The second ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP MALAYSIA @ Bandar Utama graduation party was held at the DUKE!!! Err.... not the DUKE highway but the DUKE Bar & Restaurant at Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Why the DUKE? because of TWO GOOD reason.. (1) it is in our trade area for OBC-BU, and (2) because of chronysim.. we know the owner.
CHAPTER 1: The Preparation
The theme for the night was WHITE & DENIM... meaning... white top and jeans? or jeans top & white bottom? or white inside and jeans or.... whatever and whichever as long as its white and denim...
A few of the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ BANDAR UTAMA buntings were hang and displayed to mark our parameter.. which was the whole restaurant.
The restaurant was then decorated with white and denim baloons.. Eh.. baloons in blue, Nyna Mohsen tried to search for baloons in jeans but without avail.
The big huge plasma television was also programmed to display the activities of recruits during the month.
and I was incharge of the video presentation. PAPARAZZI was identified to record tonight's memorable day especially when the chief camwhore is a few thousand feet in the air coming back from China to Kuala Lumpur.
HAH.... SPOTTED.. NEW PAPARAZZI!!!! she just bought herself a RM1,700 brand new Canon camera!!!
There are various certificates that will be issued to recruits and those certificates was nicely displayed on the certificate table.
CHAPTER 2: ARRIVAL OF GUESTS & FOOD
The party starts from 7:30am onwards. Those that arrived ordered and ate their food first before others arrived. The food was good!! I had the grilled lamb!
CHAPTER 3: VOTING FOR SOB- SPIRIT OF BOOTCAMP
The most important event of the night was the Voting for the Spirit of Bootcamp. Every recruit was given a blue slip for them to vote a recruit that had best motivate and inspire them during training. Of course balloting is a secret but there were nobody from the anti-corruption to check if there were any buying of votes.
All the ballot paper was collated into the transparent glass bowl.
The BU-Alpha can only vote for recruits in Alpha platoon and BU-Bravo for recruits in Bravo platoon.
There will only be one SOB for each platoon.
CHAPTER 4: THE SPEECHES
Farhanah Bamadhaj was the Masters of Ceremony. The MC welcomes the guests and took the floor for the night's agenda. Master Ceremony Farhanah Bamadhaj (MCFB) then called for my speech as the licensee for ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP.
Of course I had so much things to say...
For a start, although the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP MALAYSIA @ Bandar Utama is only 2 months old, the recruits had portrayed an exemplary passion towards their fitness level. Last month itself, THREE recruits lost their running-virgin when they participated for the first time in the Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur International Marathon SCKLIM and the BHP Orange Run.
LILIAN LEE ran her first race after completing one month of training at the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP MALAYSIA @ Bandar Utama at the SCKLIM. She completed the 10km race in 1 hour and 12 minutes. Lilian Lee then ran her second race in the recent BHP Orange 11km run and completed with a good improvement in 1hour 14 minutes.
Through the training provided at the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ Bandar Utama, 20 participants went and conquered Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak in the South East Asia. I am particularly proud to see recruits wearing the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP TSHIRT on top of the Mountain!! There were all Mountain Virgins, first time climbers and they conquered the Mountain through the most toughest route via Mersilau.
One way or the other... so many people lost their 'virgin' at the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ Bandar Utama.
Beside that, we at the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ Bandar Utama had also organised other climbing expedition to Mount Nuang.
Our recruit James Fong & Yam Chan SiuCheng too went up the Pinnacles at Mulu and KKY went running at the Haatyai 42.2km marathon.
In the same month, our Admin ODY LANA graduated with a Bachelor in Sports Science and convocate a week earlier.
This month was really a special month. Although I have a blog-full of stories to share... but i had to cut it short when the chief-admin Rose Emini Pahamin pre-warned for a very short speech given a list of other agendas.
CHAPTER 5: TESTIMONIAL OF RECRUITS
After my speech, the MC Farhanah Bamadhaj proceeded with the next agenda... unprecedented, we called on recruits to share their experience at the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ Bandar Utama.
The first recruit was Ms LILIAN LEE......
Then it was TRICIA FREDERICK
3RD WAS JOHN CHUAH... the most popular man at the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ BANDAR UTAMA..
then MELISSA ALEXANDER
BAHARIAN BAHADOM & JAMES FONG (COMBINED VIDEO)
YAM CHAN SIU CHEH
Hot-Ass Yam Chan SiuCheh
LIZZA ABDUL RAHIM
LIZZA ABDUL RAHIM
SHEAR LING TOH
Shear Ling Toh
SYED MAHADZIR SYED MANSHOR
or... was it Syed Melissa???
SYED MAHADZIR SYED MANSHOR
CHAPTER 6: THE GRADUATION
CHAPTER 7: THE 100% ATTENDANCE, COMMITMENT AND EFFORT CERTIFICATE AWARD
CHAPTER 7: SPIRIT OF BOOTCAMP..... THE SOB!!!
The prestigious SPIRIT OF BOOTCAMP award for ALPHA PLATOON goes to .............. JOHN CHUAH.. for the second time.. Aiiiya.. maybe John went and buy votes???
CONGRATULATION, WELL DONE JOHN CHUAH.. please keep on motivating fellow recruits..
The prestigious SPIRIT OF BOOTCAMP award for BRAVO PLATOON..... goes to MR HARLEY DAVIDSON... RAJA AFFANDI RAJA JAMALUDIN
CONGRATULATION AND WELL DONE RAJA AFFANDI RAJA JAMALUDIN.
CHAPTER 8: MT KINABALU CERTIFICATE AWARD
The ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ BANDAR UTAMA too would like to honor recruits that climbed the highest peak in South East Asia MOUNT KINABALU. We gave the honor to present the certificate issued by Mt Kinabalu park authority to ILI LIYANA BAHARON, the lady in-charge of all arrangement.
CHAPTER 9: AUGUST BIRTHDAY BABIES...
There are 3 birthday babies from the original bootcamp @ Bandar Utama fraternity.
It is now customary since the first graduation party, for us all to celebrate our recruits birthday during our graduation party... moreover, we are like one big happy family. The birthday babies are:
ROSE EMINI PAHAMIN,
& KELVIN KHOO
& KELVIN KHOO
We also sang and dedicated the birthday song, record and post on facebook for EMILY HAMES.. or Gunny Em, the Director of Operation cum Master trainer for the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP International. She is in Sydney, Australia.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMILY....
CHAPTER 10: THE PARTY......
Last but not least....... its paarty time!!!