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Discussion in 'Singapore Open 2004' started by Loh, Nov 9, 2004.
i can recognize kwun, loh .. soo tell us who is who!!! hahhaha
i wish i was there
How was the game? I guess you guys had great fun. Pic was good.. but was a little dark.
From the "Mug Shots" thread, is that mongoose, front far right?
You guys should pose! Like a badminton court shot, kwun on one side, all the rest on the other!
Who is the guy wearing the yellow shirt four from the back row? He looks like a power player.
Hahaha...clothes do make the player then. Based on your clothing assessment then, Kwun doesn't even come close to being a power player
At Long Last Singapore BFers met at Bedok Sports Hall
17 of us met at Bedok to play this historic Fun Games at Bedok, Singapore. But 'where have all the flowers gone', as all who turned up were guys? Guys are certainly more sporting! Thank you all for taking time off to support our fun games.
Some were there earlier than 10 am and most were punctual. Heading the list is Kwun from Silicon Valley, California, followed by veteran and stringing specialist, Kong-19, from Brisbane, the ever-fit Explorer123 from Christchurch, NZ, hamz (who adores wearing longs during games) from KL and residents in Singapore, Crazy-smasher (Mauritius), hdson (Hanoi), tama-aki (Indonesia), zzaarr (who packed all 5 in his car), mongoose (who was accompanied by his 'special' friend at the SIS during the semis), Poseidonlee (always wears a ), hcyong (who led the 'walking team' to the Bedok MRT Food Centre), Jeffreyk (the covenor for Jurong East BFers and who wore a sexy & smimmering silver white Yonex shirt), daviddoff2005 (who hails from Indonesia and likes to partner mongoose), our young ambassadors Kai Unregistered and Terry and of course, yours truly.
Two hours of friendly rivalry with different partners most times, on a rubber coated concrete floor in this multi sports hall were all we had time for. But Chan (Kong-19) suggested that he partnered Kwun the 'pro' against Kit (Explorer) and me. We received a thrashing all right. Then we reversed the order and Chan and Kit were at the receiving end for a change.
Thereafter, some of us showered at the 'open' facility, where no doors for privacy were available. In some other newer sports halls, there are individual shower units.
Then it was straight to Bedok MRT Food Centre for a quick lunch. Daniel (zzaarr) packed the 'foreigners' Kwun, Chan, Kit and Francis (Poseidonlee) into his reliable car, whilst Yong (hcyong) led the rest on a walking trip to the MRT. I rode on my trusty scooter.
We managed to take a group photo with Kwun's mon's BC.com banner and at the SIS we also had the goodie bags and caught glimpses of Kwun, Janet and mom at the far end of the stadium.
Hope you like the following pics : (More to come after the SO Finals today)
What did you guys eat after the game? What was Kwun's favourite?
Who was using the SOTX Woven-7?
The one who was using SOTX Woven 7 was Moongose.
thank you everybody who showed up to the fun games. especially the ones who came from far away countries and far away districts in Singapore. i hope everyone had fun, i certainly did and we couldn't resist the "one last game" temptation with only 15mins spare in the clock.
the shower was very refreshing afterwards considering the sweltering heat and humidity in the sports hall.
and also thank you those who offered us a ride to the local hawker center. i enjoyed the dish of char kwey teow, although i must say the rojak doesn't quite align with my taste buds.
Loh, can you discribe every person in the picture ?
The Group Photo taken at Bedok Sports Hall
To put the names to the faces for the Group pic with the BC Banner:
Back Row: Kai, Hamz, Loh, kwun, Kong-19, daviddoff2005, Poseidonlee, crazy-smasher, mongoose, zzaarr and hcyong.
Front Row: Explorer123, tama-aki, Jeffreyk, Terry, Unregistered and hdson.
(Incidentally, at the end of the SO Finals, Poseidonlee's name was drawn as the lucky winner of a return trip to China.)
After our Fun Games at Bedok Sports Hall, we collected our Goodie Bags from the Sports Council. As show in the pic, these comprise of:
2 clappers (balloon sticks), 2 party horns, 4 flags, 1 clipboard and 1 wind breaker (jacket).
Naturally, we have to thank Stephanie of the SSC for arranging the courts bookings at Bedok SH (FOC) and for the goodie bags.
Some more pictures for your viewing, including some taken at the SIS during the Semis and Finals. One pic showed kwun with his mom and Janet and another with kwun presenting Chen Hong and Gao Ling with the BC T-shirt:
...yeah, Kwun sure looks like the pro there (ever alert).
Tama-aki reminds me one of our player at our club (in terms of stance and body build)
Looked and sounded like everyone has fun. I thought Janet was there too but it's only the guys that are shown.
The girl sitting next to Kwan in the 2nd to last picture must be Janet. If not, then someone will be in trouble?
Did Kwun use Mandarian to communicate with Chen Hong & Gao Ling?
I meant at the BC FUN GAMES not at the Singapore Open. BTW, it's Kwun not Kwan...
Looks like a lot of fun...
Wished I had been back in Singapore to watch the Singapore Open and join in the fun games...
As I took the pic from 'faraway', I couldn't hear what kwun said, whether in Cantonese, Mandarin or 'English'. I have to say it must be Mandarin, since neither Chen nor Gao is from Guandong or HK and although learning English is now a craze in China to prepare the country for the next Olympics as host, I doubt the couple could master language in such a short time to understand kwun. Kwun has an official pass and was able to join Chen Hong and Gao Ling at the players' section. Nevertheless, he must be very persuasive for he 'sold' his shirt rather quickly to the loving couple.
i was very nervous when i went up to talk to Chen/Gao. i think they were a bit startled by some guy suddenly sat besides them and shook their hands, interrupting their quiet time together. i tried a mixture of my broken mandarin but eventually resorted to cantonese. i actually gave them 4 shirts, 2 more to give to Huang Sui and Xia Xuanze.
they asked me what the shirt is for and i told them it is for a website in the US.
Chen Hong received the shirts and said "Dor Cher" back to me in cantonese!
Hehe! Really had a very great week! Watch 5 days of fantastic badminton, took photograhs or stars and one with my fav zhao ting ting, meet up friends from the forum and to top it up, win the 2 tickets to chengdu!! hahaha! Thks to all the friends in the forum and also my kakis from Ebadminton who made my week!
Loh, thks for the great effort for organising! And really nice to meet Kwun and the rest of the BFers!
Also took some photographs, but not professional like kwun using D70, I only has my Sony 828 ... realise that at fast shutter, low lights and at ISO 800 settings, the noise seems terrible, maybe I should switch over to DSLR also since the price is quite near! Will post some of the nicer ones after I sort it out too.
Kwun, it's ok to be nervous, me too when I went over to zhao ting ting & chen QQ for the photo, hands were shaking when I help jeffreykoh take one with them ... lucky the photo were not blur.haha!
Take care all my friends!