Friday, December 30, 2005


When you're feeling down and out of shape, go shopping.
Buy the 3rd thing that caught your eye.
Have dinner at a junk-cum fast-food joint.
End the day with a Mojito. Baca lagi!

Friday, December 23, 2005

Rock vs Ironman

Has he lost his mind?
Can he see or is he blind?
Can he walk at all
Or if he moves will he fall?
Is he 'live or dead?
Has he thoughts with in his head?
We'll just pass him there,
Why should we even care?

Black Sabbath - Ironman

Baca lagi!

Friday, December 09, 2005


Dear God,

Can you please stop life from me? Baca lagi!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

HIgh n Dry

Tonight, I met with an old friend, Jack. We havent met for a long time as I can remember. Well, the thing is, my day wasnt that good. In fact, it was horrible. Lucky I met Jack. At least I can keep my mind off it for a while. He and his charm just puts me in another dimension. Free of worries. Even for a moment. Maybe just what I needed. Maybe.

Fortunate of us, Steve White is performing. I dont know much about this guy but he sure is a hell of a guitar player. He even played his own rendition of Bunyi Gitar. So, Steve kept us entertained for the night.

Hmm... to those who made my day horrible today, fuck you. Baca lagi!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Kembang bontot

Kimberly Yap wears gold in the inaugural women triathlon event at the 23rd SEA Games in Manila.

How great is that? first time buat dah sapu gold! And fact: She started triathlon less than 1 year ago. She is 20.

Aku sungguh bangga!

Aku nak buat celebration run esok, bawak bendera Malaysia keliling taman KLCC. Ha! Baca lagi!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Carol Vessey

To my Carol, this is for you.

And so it is, Ed Stevens has left the building... Baca lagi!

Story telling time

Its 1:50 am. And its story time.

Tadi Afiq main dengan kakak, best. Afiq main mainan Afiq dengan kakak. And then, Afiq buum and then kakak *shrieking* and then kakak lumpat. Ok, goodnight.

Kids, arent they just adorable?

*Huh, wait till you get one and play with them diapers la!* Btw, I'm tired of reading about diapers oredi. Did you know that 64% of moms wake up in the middle of the night to change diapers?


Too old to party la. Imagine I can just sit there at the bar with my Shirley Temple, and oblivious to the show, watched Everton beat Toonies. But that was until three half-drunk girls sat next to me la. ngeh ngeh ngeh. But my mind was far away to concentrate on the girls. Eye candy jer. Neway, credits to Ali n Zarin for the backdoor pass. Eventho I had to split earlier, I had a good time.

*pasni, boleh masuk kot pintu blakang lagi!*

newsflash: Barca 4 - Racing 1 *baru aku tau perasaan penyokong Chelsea* Baca lagi!

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Osman Jailani

Its hard not to tell, whether fate is playing with you or not. Sometimes, its a test. Other times, they just give. You might say, "Hey that fucker is a real piece of shit than I am, but why does he get all the things?". You might just say that when things arent going your way. Ah..Im just dramatising here. Bla bla bla. I might just write a grainy documentary about how life should be.


It has been a while since I had that punch-drunk look on my face. I usually had that whenever I finish a run that's more than 2 hours. Missed the feeling of dry salt on my skin, instead of sheens of sweat that would have been present if I'm not a salty sweater. Yeah, I can cook a decent meal after my runs with the salt I produce. Au naturel. Haha. 4 months to go. Will I do it? Should I? Well just to be darn emotional, I wont have anybody waiting for me at the finish line. Thats kind of sad after a gruelling 42k, aint it? Maybe I'll do it once I have somebody waiting for me at the finish line.

Huh, pathetic idiot.

Well maybe I'll just do it. 'Cos nowdays, who cares? Baca lagi!

Friday, November 25, 2005

Ed Stevens

What a way to retain your title. Through a rematch. Sergio Mora vs Peter Manfredo Jr. The outcome: Mora retained his title. Well, everybody deserves a second chance. Manfredo did better with his. But not good enough. Which you might ask, is it worth it to give a second chance?

Stallone said that, "Life is about two things. Its either a fight or a race."


Motorola V3 Razr. Look cool eh? I'll be cleaning up toilets for the rest of my life to buy that sort of mobile. But, some people have their way. Keeping up with the jonesy or just plain boasting about your disposable income. I dunno.

For all I know, I might buy myself an O2. Haha.


To a certain Carol Vassey, hi. Baca lagi!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Pangako Sayo

Gila best. Most of the game this week, were won by three-goal scoreline. Liverpool won 3-0, Barca won 3-0 as well and ManU won 3-1. Without Keane. Siapa la yang nak ganti Keane.

Minggu ni, banyak giler junk food went thru my throat. Chocloates, McD’s, burger sepah, teh tarik, dan apa juga sampah yang boleh sumbat la. Dahsyat. Everynite I will scour the kitchen to look for something to nibble. Fortunately, I don’t gain much weight. Tak tau la tapi maybe about 500g or so je. Hey, I’m blessed with high metabolic rate. Don’t envy me coz im beautiful. Hahahah!


I think my brain is getting slower. Termakan semut kot.


Speaking of junk food, I've just finished watching Supersize Me, a documentary film about the effects of obesity and other health problems that McD brings. The guy, who happens to be the film maker, is on McD diet for 30 days and he must have 3 square meals everyday. From 185lbs, his weight plummets to 210lbs in 30 days! His cholesterol levels, soared up the roof. His liver, is 'pickling' like of an alcoholic. Damn. McD could do you shit. And guess what. The time he took to lose those 25lbs, is 4 months (if im not mistaken).

So those who wants to gain some weight, go and include McD in one of your meals for 10 days. You'll sure to gain weight.


Look, I have caused enough trouble. I dont need to do more.

Baca lagi!

Saturday, November 19, 2005


Its easier if you can see what future lies for you. Isnt it? Yeah, I know thats not how things goes. If that is the case then I can start buying nombor ekor. 3D? 4D? 3+1D? Gila apa orang yang beratur beli nombor ekor tu. And sadly, some of them are Malays.

Meski telah memiliki telaga
Tangan masih memegang tali
Sedang orang mencapai timba.
Berbuahlah pisang tiga kali
Melayu itu masih bermimpi
Walaupun sudah mengenal universiti
Masih berdagang di rumah sendiri.

Usman Awang

Pendatang Burma pun boleh jadi kaya raya kat tanah kita ni! Percayalah! Orang Melayu, gemarnya kerja enteng. Main untung atas angin. Kontrak yang ada dijual ke orang lain. Jadi broker kontrak. Usahanya biar sikit. Janji untung besar. Orang yag dapat peluang, dibazirkan peluang tu. Orang yang tak dapat peluang, makin susah nak dapat peluang.

30 kilo beras pulut is hell lot. Imagine kacau wajik with 30kg pulut? Tercabut tangan aku. Haha. Tapi untungnya besar lah. Peluhnya pun banyak.

Ali, beli nasik makan sorang. Hehe..

Baca lagi!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Divine intervention

I was supposed to race last Sunday. But I didnt make it to the starting line. Somehow, it might have been a 'divine intervention' from the powers that be to prevent me from racing that day. I was down with food poisoning and fever.

I heard everybody had fun. Grunge, in his first tri race as a relay team got 10th. Erin set a blistering time of 28:04 for her swim. Fuyoh. And Grunge, you not bad osso la. 54 mins. That supposed to be PR rite? Ajeep osso I heard went all the way till 7th lap. Azwar got 20th, Eugene got 3rd (bila mamat ni nak kalahkan foreigners?) and the lurvley Vic defended her title.

Well, congratulations all. Hope the regulars will comeback stronger next year and the newbies, I hope you get the bug. The tri bug.

to Norman, if you're reading this: nko boleh plak bangun pagi Ahad ek? khakhakhaa..... Baca lagi!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

My Stupid Mouth

My stupid mouth
Has got me in trouble
I said too much again
To a date over dinner yesterday
And I could see
She was offended
She said "well anyway..."
Just dying for a subject change

Oh, another social casualty
Score one more for me
How could I forget?
Mama said "think before speaking"
No filter in my head
Oh, what's a boy to do
I guess he better find one soon

We bit our lips
She looked out the window
Rolling tiny balls of napkin paper
I played a quick game of chess with the
salt and pepper shaker
And I could see clearly
An indelible line was drawn
Between what was good, what just
slipped out and what went wrong

Oh, the way she feels
about me has changed
Thanks for playing, try again.
How could I forget?
Mama said "think before speaking"
No filter in my head
Oh, what's a boy to do
I guess he better find one

I'm never speaking up again It only hurts me
I'd rather be a mystery
Than she desert me

Oh I'm never speaking up again
Starting now

One more thing
Why is it my fault?
So maybe I try too hard
But it's all because of this desire
I just wanna be liked, I just wanna be funny
Looks like the jokes on me
So call me captain backfire

Oh, another social casualty
Score one more for me
How could I forget?
Mama said "think before speaking"
No filter in my head
Oh, what's a boy to do
I guess he better find one

I'm never speaking up again. It only hurts me
I'd rather be a mystery
Than she desert me

Oh I'm never speaking up again
Starting now

John Mayer
Baca lagi!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Mintak nyawa!

Yesterday, i thougt of testing ke'poweran' of my running. You know la after a while tak lari race pace, things get rusty. Indeed. End up the whole pengunjung Tasik Titiwangsa saw me berlari macam nenek tua semalam. Dengan gaya yg lagi dasyat dari Paula Radcliff. And it was a minute slower than usual. Perghh. Sums up, status triathlon this sunday is just for FUN.


Before I went running, I actually wanted to berenang. *Yan, jom berenang oi!* Tapi pool selayang tu selamba tutup tak ikut time. babi. Inilah dia public services. Korokmu! Sekali aku berak dalam pool tu baru tau! Dah camna ni tak train berenang? Nak jadi last lagik out of the water? Bukit Jalil ramai national athlete. Cheras water polo buat training. Mano den nak poei?


Jalan dah start jem, kedai dah banyak bukak, orang kat kedai mamak pun dah ramai. Everything back to normal after a week long holiday. Now, mulalah acara open haus yang berderet-deret starting this weekend. Makan lagi. Tapi aku tarak kisah punya. Genetically slim. Hehehe... Kalau terasa berat sikit, pi lari laa. Tak pun pi kayuh beskal besi tu ke. Speaking of beskal, last sunday i went DOWN hulu langat trail. Went down sebab i was from kuala pilah. So aku ikut Jelebu>>Hulu Langat>>Ampang *konon nak lari dari jem*. Jalan dia, fuyoh! Kalau siapa yg dok buat Broga loop tu, aku memang tabik spring la. toing toing toing!! Jalan macam ular, dah lak tu, berbukit-bukit! Anyway sampai hulu langat tu, jalan dia not bad jugak la. banyak bukit and still winding. Hmm...bila nak kayuh ke situ ah? Baca lagi!

Friday, November 04, 2005

Raya jugak ye...

Despite tak berkuih raya, people sambut raya jugak la. Raya is raya, no other way about it. Walaupun tak buat kuih raya. Yang ada cuma ketupat daun palas, rendang minang, ketupat nasi with kuah kacang and kek buah. Yang lain sumer kerepek and kacang. Hahaha. Orang laki mana nak buat biskut raya duh. Kalau anda perhatikan, yang perempuan cuma dua. Seorang dah berumur dan tak larat. Yang tinggal sorang lagi hanya buat kuih raya untuk 'hadiah' (or in other words, menunjuk) kat orang kampung dia. So, takde la biskut raya. Beli? Sori la, kalau tak sedap, sampai tahun depan pun tak abis lagi. Gerenti.

Lepas berdrama swasta (mintak ampun satu famili) pagi tu, we all gerak ke Kualo Pilah visiting relatives on my dad's side. I have no datuk or nenek anymore. Just managed to meet with nenek belah bapak. She died 9 years ago. Other than that, nada. And, aku tak penah merasa jadik cucu pun. God bless her soul.

Kat Kolo Pilah, singgah rumah sepupu bapak aku di hilir. And, home made lomang welcomed us. Pergh, yang dinanti-nanti! Lemang KL tak best la, even Pak Ali ke, Pak Abu ke, hapa ke. Kena pulak ngan teh kaw. Adoih. And for the sake of menyental, my mom already booked 2 batang lemang untuk dibawa balik. Hahhaah...gluttony!
There, jumpa la ramai sepupu bapak aku and some sepupu aku. Sepupu aku ni ada yang albino. So cik adik sekalian, takyah la cari saya buat laki, nanti anak kuar jadi putih.

Lepas tu plak, headed on to hulu plak. Yes. Ulu Gachong. To the house where my dad was born. At the gate....

...ada sekor anak kambing tersepit! Hahaha!!!! Puas la mengembek kambing tu mintak tolong. Lama jugak aku tak jejak kaki kat rumah ni. Well, the fact that takde sapa except mak ngah n pak ngah n my albino cousin doesnt make it interesting. But, this is the nearest thing to kampung that I have.
Aku ingat lagi sebelum ada proper plumbing, aku kena mandi kat perigi yang sejuk. Buurrrr!! And kalau tengah malam nak kencing, tak pegi dah kat belakang umah tu. Pakai bukak tingkap, currrrrrr! Golap gilo malam wei! Petang-petang, sibuk main 'orang-orangan' kat bendang. Main tembak senapang buluh. Main sliding kat tangga batu sampai terseliuh tangan. Those were the days.

Malam tu pulak, elektrik tak cukup or not enough voltage. Gila. Sebijik macam zaman sebelum perang (except tv n astro ada pulak!!?). So makan dalam gelap la kitaorang. Cuma diterangi cahaya lilin. Nasib baik tak tido sana. Kalau tak, jenuh mengipas laa..

On the way balik, 'street king' sedang menunggu atas jalan. Bukan mat rempit, tapi LEMBU. Lembu kat sana jadi raja atas jalan. Tido, lepak, berak atas jalan. Sampai kekadang berebut jalan ngan menatang tu. Tapi tu ok lagi. Cuba pegi Jemapoh (where I have some relatives as well), lagi bersepah lembu dia. From Jemapoh to Manchestee. Hehe.

All in all, it was a good way to spend first raya visiting rather than terperuk kat rumah tengok tv. Kalau dulu, tv selalu tunjuk sarkis. Sekarang, sibuk tunjuk Mawi and AF pelancau tu. Kalau korang takde, lagi ramai rakyat Malaysia berziarah tau! Baca lagi!

Saturday, October 29, 2005


Memandangkan Raya dah dekat, orang pun sibuk nak balik kampung and aku pun takde duit nak antor kad raya bebanyak,


Kepada kengkawan (not in any particular order), grunge, fahi, fiza, yan, bee, Geng Projek, codie, amir, lan, maza, syima, ochid, kett, bob, aidil, conda, bebudak sdar dan usm yang aku kenal.

Kepada azwar, ajeep, bacin, haris, rohaizad, dan semua runners.

Kepada bebudak fitness first yang ada lagi, ex-bos aku kat samanea, pengurusan key message, suhardi dari shout acs, and bahagian komunikasi korporat tnb.

Kepada mak dan abah.

Kepada sepasang ibu bapa tu, pukullah lagi anak ko sampai lebam.

Kepada semua yang baca blog ni, maaf zahir batin kalau ada terkasar bahasa, terkutuk, ter'boring', dan sebagainya.

Baca lagi!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Maybe the 'year' hasn't ended yet...

Thinking about doing the KL International Triathlon this 13th Nov at Tasik Titiwangsa. Hehe, will be running around the lake, in the city in-- mind you, swimming trunks! Heck what did I just said? Thinking? Yang pegi ride memalam buta tu training pebenda? For sure I will join! So that means, another event, another medal. Like I'm sure if I could finish it.

After the race, I'm contemplating of having a post-race party at Planet Hollywood that night. Yes, Planet beb. Betul. Tarak sombong punya. Baru la rasa macam Kona sikit kan. Btw, ada special event that nite that will sure to tickle you crazy. So sesiapa yang berminat, move your butts Tasik Titiwangsa and Planet Hollywood that day for a blast! At the entrance of Planet, just say you're a friend of mine.


Ajeep dok angau frame Look. Haha. Anyway, the frame is nice looking and heck, its carbon! For 3 grand, I personally think its worth the money. The dropouts seems 'replacable' if broken. More plus points.Then after you have this frame, tak padan la dengan gruppo Sora. Must have Ultegra! Muahaha ==>evil laugh. Why? Because boleh aku dapat Sora dia! Muahaha again. As for me pulak, lepas aku dapat Sora Ajeep, then only I will think about another frame. My Canonndale. Ohh. Kalau tak pun Trek Equinox pun bolehlah. Ceh. Berangan mat jenin. Untuk pengetahuan anda, penulis menaiki basikal besi buatan Slovakia yang berat nak mampus. Sila lawati . Azwar cakap kalau aku naik basikal ringan mesti laju punya. Kan best kalau betul...

Alamak, dok cerita ceriti pasal basikal, running shoes tu dah berapa kurun? Hmm lets see. I think its 2 years old. Or about. Same age as my active life. Hah! Very setahun jagung! A lot more should be expected from my shoes... Baca lagi!

Monday, October 24, 2005

Lapar dan gelap

Tak bangun sahur. Lagi. Semua gara-gara nite ride which usually end at the wee hours of the morning. Lepas ni kena tune balik tido.


Gelap giler kat luar. Hujan kerap sekarang ni. All because the Intermonsoon thing. Its actually a transition from one monsoon to another. Expect frequent thunderstorm accompanied by heavy rain during late afternoon and early night. Total amount of rainfall should be.......

oi ingat aku ni weather channel ka?

Tapi bila hujan, selalu angin kuat. Masa ride Saturday, kena tolak ngan angin almost knocked us off our bikes. Kuat!


Apsal la KeyMessage ni tak bayo lagi aku nih? dah nak raya ni agak-agak la. Kang aku hantar hamper raya buat perli kang baru tau. Pekerja picisan cam aku ni nak gak raya, or something like it.


Apsal aku rasa nyampah gila ha? Kha kha khaa persetankan orang lain. Insignificant others! Baca lagi!

Sunday, October 23, 2005

What did you do last night?

We snuck away, three crazy guys whose lives typically orbit the poles of, something. At about 10, we rendezvous at the usual spot. Though the sky was intermittently blazing with lightning, we cranked away. Wishing that the heavens would wait before showering us.

Almost oblivious to the landmarks, our worlds reduced to the smell of the night's chilly air, the rasp of our breathing, our blinking tail lights.

Almost 2 hours and 40km later, the heavens finally opened up. As we packed our bike, talking about how the ride went, the rain kept on pouring. While the chilly night air bit at our damp skin, we talked the night away.

At 3am, we parted our ways and I just realized, that I clocked an extra day of life. I dont mean to gloat, but I am. Baca lagi!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Knocked off

I dont feel well today. In fact, it all started last nite. Panas semacam.

Planned to ride this morning. Blarhh. Sahur pun tak terbangun. When I woke up, its like ada batu in my head. Shit. Sakit some other time la.

Gotta rest a bit today. Baca lagi!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Got my lazy ass cycling this morning. Went to Melawati and back. And guess who else was exercising. Angah, Grunge's lil sis. Haha. Woi jalan-jalan tak aci la!

Made a mistake by going out at 7. Orang berduyun-duyun drove to work. And to make life harder for me, every inch of the road diorang nak pakai. Come on la, leave some for bike and motorbike to menyelit. But seeing the look on their faces (the drivers) when i zoomed pass them on my bike, was absolutely priceless.
"Hoi, harga minyak dah naik and I'm faster than you--at times!"
Macam la aku kayuh laju sangat...


To the pakcik who doesnt eat rendang minang because its not 'melayu', fak off la! Minang osso rumpun melayu la you ignorant pisshead!


To Faris Al-Sultan who just won the Ironman Championship last Saturday, watchout for this kid.

Hopefully he'll turn out to be a good kid. Baca lagi!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Dark, wet and slippery.

Dont get any ideas. Its our bike ride yesterday night. We, me; Azwar; Ajeep and Julian, went for a long ride at Putrajaya. The heavy rain before did not deter the four of us from doing a 90k ride (I did only 60 of it), although it subsided to a drizzle just before we head off. Supposedly start at 10pm, but thanks to me, we were off at around 10:30.

According to Azwar, its just an easy ride. Yeah, of course it is. But the bump in mileage for me is almost a tad too much to handle. You see, the longest i've ever ridden before was 40k. Now, after a considerably long layoff, 60k seems almost too much. And being a bit busy during the day is not helping at all. Ahh, I'm just whining. Woi! But I managed to do it nevertheless. Semangat Ironman! heheh..

It was, pure fun. The feeling of spinning the pedal on every climb, at night, after rain was simply orgasmic. Ok, I'm maybe strecthing it too far -- but it was good, even there were at times my legs are killing me.

After the ride, I've concluded that I'm not at my best condition, ever. This time last year, I was preparing for Singapore Marathon and I can still do interval runs during the day. This time around, kaput. Bongok. Buduh dush! dush!

Click the pix to see 4 orang gile kayuh di Putrajaya sampai pukul 3:30 pagi courtesy of Kuda Belang:


I've changed my tube twice today. Gilo. And this is my first time ever changing a bike tube. Tukar tube motor pernah la. And using my kepakaran menukar tiub motor, I managed to puncture one with my tools. Hahah.. eh, there's always the first one kan? I'm soo gonna buy another spare tomorrow. And apsal kena tukar tube at the first place? Because I ferociously pumped my tyre till the presta valve bent and broke. Hahaha again. Tu la dia akibat semangat sangat. But thanks to Azwar, Ajeep n Jules for the ride last night. It was such a motivation. Baca lagi!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Kona, Hawaii.

This is the view of Ironman Village in Kona, where hundreds of participants of the 2005 Ironman World Championship will wait for the starting gun approximately 4 days from now. Ironman Hawaii is regarded as the Holy Grail of Ironman, in which Ironman is regarded by some as the mother of endurance sport.

And hell, they're having a blast out there! The picture above, taken during Ironman Parade recently, shows that you can always have fun before tormenting yourself over 10 hours of endurance activity.

As for me, I want to do my Ironman in Kona someday. Kona, its like the Mecca for Ironman. How bad do I want to go there? As much as I want to go to Mecca itself. I will probably compete in Langkawi Ironman 2 years from now. Hey, you gotta start somewhere, rite? You gotta live your life to the fullest. When you've reach a certain point in your life, you'll be asking, "What's next?". So, what is life after Ironman? I dunno. Ask me later. I'm not there yet. I still have a long way to go.

What is Ironman? It's not just a sport which consist of 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42km run. Its a display of courage, determination and passion of mere mortals. I shed some tears watching last year's Ironman. Young; elderly; mothers; fathers; teachers; doctors; those who aren't so lucky that their bike broke; physically challanged people; those doing it for fundraising, crossing the finish line after giving what they've got. These people arent pro's. They're just like you and me. At the beginning of the race, they are recognised by their numbers. But do they want it to stay that way at the end of the day? No, they want to be known as an Ironman.

ps: Azwar, im going to hold on to your words! Baca lagi!

Monday, October 10, 2005

Good morning teacher!

Do you remember the one teacher or lecturer that everytime he(or she, i just malas to type) teaches, everything that came out of his mouth sounds meaningless to you? Or the one that bore you to death everytime he's holding the mic? Well maybe, just maybe these teachers need some refresher course on how to teach.

I once had a lecturer who seemingly talks to himself in front of the crowd. How boring this dude was. I think he still is. And not surprising, my grades for his papers arent that good. Ok la, there are those who made good grades but his effect on his teaching to me is ziltch. Nada. Zero. Lepas kelas dia aku pegi library cari his buku rujukan and read. Thats it. Oh yea, I once confronted him and asked what can I do by learning this? (It was on the subject of media power) I cannot fight the system? And he goes "its not what you can do about the system. OK?" But I still stood there waiting for a definite answer. He doesnt look like giving one. Oi, reach out la brader. Your student is in dire need of knowledge here!! After that, I never asked him another question again.

Anyway, an authoritative figure in education once said that education should not be exam oriented. So memang aku tak kisah sangat. Hahah. But this sort of teachers, they should be given a wake up call la. Jangan ingat nak jadi lecturer so dapat geran buat research and other stuff, balik awal so boleh tengok telenovela kat tv, till teaching becomes secondary. Anak murid ko tidur kat blakang lecture hall mesti ada sebab. Reach out to the masses. The masses are students. Ini tak. Bukak OHP, explain lebih kurang and then ask, "semua faham?" Faham la for about 20 minutes. After that kaput.

I never stop learning. Never want to. To be in the know is very the best. hahah. But the more you know, the more you dont know. Haa. Think bout it. Baca lagi!

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Of bargaining and killer traffic.

I noticed that kl-ites like to bargain even for food. What, bargaining for food? Well maybe its odd to me but to them its a norm. But then again, Ive never bargained for food. "Pakcik, nasik goreng tu singgit boleh-lah". adake?
Of coz bargaining is good in business. But bargain la benda lain. Tikar ke. Kereta ke. Kasut ke. Ini makanan. Perluke? Yes i know that prices have gone up the roof but your pay is still the same. But heck, this is what you eat. Be thankful you can have it.


Come bulan posa, people are lining up to get out of their office as early as possible. This is of course for a number of reasons.
  1. trying to get home early.
  2. trying to beat the traffic.
  3. trying to beat the other person who tries to beat the traffic.
  4. they dont like to work.
Oh for gods sake, its a vicious cycle lah! No wonder ramai yang buka posa in the car (possibly by picking their noses, haha!) with a ciggie. Lepas tu marah-marah sebab jam. Oi orang lain pun posa jugak la! And not forgetting our non-muslim frens, even they took the opportunity to cabut awal. So try to avoid being a blardy bastard on the road, ya. And bawak bekal kurma next time. Korek idung is not a nice view la.


Got my dose of stimulants yesterday. Yeah Im on drugs. Got it along ulu klang rd. Yes, i did a bike ride. I went off at about 730am while thinking that not many traffic yet. Rupanya makan asap. Lorries and pesky 2-stroke bikes (i once own a 2-strokey, dual exhaust!) giving me a flavourful of smog. Flavourful cos their 2-stroke oil tend to be fragrant (Shell VSX smells the best!).Nonetheless, it was a slow and easy ride. But people along the couldnt help giving me the look, especially at melawati. Yes its the look "tak puasa ke budak ni?". Biasa la tu, when you dont conform with others, you will be regarded as weird. Aah pegi mampus dengan ko punya look.

Supposedly today i have a ride with Azwar and Ajeep and Jules at putrajaya. But since hujan yang amat best pagi tadi, i decided that tido lagi best la oi! hahah. Korang pegi ke tak tadi? Hopefully lain kali boleh ikut up to 60k. Maklum la, saya naik basikal kicap jek. Baca lagi!

Thursday, October 06, 2005


Breaking fast yesterday, consists of a shitload of sweet cincau drink and a piece of kuih. Thats it. Too tired to think about food.

Got home, guzzled more water in the form of air tebu which i got half a jug for free, a piece of kuih bantal peluk and some plain water.
I cant remember whats the color of my piss.
No, I'm not suffering from hyponatermia but the idea of having it somehow flashed into my mind. Sort of poisoning yourself from an unpoisonous substance, eh? Stay away them water bottles from me.

This morning, skipped sahur coz too tired (and devestated?) to wake up. So its another endurance test today.


I think I'm catatonic lately.
Wow, isnt it good to know that youre about to go crazy, and youre aware of it?


A lite n easy bike ride planned for this Sunday. Azwar, Ajeep and some penguins will join. An easy 60k of Putrajaya, according to them. If I were to do a 60k, sure tak posa punya!
Maybe this is just what I need. Maybe I'll join.


After some apologies have been made, I felt better. Dunno whether apologies accepted or not. Come on, forgive this crazy fart this time eh? Baca lagi!

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Argh...what a headache. Maybe its too hot today.
Or perhaps ive been sitting too long in front of the monitor.
What to do, duit beb.

...buckle up straight Jack,
sanity is such a drag,
jelly bean, thorazine,
trancedental jet lag,
sanity, I ain't gotta,
feeling like a Pinata,
sucker punch-blowin lunch,
I'm feeling like I'm gonna explode...

Baca lagi!

Friday, September 30, 2005

What a shock!

Imagine 240V of electric passes thru your body for about two seconds. Scary huh? I just got electrocuted. Now, two burn marks are left at my right pointy finger.
Mujur tak mati.
Lampu punya pasal, I nearly become roast of the day. Guys, if you happen to change lightbulbs, please remember to turn off the switch.
Actually, I would have remembered to turn it off. But the whole lighting setup was shattered to pieces coz of some no good screws that holds it. So jatuh berderai ler. Sebab terkezut lampu hancus, lupa tutup suis.
I guess my time hasn't come yet.
Maybe for some good reasons. Baca lagi!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

What a year

I guess this is it. With Powerman behind our backs, I guess the year has ended, at least for me. Wont be going to Singapore this year I think.

Next year, I guess i can focus on few races (especially duathlon) and maybe, just maybe squeeze in a marathon and a triathlon. PD was definitely a great experience.

More running to be done after raya, more fats to be burned of coz. Perhaps new equipments along the way. Hehe..a new multisport jersey would be nice, eh? Siapa nak sponsor suit Quintana Roo sila email saya ye! Baca lagi!

Monday, September 26, 2005

Happy Birthday!

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Happy 25th birthday to you!

ps: org yg dalam gambar ni jgn perasan comel plak ek! hehe..
Baca lagi!

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Power, power, Powerman!

This Kenyan dude came in transition first


Wong Ah Thiam. Sorang pun tak layan aku kat kedai dia.

Shahrom (far right). Aku rack bike aku sebelah dia kat PD dulu. hehe..

Not forgetting, Azwar the Zebra man. Despite injury, you go man!

Checkout those Zipp wheels.

I went. But I didnt participate. No training. Plus, its Poweman la. OK. Not some weekend 10k race. I just went to support some people and enjoy the excitement of multi-sport life. For more info, checkout Baca lagi!

Friday, September 23, 2005

Next month

tak tau apa nak tulis. tak ada apa untuk dibaca. 'Dibaca' bukan 'di baca' kerana 'baca' tidak menunjukkan masa atau tempat.

I will be looking forward to the coming Ramadhan because of two things. One, because its Ramadhan la. Second, because some other important thing. Could be the breakthrough thats needed.

Do you know that you can train your mind to feel happy? Some neuroscientist did a research on a sami buddha to see the level of happiness of a monk. You know la sami buddha, they are filled with compassion and what not. Bukan macam kita ni. Orang potong queue ko dah nak mengamuk. Kena tegur sikit dah melenting. Pukul. Bunuh. Santau. Haih. Neway, looks like those sami buddha wont be needing any prozac if confronted with problems. just, meditate. Omitaufan. or sumthin like that. Maybe I should train my puny brain more often.

On another note, having not exercise regularly for the past God-knows-how-many-weeks, I think i've very low levels of endorphine. too much cortisol is overwhelming my bloodstream. hmm..boleh kena kanser nih. Thats the beauty of exercise. It makes u feel good about urself. Which I dont currently. Baca lagi!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

the ethereal me

ok, now im taking a stand. i know what i want and i am going to get it. cant do it the proper way? there's always the ugly way of doing it. persistence. persistence. persistence.
oh yeah, you should never admit defeat before crossing the start line. that is so true sabb. now im putting my money where my mouth is. err, what's that suppose to mean again? damn, this keyboard is suddenly acting up. penat aku menaip.

finding my vocation. hell yeah. i could do this all day long without complainin. heck, who have i to complain to? komplen kat diri sendri la! at least i wont have a bastard breathing down my neck "just to make sure that everything is in place". plus, i got to train. muahahah...that should be further discussed.

huh, 1 am oredi? tido oi! esok keje! hahahahaha!!! Baca lagi!

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Dazed and confused

Deep thoughts...deep thoughts.
Must think hard.
Decisions to be made.
Right or wrong? Im not in the know.
Came to the crossings. Its too damn hard.
Dreams and reality. Oil and water dont mix. Damn.

Disconnected? From God, perhaps.
Strayed away for a long time. Need to get back on track.

Funny how things work in life. Seems like everything is intertwined, making knots that seems impossible to untie. Maybe it is possible to untie it, but it could take time. Everytime I bolted out a new move, something will happen to make me confuse. crap. All this is a big piece of crap. A big, muthafakin' piece of crap.

I just wanna live....jeng jeng jeng...
Dont really care about the things that they say
Dont really care about what happens to me
I just wanna live..jeng jeng jeng... (sing in a sissy voice)

Hahaha with words like that you can sell records. Thanks to Good Charlotte.
Oi, where have all the rock bands gone? Ne'ermind.

Crux of the matter, I just wanna live. Arkhhh...
prozac, prozac,prozac. I wanna be at prozac nation. Baca lagi!

Monday, September 12, 2005

The year's most koboi run for me.

Fadzli, Fadhil and me after the run

Its the Putrajaya Half Marathon, last weekend. Without any decent preparations ie. training, food and all, I rocked Putrajaya that morning. if!

I was 5 mins late for the gun-off (thanks to a certain Fadzli, hehe) and had to play catch-up with hoardes of runners in front. This was how it went: we parked the car, ran up a flight of stairs, gave the marshall the registration coupon and ran. Not even time for warm-up! And like I said, I have to play catch-up. Duh, having to catch up with no proper training means killing yourself for the first 3km. I was huffing and puffing. I think I was sucked into catching up them too fast. But soon, the rhythm starts to kick in and I'm kicking ass! Hahaha. No lah, I just overtook some skool kids. And that's, ladies and gents, is my curent form.

So, nothing really interesting though. Got no medal eventho the organisers said there were 400 medals to be grabbed in the 10k category. Yeah, rite. Or maybe I turned sour becoz I didnt get one? Hahah. Sabb and Angah on the other hand, got their medals in their 'special' category. Well done u guys! Hope this will be a stepping stone towards erm..towards a healthier life!

Baca lagi!

The Great Bike Race

Life is like a great bike race, the goal of which is to live one's own Personal Destiny.
At the starting line, we are all together, sharing camaraderie and enthusiasm. But, as the race develops, the initial joy gives way to challenges: exhaustion, monotony, doubts as to one's ability.

We notice that some friends refuse to accept the challenges -- they are still in the race, but only because they cannot stop in the middle of a road. There are many of them. They ride along with the support car, talk among themselves and complete the task.

We find ourselves outdistancing them; and then we have to confront solitude, the surprises around unfamiliar curves, problems with the bicycle. We wind up asking ourselves if the effort is worth it. Yes, it is worth it. Don't give up. Don't give up Tank! Baca lagi!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Animal lovers, unite!

Its not a coincidence that I have 11 cats, and a host of other visiting animals like monkeys, squirrels and even foxes behind my yard. It is my choice. So make the right choice. Sign up for the SPCA petition to amend the laws protecting animals in Malaysia. Click the poster for more info. Baca lagi!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Aiya this Sunday got race ah?

Oh yes this Sunday is the Putrajaya Half Marathon! and I'm in perfect condition. NOT! Let see how's my workout have been for the past 2 weeks:

Mon:- no running
Tue:- bz preparing for bbq
Wed:- Bee's housewarming party, merdeka
Thu:- binging on hotel food somewhere
Fri:- same as above
Sat:- no running
Sun:- main bola with some high skool kids
Mon:- no running
Tue:- main futsal, (tak best main ngan mamat shah nih)
Wed:- sibuk buat personal projek.

So yang tinggal, Thursday and Friday. And kalau sempat, Saturday. And my left shin rasa pleik semacam. As if I knocked on something tapi the feeling of bengkak have been for 2 weeks. Shin splints? Muahahaha. Last year, I was doing gilababi mileage (not so gilababi like marathoners though) tapi takde injury pun. This year, training pun macam kaput, dah ada injury? Gilo apo. If shin splints, then babai la my marathon dreams end of this year. Cycle for 3 months as ganti. Baca lagi!

Monday, September 05, 2005

Oh I am deeply...

Hello world, it's me again. I've been away for a while. Where ive been, even leaves me puzzled. Disconnected. Blearghh. Bored with this boring shit. Let me tell you what happened during Merdeka. Nah, this aint another melancholic, downward-spiral, self-rightous suicidal thing. Its a happy one.

I've decided to hold a party that day. Yeah, u know i just wanted to have something to do that specific day. So why not a bbq to celebrate merdeka? wasnt a bad idea afterall since Amir havent done any housewarming party whatsoever yet. Maka bermula kerja-kerja en tank memasak untuk 10 orang. It looked easy my friends. But it is. hahah. crap.

Long story short, the party was a blast. Capped with a disastrous (to me and Lah) game of Monopoly, its a hell of a time. The highlight, the presentation of a birthday cake. Oh yea its my birthday six days prior. Man! Im deeply touched! Heck it hit me unexpectedly! Hahahahaaaa.. the cake was a fabulouso marshmallow choc cake. A BIG one. And i got an ORIGINAL pc game (Alexander, like the movie) from nana. Aku dengan blurnya ingat dia nak main game that nite. d'oh! Rupanya its for me. That is how unexpected it was.

To all of you, Nana, Ayang, Ubie, Amir, Sabb, Lah, and Eus, thousands of thanks wont do justice to what you've all done. Not forgetting those who wished me a 'happy tua day' including Grunge, Bee, Yan, Shimot, Kett, and Linz.

You guys just light up my day. Baca lagi!

Friday, August 26, 2005

Mourinho, eat your heart out!

Yes, you heard me right. Eat your heart out! Here comes the next generation of football managers. They manage top flight teams from the comfort of their home, changing tactics as they wish and transfer incompetent players (Djimi Traore, duh!).

Long live the game! Baca lagi!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

the year that was

25 was the number. Nothing big really happened, really. Let see if its a memorable year:

  • did a half marathon
  • ran a lot more than the previous year, until now
  • changed job, again!
  • nothing
  • did a triathlon, wow!
  • nothing
  • oh i forgot to mention i bought a bike
  • grown a goatee
  • failed a very,very long (try 8 months) job interview
  • made new friends thru sports
  • nothing
  • my cat died
  • my cellphone died
  • went to kuching
  • went to pangkor, twice
  • attended the most wedding, ever
  • flirted with Fahi's sister, haha!
  • Barca won, Liverpool won. Coincidence eh? like I play with them teams..
In retrospect, with lots of nothing and everything, it was a good year indeed. anyway it is not a good thing to not look beyond failures and set an eye for the future undertakings, rite? lets see how 26 goes.


just came back from small celebration hosted by my SIL. can u believe that, hosted by her? well of coz the celebration was NOT just for me, but her sister as well. er exactly not for me at all pun its just that prolly my bro mentioned to her and bla bla bla. Konim (her sis) birthday was the same as mine. erk. well i just joined in for the free meal. haha. u know me la. it was at naili's amp*ang, they had cakes and candles and all. i just had kuew teaw penang (konon). well, its naili's what do you expect? mahal giler woi. and the music selection, urkh, could force my kuew teaw back up my throat.

later at the house, i got my supply of budu. yes b.u.d.u. i eat budu. thanks to yan for this. she came with her new car, and was beaming with happiness till the whole neighbourhood could see her dahi jendul. hahah. thanks woi for the long awaited budu!
Baca lagi!

Saturday, August 20, 2005


how life can be cruel just when you thought you're on top of the world. sigh. when you think you had it all, you realise you are about to lose it all. yeah, nothing is forever in this world, you might say. but pain lives. and it teaches you big time.
to my friend, S, life is a continuous learning process. what matters is the journey. because we already know where we're heading. six feet under. haha.


havent been training properly since last monday. no need training la for me. genetic anomaly. i wish. i bet im going to suffer if i partake putrajaya half. sure die wan. i think i'll go for 10k. then do half marathon at pj. makes no difference i think. they're just one week apart. and with my current fitness level (which is just a bit better than a smoking bitch), i dont think its gonna do me good. oh well. i did ran the half marathon last year at singapore without any proper mileage, didnt i?
now its time for subuh, and some running. Baca lagi!

Monday, August 15, 2005

The Mirror Men Hath Cometh

City. Clinique. Diet. Gym. Designer wear. Male. All of those words, when associated, conjures up the image of a new breed of men called the metrosexuals. This new term, which came to life around early 90's, according to Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang, means a heterosexual male whose attention to his appearance likened to that of a homosexual.

According to Marian Salzman from the ad agency Euro RCSG Worldwide, who identified the famous Beckham--who likes to say how comfortable he with his feminine side --as the epitome of 'metrosexuality', which is the characteristic of a heterosexual man who spend time and money on their appearance and enjoy shopping. (Time, 30 June 2003)

So does that means metrosexuals are gay?

Since sexuality is being brought up, it is important to clear up any misintepretation on the subject. A metrosexual (not by Oxford's definition), doesnt necessary have to be straight. He can be officially gay or bisexual but this is utterly immaterial because he has taken himself as his own love object and pleasure as his sexual preferance. In short, he is so in love with himself that he sometimes forget to "introduce his wiener to the little man in the boat".

But the fact that a lot of prominent figures in the world like Becks and Ian Thorpe claim themselves to be metro or 'a lil bit different', the gay community do indentify with them. In an interview with Brit gay mag, Becks admits that he's gay. Not! He admits that he's happy to be a gay icon; he likes to be admired, whether the admiring is done by men or women. Oh, that is so Becks. Yup, his 'appearance' is another good feature of him apart from his right foot.

Metros considerably take more interest in their appearance. They go to to hairdressers instead of 'kedai gunting Ravi', avoid using soap because it's too harsh on their skin, and even finding it hard to decide on what to wear. Not to mention they spend more time in front of the mirror. Because taking care of your appearances means making sure about a hundred times that your hair is in the right place and your face receives the benefits of advances in cosmetic technologies. Now this is interesting.

Is metrosexual the product of fashion industry?

Many, many years ago, what we can find off the rack is clothes. Now, it is called fashion. Simply because Becks, Thorpe and Hugh Jackman are more and more interested in fashion and they send out a message that by doing so, you are not going to look like a fairy. Thus, more and more fashion line came out of the woodwork. Colours, never worn before by men, like salmon pink, has become a norm.

But these fashion boom doesnt come for nothing. Becks, for example, is a staple for newspapers, magazines, billboards and TV ads, and any other possible ad media you could think of. He is said to reap around $70 million for his endorsement of Gillet*te. Gillet*te, however, denied the allegation and specific financial details were kept undisclosed. April this year, Gillet*te announce that its first-quarter profits rose to 43%, the biggest increse in more than a year. Now isn't this amazing? Now all of you EPL junkie, I bet you still remember the Cast*rol ad where Becks had his upper chest opened like a fuel tank cap, and poured lubricants into himself while playing football? Even ridiculous ads like that would boost up sales, just because Becks endorse it.

Why is this metro thingy happening?

Well, presumably straight, macho men are changing because women damand their partners to take greater effort with their appearance. It is expected of men to have a certain kind of look that pleases women of today. It is expected that men too, like women, must have a certain standard of appearance set by the second person. It all happens because of the rule of conformity that applies here. One, will deemed as 'not normal' if he doesnt conform with others. The space for individuality is lessening here.

The workplace itself has changed for many men too. As the proportion of white-collar workers grow, so does the need to look good. Pleasing the eyes of others is important here. To compete in today's work environment, you must dress well, have your hair neatly and take care of your body (nails).

So are we going to see the demise of metrosexuality soon? I dont think so. With the trend going on in Malaysia (KL especially), we will be seeing more and more men with clutches roaming around. They will be everywhere. And soon enough, there will be competition between the 'real' metrosexual and the wannabes. Then, maybe we will see its demise.
Baca lagi!

Friday, August 12, 2005

Sudden impulse

This is what you get when you have a sudden urge to sing, and there's a karaoke joint 20 feet away.

I love Penang.
Baca lagi!


bodoh punya indon. stupid indons. bangang takde otak. tau menyusahkan idup orang je. tak sedar-sedar lagi lepas kena tsunami? nak merosakkan alam lagik. bakar sini, bakar sana. Tuhan marah orang rosakkan alam ni tau? eh, mana la enkorang nak tau. sebab bodoh.

geramnya aku. rasa nak balik penang balik. takde jerebu sana. Baca lagi!

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Tiada yang mustahil

"...dalam perjalanan mu nanti, engkau akan berjumpa dengan sebuah pintu dengan kata-kata tertulis di atasnya," kata guru itu kepada anak muridnya. "Kembali kepada ku dan beritahu apakah yang tertulis."

Maka keluarlah murid itu menggunakan kepandaian akal, ketelusan jiwa dan kekuatan tubuhnya mencari, dan akhirnya ketemu dengan pintu tersebut. Maka pulanglah murid itu kepada gurunya.

"Apa yang tertulis ialah 'INI ADALAH MUSTAHIL'," katanya.

"Adakah ia tertulis pada dinding atau di muka pintu?," tanya gurunya.

"Pada pintu."

"Maka letakkan tangan mu pada tombolnya dan bukalah pintu itu," balas gurunya.

Murid itu menurut. Maka terbukalah pintu tersebut dan kerana tulisan itu terdapat di muka pintu, ia tidak lagi kelihatan setelah pintu dibuka. Dan teruslah murid itu dengan perjalanannya.

diterjemahkan dari
-Paulo Coelho
Baca lagi!

Thursday, August 04, 2005

You daft prick!

For two consecutive days, yours truly pulled on a very much hyporcrite face while trying not to offend the pricks who fixed his car.

What I need was a good fixing of my car. Not some frankenstein project (which, in fact I have already done!) so that you pricks could proudly claim the car was 'done by you'. Simple. Fix 'A' which is broken. But why on heavens name, you try to mend 'B'?

Note to self: never trust a workshop with only two workers.

Now my supercar is like cough here, cough there. Prolly because one of the mechs left a finger inside my engine kut.

Nonetheless, they did manage to 'enhance' the make-up of my car. Hehehe... no more 'tiang gol' up front. A more subtle look. But still, I have one more problem at hand. I need to find the input for the oxygen sensor to the ECU. Arkhhhh!! Tough shit!

And, I missed 2 days worth of running. Darn. I feel fat. Baca lagi!

Monday, August 01, 2005

Money, money, money!

Shopaholic, rejoice for the Malaysian Mega sale is on! Sale here, sale there. Let the rich be richer and the poor be poorer. Why? Because the rich always the stingy one, and the poor always think they had a lot of money to spend and they do. OK, not poor la but common people. Like you and..other people. Not me. I'm uncategorised. hehe..

It's true that most rich bloke (or makcik) will bargain for whatever they buy, whenever they can.Of course you cant bargain at Coach, but hoardes of them will be at some Melium outlet sale where the whole decimal point for the price of a designer brand will be cut!

But then...

The oil price rose again! 10 cent per litre. Adoih. So Malaysians, I have a brilliant idea. Why dont we all buy a bicicleta (bicycle) and ride to work? Its money saving, good workout, will reduce global warming and bla bla bla! Heh...if only its a perfect world. Baca lagi!

Come on, gimme a hug!


Pick me up, love!
(Pick me up, love)
Hey, how long, how long, how long (Everyday)
Everyday, ah

Pick me up, oh, from the bottom
Up to the top, love, everyday
Pay no mind to taunts or advances
I take my chances on everyday

Left to right
Up and down, love
I push up love, love everyday
Jump in the mud, oh
Get your hands dirty with
Love it up on everyday

All you need is
All you want is
All you need is love.
All you need is
What you want is
All you need is love.

Oh, Everyday...

Pick me up, love, from the bottom
Up onto the top, love, everyday
Pay no mind to taunts or advances
I'm gonna take my chances on everyday

Left to right
Up and up and inside out right
Good love fight for everyday
Jump in the mud, mud
Get your hands filthy, love
Give it up, love

All you need is
All you want is
All you need is love.
All you need is
What you want is
All you need is love.

What you’ve got
Lay it down on me
What you’ve got
Lay it down on me

All you need is
All you want is
All you need is love.
All you need is
What you want is
All you need is love.

Oh, Everyday...

Pick me up love
Lift me up love
Pick me up love

Up from the bottom, everyday
Up to the top love, everyday
Pick me up love
Lift me up love
Pick me up love
Baca lagi!

Thursday, July 28, 2005

No need for this

click to enlarge

The situation in southern Thai is worsening. Their govt seem to 'bully' a specific party down south. Come on, please let it not be another Palestine.
Baca lagi!

Monday, July 25, 2005

Why Singapore Marathon is soooo best!

Here's why...

dont look at the runner. Look at the roadside!
Lots of people you dont know are encouraging you to go on!

You got people cheering for you along the way!

A nice 'christmas tree' eye candy...

You definitely wont see this anywhere in KL

They are really there for you..

last but not least, EVEN THIS KID OSO CAN DO LA!

So wait no further! Register now here. The earlier you register, the more discount you get! Actually in no way I am affiliated with the event organiser. But heck, the more the merrier kan?
Baca lagi!


lately ive been itching to make something sweet, succulent and tender. a roast chicken perhaps? grilled ribs?

Whoa..nice eh.

the girls are having a stay-in-saturday nite this week. maybe can bring or make some offerings to the table? korang bawak dessert. I'll do the rest. muahahaa..I've been know to have high taste in food especially by my SIL yang tak tau buat lempeng. Duh. Eventho i eat pancakes, i still know how to make lempeng pisang. She thinks im somekind of anti-local food jerk.

Blah la. Simpan maggi bawah katil tu like i dont know.

Psst...she doesnt know how to cook.


This August ada MPAJ run, and...TTDI Arbontahamendantah run. Thats about it la, i think. But come September, events are lining up. Then in December, Singapore time. Huhu..cant wait! Baca lagi!

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Apa cerita nih?

Dang. Cought some cold bug from someone. Now not so kebal eh? So have to cancel todays workout in view of tomorrow. FCUK.

My PD time split is out. But fcuk, they didnt time me properly. Or even those 'yang belakang-belakang'.


They say my swim was 1:03:12, bike no data and run 3:56:32. Total time was 3:51:32.
Macamana ni? My run was longer than my total timing? Bloody incompetent timekeepers! This is why a timing chip is important. (If I'm not mistaken the tauke organiser is a ChampionChip agent. kan?) Oi, aku dulu pun jaga timing la. Tak pernah ada glitch bodoh camni. Timing Ironman lagik.
Whatever la.. Memang sikap Malaysian the 'Tak apa' mentality.

Dah. Buang tenaga aku je. Abaikan.. Baca lagi!

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Kha kah kha...

I was timed 3 hours 51 minutes and 32 secs with 5 people behind me. Khakhakha... Baca lagi!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

My first triathlon

After about two month of preparation, I have finally completed my first triathlon. I have achieved my goal of finishing an Olympic distance triathlon and here's what happened.

I woke up at 5 on the big day. I didnt quite have a good night sleep because the rain and all. After all, we were camping. At around 6:20, we reached the starting ground. It's kinda early but there are few fellow triathletes on site including Azwar.

I decided to proceed to the transition area and rack my bike. After numbering my body (felt like a cow to be slaughtered!), I hung at the transition area. My mind was just thinking about the swim. I didnt even care much to look at those super-expensive bike others had. Even Azwar noticed the nervous look on my face.

Finally, the call for start. My age-group get to start first. There were several waves of start 5 minutes apart according to category. Honkk!! The air horn blown, marking the start of the race. And the start of my agony. For the first 100m, I couldnt find my groove to do freestyle. Everytime I did it, I seem to swallow half of the sea. So I turned to breast stroke. It didnt work out as well. After about 500m, the second wave started to catch me. Then the third wave. And the fourth. Even the last person to start caught up on me. Soon, I was the last.

It's my nerves. It has gone haywire. I didnt have any confidence in the swim like I would have in my run. My mind was processing negative thoughts.
"It's too far, you are tired"
I dont care. I dont care if I was the last person to emerge from the swim. I will finish it. So I resort to doing backstroke, plus a mix of breaststroke. I finished the swim about an hour or so, being last.

During the ride, I was escorted by a policeman on a 'white horse' (the police bike). No problem finding my cadance during the bike. But I felt like I was on a training ride. I am out there alone. The ride consists of numerous rolling hills. Lucky I trained on hills. I kept my cadance high to save my legs. Just 5k before the U-turn, a female rider passed me on the other side.
"That's the second last position. You've got to pass her," the policeman said.
I just kept my head cool, not wanting to dig deep into my reserves during the ride. Suddenly there's a figure walking with his bike on his shoulder. He had blown his rubbers. Both of 'em. A few moments later, I caught on the female rider. Now I'm not the last person anymore. Suddenly my left calf started to feel something. Please let it not be a cramp. It is starting to feel like it. Nothing I can do except stretch it while on the saddle. I suspect its lack of electrolites. Now, the water bottle is my best friend. About 15km to go, the heavens opened up and poured. Great.

After about 1:40 minutes of cycling, I arrived back at the transition area. Since I had my running shoes on already (I dont clipless pedals on my 'kicap' bike), so I'm out in a jiffy. No problems finding my running legs. Thank God for this. As I head out, many were heading in. I just look 'em in the eye and gave a thumb up. Something to keep me feeling positive. I managed to overtook two participants around 2km into the run. Then I encountered a slight hilly area. Not a problem as I power through it. Close to the U-turn of the run, I saw an old man staggering on his way. I thought that I have to make it a point to overtake him. And I did. About 1km after that, I saw a familliar figure on a bike heading towards me. Its Azwar. He kept me company until we reached Regency, where he was staying. Thanks Azwar! I also heard someone shout my name at the Regency. I cant recognise who it was. Was it Sofian the triathlete? I dunno. But thanks for the much needed encouragement. Less than 1km to go, and I could see the right turn towards the finish line. Suddenly, my right thigh was acting up. This time, I felt like stopping. No, I cant. All the participants who were DRIVING back honked for me. They were still giving a hopeless chap like me encouragement eventhough they had packed their bags and split. I kept on going. I have never failed to reach a finish line before and I am not about to do a first. I went on and there it was, the finish line. It was very calm at the finish line, almost silent-like. Of course, everybody must have gone back.

I crossed the finish line, followed by a medal hanging on my neck. Fadzli was there to capture it all. 3:50 something, that was my time. I started out as the last person, but I didnt finished last. The race aint over, till it's over. It was a truly a race, against myself.

special thanks to Fadhil who gave me his meal coupon! Thanks!

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Me after the whole ordeal.
Baca lagi!

Monday, July 18, 2005

I am a triathletes

Yes. the grammar is incorrect. But that what's written on the back of my event tee. Ha..ha.

I am back from PD. I finished the triathlon. I finished it woi!
So Linz, kena blanja makan yea...

Some interesting fact: I was the last to finish the swim. But I was not the last to cross the finish line.

Stay tune for the whole story. For now, I am just hell tired. Sakit badan and all. But it was worth it. Worth every sweat. Baca lagi!

Friday, July 15, 2005

Why the jam?

Surprisingly the trip 1 km away from my home took me 25 minutes. Giler jam! Why? Why?? Of course la its after office hour and everybody berebut to go back and lepak depan tv or what ever. Sheesh...25 minutes for me to get to the main road.

Pity me I have to travel some 30km odd to make my way to the pool. Plus it was raining. And since its already 7pm, I have to skip visiting the bike shop to install quick release to my rear wheel. Duh. Esok jugak.

Pool was near empty coz of the rain. So, happy lappy! NOT! As if I can swim right. Nonetheless, some laps were done. FULL LENGTH. haha...


So this is it. Tomorrow we (me N Fadzli) will head out ot PD for the triahtlon. Good luck to me. Yeah, I'll be needing lots of that. Thanks to all who wished me luck.

To Azwar, make your mark brader! Sofian, hope to meet you there. Linz, wish you can make the crowd bigger. Sabb, nothing is impossible. Rohaizad, thanks. And all others, thank you. Keep on going... Baca lagi!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

En route to triathlon pt4

I have 3 more days before the race. Or 4. Depends on how you count it.

I think my balls have shrunk thinking about it. Thinking about the swim actually.

So again, Im gonna practice my swim later today. And tomorrow. Gosh. I really, really have to LEARN to swim after this.

I am not putting any target for this week. But I will say that I want to finish the swim in 40 mins, bike in 1:30, and run in 1 hour. So my finish time will probably be in 3:10.

Hopefully. Baca lagi!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Sungguh sinis...

taken from a commentary of Tour de France, stage 10.

How's this for a commentary:

3 km Three clicks to go... Rasmussen takes the reins for the first time in this foursome... Not for long, mind. The spectators are out in their thousands. Some stupid souls are running alongside the riders, getting in the way and just not thinking straight. Most notably, they are Americans.

Lawak, lawak...

Anyway, Armstrong got the yellow jersey back after a gila babeng fight to the finish. If you read the details of the race minute by minute, its crazy I tell you. Let alone to watch it.
Baca lagi!

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Now I know how it feels..

to ride for 60km. It feels, seronok! Well, apart from the burning feeling in the legs and skin (I started my ride at 1030am!) it was fun.

At first I wanted to do 2 proper laps, which equals to 60km as well. But I ran out of fluid, so I decided to take another route. The route was:

Mosque>big ass roundabout>TPM house>PICC>some road to cyberjaya>big ass roundabout>TPM house>PICC>PJHoldings>PICC>precint 8 (beli air kat 7E)>big ass roundabout>mosque.

Phew. even writing it down is hard.

Yang sakit hatinya, even made myself laugh at times was, again, the headwind. Why la this is happening to me! Dah la kayuh sorang sorang (due to some logistics problem). Somehow angin sepoi sepoi bahasa kat area Palace of Justice tu kuat yek on Sunday?

I did it in 2:30 termasuk beli air kat 7E. At 40km I clocked 1:29. I know, I know theres nothing much to brag. But heck, aint that a good start with a kicap bike! Just imagine if I ride an expensive carbon bike. Prolly could shave off 30 minutes? Kha kah kah... sukanya!

Dah nak pegi mandi... Baca lagi!

Thursday, July 07, 2005

New home kit unveiled!

Barcelona FC has unveiled its new home kit for season 2005/06. Err..the colors are the same as last year, which is the Catalans official color but more emphasis on blue this time. Looks a bit timid though.

Nevermind, champions will look aggresive no matter what color they wear!

p/s: dont bother to look at their away kit. its ugly and bright.

On another note, Liverpool dont have a new kit. Schuks. But Gerrard stays. Yay!

Putih tak gigi Ronaldinho? Baca lagi!

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

En route to triathlon pt3

After mulling over decision to buy cycling shoes and pedal, I've decided that I wont. I realised that I'm just kidding myself over this. In fact, triathlon was not in my plan this year. So, why go all out? But next year, Im gonna do all the circuit (except the ones on the East Malaysia) and Powerman, if the timing is good.

So hows my preparation? Hmm, I guess I can swim the swim leg and not suffer. Heck I've been concentrating on my swim that I've almost forgot about my run. I still have to run 10km after the 40km bike u know. Hmm...maybe I can put it this way. I am going to give what I got in the run. So I ve been doing hill repeats lately. Hopefully my 'kaki bukit' wont give up on me that day.

So roughly I would say, I am 70% ready for PD next week. My form pun not very well due to malas training for the past couple of months. How to beat malas aa? Duduk training camp perhaps? Baca lagi!

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

What the hell is wrong with you?

what good is a mother who comes back from work late at night and decides that watching Kate Fox on tv is more important than to spend time with her 3-year old son that she painstakingly carry 9 month in her?

absolute madness! if you want such privacy; your own free time to watch the bloody soap on tv, then dont f*ck in the first place! in fact, dont even get married! have you gone mad? dont life teaches you something for after 30 years of living it? or, you are just plain stupid to learn anything?

how the hell you knock some senses in these kind of people? may God save me from this utter madness.... Baca lagi!

Short news!

I bet its gonna be another interesting event! Medals up for grab for 21km and 10km. Up to 400th contestant! Im sure gonna do this. Remember, 9/11 this year, lets rock Putrajaya! Go here for forms.

p/s: Sabb! Jom masuk oi!! Baca lagi!

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Somehow sleep was a better option..

This morning, sleep was a better option. That means I skipped Putrajaya today. Skipped training altogether. Duh. What have I done???

Yesterday I didnt slept late. About 1 ish I guess. That was after tormenting myself on the couch watching the bloody AF. Yup. I surfed the channels for some good stuff to see after 'The Recruit' (Pacino & Farrell). "Nothing is what it seems". Sekali tersinggah channel 4. So happens it was AF. So, being curious who the hell is Mawi 'world' yang ever soo popular, (I wanted to know whether he's good looking ka, nice voice ka), I stuck to the channel for a while my pasta is on the stove. Then this mamat botak come to the front, ready to perform. So happens its Mawi. My first impression : Uk'aloh. He sang Beautiful Maria by Los Lobos. Tak sedap pun. And I was concurred by Kudsia who said "wouldnt it be better if your are voted because of your talent"? After that, I'm back to channel surfing, and pasta..

So in short, most Malaysians who Afundi-ed Mawi are on pot. Its crazy to not vote him off after such a dismal performance. My cat couldve sing better. Miau miaumiauuuu!!

Btw Linz, boleh rehat la lepas ni yek? Baca lagi!

Saturday, July 02, 2005

The Tour starts today!

Y es, the Tour stars today! Will Lance Armstrong retain his title in his final year as a professional? Or will Jan Ulrich get his wish to beat Armstrong? Well, I dont know much actually but, one thing in common is, the tour represents human ability to perform difficult task and courage. Just imagine everyday for 21 days you cycle more than 100km covering torturous mountain range?
Catch it on Astro channel 81 at 5:30pm,3rd July. 1/2 hour show je? Baca lagi!

Friday, July 01, 2005

Yang mana satu?

Yang mana satu menjadi pilihan hati? From top: DMT Tri (Fibreglass sole), Shimano Multisport (Carbon sole) and Sidi T-1 (carbon).
Of course la I will choose the cheapest one. hehe.. just for the sake of making my mind ponder on these things. Haha! Retail therapy! Baca lagi!

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Extra buoyancy

Just look at this cool fella ni the middle. Who said fat people cant do triathlons? siap ada mens breasts tu! Khakhakha..

Btw, just got back from my swim session. 'Lucky' me, I was swimming all alone today.

I cant seem to focus my stroke. Damn. Must concentrate harder.

There's one chick who was 'flying' in the water. Laps after laps. Seems effortless. You see, when the technique is right, youre on a flight.

Hmm, Cajun Chicken bun from Star*bucks is tasty ya? Especially when its free...hihi. Nak? There's more in the fridge.


So what, 2 weeks to go before PD? Can I make it? I sure love to just finish.
Oh ya, the smell of ITU is near our peninsular. At the south of our peninsular actually. So expect a lot of high profile action this Sunday. Go here to know more. The website is best, as always. Pelik... our athlete always like 'titik' theirs everytime they meet but cant we have a more happening events ka? Sponsors la, championcip la, clinics la. Kita? Still in infancy ka? (usual answer)
Ah...pedulik. Janji aku boleh buat. Ada duit, aku pegi sana. Boleh masuk ranking ITU ke mana tau...kuikuikui. Poyoria! Baca lagi!

Monday, June 27, 2005

Now where should I stay?

It is confirmed that the family wont be going with me to PD. Why? Accomodation dah penuh, especially those yang close proximity to the event area. So, its up to me (probably alone) to go lah. I dont mind those 'rumah tumpangan' but it wont be suitable la for my parents kan.

I'm contemplating camping on the beach, probably with Grunge. Waa! We'll have some bbq the nite before, play some guitar underneath the stars..this is super! come to think of it, its not such a bad idea after all! Cost: food and travel. Accomodation: free! Haha! If only all the races in Malaysia are near the beach..

I think Im gonna go ahead with this plan. So kengkawan, who's interested for some seaside camping? Baca lagi!

Sunday, June 26, 2005

En route to triathlon pt 2

As usual, I paid my visit to Putrajaya this morning. Despite a bit late due to Confederations Cup semi between Brazil and Germany (yahoo! Brazil won!), I dragged myself for a 20 min drive there. Funny how a place as far as Putrajaya is only 20 min away on Sunday morning...

So I arrived there around 9:15, which to me is quite late to do an outdoor workout. Panas woo! But then I thought, 'eleh, masa race where got cool weather!' Plus, its a bit cloudy this morning. Lucky me.

Plan? cycle the Powerman route plus another half of it. Total distance? Around 45km kut. I dunno for sure coz I dont have a 'cycling computer'. Heh..I dont even have a spare tube in that case! Ok. Spare tube is a must buy next time. Plus pump. Plus some cheap clipless pedal and shoes. I tell later why I need pedal n shoes.

This time around, there was no one else for me to draft. Aiyoo.. and to add suffering to this weak mind of mine, ada headwind (not the band!) pulak for most of the time! Macam 'mumuku' dekat Kona la pulak! You see, pedalling through the headwind is damn difficult. Berat semacam. And for the whole ride, including while climbing, I only used my quads to push. Adoi. Sakit!! So thats why la I need clipless pedals. So then boleh utilise my hamstring to 'pull' as well.

Near the end of my 1:50 ride, I saw a couple of dudes running in their cycling shorts near the big-ass roundabout. Hmm must be doing brick training nih...
Conclusion, puas hati with the ride. Dont feel totally wiped out. But next time around must get up earlier!! Baca lagi!

Saturday, June 25, 2005

En route to triathlon pt 1

Did another swim session last night. Lucky Fadzli succumbed to my 'invitation' to join me. Otherwise, huh. Jangan harap!

I plan to do a couple of warmup lap, practice my stroke with a pullbuoy clamped between my ankles, and a lot of repeats. Turn out that aku tak biasa with the pullbuoy. I keep twisting in the water whenever I want to breathe. Duh. Camna nak perfect the stroke. Nak senang cerita I just did lots n lots of laps accross. Hehe..tak berani la guna full length. Actually at the beginning sempat jugak buat 100m. Takpe, next week I'll definitely have to try.

So I guessed I am more relaxed than before while doing freestyle now. In fact, more relaxed than ever! Haha! Swim tall, swim relax, dont struggle and focus. All those tips from so-called pakar swimming I'll try to follow. As long as I can finish the 1500!

Esok, running day! Baca lagi!

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Me and my kicap bike. We're going to PD! Posted by Hello Baca lagi!