Saturday, August 22, 2009


This month of August seems special with these three significant events. I still recall in the good old days of being a GPO at a gun position, taking on fasting with the boys simply because it was too much of a hassle to organise meals separately. It was nothing religious, or to prove leadership or anything else. It was simply an exercise to go with the flow. I must admit that it was an unique experience. Somehow, I looked forward to "buka puasa", and the meal became more meaningful. I suppose it was a good lesson to appreciate simple things in life. To my muslim brothers at arms, I wish you all "Selamat Berpuasa".
Having come down with a bad flu, I was unable to keep my date with the Corps Day Celebration in Gemas. Belated Happy Birthday Gunners! May we walk tall and proud of our traditions and spirit of "Tangkas, Tegas, Saksama".
Now, coming to the 31st Of August, our Hari Merdeka stands for the ultimate sacrifice of nationhood. I wish that it never gets politicised and all of us, as children, will respect the existence of our "Mother" Malaysia and give her due recognition. I cannot tolerate any other view, for whatever reason.
So, SELAMAT HARI MERDEKA MALAYSIA! May we be continued to be blessed. Let's fly the Jalur Gemilang with joy and honour.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Occassions Where We Keep In Touch

I understand that there was a wedding occassion recently on the invitation of Dato' Aziz Hassan and it gave an opportunity for many gunners to meet up. As retirees, these and other happy occassions are the only avenues for us to catch up with each other. It need not be said, but it's about time regiments opened their doors once a year, at least for ex gunners staying nearby to drop in and say hello. I would think that the regimental day is a nice occassion. So, for those of you who missed the wedding, here are the pictures courtesy of Col. Allen Lai. Just click on :-