Making Days Count in 2016

Another 366 days (yes, 2016 is a leap year) passed by swiftly that it feels like time has sped up in the recent years.

As I briefly peeked at my 7 life-changing moments in 2015, I can’t help to admit that there are lesser “wow” moments in 2016. Most of the days were an insignificant routine.

ice wine celebration

I started 2016 with a bottle of ice wine purchased from Rhine Valley, Germany during our Trip of a Lifetime in 2015. No solid resolutions were made for 2016 as they’re usually not fulfilled – so it’s a matter of making the days count.

In summary, 2016 has been an ordinary year. In fact, there were the occasional ups and downs (not Korean dramatic ones okay) that turned out to be key learning for continuous self improvements.

Run, Ken, Run!

I was enthusiastic about running… some time ago.

I started running as a fun hobby back in 2012 when I signed up for a 5KM “Fun Run” at the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2012. It was indeed fun, but little did I know that it was a stepping stone to more runs.

running runner

That’s one of my runs at the Multi-Purpose Insurans Bhd (MPIB) Run in January 2015 where I’ve completed 12KM.

Ipoh Peanut Candy at Ming Yue Confectionery

Another famous Ipoh snack has got to be the Peanut Candy (or Peanut Brittle for the atas English) at Ming Yue Confectionery. It’s one of the top MUST-HAVE snacks while you’re on an Ipoh Food Trip.

ipoh ming yue confectionery

Ming Yue Confectionery is located in Pasir Pinji, where the famous Ipoh Big Tree Foot at.

Ming Yue Confectionery is well-known for its fragrant peanut candy and there’s usually a long queue for it. You have to be really early to avoid the long wait. The production frequency is usually every 30-45 minutes for 2 large bags of freshly baked candies.