Thursday, 25 April 2013

Philippines, Land of the Morning

In a few hours time, I'll be flying to Subic Bay, Philippines for the 2013 Subic Bay ASTC Asian Triathlon Championship. My flight ticket is graciously sponsored by my university, The National Defense University of Malaysia. And the lodging & registration fee is paid for by the Philippines Triathlon Association, the host. So this this will be sponsored holiday with some swimming, cycling and running. 

All packed & ready to go

Come to think of it, my University is really like no other. The support given in all aspects is really good, be it sports, studies or anything for that matter. So, say you have just finish your SPM and will be continuing your studies but can't decide where. Well, let me recommend you the National Defence University, more specifically the Faculty of Medicine & Defence Health. 

There is a saying: "If you are smart, go to UM; If you are fit & strong, go to Bukit Jalil; But if you are smart, fit & strong, come to the Faculty of Medicine & Defence Health, National Defence University of Malaysia." The home of the brave and lair of warrior doctors. 

We undergo hardships & punishments together


We train to be lethal & deadly


We train also to sustain life

And all in all, forging an unbreakable friendship among comrades 

At the end of the day, the products of the National Defence University march out with pride, earning salutation and respect. 

Back to my actual topic for the day, the triathlon race in Philippines. I find it an honour to be able to race with Asia's best elite triathletes . I'll do my best and make Malaysia proud! So, with that thought on mind and Najwa Latiff serenading me from my earphones I board the airplane, ready to swim like a fish, cycle like a bull and run like the wind! 

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