Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Race Is On !

When the list of nominated candidates for the coming AGM were announced by the GM on the box last week there were some oohs and aahs, but generally not many surprises for those who can read between the lines.

But something unprecedented was in the making. Never in the history of KH4 AGM have all the posts being contested, with the exception of the Inter On Sec. Is it good? Definitely! It showed democracy at work and the vibrancy of members willing to challenge the norm. 

Another 1st was giving the floor to the contesting GM, ie yours truly and Messy to say our 2cts or $2 worth. Let's hope that these are not one off affair but regular practices in the AGM's to come.

Another positive outlook of this AGM is that there are members, old as well as new ones who are willing to serve. All was needed were some enticing, encouragement and a sense of purpose. To quote, "Ask not what the club can do for you but what you can do for the club."

There were some nibbling in yours truly ears on certain concerns and doubts with the names but all I can say is if you believe in me, just keep the faith. Look at things on a bigger picture and not a parochial view. I've the best interest of all parties concern. While it is difficult to please everyone, the interest of club and getting the job done are the main priorities and we must not lose sight of that. Even have been written and said and there are nothing more to add.

The finishing line is in sight. Come this week, 28/3/14, members must decide on what they want and cast their votes. There maybe some surprises or maybe none at all. Like I mentioned before, at the end of the day, whoever are elected there must be only one winner, ie KLANG HASH and not any individual. All must close rank, be magnanimous and move on. 

After all, we joined hash for the purpose of enjoying good fellowship, having our weekly doses of golden fluid, a good sweat out, an opportunity to escape from the noises of our spouses (for the lucky ones) and not to have any animosities, blank faces and WTF's looks staring back at one another. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Team - Cast & Crew

With the nomination papers submitted to the On Sec last week, the cat is out of the bag, if it isn't out already. There will be some wriggle tongues, opinions being formed and maybe a conspiracy theory being propagandized. For what it's worth, let hope it's mostly good and people being people, could be some of the bad but let there be none of the ugly's, which I'm optimistic there won't.

I hope that a vote for me will also be a vote for THE TEAM. Eventually whoever gets voted in must close rank and move on. Ultimately, there must be only one winner which is Klang Hash and not any individual.

The Cast & Crew of THE TEAM :
GM: Yours truly, Slow Ass. (You be the judge. Was running in KH4 in my 30's. Still growing strong in my mid 50's. Hope to be still hashing into my 70's).

JM: Pubic Hair. (Stimulated in thoughts. Ready to put them into actions).

On Sec: Song Bird. (Her adorable self. No intro required).

Asst On Sec: Rooster. (Another adorable with a ready smile, but not to be mess around).

On Cash: Early Bird. (KH4 SYT, sweet young thing. Everybody favorite gal, ah.... almost everybody).

Asst On Cash: Bird Nest. (Ex SYT. Her glamorous days are over but is now ready to serve).

Committee Members: Left Ball, Yakiti Yak, SIr Iron Head. (The macho men of KH4. Ready to help the damsels, guys and gays in distress. Only need to ask).

The Pessimist View: Wah, this fella, can do the job or not? That fella, aiyah, put him or her inside the committee surely it's a puppet on a string! That shit stirrer, if in the committee, sure die one, the club! You know that one, the last time almost put the club in shit house ah! Want to vote for the fella again.

The Optimist View: Excellent. Good team. My vote goes to them. They have served the Club before with good distinctions and it's good they are making sacrifices to make a come back for the betterment of the Club. A good mix. 

The Neutral's: You voting for who ah? Tell me I also follow you. Everybody asking me to support this fella that fella. Aiyoh, very difficult lah! Who is in also never mind lah, as long as they don't screw up the Club.

While in an ideal world, it's my fervent wish that all the members of THE TEAM be elected but we don't live in an ideal world and at the end of the day it's the member who are going to decide. 

Nevertheless, come 28/3/14, it'll be a great pleasure if I can make this announcement. 

"Welcome aboard flight MH 370 (oops, typo error), correction, Flight KH4 2014/15, all crews and passengers. This is your captain, Slow Ass speaking. 

Thank you for coming aboard. This journey will take approximately 1 year. During this time we may encounter some stormy skies and a few turbulence but I can assure you that we'll not disappear from thin air and cause needless anxieties.

I can't assure that this flight will take you to the land of milk and honey. What I can ensure you is that we will do our best so that you'll have an pleasant journey with a few adventures along the way, if all passengers play their role. Should you need any assistance, the crew will be most please to entertain your request.

If my navigational skill are cause for concern, you are most welcome to give your input to ensure that we heading on the right course. From time to time, there'll updates on 'weather conditions', 'fuel consumption' and any info deem relevant. The success of this flight depends on the co-operation of everyone. 

Refreshments will be serve and do take your share. Should anyone misbehave during this flight, passengers must do their civil duty to keep the recalcitrant at bay and should the passenger show further opprobrium, we will discard him at mid air so the this flight is not jeopardize. 

Once again thank you very much for your kind attention, ladies and gentlemen. Please be seated. Cast and crew to your respective stations. We are ready for take off."

Friday, March 14, 2014

To be or not to be .....Answered !

To be or not to be ??? It's no more a question ! Answered ! It may sound surprise to some, was expected by a few and probably some WTF's ( wadderfacks !!!). Aaahhh ???

A calling has been made by members and for what is worth, I'm contesting for the GM post at the coming AGM. Before mortars and bricks are thrown at me or handshakes offered, this was not a overnight decision. I'm been mulling over this the past month or so and because I love KH4 more than myself personal sacrifices has to be make.

I may lose some friends because of this decision (hopefully it's only temporary, just likes politics) along the way but this will surely test what true friendship is all about. 

There is no personal hidden agenda. Neither do I have any axe to grind by contesting for this post. Just to borrow a phrase from Messy, " GM come, GM go, but Klang Hash shall remain." Unfortunately, there is only one position for the GM post and if there is a contest, someone will not be elected. Likewise for the other positions.

At the end of the day, all must close ranks once the AGM is over and move forward so that the eventual WINNER is KLANG HASH. If I may further add," No one is bigger than the Club."

If for some strange reasons you've the the silly notion to think that some smart alecs have influenced me to contest I can only say, "You are ignorant as ignorant can be! " 

A contest shows that we are a vibrant club and not a herd mentality. We practiced democracy and more importantly we offer member a choice. 

Last but not least, here are some quotes to ponder:

To lead people, walk behind them.
Lao Tzu

The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
Henry Miller

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
Theodore M. Hesburgh

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
Lao Tzu

Together we are better.
John Paul Warren

Leadership does not depend on being right.
Ivan Illich

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George Patton 

This is just the beginning ......... On! On!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

To be or not to be .... that is the Question!

A $1,000,000 question? I'm not Bill Gates, so that's not likely to be the case.

A $10,000 question? If I'm a narcissistic I'm probably say yes but I believed I'm not so this does not apply.

A $1000 question? I'm being what I'm, that'll be the more appropriate value, but you people will be the judge.

A $100 question? For the time and effort it's definitely under value.

A $1 question? If majority perceive it to be so that I'm an asshole.

Watch this space!