Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Rascall Flatts - God Blessed the Broken Road

this song moves me each time I listen or come across it... I just pause and..

Move Coverage for the works I do

There is humility and gratitude always when people help you and promote the work you do. I thank my cyber friends. Do go and visit their websites

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

Kenny Loggins / Danger Zone / Top Gun

If this song doesn't get your adrenaline going, I don't know what will. Great beat, and awesome vocals by Loggins.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Do you realise? - From a good buddy

To realize The value of a sister/brother Ask someone : Who doesn't have one.

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

Speed : Police Officer Jack mode - Hockey Style

Its time kick ass and switch on turbo mode, I am 2 days away from a flurry of meetings and activities and a week away from the start of the league.

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

A poem bout responsibility

There was a most important job that needed to be done,
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.

Charles Osgood

Trusting Time and People

Many of us believe that wrongs aren't wrong if it's done by nice people like ourselves. ~Author Unknown

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..

Friday, September 11, 2009

Its Friday - my least favourite subject ? Hockey

3 days to go - crunch time

In 3 days this is where we are

Soft launch of webpage
Plenary meeting of the League
Competition Committee
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

wow wee I got the web page up and running

Dun wori its a work in progress, baru aje Verion 2.0, end up with version 46.22C lol

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

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Selangor League - reality or failure

Here is a snap shot in number

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