I am calculating the odds that I’ll be sent to Australia again. This time to attend some job commitment in Brisbane and Sydney. I’m not going. Apparently the job schedule relocated to some time until the next notification.
There was a rugby tournament held by the UMS – KAL (Universiti Malaysia Sabah Kampus Antarabangsa Labuan) last Saturday, March 03, 2007 taking place at the Labuan Square. I was late, but it doesn’t stop the enthusiast inside me that have been there for ages.
I still remember when I was playing for my school team; I don’t have a decent shoe to play the game. I have to borrow my friend’s shoe, and sometimes bare-footed for the sake of obeying my great interest in rugby. I admit, I’m not into football that much, despite the environment of soccer fame and all that was really strong. And still, I’m hanging out with an older friend that used to play with Sabah team. But I don’t have much interest on soccer/football. I don’t know why.
During my early involvement in rugby scene, most of the time I was chosen to be a water boy, or linesman, and most of the time sat at the bench, waiting for the chance to be in the game, which was never happened. That was when the time Mr Guns & Rosli (as if imitating the Guns & Roses band name) coaching my school team. I followed the training schedule, never missed it, and never failed to perform very well. My problem was, I was good in training, but terribly hopeless when asked to play in the real game. I managed to fix that, and that was what I brought to UiTM.
I really enjoyed my past time playing rugby, appreciating the lessons, experiences and of course, the friendships strengthen by the love of the game. It was there, and I managed to get hold of it. I mean, in a way you appreciate the game and your friend. I never regret to be suspended for one semester because I refused to attend the most sucks subject in UiTM, which is Kesatria Negara. The main course in the subject is marching, with the uniform that looks like communist. And I wonder why the hell on earth UiTM KK or UiTM as a whole implementing the obligation to wear such uniform, as to praise the morality and various aspect presented with an intention to create a patriotic awareness among the Bumiputra’s; when we have to dress like communist to do so. What the hell communist apparel have to do with Malaysian patriotism? I thought we hate communist so much for ripping our country part by part. Yeah, what ever. Now they have the new uniform, which makes the Kesatria Negara cadet looks like fire department cadet. Yeah, what ever again.
And looking at the performance of Labuan Rugby Club team, I am thinking whether I want to play rugby again, or just sit here in the next tournament and shout like hyena praising the victory of touchdown. Maybe I will join the team, get back the skills I’ve left for more than 3 years now. I don’t know. Let time decide.