“A divorce no more crushed my heart, in fact I'm glad it happened and I met my new sayang who is lifting up my spirit. I swim, bike, run because she says so. I trained like a mad man being whipped from behind. I compete because I always want to beat my sayang in the race. I have heroes and one of them is my sayang. I'm an athlete, but like nobody else.”... try to be funny ehhh???
PD International Triathlon 2012
I never missed PD Triathlon since 2007. The only triathlon doses I got for last year & this year. How did I train?? I only cycled once about 30km since last year PD Tri just to check the bike and I swam twice since last year in the pool for about 500m each. Well, OD is nothing compare to Ironman and I finished in 3:26hr. To me, the race is a gathering among our triathlete friends and we had so much fun doing it every year.
The sea was calmed but too crowded with swimmers. This year PD Tri race organized by Mr. Chan has broken the record with the most participated triathlon event in Malaysia with approximately 1800 participants in all categories.
Cycling also easy-peasy. This year, I saw someone riding the same zebra bike Aqua Sapone and I did drafting behind him for several kilometers.
The weather was hot during running leg. About 50% of the route near the beach. Some people didn't like it but I was glad we running under the shades. I also met a sweet girl named Wen Li from Penang during the run, she helped pace me for a few kilometers.
The best thing after race is mingling around with tri buddies like Nurina & families, OP Stupe, Julie & husband, Arif & Senn, Nik Raiha, Luvis, Ezan & OP Mantat, OP Pakoq, Sabri, Robi, Mahi, Erni, YKK (in Mario suit), Chris, Yim, Azwat and many others to mention here.
I also made new friends like Mahdi, Elly, Ivan, Jeremy, Syerol, just to name a few.
I have been dreaming of going for a honeymoon in Bali since the day I got married... I mean since my first marriage in 1999. But I never had a chance to go until the second marriage, although it was 16 months after the actual ceremony...hehe.
It was an impromptu action, Fiza decided to go and I just follow her along. She said, let it be a birthday treat for me. The place so beautiful, we had so much fun together there and we fell in love with each other all over again.
People said Nusa Penida is like Bali before it was commercialized. Not many tourists coming here, and to get to the tourist spots you have to ride a motorbike or car very far on the treacherous long winding bumpy road. If you never ride a motorcycle, it is not advisable to ride one here, better hire a driver. You also need to be physically fit to explore these places which involved hiking through dangerous steep slopes and stairs. But the view was breathtaking and you forgot all the struggles once you reached the spots…