Tuesday, 29 April 2014

BMWMO 2014 (Part 2)

In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

Assalamu'alaikum, y'all!!

Sorry it took too long to put the 2nd part of the BMWMO.  These pictures pretty much sums up our 2nd and final week of work..............

At least we were always on the screen right? Haha! It rained everyday except for ONE single day.  It rained during the finals too so the delays were really long.  We didn't do it all the way though.  The ball boys did it after we rolled the initial layer of water.

This lady was so hard to get a proper picture of.  The tournament's main attraction, Dominika Cibulkova!

Or as we'd like to call her, IKA.


It was against policy but I did it.  Can't help myself..........

Me with Jarmila Gajdosova from Australia.  We weren't suppose to take pictures with the players.  But rules were made to be broken at some point right?


Also got a picture with Ms. Renai Mattu from Astro.  A bit giddy at the time but can you blame me?


We celebrated Aji's birthday too.  And somebody got the ice treatment.  Haha! Happy birthday, Haziq!

Haha! John.  That guy cracks us up.  He strung most of the players' racquets.  He's a tennis coach too.

Some of us bought some new gear too.  Hehe..

For the doubles finals, it was Babos-Chan vs Kichenok-Savchuk.  Babos and Chan were the no. 1 seed for the tournament's doubles category.  They were pretty much the pair to beat.  It was a set each.  The 3rd deciding set was a super tie-break.  First to reach 10 points.  Surprise-surprise, Babos-Chan won.....

Next was the MAIN main event.  Center court was pretty much packed.  It was Dominika Cibulkova vs the 17 y/o Donna Vekic.

Vekic took the 1st set but 'IKA' rallied to get the 2nd set.  Then it went down to a tie-break.  First to 7.

Ali told us that we can go watch.  So we did!

Ain wasn't in there.  Sorry, Ain!


It was great seeing a live match.  It was so tense.  Of course we cheered for Donna.  Who doesn't like the underdog, right?  Aaaaaaand.  She won!!

It slowly dawned on me that our work was over.  There were lots of this.............

And this...........

But these 2 will always be my favourite.............

The following day, we went to Bangi.  Over there, you can find the cheapest but really worth it tennis gear.  Faris bought a new racquet.  Guess I won't be taking him on with his new racquet.  Bummer.  Then we had to send this little lady back.............

Most of us were burnt.  Daaaaamn


I'm not good with selfies.  Haha!! Ain wasn't around though cos she went back earlier that morning.

Well, that's the end of the 2 weeks.  Thanks to the people from Fuzzy Balls for giving us a chance to work with you.  Lots of ups and downs but it was damn worth it.  If my fellow crew are reading this, I messed lots of times, scolded some of you guys and also did some bad things.  I'm really sorry and I hope to see you all soon.  In Sya-Allah.


See you guys on the flip side!!

P.S: Just bought some new gear!  But it's not what you think

Friday, 25 April 2014

BMWMO 2014 (Part 1)

In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

Assalamu'alaikum, y'all!

About 2 weeks ago, me and 6 friends of mine volunteered to become part of the court services crew for the 2014 WTA BMW Malaysia Open (BMWMO).  I'm telling you.  It was hard work. Carrying boxes and bags of ice and tennis balls and drinks.  But it was worth every damn second.  For the first few days we got out of work early cos there weren't much to do anyway...........

Mind you, there weren't any hard court surfaces in the Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC) grounds.  Just grass courts.  That's the center court right there where all the main matches were played and the court that was televised on Astro.  The prize was of course that new BMW X5 up there.  How did they get it there? No clue.


Here's where the players did most of their practice sessions.  MiCasa hotel suites.  There's Miss Rika Fujiwara practising her serve.

No idea what possessed Aji over there in the 2nd picture.  Haha!

Ok.  So basically the next pictures are what we see almost everyday in the BMWMO.............

Don't ask me about that last picture.  That's just the 2 Ali's (Ali and Wan Ali).  They've got a screw loose.  Well...They've got all of they're screws loose.  Haha!

I've been playing tennis for 16 years now.  And seeing these ladies play how they did was just...Humbling.  I mean I know they're pros but c'mon, right?

Well, I think I'll finish part 2 of this tomorrow.

See you guys on the flip side!!

P.S: Thinking of training those guys.  Those who can't do, teach.  Right? >____<"

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Movie Review - Captain America: The Winter Soldier

In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

Assalamu'alaikum, everybody!

I'm getting lazier and lazier..And..Lazier.  Needed some rest after the 2014 WTA BMW Malaysia Open finished.  I guess I'm gonna start from BEFORE that.  The tournament was actually from 14th-20th April but we gathered at KSJ on the 7th.  There were qualifying rounds and what not.  But let's save that for later ok?

Before we started with all the heavy lifting (literally), the 6 of us who were taking part as the court services crew, just thought of watching a movie.  Some of us have watched Need For Speed, some watched 300 and some watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  Me? I haven't watched any of them.  So naturally I told them to choose a movie.  The Winter Soldier it was....

Chris Evans reprises his role as Captain Steve Rogers a.k.a Captain America.  Along with Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury).  In this movie, the heroes face a somewhat 'sneak attack' from Hydra which included the use of the Captain's friend from the first movie, James Buchanan Barnes a.k.a Bucky as 'The Winter Soldier'.  After his drop from the train in the first movie, he lost his memory and Hydra used him to tear down S.H.I.E.L.D and also kill Fury and the other heroes.  Steve, being the guy that he is, of course tried to save Bucky from being Hydra's puppet.

This movie also introduced Marvel's Sam Wilson / Falcon character, played by Anthony Mackie (Real Steel, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter).  I gotta say though.  His character's kinda cool.  Haha!

The movie's awesome and I really think I'd watch it again if anybody asked.  Out of 10, I'd give this...

an 8/10

Don't ask what happened to the other 2.  Hehe.

Anywho, we had dinner since we watched the 5.30 show.  Here's the UTM representative of the WTA BMWMO2014 court services crew!

From left: Aji, myself, Faris, Ain, Cyda and Salihin

Don't ask what's wrong with us in the last picture.  Needless to say, we're all awkward like that.  Haha!!

Mind you, the 6 of us are part of UTMKL's tennis team and have been playing since we got there.  We still are and going strong! I'm just hoping that since I've finished my diploma, I get to see them again.


In Sya-Allah.  Love these guys!!

More to come, In Sya-Allah.  I'll post some picts here when I can later.  I'm telling you, the 2 weeks we spent was exhausting and that's a ginormous understatement.  But hell, it was worth every second of it.

See you guys on the flip side!!

P.S: Otak dah meracau dah ni.  Sasau.  Ada solution but I don't think they'll like it though O___o"

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Took You Long Enough

In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

Assalamu'alaikum, everyone!

Almost 3 months that I've last updated this little thing.  27th January.  Tick-tock and guess what....

I sort of 'officially' finished my diploma in UTMKL!! XDDD

We went for a trip to PD a few days after we finished our exams.  We had to present our projects after the trip so everything sorta went nuts.  Can't really post it now though.  Quite a lot of things going on currently.  I'm at home, resting but not for long.  Theres the WTA Malaysia Open tennis from 8th-20th April and some of my friends and I are volunteering.  We get paid so it's a one-time thing for now.  RM70/day.  Siapa yg nk bg btol x?  Haha!!

On a another note.  Man United won 4-0 in Newcastle with goals from Juan Mata (2), Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and Adnan Januzaj.  Good team effort and brilliant goals.  A few tune-ups are needed of course to face Bayern munich (who finally lost to Augsburg in the Bundesliga, 1-0, after 54 games unbeaten) in the 2nd leg of the UEFA Champions League in Munich Thursday morning.

3 years of college and I'm finally getting my diploma.  Praise the Lord.  Like...REALLY.  Alhamdulillah.


See you guys on the flip side!!

P.S: I really have to update more