Friday, October 29, 2010


Kementerian Belia dan Sukan Malaysia akan menganjurkan Konvensyen Industri Sukan Malaysia ke-2 (KISMAS II) seperti butiran berikut:

Tarikh: 28 – 30 October 2010
Masa: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tempat: Palace of the Golden Horses, Mines Resort City, Seri Kembangan, Selangor

Antara objektif penganjuran adalah:
  • Untuk memberikan pendedahan dan maklumat terkini mengenai strategi menjana industri sukan ke arah pembangunan ekonomi negara
  • Untuk mengukuhkan kerjasama yang dinamik dari sudut perkongsian pintar, pengetahuan dan kemahiran dengan agensi-agensi Kerajaan, pihak swasta dan badan bukan Kerajaan
  • Untuk memperoleh inisiatif-inisiatif baru ke arah membangunkan industri sukan negara secara lebih fokus dan bersifat kompetitif
Beberapa tajuk yang turut dibincangkan adalah:
  • The Business of Sport Industry
  • Sports Hospitality: The Way Forward
  • Career Advancement in Sport Related Field
  • Foreign Investment Promotion Focusing The European and Asia Zone
  • The Malaysian Focus: Sharing My Business Secrets
  • Producing Future Event Managers: Strength and Opportunities among University Undergraduates
  • Asian Sport Industries and The Way Forward
  • Sports and Tourism In Malaysia
  • Media Networks and Viewership
  • Sport Sponsorship as a Marketing Communication Tool: Case Studies of CIMB.
  • Niche Marketing Strategy to Save Time and Money Applied by PETRONAS in Formula One
Semoga dengan penganjuran kali kedua KISMAS bakal menyemarakkan lagi pemahaman rakyat negara ini akan prospek industri sukan di Malaysia.

Industri sukan bakal mengatasi golongan 'penagih subsidi'!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Road to Powerman 2010: Be More Warm and Warmer

Daily routine, unfinished task, weekly high mileage commuting and less than couple of hours training suddenly drainage my body freshness and it is tiring myself to perform a next day task and training.

Besides I'm really concerning about the importance of proper food intake and applied sports nutrition knowledge into my daily life, the next factor that can keep a high performance athlete fresh everyday is the application of sports massage.

Sports massage has become an integral part of the new athletic regimen from sports medicine clinics, to college training rooms, to professional locker rooms to Olympic training. Growing number of trainers believe that massage can provide an extra edge to the athletes who participate in high performance sports.

Sports massage has become a necessary ingredient for a complete workout. More and more people are realizing that a complete workout routine includes not only the exercise itself, but also caring for the wear-and-tear and minor injuries that naturally occur with strenuous movement.

Sports Massage is a special form of massage and is typically used before, during, and after athletic events. The purpose of the massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries. The physiological and psychological benefits of massage make it an ideal complement to a total conditioning program.

Here are the clear benefits of sports massage:
  • reduce the chance of injury, through proper stretching and event preparation, and through deep tissue massage
  • improve range of motion and muscle flexibility, resulting in improved power and performance
  • shorten recovery time between workouts
  • maximize the supply of nutrients and oxygen through increased blood flow
  • enhance elimination of metabolic by-products of exercise
Today, I purposed one of my student who are good in sports massage to help me to reduce my recovery time and perhaps to keep my muscles fresh. He was agreed to give his hands and I'm pleased with him. After this I can feel like a professional athlete once again.

As a bottom line, my spirit to race in Powerman Malaysia 2010 already getting warmer as my muscles always at warm condition due to sports massage implementation in my weekly schedule.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Road to Powerman 2010: Rising a Temperature

After an upper body injuries involved my deltoid, lattissimus dorsi & trapezius last Thursday, I manage to appeared in faculty to attend Friday morning department's colloquium. Later that evening another series (Part 2) of our department latest research was conducted and also involved me and Kakithoners (

Saturday morning, Kakithoners make a public appearance in supported a social event Run for Your Heart organized by MARC KTHO UTM, MPJBT, and many more NGO's. The run only 2.5km included hill climb and U-Turn to the finish line. Nearly 700 participants took the responsible to donate their fee to the fund. Afternoon, another workout for both of us (me & my gf) hitted hilly intervals for an hour under noon sunshine (?).

Sunday LSD, I, my gf and Ong rode to Nusajaya and had a fun hitting a big crank and felt the minor differentiation of each aero position we put on. Ong also wore his very first tri top. On the way back, we chatted until reach UTM.

Monday, another series of my department research and I need to ran 2.4km at 177-183 bpm. I realized that my age and my training commitment can't beat the wall 10:00 min. I need more time for training plus higher objective to achive. So that I can train like before, the time that I missed until now.

I need to set my objective for my next Powerman Malaysia, especially in the leg that I love to perform, non-drafting cycling. To those are interested or planned to drafting in the Powerman race, YOU'RE SUCKS!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My both deltoid, lattissimus dorsi and trapezius malfunction!

After rode back 360km in the midnight, a was asleep at 3am. When I woke early in the morning to continue my routine, I found that I faced a difficulties to rose my both hands. The tightness of deltoid, lattissimus dorsi and trapezius were the main contributors of my hardness in the beginning of the day.

How I can reach the bike throttle, even I can't take off my t-shirt from the body?

The pain was really make me disappointing because I need to MC!

How I want to see a doctor, even I can reach the throttle yet?

I hope the pain will decreased by this evening and I need to see a doctor..

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Road to Powerman 2010: Floating a Motivation

October 2010, the month that I can't easily forget in my chapter of life..

"Tak sanggup lagi aku
mengenang kisah lalu,
keganasan menghantui diriku,
biarkan ia pergi,
menjadi suatu misteri,
bagaikan tiada hati yang peduli,
tidak mahuku ingat lagi,
apa yang telah terjadi,
Tragedi Oktober"

Tragedi Oktober lyric by Awie

Many of the decision, the dateline, the progress and many more to catch & fetch were not align and always against my planning, my schedule and my vision. But only words that I can say right now is "my life such as the egg at the tip of bull's horn" .

One of the decision set by my employer actually disturbed my work motivation, slowed my progress in writing my thesis and it was so hard to chews. But either I like or vice versa, I must admit it to save my carrier. Ultimatum seems around the corner, and I can feel MrUltimatum is hover around me, waiting a suitable time to kill me with his missile.

I'm really hope with a new commitment I set for Powerman Malaysia 2010, at least it can divert my emotional and my intention from all those things to be more focus on my training. Physical activity and physically torture seems always works for me, and makes me more stronger mentally and of course increase my physical abilities.

Powerman Malaysia 2010 should be the day that I can free from the invasion of MrUltimatum.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Road to Powerman 2010: Breaking the Iceberg

It was tough and heavy when I tried to hit the road under hazy weather to complete my first LSD ride after more than two months. I remember the last time I ride my bike seriously for competitive & training purposes was third series of MUDS in UPM last August.

My last Sunday was a great outing for me and my gf. Woke early in the morning and watch pouring rain with frustration in mind. My plan of the day: morning-LSD ride, afternoon: instructing kayak session, evening: have a nice dinner outing together with my gf.

She accompanied me since the morning till the night, and our kick start of the day with Malaysian style breakfast- roti canai with teh tarik. What a healthy food we consume.

After sunshine, we rode to Kota Iskandar in Nusajaya with very steady pace. I set the tempo all the way, and of course I thought my gf about a technique to be mastered by her. After one and half hour ride, we reach Kota Iskandar and stop at Puteri Harbour. During the ride, we had a discussion about the prospect of organizing a duathlon/triathlon race there. The road, the scenery, the facilities and the intention of local authorities to promote this place to the world were included in our discussion on the bike.

Another one and half hour ride back to UTM-the location we start, feel so fast. But I'm not happy with my left quadriceps muscle, it was turn fatigue and uncomfortable.

Afternoon we have another 'healthy' food by KFC, but we take away and enjoyed our lunch beside the lake, the place I'm waited for kayak session on the afternoon.

Kayak session instructed by me and helped with my assistant and as usual, I once again love to manage 'rafting' and 'walking from kayak to another kayak'. A great experience that everybody should have.

My gf spent her evening (after kayak session) with hill run while I went to barber to have a haircut. Once again after two years, we spent our sunset moment at the top of the roof of Balai Cerapan, the highest point in UTM together with my first year student there (with a goreng pisang and karipap).

We decided to have steamboat and grill buffet dinner after my gf frustration not got her nice soup because the place was closed. We spent almost two and half hour there to replenish and to storing as many as calories into our bodies. What a huge portion of seafood, meat and carbo we had and still have an extra room to put inside our XXL tank.

my first finisher t-shirt

Breaking the iceberg is harder that to break the ice. There are 90% of hidden iceberg we can't see from the surface. We did the all day outing to discover and to saw another part of ourself after not seriously training for more than two months. Towards Powerman Malaysia 2010, another 90% will revealed and I will be ready to be an 8th Powerman finisher!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Road to Powerman 2010: The Awareness

Tuesday October 12, 2010

A record 900 duathletes expected at Powerman Malaysia 2010

Photo by P. NATHAN

IT WILL be a tough, hot and gruelling race for participants of the Powerman Malaysia to be held at Seri Manjung, Perak on Nov 14.

The ninth edition of Powerman Malaysia is expected to attract 900 duathletes from 30 countries, including Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands and Singapore.

The multi-sport run-bike-run event, sponsored by Malakoff Corporation, offers awards prize money totalling RM100,000 to the winners in 18 categories.

All geared up: (from left) Loong Hin Tong, Shahrom, Nor Juliana and Abdul Rahim are among the duathletes who have signed up for the Powerman Malaysia 2010.

Powerman Malaysia is part of the International Powerman Series and is the only Asian qualifier for the annual Powerman World Championships in Zofingen, Switzerland.

Malakoff Corporate Affairs and Communications head Yusop Rashid said Powerman Malaysia was one of the key sporting events in the Perak state calendar.

“We are thrilled at the success of this race, year after year, and expect a record turnout from local and international duathletes this time,” said Yusop.

“It is the company’s belief that sporting activities bring out the best in people by challenging their physical endurance, instilling discipline and fostering unity, regardless of ethnic background or nationality.

“The Malakoff Community Partnerships celebrates the achievement of Malakoff’s long-term and continuous commitment to being a responsible and active participant of our community.

“It focuses on three key areas - community and education, environment, and community sports.”

Malakoff will also be sponsoring a series of talks and workshops prior to Powerman Malaysia 2010 that will be led by one of the world’s top female duathlete Camilla Lindholm.

Among those who will be participating is local duathlete icon Shahrom Abdullah, whose best finish was in 14th place at the Powerman Zofingen in 2004.

Meanwhile, Abdul Rahim Anuar has been competing in Powerman Malaysia since the first race in 2002.

“A duathlon is different from a marathon because you need to condition yourself mentally to do the run-cycle-run routine, as you will get disoriented otherwise.

“Of course, my increasing age makes it more challenging as well,” said the 65-year-old who was placed third in his age category last year.

“My target this year is to complete the race.”

However, Abdul Rahim believes that age is no barrier to participating in such events, and the best part is the bond and friendships that are formed.

Nor Juliana Ali feels there is no difference between male and female participants in events like Powerman Malaysia as both have to train equally hard for the endurance race.

“Duathlons, marathons or even triathlons are different because of the disciplines involved. Hence they all require training, knowledge, discipline and commitment,” she said.

“I represented my school and college in track and field events, with the 1,500m category being my favourite.

“Now, I prefer cycling over running more as it is more fun and allows me to regularly try out different routes.”

The 28-year-old human resource personnel trains six days a week, and treats other races like marathons as part of her build-up training.

Powerman Malaysia comprises Individuals, Malakoff Power Relay and Malakoff Sprint Duathlon. There are 14 categories for the Individual race and two each for the others.

The Individual and Malakoff Power Relay categories cover an 11km run, followed by a 64km bike ride and ending with another 10km run.

The Malakoff Sprint Duathlon covers a 5.5km run, a 32km bike ride, and a 5km run.

All adults aged 20 and above are eligible to join Powerman Malaysia.

For details, visit Registration deadline is Oct 14.

Broken, Beat & Scarred

I love Metallica so much since I was a school boy. Many of their lyrics so meaningful for certain people. The song even performed as rock (safe terms for general readers), but inner side of their outstanding instruments presentation can touch everybody who are seeking beyond the music itself.

By this time, my inner side seems like I'm not so valuable for certain parties at the time when I need more morale support towards my way to accomplish my mission that I carried for nearly two years. I was heard a rumors that I will loose the 'thing' which I can sustain more than three years.

So that hear the lyric, even one day I become a loser if the rumors becoming true..

Metallica : Broken, Beat & Scarred Lyrics

You rise, you fall, your down, then you rise again
What don't kill you make you more strong
You rise, you fall, your down, then you rise again
What don't kill you make you more strong

Rise, fall, down, rise again
What don't kill you make you more strong
Rise, fall, down, rise again
What don't kill you make you more strong

Through black days
Through black nights
Through pitch black insights

Breaking your teeth on the hard life coming
Show your scars
Cutting your feet on the hard earth running
Show your scars
Breaking your life
Broken, beat and scarred
But we die hard

The dawn, the death, the fight to the final breath
What don't kill you make you more strong
The dawn, the death, the fight to the final breath
What don't kill you make you more strong

Dawn, death, fight, final breath
What don't kill you make you more strong
Dawn, death, fight, final breath
What don't kill you make you more strong

They scratched me
They scraped me
They cut and rape me

Breaking your teeth on the hard life coming
Show your scars
Cutting your feet on the hard earth running
Show your scars
Breaking your life
Broken, beat and scarred
But we die hard

Breaking your teeth on the hard life coming
Show your scars
Cutting your feet on the hard earth running
Show your scars
Braiding your soul in a hard luck story
Show your scars
Spilling your blood in a hot suns foray
Show your scars
Breaking your life
Broken, beat and scarred
We die hard

We die hard
We die hard