China Open 2007 : Random news from the arena.

Discussion in 'Vietnam Open / China Open (2) 2007' started by kwun, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. kwun

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    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.
     

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    Who is that fella in the middle? Should I know him?
     
  3. X Ball

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    KWUN, EXPOSED FINALLY !:D
     
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    He was already exposed long time ago.
     
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    I'd prefer if you keep the intimate details between you and kwun, thanks.
     
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    WITH Hendrawan and Sony??!! You lucky dog!
     
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    I am off to GZ tomorrow...hopefully can get to watch them!
     
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    Good Job.. Kwan is handsome too...hihih...BC is a china forum?I though Kwan is from USA?
     
  9. kwun

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    arena has been rearranged today. there are only 2 courts and more audience stands have been extended to fill up the space.

    Zheng/Gao, Sudket/Saralee, He/Yu are already on court stretching and warming up....

    BC is international! :D
     

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    That's true! Hendrawan and Sony are really humble figures, down to earth shuttlers. Waiting more news from u, kwun...
     
  11. george@chongwei

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    hope u will give us some report after some match,kwun
     
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    Nice pictures!

    May I know what kind of camera you are using? The image is so clear^^
     
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    Duh....he's Asian-American?
     
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    Wow, I didn't know that our boss is that good looking. I guess that photo was taken by our Hauge. Keep it coming...
     
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    they have a few practice courts on the side here in the stadium. you can see Flandi/Vita/Nova/Lilyana and Zhu Lin stretching...
     

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    Boss Kwun, since so many forumers here are interested.. So pls tell us more...Such as, where u born? BC is located at where? And are you the one who setup BC??
     
  17. wood_22_chuck

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    In the "Introduction" sub-forum, kwun has already "told us more." Maybe you can browse and update yourself on his bio.

    -dave
     
  18. X Ball

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    Kwun, correct me if I am wrong : this site is hosted out of Florida. It is all run by Asian Americans. You generate revenues through advertisements but it is not fully there yet. With the membership (once it gets to thousands), you will go IPO coz you have the numbers to show that people genuinely come into your website.

    Once up (and that is the members are comfortable), you will offer membership fees (small ones at first :) ). But I guess that will depend on the advertisements that you get. You want to be the 'GATEWAY TO BADMINTON' or the badminton 'FACEBOOK'.

    :D
     
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  19. wilfredlgf

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    Someone start a thread on kwun and post his pics...
     
  20. wood_22_chuck

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    kwun already did, in the "Introductions" section.

    -dave
     

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