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1 Day counting down to the new year and 6 days counting down to our big day. Thank you for a good 5 days of intensive meeting to end the year 2011 with a blast. To our teammates in Phnom Pehn, have a wonderful celebration and a good start for the New Year.

A short interview with most of the team mates revealed a surprising discovery. When asked, almost all of them shared only one New Year resolution..  "For the company to be successful in the new year and for them all to prosper well with the company". This value in any employees is hard to instil in most workforce but loyalty is a prominent attribute in Khmer's character.

Naturally, anything wont be complete without a camwhoring session.


Year 2011 will end within less than 48 hours and let us flashback the year that passesby faster than Staff-Sarge Dann's 10km speedy timing. For a start, we have been in mud.. Obviously!!

and in water!!!!


I could not help but to ponder how much simpler life was during those childhood days. Those were the days when we can pack our friends into our bag pack to go to any places. I can smile stupidly all alone flashing back Aaraf's adorable words when he say "Dad, can I bring along my 10 friends to Penang? and showed me his friends nicely tucked into his backpack....

Hmm.. I wonder if I can tucked and fit all my ten friends Nawal Aini Zulkifli, Rose Emini Pahamin, Dr Malek Aziz, Farhanah Bamadhaj, Daing Daniel Fitri, Mohd Azhari, Cheah Boon Chong, Wan Hazriq, Suresh, Ridz and Moji into my luggage for a working oversea trip tomorrow.


VISION: 2012 COBC Primary Resolution- Convert more people to be a Bootcamper and get more people to be a health freak. How? By having a total 34 platoons at 7 locations with two pricing. For the hardcore, kiasu recruits with MC12 and those with a tighter budget and a busier schedule to workout with the MC8 program.

MC12 program: RM299, Military Corps Training, 3x week, 12 sessions a month.
MC8 program: RM199, Military Corps Training, 2x a week, 8 sessions a month. For location & map, click

NOTE: Those highlighted in REDS are new platoons.


1) Alpha: 0545-0645 (Mon, Wed, Fri) (MC12)
2) Bravo: 0700-0800 (Mon, Wed, Fri) (MC12)
3) Sierra: 0545-0645 (Mon, Wed) (MC8)
4) Oscar: 0700-0800 (Mon, Wed) (MC8)

5) Charlie: 0545-0645 (Tue, Thu, Sat) (MC12)
6) Zulu: 1845-1945 (Mon, Wed, Fri) (MC12)
7) Tango: 0545-0645 (Tue, Thu) (MC8)
8) Yankee: 1845-1945 (Tue, Thu) (MC8)


Nothing is more important than some surprises to juice and spice up our morning routine especially if we intend to maintain the momentum in climaxing at every alternate morning workout. A lot of time were spent to understand the needs of every recruit and alot of effort were invested to make sure everyone reach the point of no return at the end of every session.

To commemorate the end of December monthly workout in conjunction with the New Year, we brought to Malaysia the Alpha Strong Sandball (ASS) all the way from the United States of America especially for the use of recruits from the CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP (COBC). The COBC is the first to import and use the ASS in Malaysia and Bandar Utama Alpha platoon was the first to break the ASS virgin. Ewww that sounds wrong.  The platoon was all excited to see the new Toys.. If there was the most voted feedback on our online feedback form at HERE.. then it must be the request for new toys!!  We hear ya... and now you have it!!


It was a sheer bonus for us to be in Penang to coincidentally discover the annual Penang Chingay, Lion and dragon dance parade that was held on 17 December 2011. We were there for food Penang CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP (COBC) inaugural graduation beach party, COBC training at Padang Polo and for a meeting with the Penang Skill Development Centre. From a 3 in 1 visit, it became a .. err 5 in 1.. including the Makansutra!!

At the graduation party, the Chingay and Lion dance parade became the topic of conversation amongst the Penang'ites. During one of the group chat with Rohan from Korea, Jennifer, Phat Ling, Phaik San (did I miss anyone?) described Chingay as a 6 foot pole balancing art on the forehead which I initially mistaken it as Pole Dancing.. I mean.. the Chinese sort of pole dancing.. not so kinky eh.. aiiks. Chingay taken from Chinese dialect Hokkien, in pronunciation as Chin Yi means True Art. For more details on Chingay Parade, click HERE.

Chingay that was originated in China, was first performed in Penang in 1919 during deity processions. It is a street art where the performer balances a giant flag that ranges from 30 ft to 35 ft in height and about 60 pounds in weight. Over the years, the local Chinese had improvised the Chingay performance. From a basic giant flag balancing by a solo performer, Chingay became a team performance that consists of more than 15 persons in a troupe. 


After completing 12 MakanSutra at various positions and locations in a day, we almost but did not miss the COBC training at Polo Alpha platoon. 9 of us from the 23 recruits and instructors from Central Region that attended Penang COBC Grad party stayed back purposely to eat attend Sarge (COBC) (P) Boon's alpha session. We planned to arrive late to give "KL-Grunts-Souvenir" for the Penang Platoon and thought of not coming in our COBC grey tee but we did not want to be cruel. So here we are.. all very early, in uniform but the Penang'ite gave us the Grunts-Souvenir instead by not wearing the grey Tshirt!! haiiih.. Thank you for the kind hospitality.

Having met with most islander during the Penang COBC Party at HERE, we can only conclude that they are really a shy bunch as compared to KL'ites. When the KL'ites party.. including the instructors.. they went all wild.

We hear rumours, penang'ites are a real camwhores.. so we stayed back after the alpha session, all sweaty, slutty and ready to camwhore... There were Dr Malek Aziz, Angela Loo, Lizza Abdul Rahim, Nawal Aini Zulkifli, Farhanah Bamadhaj, Maslina Ahmad Ismail, Rienna Choo and Ruzana Ibrahim but when the session ended.. everyone disappeared!! and only the nine stooges from KL were standing waiting to be photo-shoot.. oh shoot.


One weekend down South and another up North and then again down South and up North.. Somehow, these domestic traveling seemed inevitable with little trip being made to the east coast, my own home town. Before the weekend, my cousin wati was married to ASP Hussein in Kelantan but I was engaged with PROTON annual convention and had to give it a miss. Otherwise, it would have been, down South, East Coast, up North and down South again.

It began with a good unprecedented move to bercanda di atas beca (moments on trishaw).. err actually it was to avoid Penang's impossible traffic. Traffic jam should be synonyms with KL'ites but traffic in Penang was near impossible! Traffic in KL would slowly flow bumper to bumper which was caused by a high number of vehicles on the road but traffic in Penang was a complete stopped and stalled, bumper to bumper with no movement at all due to the traffic light. If there is one thing that Penang needs, it must be in a city ring-road-fly-over or a bypass without the traffic light (take note Guan Eng).

The moments on trishaw was err.. mesmerizing until the picture appeared on Facebook and within seconds.. the first comment from the dozens, read out...


There were so much to digest post-PROTON network convention 2011 but one significant difference this year, is in PROTON EDAR's focus in our Sales Advisors. In the history of Proton Edar Sdn Bhd (PESB) or formerly known as USPD, every Chief Executive Officer during every annual network convention would reprimand if not short of threatening the termination of dealers for non-performance except for this year. The message was clear. All 230 showrooms nationwide now will not be terminated.. although there is a small print that says "unless they cannot achieve the target" but the small print is less scary now with a clearer direction forward. The direction forward is in the appointment of competent Sales Advisors. The sales advisors are the actual bloodflow of the brand. With an average 3 cars-sold per sales advisor per month or a total of 4,000 sales advisors employed in the network on the backdrop of 160,000 units of PROTON car sales per year, the number of sales advisors must be reduced.. not by dealers but centrally by PROTON Edar.

(picture- left) Gathering of some of PROTON EDAR-Putrajaya sales advisors for a post-convention briefing and Q&A a day after convention.
All new appointment of Sales Advisors by either the dealers or the branches will be vetted through centrally by PROTON Edar and those that qualify will be appointed by PESB via the issuance of an Identity Number and all the Sales Advisor with any fraud or Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) or those selling less than 5 cars a month, will be slowly phased-put from the system.


After the annual PROTON network convention that unveiled PROTON's 2012 plans and the latest baby, we bumped into Datuk Ahiruddin Attan or more popularly known as Rocky's Bru. If there is one man that I could idolise as my blogger idol, then it must be Rocky! Both Razak Aziz and me have been Rocky's blog follower since ..err forever. Naturally, when Razak Aziz or more popularly known as "Jak" called me to say that he was with Datuk Rocky.. and I was accompanying Dato Seri Syed Zainal addressing the PROTON Service and after sales network at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, I quickly sms Jak.. "Sh@#t, I cannot leave now. You keep him there! I must meet him".


15 December 2011. Two weeks before the year ended, all PROTON Edar branches and authorized sales and service dealers nationwide gathered at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Sunway Hotel Resort and Spa for the annual PROTON Network Convention 2011 and it was the first gathering attended by less than a month old PROTON Edar Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Suhaimi Mohamed Anuar.

This year's convention was a bit unusual. It was held towards the year end compared to last year where the convention was held earlier in April 2010. PROTON Edar Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Suhaimi Mohamed Anuar was the first speaker. PEDA had a good and fruitful first meeting and discussion with Suhaimi last month in November. Suhaimi was sensitive and understood the predicament of the dealers which was very important to PEDA given that the dealers network dominated almost 80% of PROTON domestic car sales. PEDA outlined a series of historical issues that requires urgent attention and Suhaimi assured those issues will be addressed in due course. During the convention, Suhaimi reiterated the need for all sales advisors to be productive and for dealers to only maintain a minimal number of Sales Advisers. Soon all Sales Advisers must be vetted and approved by PESB before any recruitment by the dealer. This is important to ensure the network employed only the committed and dedicated Sales personnel.


We hear ya on the online feedback. You asked for Supplements, we give you supplements! Now we have supplements in store just for you! But of course, we only choose the best!! but before we even start chatting on those supplements, I have also received various inquiries on detox and natural supplements too. I am not a nutritionist to elaborate in details on our body's nutritional requirement.. that is Mr Wong from iLife's department. My department..? Yes.. eating department and that includes testing various detox re-mix ala guinea pig. I can only speak on my own personal experience as well as the experience of my group of guinea pigs friends.

I am a sucker for detox and dieting. In November 2008, I went strict on Dr JD Adamo's blood type diet for over a year which I blogged about it at HERE. After the blood type diet, I went on an organic detox diet. Yes, no polygamy on dieting. One dietary regime then another. I was on fresh Bitter-gourd and lemon juice every morning and birds nest in the evening for a year. In September 2010, I participated in the inaugural COBC 8 Week Challenge and overshot my weight lost target and became all skins and bones. Looking abit haggard and old instead of meaty and healthy I went on a weight gain diet and overshot to become abit fluffy. 6 months ago, I went on Vegetable Juice mocktail! Every morning after COBC, I'll go bottom's up on 25 ounce of vegetable what does the morning juice includes? It comprised of 6 inch fat cucumber, 4 inch Ginger, 1 small Bitter Gourd, 6 long sticks of Celery, three Green Apples, half size big Beet Root, three Carrots and one grape fruit all blended into 25 ounce of juice mocktail and took it on an empty stomach every morning!!


Yes, we hear ya!!! You want to pay via credit card? You got it! There are now 3 ways to make payment. However, please be reminded that this is only the payment process. You will have to register online too on a monthly basis at!register. Online registration is important to ensure your name is admitted at your preferred location and session. That can only be done with once you have completed a simple medical questionnaires.


You can direct bank in or transfer online to CIMB ACCOUNT: 1258-000 261 5059 (Account name: ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP). if you are banking-direct or transfer online, you will need to email me the payment details together with your full name, email add, location and time to me at


First via Facebook!! Yes, you heard it right.. you can pay via facebook. To make a payment via Facebook, click HERE or follow the instructions below:

1) go to
2) then click "My Site" at the left column (see picture below).
3) Then click on "Store" at the menu bar.


Sarah Tan is an undergraduate studying Bachelor of Design in Fashion Marketing and have been a gym member for many years but struggles in her weight fluctuation and lack of continuous drive to workout. Sarah wanted to changed her workout routine to get a better result and coincidentally discovered the CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP (COBC) on Groupon. She first attended the COBC in Subang Jaya USJ1 in August and has been with COBC since. When COBC launched its annual 8 Weeks Challenge (8WC) in late-September earlier this year, Sarah Tan quickly enrolled herself in the 8WC that only cost AUD 29.95 (RM90.00 only). Her goal was to lose as much fat, to be more lean and have a better toned physique.

Sarah Tan wanted the extra push in her workout regime, she craved for support and motivation, and wanted to diet right for a better health which she found it all at the COBC. Sarah Tan's fat percentage when she joined COBC was 30.5%, her waist measures 70.5cm, hips 90cm, upper thigh 48.5cm and in barely less than 2 months, now her fat level had decreased to 19%. Sarah Tan had also improved in her fitness and stamina. When Sarah first joined the COBC, she completed her Benchmark Assessment 1 in 13.07 minutes and Benchmark 2 in 11:28. While undergoing the 8WC, her timing has improved to 9:36 minutes for Benchmark 1 and 9:29 for Benchmark 2. Sarah's fitness had progressed so well that she is now promoted to a Delta, the elite level group at COBC.


CHAPTER 5: WET DREAMS. "Psst psst.. Armin, can we request permission to throw Staff Sarge (COBC) (P) Dann into the pool?", whispered someone to me! I look at him with a huge grin and replied, "Err.. You can if you can catch him!! But I dont think you are able too unless, you ambush him!!". Then I added, "If he is going in, you mind as well get everyone inside the pool too!".

That was how it all started and before you knew it.. the dream bods became a wet dream!

No one was sparred!! First it was Lance Corporal (COBC) (P) Resh and when the six-footer instructor went down, he immediately targeted Lance Corporal (COBC) (P) Ridz~


CHAPTER 5: THE CONFESSION. Part of the Hotbods monthly party and gathering was also to share personal experiences in training, diet, physical achievements and as well as for networking. I have always been keen and enthusiastic in outdoor activities. During my younger days (err not that I am now old but...), I have always wanted to conquer some mountains. Aspired by some tale of a pretty mountain princess ala Puteri Gunung Ledang in the legendary tale of Hang Tuah, my imagination sometimes can astray really wild. Those were fantasies during pre-school. Sadly now, typically Aaraf, does not even know who is Hang Tuah?! Heck.. he does not even know who is Popeye!! Anyway.. It was not until I met this young 52 years old gentlemen Abu Lais Walli Mohamed that I found a partner to explore and experiment mountain climbing!!! Yes, he was there for a while at last night's Hotbods party but he disappeared before I could mention the man that first introduced me to Mountain Climbing!! It was also with him that I first attended the CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP (COBC) program at Padang Merbuk.. almost 3 years ago. Ironically, now Padang Merbuk (a sentimental place) is no longer part of the Chief's network.

One thing that I learn from my journey in life was the need to be surrounded by people that share similar belief, interest and passion to make any dream a reality. When I befriended Abu Lais, my love and passion for outdoor activities multifold.. exponentially!! When I met Dr Malek Aziz, we got founded the CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP! That is what COBC is all about!! A huge family that share that same passion and enthusiasm. With a total of five hundred registered recruits in December, we have a huge family that want nothing else but to be gorgeous!!



Once upon a time, there were barely 5 or 6 recruits that ACE every month session. We totally understand the stress at work and the inevitable traveling for work and leisure but if we want to be fit, healthy and sexy.. trust me, we have to be committed. For that commitment and discipline to attend at least 12 sessions in a month, we are pleased to imprint your name in  COBC Hall of Achievers because this is the exemplary commitment that we want to instil in each and every recruit. Health and physique is a necessity in life which is more important than money and its what money cant buy.. With good health, we can work and earn better money. With beautiful body, we can marry money we have that confident to bring us very far in love, career and life. From only 5 recruits when we first started the ACE almost 3 years ago, today 65 recruits had ACE'd the November session!!! Those that ACE their session every month will be awarded with an ACE Certificate and have their name published in COBC Hall of Achievers at HERE.

Rashedah Ridwani


PREFACE: Its the monthly party again!! COBC celebrated its 18th Hotbods party (formerly known as Graduation party) and the theme for this November potluck party was 'Luau' inconjunction with the 8 Weeks Challenge that ended barely a month ago. Yes.. after a good hard workout, there is no better time than to show-off those improved hot bodies than at the end of every month. This will also be an inspiration for the newbies and others that a dream body is not a dream. At COBC, ordinary people do get extraordinary result. (Left, Armin Baniaz & Dr Malek with the hot macho instructors).

CHAPTER 1: THE OFFICER AND THE GENTLEMENT. The party was scheduled at 5am on Saturday.. why Saturday, you will soon find out! A war cry (Semboyan) was issued a week before hand to make sure everyone did NOT overeat for what is expected to be an extra-ordinary party!! Why...? Keep reading!! But even before that, many people have been sabotaging me with ..... DURIAN!!! Even on party day, 'someone' brought my along my biggest sin.. Durian pancake!! alamak...


In my running lifetime, I have busted er... more than 50 shoes? I have also busted both my knees and was forced to retire from running until I befriended Nike Free. With Nike Free, I ran the Melbourne 42.195km marathon last year in conjunction with the 2,500th marathon anniversary and although the knee pain recurred on the 23rd km but I managed to complete the marathon with a PB.

There are various good write-up on barefoot running if you were to google and read, so I wont dwell much on its benefit save except for my personal experience. Finding the right shoe is as important as finding the right spouse except you have the liberty to test drive any shoes but not with any potential spouse. After a good run on Nike Free, I went a step further and test driven the Vibram Five Fingers and needless to say... It was akin of love at first sight!

Somehow, I find wearing a highly padded shoe causes the small muscles in my feet to weaken and the tendons, ligaments and natural arches had stopped doing their job which in turn, had led to my knee problem. All the supportive shoe inserts, orthotics and extra cushioning creates a poor foot biomechanics. They're deceiving the body. Here's an explanation, based on our body's proprioceptive abilities.. that is, the way it can communicate up and down all pathways. When we run barefoot, the body precisely engages our vision, our brain, the soles of our feet, and all the muscles, bones, tendons, and supporting structures of our feet and legs... sort of using all of our body senses. They leap to red alert, and give us a high degree of protection from the varied pressures and forces of running.


Confession: When I was younger, I freak out every time I hear the word "Dentist"!! Scary!! My sister Melor Edina Pahamin.. now a mother of 4 beautiful child still bring my dad or mom every time she visit the dentist!! Fortunately, I outgrew that fear better than Melor Edina Pahamin!! Infact, my partners in crime is a dentist!! and a damn good one!! Extracting a wisdom tooth was as easy as 1 grunt... That was a testimony from Sarge (COBC) (P) Nawal at HERE!!

Yes We hear ya!! You want more benefits for being a COBC members!! What better benefit can we give but to turn that dentist nightmare into the sweetest dream!! How?

Yes.. extract a few teeth every month and get a maximum rebate of RM50 off your monthly RM299 COBC fees... Wait.. No!! we don't want you to be without any teeth so here's the deal..

Dental treatment is inevitable.. A visit to the dentist under any emergency would easily cost a bomb and if that bomb is more than RM350, you get RM50 off your RM299 monthly COBC fees. Alternatively, COBC secured a special discount of 20% on ALL types of dental treatment especially composite filling (tooth colored filling) which would cost rm120/filling would be now be rm95; Scaling & polishing would now cost rm60-70 depending on state of your oral condition.


Dixon Thum Wai Khong was a nerd, a geek and an anti sports during his teens and was often teased by his schoolmates with various names from a Fei Chai (fat boy in Chinese), Thum-mytrim, Jelly and anything that relates to fat and plump. Dixon's nightmare at school was the physical education (PE) class and worst, if it was the Sports Day. The agony at school had forced Dixon to adopt running during his undergraduate studies and forced him to joined the local gym in his effort to lose the nickname fat boy along with the fat and weight. Unfortunately, the gym was not at all successful despite the hefty monthly commitment.

Dixon first heard of the CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP (COBC) online and was really tempted to join but could not afford the program at RM299 per month. However, in June 2011 when COBC launched the program "Now everybody can be hot & sexy" ala Airasia Now Everyone can fly, Dixon's dream came true.. Dixon was given the opportunity to try out the world oldest military-inspired, group outdoor personal training program at the COBC.

Prior to trying out the COBC, Dixon had tried all avenues to lost weight and to have a leaner physique with a 6 pack abdoments. Dixon experimented with various dietary program, gym, running, yoga, weight lifting but all attempts were futile without the dream result. At the COBC, Dixon discovered his inner loves for sports in contrast to his childhood nightmare. The enthusiasm in training had motivate Dixon to re-lived his life-time dream of having a 6 pack abs and a leaner physique. When COBC launched the annual 8 Weeks Challenge together with OBC, Australia, Dixon saw and was determined to at least come closer to his dream body. Armed with RM100 entrance fee for the 8 Week Challenge and a commitment of 8 weeks training with COBC, Dixon was ready to rebrand himself.


There is nothing more inspiring than see my own comrade that sweat and scream with us in an ungodly morning hour, went through a major shift in life from over 100kg in weight living the hip boozing night life to now 83kg and living a healthy lifestyle. I went through similar paradigm shift in lifestyle too from a wild clubbing and party goer to a more tame and healthier lifestyle.

Lick Hau Loo first heard of the CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP (COBC) during my interview with the BFM 89.9 the Business station, Evening edition. For those that missed that radio interview, click HERE and hear Otaii John Chuah being interviewed by the sexiest voice Caroline on radio! Lick Hau coincidentally tuned-in to the BFM Radio, overheard the interview and decided to heed on my advice and surrendered to the program for 1 hour, 3x a week and he gave himself the best birthday gift barely a month ago in October. On his birthday, Lick Hau Loo presented his wife himself with almost 20kg of weight lost and a leaner physique. Lick Hau Loo is the General Manager and the third generation in the family business Sox World.

What is more important, Lick Hau resting heart rate was averaging at 80bpm before he began working out at the COBC. Now, his resting heart rate is at 45bpm which signified the cardio and vascular improvement that he gained from the program. The COBC program is scientifically design to get the best out of anyone. At COBC, the expert, a group of ex and still serving infantry soldier with more than 20 years of military-inspired bootcamp experience, designed the program for you. COBC merely deliver after customizing the program for Asian built and climax condition.


We are ushered into the Islamic new year of Maal Hujrah 1433 with a total of more than 500 new recruits (excluding existing recruits). There are more than 300 new recruits at BU-Alpha, BU-Bravo, USJ1 Sierra, Shah Alam SA-Alpha, Penang PG-Alpha and Penang PG-Bravo. There are another 200 new recruits tomorrow at Subang Jaya USJ1 Charlie, USJ1 Echo, Cyberjaya Charlie, Cyberjaya Echo, Bandar Utama BU-Tango, BU-Yankee. Today and tomorrow are the first days of December programs at 21 different platoons in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Penang. The Hijrah, which is the emigration of Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina, marks the start of the new year in the Islamic calendar.

What happen on the first session at the December  CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP program? This month is abit extra special compared to other months before!! Why? Beside celebrating the Maal Hijrah 1433, the Christmas and the New Year Calender counting down, there are three (3) other reasons. The first, which was quite obvious was the fact that its the benchmark assessment day. This is D-Day that will determine if we remain in our present rank Ranger, Seal or Delta.. or demoted to a lower rank or upgraded to the elite Delta!! I remember those days when we were recruits, this was a very stressful day. Stressful because we are so super Kiasu that we just have to be nothing else but better! I started out in 2008 as a recruit in Ranger, then went to Delta, then demoted to Seal then back to Delta before being demoted again to Seal and back to Delta but I never missed any benchmark assessment every month After being trained by Chief Brabon at the Bootcamp Academy, there is no other choice thereafter but to maintained in Delta. Delta is the elite rank that if you are ever placed in Delta... You should go out and celebrate!


Remember DV8, SAQs, Voodoo, Phase, Base 2, Boom Boom room during teens? Those were the days when we can just droppedby or hop on any clubs and whichever clubs that we stoppedby, there will be dozens of homeboys waiting without the need for a plan to meet. Similarly, although I have never heard of the Desa Park City Run but hopping on the race rejoiced a whole fleet of COBC bootcampers. At Dataran Merdeka, Staff Sarge Dann and other COBC instructors spotted another fleet of COBC bootcampers at the Nike run. Running is now a trend akin of those clubbing days. In a convoy of two cars, Nawal Aini Zulkifli, Rose Emini Pahamin, Nyna Mohsen arrived 15 minutes before the 7:10am flag-off at the Desa Park City which was less than 5km away from our house.

The tress and greens surrounding the modern township architecture was very impressive and prominent that I regretted leaving behing my G11 Cannon. Camwhoring with the scenic would have been orgasmic. Desa Park City Run 2011 was held at the International School Park City, Desa Park City, Kuala Lumpur on 27 November 2011. The organizer capped the maximum number of runners per category with only 1,500 maximum runners for 10km category, another 1,500 for the 5km run, 500 runners for child below 13 years old for 2km run and another 500 runners for children above 9 years old for 500 meters run.


Do you know what is worst than the tsunami of sweats and the earth quake heartbeat that we all went through during COBC training session? You are so right! Waiting for the 8 Weeks Challenge final result! dub dab dub dab dub dab... Oh god, though I look young and feels young (all the time) and is still actually young (I think) but this waiting for the announcement makes my heart felt so old.. too heavy for my heart.

The 8 Weeks Challenge (8WC) is the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP, Australia annual event which the CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP Malaysia (COBC) had always participated! In fact, we made it compulsory for all COBC instructors to partake. How else can we better understand our recruits than to experience the journey together! Approximately 80 recruits participated from Malaysia in this year's 8WC which began on 26 September 2011 and recently ended on 18 November 2011.

When everyone gathered for the final measurement and photo-shoot at my house, our jaw dropped!! Shocking and unbelievable!! We almost could not recognized some of them. If you do not believe me, see them for yourself at HERE. The voting for the location Champions and Runners-up began on Monday, 21 November 2011 and ended on Wednesday, 23 November 2011. On Thursday, 24 November 2011 all the local Champions and Runners-up were announced at HERE. The local Champions for Malaysian locations were Mohamad Fazli, June Chung Eng Lan and Dixon Thum Wai Khong. The local runners-up were Colin Chong Wern Loong, Stephanie Choong and Sarah Tan.

All the 33 local Champions from 33 participating bootcamp locations worldwide were automatically in Semi-Final and another 27 Semi-finalist were voted based on various factors but mostly on voting and clinical measurement. The 60 Semi Finalist were listed at HERE. Last night, all the franchisees, licensees and lead instructors (eligible voters) from the whole OBC/COBC network democratically voted 20 challengers into the International Finals. A total of 5 candidates too were voted for the Malaysia Finals. Yes.. we do have Malaysia Finals!!


Bandar Utama Champion: Mohamad Fazli
The 8 Week challenge that began on 26 September 2011 and recently ended on 18 November 2011 was a challenge that did not just tested our physical strength to achieved our desired target utilizing the COBC military-inspired discipline based motivational approach but it challenges our mental strength to break the routine bad habit in eating that had poison and accumulated unwanted weight and excess baggage. The voting was open for casting by the public on Monday, 21 November 2011 and closed on Wednesday. 23 November 2011; extended by a day from the initial deadline on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 due to overwhelming respond that had congested the access to the voting system. In total, there were more than 20,000 votes being casted which was commendable given this 8 Week Challenge was only into our 2nd year since launching.

Irrespective of the voted winner to be announced below, we must admit and we must acknowledged, that every COBC 8WC participants are already a winner!! A winner because we had conquered our lifetime dream to be what we are today!! A winner because we are alot healthier today than we were 8 weeks ago!! A winner because.... this physique that we now possess is a dream cum true!! never in our wildest dream, that we thought we could shred on average 10kg of weight in merely 2 months! An average of  3 dress size down. An average of 5 inches in waistline. I am particularly inspired to see the changes of all my friends whom when I first knew them, were so much different than what I see in them today. They did not just look thinner, leaner, sexier but they are more joyful, more cheerful and of course.. they are alot more confidence!! 


The recent COBC potluck gatherings for photo-shoot and to take measurements at HERE speak wonders on how people can change their weight, size and physical measurement in a shortest span of time. Many people did not just gain a better physical appearance but their confidence were also elevated with the training at COBC. With better physique, confidence and stamina, most recruit began participating in various running events and over the weekend, 20 people from COBC traveled more than 400km to Penang Island to run the annual Penang Bridge International Marathon 2011. In a few convoys, there were Staff Sarge (COBC) (P) Dann,  Sarge (COBC) (P) Chun, LC (COBC) (P) Ridz, LC (COBC) (P) Resh, LC (COBC) (P) Ody, James Fong, Chan Meng Yam, Lilian Lee, Shear Ling Toh, Joanitta Zaleha Yusoff, Noor A. Othman, Rienna Choo, Afik Kutcher, Amy Ho, Wong Siew Peng.

Barely a year ago, none of them were runners. Infact, they were so adamant against running that we had to convince and support them to run but now, most of COBC pioneer recruits aka Otai (Old Timers) have all became an avid runners and a great advocacy for running. They traveled all around Asia continent as well as around the world just to run!!

Some of, now the season runners at COBC that travelled around the globe were James Fong, Lilian Lee, Chan Meng Yam, Shear Ling Toh, John Chuah, Joanitta Zaleha Yusoff, Noor A. Othman whom traveled to Thailand, Cambodia and Singapore amongst other places to run. Rose Emini Pahamin, Nyna Mohsen, Ilyanna Aylin Ayob and Yum Kin Kok ran full marathon in Australia and Berlin. Viki Lim and Jeffery Wong went to Berlin for a full marathon. Yum Kin Kok and Ilyanna Aylin Ayob went to New York and Paris as well as other continent just to run. Last weekend, our Ampang recruit Nicholas Chew and Bandar Utama Bravo Damien Mac Cord completed the Powerman dualthon Challenge. Nicholas completed it with a PB (personal Best).

You can read about Ilyanna Aylin's New York running experience at HERE. Lets hear it what does these people have to say and enjoy the snapshots ciplak'ed from Facebook.


For latest updates on 2012 calender click HERE.


CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP, Malaysia monthly session starts and end for the year 2012 as below. Subang Jaya previous platoon codename: 'USJ1 Alpha' and 'USJ1 Bravo' is now renamed 'USJ- Charlie' and 'USJ1-Echo' With effective from December intake to streamline the timing for all platoons. 
MC12 program: RM299, Military Corps Training, 3x week, 12 sessions a month.
MC8 program: RM199, Military Corps Training, 2x a week, 8 sessions a month.

Training Days:
Alpha, Bravo, Zulu (MC12) sessions are on every Mon, Wed and Fri
Sierra (MC8) session is on every Mon and Wed
Charlie, Echo (MC12)sessions are on every Tue, Thu and Sat
Tango, Yankee (MC8)sessions are on every Tue and Thu

Training Time:
5:45am - 6:45am: Alpha, Charlie, Tango
7:00am - 8:00am*: Bravo, Echo, Foxtrox
6:45pm - 7:45pm: Zulu, Yankee
* (Depending on location, some may be fix at 6:50am - 7:50am to avoid morning traffic)

1) Ampang: Only Alpha, Bravo, KLCC- Tango, KLCC-Fotrox, KLCC-Zulu
2) Bandar Utama: Only Alpha, Bravo, Tango, Yankee, Seal Pups
3) CyberJaya: Only Charlie, Echo and Yankee
4) Damsansara Height: Alpha, Zulu and Yankee
5) Shah Alam: Only Alpha and Zulu
6) Subang Jaya USJ1, only Alpha, Bravo and Dust
7)  Penang: POLO-Alpha, POLO-Bravo, PDC-Charlie and Tango


Yes.. that's it!! Its the day of reckoning!! Its VOTING TIME!! 


- Current/Existing recruits,  
- Former Recruits, 
- Family members, 
- Friends, 
- Instructors, 
- Franchisees,
- licensees,
- Admins .
Yes... EVERYBODY CAN VOTE!! and YES – you can vote for yourself. Gunny Emily said, "You would be MAD not too!!!"

Voting is now open for the 2011 ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP™ 8 WEEK CHALLENGE. What is the 8 Week Challenge? Click HERE.


Each individual (meaning everybody) is permitted three votes
  • Each vote must be for a different Challenger
  • Current/ Former Recruits & Instructors must cast at least one of those votes for a Challenger not from their Location
NOTE: If these three simple rules are not adhered to then all of your votes will be disregarded.


"Alang alang menyeluk pekasam, biar sampai ke pangkal lengan" is a Malay proverbs which means, if you are going to do something, you might as well go all the way. Literal translation: Since you happen to put your hand in a container full of pickles, might as well dip your whole arm in the container. This comes from the fact that the ripest pickles sink to the bottom, thus if a person is putting their hand in the jar, they might as well go all the way and take the best from the bottom of the jar.

Alang alang menyeluk pekasam, biar sampai ke pangkal lengan, since all the COBC 8WC contestants are gathering at my house for measurement-take, photo-shoot and Makansutra, we mind as well invite every recruit and hold a mini October COBC grad party and Makan-Sutra!!! So a war cry was sent out on COBC-Facebook page for invitation and my house became the venue. It was so last minute, the war-cry invitation was less than 24 hours and we expected a modest 30 plus recruits to gather but surprisingly, we had more than 60 recruits. It must be the camwhoring or makansutra that excites everyone to come but I think it is actually the spirit of camaraderie!! Birds of a feather flocks together.

The gathering began as early as 9am, the theme for the gathering was "Wear Your Old Cloth" suggested by BU-Bravo recruit Colin Chong Wern Loong to show-off what a biggest loser we are!! Eh.. that sounds wrong.. I mean, Biggest fat/size lost since joining COBC!!!! yes!! wear your old cloth!!!

Of course we woke up earlier to prepare the house. I cook nasi lemak, bihun goreng, mi goreng with sambal tumis and fried eggs.. Ok lah..  I rephrased that.. I bought all those food from this damn yummilicious kelantanese stall infront of 7/11 at Taman Tun Dr Ismail. As I got home, terkantoi with Surani and the truth prevails (that I bought instead of cook bluwek).... aiseyman :-p At home, Dr Malek Aziz, Corporal Wan arrived early to help out with the preparation. Three computers were prepared for 8WC to upload pictures and measurement for those contesting for the 8WC. Staff-Sarge (COBC) (P) Dann, Sarge (COBC) (P) Chun, LC (COBC) (P) Ridz, LC (COBC) (P) Resh and LC (COBC) (P) Ody were all in Penang to race the Penang Bridge International Marathon 2011.  Dr Malek Aziz, Sarge (COBC) (P) Nawal, Sarge (COBC) (P) Tom, Corporal (COBC) (P) Wan, LC (COBC) (P) Rose and me hosted the 17th COBC Graduation party cum 8WC photo-shoot, cum measurement-take, cum makansutra.. waaa. multiple cum!!! Its our 17th graduation-do since the first one in July 2010 at HERE.


18 November 2011, Friday. Today marked the end of the 8 weeks Challenge and the end of the 3rd week of November session. For all 8 WC-ers, dont forget to take your measurement and upload your pictures by first logging in at HERE and follow the instructions of 'what-to-do' as per my last blog at HERE. If you do not have any camera and do not know how to take the measurements and to photo-shoot, please come and gather with us tomorrow 9:00AM, Sunday 20 November 2011 at Bustanu Pahamin. Every other recruits are also welcome to join us for a POT-LUCK brunch cum Mini October graduation where we will announced the October Spirits of Bootcamp (SOB) and give out both SOB and ACE certificates. For more information, send sms to 017-3795988 or 012-314 5665.

To end the 3rd week of November session, we had the Petite but muscular and heavy Tyres, Jerry Soon Can and err.. a recruit as the equipments. Our recruits? Yes... you heard it right. For some pictures on what we did, click Mohamad Fazli's blog at HERE. Our platoon was divided into team Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Echo. I was in team Charlie with LC (COBC) (P) Resh whom was in grey to maintain his military physical appearance and stamina. In my team too were Poi Yin (spell?), Chan Meng Yam, Faizul Zainol, Dr Malek Aziz,

In a 4 sets circuit, we first had the rangers (then the Seals, Delta and the 'friends' being a BAF day) to flip the overweight tyres while another recruit carried the Jerry can, someone piggyback a recruit and all other team members followed behind the tyre-flipper on Bear Walk on first set, Bunny hop on second set, crab walk on third set and bla bla bla... No.. no guys were allowed to piggyback any girls. Guys can only piggyback the guys and the gals with gals... Oh damn There are also STRICTLY no touching between the opposite gender too and the same applies with the instructors. Instructors can only use the back of their hand (not the palm) to correct the forms of recruits of the opposite sex. At COBC, instructors and recruits ethics are highly uphold. Pictures below were compliments from Sarge (COBC) (P) Boon from COBC Penang.


Thats it.. the end of the CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP, 8 Weeks Challenge 2011!! The 8 Weeks Challenge began on 26 September 2011 and ended today 18 NOVEMBER 2011.
To remain in the competition, the AFTER shots MUST be uploaded by 11:59PM (Malaysia Time) this coming Sunday evening 20 November 2011.

What do we need to do before the photo-shoot? For you to look better on pictures, please find below 8 TIPS or 8 MUST do things before photo-shoot.

1. WAX! Gents – you can see muscles on your chest and abs a lot better if you do the deed and either shave on the morning of your photo – or go the whole hog and get waxed. Ladies – we know better than that and are always looking gorge.

2. FAKE TAN! - everybody looks better with a little brown. I don’t condone sunbaking...but a fake tan can do wonders for muscle definition and looking leaner in a photo. (Think like a body builder but don’t look like one! Especially not an orange tan! Just a light one to cover up the glare of the lily white skin).


We first befriended Adibah Mohamed when she became a bootcamper at the CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP (COBC) in September 2010. Adibah Mohamed, was an IT specialist at IBM for 8 years before her current employment as the Senior Manager at Intramas Technology since 2008. A strong and cheerful lady, Adibah will have anyone that surrounds her being all smiley and inspired, especially when it was time to exercise and to go on a diet. At the training field, she would give-in all her energy into her workout to make sure she continuously improve her performances. Not surprising, she achieved her target to get into Seal from a Ranger shortly after joining COBC. She would never say NO to any challenges. She has that strong fighting character that you can feel within seconds when you are with her and during every conversation. Adibah is also a person that would go out of her way to help anyone in need. When we were on the 8 Weeks Challenge last year, she even cook and share with us various meals and recipes after our morning workout session.

Barely a month ago, Adibah was diagnosed with a Stage 2 breast cancer. She had lived with a lump on her right breast for already 3 years but the lump that occasionally throb with minor discomfort, had never bothered her until recently. Adibah ignored the discomfort until a week before Eidul Fitri when the throbbing pain lasted longer than usual. Her sister, a medical officer at the Sungai Buloh Hospital took her in for a medical examination but comforted Adibah by suspecting the lump to be an excess fluid. The Doctor said, the symptoms of a painful lump is usually normal and is not cancerous. A cancerous lump usually would not cause any pain and is usually a silent killer. It could probably be some excess fluid or a lymph node. The doctor prescribed a two weeks supply of antibiotics and send her back home.


If there is one thing that we learn from the 9th COBC November session today, it must be this one very important aspect that at COBC, we DO NOT leave any team mate behind! and we also witness today a strong display of comradeship.. we see and feel the spirit of bootcamp in almost every recruit. We bring out the leadership in you and we saw how you motivate your own team mate. There is also another thing that we learn today... the platoon will pay with a torturous '50 cents'-draw for every late comers...


You don't have any friends to bring? Well for a start, Dr Malek Aziz once said if you want to lose a friend in 60 minutes, bring them to COBC Bring A Friend day... hehe early morning joke but really, what is a Bring A Friend day at the CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP (COBC)?

Bring A Friend (BAF) day is a free for all day for everyone with the objective to give them an insight to what we do here at the COBC. err more than just a consented 'skodeng' or consented peeping through, everyone can come and try out the training at the COBC. Many a times, many friends and even passersby public whom saw us at the field would asked what are we doing? and some even asked, how is our workout done? Asked no more... skodeng no more, try us out for 1 session and feel it for yourself.

"What if I do not know anyone at the COBC? but I heard about COBC, read about it at this blog, read all the posting on Facebook and would like to try it out?". Although the name implied it as a Bring A Friend day akin of only those that befriended the recruits are allowed to attend but it is really a day for all. If you do not know anyone at the COBC, just click "New Registration" at and select "Bring A Friend Day" at your preferred location and wallah you are registered! There is no charges or fees on BAF.


Do you remember those time when we were in high school.. or college or even at university and its that time of the year when we were all so excited to attend the annual dinner and the voting began for the most popular guy/gal whom will soon be crown as the prom king and queen? Well, its that time of the month again at the COBC when although its not the same kind of event but it is almost similar.. Its that time of the month when we recognize that one comrade (per platoon) whom became the reason why waking up in an ungodly hour was so much easier... because he/she motivates you to make real that dream of becoming what you wanted to be.. whether to be healthy, fit, thin, sexy, cross the running finishing line, conquering mountains, get married or for whatever reason.

That one person that aspire you to never give up, that one person that motivates you to attend and ACE all sessions, that one person whom aspire you to make the best of what your body can give, that one person that drives you to give everything in you into the program that does not just shaped up your life but created a whole new you!! You give that one comrade the recognition that he/she deserves.. You vote for him/her and make him the November 2011 Spirit of Bootcamp!! You imprint his name into the wall of COBC Hall of Achievers!! because truely, he/she deserves to have his/her name there!! because he/she was the fire that kept your aspiration burning.

We are pleased to announced, the voting for October and November 2011 SPIRIT OF BOOTCAMP has now begun. To start voting, please click on "Members Only" at and select 'Spirit of Bootcamp'. One SOB for one Platoon.... The announcement will be made during the graduation celebration.


Kepong, 13 November 2011. Wong Siew Pang or more popularly known as Master Ben Wong (MBW) organised its first and biggest Taekwondo festival this year with three main event being contested under Sparring, Poomse and Destruction (breaking planks with fancy moves). There were three age divisions under sparring competition with age group category for 7 to 9 years old, 10 to 13 years old and 14 to 18 years old. This first Taekwondo festival had attracted more than 300 students.

There were 10 students of various categories competed under the DDF Taekwondo Academy whose President, Master Daing or full name Daing Daniel Fitri is also the highest ranking instructor at the Australian base, 20 years old military-inspired group outdoor training program, CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP. Daing Daniel Fitri or more popularly known as Staff-Sarge (COBC) (P) Dann by the COBC fraternity was the protege of Master Ben Wong and was Malaysia former Gold Medalist for Taekwondo. Master Ben Wong is a 7th Dan Black Belt and one of the 8 Taekwondo Grandmaster in Malaysia. At his prime, Master Ben Wong was World Top 3 best Taekwondo fighter and was nicknamed the Malaysia Tiger. Master Ben Wong was also a former coach for Malaysia Taekwondo team.

COBC 6/12: 11.11.11

On this historic date 11.11.11, we charted another milestone to have the television crew recording us while working out at the CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP, Malaysia that was organised by Advance Tan, a loyal recruit and COBC strong supporter from our Subang Jaya USJ1 Alpha platoon. Today too, we delivered what our recruits requested for more equipments. We had the Cage & TRX, Jerry Can, Battling Ropes, Sandbag and Mock Rifle for what is known as the Toys Grinders.. Okay I made that name up but it literally sounds like it. Oooh.. forgot to mention, I also had John Chuah as one of the equipment when I had to piggy-bag him at one station!! Damn John Chuah.... please go on 8WC diet!! Fortunately, we were excused. 69kg Armin cannot be carrying 100kg 'equipment'... he is only designed to carry light petite women equipment.

The television crew arrived as early as 5:00am and was introduced to COBC team member. A notice was posted at here for recruits at Bandar Utama alpha and bravo platoon to err.. Mmm.. to workout in make-up, skirts, wax etc...
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