Sunday, March 30, 2008

Kuala Lumpur International Marathon Day

Wake up on 3:15am on the morning and prepare myself for the big event the Kuala Lumpur International Marathon. I walk from my hotel to starting point Dataran Merdeka. We need to report ourself at starting point on 4:00am.

Checking Point

The runners

The runners

The full marathon start at 4:30am, so I also start running. It take me 4 hours 47 minutes to finish the full marathon (42.192km). At end of few kilometers, my body so exhausted and can't run anymore, so I start to walk and manage to finish the marathon.

Finish Point

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Kuala Lumpur

Wake up at 7:15am at morning, and take morning shower and prepare to leaving my room to explore the China Town in Kuala Lumpur.

My Room (China Town Inn)

First time I do on the morning is went for breakfast in China Town. So I stop at one of this noodle store and I have Hakka noodle.

Petaling Street

Petaling Street

After the breakfast, I walk around the Petaling Street. Then I decide to went to Dataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square) from China Town. It very near, just take 5 to 10 minutes walk from my hotel to Dataran Merdeka.

Signal Board

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Dataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square)

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

City Centre

Star LRT
After explore around the City Centre, I need to get my KLIM number at Wisma OCM. So, I take Star LRT from Dangi Wangi to Plaza Rakyat. From there I walk to wisma OCM.
My Shirt and number.
Then I decide to went to KLCC. So I take PUTRA MRT at Pasar Seni.



Petronas Twin Tower

Whale Statue at KLCC Park

Suria KLCC

Inside Suria KLCC
After that, I went to MidValley. From the KLCC, I take PUTRA MRT to KL sentral, and then I use KTM to MidValley station.


Inside MidValley Mega Mall

Inside MidValley Mega Mall

KL Sentral
After that, I decide to went to Bukit Bintang to see Pavilion. So I went back to KL Sentral to take KL Monorail to Bukit Bintang Station.

Inside the KL Monorail


Inside Pavilion
End of day, I went back to my hotel and take early sleep to prepare the big event tomorrow morning.. Zzzz

Friday, March 28, 2008

Trip to Kuala Lumpur

I will going to Kuala Lumpur tonight to join the Ambank Kuala Lumpur International Marathon. My flight depart at 7:00pm from Miri airport. It's been 2 years seen last time I visit Kuala Lumpur. I hope I still remember how to go around in Kuala Lumpur.

I been staying for 3 day and 2 night in Kuala Lumpur and came back to Miri on Sunday night. I hope I can finish the full marathon (42km) and came back safe.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


Random Photo

Random Photo

After working hour yesterday evening, I went to Miri stadium to do my normal runs. And I manage to do 7.okm within 47 minutes. Its a bit out of my pace, maybe because of the day after that, I already overdo my exercise. Seen like some school students doing their training at the stadium also.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Running and Shorinji Kempo

Yesterday evening, after office hour I went to my normal running practice. So I went to Miri stadium to do my run and suddenly I have call from my friend say he want to go to Shorinji Kempo lesson tonight. At that point, I already finish 8km of my run.

Seen its still early, so I agree to go together also. We arrive at training ground at 7:00pm and on time. The lesson take 1 hour and 30 minutes. Its was very tiring night for me..

Monday, March 24, 2008

Grand Slam Match

Yesterday night, there were Grand Slam Matchs in English Premier League (EPL) between Manchester United and Liverpool and Chelsea and Arsenal. The first match between Manchester United and Liverpool start at 9:30pm at ESPN channel. So I watch the match at my room by myself and the match end up with victory to Manchester United with score 3-0.

The match take a twist when the Javier Mascherano's get second yellow card and then the red and send off from the field. So this give the Manchester United an advantage. And the next match between Chelsea and Arsenal start at 12:00pm and I already very tired and sleeping, so I went to bed.

The second match end up victory to Chelsea with score 2-1.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Trip to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Yesterday, Me, my brother and his friend went to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. It is the first time for my brother and his friend in Brunei. So we leaving from Miri at 9:30am after taking breakfast and change some Malaysia ringgit note to Brunei dollar note.

I take this photo on way up to Sungai Tujuh Immigration check point.

The Asean Bridge.

At the Malaysian Immigration Check point.

Junction to Kuala Belait.

We stop at the Jerudong Fish Market and we take quick rest.

The Jerudong Fish Market.

Then we arrive at Bandar Seri Begawan around 12:30pm and we take a spin around the city. And then we stop at Gadong and went into the The Malls.

Inside The Malls

After that, we stop at Kuala Belait beach on way we caming back to Miri.

Finally, we stop at Rasau Petrol Station to refill fuel.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

EPL Football

Early this morning, I wake up at 3:30am to watch my favourite English Premier League club Manchester United play again Bolton Wanderers at Old Trafford. I be MU fan for 1o years already. It the best football club in the world. And the match end up victory to MU with scores to 2-0.

And this weekend is the big four clubs meet each other, Manchester United play Liverpool and Arsenal play Chelsea. So will not miss the match.




Yesterday evening, I went to Miri Stadium to do my normal running practice. And I manage to do 10.4km for 1 hour 7 minutes. It the farthest run in this week I have done. At end the of my run, the sky suddenly turn to dark, sign the rain will came.

Before I leave the stadium, there were very nice rainbow appear at sky, so I take a few photos using my nokia phone.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Running Again

Mist around Miri Town

Random Photo

Coudly Sky

Yesterday, after work hour, I went to Miri stadium to do my running practice. I manage to do 6.5km. Seen like there number people using the stadium to do their exercise and some student do their training also.

Normal I do three to five runs a week to prepare myself for the Kuala Lumpur International Marathon. I hope by them, I have strength to finish the marathon. And my main goal is to finish the Marathon.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Rain and Run

Yesterday evening, after the work hour I contiune my normal running practice at Miri Stadium around 5:15pm. At begin my run, the sky is quick coudly already, so I decided to contiune run ignoring the weather.

At half point my run, I can feel small drop of water fall from the sky and hit my body. It is a small drop of rain. So, I decided to contiune run despite the small rain. At end I manage to do 7.31km before I stop because of the rain getting heavy....

Friday, March 14, 2008


Yesterday evening after work hour off, I contiune doing my running practice. It a bit coudly day and I manage to do 8km for 53 minutes. Not bad cause I haven't do that distance for quick long time.
And at the end the evening, there was nice rainbow appear at sky. Sadly I only have my phone camera. So I try to get few shots.

Rainbow at Miri Sky

Random Photo

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Continue My Practice

Take a rest on the Track

The sky view at Miri

It been a week I don't do my running practice for the Kuala Lumpur International Marathon. And it just two weeks more to go until the event. So yesterday evening, I'm went to Miri Stadium to do light running to keep my engine started. So I manage to finish 5km workout within half hour.

Planing to do some more running this week.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Another day work at AMPA 9

On Friday 7th March 2008, I need to go Kuala Belait, Brunei and went to AMPA 9 oil & gas installation to do pipe inspection. So I leaving from Miri at 6:00am that morning and arrive the Sungai Tujuh immigration check point at 6:20am. And the queue already a bit long. But that is one van in front of us that have around 11 passengers I think. So we think it will not take long time cause the van is Brunei vehicle, but sadly the passengers in the van is all Indonesian, so we wait for 15 minutes already. But still not yet finish, so we take short cut cause we afraid the boat leaving soon. Luckly the officer do not stop us.

We departure from the Kuala Belait Brunei Shell Petroleum check point at 8:00am using crewboat and arrive at AMPA 9 on 8:45am. Then we need to check in at the administration office at AMPA 9 and apply for the work permit. Meanwhile waiting for the work permit done, we went for breakfast at 9:00am and we start our work on 10:00am. Then we stop for the lunch and continue on with our work until 3:00pm for teabreak.

We stop work at 5:00pm cause we leaving the installation on the 5:45pm crewboat, so we need to clear work area. Finally, we leaving the platform on 6:00pm, late 15 minutes from the schedule...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Diver accident off Miri Water

The stories of diver accident off Miri water during their hull inspection of oil tanker finally have it end. The police have finally retrieve the body of the two driver who going missing on Sunday (2nd March 2008) morning. It have been sad to hear this accident cause I'm also a driver myself and I feel sorry for the victim family and friends. And hope them will recover from this event and have strong faith on their live.

The reason behind this accident haven't been disclosed yet.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Work Permit

This morning, I went to go Kuala Belait to get my work permit done. So, we leaving at 9:30am and arrive at the Kuala Belait around 10:45am. So we went to our counterpart company to pass my passport to them and them will bring to Immigration Department to get it done. I thought it will take a short time to do it. So we went for lunch at Kuala Belait town.

Then, when we went back to the company, I been tell that it will take a long time to do it and we need to wait until 3:00pm. So we went to Kuala Belait town again have some coffee. It been tired day again... and finish I get my work permit done.