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    Default Friday night, 6-Oct-2006, is our CCC Session#26(half a year), CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    Hi everyone@ccc,

    Friday night, 6-Oct-2006, is our CCC Session#26(half a year), CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    We will still welcome friends of yours or anyone new to join us in this session.

    To Date: 117 players have attended our CCC Friday Night Social.
    We are still welcoming players to join our CCC Membership. Our membership will be closed when membership reaches 32.

    Send me an email to ask me for a CCC Membership Form.
    My email address is chris@cccbadminton.com

    Players are to print out your Membership Form and to fill in your details before you attend.
    Players without printer can fill in our printed forms when you arrive. Just ask Llewellyn at the reception desk.

    As usual, I will be out coaching on Friday so I won't be replying mails.
    But you can get me on my mobile phone = 0419-542-037.

    CCC Handicapped Competition: Participants are asked to;
    1. Organise yourself with a Doubles Partner earlier before the night.
    2. Arrive to inform us of your Doubles Partnership, so that our competition boards can set up earlier.
    3. Note: When the attendance is low, Singles Competition will be played instead.
    4. The Selecting Team per MAGNETIC BOARD is to draw empty boxes on the SCORE BOARD.
    5. The Winning Team of the Match is to fill/update the empty boxes on the SCORE BOARD.

    Don't forget: We are going for Supper(wine-and-dine) at Kingsways, Glen Waverley, after our session.

    May more ideas be suggested @SUPPERTIME.

    Our Wednesday CATS & B-Grade Social was also excellent on 4-Oct-2006. You can read about it (POST#44) in this link= http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35687

    Cheers... chris@ccc

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    I imagine

    to Jack:

    Due to knee soreness, your partner last friday: Joseph would not be coming tonite. Matter of fact, he still got arching knee on monday after playing last friday.

    to Jason F:

    You must be wondering why i have been so quiet this past week. I got work this monday. Then wednesday nite i got seminar before CATS so i was very sleep.

    Out of the blue, Helmut+Chris decide to go for coffee after supper at wednesday CATS.

    to AndrewWong:

    Cannot come to DTBA on tuesday nite.

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    Default *~HAPPY MID AUTUMN's FESTIVAL~*

    Hi everyone@CCC!

    Happy Mid-autumn's festival or Moon cake's festival!

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    Default Report for Friday, 6-Oct-2006 (Session#25)

    Quote Originally Posted by LilyC

    Hi everyone@CCC!

    Happy Mid-autumn's festival or Moon cake's festival!
    Hi LilyC & everyone@ccc,

    Another GOOD SESSION for Friday, 6-Oct-2006 (Session#25)

    For those who were absent... here's a report for the night;
    >>> CCC Members Attendance = 8
    >>> Casual Visitors Attendance = 11
    >>> New Player(s) Welcomed = 4 ; Jowesh-M, Raymond-T, Yiu Li, Angelo
    >>> To Date: Out of the 121 players who have attended Friday CCC, 19 have become members.

    Last night all 19 players took part in our CCC Handicapped Doubles Competition. And some took part in the Singles Competition.

    Results To Date: The Handicaps for our 19 CCC Members are listed below.
    Handicaps for our Casual Visitors are recorded, but not listed here.
    -8 chris@ccc
    -8 Andrew-N (absent)
    -8 Kevin-C (absent)
    -8 Peter-L
    -6 Jason-F (absent)
    -6 Kee-F
    -6 Yih Sheng-C
    -4 Jason-K
    0 Monica-H (absent)
    +2 Andrew-W (absent)
    +2 Julian-H (absent)
    +2 Laurie-C (absent)
    +2 Lily-C (absent)
    +4 Ken-H
    +6 Helmut-H
    +6 Lisa-C (absent)
    +8 Llewellyn-H
    +8 Mei-W (absent)
    +8 Ned-D (absent)
    Participants in our CCC Handicapped Competition were asked to;
    * Organise yourself with a Doubles Partner earlier, before our next Friday session.
    * Arrive to inform us of your Doubles Partnership, so that our competition boards can set up earlier.
    * The Selecting Team per MAGNETIC BOARD is to draw empty boxes on the SCORE BOARD.
    * The Winning Team of the Match is to fill/update the empty boxes on the SCORE BOARD.

    Suppertime: Attendance = 7
    Discussions @Supper:
    *yschin, to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival, brought Moon Cakes for us for entree and dessert.
    *Fuji brought a special Merlot(a red wine) from the Grampians.
    *DoublesPlease & kwongj talked about donating red blood(not red wine).
    *kwongj could/will be consulted as our CCC Medical Doctor during our CCC session.
    *David-Z was asked to become a member of CCC, so that he can participate in our Inter-Club Matches.
    *hkhung was asked to allow chris@ccc to have more time to eat, rather than to answer too many questions about our CCC's activities.
    *chris@ccc told a story about the Air Bag in car, when a husband and wife are about to get a divorce.

    Cheers... chris@ccc


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    Hi everyone, in case you don't have anything to read try below

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ad.php?t=20662

    You need to read from start till the end. I find it very entertaining.

    BTW, yschin, didn't your handle used to be "abcde....n"?

    Have a nice day.

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    Default Too shuttlecocky ???

    Quote Originally Posted by BadFever

    Hi everyone, in case you don't have anything to read try below

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ad.php?t=20662

    You need to read from start till the end. I find it very entertaining.

    Have a nice day.
    Hi BadFever,

    Wow !!!...... A thread from 3-Jan-2005 to 22-Jan-2005.

    How did you dig that one out ???

    Well, a2o might be just a little bit too shuttlecocky...... I guess .

    Cheers... chris@ccc


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    BTW, yschin, didn't your handle used to be "abcde....n"?

    Have a nice day.[/quote]

    Badfever,

    ??????. Only managed to read the 1st & last page. I think I have got a successor and he has succeeded way beyond my dream. WOW great stuff !! Marketing talent (for Badminton Central) or Shuttlecocky??

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    Default yschin smarter than chris@ccc

    Quote Originally Posted by yschin

    Only managed to read the 1st & last page. I think I have got a successor and he has succeeded way beyond my dream.

    WOW great stuff !! Marketing talent (for Badminton Central) or Shuttlecocky??
    Hi yschin,

    I read from first to last page.

    You are smarter than me .

    Cheers... chris@ccc

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    BTW, yschin, didn't your handle used to be "abcde....n"?
    Changing username:

    after the mystery of figuring who's who (Robbo77 was solved at the end) for new players, this certainly can be a lot more fun (or confusing) for everybody.

    Then again, we "know" who are the active CCC board participant, do we not?

    To Jason K (my partner on friday nite)+Chris:

    On ducking - important skill while you duck the shuttle when you get out of the way while expecting your partner to smash past where your head is 0.1 second ago

    While having so many "ducking" episodes, Chris might want to integrate this in his miscellanous chapter besides picking up shuttle, passing shuttle (yeah man, i am still learning).

    Following are things that "ducking" might come in handy
    - you might try to duck to fool your opponent for thinking you gonna smash, might be effective
    - in mix doubles position, ducking before the serve would be quite good as it gives your partner more space for serving
    - if you dye your hair in white and put face paint in white (same color as shuttle), that's gonna be pain in the butt for people to keep track of you before returning the shot

    We all get hit on behinds, shoulder, but hit on the head or neck might not be so much fun afterall. Anyone can recall an incident for that?

    Hi everyone, in case you don't have anything to read try below

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ad.php?t=20662
    Hopefully this would give some poeple things to read.

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    Hey Everyone!!
    How was everyone's mid-autumn festival celebrations? Andrew W and I were trying real hard to work out if we could sneak out of our family dinners to get to CCC but unfortunately we couldn't make it.. good to see so many did make it thou..

    Re this Friday, Laurie is going away to Perth (leaving me behind ) so he won't be coming to CCC... I'm still 'umming and ar-ing' whether I'll come but knowing me, I'll probably get lost driving there!

    We won't be attending the week after coz one of my friends is performing in a concert and we've been forced to attend ...

    Catch u all later then!

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    Default How was everyone's mid-autumn festival celebrations?

    Quote Originally Posted by LisaC

    Hey Everyone!!

    How was everyone's mid-autumn festival celebrations? Andrew W and I were trying real hard to work out if we could sneak out of our family dinners to get to CCC but unfortunately we couldn't make it.. good to see so many did make it thou..

    I'm still 'umming and ar-ing' whether I'll come but knowing me, I'll probably get lost driving there!

    We won't be attending the week after coz one of my friends is performing in a concert and we've been forced to attend ...
    Hi LisaC,

    How was our mid-autumn festival celebrations?... Thanks LisaC for asking: It's was GOOD !!!

    yschin brought moon cakes for our supper after our CCC session on Friday 6-Oct-2006.

    After reading your post... "thinking of escaping your family dinner to play Badminton"... I was thinking if you could answer a question that I have asked. Please refer to this thread= http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36848

    And also, refering to Classical Music, please refer to my mention about "Pop Music" Vs "Classical Music" in this thread= http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=446031#post446031

    I am assuming that you are referring to the 2 Jasons' and Wendy's performance... their violin performance.

    Have a Good Day, LisaC .

    Cheers... chris@ccc

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    Default Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations

    Quote Originally Posted by chris@ccc

    How was our mid-autumn festival celebrations?
    Hi LilyC and LisaC,

    On the subject of the mid-autumn festival celebrations...

    Here is a report from CCTV.

    Cheers... chris@ccc

    ====== start report ======

    Chinese families reunite

    Source: CCTV.com

    10-06-2006 15:25

    There are still two days left of China's National Day Holiday. And today is the Mid-Autumn Festival, a traditional day for Chinese families to reunite. Many overseas Chinese and compatriots from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan have travelled long distances to return to their hometowns and join family celebrations. There's an old Chinese saying that goes, the full moon is brightest in your hometown. And so many compatriots from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan have returned to their hometowns for joyful family reunions.

    Taiwan resident Mr. Xie said: "It's a wonderful thing--family reunions. I hope direct flights across the Taiwan Straits will become a reality soon, so the trip home will be more convenient for me."

    Some Taiwan Hakka people have returned to Mei-zhou of southern Guangdong Province, where the Hakka originated. In a traditional ethnic home, generations of families are happily celebrating together.

    Taiwan resident Long Zhenshui said: "It's very meaningful, spending the festival with my family in this ancient building."

    Taiwan resident He Peicai said:"People on both sides of the Taiwan Straits belong to the big China family. Besides reuniting with our families, we also hope for the reunification of China."
    Symbolizing reunions and fortune, mooncakes are an important tradition for this holiday. People across China's mainland have made mooncakes that range in size from home-made delicates to huge, nearly 200-kilogram ones.

    Tonight, major Chinese cities will light thousands of flower lanterns to celebrate the festival, as families reunite and celebrate the full moon.
    Editor:Wang Ping
    ====== end report ======

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    Re this Friday, Laurie is going away to Perth (leaving me behind ) so he won't be coming to CCC... I'm still 'umming and ar-ing' whether I'll come but knowing me, I'll probably get lost driving there!
    To LisaC:

    Knowing Chris, I am sure he or some other person would organize themselves to drive u.

    To Chris:

    I have contributed to that thread
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ad.php?t=20662

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    Default hkhung driving from one thread to another

    Quote Originally Posted by hkhung
    Hi hkhung,

    Your contribution to that thread
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ad.php?t=20662
    which has been Locked/Closed...

    has indeed gone into this thread
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...459#post447459
    which is "What drive us to play Badminton".

    Cheers... chris@ccc

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    Default Warning to movies goers

    Hi everyone@ccc,

    I've just received a report from a good friend... VERY SCARY.

    Here is the report.

    Cheers... chris@ccc

    ====== start report ======

    Everyone, please read this.

    It is not only happening in Australia but around the world.

    Be safe! What a world! Please read...

    A few weeks ago in a movie theatre in Melbourne a person sat on something that was poking out of one of the seats. When she got up to see what it was she found a needle sticking out of the seat with a note attached saying a quote; You have just been infected by HIV quote.

    The Disease control Centre in Melbourne reports many similar incidents have occurred in many other Australian cities recently. All tested needles are HIV Positive. The Centre also reports that needles have been found in the cash dispensers in ATMs.

    We ask everyone to use extreme caution when faced with this kind of situation. All public chairs/seats should be inspected with vigilance and caution before use. 17 people have been tested positive in the Western suburbs alone in the last 2 months!!! A careful visual inspection should be enough.

    In addition they ask that each of you pass this message along to all members of your family and your friends of the potential danger.

    We all have to be careful at public places! This is very important.


    Just think about saving a life of someone even you don't know by forwarding this message.

    Please, take a few seconds of your time to pass it along.

    Australian Red Cross Blood Service

    Ph: (08) 94212877 Fax: (08) 94212366
    E-mail: rbates@arcbs.redcross.org.au
    mailto:rbates@arcbs.redcross.org.au

    ====== end report ======

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    Hi Chris, can you please verify with your friend on where he/she received the email. I don't want to spread unnecessary panic around. I went to www.redcross.org.au and can't find the article. You might want to post the link to the article above.

    Thanks.

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    Default Scary Needles

    Quote Originally Posted by BadFever
    Hi Chris, can you please verify with your friend on where he/she received the email. I don't want to spread unnecessary panic around. I went to www.redcross.org.au and can't find the article. You might want to post the link to the article above.

    Thanks.
    Hi BadFever,

    I have redirected you question to my friend.

    She works in New Zealand at the Counties Manukau District Health Board. It consists of a whole region of general health clinics in South of Auckland, the Manukau Super Clinic.

    Since New Zealand is 2 hours ahead of our Australian Time, she would have just left work.

    I will inform you when she replies tomorrow.

    Cheers... chris@ccc

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