Sunday, 20 August 2017

Satay King For A Treat

I've been hankering for some satay since last week but we finally indulged in them yesterday. 
 And we went to Satay King in Sungai Kantan, Kajang.

We first had a taste of it during Ramadan month when a friend brought some for our pot luck/LSD night run in UM and we absolutely love  it!

It's RM1 per stick which is reasonable considering the size of the satay and how juicy it is. Totally worth it.
No, don't click on the ma image. It's just a screenshot. Hihi

It's located at No 4, Gerai UPENS, Sg Kantan,Kajang. About 1km away from MRT Sg Jernih station and TESCO Kajang.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

SEA Games Marathon And Larian Sukan SEA 2017

First of all, a big congratulations to Muhaizar Mohamad for bagging a bronze medal at the marathon event in the 2017 SEA Games! Congrats too, to Leo Tan for his 4th place finish!
Excerpt from NST Online. Takde photo so screenshot only la...

The SEA Games marathon event was held on Saturday, Aug 19th 2017 and alongside the SEA Games Marathon, a run for public was also held, called Larian Sukan SEA 2017.

Admittedly, a number of us signed up for the chance to get the Larian Sukan SEA medal (got mention Sukan SEA mah. That in itself is rare) and for me, I signed up because I liked the route that they had published in the registration page. It look similar to the old Putrajaya Night Marathon route (well, part of it anyway) and we should be passing two of Putrajaya's iconic bridges.

Mana tau, when we received our Runners' Guide in the REPC notice in the e-mail, the route was changed quietly. There were no notice or announcement (that I saw) about the change and lucky la, I am the type that read runners' guide. Hahaha
We ended up running about 4K total on tarmac and the rest was on the cement pavement around the Core Island.

Admittedly, the route is very scenic and many runners stopped to take photos with backgrounds of Jambatan Seri Gemilang, Putra Mosque (Masjid Pink) and whatnot but that's not what I signed up for.
Hell, I used to do LSD using this route and alone because it's quite safe. Used la. Now, better run around my house and save petrol.

The pavement was narrow and although we still could run, it entailed plenty of zig-zagging. 

An advantage for the organizer for using this route was they could do away with traffic police and route marshalls. I only saw two traffic police during my run but they couldn't do much anyway with a huge number of runners and traffic still insisting to pass through and also runners not caring for their own safety when they were on the road section. (Traffic cones were expensive to rent for the whole 4K section of the road, I suppose). Only saw ONE ambulance & medic along the route as they were stationed nearby the Presint 18 Futsal court.

Plus point - the organizer did put HUGE distance markers at 1K interval. Water stations were placed at 3K interval with plenty of 100-Plus and water although it did seem that the volunteer struggled to pour drinks for runners. But never mind, can always be patient and get a cup anyway.

I ran with a fellow GC member for the first 3K as he said he'd pace me. I didn't set any target but he asked whether a 7:15 pace was OK and it was at the time. But I told him to go without me as we were approaching KM4 because I needed to do a toilet stop. 

Then it was running alone for me, and that meant starting to go slow. Hah hah.

Run, start with a bit of walking after KM12 (good job KM12 water stations peeps for cheering for us. Thank you!) and then by KM13, I saw two runners with GC t-shirt. They surged ahead but I caught up with them again at around KM14. I kept them in sight as a target (so I don't get lazy and start walking) and ran up to them when we reached Dorsett Putrajaya. Thought of saying hi, but I didn't know their name. Adeh. Huhuhu

Then one last incline (I walked up it. Penatlah), and then it was run to the Finish Line.
But not before give peace sign when people take photo. LOL

I saw hubby waiting for me at around 100m before the finish line to take my photos too.
The Finish Line was a bit of a mess because there was absolutely no control by any crew or volunteers. So runners were blocking the route as they were taking selfies and wefies and then you have approaching runners just finishing and all... 

It was the same during flag-off. I saw runners walking towards the Start Line from the opposite side as we were starting to run. And there were a number of 5K category runners already in the Starting Pen with the 15K runners when 15K category runners were flagged-off. No wonder the pen was so packed!

Then it was time to look for my finisher goodies and medal. Since there was absolutely no crew or volunteer to direct us anywhere, I just jalan saja. (Saw one volunteer giving directions to runners later. But one guy only la...)
At first I thought this was where we collect our stuff. Turned out this was booth for merchandises. Laaaa.... Like pasar malam dy...
This was the queue for medals.

Both 15K and 5K runners get same finisher goodies.
So, what else to do? Join queue lor.

It was supposed to be quite fast since it's just take one bag, tick bib and move but dunno why it got so slow. And dunno why need so many TO (technical officer) there.
All that hassle because I want this piece of metal. Hahaha

MASOC needs to buck up and relook at how they organize running events because it feels like it's been organized by budak sekolah. 

But anyway, it did brought a huge crowd to support SEA Games marathon event, right?

p.s. Seems like MASOC made another f**k up with the careless mistake on the Indonesian Flag printed in the Opening Games Ceremony booklet is it?

Friday, 18 August 2017

Press Release: THAILAND OPENS 2017 FIM ASIA SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP

GLOBAL SUPERMOTO FANS TREATED WITH FULL CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON STREAMED ON TWENTY3.TV

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 17 AUGUST 2017 – The completion of the FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship in 2016 left a vivid mark in the memory of SuperMoto fans across the world, with Malaysia’s Muhd Habibullah (Gabit) stealing the overall season champion title. This year, the season resumes in searching for the region’s best rider with its 2017 season opener happening on 2 and 3 September at the Thailand Circuit Motorsport Complex, Nakhon Chai Si, Thailand.

“2016 was an astounding year for the championship with tremendous growth in interest and fans across the world. The 2017 FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship will be more competitive with the return of top international riders and manufacturers competing for the ultimate title. I am confident that fans will be treated with more action packed SuperMoto races with the increasing competition between riders,” said Satheswaran Mayachandran, CEO of Asia Supersports Group.

Tony Nagamaiah, General Manager of Malaysia Major Events, expressed his excitement for the season’s return. “FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship had been a catalyst for the growth of Malaysia’s reputation as a hub for international motorsport scene. Asia Supersports Group has created a bridge to bond agencies and government bodies between every host countries through the championship. I am looking forward to the development of the 2017 season, and I am confident that the championship will lead to greater tourism growth for Malaysia.”

Thongchai Wongsawan, President of the Federation of Motorsports Clubs of Thailand (FMSCT), said that the race would attract thousands of SuperMoto fans across Thailand to witness the first race of the season. “Thailand Circuit Motorsport Complex has hosted various major local and international races. Over the years, this circuit has gained worldwide recognition by motorsport fans and enthusiasts to enjoy quality motorsport races. Also, hosting the 2017 FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship in Thailand will treat the expanding local SuperMoto community with one of the best races this region has the offer. We look forward to the race and wishes every rider all the best in the championship.”

The final battle between top international riders competing for the season’s title will take place on 16 and 17 December 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The rider with the highest standing point will be crowned as the 2017 FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship overall champion.

ASIA SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP STREAMS ON TWENTY3.TV
Official OTT Channel Partner, twenty3.tv, provides HD Live Streaming and Video-on-Demand (VOD) sports and related lifestyle content. Every round of this year’s FIM Asia Supermoto Championship will be streamed live via twenty3.tv which will also have VOD and highlight shows for races.

Powered by E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd (E-Plus), twenty3.tv will kick-off its streaming programme with the 2017 FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship curtain raiser at Thailand. “We received demands to produce and stream exciting live events such as the Asia SuperMoto Championship by our fans across the world. Twenty3.tv is an innovative digital streaming platform and will be the forefront of digital content catered to every market,” said Andrew Ching, Chief Executive Officer of E-Plus.

He added that corporations in collaboration with the streamed events could leverage on the channel for exposure. “International events in our live stream pipelines include the world renowned duathlon championship, Powerman series for Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, as well as the annual Melaka Art and Performance Festival. Fans and corporations can look forward to a diversified content in twenty3.tv.”

FORMER CHAMPIONS BATTLE ON TRACK
19 top international SuperMoto riders from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom, will muster for the SuperMoto season, competing for the ultimate pride for their country. Thailand’s ace and 2015 season champion, Trakarn Thangthong, rejoin the race and vows to steal the fame from Malaysia’s crown holder, Gabit.

“I had to sit out last season due to unforeseen circumstances. This year, I will return to the track and put on a greater competition for all the riders on track. During my hiatus, I have continuously trained and polished my skills in preparation for this season. I have high confidence in securing the overall championship title,” said Trakarn.

With all eyes on 2016 champion Gabit, he stated that pressure and tension rose before the beginning of the championship especially with the return of Trakarn. “My training began immediately after the end of the last season. This includes physical, mental and skills training to ensure an optimal condition for the race. I am looking forward to raising the championship trophy for my country again.”
For more information, visit http://supermotoasia.com.

FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship is promoted by Asia Supersports Group, a consortium of three companies namely Bikenation Motorsports Sdn Bhd, Trade My Superbike and E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd; sanctioned by FIM Asia and FMSCT; and supported by Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia), Kelab Blogger Ben Ashaari and TX Sports.
 Image 1: (L-R) Kraitos Wongsawan, Organiser of B2M, Unleash the Beast; Patsorn Bhavabutanonda Na Mahasarakarm, Managing Director of E-Plus Entertainment Productions (Thailand) Co. Ltd.; Satheswaran Mayachandran, CEO of Asia Supersports Group, Thongchai Wongsawan, President ofMotosports Clubs of Thailand (FMSCT); Trakarn Thangthong, Thailand SuperMoto Rider; Andrew Ching, CEO of E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd; and Berry Russell, Jury President of FMSCT.
Image 2: (L-R) Kraitos Wonsawan, Organiser of B2M, Unleash the Beast; Satheswaran Mayachandran, CEO of Asia Supersports Group; Thongchai Wongsawan, President ofMotosports Clubs of Thailand (FMSCT); Andrew Ching, CEO of E-Plus Global; and Patsorn Bhavabutanonda Na Mahasarakarm, Managing Director of E-Plus Entertainment Productions (Thailand) Co. Ltd.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Lunch Combo At Chili's

OK.

This was a few weeks back when my colleagues and I wen to Chili's for lunch.

I decided to order from their lunch combo since the price seems quite reasonable.

One main with a pick of either House Side Salad or Southwest Caesar Side Salad or Soup of the Day.
 I chose their Soup of the Day.

Look rather unappetizing but taste wise, OK lah. Hahaha
And my mains was the Southwestern Grilled Lamb.

It was supposed to come with balck pepper gravy but as you can see, tadak gravy. (or maybe it's dry gravy, I dunno).

Asked the staff for the gravy and she was quite surprised to be asked for it. Adui.

But I got the gravy later lah...

My lamb was nice and tender so no complaints about it, but my colleagues said hers was drier and harder.

The lunch combo for the Grilled Lamb was RM30.50 with a big dollop of mashed potatoes.

But for grilled lamb, I think I stick to Tony Roma's lah...

Or order a-la carte.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Salmon For The Weekend

Hadn't had much appetite last weekend so rice was off for me...

Luckily, I could enjoy a bit of pasta for dinner on Friday.
Food Junction pasta. Nothing to shout about but bolehlah... 

Then, after my run at IJM Land Half Marathon, I decided to treat Hubby for dinner (with Son too, of course) as he drove me 50km+ to Seremban 2 that morning. To and fro.
It was a cross between sate or Japanese food for me but considering Hubby wasn't feeling well, I thought Japanese food might be a better option.

So we went to Miyagi for dinner and this time, I had Salmon teppanyaki.

The tummy seems to prefer hot food better than cold and raw food lately so no sashimi or sushi for me this time! 

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