Wednesday, August 13, 2014

My New Balance Lifestyle

During my younger days in Penang, I loved to go fishing often by the rocky beach, riding Yamaha Enduro scrambler bikes, racing cars and clubbing till wee hours! I sure sounded like a heinous wild animal but who cares?! I had my share of many road bike accidents and falling into the sea during fishing which had scarred many parts of my bones & body. I must confess that I was always wearing my cheap Japanese slippers which was a terrible mistake in making me to slip & fall easily.

I started to invest in good and proper shoes with excellent soles when I lived in US where their 4 Seasons climate requires you to be well covered from head to toes. My American friends taught me about the importance of buying good shoes that would be comfortable besides keeping my feet warm & steady during the cold days where the roads and paths would be icy & slippery. Honestly, I only heard of New Balance shoes for the first time when I saw many American students wore them in college. This reliable brand has long been popular and was founded way back during the early 20th century in Boston.

My lifestyle has changed over the years after moving to start my career in KL. My heart is no longer brave to fish on the rocks or go racing on bikes anymore. My hobbies are now blogging, traveling, collecting antiques & hitting the gym! I love my gyms where they have nice equipments, lounges, reading materials and free juice bars! So many strong minded members go there to exercise daily and that motivates me too! Without them, I might rot at home like a potato in front of the television.




 I love this motivating words on their walls!

Taking care of my health is very important especially I have a busy schedule five days a week and have plenty of errands to do on the weekends. But finding a time to exercise and taking care of my health is crucial for the long run. We should try squeezing some of our time for a little jog around the park or spending an hour working out at the gym. People work out in order to feel comfortable in their skin and lead an energetic life overall.





My lovely feet and my NB shoes!



I have several pairs of different brands of sports shoes that would be worn at different gyms but this pair of New Balance has been my favourite for many years now! It is still in tip top condition after running in few races! However, finding the perfect sports shoes might be the issue for some as comfortable footwear during sports activity is a must. The wrong shoes may hurt your feet after a while as a thin padding will not provide you with good support and comfort.
   



That's me and I was running like Usain Bolt.


New Balance sleek and trendy design will surely give you a boost of confidence working out and the padding provides great support for whole body especially during my runs on the treadmills.





 Can you spot me inside the class?


Men and women can flash their New Balance shoes at the above gym workout sessions where all eyes would be looking at what colourful shoes & attire being worn by other members. Who says you can’t look stylish with sneakers? The shoes from New Balance will definitely perk up your sports outfit in the slightest way possible. Wait no more and own a pair now by visiting Zalora’s website today. The online shopping website offers its customers a wide range of New Balance sneakers online at a very reasonable price.




Thanks For Reading!



106 comments:

  1. Anay punya NB shoes sure look well worn. Anay shows that he is so rajin working out. *thumbs up*

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    1. Yes I love my NB until I keep wearing while the other new ones still collecting dusts.
      Your blog photos often motivate me not to just eat, eat and eat only. I wish to have horse legs like yours that can lari tak Henti.

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  2. A few of my friends wear New Balance shoes.

    I haven't bought any yet. :P

    Anay... sponsor one can? Hihihi Kidding only

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    1. You are so famous celebrity on tracks now. I am sure NB will someday sponsor you a nice pair!

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  3. Who took Anay's butt shot there??? Muahaha

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    1. Come to KL and I bring you to workout & sweat inside sauna for 2 hours! You will shrink until trousers drop.

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  5. Yes, keep up the exercising! New balance shoes really that good? Hhhmmm let me go and check it out. I need a pair of good walking shoes after my sketchers die a natural death after many years of service. Thanks for the recommendation.

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    1. Try to walk into most sports shops that sell all brands. Ask the manager to recommend and very likely he will pick up a NB pair.
      You can click the word New Balance above and buy online from Zalora at most reasonable prices! I am a noted online shopping grandma.

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  6. Nowadays I moved on to Vibram FiveFingers as my preferred jogging shoes. I used to have NB shoes though, you are right, they do last long!

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    1. These Vibram shoes are really attractive and unique to make heads turn. Did you know there was a lawsuit against them for making false claims and misleading ads? You can google it for more details.
      NB will not disappoint anyone for its top notch quality and durability.
      Happy Running to you!

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    2. Can't say that it's false claim because like any other shoes, it's not one size fits all. Vibram users need to break-in and condition their legs slowly into them.

      Merrell is quite good too. Expensive lah.

      NB has minimalist shoes but not everyone can wear them also. :)

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    3. Not sure about those claims, but what I can be sure is with the FiveFingers, you cannot buy online, you need to test the shoes physically to make sure they fit. So far mine has been pretty good to me after a few days getting used to it. I just don't know what to do when the shoes break later. I bought it for US$40 in the US, here they are only available at some of those fitness centers, and the price is RM500 upwards zzz..

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    4. OMG! I never knew they costs over RM500 for this Spiderman shoes! Can you climb walls???

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    5. LOL! Never really tried! But I think that's the norm here, import from US, the price goes up 3 to 4 times.

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  7. Oohh after finished reading (oops I mean reading halfway) only I know you are talking about the NB brand.. I thought new balance=new kinda lifestyle you are currently into..

    Oh yes, we were once young.. Partying til the wee hours, then mamak at 2am, then dimsum at 6am, then only go home zzz like a pig, haha.. Yeah been there done that.. Even lied to my parents saying that I have group study but sneaked out for BBQ party with friends.. Lying to my mum about going to my best friend's house but actually going to meet my bf.. Oops sorry run out of topic liao..

    Keep up the good lifestyle of yours now and that exercise thingy going.. Yes health is very important.. I hope hubby's health will be good too and I always tell him I wana 'go first' than him, then I wont be lonely without him :(

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    1. Sama sama thought like Princess..after all TM has gone through in his younger days now going on a new balance life hahahaha..

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    2. You are so funny with your comments! I didn't know you were also a party animal too. School girls often had to lie to parents as they are too precious to the parents who fear their safety. Boys like us are luckier and my parents would not even realise when I didn't come home at all cos drunk & slept inside the car! Next time your sons will enjoy better freedom with an understanding mummy who has been there!
      Why my wife also spoke the same??? She also wants to go first!!! This has nothing to do with the "Ladies First" policy lah... Wakakakaka

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    3. I think this Bananaz has more wild and torrid stories. He looks like an old playboy to me. Share share please!!!

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    4. Playboy can never grow old hahaha. Bananaz very goodie boy one those days. Slept pretty early and woke up early too. Always sleep early after midnight and wakes up early for lunch see good habit or not?

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    5. Look who is talking now!!!....Muahahahaha

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    6. Those days merely partying till wee hours or night clubbing with Alley Cats in Carmen's Inn. Infact Penang Bowl was our second home until the people there got to 'chase' us away else they cannot back to sleep. Just happy go lucky bunch of teenagers, still considered a nice peaceful boys then.

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    7. Goodness!!! No wonder you look so familiar!!! But I frequented Cinta and Cinnamon Tree while you hung out at Banana Tree, right? Muahahahaha
      I used to ponteng school and walked across to Penang Bowl to bowl at Happy Hours with my gang who went to date the convent girls.

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    8. So the nearest is CLS girls you guys aimed at across the streets. Cinta was the too far out not that often. Started off with Skyroom with the band name got some September.. and later 'migrated' to Carmen's Inn.

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    9. Bananaz's ex-Durian from CLS who later went to SXI for her form 6 & form 7 haha. Curious why they say lower and upper six?

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    10. Princess இ Mango & I never say who 'go first' though we are fully prepared with a nice twin burial plot all the necessary package all fully paid by installments over the years. So that it would burden each other in future with a total peace of mind. Probably Bananaz will go first as it ripens faster than Mango haha. A wise man once said ..'live is impermanent, death is certain'. The timing is all up to the Supreme Self above.

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    11. Wah! Skyroom rings the bell again. I have forgotten about this place at Continental Hotel where my parents brought us for dinners & watch live shows. My mother closed my eyes before the lights went off. LOL

      We have funny education system in this world and only we called this Lower & Upper 6 Forms while the West would popularly call it Grade 12 or Grade 13 or Pre-U or Matriculation. We eat too much curries.

      I think it would be cheaper and easier to scatter one's ashes into the sea. My friend's dad is resting on the slopes in Penang Hill. So your plots will have a Banana & Mango tree planted too?

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    12. Haha, just finished my lunch and came back to check on TM's replies, wah, got so many replies liao.. Bananaz, I'm laughing til I ter-kencing when TM says you look like an old playboy.. Hmm, I think you have a handsome face, but I agree with TM, sekali pandang your face, I'm fantasizing you were once a playboy and Casanova..

      Oh yes, I told many lies, I mean, many many lies before.. I felt bad now thinking about it.. I lied to my parents many times becoz of my bf.. I even asked my best (girl) friend to come to my house to fetch me, ask her to come inside to pinjam toilet (so that my mum can see her face), then when I'm inside my friend's car, I asked her to fetch me back to her house, and my bf will come to her house to fetch me out..

      Then, when I went to college (yep, mum didn't allow me to date when I was in college), I took this school bus, I asked uncle driver to drop me at one of the petrol stations, coz I've "forgotten" to bring my assigments, I told him I will ask my dad to come pick me.. So uncle driver dropped me there, and left.. My bf then came, and picked me up, and we went shopping, dating, watched movie, and I didn't go to class that day..

      Gawd, many more to share.. But I think out of topic liao, so maybe next time, teehee..

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    13. Never ever judge a book by its cover. Period!

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    14. TM இ Bananaz had the same thought too earlier but too compassionate as not to pollute the sea and killing lots of innocent fishes and for you lagi worst with your 'unbalanced' ashes kakaka, But then you still need to go for cremation and all the wake service oblada obladi. Its no longer cheap nowadays.

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    15. Those days one detective came to our lepak place and telling us this.."if there is a gang fight, robbery or extortion I will not come after you guys, but if there is a report of missing girls not coming home after 3am will sure nail you guys at your parties". haha

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    16. I was once a party animal too, would go to karaoke or disco partying and clubbing till 4am then go for supper then go home sleep like a pig, but that was only once a week every Saturday, every Saturday we would go to the disco to "report", oh how I miss my young days, those were the days!

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    17. I am amazed to know that after Bananaz's confessions, Libby also confessed her wild sides! Wakakakaaka welcome welcome my friends! Let's live healthy now!
      All fathers would be scared of Bananaz after read this post!!!!

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    18. Have a peace of mind..those were the days. Bananaz now very holy man

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  8. ah, a pair of good running shoes is certainly a necessary investment, especially if you are wearing it to run or workout in the gym..

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    1. I have always been curious which brands you wear when you go jumping inside your gym?? Don't tell me you wear those Monkey brands?? Wakakakaka Go buy New Balance now!!!!

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  9. and i would say NEW BALANCE is one of my favorite brand, not only the NEW BALANCE shoes are well designed for comfort and functionality, they are also stylishly looking!! and you know what?? that signature letter N on the sides of the shoes is especially something i like, haha!!

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    1. Great minds think alike. Their big NB letters could be seen from miles away! So gaya!

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  10. likewise you said, wearing a pair of NEW BALANCE surely boost your confidence.. that's from the perspective of appearance per se.. but not only that, i would say your motivation would also be increased to a higher level.. so from the boost inner and outer, you are sure going to look GRRRRREAT with your NEW BALANCE!!

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    1. The saying goes "Devil Wears Prada"..... So the greatest athletic wears New Balance lah....!!
      If I don't bring the rights shoes, I would shy away from the gym.

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  11. Well, glad to know that you are taking health seriously, I think everyone should also do the same ;)
    I myself love exercise and staying fit, it's just that I don't really need a pair of sport shoes since Yoga doesn't need shoes xDD
    But you pairs of NB shoes is very handsome! =)
    I believe a good pairs of shoes is important, take me for example, I purposely invest on a pair of Hush Puppies sandals when I was pregnant, cause I walk a lot and I got sore legs/feet easily, lucky I bought that HP shoes, very comfortable to wear!

    Oh ya sure can spot you in the room but why are you in an opposite direction? :p

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    1. I know you are an exercise freak too. You look so fit and healthy. I wish I could do Yoga like you which is the best form of exercise but I cannot even touch my toes. I think my hands are too short and legs too long lah. Wakakakaka

      Next time pregnant, wear NB shoes so that you can walk even longer hours.

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    2. Your eyes are sharp! I thought no one could see me! Kikikiki

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    3. Hayley doesn't need shoes but she gets to shop for sportswear and yoga wear. :)

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    4. That Yoga Queen only shops for all her exotic clothes and beauty creams!! She doesn't need shoes when she pose upside yoga! Wakakaka

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  12. I guess it is quite true that when you reach certain age will do certain thing bah.. didn't know much about the new balance brand.. >.<

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    1. Aiyo! Wake up and start going window shopping to broaden your brains la. Always play games on TV is bad la. NB is so famous now and will help to keep you healthy.

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    2. I see, haha, got go out lor recently, btw, i just changed my blog name to reloadfood.com, no more lonely keyword liao~

      Regards,
      (A Growing Teenager Diary)

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    3. Your blog boring la...always cut & paste same links to hell and loans and jealous modes and what nots!!! Aiyeeerrrrr can you post more exciting stories so that I will hop over again....Please!!!

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  13. Keep it up ! We must exercise regularly as there are really lots of benefits from it. Once a doctor told me that exercise is mandatory whether you like it or not.

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    1. Of course every being needs to exercise their limbs to stay strong and mobile. Even cats and dogs go for yoga, massage and runs on treadmills now! LOL

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  14. Yeah, it's not easy to choose a good fitting shoes. I already sacrificed a few pairs of branded shoes due to fitting issues though no problems when trying it out.

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    1. I suspect you have Donald Duck's feet! Wakakakaka

      I think it is best to buy shoes from ground floor as someone joked about gravity stuffs that make the feet expand.

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    2. You need to buy a shoes that at least half a size bigger if you use it for running as your feet will expand. Don't buy fitting shoes.

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    3. Haha... so far I got a right one, the Nike shoes I blogged before. Yeah, thanks Lina for the advice.

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    4. Yo! I am learning this from Lina too!!! When I asked the shop guy about the mountain shoes, he couldn't advise me like Lina!

      Terima Kasih Mak Glamer Lina!

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  15. That time I kept on going to the gym and run on the treadmill and I lost 5 kg!

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    1. I must run more and lose another 5kg!!! Why did you stop now?

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    2. Old liao, hee hee, no lah, I think I am plain lazy :P

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    3. Ok, I tell myself I will go to the gym next week

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    4. Hey I thought your profile photo shows that you are less than 25 years! What old???
      Quick go buy NB and run to the gym... kikikikiki

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  16. I guess people's hobbies can change from time to time, but for sure it always getting better and better!!

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    1. Yes we humans can be fickle minded sometimes. Some change their brands and lovers more often than change their underwears! LMAO!

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  17. mana boleh wear slipper when riding motorbike...later masuk the wheel , whole piece of meat hilang

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    1. Yeah my brother's foott once went inside the back wheel of the motorbike in Thailand and his flesh flung out like meat floss. Yiieerrrrrr so geli!

      I have phobia now to wear slippers outside.

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  18. we have New balance here.good brand. Price okay also

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    1. You made the wise choice! This is called New Balanced family...!

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  19. Q: Can you spot me inside the class?
    A: blue baju?

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    1. Sure correct but no prizes!











      **Are you sure that was me when I was holding the camera????

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    2. Saw part of your face from the reflection on the mirror holding your camera hehe. You are wearing a sleeveless T and no sign of anyone wearing it in the class.

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    3. Where got reflections??? You saw a ghost la! Eeeeeeeeee!

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    4. We are in Twilight Zone....I can see you...

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    5. Did you by any chance dabbed your eyes with dog tears???

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    6. Not any dog but must be black dog haha

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  20. eh ada jual in Zalora ah....okay...hopping over now

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    1. You know I am a shopping online queen! Zalora has very good products and prompt delivery.

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    2. Kucing memang terer lah! LOL

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    3. This cat often scares me la. She is very fast when her angin attacks! Remember how I spoke to her about pomelo candies on watsap? She was already cutting the fruit up while watsaping me. I was shocked and still shocked till today.

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  21. waaahhhhh.... so healthy!!! Reading this post motivates me to do more Jane Fonda workouts on Youtube! No, I don't go to gym... no company to go with me, alone shy one. So I do my workouts at my own sweet home.. wear my new sports shoes and I work out with Jane with disco music at the background.. otherwise no music, no shiok one! But I don't do daily... two or three times a week only and half hour or 40 min the most otherwise I pengsan! hahahaa... Keep up the good workouts!!

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    1. You often eat out all the delicious food and banquets like an Empress of China. I am sure you need to jump aerobics at least 5 hours daily. Why shy? I often go to gym alone la.

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  22. You into yoga? Pls be my instructor, can or not?

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    1. I wish I could teach YOGA and the sun would rise from the West!
      I cannot even touch my toes!

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  23. I used to go gym, but not now, now jog about my house reservoir or park...

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    1. Singapore has so many lovely and well maintained parks to jog. No need gym!

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  24. Talking about shoes, i had an old pair of shoe and a Nike new one, usually if i go jog, i will wear the old pair, the Nike, i only wear it during my Zumba class, wear only a few time, one pair give way and i had to go to the copper to mend it...

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    1. Aiyo,,,,throw away the old shoes and buy a New Balance so that you can prance better in Zumba Classes. You can also jog and run faster to chase any Leng Zhai hotties in the park. You need to be steady and well balanced! Kikikiki

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  25. See you in the class makes me think of the class Body Combat and Body Pump which i used to go...

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    1. Why you stopped going to these classes? You should pick the classes where there are lesser aunties and bimbos....lesser competition la! Wakakakaka

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  26. I own a pair of their running shoes, but I don't run very often at all LOL

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    1. You are so skinny and the wind might blow you off when you run. Better run indoors!

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  27. Fully agree 100% we must wear good shoes for walking or jogging. Bananaz got 'punctured' at the bridgerun in 1992 on the returning sector right after the mid-span for wearing the wrong low quality shoes.

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    1. Wow! You ran across in 1992! You must have looked damn hot and too muscular at that time. Which fat aunty punctured you??? I bet you wore a Cipalak Aeroplane or Banana Tree brand shoe! Wakakaka
      It is true that the wrong shoes would bring disasters during marathons! I often saw the runners walking barefooted after throwing away their torn or ripped shoes half way during marathons and races. It was always the inferior brands that had poor stitching and glues used.

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  28. My first pair of sneakers was a pair of New Balance! Courtesy of my kind uncle. I was so grateful because I had always wanted a pair of sneakers as I thought they were so cool. That was during my university days. I still love sneakers but I have moved on the another brand. Perhaps my next pair should be a New Balance eh? Good for you to keep up an exercise routine. It keeps the mind and body in tip top shape. I find that exercise alleviates depression and that is why I am now a lot more diligent in my workouts.

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    1. Why my uncles didn't buy me shoes? Yesssss you should only be buying NEW BALANCE shoes and nothing else!

      Exercise is really healthy to keep my mood and body happy otherwise I would become fat and ugly. That would be sad la.

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  29. True, we need to balance our lives no matter how hectic it could be. Good that you are working out at the gym. I missed the gym. Not sure when I will hit the gym again. I don't buy New Balance shoes but Brooks.

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    1. Brooks have very good shoes too! Hey you are so fit and slim plus running all over the place daily....no need to exercise anymore.

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  30. Oh yes lovely feet indeed. Boleh lawan Usain Bolt sudah ni. :D A balanced lifestyle is good. I should reembark on that later... after beranak. :)

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    1. Muahahahaha!!! You made me laugh! Well Usain Bolt is my idol but no way I can be fast like him.
      Wow! You gonna be mummy soon! Take care and posts some happy photos later, ya!

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  31. You sound very cool, but at same time health conscious! Nice knowing about the new balance shoes... Balance is something makes us sustain in this world.

    Enjoy the activity.

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  32. I prefer adidas myself but I know runners all swear by NB - it's the choice of serious marathon runners and casual runners alike!

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  33. OO...nice pair of new NB shoes! Mine has koyak, time to get a new one.hahah

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  34. Collecting antiques?? Wow, I'm not at that level yet! Hahaha! I'm just happy collecting my designer bags & shoes........

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  35. How I can't miss this post? This post is talking about Yannie's every day life. Anay, I don't know what happen, I have been going to gym every day now and running 9km on treadmill. Nothing could every stop me already. I am wearing NB every day too. Both shoes I bought at 50% discount from Sunway Pyramid, one of the sports shoes shop.

    Aiyo, I can't spot Anay even after my Lasik Surgery.

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