My love for running is 2 years old.

My runs started when I was called by a very close friend of mine for a little walk at Tmn Chatin, Mentakab. She asked me if I wanted to go out to jog with her. Then I later took up a courage to sign up for a pray for OA run 2 years ago ( RunNat GRACE ). A place where I get out of my comfort zone to serve the Lord, together with people that I just knew then. I was disappointed that I failed to complete my 5km fun run. I end up praying inside the van while the van fetch me to the next station. But I still have a good hands on experience of how to pray for others and serve in a place in need of the gospel.

1. Gingerbread Run

A year after that, I signed up for a virtual run, in which at the same time the money I pay goes to the charity. I’m not yet an avid but I believe the BURNING desire to RUN was instilled in me after the virtual run by running kaki.

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This was the very 1st virtual run, that I joined.

We were suppose to print screen the distance we ran up to 25km. It was quite difficult for me to complete as I almost gave up running. December was a rainy month as well as a busy month filled with activities with friends and church; some of the days I did 2kms, 3kms and sometimes 5 kms. I fret, learnt from experiences, sweat more than usual, had muscle ache due to no exercise throughout the years of growing up and also difficulty searching for a buddy (my dad’s concern about me being alone in the park).

I used an app named STRAVA (Yin recommended to me), as she is an avid runner. I salute her stamina and determination to sign up for many runs in a year. That link above is of her recent run.

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this was what I received after completing my 25 km virtual run. Ain’t the medal cute?

2. AXA Hearts in Action run 2017

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I completed my 1st ever paid run this year, a few weeks back (24th Sept 2017). It was a    6 km run together with the fiance. The fees was Rm55 per adult for 6 km and Rm65 for 12 km. I’m so glad we ran for a cause. I love the t-shirt very much. The experience is something that I will never want to trade for anything.

What we learnt from this run:-

1. We learn to be punctual.

We were suppose to be there around 6am, when the warm up session starts then. Nobody will wait for us, when we are late.

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as you can see, it is still dark when we arrived.

 

2. We learn to patiently wait in the jam.

Yes there are many cars as we are arriving the venue. We learn to wait for our turn to park our car.

3. We learn to take our time.

We learn to take it easy and run at our own pace. In this run, I also learnt that my jogging buddy (my fiance) is patient in caring for me and watching me. He also reduced his speed just for me. I know it is difficult for him, as it wasn’t his stamina he is running/ walking at.

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6 km may be very little for many people but for me it was a good start!`

4. We learn to continue the run without looking behind.

We noticed many other walking and running at different speed in front of us. It kept the both of us focused to finish the run. I believe this is a good experience for me to encourage me to walk another km without realizing the distance.

5. We learn to stop and rest at a normal pace when we are tired. 

This is our 1st run together, and our 1st 6 km event in our life. So we walked more than we run in this event. “Slow and steady, win the race”

 

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Add on to that some tips before I close, remember to drink lots of water before and after the run. The weather can be very hot and also you need to replenish a lot of water because a lot of water comes out of your body during exercising.

Bring along a cap, in case it gets sunny in the late morning. Eat a lot of carbohydrate to boost back your energy after the run.

Take lots of pictures to keep them for remembrance.

Feel free to share with me your running experience as well. Thanks for dropping by, till next post!~ I will be writing about my China Trip beginning of this year. So very sorry for the delay.

 

~myheartots~

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Stunning enough? {Sponsored Review}

Hello to all my readers, make sure you take enough amount of water everyday, the weather is so hot lately that I got into fever and flu. I’m getting better today, but still have not finish taking my medicine yet. Please wish that I will recover soon.

This blog post is an update about another surprised package received from the Enchanteur team, 2 weeks ago. I’m such a happy lady when these arrived. I love the mirror and of course the product. Let me introduce you to this batch of Stunning variant.

Ench Stuning_MoodShot_5FAI’m blessed to try out this, it has a blended scent of Turkish Rose, Magnolia, Blackcurrant Bud and Raspberry and Sandalwood.

 

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Enchanteur Perfumed Talc on my hand.

1.Enchanteur Perfumed Talcum

Keeps your body dry, if you have oily skin, when I test it on my hands, I can feel that the talcum is very soft and makes my hands smooth after applying. Of course it is perfumed. This reminds me of some of my older relatives, this product packaging still looked the same after so many years. It is still very elegant  I would say.  Now I love to use it, I’m a young lady, but because I have been sweating a lot lately due to the weather, this powder comes handy. The redness on my neck not so bad after applying this on my skin today.

Price Ranges: between RM4.40 to RM11.80

 

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2. Enchanteur Perfumed Body Lotion.

I will keep this for myself to use, keeps skin hydrated, the texture is not oily. It is enriched with two of my favourite ingredient for my skin; Aleo Vera & Olive Butter. I would recommend trying this product if you have not use it before.

 

3. Enchanteur Eau de Toilette

Like any of the toilette, I also feel refreshed when I spray it on my skin. I love…love the design of this bottle, it has a rose on top.

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Price: just RM28.20 (including 6% GST) per bottle of 50ml

 

4. Deo Mist & Deo Roll-On

I personally prefer the mist spray as it is easier to use on the go. However it will only last up to 24 hours.

Deo Roll-On can last up to 48 hours. If you are someone who needs to apply deodorant to keep awake, you can choose a favourite between this two.

Price ranges: between RM4.90 to RM8.40 

For more information click on this link Enchanteur main website or

ENCHANTEUR’s Facebook page at enchanteurmy.

thanks for dropping by to read my post!! ^^ Thanks for your continual support.

I have did two other post on Enchanteur before if you want to read more about their products. These are very affordable product to use daily.  Here you go  Enchanteur (many kinds of range in here) and Enchanteur Paris range. Take a look at my past reviews, how much I love this product!

 

~myheartots~

Mount Smiley: Gunung Senyum

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Hello,

fellow readers, so sorry for the long pause. I have been really busy juggling with my full time job and studies lately. But in the midst of the busy days, I still managed to indulge in a good place to relax and unwind with my sister and a friend. I went to Gunung Senyum, few weeks ago.

Gunung Senyum is situated in Hutan Lipur. It is part of Pahang Darul Makmur.

How did Gunung Senyum got it’s name ? According to pahangdelights.com ; the locals said that it originated when Sultan Pahang visited the place. None of the people he asked to knows the name of the mountain. What he received were just smiles from them.

The reason why I managed to visit Gunung Senyum was because I have a friend from Kuala Lumpur named Ann wanted to go and visit the place. It was almost an hour away from my house (Mentakab). We drove there at 11am, Saturday, 5th of August 2017. Although a few older adults have asked us not to go as there are only 3 of us, we still took the courage to go there on our own. Des (my youngest sister), Ann & I  took it as an adventure that we have never encounter. I’m not sure if you all know that I have very bad sense of direction. I’m thankful that Des, could help to navigate a bit as she has quite a good sense of direction. She loves adventure more than Ann & I.

We know that they have guides but didn’t know that we need to have at least 12 people in a group to employ a guide to guide us into the many caverns and caves. We only managed to visit 5 out of 12 caves. The mountain is made out of limestone and rock. It is so nice to be able to climb up the caves, some caves are slippery and steep. While some are very dark.

  1. Our 1st stop was at Gua Terang Bulan. We noticed that the pathway heading towards the end of the cave wasn’t nicely mantained. An eerie experience to walk especially in the dark, but we like it because we could see the light shinning down from the hole, thats why the name Terang Bulan (shinning moon). If you are lucky enough, you will get to see also a spectrum/ rainbow in that cave.
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you can read more about it in here

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here is a picture of the terang bulan cave.

2. Gua Angin

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Similar to the cave’s name Angin (wind), when we enter this cave, the wind just blew, we could feel that lovely breeze. We climb up into Gua Angin and we came to Gua Taman Satu and Gua Taman Dua. 

3 & 4)  My favourite part of Gunung Senyum is Gua Taman Satu and Gua Taman Dua. There it was like Alice in the wonderland, except that it is not as colourful as cartoons.  Coral and mushroom looking stones.

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my sister & I, among the corals.

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Selfie of the 3 of us @ Gua Taman Dua. ( after the climb)

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5) I also love the Gua Kolam Tujuh it has a legend about an elf (bunian in Malay) that fell in love with a man named Tok Long. Of course the father of the elf do not allow her to be with that man. Knowing that his daugther really love Tok Long, the father agreed with her and had told her that she need to always bathe in Gua Kolam Tujuh. However, Tok Long is said to broke a promise, and failed to find his wife back. His grave in Gua Makam Tok Long will be the evidence to the story. Read more here. Sorry that I didn’t managed to take any picture of Gua Kolam Tujuh. There is a lot of pools in the cave. Not man made pools but natural.

The girls and I didn’t get to visit Gua Makam because we do not know our way into the places. We told ourselves that , we would want to go with more people in future to explose more cave and caverns that we did not manage to cover in this trip.

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I’m very thankful that Ann had suggested to go to Gunung Senyum, I have been wanting to visit this place in the longest time.

 

Gunung Senyum address:

Bandar Pusat Jengka

Pahang, MALAYSIA

 

We travelled using waze.  Using the word : Hutan Lipur Gunung Senyum.  Waze is very helpful.

 

~myheartots~

 

A Beautiful Mind

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Today I finally managed to watch a movie that I have wanted to watch 2 months ago. It is a story about a very famous  mathematician John Nash and how his wife continue to love him despite his paranoid schizophrenia. His life story inspires me that despite his hallucinations, he still managed to get a Nobel prize for Economics in 1994.

Schizophrenic can do big things in life too, if you have mental health problems don’t stop trying to reach anything you want to do in life. Never give up. Family and friends should watch this movie, as you will be able to see the stigma that effects a lot, and how love helps John succeed in life.

Giveaway! EUCERIN® AQUAPORIN MIST SPRAY (Collaboration)

I have been wanting to try mist spray on my skin. Last week, I went for my facial in a local beautician outlet, she mentioned that my skin was really dry and I need to take good care of it. I didn’t know that Eucerin product came in time for me to test on my dry skin. I know that this is not miraculous product and it may take time for my face to get use to a product, so I told Eucerin to give me 1 week to try on. I use it in the morning after my morning cream and night time after my night cream.

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Mist spray may help either in a very hot and dry weather or an aircond environment. It works on my skin especially when I’m driving and have a full blown aircond on my face (well due to the hot weather this few months in Malaysia sigh). You can also use it as a based for your skin before putting on your make up. This will keep your skin moisturized for at least 12 hours depending on skin.

Proven Efficacy

This product is good for dry skin (as I already mentioned), for people who wants to use minimal time on skincare (people on-the-go), & for make up users.  This product claims to be good even on sensitive skin. Don’t be afraid to try it on your skin. I also have sensitive skin, but it didn’t have any side effects or itchiness on my face.

Feels: spray of water coming out from the bottle (mist). Remember to spray a distance to have a better effect. 

Price:  RM21.90 for 50ml & RM45.90 for 150ml mist spray.

This can be purchased in big pharmacies or places like Watson and Guardian.

 

Before and After picture.

 

Eucerin®  always has the latest, quality and effective dermatological skincare products to benefit consumers. There are 650 international scientists that focusing on this product comes from Beiersdorf AG Research Centre.

Those who wants a freebie from my blog can comment below here. I will use a generator to choose a lucky winner for a bottle of 150ml EUCERIN® AQUAPORIN MIST SPRAY that cost RM45.90. This giveaway is just for within Malaysia only. Hurry! Giveaway will close next month!

 

~myheartots~

Something you need in your first aid kit- Spray8 (collaboration)

Spray8 is another product by Furley Bioextracts. Last week I also did post up another product by the name of FemMist  When I spray on Spray8 on my skin, I could smell the mangosteen smell from the product. The main ingredients of this product is the mangosteen extract. This products also have botanical extracts . Vitamin E and essential oil. It has a rather cooling effect after being sprayed on my skin.

It claims to be great for mosquito bites, scrapes and bruises will recover faster and works good for scalding skin or oil burns. How about giving this as a gift to someone recovering from surgery? or you yourself, that may need it when you injured yourself. It is also good for dry/brittle skin. Or if you are diabetic this may be a product you are looking for, for your wounds/ ulcer. Works well also for eczema, as I look at the comments/ feedback in the website.

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You can go into the website and see for yourself other customer’s feedback. It can be use as frequently. For better effect on skin, spray it on and leave it without washing it off or lathering it evenly.

Price: Rm35 for 50ml

I know of this product since last year, when I tried the juice by this same company, if you are a fan of mangosteen drink, you can go to this page to check it out. Ostania. 

To get a bottle of Spray8 (50ml) off RM10 please click here.

 

 

~myheartots~

Beauté – FemMist – Furley Bio (Collaboration)

 

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slim and easy to place into your handbag

 

 

Do you feel that your vagina is dry, itchy or uneasy? FemMist is a solution for you if you do. FemMist is a feminine mist that is for women that is always on the go. I wasn’t a fan of any feminine wash until I stumbled upon an article on The Star Newspaper (Malaysian Local Newspaper), written on Nov 13th last year. The title of the article was How to take care of the vagina. One of the important thing mentioned on the article was to use feminine wash that has an acidic pH, but not those with harsh chemicals.

Yes, clean water is as important, if you have clean water. Nowadays water from the tap is not as clean anymore. Sometimes water comes out yellow. I would recommend that you wash your vagina properly after spraying FemMist 1 mins (for those with not so dry vagina). As this product helps dry vagina to become a bit more moisture. It claims to remove odour, reduce itchiness and discomfort that come from the vagina.

Specialty of this product is that it is water-based and natural. It is refreshing and formulated from mangosteen and manjakani.

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Mangosteen contains antioxidant that is higher than vitamin C and E.

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Manjakani is a natural herb for vaginal tightening. Manjakani is rich in vitamin A, C, tannins and gallic acid, proteins. It also has anti microbes, anti-inflammatory properties.

The 1st time I used this product was July last year. I did not use it often because I already have neutral vagina. So occasionally when I feel it is too dry, I would spray some during shower time.

Remember to click on this link to get a RM10 off purchase and to know more about the product.

 

~myheartots~