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Goodbye 2011, Welcome 2012

New year eve always a good time to look back at the past and more importantly looking forward to the coming year. I have achieved nearly all I wanted to do in 2011 such as spending more time with my kids, maintain my fitness level throughout the year, completed some major races, lead my own team at work, enjoy life more and the biggest achievement is having my own place.

Races I took part in 2011
My own place
What's in the house for 2012.
Tokyo Marathon under 5 hours- This is a start for me to race in overseas. Errr... other than Singapore in the past. Maybe racing in Asean like Thai, Cambodia or Indonesia will do less damage to my pocket.

Ultramarathon - To complete a distance longer than a marathon. My aim is Sundown 100km in Singapore in June.

Learn something new - After take up drumming, I want to learn play guitar. I bought one recently. Hope by end of next year, I will be able to impress chicks with my new skill :)

Get back together with my two angels - hope after Ian finish…

Stages in relationship

Whatever the relationship turned out to be, I always treasure the sweet memories :)

Malakoff 12km Run - last race of 2011

My 15th and final race for 2011. It was on the hilly route around Bukit Damansara. This is the time to test your stamina for a short and fast race, I managed to clock 1:13hrs. Didn't do better than last year but it's still an enjoyable race for all of us.

Sweet Nana with her pirate costume. She's the reason people like me joined the race. I hijacked her pirate hat for the photo.
There were Laif, Yusran, Ariff, Nik, Jeli, Jaja, Hadi, Julie, Irwan, Izuan, Azu and many other friends took part in the race. I lost count of how many hills we climbed on the race course.
Photo courtesy of Jason Thai.  See.. it wasn't that tough, I was happy running :)

A good closing event for my 2011 racing calendar. We had breakfast at Sri Hartamas before heading home. Hope to run my first 2012 race on 1st January 2012.

StandChart Singapore Marathon 2011

I've been running in S'pore every year for the past 3 years and all the events were marathon. So, I decided to run half this time. Main reason is I grew tired of running in ECP (East Coat Park). S'pore don't have place for people to run 42km. The only place available without having to close the road is ECP. Another reason I wanted to try half marathon because part of the running course is around Sentosa and inside Universal Studio Singapore. I've never been to this place before and I hope to take my kids to USS someday.

Thanks to Kash for picking me up at Novena and drove me to the Marina Sands Bay for race kit collection.
The start line for half marathon was at the entrance to Sentosa
Less than 3km into the race, we stuck in human traffic jam!
We had a chance running inside Universal Studio Singapore

The road was so narrow, we could rub shoulders with the runners coming from opposite way

The last 11km was on the highway to "Padang". It was bloody hot!! S…

First time bought a laptop

Last Friday I went to PIKOM PC Fair in KLCC. As usual, I hate going to PC Fair unless I have something to buy in bargained price. My kids keep begging me for a laptop for the past 2 months especially Ian. I told them to ask from their mummy because daddy has bought them PS3 last July. Unfortunately, according to my kids she reluctant to buy one for whatever reason. Being a father, I don't have a heart to do the same. Maybe you would think I like to spoil them but for all the anguish & misery that they have been through from our divorce, at least this is what I can do to make them happy.
I also realized, this is first time I bought a laptop. So far I've been using 7 laptops for the past several years, I never buy on my own, all belong to companies I worked with. After doing a quick research I bought ASUS notebook, known to be top choice by serious gamers. Well, daddy poorer by RM1299 now but for my babies I would give them the world :)

We Run KL 2011

For RM20 only entry fee, I think Nike Malaysia has done very well in organising We Run KL event. I think this is the shortest distance race I've done this year. But it is good recovery run between PBIM last week and SCSM next week. Unfortunately, I wasn't feeling very well that day. Flu, coughing, sore throat minus the temperature. It's only 10km but I must run sub 1 hour.... with camera in hand! Managed to clock 56min, hmmm... ok la, not so bad.
Some of the photos during the run
Mingle around with friends after the race.
OK, better get ready for SCSM next week.

Penang Bridge International Marathon 2011

Yeay, completed my third half marathon for this year! Actually, this is my first PBIM half marathon. I took part several times before but all in marathon distance. Then I thought, why not do half this time? Overall timing is not really impressive. Still far from my sub 2 hours target. There were many runners in half compare to full distance. I started at the back row and the road was very crowded after the start line I had to follow other people's pace, and as usual taking some photos along the bridge.

After U-turn on the bridge I reached at kilometre 10, then I look at my watch and the timing was 1:12hr. Geezz.... I was so slow. From that point I increased the pace and started overtake all other runners. A few runners tried to follow my pace but I managed to drop them off... hehehe. Finally, crossed the finish line in 2:17hr. Woohoo... that mean I did negative split 1:05hr in the last 11km! If I could maintain the pace from the start I might be able to clock 2hr on the dot. Maybe…

One on one interview with OP Stupe

My good friend, OP Stupe featuring me in his blog I am lucky to have friends like him. God bless you Bro!

Batch trip to Taman Negara

28 OPs from Royal 8th batch RMC (1987-1991) went to Taman Negara for our get together trip. Actually, we had 31 pax but Budin, Gegek & Bapak unable to make due to family & work commitment.

These are the attendees
We RV at RMC, the last person to arrive was newly wed Ala because he had a busy night before. So we gave him 20 knuckle-clap. It was smooth ride to Kuala Tahan and the boys already started to catch up in the bus. 
On the first day after check-in at Rainforest Kuala Tahan, we went out for a boat ride to Lata Berkoh for a jungle tracking and nice picnic near a small water fall. Then short stop at Kelah Santuary on the way back to Kuala Tahan. 

Dinner & karaoke session at night. Thanks to Mat Yep for sponsoring the T-shirt.
On the second day we did canopy walk. 

Two-day trip is very short for us to do the catch up with everyone. Even before we reach RMC, we already planned for the next one mid next year.
Thanks to Mat Kong, Bandit, Bear as committee members and every…

My friend pimping me out :D

Click here to check out what he wrote about me....

Thanks bro, I appreciate what you did. Please let me know after you've done with the selection ;)

Mt. Kinabalu Climbathon 2011

"Deemed the World’s Toughest Mountain Race, the Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon is the ultimate challenge to take for those who are brave enough to test their endurance by running up and down Mount Kinabalu for a total distance of 21 kilometers.This extraordinary 21 km race up and down the 4, 095m of Mount Kinabalu, boasts a gruelling vertical climb of 2,300m over a mere eight and a half kilometres." - Taken from the website

With 2:30hrs cut-off for men open category and 3:30hrs for veteran and women category. Yes! It's tougher than running a marathon and this is the race where Mt. Kinabalu's porter and guide beats us the marathoner and Ironman. It is totally a different kind of race all together.
  During race kit collection and race briefing, I met many familiar faces. Many of them on their second or third attempt like Raymond, Stupe and his wife Aileen, Luvis, Adeline, Puisan, Some on their first attempt like Bacin, Nik Raiha, Shawal, Haniff, Mukhlis, Mac,…

OCBC Cycle Malaysia 2011

I registered 52km challenge category earlier but last minute changed to 21km foldies category. Altogether the mileage was almost 50km because I cycled from home to the event ground in Dataran Merdeka. I was a bit tired after ran half marathon the night before in Putrajaya but I had so much fun :)

Putrajaya Night Marathon 2011 - A Tribute to TSB

My first marathon was Putrajaya Marathon in 2007. Running a marathon is always tough due to heat either night or day time. This time around I only signed up for half marathon. I promised myself no more full marathon until end of the year. I also dedicated this run to our good friend Kharis aka TSB. He passed away 3 days before during his morning run while training for the race. He fondly known as Chomel because of his cute body shape. I have nothing bad to say about him except he's very knowledgeable about bicycle and cycling. He also has a great passion on food and he knows which place serve the best food around the town. Rest in peace bro.
 Solat Maghrib dulu sebelum race. I really impressed with Masjid Sultan Mizan
 Adination Geng
 Full marathon category. Many otais, no hot chicks :P
 Full marathon started first

 In memory of TSB
 Haaa... half marathon ramai sikit org muda :)
 Hadi sengih jer tgk ramai aweks sampai tak perasan nenek Patsy overtake dia
 It was still …