The true spirit of 'Malaysia Boleh' was felt yesterday as the Malaysian contingent achieved its best ever finish outside the country at the SEA Games. 61 golds is no mean feat, especially with the controversy surrounding host nations (us included) of the Games. And even though our wait for a football gold medal still continues, other long-lost gold medals have returned after a long absence. Notably in badminton, where I wasn't even born the last time we won the women's doubles. And who could forget sepak takraw, after a decade in the shadows of Thailand and their 'servis kuda', we can rightfully claim ourselves as the new kings of takraw. Now we know who's been 'horsing' around lately.
I would also like to congratulate Norizan Bakar's boys for the bronze they won yesterday. Even though most of us wanted a different colour of medal, they redeemed themselves somewhat with a win against bitter rivals Indonesia. I personally enjoyed the win as I hate, and I mean hate Peter Withe, Indonesia's head coach. A bloody, cocky sunuvabitch. He had the nerve to say he expected to meet Malaysia for the bronze as he didn't expect us to be in the Final. This is before our semi-final defeat to Vietnam, of course. The nerve! Up yours, old man!
So a big congratulations to the Harimau Malaysia team at the SEA Games. Ohhh...I love the new look, by the way. I think it played its role in getting the opponents psyched up by the appearance of the yellow-and-black tiger stripes. Kudos to the Chef-de-mission, Low Beng Choo and of course, Datuk Azalina kita for the job well done.
But in our celebration of the SEA Games, let us not forget our lass in Hong Kong, Miss World No. 1, Nicol Ann David for her triumph at the World Open, cementing her place as the new No. 1. Congrats Nicol! You are marvelous as you are beautiful as a person.
Good week to be Malaysian, eh?
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