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I was deeply concentrating on my report for the Proton Edar Dealers Association Malaysia Annual General Meeting scheduled on the 10 April 2010 when I received a call from Rueben, said to be the legal advisor for the Original Bootcamp Malaysia.

Ruben introduced himself as the legal advisor for the OBC which I mistakenly heard as OCBC... "OCBC???", I asked, being abit confused. "I am calling from the OBC.. the Bootcamp on behalf of Selva Kumar", said Ruben. "The Australia's OBC team are coming to Kuala Lumpur and part of their agenda was to view the injuries suffered by recruits at the Bootcamp and your name was amongst the 4 selected, that the instructors deemed as critical", explained Ruben... (WHAT??? ridiculous!!.. I whispered to myself!??)

"Selva Kumar, Sarge Simran, Senior Sarge Rob Coad and other instructors  had anonymously decided to recommend the four (including you) to take a few months off from the OBC training as the OBC could not take the risk of having any injured recruits at the Bootcamp. The OBC is not designed to handle any injuries and we are very concern with your condition." added Rueben further.

"I replied by saying, three quarter of those at the bootcamp does have some form injuries and if you are restricting injured recruits from participating, you will lost three quarter of your customer", I said to Ruben. Ruben said, "the level of injuries of others are tolerable but the instructors deemed the four recruits (which OBC could not name those recruits) are critical and advice against pursuing with the training. In fact, the OBC will give a full refund".

"Well Ruben, thank you for your concern and I appreciate your advice and I am grateful for your recommendation but I am pursuing with the training at the OBC", I said to Ruben abit annoyed (now thinking of getting a lawyer to sue OBC for discrimination or prejudism if they insist that I stopped my training @ the Bootcamp). Well Armin, at this moment, the decision has been made and on your next session on Monday, Sarge Simran and Senior Sarge Rob will have a word with you to stay away from the OBC training. (now thinking quietly.... Yaa, we shall see if you can get injunction to restrict me from training.. WTF)

"Ruben, I am really grateful for your concern but I am still pursuing. If you are concern of any legal implication, I will signed an indemnity letter and a disclaimer to release you of any claims that may resulted from my injuries". (Now I need to get all documentation done in case we need to go to court.. got to build a case)

Yes Armin, I understand but the injuries may effect the training time of others at the bootcamp so I am giving you an advance notice. You will receive a call from others and Sarge Simran will have a word with you.

You can ask anybody to call or see me but I am still pursuing with the training Ruben. (I hope this goes to court, then I will have a good story for my blog, *thinking and smiling*)

We both hang-up the phone and I continue doing my work........ until a moment later, I receive an SMS to look at SHOBHA's facebook status update that read............

Armin Baniaz Pahamin: YOU'RE APRIL'S BIGGEST FOOL!!! LMAO!!! 'Rueben' aka Vinod Kumar got you good, huh? Arent you relieved you can bootcamp all you want? ;) ;-) ;-) hahahahahahhahaa... GOTCHA!!

APRIL FOOL??!! Goddamn... this must have been the biggest prank I have had all my life...... (I laughed like an idiot.. alone!!! so much for going to court, stupid injunction, prejudism, discrimination?).

It turned out... Still is a good story to blog........ You did got me good VINOD KUMAR & SHOBHA BALA......... you just wait...!! :-p

Hmm... anybody else got FOOL-ed???



  1. Armin, YOU are a DIE-HARD bootcamper!!If Vinod had played this prank on me, I would have believed him and 'swallow everything,line,hook & sinker!!'
    You,Armin, get my special 'DIE HARD' BOOTCAMP AWARD!!

  2. Doc Malek...

    Seriously.. There is no other alternative for Bootcamp.. 5am training before work.. rail, hail or shine... even on public holiday too.

    BIG PROBLEM if we cant join the bootcamp.

    but.. will talk to vinod to play it on you next year! :-D

  3. ...many years a ago I pulled a prank by putting my friend's car for sale in MALAY MAIL Ad, really cheap and he had to entertain calls ALLLL DAY!

  4. OMG RJ!!!

    That is so....... i am sure he cursed at you the whole day.. maybe the whole year.. or a lifetime of curse.. hehehhehehheee

  5. Armin, this is hillarious! But it only shows your undying devotion towards bootcamp!

    Shoba very naughtyyyy!

  6. syuhada,
    it wasnt so funny when the conversation took place.. but it was really funny when I found out... and to think of it now...


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