Sunday, July 31, 2011

St Anne Feast Day 2011


Every year I try to make it a point to make a pilgrimage to St Anne's Church Bukit Mertajam  for St Anne's Feast Day. The actual feast day falls on 26th of July and usually there will be a 10 days Novena celebration in conjunction with the feast day. The candle light vigil / mass will usually be held on a Saturday in between the 10 days Novena.

One of the entrance of St Anne's Church

Throng of people!! Not just Catholics / Christians gather here but also Non-Christians..

Pilgrims heading up / down the old church
Pilgrims around the new church (mass in session, yeap..done outdoors! - where to sit? on the grass..hehehe)

Or anywhere else that has space to sit! :p

The candlelight and St. Anne procession in progress

Dear Saint Anne,
I praise god and honor you for having been given the grace to be the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary and grandmother of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Many who have impored your help have felt the happy effects of your goodness and powerful intercession. Encouraged by this thought, I humbly implore you, O good Saint Anne to hear my request

(here mention your petition)

O loving Saint Anne, whose heart is ever full of human sympathy for those in trouble, pain or anxiety, have pity on me and grant me your favour as you have done for others in so many wonderful cases for the greater glory of God. Help me to know, love and follow Jesus by being a concerned citizen and an active member of His Church and to reach Heaven, there to praise God with you forever and ever.

Read about St Anne's Church History

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Liverpool Asia Tour 16-Jul-11


The last time I watched Liverpool was at Singapore in year 2009, where they played against the Singapore National team.

This year, the Reds will be stopping by at Kuala Lumpur as part of their Asia Tour 2011.
Tickets were being sold at selected Adidas stores nationwide and online via TicketPro.

Venue : Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur
Date : 16 July 2011
Time : 5.45pm

Seating Layout & Ticket Price

Giant Liverpool Jersey at Pavillion Mall, Kuala Lumpur - featuring Standard Chartered as their new sponsor. (Previously it was Carlsberg)

At 3.00pm, started the journey from Kelana Jaya Putra LRT station to Masjid Jamek station. From there, interchange to Masjid Jamek Ampang LRT to Bukit Jalil station. I thought I was early...but seems like EVERYONE had the same idea to be early!! @_@

LRT filled with Liverpool / Malaysia supporters. Look at the throng of people descending from the LRT..yeap.. I was sardined inside..luckily still able to BREATHE!!

As I walked out of the LRT, I could hear the crowds cheering and the whistle and honks were so LOUD!

Hey Hey Hey!!
Look at what I came across?? "MorphSuit" is written at the butt of the costume :p

Items on sale along the way to the stadium.

More more stuffs on sale!

Inside the stadium, it's hot, it's noisy and I CAN't WAIT to be part of the MEXICAN WAVES!!

Malaysian team warm up before the game begins

Liverpool players came out to the field for warm up session right after the Malaysian team

Fans want to be caught in film too!!

Awww.. that's a bit harsh eh?

Players line up from both team

Approximately 80,000 fans from both Liverpool and Malaysian Football team!!!
Although there are more RED jerseys.. I observed that fans are cheering for both team =p

From where I sat, only able to get the view of the players back =p

And the game begins!!!

Charlie Adam scoring the first goal for Liverpool at 26th minute into the game (Penalty Kick)

LOL.... Liverpool & Manchester United..sworn rivals =p

Not on duty anymore eh? :p

Fans react to the goal scored by S Sali at 80th minute. See.. told you earlier that although fans are wearing RED jerseys, they still cheer for Malaysian team ^_^

The game ended with Malaysia 3 - 6 Liverpool
Not bad eh? I think Malaysia team played quite well :)

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Standard Chartered Marathon 2011


Successfully coaxed by my friends, I agreed to participate in this year's Standard Chartered Marathon - 10km. My first participation was in 2009 for 5km run and a certificate of participation was given. This year I will make sure I collect my finisher medal for the 10km run!!! ^_^

Collection of Race Pack venue is no longer at Dataran Merdeka. Instead, it is held at Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil.

23-June-11, Thursday
Reached Putra Stadium around 7.30pm and the queue didn't look too bad at all..
A relief to know that I'll be able to get my dinner on time...heheheheh..

2011 Singlet - GREEN & WHITE by New Balance

Stuffs inside the Race Pack

26-June-11, Sunday
This year's starting point was at Jalan Parlimen..a few kilometres away from Dataran Merdeka.
From the website, it was made known that there will be a shuttle bus from Kelana Jaya LRT station to a drop off point near Jalan Parlimen between 4am - 6am on 26June but I think I missed the 5.45am bus. Took the LRT to Masjid Jamek station instead. By the time I reach the starting point, the 10km runners has just been flagged off!! Not bad huh my timing.. as soon as I reach - START RUNNING!!!

The marathon begins! It drizzle a little but thankfully it stopped after a while.

Route include a trip to Little India!

Sad - They just drink and throw the cups on the road... Sigh...

Toilet break!! Not for me!!
*I can't help to feel sorry for the girl - it's like she's saying" FASTER!!! I can't hold it much longer~"

6km more to go... I CAN DO THIS!!!


Yaayy!! FINISH LINE!!! FINALLY!!!!!!! *huff huff puff*

With most of the time walking and probably a slow jog of 2-3km out of 10km, I finally reached the finishing line at 01:43::44. I ranked at 2155 out of approximately 10,000 of 10km runners? Not bad eh!?? I am at top 3000!!! HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!

10KM Finisher Medal!! Clap Clap Clap Clap!! for myself..
Hahahaha.. actually this is not a well deserved medal..I should actually regard it as a "souvenir" instead =p

Would I join next year's marathon? Uhhh.... I'll think about it =p (For so many days, my legs suffered muscle pain..can barely walk up/down the staircase looking normal..) So.. yeah.. I'll decide next year if I wanna participate or not =p

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