Saturday, July 31, 2010

Happy Birthday Queen of Rock Ella

Erm...FYI, that is not Ella's young boyfriend. Heheh! He is a rock veteran, Mus of MAY who shared the same stage at KL Tower Music Fest yesterday night, which also featured big names in rock such as XPDC and AMUK! I could still feel my rib cage thumping with the bass from the speakers! Awesome night!

When the clock struck 12:00am on 31 July, birthday song filled the air for Ella backstage. Her fan club, Ella's gang surprised her a beautiful cake.

Check out the video below.

Wishing Ella, Happy Birthday! Semoga Panjang Umur, Murah Rezeki dan Cepat Mendapat Jodoh (ahem! ahem!)


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Orange Run 2010

What? Orange Run 2010

When? 25 July 2010; 7:15am

Where? The Curve, Damansara Mutiara.

Who? Organised by BHPetrol with Pacesetters overseeing the technical aspect and collaboration of the IDP Petaling Jaya and MBPJ.

How far? 11km

The event on the night before The BHP Orange Run had drained up almost my energy. Anyway, I turned up anyway to support my friends by taking photos and to enjoy the nasi lemak and teh tarik. It's FREE! Once a year you get to enjoy a FREE run, FREE breakfast, FREE goodie bag and FREE Petrol voucer...courtesy of the generous people in BHP. (Insert applause here!)

This is not me...I'm sure he had a rough night too. LOL!

According to BHP, the response received for the Orange Run was overwhelming. About 3,500 runners took part in this 5th edition of the run which offered prizes consisting of cash and BHPetrol vouchers.

This litle girl is fast! She took second placing in the Girls category with the little help from her cute pink sneakers. :)

Check out some of the ramdom pics of friends and strangers alike that I took from the race.

Happy to see the finish line.

Jacky racing to the finish.

Not sure what hand sign is that but I hope it's not satanic. LOL!

Guru disiplin on the run...bib number B2202.

Julie Wong with Khairul trailing behind.

Men to the right and women to the left....please!

The yummy nasi lemak. I walloped 2 packs. Hahah!

The goodies.

To BHPetrol, Thank you for keeping this race FREE for all. We enjoyed ourselves very much - catching up with friends while tucking in the yummies food samples provided.


Check out the video which features the flag off and the prize giving ceremony. FYI, the prizes were given away by Tan Sri Lodin, Group Managing Director of Boustead Holdings Berhad.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

MAD Charity Show 2010

What? MAD Charity Show 2010

When? Friday 30th July

Where? Euphoria by M.O.S, Sunway.

Who? Organised by :HELP United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) In partnership with: Celebrity Fitness

Why? The charity is titled MAD (Make A Difference) and they are organizing this show to fund raise for Make-A-Wish which originated from America and Malaysia is becoming their most recent affiliate.

How? For more info, please click HERE and HERE. Call HOTLINE-0102486103

Committee members from UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) HELP College together with Celebrity Fitness are holding a magical evening; a dance drama entitled ‘Defying Gravity’ in support of Make-A-Wish on Friday 30th July at the Ministry of Sound, Sunway Lagoon Resort. Make-A-Wish is being established in Malaysia to grant wishes to children with life-threatening conditions.

For the charity show, they have Judimar Hernandez (judge from So You Think You Can Dance, famous Venezuelan dancer and teacher)as their dance showcase director. Through the different dances, they will tell a story of a young girl who is battling with a medical condition and wishes to become an amazing dancer. Featuring: tango, salsa, samba, hip hop, contemporary and etc.

On the night, they also have performance from Dina Malaysian Idol Runner Up and magic show by Zlwin.

Ticket pricing is at RM50 and RM70 door price. For just RM50, each guest is entitled to a goodie bag which contains 2 weeks free pass to any Celebrity Fitness outlets, Starhill spa voucher rebate worth RM50, Follow Me beauty product by Tohtonku, Exclusive pens from Real Rewards.

A ticket also entitle you to stand a chance to win 3D 2N all expense paid trip for two to Bangkok, Thailand, limited edition Coffee Bean hampers, O Brien's membership, 6 months membership from Celebrity Fitness and 2 Private Sessions worth RM 1,100 each + Adidas merchandise, RM500 worth of dining experience at Delicious and etc

Apart from the dance drama, lucky draws, games and other exciting activities will be held, promising a magical, heart-touching evening for all guests. More than 110 local celebrities will be joining the charitable cause including Zizan Nin, Tony Eusoff, Ferhad, Jehan Miskin, Alvin Wong, Daniel Lee, Key Ng, Keith Kee, Thanuja Ananthan, Deborah Priya Henry, Farah Asyikin, Dina Nazir, Ning Baizura

Check out the Make A Wish video clip.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Clark Hatch Charity Run in aid of National Kidney Foundation

What? Clark Hatch Charity Run

Where? Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur

When? 8 August 2010 (Sunday) 7pm

Who much? RM30

Why? In Aid of the National Kidney Foundation

How? Entry forms are available at all "CLARK HATCH FITNESS CENTRES" near you.

You may also contact SHAKINA at 2698 6080.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

1Malaysia Street Race and Food Fest 2010

Enjoy a great day out at 1Malaysia Street Race and Food Fest 2010! Would you fancy playing soccer in a flooded field every time it rains?

Or sit on a wet open air assembly area for Morning Assembly after a heavy rain?

Or study in insecurity because the school fence has been breached by outsiders on numerous occasions?

Or using a toilet where the taps are broken?

This is exactly what 1200 students of SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (4) in Petaling Jaya are facing on a daily basis. It is for these reasons that the Parents Teachers Association of the school, in association with Bandar Utama Residents Association and MBPJ, has embarked on a charity fund raising event to help alleviate these problems so that a more conducive environment can be created for better academic and sporting excellence.

Come Sunday 25th July 2010, one of the biggest charity fund raising efforts in the residential neighbourhood of Bandar Utama will be underway. Residents, parents, college and school students will enjoy a great Sunday out at a 1Malaysia Street Race and Food Fest which will take place at the school grounds.

The event, which starts at 8am to 5pm,will be graced by our Guest of Honour, Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Bin Haji Yassin at 10am. We have also invited MBPJ Datuk Bandar, the local MP and State Assemblyman, Education Ministry officials, Headmasters of neighbouring schools, developers and community leaders.

The highlight of the event will be a 1Malaysia Street Race where participants of all races will run a distance of 3.2km around the Bandar Utama neighbourhood. They will encounter obstacles and challenges along the way...all in the name of fun!

When they complete the race, an Inter School Foozball Challenge awaits them at the school compound. A total of 16 teams will pit their skills against each other. Perhaps, the most eagerly awaited contest is a friendly match comprising sports celebrities. To add spice to the event, the organisers have invited current and ex sports stars eg Daniel Bego, Razif Sidek, Datuk Dr. Jegathesan, Ong Ewe Hock & KimberlyYap.

There will be more than 50 food and games stalls offering mouth watering local and international dishes. Besides that, there will a Haunted House, Garage Sale and exhibition booths put up by charitable bodies eg World Wildlife Fund and Malaysian Association for Blind.

Corporate sponsors will also be turning out in full force as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility. 1Malaysia Street Race and Inter School Foozball Challenge are sponsored by Maybank and Celcom Bhd respectively.

SMK BUD(4)’s cheer leading team, which emerged runner up in a recent national level Cheer Leading Competition will also strut their stuff. Other performances include the school’s 24 Drums Group, Malay and Indian Dances, all of which are internally groomed.

Application Forms for the Street Race and Foozball Challenge can be downloaded from

For further information on Event details, please call Lillian Fang (019 2282829) or email

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Visit to PJ Caring Home

PJ Caring Home is a home for the mentally ill who are homeless or from poor income group. It is one of the first to adopt an open concept method ie allowing most patients to lead a life as ordinary as possible, encouraging interaction with society. Activities include short trips out to the shops and having a drink at the local coffee-shop.

There are 107 patients at the home. The youngest patient is aged 17 years and the oldest is 87 years old. They live in three houses, all within the PJ area. There is a Boys' home, a Girls' home and an Elderly's Home.

The home is established by Mr. Mr Uthaya Perumal or Mr. Peru who gained vast experience from working in other mental institutions. His open concept method is based on the idea that mental illness is a sickness, not a disease, and therefore these patients should not be shunned or ridiculed by the public. He hopes for an accepting caring public as the love, care and acceptance felt by the patients will have an immensely positive effect on their recovery.

When my friend, Irene asked me if I wanted to volunteer to take pictures for the visit organised by J&J, I jumped to the opportunity without hesitating. It's the least I could do, knowing I don't have millions to donate to charity. :)

The event was part of J&J Volunteer Day when all the J&J staff were given a day off and encouraged to take part in some community/ charitable work.

The girls love visitors. We were welcome with open arms to their home.

The activities of the day include baking demo and games - congkak and carom, after we had breakfast together with the girls.

Amelia whipping up some eggs for her Orange Pound Cake.

Nyaros played the part of a translator. LOL!

Shake, rattle and bake. We had to entertain the girls too while doing the baking demo, otherwise they would fall asleep. LOL!

Dahlia, Poi Khun and Georgia demonstrated how to make "Honey Joy" cookies from cornflakes and honey.

We got some help from the girls to put the cornflakes and sprinkles into the paper cups....They really enjoyed it.

The honey joy, baked with love....

The Orange Pound Cake, also baked with love....

So, the cake must be eaten with love as well-lah. Heheh!

The cookies and cakes turned out fantastic. We shared and ate them with everyone present. We also had some dancing and singing sessions. The girls were very eager to show off their talents.

I find the morning enriching and unforgettable even by just being there for them. It feels good to do good.... :)

Here's a little slide show I put together after the visit. Background song by Lara Fabian. One of my favourite singers.


For more info on how you too can extend your helping hands, click HERE.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Siemens Run 2010

What? Siemens Run 2010

When? 18 July 2010

Where? Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

Siemens Run is back! Having had its first run in 2004, Siemens is anxious to repeat the run as part of its long-term corporate responsibility commitment towards advancing sporting opportunities, community vitality and health.

Siemens Run 2010 - What are you running for? was held on 18th July 2010 at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur to bring people together for charity.

Off to a flying start!

Drummers set the pace for the runners during flag off.

The two finish entrances created some confusion for the runners in the boys category. They were the first to come back and instead of heading towards the right, they dashed into the left....

Personally, I found Siemens run had successfully incorporated the fun element in running. Cheerleaders and drummers lined the last kilometer leading towards the finish line, encouraging and cheering for tired runners. (Insert thumbs up here)


Michele Tan, one of the fast women in the country. She won 1st prize in the Women Open category.

The Orange Man of HooHa spotted!

One of the few stroller friendly races in Malaysia. The route for Dream Run is flat and fun. Great for daddies and mummies with babies who love to run.

While the guys had cheerleaders to feast their eyes on...The girls also got equal chance to check out the abang-abang hensem....

...and the Bollywood-like actors/ drummers? LOL!

Daddy's little girl.

The Dynamitez....

The best solo cheerleader awards goes to....

She really cheered her heart out for the runners. Ever smiling and erm...loud too. Heheh! I think one of the runners gave her the leafy crown on her head.

A young runner who couldn't complete his run took a ride from the official.

Wanna lick his lollypop? ;)

Hahah! Actually, the lollypops were given free by Renaissance Hotel to celebrate their 14th Anniversary. Sweet!

I caught The Pirates practising their stunts backstage.

1 Malaysia drummers in action. The drummers where featured during the race along the Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman earlier.

Sinnaponnu Seenivasan, 73, from Kepong, was the oldest participant in the Siemens Run 2010.

She caught the eyes of everyone Sunday when she completed the race dressed in a batik sarong and blouse, New Straits Times reported.

Sinnaponnu, who has been participating in the event for the last 30 years, must be laughing her way to the bank with the RM1,000 she received as a token of appreciation.

Don't shoot the photographer! LOL!

More photos in the slide show inclusing pictures of the winners in all categories.

Background music - What You Waiting For by our very own Mizz Nina feat. Colby O'Donis. Can't find any song with the title "What You Running For" LOL! The tune from Mizz Nina is close enough.


Acknowledgment: Thank you Siemens Malaysia, especially to Ms. Goh for the invite and all the info we needed for the blogpost.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Nike Goes the Distance with LunarGlide+2

Shoes that think for your feet

The Nike LunarGlide+2 is set to debut this July 2010, aimed at providing the best possible experience for all avid runners out there. The new edition promises consumers a wide range of advantages to ensure optimal performance while running in comfort. The Nike LunarGlide+2 running shoes are gender specific, custom designed to specifically cater for the respective needs of men and women.

Comfort is imperative when running as it ensures an injury free experience and the Nike LunarGlide+2 is certainly miles ahead of the competition with its Lunarlon cushioning system that delivers a light weight blend of ultra plush cushioning, springy response and support for runners. The enhanced Dynamic Ride technology lets the shoe adapt to every stride taken for customized support with excellent cushioning.

The Nike LunarGlide+2 is equipped with external heel counter that secures a runner’s heel in the best fit possible. The shoe also has an extended ultra light and ultra strong Flywire panel that gives exceptional support while an improved inner sock-liner provides for a plush and comfortable feel.

With the Nike LunarGlide+2, durability is taken up a notch through its rubber waffle fill soles that increases traction coupled with deep gender specific flex grooves to enhance flexibility for smooth and efficient strides. Furthermore, the LunarGlide+2 is a Nike+ enabled shoe and tracking your runs has never been easier with this revolutionary system.

For the women’s edition, the Nike LunarGlide+2 features special woman’s Elite Fit that enhances comfort and performance along with all the other fantastic features that are incorporated into the Nike LunarGlide+2.

The Nike LunarGlide+2 defines a new meaning in running with top of the line features that provides runners with optimal performance accompanied with the best possible comfort. The shoe is also designed to withstand the harshest running conditions thus ensuring durability, giving runners an extended experience with their Nike LunarGlide+2 .

The Nike LunarGlide+2 is available at all Nike stores in Malaysia from July 2010 and retails for RM399.

For more information, log on to

Source: Press Release from Nike.

Monday, July 12, 2010