Dear All, Wilfred here. Origin I'm from East Malaysia actually, stayed here to look for a job after I got my degree. Occupation An IT administrator at a private school, with a myriad of other portfolios to handle. Badminton Skill Level Much better than the past 14 years as a player, technically. Average level, and hovers around that region. Game Category Specifically MD. History I have a brother who is very much into badminton when he was in secondary school - him and his partner were the best at the school (and perhaps among schools in the whole of district). I went occassionally to the court to see them play against a couple of their teachers, as well as adults and that introduced me to this game called badminton. I watched Thomas Cup ties, AE, SEA Games etc on the television a lot during those days, so you can say that the our family is really into badminton although they don't play. We'd even have dinner early so that we won't miss any of the ties in Thomas Cup. We'd have a China team at one corner, a Malaysia team at the other and an Indonesia camp at the other. I got my first racquet, the Blacken from Yonex and I used it to play with the kids from the neighbourhood with plastic shuttles, often climbing down the drain and up to collect those that fell. My second racquet came when I was 13 when my brother bought me the Carbonex-13 for RM 135, quite hefty during those days as he wanted to encourage me to play seriously and well. Learnt a lot from my fellow classmate, and improving tremendously in all technical aspects of the game. It was also the year when TC was held in KL and I was swept by the euphoria. Then, the mistake. Had a one year break when I was 14 to play tennis. Had not been able to recapture my form ever since. Returned to baddy at 15, then off again for the next seven years. BF/BC/BR Played a couple of games with a group of students and a colleague earlier this year and suddenly, the passion returned. I went searching the net for articles of jump smashes as well as footwork, looking at photos to learn and I chanced upon BF when. Had a look as a guest member for a while and decided to join after thinking that I could really improve more by asking questions and perhaps giving opinions as well. And thanks to BF, I am playing better than I ever was, technically much better and definitely tactically superior than before. I had been 'coaching' a couple of students here and they too had been improving leaps and bounds, all from the guides that I put into experiment from BF. They even call me the Yonex King at the office now! Future I hope to learn footwork properly and maybe garner enough guts to join any small local tourneys just for the fun of it. Nickname It's so obvious it's my name, no? I have wanted to use 'redknight' at first as it is my primary handle for all internet stuff, but decided not to, scared of being 'cheesy'. But after a while, I noticed that some BF/BC members have even more bizzare names! Oh well... Hobbies Quite a book/paperworm, I am. Hard to sit down and not read something. Otherwise, I'd be doing something with the PC or sleep. Well, there you have it.