Monday, September 30, 2013

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013

It was the 4th time my wife participated in Stan-Chart's big run yesterday. She had to run and fulfill her support from all the well wishers who donated generously to The Hospice Malaysia so that they could continue to provide palliative care for the terminally ill patients. Thanks to the earlier downpours that sent the haze away!



1. It was a bonus that we took a train to the city at 5.30am instead of jamming the streets looking for parking space like previous years! It has been many years since I took a ride and enjoyed it. Thanks to Mak Glam Lina for alerting others on the road closure that morning.





2. It was such a lovely morning where some 33,000 runners from all over the country and overseas came together for this running event.




3.  The NGO team got together to pose for a group photo before the 10km run.





 4. My wife wore Mak Glam's red cap to match her cycling outfit which she felt was suitable to keep warm and dry off the sweat fast.




 5. All the runners were restless and ready to be flagged off!



 
 6. BOOM! They sprang off and ran fast like a pack of lions!



 7. There were cheer leaders doing happy dances to cheer them on.



 8. HIV supporters with so many reminders to Beware of Aids and go for check ups!!




9. LOVE SHOULDN'T KILL !!!



 10. The DJ was busy belting out non stop music to keep the running spirits alive! I forgot his famous name. Adoi me!




 11. The strong marathon runners had almost reached the end.




12. More water stations this year to keep their lips wet and running.





 13.  I rarely heard anyone saying thanks for the drinks! The 1700 volunteers did a very good job everywhere.




 14. I heard their drums beating from half KM away! Look at them! They were so damn funny and very cheerful.




 15. Take the clocks away and give me the car!!!! I have been admiring this white Hybrid model for over a year now.



 16. The runners had to run along the right tracks to the finishing line. The left were full and half marathon runners with really fit & solid bodies! Kudos!




 17. The TV camera man who beamed at all the runners for all to watch onstage at the nearby Dataran Merdeka. Pat his back!




 18. All the tired but happy runners rested their aching legs and soles everywhere!




 19. Here it was so hot and sweaty with over 33,000 people jostling about. Anyway I preferred this very hot scorching weather than haze or rain.




20. I searched hi & lo for our famous celebrity bunny runner Mak Glam Lina but bumped into someone else instead - Blogger TZ. He is regular runner who runs locally and overseas.




 21. My wife says MANY THANKS for all the generous sponsors and donations for HOSPIS MALAYSIA. 
God Will Bless You All.


114 comments:

  1. Good for Letchumi for running for charity. Good job Anay as her supporter also. :)

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    1. She will be running some more, so I better try to run too like your hubby. Zaini looked sooo slim!!! Amboi!

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    2. yes, i guess it makes one feels even better to run for charity.. indeed we feel more happy doing anything for charity right??

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    3. anay must do like Lina...husband and wife run

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    4. I will do the husband and wife run if Meow & Kaldip also lari together!!!!!


      ....Just Do It........

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  2. Letchumi wore her cycling vest? ^^

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    1. Yes she wore her team's cycling vest to prevent angin.

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  3. Notice the start photo? A lady with a huge towel?

    I always wonder why people need to bring such big towel for a run. It's completely unnecessary and shows that you are a newbie and shouldn't stand right at the front of the starting line and slow down faster runner. Like, seriously.

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    1. It is true that regular runners will be free and light like burungs! That lady must be wet wet la.

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  4. Anay,
    Good of you for highlighting that not a lot of people say thanks to the volunteers.

    The volunteers did a great job and they did it with a smile. I always make a point to thank them every time I stop and give thumbs up back to those who cheered us on. :)

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    1. These are "Malaysians Truly Malaysia"... tak tahu ucap and bisu. Most of my own friends are sadly like that too.

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    2. yeah.. while supporters and volunteers were there to help and were there to cheer.. i think runners can also cheer back at them, don't have to be so serious lah.. just join in the fun everyone..

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    3. Well, most runners macam Mak Glam are sporting and understanding ones to reciprocate but most people can be ill mannered to think the world owe them a favour. They lari also kiasu.

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    4. Yeah, and then during and after run complain so much. Haish...

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    5. We humans love to complain all the time until the cows come home.

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  5. i saw that photo taken in the LRT and it reminds me of my horrible experience yesterday.. i was "sardined" in that packed LRT yesterday noon with the smells of stinky sweat of the runners all flocking to go home.. oh my, that 30 minutes ride was like 30 days long, almost suffocated to faints~~

    BTW, why is this photo particularly small?? should make it bigger so that we can see clearly how packed the LRT was..

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    1. I have enlarged it after you bising.

      I myslef could not tahan the smells of armpits and dripping sweats in the packed LRT-Putra on the way home. Bluek!!! Who asked you go and jostle with them when Mak Lina already cautioned KLites.

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  6. this SCKLM is one of the largest running event i supposed, i see people wearing that official running tee in almost every corner in town yesterday.. bet it was lots of fun during the event, from the photo i can see that very exciting ambiance where everyone was full of high spirits.. the supporters and fans were surely more interesting to look at, haha!! :D

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    1. Next year come support Ah Boy. :-)

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    2. I am actually very impressed with SCKLM's usage of the sophisticated tracking system to give the runners their individual running speed's demographic. So detailed!!!! Why can't the govt do the same for voters during GE13??

      Next year Ah boy - YOU BETTER START RUNNING ok!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. didn't see any runners with special costumes in your photos.. where was that golden man, that batman, and that bunny ears with bunny tails (both female and male, muahahaha!!)?? i think it's always more fun with such people around yeah?? too bad, you didn't bump into Lina aka Mak Glam, but good enough the gym rat TZ posing a v-sign for you.. :)

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    1. those special costume are half marathon runner right? maybe they were flagged off earlier? so cant see any

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    2. I did see several runners in costumes but I preferred to take slightly different type of photos! I even took the lakes, trees and buildings!!! I didn't post it up. I bet no one else took silly photos like me showing workers and volunteers instead.

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    3. Anay,
      Actually gottt..... :)

      Meow,
      Most costume runners do 42.2km.

      Only a handful of half-marathoners wear costume. :P

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    4. The runners in costumes ran so fast and my Samsung mobile is pariah la.

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  8. I'm looking forward for the Bayan Tree Vertical Run this Sunday and SCSGM in Singapore on Dec 1st 2013.

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    1. Eh! You better train harder la. Your SCKLM results can make your Gym's PT pengsan! Did you watsap a lot during the run? wakakakakaka

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  9. Wow... running for a purpose.. good for both of you! How come no picture of you in your sweaty shirt? :)

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    1. I was not running but walking that day. LOL

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  10. Running for a purpose..thumb up for you and your wifey.

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    1. Thank you. HB and you need to run sometimes.

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    1. Good Afternoon Sharon. The haze came back today!

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  12. Didn't ask someone to take picture of you cheering there, hehe...

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    1. I will look like an idiot to purposely ask someone snap myself cheering! Muahahahaha

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  13. good that your wife ran for a cause but you should be running too..

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    1. the environment must be very noisy as everyone would be happily chatting.

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    2. yes, I suppose most runners just grabbed the drink and went without saying thanks. They might be too tired to even utter the word..

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    3. For me, Anay going to support his wife is already good.

      Thumbs up.

      You may not run but your support to the event is always appreciated by us all. :-D

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    4. Thank you Lina - mulut manis! How can I not go and support all the runners? Next time I will bring more canggih cameras along.

      Wenn - the runners were never too tired to say thanks. Just that many were being typical Malaysians. Next time you can sponsor Milo and 100-Plus to any bloggers who go running!!! Good idea Wenn?

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    1. I walked and she ran. Was that cool?.....




      Wakakakaka

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  15. Oh! You didn't run? Just took photos only? : D

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    1. Yeah I was not mentally prepared. I will do the 10km soon! Come - Run Panda Run!

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  16. Wow! So many people inside the LRT!

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    1. Yes it was more smelly than a can of real sardines. Muahahaha

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  17. It's good to run for charity. I support! But I don't think I will run a marathon. Not my style. Haha!

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    1. no need to do marathon la panda, just do a 10k first & see how you fare. ;-)

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    2. This Panda is a malas animal. Sleep whole day and makan bamboo saja while waiting for tourists to peluk. Aduh!

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  18. Oh you bumped into TZ? Good can take photo LOL!

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    1. Yeah TZ always run everywhere. He has strong motivation. Why not you join him too??? foongPC???!!!!!!

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  19. i have always wanted to take part in a marathon, but thinking of having to wake up so early, i finally want to give it a second thought.

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    1. Hey you are confirmed lazy fella who love to laze by the seaside like a Thai mermaid. 5555555555555

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    2. Join a night marathon. Plenty of those around in this region. Esp Singapore.

      Great for night owls. :)

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    3. I think I want to join all the coming night runs. I am so Putera Lilin and can pengsan in the heat any minute.

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  20. A lot of my friends joined this marathon too!
    Wish I was there, hehe~

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    1. Must be not easy, so thumbs up to all of you the runners!

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    2. I hope you will bring your husband to join this fun and healthy runs!

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  21. Gosh... I could never do a marathon. No stamina. :P But i can swim tho...so can consider as exercise oso hor? :P Neway, kudos to you and your missus for doing this. 4th time, no less. WOW!

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    1. Don't jump to do a marathon. A marathon is 42.2km.

      You can always start with walkathon or shorter distances run like 3km, 5km, 10km before moving on to do a half marathon or a marathon.

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    2. I think Cleiffary needs to start from 1km first. The wind might blow her further - she is so light!
      Well, running and exercise will strengthen your mind so that you will be happier and more optimistic always.

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  22. Most welcome. Pat on the back and three cheers to your missus for what she had done.

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    1. Everyone loves your heart and wallet. Please donate again yeah. How about joining our next run in KL when you come for Ah Boy's convo in January-February??

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  23. 1. 5.30am alrady so many people in the LRT ah? then parkig nearby LRT station sure fully packed

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    1. Yes the parking lot at Kelana Jaya station was FULL HOUSE. The runners were so talkative early in the morning when Anay still half asleep standing in the train.

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  24. 4. aiyo so far away leh you snap hphoyo. next year ask Mak Glam to get you a Media pass Can snap nice nearer photo of Letchumi

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    1. I could walk up to snap her nose hair close up lah but I chose to show the whole area a bit la. I won't snap photos like you - Sooooo tight shots!!

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  25. 13. Sad to hear its being taken for granted

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    1. A majority of them are like this, not surprising la. If I had to serve drinks that morning, I would throw on their heads for not saying thanks to Anay!

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  26. I wonder how you guys managed to run such a long distance! when I tried a short run, I was so impatient and wanting to end the run ASAP.Lol...

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    1. You need to train la. Got lots of pretty gals here, so you will sure Lari Sekali, mahu lagi!!!!

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  27. Sama sama just doing our part to contribute

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  28. Age catching up no marathon, used to go for 10 km only

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    1. Eh! harlow... I know one 68 year old lady who still cycles and runs! She is Malaysia's oldest trialthon participant. Bananaz is still young boy.

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  29. Salute you for all the pixz and walked the marathon too.

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    1. My photos are not good enough. Need a new DSLR to shoot better! Any sponsors?

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  30. What a great post... I'm so proud of your wife... What a great cause... Hospice does so many good things for people who are at the end of their lives...

    That was a HUGE group of people... You captured the race well.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  31. Lately many people like to marathon and I plan to join too next year, for the very first time xP.
    Your wife is really kind-hearted. May God bless you and your wife. =)

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    1. My wife says Thanks! Please join the run - Good for our hearts!

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    2. Don't forget to train ya! Running 42km is by no means an easy feat. Respect your guts to want to do a marathon. :-)

      It took me almost two years running regularly before I run a marathon. :-)

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    3. Waaah! 2 years training!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's not easy lah to run marathons.

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    4. Wei... Think easy to run to run marathons ka? If its easy then everybody also can run 42km!

      Well, you're all fitter than me & probably can run marathons any time.

      P.s. I hope a marathon is not lumped together with 5k run. ;-)

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    5. Of course I really know how tough and suffering to run 42km!!! I am sure I need an ambulance to trail behind me!!! Muahahahahahaha

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    6. Of course Anay will gave it. Along with bodyguards & police escorts too. Think easy for HRH Prince Tan Sri Anay from Thieachipallisinggali whatchacallit to just run ah? He's. VIP. ;-)

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  32. this is such a retake on the london marathon with all the training going to waste and your arsed got fried and you got left for dead. your so stuck in the bloody past. LOL!

    :0)

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    1. I assume you ran the London Marathon and your arse got fried like fritters. You should join ours to get arsed and fried like Goreng Pisang dei. Kuala Lumpur is a lovely city with lots of robbers and goons all over. Exciting!

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  33. Congratulations to your wife and all the other runners. It looks like a well-organized event.

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    1. Thanks heaps George. My wife was happy to run.

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  34. I missed the registration cause i was having some problem with it previously but my gf managed to register, skipped it as well due to work commitment... poor thing. Seems like u had a great run! :)

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    1. Henry loves to partay lah. Running may not be your cup of tea. See you next year!

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  35. well, i heard this run before during my working time in the company where my colleagues asked me to go but i never go for it since i had plan to go UK d~ >.<

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    1. You always have long and lovely excuses to keep you inside the house. You should carry your Touch & Go tag to run along and touch everything!!!!

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  36. Picture no 18 is so good!!!! You're great!

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    1. Why picture 18 so good? Picture 19 is better!

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  37. I'm so proud of your wife, not everyone willing to participate in running. I'm one of the laziest in running activity hahahaha

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    1. Many ladies are lazy runners unless they need to chase after Mega Sales in shopping malls.

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    2. Anay, say that to my female friends and you will sure get your head phiaked!

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    3. Adoi, me kidding wor...Many but not all la.....*Safe mode*...... Wait for the day when female runners are more than male runners.

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  38. You're one hell of a lucky man! I can only run if it's a shopping spree. Hahaha! Other than that, I dislike exercises. I'm such a lazy person :<

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    1. We cannot imagine this Shirley becomes a sweaty runner with huge muscles. You must be born a Princess.

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    2. Hahaha! You're funny lah! Lol! Hey, add me if you're on facebook :)

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  39. Hi TM.. It's me, your stalker.. SK asks me to leave some comments so that you will love me. I told him if you no layan then I ma hou mou min? Anyway, I decided to take a risk and leave a comment here, see you will layan mou..

    At the same time I was stalking SK's blog, I stalk yours too. Very interesting your blog. All the stuff you wrote, aiyo, laugh dou ngor... But I loike!

    Anyway, I know I have to comment something about this post. Else, I look so fake just to purposely drop by and test power see you got layan me mou... Ok, here goes... Pic # 1: Armpit got busuk smell mou?

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    1. Selamat Datang, rolling out my red carpet to welcome you!! Every blogger would welcome you anytime, no need to test waters or power. Even Touch&Go bloggers are welcome but please don't follow them ok.
      Am I really that funny like a clown?

      The Pic #1 was taken at 5.30am when the arm pits still smell like flowers from the deodorants. The train after 10am smelled like mortuary with stinking feet and longkang sweats dripping from their arm pits! Bluek!

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    2. Wah TM.. I really laughing now wor reading your comments. Ok, from now on, I won't jadi Touch&Go liao and silent stalker liao. I will start commenting on you guy's punyer blog, ok.. You are not funny like a clown la, puh-leese.. But the way you talk, hmm, dunno how to explain ahh, but I very loike.. Dunno why.. Loike loike loike! Very straight fwd and real kua..

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  40. sweet. yeah and i am sure they could eat a whole pizza each in 1 sitting. LOL! you big fat potato. LOL!

    :0p

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  41. Cool! You and your wife is running for a great cause! :)

    I'm always interested but I'm more towards swimming than running. I can swim 5k easily but I seriously doubt I can RUN 5k easily.

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  42. Cool! You and your wife is running for a great cause! :)

    I'm always interested but I'm more towards swimming than running. I can swim 5k easily but I seriously doubt I can RUN 5k easily.

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  43. Congratulations to your wife! 10km is quite a feat! :)

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  44. Congratulation to your wife!

    I have a few friends who love to run and even bought tix to run for SC Marathon. :)

    mt
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  45. Hi! Very fantastic shots. Thanks for sharing.

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