Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Energizer Night Run

This is my 1st night race for the year.

I left my house at 6.15pm and took 1 hour to reach there. The weather was really humid. I just wonder how the marathon runners could take it. I took part in 10k as I ont have enough mileage coverage and dont want to do too much of long races.

As I was warming up, I met Kei Ming and hot girl from CIMB. We were warming up together. As the race started, I was with leading pack as most good runners were in the 21km and 42km category. Thus, I was in the top 10 from the beginning.

I paced a red shirt guy. I started to feel thirsty at first 3km itself and stopped at all water station (3of them) to drink. Never in my life i did that for 10km run.

Apart from that, I thought, It will be a flat route. But after 2km, the disaster started where there were 3 hilly situations occurred.

Damn, I felt like there's fire at my buttox. It was burning. There were no proper distance marker. Therefore, I didnt know what was the distance left. Untill the final juntion, I heard the chinese drum players, Thus i started to increase my pace and finished the race with bang.

My timing was decent with 42:17 with 6th placing. Missed by 3 places for trophy.

Hope to do better in Cap Ayam race on 18th Apr.

MCA Election Results

Dr. Chua Soi Lek - 901 votes (Current Deputy President)
Ong Ka Ting - 833 votes (Immediate Past President)
Ong Tee Keat - 578 votes ( Current President)

Deputy President :
Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai - 1171 votes (Ong Ka Ting's man)
Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha - 1,106 votes.

Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen - 1528 votes
Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai - 1469
Datuk Chor Chee Heung - 1202
Gan Ping Sieu - 1202

My comment:
We have witness that good man cannot last in politics and how's the breakage in the party itself.
Though the President and Deputy is not from the same team, but let's see if they can work together.

But Chua Soi Leck is not MP, thus he need to be sworn as Senator if he wants to be Minister.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

KL Towerthoin

I was preparing for the compatition, but after the cramp last week at Bareno Run. I was a bit cautious about my calf.

Thius I wnet slow but steady today. As the race started, most of them sprinted, I followed Hamidon from back but come the straight raod at the top hill, he blasted.

At the stairs, I manage to clinb 4 floors then started walking till the top. But I didnt stop as were done by the rest and also never allowed anyone to overtake me during the climb.

Hope I can get better for the enegizer Run on this Satuday.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bib Collection for KL Towerthon

Two days ago, I received a letter from the organisers on confirming my participation. They also indicated the bib number and requested me to bring along the letter for the collection of Bib and T-shirt.

Today morning, when I went to the official and showed the letter, they requested for the reporting card hich is atteached with the collection of number slip which was issued during registration. They said that, they dont need have that letter which was posted to me 2 days ago. Luckily, I brought the card/slip. Else, I need to come back tommorow. What a crap stuff they did. Improper communication btw organiser and technical adviser.

Next thing I realised my friend, Kei Ming's name was not even in the record. He had to wait for more than 1 hour to rectify his registration status. What the heck?

Hope they dont screw up the event on Sunday.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Team A:
President: Ong Tee Keat
Deputy: ??????

Team B:
President: Chua Soi Lek
Deputy: Chong Ko Har

Team C:
President : Ong Kah Ting
Deputy: Liow Tiong Lai

Anyone else interested to form a team?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Richest People in the World

1. Carlos Slim Helu (Mexico) - Telecoms
2. Bill Gates (USA) - Microsoft
3. Warren Buffet (USA) - Berkshire Hathaway
4. Mukesh Ambani (India) - Oil & Gas
5. Lakshmi Mittal (India) - Metal
6. Lawrence Ellison (USA) - Oracle
7. Bernard Arnault (France) - Luxury Goods, LVMH
8. Eike Batista (Brazil) - Mining
9. Armancio Ortega (Spain) - Clothing
10. Karl Albrecth (Germany) - Supermarket
38. Robert Kwok (Malaysia) - Sugar
89. Anandakrishnan (Malaysia) - Diversified

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Bareno Run - 14th Mar'10

I'm running after lapse of 3 weeks and I planned to take up shorter distance as I'm focusing on my 1500M for IAFG.

I have run at Bukit Jalil during last year, thus I knew that it's going to be a bit challenging with the hills.

As they started, there were 10 of them shooted to the front and I followed Kei Ming for 1st 200M. Then, I was placed 4th. I realised that most of the good runners were in the 10km and 15km category, thus it made my job easier.

I kept my distance close to the 2nd and 3rd place runners till the big hill before the school. That's where a disaster happened where, my right leg calf got pulled and I had to slow down my run. This made the 5th placing guy to overtake me at the hills. I had to go slow as I couldn't push that much.

Later, my campus Junior Murali pass by me as he was the 15km runner. He told me that there is on 1km left. So I just pushed myself and overtook the guy and get back my 4th placing and shooted till the finishing.

If I never had the cramp, top 2 placing could be in my hand. But. it's alright, I still got a trophy (big and nice). Timing was 24:11.

Taking rest to ensure I can climb KL Tower next week.

Area B1 International Speech & Table Topic Contest

I was aiming to go to Division Contest this year, moreover end my draught as Area Champion.

I started scripting the speech upon Genting Convention and even edited by World Championship 2nd place winner, K.Loghendran. Though I had few only moments to practice as I was stuck with my job. But I have started imagining myself to be the champion.

There were 6 contestants and I was 2 speaker. With the speech title "Which Nut Are You", I was confident of presenting it and I felt relieved and satisfied upon the presentation.

When the results was announced, I got 3rd place. Damn. And I lost to Dennis again. But I gave him a good run for his money. Furthermore, the 2nd place winner was underdog, and was speaking abt Facebook Kidnapping. It was like fact finding report. I don't know how the judges gave the marks.

Then, came Table Topics. It's like share market as you wont know whats going to happen next. I was the 4th contestant. The title was "Think Different".

I don't know what to speak, but I just spoke something. And the results announced, I got 2nd place. and the champion was another underdog, Thiga.

Damn, my hope for the year to represent the area in Division contest just dashed, since only champions will qualify.

The results:

International Speech
1. Dennis Wee (DU ADV)
2. SY Khor (DU ADV)
3. Meyyappa (DKC)

Table Topics
1. Thiga (MAS MELOR)
2. Meyyappa (DKC)
3. Victor Ong (DU ADV)

Whatever it is, I still made some achievements:
1. 2 podium finishing at one go
2. 1st ever placing for international speech in area contest.
3. Beat Dennis in Table Topics (defending Champion was not even placed)

But still the organising was screwed up:
1. No proper timing device
They used iPhone screen as color card but then they got paper. But even the paper was damn light (light green and light yellow). Sometimes, it looks the same.

2. Inadequate role players
The chief judge was also the time keeper. there was only 1 SAA and she was also the ballot counter. The Area Governor said that he couldn't get any one because most of them were booked for other areas. This shows he didn't plan well on his organising matters. He could have just opened the District directory and called someone. he just need 6 people and there are more then 200 members in Klang Valley.

3. No proper signage to the venue

4. Inadequate publicity abt the event

5. certs not printed on time

Whatever it is, we should move forward, and my next aim is the Humorous & Evaluation contest in August.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Oscar Babes

Oscar winners

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, for “Inglourious Basterds”
Best Animated Feature Film: “Up”
Best Original Song: “The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart),” music and lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett, for “Crazy Heart”
Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, for “The Hurt Locker”
Best Documentary Short: “Music By Prudence”
Best Makeup: “Star Trek”
Best Short Film (Animated): “Logorama”
Best Short Film (Live Action): “The New Tenants”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Goeffrey Fletcher, for “Precious: Based on The Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire”
Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique, for “Precious: Based on The Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire”
Best Art Direction: “Avatar”
Best Costume Design: “The Young Victoria”
Best Sound Editing: “The Hurt Locker”
Best Sound Mixing: “The Hurt Locker”
Best Cinematography: “Avatar”
Best Original Score: “Up”
Best Visual Effects: “Avatar”
Best Editing: “The Hurt Locker”
Best Foreign Film: “El Secreto de Sus Ojos”
Best Documentary Feature: “The Cove”
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges, for “Crazy Heart”
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock, for “The Blind Side”
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, for “The Hurt Locker”
Best Picture: “The Hurt Locker”

Most Romantic Tamil Movie That I Watched

Yesterday me and my wife went to watch "Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya" acted by Simbhu and dazzling Trisha.

I wanted to watch the movie not because of the actor but because of the Director, Gautham Menon, whom is known to deliver romantic movies. And of course, "TRISHA".

Good thing abt the movie:
- Everything was realistic.
-Only made for youths and lover people
- Fantastic songs and background music. It's AR Rahman what,
- Changed Simbhu from a masala boy to lover boy.
- Good background at Kerala and USA

Bad thing:
-The story dragged at certain juncture, where he could have cut short and finished it

It was Goutham menon's personal story. After delivering Minnale and Varanam Ayiram which is also based on his personal story, this is another one. All 3 movies does not have link. I just wonder how many girls were Goutham went after?

Anyway, it was worth watching the movie.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Funny Things about MCA AGM

1. As Head of Barisan Nasional, Najib was not at the meeting.
2. Youth AGM got called off after not meeting the quorum. there were only 100 of them, and required number was 200.

3. MCA Wanita was fighting at Chinese Restaurant opposite MCA building.

4. Ong Tee Keat not sure whether he is going to defend his post or not.

Don't know what else going to happen after this. Why can't all of them step down and give chance to new leaders to rebuild the party.

Friday, March 5, 2010

E-Filing is open NOW

Whatever happens, as Malaysian citizens, we have to perform our duty.

The e-filing for the 2009 income tax return forms is now open, said the Inland Revenue Board (IRB).

The service is accessible through its e-filing website http://e.hasil.gov.my or through its official website www.hasil.gov.my.

The IRB, in a statement yesterday, urged tax payers to hand over their income tax return forms and not wait until the last minute as it could jam up its server.

The deadline for individual tax payers (BE and M forms) is April 30 while businessmen (Forms B and M) have until June 30 to do their filings.

Those who jointly file their income using the P Form have until June 30 to do so.

It added that employers have until March 31 to complete their E forms.

Those who have not used e-filing can apply for pin numbers using e-mail at pin@hasil.gov.my or contact 1-300-88-3010.

12 MCA officers resigned!!! Fresh elections to be Conducted

MCA is in deep shit.

It has been proven when Twenty-one of the elected members had tendered their resignations as of yesterday – triggering fresh polls for the central committee as provided for under the MCA constitution.

Under the constitution, fresh elections must be held within 30 days from the day 21 of its 31 elected central committee members resigned.

Heading the list of the 21 who tendered their resignation letters is deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek who handed in his letter yesterday.

Dr Chua, who announced his resignation at a press conference at the party headquarters here yesterday, said seven other elected central committee members had also submitted their resignation letters to him.

The seven are vice-president Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha and elected central committee members Datuk Tee Siew Kiong, Datuk Seri Tan Chai Ho, Datuk Gan Tian Loo, Dr Por Choo Chor, Datuk Chong Itt Chiew and Loh Seng Kok.

Besides the eight, 13 others including vice-president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai had tendered their undated resignation letters on Dec 15 to secretary-general Datuk Wong Foon Meng.

People don't really support the party already, moreover to Barisan Nasional itself. It would be better if they could merge as one party with UMNO and MIC else, continue being like this shit.