Friday, April 17, 2009

BHPetrol Orange Run

I emceed BHP Petrol's 4th Orange Run. This took place last Sunday, 12th of April, one day after my Cleo Bachelor Speed Date. You know, i didn't sleep at all the night before the event.

On April 11th, i woke up at 7:30am to get ready for my Speed Date at Island Bistro at Pavilion. The event ended at 5pm. I went back for dinner and i was in the studio already prepping for my show on Sunday.

I went back at 4:30am in the morning of April 12th, slept for perhaps a good 15 minutes, got up, took a quick shower, and head off to the Piazza The Curve at 5:30 in the morning.

I was required to be there at 6am till 10am.

So there i was at the wee hours shortly after Subuh prayers, thinking that this is going to be a long day. There were a number of marathon runners there, and the events people were busy getting the booths ready. I took in the still beauty of twilight, the short time after dawn and before the sun hits the horizon.

I wondered when was the last time i was up at this hour to marvel at the beauty. A beauty we often take for granted. It is such a good time for reflection, i thought to myself.

Here are a few good shots of The Curve at twilight.

The Curve at Twilight. Click on photo to enlarge.
Photos from Moe's personal collection.

At seven o clock i see a flock of marathon runners and was amazed at the public response for the marathon. Wow, despite the constant media attention on how unhealthy Malaysian food is, Malaysians do have a healthier lifestyle than we ever give ourselves credit for. Seriously, i never expected the turn out to be this good.

The last two photos were only for the first category, not the entire event.
Click on photo to enlarge. Photos from Moe Nasrul's personal collection.

Off goes the runners, in comes the FOOD STALLS!!! And it was all for free.

Seven-UP Revive Isotonic Drink, Nasi Lemak, Kopi and Teh Panas, peanuts, Kampai Non-Alcoholic Fruit Juice (which is really good!) , and eNergy Isotonic Drink. Click photo to enlarge. Photos from Moe Nasrul's personal collection.

Cereal, Nescafe, Yeo's H-Two-O, Dutch Lady, Mamee, Corntos. Click photos to enlarge. Photos are from Moe Nasrul's personal collection.

I was really having fun at the event. And of course, all good things must come to an end.

Me emceeing and announcing the winners.
Click photo to enlarge. Photos are from Moe Nasrul's collection.

The most amazing thing about this event was I'm actually moved to sign myself up for the next marathon run :)

Kudos to BHP Petrol for organizing yet another round of successful run. Thanks to the F&B sponsors for making this event more fantastic!!!!


LoNeRaNgerSpEaK said...

Emcee Moe...

do you participant on the running too..=p
u can lose weight , u noe..=)
*Just joking*.

Moe Nasrul said...

i wish i could have it looked really fun... but i was stuck emceeing... :( then again i did have a good time emceeing :D