you got to feel this or else forget it
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
"We shall neither fail nor falter; we shall not weaken or tire...give us the tools and we will finish the job.” - Winston Churchill
There is gonna be a lot of 'I' in this blog lol.
I not blogged in a long time hectic schedule, tired, managing situation and I look back on that faithful April Sunday thinking what if I had not accept the responsibility to stand up and say "Ok, I will accept the nomination for VP"
When I reflect on that, I come up with a blank answer. I really do not know what I would have been doing. Maybe a different path.
When I walked away from the national federation bout 4 years ago not because of a technicality but people were more interested in safe guarding their own respective seat and worried bout changes for the improvement of hockey especially administration. When I presented working papers on budgets and admin budget and webpages it was as if a ticking bomb had landed and the who herd has ran away. No problem you don't like it fine by me coz you don't know what you losing.
National loss and stage gain...
My first meeting with my Deputy President we talked and talked idea, vision, philosophy and more importantly goals and objectives both short term and long term. We were in a way both new to Selangor Hockey we both just got elected.
We did not shy away from the current problems we faced the mountains we had climbed but since that fateful evening chat we HAVE NEVER looked back.
Today marks the finish line of 2009. Tournaments after tournaments completed. When I say completed I mean completed. Payments made, files recorded, assets recorded.
Today marks the 103rd game in the league, the finals the last game, the crowning achievement...
Well done Vadai & Team
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Three-horse race down to the wire
KUALA LUMPUR: After almost two months of competition, the Division One of the Selangor Hockey League will see a race down to the wire when it concludes this weekend. All the top three teams - JLJ, RAMD, UiTM - have an equal chance of landing the title.
But the favourites at the moment are UiTM, who are in buoyant mood after puttting themselves in the driver's seat with a clinical 5-2 win over OLAK last week. The Technical Committee cleared OLAK player Nur Hrsikesa Murni to return to face UiTm but it was not enough to help the former champions keep up with the fiery title challengers.
With their latest loss, OLAK are out of the contention. UiTM can clinch the title if they do not drop points in the final two matches against Selangor Sikh & Selangor Polis. Should UiTM falter, then RAMD will need only a win against OLAK on Thursday night to steal the title away.
The quarterfinals will be played on Dec 8 & 9 and the semifinals on Dec 15 & 16, while the final is slated for Dec 20. Meanwhile, in the Division Two RAMD Juniors were crowned champions last weekend without even having to break a drop of sweat.
Their nearest nemesis, SIA, faltered as they fell to an unexpected defeat to Synergy to see their titles hopes go up in smoke and disappear right before their eyes.
SIA needed a win to keep up pressure on table toppers RAMD Juniors but they fell behind as early as the third minute as Synergy’s S. Kumaresan finished off a scintillating move to give Synergy the lead. SIA fought back but Synergy goalkeeper Muhammad Fareez Farid was in top form as he foiled every shot that looked a sure goal.
To rub salt to the wound, Synergy increased their lead in the 17th minute via a penalty corner converted by Ashvinderjeet Singh. SIA gave themselves some hope of salvaging something when they pulled one back through Abdul Rasyid Ridzwan ten minutes before half-time.
But instead, Synergy went into the interval 3-1 up with a penalty corner conversion by Manpreet Singh in the 33rd minute. Ironically, it was the birthday boy Kumaresan who killed off the game when he grabbed his brace by hammering the fourth goal in the dying minutes to put the result beyond doubt.
Last Week's Results
SIA 4Projek 11 - B 3
Projek 11-B 2 PSKPP 2
Projek 11-B 3 Selangor Polis Veteran 0
OLAK 2 UiTM 5
Synergy HC 4 SIA 1
RAMD Juniors 3 Polyteknik S.Alam 0
8.00pm IIUM Mustang vs SMKDJ
6.00pm SMKPP vs RAMD Juniors
7.30pm SMKDJ vs Selangor Polis Veteran
9.00pm Selangor Polis vs MBPJ
26 3-Dec 8.00pm SHP 1 OLAK vs RAMD
24 4-Dec 8.00pm SHP 1 Selangor Sikh vs UiTM
4.00pm IIUM Staff vs Synergy HC
5.30pm Polyteknik S.Alam vs SMKDJ
7.00pm Selangor Sikh vs Selangor Polis
8.30pm Selangor Polis Veteran vs SMKPP
8.00am SMKDJ vs IIUM Staff
4.00pm RAMD Juniors vs Selangor Polis Veteran
5.30pm UiTM vs Selangor Polis
7.00pm JUPEM vs PSKPP
(All matches at Pandamaran Stadium, Klang)
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
We pick battles we can fight and WIN we deflect situation that are not worth of a fight.
Today I can see the finish line but we must not let our slack down, it is at these times we must be stronger, work harder and smarter.
What we have achieved up to now wont mean a thing if we do not reach the finish line.. all the good press coveraged form Malay Mail and The Star, the support from sponsors like Mercian & Milo, the support from state bodies like MSN, MPK and most importantly the hard work of the guys on the field.... wont mean a thing if we drop.
I was so motivated to have the challenge trophy in place today. 69 cm tall. Yes 69 cm
Medals for top 4 places overall champions
League Champions & Runners-up also get medals thanks to MILO
Piala Pusingan Juara Keseluruhan Liga Hoki Selangor Piala Dato Hj. Mohd Nor
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
2 hockey officials passed away in 2 days both in their early 50's one was ill the other was a shocker he went for Satgunam Cup came back all fine and dandy then some discomfort .. drove himself to the hosp... admitted.. slipped into a coma... organs start shutting down after lunch he was gone.... its crazy.... feel numb
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I am a hard headed SOB if I wanna be and I am driven to achieve goals and targets. We have a lot riding on this league, confidence, credibility, respect, point to prove and unfortunately there are more people within the organization who rather see you fall them make them selves look good.
It does not take much to roll you sleeves and walk into the field and help out instead of being present for photo taking opportunities. I am blessed coz the No 2 shares the same mentality with me and is equally driven. At the same time we have to ask question what about the rest at the top> Any one want to turn padang?
All this I shield and deflect from the people running the show.
What I am proud of it is not alone man show, there is an equally hard, responsible team and there is dedication. Being where we are doing what we doing after a long lapse take a lot out of you. It takes a lot out of me in all aspect but I am determined to see the finish line at the set date of DeC 20th. Come Dec 20th you will hear the name of this league
Back to the note . Why the note you asked? - Like is said I been driving the official hard, strict stern and making them toe the line coz all it takes is one screw up to bring bad publicity. I always told them people dun remember good things they read in the press but they will remember bad things they read for along time.
Work hard Play hard... not like I could take them out to a beer and show my appreciation so I wrote them a letter in my capacity and personally thank each and everyone and motivate them for the remainder of the league
There a little kid dressed to the max acting her heart out in front of all the proud parents and it was wonderful to see a coverage in the press. There were no prizes for guess who was in the picture as I has received an MMS of the little girl in the costume and instantly could relate to her. I know this kid directly and indirectly since she was born and she is a little darling... a little princess that from to time I have chatted on the phone who would recite her nursery rhymes to me. mmmmm good times
Time sure flies... soon it the Junior Vadai concert
Friday, November 06, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
well the is the Terry Fox run that hopefully both Sr & Jnr vadai going to run..... tshirt ready jogging shoes ready
Later today got a meeting with a FB buddy..... btw its not dataran 32 its 3 TWO square lol
and lastly its HALLOWEEN
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Gosh I been away from blogging too long... I have taken up more responsibilities and more task and trying to juggle with in that all is a crazy thing but somehow I seem to be liking it and it keep me occupied.
I am not sure if it is the challenge or the ability to savour the moment that drives me, but I try to keep my feet on the ground and remind myself of the Sword of Damocles
I have a responsibility to keep doing what I sam doing so long I been given the trust and task. Many do not seem to understand, I am kind of a guy that dont belive for one second in Auto-Cruise, which for the outside world it seem so easy.. hence the legend of the Sword of Damocles
So what is this legend about... Cicero tells the story of the Sword of Damocles in his Tusculan Disputations. The story is based on a legend about the Syracusan tyrant Dionysius II and the fawning Damocles, who called Dionysius the most fortunate person ever. Dionysius offered him the opportunity to try out his lucky life, and Damocles readily agreed. Amid all the gold and luxuries that Damocles could enjoy, there was a sharp sword hanging from a slender thread (and in imminent danger of dropping) above Damocles' head. Damocles quickly wished to go back to his less fortunate life.
So for now its gonna be a crazy week. Mon - Petronas & Technical Meetings.. Tues - Licensing. Wed & Thur - Matches in Pandamaran Fri- Prep Sat - Umpires Exams & Jnr Vadai time , Sun - VIP visits to the Stadium.... dang there goes the week
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Cops fail to continue game during Selangor Hockey League match
By Y.P. SIVAM Photos by DARRAN TAN
OLAK went on a scoring spree and notched a convincing 8-0 win over Selangor Police in a Division One match of the Selangor Hockey League at the Pandamaran Hockey Stadium in Klang.
The match was abandoned at half-time as several players from Selangor Police were injured and unable to continue the match. Selangor Police started the match with 11 players but three players were injured midway of the first half. They were reduced to eight players. Before the break another player was also not able to play due to injuries.
According to competition rules, a team must have a minimum eight players and Selangor did not have any reserves to resume the match. Deputy organizing chairman P. Kuganesan said Selangor Police apologised for not being able to play in the second half.
“There was a miscommunication between the officials and players. We have accepted their apology in good faith.”
“We expect them to come fully prepared for their forthcoming matches. But the match will stand,’’ said Kuganesan. R. Dinesh scored an hattrick for Olak while Abdullah Sani Abu and K. Satsih scored a brace each and R. Pragesh was on target once.
In other Division One matches, Petaling Jaya City Council and RAMD played to a 3-3 draw while UiTM edged JLJ 2-1.
RAMD Juniors scored a convincing 7-0 win over Prokeck 11-B in a Division Two match while Politeknik Shah Alam edged Synergy HC 3-2; IIUM Mustang defeated PSKPP 2-1 and Selangor Indian Association (SIA) upstaged IIUM Staff 4-2.
Last weekend’s fixtures
Division One: Olak bt Selangor Police 8-0; MBPJ drew RAMD 3-3; UiTM bt JLJ 2-1.
Division Two: RAMD Juniors bt Projeck 11-B 7-0; Politeknik Shah Alam bt Synergy HC 3-2; IIUM Mustang bt PSKPP 2-1; SIA bt IIUM Staff 4-2.
This weekend’s fixtures
(all matches at Pandamaran Hockey Stadium, Klang)
Division One: JLJ vs Selangor Sikh (5pm); MBPJ vs Olak (7pm); Selangor Ploice vs RAMD (8.30pm)
Division Two: IIUM Staff vs Politeknik Shah Alam (4pm); JUPEM vs RAMD Juniors (5.30pm); Synergy HC vs Projeck 11-B; SIA vs IIUM Mustang (8.30pm).
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Friday, October 02, 2009
So when something major like this happen because i am playing a sport then I get worries. Yeah I broken away form my regular routine and have been pushing my self no no driving my self for hockey and amidst all this I been trying to get my body to cope with the work load and the rigors of hockey.
So officially I have soft tissue damage on my right leg behind my knee...some mumbo-kjumbo tendon name and I have been told to take it easy. Initially when it struck I was imagining the worst case scenario coz back in my playing days I took a pretty hard knock where surgery was an option. This was a long the same lines so in a way it was a relief to knowit was not as bad as I expected.
I think its time to have more fermented wheat
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Thanks to loose cannon and fellow friends in the cyberworld our last weekend hockey activities were well covered in major blogs and more some of which in the links below
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
To realize The value of ten years: Ask a newly Divorced couple.
To realize The value of four years: Ask a graduate.
To realize The value of one year: Ask a student who Has failed a final exam.
To realize The value of nine months: Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.
To realize The value of one month: Ask a mother Who has given birth to A premature baby.
To realize The value of one week: Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize The value of one minute: Ask a person Who has missed the train, bus or plane.
To realize The value of one-second: Ask a person Who has survived an accident.
Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have. You will treasure it even more when You can share it with someone special.
To realize the value of a friend or family member: LOSE ONE.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
After being in MHF or rather being away from MHF for a long time I feel kind of rusty, not like that have been falling head over heel in trying to support us with materials or soft copies of information, having to re-type, compile and re-edit and put together a 40 page handbook is no easy task.
If one must move forward he must be prepared to challenge the present system, daring to make changes and motivate other to move forward with him. Only then can progression take place.
In the end we will all be judged by what we try to accomplish.
Fro the record : People remember bad things more then good things
So here are the upcoming activities
1. Sept 26th 4pm- 8pm - Technical Seminar (Close Door)
2. Sept 27th 8am - Umpires Fitness Test (Closed Door)
3. Sept 27th 9.30am - Umpires Briefing (Closed Door)
4. Sept 27th 10.30am – Technical Briefing (Closed Door)
5. Technical Committee Meeting 2.00pm (Closed Door)
6. Team Managers Meeting 4.00pm
7. Oct 3 2009 3.30pm – Opening Match of the League
All at Stadium Hoki Pandamaran
Monday, September 21, 2009
And no reason not to do it, there was absolutely none.
But in vital matters such as this, the thing you have to ask
Is who exactly will it be who'll carry out the task?
Anybody could have told you that everybody knew
That this was something somebody would surely have to do.
Nobody was unwilling; anybody had the ability.
But nobody believed that it was their responsibility.
It seemed to be a job that anybody could have done,
If anybody thought he was supposed to be the one.
But since everybody recognised that anybody could,
Everybody took for granted that somebody would.
But nobody told anybody that we are aware of,
That he would be in charge of seeing it was taken care of.
And nobody took it on himself to follow through,
And do what everybody thought that somebody would do.
When what everybody needed so did not get done at all,
Everybody was complaining that somebody dropped the ball.
Anybody then could see it was an awful crying shame,
And everybody looked around for somebody to blame.
Somebody should have done the job
And Everybody should have,
But in the end Nobody did
What Anybody could have.
I am gonna let this sink in for a while... nice people at time is a self perception and at times or a pitifullest other bestow such a title on you
Someone told me we have to be ruthless... but is it what you are..
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
In 3 days this is where we are
Soft launch of webpage
Plenary meeting of the League
Training of Technical Officials
Formalization of Budget
Well done Vadai!!!
Well what can I say, push come to shove we are here at this juncture, some may find it a culture shock, but we are what we make ourselves to be.
Hockey in Malaysia, its a big picture that no one has an actual grasp. Shocking ain't it but that the actual position we are in. There is no master plan, there is no direction, there is absolutely nothing.
Give each state a piece of paper and break it down to 2 columns, their achievements, and their goals & objectives, they will struggle to fill it. In hockey, we have resigned ourselves to lifestyle that is more 'tidak-apa' then actual care, an orientation that is more noise oriented then object driven, we have allowed this system to sink in and become the norm.
The only way to change is to start at the ground level. Each state given targets, simple one, 1 tournament/league/competition for each age bracket. Under 12, Under 16 and Open. If you work hard to achieve this then you find the rest will fall in place. No one will place a bet on a dying horse!!
When I walked into an AGM/BGM, as I faithfully do meeting after meeting raising concern and trying to make a change, people do not want me in (not coz I am prefect contrary I am NOT perfect, I am the most thick headed, hot tempered, result driven, talk a lot, buggers you gonna get in and out of the hockey field) but I bring change. So what have I done since I was have been on board is due to the effort put in a small bunch of dedicated people fighting against the system, within the system and against traditional set accepted standard of condut and administration.
Yup its RUST, I could sure use a few more helping hands. Anyone interested
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
I intend to learn bout flash, CMS using Joomla and include frames to make it better, heck it can only get better... click on the image to be directed to the link
Well done Vadai
Monday, September 07, 2009
Friday, September 04, 2009
Thursday, September 03, 2009
6 - No of affiliates eligible at last AGM
7 - number of years no Selangor League
4 - Number of years no hockey competition for Affiliates
23 - number of team the ad-hoc marketing team approached
17 - is the number of people who said "please dont not hesitate to ask for help"
26 - is the number of people we asked for help
5 - is the number who actually helped
3 - the number who claimed they helped
?? - teams committed to the new league
?? - number of new affiliates
wait and see
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Trouble in the night ..
the darkness falls on my room in many ways
i feel trapped under the sheets, its a suffocating feeling
quite extrodinary but i put my feelings at bay
motionless i start to panic and edge with fright
there is a distint coldness in the night
some people create their own theories
agree is but to disagree
an annoymos person enters my domain
but doesnt intend to harm or create pain
is this thing in search of good or bad
or is it that ive gone slightly mad
from inside im struggling
from the outside im welcoming
the morning comes no sooner
finally i receive bail
from my night in jail
Monday, August 24, 2009
Being the deputy chairman flanked by my chairman and sit under the glaring lights was very unnerving, in his capacity he has handled too many PC but for me was a 1st.
So he calls me at 5.30pm, bro I have decide to invite a few press people to our ice breaking so we can talk about our plans and ideas etc etc. I was like!!!!!!
So what is a press conference if we do not have objectives, goals and key point to talk about, I had 90 minutes to turn this around, got my 5 talking points, one major future goal, printed out pictures and soft copies for any one who wanted a set.
There was actually a lot of people from the print media, The Star, NST, RTM and the other dialies. I actually enjoyed the limelight, the ability to take question although my bahasa was rusty it was a good PC.
My Chairman being seasoned in this loved the materials I had prepared and we went forward with it.
Everyone has got their 2 cents about Razak Cup, for the uninformed, this is the Premier Tournament of the country, similar to the Malaysia Cup of Football, so why are we down so low?
I have found a new corner for me self in tun Razak Stadium watching the match on my own. It is nice to be out of the politics and limelight and just be what we were meant to... hockey lovers.
There is no love for Razak Cup, there is no passion, no build-up, no drive from top-to-bottom for the tournament. A lot of state just pick a bunch and take part. Maybe thats whats wrong. Small step I say, let see what chancge I can do together in my state. Why state? Coz I given up on the national body, all talk no action.
After more consultations with my internet frens on how to go forward, frustrated enough more so being a Friday a lovely lady from Germany posted on face book how good beer is for bones... after all one does not need an excuse to drink but it was a well worth incentive.
So Off I landed in HRC for my regular discussion and debates and my favourite pint. Being the last day before the fasting month, I was joined by many regulars and it was a nice get together.
She and her friend had to do their office provisioning but we manage to squeeze some time together. So it was off to creasian with M busy with her camera taking pictures of me and A and a competition between the 2 worst pool players, Me and M went toe to toe with incredible never to be seen shots, white ball being pocketed, mis cue until Jason was having a heart ache watching. Well it all fun.
Nevertheless the enjoy Creasian and especially the ambiance and FOOD.
As we were playing pool, then landed Mr & Mrs G.Singh, this became a 5 some more chit chat and suddenly plans were changed.
All I know from a night ending bak-kut-teh it was to a Punjabi dance floor the kind of "watch-girls-dance-pay-10bucks-if-you-like- how-they-dance" to a full Punjabi dance bangra pub. gosh almighty, I was home safe early in the morning but what I heard from G that went home only at 6!!!! Imagine that. Thank god I knew when to call it quits
Overall in summary is it was worth it catching up, it was nice to share idea, see new things, I had not been in the KL scene in a long time so it was good company, nice appreciation and lots of bites lol
Back to work lol
Friday, August 21, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
M sorry but we seem to be spiraling out of control in terms of manners, patience and good behavior. All of them seem to have gone to the dogs, we do not have courtesy, we do not have manners and what ever steps taken to rebuff them you get an arrogant, insensitive and crude remark.
Be it from que cutting, parking in a disable lots, to stupid insensitive behaviors in supermarkets and life threatening behaviors like beating red lights, que jumping at traffic lights.
How many times have you found a lane turing left or right becomes 2 or 3 lanes especially at a traffic light.
The list goes on...
After all for some, you only graduate once. So my BIL is on his way to become a DOC and they had the local 'graduation' then there was photo taking session, no one was more excited then Junior Vadai beaming with pride that his 'mama' is back and what else got photographs to pose for.
But I alwayss love taking photos of Junior Vadai especially spontaneous ones
Monday, August 10, 2009
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
I better let the pics speak for themselves
for the record and from the bottom of my heart I want to extend a thank to Jaap who continuously willing to post news about Selangor Hockey on the web and ever willing to accommodate us.