Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Total Let Down

Well this is supposed to be the Losing Weight for Dummies 4.

I didnt feel like dieting
I didnt feel like exercising
I didnt feel like doing anything

So, that's exactly what I did, N.O.T.H.I.N.G.
Highlight of the week was one hour ride with Batman.

I have lost my modjo and I desperately need to get it back

Fully aware of what I need to do to lose this extra kilos that I have piled up, I am doing nothing and sometimes I couldnt care less. Which is not me at all. Would the real anak mami please stand up? This impostor is misbehaving and creating havoc !

I read with envy of friends running here and there and clocking a pb after pb. And then it hits me.

If and when I start again, it'd be from the bottom again and there is no way I can be in the same league of the others. Sigh. Probably this is why I am down???

So the whole of last week, I ate to my heart's content. And I did nothing. And I dont know about this week. Been two days and yep I have been eating.


I seriously need to sit myself down and talk to me and get back the old me. When I find me then all will be swell again.

Wish me luck.

I guess its one of those phase that we go through, its just that mine comes with a "heavy" impact. LOL.


Have a good week peeps. Dont be a wimp like me.




the one hour of the week that i was truly happy


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

What pictures do you have in your handphone??

Continuing from Zarin's blog ... here's mine .. but ooh so teruk the collections only to affirm my kids complaining "you no need all these expensive phone lah Ibu, ada camera pun tak pernah pakai" LOL .. and they are right, I hardly pull out my phone to capture something .. I will just witness and remember :)

So in my handphone mostly are pictures of the kids and pictures that I collect to use as my wallpaper .. I think I must do this one picture a day project next year, force me to use my camera on my phone and it must be a self photographed pic and not cilok form webs haha ..

I love to collect cute animal pictures as these :)







 or a bit more provocatives one like these .............

hubba hubba hubba lol


this is my favourite skin, have it on my laptop and my ipad and my handphone lol .. 


 and of course my collection wont be complete without ....


My all time hero hehe .. make no mistake its a crush for Aragorn and not Viggo :)

And pictures never seen before ...

zip lining in manila .. 600m across and 350m way up .. long way to go down if the cable breaks, inna lilla ajelah


see??


Arlina, takut heights but still dared herself to do this

my mischievious yana, we nickname her Monkey but hmm look at how long her hands are, apt nickname? lol

tenguk lah muka nakal tu, ini daredevil like the mom tak takut haha
dont look down lol

azam is a very cautious young lad, he doesnt do roller coasters, or other rides for fear of things might go wrong but he gathered up his courage and did this, we were all so proud of him !! (tapi masa nak start tu muka toreh pisau pun tak berdarah you haha)



My favourite in my handphone ..


LOL, imagine if these were truly to happen lol

Boring lah my pics in my handphone, must start using the camera more. Zarin, we do one pic a day for a year project, amacam???

Have a good week peeps :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Losing Weight For Dummies - Week3

A total goner week .. but here's how it went ..

Monday

Breakfast : cereal with banana and coffee
Lunch : mee goreng and 100+
Dinner : bit of mix vege, yoghurt

water, horlicks and no workout ..

Tuesday

Breakfast : cereal with banana, coffee
Lunch : beef patties with veges, tomato salsa
Dinner : yoghurt, veg soup small bowl, bilis bun

hot lemon passion tea, snacked on some mangga jeruk hihi ..
45mins swimming

Wednesday (frust mode since trip to PBIM has to be cancelled)

Breakfast : frust punya pasal .. McD chicken muffin breakfast LOL ..
Lunch : bilis bun, diet coke, munched on sunflower kernels
Dinner : was out wt the young jb runners, girls nite out :) so yeah ..beef kuew teow and coffee and lots of laughs

45min horse riding , a good day :)

Thursday

Mode rebelling tak dapat gi Penang

Breakfast : bilis bun, coffee
Lunch : nasi goreng kampong - talk abt rebelling lol
Dinner : yoghurt and munched on peanuts and sunflower kernels

no workout

Friday

Breakfast : 2 slices of toasted bread spread with sambal tumis hehe, coffee
Lunch : caesar salad and lime juice
Dinner : yummylicios seafood hehehe , diet?? siapa diet??? lol (was hosting some guests)

Coffee and snacked on sunflower kernels .. selagi tak habis tak puas hati lol .. and swam for 45 mins

Saturday and Sunday busted day since I had to "entertain"! Husband's office had some important clients to entertain and they brought their wives , it was initially his boss's and wife's agenda but the boss had to go to qatar for an emergency leaving my husband with his duties and thus since wives were involved so I was dragged into it .. my reason to missing my PBIM trip .. food was sinful LOL .. and yeah no workout either !

So yeah, no change in weight, but I dont feel as bloated .. but yeah the needle did not budge, or my weighing machine is busted??

Well, on to another week and after this I will quit if the needle still did not budge LOL ..

Have a good week peeps ..

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Losing Weight For Dummies - Week 2

Err, well it didn't start well, lol .. You live once and we gotta enjoy it right??? Ngeh ngeh ngeh ..

Monday - its still a holiday and I didn't feel like eating cereal lol ..

Breakfast : Small bowl of fried rice, coffee
Lunch : 4 tablespoons of yummylicious blueberry cheese ice cream (in my defense we had power cut for almost 3 hours, rather than all go to waste .. hihi)
Dinner : grilled chicken and veges, hot passion lemon tea


Through out the day another coffee and 1 pack of wheat biscuit

45 mins light workout

Tuesday

Had slight migraine (excuses, excuses for no cereal day)

No breakfast. Slept in then rushed to send Yana to the bus terminal.
Brunch : McD's classic chicken, minus the bun and fries. Just the meat. Coffee.
Dinner : couldn't resist my all time favourite summer stack cake at Starbucks (in my defense, again, they haven't had this for TWO full months, and I am not waiting another two months lol)

So yeah two days busted!!

No work out and throughout the day water. No other sinful snacks hihi

Wednesday - am being a good girl again :)

Breakfast : cereal with strawberries slices, yoghurt, coffeea
Lunch : 2 packs of wheat biscuits, a pear, coffee
Dinner : 1 yoghurt, munch on a fist of mixed nuts

seems to be little eh? but i was not hungry, guess my body is adjusting to the new eating habits :)

1 full hour of good workout with Silver. A good riding day for me, I am much better and hardly any thoughts of falling off anymore :)

Thursday

Breakfast : cereal with strawberries, yoghurt, coffee
Lunch : an apple, 1 currypuff, 3 small pieces of fried wantan, hot lemon tea
Dinner : yoghurt, coffee, 3 packs of wheat biscuits

Sips of gatorade from time to time, hot milo , water. 45mins of swimming, divided into laps and workouts in the water :)

Friday

Breakfast : cereal with strawberries, yoghurt and coffee
Lunch : shrimp wantan soup, 1 currypuff, hot lemon tea
Dinner : yoghurt and 3 packs of wheat biscuits

water, snacked on one mini mars bar, half hour swimming, the sun was too hot to do my normal 45-1hr .. anak mami dah cukup tan ok !

Saturday

Slept in, cleared some housework and headed to giant, no breakfast

Early lunch (noon) : 1/2 bowl of prawn mee, lemon juice, coffee
Tea : lapar lah pulak .. had two toasted butter scotch bread with coffee
Dinner : couldnt resist my own cooking, mee bandung LOL ..

no work out .. camne lah nak kurus camni haha

Sunday - hardest day to diet ..

Breakfast : roti bakar cicah kari salmon youuu .. 3pcs of wholemeal bread with ooffe and juice
Lunch : a banana and a pear, coffee, munched on sunflower seeds
Dinner : seafood tomyam, hot lemon tea

it was a truly lazy sunday, no workouts, no nothing .. sigh LOL

Weight lost for this week : NIL !! at least I didnt gain .. but its that time of the month last week and probably bloated up for that reason? Will I see sudden drop this week? hahaah, only time will tell!

That's 4 days of busted diet but then again I dont think I ate that much anyway, some could have lost so much by now. See how hard it is for me? sigh sigh lol .. I am lacking exercise I know, so used to more strenous and longer hours of working out which has now dwindled down to mere 45mins of almost nothing! I need my modjo back, fast and furious !!

Here's to next week though I can tell you today, next weekend my diet is going out of the window because , insyaallah, I will be in Penang for the PBIM's race, setting up my FMV/Anak Mami's kedai runcit .. have you ever heard of someone going on a diet when in Penang??? so yeah lol .. laksa, pasembur, etc etc here I come ngeh ngeh ngeh ..

I guess the 4th week would be THE week that I would attempt the diet with no cheatings whatsoever, hopefully.

Have a great week peeps :)

Monday, November 07, 2011

Losing Weight For Dummies - Week 1

I am by no mean a diet expert. So please if at all you want to start a regime, do it slowly and listen to your body. Or check with your doctor. Different body reacts differently, what works for me might not work for others. This regime doesnt allow you to eat that much, so if at all at any time you feel dizzy or like you have not enough food, please do not continue, change it to suit your body.

Well, here was how my week went !

Monday 31/10

Breakfast : cereal and coffee
Lunch : 2 sambal bilis bun, 1 mochi (tak lapar and no mood to eat hehe)
Dinner : cereal and yoghurt
Notes : through out the day I drank plenty of water, had 2 more coffee servings and 2 packets of wheat crunch biscuits (4 pieces per packet)

45 mins of swimming

Tuesday 1/11

Breakfast : cereal, one pack of 110ml anlene milk and coffee
Lunch : KFC snack plate, no mash potato extra coleslaw, coffee, a piece of pineapple and strips of mango
Dinner : cereal and yoghurt
Notes : through out the day water and hot lemon tea, coffee err one mochi hihi

45 mins of swimming

Wednesday 2/11

Breakfast : cereal and milk
Lunch : baked fish, salad, a portion of boiled potato
Dinner : yoghurt and 2 packs of wheat crunch biscuits, one mini mars bar
Notes : through out the day  water, one hot passion lemon tea, one coffee

45 mins of horse riding

Thursday 3/11

Breakfast : cereal, coffee
Lunch : half nasi lemak, telur goreng and loads of sambal, sayur and ikan bilis
Dinner : banana and yoghurt
Notes : through out the day water and had 1 more coffee and 1 hot lemon tea ..no snacks

30 mins of swimming and 30 mins of strength training (dumbell workout)

Friday 4/11

Breakfast : cereal, banana, milk
Lunch : small chicken bun, fried Meehoon extra vege, hot lemon passion tea
Dinner : very small bowl of spaghetti (cheated hehehe)  (was enticed by my own cooking lol)
Notes : throught out the day, water, coffee, 1 hot milo  and 1 pack oats biscuit (4 pieces)

No workout :(

Saturday 5/11

Breakfast : slept in, by the time I woke, cleared some housework etc, its lunch time hihi
Lunch : bowl of vegetable soup with chicken strips, banana, apple juice
Dinner : bit of lemang, beef rendang ..sigh cheated again lol
Notes : through out the day, some grapes, coffee

45 mins aerobics (at home yoo, step sendiri lol)

Sunday 6/11

Breakfast : cereal, banana, coffee yay ..no raya Bfast!!
Lunch : salmon with veges and omelette
Dinner : 2 yoghurt
Notes : through out the day, coffee and 2 mochi

No work out

Weight started : 65.5kg (yep that's how heavy I am lol)
Weight after a week : 65.5 kg (yep you read it right!!)

Some would have lost at least 2kg with this diet LOL.

And why am I not whining? Because I know my body, its slow to accept new regime and slow to start shedding (that's why I have to do this pronto, takes ages to lose, yikes) .. back in Klang when I first joined the gym, people around me were losing weight the first month and I was still the same and after the 2nd month I slowly began to shed! So I am hoping this is the case, and also I am not exercising as much as before, 45mins a day of swimming is no way equivalent to the work out I had in Klang and it was a minimum of an hour day of good hard work out, and some days a full 2 hour workout, and also I have my runs.

I have somehow lost my modjo to do any workout .. I have to literally force myself to go down to the pool or do some strength training, all the time reminding myself that I HAVE TO DO THIS or else the muffin top will swell over horribly ..

So hopefully this week, I will have better motivation to do more workouts, a more strenous ones and also by end of this week at least I would have lost a bit, even an ounce :)

Here's to the second week peeps !!









 Note : coffee : black no sugar
            yoghurt : Nestle fat free, 35g
            biscuits : munchy's wheat krunch (hi-fiber)
   

Thursday, November 03, 2011

The better person ...

If you say you are the "better person"

why bother :-

writing and gloating
naming names
making sinister remarks

in a public domain???


If you truly are the better person then :-

you would just take it all in, smile and move on and not say anything

cos a better person knows those kind of things are useless and not worth your time pondering about it ..

Just saying  people, just saying ..........
I guess it does takes all kinds of people to make the world LOL ..



Sunday, October 30, 2011

14 day challenge - week 1 (yang tak menjadi)

Wweeeellll ... it didnt go as well as it should have but neither was it that bad (in my account at least lol)

Day one to three I managed to keep the regime, breakfast and dinner of cereal and lunch was whatever balanced meal (again in my account) .. day 4 and 5 due to janji with makan with friends and my daughter, I had only ONE cereal meal (but I didnt eat all out either)  ..day 6 total let down  ... i was bestowed with fever from late day 5 and day 6 came with bad cough, running nose and the works .. my kids, especially Azam was adamant that I ate more than just cereal and took my meds ..today was "ordered" by Nana to eat properly .. but so far I had my one meal and actually contemplating my cereals for the balance 2 eating times hik hik hik ..

The bad news is I didnt lose an ounce, I guess not following it strictly or maybe my balanced meal was too much .. but the good news is I didnt gain either .. so that is a plus !

But I must warn you, this regime takes  sheer determination to follow fully .. your cereal meal is only 5 tablespoon of the flakes hokey! and since I dont take milk other than vanilla based like Anlene packet milk, my flakes are rather dry with only a bit of low fat milk to make it easier to swallow lol ..

Anyway, since I consider this week a failure, I am going to start fresh again tomorrow .. wish me luck ..


A special mention for my makcik partner, Justiffa who did her first half marathon today in PJ, who went lari berdesup tinggal all the young ones behind her .. Congrats my dearest friend .. I cannot run with you anymore lah like this cos nowadays 1km also I surrender LOL .. You did swell and I am so proud of you babe .. go makcik powerrrrr .. and also we have a new nickname for Jaja, the  hot mama is now Ms  JLo butt .. I dont know how I missed that .. but yeah its true eh??? JLo butt also power today, her first half (tapi full dah buat babe!) .. berapa oranglah terliur agaknya hihihi ..

Have a remaining great sunday peeps :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

14-day Challenge Starts Today, NOT

Morning peeps and hehe, yep you read that right! NOT is the key word for today LOL.


For totally lame reasons I will explain why I cant start the challenge today, as I  enthusiastically promised just yesterday. Yikes!

Lame Reason 1 : its no good to start cold turkey when I have been eating like there is no tomorrow, right? yeah, I know you will agree with me hihi ..

Lame Reason 2 : I just realised I have many already planned makan sessions, tak kan lah dah plan keluar makan and then tell them, err I can only eat cereal and fruits ???.. mana ada restaurant sells those??? I have breakfast with the lovely Sasha today, then later for dinner I am meeting up with a new bunch of runners scattered around JB area for a get to know each other and plan to run together session .. these would be the new breed of combo chap ayam/fmv members ! Also on saturday, I have my uncle's kenduri for his leaving to perform his Haj .. so you see .. I plan to eat my heart out on Sunday lol .. I have to eat, if not like there is no tomorrow, at least moderately and not just cereal and fruits LOL


Lame Reason 3 : I have this bad habit, my kids tell me I am OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder .. I have to do things a certain way, I have to start things a certain day, etc you get it .. so yeah starting on a THURSDAY is soo hard to keep track, dont you agree? So I will start Monday and its so much easier to know when its Sunday a week is gone and on to the next week and another and another till I get my desired weight goal .. Yes? No? Yes laaa ..


BUT, I am not going crazy either except for Sunday :)  .. I am going to start eating properly , cut down on snacks and portions and not have this stupid "alaa makan ajelah nanti exercise semua turun" cos the exercise was never incorporated LOL. So moderate eating for the next four days!


And I havent just sat and do nothing, I have more or less make my menu when I start the challenge on Monday :)


The example meal plan on the box is as follows :-

Breakfast : 40g of nestle, fitnesse & fruit cereal with 125mo low fat/skimmed milk, 1 piece of fruit, 1 cup of tea/coffee

Lunch : balance meal with veges, meat or fish or eggs, bread or dairy broducts


Dinner : 40g of the cereal, veges or low fat yoghurt ..


So, I am going to stick to the breakfast and dinner menu (I might cheat on extra cup of coffee!) and for lunch would incorporate sandwiches, grilled fish with veges, meat with veges, chicken, salads, etc .. you get the idea .. 


And hopefully I can see some results at the end of the two weeks and start again another cycle ..


Wish me luck, I am sure I would be "forced" to cheat here and there but I promise I will stick as much as possible to the plan .. I am after all, a normal anak mami ha ha ..

And ooh there is so much less pain on my knees that I wish we had done this jab much much earlier .. but I guess the doctor didnt want to go for the strong jab immediately but yeah the 3 course jab didnt do its job .. I can walk without pain, up from the couch with no pain and gonna test up and down the stairs soon .. I have been in constant pain for so long that I forgot how wonderful it is to have pain free walks and activites LOL.





The pic on the left is what I am feeling now and I hope to be at the 2nd pic version again ngeh ngeh ngeh ..and ooh should I chop my hair to this again???? the short or the long like below??

yes? no???

Have a lovely Thursday friends. I know I will :) .. Take care ..






Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The doctor said ".............................."

Well, I have been in constant pain .. getting up from the chair, wrong angle of walking (ada tau), up and down the stairs, getting up after sitting on the floor, I cant even bend my knees , forget lunges and squats  .. and if you know me, my threshold of pain is truly high but now I must admit defeat, cant stand being in pain all the time.

A short phone call to my doctor and thus we decided that since I cant do my ops yet, I am to take this jab that would ease up the pain and sustain me for the next few months till I can get surgery done. That's how bad my knees are :(  My operation  has to wait till Azam has a school break for more  2 weeks or more, I dont have a backup here so I cant be immobilise for 2 weeks that I need to recuperate. I think he has a 2 week break in December, so that would be the nearest date, (Azam goes to international school and thus Nov/Dec is not his long break) if not, then I guess its during his "summer" break here in Malaysia ..

So yeah long story short, please, for you runners out there, old and new .. addicted and enthusiatic .. do not ignore any pain, get it checked like pronto and do not, I repeat do not train/run while you are still nursing your injury. Due to my stubborness I have to pay it now dearly, being on the sideline watching you guys crossing the finishing line :( HEAL 100% before you start anything. Learn from me.

So, this was the needle this morning heheeh .. slight pain and bearable for me, might be more painful or not painful at all for others ,.. each to his own level of pain tolerance LOL ..

the whole thing and a close up of the needle lol .. if you are scared of needle, then you best take care!

It was immediate relieve of somewhat .. and I hope that in the next few days I would be walking pain free .. and the doctor's pesan for me ?  "toksah lasak2 ok?? .. no running .. " I can still swim, walk, cycle and do the horse thingie ..

And oooh you know what was the FIRST THING the doctor  said to me when I walked into his room ?

The doctor said, I quote "WAH, YOU PUT ON WEIGHT", unquote! Direct. Brutally honest. And there I was, not knowing how to react and I finally said , kan??? I know!!! Lol

So yeah, to friends that's been telling me :-

Part One

a) no lah mana ada kak june put on weight?
b) tak nampak pun???
c) ish kak june ni merepek lah ... and many more "comforting" words, thank you for being modest and not wanting to hurt my feelings, but really I would have preferred the truth lah .. because :-

Part Two

a) the weighing scale doesnt lie (even though I wish it did), I am a whopping 5kg heavier
b) my sarung baju kurung cant make the 360 degreen turn around my waist anymore, ngam2 tarik zip and it stays there , gotta even breathe in a bit hokeyyyy
c) there is a gap between the button and button hole of my jeans before I can zip up my jeans ..
d) the fat spillage over the top of the jeans
e) the bulge of the yikes ugly tummy

But I have been lazy, using my  knees as an excuse .. the pool hardly sees me nowadays (I wonder if Brit misses me) and I have been eating like there is no tomorrow ..

So, I am taking drastic measure , since the doctor said ............... (cant bear to repeat his words) starting tomorrow (kenalah makan puas2 hari ni kan??) I am going for the 14 day challenge
yep, what i would be eating the next 14 days or more ..

See the svelte figure????


Well, wishful thinking would be to get that svelte figure on the box but honestly speaking, as long as I can improve on Part Two I will be happy .. Just to get back to my old self  the time before I had this extra 5kg. I dont think 14 days would work in my case but I will keep at it ..

So, anyone out there wants to start the same challenge with me? If you feel like you need to lose a bit, or if you feel "gebu" *ngeh ngeh*, lets do this together ..

Will keep you guys bored by updating on my progress LOL ..

But seriously, jokes aside , do take heed of what has happened to me. DO NOT ignore your pain, get it checked immediately and DO NOT run till you are fully healed from your injuries.

Have a good day peeps !!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Anak Mami's Saturday 15.10.11









Arlina on her graduation day .. in all the chaos there was no photo just the two of us and my husband was walking around the area and didnt pick up his phone, so no photo with dad AT ALL lol .. Congrats kakak .. so proud of you and good luck with your new job <3




me and Vron .. sungguh nampak dia slim and I selam lol


seriously cant remember what we were laughing about, look at Yim especially, lol

see? they are still chirpy after the gruelling task

running with yim for the last few hundred metres :) acah aje hehe, he was still going fast and strong!!

met zack yang gebu, ran a bit with him hehe

an old friend, hensem bobby :)
Yep, last minute with Azza's help, (thanks azza :) I managed to make my way to Putrajaya to see Yim and Karen finish their double whammy feat and also to hook up with friends again. It was really nice to be in a race atmosphere, makes me miss running a lot but knowing what is best for me, the run with Yim and Zack would suffice for the moment. How bad are my knees? well that short run was enough to make me grimace the next day when walking and especially up and down the stairs lol.

Affirming old acquaintance, making new ones and cam-whoring were agendas for the night. It was a fun night and finally I managed to have a short chat with Doc Julin and her ever smiling hubby (not a word from him ok, just 'em dazzling smile) and catching up with cutie pie Syed and Zack. I have not seen these two for many moons!

To the lady in yellow, who came to say hello and introduced herself as one of my blog readers, thank you. My apologies that I couldnt talk to you longer as we were interrupted by the couple that insisted they took pictures. I think it was you that I greeted at the finishing line???

Best moments for the night was of course seeing Yim and Karen crossing the line and the chit chat afterwards and most memorable would be the grand finishing of Ms Luvly Aini and Irina .. what a finishing .. they were escorted from KM30 till the end, all lights flashing .. ambulances, riders, bikers, cyclists, 4-wheel vehicles .. Agung pun kalah kot hahaah ..

I am glad I went to Putrajaya even though at the end of the day I felt like it was me that ran the full marathon.

To all that participated TNF and PNM, congratulations on finishing your challenge. You guys are awesome!!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

May Allah Bless His Soul - Remembering TSB.

 Picture taken from Jaja's blog, courtesy of Jason Hue, Snap Attack.

Amsyah tried to call me but I was out on my walk and he left the shocking message of the passing of TSB. I read it three times and found it hard to believe. But news like this would not be passed on if its not true. Stopped my car and called Syah and heard from what little was known then, that TSB went out for a run, and collasped and did not make it. I had to call a few more friends just to be sure. Its so hard to believe that he was really gone.

That's how fragile life is. That there might not be a tomorrow for us. Having losing someone close to us like this, makes us take a step back and stare hard into what's left for us.

I am not sure how to categorize my friendship with TSB. I met him for the first time during SCKLM 2010, I was already hobbling and there he was walking too. Somehow we stuck together for some kilometres and I went on with parting words "catch up tau" when he had to stop and pee. Well he didnt and that has always been a source of private joke between us. "yeahhh cakap aje sakit lutut lepas tu dia lari tinggal kita sampai tak boleh catch up" was his favourite line whenever we talked about running.

We never shared a cup of coffee together, though we always wanted to, and he always tried but somehow failed to make it to any of the FMV gatherings. But friends we were. He'd beep me online on fb chat and we'd be chatting, sometimes a quick hello, many times a long while talking about our slow running, his dreams and my dreams on our running achievements, kids, family .. work. And I found out later that he was schoolmates with my nephew!! Somehow we shared this special bond. And I cherished that for he was a truly a good friend, funny but most of all, always honest in giving his opinions. Its funny that even though we hardly meet, and our liaisons were mostly online, I consider him a good friend. He has his charms.

Two days ago we were chatting. I was whining about not running. About other things. We were talking about triathlons and my fear of the sea. He offered to do one with me. I told him I will take him up on his offer when I am ready.

We talked about our favourite running event SCKLM. We sort of made a pact, if all goes well and I am ok to run again, I'd ditch the kedai runcit anak mami and we'd do our full marathon at scklm 2012 together, this time sticking together as glue from start to finish. "i go pee you wait" and "but i lari marathon 7 jam tau, you cannot target anything less" to which I heartily agreed ! And that was the last we spoke.

I may not be that close of a personal friend but its still a big loss for me. He was in his own way a good friend of mine. Someone who was willing to swim with me so that I could do my triathlon and a walking buddy for a full marathon.

I dont know about triathlons but insyaallah, God willing, if all goes well and I am capable, SCKLM 2012  I would do the full marathon in memory of TSB and our pact. Even if  have to walk the full 42.195 km.


Good bye TSB. May Allah bless your soul my friend. And may you be placed amongst the chosen ones. To all muslim friends lets all sedekah yassin for him during our prayers.

Al-fathihah.



Group photo after our gruelling run .. scklm 2010
TSB crossing the line last year's SCKLM, half marathon .. see how much weight he shedded? I remember telling him how jealous I was of his new toned look :) (picture taken from his blog)