Sunday, March 29, 2009

Melawati 10km Run -29 Apr'09

After 2 weeks of hacttic job, it wanted to release all my tension. Without proper training, it was tough to go for tournaments and furthermore to perform.
Anyyway I wanted to do my best for the run. Upon reaching the runing area at 6.20am, I saw nobody there. It was dark and quiet. I toughtmaybe the evnt is going to be cancelled.

However, at 7am, there were officials there. They started the race at 7.35am. The route covered around houses, then towards the hill side and back to housing area. It was mixture of uphil, downhill and flat road.

I started pacing Sri at the beginning. Upon 2km, he got tired, but i realised Ronnie overtaking me. So I tried pacing him. Then "kuda Tua" overtook me. I just let them to lead me. Finally Hamidon ovetook me and I just stayed 50m behind him till finishing the race.

The sickening part of the race was:
1. No water station at 5km mark. My first race in 2 years finishing without water.
2. had to do 2 "U Turn" towards fininishing. This made the race to be boring.

Anyway, happy to clock 43:33. Hope to do better in the next race.

The organisers colected RM25, but only gave medal, "cheap skate" t-shirt and 100plus, vico upon end of the race. I was expecting food for that amount of money paid.

You know when "M***ys" organise, how they do it. Anyway I ran because of my passion.

My running mates results:
38'35 - Jasni Khairil (4th)
39'01 - Murali Nathan (6th)
41'40 - Naresh Kumar, Pm37 (8th)
42'59 - Ronnie See, Pm1 (10th)
43'33 - Chen Keat Hoong, Pm8
43'41 - Meyyappa Manickam, Pm58
45'20 - Kenny Tan, Pm27
45'23 - Stanley Cheong, Pm53
45'38 - Suresh, Pm47
46'25 - Zulazlan Shah, Pm43 (25th)
47'35 - Nazib Ngainin, Pm14
48'34 - Zulhassan
49'59 - Wong Kei Ming, Pm55
50'28 - Ahmad Farid
51'20 - Ryan Teoh, Pm17
51'38 - Wong Rambo
51'58 - Gunaselan Rajagopal, Pm39
57'48 - Kevin Chow, Pm32
00'00 - Ghejanthran

Men Veteran 10km :------------------------
42'33 - Daniel Tan
43'33 - Tan Wah Sing
43'46 - Vincent Wong, Pm10
49'34 - YS Lee

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Auditor's Life is Crap

I was going to be not earlier than 1am for the whole of last week.
I tried not working on weekends, but somehow, the senior made me to work during weekend.
The clients dont understand our feelings. They keep on dragging their submission of documents. This made us to even work later. 2 weeks ago I went back home at 5am. My personal best okay.
Looks like i cant sustain this for long time. see how it goes for my future assigments. I dont know how this partners and managers can work that long hours.

Now I trealise that most of them in my firm is not married. No wonder lah!

The crap thing about auditors life:

1. You dont get enough sleep (only 4 hours per day)

2. You loose hair

3. You gain weight because you eat alot and dont exercise

4. You get stressed easily and start to shout at your loved ones

5. You get paid peanuts.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Dennis Found That Shark

Bravo Dennis!

We got our MAIDEN division champion from Area B1.

Dennis Wee who presented the speech entitled "Find That Shark". He overcame stiff competition from other title contender, Eugene Ng, D'Utama, Area B4 who had to settle down for 1st runners up. 3rd place went to Lee Mei Foong from Crystal TMC, AreaB5.

Dennis represented Deloitte KassimChan TMC for International Speech and D'Utama Advance TMC for Table Topics. He received thunderous of applause and hugs from the audience upon the announcement of the results.

He started the speech with Dr.MLK's speech and followed with "sushi kin" as example to stress the message. He finally ended the speech in his way of MLK speech.

Although he wasn't placed in the Table Topic Contest, he did put up great fight against season campaigners such as Dominic Joseph, Gerald Quinten, and G.Sivalingam.

It was even ostentatious the championship was witnessed by Distrct Governor, Joseph Gomez and District LGET, Ritchie Chong.

Hope this championship will spur more chapions from our Area.

"Begin, The Rest Is easy"


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Larian Harapan Sri Sinar - 15 Mar

New place, New Track, New Experience.
The race started at 7am and the track was mixture of Highway and housing area. I was tougher than Mizuno Run because it was hilly.

During finishing,manage to overtake Stanley Cheong. Feel really great after finishing the race. My timimng was 45:25. Next race would be Melawati Run.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wild Wild Run - 8th Mar'09

I was aiming to perform better after disastorous experiences in 3 previous races.
It was relatively new track for me and I was in progress of gaining my fitness level back to shape. Started well by maintaining my pace and leaving the elite runners i.e Richard, "the Kenyan", Naresh, Jasni and Murali to lead the race.

It was cold for 1st 2 laps but still I could feel the tiredness. I took water at every lap except for the last. I aimed for 4th position in myucatefory as there 3 of the elite runners were in my category. Since the race started, I never allowed anyone from my category to overtake me. Even "Kuda tua" overtook me at 2nd last lap.

Thanks to Chen Kiat Hong, who paced me for the final lap. I felt staisfoed upon the race and moreover coming back with the trophy. Hope to do better in Bukit Jalil Race on 15th.

Greetings from Area Governor

Happy Day Fellow Toastmasters,

2/3 of the term has ended and left with only 117 days before the curtain closes. Hope the fire in you is not "put off". Recently, I went to my home club for Toastmaster meeting. While the meeting was going on, the electricity tripped off and the whole room was in dark. However, our, Madam President, Lai Lien manage to make impromtu decision by switching the meeting venue to the next room. Thus prooves that, a person just need the "Will POWER" to achieve to greater height.

Area B1 Contest
Kudo's to Julian Gan(President of UNITAR TMC) forshouldering the burdon of organasing chair for the contest. It was the 1st ever time that UNITAR hosted an area/division event. This has been an eye opener to a lot o students who hadno clue about Toastmasters.

Area Champion
Bravo to Dennis who walked away with both the titles and became the only person to win all 4 titles contested (Humorous, Evaluation, Table Topic and International Speech in a single term in history of Area B1.

He will be our area's flag barrier for Division Contest whic will be held on 21 March 2009. Tickts are available with me at RM10. We finished as 1st runners up for table Topics Contest and 2nd Runner in past 2 occasions. Lets bring our batalions to witness our warrior and make him the1st ever Division champion from Area B1.

It's the election saga now. Nominations for upcoming term (2009/2010) is open. The closing date would be on 26 March 2009 @ 11.59pm. Should there be 2 or more nominations, an election will be held on 28 March @ Segi College, Subang @ 5.30pm.

The submission of dues for period of Apr'09 till Sept'09 should be performed by 31st March'09. A minimum of 6 members should be renewed in order to achieve the DCP goal.

Current Status (at at 5th March, 11.45pm)
- 47 new members recruited
- 3 Competent Communicators
- 2 Advance Communicators
- 1 Competent Leader

3 clubs are on track for President's Distinguish Club
2 clubs are on track for Distinguish Club

DCP Points:

Deloitte KasimChan - 5points
UNITAR - 5points
D'Utama Advance - 4points
Penapisan - 3 points
MAS Melor - 0 Point

Let's work for it.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Area B1 Governor Election fro Term 2009/2010

Fellow members of Area B1,

The nomination for Area B1 Governor closes at 11.59pm on 26 March 2009. Nominations to be sent to my home address.

Should there be 2 more or more nominations, election will be held on 28 March 2009.

The nomination forms can be obtained from me.

Division B Int Speech & Table Topic Contest

Monday, March 2, 2009

KL Towerthon Challenge - 1 March'09

It was another chalenge for me to put up a good show after dissapointments in 2 consecutive run,Cross Country and City Run. However,m the saga continued, I started with 1st group along side with Ronnie, Naresh, Suresh, Stanley, Murali and the others. I was preety tired at beging itself for the 1.5km uphill run. I was exhausted when i reached the starting point of the staircase.
But I still continued. There were people ushering by saying, "You can do it", "Come On". I could run only for 1st 2 ploors, then I started walking. I was strugling from begining itself. But I just wanted to finish it off.

I realised that 1 floor equals to 4 levels of staircase. When there were only 2 more floors, I was happy, but ended up going for 8 levels of staircase. I saw my timing was 21:19. Way below expectation.

Bur the good news was, my team became 2nd runner up under corporate category. My teamates were Naresh, Guna, Murali and Jaya. We got RM200 each with a trophy, finisher medal and position medal.

The bad part was the hampers where, they only awarded us 2 hampers where actually we were suppose to get each one hamper. when we asked the officials of TM, they said its only 2 hamper per team. In actual story, they wanted to smuggle 3 other hampers. When we asked them, the F***ing lady said " Saya malas nak cakap lagi". Typical habit of goverment staff. For me, its just a donation for them.

Whatever, its a cash winning moment after a long time. Im looking forward to do better in "Zoo Negara" Race on 8th March.