Back in 2015, 19th January 2015 to be exact, I figured it would be awesome to be able to round up all the old timers from the bodybuilding fraternity in Malaysia, just so we can stay in touch and reminiscence stories of old and perhaps meet up from time to time.
One may ask, what qualifies them as an otai and to be able to be a part of this group?
Answer is simple. You need to be a competitive bodybuilder that have represented the state at least from as far back as the 70's, 80's and early 90's..maybe stretching it a lil up to 2000's and the biggest criteria is that you need to know the rest of the guys and can easily mingle with everyone. We will definitely reject anyone that doesn't fit these criteria, afterall it is at the discretion of the moderator (me) and my admin, also a fellow bodybuilder.
We are here to have a good time, not drag differences and politics or any other bullshit into the picture.
With today's telco technology, I decided to use Whatsapp as our platform of staying in touch. I managed to gather several people that used to compete from back in the day initially and our list slowly grew.
Slowly but surely, the list grew and one thing is certain, all the guys are very happy that I started this. You should see the joy on everyone's faces when all of them meet up.
So, after several months of getting this group together, I decided to have a small reunion dinner in town, we had some 30 plus people show up and guess what???
Everyone had a blast!!! All the catching up and jokes ..the guys were truly happy to have been able to catch up. Then it was time to go our separate ways BUT now we had a means of staying in touch, via our chat group and each day till today, all of us keep in contact with one another. What a great feeling!!!
This year, 24th Sept 2016, I organised our 2nd year reunion, more people showed up! Although there were several old timers that could not make it due to personal matters, nonetheless we still had a great turnout! As usual, we pretty much rocked the entire coffee house with our antics.
Part 1 of our reunion video.
Part 2 of our reunion dinner.
It seems we have set quite a standard today to the point, many are keen to be a part of this group. I am proud to know that we mean something and actually have followers now.
Let the pictures and videos speak for themselves. Enjoy !!!