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Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013

It was the 4th time my wife participated in Stan-Chart's big run yesterday. She had to run and fulfill her support from all the well wishers who donated generously to The Hospice Malaysia so that they could continue to provide palliative care for the terminally ill patients. Thanks to the earlier downpours that sent the haze away!

1. It was a bonus that we took a train to the city at 5.30am instead of jamming the streets looking for parking space like previous years! It has been many years since I took a ride and enjoyed it. Thanks to Mak Glam Lina for alerting others on the road closure that morning.

2. It was such a lovely morning where some 33,000 runners from all over the country and overseas came together for this running event.

3.  The NGO team got together to pose for a group photo before the 10km run.

 4. My wife wore Mak Glam's red cap to match her cycling outfit which she felt was suitable to keep warm and dry off the sweat fast.

 5. All the runners were restless a…

Visited New York City - 1992

I have been digging up my old albums recently to post up my very old photographs before they fade off completely! Do you agree that Black & White photos are very lasting and don't fade at all?
I remember that I made my very first visit to New York City was during the gloomy Spring day of 1992 with a bunch of Korean & Japanese student friends. They traveled like wealthy Arab Sheikhs and slept at the fabulous Marriot Marquis Hotel which was a 5 Star at the downtown Times Square. Poor me, I had to tag along and my wallets went dry after that memorable trip. My following trips were often thrifty and short which included sleeping inside the car of a Japanese school mate.

Photo 1: This was the World Trade Center's building in New York City that made millions cry in front of the television sets. My heart still surprisingly aches as I type this post. I have fond and vivid memories walking on the roof top after passing through many levels of security tiers below. It was very w…

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World Trade Centre - New York City

Men's Health Run 2013

When our celebrity Running Queen Lina alerted me to sign up the Men's Health Run, I was too late to dream of participating in the 12km Run. It was all snapped up so fast! Never mind, my honey & I still joined the 5km Fun Run. Actually, I was very greedy for their fabulous Goodie-Bags and this event was my 3rd time joining the fun at Putrajaya, never mind the light rain!

(Pix 1) I thought I could fool everyone about appearing on the magazine cover! Lina teased me that I was too big sized and probably fell out of the front page! Malu lah! Muahahahahahaha!....

(Pix 2) There were many usual stalls selling booster stuffs related to the running lifestyles like cleansers, corn flakes, drinks, gymnasium, slimming stuffs, minyak urut and even kasut! GO LIKE NEVER BEFORE! It was the first time I saw this kasut's products and they were so light & colourful. I could be seen 1 mile away wearing them.

(Pix 3) Fitness First had a booth which was very popular. It looked as if most ru…

City God's Temple - Shanghai

This is a late post of my recent trip to Shanghai in April 2013 which I had decided not to post for some reasons. When I heard that bloggers SK and Bananaz missed visiting this temple, I thought I should share some photos of this auspicious temple and dedicate to bloggers SK/0617 and Bananaz.

Photo 1: The City God's Temple was built over 600 years ago during the Ming Dynasty. It is located right in the middle of the older sections of Shanghai city, right next to the Yu Yuan Gardens and the Tea House. This temple was built and dedicated to  God Cheng Huang Qin Yubo (Year 1295 - 1373) who was being elated by the Ming's Emperor to become the City God after he passed away. He has contributed greatly during his reign as Mongol's Yuan Dynasty Jinshi and Ming Dynasty's Imperial Academy Scholar.
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Photo 2:  I always love to see the colourful drawings of the Door Deities who guard the temples.

 Photo 3: The Lion Statue smi…