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Gold Coast Beach Run and Bali Beach Run

It’s official! Bali Beach Run is headed to Gold Coast, Australia!

Starting 2016, the super fun and awesome Bali Beach Run is going international. The first of the international series is the Gold Coast Beach Run in Australia. The first race in 2016 will take place in Bali in August 2016 followed by Gold Coast in December 2016.  What you can expect is lots of fun with a run and vacation thrown in for the whole family.

You can read up my fun times at the recent AirAsia Bali Beach Run 2015. And having ran 2 years in the AirAsia Bali Beach Run, I am certain that 2016 runs are going to be fun and well organised!


Till more information comes, stay tuned to www.balibeachrun.com and www.goldcoastbeachrun.org for more updates.

THANX for reading. Do also pop by to the following channels to show some love!


Instagram Roundup: 15-29 November 2015

Almost the end of November. I am amazed just how fast time flew by the last 2 weeks with loads of work thrown in and thankfully I still managed some daily bits of social life in between the late nights at work.

Award-winning Cantonese Cuisine @ Lai Po Heen, Mandarin Oriental KL

If you love Cantonese food and I mean the Hong Kong Cantonese ones, then make your way to Lai Po Heen, Mandarin Oriental KL. A special menu has been curated for lunch and dinner by Award winning Executive Chef Wong Wing Keung and his team from Yee Tung Heen restaurant of The Excelsior, Hong Kong. 

#SparkleWithJoy @ Pavilion KL

It is almost Christmas. One of my fave malls in town Pavilion Kuala Lumpur is now all cheery and Christmassy. Nothing loud but purely classy and simplicity. A sparkling Swarovski’s 23 meter Christmas tree stands tall in the Centre Court. This tree is also the very first Swarovski Christmas tree in Malaysia and also the tallest Swarovski Christmas tree in Asia.


Christmas and New Year 2015: The Pressroom Bistro

For those who want a European feel this Christmas and New Year celebratory meals, then a good choice is The Pressroom Bistro in Pavilion KL. You can expect a vibrant meal in colours and flavours in a relaxing ambiance without breaking your wallet.

Christmas and New Year 2015: La Bodega

La Bodega presents a colourful and impressive menu for Christmas till New Year. All menus are available at all their 5 outlets in Klang Valley and Malacca.

Zespri Kiwifruit Mug Cake

 Love a cake and want it within 5 minutes? Then mug cakes will be your favourite recipe to keep handy. Build from scratch or in this case of being lazy and craving for a cake, 3 simple ingredients sealed the deal for me and the hubster! Zespri Kiwifruit mug cake all ready under 4 minutes including prep and bake time!


77 Mayford

If you are cold, tea will warm you;
If you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.
― William Ewart Gladstone


Hatten Neon Run 2015

The Hatten Neon Nite Run is back again! After an amazing session in 2014, the run returns on 31st December 2015 at Padang Pahlawan, Melaka. The folks at Hatten are making it bigger and better than last year. 

Sweet Indulgence with Tim Clark

Award-winning artisan chocolatier and pâtissier Tim Clark is in Kuala Lumpur. And for those who love decadent sweet desserts and chocolates, then make sure you make your way to IVIV  and any of the restaurants @ InterContinental Kuala Lumpur.

You have to hurry because this Chef Tim will be in town until 20th November 2015. If you can take time off from work then head in for an Artisanal Afternoon Tea @ IVIV with your BFF. Share a delectable sharing tray of desserts and savouries with your favourite tea. Savour the gems and catch up over soothing hot tea while looking into InterContinental's gorgeous garden view.
RM168 nett per tea stand with 2 pots of of tea. The tray comes with:
• Choc Pop with Freeze Dried Raspberry 
• Chick Pea Fritter with Tahini, Coriander Mayonnaise
• Smashed Avocado Open Face Sandwich with Toasted Pine Nuts, Micro Cress
• Coco Fraise
• Double Chocolate 
• Strawberry Mascarpone Cake 
• Murray River Salted Caramel Macaron 
• Passion Fruit Marshmallow Cubes 
• Chermoula Spice Roast Duck Orange Marmalade Sandwich
• Mille Feuille of Smoked Atlantic Salmon 
• Eggplant Caviar Marinated Lamb Ciabatta 
Mille Feuille of Smoked Atlantic Salmon
A populat crowd favourite with a  lovely play of textures in between the layers and is a nice savoury start before the sweets begin.
My ex boyfriend and BFF love the Double Chocolate and Coco Fraise
Murray River Salted Caramel Macaron. Can I have more please?
For a more adult or after work experience, opt for The Great Indulgence with Wine Pairing. Daily from 7pm to 12 midnight with 4 pairings available for RM42 nett with one pair of dessert and wine pairing OR RM128 nett for four4 pairs of dessert and wine pairings. 

Why have one when you can have four?

Brown Brothers Moscato 2015: a favourite amongst the 4. Gorgeous fruity notes with trademark black licorice strap fruit and sweet blueberries. Invoked familiar Aussie memories with every sip. This is definitely making its way to my home collection.
Coco Fraise with has a lovely combination of texture in every bite. The best pairing and compliment among the 4 pairings/


There will also be a Chocolate Garden Buffet at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur’s Serena Brasserie, the buffet-style restaurant that includes an extensive and stunning ensemble of delicacies. For those dining at Tao Chinese Cuisine and Tatsu Japanese Cuisine, check out the (very) interesting and delicious Fired Ice Cream drizzled with Murrray River Slated Butterscotch!
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
165 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
T: +603 2782 6118

THANX for reading. Full set of photos in the album Sweet Indulgence with Tim Clark. Let's also socialise on the follow channels:

Instagram Roundup: 1-14 November 2015

Whirlwind 2 weeks with a short trip, cray cray work week and an aborted road trip with our weekend ride Jesse Jetta. Not much running despite the good weather since I am holed up at work till late night / early morning. Highly sleep deprived and caffeine reliant!

World Diabetes Day with Columbia Asia

It is World Diabetes Day tomorrow. Kick start the day right with a good and healthy meal. The choice is yours to do it at home or even eat out. And if you are eating out, you might want to check out  Columbia Asia for their wonderful RM4 meals Saturday 14 November 2015!


Pork Ribs @ Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf

Pork ribs and 2 cocktails for RM85. That caught our attention and needless to say our appetites too. Especially mouthwatering after a crazy day at work and on a rainy night. The flyer looks darn good and let me assure you, our dinner of the ribs and cocktails at Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf last night turned out to be just as yummy. 

DineandShare

What is there not to love about dining out? You don’t have to go through the hassle of cleaning up, there are definitely more options and of course, the ambience. While it costs more than cooking up a romantic dinner for 2 at home, a prudent diner would make the most of the offers available. A personal favorite of mine is the Starwood Preferred Guest® benefits, which just got better with their latest #DineandShare promotion where you can receive up to 35% off on dining when you share a photo of your meal on your favorite social media channel. 

Isetan Birthday Run

The Sunday saw me running with a whole bunch of folks for Isetan's 25th Birthday Run. So much fun that I am now contemplating signing up for more fun runs in future!


Shell V-Power LEGO® Collection

 It is the season for Shell V-Power LEGO® Collection. Available at Shell stations across the country around Malaysia for both old and young Lego fans.


MPI Generali Run 2016


 If you have not registered for MPI Generali Run 2016 that takes place on Sunday 10 January 2016, you should do it now? Registration will be closed after 30 November 2015 so hurry if you haven't done so.


Children's Day Charity Bazaar @ The School

Wondering what to do or eat this weekend? Then head over to The School @ Jaya One this Sunday 8th November 2015. There will be plenty to see, smell, eat and buy for a good cause during the Children's Day Charity Bazaar.

From 11am until 5pm, various college-age volunteers and younger kids will be manning more than 60 booths. Shoppers can shop by purchasing coupon booklets at RM50 per booklet. Everything is only priced from RM5 at the bazaar.  Proceeds from the sales will go to the Living Hope.

Living Hope is a non-profit organization that aims to reach out to poor, needy and marginalized children in Malaysia and internationally. Their outreach programme is for children below 12 and under the supervision of an older mentor, the kids will observe and learn simple business skills during the buying and selling at the stalls. It is also a boost for their self-esteem and life skills. Living Hope also offers other support to the society including providing hot meals and educational materials to help children from families with income under RM700.

So swing by this Sunday 8th November 2015 to The School for a day of meaningful fun. The coupons are available for sale at RM50 per booklet at The School’s information counter on the Ground Floor or the Living Hope office at Damansara Utama (+603 7727 5887) until 8 November. 

For more information about this event:
www.facebook.com/LivingHopeGlobal
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Instagram Roundup: 25-31 October 2015

Another week passed and I must admit time passes too fast. Another brilliant week brought a lovely end to October with a short getaway with the hubster that stretched till the first 3 days of November.