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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Lin Dan two time...r...(champion)...

A shocking news reported and uncovered by Chinese netizens.

Lin Dan admitted to having an affair with a model while his wife Xie Xingfang was pregnant.

I thought as a two time Olympic champion he didn't have two time his wife...

I also did not realized Lin Dan is two years younger than his wife.

Well, I guess if you are as famous as Lin Dan in China, getting laid is easy even if you are married.

Ref: 1.http://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2016/11/17/lin-dan-affair-badminton/

What do retired professional badminton players do after hanging up their racquets?

 I was staying in a hotel at Kota Damansara KL and spotted two familiar faces smiling back at me.

Wait, it's ex national player Lee Wan Wah and Chan Chong Min.

Haven't seen them in the badminton stadiums for ages.

Spotted the large poster, where they are marketing the Fleet brand racquets - Wan Wah wrapping his left hand around Chan Chong Min in a bromance embrace.

Apparently, I did not follow their post professional badminton careers.

Upon further research, they open some badminton courts with other ex-national players and doing coaching for a living.

References here: 1. 
I visited their Sunsuria pioneer badminton hall.

It is next a indoor soccer court. Courts are rubberized mat with good lighting.

 I did not bring my racquets and didn't get the chance to play with the locals.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Shirt throwing insult-A new way to piss off your opponent

Granted it's not easy to get your opponent's shirt and able to toss it onto the floor while your opponent watching the act...

That's exactly what Jan Jorgensen did in a semi final match between Malaysia's Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin. Jan Jorgensen gets to throw away a shirt with a Malaysian flag printed on it onto the floor.

What seem like a minor incident became a national/personal insult. Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin felt disrespected and insulted, by the act of tossing aside of his shirt by Jan O Jorgensen.

Nationalistic Malaysians will feel that mr. Jorgensen acted like he defeated Malaysia and the symbolism of the act sure felt like the victor tossing aside the defeated. That's what happens when nationalism gets involved-National pride at stake.

Jan O Jorgensen offered an apology in his facebook account here.

Is the apology sincere and all is forgiven?

Netizens be the judge.

References:1. NST
                   2. thestar

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

2 dollar or 100 Yen racquet - cheap racquet

I saw a racquet at Daiso which cost 2 Singapore dollars or 100 Yen.

The racquet is pretty basic and cheap. I wonder how would this racquet perform?

If I were to review this racquet I would rate it as 10/10 for value...

The 2 dollar racquet even comes with free shuttle cock.

Grip is pretty slim around G5-G6 in diameter.

Strings are basically fishing net type with 10 lbs tension and flexy shaft.

Imagine if there is a Pro Player Cheap Racquet Challenge, something like DigitalRev's Pro Photographer Cheap Camera Challenge.
i.e. Lee Chong Wei using this racquet in a match.
That would be a cool documentary to shoot.

I actually have the tools to shoot a documentary or a indie film.

I need a cool story though...and the time.