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Badminton routs the positive thinkers

August 18, 2008

After an exhausting Thursday I decided to stay a couple of days longer in Singapore than planned. Said hi to some friends and painted the town red. Got myself immersed in the euphoria of whether Singapore would beat China in the ping pong women’s finals last night. As expected, China beat the crap out of Singapore. Sg’s Li Jiawei (imported from Beijing) was not exactly in top form. I thought her teammate Feng Tianwei (imported from Harbin) was better. I prefer the attack-style ping pong of FTW. So anyway China expectedly got gold and Sg had to be content with silver. Still, as a first step, leapfrogging over Korea and Japan is no small feat, although there are murmurs about what is there to be proud of when all the players are imported (uhhh…. doesn’t that apply to Sg’s workforce too?)

So last night Malaysia also got its butt kicked by China – in badminton. One thing I notice the day after. Most Malaysian bloggers poured out thousands of words about what Lee Chong Wei didn’t win. Hardly anyone said a word about what he did win. I’d expect the glass half-empty talk from the doom-and-gloom bloggers but from the positive-thinking blogs too? 🙂 I didn’t watch the match live so I had to dig around quite a bit to find out what he did win. It’s silver. Hey, no small feat either. LCW is local born, raised and trained and I think that’s reason enough to be proud.

Ho well, back to the grind.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 18, 2008 9:26 am

    i did..and it pissed me off utterly that SO MANY bloggers out there rather condemned his lacklustre performance, than to praise his achievements to get into the final in the first place. I guess, Malaysians will be Malaysians…no wonder we will never win.

  2. August 18, 2008 4:42 pm

    i guess many are dissapointed.. but many are happy too.. good to see that the paper didnt condemn him mah.. many congrats him too!

  3. Damien permalink*
    August 19, 2008 7:34 am

    @tomatoinc, seems that the bloggers have changed their stand the last 24 hours. Now I’m starting to see more positive remarks out there, he he.

    @cbenc12, yeah, true. The fact that we’re ahead of Indonesia under the circumstances is already good in my opinion.

  4. LC Teh permalink
    August 20, 2008 10:19 pm

    I dunno about the rest, but I did notice one blogger heaped a ton of expletives on him just because, with his fame, he openly backed the ‘wrong’ political party.

  5. Damien permalink*
    August 21, 2008 10:09 am

    Yeah. I believe everyone should be free to believe in what they want to believe in as long as they don’t deny other people’s rights to do the same. At the end of the day a belief is just that – a belief, not necessarily a fact.


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