Joey @ theBabyKangaroo

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

TM Challenge: Shah Alam - Bagan Lallang

Date: 15 June 2008

Starting point: TM Building in Shah Alam
Ending point: Seri Malaysia Hotel, Bagan Lallang

TheBabyKangaroo joined Team Iron Mountain (M) for this treasure hunt challenge.

3 first timers on the team but lucky enough to emerge top 7th position among 50 over teams

So confident that we even had time to pit-stop for lunch...

Everybody goes home happy!

See what we got....

The vehicle and crazy driver who got us to finish line in time!

Relay for Life 2008

Venue: Bukit Jalil
Organiser: National Cancer Society of Malaysia
Date: 31 May 2008 (6pm) to 1 June 2008 (9am)

Teams of friends who supported the charity event to raise funds for cancer awareness:
1) OutdoorXplorer (Chui Miew, Kam Meng, Boon Keat, Yoyo, Siew Leng, Choon Hoong, Wan Lin, Phyllis, Joey, Steven Khoo)
2) UPM Badminton Gang & friends (Wan, Bee Tein, Seven, Ginny, Yi Ying, Shang Jye, Malcolm, Peng Kiong)

Event grounds @ Bt. Jalil stadium

Team UPM base camp
Opening parade Part of team OX
Relay for life - walk in progress. Celebrities presence at Relay for Life

Team OX and Team UPM Badminton Gang Luminaria lanterns

Luminaria lanterns carrying supportive messages, memories, fighting spirits of cancer survivors lighting the path around the stadium

In memories of theBabyKangaroo's friends who lost their battle to cancer!

On 1 June 2008, just before the end of Relay for Life, team OX put themselves to the test against corporate teams such as MOX and emerge 1st-runner up for the 4 x 100m team relay...

Go Team!

RMAF Half Marathon 2008

Venue: Sg. Besi air field

Photos taken courtesy of Ng Sze Guan (FYI, that's theBabyKangaroo's little brother)

Warming up styles... Stretch any way you like!
Malcolm, Ah Seng & Peng Kiong

TheBabyKangaroo (using Veteran Man number?) & Lee Lee (look out for this girl at next race!)

After all runners on the route...

Getting ready to receive top runners back...

TheBabyKangaroo is first back... sorry no medals... just for fun run only coz not fair lar... take Veteran uncle medal... hehe...

Cikgu Low fastest again... among veterans!

Peng Kiong on Cikgu Low's heels...

Chase like mad still no. 120... sigh!

Chong Wah from OX. Still maintaining your form fren!

Uncle Chow... form not bad for Veteran!

Upcoming potential racer... boh kiasi.... sprain ankle also run 21km... kau lat!

Finally sweeper for the group...

Bye bye... see you next race around!

Wonders of nature abound in Taman Negara Pahang

My favs snapshots of man and nature during my recent leisure trip to Taman Negara Pahang in May 2008.

Gingers of Malaysia...

How long does it take to grow this "old" and be worthy of preservation?

Twist and twirll...

Waiting at jetty to embark on visit to Kelah Conservation Sanctuary

Sit back and relax ...

Shoot all you want with the cams but nothing else. These guys are protected-lar!

Jerry briefing us on the efforts taken to conserve the kelah's in the river wild...

Having a cuppa in a canteen in the middle of the jungle? Comfort redefined... campsites are available just around the corner... river view a plenty while you enjoy your cuppa!

Think big... think really BIG! These leaves are large enough to wrap a man (6 footer man mind you!)

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Hong Kong short tour 10 - 13 April 2008

Took a short trip with my mum to Hong Kong. Malcolm was stationed in Hong Kong, New Territory at Tuen Mun for work for slightly over a month back in March - April.

Below are some info of itinerary for our trip:

10th April 2008:

- Touch down at Macau International Airport via Air Asia from KL LCCT (3hr 45min flight).

- Headed to ferry terminal and transfer to Hong Kong via New World ferry (1 hour)

- Arrived at Tsim Tsa Tsui ferry terminal and transport to Tuen Mun MTR station (New Territory).

- Taxi to Hong Kong Gold Coast apartment.

11th April 2008:

- Visit to Madamme Tussauds HK, Victoria Peak via the Peak Tram, Lan Kwai Fong, Star ferry from HK island to Kowloon, Victoria Bay, Gallery of Star walk

12th April 2008:

- Visit to Lantau Island and shopping at warehouse emporium, Big Buddha statue, Times Square HK, tram ride, Ladies Street, Sports Shoe Street.

13 April 2008:

- Dim sum at Tsim Tsa Tsui, ferry back to Macau.

Pic taken at Lantau Island with mum

Kangaroo spotted back at running events!

The GE 30km run started off my running calendar for 2008.. and I made it into a total disastrous comeback. Big, BIG mistake to begin the year with such a big bang overdistance event. I've since decided to stick to under distance events (read below 21km) for the time being... at least until the form is back!

30th March 2008 - KL International Marathon, 10km
27th April 2008 - New Balance Klang Pacers Half Marathon, 10km
25th May 2008 - RMAF Half Marathon, 10km
31st May - 1st June 2008 - Relay For Life KL - 16 hour relay
And the medal tally....
KLIM - 1, NBKPHM - 1, RMAF - nil (took part in Men's category), RFLKL - 1 from 4x100m relay with Team OX.