26 November 2008

Welcome aboard Dino

I may not know him very well but as far as my team concern, he is worth of an investment. He is the man actually, he will rock our ship perhaps! Jeff told me before about Dino. Dino was interested to join Belacak Team by singing in as Naval Reservist. He was broke, jobless and dejected I think. He is now in final documentations and likely to be accepted to be a full time Reservist. That's mean he entitle to get RM 1400.00 monthly allowance by doing nothing than training for tri/du/eco etc events. Looks pretty good deal rite?

These are my wish list for him:

1. Call me sir and gimme salute! (otherwise I'll kick your ass)
2. Beat others in any event.
3. Prove yourself as a champions.
4. Should you come 2nd, you will be Remain Onboard (ROB - no leave la) for 30 days.
5. Not perform... I'll make yourself station out at sea ... Layang2 Island perhaps.

... Btw.. I'm not really quit actually... I'm just at sideline

12 November 2008

I'm quiting...

I have lost the translation of these words of swim, bike and run. None of these words are my favourite day to day say… I mean I don’t have any gut to say it! It is not in my dictionary anymore… I’m afraid I won’t be able walk the talk. Actually, I’m away of this sport for many reasons … temporary perhaps. I have lost my adrenaline and unconsciously I had more fat in my belly… I’m gumuks!

I wish to join my Belacak team in Powerman recently but due to ‘nature calls’ I have to forget it! It is not in my essential task in my line of duty. So guess what! These are the words of my day to day life as an adult student…

Course of action
Implied task
Mahan, Sun Tzu
UN Conventions
Operational Order
Gulf of Eden
Research methodology
End state
Benign role
H hour
D day
Weekly Drive to KL

I’m just being transformed to get used to these jargon… no more tri suit, crank, pedal, supernova, heart rate and useless powerbar… so good bye triathlon for an unknown period… for the country of course.

Sign off…

16 September 2008

Update From Lumut

Lama sungguh gua tak update. Me in Lumut rite now attending 3 months course until end of this year. This is preliminary course before attending 1 year course in KL. This mean, I kenot join Ironman 2009. Me alone without my family, weekend husbandlah gua kat sini.

Sepanjang berada kat sini, gua meet my old Belacak Team. Diaorang tetap training walupun posa (only 3 of them Muslim). There are preparing for Powerman in Nov and I had registered myself in sprint event. Hajat di hati nak buat full tapi tak larat.

I must admit that I missed them, I didn't notice that there are few newbies joining our club and some of them manage to secure good place in triathlon series. I can see potential in them but yet to satisfy with the results. Maybe there are still young and need time.

After raya, me will join them in evening training. My target is to reduce my weight to 75kg... again! During this Ramadhan, me just watching my diet and spending 30 minutes daily on trainer and perform my prayer.

I must tell ya, life is so boring without family ...

29 August 2008

No handlebars, no handlebars, no handlebars

I'm deep in love with dis song by Flobots. The title of the song is NO HANDLEBARS

I'm goin to practise this song with my keyboard... together-gether with my dotter (I learn from her ektuali)

Oh.. me oso can play keyboard..

What I like most on its lyric:

"I can make anybody go to prison
Just because I don't like'em and
I can do anything with no permission
I have it all under my command
I can guide a missile by satellite
By satellite
By satellite
and I can hit a target through a telescope
Through a telescope
Through a telescope
and I can end the planet in a holocaust
In a holocaust"

Selamat beposa semua.


24 July 2008

High and dry

Since moving here, me has no time for training. Perut gua dah boroi tambah 2 inci. For this reason, wife bot me ogawa vibrating belt - a token of appriciation as accompanying her in every shopping mall in Klang Valley! 35 of 50 days here is to do shopping. Me BTW often travel for tour of duty. Generally, my interest in training is slowly slowly slowly gone! I'm moving from L to XL - to be precise!

Last UKM duathlon, me doin below the standard! Unfit and Lembab!

Rite now... I don't have any interest to do blogging as I don't have any wonderful story about my Belacak team to rite. We were separated 300km away and I never join them in any race... no more ... not anymore...

So... kemalasan gua di peringkat tertinggi sekarang... I need an inspiration...

I'm in Post-Refit-Tranformation

Sign off for temporary major overhaul... (pi shopping jap, gaji dah masuk!:P)

22 June 2008

Batu and Kayu Award

Batu for my wife and Kayu goes to my 8 yrs dotter while my 4 yrs son is in between. I'm talking about swimming la... my wife tenggelam so I called her batu! My dotter has shown a good progrees. Last week my dotter was afraid to swim in adult pool but after promising her a new Barbie doll, she agreed. She did very well yesterday. She can float and kicking. Thanks to hard ala commando training!

Ektuali I let her drown last week! She nearly suffocate but I just let her feel the pain. Kejam kan? Oh...I did the same to my son. I JUST THROWN HIM IN THE POOL AND LET HIM MANAGE HIMSELF. I notice other people pointing their finger me and thinking that I'm the bad fard-der. My son nangis kuat gile but I just buat dunno. As a result he manage to overcome his fear and enjoy the swimming lesson with me.

ooohh other than that, I'll punish my dotter 10x sit-up kalo dia pegang dinding kolam! Zalim kan? Any takers nak hire me as an instructor for their kids? FOC of course! :)

15 June 2008

Sumbody pls wish me Hepi Bday!!

Me turn 32 on 14 Jun. Nite b4, me with my new fren (Awe, RAM and 3 others plus Kalam)were riding in Putrajaya. After ride, me went lepaking until midnight at Double Trouble. Birthday boy should belanja them, I think! But me just pretend innocent and saja je tak nak kecoh... nanti kena bayar sume!)He he

Sunday morning ride alone to Putrajaya. Surprise! There are many international riders in Putrajaya! There are many Indon, Bangla, Nepal, Laos.... u name it riding in the heart of Malaysian Administrative Complex (of course they went to work at construction site nearby)! too bad, the road is being occupied by these riders. Where are Malaysian? I doubt! still sleeping ka?

28 May 2008

ATM Open Triathlon Part 2

My bad... ATM Open Triathlon will be held on 7 JUNE. I tot July!

22 May 2008

ATM Open Triathlon

Robika told me the team stood 7th place in Tioman Eco Challenge. She did apologize for her difficulties fighting PMS during the events. Too bad, she was the main culprit as she was unable to run and bike; she did collapse few times! She told me she did took what do you call that pills to stop the bleeding but unfortunately, her body was unable to cope with it. Pity her! Actually she just arrive from paying her last respect to her late mother-in-law in Sarawak and she just too weak and fatique. Nevermindlah, we manage to fight till the end.... kalo Bika tak PMS mesti bole dapat top 3. Actually they did very good in Kayaking but due to some misunderstanding they just manage to secure 4th place.

Meanwhile, ATM will organize ATM Open Triathlon in early July. I'll be the team manager for my team. The event will be held at A Farmosa and no RB or Tri Bike allowed! It is only for MTB as to allow more participants.

errr... gua skarang dah pindah keja kat KL. Too bz lately with new assignment. It's been a while my BLUE BELACAK kept dusty in the box. Bila la nak kayuh lagi ni?

06 May 2008

Tioman Eco Challenge

... So goodbye A Farmosa Triathlon, we are goin to Tioman Eco Challenge! We will be in Tioman on 11 May and will be staying onboard 5 star Cruising Ship... for FOC of course. Too bad, I wont be there as I'm moving to Kayel.

Dengar2 ramai yang tak pegi A Farmosa sebab hadiah tak menarik! So Mr Chan, do sumthing la....

Hopefully, Becca and fwens dapat RM 15k... 10% utk boss dia ... hu hu

01 May 2008

Long Ride to China. Anyone?

I bot dis book at MPH 1 Utama. I dun know why should I have it but it must to do with my habit; I like to read. I manage to glance through its contents, its all about tips and guide for long ride.

Thinking of goin for a long distance ride with my wife someday. Maybe we will be 57 by then. China or Timbaktu will be our destination and I need 25 yrs to finish reading this book. Ha ha

29 April 2008

Static Training

Semenjak dua menjak ni, me was very BZ with work, seminar, lecture etc, etc... Half of my days in April was wasted doin these job. I went up and down. Rite now, me in Awana Genting till weekend. As a result of this unhealthy work-out, my tummy added an inch. Thanks to nice food in every hotel I stayed.

Nevertheless, this afternoon I manage to go for a warm-up. I don't know where do I get the motivation to do it. I did one and half stationary triathlon training in gym and pool. Thanks to Men's Health article about triathlon static training. Here are the details:

Bike - 30 min
Run - 30 min
Swim - 30 min

27 April 2008

Rest in Peace...

Jeff's super mom was passed away yesterday. I'm really aware about his predicament, his late mother was suffered with kidney failure and his sister was diagnosed with breast cancer. Pity him. Jeff told me he need to catch a flight to Kuching ASAP and at the same time his wife Robika is in Labuan for swimming competetion. I just manage to settle my Hutang on him as he is in need. I don't have any idea how Jeff is goin to manage to bring all of his family for the ceremonial. On behalf of the Belacak team, we feel very-very sad and pls accept our sincere condolence... may your mom rest in peace...Amin.

FYI.. I have some experience dealing with this matter here

Meanwhile, Frankie was 1k richer when he was selected as the BEST SAILOR in annual Navy Day ceremony. It must to do with his good record in Triathlon and Swimming; beating more than 12,000 candidates. Bravo!

Sigh!! Both events were not at the right time ...

19 April 2008

Belacak.... almost a history

We are out of focus rite now. Me BZ with new job in KL .. belum masuk opis baru dah kena buat keja in advance... have to travel to KL, JB and Melaka. Me don't have time for training...

Jeff is joining the Mukah Tri event together-gether with Mej K and some Kem Sungai Udang CDOs. Some were join the Kapas-Marang, some preparing for Langkawi Eco Challenge and too bad we might forget the A Farmosa. There is Tioman Eco Challenge on May that offer an attractive prize worth of RM 15K. It is reported that the participating team are cap ayam and jaguh kampung team from the local ppl and this is our good change to secure the grand prize money! (Dun tell anyone plz!)

Some were MIA! Goin for courses in Timbaktu and Muyan is preparing to go to UN mission. He should bring back lots of USD, I think!

So... me and some of us or maybe all of us may not be able to join the A Farmosa due to many reasons. Country first then think about someone else!

...and I will be 100% positive to miss both of them, i'm goin to KL with 2x 3 tonner. Where can I join u guys in KL or Putrajaya? Anyone?

31 March 2008

Bad News

Sungguh hampes when somebody informed me my transfer notice has been postponed to early May! It is pain in the ass! (4 letter word! Makian dan cacian!)

Mau tak giler sebab I skiped KLIM just to pack my stuff. All of my cycling, running and swimming kits are stored in boxes! To retrieve it back will be a BIG HEADACHE!

I have told the world that I will move in two weeks! I did inform the owner of my rented house. I did give short notice to my sister-in-law to evacuate from my own house! All of my neighbour are planning to give farewell kenduri! My kids teacher already knew and they did some farewell makan-makan to my son this morning! My dotter's teacher already give some sobernier! Tell me how to face this madness! Arrggggggghhh tensionnn!

KL wait arr....

29 March 2008

Moving Out

The main reason I skipped KLIM is bekoz I want to spent my last moment in Lumut. In two weeks time, I'll be settle down in KL. Yes... finally I'm back! I'm goin to new office KL and will be staying in Seri Kembangan.

What do I really miss about Lumut? Well... Lumut, Manjung and Sitiawan are the cleaneast town in Perak. Big road, less traffic and armed with sufficient ammenities. I love Lumut very much... quiet and peacefull. People of Lumut are very-very friendly... 60% of them are serviceman. These town are develop very fast compare to 13 yrs ago when I first came. The Manjung Majlis Daerah won several awards in maintaining and upkeeping the cleanlinest of these 3 town. .... Forget to mention... I have 5 ticket of parking compoun which I intentionally don't want to pay... thanks to the new MB for the amnesty!

I'm gonna miss my everyday ride to Teluk Rubiah which I did 3 or 4 times a week. I will remember how hard it is to climb its hill. I'm gonna miss beautiful Sungai Dua offroad track, they are cutting trees in the name of development. One day it will dissapear... I think! I'm gonna miss all dogs that did not succeeding chasing and bite me!

I'm gonna miss my cycling team of Manjung MTB (Org Veteren), Albert of Sitiawan Cycling Group, TNB and Malakoff Group and of course my Belacak Triathlon Team. I'll spearhead Belacak team...form the distance!

What are my contribution? Well, I manage to expand the Cycling Clan of Lumut between the people of Manjung and Sitiawan and my Belacak Team. I miss to organise the Critical Mass event which I plan in May. They are about 50 to 60 of them and I'm just in the middle of them. I miss the once in a blue moon MTB or RB ride with them.

Too bad... the leader has to move out!

Goodbye Lumut.... KL here I come!

28 March 2008

Freezing Dinner

Off topic sikit..

Last nite, me and wife went to SOMEONE outgoing dinner. I couldn't remember when was the last time we attend the offical dinner... 4 or 5 yrs kot! To attend this dinner, me has to wear this uniform...

While my Minister of Finance And Housekeeping went to Chinese Opera Parlour to make her face like this....

So the total damage was

1. Dinner Bill - 150++

2. Opera Make-up - RM 40

3. Kids with neighbour - Belanja KFC satu barrel ok kot!

4. Mess Kit - RM 250.00

5. Bow Tie - Pinjam

6. Total time wasted for the dinner - 5 hrs

7. Quality time bercinta with wife - Priceless!

18 March 2008

Check This Out

Thinking of goin to Jael Sport open house (?) this sunday. I don't have any idea what is all about but I presume it must have to do with these interest

1. Triathlon
2. Tri stuff
3. Bikes
4. Supplements
5. Chit-chat with Monkeys
6. Credit card facilities, so I can buy something!
7. Free drinks
8. Makan ada ka?
9. Tri clinic
10. Tri magazine I perhaps? Where on earth I can buy it?

I would like to predict this company will organize tri event in Me'sia. Hopefully there will be more tri event in the future.

See u there....

13 March 2008

Milage (MALEH) run

This is my milage for this month. Malas sikit bulan ni.. raining summo... alasan kukuh! I know I'm not good in swimming but... nak pegi renang jauh sangat. I have many good swimming instructors (Frankie volunteer nak belasah gua kat kolam, Muyan nak bagi gua pakai float, macam budak2, Jeff nak suruh kalahkan anak dia dulu baru bole belajar, yang lain mintak pulut kuning ngan ayam golek) I know I will feel the pain in swimming lessons but I just MALEH!
I can do the best MAHJUNG style in the world, no doubt about it! They said I must imrove my free style. Macam hampeh diorang cakap! Kaki macam kayu! Banyak lagi ler diorang kutuk! Huh hu.

BTW ... I did promise to beat BECCA THE IRONLADY in A Farmosa. Should I behind her..... I will run naked in the base! Hu hu I'm just kidding but they are taking my words as a deal! Siot! Terlepas cakap pulak! Seriously .... I have no choice to go for training.. secretly training la! Jaga reputation kunun.

Oh.. I did record every single entry of exercise in my computer since Apr last year. To date, I clocked about 3K over km in cycling, 50hrs of running and too bad only 60min of swimmimg! Hu hu! I have oso the data of the total damage of having two bikes... quite a big amount that makes wifey gone mad! The outcome was a six-pack on my tummy, formally known as big fat beer-belly - totally priceless! It will be priceless should I defeated to Becca :(

07 March 2008

Post Ironman Syndrome Sickness - PISS

This week ramai yang demam plus me. Demam sebab ramai kena masuk keja, kena air-cond, tak turun training, malas, malas dan malas. Walaupun pissed-off, I pegi gak lari... magickan?... boleh recover demam!

My proposal for our own official traithlon club is doing well I guess, there is another final step of approval to be completed. It may take years! Hu hu. As a result, we have to return to our own units and work!

My boys keep calling me, 'Bos bila bole turun training?'. That is a one million dollar question! I don't have any authority to allow them to go for it as we are not offical club yet.I would loose my job if something happen to them! This is the fact and I have to save my neck. I don't know what will happen to them should I moved to KL. They wil not be happy if I'm gone. They may be leaderless!.. and i'm in deep shit crossroad!

I was informed that I will be posted to KL by end of this month. Yahoo! Finally my dream come true. Senangla balik kampung tengok projek sawit! Me and my wife was too BZ preparing for a massive move. My house is small but it may required 2x 3tonner to load my things. Half of them were my bike stuff! We will be staying at our own house in Seri Kembangan which I bot in 2002 (behind Pasar Borong Selangor). Dekat ngan Putrajaya, senang nak kayuh beskal.

Since I'm goin to KL, I have decided to go for KLIM 21k. I run for 10k and 16k this week. I just notice that I can run! I run for fun! I have a running legs!(This is because I couldn't fine spares for my wheelset, so no bike la - jeff wanna his Dura-Ace back)Hampes... he wanna sell it for rm 900! Shit happens as I just bot a cheap motosikal which is cheaper than my bike! .. and I'm running out of RM! Nak pindah lagi! .... thinking of withdrawing another RM from my ASB, again!

I'm not running away from my boys but I will keep running for KLIM.

27 February 2008

Finally.. we did it

This is it! The unexpected result of Belacak’s performance. Generally, they are good in swimming; average in cycling (must to do with cap ayam bike!) and poor in running (must to do with lack of long distance training)! Happy? As a manager, I’m more than please with these results as majority of them were still young at age and proven their ability to finish the first IM in their life.

Haikal ... Looking forward for Kona slot next year....

Whatever the result is, they are the future Malaysian Triathlete; they will dominate the Ironman Malaysian category and Malaysian International Triathlon events as well.

See you at finishing line someday!!

There are another 2 cap ayam athlete were not in the list since they are joining for fun. However they manage to finish within 16 hrs.

I did it! Badrul was very exited finishing below 12hrs.

It is sad to report that one of them was hospitalize at 14km to finish due to dehydration. He joined another 8 Singaporean and 1 Japanese in Langkawi Hospital. He lost 10kg of body fluid and fortunately he did not lose his determination to defy the limits.

Visiting Ijat at hospital

1. You don’t have to be a good swimmer! Look at above table and I think it explain you enough.

2. You must be good in running! The biggest sin we made was, we did not go for long distance training. As a result, most of them were unable to run and walk because of cramp. That’s what happens to my Ayam Tambatan, Rahman.

3. You need to have a good bike to be the best but cap ayam bike is not a very good excuse if you want to beat Wong Ah Thiam’s 25K bike. I did notice Frankie was leading Ah Thiam more than 4 minutes in the first loop and 50 seconds in the second loop but later was 45 minutes behind. The result may be different if they are armed with good bike and strong legs.

4. Too much time wasted at TT. Overall spending more than 5 minutes for make-up.

Rahman wasted 7 minutes at TT2. 2 minutes for this!!

Running along Mej K. Just 10 metre

Swimming practice for IM 09. I'll do it!

With Al-Sultan
Helping Razani

26 February 2008

IM 08 Initial Report

I'm too BZ to write the full report but generaly the mission was completed. We didn't beat Wong Ah Thiam but some newcomers are showing good performance.... will be back from office..

18 February 2008

The Champs is Landed

I must admit that the bike route is chalenging. I did count the first 10 but I lost count after I found it I just waste my energy counting them. We did one loop and in the afternoon, we went for swimming.

For the first 3 days we meet many ironman. Not to mention Faris Al Sultan. He joining us for a swimming. I meet Dr Hans from Germany, don't be surprise, he will be in IM 08!

Dr Hans

June is Malaysian with Hong Kong citizen
Beauty and the beast

15 February 2008


We will be in Langkawi on 16 Feb evening. There will be 22 strong athlete plus 10 lazy support team joining the OP JANJI HABIS. Our ambitious mission is to be number one among the Malaysian and a ticket to Kona. UPNM team a.k.a ATMA a.k.a Mej Kalam team will be apart of us but they rather to do their mission separately.

We are coming here not for visiting the Mahsuri tomb or ride the cable car but we are here for familirization training. Here are the programme:

Sat (D-7) - ETA Langkawi
Sun (D-6) - Run
Mon (D-5)- Swimming ( we have our own boat!)
Tue (D-4)- Bike 1 loop
Wed (D-3) - Run
Thu (D-2) - Lepak
Fri (D-1)- Lepak
Sat - D day
D+1 - Recovery
D+2 - Shopping
D+3 - Jalan-Jalan
D+4 - ETD Langkawi

13 February 2008

Someone was doomed by dehydration

I was being informed by coach that Ijat the Mamak was sick due to lack of body fluid in his body. He suppossed to be hospitalized but he refused to do so. The doctor called the coach to explain his condition and advise him to take 3 days off and drink 3 bottle of 100plus everyday. The doctor thought he was underwent hard training over the week as he lost substantial amount of body fat and body fluid (He did actually, last week was a hard one... he lost some weight and look skinny!) Hope this training pays in IM!

Well, I would accept his condition but will not tolerate if he fail to finish! Hu hu

Final Threesome Training Result

This is the reading for today's training. Bike time does not calculate 5 traffic lights elapse time. Some were good in swimming but poor in running and bla bla.... some pancit also. Tomorrow will be recovery 80k ride, Friday we will pack our stuff and Saturday we will proceed to Langkawi.

I'm still struggling organising the ticket as there are red-tape issues with the authority.... Someone with no brain but more power screwed me! I had enought of challenges in bringging those telented athletes to acheive their dream... we are poor, broke and no sponsor!! But as an IM wannabe, I will go beyond my limits to make things happen....

12 February 2008

1st Entry

Finally... I manage to create this 10 minutes set-up for my Triathlon Team Blog. This week will be busy with final preparation for IM 08. So.. I doubt I can make this blog beautiful or interactive....

Anyway... here some of the pics from LTDL 08 at Sitiawan..