Monday, June 25, 2018

Lung Cancer Awareness Charity Run 2018

What? Lung Cancer Awareness Charity Run 2018
Where? Taman Metropolitan Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
When? 11th November 2018 (Sunday) 7.00 am
How much? RM60 - 280
How far? 3.5, 7km
Organised by? EMPOWERED-The Cancer Advocacy Society of Malaysia

Lung cancer is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in Malaysia and worldwide. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer death after breast cancer, accounting for about one out of five malignancies in men and one out of nine in women. Those who smoke have a risk of developing lung cancer that is 10 to 17 times higher than that of non-smokers. Smoking has been shown to be the main risk factor for lung cancer. The risk increases with the number of cigarettes smoked per day and the number of years the person has smoked. The risk of lung cancer for non-smokers who are exposed to smoke in the environment (known as second-hand, passive or involuntary smoking), is as much as 30 percent higher than that of those who are not. Basically, everyone is succumb to lung cancer, even for young women and non-smoker.

In spite of the alarming statistics, public awareness of the symptoms, signs and nature of lung cancer was found to be poor. This has been identified as a cause of late presentation of the disease at an inoperable stage in many patients, and also a delay in diagnosis. Thus, Lung Cancer Awarenss Charity Run 2018 with the theme of Love Lung , Love Life is a charity drive organized by EMPOWERED-The Cancer Advocacy Society of Malaysia, with the objectives

1) To raise awareness about the many types of lung cancer, recent evolution in diagnostics, therapeutics and prevention.

2)To work in collaboration with governmental and non-governmental organizations to promote smoke-free public and workplaces.

3)To encourage and educate the public to achieve healthy lungs and active lifestyles.

4)To raise sufficient funds to allow ongoing implementation of our grassroot cancer screening and treatment projects, so as to allow an increasing number of underprivileged communities throughout Malaysia to have their basic right to fight against cancer.

" Besides being just an ordinary run, there will be lucky draw, food truck, performances, exhibition booth and many more interesting activities which will make your weekend into a wonderful and fruitful experience with your beloved friends and family.

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adidas and Parley for the Oceans are calling on their global communities to unite against marine plastic pollution

Based on the brands’ love of sport and responsibility, adidas and Parley for the Oceans today announced the return of Run For The Oceans, a global running movement that uses the power of sports to raise awareness for the threat of marine plastic pollution.

Friday, June 22, 2018

How to fix running app GPS recording issues on Huawei phones

I am recently a proud owner of Huawei Mate 10 Pro. I am loving the phone but there was one thing that almost drove me insane after taking it out for a run. My first run with my Mate 10.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Media Release - 40th Gold Coast Marathon attracts record international entries

Gold Coast, 19 June 2018 - A record number of runners from overseas will arrive in Queensland next week for the 40th Gold Coast Marathon, Minister for Tourism and Major Events Kate Jones announced today.

With still over a week remaining until entries close, over 4,000 runners from 46 overseas countries have registered for the event to be held on 30 June – 1 July 2018.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Celebrate the Kool-est Raya ever in Sunway Lagoon

Arguably the biggest festive season in Malaysia, Hari Raya is celebrated extravagantly by all Malaysians. Joining the celebration, Sunway Lagoon welcomes guests to its ‘Kool Raya’ campaign from 15 – 24 June 2018 to celebrate the Kool-est Raya ever!

Guests will be greeted with the Kool Raya Welcoming Dance and Sunway Lagoon’s Captain Quack and Lady Quack who will flaunt their wacky Joget Lambak moves! A total of 3,000 Raya packets with vouchers will be given out to all visitors from 15 – 17 June 2018 and one (1) lucky winner will walk away with a surprise FAMFun package voucher worth RM368 every day!

Head on to the Raya Bazaar at the Surf Beach from 12pm – 4pm during the ten-day celebration to indulge in Raya delicacies (Lemang and Ketupat), and partake in a series of fun games and activities such as the Giant Jenga, Anyam Ketupat, 4D Twister, Henna Mehndi and the Tornado Blast Challenge that promises a whirlwind of fun. Look out for exciting rewards including Malindo roundtrip flight tickets to Medan and Sunway Lagoon ticket discount vouchers.

Younger theme park goers will have their share of fun as they get the opportunity to take a photo with Baby Shark cut-out characters at the PinkFong Baby Shark Bash. Cool things up further and receive a pair of Kool Shades upon purchase of a Baby Shark Combo Meal or PinkFong Baby Shark Ice Cream! There will be special appearances by everyone’s favourite Nickelodeon characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer and Boots.

Sean Choo, General Manager of Sunway Lagoon commented, “Sunway Lagoon is bringing the traditional and modern elements of Raya together to cater to all ages so there is a feeling of nostalgia and also new experiences to look forward to. The festive season is all about spending quality time with loved ones and this is our way of inviting our guests to a whole new celebration of Hari Raya! With the multiple thrilling and relaxing rides and attractions, variety of wildlife to learn about, meet and greet sessions with television characters, with the exciting in-park shows we have in store, we assure that our guests will bring home great memories to be cherished.”

Visitors can also indulge in several photo opportunities at the many unique and unconventional festive decorations around the park, such as the Glowing Hari Raya Cube @ the Piazza – a cool version of a Hari Raya greeting card. Visitors can also observe a classic Hari Raya Open House @ the Carousel, which will be set inside a rumah kampung in full festive merriment.

Enjoy 40% off published admission rates when you purchase your tickets with Maybank QR Pay or buy online the special holiday school packages, FAMFun (2 Adult 2 Child) at RM368 or 4-To-Go (4 Adult) at RM 432.

Visit Sunway Lagoon today and flaunt your Best Day Ever pictures during Raya on your social platforms and hashtag #SLKoolRaya and #SunwayLagoonMY.
More information about Sunway Lagoon can be obtained online at or on Facebook at

Starbucks Malaysia Releases Exclusive Bearista Merchandise in conjunction with Football Fever

Launching on 15 June, the Starbucks® Football Miniature Bearista will be available at all stores for an affordable price of RM48. Each Miniature Bearista comes with a VIA Caramel 3CT in a set and is dressed in an exclusive Starbucks Football jersey and sports attire. The limited-edition Starbucks® Football Miniature Bearista is sure to excite your inner child with the passion for football. This merchandise is only available for a limited time, and is perfect for gifting or to add to your collection.

To add to the excitement, Starbucks Malaysia will also be screening live Football matches of the quadrennial event at 18 selected stores within the Klang Valley, Penang, and Johor (full list in Appendix I). TVs will be set up at the stores, and customers can enjoy Starbucks’ handcrafted beverages while watching the Football matches live.

That’s not all. To hype up the Football season, walk-in customers who wear a jersey of any team will be entitled to a 20% discount on any Starbucks handcrafted beverages during the live matches at the selected stores.

“Here at Starbucks, the community is always at the forefront of what we do. After all, we are in the people business serving coffee, and connecting with communities is the heart of our business. The Starbucks® Football Miniature Bearista is the perfect companion to bring home with you to add to your collection, or to have by your side while you watch the highly anticipated matches with your mates. Alternatively, you can always come to our selected stores for the coffee and stay for the Football,” said Ms. Esther Woo, Director of Marketing of Starbucks Malaysia and Brunei.

The Starbucks® Football Miniature Bearista will be available from 15 June 2018 onwards at selected Starbucks stores across Malaysia, while stocks last.

For more information, please visit the Starbucks Malaysia’s website at

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Rihanna and PUMA added a brand new PUMA Fenty Espadrille to its lineup

Following the release of the heavily motorsports-inspired PUMA Fenty Avid by Rihanna, which carried an all-new part-sneaker and part-sandal design, Bad Girl Riri and the FastCat is back again to introduce a brand new silhouette, the ‘PUMA Fenty Espadrilles’.

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

PUMA FOOTBALL Release New-Gen Versions of THE FUTURE and PUMA ONE for the WORLD CUP 2018

Imagine being the one, imagine being that player that everyone pins their hopes on, the player that people expect to produce brilliance.

With this pressure comes the opportunity to change everything, to create moments of sheer genius that are remembered forever, to light up the pitch, inspire a nation, and Illuminate the Game.

The Illuminate Pack brings together PUMA brand-new iterations of the FUTURE and PUMA ONE in a stunning new iridescent colorway and graphic makeover that reflects that pulse of energy that surges through the minds of football geniuses as they receive the ball and create those game changing moments of excellence.

The FUTURE 2.1 carries a subtle membrane graphic that symbolizes the mind of the creative players that invent play with flair and instinct, whilst the PUMA ONE has an analytical geometric graphic that mirrors the minds of those players that read the game ahead of all others, delivering those pin-point, defense splitting passes with perfection.

FUTURE is the first football boot with a truly customizable fit. NETFIT technology allows the wearer to lace their boots any way they want in order to fit perfectly, no matter the foot shape or lock-down need.

The FUTURE utilizes PUMA’s adaptable NETFIT technology was introduced to football in the form of the FUTURE 18.1 and made waves on the pitch. For the FUTURE 2.1 we have refined this concept and improved it in every detail. Each lace hole in the NETFIT technology is more closely spaced and applied over a larger area of the upper for even more lacing possibilities. In the strike zone the NETFIT is covered and protected by a TPU skin, the vacuum process that is applied to this area creates a strong x-ray of the net that adds to the grip and touch of the boot.

To improve the overall fit and feel of the boots the NETFIT upper has been fused to the evoKNIT sock and striking zones to create one Form-fitting textile base layer, bringing the wearer a snug-fit whilst making sure the foot is closer to the ball on impact for that perfect touch. The evoKNIT sock has been further enhanced in the FUTURE 2.1 by updating the socks specifically placed cuts and ribbing textures, providing a secure fit around the ankle that allows the wearer to react quickly and remain agile.

The super lightweight and reactive RAPIDAGILITY outsole is retained and contains a mix of conical and bladed studs that are designed to bring the best results in traction and stability. Perfect for those quick turns of pace, and moments of quick footed brilliance that will leave your opponents in a twisted heap.

The FUTURE 2.1 will be worn by PUMA most instinctive and unpredictably creative players on pitch.

ADAPT: NETFIT technology for a customizable fit.
ACCELERATE: Lightweight RAPIDAGILITY outsole for super sharp bursts of speed.
REACT: evoKNIT sock and Form-fitting textile base provide support for lightning on-pitch reactions.

The PUMA ONE was designed to enhance every aspect of your game. From the strike, to the speed, to the touch. Leaving nothing to chance the PUMA ONE 1 revolutionizes this approach with a complete progressive update.

For the perfect FEEL the leather remains the super soft and thin K-Leather which has been applied only to the key striking area of the boot to help reduce its overall weight.

Perfect touch is a key attribute every player desires in their play and this has been addressed by creating 3D dots that lie underneath the K-Leather vamp further enhancing the overall FEEL and grip on the ball.

The FIT has been taken to New Levels by combining our new FUSEFIT technology to the supportive evoKNIT sock resulting in more lacing options for better overall comfort, lockdown and agility.

The FAST is pushed further by updating the lightweight RAPIDSPRINT outsole reducing the overall weight of the boot resulting in increased top speeds. The new stud configuration is now combined with an external heel counter, designed to provide stability and aid quick turns and bursts of pace, altogether offering our players a more agile and reactive boot.

For players with real ability, pure class, and perfect play there is only ONE.

FIT: evoKNIT sock and FUSEFIT technology for a glove-like fit and adaptable lacing options.
FAST: Lightweight RAPIDSPRINT outsole for supreme acceleration.
FEEL: Super soft K-Leather for pin-point touch and ball control.

The Illuminate Pack will be worn by PUMA’s impressive roster of global players as they step up to Illuminate the Game and reach New Levels on the world’s biggest stage this summer. These players include, Antoine Griezmann (FRA - FUTURE), Sergio Agüero (ARG – PUMA ONE), Olivier Giroud (FRA – PUMA ONE), Marco Reus (GER - FUTURE), Nacho Monreal (SPA – PUMA ONE)

The PUMA Future 2.1 and the PUMA ONE retails for RM879 and are available at selected PUMA store and retail partners nationwide.

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Shoe Review: ASICS-GEL Nimbus 20

Asics is synonymous with comfortable running shoes. When we were given the opportunity by Asics Malaysia to test a pair of GEL-Nimbus 20, we gladly accepted it. Since it’s named after the cloud, they should be comfortable, right?
Yes! All of the cushioned shoes from ASICS are extremely soft and responsive as if you are walking on clouds.

adidas SolarBOOST - Run To Rise

Kuala Lumpur, 2 June 2018 – adidas Running launches a brand-new technical performance silhouette for those who demand the best in performance, comfort and energy return when they run.

Inspired by NASA engineering and designed for pure function, the SOLARBOOST is a high-performance, lightweight running shoe created using adidas’ best innovations. Featuring pioneering data-driven Tailored Fibre Placement technology which lays down fibres which feature Parley material content, every single millimetre of the shoe is precisely stitched and constructed. The result – superior comfort, fit and support in a lightweight form so runners can move confidently at any speed or distance.

Confidence was a key inspiration behind the new franchise. Knowing that running enthusiasts run to gain self-belief in other aspects of their lives, the silhouette is designed to build this confidence in runners by equipping them with advanced technology. In the first of its kind to feature adidas Runner’s community members, who are at the centre of everything that adidas Running does, the supporting Run To Rise campaign is designed to celebrate the peak in confidence and energy that runners experience when they complete their run.

Drawing parallels with the construction of a space-shuttle, in which every part has a unique purpose, every element in the SOLARBOOST has been maximised for a specific performance-driven function. Weighing only 295g, the new silhouette is 15g lighter than the previous Energy Boost silhouette, reflecting a significant reduction in weight whilst still delivering on the same superior cushioning and energy return.

Tested by the adidas Runners community in key cities across the world, within a wide range of temperatures and conditions, the lightweight yet durable model features adidas’ most ground-breaking innovations, including:
• NEW Tailored Fibre Placement: cutting-edge technology uses Aramis data to precisely lay down fibres which feature Parley material content in the mid-foot to support the runner
• Updated Energy rail: a brand new, lightweight symmetrical construction that works with BOOST to increase stability
• Refined fit counter: supportive lightweight heel construction, designed to enable the free motion of the Achilles tendon as well as a wider, more accommodating fit
• BOOST sole: a highly responsive 85% BOOST midsole provides superior, lightweight cushioning to energise runners from the ground up
• Optimised Stretchweb: rubber outsole with superior grip that adapts to every runner’s foot strike by moving in harmony with boost to provide a smoother and more flexible ride.

Chris Ekman, Senior Product Manager, adidas Running, said: “We knew it was time to challenge the status quo of a performance running shoe. To create a lightweight, supportive and comfortable silhouette for every runner, we took inspiration from the automotive and aerospace industries and discovered Tailored Fibre Placement, a precision manufacturing technology that allowed us to stitch materials together more precisely than ever before. We combined this with an updated Energy rail and optimised BOOST for a more efficient take-off. In pioneering the use of Tailored Fibre Placement within the running footwear industry, we were able to engineer the most technical running silhouette ever created by adidas Running.”

Retails for MYR650, the SOLARBOOST will be available online and in the following stores on June 1st 2018:
o adidas Sports Performance Pavilion
o adidas Sports Performance KLCC
o adidas Sports Performance The Gardens
o adidas Sports Performance IOI City Mall
o adidas Sports Performance Midvalley
o adidas Sports Performance Sunway Pyramid
o adidas Sports Performance Genting Sky Avenue

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