Get ready for a night of fun with splashes of colours. Dance, walk and run through different themed ultraviolet music zones while being splashed with ILLUMI Glow Water presented by MPI Generali Insurans Bhd. Lock your calendars for Saturday 13th January 2018 along with 8,000 other runners! You also can stay back after the run for a music festival!

4 years in Singapore and the very first time in Malaysia, ILLUMI RUN is pledging monetary support from the registration fees and add-on donations from participants to S.O.S Kids - a community support group in Sarawak at Selangor Turf Club that supports critically ill and underprivileged children. What better start to the year with a night of fun and for a darn good cause.
A sneak peak at the photo room of what to expect when the neon glow effects takes place
Loads of colourful fun even before the real run happens. I am super excited!
Come and let's have ball dancing, running and walking on Saturday 13 January 2018!

Register now

Race details:
Venue: Selangor Turf Club
Flag-Off Time: 8pm
Distance: 4km
On-Route Zones: 5
Age Limit: For age 13 years old and above

Take your pick of 4 pricing options:

ILLUMI Runners – Early Bird Rate @ RM80
Registration Period: (19/09/2017 – 27/10/2017)

ILLUMI Runners – Normal Rate @ RM90
Registration Period: (28/10/2017 – 8/12/2017)

ILLUMI Runners – Pair Rate @ RM150
Registration Period: (19/09/2017 – 8/12/2017)

ILLUMI Runners – Party of 4 @ RM280
Registration Period: (19/09/2017 – 8/12/2017)

ILLUMI Kids Morning Run* @ RM40
Registration Period: (19/09/2017 – 8/12/2017)
Flag-Off Time: 7.30am
Distance: 2KM Run with Parent
On-Route Zones: 2
*One parent/guardian is required to accompany the child in the “ILLUMI Kids category”.
Only the child will receive the runner’s entitlement.
*Each accompanying parent/guardian will receive a wrist tag at the Swag Ball Collection which has to been worn at the event for identification.

AND if you are the first 100 to make it to Sunway Velocity TODAY 19 September 2017, you can sign up at RM70 and walk home with these goodies like me! I love them all...and now let the hunt begin for a luminous tutu!

Each registration receives a SWAG bag as follows:

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Madam Kwan: Her Untold Story & Beloved Recipes

The name Madam Kwan will make you salivate. Running through your mind right now could be curry laksa, nasi lemak, nasi bojari, beef rendang, petai prawns. For your sanity, head in to Madam Kwan's for your meal after this and if you love cooking, then make sure you grab a copy of Madam Kwan's book.

Happy Birthday Malaysia - Jom Makan at Makan Kitchen

Makan Kitchen, Double Tree

Happy 60th birthday Malaysia and Malaysians!

I am celebrating 60 years of independence with a runcation from Perak to Terengganu as a crew and pacer for Coast to Coast (will story later when I am home but you can follow my updates on Instagram). And if you are celebrating the long weekends in Kuala Lumpur, head over to Makan Kitchen in Double Tree for a food trail of Malaysia. An utterly delicious affair that I would love to return for another take once I am back home. I do have until 16 September (Malaysia Day to enjoy the feast!). There is also the option of daily dinner too in case you are away during the weekends like me.

FREEBIES: JBL Fun Run 2017

5km fun run! Yes, I do enjoy shorter fun distances too especially when I know it is a distance that I can have the company of my not hardcore running pals, music loving ones and most of all, my lil troopers! Join me for an evening of fun during JBL Fun Run 2017 on Saturday 30th September 2017 at Shah Alam. A very fun 5km with loads of music and activities including games and yummy food trucks!

Cancer and Immunotherapy

MSD Blogger Workshop
You don’t need cancer to be affected by cancer. 
You can have cancer and not look like you have cancer.

It is a yoyo feeling when you see friends or loved ones battle cancer. Some win the battle, some lose it. And having been a caregiver the last few years makes cancer a pet topic and ongoing concern for me.

Char Kuew Teow @ Restaurant 友记 N-Kee

Char Kuew Teow @ Restaurant 友记 N-Kee

I busted my detox schedule because my mind and dreams over the weekend were all about CKT CKT CKT that Darren and Wijay both shared last week. So after this morning's training and meeting, I knew I had to have my char kueh teow or risk not sleeping properly. And off we went to have my cravings satisfied at a kopitiam Restaurant 友记 / N-Kee in Ara Damansara.

Hard Rock Cafe Crowd Favorites

No visit to Hard Rock Cafe is ever boring. There is always a rockstar to tickle one's taste buds. And a recent visit revealed a new menu with limited-time menu making its way to being a permanent feature. And what makes it extra awesome for me personally is seeing some vegetarian items on centre stage! Carnivorous creatures like my hubster too took delight with some very meaty items.

Sunday Steak Sandwiches Recipe

Sundays are meant to be easy days. No hard and fast rule about meals. It is also the day that I get to play around in the kitchen a lot more when inspiration hits a note or two. The recent weekend's Sunday Steak Sandwich came along because I was having the urge to clear the fridge and because I craved a sandwich.

Gin Rik Sha - A Spicy Affair


Reasons to visit Gin Rik Sha in Bukit Damansara:
• It is along my running route.
• A lovely spicy menu including some seriously good spicy dishes.
• I miss Kerala and this has the best shrimps outside Kerala.
• It whips out serious, no nonsense cocktails.
• The positive vibes from the staff.

Runcation: Global Running Day @ The WESTIN KL

Global Running Day @ The WESTIN KL

...and the post "5 ways to wake up for a 5am run" by Men's Health Magazine reminded me of the morning that the hubster woke up at 4 plus so he could run with a bunch of us for Global Running Day hosted by The Westin KL.

While it is a norm for me to have my 5am run or training so that I can make it to office on time. While it was like any other day for me on 7th June, it was tad more fun and meaningful logging in my morning miles with many pairs of happy 2 feet and for a darn good cause with RM10 to the National Kidney Foundation for every kilometre that the media and guests ran on Global Running Day.

Kenny's Food Cart

Love porridge? Then a visit to Kenny's Food Cart is a must. And a new reason to head in to Kenny's Food Cart is because they now have a lovely new home in Aman Suria where you can pop over for lunch and dinner plus a bigger menu too.

Linkin Park: The Ride

I grew up Linkin Park. The hubster himself too. And last week wasn't quite a happy one for many of us as we woke up to Chester Bennington death. Catch MTV’s The Ride from now till Thursday 27 July 2017  as they pay tribute to the life and legacy of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington.

Comedy Central: Stand-Up Asia Season 2

Bigger, better and funnier. Catch Comedy Central: Stand Up, Asia! Season 2. Guaranteed to make you laugh till you have a belly ache with a line-up of 16 of the funniest and boldest Asian comedians from around the globe. And that is a good work out for the abs without having to hit the gym or even sweat buckets.

Run Review: Bandar Rimbayu Run With Me 2017

I am back running in races and events. Kicking off the long rehab and layout with a very delicious and fun Run With Me 2017 at scenic Bandar Rimbayu.

4 Places to Dine in KL if You Love Barbecue

Samba Brazilian Steakhouse Churrascaria
Cancel your dinner plans this weekend because you’re going on a trail of some of the best barbecue joints in the Klang Valley. From humble stalls in hidden alleys dishing out simple but authentic Japanese charcoal barbecue to authentic Texas-style smoked brisket, nothing beats the pleasure of tucking into a serving or two (of three!) or beautifully seasoned, perfectly charred, fork-tender beef, lamb and more.

2017 - Time Flies!

Hello July. Hello Q3! 

They say time flies. I must say I agree. In the blink of an eye, it is already the second week of July. While the usual works of eat, sleep, work, train, repeat is pretty much the tune for 6 months, my life took a turn for the better. I signed up for a simple RM10 programme that made me more aware of my fitness journey and quest for a healthier life.

9 Hours Movie Marathon with Systane

Join me for a movie marathon for 9 hours with Systane on 20 July 2017. Do not roll your eyes and think that your eyes will go all dry and tired from the movies or being exposed to bright lights for 9 hours.

AXA Hearts In Action Run 2017

Lock in 24 September 2017 for AXA Hearts in Action Run 2017. A run by AXA AFFIN Malaysia to raise cash contributions to four (4) non-profit organisations (NGOs) in Malaysia including: WWF-Malaysia, National Council of Women’s Organisations (NCWO), National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and World Vision Malaysia (WVM).

Recipe: 2 Minutes Gordon Ramsay Scramble Eggs

no milk Gordon Ramsay scramble eggs
Comforting and pretty good looking one in my books would be scrambled eggs. And having seen how easily it can be cooked and testing my own skills with the following recipe that I saw Gordon Ramsay whip out in mere minutes, no cafe or restaurant should screw up scramble eggs.

Goats in Kochi

Goat crossing the road
My first Whatsapp to my parents as soon as I explored Kochi was "Daddy tell Mummy there are goats. So many goats in Kochi. I like to pet them all😁."

Easy Brioche Recipe

No knead brioche
 I have been having brioche urges. More to eat than to bake because while making brioche is pretty easy, it does take quite a bit of time and I don't have the patience that my running baking pal Patrick has with breads and pastries. 

SCKLM2017 - 10KM Race Review

Guest post by a good running buddy Puteri Farah who ran the 10km category for SCKLM2017. Go stalk her and her awesome team mates Kyserun Krew I will follow up with a Full Marathon soon.

Hello runners! As you know, this is the 9th year for SCKLM and my third time joining. This year I ran in the 10km leisure category. Here's a quick recap:

Venue Change - Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality 2017

Do take note that the 2017 Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality, which was originally scheduled to be held in Dataran Putrajaya, has now been moved to the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (or MAEPS).

P.S.P King of Forest 2017

Calling out to nature lovers and trail running folks. If you have nothing lined up on Sunday 16 July 2017, then make P.S.P King of Forest 2017 your itinerary. A fun filled, fresh air and eye opener run at Taman Rimba Bukit Kerinchi awaits you.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis - pronounced ank-kih-low-sing spon-dill-eye-tiss. Pronouncing it is already hard enough. Imagine a whole lifetime with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). There is only meds to slow down the effect and hopefully diagnosis in the early stages. And too often diagnosis is a little too late.

Sensodyne - Pledge No to Sensitivity

I took a pledge last week. Saying no to sensitive teeth with Sensodyne. Saying yes to the freedom of being able to eat cold or sour food without having to go through some painful shudders or sharp pain.

Banana Bread - Mad Scientist Style

Banana bread? Banana cake? To be honest I think there is probably a fine line between them two but I can't figure it out despite reading up a little too much for my own good. However, say what one likes or want, the aroma of banana bread / cake baking in the kitchen evokes a happy feel and tummy rumbles. And if you baked with the kitchen windows open and front door open like I did, then be prepared to offer them some if you happened to catch them looking at your direction. In my case, I didn't dare offer until I took a bite and was sure that my mad scientist version based on feel and whatever memory turned out good.

Heroes at Heart

Today I met a few of our local heroes. Our local boys who showed us that determination and hard work brings us places. Heroes At Heart by Pavilion KL celebrates the achievements of Malaysians Qobin Mokhtarrudim, Shahrom Abdullah and Muhammad Irwan Yusoff Abdullah for their recent accomplishments in completing the 111-kilometre skiing expedition to the North Pole with the Malaysian Seven Continents Exploration Club (KE7B).

It’s car shopping season again. We are looking for a new daily ride (not to replace our wedding car though) to ferry the little troopers to and fro school and run everyday errands. Although I’m not looking for anything fancy, I still get a headache when I think of having to peruse car reviews and brochures, visiting car dealerships, making a budget blah blah blah. The last time we purchased a car, it took us more than 2 months before shortlisting a few rides for viewing.

RM5 Coffee - Room 203 Living Platform

No kidding! It is RM5 for a good cup of coffee

RM5 coffee, black or white. Nothing wrong with your vision nor mine. And that very sign made me hit the emergency STOP. Apparently Room 203 Living Platform has been operating in a simple, no frills hut outside the Bank of China and RHB along Jalan Ampang.

PappaRich RM9.90 Lite Meals

So I went away for 2 weeks plus to Kerala, India. Technically the longest time I spent away from the hubster since we were married 15 years plus ago. I did some food prep for him at home but most days he had to eat out. Plenty of eateries in our neighbourhood and with PappaRich being one of the recently opened ones, it was no surprise that he happily parked himself there for a meal or two and tagging me of my comfort food of toast, kaya, eggs and iced white coffee when I was nowhere near anything like that.

Ankylosing Spondylitis - #MOVEwithAS

Ankylosing Spondylitis

A mouthful to pronounce isn’t it? Living with it would be even harder.
Those 2 words made me stop what I was doing. I listened and I went on to read up a little on Ankylosing Spondylitis or also known as AS:
• An autoimmune inflammatory disease of the spine.
• A form of arthritis often affecting people since adolescence.
• Irreversible damage that significantly reduces patients’ mobility and quality of life.
• AS occurs in approximately 1% of the general population and typically affects young men and women in their teens and 20s.
• AS affects more males than females with an approximate ratio of 2:1.

Kerala - God's Own Country

നമസ്കാര namaskaram!

15 days covering over 1,500km around Kerala, India. I bring home with me fascinating postcard memories of cuisine, culture, panaromic sceneries and most of all the lovely people of Kerala.
I am grateful for the memories in Kerala. A tick off my travel and runcation bucket list. Not possible without the votes that I have received from all who took the time off to vote for me to pakai sari, makan kari dan lari (wear a saree, eat curry and run in my National language Bahasa Malaysia) in Kerala. A trip of a lifetime with 28 other bloggers from 28 other countries went by too fast. From strangers to being friends and buddies, it is amazing how we all bonded over 15 days in our funky bus.
The comfortable and funky looking bus that we travelled in over 15 days.

Running in a saree pics made possible thanx to my roomie Carla Mota who's a darn great photographer and who I picked up many travelling tips too. Shalini from Neeleshwar Hermitage - thank you for agreeing to help dress me up at 630am while your working hours only starts at 8am. And thank you Shalini for being so thoughtful to bring along the inner skirt and blouse in anticipation that all I would only have bought just the saree cloth.
Running in a saree wasn't easy. It grew heavier as I got wet from sweating and the sea water. It amazes me how the women wearing saree go about doing their daily chores in it while looking so good and graceful in it.
നദി Thank you Shalini

And this post is not complete unless I share with you the song Kuttanadan Punjayile - Kerala Boat Song with its very catchy chorus. Pretty much the official song that we were all singing too during Kerala Blog Express Season 4. Thi thi thara thi thi thei thi thei thaka thei thei thom. Thi thi thara thi thi thei thi thei thaka thei thei thom.

Back home in Malaysia, sinking back into the reality of working and training for my next race. Stay tuned as I share more pics and thoughts of the amazing trip. And a special mention and thank you to the following brands who made my trip to Kerala seamless and comfortable.
SilkAir for flying me to and fro with all the comforts that a traveller needs.
Maxis for ensuring that I was able to keep up with my social updates throughout the trip.
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Being A Child (Again) in Kerala

Me: Happy burpday Daddyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
Daddy: How is Kerala treating you?
Me: So much fun that I feel like a child again.
Daddy: It is OK. That is how life should be.