing.
With yummy breakfast in my tummy, it was time for some warm up before my climb.
Yayasan TM International Tower Run 2019 offered participants with 200m elevation climb up 1,296 steps in six (6) categories – Men's Open (aged 18 years and above), Women's Open (aged 18 and above), M…

Potatoe Power! Real Food, Real Performance With Potatoes USA

On Tuesday, we went to KL Tower for a launch of a very special campaign by Potatoes USA - "Real Food, Real Performance".
Besides featuring education on performance nutrition for a power-packed lifestyle, there were collaborative initiatives with several athletes for 2019/2020 and we were also able to learn more about potatoes and its nutritional values. We even get to see cooking demo using potatoes!

It's an all-rounder event to showcase the power of potatoes, and specifically, Potatoes USA.
Sport Dietitian / Nutritionist and an avid runner herself during the sharing session.

Adele explained, “Carbohydrates are one of the key nutrients in performance nutrition. Athletes engaged in high volume and high intensity training require adequate amounts of carbohydrates for energy. Based on current research, my experience working with athletes as well as being an athlete myself, it is clear that performance suffers when insufficient carbohydrates are consumed. Specific amounts w…