Sunday, August 17, 2008

Beijing Olympic and possibly first Gold for Malaysia

This is a bad time to be at the end of a PhD. I'm so tied up with writing and correction with the thesis that I hardly have time to watch the Olympic. Anyhow, I did watch the opening. It is just awesome! Telstra has this ads for Olympic that carries a song with this lyrics - "we are one, and we are many...." and I thought it's a very good reflection of the drummers, the Taichi performers and many others at the Beijing Olympic opening.

I also think that the concept of a painting 'drawn' by the dancers, the kids and all the athletes is just brilliant. However, the last minute change from the super-sweet -voice singer to the super-cute-looking singer by direction of high official is a bit of a shame.

Actually this post is about tonight man's badminton final between Lee Chong Wei (Msia) and Lin Dan (China). Malaysia had never won gold in Olympic and tonight may be the first time the national anthem of Malaysia being played in Olympic ceremony. Lee Chong Wei is in good form, so is Lin Dan. Actually Lin Dan is on fire and won all his games in this Olympic in straight 2 games. They played each other many times before and Lee always win when the game is in home ground.

It's sad that Australia TV doesn't broadcast it! Why did SBS broadcast woman's badminton final but not man's?

Anyhow, I hope Lee Chong Wei will win for Malaysia, like what he did for the Sudirman Cup 2007. Go Lee Chong Wei!!


Kok Chiang Ng (KC) said...

Just a silver and I heard Lee Chong Wei is going to help BN campaign for Permatang Pauh :P

Tzu Yen said...

Ya, it's a silver.
He wasn't in his top form, and LinDan is formidable in this Olympic!

Anyone can choose their political party lah. Maybe he is under pressure from the sports ministry. Or maybe he is just not very politically aware, having spend all his time training to be a good shuttler.

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Anonymous said...

Hi. I was browsing Tsun Thai's blog and somehow ended up here. I am Tsun Thai's former student, now studying at UNSW in Sydney. You are from Yong Peng? I am from Parit Yani! I have a cousin graduated from YP High School as well, Teo Chun Siong, 1979, not sure whether you know him or not.

Wee Siang

Tzu Yen said...

Haha! This post has been lively. Got junior and hometown folks. :)
What's his Chinese name? is 1979 the birth year?