Thursday, March 31, 2011

Flowers Blooming

Moving around USJ Subang, one would see a number of Tabebuia Rosea trees in full bloom. If Japan has its sakura trees, USJ has the Tabebuia Rosea trees (though in much smaller scale).

Known locally as pokok kertas tisu, when in bloom, the trees would be fully covered with flowers with few or no leaves, and the fallen withered flowers turn the ground into a bright and colourful carpet.

Every time I see flowers, this statement that was told to me by my supervisor would come to my mind: "Do spend some time to smell the flowers."

Locals believe that when the flowers start to fall, it marks the end of the dry season. With the heavy rains for the past few days, look like the phenomenon is quite true.

Aiya, like that going for trekking would expect more wet ground

. . A few years ago, the full bloom occurred sometime around 22 August. Looks like they bloom twice a year.

Photos taken by yours truly (KC) on Saturday, 19 March 2011.

It has been raining the few days before and after 19 March.

By 26 March 2011, all the flowers were gone.

Do click here to view more photos previously taken by yours truly (KC)... scroll down the pages as this posting is repeated in Archive

Posted by KC Leong


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Twilight Ultra Challenge 2011

After stepping through five internet web photo albums by courtesy of Tey Eng Tiong, I have extracted a few photos to share with you on this great event that was staged in Singapore on 26-27 March 2011.

Chee Hon with his happy smile

Very yow yeng running attire

A great view -- The running track passing by the beach

... passing by the park ... and the restaurants too. In those not-too-famous marathons being held in the local arena, it is good to bring along some $$ in case the water stations run out of water. Well, in this run, bring lots of $$$$. After all, it is going to be a long night. Most runners here are seen very happy
I think the attraction is just great on the left; especially when the chef is cooking a sambal belacang dish.... hmmm ... yummy.

Ahh... it is also an excellent moment to show the runners of their prized pets, never mind blocking their path for a little while

If I am running in this event, sure you would see me sitting there savouring the food for supper. Since the format of running is in circuit, it would be excellent that we place order first and then continue with the run. With the repeatable process, one would know the exact timing. With military precision, we just return when the food is just 'ngam ngam' waiting for us without wasting valuable time ... :-)

Okay, I think he does not feel right having to put on watchful eyes on the bananas and watermelons ... :-)

Gosh... quite a lot of special brew

Salute! Salute! Salute! The runners almost run for 15 hours, 15 minutes, 15 seconds.

Special thanks to Tey Eng Tion for the untiring effort in taking these photos

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Happy Running


Posted by KC Leong


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Skytrex Challenge

The word extreme is intimidating. It is especially true to extreme sports or extreme challenge.

I know how some of the first-timers in this group feel ... gosh, first time participating in Skytrex and going for extreme challenge !!

I was told that a few of the participants are so excited that they have slight difficulty in getting into slumber sleep a few days before this event. Well, the Skytrex Extreme Challenge event was successfully staged yesterday morning (Saturday, 26 March 2011).

The tougher (or higher) the challenge, the greater (or higher) is the satisfaction. BRAVO !!

Please click here to view photos taken by yours truly (KC) using a compact camera. . .

A group photo with the Skytrex bus as background in Taman Pertanian, Shah Alam. Leng (at left) is the efficient coordinator. .

In full gear – Peck Yah, Patricia Yap, Leng, Wendy Liu and Monsy.

Our ‘yow yeng’ Lara Croft . . . Another group photo before the extreme challenge . . Pre-game demo – Okay, do inspect the pulley and carabiner (a metal loop with a screwed gate). It is so systematic that no one is turning to the other direction ... :-) . Well... that can double up as Lara Croft’s gun ... :-) . The first vertical climb – Patricia Yap ... cool and steady in climbing up the ladders to gain the necessary height for the game of Fying Fox. . Another view of the first climb – easily 30 meters high. .

The emergency exit or premature exit. Ayam = Chicken; Exit = Out . Lai Fong Sang and Wendy Liu for a hands-free demonstration .
The game of Flying Fox ... most participants says that it is the most pleasant and easy game to play
Wendy Liu walks exuberantly with ease .
Part of the group on the way out of Skytrex venue .
Led by Leng, the group went to Klang for the famous BKT. Later, we went to a shop that sell pau. The pau there are selling like hot cakes (or hot pau).

Do click here to view previous postings on Skytrex challenge. This posting is repeated, do scroll down the pages.

Posted by KC Leong .

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

World Kidney Run Photos 2011 (Part 2)

Do click here to view photos by courtesy of SCHOnline:
Click here for Album 4
Click here for Album 5
Click here for Album 6 (final album).

Posted by KC Leong

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

World Kidney Run Photos 2011

World Kidney Day Run
Date: 20 March 2011, Sunday
Venue: Dataran Merdeka
Please click here to view photos by courtesy of SCHOnline.
Click here for Album 1
Click here for Album 2
Click here for Album 3 ... stay tune for more photos.

Note: for downloading your choice photos, make sure it is in Full Screen view or Slideshow view (for bigger downloading of files)

Naidu - venturing into running barefoot

Posted by KC Leong

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hot Air Balloon Putrajaya

This is sifu skill ... reverse flying engineering
Hot Air Balloons Fiesta at Putrajaya from 17 to 20 March 2011

Please click here to view photos taken by yours truly (KC) on Saturday, 19 March 2011 .... click Slideshow, hit F11 for bigger display.
. The Darth Vader also making its presence here

Flame On !!

Yours truly (KC) with the Doraemon balloon from Japan

The sky of Putrajaya is decorated with the huge and colourful balloons

Night glow

The glow is illuminated according to the tempo of the songs
Do click here for photos of previous years ... this posting is repeat, do scroll down the web pages
Posted by KC Leong