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06-17-2007, 06:36 PM #52
06-17-2007, 08:12 PM #53
[quote=ixory;599448]Here some picture from our great badminton lady..
My God, indeed, no REBONDING yet! Ha Ha, ixory, The bottom picture looks like singer Teresa Teng, wearing school uniform during 80's, pull the socks till knee length.... just like football in olden time, LOL so innocent, most of their badminton garments pure white somemore...
06-17-2007, 09:12 PM #54
Read more about sylvia(if u can understand malay) ..EPG. Hope anyone out there can translate it for other reader who dun understand malay.
06-17-2007, 09:21 PM #55
06-17-2007, 11:43 PM #56
1992, i was 15. my grandfather told me to go to sleep. but i turn the volume down a bit and kept watching. the times when i wanted to scream out loud but i couldn't because my grandfather would hear me and turn the tv off. after we won and the tv showed our celebrations, i spend the night wide eyed, not believing it. feels like i won something. i was so excited, i think i did not sleep that night. i dont remember if the government declared holiday the next day, but even if i did not go to school, i remember meeting friends and discussing animatedly about malaysia's success. and how we are so in love now with badminton players. hahahaha. those were the days. i hope we will have them again before i turn 50. *smiling and reminiscing*.....
06-18-2007, 01:09 AM #57
I was very young when we won the TC under controversial circumstances in '67 (Tan Yee Khan's squad). My parents remembered that during the 8th match with MAS leading 4-3, Tan Yee Khan and Ng Boon Bee totally outplayed INA pair in 1st game 15-2. Then in the 2nd, Senayan crowd trouble affected them and they lost the 2nd 13-18. After that, the game was stopped by the Tournament Referee .....
But in 1992, I was at THE STADIUM, (with our "now official" Cheerleader). And the atmosphere was so great, I do not expect the coming World Championships to top it. Flag and banner "psychological wars" were being fought against the not-insignificant other team's supporters. All in good and friendly spirit.
We had some agony at 1st, looking at how difficult it was for Rashid to beat Ardy, 15-11, 10-15, 15-4 win (and that after leading 9-0 in 2nd game, his game suddenly collapsed). He was so tired after that, could hardly walk out of court.
Then came Razif/Jalani, but Jalani didn't play well, ended up with Razif covering (in vain as it seems). They lost 9-15, 15-9, 2-15 and Eddy Hartono/Rudy Gunawan danced on court ......
Old warhorse (yeah, old at 29) Foo Kok Keong came to battle Susi's sweetheart. Very surprising match, Alan Budi Kusuma was slain easily 15-6, 15-12. And for this edition, PBSI made Alan the scapegoat for the loss, similar to Joko Suprianto (who also lost to Foo) in the previous TC Edition.
Finally, future sworn enemies Cheah Soon Kit/Soo Beng Kiang played future INA legends Ricky/Rexy. In a scrappy battle of nervous youngsters, the MAS pair prevailed 15-12, 10-15, 15-8. If you want to know how nervous, well, we could see Soo Beng Kiang and Ricky Subagja's trembling arms during service .....
The last (boring) match was played for formality, Joko beat Kwan Yoke Meng and we wished there was a walkover. After the ceremonies and all, it was 2 am (or was it later) and time to start the long walk home ......
06-18-2007, 06:17 AM #58
I guess this should be here as well i found it somewhere on this forum, i think modious posted the link in another thread.
proud to have my uncle and another very very very close family friend involved in the growth of badminton in malaysia
btw thanks for the links for all the readings i really enjoyed them. anybody else have anything on how malaysia became a badminton nation?
06-18-2007, 10:15 AM #59
hahahhaah.. they might be funny but they played up to standard at those time.. wakaka
06-18-2007, 06:44 PM #60
06-18-2007, 10:30 PM #61
hahahah.. TC2010 is going to held is MALAYSIA~~~~~~~~~
06-19-2007, 03:43 AM #62
Personally, I think had Indonesia allowed Rudy Hartono to play (granted, he was only 18 that time), maybe Indonesia could have kept the title. His exploits were already known then, and by the following year, he had started a trail of 8 All-England MS titles in 9 years.
06-21-2007, 07:51 PM #63
06-22-2007, 03:49 AM #64
06-22-2007, 03:54 AM #65
I think Msia winning the TC in 1992 actually did more harm than good to the game. After lifting the TC, it was all political fanfare and our game went downhill after that. Till today, we have yet to win the TC again.
The Msian players received big cash rewards and were also given prime Selangor land. It was a case of having too much (limelight and money) too soon. In the long run, it actually did more harm to the players lives as a few of them went bankrupt.
06-22-2007, 09:40 AM #66
wow, abedeng. i suppose you should be a senior now, since you've seen the TC 1967 live. i've only heard Tan Yee Khan telling me stories about them that time. I've always thought they were great. Uncle Tan is a nice man.
06-23-2007, 08:43 AM #67
I've nvr had the chance to talk to tan yee khan when i stayed at his resort in pangkor island years ago....i was really young n not interested in badminton at all....maybe next time if i were to go again i will ask him a few questions....
08-05-2007, 08:59 AM #68
Jalani Sidek & Raja Azmi Raja Sulaiman
Game for love
Film producer, novelist and publisher Raja Azmi Raja Sulaiman could
not have found better material for one of her novels or films than
the story of her love for the then national badminton players,
Misbun and Jalani Sidek.
Now, 21 years later and happily married to Jalani, she recalls the
twists and turns that led her to marry the younger Sidek.
"I was initially interested in Misbun," says the 45-year-old former
air-stewardess. "I was one of his ardent fans and had met him
earlier on a few of the flights when I was on duty. I wanted to get
closer to him."
Then, in 1984, she saw Jalani at a duty-free shop at Singapore's
Changi airport on his way back to Kuala Lumpur after a tournament in
Jakarta. Raja Azmi had by then left her job in the airline and had
just returned from London after completing a short course in
"When I saw Jalani, I saw my opportunity to get closer to Misbun,"
she admits with a laugh.
Jalani was attracted to her the moment they met. But when he
realised that Raja Azmi was interested in Misbun, being a gentleman,
he helped her get closer to his older brother. He ended up playing
postman for the two, delivering their messages to each other.
"I never knew that Jalani had feelings for me then," says Raja
Azmi. "It must have been terrible to be in his place -- helping
Misbun and I get together."
She had not looked at Jalani seriously as he was five years her
junior while Misbun was only a year younger.
Then, Misbun unexpectedly went on a pilgrimage to Mecca without so
much as a word to her. She was broken-hearted. "I thought Misbun was
not interested in me any more."
Jalani played the perfect friend, lending her his shoulder to cry
on. That was the turning point of their relationship. She ended up
agreeing to marry him.
But when Misbun returned from his pilgrimage nearly two months
later, he announced his intention to marry Raja Azmi.
"He told me he had always wanted to marry me after returning from
Mecca," she says. "But I was angry with him for not expressing his
feelings earlier. Life, death and marriage are fated. I guess Misbun
and I were not meant to be together."
Jalani and Raja Azmi were married on Dec 23, 1984. They have three
children -- Puteri Suraya, 19, Puteri Suaida, 16, and Megat Deli,
She has no regrets about marrying Jalani.
"I can be a difficult woman to live with and Jalani is a strong and
patient man to tolerate me. He makes me feel very secure: I have
never felt this way before with any other man."
She admits that, initially, he being a national badminton star was a
factor in her decision to marry him, but she now realises that it
was love all along.
Jalani says he and Misbun made their peace before his wedding. "He
gave me his blessing to marry Raja Azmi," says the 40-year-old chief
executive officer of the Nusa Mahsuri Club which trains badminton
players for the country.
"What is past is past. What is important is the present," he says,
adding that his brother is now his neighbour and they share a warm
"Many people felt that I got married too early (aged 21) and I
should have enjoyed my youth first. But I have no regrets. After my
marriage, I became more focused and won more international
Jalani attributed his success to his wife. "She has been my
motivation and she understands the nature of my hectic career."
He also says the trust between them is one of the reasons for the
success of their marriage.
Raja Azmi admits that the five-year age difference between them does
make her feel a little insecure. "I worry about looking older," she
says. "Being younger, famous and good-looking, he is usually
surrounded by women."
However, she refuses to allow this to get her down and does not shy
away from modern methods to maintain youthful looks, even botox
injections, to ensure she looks good for her age.
"I remember my grandmother going into the jungle to find all those
plants to maintain her youthful looks," she says. "I am lucky we
live in this modern age where there are new methods to help make you
look young without much difficulty.
"I may not be 25, but at least, I don't look 45. If you love and
respect your husband, you must look your best for him." -- Bissme
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