Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cha Cha Cha..

This is how technology savvy I am.

While running recently, my Garmin bleeped loudly and I glanced at  the screen. The words scrolled,
" Low foot pod battery"

I looked at my husband,
" Darn, these things run on batteries?"
He rolled his eyes at me up to the point  where I thought I heard  eye ligaments snapping from their sockets.
" Course they do."

Huh, and all this while I thought they ran on the power of kinetics.

On another note, I'm posting the running route for Taiping Heritage Run's Half Marathon.
You know, just in case you're not one of Kevin Ooi's 4 million friends on FB ( kidding, boss..hehe)

Seems like we'll be running through Taiping and Kamunting right up to Bukit Jana. But don't be intimidated by the word bukit, cause it's mostly flat there. I'm guessing traffic control will be good. You don't have to worry about motorists in Taiping. They're mostly passive-aggressive or should I say aggressive-passive. They can cut into lanes and lines like nobody's business but nobody ever really cares. If you go through  Taiping town, you'll see everyone cutting lines  but nobody ever bothers to honk,really. Just as long as you give your signal or a hand wave, they'll politely let you go ahead. Kalau kita lambat jalan lepas lampu hijau  pun, usually they'll just politely wait for you to go. Kalau ada kasi itu horn pun, most probably orang luaq la tu.

I plan to enjoy this race. No plans for any PB.  I want to just enjoy the scenery and the crowd and just let go of any personal goals. Habis dalam 3 jam pun 3 jam la. I'm just using this race to run off the calories I'll take in during raya.
Training pun cam  caca marba. Tak kuase la pulak nak treneng sungguh -sungguh bulan pose. Haha. I was singing a different tune pre-puasa kan? Cam aku kata la, plan baik punya..tapi execution? Hancuss..hehe.

Lagipun this raya is the time I want to pulun eating raya cookies. I'm a real kuih raya hantu.And it's the only time of the year where you get to pulun 20 cookies in one day and no one looks at you like you're a glutton.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Post-Call-Traumatic Stress Syndrome

I think I've just encouraged some of my colleagues to sign themselves up for their first 5 K race.

Now if I can only pry my butt off this seat to run a decent 5 miler...err 5 K.

See, being in the fasting month doesn't mean you have to stop your postings, people.

Even if it is a useless entry.

Isn't this grotesque? It's so creepy to look at. 

Killed off your appetite for that iftar watermelon, didn't it?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bike -Yay, Rempit- Nay

While I’m writing this, I’m trying not to doze off. I was called on an emergency case at 3.00-5.00 am this morning and as I was making my long drive back, terserempak la ngan budak rempit 5-6 ekor ni.

As far as I could see, I was a lone driver on the road. Just me and those rempit boys. 

Dengan tetibe nya, one of them jumps on the seat of his bike and does a one legged stand stunt. Pastu diselang seli dengan aksi superman.

And I cursed. Mendentah. Nak tunjuk kat sapa aksi tu? No spectators, no crowd. If you ask me, I’m more impressed watching aksi kucing berdiri di FB ( yup, still not over that)

I stiff the urge to run them over. Kang susah-susah plak nak basuh keta. Pastu , if anything happens to their faces, I’ll still be the one oncall. 

Why do they do this? Why risk getting a faceplant on the hard tarmac for nothing? What’s the thrill? I don’t get it. And I think, takbleh ke dari mensia-siakan bakat, they try their luck being professional stuntmen. Dapat gak duit. At least, if anything happens, ada jugak duit nak buat treatment. Kalau mati pun, ade gak insurans nak tinggal kat makbapak.

Ntahla, Labu. This needs more critical thinking.
Right now, I’m trying to stifle a yawn .

p/s Sorry, nothing interesting about running except I’ve done that 8 mile run on the treadmill and yesterday, I found out nothing beats going on a stationary bike for 30 minutes while watching tv and reading a paper simultaneously.  I love multitasking.

But the but hurts.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Ke dia marah aku panggil dia kakak?

Why I should reconsider boycotting PARAM ( pasar Ramadhan) this year :

Adegan 1 :
Di satu gerai jual kuih tu kan:
1 kuih = RM 0.30
Beli 3 kuih untuk RM 1
Mari! Mari!

Adegan 2 :
" Kak, bagi kerabu kacang botol ni dua ringgit"
The kakak takes 2 spoonful of kerabu and ties it in a plastic bag.
" Saya nak dua ringgit, kak"
" Ni la dua ringgit"

But what about on days when I'm too exhausted to cook?
Apa? Bukak posa dengan telur goreng je?