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When I Grow Up, I Want to Join MCKK

MCKK, when I grow up

My youngest brother, told me, he wants to join MCKK. I asked a few more questions to unravel his intention.

NoktahHitam: Why do you want to go to MCKK?
Muhammad: Because you’ve made real friends there.
NoktahHitam: You can make friends everywhere.
Muhammad: No. MCKK is different. You guys would die for each other.
NoktahHitam: That’s just a metaphor. In reality, no friend would die for you.
Muhammad: You would.
NoktahHitam: You know for sure that MCKK doesn’t produce academician anymore.
Muhammad: I don’t want to be a text book writer.
NoktahHitam: What do you plan to do when you join?
Muhammad: I want to BEAT you at everything. Your records, positions, studies.. everything.
NoktahHitam: Ok. That’s some what scary. Have you told mom of your intention?
Muhammad: Yeah, mom wants me to be an Ustaz (an Islamic scholar) but I like wearing shorts.

We were later called for dinner. I did ask mom, will she allow Muhammad to join MCKK. Her response was short, study hard! I guess she really did want him to become an Islamic scholar and continue his studies to Middle East.

Muhammad will be in standard 5 in a few days time. I find it intriguing, that a 10 year old boy would have such ambition. (I, at that age, only cared about my play time, next thing I knew, we were heading to Kuala Kangsar to drop me). I reckon he’s probably looking for the keyword, lePASSION. But I’ll let him figure out himself what that exactly means.

Recap of what I was (if you think I’m boasting, don’t mention it!).

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4 Years Predator, Now Another.

absolado trx sg db

After 4 years, my Adidas Predator decided to do some talking (I tore the frontal part). 3 months of intense searching, I finally found the “jinjang-est” (glaring) replacement, an Adidas Predator called Absolado.

You might have seen this a few years ago, it was worn by Beckham. I did plan on getting the Magnesium stud, but after some thoughts and fear of the rugby regulation, I decided not to. I am not bless with sports talent, I rely mostly on my sprinting ability. Thus, I needed a boot for “soft ground”, which has lesser and sharper studs compared to normal boots. This is important so I don’t lose traction each time I change pace. I need this babe to help me coach the mckk boys next year.

Long ago, this would cost a bomb, somewhere between RM500 – 750. Thanks to the great warehouse sale, I managed to STEAL this one for RM120 (I only wished they had it in black). They do have other sports apparel too. If you’re interested, I’d be happy guide you. I mapped it on GoogleMap , along Jalan 27F. The sale will be until year end (or so I was told).

In my shoe rack, I have 9 shoes (including 3 futsal, 2 outings, 2 work and 2 jogging). I wear them equally. Plus this, I have 10.. imagine, every weekend waxing these shoes, aahh… such ecstasy.

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MCKK Rugby Project 2010

Bola Rugby


I will be spending my weekends of 2008 mostly on the field above. That’s the prep school field at MCKK. The field will be my training ground to breed a new rugby legacy. This project is called, the All-Blacks X. MCVCX.

  • All Blacks is our rugby team name. We wear all blacks on the field and not because of the NZ team.
  • X in roman numerical means 10. It would’ve been MMX, but that sounds like a Pentium2 line.
  • MC = the Malay College, VC = Vajiravudh College.

After 2 solid years, talking and pooling for ideas, my partner (mache) and I have decided to set our foot firm on this project. Our aim is simple, to win against Vajiravudh in 2010 (on their home ground, in Bangkok Thailand) and other along-side victories will be considered as bonuses.

MCKK-Vajiravudh is an annual rugby meeting. Its’ history goes way back to 1940’s* (I’m just guessing). So far, we’ve only won twice, both on our ground, Kuala Kangsar. This is quite an impossible task considering the difference in food intake, training received and most importantly, the age (honestly it’s U-17 vs U-18).

To win this, we have to plan 3 years ahead, from 2008 to 2010. There will be problems throughout these 3 years. The identified ones include financial, man power, professional consult, rugby gears and supplements. Along the course of the project, I will be taking note of their weight, height and 50m dash. I will compute and apply the law of physics to improve their performance. As for the tactical aspect, I will provide flash presentations for better understanding. Also not to forget, to monitor their progress as a student (which governs discipline, education and other activities). All in all, this project will utilize multimedia technologies, scientifically-proven training method & food intake.

In a few weeks time, I will be setting up the website and will start pooling for more ideas from others (as well as seeking financial help). There will also be merchandise to support the project.

The idea came to us, as we were talking about our rugby match against Vajiravudh in the year 2000 in Bangkok. We lost 17-19. Though very marginal, a lost is a lost. If only the match lasted another 5 minutes, if only it was on our ground, if only we trained harder… if and if, would only go as far as if.

Note: We are not in for the money, in fact there’s hardly any cash for the project. Everything will be coming out from our own pocket. We are doing this, because of the speret koleq instilled upon us, nothing more. I can be contacted at 012 213 3155 or email edwinmasripan[at] if you have further inquiries or wish to help fund this project.

Now, I can’t hardly wait to blow my first whistle.. preet~ run!… preet~ jog!… preet~ down 50!… you know the drill.