Autumn in my heart

It was my mother’s birthday when the photo was taken. October 12, 2014.

“You will always be the Queen of my heart mom. Happy birthday”

Autumn in my heart.  iPhone 5S + 40/2.2

Autumn in my heart. iPhone 5S + 40/2.2

 

 

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Me and Photography

I love photography. I love so much taking panoramic views and I enjoy taking macro-photographs.

What do you guys think about the photos below?

These are some of the pictures that I’ve taken using my Galaxy Note 2, few months back. I assume that some of you might have seen one of those in my Instagram Account. Check it out if you haven’t.

I realized that, since there was no post in this blog for the last couple of weeks due to my super busy-ness with lot of things that need to be settled, I’ve decided to start my June post with photos. And I apologize for the late entry.

 And in this month of June as well, I’ve taken a few courageous steps by entering some online photography competition and it kind of blew my mind. Even though some of them are still running on before the deadline comes, and some of it has already close and I did not win the competition, I can tell you that I’m stoked with my performance, I mean, the photo that I’ve sent. Can you imagine, just one night, my photo jumped from rank 2000 plus to rank 279, Just for a night!

They vote for my photo! yeay!

I not really care bout winning yet but to be voted as top 300 pictures among 2000 plus contestant, it blew me away!

This picture ranked 279. Thank God. Alhamdulillah.

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This picture below is another category, architecture, that I’ve entered and yet still counting before the deadline comes. Feel free to click the link below and leave a comment about the photos. Thank you in advance.

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http://twenty20.com/challenges/architecture-iv/vote?username=mr_zie

And this one also was another category that I’ve entered, under macro category. Please vote for me. I’m climbing the ladder rite now and I want my photo to be listed as top hundred if you guys think the picture is awesome. To me it is!

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http://twenty20.com/challenges/macro-iv/vote?username=mr_zie

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Until then. Love ya!

New Personal Record

run1The final class was ended today (before final exams)  and as per agreed with my students, the class finished within 2 hours and less. As the class ended quite early, I managed to drop by at the university’s sports center and give it a go the 400m track.

It was a cloudy day. The sun shone not so bright. And I know that, my subconscious mind sometimes will come to a decision that today was not a fine day to run, and I’ll end up not running today, but hey! I will never let my spirit down because of that cheap excuses!?

Earlier afternoon, I’ve planned to bring along my running gear to class so that I can make some light running around the campus if it is not raining in the evening. And Thanked God, Alhamdulillah, it wasn’t.

Before I get started, I placed all my belongings in one safe place, switch on my running apps (I’m happy with the new apps mentioned in my previous entry – Run Keeper) and plug in my Sony earplug (which I just get used to it because previously I’m not).

Today’s running was an easy one for me as the track was just flat and actually I’m used to run on it because back on those days, I’m a track runner, a sprinter (100m, 100x4m, 400m).

Today’s obstacles was just me and the windy weather in that evening compared to the other running tracks that I’m used to, where I have to hike a few hills and the elevation was quite high. I’m having so much fun running on the track today. And my running pace was quiet stunning as well! I made it in just 5 minutes per kilometer which is far less than the usual!

And what makes me even more happier is that, I broke my last record and in fact, it was beyond my expectations! In just 13 minutes, I managed to finish a 2.5 km running, just another half kilometers to go to reach my goal, 3 km running below 15 minutes! The fact that I managed to achieve this new record was nothing if I did not push myself to the limits.

However, there was a time, during my running today, some kind of feeling or thought in my head saying that, that’s enough, don’t push yourself, you are tired..so slow down a bit or stop. That was the time where I have to fight all the negative thoughts and never let my guard down. I keep myself forward even if it was a damn slow pace and keep coaching myself saying, yes I can, just I little more forward, keep moving and don’t stop until the finish line!

All I know is that, no body else could change and would do it for me. It’s my fight, so I’ve to fight for it.

And yeah, Alhamdulillah, Thank God, I almost reach my goal and am looking forward to set a new goal in the future!

Weekly training: Running review

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I’ve ran in this shoes for quite a distance and it still in good form!

It’s been a couple of months since my last 10K running competition that I’ve joined that push me to work harder day by day in order to get myself fully prepared for the event. And then after that, there was no serious running that I’ve joined except for maintaining my strength and body fit.

For the past few weeks, I’ve set a goal in my weekly running to run a 3K running below 15 minutes in which I know that it was not an easy task. But yeah, nothing is impossible.

During my first attempt in reaching the goal, I could only reach 1.5K   non stop running and the rest of it, I was just walking which it was not awesome! And the time recorded was about 15 minutes! Barely a run!?

But hey! I’m not freaking out over the result! Or should I? Nah, I don’t think so.

I optimistically know that some day I will eventually conquer that or even managed to go beyond that limit.

And Alhamdulillah, just few days later, I managed to run a 2.4K in just 17 plus minutes. Not very satisfying but, yeay! I managed to push myself a kilometer ahead.

Then on the Saturday morning, I push it a little further but still a 2K runs. I achieved 16 minutes, with a 7:55 minutes pace per kilometer, recorded by a free android apps named Runtastic Apps that I just installed it the other night to be tested. I planned to break the record that evening however it was heavy rain that day and I postponed it for the next  day.

The next day I ran in the evening, I managed to maintain the pace of my running and finished a 2K running in 15 minutes. I then realized that, I can push it a little further next time and indeed I am.

Today, I achieved a new time record for a 2.24K in 14:52 minutes with average of 6:38 minutes pace per kilometer, recorded by a new apps, the Run Keeper.

I now I have to train harder for the upcoming 12 K trail running at the end of June just like I did for the other running events.

Keep healthy, train hard and pray hard. Let’s push ourselves to the limit! I will keep you updated and see you around insyaAllah.

Photo-blogging: Ride to the Big Bike Gathering 2013 at SIC

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Stop at Petronas Gas Station before heading to SIC

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Arrived at the main entrance (I guess) where all the big bikes was gathered. My Duke 200 humbly park amongst other monstrous bikes (yet the bikers were all friendly!!)

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Before #selfie even existed! Lol.

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I’m super stoked after meeting other KTM Bikers at this event! They simply welcomed me to join the herd. After all, I’m KTM Bikers too!

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Cool Muscle Bike. A Beast!

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A beast and his owner!

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Getting ready for round two!

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Ready to Race!

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Getting some refreshments at the nearest local restaurant after the event. Pretty cool bike isn’t it!