Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Nutella-filled Tella Ball Shake at Foodcraft Espresso and Bakery, Sydney Australia

Chances are you would have already heard of the famous Tella Balls from Sydney. But I am still gonna blog about them here because chances are you've only seen and heard about them on Instagram and in the news.

The Nutella-filled Tella Ball Milk Shakes are a must try for the Nutella lover at Foodcraft Espresso and Bakery with its donut topping capping the decadent treat of chilly cold Nutella milk shake. They have other options too if Nutella is not your thing. (HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE??)

Monday, May 2, 2016

Coffee And Chocolate Buffet Every Sunday At The Lobby Lounge, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Hello, coffee and chocolate lovers! 

I have glorious news for you all in one beautiful sentence: Coffee, chocolate...buffet! 

That's right! It’s Coffee and Chocolate High Tea Buffet every Sunday at the Lobby Lounge, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. At only RM95 nett per person, you can enjoy the Coffee and Chocolate High Tea Buffet from 2:30pm to 5:30pm and enjoy coffee-flavoured desserts such as Tiramisu, Salted Coconut and Coffee Jelly, Latte Macchiato Panna Cotta and White Coffee Ivory Raspberry Tart, among others. 

Among the chocolate ones are Bitter Chocolate Earl Grey Macaroons, Reinette Apple Crumble in Chocolate Sphere, Double Chocolate Scones and Banana Dulce De Leche Banoffee. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

SCKLM Closes Registration with 35,000 Runners Signed Up

Despite two hazy hits in the past two years and a date change thanks to certain Minister last year, SCKLM still stands as the run to join each year in Malaysia, drawing in participants local and international.

Race owner and organiser of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2016 (SCKLM), Dirigo Events announced that all 35,000 slots for the 2016 edition of Standard Chartered KL Marathon has been taken up. This will be SCKLM’s eighth edition and is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 7th August at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Burnt Ramen at Gogyo Ramen, Kyoto

It isn't very often that a meal with the word 'burnt' in front of  it can turn out well. However Japan being Japan, of course someone figured out how to make it deliciously scrumptious. A little hidden jem in Kyoto, Gyoto Ramen near the Nishiki market serves up very delicious, burnt-flavoured ramen. Having read up reviews on it, I made it a point to visit it on my trip to Kyoto recently.

My sister and I got to the restaurant just before noon and were lucky that there wasn't a queue. We were shown to our table within the posh stylish restaurant with a zen garden in the middle and its backyard. If you're lucky, sometimes the bar seating are available, permitting you to witness for yourself the chefs at work as they set ablaze their signature ramen dish. 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Under Armour Test of Will Malaysian Heat Results

The Malaysian Heat of the Under Armour Test of Will took off with a flying start with many participants heading to Sunway Pyramid over the weekend recently to compete in the challenge for a chance to be Under Armour's Brand Ambassador. The top two males and females from Malaysia will be joined by the top athletes from Philipines, Singapore and Thailand in the finale event in Singapore.

The finalists will be competing for an Under Armour sponsorship package for 12 months. In addition, the winners in the male and female categories will be featured in leading health and fitness magazines Men’s Health Singapore and SHAPE Singapore. And who knows what other opportunities will come their way from this? 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Nike We Run KL 2016 21k: Flat and Orange

The Nike We Run KL series has always had their ups and downs, having started out as a 10km run, before increasing to a half marathon distance and then with the age-based price difference. In 2015, Nike kicked off 21km as its one and only category and despite the increased distance, registration still sold out like hot cakes. The route of the run ended up forming the iconic swoosh of the brand which was pretty cool.

A year two months later, the second-edition of the 21km Nike We Run KL race flagged off over 8,000 runners along Brickfields and one of those runners was me. After MHWH's disasterous 21km outcome the previous week where I suffered hangover-like symptoms during and after the run, I wasn't taking any chances with my race this time. I loaded up on 3 energy gels, filled my water bottles with electrolyte tablets for cramp prevention and pulled on my compression pants.

Monday, April 18, 2016

The World's First Martial Arts themed Race - Dragon Run@Genting Highlands

Ok, you won't get your butt handed to you like Po but are you ready to be a dragon warrior? If obstacle races like Viper Challenge and Spartan Race scares the bejeebers out of you but still piques your curiosity, then the Dragon Run is right up your alley!

Get set for the world’s first martial arts inflatable obstacle race Dragon Run that will make its debut on 14 May and 15 May 2016 at The Ranch, Gohtong Jaya in Genting Highlands.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

First in Asia - Tough Mudder Bali, 1-2 Oct 2016


You now need not fly to Australia or America or Canada to do a Tough Mudder because Tough Mudder is coming to you with its first Tough Mudder event in Jimbaran, Bali!

Indonesia is the first conquest for this major OCR player in Asia with China, United Arab Emirates, Japan, South Korea and Singapore next on its hit list for total world domination. Founded in the US in 2010, Tough Mudder is a 16-20km obstacle course run designed by British Special Forces to test all round strength, stamina, mental grit, teamwork and camaraderie with the most innovative courses. And by innovative, I mean they have a R&D division dedicated to figuring out new obstacles each year.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

First AirBnb Experience: Maritime Suites Penang

I had one...not so positive experience with AirBnb prior to this so I was a bit reluctant to use it for my last minute trip to Penang for a race. But I was glad I went ahead and booked with Joyce and Jason for their gorgeous duplex apartment at Maritime Suites, right above Maritime Waterfront.

I picked Maritime Waterfront mainly because my sister had booked a similar apartment there with her friends and I felt it would be easier to coordinate logistic wise with her if we were to stay there too. Also, the place had ample of cafes and drinking holes around, a 24-hours Starbucks and McDonalds and a lovely view of the waterfront and the old Penang bridge. Furthermore, George Town was just a 10 minutes drive away.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

MHWH Night Run 2016: Eat and Run in Penang

When in Penang for a run, the first thing one must do is eat. Which I did. Which turned out to be a decision my body regretted 16km into the run later on. But my tastebuds thanked me anyway for the treat of Penang Char Kuey Teow. YOLO right?

Anyway, I was recently invited to participate in the Penang leg of the Men's Health Women's Health Night Run 2016, the first of three races to be held within this calendar year. So I roped in my family runners and a few friends and off we went on a grand road trip to the Pearl of the Orient.

Except, our grand road trip slowed to a crawl right before Sangkai because we were caught in the combined aftermath of an accident and the Qing Ming goers. Oh right, Qing Ming was that weekend. Running at night should be fun.