We started with 2nd 9. By 16th hole(Par 5)...I DQ (disqualified) myself....gave up!! Why? How could I play when on tee-off, the ball flew off tangent into the pond...so was the 2nd tee-off! This meant I gave up the right and a confirmed contributor to the prize - whoever he may be. Now you know the existence of a new species of fish - 'Talapiah Horn'-in the DGCC's ponds. Only Abang Tad (Mokhtar) managed to play to his handcap for the 2nd 9 = 44 gross. The other two? Well, at least they still had a chance and could recover during 1st 9.
1st 9...I enticed Hamid and Cikgu Khalid to agree to a 'consolation prize' - RM10.00 meal over 9 holes. As what the latest created Malay proverb says...Ada udang di sebalik mi (replacing' ...ada udang disebalik batu'). For RM10.00 I can get 'mi udang'. You see, I was very sure I could easily 'eat' them since I'm a better golfer; I'm a 21 handicapper whereas they're all 24. Anytime I can beat them. My motive behind this suggestion was...At least I didn't have to pay Abang Tad...he...he.
Anyway, by the time we completed the 9th hole, Abang Tad missed his free lunch by 1 stroke, ie, 89 gross. I played to my handicap - 47 gross, but Cikgu played 1 'under' - 47 gross. He won the consolation prize. We proceeded to Gymkhana for lunch. Before the game, I told my wife that I would be having lunch with my friends at their expense. Well...no free lunch for me...next year maybe...InsyaAllah.
Lto R: Hamid, Cikgu Khalid, Mokhtar, Nor Ibrahim at Gymkhana Cafe
Syukur to Almighty Allah...I'm still able to pull my trolley and truly enjoying my twilight years. And, jotting down whatever comes to my mind in this amazing borderless world. As you can see in my profile, I started my blog in April 2008 for one purpose only - to write about Hepatitis C (HCV), but nothing came out till Jun 2009. The polemic of bringing back Chin Peng to Malaysia 'forced' me to write in 'my way'. I'm so much against this suggestion. In retrospect, I should 'thank' him; without this polemic there would be no motivating factor for me to write. Blessing in disguise indeed.
I'm disappointed that I failed to convince the government to give an allowance to the recipients of the gallantry awards other than SP and PGB - JPP, PTU and KPK. I tried my level best and to a certain extent, I'm proud to say that this issue was raised in the Parliament. And, of course, it really saddened me when the mass media exposed the missing F5E engines scandal. To me, the perpetrators are traitors. As an ex-member of the RMAF...it hurts!
2009...Auld Lang Syne. Welcome 2010...My resolutions? Truthfully...NONE ...Que Sera Sera ...!