Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Malaysian Sport's Big Fat Greek Tragedy! (II)

Sigh. Some people just don't get it. Or should I say just don't want to admit it. That WE, Malaysia SUCKS at Sports in an International level. Why?

Let me tell you why. I am going to play the "finger pointing" game, and I point it at the Malaysian Educational System. This is one "successful" but "FLAWED" system. Yes, it is sucessful. Successful in terms of producing "World Class" workaholics. Tell these people to do serious sports, and the first thing they want to know is if the sports can help them earn money?


Come 2008 Beijing, and Malaysia is going to come home empty handed again. Mark my words. Malaysian Sport is going NO WHERE. IF and UNLESS the Malaysian Educational System is change to a more better system than the current one.

In another 10 years from now, Malaysian Sport will be nowhere if they continue to say that the Malaysian Educational System is NO.1 in the world.

Monday, August 30, 2004

The end of the Buffy Era

With the end on Angel season 5, it marks the end of the Buffy era. With that also start the beginning of nothing else to watch on TV anymore, with the exception of the CSI franchise. But recent news also see the beginning of the fall of CSI. What else can we expect from TV nowadays?

Charmed? Don't get me started about this. I have had enough of Charmed.

Ed? This bowling freak lawyer needs to get his priority straight.

CSI? With the possibility of two cast been fired, the lastest season might be the last. Or not.

CSI Miami? I am eagerly waiting for this one. As least there is nothing bad news about the cast.

CSI New York? If that pre-premiered episode via CSI Miami has anything to go by, this is a must watch CSI series.

Alias? I wonder Sydney is whose daughter. (Sue me, I didn't watch the ending of Season 3.) :P

Sitcom series(King of Queens, Yes Dear..etc)? I just don't get the joke in some of it sometimes. I rather watch those series with some serious storylines.

Anyway, I am currently into Hong Kong TV series. At least it gets my emotion pumping with their illogical sometimes emotional storyline. And sometime downright bad endings and makes me want to fly to Hong Kong and blow up TVB City. :)

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Malaysian Sport's Big Fat Greek Tragedy!

I watched Athens 2004. I was watching other countries battling it out for Gold, Silver and Bronze. First up was Thailand with a Gold, then Indonesia, then Thailand again. Then it was some medals of other colours for Thailand and Indonesia.

Our ""Fallen"" COUGHheroesCOUGH one by one fell like dominoes in Badminton. Then came the 200M sprint. You did wonder if Nazmizan US training stint was going to make him a world beater. YEAH RIGHT. I saw that Heat he was in. He came in LAST. No where near the national record at all.

Then came the Diving. Ok, this one I have nothing much to complain, since Leong Mun Yee and Gracie Junita Terry Pego was up against Two Times World Champion Guo JingJing of China and up and coming star Wu MinXia of China and Pakhalina Yulia of Russia.

Then it was time to
Taekwondo. And Elaine Teo too fall by "Losing via Superiority" to Guatemala's Carias Euda. It was a match that I was disappointed with Elaine. I agree with all the three judges and the referee of that match to award the win to Carias, because she was indeed the better fighter.

Then Josiah Ng came so close, yet so far in the Keirin competition. Probably not enough experiences on his part, but he was way better than the Badminton team.

The only True Malaysian Hero that I see in Athens is
Byran Nickson Lomas. He was up against World Champion Alexandre Despatie of Canada and Defending Champion Tian Liang of China. That didn't bother him one bit as he powered himself to a respectable 19th position in the 10M Platform diving event.

However, the truth and fact remains. Malaysia simply is not Olympic Quality. Look at Iraq. Iraq is a country torn apart, and yet it's football team powered over Portugal. They went on to the Bronze medal match, losing to eventual winners Italy. Can you imagine Malaysian football team go that far? Yeah right. Try QUALIFYING for the Olympic first.

Some other minor countries that are worst off than Malaysia can win medals, why can't we win at least one? We have "World Class" stadiums and "World Class" Coach, but we can't win a damn thing???

The first reason I could think of is the Malaysian Educational System. It is too exam and result orientated. Let me tell you what happened to my friends during my schooling years. A few of my friends were active at sports. They even went on to represent the state. They were good sportmens and sportwomens, but then it was exam time, and everything went to hell. Then they got into university, sports is no longer on their list. All they care was getting that degree. After getting that degree, they are worried about getting a good job. Now the only sport they do is : English Premier League on TV and at the local Mamak eating place. So, that's how our Educational System was systematically killing sports at school level. And yet, no one wants to admit the Malaysian Educational System is FLAWED. No one. Most people that supported the system was saying that it is a successfull system. I agree. But at what price? Tell me! During my era, english was not so important. So, some of my friends just didn't care to improve on their english. Now, one of my friends who is a mechanical engineer is struggling in his job when it comes to english. He even asked me a few times to correct his english, but in the end, the correction were not corrected. He didn't understand what I have corrected. Suffice to say, his english SUCKS. Now, everyone is trying to learn english. They FINALLY notice that english is an important language. However, in my opinion. It is a little too late. Just like sports. Only now some people are waking up and seeing the truth. Too LATE PEOPLE. You all SHOULD HAVE WOKE UP 10 YEARS AGO.

Now the million dollar question would be : Can Malaysian Sport be save?
The answer is ...................

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Where in the world is Kenny?

Sorry about the no new blog entries from me. I was very upset with my chinese input method was broken by my Firefox browser "Find as you type" feature. Although I can still use the input method, but the feature was annoying me and I was like submitting the bug to the Firefox developers. No reply was given.

I got fed up and didn't want to blog until the bug was solved. As I have drafted a few chinese entries can I CAN'T blog at the moment because of the bug.

What about just using Internet Explorer?



Anyway, I will be posting more when I update my windows to Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2 Final)......weeee....

seeya peeps........

My new storyboard "To Love A Thief" is going into initial stage where the characters names and characteristics are going to be plan. I am very happy with the framework of the storyline so far. It is going to be EXTRA ordinary.......