Monthly Archives: October 2012

RMPA International in Hurlingham Polo

I wrote a piece for Hurlingham Polo magazine about how Thai Polo won the 2012 RMPA International League.  You can view it here.  It’s always nice to see Malaysian polo in the news, and to know that it is newsworthy.

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Bits & Pieces

I tried a new bit in polo on The Pedrophile yesterday.  He was sold to me because he can get really strong.  Even though he has the speed, agility and bravery, it makes him difficult to play in high goal … Continue reading

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Eid al-Adha

Happy Eid al-Adha to all.  Whether you are Muslim or Christian, it is a time to celebrate the faith of Abraham, the first Muslim.  Abraham or Ibrahim was willing to sacrifice his son on God’s command.  His son submitted, but … Continue reading

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Floating on a Malayan Breeze

A few years ago one of my closest friends and SEA Games team-mate, Sumana Rajarethnam bicycled around Malaysia on RM10.00 per day.  His cycling partner was his best friend Sudhir Vadaketh.  They spent 30 days on the road, cycling through … Continue reading

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Bring It On!

I went for a jog yesterday, my third jog inside of a week.  That in itself is cause for celebration – I’ve had so many injuries that I can’t remember the last time I was able to do three jogs … Continue reading

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Fail to Plan – Plan to Fail

Polo takes up such a big part of my life – 28 of my weekends next year are already taken up with polo tournaments that I am responsible for in some way.  Then I have a few weekends of course … Continue reading

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Gonzalo Bunge Paralysed

One of the world’s best umpires, Gonzalo Bunge, was injured in a fall in Germany that has left him paralysed from neck down.  Gonzalo was in Malaysia for the World Cup qualifier last year, and also umpired at the Thai … Continue reading

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Home Alone

I got the earliest plane out of China.  No one chased me.  But I ran.  I was tired, mentally exhausted.  Dealing with polo on a 24-goal scale gives you 24-goal hangovers that no amount of neurofen can solve.  While the … Continue reading

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One More Game

It is my last day in Tianjin.  Just one more game – the big one.  Argentina vs USA in the final of the Fortune Heights Super Nations Cup Final at 2:00 pm today.  You can watch it on TVB in … Continue reading

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Playing the Field

The Super Nations Cup got off to a crashing start.  Well, three horses crashed on the first day, and two yesterday.  Although we have improved the ground 100% from the first day I saw it, we needed the proverbial 200% … Continue reading

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