Gold or Silver

15 08 2008

Today about 3pm++, our office started to be quite noisy…

So it turned out that some of us have been logging onto the Olympic website and following the online result for Table Tennis Women’s Team Semi-Final of Singapore team vs Korea team. This semi-final game started officially on 2.30pm today and there was also live-telecast of this game on Channel 5. Team Singapore also organized a “Live” screening of this game in Bishan Junction 8, Level 3, top of the 8. But too bad we need to work… or else we will be watching the live-telecast or the live-screening..

Anyway by abt 4pm, I also joined in and continue to monitor the game progress – A TV will be good at this moment. But we donot have … so we can only rely on seeing the livecast score. But only watching the scores was really not enough.. So I tuned into radio.. and found 2 channels – TVMobile 89.3FM and Capital 95.8FMwe need to hop on onto a bus!! hahaa =p

That is also where Li Jiawei has lost the 2nd game to Korea’s Kim Kyung Ah.. Korean team was indeed a strong team, giving Singapore a very tight fight. So the standing between Singapore vs Korean then was 1: 1 (we won the first game – Feng Tian Wei vs Korea’s Dang Ye Seo). So I followed the double game of Li Jiawei and Wang Yuegu vs Korean’s Park Mi Young and Kim Kyung Ah. Was very happy with their good score – So we are back to Sg leading 2:1

4th game by Wang Yuegu vs Korean’s Dang Ye Seo — LOST! so we are back to 2:2

GOSH!!!! making my heart beat sooo fast!!

Last match game — by Feng Tian Wei vs Korean’s Park Mi Young. I was hopeful as Feng Tian Wei seemed to be in good form and has won the first game. And yes, she WON!! I was almost worried that her score will be like Li Jiawei’s single game — win 1 set, lose 1 set, win 1 set, lose 1 set — match set … and then lose the match pt … *broken glass*

Luckily my heart did not have to go thro such excitement… Feng Tian Wei won 1st 2 sets, though lost the 3rd set, she finally won the match set by 2 pts. So we need not go for 5th set.

Feng Tianwei saved the day

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All/most credits should go to Feng Tian Wei as she won 2 games for Sg — she performed very well despite great pressure on her last game (the determining game). Congratulation to our Table Tennis Women’s team – Feng Tian Wei, Li Jiawei, Wang Yuegu and Sun Bei Bei for making into the finals. Now Singapore is assured of an Olympic medal (Gold/Silver) after 48years!!! *WooHHoooo* I am proud! =p

The Table Tennis Women’s Team Final will be this Sunday 17th Aug 2008, 7.30pm, live-telecast in Channel U. I am sure many will be at home or some ‘live screening locations” rooting for our Singapore team against China team.

But I got the feeling the China’s supporters’ loud rooting voice will dominate the whole stadium then… =p =(  I will look forward the day that Singapore team beating China team.. Can we??

S$1.5million or S$750,000???  

That is double bonus/rewards leh!! =)

 BTW, the Bronze fight between Korean team and Hongkong team will also be held on 17th Aug 2008, 2.30pm.. Hopefully there is some live-telecast as well then…

Table Tennis Women’s Team Semi-Final of Singapore team vs Korea team (15th Aug, 2.30pm, 3hrs 13 min games)

Feng Tianwei (SIN) vs Dang Ye Seo (KOR)- 11-5, 11-5, 11-2

Li Jiawei (SIN) vs Kim Kyung Ah (KOR) 11-5, 8-11, 11-9, 6-11, 9-11

Wang Yuegu/Li Jiawei (SIN) vs Park Mi Young/Kim Kyung Ah (KOR) 11-7, 11-6, 11-9

Wang Yuegu (SIN) vs Dang Ye Seo (KOR) 8-11, 12-14, 9-11

Feng Tianwei (SIN) vs Park Mi Young (KOR) 11-7, 12-10, 3-11, 11-9

Check out more details on the game results here.

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Lip Synch Saga of Olympic Opening

15 08 2008

I like this scene where the children get to perform at the beginning of the Beijing Olympic Ceremony 2002 on 08th Aug 2008.. This little girl singing the “Ode to the Motherland”, while other children dressed in China’s 56 tribes clothing carrying the China’s national flag – very heart warming

 

 

Later, then I realized lots of reports reporting that this little girl, Lin Miaoke, 9 years old,  who has such sweet face and sweet voice… is not the real singer… Behind this angelic voice, is a another younger little girl, Yang Peiyi, 7 years old, who was supposedly singing in the “Bird’s Nest”, but was replaced after the officials deemed her face was “not suitable” (not cute/not the kind of image China wants to portray) for the opening ceremony. So here comes the “Lip Synched” saga…

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A little girl and her song captivated millions of viewers during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. But what they saw was not what they heard.

Games organizers confirm that Lin Miaoke, who performed “Ode to the Motherland” as China’s flag was paraded Friday into Beijing’s National Stadium, was not singing at all.

Lin was lip-syncing to the sound of another girl, 7-year-old Yang Peiyi, who was heard but not seen, apparently because she was deemed not cute enough.

“The reason was for the national interest,” said Chen Qigang, the ceremony’s musical director, in a state radio interview. “The child on camera should be flawless in image, internal feeling and expression. … Lin Miaoke is excellent in those aspects.”

The decision was made at the highest levels, Chen said.

“We had to do it,” he said. “We’d been through several inspections. They’re all very strict. When we rehearsed at the spot, there were several spectators from various divisions, especially leaders from the Politburo, who gave the opinion it must change.”

 

 

I felt pity for Peiyi that such eventful glory should be rightful hers, yet was stolen from her because of her appearance..  In fact, I felt that she is also very cute..  And what kind of message is China sending out to the world??? With this incident, there is lots of people/media attacking China for being fake, doctrine… Coz there was another issue of the some fireworks was also being pre-recorded…

So there was lots of words-exchange in the internet..

Below is what I extracted from someone’s comment in youtube:

Superman is real.
Pamela Anderson’s boob is real.
Michael Jackson’s face is real.
Roswell alien is real.
Hilary dodging bullets in Bosnia is real.
American are not racist against African is real.
Even Santa clause is real.

BUT

Lewinsky gave Clinton a blowjob is fake.
Paris Hilton’s porn tape is fake.
Invasion on Iraq is fake.
Marion Jones took steroid is fake.

Yup surely America is perfect 🙂

Also see here, which is interesting…. Listen to this:

 

 

Ok everybody has every thing to say about China nowadays.. good and bad…

Like even dressing was criticized, like Liu Huan who was singing the Olympic Game Theme song “You and Me” 《我和你》with Sarah Brightman was criticized for wearing just a black Tshirt (undressed!) hahaaa  -_-“”

 

Oh btw side-track a bit, there is this joke on “YOU and MI”:

IRREVERENT websites, e-mail and text messages about the Games abound in China’s cyberspace. For example, the tender song You And Me at the opening of the Beijing Olympics is said to be about oil and food prices. “The Chinese name of the theme tune ‘You and Me’ is ‘You (oil 油) and Mi (rice 米)’, an expression of concern about this year’s oil and food problems,” runs an online joke.

– REUTERS

  

Oh well.. I guess the mouths grow on their face, so they are entitled to have their comments. Face the fact, you just cannot please everyone..

Of course little Peiyi, appeared on China Central Television, the state network, saying: “I’m okay with it. My voice was used in the performance. I think that’s enough.” No hard feelings for Yang Peiyi that the stand-in Lin Miaoke has stolen the thunder from her.

Well.. I guess she has to say that.. She is innocent.. she just want to contribute to her nation….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Problem w WordPress

15 08 2008

Not sure what’s wrong with WordPress nowadays??

Either uploading is slow, opening of main page is slow.. thus unable to log in any entry

I still have problems in uploading photos and pic.. – I cannot upload any fotos!!!

so pardon me..  my entries will be foto-less unless this issue/problem have been solved.. =(