Friday, July 30, 2010


Im going to run Shape & men Health Night Run 2010 tomorrow night at Putrajaya.


Tomorrow, im not vin ann but Im Jason Wong. I got last minutes free bib!
Its my sifu running gang's one of their son not running, so im running kid category and my name is Jason Wong. haha... Thank you CS Wong.

Wonder, how many hot chics would be running the run tomorrow night?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The River Jungle Marathon

Sunday, 15th August 2010
4.30 am (compulsory race briefing)
5.00 am (start time)
Balai Polis Batu 18, 
Pekan Batu 18, Hulu Langat
Entry Fee
RM 60.00 (including finisher T)
Closing Date
6th August 2010 or 50 pax 
(whichever comes first)
Run Enquiries
+603 7877 7221


It all started when the founder of The Marathon Shop missed the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2010. Feeling a little left out, a little crazy and with screws a little loose, he decided to run a full marathon distance a week after SCMKL 2010 anyway!

Little James didn’t like running alone, so he did the sanest thing he could think off… create a event page on Facebook and see if there are any other crazy people out there interested about doing this with him!

There were 5 crazy people, and on 4th July 2010, we ran the Inaugura
l KL-PJ-KL Interstate 2010 Marathon. A week later, news spread and we were known as the 5 loco runners who ran our own marathon. The Marathon Shop was asked by runners from as far north as Penang and as far south as Singapore, when are we doing something like this again!

Hence, The River Jungle Marathon 2010 was born…

We believe running should be fun; it shouldn’t be all about how fast we can run. 
The River Jungle Marathon is not a race. There is no big prize money at the finish line, no medals, no award giving ceremony. It’s simply for runners who find joy of just being able to run! 


The race will begin next to the Police Station Batu 18, Hulu Langat. (or Balai Polis Bt. 18, Hulu Langat) It will end, at the same place. 
The race will begin next to the Police Station Batu 18, Hulu Langat. (or Balai Polis Bt. 18, Hulu Langat) It will end, at the same place. 

GPS Coordinates:
N 03°

E 101°

Race Briefing (compulsory)
4.30 AM
Race Start
5.30 AM

The first thing you need to know is that you will be running a full marathon distance. It’s 42.195 km (or a little more), and there is no other distance. It is, not for the faint of heart. 
The River Jungle Marathon is a road run (all asphalt, and no, it’s not a trail run). The route will take you through the scenic villages of Hulu Langat leading you up a 1000 feet climb or about 2.5KM of non-stop uphill running, past valleys, rivers, mountain views, jungle, a hot spring, and even monkeys. Yes, monkeys (if you’re lucky). 
It won’t be easy, but if you’re a nature lover who likes getting away from the usual hustle and bustle of a city road race then this will be exactly what you will be looking for! 

Men, Full Marathon (42.195 KM)
Women, Full Marathon (42.195 KM)


First thing first:
There is nothing technical about it. SO what is we run 43KM or 41KM, we will still be running right? Of course, we will do our best to ensure it gets as close to 42.195 KM as possible.

The run will be divided into 3 pacer groups.

There will be a 5 hour group, 6 hour group and a 7 hour group. You may fall back into the subsequent group throughout the run.

Each of these groups will be supported by 2 cars. The first car will be leading the way with the needs and hydration of each runner. The second car will be driving behind the last runner. This is precautionary just in case a runner needs a lift, gets sick, injured or etc.

It is a group run divided into 3 pacer groups. There will be a 5 hour pacer, 6 hour pacer and a 7 hour pacer. You choose which group you want to be in when you sign up, and along the way, if you think it is too fast for you, you can Fall Back to the next group. What does this mean? If you are in the 7 hour group and you want to give up along the way, we hope you won’t, but if you must… you can hop into the safety car.

Let’s say, you start in the 5 hour group and throughout the way you think it’s a little too hard. You can therefore, slow down and wait for the 6 hour group and join them. There is no time limit, so you can just enjoy the run and the people running with you. It will be a good training session for those wanting to go long and longing some company, or for those who simply just want to make some new friends!

This is going to be an excited running event! Ultimately running 6 hours with a group of runners, you will know them well when you have finished your marathon distance. 

Yes. im registered. 

Royal Selangor Pewter Postcards

Im been active in the Postcrossing where you are randomly request for an address and send the email to that random person in anywhere around the world.

Initially, i was thinking hard where to get postcard around my area which is Setapak. Its really hard to get a postcard within 1km from my condo! Really disappointed.

Then i suddenly thinks of eh, there's a Royal Selangor pewter nearby my condo! Why not im just try my luck whether i can find any postcards there or not!

Yeah... they have postcards! Im loving it.

This postcard, this postcard which im recently sent to my friend in oversea, and she loving it. Previously when she was in Malaysia, she and me never cross mind of visiting Royal Selangor Pewter!

One day, we shall visit Royal Selangor pewter factory together.

Hope that the day will be a reality.  

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

BHP Orange Run 2010

Event: BHP Orange Run 2010
Venue: The Curve, Mutiara Damansara
Date: 25 July 2010
Time: 7.30am
Distance: 11KM
Timing: 1hr 13minsShoe: Virbam Five Fingers Bikila (1st time debut in the race!)
By vin_ann

Before run start... with Cari Runners 

We male category were flagged off at 7.30am as 15min after female being flagged off at 7.15am. I thinks this is my encounter on this thing. Female being flagged off 1st leaving male behind waiting... 

This might give some motivation to boy to run faster to chase the female! haha... 
I got no 1 to chase so im just stick to my turtle speed with my Vibram Five Fingers Bikila.. Enjoying every step of barefoot running on tar road crossing the The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, Sunway Damansara and passing by Centre Point... 1U and Ikano.... 

Thank you Puah - Runwitme 
its my 1st ever running photo with my VFF Bikila! Im loving it..... 

 Crossing the line soon.... 

Thank you Pui San's photo, Doc On The Run 

With Kenny on left and Runwitme on right. 

Running 11km on my VFF Bikila which stimulate barefoot running and im guess my transition to barefoot running is almost there. After the run, my leg muscles hard feel any pain. Yeah... 

My timing was 1hr 13mins.. which consider slow.. as i do walking in some part of the run.. im just walking... 


Olympus EP-2

Yesterday i was diner with a friend of mine. Long time did not meet with him.

Mirco Four Third Olympus E-P2 with CCTV camera lenses which is so "cute" haha  

i thinks im being poisoned. 

Monday, July 26, 2010

The River Jungle Marathon

Im just registered The River Jungle Marathon 2010. 

Saturday, July 24, 2010

BHP Orange Run 2010

Its tomorrow the BHP Orange Run 10. Feel excited with the run!

Yeah, this is my number! 

Im going to run with my Vibram Five Fingers Bikila on the BHP Orange Run! 
Say "hi" to me if you spotted me! yeah... Happy running! 

Vibram Five Fingers to LG Cookie Monster Party

After much thinking, or perhaps can say, no thinking involved, im just decided to wear my Vibram Five Finger Bikila to the LG Cookie Monster Party which is happening today evening! 6-10pm.

Looked, the at the news below:
Hung star Thomas Jane wears bizarre split toe trainers to glamorous premiere party

Unusual choice: Thomas Jane wore split toe trainers for the premiere of season two of the HBO comedy-drama Hung in Hollywood last night

Read more:

Source: DailyMail

Vibram Five Fingers

hmmm.. is there any hot girl i can take photo with during the LG Cookie Monster Party? 

See you there. Say "hi" to me, you know who im when im there. Im wearing my blue Vibram Five Fingers Bikila. 

My Vibram Five Fingers Bikila! 

Friday, July 23, 2010



The Olive Branch Cafe, Ara Damansara

Olive Branch Cafe - A Moroccan style dining. I was introduced by my colleague who staying nearby Ara Damansara. He said, he discover this Moroccan style dining and its was great, fantastic! The cafe are lead by a Moroccan who married to malay wife.

On that day, he got bring some left-over of lamb couscous which he and his wife can not finish the big portion. i tried the lamb rice.. omg.. its really nice! i never have this kind of good feel when eating lamb. My colleague said their Chicken Tajine was nice too! Must try!

Since that day, i said to myself, i must try it out both! Eat the whole portion by myself!

The very 1st time i got the chance to visit Olive Branch was on 1 of the Saturday. I thinks was end of May. oh, it was 28 May 2010, wesak day, 1 day before my Sundown Marathon in Singapore. Its treated as part of my carbo loading! hehe...

Out of boredom, i text my friend and she also free and our makan trip is on. I was 1st time visiting Ara Damansara and i have done my hometown, google map. FYI, my office is going to move to Ara Damansara next year...

Taken with my SE W610i - Poor quality photo. 

Since its was my 1st time visiting, i tried to order Chicken Tajine but was told chicken tajine need to pre-order or place order 2 hours or earlier before coming as the process to cook chicken tajine took a lots of time. So we just order Lamb couscous rice for 1 person portion and roasted chicken rice. 

Still the main focus is on Lamb Couscous! 
Its was same good taste as that day i tried the left over brought by my colleague! Im loving it. 

On the left is the chili source, a cold source, which i like it very much. 
On the right, soup. 

Deng deng deng. 

My friend commented that, normally she did not eat lamb as the lamb have some sort of smell which she dislike, but this dish she have totally have different view! She said she going to bring her family to try it again. 

Adil shd be the owner of the Olive Branch Cafe. 

Yesterday, im just come to know that Olive Branch Cafe got their own blog and twitter too! Glad to know that! 

About Olive Branch Cafe: 
Enjoy Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Western and Asian food in a cosy environment at our cafe. We also have shisha and an al fresco dining area. We are located at:
C-G-9, Jalan PJU 1A/20B
Dataran Ara
Ara Damansara
They closed on Sunday! Argh.. last Sunday, i was free and whose know they closed. Lucky i got call the owner before depart from house. 

Call them in advance to order to avoid disappointment! 

Tender chunks of lamb, potatoes and carrots served on a bed of fluffy, buttery couscous served with chickpea and lamb stew. A traditional Moroccan dish lovingly prepared over 2 hours to achieve the perfect consistency and flavour of the couscous.

Guess, the picture above is different from what i have is because im ordering 1 person portion, whereas the pictures above should be 2 person portion or more which placed with thick clay of plat which directly used for cooking.  

Thanks you my colleague on his good adventures which lead to me knowing this great Moroccan food at Ara Damansara although its abit far from Setapak! 
Im waiting, when im got the chances to have my Chicken tajine! Either busy or cant get friend to join along! How nice if i can share with her.  

oh yeah.. Map to The Olive Branch Cafe: 

  1. 1. If you are coming down the NKVE, take the exit (on the right) after the Subang Toll Plaza and drive as if going towards Subang Airport on Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang.

  2. 2. Go straight (do NOT go on flyover/ramp), bear left (Saujana GCC will be on left) and keep driving until you reach the traffic lights.

  3. 3. At the traffic lights, turn right under the flyover to enter Ara Damansara.

  4. 4. Follow the road until it splits, take the RIGHT fork and drive on.

  5. 5. Take the SECOND turning on the RIGHT (at Bridgestone Tyre Shop) onto Jalan PJU 1a/20b.

  6. 6. Drive ahead for about 100m and The Olive Branch Cafe will be on your LEFT.
  7. Welcome! :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Durian Pancake from SDCC

I can see everyone is eating the durian and im also had my durian too... but its durian pancake exclusively from Sime Darby Convention Centre by the China Treasure Restaurant!

Its were Durian pancake take away from SDCC. hehe... we were having some in the restaurant and we order some take-away to back home to enjoy another!

I was planning to eat the pancake the next day, but i cant resist the temptation of durian and im just eat it after my shower!

The back of the durian pancake! 

Yummmmmmmmy < 3 

Finished. Bruppppppppppp.... 

Windows Phone 7


Woot. another "bigbig" photo post after the iPhone 4 

Overall look and feel


Contact management and social networking

Email and messaging




Camera and photo management



Xbox Live




Hmm.. To be honest, i never got chance to try the iPhone or Window mobile or Android yet. But im definitely going to give them a try. 

Let's waits for the market to heat up the competition! 

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