Thursday, April 2, 2009

Happy 5th Anniversary 2004!!!

2nd April 2009... I am 3010259 Brigade Commander Ahmad Muadz Ahmad Shuhaili. 8 months before commissioning day (19 Dec 2009.. InsyaAllah)... Today is a special day... What so Special? Last 5 years, I was a new cadet in (Akademi Tentera Malaysia) ATMA (Upgraded to UPNM in 2006). It is already 5 years my fellow engineering cadets!!! The 5 years of sweet and tear memories we have shared. Ummmp!

Offer Letter

I registered on 2nd April 2004 after I have finished my matriculation study at Londang, Malacca. I scored 3.79 in physical science and I managed to get my sixth option in university application (Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering at UTM Skudai). I knew that even I scored 4 flat in matriculation, there was no guarantee that I will enroll to university with my desired course. What a heavy competition! I chose ATMA instead of UTM Skudai because of ATMA also offered degree program collaboration with UTM. The special with ATMA is it offers 'free' degree and fortunately ATMA pays you for studying here. Alhamdulillah, I knew how hard to study without stable financial support and dependant to parents as to bank in cash monthly. Now, it is free and no PTPTN at all, but I must 'pay' it with being a soldier. It’s Okay. Experience is a good teacher in our life.

Skema Ayam... Hahah

My foundation year was a tough year. So many baris(parade), fatik (cooperation work?), Taji@comisyen(extra PT) and many more. I knew some actions taken by my seniors were illegal in armed forces (i.e. man handling), but then, just close the case for the sake of senior is always right. hahah. (tak askar lah kalau tak boleh kena physical contact) Actually, I know, soldier is about you learn something through hardship. Alhamdulillah, I survived my foundation year with CGPA 3.92. I repeated my matriculation syllabus, which was why I managed to score.

Kinabalu Expedition

After my first single service training (SST), I enrolled in 1st year Degree in Electrical (Computer) engineering. What so special in this year? We had our 1st junior. No heavy fatik yet. I was very awkward at first when my junior greet me with 'TUAN'(Sir). Moreover, I used to be a platoon commander during my SST. It was a great experience. Side roll, star jump, forward roll until 'muntah hijau'(vommit), learn how to use weapon, styer, minimi, mortar 60mm, GPMG and many more. I know, I will not have this experience if I study at other Institution. We will appreciate our life after going many difficulties 'Bukan senang nak senang Bukan susah nak susah'

Mess Night Committee

In ATMA, I can classify stage of cadet according to their year. Foundation year=Bloody Junior, First Year = Junior, second year = Intermediate, Third year = Senior and Forth year = Super senior. When I was at intermediate stage, life was 'heaven' (pleasurable). I had 2 layers of juniors and two bars at my epaulet. I was given the confidence to be a President of Mess Committee (PMC) Red Task Force (Formerly known as Alpha Company) of my intake. I learned many things. Working under pressure is normal in military life. Military personnel should accept that way. This year, I ran another SST; I had the chance to throw the grenade, shooting using heavy weapon at Asahan, Malacca. What I can tell you, it built up my confidence level. What an adventurous experience!

Happy after being 'taji'... Time kerja...kerja lah..

3rd year in Computer Engineering course, I enrolled this year with a great achievement. Alhamdulillah, I successfully scored 4 flat for my GPA in 4th semester. What a miracle! I would like to thank my lecturers and friends for this achievement. Consequently, I was appointed as overall senior under officer (chief Of (CO) cadet). It was a responsibility. I didn't expect that I will get that rank. Getting rank is about you sacrifice your time to learn in pressure situation. However, it was a valuable experience. At the end of this year, I had my practical training. This 2 months period was a 'civilian' period. My friend and I rent apartment at Shah Alam. I practiced at company that provided the GPS for patrol car at Selangor. I ate more without exercise; therefore, I managed to increase 14 kg in my weight. MasyaAllah. Practical= obesity. hahah...

Rank Given Parade

In 2008, I was already 4 years here. At the end of this year, my management and science skot (intake) will be commissioned. They run just a 4-year program. As an engineering student, we have extra 2 semesters@1 year. Padan muka. In 7th semester, I finally failed to maintain my 1st class degree after 7 semesters did that. So sad! However, it just a pattern of my life. Life is so colorful. Alhamdulillah. At least, we learn from our lesson.

My Final Rank Before Commission... Its Just temporary. The important thing is its process

And today, I would like to congratulate my friends who are constant in this field. Believe that, the stories among us will be remembered for the rest of our life. Happy 5th anniversary intake 2004! All the best to engineering cadets who will face the final exam and final year project presentation soon. We have faced 10th semester here. Don’t add any. hahah. Prepare for the worst! More you sweat in peace, less you bleed in the battle field! ATMA-UPNM is the best!

Ahmad Muadz Ahmad Shuhaili
57000 Kuala Lumpur

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Last Sunday I got outing. You know what. This is my first time outing ever after my VC transition. First time get out and get in with UPNM's bus. It’s a crowd cadet with just two buses. Thank GOD. UPNM's cadets were really patient with this facilities’ shortage. Working under constraint is much appreciates able gentlemen.

As far as I’m concern, the hot spot for cadet for outing is not far apart from KL. The places where are easy for public transportation (LRT,Putraline, Commuter etc..etc..) like The Mines, Mid Valley, Sogo, Masjid Jamek and so on. Because of it is just 8 hours outing, I decided to go to Masjid Jamek area. I planned to buy my new leather and sport shoes. It is already old the current one. Moreover, because of this is the first outing after my salary bank in, I decided to call my sister because she want to lend me money. "I want to buy my new external hard disk" She said to me. Okeh.. No problem.. Cadet is a rich student. hahah.. “There is no such university in this world that give their student RM1500 each month with free accommodation, issued uniform, receive bonus annually, receive cola (cost of living allowance), free study fees. But then, you are not so thankful" Said my officer one day. Something to ponder my friend.

As I called my sister, she said she was at KLCC. Hurmm.. No need lah to bank in that cash. I asked her to meet me at Masjid Jamek. Finally, I met her at Pustaka Indonesia. After a short discussion, she decided to follow me buying my new shoes. "Okeh, lets go to Bata, then we go to Sogo, there is Sale there" I use my autocratic order. Hahah.. Abg Askar.

At Bata outlet, I took 10 minutes to survey those shoes. So many people, the promoters had not enough hand to serve the customer. I tried one sport shoe, looked interesting. I asked size 7 for my foot. During my waiting, I saw one girl persuaded her father to buy one fashionable high heel. Waa.. Short girl with High taste. hihih... KL girl I thought. She cried and screamed as to win her parents heart. Waa... I remembered when I was a boy, I did the same thing. So childish... And I didn’t know how embarrassed my parents were at that time. You know what, I thought my parents were so cruel.. No mercy.. At that time lah...

New age, new approach of children education!!! Cute but high taste..hahah

Now, I realized, it must be the reasons behind. They know how to teach their children about waste, about to consume moderately, about pampering children. I was so immature son. Always judge something using my childish view. And now, I gradually learn how to be a good parent. We will know how hard the parents sacrifices when we have our own children. I pray to Allah for my parents peaceful and prosperous. May I will be a good father too. InshaAllah.


At last, I didn’t buy any shoe there. No size. I went directly to Sogo. There was a Sale. So crowd!!! I decided to finish our window shopping at Secret Recipe. “Next time lah”. Mission Failed. I knew, Secret recipe was definitely destination for our outing. My sister love to eat there. Outing is equal to a lot of eating. Just to redeem my failure mission may be. And then, tension is also equal to a lot of eating. Lastly, I got new equation. You know what. Outing is equal to tension. Haha. No comment.


Oklah. Just want to share those things. I’m so busy with my documentation of my final year project right now. Wish my project succeed. I want to be commissioned this year. Want to be a good officer and a good father too. Watch out!!!

Ahmad Muadz Ahmad Shuhaili

57000 Kuala Lumpur


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