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[Annual Review] Having an open mindset (Jubli Perak)

Almost every day when I woke up, I always asked myself what can do to help Singapore football? Honestly speaking, I didn't see myself asking that question when I set up my first version of the platform using a free website provider back in December 1996.  The special "Juli Perak" logo will complete its mission soon After all, the nucleus of this platform is to allow me to share my views on local football after I was, all of a sudden, repeatedly denied from posting my views on an online forum. Furthermore, the updating of the site was done from a public terminal, which was subjected to availability, and maintaining its consistency was a challenge, as compared to these days when it can be done easily on the move. I would say the breakthrough came in October 2005 when I decided to switch to the present format by using the online blogging tool for archival purposes instead of continuing of utilizing the now-defunct online website provider. Thus, it is most unfo

Status Quo for Albirex in S.League as they spread their Cambodian wings

Albirex Singapore Pte Ltd, the operating company of S.League club Albirex Niigata (Singapore), announced the establishment of Albirex Niigata Phnom Penh FC (ANPPFC). The logo of the new club (via Albirex Niigata-S's FB ) The newly setup is a wholly owned subsidiary of Albirex Singapore in Cambodia and will be based in the country capital Phnom Penh where they are due for their debut in the “Metfone Cambodian League” (C-League) next year. "Albirex Niigata Phnom Penh FC will also hope to raise the value of sports in Cambodia by operating a football club in Japanese style and contributing Cambodian society. Through these activities, we will try to be a role model as a leading company in the Japanese sports business." said the club in the statement on the motive behind their foray into the Cambodian football scene. Scheduled to kick-off in January 2014, ANPPFC will fill up their roster using mainly Cambodian players with up to five import players allowed under the s

URGENT!!! Don't missed out anything on BoLASEPaKO's Facebook Page

NOTICE It came to my attention only after other Facebook Pages' (FB Page) owners made the similar notice on their page wall following some changes by Facebook that I thought it's necessary to follow suit as well. I was told that according to the new rulings or requirement to be precised, FB Page owners are obliged to promote their postings by paying a fee. Failure to do so will see subsequent postings by the FB Page owner (that's me in the case) reaching out to only 10% of those who “liked” this page (meaning to say that now there are more than 710 “likes” and only 71 people will get to see updates on their feeds!). But fear not, as I managed to print-screen a number of screen shots which I hope through this step-by-step guide will help you to “bookmark” the FB Page in order not to miss out any information that might deemed essential on Singapore football. Here it goes. I hope this step-by-step guide had clearly illustrated the steps corr

Just a Random Thought... (Is this BoLASEPaKO meant to you?)

Just a random thought here as this only came to my mind while I was working just now. As you guys may have noticed of late there's not update on this blog. One reason is that now it's "off-season" and I thought it's a time to recharge, while also reflect and re-evaluate the direction this blog is heading to. That's the purpose of "BlastFromThePast" to engage conversation with readers On the blog Facebook page , I have been posting "BlastFromThePast" entries (as pictured above) to share with you all some of those past entries since 2005 (which I really hope you would appreciate those past efforts). In a way, I do hope you, the readers, can decide for yourself if it has been a worthwhile experience to drop in a peek at this blog and also to see if there's any change in the local footballing landscape since you first watch Singapore football. If I'm too bother about getting a higher hit-rate than provide value to the r

A test run online ...

Good day to all, Just having a test blog from this neat application here using "BlogPress" ... Here is a shot of me with the legendary Zico ... on Rediffusion

Got an email from Friz, who is a DJ of Rediffusion Radio that he would like to feature me on their morning show on SYNC - Your Lifestyle Radio . With DJ Friz  (pictured right) who is the host of  "SYNC - Your Lifestyle Radio" Rediffusion has been in Singapore since 1949, during its heyday from 1950s to late 1970s it was a common sight everywhere in Singapore to have its trademark "box" receiver strategically located at places like kopitiams, shophouses to allow listeners to tune to their programs with Chinese Dialect Operas and Story-Telling segments by the legandary Lee Dai Shau being the mainstay of the station from decades. As times evolved, so did Rediffusion as well with the station broadcast its programs using Digital Audio Broadcasting (DBA) System that provides crystal clear sound quality. Here I was in the recording studio doing the recording Just like the "Razor TV" segment I was on earlier, this program was pre-recorded as well

Meet up with another fellow blogger (Mr Andy Brouwer)

With Andy Brouwer of " Kingdom of Football " (many thanks to " LigaSingapura " for the shot taken) It's always nice to meet up with regional football bloggers and especially if they are happen to be here in Singapore like Mr Andy Brouwer, the man behind the blog " Kingdom of Football ". I have follow Andy's blog on Cambodian football for a while and glad to gather some insights on the Khmer football scene via his blog postings. He was here in Singapore in the capacity as the media officer of Cambodian club Phnom Penh Crown, one of the foreign clubs invited to play in the RHB Singapore Cup tournament. Here are some of the Crown's Singapore Cup related postings by Andy PPCFC in Singapore Light exercises  Hands up  On reflection

The move is necessary...

Few hours ago, I posted a message on "twitter" , my FACEBOOK wall and the blog's FB wall that read "Major announcement to be made pertaining some restructuring of "" setup, stay tuned" It's not this blog is searching for a new writer as suggested by a friend, nor it was closing down or being bought over by someone (wish it was the case though). Rather, it is more of some changes that are going to be implemented which I think are deemed necessary to ensure this blog to be more accessible to more visitors. THE ANNOUNCEMENT... As on this day-4th May 2011 (Singapore time), the blog FACEBOOK GROUP (hereby call the "GROUP") will cease and migrate its entire operating to a FACEBOOK PAGE ("PAGE") format (pictured below). The main reason for such migration to be taken place is after exhausted its mean to remedy the problem that denied some users (included yours truly) to access the GROUP via their mobile gadget (ie: iPhone)

"Star Blogger" - Tweet Tweet" for #sleague awareness

Hi Guys, this is my first article for SINGAPORESPORTS.SG 's " StarBlogger " column and the first topic I blogged about is the use of "twitter" in the S.League fraternity. In which I spoke to various clubs' officials and fans random on their views and opinions on utilizing the mentioned social media tool to generate the much-needed awareness for the S.League and local football on the whole. And many thanks to Singapore Sports Council for this opportunity that allows me to share my thoughts. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ACCESS TO THE FULL ARTICLE.

[ANNOUNCEMENT] SLIGHT delay for the time being...

Some of you might aware that there's lack of updating on BoLASEPaKO late, it is due to the fact that there are some upgrading works being carried out at my place (pictured above) recently that my net access is restricted at this moment. Therefore, for the time being some of those not-so-time-sensitive postings will be delayed until the upgrading works are completed. However, with the help of the modern technology, I still managed to keep the show going through the means of using social media tools, such as "Twitter" and "Facebook". The SCREENGRAB of my "Twitter" page The SCREENGRAB of BoLASEPaKO's FB page So for the time being, while there are some delay in loading up the postings to the blog, visitors are encouraged to log on to either the "Twitter" or the "Facebook" page to peep into some of the on-going happenings, discussions taking place in the local football scene. The URLs of both pages as follows.. Twitter - " http:

[ANNOUNCEMENT] It's just for the time being...

Since the establishment of this blog, I always strive to maintain a "non-interference" policy in regard to feedback, comments post on this blog (unless comments containing discrimination of race, derogatory terms and seditious remarks ). However, since this morning this blog had seen some "anonymous" postings with similar message (as pictured above) appeared on various past entries, as such, certain measures must be in place to ensure the blog from flooded with irrelevant comments/feedback. So for the time being, all comments posted will be moderated before reflect on the entry to weed out any irrelevant content. But please assure that this is just a temporary measure and will be constantly review. Thank you for your kind attention and support...

Covering Continental event (from shutterbugs' perspective)...

One of the aims of this blog is to expand its coverage beyond the S.League into the continental level, which I'm glad to say that I managed to fulfil that task as an obscure blogger. Just as people tend to see the glamour side of these continental tournaments (i.e.:the Asian Champions League and the second-tier AFC Cup), I thought it would be an eye-opener to take a look behind the scene of running the events, which is an arduous task for those who were involved. THE ACCESS PASS... (Picture above) Colour code of various type of passes and bibs were clearly illustrated on this glass panel. Credit to this volunteer whose task was to sort these passes. Being prided as the top-two continental tournaments, it's inevitable that the organizers - the AFC and the relevant local sub-organizers would have various pass issued to those involved behind the scene. From the AFC officials, players, coaches, team officials to the media, security, ball boys and even cleaners were being given a p

Thank you for making this possible... [Part TWO]

This afternoon, I went to collect my prizes for coming 1st in the "STAR SPORTS BLOGGER" This is the temporary site of the SSC (Singapore Sports Council), until the Sports Hub is ready. The recognition of my blogging - an iPhone , a Macbook and a "Magic Mouse" (many thanks to Mr Daniel Tan of SSC for taking this shot) . Nice chatting up with some of the SSC guys as ideas were exchanged, opinions were shared during the session. It was a wonderful discussion and yes, again, thank you very much for the recognition . AFTERTHOUGHTS When I realized that I won the contest, I knew that it's gonna be a brand new beginning to my blogging experience. With the recognition being bestowed upon, it also means I shall NOT rest on my laurels and the key now is how should I build on this achievement in order to improve my blogging on something so dear to me. And that's something I felt it's not only me, but a collective effort of you guys to help me to enhance the exper

Challenge with 140-character limit (utilizing "Twitter")

(Picture credit and edited with permission from Gan Meng Yeow ) Since I switched to iPhone , I have been heavily utilizing the "Twitter" related applications (such as " TweetDeck " and " TweetDeck ") on this wonderful gadget (as pictured above and to think the fact that I once proclaimed I'm not an APPLE user). Straight to the point, with the popularizing of this revolutionized handset that almost everyone is carrying nowadays. I think making full use of the social media tools such as " Twitter " and " Facebook " would do more good than harm. While I am aware the league authority and some clubs also have their own "tweets" and "FB" presence, but in my presence opinion those are rather under-utilized. Under-used in a sense, it's nothing more than just trying to squeeze everything like the latest information, match updates within the 140-character limit. So this is why I making use of the picture uploading func

Thank you for making this possible...

I was finger-scrolling on my facebook application on my iPhone, when I saw this feed (pictured below, which I 'prt-scr' hours later though) on the "News Feed" page. Hardly couldn't believe, I posted the link and ask those friends on my facebook, if I "did it"? With a resounding confirmation from them had assured me I done it!! Following that, I logged onto the organizers - " " website to gather some more information (as pictured above). I would like to thanks the "" for the recognition and congratulate both : - Grant Harrison ( ) - 1st runner-up Lai Wee Kiat ( ) - 2nd runner-up Taking this opportunity I would also like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of you who have supporting this blog all the way with your thoughts, feedback, comments and discussions we engaged with each other for the betterment of local football. Also thanks to :- My fami