Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Shot putter Meveeqhen making great strides at only 16



KUALA LUMPUR: Shot putter R. Meveeqhen may be only 16 but he is already making great strides in the sport.
The Form Four student of St Michael School in Ipoh, won the gold in the boys’ Under-18 category in the National Schools (MSSM) athletics meet in Kuantan last month with a throw of 15.14m.
The burly Meveeqhen, who is 193cm (6ft 3in) tall and weighs 98kg, marked his international debut by hurling the putt 15.57m for the bronze medal in the South-East Asia (SEA) Youth athletics championships in Ho Chi Minh City last week.
That has earned Meveeqhen, who trains under former international Arjan Singh Kalhsa in Ipoh, selection for the fifth edition of the Asean Schools Games in Hanoi from June 22-30.
And Meveeqhen was quick to thank Arjan for his rapid progress.
“If not for him (Arjan), I don’t think I would have been able to make such a vast improvement,” said Meveeqhen, who only started training under Arjan in January.
Meveeqhen, who only took up shot putt two years ago, felt that he could have won the gold in Ho Chi Minh City if he had not faulted his sixth and last throw, which surpassed the 16m mark.
“I intend to improve on my personal best and surpass the 16m mark in the Asean Schools Games,” said Meveeqhen, who is training in Bukit Jalil.
He was supposed to be trained by national throws coach Mohd Nazar Abdul Rahim in Bukit Jalil but the coach has been hospitalised since last week with heart problem and pneumonia.
“I’m now training under Faisol Harun, who is the coach for the disabled athletes. I wish I was back in Ipoh training under Arjan ... he could help me prepare better for Hanoi,” said Meveeqhen, the second of three siblings and whose ambition is to be a petrochemical engineer.
Meveeqhen is among 35 athletes – 19 boys and 16 girls – named for the Asean Schools Games in athletics.

Courtesy of The Star

The whole Michaelian community is with you, Meveeqhen.
The shot putter was honored by the school at the morning assembly in St Michael's Ipoh. With him are the Principal and En Helmi (Sports Secretary)

Thursday, June 13, 2013


It is to be noted that all tickets for the OMA dinner have been sold out. This is very encouraging as the dinner is still months away.
However, those who have yet to get their tickets can still place reservations with us. e-mail me at peterkhiew@yahoo.com as we can still assist you.
For those who have confirmed in getting their tables, payment will be initiated soon. For a stress-free and smooth going process, take note of the steps stated below. You will expect these items to be posted next month. 

a. Expect an e-mail or a call from us to the coordinators or the persons in charge. The official e-mail will be from Mr Eugene Chow.  
b. Notice new blog postings on banking and payment procedures. (Take note that these will be highlighted ONLY on this blog. DO NOT entertain those from other media sources you find on the Net) 
c. How and where you can collect your dinner tickets.

Looking forward to another session of jolly good time! 

Monday, June 10, 2013

A Good Read

The Cockroach Theory for Self-development: Response Vs Reaction

At a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly flew from somewhere and sat on a lady. She started screaming out of fear. With a panic stricken face and trembling voice, she started jumping, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach.
Her reaction was contagious, as everyone in her group also got panicky.
The lady finally managed to push the cockroach away but ...it landed on another lady in the group.
Now, it was the turn of the other lady in the group to continue the drama.
The waiter rushed forward to their rescue. In the relay of throwing, the cockroach next fell upon the waiter.
The waiter stood firm, composed himself and observed the behaviour of the cockroach on his shirt.
When he was confident enough, he grabbed it with his fingers and threw it out of the restaurant.
Sipping my coffee and watching the amusement, the antenna of my mind picked up a few thoughts and started wondering, was the cockroach responsible for their histrionic behaviour?

If so, then why was the waiter not disturbed? He handled it near to perfection, without any chaos.
It is not the cockroach, but the inability of the ladies to handle the disturbancecaused by the cockroach that disturbed the ladies.
I realized that, it is not the shouting of my father or my boss or my wife that disturbs me, but it’s my inability to handle the disturbances caused by their shouting that disturbs me.
It’s not the traffic jams on the road that disturbs me, but my inability to handle the disturbance caused by the traffic jam that disturbs me.
More than the problem, it’s my reaction to the problem that creates chaos in my life.

Lessons learnt from the story:

I understood, I should not react in life. I should always respond. The women reacted, whereas the waiter responded.
Reactions are always instinctive whereas responses are always well thought of, just and right to save a situation from going out of hands, to avoid cracks in relationship, to avoid taking decisions in anger, anxiety, stress or hurry.

Thanks Dr Yap Chee Seng for the article.

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Hail To De La Salle

An inspiring La Salle song to start the new school term.

The Lyric 
Hail, Hail
Alma Mater,
Hail to De La Salle!
We'll hold your banner high and bright,
A shield of green and white,
We'll fight to keep your glory bright,
And never shall we fail,
Hail to thee our Alma Mater!
Hail! Hail! Hail!

The song was composed by Br Stephen Malachy and Bonaventure Richard in 1961 in the Philippines. It was first adopted by the College basketball team and cheerleaders and soon became an anthem sung in almost all Lasallian gatherings and events.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The World's Most Contagious Prank

Happy Holidays, folks. School re-opens June 10, 2013.