The Goonfather, my hero!


I am going to nominate the Goonfather for an award.

It’s the POSB Everyday Champions Award 2009, organised by POSB in conjunction with Singapore Sports Council, to reward individuals who have gone beyond the call of duty to promote participation in sports.

Some time back, the Goonfather enthusiastically encouraged me to pick up combat sports by way of occasionally punching me in the middle of night while we sleep, prompting me to seek immediate training in self-defence.

When I confronted him about the unwarranted assaults, he claimed innocence, citing that he was whacking stormtroopers in his dream (sometimes, it was the bog monster or the marshmallow man) and it was just unfortunate that I happened to be in the line of fire.

Well done.

I am now trained in Ninja-do, wushu and Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu (although Justyn, my Bujinkan instructor, will claim that I’m a useless student who dropped out after two classes).

((In my own defence, he’s a slave driver.))

So, these days, I am totally and competitively fit, thanks to the Goonfather. I punch him back in the middle of the night when he snores.

Okay, seriously.

The above story is only about 75% true.

But the POSB Everyday Champioins Award 2009 is 100% true.

POSB and Singapore Sports Council are now seeking nominations for the award.

If you know people who have unwaveringly encouraged and supported you in your pursuit of sports and a healthy lifestyle, who have gone far beyond the call of duty and sacrificed time and energy towards this endeavour…

…please secretly e-mail their contact details to me so that I can nominate them and win the nominator’s prize.

No lah. I’m not that free. Haha.

Please nominate those people yourself.

You can nominate any individual (your friend, teacher, grandmother, two-year-old niece, really, whomever!!) as long as they are true sporting heroes who have supported you to such an extent that you want to name your first-born after them (if you haven’t already).

You can also nominate coaches and organisations.

There are three separate award categories, so go ahead and find someone to nominate for each of the categories! Winners of the award will receive cash prizes, trophies and certificates!

Nominators whose nominees win will also win cash.

You have until Nov 16, 2008 to nominate!!

Go to the POSB Everyday Champions Award 2009 website now to download a nomination form or three!

And remember to eat your greens and exercise daily if you want to beat the Goonfather in a wrestling match.

Okay that was totally random.

Thank you for reading!

8 thoughts on “The Goonfather, my hero!

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    I’m relieved! So I’m not the only one that has been assaulted by a sleeping partner. I’ve been yelled at before and when I finally yelled back and ask him what’s up…He just laughs and giggles himself back to bed. And was hit once too. And he claimed that he was just moving his hand…..

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    Lol.. another witty and humourous post from dearie QY. I luv it!
    You never fail to make me happy and laugh! Muack! ^_^

    P.S. The marshmallow man really resembles goonie. Roflmao.

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    You never told me you went to Ninja-do, and I think that you came to class… once?
    Hmmm… my teaching, very good it must be , strong in the Force am I. But… Ready you are not my young apprentice.

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