Monday, 16 October 2017

Newton Challenge 2017 30KM

So what do you do when your Polar Training program (that you kinda intermittently follow) requires you to run 2:15 for your long run?
Sorry, blur photo. Lazy to take another one.
I couldn't find any half marathon that was interesting enough (or near our home) to make me join them but one race caught my attention and that's the Newton Challenge 2017.

I joined the 25km category way back in 2012 and had a rather fond memory of it. Finished in 3:06 which was something I was rather happy with, at that time.

Lack of training notwithstanding and with regular training started again only two weeks ago, I had stupidly aimed for a 1:20 for the first 10K, a 1:25 for the second 10K and a 1:30 for the last 10K and with something like a sub4:30 finish or so (4:15 if I pushed). Kononnya la...

The 30km was flagged off a few minutes after 5:30 and just as we started to run, the azan subuh was heard. Some runners quickly made a detour to the nearby surau which was about 1K(?) away from the start line and some head to Petronas. Some, made a stop at a water station to perform their Subuh prayers.

Ah yes, water stations. I wasn't sure at what KM they were located since I didn't really study the route map (anyway, the route was pretty much the same as 2012 other than the additional route included to make it a 30K route) but I was surprised that the first water station was located at KM5.

Luckily, I was feeling good, without much drama (yet) and wasn't in need of a drink that early in the run.

The second water station was located at KM7.5 (do note that this is based on my Polar GPS reading as there were no distance markers along the route, other than the last 5km). Then it was at KM10+ and afterwards it was around KM13, followed by KM17.5 and so on.

The route was well coned off with traffic cones and marshalls were placed all along the route with visible route markers. Unlike way back in 2012 where there were dark stretches, the route is all well lit, 5 years on. The area sudah well developed lah.

I managed to follow the planned 8:00min average pace for the first 10km although I had to resort to walking uphill as early as KM6. And it was still pretty much on pace at KM15.

By the time I reached the first water station, the faster runners had already made a u-turn (one of many u-turns along the route) and a few friends hollered to me as encouragement. Even the pacers! 

After I made the first u-turn, I noticed a few runners cutting short the course. It wouldn't affect their official timing as there were no timing mats or checkpoints at all along the route. 
A few friend had caught up with me and after a short chat, they sped ahead while I just continued with my plodding.

I decided to take an energy gel at KM13 before I continued. It was truly an undulating route and with long climbs at each climb. I dunno why I love it the last time I did it. Hah hah

By KM18 I was a bit behind what I had planned to do but still on pace for a 4:30 finish. But it got progressively slower after that. I started feeling weird at around KM19 but still managed a 3-hour timing at 21K mark. Still surviving although I was a bit annoyed at myself for doing a 3-hour half marathon at that point. 

Trouble reared after that as I finally conceded that I needed a toilet stop. A long stop as tummy was giving me HELL. Luckily I reached Petronas station and I made a 15 minutes stop there. Adoi.

Petronas station stop done and off I went again but this time, I was unable to run again. My heart felt like it was pounding way too fast for my liking so I decided to slow down.

I bumped into another friend farther up along the route as he was going out from a neighbourhood surau for a stop too.

We walked and talked a bit before he sped off and I just continued with my walk. I tried a few times to start running but was feeling rather lousy so I decided not to push it. Got more hills to tackle and I wanted to finish and not collapse in the middle of my run.

KM22 onwards was rather boring and the sun came out in full force by this time. It was nice and cooling earlier and the route shady. Now, it's open and hot! Blergh.

Since I couldn't run, I just made sure I wouldn't walk too slow and managed a 11+ min pace for my walk. By this time I started questioning my sanity of joining anything that's above 21km. LOL

I walked with a fellow runner for the last 2km and we walked and chatted about our run, our next runs and how we don't want to join any more long distance run after this (and then we talked about our races in MKH 12-hour and Bukit Cinta Ultra. LOL)

I have to say, I walked faster with a running (or walking buddy) alongside me and we did an 11:07 pace for KM29, 10:30 pace for KM30 and around 9min pace for the last few hundred metres.

The route was a little bit over-distance but I got a reading of 30.90km. Probably from all the detour made to Petronas station lah.
I reached KM25 at 3:58 (iyer, that's almost an hour slower than what I did in 2012!) and it took me 5-hours to finish. Because I was so slow, there weren't any photographers waiting for us slow pokes at the finish line other than my Hubby. 

Thank you Hubby!

And because we finished after the 5-hours COT (I finished in 5:04), results also tarak. But at least was still given the medal and finisher tee lah.
With Jin and Hubby who had finished HSN21km the night before and tackling Newton 30K on Sunday morning
There were no refreshments available at the finish line so after some photos with friends, we went to Old Town Kopitiam for a drink. 

All in all, as a friend had said, this was a good LSD route. The event itself was really low-key but we were provided with the important basics - water, isotonic, banana, excellent traffic control and crew (both route marshall and water stations crews) and route markers. 

Only thing was, you had to rely on your own GPS watches to know the distance you've covered or ask the crews. 

I'm not sure whether there were any post-race refreshments because I know if there was any, it would've been finished by the time I crossed the finish line anyway.

Even when I did it in 2012, watermelons were almost gone by the time I crossed the finish line. Hahaha
Was it a good experience?

Definitely. I wouldn't have been able to do a 30K on my own at that kind of challenging route myself.

Will I do it again next year. Maybe. If someone sponsor my registration fee. LOL

Anyway, I'll have a very flat route to tackle this Saturday and Sunday at UM24 (it's on UM track) and at Augustman. We'll see how that goes, yeah?

Anyhoo, thank you to all the crews that were so supportive of us runners on Sunday! And don't ask about my rabbit ears lah. Itu sudah retire! LOL

Updates on results and photos taken by Hubby at the finish line can be viewed at Cik Arnab & En Kura-Kura Facebook page. Do LIKE and FOLLOW us!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Saturday Brunch at IKEA

We had several errands to do on Saturday which included sending Son for his outing with his friends to Pusat Sains Negara (and picking him up later too!) and also collecting my race kit for Newton Challenge on Sunday.

I ditched my plan to join the 10K run at Fit Malaysia@HSN which held that Saturday and did a 5K run around my house instead, before we head out to send Son.

Since the Newton Challenge race kit collection was held at MyTown, Hubby and I had brunch at IKEA. So long never eat there already and I was craving for salmon. So ngam la go there makan salmon.
Hubby had the Pulled Salmon sandwich.
 I had the salmon with that vege cutlet thingy and vege. I love the sauce!
And we finished the meal with this absolutely awesome Salted Caramel Cheesecake (awesome la, it's only RM7.90) with free coffee which I got for being IKEA Family member.

Then it's off to collect my race kit and some shopping at MyTown. Even managed to get a pair of Airism leggings and sports bra which were on promotion. Yeay!
Few hours at MyTown and we  were in Bangsar pulak. 

Before a late lunch later (at 4pm), we had a snack. Auntie Anne's pretzel Buy 1 Get 1 promo from uMobile which Hubby redeemed.

It was only after 6pm that we made or way home. A full day out from home and I had a 30K run on Sunday! Hahahadoi.

But it was rather nice to go out with Hubby and "dating" also lah instead of just making him wait for me to finish whatever race I joined instead, right? ^^

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Press Release: KOTAK HEADLINES AT ASIA SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP'S CONCERT

Jakarta's Female-fronted Alternative Pop/Rock Band to Rock the Stage at Indonesia Round
CENTRAL JAVA, INDONESIA, 11 OCTOBER 2017 – Aside from the high-adrenaline racing between top international riders at the Indonesia round of the 2017 FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship, the Saturday’s agenda will conclude on a high note with a performance by the legendary Indonesian band, KOTAK, which will be happening at 8:00PM (+7:00GMT) at The Park Mall, Solo. Entry to watch the race and concert is free to all visitors.

“The 2017 FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship is more than just a race for professional riders. It is an inclusive and family-friendly championship that encompasses fun-filled carnivals and concerts. We hope that these programmes will increase our engagement with the community, and leave a positive impact to all visitors at our championship,” said Andrew Ching, Chief Executive Officer of E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd.

KOTAK, a female-fronted alternative pop/rock band from Jakarta will stage an hour-long concert to entertain visitors. The trio group consisting of Tantri Syalindri Ichlasari (Tantri) on vocals, Swasti Sabdastantri (Chua) on bass, and Mario Marcella (Cella) on guitar, are known for their songs including ‘Pelan-Pelan Saja’ (Just Slowly), ‘Beraksi’ (In Action), ‘Masih Cinta’ (Still in Love), and ‘Tinggalkan Saja’ (Leave It).

The multi-award winning group with millions of followers, has toured and performed in various Southeast Asian countries. Debut in 2004 after winning The Dream Band talent contest on Indonesia’s TV7, KOTAK embarked on a spectacular lifetime journey including a team-up with Simple Plan for a new version of ‘Jet Lag’ in 2011.

The 2017 FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship will commence at The Park Mall, Kota Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia on 14 and 15 October 2017, from 10:00AM – 6:00PM.
For more information, visit www.supermotoasia.com.

FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship is organised by E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd; promoted by Asia Supersports Group; sanctioned by FIM Asia and Indonesian Motor Association (IMI); co-sponsored by Bold Xperience, and supported by Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia), Kabupaten Sukoharjo, Bikenation Motorsports Sdn Bhd, SMM Asia Holdings, KRACKER Indonesia, The Park Mall, Telkomsel, Telkom, Solo Radio, Fave Hotel, Norifumi, Liputan6.com, Bola.com, Vidio.com, Indriati Hospital, Malay Mail, Kelab Blogger Ben Ashaari, and TX Sports.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Saturday's Birthday Outing

We were up and out early last Saturday, not because I had a race to run in but Son had class at school that he needed to attend.

While waiting forSon to finish his class, Hubby and I spent a bit of time walking around UM, following the route of a World Teacher's Day EDU Solidarity Walk & Run event which was a rather small event held that week at UM.

Then it was off for birthday gift shopping before lepaking at Bangsar watching KL Food Hunt participants raced around to complete their task with a pit stop in the area.
The birthday session was held at Chili's Mid Valley (which luckily for us, we went back before a fire broke at the mall later in the evening! @.@

It was Hubby's niece's 7th birthday and she had a Pokemon cake! So cute, right?
 Son had the Swiss Burger.
 Hubby had the Ultimate Beef Bacon Burger.
And I had the Ancho Salmon.

The salmon was nice, soft and flaky but I can't say I can taste the citrus-Chile sauce as it tasted bland and was better with some pepper and salt for me. Nothing to shout about for the rice.

Anyhoo, the really late lunch was nice and most of Hubby' siblings and family were there to celebrate the birthday. And that's what's important, right?

We left around 5pm and arrived home 10minutes to 6pm. I showered and changed into my running outfit and off we went to Putrajaya as I had ASICS Relay run to join afterwards. 

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Press Release: Over 2,200 runners take part in ASICS Relay held in KL’s City in a Garden

On 7 October 2017, more than 550 teams, each made up of four runners, participated in the ASICS Relay, marking the completion of the second leg of the event, which is taking place in four South-east Asian countries. The relay launched in Indonesia on 19 August.
The KL event, held in Putrajaya, attracted female and male runners, from 16 years old, and comprised fitness explorers, adventure seekers, health enthusiasts and recreational runners.

Guest-of-Honour Dato’ Mohd Nazifuddin bin Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib, Vice President of Olympic Council of Malaysia, flagged off the race at Anjung Floria. Runners sped towards theHeritage Square, passing various iconic buildings like the Attorney General Chambers of Malaysia and the Steel Mosque (Tunki Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque).

“We love the spirit of working as a team. The competition has been as much about an opportunity to run with friends as it was about the joy of running,” said Thanuja Ananthan, Miss World Malaysia 2009, who joined the run with her family as Team Kacang Panjang Pendek.

The ASICS Relay offers more than a competitive, team-bonding race. In each city, attendees are treated to music entertainment with local musicians and dancers, and a selection of food and beverages. The event continues in Singapore (4 November) before rounding up in Bangkok (2 December).

At the end of the series, travel vouchers worth about MYR9,000 (SGD3,000) will be presented to the teams that have clocked the fastest time in each race category.
Winners and Timing list Full marathon (42km): 
Male category 
1. Team Subra Running - 02:19:47

Female category
1. Team Pacesetters Malaysia - 03:16:47

Mixed category
1. Team Arul Running Club - 02:35:34

Half marathon (21km): 
Male category
1. Team Kelab Olahraga Sungai Besi - 01:16:32

Female category
1. Team Kyserun Krew Savannah - 01:48:08

Mixed category
1. Team Serious Runners - 01:16:24

For more event information, visit:
Website: www.asicsrelay.com
Facebook: @ASICSRelay
Instagram: @ASICSRelay
Official Hashtags: #ASICSRelay

Monday, 9 October 2017

A Tour of KL With Tayaria Run 2017

After running 5.25km in ASICS Relay Run on Saturday night, it was a 10K run the next morning at Tayaria Run. 

The "boutique" run was held at Quill City Mall which was a nice change for me, from the usual Dataran Merdeka/Padang Merbuk venue.

There were a few runs held around KL during the same morning and even plied part of the same route, so the Tayaria Run organiser had to change the flag-off time to 7am for 10K and 7.15 for 5K runners.
It may be a "small"ish kind of event but the elite runners came in almost full force for this event!

I even met with a fellow GC member who had joined the 10K too. He was aiming for a sub60 finish while I was aiming to just run and finish. Hahaha

A few minutes before flag-off, I decided I'd better go settle toilet visit first and when I came out, the organiser was already doing flag off countdown.

Die. GPS belum on. I ain't gonna start my run if GPS tak on! LOL

Luckily GPS was captured soon enough, because sometimes GPS watches do have issues finding reading around the city area, what with the skyscrapers and all.
 The 10K flag-off.

I was somewhere at the very back lah, as usual.

The organiser had earlier reminded Tayaria participants to not stop at another race's water stations which also used part of the same route we were using but barely 1K into the run, I could see a few Tayaria runners stopping for a drink at the other race's WS. Adui. 1K already thirsty kah?

Another runners asked me what distance we were running also. Another adui.

Most of the route was coned off and traffic control was quite good. However, I do wish there were more route markers (yes, I know the route is pretty straightforward) and also a few distance markers. Knowing some GPS watches will have haywire reading when running in town, distance markers would be really helpful.

Good thing my Polar's reading didn't go off that much as I got a final distance reading of 10.20km for Tayaria Run.

I did thought my watch reading already went haywire upon reaching KM3 mark because at that moment, I was running under 20 minutes. I felt I was doing a slow and easy run at pace 8 or something.  Even crews at one of the WS hollered and told me to run faster. LOL

Tayaria's WS was located at KM3.5 (my watch) so I figured Polar went off by 500m or so because the organiser did announced that WS would be located 3km apart.

I skipped the first water station and had thought to stop at KM6 WS. So by the time I reached KM6, and no WS in sight, I felt a bit drama already lah. Hahaha

Around KM5 onwards, I was running behind a lady wearing a white tee. I wasn't looking to pangkah her or anything but whenever I caught up and ran side by side her, she'd sped off then slow down until I caught up with her again.

It was rather funny as I felt she somehow didn't want me to run in front of her. It went on a few times.

We finally reached the next WS which was located at around KM7. Thank god! I took a cup of mineral water and ate one barley mint sweets before starting to run again, and this time, the white tee lady didn't catch up with me.

There were construction around the area and the road got busier so we had to run on the pavement for a bit until we turn right towards Kampung Baru.

You know you're near to the Finish Line but the watch only read 8km by this point and that can be a bit mental. Hah hah

I had been running rather steadily all this time (around 7min pace) but when we turned into Jalan Raja Bot, I got a bit lazy and decided to take a walk break. So hot summore dy.

The  route was rather flat but I don't really like flat route. Haha
 Then finally, I was approaching the Finish Line. Yeay!

Crossed the finish line, collect my goodies bag, my nasi lemak, apples, kuih ketayap and mineral water before I went to look for hubby.

He was sitting at a curb, taking photos of runners finishing.
Later, got photos taken by the official photog.

Thank you!
 I didn't win any grand prize for lucky draw but still win an umbrella that morning. Hehehe
The route of Tayaria Run. It was a nice change for me. Part of the route was familiar as I had run it during SCKLM. But during SCKLM, I ran through the route pre-dawn and on Sunday, I got to see the route in daytime.

All in all, a nice and fun morning for me. 

With only 3 hours sleep the night before, I replaced my sleep afterwards with a 3-hour nap after lunch. Hihi

Some photos taken at Tayaria Run can be found at Cik Arnab & En Kira-Kura Facebook page. Do LIKE and FOLLOW us for race photos and updates!

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Team TMC Fun At ASICS Relay Kuala Lumpur 2017

A few months ago, when the registration for ASICS Relay Kuala Lumpur opened, Team Marathon Company asked whether I'd be interested to run as their team member and I immediately said yes (without really looking at my race calendar).

I had joined a few of The Marathon Company's events (Ice Watch Light Up The Night Run, Boh Trail Run, Coway Run...) before and had run in Putrajaya Night Marathon wearing their team t-shirt so I'm honoured to be asked to join them again this time.
Part of Team A and Team B line up
The Marathon Company sent two teams - Team A which consisted of really, really fast, elite runners (you have Awan, Yazid, Farid and Tinie in the team) and Team B who are also fast (with me somehow sesat in the team. LOL)

There are two distances offered - Marathon and Half Marathon, with categories for Men Open, Women Open and Mixed.

Both teams Team TMC A & B entered the half marathon, mixed categories and each of us needed to do 5.25km to make it 21km in total.

Our team member Dzeti had helped collect our race kits earlier and we were supposed to meet her up around 6pm near the race venue on the race day itself. But after spending the whole day outside (even somehow managed to follow a fun run route for an event in UM that Saturday morning plus celebrating Hubby's niece's birthday), we only managed to arrive at the race venue after 6pm and met her after Maghrib.

Sorry Dzeti!
Some team members had agreed to wear tutu by SummersaultMY to run in the relay and I did too. Hehe

I was actually supposed to be the 2nd runner but at the very last minute (read, 1min before flag-off, I changed my bib from 2nd runner to 1st runner) and had to literally shove fellow runners who are crowding the start line just to start my run as I was still not ready when the relay was flagged-off. I actually shoved two crews too, who were walking leisurely in front of me when I was about to run! LOL

Not really sure what to do (our first runner couldn't arrive in time), I was lucky a crew quickly spotted me and passed me the "baton" which came in pouch version.

All that panicky mode made for an elevated heart rate and I ran with my heart rate pounding. 

The route was well secured, with traffic cones placed along the 5.25km route and it is rather a flattish route. But that didn't stop me from resorting to walk breaks at Jambatan Seri Gemilang. Sorry teammates!

There were two timing mats along the route plus one at the transition. Two water stations were placed along the route, at around 1mile mark and at KM4. Half marathon relay runners didn't really need the WS stops but the full marathoners who needed to do two loops of the same route would need them more. 

As I arrived the transition area, I saw my teammate and quickly handed the pouch to him and made my way to the hospitality tent where Hubby was waiting for me. He had no idea we had changed runners order. 
Bumped into a few friends, outside and at the hospitality tent while we waited for our team members to finish their laps.
Also met with new friends, such as Jin who has been really supportive of Cik Arnab & En Kura-Kura Facebook page.
There were food trucks, rodeo, bouncy castles at the race venue and even live performances. On the stage, the organiser had alternated between showing promo of other countries' ASICS Relay and the race leaderboard.

I love it that one of the organiser's sponsors gave away bottles of Pocari Sweat freely and this is one isotonic that I can drink (another one is Aquarius but not made for Malaysian market punya).
Team B - Mixed. Me, Kakai, Dzeti & Missyblurkit.

It was great fun and we lingered for a bit for team photos and whatnot before heading off. Hubby and I need to get back early(ier) as I had Tayaria Run 10K to run the next morning.

Congrats to Team A for their 2nd place finish for mixed category!

Friday, 6 October 2017

Let's Celebrate Hari Alam Sekitar Negara With Cenviro Green Run 2017

Do you know when is our Hari Alam Sekitar Negara?

Minggu Alam Sekitar Negara will be celebrated from October 21 to 27, 2017 and the Hari Alam Sekitar Negara itself will be celebrated on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Cenviro Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned unit of Khazanah Nasional Bhd is having a run in conjunction of Hari Alam Sekitar Negara 2017 and it will be held in D'Tempat Country Club Sendayan , Negeri Sembilan.

There are two distances offered. 12K and 5K
And for just RM36.00 for 12K registration fee, it is really a cheap race to join!
 we will be getting this nice green event t-shirt.
 And also this cool green sling bag.
 Here's how the 5K medal look like.
And this is the 10K medal.

Why not join the run with the whole family and make a date with Hari Alam Sekitar Negara together with Cenviro?

Registration can be done at Checkpoint Spot and here's the link.

Do hurry and register as registration will close on October 16, 2017!

For more updates on races, do hop over to Cik Arnab & En Kura-Kura Facebook page. Cheers!

Thursday, 5 October 2017

A RM5 Race At BHP Orange Run

I didn't plan to join any races on the first day of October but that was until BHP Orange Run came out with their date.

With just RM5 registration (no event tee or medal of course but who cares) this is the cheapest race around (except the one that's free lah. I heard a textile outlet will have a free race in November. Ehem).

Anyhoo, leading to Sunday I was feeling rather yucky (what's new?) and with an ankle that I kinda twisted in the office (yeah, injury always happen when not running); it was just a mere 1K run, 1K walk to test the ankle on Friday for an hour, a 2-hour workout around Lake Garden on Saturday (so much drama just to do this 2-hour also. Ahahaha) and finally this 11K at BHP Orange Run.

More drama. I didn't really want to go and run that Sunday morning and had contemplated in just sleeping in and let hubby rest (use hubby as excuse summore. wakaka).

But a friend had secured me the bib for the BHP Orange Run and it wouldn't be nice to FFK her, right?

The thing about BHP Orange Run is, it is by manual registration only and can be done at just a few selected BHP Petrol Stations. So got friend to help register is great, when you're not living or working anywhere near those petrol stations!

So I dragged myself and  Hubby and made our way to the Curve.

With more than 4,000 runners joining the run, it was a nice crowd. Men were flagged-off first (probably for crowd control) and Women 15 minutes later.
Photo by Aiza
We arrived early and waited for the friend with my bib to arrive. But later, stomach ache pulak then go off find toilet and missed out on group photos with the whole gang of Gaited Community kaki that joined the run.

But lucky still managed to get in this photo, mere minutes before the Men were flagged-off.   
Our flag-off at 7.15am.

I was chit-chatting with a couple of friends and walking, and kinda forgot to switch my GPS on. Hahaha adui.

Since it was a rather big crowd and I was rather at the back, I didn't push much. Matter of fact, I spent the first 3K mostly walking and wondering why I'm running in this when I can be at home instead.

It was only after KM5 that I felt good and started to run at a better pace.

The route for BHP Orange run was good. I like it. We get enough hills to challenge ourselves but nothing too hard. Plenty of shaded area too.

The drivers too were mostly patient. There were marshalls at junctions and also the one cycling. Areas where traffic was not allowed to enter was coned off.

Plenty of signages and with distance markers too! And this for a RM5 race!

The only drawback for me (for me alone lah), water stations only served Lucozade. For someone who tend to have tummy problem when drinking isotonic, it could be a problem. Even for a full marathon nowadays, I mostly opted to drink mineral water. So yeah, I should've brought a bottle of mineral water myself.

The water stations were placed 3K  apart and that was great for runners. I was thirsty and I decided to stop and drink the Lucozade served anyway. Slowly and just a bit, just enough to quench my thirst. And lucky for me, apart from KM8 where I felt my tummy protesting a bit, there wasn't any major issues that day.

By KM9, I had picked up my pace and already were doing a faster 3K splits ad steadily getting faster.

I caught up with two friends later and another fella farther in front. He wanted to follow my pace and we ran together for a bit until he complained about getting a cramp.

Despite him telling me to run ahead, I stopped and walked with him until he felt better. Nothing to lose mah. Slow already, anyway.

We started running again about 500m towards the finish line as we saw another friend of ours waving at us.

By now, the two friends whom I caught up earlier were surging ahead and running fast to finish and I decided to chase them. Ahaha
It was a fun morning. So much drama before the run but I was glad I did it anyway.

Plenty of food were served to runners (and also non-runners) at the event site. Teh tarik, nasi lemak, cereal, ice-cream, biscuits, soy drinks lagi...

And there were still plenty of food when we left. Syiok!

I went to queue for my food and goodies bag and later had breakfast there.

RM5 registration fee and the goodies bag were nice. Even got RM3 BHP voucher. Balik modal. Hahaha
The route map of BHP Orange Run 2017.

Now that I had done it and it was my first time joining BHP Orange Run, I will be back next year!

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Ichiban Ramen For The Weekend

We had to do an "emergency" shopping trip for a new TV because ours was showing signs of needing to be replaced and as luck would have it, AEON was having their Great Friday Sale (from Fri-Sun) and we took advantage of it.

Bought TV at a good price at AEON Cheras Selatan and redeemed AEON vouchers for the puchase too. Syiok!

Then it was dinner time and we went to Ichiban Ramen (again!).
 I had my usual mabo tofu & rice.
Ichiban Ramen had the Aburi Salmon set promotion and Son ordered it. The set comes with a green tea too so at RM16.90, it was a good deal.
Hubby had seafood ramen this time.

Overall, a nice dinner for us and we get to go home with a new TV too! Yeay!

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Birthday Dim Sum

It was Hubby's birthday on Saturday and we celebrated by spending two nights at Bangi-Putrajaya Hotel. The hotel is one of our favourite, a nearby place that is good to go to whenever we need some R&R and pampering.
And we enjoyed a birthday lunch at their Chinese restaurant, Restoran Harmoni. Just like for Mommy's birthday, Son wanted to treat his dad for lunch.

Restoran Harmoni had weekend buffet brunch and lunch but we decided to order the ala carte menu instead. 

Most dishes cost RM10 per basket so it's not that steep.
The radish cake with egg that was recommended by the staff.

It was sure nice!
Fried seaweed roll.
The cili jeruk is sedap! Pity we can't eat them all. So sayang. I was tempted to pack the leftovers balik. Hahaha
Porridge for hubby.
Chicken & Seafood stuffed may in Thai style.
Chicken soup dumpling.
BBQ chicken bao.
Crystal shrimp dumplings. We had two of these.
Beancurd skin rolls with oyster sauce.

It was a nice lunch, and super nice because even though it was Hubby's birthday, he suggested that we go and eat dim sum because I had wanted to eat them for ages!

And later, I made him wait for me to finish  my half marathon in Cyberjaya at night. Terrible betul, right?

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