Thread: Just Albert
04-16-2004, 10:52 AM #1
Seeing that everyone have their own post here, I will just drop a few lines about myself although it has been a long day at work and I am too tired for anything profound.
I am now 26 and originated from Ipoh, a city located in Malaysia (which I am sure most of you badminton fanatic have heard of, unlike many of the people in UK now who will give me a blank look and ask ... where?!). I am now working in the UK although I miss home lots.
Hmm...badminton. I guess I am at Intermediate-level. I started this game when I was 12-13 but I never joined any coaching session then. I guess i probably would have forgotten them anyways. Played a bit on and off until recently at my uni days when I personally felt that my game improved the most as I begin to understand various concepts of playing i.e. offensive and defensive strokes....which is important in setting the pace of the game. Hopefully i will continue to improve in this lovely game as I believe I still got a long way to go before being able to hold my own against really good players.
Hope I am not being toooo long-winded. And nice to meet you all.
04-16-2004, 10:58 AM #2
Welcome to BF! You're a long way from home, but it's alright as long as you're playing baddy to take some sting of homesickness away. Here's hoping that you'll continue to improve leaps and bounds in the sport!
04-16-2004, 11:04 AM #3
Ipoh? That very famous place where Cheah Soon Kit, Lee Wan Wah, Choong Tan Fook, Lee Tsuen Tseng all grew up in?
Many Ipoh people all around the world. Many Sam Tek people all around the world
04-16-2004, 11:15 AM #4
From what I heard, Ipoh is getting smaller and smaller every year due to reduced development and emigration. My father's family was from there and pretty much everybody in the extended family has moved out years ago.
Originally Posted by Cheung
04-16-2004, 11:15 AM #5
yea, there are a lot of badminton players from ipoh, not only in badminton but in other fields as well. Do they really really have good management of ipoh (perak) badminton association which the management gives a lot of attention to the upcoming players when they are still young? Reminds me of the Ipoh Masters which was on for only two years ie 1999 and 2000. Any idea of what happened?
Anyway, I thought that I was hoping to earn a full scholarship last year to further my studies in UK but to no avail. So, Albert you must be lucky to be there, but I bet the rent of the court in UK is kinda higher than Malaysia isn't it? Welcome to BF/BC...
04-16-2004, 11:20 AM #6
Haha..yes..i know. Maybe it is in the waters. Which explains why I have the skills of the abovementioned players!
04-16-2004, 11:25 AM #7
Originally Posted by mirrura
04-16-2004, 11:28 AM #8
And thank you everyone for your nice welcome. Indeed I am long way from home. Playing more badminton seems to cure everything
04-16-2004, 11:50 AM #9
Originally Posted by Cheung
Welcome to BC'BF Albert.. enjoy your stay with this badminton family.
04-16-2004, 04:36 PM #10
Yup, UK prices for all things badminton are a complete rip-off!!
£72 for a club fee isn't bad. We're about £10 fees and £5 per night (Monday)
But we run all year through, many clubs have finished at the moment because the season has finished until September/October
04-16-2004, 11:49 PM #11
Originally Posted by Dill
btw albert, i am still stuck in malaysia, taking stpm this year. I'll try my luck next year after my results are out. thanks for ur help anyway
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