Abdul Azizam, a Sabahan and a worldwide Ahmadiyaa muslim community missionary moved to Penang in 2010 and probably had the shock of his life with Penang food delight that saw his weight prospering to a whopping 98kg... 2kg short of hitting the 3 digit weight level. It did not help too with Abdul Azizam or more fondly known on facebook as Sam Kaola's passion in cooking!! He did not just love to eat but he also loves to cook... a deadly combination. When an average Penangite would go clubbing at night or layparking by the beach, Azizam would go restaurant-hopping trying out various food ports available in the island. Infact, Azizam kept a chart and list of best eateries in every part of Penang (hah.. now we know who to contact for food in Penang). While others who landed in Penang would visit all the historical and tourist attraction sites, Azizam would be exploring all restaurants and that was exactly what he did when his family visited him in Penang from Sabah. He brought them to eat all around the island as oppose to bringing them site-touring that little island.
|Abdul Azizam never gave up during his training|
The father of two-lovely-daughter's life took a turn when he incidentally paid and enrolled to try-out the Chief's Original Bootcamp (COBC) last year. Instead of waking up to food, Azizam actually woke up and exercise. Azizam's wake up call was when he went shopping and his choices of clothing were so limited due to his bigger than XL size shape. He never enjoy going out shopping but Azizam's saddest moment was when his romantic wife could not bear hug him because he was too big for her hands to meet... Azizam said, "My wife always surprise me with a hug from the back but when I was too big, she could only lean without being able to give a good hug". The always smiley dude continued, "Now, my wife just could not let me off her sight without hugging me. Happiness is she... and me!!"
Azizam learn the true meaning of friendship at the COBC. In his jovial self, Azizam who is expecting his third child soon said, "At COBC, I met great people whom share the same chemistry and passion in friendship, food and workout. I have never met a group of people so passionate with their training". Azizam was beyond words with his expression. The self-motivated man was so lively that his energy was felt by his comrade and not surprising, Azizam was voted by his comrade the "Spirit of Bootcamp" three (3) times for his platoon!!
|Abdul Azizam with his beautiful family|
|His extra energy is always put to good use|
"Thank You COBC, Thank you Sarge Boon and Thank you all instructors", said Azizam being lost of words before continuing again, "I have a great time beyond words with COBC'ians... yaaa.. particularly those in Penang where we have a bunch of animals doing boink boink". "I never knew friendship is about exercising and makan but that is what friends are.. to share our passion and yet stay fit and healthy", said the most popular guy in Penang platoon.