"Drink your water. It's good for you. Drink your water or you'll dry up like a prune."
Famous words my mother nagged told me as a kid and like any kid, I believed her. So I drank. Because I didn't wanna dry up like a prune. But it wasn't until I started working out religiously on my quest to (like most girls) loose weight and get fit did I really start to appreciate the habit of drinking water.
By drinking ample water consistently throughout the day, I am able to curb my ravenous cravings and appetite by filling myself up and thus end up eating less. I also end up running to the toilet more often and hence less desk time. Did you know that drinking water has been known to increase your metabolism and reduce weight?
However, fostering the habit wasn't easy. I am as lazy as they get and if I am required to boil the water each time I wanted a drink, I believe I would sooner rather become a prune. But with the Spritzer Hot and Warm Mini Dispenser, my cup of water (or instant coffee or noodles) is just a tap away. Like literally. I have chosen the family television area for my new funky purple dispenser, courtesy of Spritzer because the whole family spends majority of our time there, just chilling, doing work on our laptops and even eating in front of the idiot box.
After three Viper Challenges, one has to wonder how different can an obstacle challenge get? Well, as many discovered on 23 May 2015, one can get plenty of different with a change of venue. Brought to you by the organisers of Viper Challenge, Viper Arena 2015 took place within and around the concrete walls of Shah Alam Stadium, consisting of a 7km run and 15 obstacles and not without an added twist. It took place well into the evening and overnight.
Once again, my team assembled ourselves, decked out in our orange team shirts sponsored by myNews.com and gathered at the Shah Alam Stadium on 23 May for the 630pm wave. Registration and bag drop were fast. We were given our bag tags with its number written on our arms. Even before we started, we had to help each other climb over four mini walls just to get to the start line. Waves were released every 5 minutes or so and at the shout of 'Go!', we were off.
Whenever I travel, I always find myself running out of memory space in my phone because I take a bucket load of photos to post up while on the go. And the one pain I have about my iPhone (beside the abysmal battery life) is the tedious process of downloading all the pictures into my laptop before and/or after the trip to make space for more.
Malaysia's biggest and most anticipated run has kicked off registrations as of today. The 7th Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon has been set to take place on 4 October 2015 at Dataran Merdeka and offers distances of 42km, 21km, 10km and 5km.
"And while you're in the conquering mountain theme, let's climb Mount Fuji as well!"
I really need to stop having internal conversations with my psycho self.... Riding high on a series of fitness challenges I've set out for myself for 2015, I dimwittedly added Mount Fuji to that list. And never one to back down for a challenge (especially one that no one I know has attempted), I am determined to accomplish this by any means.
source: Google image
So as soon as my mind was made up, the research commenced. How to get to Mount Fuji, how to climb Mount Fuji, what to bring and finally, where to stay atop Mount Fuji. Of all the topics I had to look up, Mount Fuji accommodation was the trickiest.
To celebrate and unite all superhero fans and also in conjunction with the release of the highly anticipated Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, TGV Cinemas recently organised Marvel Mania: Superhero Bash. The party dedicated to their loyal customers and Movie Club Members was held on 25 April at the Ballroom in Jaya Shopping Center and boy, did flocks of superheroes flock to the restaurant that Saturday afternoon.
Upon registration, patrons could commemorate the event with a photo booth where photos are instantly printed on the spot. Never one to resist a photo-taking opportunity, I had my turn...twice. Moving on!
When it comes to hipster cafes, Kuching city is the last place one would think of to indulge in a cup of carefully brewed coffee. And why not? After all, Kuching is more famously known for their hawker street food like Sarawak Laksa, Kueh Chap and Kolo Mee. However, on my recent trip there over the long labour day weekend, I found my perception to be proven wrong.
Because Kuching do have hipster cafes (several in fact!) and one of them was the isolated but strategically placed Coffee Factory. I loved its location because it wasn't in the city center and was in fact closer to the airport than anything else. This meant a more niche crowd and therefore fewer people at the cafe.
AirAsia has produced #AirAsiaMAKNA t-shirts - a new, limited edition designed t-shirts to raise funds for the National Cancer Council of Malaysia (MAKNA), retailing at RM30 each. The t-shirts are available for males and females in adult and children sizes.
Designed and produced internally by AirAsia Allstars (employees), the t-shirts feature the iconic AirAsia Captain and cabin crew uniform, which carries the MAKNA logo and its tagline ‘A Meaning To Life’ at the back of the t-shirts; sending a message of positivity as part of the CSR campaign.
Right down the road from the famous Orchard road is the strategically located Hotel V Bencoolen. I say strategic because ten minutes away are two MRT stations, Dobby Ghaut and Bras Basah. Well, soon to be three stations because a new MRT line is being constructed right in front of the hotel, soon making it one of the most connected locations in town.
However because of this construction, the entrance of hotel is not quickly visible with the road taken up by barricades and construction materials. The best landmark to follow would be the big 7-11 store beside a 24 hour food court, Hotel V Bencoolen is just a few meters down.
It’s no secret that breakfast is the most important dish of the day and Jarrod and Rawlins knows this. Their breakfast meals are huge and the ideal representation of what is available in an English breakfast. Because, you see, Jarrod and Rawlins aka J&R, having hailed from England, have been in Malaysia for 10 years and has since become a household name for English breakfast amongst locals and expatriates alike.
To start, I ordered the J&R English Fried Breakfast which was served with two lovely organic sunny side-up eggs, sausages, bacon, grilled tomato, hash brown and toasted bread. The Weekend Brunch menu set comes with a coffee or tea and a freshly squeezed orange juice. As expected of the English kind, everything on the plate complimented each other with the toasted bread acting as a nice palate cleanser for the heavier stuff such as the sausages and bacon.