Friday, February 17, 2017

Spartan Trifecta Hawaii Weekend: Flying with AirAsia X

Aloha, peeps!

If a Spartan trifecta or even a double trifecta is on your to-do list for 2017, then consider this for the race calendar... One weekend, two days of pure unadulterated obstacle course racing on the beautiful island of Hawaii.

That's right, I am talking about Spartan Trifecta Hawaii Weekend, set to take place on 5-6 August, 2017 at Kualoa Ranch on Oahu Island. Just imagine running all three Spartan Race - Sprint, Super and Beast across the beautiful scenic terrain.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

[Fitness Review] Jonlivia Hotpants

I am currently entering the tapering stage of my marathon training, I should be toning down on the running and exercises to prevent injuries and overexerting myself. But the fitness junkie in me will not allow that for fear of pilling on the fat. I JUST WANT TO WORK OUT K!

So when I was offered a chance to try out Jonlivia Hotpants - which helps you burn the fat by making you sweat more in a shorter time span, well, turning this down was like saying no to ang pau...or chocolate. (you can see why dieting is a no-go for me)

My pair of Jonlivia Hotpants S+ arrived in a ziplock bag along with the ultra cute hot pink hoodie sports bra, both courtesy of the brand. Tenkiu!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Starbucks Japan Sakura Collection 2017

This article first appeared on RocketNews24

Starbucks has been known to delight customers in Japan throughout the seasons with a number of tasty and creative Frappuccino releases, but there’s one very special limited-edition range that everyone scrambles to get their hands on every year.

It’s the annual sakura line of beverages and drinkware, and this year’s offering looks just as gorgeous and delicious as any we’ve ever seen! The new spring range, which goes on sale from 15 February, kicks off with a set of brightly coloured drinkware they’re calling the “Harmony Collection”. The items in this lineup include floral-themed store cards, as well as cherry blossom tumblers, glasses and travel mugs which range in price from 1,500 yen to 4,400 yen (US$13.30 – $39.03).

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Tokyo Marathon 2017 - I got mail

3 more weeks to go!

And I just got something in my mail today. Good old traditional mail, all the way from Japan! It was my race pack information. In it were several important information for the race kit collection for the Tokyo Marathon 2017 consisting of:
1. Number Card confirmation
2. Start and Finish Map
3. Important info for the race.
4. Health checklist.

Monday, January 30, 2017

5 Things I die-die want from Lazada for 2017

It's Chinese New Year and I am already going broke from all the eating and driving around and treating family to makan-mkan. Ang pau? What ang pau? Ooooh, you mean those red packets used to finance all of the above? Gone. Kautim. Habis.


Like any poor person, online shopping seemed like the best form of therapy and so I started browsing on Lazada to look for the stuff I need for my travelling trips in February. Well, let's just say the need list became a whole lot longer after three solid hours of surfing on Lazada. BUT to summarise it for you, here are five things I really really really really really want from Lazada to aid with my content making on my travels.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

SCKLM 2017: 3 Things to look forward to

If you've managed to sign up for SCKLM 2017, congratulations! You're fast if not on your feet then at least on your keyboard. Give yourself a pat on the back!

It is an exciting next few months for participants as SCKLM 2017 organisers have a few cool stuff lined up leading up to and on the big day.

Friday, January 20, 2017

SCKLM 2017 Sold out!

Well, not quite la..I drama a bit.

Yes, the individual registration for all categories at Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 2017 has indeed sold out in just three days like hot cakes...again...

BUT did you know that you have two other options if you really really want to sign up for SCKLM?

Tokyo Marathon Training Progress


So in case, you haven't noticed, I've been less diligent with my training progress report compared to my previous training season for the Kyoto Marathon last year. Mainly because it's the same old same old pace training on a weekly basis. No nervous butterflies, no immediate worries about meeting the cut off times, no newly discovered profound revelation to share about running.

My beloved, not so well-loved Polar M400 has gone off for servicing since its charging port went haywire on me and could not charge or transfer my running data online. I need my running data! Thankfully I could still fall back on my Runkeeper app to help me track my pace. (provided it doesn't go nuts on me)

ps: Garmin, Polar, Suunto, I am open to reviewing running watches! #noshy

Friday, January 13, 2017

Shangri-La Hotel KL Buffet Galore

It's buffet galore at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur with scrumptious spreads ready for the Chinese New Year with your loved ones right in the Lobby Lounge.

1. Seafood Dinner Buffet 
Dates: 13 January to 11 February, every Friday and Saturday,
Time: 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Price: RM188 nett per person

2. Chinese New Year Seafood Dinner Buffet
Dates: 26-29 January 2017
Time: 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Price: RM198 nett per person

3. Saturday Lunch Buffet
Dates: 14 Jan - 4 Feb
Time: 12noon-3pm
Price: RM120 nett per person

4. Sunday Lunch Buffet
Dates: 15 January - 5 February
Time: 12noon - 3pm
Price: RM120 nett per person

5. Chap Goh Mei Lunch Buffet 
Date: 11 February
Time: 12noon to 3pm
Price: RM138 nett person

To find out more or to make a reservation please contact the Lobby Lounge at 03-2074 3900, email us at, or visit

Monday, January 9, 2017

Prosperity Menu and Poon Choy at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

Dine in with your loved ones at Shang Palace, Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur this Chinese New Year and ignite your senses to our magnificent array of dishes and set menus.

Savour their festive specialties on the a la carte menu such as braised deluxe assorted hot dish in claypot or Poon Choy, braised white cabbage with fish maw in golden broth and braised sea cucumber with golden garlic and leeks.
The five set menus known as Great Prosperity, Rich Fortune, Happy Reunion, Wealth Treasures and Immense Wealth are ideal for groups of four to ten persons.