Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gotta Live Like We're Dying

Often we regret things that we could have done differently,
"If I did not stop for a walk, Im sure I can clock in sub 2hrs for the race"
"If I trained well, mesti tak jadik mcm ni kan?"

or in a non running world, something like
"I wish didnt decide that, so I would still have time to do this"
or something that come along with this line.

Maybe what we should do is to take some lesson out of it,
Instead of saying If I do this, If I do that,
Maybe what we should do is to live it to the fullest,
Take whatever mistake(s) that had happen and move forward
Reminisce it for a bit, and see what went wrong
And take that to govern your journey ahead.

If you know that you are dying (touch wood..)
What is the thing that you wish you could have done differently,

As what sing by Kris Allen,

You never know a good thing until it’s gone

you never see a crash until its head on

All these people right when we’re dead wrong,

You never know a good thing till it’s gone

Yeah… we gotta start lookin’ at the hand of the time we’ve been given here

this all we got and we gotta start thinkin it

Every second count on a clock that’s tickin

Gotta live like we’re dying

So from there on, we have to start to treasure good things that we have in life, cause only God knows how much time we have left in this world.

So, whatever thoughts you have in mind,
Blurt it out,
Share it
It may be difficult for some to do it (I know I do)
But maybe its worth to give it a try
After all,
There is no harm in doing so
We gotta live like we're dying

Whoever that you wish you could have treat them differently,
Do so...

Whatever things that you wish you could do (running marathon for example. Sorry, cant help it..heheheh)
Do it
Cause in all of us, the 'impossible is nothing' has already been planted in,
Its up to us how we want to nurture it

Remember, live life to the fullest and please try full marathon

Friday, December 11, 2009



My picture for PBIM 2009
I thought I wont be captured as there was a long line to queue for finishing that day

p/s: Timing stated on digital watch are based on Full Marathon clock ye. Terima kasih.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Malakoff Run 12km

Kindly note that due to overwhelming response, only participants who have SIGNED UP and PAID for the event by 6 December 2009 are considered CONFIRMED and eligible to take part. The organisers will not accept payment at Race Kit Collection or on the day of the race.

I forgot that I did not make payment for the race, hence my participation is
not confirmed.
Double haihhhhhhhhhhh....

for anyone out there who knows anyone who cant make it for Malakoff Run 12km (Women) and have SIGNED UP and PAID, and willing to let me run using their bib (of course I'll pay the cost la), let me know.
Cause this kaki is so the itchy itchy to run another race. (ayat macam bagus.hahaha)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ida & Irfan: Congratulations!!!

I often see wedding as one part where those in business get rich and those wanting to have a good one die trying.
It has turn into one day where everyone try to outshine each other by doing something that others cannot do or rather cannot afford to.
From the event venue till the very last detail, even the invitation card.
What requires is just tonnes of bucks lying around, waiting to be splurge excessively.
What makes it more sad is one even suffer after that, post - marriage depression due to huge debt

This one is an exception

This is the most beautiful wedding I have ever attended this year.
From the pernikahan, after nikah ceremony and the reception.
It was indeed a beautiful wedding marathon
They deserve medal for this
Clap clap

Wedding held at Sime Darby Convention Centre,
It was the day to celebrate the merger of two entities,
'The Idas' and 'The Irfans'

From the door gift till speech given by bride's father,
I love it all....

* The newlyweds getting ready to perform the grand entrance.

* persandingan

* The pelamin

* menu for the night

We started the night with the lovely oxtail soup. Yum yum...as we were extremely hungry that time so the soup reach its base in just seconds away. Hehehe

*the soup

And so we begin the makan fiesta right after,
I did not take much time to walloped all offered dishes. Hehehe, pity those who were seated at the same table as mine as I believe almost 50% of the portion went into my belly.
My jolly belly

* the sumptuous food

Soon, we were served with the desert. Haih, I have to tell you, it was good until I have no shame at all to even request for a second plate. Hahhaha... DID NOT!!! Segan okie..

And this is the door gift for the night, a chocolate egg from Fidani. Lovely

Guests were seated according to organisations. Ehwah...namely Maybank, BNM, LSE and of course family members. There were performances that night, Zapin, Joget and Inang kot. But I didnt have the picture to be uploaded here

Okay, before I further bore you with my lousy write up about the wedding, enjoy the rest of the pictures.


* with CJ

* among all....i believe this is the LSE table

* Bride and Groom's dining area

* us with Ida & Irfan

Selamat Pengantin Baru Ida & Irfan

@ wedding

Im in a mood to upload a recent picture
More story on Ida's wedding soon

The only conclusion I can make from her wedding
"Best wedding attended this year"

I Think Its About Time...

I am a person who never like a smoker, smoke or anything associated with it
And I dunt think I will change

Some say you can never understand why people smoke if you don't smoke as well
Well I DID TRY (pengakuan hebat)
and trust me its not just one puff, i did for one whole week
To really experience and know what kind of feeling smoking can give me

Well, I failed
At least to realise that smoking can release any level of stress or give me any booster to any sort of stuff
So in my diary smoking is just one stick full of nicotine that not only can burn your wallet but also burn your life.

But when I know I have to be there for someone who wants to quit smoking, little that I know it takes more than "you have to stop smoking" nagging bit.
I always thought that by giving a 'tough-love' kind of support, this smoker can actually be threatened and will quit on their own


It takes more than that.
Patience, strong will power (not just for them but you as well) and it is not an exhausted list

Here are some tips that I read from CHANTIX website. CHANTIX is actually a varenicline tablet that helps person to quit smoking

Your Quit-Smoking Role:

You might already know what it’s like when a smoker is trying to quit. It can be a difficult time. And while you can’t force anyone to quit, when the time is right, you can provide encouragement when they need it. Here’s what you can do:

Know that the beginning can be tough – The first few weeks during a smoker's quit can be the toughest. Try to create a stress-free environment whenever possible.

Focus on the positives rather than the negatives – Most smokers already know that smoking is bad for them and that they need to quit. Instead of telling them what they need to do, try to focus on their achievements. Tell them you're proud of them as often as you can, and support them with encouraging messages if they slip up.

Never tell a smoker they can have "just one" – No matter how much a smoker is tempted to smoke, or how challenged they may feel, you should not encourage them to smoke for any reason. Doing so may make it harder for them in the long run.

Provide support whenever possible – There are many things you may be able do help boost a smoker's confidence in their ability to quit:

  • Tell them that you're proud of their progress.
  • Offer to take breaks or walks.
  • Help them celebrate quit anniversaries.
  • Limit their exposure to cigarettes, especially if you are a smoker yourself.
  • Ask them if there's anything you can do to help.
  • If they slip up, encourage them not to give up.

Encourage them to speak to their doctor – Their doctor knows their medical history and can play an important role in helping them get the proper treatment.

Remember. Be patient and supportive. The smoker you are going to try to help is facing what is potentially one of the greatest challenges of their life. And give yourself a pat on the back, too. Helping someone get started on the road to quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for their health.

So, im telling you its not easy, but its worth it.
Go to CHANTIX for more details

* picture taken from http://www.flickr.com/photos/no-smoking/2988345109/

Friday, December 4, 2009

adidas Sun Down Marathon

me: "The race will start at 3.45am la" (when I was telling my SIL about the Penang Bridge Marathon)
SIL: "Haaa, 3 pagi? Giler ke apa korang ni?"
me: *smile*

So when we talk about people who will be crazy enough to start running at 7pm and finish 15hrs later, the fact that I started my PBIM at 3.45am seems nothing here.

Lets talk about the adidas Sundown Marathon

Whats with the sigh?
I'll tell you why...

1. The crazy distance

Why is it crazy you may ask? It is going to be 100km marathon. I repeat 100km marathon. **sigh** or let me just give **sigh**....double sigh there. This is only for DAMN SERIOUS marathon runner and to those who have big hearts, strong determination and extremely powerful will power. *TABIK MEREKA*

2. The expensive fee

Hahhaha...I know this is actually considered normal for Singapore race but me being cheapskate, i think SGD70 adalah amat mahal bagiku untuk 42km race

3. No other reason

So, only 2 excuse for not participating. I am contemplating to try the full race. 42KM for that matters (for the knowledge of my non runner readers). Or maybe I should try the Pacesetter 30km race first. At least to complete the full marathon, it will only take me another 12km to push myself.

From what I heard, this is one of the best Singapore race organised previously. Hurm....

So, to those who wanna try the distance
Go to:

adidas Sundown Marathon

* website nyer

Checkout the theme color for the race. Guess my new mi adizero Ace2 would match it

Thursday, December 3, 2009

mi adidas: Its Me, Truly Me

I guess some of your heard about miadidas before
Where you get to customize your shoes according to your preference color, your kind of mesh and so many other things...

So lets go to the site then

For your information shoes are not limited to running shoes only,
they have tonnes of other options,
Futsal shoes, Football Boot and even casual shoes

Of course I would lay my eyes on those running shoes
My fav?
mi adizero Ace 2

As yer all know forefoot propulsion is the key to powerful running. With its full adiPrene forefoot, the adizero Ace2 is not only maximize our power per step, it actually makes every step more efficient. It also available in all season ventilation (summer and winter mesh)

So first you will go through the selection of shoes and once you have decided, you will then be directed to various option to choose from the base mesh color right until customization on words to be embroidered.

How cool is thatttt???

* main page

* you can put your name on your shoes. So kasut tidak akan hilang okie. Nanti kantoi orang pakai kasut nama Suhana

So I did mine...
In fact I have created tonnes of design
All play around with 3 main color
RED, Black and Grey
Its McLaren official color kan for Grey and Black and I JUST LOVE RED

So this is what I have created for my shoe


So lets hurry up...
Customize your own adidas
Get yours today

Ouh ya, its only for HSBC Credit Card customer only where you get 50% discount. Cool!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Bali oh Bali: Day 2

So, I will now jump straight to day 2 of my Bali getaway...
Woke up at 6.30, get ready for rafting event today
Boy I was really looking forward for this...

Breakfast then served at 7.00am
Yah, too early for my liking but what to do. We need to make a move by 8.00am to Telaga Waja as the journey will take approximately 2.5 hrs from the hotel to the starting point.

* sleepy still

We had Indonesia Mee goreng (which was more like indomee goreng actually) and Nasi Goreng. We had difficulties in getting good halal food as meat include chicken are not halal there. So we dont want to take any risk, so plain indo mee goreng and vegetarian fried rice seems enough

* the plain indo mee goreng and nasi goreng

Shuttle provided by the tour agent reached the hotel at 8.15am. Later then we were joined force by another couple, newlyweds to be exact for the rafting activity. Meili and David, a nice couple from Jakarta Indonesia.

The adventure starts a scenic ride through Bali's beautiful countryside takes us to the starting point in the village of Muncan in Karangasem, northeast Bali. Once there we were divided into groups of 4 persons and a guide, which in this case Meili/David and guide Becki

The journey take us through tropical rain forest, breathtaking waterfalls and wild countryside on this exciting adventure. The Spirit of Adventure begins in the hills below sacred Mount Agung on the Telaga Waja river, perfect playground for this exhilarating sport.

* us with Becki. Meili and David (the newlyweds)

* @ the waterfall. weehooooo

* dayung laju laju

* @ the beginning of the journey

The whole trip (back and forth) took us around 7hrs. But it was worth it considering we paid lesser than RM100 for it. Here, one rafting trip cost us RM180 (see the huge margin?)

Haih...then once we reached the villa, rushed ourselves to get ready for Kecak Dance trip later in the evening. For Uluwatu trip, we were guided by Pak Wayan, the same supir that I had for my previous Bali trip. Superb

I will talk about the Uluwatu trip later in the next post as it need one entry on its own. Hehehe...
Right after Uluwatu, we went to Jimbaran for dinner along the beach. The last time I went to Bali, I have no interest whatsoever to go for the dinner. Maybe the fact I was with bunch of girls that time make it less appealing to have a romantic candle light dinner along the beach. Hehehehhe

So we went to Aroma, one of the so many restaurant along the bay, suggested by our supir. It was not that great actually but I guess that would be pretty much the quality for all restaurant along the bay.

* restaurant aroma

We ordered Ikan Bakar, Udang Masak Asam and Fried Calamari for the price of IDR250,000 or more or less Rm90 for us. We invited our supir to eat together with us but he politely declined. "Nggak biasa saya ibu" (Allah, dah jadi ibu pulak haku)

* the fish, calamari and shrimp

* the amazing ikan bakar

* eating his calamari. haih...

* my sad face for not getting the butter mussel.

While having dinner, there was a group of singer with their instrument came to each table and sing some songs for the customer. The amazing thing was they managed to sing and speak in all sort of language. Name it. Japanese, Spanish, French...so cool

So they came to our table and sang us "Letto: Ruang Rindu" and "Samson: Kenangan Terindah". Hehehehe...

We headed back to the villa after dinner and rest for tomorrow jalan jalan. Its gonna be a long day tomorrow...

* @ SilQ Villa Bali. I love this picture...cause I look tall. Hehehe

** to be continued **

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Penang Bridge International Marathon 2009

Event: Penang Bridge International Marathon 2009
Venue: Penang
Start: 3.45am (Women Open Half Marathon)
Date: 22 November 2009

So as you have read before in my previous entry, as I was yip-yapping about my condition, my so-not-prepared condition for the said race
After its all has been said and done
I can breath easily now

No more panic moment
No more waking up early in the morning just to train
No more the "can I do it" attitude.

I made it
I did it
I am grateful for being able to do it.

So lets talk about the race then

We reached Queensbay Mall quite early as Prakash who entered the Full Marathon need to be there by 1.30am. The moment we arrived, police has already flooded the area with their big bike and their flashy cones and lights, giving way for the runners to enter before they entirely close the road at 2.00am

While waiting, we slept in the car (yah, we slept!!!!) for almost 1 hour. Poor bootak who had difficulty to sleep early; earlier (cant really say the night before). Sharp at 2.50am, we make our way to the starting grid. Getting ready...

Did a little bit of stretching and stuff, little bit of warm up and little bit of chit chatting while waiting for the flag off. I was so nervous that time considering that this is our first half marathon. I kept saying to myself, "can I do it?", "can I finish the race?"
argghhh...that was a real torture I must say.

But before the race, little bit of camwhoring session

* the awful me

* with his awful pose (yah we were sleepy)

* before race

The Men category started first at 3.30am. We had this pact that he will wait for me at the bridge so we can run together (provided I ace my time reaching the bridge la kan). So my sole motivation to run at pace 5.5mins per KM was solely because of him. Hahahaha...I think if its not because of him sure berlenggang kangkong taking my own sweet time to reach the 5km mark.

We managed to meet up at KM 6 I think, and then I think I saw Edan. My God, dah patah balik ke? Sangatlah hebat kan...I tried to shout his name but the only thing that came out from my mouth was my saliva. Hahaha...I guess I was too tired to shout. (cheh....br 6km je)

We proceed until the turning point for Half Marathin at E2.8. It was not a pleasant experience for me as running on hilly bridge (approximately 1.3km) was not easy. At least for me. I cant say the same for bootak as he aced it. When we reached the turning point, I said to myself, "I have to learn to run alone. I have to test my limit, my capability"

So 1km after the turning point, I told him "If you think Im going slow, you go ahead". As fast as lightning, he freed himself and meluncur laju ke hadapan. Hehehehe...I guess its better for him to run his own race rather than waiting for me.

So for the next 10KM, I was alone. The first 1km was little bit easy but the moment i reached the 15km marker, I felt little bit uneasy on my left ankle. So I took a power walk. Little that I know that it only worsen the situation. I saw a dude with a flanil then terus je "Dude, can I have some?"

Boy, he wasnt prepared for that as he was staring at me for about 3 seconds and then "err, yah". Hahaha...poor fella.

I continued the run until the flyover and I saw the flock has already making their way back to Queensbay Mall....Damn...i was way behind. As I gave a quick look at my watch, it shows 2hr 05mins. Then I decided, this pace wont make me get through the finishing line sub 2hr30mins, lets push a little bit.

I know I wasnt fast. But I know that I am fast enough to make a big difference in my running experience. Usually after 8km, I could barely maintain my pace, let alone constantly run until the finishing line. PBIM changed it and I am glad.

One thing that I notice throughout the race, Men has their own little 'ego' I must say. I noticed every time women runner past by men runner (whose walking by the way) they will immediately start running and try to keep up with those women. A little bit funny I must say but who am I to judge

I crossed the finishing line with time 02:40:58. Yah, I know it was not that good but for a first timer, Im happy with the achievement. Then again, im in it to prove myself I can do it. I am competing with myself.

So we secured the medal and waited for Prakash who finished his full marathon in 5hrs 15mins. awesome!!!!

I would do it again

p/s: okay my race report wasnt that great. Hhaahahaha. I have a non runner readers so it has to be explained in a layman term. Hehhehe

* us with our medal

* the happy me-al

Thank you for all wishes from my gentle reader as well as from those posted it at facebook. Those wishes kept me going!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

PBIM: Here I come

I only have myself to blame
For a very bad time management on my side
For those work that has been piling up and require my immediate attention

I know some might say
"kerja banyak tapi sempat je update blog"
Blog can de-stress me so I use this quality 5 mins break to update my level of stress

I seriously dont know what to expect this Sunday
As this will be my first half marathon and with lack of training,
I am not expecting any good time clocked for the run
I really hope I can finish it strong

To be honest, I once had a thought to just quit without trying
Then again I realize the reason why I started running at the first place
The real reason why
So here I am
Trying the distance
Hoping for the best

Ya Allah,
Lindungilah dan bantulah hamba-Mu ini

Monday, November 16, 2009

Aku Wanita Biasa Biasa

Bisa Sakit Luka Karena Cinta
Dingin Sepi Kerap Menyapa
Air Mata Jatuh Lukisan Raga

Kadang ku Kuat Setegar Karang
Kadang ku Rapuh Lemah Liar Merana

Maafkan Aku Bila Hasratku Keliru
Sulut Gairah Jiwamu
ku Yang Dosakan Cinta Kekasih

Aku Wanita Biasa
Kris Dayanti

During my time in Bali recently, every time we had regardless lunch, dinner or even tea at any place, the tv shows news about Kris Dayanti and obviously its about the latest chaos on her marriage to Anang.

Little that I know that kind of news will be so huge in Indonesia (that includes Manohara story. Haih I thought we are over it already)
KD was labeled as the biggest bia*** for cheating to her husband. And Anang in contrary is one of the hottest and most wanted eligible man in Indonesia now. Wow...thats what you get when you were married to the Diva and she cheated on you

The whole island talked about KD, i guess that would be the case here if ever (** touch wood**) Siti Nurhaliza cheated in her marrieage

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Some sneak peak of whats happening during the hiatus of mine recently

- private pool with jacuzzi -

- entertainment area -

- powder room -

- the villa -

stay tuned for more...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Terry Fox Run 2009

Event: Terry Fox Run 2009
Distance: 5km (advance route) and 3.5km (family route)
Venue: Lake Garden, KL
Date: 1 November 2009 (Sunday)

Again, this year we participated in Terry Fox Run. When I say 'we', I meant me plus the BNM Volunteer Team as well as my bootak. As this is for charity i.e cancer awareness and research, so no frills. Registration is not needed, just buy the T Shirt and then run

This year, BNM Volunteer sent 107 participations (which I believe 70% of this figure turned up on the event day). Impressive I must say compared to last year where only around 15 participants from BNM

So the day started with us walked from Padang Merbuk to the Lake Garden. You can already see sea of 'black' shirt walked to the starting point. Im not too sure why this year they went to the dark side. Instead of white shirts last year which I think is more suitable for Malaysia weather.
That one is another story.

So after BNM team flocked, we did little bit of stretching.

* Reza as the leader.

* regangkan tangan

* tarik nafaaasss....hembusss...

After stretching bit, of course some cam-whoring moment.
So we decided to take a LOMPAT picture

Fizri as the photographer counted 1,2......


Apa daaaaa.....sekali haku je yang lompat sorang sorang
(and that lady also)

But i like the picture
Looks like im flying....

"come fly with me..."

This should be Air Asia ad...people flying since Now Everyone Can Fly.

Finally we got the lompat picture of all BNM Volunteers for Terry Fox Run
As well as some skema picture

* bersopan santun rakyat BNM mengambil gambar.

Ouh ya, I forgot to talk about the run itself.

They should have start earlier. PERIOD! Starting a run at 9.00am was not a smart move I must say. I was really, really HOT. When I complained about how hot it was means it was really hot. (cause usually I couldnt be bothered).

The race started with 2 flag off. One for those on wheels and second bit for normal runner or I must normal participants. The first 1KM everyone walked, walked and walked (because there was no space to run anyway). Organizer might wanna consider doing it on normal road like how Siemens Run do it every year.

we took the advanced route. the advanced part was the only part that I like because we ran along the road to Carcosa. It was not as hot as the route at Lake Garden. Right after the run ended, I feel like I had just taken a crazy roller coaster ride. Pening.............

All in all it was fun! fun and fun

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