Tuesday, December 28, 2010
There were some positive response for a call to play touch rugby at Padang Utara on 2/1/2011 from the rugby boys. We'd like to extend the invite to anyone interested. Details as below:
Time/Date: 0745-0900hrs Sunday 2/1/2011
Venue: Padang Utara
Contact person: Bandit- 012 7760655
Note # 1- don't worry about your fitness level, the OPA Rugby Team are not a fit bunch either, they managed to win the game against MCOBA a few weeks back because the Kuala Kangsar Girls decided to play in their high heels, instead of rugby boots! hahahaaa..
Note # 2- Padang Utara is easily accesible via LRT, stop at AsiaJaya Station and walk 500m (pass by Hussien Onn Eye Hospital).
Note #3- I'm off to Pertama Kompleks during lunch time to buy a pair of boots! Hahaha..
Please forward this email to your batch and othe OP related lists..
P/S post has been updated after lunch
Friday, December 17, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Last Saturday (11/12/2010) was the final match of 2nd Division between OPA &
MCOBA. The final result was OPA Rugby 21 - MCOBA 10.
The game started at 3.30 under the hot sun. Our team was down to 2 tries from
MCOBA. But we managed to pullback one under post try from our one and only OP
Ismadi Ismail (93 C coy - OPA Rugby Team Manager).
We gathered and changed our
tactical game in the second half. We managed to get 2 tries in the second half.
FYI, all our tries were under post tries (It makes our Stand-off @ Flyhalf task
in kicking conventions easier. Hehehehehe). There was a time in the 2nd half
that we conceded up to 5 penalties in our 22 meter line. But we managed to
defend well with discipline and full effort.
Kudos to OP Rahisham @ Achot (93 C coy - OPA Rugby Captain) for leading our team in the final match.
Congratulations to all players for their effort and commitment during this
league. FYI yesterday during our annual OP-PP games, there was a prize giving
ceremony presentation and announcement on our achievement.
Tajul Josalmin Tajul Ariffin
OPA Rugby Vice - Captain
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The OPPP Game Itinerary is as follows (TQ OP Capt Abdul Aziz Abdullah for forwarding the details):
ATURCARA KARNIVAL SUKAN OP-PP TAHUN 2010
1. 0800-0900 - Pendaftaran: Dewan Tun Templer
2. 0800-1400 - Karnival Golf dimulakan: KGMTD
Abseiling/Repelling: Tapak Abseiling
3. 0930-1200 - Menembak M 16 dan Pistol: Lapang Sasar B Kem Sg Besi
Bola Tampar: Gelanggang Bola Tampar UPNM
Sepak Takraw: Gelanggang Sepak Takraw MTD
4. 1230-1310 - Makan Tengahari: Dewan Makan Putera
5. 1310-1400 - Sembahyang Zohor/Rehat: Surau Maktab
6. 1500-1600 - Hoki: Padang Hoki 1 RAMD
Bola Sepak: Padang Bola Sepak UPNM
7. 1615-1740 - Ragbi Padang: Ragbi UPNM
8. 1745 - TarikTali OP-PP: Padang Ragbi UPNM
9. 1800 - Penutup dan Penyampaian Hadiah: Padang Ragbi UPNM
10.1830 - Jamuan dan Bersurai
Monday, December 6, 2010
OPPP GAMES for 2010 will on 12/12/2010- Sunday.
Royal 8ths are planning to be there during the evening- ie rugby time.
Hope to see you all there.
Also, OPA will be conducting a career talk for the PPs on 13/12/2010- evening. Siapa yang free, please join. I have proposed to OPA that we do small booths so that PPs can have private Q&A sessions.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Guys, let’s wish our friend Penyu & his wife a marriage filled with love & joy. Attendees: Mat Yep & partner, WanJack & wife, Upiq, Budin & me were solo, while Bandit brought his kids along. We had good food & great time together. Do not forget another Rebellican wedding in December ;)
Saturday, October 9, 2010
This is Adreana Zahrah Bte Mohd Riza, birthday 10-10-10..
My apologies for the delay in updating this.. I had problems downloading the photo to my PC.
On that note, on behalf of the Batch, Azura & Mat Gan, congrats on the arrival of Adreana..
Monday, September 20, 2010
This beautiful young lady is the daughter of Syahrul Nizam @ Mat Kong.
And before anyone makes any wise as remarks, let me the first to say "thank goodness she has the mother's skin and hair!"..
Mat Kong and Farah, on behalf of the Royal 8ths, congrats! Welcome to the realm of fatherhood/motherhood!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Anyway, welcome home Bro.. you've done us proud!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
kepada junior kami, halalkanlah grub yang kami palun,
kepada senior kami yang buruk lantak & tibai grub kami, kami halalkan.. (ironic?)
kalau ada posting yang menyinggug, kami pun nak mintak maaf,
kami ni nakal sikit, tapi tak jahat.. kena justify nama REBELLICA..
kami juga berharap Tuan/Puan semua akan selamat pulang ke kampung,
dan return trip, semasa nak balik ke bandar, kamipun harap perjalanannya selamat..
kepada geng '388', have a good break...
kepada yang buat open house, ajaklah MEMBERRRRR...
The Royal 8th Thoroughbred
Sunday, September 5, 2010
To date, we've managed to collect over RM1k, of which (for transparency purposes) RM330 was from the Royal 8th's Buka Puasa Gathering and another RM300 from an OP in Johor. With your help, we hope to raise more..
But the star of the evening were the kids, and the highlight for us were their smiling faces.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
There were many who came to pay their last respects, I didn't count how many,but safe to say, even if MBPJ doubled the chairs at the crematorium, there'll still be people standing!
Here's a cut & paste job in memory of the Mr Oi:
"OP Nordin Manan (70/73C):
My particular memory of him was when I returned to the college in the 80s as a new golfer playing in RMC Golf Club [also known as "Kelab Golf Pi Mai" because of its rough terrain] and he was fishing for "ikan haruan" with rod and frog as bait.
I am a bit partial to haruan fishing so I asked him if I could borrow his rod and cast a few. I put down my clubs and had a go and lo and behold I caught one with my first cast!
He looked at me and said "I have been here since three o'clock and haven't caught a thing and you catch one with your first cast, so ong [Chinese for good luck] la you Nordin"
May he rest in peace and condolences to his family particularly his son OP Mark Ooi who plays his rugby for Cobra."
"OP Alan Siew (57/59E):
Allow me to add another bit to Ooi Loh Kah history.
He was trained at Brinsford Lodge Teachers College, Wolverhampton ,a year junior to me but a personal friend. He does not show any air in his posture whenever he talks with anyone, was very humble, gives his views rationally and never in an affrontal manner. The later characteristic made him many friends. We were both in the Physical Education option, and enjoyed all games whenever we went to play against other colleges and High Schools. I was very glad to know that he was sent to teach in RMC although I was sent to Kelate after we returned from England.
Rest in peace, dear friend."
But Mark Oi, his son, said it best, during the service today:
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Royal 8th salutes our Muhamad Noorhisyam B Salleh Ajak @ DOC ALA USAT, who will be going on a humanitarian mission to Peshawar, Pakistan to aid the flood victims.
He will be one of the 40 doctors who volunteered under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' JV with the Malaysian Red Crescent Society. His mission will last for 7 to 10 days, departure on Friday evening, expected to come back on the first day of Raya..
A few years back, we had Razi Pahlavi B Abdul Aziz @ BOOT serving as a volunteer for the MERCY MISSION in Palestine..
May such humanitarian efforts continue.
Bro, selamat pergi, dan selamat kembali..
I received an email from a batchmate informing me of this terrible news, and have just got off the phone with Mark Oi, to confirm the details.
Mr Oi, or Pak Oi, as he's fondly remembered, passed away earlier this morning at HUKM due to kidney failure. He has recently underwent an operation, which led to this complication.
Allow me to stroll down memory lane, and to perhaps introduce the Oi family to OPs from other generations.
The Ois were sports teachers in RMC from the 70s to the early 90s.
I'm sure many of you remember your first swimming lessons with Puan/Ma'am/Mak Oi. Coming out of the changing room at the RMC pool, wearing the swimming trunks with the gold buckles that you got from TKR. And her telling you to hold the pool ledges as you start kicking to her count 'one-two, one-two, one-two'.
The first time, as a form 1, when you awkwardly held a rugby ball, and Pak Oi telling you that you have to run forward, but the ball could only travel backwards. The Monday morning results announcements. And how many MSSWP rugby championships were won under his guidance.
The presence of Mark Oi and later his brother, whom most of us seniors couldn't remember the name, and simply call Adik Oi. Both brother were good in sports. Mark is a pilot and you can often see him bulldozing the rugby field during the OPPP Games.
I have to admit, I really felt the loss. Feeling a bit depressed.
Rest in peace, Sir.
Wake will be tonight and tomorrow at PJ. I'm planning to attend the Wake tomorrow. Funeral service will be on Friday. Will keep you posted on details.
Please forward this sad news to other RMC related email lists. Details shall also be posted on the batchblog. Www.royal8th.blogspot.com
OP Azly Anwar 87-91 Alpha
Monday, August 23, 2010
Nothing much to report actually..
ALPHA- Amril, Bandit, Mat Gan & Bear
BRAVO- Budin & Kitol
CHARLIE- Upat, Acun, Cicit, Gegek & Yusmal
DELTA- Low, Abeng (& tunang), Wan Jack,
EAGLE- Auk & Mandela
FOXTROT- Mat Yep, Penyu, Kam, Zamri & Bai
GOLF- Mawar, Mat Kong, Mat Ten, Achot, Joejo
HOTEL- Boot, Upiq, Kebu
sup tulang/ekor/peruk/kambung/rusuk kambing/puyuh etc etc
Collection that shall be donated for the Run4Rabeka campaign: RM330
The photos below elaborates everything else.. an event filled with smiles and laughter.. there were some serious discussions, including a lecture from Low to Gegek on emergency landing procedure..
There were also the usual amusing one-liners, namely the Ganeswaran classic: "Roland tak lari, dia bounce!"
TQ Kam for the pics..