Nightstrike – Paintball

There was night action at Xtion Paintball in Bukit Jalil on 22nd and 23rd January 2011. I was sitting in front of my computer and heard the cry, “Ten seconds!!……..3!….2!….1!…..Game on……”. Then after sometimes “Game over!!!!……” I know its paintball. So, on the second night I decided to go to Xtion Paintball field behind the National Hockey Stadium to witness what night paintball is all about. Actually my friend inquired about our team playing the tournament and create history for ourselves. first to play at night and then its the inaugural tournament in the country. However we, don’t have enough players to join and I forgot about it until last night. 
It was the Energizer Night Strike Paintball tournament and of course played at night. 
When I arrived at the venue, saw that the layout is different from the one I use to play. It is more of a scenario setup with teams trying to outdo the opponent. I manage to take some pictures, but seems it is night and my camera setup is on ‘no flash’, the picture is of a very poor quality. Or because of the poor skill of the man behind the camera? LOL.

 During the ‘war’ minimum lights were used and this is when players have to be very sharp, looking out for the opponent to shoot at and elimminate him/her . Players wear normal paintball gear with the addition of reflective strips on their hands, legs, and body. 

 As I have mentioned earlier, this is another milestone in the history of paintball in Malaysia with the first-ever night paintball tournament with 25 teams taking part .

Bila Pemandu Kereta dan Pemungut Parking Mementingkan Diri Sendiri

Pada masa menulis entry ini sedang berlangsung Kejohanan Malaysia Open 2011 dalam WBF Superseries di Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil. Saya tidak akan menulis tentang perlawanan badminton itu tetapi tentang sikap tidak bertanggungjawab dan mementingkan diri sendiri penonton dan juga pihak yang mengurus parking.

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Sebuah bas yang membawa pemain keluar dari Stadium Putra telah tersangkut di laluan keluar bersebelahan Sekolah Sukan Bukit Jalil kerana sikap tidak bertanggungjawab penonton yang meletakkan kenderaan sepanjang kiri dan kanan jalan tersebut sedangkan kawasaan letak kereta yang sepatutnya masih banyak yang kosong.

Para penumpang bas tersebut terpaksa turun dan menolak kenderaan yang menghalang laluan itu dan ini tentu akan memberikan gambaran yang negatif terhadap penganjuran Malaysian Open ini.

Pihak yang memungut parking pula hanya pandai memungut RM2.00 dari setiap kenderaan tetapi melepaskan tangan apabila tanggungjawab mengurus perletakan kenderaan diabaikan. Ianya bukan berlaku kali ini sahaja tetapi setiap kali ada acara-acara khususnya di Stadium Putra dan Stadium Nasional. Para pemandu meletakkan kereta sehingga menutup laluan keluar masuk dan tidak ada pihak, sama ada pengutip parking, penganjur mahupun polis yang mengawal suasana tidak terusus itu.  Pemandu membayar duit parking untuk mendapatkan perkhidmatan tetapi pihak yang memungut wang parking hanya memungut wang untuk kayakan poket sendiri sahaja.