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Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2008, Jakarta, Indonesia, BC Gathering

Discussion in 'Thomas Cup Finals / Uber Cup Finals 2016' started by Loh, May 17, 2016.

  1. Loh

    Loh Regular Member

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    On this occasion, I just can't help being reminded of the happy memories of TUC 2008. A group of BCers converged in Jakarta, the unofficial Mecca of badminton, to witness the historic moments of the competitions for the top men and women's teams in the world. We also had a chance to unfurl our BC Banner for all to see.

    BC members came from as far as the US, led by 'uncle' Tony and nearby Singapore and Malaysia, including our "Cat" sisters from Kuching, Sarawak, and ably organized by our Indonesian hosts, Rudy and Krisna.

    We were given VIP treatment into the stadium, thanks to Rudy, and tasted Indonesian hospitality through Krisna's Djarum connection for dinner and supper, and friendly social games at the Djarum courts.

    I now share with you some of our happy moments in pictures.

    1. DSC_8425 The coverted cups.JPG 2. DSC_8588 Rudy & I withThomas Cup.jpg 3. BC_Banner in stadium with lollipop.jpg 6. DSC_9366 Jimbo & I with Indonesian fans.JPG 8. DSC_9040 Group Banner.JPG 9' DSC_9063.jpg BC Men A.jpg 10. DSC_9055 Me with the ladies.jpg 11. DSC_9057Ants,Terry with the cats.jpg
     
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  2. Loh

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    And some more pictures of our gathering:


    7. DSC_9024 Sultan Hotel.JPG 7A. DSC_9392 Sultan Hotel.JPG 13. DSC_9387 Walking to stadium - Copy.JPG 14. DSC_9002 Lagunas dinner - Copy.JPG 15. DSC_9378 Supper.JPG
     

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  3. Sundis

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    Looks like you had fun:)
     
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  5. badMania

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    Memories indeed.....too bad I wasn't there :(
     
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    Great idea to get together and enjoy badminton
     
  7. Loh

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    Yes it was great fun having like-minded people like our BC family to take the trouble to get together, travel to a foreign country once a while. enjoy watching and playing badminton together and tasting the food and the culture.

    Some of us also met for the Beijing Olympics 2008, the Beijing Asian Games 2010, the lesser known Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006 and tournaments in the region like the Malaysia Open, Singapore Open and Hong Kong Open.

    These are some of the little pleasures in life that cannot be bought again. And they become part of our happy memories. :)

    (I've almost forgotten BCer fastdrop from the Philippines who used to be an active member.)
     
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  8. pcll99

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    Anyone knows where Cheung is?
     
  9. Loh

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    The last time I saw him was at last year's Hong Kong Open. He should still be in HK.
     
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    what pull 99 means is Cheung hasn't been active for a while since the BC update.
     
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    I saw ants on the photo. He is also not active anymore. Same with Rudy (Hauge).
     
  12. Loh

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    Yes many of the older BCers have been inactive. But you may find ants and others on FB.
     
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    That looked fun..

    FYI, That Rudy is representing Indonesian Badminton Association now..
     
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    Those were the times ...
    I had been inactive for a long time, before coming back recently, now that my work schedule is lighter (and BC looked better!).
     
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    everyone look so young!

    i still have that banner. it sits in my badminton bag and comes with me every time to the gym.
     
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    Yes, those were the great old days ...... it was in fact the only time my face was featured on TV during the Malaysia vs China semifinals.

    A few of the younger Malaysians BC-ers who came to the Istora atmosphere for the first time learnt a new understanding of the why this was the best mental training venue ever for Malaysian shuttlers and fans alike ...... regardless of whom they play/shout against. Yup, the, err, tradition of the Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation and rivalry is evergreen and fresh.

    Long may this continue.

    And oh, best of luck for Team Indonesia in the 2016 Thomas Cup Final. You can do it!!!!
     
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