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Grass is always Greener…..

Dear Friends,

Apologies for not being able to update the blog as often as I would like. Its been a “crazy” last few weeks, most of it good but hey thats life kan!?

Somehow the grass is always greener on the other side. Lots of people tell me that they wish to be in my shoes….not sure why ;) but I tell them that I wouldn’t mind being in theirs….having a simpler life…9-5 job and loads of free time and stability sounds great to me. But when you are in that position, you feel you wanna do more with your life….and then you end up like me…. hahahahha doing this, that and more & more is coming your way. Committments pile up and PS2 time becomes a luxury.

Looks? Don’t wanna talk about this too much. Sure they have loads of (often juicy) benefits, but they also can work against you….stereotypes, the “wrong” girls fall for you, but the “right” girls are afraid and find it hard to trust you coz of all the attention one gets.

But if there’s a time to do all this…its probably now when you’re “young”, have the energy and no dependencies (kids, wife etc). Hence taking risks to realize your dreams are managable.

Wouldn’t trade my life (ups and downs) for anything but..sure….sometimes its nice to take a step back and enjoy the simpler side of life.

Kemuncak Kegemilangan ;) hahahahahah

Kevin Zahri

I am a US certified personal trainer and nutritionist with over 12 years experience. Over the years, I have published over 10 books, written for Men’s Health, other fitness and lifestyle magazines, hosted TV shows and appeared on various TV shows, programs and magazines. I am also an avid corporate wellness speaker and web entrepreneur.

More about me here or follow me on Facebook or Twitter.

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  • memanglah kevin. rumput memang sentiasa hijau…but bila kering….i wish to u tahniah lah. for me u dah hampir berjaya in ur life. but as long as u sekali sekala melihat ke bawah bila berada di atas, it’s good. coz u an rember we are come from. tak lupa diri…. but for me are too low profile kot. depend on u la. i hope enjoy urself.

  • memanglah kevin. rumput memang sentiasa hijau…but bila kering….

    i wish to u tahniah lah. for me u dah hampir berjaya in ur life. but as long as u sekali sekala melihat ke bawah bila berada di atas, it’s good. coz u an rember we are come from. tak lupa diri…. but for me are too low profile kot. depend on u la. i hope enjoy urself.

  • Kev.. hey it’s good that you’re back. But don’t worry, we’ve all understood that you even have lesser time for yourself now than you did before. I believe when you accepted Astro’s offer to be part of AF4 team, you already thought about it more than twice. I mean, I believe you must have been aware of the responsibility and commitment that you ought to give to AF4. It maybe tiring at times, but believe me, it’ll teach you how to manage your time more responsibly between leisure and commitment. But don’t forget this – sometimes what is simple to us may not be so to others. Be thankful for what we have now. At least you get to do something that we don’t get to i.e. being an AF4 instructor! :-)Should you need any assistance with your AF thingy, do let us know… hehehe!!! Anyway, yes – you were a bit nervous the other day, but I believe that’s normal. Once you get used to this AF4, you’ll be fine. :-)Go Cikgu Kevin! AFUNDI KEVIN!p/s: in reality, a right girl always comes when we don’t expect them to…

  • Kev.. hey it’s good that you’re back. But don’t worry, we’ve all understood that you even have lesser time for yourself now than you did before. I believe when you accepted Astro’s offer to be part of AF4 team, you already thought about it more than twice.

    I mean, I believe you must have been aware of the responsibility and commitment that you ought to give to AF4. It maybe tiring at times, but believe me, it’ll teach you how to manage your time more responsibly between leisure and commitment.

    But don’t forget this – sometimes what is simple to us may not be so to others. Be thankful for what we have now. At least you get to do something that we don’t get to i.e. being an AF4 instructor! :-)

    Should you need any assistance with your AF thingy, do let us know… hehehe!!!

    Anyway, yes – you were a bit nervous the other day, but I believe that’s normal. Once you get used to this AF4, you’ll be fine. :-)

    Go Cikgu Kevin! AFUNDI KEVIN!

    p/s: in reality, a right girl always comes when we don’t expect them to…

  • Hi, sorry ya for my previous comment. God must have reserved something good for this fame. Lagipun seronok sket AF bila u ada coz students mcm tak menarik jek.

  • Hi, sorry ya for my previous comment. God must have reserved something good for this fame. Lagipun seronok sket AF bila u ada coz students mcm tak menarik jek.

  • dear Bro, seems like u miss da moment b4 u jd glamour :)but i think since skultime u was really such an active person. like 2 involve in any sports, game, club etc.. but u r rite, most of young people r ambitious. want 2 achieve this & that. until one point, they dun hv time 4 their ownself. but anywy, i’ll pray dat everything will b fine 4u. ok adios Bro :)

  • dear Bro, seems like u miss da moment b4 u jd glamour :)
    but i think since skultime u was really such an active person. like 2 involve in any sports, game, club etc.. but u r rite, most of young people r ambitious. want 2 achieve this & that. until one point, they dun hv time 4 their ownself. but anywy, i’ll pray dat everything will b fine 4u. ok adios Bro :)

  • hei Kevin thanx for allocating ur bz schedule just to update ur blog.. we do understand if u cant update it these three months.. cuma, kurang menyerlah je u dlm AF tu.. hope to see more of the workouts when the equipments arrive.. kasi diorang tough sikit.. oh tengok2 kan si Velvet tu, she needs self-discipline.. kalau dia kurus, ur CV will get even better.. though dah best pun.. GO KEVIN!!

  • hei Kevin thanx for allocating ur bz schedule just to update ur blog.. we do understand if u cant update it these three months.. cuma, kurang menyerlah je u dlm AF tu.. hope to see more of the workouts when the equipments arrive.. kasi diorang tough sikit.. oh tengok2 kan si Velvet tu, she needs self-discipline.. kalau dia kurus, ur CV will get even better.. though dah best pun.. GO KEVIN!!

  • yeah … kevin but i think some of ur personal comments are for guys that are getting lots of attention and not many regular guys out there get that sort of attention. When one is famous and looking good, he/she wont know might be ‘get invited’ :P . The problem with us is that we accept for the purpose of convenience. What happen to falling in love? What happen to the person who makes u cant sleep at night, mandi tak basah, makan tak kenyang? Find that person and u’d be find .. Good luck !

  • yeah … kevin but i think some of ur personal comments are for guys that are getting lots of attention and not many regular guys out there get that sort of attention. When one is famous and looking good, he/she wont know might be ‘get invited’ :P . The problem with us is that we accept for the purpose of convenience. What happen to falling in love? What happen to the person who makes u cant sleep at night, mandi tak basah, makan tak kenyang? Find that person and u’d be find .. Good luck !

  • Its supposed to kurang menyerlah :) fitness is not the main priority of the competition….officially I’m only supposed to be at the Akademi 1x/week, that’s it :)

    hahahhahaha i guess anything extra is bonus for the audience ;)

  • Its supposed to kurang menyerlah :) fitness is not the main priority of the competition….officially I’m only supposed to be at the Akademi 1x/week, that’s it :) hahahhahaha i guess anything extra is bonus for the audience ;)

  • I am an aspire writer so I have been procrastinating of having my manuscript published, attend “book launch” parties, get royalties…I’m just procrastinating.I’m taking baby steps towards realizing my dream…and yes, the grass is always greener on the other side. perhaps IF (that’s a BIG if) I do become like Tash Aw (which I don’t think I can unless i have a big luck), the above mentioned stuff such as fame / $$$ won’t be important to me anymore…for now, I can just mimpi about my future…

  • I am an aspire writer so I have been procrastinating of having my manuscript published, attend “book launch” parties, get royalties…

    I’m just procrastinating.

    I’m taking baby steps towards realizing my dream…

    and yes, the grass is always greener on the other side. perhaps IF (that’s a BIG if) I do become like Tash Aw (which I don’t think I can unless i have a big luck), the above mentioned stuff such as fame / $$$ won’t be important to me anymore…

    for now, I can just mimpi about my future…

  • hi Kev,have to agree with u.In my case, i thought being in the fitness industry would be great…a chance to work out for free…in any club.But then..i didn’t have time to work out…n after i finished my work (which was normally after 8)all i wanted to do is to go home…So..instead of becoming fitter..i added few more kgs of fat…hik..hikBtw..were u one of Fitness First Faces of 2005 aka the calender?

  • hi Kev,

    have to agree with u.In my case, i thought being in the fitness industry would be great…a chance to work out for free…in any club.But then..i didn’t have time to work out…n after i finished my work (which was normally after 8)all i wanted to do is to go home…So..instead of becoming fitter..i added few more kgs of fat…hik..hik

    Btw..were u one of Fitness First Faces of 2005 aka the calender?

  • yeah…was on the FF calender 2005….which got me 2 free month FF membership…thank you very much :)but yeah..it great to chase your dreams when you can afford to…whatever happens, at least u can one day look back and say that you have given it a honest shot!

  • yeah…was on the FF calender 2005….which got me 2 free month FF membership…thank you very much :)

    but yeah..it great to chase your dreams when you can afford to…whatever happens, at least u can one day look back and say that you have given it a honest shot!

  • Kev.. just wonder, what happened to all those AF4 students the other day during the 1st AF concert? They looked terrible especially when performing that Menuju Puncak song. Everyone seemed deficient in stamina. Don’t you think so? Did they not have enough practice or what? Hmm…

  • Kev.. just wonder, what happened to all those AF4 students the other day during the 1st AF concert? They looked terrible especially when performing that Menuju Puncak song. Everyone seemed deficient in stamina. Don’t you think so? Did they not have enough practice or what? Hmm…

  • well…..the AF dance has never quite worked for me over the 4 AD seasons….looks messy and kelakar. And those students are not naturally born dancers (including Mawi). Hence the chereography looks messy and all over the place.

  • well…..the AF dance has never quite worked for me over the 4 AD seasons….looks messy and kelakar. And those students are not naturally born dancers (including Mawi). Hence the chereography looks messy and all over the place.

  • Kev.. I think Mawi was still okay. But if I were to dance.. it look so “kayu”. As if you’re seeing a phone pole dancing. LOL! Anyway, it surprised me to see that almost everyone in the AF4 gained a few pounds. The food must be so irresistable and delicious, I guess.Kev, maybe you can share with us what you teach in AF4 in your blog. Just a suggestion..Take care!

  • Kev.. I think Mawi was still okay. But if I were to dance.. it look so “kayu”. As if you’re seeing a phone pole dancing. LOL!

    Anyway, it surprised me to see that almost everyone in the AF4 gained a few pounds. The food must be so irresistable and delicious, I guess.

    Kev, maybe you can share with us what you teach in AF4 in your blog. Just a suggestion..

    Take care!

  • i watched an episode where the resident staff asked Velvet to control her diet…and he repeatedly saying that..Kesian seh muka Velvet..mcm budak kecik tak dapat coklat…:)As for the dance routine…i think dats ok..(well @ least compares nto me)..lagipon wat do u expect…it’s only few weeks maa…

  • i watched an episode where the resident staff asked Velvet to control her diet…and he repeatedly saying that..

    Kesian seh muka Velvet..mcm budak kecik tak dapat coklat…:)

    As for the dance routine…i think dats ok..(well @ least compares nto me)..lagipon wat do u expect…it’s only few weeks maa…

  • Hey Kevin :)Saw you on tv sometime before the Germany vs Poland game. Since i’m quite ignorant of the goings on in the entertainment industry, i googled your name and voila! man! you’ve a blog! :D :PYou seemed to be a down to earth kinda guy.kewl :)People’ll understand if you’re busy with work. Just blog when feel like it mister.:|okay. The game’s started.

  • Hey Kevin :)
    Saw you on tv sometime before the Germany vs Poland game. Since i’m quite ignorant of the goings on in the entertainment industry, i googled your name and voila! man! you’ve a blog! :D :P
    You seemed to be a down to earth kinda guy.kewl :)

    People’ll understand if you’re busy with work. Just blog when feel like it mister.

    :|

    okay. The game’s started.

  • Yeah had a crazy night…..was a guest for 2 pre-game shows @ ntv7…now @ work…no sleep last night….thank god for coffee :)

  • Yeah had a crazy night…..was a guest for 2 pre-game shows @ ntv7…now @ work…no sleep last night….thank god for coffee :)

Kevin Zahri

I am a US certified personal trainer and nutritionist with over 12 years experience. Over the years, I have published over 10 books, written for Men’s Health, other fitness and lifestyle magazines, hosted TV shows and appeared on various TV shows, programs and magazines. I am also an avid corporate wellness speaker and web entrepreneur.

More about me here or follow me on Facebook or Twitter.