Wednesday, April 29, 2009

An Invisible Thread....

There are nearly seven billion people on this planet. Each one unique. Different. What are the chances of that? And why? Is it simply biology, physiology that determines this diversity? A collections of thoughts, memories, experiences that carve out our own special place? Or is it something more than this? Perhaps there's a master plan that drives the randomness of creation. Something unknowable that dwells in the soul, and presents each one of us with a unique set of challenges that will help us discover who we really are.

We are all connected. Joined together by an invisible thread, infinite in its potential and fragile in its design. Yet while connected, we are also merely individuals. Empty vessels to be filled with infinite possibilities. An assortment of thoughts, beliefs. A collection of disjointed memories and experiences. Can I be me without this? Can you be you? And if this invisible thread that holds us together were to sever, to cease, what then? What would become of billions of lone, disconnected souls? Therein lies the great quest of our lives. To find. To connect. To hold on. For when our hearts are pure, and our thoughts in line, we are all truly one. Capable of repairing our fragile world, and creating a universe of infinite possibilities.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

World badminton facing dearth of talented singles players

Sorry..entry about badminton again...hehehe..this is me!!!!

Let share some facts.....

The badminton powerhouses, including Malaysia, are currently witnessing a dearth of talented men’s singles shuttlers.The sport badly needs saviours to breathe life and inject excitement back into the men’s singles event once again.

In Malaysia, there is no one else except for world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei to carry the torch.

It’s the same elsewhere too.

In fact, do not be surprised if the battle for supremacy at the 2012 London Olympic Games boils down to the same old protagonists – Chong Wei, China’s Lin Dan, Denmark’s Peter-Gade Christensen and Indonesia’s Taufik Hidayat!

That is the sorry state of world badminton.

Except for China, probably, the world is starved of new talents in men’s singles.

Indonesia are hoping to unearth more Taufiks; Denmark are scouring the land for another Christensen; and South Korea’s only hope for now is Park Sung-hwan.

China currently have several juniors waiting in the wings but they are not expected to soar as high as their former greats – like Yang Yang, Zhao Jianhua and Han Jian.

In Malaysia, Chong Wei’s almost total domination of the local scene for seven years speaks volumes of the dearth of talent at home.

If only we had three Chong Weis, Malaysia can surely look forward to winning the Thomas Cup Finals for the first time in 17 years on home turf next year.

But the gap between the back-up shuttlers and Chong Wei is so wide that surely something must be wrong with BAM’s coaching and training set-up.

They have good coaches and fantastic facilities; they adopt the Sports Science approach in training; the shuttlers are offered lucrative incentive packages; and there is the three-tier national training structure — elite, back-up elite and Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS).

The second echelon of players — Liew Daren, Mohd Arif Abdul Latif, Chong Wei Feng and Tan Chun Seang — cannot be faulted for not trying their best. It is just that their best is simply not good enough.

Singles chief coach Rashid Sidek is at his wits’ end trying to figure out ways to help these players make the breakthrough.

What is wrong then?

In China, a 10-year-old child goes into full-time training.
In Malaysia, full-time training only begins after Form Five.

In China, the juniors spar with the cream of the crop daily.
In Malaysia, this takes place only three times a week.

In China, all the provinces are involved in nurturing talents.
In Malaysia, only Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kedah, Johor and Sabah are active.

BAM president Datuk Nadzmi Mohd Salleh admitted they were facing a serious problem due to the lack of depth in the men’s singles department, saying: “We have to do something different. There has to be some drastic changes.

“Our juniors are improving in small steps but we want to see them making progress by leaps and bounds.

“We are seriously looking into this.”

The BA of Malaysia only have to take a few steps back to find the solution.

They need to go back to the basics and that is to focus on schools and grassroots programmes and kick the “sleeping” states into action.

The World Badminton Federation (BWF) too have a big role to play to get all their affiliates on the right track again because, for the last few years, there has been too much distraction with the power struggles within the set-up.

And, hopefully, the focus will be on how to raise up new stars rather than trying to ‘kill’ each other in the quest for power and control.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Mengenali Pentadbiran Baru Negara.....

Malaysia baru saje dapat PM jemaah menteri @ kabinet pun baru la..
Ni link utk sape2 yg nk tgk wajah2 pemimpin negara..

Semoga Malaysia teru maju dan aman di bawah pimpinan terkini ini... Malaysia 2009.pdf

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Peluang Ke-2

Tiba2 mlm ni tergerak hati nk menulis psl seorg pemain badminton negara ni..aku rase aku xbgtau nama pun org dpt agk sape orgnya..hari ni aku baca kt paper jurulatih bg die satu lg peluang utk meyakinkan jurulatih utk mengekalkan die dlm skuad kebangsaan..kejohanan yg akn menentukan hala tuju atlet ni ialah ABC kt Korea nnti..kite tggu n lihat ape yg die mmpu buktikan..

Sebenrnya aku juz nk kongsi something yg menarik perhatian aku psl mamat ni..die mula mencipta nama di puncak when he won All England title in 2003..apa yg menarik die cipta sjrh when he became the youngest got that title..he just 21 that yg lebih menarik rekod tu bertahan setahun je..2004 lin dan got that title when he was only 20..even aku sgt kecewa time tu sbb xleh tgk live..nasib bdk dok hostel..cmni la..dan perasaan bengang tu kembali when i arrived india..badminton is not a popular game in usah bermimpi utk tgk badminton kt tv India..

Berbalik kpd pemain itu..ape yg menarik perhatian aku..1 week after die tewas ngan abg die kt swiss open..adlkah perkara itu dirancang or smmgnye die kalah..hanya die yg tau jwpnnya..then lps tu die trus tenggelam..

Tapi satu lg article ari ini menarik minat aku..rashid kata lin dan dan chong wei berada di kelas mereka tersendiri..menyebabkan bkn hanya malaysia yg sukar mencari pemain pelapis..negara lain turut menghadapi masalh yg sama..apa yg terlintas di fikiran aku..ini bermakna pemain yg aku maksudkan tu muncul brsama2 player yg berada di tahap yg lebih tinggi..bagi aku agak sukar utk player tu naik masih adakah peluang kedua buatnya..

But anything can happen in badminton..we just wait n see..

P/S: Majulah sukan untuk negara....

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What ur mind believes, ur body can achieve it!!!!

Everyone has limits. But we never know our limits until our skills have been put to test. Never say: "This is all I can do unless you've tried to do it". Do you know that humans only use 10% of their brain? You just need to find it and the first place to look into is within yourself.

Our skills double when we face danger. Then we see, hear, smell, and move faster. It shows that we're capable to act and do much more than we think. We are just too afraid at times. But what are we afraid of? Are we afraid, we may actually find our true strengths? Or is it we just need to be pushed to find our true potential?

"What is the most universal human characteristic: fear or laziness???"

Some of us aren't afraid. We just aren't bothered? 'SO WHAT?' are the two most dangerous accountable words. "So what, i'm weak? So what, I am not using my abilities to their best?" These are questions that can never be answered. But think about it a while, if everyone starts asking you the same questions, how will you feel?
If all the great leaders fuss "So what, the country is unhappy?"
If your grocer yells, "So what, you're hungry?"
If your garbage collector tells "so what, your home is dirty?"

Replace that acidic "So what?" with the hopeful "What if?"
"What if you become someone great worth remembering?"
"What if you can make people proud of you?"

The thing that is worse than quitting or failing is being complacent. Believing that you are weak and that's all you are capable of. When you start to say, "This is the way i am and there's is nothing I can do about it". No one can help you in such a situation. Even the skills that you have mastered will be a waste with such an attitude. believe in yourself and only then you can expect others to believe in you.

Start to care. Even if no one else does care for you. The last person to give up on you should be yourself!!!!!!!