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SKETSA AIDILFITRI 2011

30 August 2011. The eve of Hari Raya was complete with an orchestra of Takbir Raya, fire cracker bangs and boms and the 10 nieces and nephews laughter and giggles as the background music. The sense of contentment and happiness was magical. We've completed a whole month of fasting and tomorrow, I shall wake up with the aromatic smell of golden roasted coffee!!! Yes.. Coffee.. oh coffee... Nothing beats the morning blues than a cup of hot nescafe. Only God knows how I survived every morning during fasting month without coffee.

Aaraf Armin, Kasih Iris Leona and Shazrai were so excited to play with fire cracker!!

They and 7 others were all under the supervision of Uncle Long Azhar Sulaiman. On second thought, I think all 9 of them were supervising Azhar Sulaiman whom was more excited to play fire cracker than the children.

Some of the children was at the Guard post supervising Azhar Sulaiman,

My sisters... they were hiding far away from the fire crackers



SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDIL FITRI 2011

SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDIL FITRI (Arabic: ‎عيد الفطر ‘Īdu l-Fiṭr), Eid ul-Fitri or often abbreviated to Eid, is a muslim celebration that marks the end of Ramadhan, the Islamic holy month offasting (sawm). The Eid is also special because 9 years ago on the second day of Eid, Aaraf was born. This year, is even more special when for the first time in many years, all my 6 siblings  are gathered together with Dr Teratai Edithy Pahamin back from London after 13 years?


On the left was our 2011 Hari Raya card. I think I have send the card to everyone but if I did missed anyone, please forgive me.



SELAMAT HARI MERDEKA, HAPPY INDEPENDANT DAY

Yes, sure I was not there to fight and regained back Malaysia from being colonized before independence nor was I born before any of the historical world wars (which is a sign that I am still young) though I wish I was. However, I was around when our country was about to be colonized (again) through modern instrument via our currency in 1998 which our then Prime Minister YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad labelled them as "Penyangak Matawang Asing" (Rogue currency traders).  Although that colonization attempt was not successful, but there were thousands of casualties. There were thousands of death (businesses) and many were paralyzed (bankrupted) and Malaysia was bedridden (in recession). Malaysia suffered alike a major stroke during that 1998 crisis and had never properly recovered before suffering another heart attack in 2008 over and above the inherited sickness Gout (voluntary unemployment-Malay dilemma) and diabetic (increasing price of essential goods). More than the majorit…

COBC 13TH PARTY AT BUSTANU

Welcome to the CHIEF's ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP Malaysia 13th graduation party at Bustanu Pahamin... my home. Every month, we celebrate our hard work, our hard core commitment, our passion and get together to indulge ourselves with sins in heaven.. eh I mean sinful food in heaven!! and since its Puasa month, we had a buka puasa pot-luck do!! MAKANSUTRA!! (ciplak'ed from Kamsasutra). What did we have at the Pot-Luck? yes... more than what we bargain for! Didn't know everyone is as good a Chef as they are in training... or err.. maybe good at buying food?

The theme for the 13th Graduation was Green and Yellow!!! and yes I was in Shocking Green and Yellow!! So shocking that I heard a shocking Gossip that left us all in elongated laughing tears even until this morning when we chatted online on BBM Chat room. Someone was having a conversation with Farhanah Bamadhaj and one part in the conversation, said.. 'I wonder who this gay guy is'.. Eeek. because he was wea…

ALHAMDULILLAH ANOTHER GOOD YEAR.. ITS ALL ABOUT ROSEY...

What is the significant of 24 AUGUST 2011? Yup... Yes..... thats it, it was the day Allah swt gave birth to my spare part Rose Emini Pahamin that became the only compatible bone marrow donor for my bone marrow transplant 20 years ago in 1991 for leukemia and again in 1994 when I had a relapse. Being the youngest of four sisters in my siblings of six and the only sister that is still single, undoubtedly she became the princess of the Pahamins.

Every year for the longest of time, on every birthday there will be a big huge surprise birthday party such as HERE but this year is a different surprise. This year, it is a surprise birthday blog that compiled all her birthday greetings and dedicated wishes from the people that matters to her the most. Secretly, via Ili Liyana Baharon, I contacted Rosey Mosey's kootoo friends, and BFFs (best friends forever), BBM'ed her other close buddies, the CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP and ABP Auto Ventures Sdn Bhd team mate to came out with this..

A BODY GUARD, RUNNING PARTNER & COBC MASCOT- MEET JACOB

In light of increasing crime rate in the neighborhood and society... in light of the many 'tries' without success to bear a sibling for Aaraf Armin... and in light of many tries with failure to maintain Jacob's 6 pack abs ala the movie 'Twilight"... We went to adopt an 8 weeks old body guard from a German species with its origin dating back to 1899. This breed is often employed in police and military roles around the world because of its strength, intelligence and abilities in obedience training. We chose him because of his loyal and protective nature. Because of that, we named him Jacob!! or in short Jake! but before we toy that idea, we did our research, references and clarification with my Tok Guru Ustaz Dr Juanda Jaya, Perlis Mufti on its hukum... and when all is crystal clear that we can keep a dog, we went hunting for the best!!! We went to view a labrador, Golden Retriever, Siberian husky and German Shephard!! and our chemistry was best with a German Shep…

MAKANSUTRA PART 1

FOOD Seduction.. aka Kamasutra MAKANSUTRA!! Who would not go wild thinking of food especially during fasting month and when there is only a few hours left before breaking fast... unless someone is not fasting :-p There is no better topic to talk during fasting month than food!!! So lets talk food. Yesterday, this friend make me salivate for steak!!! at Menate Steak!! (Menate is a Kelantan pronunciation of Binatang) and now I cant stop thinking of steak!! cisss.. menate.....


We were introduced by Menate steak by my training partner Dr Malek Aziz in Ampang... We had our regular team meeting and Dr Malek Aziz chose the Menate Steak to protein-load!! huh.. we were loaded alright. Last Saturday, my other partner Daing Daniel Fitri went there again.. quietly!! secretly!!!!



SPEEDING COST LIFE AND MONEY!!

12 August 2011. Driving on PLUS Highway from Singapore back home to Kuala Lumpur was a pleasure with good road condition, good road lighting and smooth traffic but it was raining heavily and upon reaching kilometer 280, the nightmare begun. A superbike that was speeding on my right overtook my car and about 100meter later, a shocking green PROTON SATRIA abruptly swerved recklessly infront of my car into my lane to overtake a car and hit the speeding superbike causing the biker to be thrown out, landed unto the road divider and somersault before falling on the road tarmac right infront of my car. I had to emergency break, skidded and manage to turn to the left from the 3rd right lane to avoid hitting the biker on the ground. I saw the biker thrown out of his bike with his head hitting the divider and landing on his back after a 360 degree somersault before falling chest down and was either fainted with a bad head concussion or probably dead but he was not moving.

The green Proton Satri…

COBC: SKETSA IN AUGUST...

We're coming towards the end of BOOTCAMPING during Ramandhan and although we ACE training last year, this year was unprecedented.... I broke momentum for almost one month in training!!! Almost one whole month without bootcamp and any form of exercises... ok la I lied.. sikit sikit ada la... To avoid breaking that training momentum, the CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP had open-up a special BU-ZULU session from 6:00 to 7:00pm which caters especially for those muslims whom are fasting. Thusfar, the session had attracted a healthy number of muslim recruits from the earlier Alpha and Bravo session and as well as the attention of Otaiis whom suffered from 'COD' Chronic Oversleeping Disorder aka.. cannot-wake-up-before-session-disorder.



There were so many dramas.. so many stories, so many voices and so many rumours. One of the great story was from Afik kutcher whom went to Sydney Coogee Beach CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP to be trained by CHIEF BRABON himself!!! This is the advanta…

THE LAST OF THE MOHICAN

There were ten of them and the eldest became a Dato'... Datuk.... Atuk more than 10 years ago and all had successfully scored many many goals with some as many as 7, except for one of the ten. Some of them grew exponentially bigger but he sustained his size. The last of the Mohican Mohamad ended his bachelorhood at the age 45 on 22 July 2011. Azhar Mohamad, my mother's only bachelor sibling open a new chapter in his life when he took Alina as his wife. Azhar Mohamad was my primary source of inspiration to get into the Corporate Sector when I was doing my General Certificate of Secondary Education O'level. Being raw and fresh out from the Bone Marrow transplant (BMT), most school does not have the experience to handle 'special needs' student and I had to opt for either private home study or defer my study until I was able to be out of isolation and attend normal schooling. Azhar Mohamad was my room mate at home in Ealing Broadway during my whole two years stay in L…

CAVEAT EMPTOR: WAN ERWIS SJARIFUDIN SIREGAR

As a source of inspiration to many, I have written a few articles on former national athletes, on their past achievements and especially their career post-retirement from representing their respective state/country in their selected field. Thusfar, I have featured former athlete in national Taekwondo, national gymnast, runners, triathlete, bowler, racing etc.. on this blog. I have high regard and idolized many of them. Most of them have a successful career and is successful in what they do best. However, I am embarrassed and shameful with the recent turn of event involving a former footballer, WAN ERWIS SJARIFUDIN SIREGAR.

The CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP at Damansara Heights has been at the Damansara Heights Community Centre located at No.3 Jalan Setiabudi, Damansara Heights 50490 Kuala Lumpur since May 2011 and we have never failed to pay rental for the use of the football field every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm with a 15-25 minutes grace period to prepare t…

A LIFE TOO SHORT, A REGRET TOO LATE

Just three days ago, I lost an aunt and attended her funeral in Gombak. It was a hard news to swallow but attending a funeral of an 84 years old aunt was not as disturbing as the news I received from a blackberry private message this evening. I was having a steamboat seafood dinner with Ly Rattana while waiting to meet with AngkorOne.com CEO, Steven Path at the Family Soup dining in Phnom Pehn.

"Yaz I saw on fb of a friend that mentioned a dear friend passed away... 'Farul', I hope its not your friend that had the leukemia as you", reads Melor Edina Pahamin's BBM private message to me. "Huh??? Dont Joke!! Can't be my Farul?" I replied in shocked and insisting a mistaken identity but immediately facebook-email'ed Farul Rafiq Mohd Farid, sms him and even called his dad Datuk Farid Ariffin (but reached the voice-box instead). I did not know what to ask, so I just sms him and said.. "Farul, testing.. if you receive this, pls reply thanks."…

إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'u

(Islam forbids indulgence in intemperate grief for the dead. It requires that all affliction be borne patiently. On hearing of the death of a relative or a friend, or of any other affliction, a Muslim is enjoined to say: In-naa lil-laa-hi wa in-naa I-lay-hi raa ji-`oon (We are Allah's and to Him we shall return). These words are a source of unlimited solace and comfort in bereavement. Hence it is forbidden that one should indulge in regular mourning or ostentatious grief.)
Barely two hours into the holy month of Ramadhan, my Aunt, Hajjah Bidah Abdul Razak, aged 84 years old peacefully left at 1:30am. Hajjah Bidah Abdul Razak was the eldest in a sibling of five. Second, was Mahadi Abdul Razak whom passed away in 1998. The third was Noordin Abdul Razak. Fourth, my father Pahamin A. Rajab and the youngest Hashim Abdul Razak.

Bidah Abdul Razak or more fondly known as Mama by us all, left behind two daughters Norliza b…