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Saturday, November 15, 2014

RUN WITH THE WIND

Sure I do run a bit, but not as possionate as I do Hiking. Just like a leaf being blown  by the wind, I will run when there is a reason or situation. Last week, Nov 9th I ran with a good friend ,Clover. Since she wanted to do something special on her birthday. Instead of the normal birthday celebration, she wanted to make it a memorable special day on her birthday. She had make this known weeks before her actual birthday. Since she made an effort to celebrate with me on my special birthday, I was oblige to return the favour.I blocked that date on my calender. immediately I registered for the Great Eastern Live great run, which was the run she had choosen. When I gave my word, I would not go back on my word. On the week before the run , I was not well, and even as the days draw nearer I had not fully recovered, but a promise, is a promise, I was prepare to just walk if I was not able to run, but Thank God ran I did and I was surprise that I did not do too bad as far as the timing concern. It could had even a better timing , had I not stop to snap photos and doing some other stuff like selfie etc. But I had learnt from previous experience, not to put pressure on myself ,but just to enjoy the run, after all I was not there to compete,but to fullfil a girl' s birthday wish.  I caught up with birthday girl at the 9km mark. and almost at the finishing line, I took out a special birthday banner and ran backward with the banner facing her. I could see her surprise look and when she smile it was priceless.

Photo credit:Aron Soo. With Birthday girl at 9km

Birthday girl, with the special birthday card(banner)

photo taken by yours truely.

after the finining line, photo with super heroes

Birthday girl with some of the super heroes.

Monday, October 6, 2014

MY 60TH


October, October what do you have in store for me.?
You might say october is very special and is my favourite month. Let's see how many things are link with october.
1) October Cherries.. A well known band from singapore.in the 80s I grew up on their songs.They were previously known as the surfers, but changed their name to October cherries .
2) Octoberfest. Something I did not take notice until lately when some Ngo make some hooha and only I found out it has something to do with beers . Why not Septemberfest or Novemberfest,but they choose to call it Octoberfest and it is a yearly afair.
3)The hunt for red October- a movie which I had watched in 1990. It stars , ,  .
4)October 6th:- this will be my 60th birthday and coincidently it will be my 60th climb at Tabur Hill
   Some of my hiking friends will be joining me to celebrate my birthday at one of the peak at Tabur and of course to be follow by a lunch meet up at a restaurant some where nearby.
5) October 7th: It is also my son and my God daughter's birthday
6) October 26th: Birthday of my lovely granddaughter's,(child of my son who's birthday is a day after mine)





Friday, September 19, 2014

I AM MISSING YOU MY DARLING

How I miss your sweet smile,
How I miss hearing your voice
How I miss your soft touch and embrace
How I miss the cake you bake
Oh how I miss eating out with you
Can't believe it's already almost half a year.

Hope you will be back real soon.
Hope I will be able to taste your cooking
Hope I will be able to run with you.
Until then do take good care of yourself
Remember Daddy loves you.


Birthday celebration with me


Dinner with my darling girl before she left for down under

Monday, September 8, 2014

KEEPING MALAYSIA FIT

I had signed up the event fit malaysia, which was organised by Fit Malaysia because one of the event highlighted was Body combat , my favourited group cardio mix martial arts inspired exercise.The event was launched by the youth & sports minister Yb Khairy Jamaluddin. In his speech, he hoped that with the various activities and sport, more Malaysian will embrace a healthy life st.yle. Fit Malaysia is his brainchild. You can read about it's belief and vision in their web page. Since it was also the first sunday of the month,which has been set aside as car free day, I deceide to take the commuter from Klang to Kuala Lumpur and then the Lrt once I reach the main train station. It has been such a long while since I took this public transport. It might be an embracement, I had to ask a foreigner where was the Lrt station. I was suppose to go with another gym member, but at the last minute she told me she could not go, because her mum does not allow her to go. What? in this century an adult and a working adult at that can be control like that?  If it was cinderella, I could understand, but she was not a step child to her mother. Oh well, I would not invite her to any more event that's for sure, knowing how it would turn out eventually. Anyway I had a great time at the Body combat workout. I could see alot of them were first timer and non body combaters as they tend to get so close, that was hardly any space for me to kick.
Here are some of the photos taken with my handphone. I did not bring my camera, for fear of being stollen, as it was a public and open space event, unlike a club where there is a locker to store it away.


beet root and mixed fruits,which costs me RM10.00

a section of the crowd

a selfie on arrival

The body combat instructors

Two old friends who is part of the combat team

Sunday, August 24, 2014

OH NO, I DID IT AGAIN.

This morning, got up rather early. In fact got up even before my alarm when off. In fact I always get up way before the alarm goes off when ever I have an event .Anyway I got up , fixed myself a quick drink, got dressed up in my running attire. I am all set for my mizuno wave run 2014.
Got into the car , key in the address on waze and hit the highway.  Half an hour on the road, then horror of horrors, I reliazed I forgot my shoes!  How to run without shoes, I was really angry with my self .How could I do such a stupid thing, forgeting the most important gear.This was not the first time I forgot about my shoes, just weeks ago, while on a hiking trip I forgot my hiking shoes, and only reliase it upon reaching the destination.Luckily a friend whom I car pool with had a spare.
But this morning I was driving alone. Well no use driving further, I had to look for a u-turn to return home. It will take too long a time to rush to the venue and I read the road will be closed by 6.30am. So this was my run that never happen. I guess I goofed big time!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

LOOKING FORWARD TO A MEMORABLE DAY

I am actually looking forward to the day when I will turn 60. Forty-seven days to go , I will be offically 60. I want it to be as memorable as possible. I had plan to celebrate my Birthday on the peak of my favourite hill, Tabur .the west peak to be exact. To date I have hike Tabur 55 times, 5 more trip it will be my 60th climb and I have choosen Oct 6th for the 60th climb on my 60th birthday.
Some of my hiking buddies are so supportive and promised they will hike with me on that day. Oh by the way, it will also be a public holiday on my birthday. It's that just great?  Apart from the climb, I will also be doing something I had never done before- a night run and also will be doing a 16Km. This will be an achievement for me if I survived, as running is not something I am passionate about. Just that I wanted to do something different while I still could. I am thankful to God for giving me good health which enable me to do some of the things a lot of people my age, might not be able to do.


Sunday, June 1, 2014

FITSCORE MOB BODY COMBAT

Just had the most exciting event. Nearly 2000 people attended this event which was billed as the biggest Body combat event in Malaysia. It made it to the Malaysian books of record. Met some of my hiking friends there as well. I am glad I could attended this big event.This is one of the few things I wanted to do before I turned 60 this oct. The other event I will be looking forward will be the rebooke    challenge which will be held in september. A few weeks ago I went for the Brooke challenge,just to have an insight what it was all about and to prepare myself mentally for the coming events.


photo credit:score fitmob


You can view more photo at the fitscore's facebook page album here