Sunday, July 29, 2007

UM Duathlon

First duathlon organized by Universiti Malaya. The turn up was quite good - a few national level athletes showed up for the event. The course was 5km run, 20km cycle and 5km run. Sounded "easy peasy" but really, it was quite tough with long uphill, wet & uneven roads, sharp turns and lots of bumper. There were several OPs took part in the race. But Bandit & Boot missed it this time around, takpe next year ada lagi.

Budin de Macho & OP Stupe Ironman-to-be

Ala sengih sbb bnyk aweks cun

Budin & Ala, running uphill

Doctor Hisyam in action.... well done bro, u saved another life today

With OP Chan, an ATMA Cadet. Err... Budin jgn rapat sgt nanti Stupe marah

Monday, July 23, 2007

Al Fatihah

Dear OPs,

With great regret I would like to inform you that OP Mohd Haniff bin Mohammad, 68-70, retired Army Lt Col, Artillery who was the OC of Boys Wing (1988-1990) passed away this morning (23/7/07).

Also, with great regret I would like to inform you that OP Ahmad Zubir Zainal (known to most as OP Zoob) D Coy, 67-69 (Kutu batch member) has passed away while taking part in PD Triathlon on 22/7/07. OP Zoob has grown close to our batchmates who are involved in cycling and multi disciplined sports. His personality and fitness has been an inspiration to us.

Our salute to both Allahyarham Haniff and Allahyarham Zubir, they have have inspired us and made an impact on our lives. Semoga mereka di tempatkan bersama golongan yang soleh.

Al Fatihah

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

RMC ke FMC 070707

We did it!! All 95km of it!!

As part of the celebration for a few batches' anniversaries (including ours), the Royal 8th 'Tumpang' celebrate by taking part in the Cycling Event.. Originally, Budin, Achot, Bean and Doc Hisyam(Ala) was supposed to join, but due to work committments (apa nak buat- kerja dengan Airline) they couldn't make it.. Ala on the other hand was recovering from a back surgery, joined the event as support vehicle..

So, yang tinggal- Boot, Kam and Bandit..

We RV'ed at the RMC swimming pool at 0600hrs.. upon arrival, Acun was already there, sending off his brother Amir.. typical of Acun-ism, he gave an ever motivating speech to the boys- "Make sure you guys finish!!"..

Anyway, with those mativating words from Acun ringing in our ears and the water bottles (dapat water bottle PowerBar babe!!) and in our new jerseys.. we were good to go!! The flag off was at 0707hrs, 0707007!

At the starting point..

You guys still remember the morning runs the senior took us during weekend when we were in form one? ambik embun pagi, sapu kat kepala(note No 1 cut) in belief that it'll make our hair grow faster? Remeber the smell of grass and embun in RMC.. that morning, we had a trip down memory lane..

We cycled to Checkpoint 1, Bukit Tunggul, about 33km from RMC.. we had no problem with trafic as we had police escorts..

Resting at CP 1
Next section of the ride was nice.. teduh, flat and dekat! 25km to Bandar Sepang.. here's a shot of Boot in action:

Boot, on a personal note, aku respectlah kat engkau.. seluar kayuh baru beli the weekend before, and have never cycled more the 25km.. that day, you've outdone yourself.

And here's a photo of Bandit-the colour coordinated-- note of the yellow/orange/red on helmet, gloves, bike, jersey and socks!

The section after Sepang was difficult! Hills, hills and more hill at Bukit Pelanduk.. but we did it.. red sore asses, red burnt skin (noon sun!).. and in Bandit's case again.. it added more to his colour coordination fetish!
Oh yes.. you might have noticed that we did not have any photos of Kam riding.. FYI, Kam (maklumlah.. SUO) was most of the time in front (who did you think took the photos of Boot and Bandit??)
Opppsss.. dapat jugak gambar Kam in action.. thanks to OP Ee-Van (a.k.a. Stupe) for the photo..

And this was the guy that was fast enough to take Kam's photo.. OP Ee-Van.. you can also read about the ride in Ee-Van's personal blog (lagi banyak gambar!) at

Anyway, here's a photo of Kam and Bandit with Amir(adik Acun) and Shazly Khan during the rest area after Bukit Pelanduk!
We arrived at the PD GCC almost around 1300hrs.. estimated 5 hours of pedal power.. around 95km.. drank around 2 liters of isotonic drink.. but Boot and Bandit were non-the slimmer!!
After a quick lunch, shower and some chit chat.. we made our way home in the RMC bus.. the bikes were loaded in a 3 tonner! We got the medals.. we rode with friends.. there were smiles and laughter all the way, despite the heat and fatigue.. and most importantly, we arrived safely..
There was also a big dinner do that evening.. Joejo and Mat Ten(Penghulu Seremban) attended..

Our salute to the Kutu Batch for being the main organizers of the ride! Our salute to the likes of Ee-Van, Chipang and Shazly (juniors) for their brilliant contribution in logistic support.. and congrats to the 50 riders who completed the ride..

Thursday, July 12, 2007

OP Jeyaganesh Gopalsamy (87-91 Charlie) EXCO MEMBER of the OLD PUTERA ASSOCIATION


Photo shows the new OPA Exco after the recet AGM (courtessy of Zulkhibri (87-91 G)):

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


Sorrylah lambat post gambar-gambar ni...

Pics taken during the OPPP Games recently.. TQ KAM KASTURIE for the photos..

Doc Hisyam (blue shirt) and Kam (standing) took part in the duathlon (pavillion run & cycling) earlier. Kebu (red shirt) and Ohm (man-in-black but holding women's purse) just finished representing the Old Puteras in takraw.. the smiling chap in stripe shirt is none other then Capt. LT Loong..
Others came later... including the newly elected-into-OPA-EXCO, Jeyaganesh "Gegek" Gopalsamy.. itu kita kena buat posting lain..


WINNING.. an addictive feeling... ohhh remember the trill of riding home in the 3 Tonne Trucks after trashing VI 100++ to 0 during the under 15 rugby tourney or being one step away from being Wilayah Champs after beating Vivikenanda in hockey semis..
With our war faces on, we went to war, and we came back with scalps as throphies.. feuled only by the love for the RMC and the desire to uphold the College name...
Having pride by being the best.. or to die in trying... cause there are times when we came back with our own scalps missing..
But not all of us manage to represent the College.. but that does not mean that we love the College less.. it was just that there were those who were more worthy..
For the less skilled, we cheered.. BY GOD WE CHEERED TILL WE CRIED..
A trip down memory lane.. RMC songs...
Berkhidmat Memimpin cogan yang mulia
Maktab Tentera DiRaja yang ternama
Putera dan Kadet sentiasa bersama
Menjunjung harapan nusa dan bangsa
Menuntut ilmu
Tekun usaha
Bersukan ukir daya sejahtera
Berdikari amalan yang teruja
Memupuk semangat wira waja
Khidmat Jujur Pimpin Tegas cogankata
Warna biru lambang gagah dan perkasa
Tinggi di awan kita jajahi
Dengan semangat yang berani
Berkobar rasa di hati kami
Jerit nama A Kompeni

Sukan dan pelajaran
Dapat dikerjakan
Dengan semangat keyakinan
Berdisiplin tinggi
Berazam akan genggam nama A Kompeni

Kami sedia berkhidmat
Untuk Bravo Kompeni
Mulia Perkasa Jaya
Bendera kuning
Itulah lambang kami
Kompeni yang ternama
Mulia lagi perkasa
Sukan dan pelajaran
Sentiasa di depan
Kami Putera B Kompeni
Harapan ibu pertiwi
Yang bersemangat tinggi
Berani mati
Itulah sumpah kami

Cekal Cergas Kejayaan
Itulah motto kita
Harapan agar warna bersinar
Terbaik terpuji dan tercinta
Sepadu usaha giat cekal
Dalam pelajaran serta sukan
Semangat dalam semua lapangan
Sehingga terpupuk perhubungan
Putera dari berbilang bangsa
Ketua hormati setia
Ugama Islam tidak dilupa
C Kompeni lambang berjaya
Usaha itu teras berjaya
Kebersihan dalam apa jua
Semangat ada tidakkan hampa
Biarkan terus kita berjaya
Berdisiplin dan Dedikasi
Itulah cogan Kompeni kami
Bersatu jujur dan berani
Menjadi teras kompeni kami
Sentiasa maju dalam semua bidang
Sukan dan pelajaran di hadapan
Semangat berjaya sentiasa ada
Menjadi komandan kompeni

E Kompeni nama diberi
Lambang kemegahan semua ahli
Sanggup berbakti dan berdikari
Itulah ahli E Kompeni

Warna hitam tanda usaha
Kuning lambang DiRaja
Eagle melambang kuasa kami
Cengkaman maut pantas sekali
Ilmu dan sukan
Hasrat di hati
Maju jayalah E Kompeni
Dari timur sampai ke barat
Berkumandang di udara
Namamu harum maruahmu tinggi
Itulah F Kompeni
Padamu daku berjanji
Rela menabur bakti
Sentiasa Usaha untuk Kompeni
Itulah cogan kami
Kami wira G Kompeni
Bersumpah dan berjanji
Berjuang dan berbakti
Demi untuk ibu pertiwi

Gagah dan berani
Itulah cogan kata kami
Berjuang hingga mati
Berjuang hingga mati

Harimau lambang kami
Kemegahan G Kompeni
Sentiasa di hadapan
Dalam apa jua bidang

Pantang menyerah kalah
Itulah sifat kami
Berjuang hingga mati
Berjuang hingga mati
Terbang tinggi bersama sang helang
Di angkasa raya
Maju sambil menyerang lawan
Menyapu hingga berjaya

Kami Putera-putera H Kompeni
Yang gagah dan berani
Sanggup berjuang untuk kompeni kami
Dari angkara semua kompeni
Inilah hasrat murni kami
Pasti maju takkan berhenti
Bersatu Asas Kejayaan
Itulah cogan kami
Bersatu teguh bercerai roboh
Pasti akan kami rempuh
Inilah barisan anak muda
Yang gagah dan perkasa

Kamilah putera Maktab Tentera
Yang taat dan setia
Sedia berkorban walau apa saja
Untuk nusa dan bangsa
Putera benteng pertahanan negara
Putera gagah perkasa
Biar putih tulang, jangan putih mata
Pantang undur, tetap mara
Darat laut dan juga udara
Sentiasa terpelihara
Membujur lalu, melintang patah
Angkara musuh dimusnah
Maktab Tentera DiRaja
Memimpin Kadet dan Putera
Maju mara kita kan berjaya
Tiada gunung terlalu tinggi
Buat kami daki di tengah panas
Tiada jurang terlalu dalam
Buat kami turun di malam gelap
Malam gelap
Hutan rimba padang lalang
Dusun sunyi jalanan jauh
Panas terik hujan berangin
Majulah- ayuh maju
Ayuh Maju!!!

Takkan patah hati kami
Kerana terlatihnya
Pasukan Putera RMC
Menyapu lawan semua
Yah Yah Yah !!!

Payung indah mengembang
Di angkasa raya
Desiran ombak ku kayuh
Cuaca buruk ku tempuh
Itulah Putera RMC!!!

I've got the Putera Spirit,
Up in my head- WHERE?
Up in my head- WHERE
Up in my head, I've got the Putera Spirit..
Deep in my heart-WHERE?
Deep in my heart- WHERE?
Deep in my heart,I've got the putera Spirit
Down on my knees- WHERE?
Down on my knees- WHERE?
Down on my knees, I've got the Putera Spirit
Up in my head- WHERE?
Deep in my heart- WHERE?
Down on my knees, I've got the Putera Spirit
All over me, All over me.. today..

Ku ambil rumput di padang
Ku jadikan penyamaran
Rupa cantik bertukar menjadi syaitan
Agar sukar dikesan

Bergerak bertempur
RMC pantang undur
Walaupun peluru datang bertabur
Cukup dengan batang cangkul