Aisay, I forgot to include in the meme two important milestones that happened in 2004 and 2005. I'm adding them here.
I was an Olympic torch-runner, yaba-yaba-doo! Samsung sponsored five of us Famemas members to the beautiful island of Crete to carry the Olympic torch. We won the trip in a contest. Accompanying us on the trip were five sports luminaries who had been chosen via public votes : Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan, Datuk Soh Chin Aun, Nicol David, Wong Choon Hann and Nurul Huda Abdullah as well as a group of Samsung dealers/distributors who had won the trip as an incentive.
That was a once-in-a-lifetime event. I remember that sunny day in July, up on the winding mountain road, the cliff on one side, the sea on the other and this ordinary Malaysian with no sporting experience whatsoever was actually running with the Olympic torch. I floated like a helium balloon during that 120-metre run. Sigh.
This January I started a weekly column in our church bulletin. I write short articles on Christian living for the column called In Light Manner. If you're checking out our website, don't be startled when a song floated out of nowhere. Our webmaster has uploaded a hymn which automatically plays when the site is accessed. It's a beautiful hymn.