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It was an anti-climax to actually re-checked and saw my BIB REGISTRATION for Penang Bridge International Marathon was for 10km run instead of the planned 21km half marathon. Some miscommunication or misunderstanding in registration but I was all excited again when Lilian Lee said she has extra 21km men's bib from her friend whom FFK'ed the last minute.

We left KL and drove to Penang in a convoy of 2 cars after the Saturday trial session at ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ USJ1. OBC @ USJ1 was launched on 18 November 2010 with the same energy and hyper-active trainers and recruits from OBC-BU. Both OBC-USJ1 & BU is open for online registration at All registration must be submitted online.

There were 24 of us from OBC @ BU & OBC @ USJ1 that ran the PENANG BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL MARATHON 2010. There were Nawal Aini Zulkifli, Rose Emini Pahamin, Selly Selina, Ilyanna Aylin Ayob, Armin Baniaz Pahamin, Chun Chia Kai, Daing Daniel Fitri @Sarge Dann, Ody Nurfuadi Ruzalli,  Rienna Choo, Syed Mahadzir Syed Manshor, Ryan Wong, Lilian Lee, Nyna Mohsen, Farhanah Bamadhaj, lizza Abdul Rahim,  Suriana Saiful, Amy Ho, Joe Liew, Yvonne Chen Ling Sze, Azlan Ramli, Norliza Affandi, Baharian Bahadom and Freda Liu. LIzza Abdul Rahim did not plan to run but she could not resist the temptation when Natassya Lee gave Lizza her 10km bib. Natassya Lee.. somehow... FFK'ed too. My 10km bib was given to Azlan Ramli when I took Lilian Lee friend's 21km bib.

The 2 car convoy that left with me comprised of Rose Emini Pahamin, Nawal Aini Zulkifli, Syed Mahadzir Syed Manshor and Aaraf Eid Pahamin in my car and Azlan Ramli, Lizza Abdul Rahim, Farhanah Bamadhaj, Suriana Saiful Yazan, Chun Chia Kai in Azlan Ramli's Alphard.



The Chinese belief that luck in number is an important element to be observed especially when we are starting a new business or getting into a marriage etc..  With our little understanding of Feng Shui, we chose the date 18 November (today) which means 'easy to prosper' to start the first ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP session in USJ1. The best part of Feng Shui, we dont have to believe in it for it to work. Today is also the second day of the Muslim's Eidul Adha or the festival of sacrifices. Theoretically, it should be a good start.
We left our house in Sungai Penchala at 5:15am anticipating a15 minutes drive to the training site although Sarge Dann, Corporal Chun and Corporal Tom (the USJ1 instructors for today), arrived at the training field as early as 5am for the instructors morning briefing and circuit preparation.

Rose Emini Pahamin, Nawal Aini Zulkifli and I arrived at 5:30am and saw Adibah Mohamad, Shear Ling Toh, Chan Meng Yam and James Fong already at the training site. By 5:45am, there were 24 of us including the instructors and we were ready to chart history with the opening of our first session at Laman Sukan MPSJ USJ1.

Today's workout was meant to be 'friendly' given its a 'Trial Session'. The platoon was divided into 4 teams namely Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Echo. We started out in a rectangle circuit with one team at each corner. I was in Team Echo with Nor, Letch Sina, Charlene, Rose Emini Pahamin and a new recruit (cant remember the name). My team, Team Echo was positioned at the last corner, Corner 4. Corner 4 to Corner 1 was the shorter side of the rectangular.


The ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ MPSJ 3K Community Centre has been relocated to LAMAN SUKAN MPSJ, Subang Permai, USJ 1 Subang Jaya.

The landmark for the new location is GIANT AND MYDIN  hypermarket. If MYDIN is on your left (thats Persiaran Subang Permai), drive straight ahead and make a RIGHT-turn into JALAN SUBANG PERMAI when you see a shop (on your right) called FRESH BOULEVARD. Drive straight ahead and the NEW TRAINING AREA is the FIELD on the left. (See map below for the field beside the road-name JALAN SUBANG PERMAI):

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Direction from TTDI, Bandar Utama, Damansara etc to OBC-USJ is as follows:



Every month an average of 60 recruits graduated from ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ BANDAR UTAMA three platoons Alpha, Bravo and Zulu since its inception in June 2010. ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP MALAYSIA @ Bandar Utama is now 6 months old and as an appreciation to all the supportive recruits at OBC-BU, we are offering all recruits from OBC-BU, a 1 month December session free trial at Subang Jaya if they register for December session at OBC-BU. PAY 1 for the price of 2 sort of speak.

OBC-BU training days are on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY and OB- SJ are on TUESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY. December Session starts on 22 November 2010 at OBC-BU and 23 November 2010 at OBC-USJ. 6 days a week of intense training to end the year with!!!! Register now at Both location share similar pool of instructors.

The OBC-BU team appreciate all the support and aspiration of all recruits and without much deliberation, the team unanimously agree to offer the December session at Subang Jaya to all BU recruits from all platoons. There is no better way to end the year 2010 with the biggest improvement in look, stamina & fitness. This is your opportunity to ACE December session and for some mega-kiasu recruits like me...  to DOUBLE-ACE it (both at BU & USJ)!! For USJ recruits, they can replace any expected missed sessions at OBC-BU.

Its only 15 minutes drive from Penchala/Taman Tun Dr Ismail/Bandar Utama and neighbouring area to our training field @ Laman Sukan MPSJ USJ1, Jalan Subang Permai, Subang Jaya and it is approximately 30 minutes to go back to Penchala/Taman Tun Dr Ismail/Bandar Utama and neighbouring area. For LOCATION MAP, click HERE and scroll down the blog.

On behalf of Chief Brabon, Gunny Emily, Dr Malek Aziz, Sarge Dann, Corporal Chun, Corporal Jasper, Corporal Nawal, Corporal (R) Sandy, Corporal (R) Erni, Rose Emini Pahamin, Farhanah Bamadhaj, Ody Nurfuadi and from my heartfelt gratitude... THANK YOU RECRUITS for the strongest support and trust in our program the past 6 months.

Now.. dont be Yam Seng'ing (Toast'ing) just yet... we still have 5 more days counting down before the end of our 8 WEEK CHALLENGE.


p/s- Stay Tune for the pre & post 8 WEEK CHALLENGE pictures.... best weight lost thusfar is 13KG!!!


It was a very rare occasion to have 3 General Managers from Proton Edar at our Proton Edar Showroom in Putrajaya. The 3 GM(s) led the police escorted 6 Inspira car convoy and accompanied by dozens of Proton Edar personnel which we of course, made full use of their visit to our showroom...

We took the opportunity of their visit to recognized and introduced the team@ Proton Edar Putrajaya.

We invited Yg Berusaha En Kamsani Ahmad, Proton Edar General Manager (Sales) to introduced him to the customers and our team @ Putrajaya before giving him the honour to award the certificates for our TOP SALES ACHIEVERS for the month of October 2010.

The top achievers were also given a hamper as our gratitude for their performance... (of course the money & commission was well rewarded too).


It has been 6 months now since the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ Bandar Utama was established in June 2010. The instructors whom were once part of Malaysia team Gold Medalist in some sport or an avid marathoners or a strong Delta had perfected their skill and performance as an instructor at the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP MALAYSIA.

As the licensee for the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP, I would like to extend our heartiest gratitude for the passion, enthusiasm and commitment displayed by all instructors and team members.

In particular, to Daing Daniel Fitri or popularly known as Sarge Dann, the lead instructor cum platoon commander. Chun Chia Kai or officially known as Corporal Chun for the undivided support to OBC-BU & me. Corporal Chun too represented OBC-BU and Malaysia in running the 2,500th year marathon anniversary at the Marathon birth place in Athens in October 2010. Corporal Jasper whom quickly became the back bone of OBC-BU with his extra energy, and last but not least Nawal Aini Zulkifli or fondly known as Corporal Nawal whom raised the standard of female instructor to a different level. Corporal Nawal too represented OBC-BU to run the Melbourne Marathon and gained her Personal Best completing the 42.195km in 4 hours 36 minutes. From a reluctant Delta, she had excel well as an instructor beyond expectation. There is no better way to instruct a customer than the owner herself. Instructing recruits at OBC-BU is never a career but instead its a deep passion and enthusiasm. The reward was never the pay but the result, achievement and compliment from satisfied recruits.


One of the stop during the PROTON INSPIRA Police escorted Convoy was at PROTON EDAR PUTRAJAYA Showroom No. 1, Jalan Diplomatic 2/2, Precint 15, 62050, Putrajaya.
This is a photo-blog of Proton Convoy 1 hour pit-stop at Putrajaya presint 15 & Presin 9.

No. 1, Jalan Diplomatic 2/2, Precint 15, 62050, Putrajaya

The Inspira technology..



YB Dato Seri Mustapa Mohamad yesterday launched the latest addition to proton stable of cars, the PROTON INSPIRA at PROTON Centre of Excellence in USJ.

At PUTRAJAYA, we launched the vehicle with invitations sent to all PUTRAJAYA residence, Ministries and government agencies.

Our team-members were all ready to serve any inquiries and and to serve anyone.

My team members.. the back bone of PROTON EDAR @ PUTRAJAYA 


10 November 2010. YB Dato Seri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry officially launched the Proton Inspira at Proton Centre of Excellence, USJ Subang Jaya. Also present at the launching YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as PROTON Advisor, Dato Seri Nadzmi Salleh, PROTON Chairman, Dato Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Tahir, PROTON Managing Director, Mohamad Shukor Ibrahim, Proton Edar Chief Executive Officer, me as the President, PROTON EDAR DEALERS ASSOCIATION MALAYSIA (PEDA), Datuk Yahya Jaafar, Deputy President PEDA, other committee members of PEDA, Datuk Dr Wan Mohamed Wan Embong President PROTON VENDORS Association and Dato Aishah Ahmad President Malaysia Automotive Association.  The head and stakeholders of every PROTON ECO-system was presence.
Hasli Hashim, MAYBANK Managing Director, Hamirullah Boorhan, MAYBANK Head of Retail business (Automobile Financial Services), Zakri Mohd Khir Chief Executive Officer of Allianz General Insurance Company (M) Berhad (AGIC), Shahrul Hisham Tahir from AMBANK, Public Bank and other banks were all at PROTON. I was seated beside Tatsuo Makamura, Mitsubishi Corporation General Manager and Haji Rali Mohd Nor, Proton Parts Centre Managing Director.



The 7th session for the month began with Corporal Chun leading the warming up session while Sarge Dann, Corporal Nawal & Corporal Jasper warmed out with recruits to correct their stretching forms and methods. After the warming up session, recruits were divided into three groups with the same mixture of Delta, Seal and Rangers. Group 1 went with Corporal Jasper at Station 1, Group 2 with Corporal Nawal at Station 2 and Group 3 with Corporal Chun at Station 3. I was in Group 3 with Deltas James Fong, Joe Liew, Ilyanna Aylin Ayob, Ryan Wong, Mohd Azhari as well as others.

Each station was located from one field-end to the other. Corporal Jasper was in charge of Lower Body workout at his station. Corporal Nawal, the section commander at Station 2 had the Mid-Section and Corporal Chun with the upper body at Station 3.

At every station, the Delta must performed 60 Reps, SEAL 50 Reps and Rangers 40 Reps for all the workout prepared. After completing the repetition, they must sprint to the next station irrespective of other teammates speed in their group.

We had to complete as many laps as possible of all 3 stations within 10 minutes.

At Group 3, we started with 60 deep pushups with Corporal Chun before sprinting to Corporal Jasper for 60 repetitions of Deep Squat Jump and ran to Corporal Nawal for 60 repetitions of Military situps. We climaxed too early on the first lap and the second lap of 60 reps deep push-up felt really heavy. Unwilling to give up, James Fong, Joe Liew and me paced our count together and rested for a second at every 10 repetitions to slowly but surely complete the full 60 repetitions. We supported each other to make sure we completed all the 60 reps in a perfect form and accurate count (no stalling- you hear that Lizza Abdul Rahim *evil grin).



Being only on a protein diet for the past 6 weeks with the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP 8 week challenge,  we opted to dine out and gave us a good treat without cheating on the diet (you hear that Raja Affandi & Syed Mahadzir? *stick tongue out).

After scouting around for the best place to eat, we found the KEDAI DAGING LAS VACAS at Mt Kiara (very close to Coffee bean). 

This restaurant is very similar to a meat butcher shop. As you enter and there are varieties of raw meat being displayed and all priced in 100 grams. They have varieties of beef from wagyu beef, tenderloin, sirloin etc.. they even have lamb and ribs.


The ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP MALAYSIA @ Bandar Utama was one of the contributors for the Terry Fox Run that was held today at the Taman Tasik Titiwangsa. Last month on 20 October 2010, we had approached our fellow bootcampers at Bandar Utama to run and raised fund for cancer research under "Team Bootcamp Bandar Utama". Click HERE for details.

The run was only for 5km and there were many recruits that ran their first race including Aaraf Eid Pahamin & Kasih Iris Leona. We left our house at 8am after bidding farewell to Sista Dr Teratai Edithy Pahamin, Shazrul Asari and Shazrai whom left back for London after 2 weeks of holiday in Malaysia. The race was scheduled to start at 9am but Team BOOTCAMP @ Bandar Utama had all scheduled to meet at the field for a photos-shoot... obviously! we are a bunch of camwhores.

After illegally parking our car near the Istana Budaya, we walked to the starting position and arrived at the meeting-point to see dozens of others from OBC-BU that had already arrived.



It is customary for the bootcampers at the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP MALAYSIA @ Bandar Utama to gather for a monthly celebration cum party with a creative theme. This monthly get-together was to create a platform for bootcampers to share their passion, enthusiasm and experiences during training as well as get-to-know the trainers and other comrades from other platoon... especially after 1 whole month of consistent, discipline and intensive training to keep and be healthy.

The theme for October graduation that was held yesterday 3 November 2010 was "NERD & GEEK", dont ask me how that theme came about but that was it..... and there was no better place to cater for the theme than the LIBRARY, ground floor e-Curve (formerly known as Cineleisure) Mutiara Damansara.

Everymonth, a lot of effort is spent to get the best place and the best theme for the bootcampers. Special thank you note to Event Chairman Rose Emini Pahamin for burning the extra 'calories' in organising the event.


We have been on a strict diet since 21 September 2010 when 38 of us from the OBC-BU and 360 others from OBC Australia participated in the 8 week ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP Challenge. Part of the requirement was to photo-shoot and take a 9-points pre-challenge measurement on 26 September 2010, mid-point Photo & measurement on 24 October 2010 and again at the end of 8th week on 21 November 2010.

After the final measurement and photo-shoot, all contestants pictures and measurement will be posted for voting that will be open to all members of hooyah network to vote for best improved. If you have not join the Hooyah network, please do so now by clicking HERE... we need all the votes and support.

From now to the end of the 8 Week Challenge, we'll be posting the contestant's profile (with their permission) as an introduction as well as get to know your comrade campaign.

The first contestant is none other than our Alpha-Delta James Fong. James Fong, a Chartered Accountant is also an OBC-BU pioneer member. When James Fong and his inseparable partner Yam Chan SiuCheh first joined the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP, they slept in the car during office hours after the first session, being too exhausted. From that could-not-barely-move on first day session, James Fong is now a strong Delta with a big improvement in both benchmark assessment 1 and 2. During the November assessment, James Fong completed the first circuit in 8:06 minutes and the 1-mile run in 8:02. That was a big improvement from his first benchmark timing of 15:30 (circuit 1) and 13:00 (1 mile run).

James Fong's weight was 93kg on 26 September 2010 (see picture on left taken on 26 Sept)) and 185cm in height. After joining the Challenge, James Fong had lost 9 kilogram in weight during the mid-term measurement and 10cm in waistline.



31 OCTOBER 2010 yesterday marked the 2,500th year of marathon or a long distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometers (or 26 miles and 385 yards). The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon (the namesake of the race) to Athens. For more details read Here.

Athen is a beautiful city and I can only imagine what it would feel like to run a race surrounded by stupendous view (pic from left was ciplak'ed from Chun's photo album).

To commemorate the historic date, the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ Bandar Utama pioneer instructor Corporal (OBC) Chun or his real name Chun Chia Kai and OBC-BU Delta-recruit Vivien Luyen Ow went to Athen on 23 October 2010 to acclimatize and ran the historic 2,500 years old 42.195km marathon.

The Athen marathon was Vivien Luyen Ow's first maiden 42.195km marathon. She picked the best date to break her marathon virgin at the marathon's birth place itself on its 2,500th year anniversary.


31 October 2010. The Klang pacesetter club organised the New Balance 12km race that start at Padang Sultan Sulaiman , was flagged off at 6:50 for men category A, B & C and Women category D, E and F a few minutes later.

In a convoy of 2 cars, Daing Daniel Fitri, Rose Emini Pahamin, Nawal Aini Zulkifli, Ilyanna Aylin Ayob, Nyna Mohsen and Ody Nurfuadi Razalli arrived just-in time for the flag off. The weather was runners-friendly but there were less participants this year compared to previous years. We have been a regular at the Klang New Balance Race.


29 OCTOBER 2010. Kasih Leia Ixora, the eldest daughter of my eldest sister Chempaka Emalin Pahamin (& Azhar Sulaiman) is also the eldest third generation of Pahamin clan celebrated her 11th Birthday yesterday although her actual birth date is on 30 October 2010.

Kasih's birthday celebration was held at the Scream Park at Sunway Lagoon at 7pm last night and was attended by 30 of Kasih's school mates and cousins.

Kasih's brother Andika Rees Pahamin came as a Pirate and Kasih Iris Leona was dressed as a Devil. Aaraf Eid Pahamin came as Count Dracula.

The kids gathered before being escorted into the Haunted house... Some kids were very excited, some 'eksyen' cool.. and some were hiding behind the table.. scared!

The dark ambiance, the sounds and the hantu-dress made it scary even for adult. It was obvious when Melor Edina Pahamin too was speechless and sat quietly stationary behind a desk trying to look brave infront of the children.

The twins, Andika Rees Pahamin and Kasih Iris Leona (picture on right). Those that attended the party were Myra Alissa, Dayang Aina Rashiqa, Azri Raziq, Thea Irena, Nik Reanna, Nik Nazran Harith Danial, Amir Aniq, Aishah Soraya, Ru Xiang, Nusra, Hana Li, Myra Zahidah, Arief Johari, Hazim, Deena Iman, Amirah Askandar, Dianndre Erica, Ildina Murni, Dania Kamilia, Tengku Sara Afiqah, Tengku Adeira Hazirah

There were many Hantus and Hantis at the party... and they were really frightening.



It is that time of the month again... the same cycle every month for the ladies and men. Its the monthly Party.. Its PARTY TIME!!!!


THE LIBRARY at the E-Curve (formerly known as Cineleisure), Ground Floor.



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Thats it!!! Side Parting.. Big Glasses. Ponytail. Bowtie. yup yup.. thats RIGHT! our theme party for this month is for you to transform yourself into GEEKS or NERDS! be creative... u can be Betty.. or Harry Porter.. or a Professor.... or simply a high school bookworm for a night at the Curve's, LIBRARY!

There will be a prize for the Nerd King and Nerd Queen!!! 

Why NERD & GEEK.... who needs a reason.. who cares... lets party!!! and give nerds & geeks the real meaning of PARTY!!!!



(pictures taken of OBC-BU Bravo platoon. The paparazzi was training at Alpha and no one to take pictures)

"Very very heavy rain now... is OBC still on?" read Joannita Zaleha Yusof Facebook status that appeared on my news feed. The message was typed just before 5am this morning. "Of course there is bootcamp training this morning", I quickly replied. The ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP training session was NEVER cancelled nor postpone or delayed even on public holiday. Health is so important that we need to religiously exercise whether in rain, hail or shine.

Sarge Dann, Corporal Jasper & Corporal Nawal left for the field at 4:45am to prepare the field for today's circuit. With an exception of a few new comers whom may have comfortably slept through the alarm clock in the cold morning, everybody else came.. some were in rain-coat. 

We had the warming up session in the cold heavy downpour. The rain was so heavy that we were blinded and could not even open our eye though I noticed Rienna Choo warming up in rain coat.. Aiiiks... that is punishable with 10 grunts. After the warm-up, the platoon was divided into their respective section for a 3 muscle twitching circuits. The Ranger went to Corporal Nawal for a workout with Sandbag, Seal with Corporal Jasper for Mock Rifle Circuit and the Delta with Sarge Dann.



It almost felt like the good old days seeing Amy Ho at the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ Bandar Utama. Last month, Rienna Choo joined us at OBC-BU and the 8 Week Challenge. Amy Ho, Rienna Choo, Natassya Lee, Yushida Yusoff were their clan when we were training together once upon a time. Rose Emini Pahamin was all smiley to greet Amy Ho and so was Dr Malek Aziz, Farhanah Bamadhaj and Nawal Aini Zulkifli. We were also pleased to see Kenix Lim and almost all previous recruits from October back in November session that began on Monday 26 October. Leesa Tan is happily in India?

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