Well folks, as I write this, I am about 2 weeks away from my Nationals...however I do not feel that I am at my best.I seem to be plagued by either injuries or illness everytime I'm nearing a show.These setbacks certainly claimed it's toll on me thats for sure BUT that does not mean that TERRY GALLYOT is out of the battle ;) !
Here is a short video clip of me during training which was taken by my buddy in the gym.
This year, I anticipate having a tough line up in the heavies which is usually one of the lesser tough class.Many of the younger kids moved up to this class and being so much shorter than I am, would look mind blowing with the mass on their frames.
All said and done, this ol' dog ain't about to let some youngling surpass the "OTAI" !Hahahaha!!!
It's is definitely going to be one of my most memorable competition come July 25th & 26th!!!
Ok, so my original goal was to go WIN the Nationals ;) , then get ready for Mr.Asia in Iran then SEA Championship in Oct in Pattaya, Thailand BUT now all plans are literally in the bin. As most of you already know, Iran is facing some political issues therefore the event has been awarded to Thailand instead and now that Thailand has to organise 2 major events which will milk them dry financially so to speak, what they have done is scrapped the Oct dates and merged everything into one long weekend of fitness and bodybuilding fair WHICH happens to be on the 16th of August.
Now, you may probably be thinking...so what, this would give me more time to prepare...right? Well, thats not the issue. For the past one year both Wong Hong and I have been preparing and putting things into perspective to host what could possibly be Malaysia's biggest cash and prize award for a bodybuilding event to be held here in Kuala Lumpur.
Everything has been mapped out and WILL take place on AUGUST 16th, the very same day as the Mr.Asia in Pattaya, Thailand. And as an organiser, I certainly can't back out of this event that we have so religiously worked hard on the past one year. Too many things have been set up from sponsors to events to reporters for newspapers and TV to Sports Minister and the list goes on, for me to think of bailing out just so I can go compete at Mr.Asia. (More details on this awesome event in my next post...so stay tuned!!!)
At first I was a bit disappointed simple because this was going to be my comeback year and I wanted to do as many local and international shows before the year is up BUT after I spoke to an official in MBBF, I figured it would be such a waste of time to feel upset.
WHY? Because I was told that eventhough someone has won their class at the nationals does not mean he has secured a place to represent the country at the Asia weekend. Apparently, MSN who allocates funds for athletes DO NOT HAVE A BUDGET FOR US!!! Can you believe the crap that comes out of their mouth??? Talk about short of being vulgar!!!
That's not all, MSN only will allocate the budget for those who have "TRACK RECORDS"!
WHAT A CROCK OF SHIT!!!!! How can anyone create any track record if he is never given a chance to compete internationally to prove himself??? WTF kinda talk is that!!??
And to add insult to injury, I was told that if anyone wanted to represent our beloved country, Malaysia, then HE WOULD HAVE TO PAY EVERYTHING FROM HIS OWN POCKET!!!
If I had to do just that then I may as well say I'm representing ULTIMATE GYM and not Malaysia because every penny for my preparations comes from my own pocket...not MBBF and most certainly NOT FROM MSN!!! But NooOOOOoo....we have to carry the Malaysian flag and must adhere to their ruling it seems.
It's shit like this that makes athletes give up hope.So much talent all going to waste.There just isn't any future in this country as a sportsperson...not while people that sit up high in MSN keep making stupid decisions such as the above mentioned.
I'm sure someone may read this and bring it to their attention BUT you know what? SCREW THEM! Afterall in all my 23 years of bodybuilding, I have pretty much supported myself and do not have to answer nor deal with their bullshit terms.
Well folks, i'd better get off this topic now before I blow a blood vessel due to the pressure just from talking about this UN-fruitful event.
Till I come back and highlight more on our biggest purse in the history of Malaysian amateur bodybuilding...
its PEACEOUT FOLKS!