That's the social trend now when someone posts something delicious they had onto Facebook and friend reply with 'tak ajak' or boh jio (in Hokkien).
Initially, that's what I want to say when I was not invited for this year's Malaysian Chess Championship 2017.
First off I have to admit I am grateful, even though there was initial hint that I was to be invited, in the end that did not materialise. Grateful because it is pretty tiring travelling that far and I probably want to save my nowadays limited energy for the coming Malaysian Chess Festival.
In the past, I would have gone to the national level Championship voluntarily on my on cost. There would be a big deal of regret if I missed it, but those days are gone now especially with rising cost of maintaining my own website.
Still, that does not mean I won't go to any other chess event. I will continue going to events that sponsors me.
1500 !! That's the number we are looking at for the today's Festival Catur Putrajaya (FCP) 2017. It's definitely a record for the biggest number of participants in Malaysia ever. Of course the previous one was marred by bad organisation and controversies. From what I see in the initial first round, this is a very smoothly run Round 1 and the organisers are determined things finish on time at 5 pm!