…to #justshowup and help us! Bring scrub brush and bucket…READ ON!
OMG it’s a November Project Malaysia blog! For those of you who missed the blog, here is the latest edition. We have not been posting these as regularly as we had because quite frankly, we really didn’t have anything great to share or big announcements to make…until now.read more
…because of you. Everyone of you who choose to show up every Wednesday!
When I talk about November Project to people I recruit or just people who wants to know what we are, there are three things I always mention; We are free, We are for everyone and We are different. At first, people are skeptical, but when they show up to the first workout then the second and hopefully more, these three points become clearer to them.read more
Our latest edition of crate escape was small in numbers but the 20 some that did show up brought their willingness to share and as always, the positive vibes. We didn’t get any volunteers to share their story except the always fast and badass Victor but the rest were opened to stepping up to the crate when their names we drawn. We had 9 tribe members step up to share about changes in their lives since being in the tribe. Most shared about fitness, personality and mentality change; from never running to tackling 10kms/21kms, others talked about being more open and talking to strangers and some shared about how the tribe have inspired them, and made them more comfortable in stepping out of their comfort zone. All in all, as individuals and as a tribe, we have come a long ways but always with the love and support of each other.read more
4:00AM Wednesday morning, time to rise and grind, get ready for the weekly meeting with the November Project Malaysia tribe. Getting ready to head out, I thought I heard rain on the roof top but we have had this before, light rain before the workout and by the time 5:15AM rolls around it turns to drizzling and eventually stops before we bounce. Thought nothing of it until I opened the front door, this was no usual light Wednesday morning rain, it was a downpour with a strong gust of wind to back it up. My phone started to buzz, messages started to roll in:read more
2nd August marked the 2nd PR for November Project Malaysia. Due to some confusion in counting during our first PR (suicide uphill between the lamp posts), we have decided to simplify the loops by doing the full hill, which are “A side” of the hill down and up about 1km and “B side” side of the hill down and up about 800 m. The PR was set to complete 3 loops (A+B side) within 30 mins. This make life easy as we eliminated the counting post part.read more
We have come a long ways, from nodders to shakers to hi5’ers…and now we hug!
Being a first time father about 2 years ago, I really wasn’t sure what the full responsibilities entailed. I had equal parts of excitement as well as fear but the only way I knew how to deal with things was head on (Not like there were any other options here). And in this 24 months, I have seen and experienced change beyond my 40 (fine 41) years of existence.THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME EVER AGAIN!!!read more
This Wednesday, we will be introducing PR day to the November Project Malaysia tribe.
Many of those already involved with November Project is aware of the mixed feelings that comes with the mention of the word “PR day”. You will either be on the “I love it” side or the “I hate it” side, there is no in between but it is as big a part of NP culture as the bounce, the hugs, the #fuckyeahs (woo yeah respectfully to the Worcester tribe). It has been referred to as a friend, a foe, a necessary evil, the core of my existence, a nemesis, judgment day and the list goes on. The beauty of this for us at November Project Malaysia is that we are all PR day virgins. First timers heading into this with excitement, fear, nervousness, confidence, anxiety or a simple “what the fuck is it?” because many of us don’t know what PR day means and what is in store for us. Let’s focus on all the good this Wednesday will bring; we get to all lose our PR virginity together, we will all PR and the first Wednesday of the month will never be the same again. By 6:00AM on the 5th of July, every November Project Malaysia tribe member will get to have their own nickname for PR day.read more
… like have you even heard of Miri before this? Probably not.
When Ridley first proposed the idea to pledge for NP, I was excited and ecstatic to be on board… until I heard we have to add in an additional workout day and it has to be and MUST be held in the early morning before the crack of dawn. What? I’m already not getting enough sleep as it is. I am barely a morning person, grouchy and dazed before a good bowl of mee kolok – a typical noodle breakfast in Sarawak, the state of Miri – and now I have to run hills and do burpees? What, uhm… no thanks, let’s reconsider this.read more