Rammy – Founder of football club Chill Pill FC
I’m a father of three. I used to be a musician, I used to be a bookie, I used to perform on stage in clubs, during those, you know, single days life. I’m an active footballer until now. I’m the founder of a football team – Chill Pill FC. It’s a multi-racial football club. I always emphasize on a multi-racial team because you know when you say football, they will only mention one common race, which is that Malays love football. But our team, there’s a lot of foreigners inside, a lot of non-Malays, a lot Singaporeans, so we are multi-racial and multi-national.
2020 March was our last football match for eleven a side so we didn’t play football after that. After a few months, we started to play four a side – the government allowed this when the restrictions eased – but you know it stopped because of Phase 2 last year, right? We managed to get back on track during the last two months – it became five a side. But in Singapore it’s not easy to book ActiveSG. That kind of pitch is not easy to book, so we are stuck there again. We can play football but we need to book the futsal’s pitch and cage, and it requires time. You need to do ART and it’s very expensive, they marked up the price – I don’t understand why. It’s been a long time we’ve never played football, so the morale is very low now. I’m still handling the team and the boys, to ensure that we are still in the group chat. Besides football, we talk about everything else, like family actually, because we have English, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysians, Pakistani and Chinese in the group chat. Right now, we are still hoping that the government can ease the restrictions so that we can play eleven a side football again.
Talking about music, I love songwriting. I have one single on the radio, and it’s mostly for the Malay community. I jam with my ex-band members, for the sake of happiness, just jam, you know, just enjoy. I’m a rock-metal head, I still write songs for myself. I don’t want to get involved in music anymore, like active in music because in Singapore, music never brings you anywhere. Music doesn’t give you any benefits in Singapore. During this Covid times, it’s worse, so it’s just passion.
Sometimes on the weekend, I spend time with my kids, we play on our long boards. Right now, we plan to go ice skating, but the time is at 7 PM so we changed our plans to bowling. I’m on leave today because it’s their last day of school holiday and they (my kids) are going back to school tomorrow.