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Yesterday, PICA held the YMCA Tournament at YMCA (duh!) and also their Annual General Meeting (AGM). And yesterday was the third day in a row I went to Ipoh.

The AGM was scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and end an hour later, and the first round was predicted to start at 10.10 a.m., 10 minutes after the meeting.

So after dropping off my brothers at Unit Sukan (they were headed for MSSM in Klang), my dad and I arrived at YMCA. The Ee twins, Shu Jing and Kong Liang, were there and so was Kay Lynn in her blazing white outfit and Firdaus, now taller than ever and also Lawrence the Great.

Oi, siapa kata Yusri akan datang huh?

Anyway, the AGM began (my first ever experience on how adult AGMs are conducted) and the chairperson, Dr Yee, (ex-president of PICA) started his talk on I don’t know what. For your information, I’m going to be relating my experience to this AGM in a debate format which explains the term chairperson (if you know what I mean).

My dad predicted that there would be drama and he was right. After like about 15 minutes, emotions ran high and a fight of words ensued between members of the committee. It wasn’t so much of a meeting anymore, but more like a hot debate. Politics always have drama, whether it’s chess politics or whatever politics la. Cut the long story short, the AGM which was supposed to last only for an hour dragged on for 2 long hours.

Too bad I couldn’t hear what they were saying. It was all in a blur but my dad told me what happened later on.

So anyway, the first round finally started at about 11 a.m. By now, after the numerous local rapid tournaments I’ve participated, I’ve grown quite used to these tournaments not starting on time.

But the time control was heartlessly cut down to 10 minutes from the original 20 minutes per person! But after round 4, the time control was back to 20 minutes. Oh and thanks to the AGM I lost to an 11 year old boy.

Anyway, here are my rounds. Not many strong players participated though. Most were at Klang to play in the MSSM. I’m an olg hag so I couldn’t play, I know.

Round 1 – I was up agaisnt a small Malay boy of 11 years. I beat him la.

Round 2 – I played with a slightly older Malay boy. I won my game pretty easily too.

Round 3 – Oh gosh. I so hate this round. I lost to an 11 year old Indian boy! I was attacking him like crazy when I freaking blundered my Queen! Sigh…

Round 4 – I played with a Malay teenager and beat him.

Round 5 – I was up against Lawrence. I lost la, aiyo. He sacrificed a piece for an attack and I just sucked at defending my position. I think I messed up my opening anyway.

Round 6 – I played with Sharon Yee, daughter of Dr Yee. I won the game.

Round 7 – I played my dad and I won! I attacked his king and my attack broke through! Yeah!

Conclusion: The tournament was pretty easy I guess. I collected 5 out of 7 points. And that’s nothing special at all. I think about 8 people got 5 points. Anyway, I still clinched the Best Girl under-18 title. Too bad it was only a trophy. I’d prefer money =)

Anyway, Shu Jing and Kong Liang got the 7th and 8th place respectively. Lawrence got the 9th place. Firdaus got 2 placings lower than me although he played agaisnt much stronger players. LOL. I pity him in a way. Actually, Firdaus is quite strong too. Kay Lynn leh…hahaha. Okay la, i won’t give out ur position la. lol…

But still the day was really, really good. I had a great time with my friends. We gossiped and teased and just had lots fun with one another. And I know somebody had a real great time with somebody else! 😉

Oh and Firdaus couldn’t stop teasing me about my weight! Oi, I’ll take that as a challenge alright! You’ll see once I return from NS I’ll be so stick thin you won’t even be able to see me. RAWR!

p.s.: I won’t be stick thin la.

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Yay! Finally I get to meet my chess friends. It’s been about a year since I last saw them. So here’s how the story went.

I arrived at Unit Sukan at about 10 a.m. Luckily, my friends were already waiting eagerly for me (ahem…LOL). So I was like AAAAHHHH….HI!!!! to Siew Ting and Jia Minn and we were like group hugging when I started wondering where Kay Lynn was.

Then I noticed a new face there. She looked like those Chinese girls very xiao jie and mei mei one. I thought she was another new comer who qualified for MSSPK. Just as I was going to ask her “Hi, what’s your name?” when suddenly…..wtf!! You’re Kay Lynn?!?!?!

ROTFL…!!! I didn’t know what had gotten into me. I was still picturing her with specs on. At that time, I thought she looked so different but at closer inspection, she actually looks the same la. Whada hell man. Sorry ah Kay Lynn didn’t recognize you. But damn funny wei.

So we played double-chess, stupid-chess (and yes, it was immensely stupid), saw disgustingly grosteque videos (Jia Minn was laughing her head away … she’s so seriously sick la) and crapped away when Kay Lynn had to go back for her music lessons. Wei, ma’am, you ada piano, swimming, karate, chess, violin, guitar, drums, singing, acting, wushu, ballet, taekwondo, gymnastics, basketball…cukup la. The multi-talented Miss Chan. LOL…!!!

Lawrence the Great finally came right after Kay Lynn left. Perfect timing. Spot on. See, sleep late somemore la.

After that, Siew Ting, Jia Minn and I took hilariously stupid pictures. Jia Minn looked like a dead fish while Siew Ting looked like she just melepaskan another Hiroshima bomb. LOL!! I was the only one who appeared normal (liar, liar pants on fire). The only person who maintained her virtuos upbringing was none other than Christine the Holy One.

Then we went to the girls’ room and we discovered about Siew Ting and her pure….HAHAHAHAHA!!! And we also found out the origin of Siew Ting in the history of Hiroshima… and her incredibly deadly fart.

And Jia Minn the Fish contributed greatly to the discovery of how fishes evolved to become … Jia Minn herself. Okay, I made that up la. Hey, it’s true what. Oh, and Jia Minn the Fish broke her jaw…on purpose. Damn sick man.

Also, I gave out my secret on how I won MSSM last year. It has to do with Siew Ting’s special powers from her pure…HAHAHAHAHA!!!

For those of you who don’t know us, you’ll be lost by now. I’m betting you don’t know head or tail to what I’m telling. So to end your misery, I’ll skip all the other details and go straight to the conclusion. Kesimpulannya, we had a sickening blast of a time! It was sweeettt…!! I hope we’ll be able to come together again in the near future. Really do!