Friday, October 29, 2010

Penang Bridge International Marathon 2010 (PBIM) Pacers aka Cari Runners

Horey, Penang Bridge International marathon for the first time, they are introducing pacers for marathon!
There are 3.5 hours pacers, 4.0 hours pacers, 4.5 hours pacers, 5 hours pacers and lastly 5.5 hours pacers.

While in this entry, im feel glad to announce that most of the pacers are Cari Runners.

Follow Michael if you can catch up. Pacer for 3.5 hrs!

Im barely known Michael for 1 year. He joined us Cari Runners when he move from Ipoh to KL for works purposes. Did i mention he from Ipoh... Ipoh guy very handsome right! hehe... Now due to work requirement, he have moved to Kuantan and he still joining most of the major races in Klang Valley and also some other reasons too which not convenience to disclose. hehe... 

Follow Fabio if you want to complete your Full Marathon in 4.0hrs.

Fabio is a very quite person and he run very fast! When i talk to him, i can feel his coolness. its his personality. Now he is a moderator in training for the Cari Runners forum section. 

Let's meet pacer Zi Shen. Follow him to finish your race at 4hrs.

Another fast guy. He is very good at the calculation of speed and training method. He just got married this year... 

This is Annie. Pacer for sub4.5 hrs

ish.. the Facebook of Penang marathon give too little info on this pretty girl who can run 4.50 hours for 42km marathon. 

She is pretty, right and she is young too. oh, this making me sound so old... in fact she currently is a student in local University. Wonder how many girls like she able to run 4.50 hours marathon, not even me!  

Let's follow pacer Gaby Chau to complete your Full Marathon at 4.5 hours.

Gaby is our Cari Runners Captain for KL area. Say "hi" to our Cari Runner Captain when you meet him in Penang... hehe 

Pls say "Hi" to Aron who will guide you thru your 5hrs race.

Just now at Lake Garden im just said "hi" to Aron.. hehe.. He been training hard at Lake Garden evening. 

Follow Chan Yen Nee to complete your race in 5 hours.

Guess what Yen Nee works as? A school teacher! If im not wrong.  Not many school teachers are marathon runners right! She's rock... 

Follow Goh Shu Wei to complete your Full Marathon in 5 hours.

Or known as Humor the moderator of Cari Runners forum section. Humor is a very helpful person. If any races running bib not able to collect, most of us asking favour from him to collect on behalf... hehe.. He is a very nice guy... and definitely as moderator of running section, he run very fast too!  

Let's run side by side with Goh Shu Wei & Chan Yen Nee to complete the race in 5 hours.

The Cari Runners model couple! Let me tell on some stories. 
When Cari Runners first started, not many members were joining. After gaining some members, Humor organised a meet up session to run together. 
During the meet up for the first time, Humor met Yenny. That's how their 1st meet up and the rest were history...   

Follow Chin Ann to complete your Full Marathon in 6 hours. 

Eh, i don't remember i saw this guy appear in the Penang Bridge International Marathon's facebook pacers album... where the heck he coming from!

 Let me intro you about him. 
Chin Ann is just an ordinary guy who enjoy running 42km marathon with slow and steady speed. He's going to run PBIM on 21st Nov and Dec 5, 2010 Standard Chartered marathon Singapore two week later after Penang marathon together with other Cari Runners too. 
He going to undertake the Ultra-marathon challenge next year together with sifu Terrence's gang. 

That's all for the Cari Runners' official PBIM pacers introduction except the last one, the unknown pacers but he is a legal paid runner. haha... 

Its my pleasure that im get to know Cari Runners gang. We are a gang of people who loves running and we loves to cam-whoring too. 

This was recent SCKLM in June 2010. We came early for photo session. hehe... 

Cari Runners in Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2010. 

Cari Runners, we encourage to each other before the race start! 

We shout: 加油! 加油! 加油! Ush..! 

We shout: "Jia You! Jia You ! Jia You! Ush..! 

We definitely going to do this in coming PBIM just before we head for the race nearby the starting line!! Do join us Cari Runners shout together and give encourage to all runners! 

This photo was last year PBIM! Cari Runners KL section meet up together with Cari Runners Penang section... We all one big family... 

Cari Runners, this year PBIM in front of FOREVER 21 would be our meeting point. 
Do look for the banner! 

Cari Runners Rock! 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ultra Marathon Malaysia

Planning to run a ultra marathon? Welcome to join us for training. or join the facebook group " Ultra Marathon Malaysia

For non-runner, ultra marathon is running 84km or running 2 marathon at once goal. 

The famous ultra marathon is Sundown Marathon in Singapore. Sundown marathon, if im not wrong, which im heard from my sifu, its just started not long ago...which back to 2008. My sifu gang 1st time running the 83km ultra was back to 2009 and they making a come back this year 2010 another 84km. 

So coming 2011, im guess im in as im posted on Ultra-marathon post recently.  Following my sifu gang to train ultra together... 

One of our hardcore runner Jeff just come out the Ultra training program! Salute! 

Credit to Jeff who posted in FB. 

Good work Jeff... hopefully im able to follow this running program...


Taken this from from my hip level...

Shoes. A wide range of shoes waiting to be owned by the faith.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2010 Route

In June 2010, i have registered the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2010.

Today official SCMS Facebook have posted the video on the SCMS route for 10km, 21km half marathon and 42km full marathon.

Let me present to you the 42km route which is im going to run the whole journey!

For the first time at the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore this year, the Full Marathon (42KM) will kick off at 5am at the heart of Orchard Road. Runners will run pass landmarks such as Clarke Quay, Chinatown, the Esplanade, Singapore Flyer and the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort.

(The interactive route map is correct at the time of production.)

Source: Youtube

Thought: As you can see in the video, we runners going to starting from Orchard road! In the video, it mentioned that the Christmas light are ready by then... Yeah.. 42km start running at 5.00am! Yeah! Since we are running 42km, we are going to run pass a lots of Singapore landmarks!

Now let me present 21KM route half marathon:

Participants of the Half Marathon on the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2010 can look forward to a colourful and spectacular run with runners set to be flagged off at the Sentosa Bridge.

It will see participants completing 1km out of the 21km route through Universal Studios Singapore. This will be the first time the theme park -- which will be open before its normal operating hours to accommodate the SCMS 2010 -- will host an event of this nature. This is also the first race in Asia which will have runners running through a theme park as part of a half marathon route. The park's guides and up to 21 well-known characters and mascots such as 'Shrek', 'Marilyn Monroe' and the animals from the animated movie 'Madagascar' will be out in full force to add to the festive mood, cheering the runners.

(The interactive route map is correct at the time of production.)

Source: Youtube

Thought: IM JEALOUS! Its NOT FAIR! Why 21km runners have the chance to run through Universal Studios Singapore! Why... I wanna greet The Far Far Land President Shrek Grr.... Where on earth in Asia you have the chances to run pass a theme park! Im want to run 21km! The only marathon i can thinks of is World Disney Marathon... Im going to miss it. 

Here is the video of 10km route.

The 10km run on the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2010 will start at the Esplanade Bridge. Runners will then head towards the Central Business District before turning back towards the Fullerton Hotel, and then on to the Esplanade Bridge. 

From there on they will continue their way past key landmarks on the Marina Bay before stopping the clock at the Padang.

(The interactive route map is correct at the time of production)

Source: youtube 

Thought: 10km route is the shortest route, thus its not exciting as 21km and 42km! Advice to this year 10km runners, upgrade yourself and next year join 21km marathon! 

SCMS organisers are SMART! They planned their 21km route run pass up and down Universal Studios Singapore (USS)! Runners can take this chance to enjoy the FREE entry to USS and take photos while running!  This going to spur the interest of running to another level when it come to next year opening by SCMS.

On December 5, 2010 Sunday 5:00am, im going to run Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2010.
This is my holiday cum marathon! Im do visiting the Singapore landmarks by foot. hehe...

Im shall enjoy my holiday although im disappointed that my 42km marathon route did not run pass Universal Studios Singapore! 


Attended the movie premier "Takers" at Midvalley just now.

Thanks to Sirens Media and Sony Pictures for the invitation.


TAKERS takes you into the world of a notorious group of criminals (Idris Elba, Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Michael Ealy) who continue to baffle police by pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies. They are in and out like clockwork, leaving no evidence behind and laying low between heists. But when they attempt to pull off one last job with more money at stake than ever before, the crew may find their plans interrupted by a hardened detective (Matt Dillon) who is hell-bent on solving the case.

its really a nice movie to watch in cinema.  

Leica DC

Leica digital camera... 

Got the chance to meet this baby during one of my running friend event... 

Wow.. its nice! 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Water at Kaki Lima

Water at Kaki Lima... 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

PNB - The Warisan Merdeka 100-storey tower

On my Warisan Merdeka the 100 storey tower post, i got no comments. 

Today, let me take you through PNB... and let's you be your own judge. 

I was shown on this statement by friend which he source from LYN:

"Transparency on the financial statement for all funds: all private mutual funds companies except for PNB. PNB has never annouce their Profit and Lost account of their funds to the public."

About PNB 

Embracing the Winds of Change

If any thought could be etched into the minds of every patriotic Malaysian, it should be this one, by a great Asian leader. And if there could be an event that sparked the transformation of the Malaysian economy, it would undoubtedly be the day Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) was created.

Incorporated on March 17, 1978, PNB was conceived as a pivotal instrument of the Government's New Economic Policy to promote share ownership in the corporate sector among the Bumiputera, and develop opportunities for suitable Bumiputera professionals to participate in the creation and management of wealth.
Prior to the establishment of PNB, efforts to increase Bumiputera ownership in the corporate sector were not sufficient as shares allocated to individuals were seldom retained. Research indicated that when Bumiputera shareholders sold their shares, the profits generated were consumed and not reinvested.

Through PNB, substantial shares acquired in major Malaysian corporations from funds provided by Yayasan Pelaburan Bumiputra or Bumiputra Investment Foundation were transferred to a trust fund and sold to the Bumiputera in the form of smaller units.

By employing this innovative investment model, PNB ensures that these shares are retained, resulting in the cultivation of widespread savings habits, and development of entrepreneurship and investment skills of Bumiputera.

With fund under management totaling about RM150 billion, the PNB Group is the country's leading investment institution with a diversified portfolio of interests that include unit trusts, institution property trust, property management and asset management.

Our Values 
Our Vision

"We will be the world class investment organisation, distinctive and successful in everything we do."

Our Mission

"We are the premier investment organisation committed to enhance the economic wealth of the Bumiputera community in particular and contribute towards the growth and prosperity of the nation for the benefit of Malaysians."

Corporate Value

A Continual Commitment to Excellence
"To many the name PNB, connotes the idea of a premier investment institution dealing with unit trusts, but there is more to PNB than meets the eye."Tan Sri Dato' Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman

To build the culture of a modern and progressive organization, we have formulated a set of values that reflect the rich tradition and dedication to excellence that we passionately believe in and uphold at all times.

Measure of Success
We measure our success by our achievement of industry leadership, competitive returns and superior service to our customers and an environment of trust and personal growth for our employees.

We believe that the success of our organization depends on understanding and satisfying the needs of our internal and external customers and strive to deliver quality products and services.

We are committed to the highest level of ethical conduct in everything we do. We will strive to do the right thing.

We help our employees to improve their skills. We cultivate an environment of mutual respect, candor and trust, where all can reach their highest potential. We respect the dignity of each of our employees and their commitment towards the well-being of their families.

We set high expectations and goals to meet our commitments. We strive to be the best in our industry. Openness to change, to experimentation and to the pursuit of excellence, characterize our attitude to every aspect of our work.

We must have the ability to govern and discipline ourselves and treat our resources with appropriate respect. Skill and good judgment are essential in the use of our resources. Prudence is at the heart of our culture and will help us remain credible as an investment institution.

We focus on speed of action for competitive advantage. We believe that being first, speed of action, hard work and determination to get things done are characteristics of successful organizations.

We build trust and teamwork with open candid communication at all levels of our organization. We believe that we will succeed only as a team and that the full participation of all is essential to the fulfillment of our mission.

Annual Report
The document can be downloaded in PDF format. . To view and print the document in PDF file format, you will need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader TM installed in your browser. 

  • PNB Annual Report 2000

  • PNB Annual Report 2001

  • PNB Annual Report 2002

  • PNB Annual Report 2003

  • PNB Annual Report 2004

(Warning! Make sure you have a good internet connection when you about to click to download the annual report. The report size are 37.77MB. ) 



This is the best i can get. The Warisan Merdeka 100-storey tower just cost RM5 billion which is a tidy portion to PNB. Thus its can be done financially. As at todate, we dont know extractly how deep the PNB pocket are but to depend the info available from website. 

But hey, you can spend the RM5 billion from the total RM150 billion and left RM145 billion. This is sound very "simple" calculation right? You're wrong. The return tht PNB have promised to their stakeholder, in this case the ASN unit trusts holders, they might get lower return. 

Ok, i should feel safe as im not invested in any ASN unit trust, but my aunt, uncle, grandpa, grandmum, neighbors are investing in ASN unit trust...  

You be the judge. 

(p/s: This post is purely words as image uploads function is disabled due to maintenance) 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Warisan Merdeka the 100 storey tower

In the last Friday Budget 2011, our PM Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced the proposal of 100 storey tower called Warisan Merdeka at the cost of RM 5 billions.

The photo below was posted in our The No1 Home+Lifestyle Malaysia facebook by

Source: msyukry08 at SSC Malaysia. Courtesy of Kumpulan Arkitek. Picture is yet to be verified or endorsed by any party.

There are a lots of positive views and the negative views on the tower. The good one can be found on news like The Star today while for the negative view you only have to go 1 place that is 1M Malaysians Reject 100-Storey Mega Tower facebook

There are many question running in mind. Do we need another mega tower in KL? Do KL need more office space? Do demands for office space will increased by 2020? Are our KLCC twin towers office space fully occupied? Is PNB  wanted to consolidated all their subsidiaries in 1 tower? Is the project will be transparent? Who will bear the over-budget problem? Is the tower will be duplicate of Malaysia identity? Who going to built the tower? Foreign contractors will be main choice? Did local contractors have the expertise? Who funding the tower? Will the tower eventually become another gathering point for foreign workers during weekend and holiday day? 

OK, im just read the news on The Star today here: The Star .

"Najib stressed the Government did not instruct PNB to construct Warisan Merdeka and that it was the company’s board of directors that had wanted to embark on the project. "

 Its the PNB's board of directors which comprises of 6 members according to PNB website. 

Ladies and gentlemen, the board of directors of PNB. The brainchild of 100-storey tower. 

YABhg Tun Ahmad Sarji bin Abdul Hamid
President & Group Chief Executive
YBhg Tan Sri Dato' Sri Hamad Kama Piah bin Che Othman
YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Asmat bin Kamaluddin
YBhg Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Wan Mohd. Zahid bin Mohd. Noordin
YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Bujang bin Mohammed Nor
YBhg Dato' Seri Ainum binti Mohamed Saaid

Im really wanted to comment but im in-capable to comment on this 100-storey tower project. 
Even i have the finance degree, but the real world out there are rapid changing! What we see now might represent its better or worse in future. Now im just realised the questions on above im mentioned are too laymen who see it now. 

We know who we are. We know what we are. We are Malaysian. We shit everywhere. We throw rubbish everywhere. We never recycle. We rather correct than prevent.  

 Im just can pray everyday that shit wont happen to this project. Just hope the bad habits are stopped and the good transparent, quality, commitment, safety, planning and etc etc will be blessing the tower.   

My 2cents end here. 

I was in Taipei

On Oct 12, 2010 Friday, its my first time taking Air Asia X flying to Taiwan, Taipei City.

Originally we suppose to join SunMoonLake Marathon which scheduled to held on 10.10.10.
We booked our flight on Nov 2009. We got the cheap tickets! Thank to Air Asia X again!

But bad news strike as the SunMoonLake Marathon was canceled and no registration were open. Its was due to Taiwan National day on 10.10.10.

Anyways, our trip to Taiwan still on and we changed from marathon to hiking which im enjoyed it too!

Below is my Taiwan trip introduction.

Im still perfection my skills with iMovie. Its might looks great to you, but im working hard to perfect my video editing using iMovie on my iPhone.

Hope you enjoy my video.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Glif - iPhone 4 Tripod Mount & Stand

About 2 weeks ago, im came across on this Glif - iPhone 4 Tripod Mount & Stand. After browse through it, im immediately pledge USD20.00 to support the kickstarter project by two individual even not knowing whether i will eventually get the stand or not. 

Here come photos on the tripod mount and stand: 

Glif is a simple iPhone 4 accessory with two primary functions: mounting your iPhone to a standard tripod, and acting as a kickstand to prop your phone up at an angle. Right now, we are in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to make the Glif a reality; to pre-order one click here, or find out more below.

Here the video:

Glif Montage from Glif on Vimeo.

If you're interested to get the Glif, do it here quickly before Nov 2, 2010!

As at now 21:44 Malaysian time, already have 4,204 backers ( which im one of them), with total $107,515 pledged (which successful exceeded the targeted $10,000 Goal) meaning the production is ON.

Im going to get my Glif which the production going to be funded in 15 days and my credit card will be charged USD20.00.

What are you waiting for! Act now!
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