Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Las Vegas aka The Sin City

Last year I strolled the streets of Las Vegas in the nite, but this year I was walking The Strip under the scorching sun of 40 degree C. I felt the burning sensation on my skin as I walk ~ hopping from hotels to hotels, but luckily it wasnt humid else I will be cooked.

Mojave Desert ~ along the way from LA to LV ~ it was a 4 hour drive under very hot condition

I had one of my dinners here. An interesting place to dine and a glass of chilled beer!!!!

H2O shop ~ lots of personal grooming stuff. One of my favorites besides Bath & Body Works

The Venetian ~ build around the City of Venice

The Wynn ~ one of the newest hotels along The Strip. They offered the best Japs buffet in town. Cost USD50 for a Eat-All-You-Can meal. Obviously I tried it.

The FashionShow Mall ~ offer fashion shows during the weekends

The latest in town ~ Palazzo and Trump

Mirage and Treasure Island

Crime Scene Investigation: Las Vegas ~ I was doing my patrol in the day as part of my duty

Monday, August 27, 2007

Los Angeles

Some pictures taken during my trip to US, on transit in LA.

IHOP - International House Of Pancakes ~ my favorite pancake house in the US

Customers viewing the Apple iPhone

Am I am a proud owner of the Apple iPhone

When in US make sure you visit Victoria Secrets!!!

Don't missed out Hollywood when in Los Angeles

So is Universal Studios ~ never to be missed

And make sure you drive around downtown Los Angeles along Hollywood Blvd

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Put It On

PUT it ON ~ the Tagline from Victoria Secrets. What a tagline!!!
This picture was taken in one of the FashionShow Mall in Las Vegas.
Does the majority of Americans put it on, or they just dont wear it.
You have to figure it out yourself.

I am back

I am back from the US trip but am I back from a fitness perspectives. No way Jose!!! With the heavy American meals and big serving that i had in Las Vegas to be exact, I have kinda put on some weight. My fitness is not up to mark, and so probably no races for me till Sept. I will try to attempt running the Mizuno Wave Run organize by Pacesetters but I know timing will be sucks. Just take it casually and good thing I am not training for any competitive races for the time being. So have to start my training regime all over again.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Adidas King Of The Road

Before I start my race report, I would like to bid farewell to Pelle and family. After been living in Malaysia for almost 2 years (I met him during the Putrajaya Marathon 2005) he and his family will be moving his base to Korea (next week). The photo was taken before the race starts this morning (courtesy of KC). All the best and good luck to you and family. Do contact me when you are down in KL the next time. Adios amigo!!!

Back to the race. I anticipate the race to be run on an open hi-way. The race started on time by Sami Veloo, at least he didnt talk kok, i mean talk rubbish. He just said 1-2-3 and the race was started.

I started off very slowly since I am feeling very tired (stress out during year end closing) the week before leading to race day. Was running the first 5 km with Pelle at talk kok pace, I mean talking pace. Bumped into Wan Yew Loong and talk with him for a while and move on, then met Ah Grace and had a quick chat too. Not too far off saw Yee Hwa and had a quick chat too, then Ann, Kelvin PM2, Chee Wee, Mah Chai Meng - KRI and Lee from Penang. Slow down my pace when having a chat with all these people I know. I was not going for time and because of my tiredness I decided to take it easy.

At the 10k U-turn when one exit to Old Klang Road, the tiredness started to get worst. My pace are much more slower now and I just maintain it without pushing myself too hard. This continue until I crossed the finishing line in a time of 1h46mins. The distance covered that was shown on my Garmin Forerunner 205 was 19.6km (an under distance race). Anyway I was within the 2h15mins qualifying time and got myself a medal and certificate (which I hope the organiser will send to me)

Mingle around before having a quick breakfast and head for home. Then I got the scare of my life when I was at home resting.......