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Sixty Six (66) from the Chief's Original Bootcamp (COBC)  regiment (from Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Penang registered for the Taiping International marathon 2012. Those registered were as follows:

42km COBC Runners Kenny Lock Heng Weng, Shazni Abdullah Zubir, Armin Baniaz Pahamin, Abdul Adzhim Zaharudin. 21km Male Runners were Joe Liew, Chun Chia kai, John Chuah, Jeffry Wong, Affiq Zakie, James Fong Khee Hoa, Mohd Faizul Yaakub, Sheikh Hisham Iskandar, Adam heng, Lilian Lee, Afiza Abdul Halin, Norliza Mohd Khalid, Viki Lim, Maslina Ahmad Ismail, May Lyn Wong, Toh Shear Ling, Sarge (COBC) Nawal aka Nawal Aini Zulkifli, Erny Marlina Mohsen, Ilyanna Aylin Ayob, Taj Mahal Aquino. Cheah Boon Chong aka Sarge (COBC) Boon, Corporal Kenny (Foo Sze Ken), Christina Cheah, Heng Lee lee, Kelly Ong Kai Li, Priscilla Lee, Sion Koay, Wong Kwei Yee, Lau Phaik San, Kevin Chew, Marccus Low, Novelle Ooi, Eric Yeoh, Patrick Phuah, Ewe Cheong.

10km Runners were Raja Affandi Raja Jamaludin, Advance Tan Sen Sen, Colin Chong Wern Loong, Darren Teh, Jorge Arenas, Tan Wee Liam, Ineo Yee Feng (IRINK), Chan Meng Yam, Nor Sabrina, Mohd Noor, Lorrine Cynthia Xavier, Sarah Tan, Yvonne Tan Yen Ching, Avril Chan, Ley Tzyy Jia, Patricia Lim Poh Kam, Elgy Tan, Rose Emini Pahamin and Bahariah Bahadom, Jelin Chew Ann Ling and Wong See Ying.

Kids runners, Raja Normaisara Iman, Raja Annastasia Mikyle, Asheley Karen Chiong Su Lin, Ashley Rui Jun Wong, Jayden Wong Ye Li, Jason Tam Wye Ki, Aaraf Armin.

Of course, those were those registered. From the list of those registered, some did not run due to some injury, some did not run because they lack the training, some did not run because they chicken out (FFK), some ran a shorter distance and some did not race because the organiser failed miserably from observing their own schedule.

I ran a shorter distance by "being Sheikh Hisham". I took Hisham's 21km bib instead of the registered 42km after being talked out to be abit pragmatic on the lack of training... but overall, those from COBC regiment that actually ran did well and some even to be among the top 10 best when they manage to secure a good timing.


Yes, we want you to end this year 2012 with a biggest than ever HOOYAH in fitness, health and physical transformation and as such, we are pleased to announced the promotion for the 4th quarter better than ever.

15 SEPTEMBER 2012 
TO 22 SEPTEMBER 2012. Must register & pay within the period.

AMOUNT: RM199 per month

WHICH MONTH: either OCTOBER or NOVEMBER or DECEMBER or any two months or all.


It was a quiet morning at Bandar Utama until the Chief's Original Bootcamp session began. Somehow, I knew Mohamad Fazli, Andy Wong and Chee Ping purposely allow us to overtook them to get a total of 90 Grunts in a session that toned our chest muscle, legs, abs and legs!! As if that was not enough, after the session they add another 10 Grunts to make it 100 Grunts and they say I am kiasu? But that is what it takes to be a winner. Last year, Mohamad Fazli was the Malaysia Champ for best physical transformation at Australia's 8 Week Challenge.

Less than two (2) weeks ago, Chief and Gunny Brabon from the Original Bootcamp, Australia (Chief Original Bootcamp licensor) threw the challenge again to everyone for a total physical re-branding in just 8 weeks for only AUD29.90 (for current recruit or AUD$59.90 for non-OBC/COBC)! This is the third year that Chief and Gunny Brabon threw the challenge and even throw in a Grand Prize of RM15,000 to be won by recruit with the best physical transformation subject to those recruits being trained at COBC for the whole 8 weeks period. Yes, that is how confident COBC is about its program. 

What can you expect to get at the end of 8 weeks? Result guarantee!!


You know what they say about women and shoes... Actually it is not true!! Men has same fetishes for shoes!! Today we took delivery of boxes of the latest Vibram Five Fingers SPYRIDON AND SEEYA!! Mine is only four pairs and the balance in hundreds of pairs are for COBC. We are the Vibram authorised distributor.

Of course, I got for myself all the colours for both Spyridon and Seeya having wear them as my official foot wear for work, running, bootcamp, partying and even for meeting. Two pairs will be sponsored each for the Malaysia Winner and its 1st Runner up for the Chief's Original Bootcamp Malaysia 8 Week Challenge 2012.

How does the latest Italian shoe Vibram Five Fingers look like? See below.....


Sarge (COBC) Tom
Yes!! We finally got it!!! Although we are not able to get the BSC products used and recommended by Australia due to Malaysia strict and lengthy licensing requirement but we sourced and found an alternative which has an equivalent or if not better content that cost the same (some are more expensive than BSC) but we managed to negotiate for a cheaper bulk prices.... especially for you. 

No!! We do not profiteer from this (not even for petrol fee) because we simply wants to make it cheaper and easier for you to get the result to win the 8WC. COBC Malaysia wants you to be the the Grand Champion and win the RM15,000.

All the products from both stacks proposed are suitable for both men and women who are physically active for optimal results. As the Ultimate Nutrition Ultra Ripped contains stimulant, it is not suitable for customers who are on specific medication, with high blood pressure, and/or with heart problems. Please do consult your physicians for consultation if you have medical condition.

The SUPPLEMENTS are as follows:


(This blog article is and will be updated regularly for the latest FAQ)

First and foremost, we apologized for the late reply and non-replies of emails. COBC is a small owner-operated business that is run on the passion and enthusiasm of a team who believes and trust in nothing else but in result and customer satisfaction.

Put your hand up if you have any questions..

Ok okay.... We hear ya..

So, here are some of answers to some of the questions on 8 Weeks Challenge and COBC sessions that was emailed to us.

1) Can I still register and participate in the 8 Week Challenge? 

Yes you can!! but you MUST register and pay before Wednesday, 5 September!

2) Do I need to pay for October as well?

Yes you need to pay for both September and October ONLY IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATING in the Challenge. Otherwise, you can pay monthly and wait for October Early Bird Promotion.


Ideal couple! Fitness Guru Chief Brabon and Gunny Brabon
Beside the Inferno 3.0 diet plan, the 3x a week BOOTCAMP session at COBC, you would also need to do some homework!! Yes.. to have the best of health, to look sexy and stunning, you have to work and earn it!! The homework workout program is available now at

If you have not registered for the challenge that only cost AUD29.90 and 2 months of COBC session, please quickly do so now!! The last day to upload your measurement & pre-challenge photo is on 5 September!! For an idiot-proof step by step guide to register, click HERE. For an idiot-proof guide to upload the measurement and photos, click HERE.

Please log in by entering your username and password, then click on "Resources" and at the sub-menu, click workouts. A whole week of workout is displayed and will be changed everyweek!! At COBC, Chief does not repeat the same workout twice!! Never!! This is to make sure you dont get bored and is up to new challenging workout everyday.


2011 Chief's Eight Week Challenge Winners

Sunday, 2nd September 2012. Today is the last day before the start of the most talked about Original Bootcamp Australia's 8 weeks Challenge which the Chief's Original Bootcamp Malaysia is a part of. This is so far, a once a year program and you really do not want to miss this as you will stand a chance to win RM15,000 if you are voted as the overall grand Champion, or RM3,000 (AUD1,000) if you are voted as the overall 1st runner-up. For Malaysia, if you are voted as the Malaysia Champion, you will get RM3,000 worth of New Balance voucher to go shopping and win the latest Vibram Spyridon (worth RM489). If you are selected to be Malaysia 1st runner-up, you will also win the latest Vibram Spyridon (worth RM489). So if you have not register, please do so by clicking HERE for an idiot proof guide to 8 Week Challenge registration. 

Once you are registered, please make sure you observe and comply to the important dates. For a refresher/reminder of those important dates, please click HERE.

Part of the requirement to stand a chance to win this challenge is for you to take your measurement and per-challenge picture. This measurement MUST be uploaded ON or BEFORE Wednesday, 5 September 2012!!!


3 days countdown for the most talked about Chief's Original Bootcamp 8 Weeks Challenge!! To excite the challenge further COBC is pleased to offer the latest Vibram Spyridon or Seeya (Retailing at RM489) to the Malaysia Champion on top of the RM3,000 New Balance Voucher.

Malaysia 1st Runner up too will get the latest Vibram Spyridon or Seeya (worth RM489).

That is.. if you did not win the RM15,000 Grand Champion!! but somehow.... I have a big feeling, someone from Malaysia shall win! We are at war!!

Beside the 6 packs abs, lean, mean and sexy hotbods.. you get to own the latest vibram, only 2 days left before registration is closed. For further information, click HERE and for an idiot proof guide to registration, please click HERE.


Australia ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP had once again launched the most talked about 8 Weeks Challenge!! and as BUA Delta Umesh Narasimhaihah said on facebook at here.. "I've waited a year to take up this challenge" but what is the Eight Weeks Challenge?

Eight Weeks Challenge or Codenamed 8WC is a challenge thrown by the Founder, program designer and Global Master trainer Chief Brabon & Gunny Emily to all recruits within the fraternity of the Original Bootcamp Australia and the Chief's Original Bootcamp Malaysia to re-brand and re-construct themselves to optimize weight and fat lost for a brand new you!! ........ In just 8 weeks!! and stand a chance to win RM15,000 for only AUD29.90 or equivalent to RM99.99 (depending on currency at the time of registration). (Picture on right- Mohamad Fazli- Bandar Utama Champion)

The Grand Champion will walk away with a RM15,000 prize!!!

With Chief Brabon, it is always the recruit themselves that should be idolised!! Although in his stable of instructors were all the hunk and babes with washboard abs and gorilla pecs but Chief had never portrayed his instructors as a role model because instructors are Superman sort of speak, they are by default, born an athlete and trained all their life to look and be strong the way they are. It is a default and a must have trait for an instructor but the recruits being an ordinary tom, dick and harry (or Malaysian says it Abu, Ah Chong, Ramasami) whom achieved extra-ordinary, head turning and jaw dropping result by and through following strictly the Chief's program, is worth being bragged about.


What does it take to participate in world's best challenge? Please find below an idiot proof to registration. To register, first you must enrolled and be accepted for both September and October intake!! If you have not done so, please register now at HERE.

Then click on and you will reach at the website below. Click on Register now.

and you will reach the website below. Click on the AUD$29.90 being the fee for the 8WC participation to be paid to OBC HQ, Australia (the promoter of the 8WC).


Taqabbalallâhu minnâ wa minkum (which means "[May] God accept from us and you [our fasts and deeds]"

On this auspicious month of Syawal, the month of Eid'ul Fitri, I seek and search for your forgiveness, for I may have done many wrongs with or without intention, being imperfect in all senses as a being.

May Allah swt bless you with the best of health, wealth and happiness.



If you were ever stopped by police (especially those in Blue uniform) whom is always in the look out for samaritans driving a car with 'expired road tax' (cari makan), then there is only one way out!! Bayar Rasuah!! Pay the bribe!! Otherwise, you will be in my shoe...

On 17 February 2012, I drove from the Curve back to my house at Sungai Penchala (5 minutes drive away) with Aaraf using my Proton Inspira and unbeknown to me, my road tax was 3 days expired when a police car with siren flashed and pulled my car aside.

Three very junior policemen in blue uniform came out from the car and approached me. The police whom was wearing a police reflective jacket that covered his name and the police number, told me that the road tax had expired. I was shocked and quickly apologised and promise to have it renewed immediately.

The police speaking in malay, asked how to settle and me being naive (not getting the 'hint') and was probably stupid, simply profusedly apologised. Using his gadget (some portable device that look like PDA), he said both my road tax and car insurance had expired and if he issue a summon that would attract a compound of RM300 each! meaning.. a total of RM600. He said, if I buy him a drink for RM150, he will not issue the summon.

I was flabbergasted and felt very embarrassed, I said, the road tax was only a few days expired. I overlooked, Minta maaf banyak banyak and I will have it renewed immediately. The police continued to say, so how do we resolve this? I say, I will resolve it by having it renewed immediately. My father too was a civil servant, I wont break the law, I continued.

The police officer whom was not happy, just continued to say, the choice is mine... pay RM600 (RM300 fine for expired road tax and another RM300 fine for expired insurance) or just pay for some duit kopi. To cut the story short, I refuse to pay rasuah and was issued a summon (SUMMON NO 02AH731758) which I have forgotten all about it until today.


(Left- Andrew Lim with Ryan Wong)
If there is one guy that is always consistently motivating us on COBC facebook page at HERE, then it must be Andrew Lim. The funny and cheerful lad will always make you smile on facebook whenever you tuned into COBC page. Infact, COBC page is a good stress relieved channel.. you will always either end up smiling, giggling and/or sometimes... tergolek golek on the floor laughing outloud.

It is always very inspiring to read about what motivates anyone to start exercising especially when someone is already successful and contented with life like the 39 years old hotelier who turned into tobacco?!! Andrew Lim graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Commerce Honors degree in Human Resource and Marketing from the Griffith University in Queensland, Australia and began his carreer to first help set up the Palace of the Golden Horses, Mines Beach Resort, Mines Exhibition Centre. After the Palace of the Golden Horses, Andrew moved on to start the Cyberview Lodge with his General Manager and Sales Director.

The glamorous life of being attached to two of Malaysia's finest 5-star hotels coupled with a good mix of HR and business exposure in the early stages of Andrew's career had motivated him to indulged into the  high flying life of being a professional business consultant. Andrew then moved on to be a consultant with KPMG and the Hay Group. That move was very enriching especially when he get to liaise, work and learn from the best Chief Executive Officers and Managing Directors of big multi-national Corporations, large local conglomerate and the goverment. After 7 good years from a make-believe world of consulting where you need to not just come out with the concept and ideas but also to make sure that it can be executed, Andrew departed back into operations where the reality of life is. Andrew was then attached to IBM, BAT, baker Hughes and for the last 2 years, Phillip Morris.


 Lance Corporal (COBC) Kenn or his real name Foo Sze Ken holds a Diploma in Business Studies and Sports Science Level 1 and have a special interest in sports having participated in SUKMA from 2008 to 2011 in Karate. The Aries gentlemen was a Silver medalist in MAKAF Junior competition in 2005 and Bronze for Senior Championship. LC Kenn is a 3rd Dann Black Belt in Goshin-Ryu Karate.
LC (COBC) Kenn @ Foo Sze Ken at the centre before a karate Competition


I first knew Ryan Wong at KL Charlie 3 years ago shortly before the inaugural platoon challenge. Those were the days when my blog was all about the bootcamp. For 2 years, I blogged about my experience at every bootcamp session. In choosing inspiring recruit to blog, I cant help but to choose Ryan whom was our pioneer member and one of the most consistent recruit that had never missed any session...

Ryan first heard of the Chief's Original Bootcamp from Arhnue (Shamil's sister). He fell in love at first sight and had his longest relationship (with COBC) until now. By Ryan standard.. I think that is the longest he has been in a relationship. The single most available bachelor at COBC first trained at BU Alpha because of convenience and location but Ryan found more than what he bargained for!! At the bootcamp, the only child with a single mother found a home, friends, and finally a family. From living with only a mother and a dog, Ryan now has an extended family of more than 60 members from DH Zulu. Ryan lost his father last year due to liver failure. Ryan shifted from Bandar Utama to Damansara Heights Zulu platoon when he found his chemistry was strongest with DH Zulu Platoon Commander and recruits.


The month of Ramadhan is nearing the end and COBC will be on a 2 weeks break for an in-house training cum refresher and for us to attend the Global Bootcamp convention in Australia before commencing again for September intake on 3 September (or 4th, depending on location). Yes, at COBC, training and re-training is very important to ensure the best of our deliverables. How else can we become the best and the oldest in the industry. Usually, we will come back with more toys and improved technique for you to play and climax!

On behalf of all COBC, Malaysia community, we wish Gunny Brabon the co-Founder of Original Bootcamp Australia the best on her Birthday today. Gunny Brabon is Australia OBC Managing Director and is the first and oldest female military-inspired bootcamp instructor and global master trainer. Among an endless list of tasks, the iron lady is in charge of all group marketing, promotion, sponsorships and our online system management but her look can deceive her experience and credentials. That is a default outcome of Gunny's lifetime training at the bootcamp- She grew younger on her every birthday (just like me us heh..)! Today too is Corporal Suresh and Corporal Ridz's first day at their new workplace which we are also very excited and wish them well. They have been with COBC for a year and we are very proud of their career advancement. COBC's door is always open for them both whenever they are available. If you think you miss them, trust me, they miss you even more. Such is the camaraderie built between and amongst the instructors and recruit. COBC is all about our recruits, instructors and an established result-guarantee program.  

Registration for September is now open with the following schedule. Unfortunately, Shah Alam battalion is still not open for September but we are undergoing some major planning to cater for our loyalist in that region. We regretted all inconveniences.

(Click on picture to enlarge)
September session began on 
3rd and 4th September 2012 (depending on location)


After 3 weeks of being overdosed with work schedules, this morning before leaving to Johor, we managed to draw-up a training schedule for August given some changes in training schedule for the fasting month. The schedule was inspired by Jerry Chong whom had created twice but without the full information.

Please take note that the schedule for September may not be as above. This schedule is valid only for the month of August. The management of COBC is still deliberating to re-open Shah Alam battalion and will be making the announcement soon.


I first saw the new Bank Notes on Facebook and had the first touch of it a few weeks back. Bearing the theme 'Distinctively Malaysia', the new bank notes were impressive and beautifully designed incorporating Malaysia culture and heritage. The transition to the new notes does attract some inconveniences to the public when various parking machines do not recognize both the new bank notes and coins.

At the Tropics, Perdana Shopping Centre, Damansara Perdana, the parking management company that manages the parking at the Mall, did not calibrate their parking machine yet but their machine also do not give out any change and this has been on going for many months if not years.


Bangi, 1 August 2012. I was invited to represent the automotive industry at the exchange of Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Malaysia and various players from the automotive sector. With the exchange of MOU, the industry had also issued an offer to almost all the graduates and future graduates of those automotive students from Community College. The event was graced by the Secretary General, Ministry of Higher Education Yg Bhg Datuk Ab Rahim Bin Md Noor.
The function that was held at the Equatorial Hotel, Bangi was co-hosted by the Department of Community College and University Malaysia Pahang and attended by approximately 1,000 guests. The Department of Community College was also recently tasked to provide highly skilled manpower to 5 corridors namely, IRDA Economic Development, NCER, ECER, SDC and SCORE to spur related industrial development in line with the Government Transformation Plan.

After the welcoming speech by Professor Dato' Dr Daing Nasir bin Ibrahim, Vice Chancellor University Malaysia Pahang, I was asked to address the audience as a representative from the industry. Below was the text prepared just in the nick of time..

Bismillah hirahmanir rahim
 Y. Bhg. Datuk Ab. Rahim Bin Md. Noor
Ketua Setiausaha, Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi

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