I just wanna write in to tell everybody who hasn't already clued in to the fact that there's this fantastic badminton facility called the Vancouver Racquets Club. Initially, I had reservations about the club as I heard about its legendary inhospitality to newcomers and its cadre of snobs... from ex-VRC players. However, nothing can be further from the truth. This past summer has been the best time I have had and it's all because of the friendly people I met in the club. Thanks to its 24/7 facility access and the pool of high calibre players, I have made enormous strides in my game. If anybody has any hesitation about joining the club, take it from me... you won't after awhile. Here are some of the VRC-BF'er folks I want to thank for making my time at the club so enjoyable... <ok, cue the violin...> Badrad: numero uno guy who first introduced me to the wonders of VRC. It's always a pleasure joking with badrad, it's too bad that he didn't come out for games much due to injury and work. Timeless: an inspiration for me (ok, I have told you many times... but that doesn't make it any less true, buddy!) and made me saw the game in a different light. He also guided me in my efforts to be the best badder I could be. It won't be the same w/o his help. Speed78: the most wonderful lady I have ever met. She and her husband made me feel very welcomed the first few times I dropped in at the club. It's because of them that I get to know lots of great people through them. Saturday night-Sunday morning at VRC just doesn't feel right w/o at least a post-game supper with them. PeteLSD and SchrodingerCat: the Lai bros are the best pals to be around. They know almost everything there is to know about computer and badminton equipment! I have had tons of fun playing and training with them. OK, SchrodingerCat... no need to apologise for it. TTT and SmashingBird: most fun I have playing with or against them. How can I not thank them for their funny albeit long running rivalry with each other? It's soap opera quality here, man! Marky: now here's another friendly face at the club. Always fun to chat with him... like hearing his agony as a family man. If I ever feel bad about being single, I know who to talk to for cheers. I am also happy to see him kick ass out there on the courts occasionally. Well, there are many others I would like to thank but I just couldn't recall their nicks on BF. Once again, it's been great experience at the VRC. You guys are motivation enough for me to try my darnest to get back into the club. Hope to see you soon! Peace out!