since i am here in the Tian He Stadium, i will post some regular news and tidbits from what's happening around here. i won't be posting results as you can get those from other news sources as well as tournamentsoftware.com - anyway, last night during the BC server crash, i was actually at dinner. apologies about the crash. the server ran out of disk space and then choked on itself. Murphy law dictates that it have to happen during a big tournament. i have cleared up a lot of junk and now it is up and running again. - oh about the dinner... HuangKwokHau and I had dinner with Hendrawan and SDK at a Chinese restaurant. Hendrawan and SDK are both very friendly. Hendrawan's English is pretty good! SDK surprising didn't eat that much, i thought he would need to eat more as he will be burning a lot of energy. - the audience turn out is pretty good for a weekday, i am surprise how many people are there. i think maybe 40% occupied during the day, and 60+% during the evening. that's not bad for 2nd round. i wonder how many people took vacation days to come watch?? there are a lot of MAS supporters among the crowd, people cheer when LCW was announced. and of course a lot of cheers for Chinese player. the crowd was really cheering for the Xie/Guo vs. Hendra/Joko match. i can't wait for even more thundering atmosphere during the final. - sitting down and kneeling down on the floor whole day to take photos is getting quite tiring. i should've brought more comfortable shoes. - i always have this warm fussy and surreal feeling when i come to a tournament like this and be able to see these international players. we talk and chat about them everyday here in BC but to be able to stand among them is like a dream come true. i walked passed Zhu Lin right after her match against Zhou Mi. i was able to hear her huffing and puffing like she just finished a marathon. she really worked hard during the match. that's it for now. the media room is still quite empty but journalists and photographers are starting to arrive. i will post more random tidbits as the day goes on.