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04-21-2013, 11:56 PM #18
04-22-2013, 10:42 AM #19
However, there are precedents in Malaysia for a person with a background in law to do well in badminton... administration... kind-of...
04-22-2013, 08:09 PM #20
Anil Kumble - Cricketer - Holds Mechanical Engineering degree
Valentino Rossi - MotoGP Champion - A Medical Doctor
When it comes to Badminton, its quite difficult to emulate the above two considering the demands of this sport as other sports requires only few aspects of their game need to be sharper where as Badminton requires all aspects need to top notch.
Boonsak might not be the greatest but no lesser than the above two. He too was one of the best and still is. Not quite sure about Sonia though.
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04-22-2013, 08:31 PM #21
let say if she successfully finish the degree.
she play until 24 or 25 and feel that she couldnt make it,she retired and try to find a office work.
at this age,she dont have any working experience,a spm graduated office boy who work since 18 will have 7 years of working experience. does degree give her any advantage?no
social look at your ability and experience,not a cert.
in chinese,we call it 两头不到岸
04-22-2013, 08:49 PM #22
she could sue for discrimination...
04-22-2013, 09:46 PM #23
04-23-2013, 12:17 AM #24
I mean, just look at their english... Chinese cant speak proper english. How do you expect them to work competitively with those having a proper education. Not that I discriminate them for not being able to speak proper english but that is the truth. If we are just talking about Sonia here, then maybe she has advantages here since she can speak good english. IMHO...
04-23-2013, 01:50 AM #25
even me, i have almost 4 years experience in building/energy consultant, but when i apply for management consulting position, the company rate me as an analyst, just like a fresh graduate...
04-23-2013, 02:26 AM #26
I know of one ex-HK player who did a degree part time whilst on the tour, graduated, now doing a part time Masters degree and fitting in some coaching and working full time as well! Nothing but admiration and respect for that sort of character.
The first job is the toughest - get through that, prove yourself to do a good job and then you can move on to the next step.
I would say the majority of players would go into coaching because it is the thing they know the best. However, doing a degree is definitely an option if the person wants it enough.
What if the english is poor? Let's see, my friend just told me about his wife, chinese educated malaysian, University in Malaysia so mainly speak Bahasa and Mandarin chinese. Of course, the english is behind. She is now reporting directly to regional CEO of an international insurance company. But she works very hard to do her job well.
Last edited by Cheung; 05-07-2013 at 04:44 AM.
04-23-2013, 02:39 AM #27
but in malaysia,there is plenty of reason why the unemployment rate is high(degree or diploma)
if 23 years old fresh graduate cant find a job because they dont have working experience
will company hire sonia at the age of 25(random guess) with no working experience despite having a degree?
of course it is different story if she were to be self-employed
hope this discussion wont distract bcer from her badminton career.
04-23-2013, 02:47 AM #28
04-23-2013, 02:47 AM #29
but most of the situation is they quit badminton to study-joanne quay,lim ps,lim kenn,anita kuar in ur example.
only a few who study and playing at the same time.
this is chicken and egg question
not doing well so study or study at the same time so wont doing well?
i pick study at the same time so wont doing well.
if they might not reach let say top 10 by full concentration,will they do better after they start study?
u seek an escape route before a war start(thus not fully prepared),will u try/did your best in the war?
lim kenn or anita kuar did the wiser choice to me. so they only playing club/league or some ic now.
just my personal opinion.
Last edited by Cheung; 05-07-2013 at 04:45 AM.
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04-24-2013, 10:05 AM #34
Originally Posted by limsy