Monday, September 29, 2008

Taufiq Hidayat, my so called "senior". Same CLUB:)


Taufiq Hidayat, hmm. He is from where I was born:) Yeh:) And he is from the same club as me:) He is a right hander.

Summary: Taufiq Hidayat. He was born in Indonesia in Bandung, west Java, just like me:)His height is 176cm which quite tall. He is a former world champion and the current Olympic champion in the men's singles. He also won the Indonesian Open six times. When he was young, he joined the SGS Club, a badminton club in Bandung. SGS Electrik is also the club I join:) The people there are really nice:) He was trained by Iie Sumirat, and Taufik learned his characteristic of confusing and tricky net play. Hidayat played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men' singles, defeating Hidetaka Yamada of Japan and Wong Choong Han of Malaysia in the first two rounds. He lastly won the gold medal.

Actually, at first when I join the SGS Electrik, I never knew he was from there too until my friend Jimar told me. Jimar was actually a nice guy. He and his sister Pupin and his bunch of crazy friends. They were actually really nice people. His friends include Henri, Rehan, Gilang and Rifa. Sorry guys if I spell your names wrongly. Actually I some how really pity them. They join the club to win medal and money, if they didn't win, they have to give up their dreams of becoming a badminton player. This is not good as they usually did not study. Hence, they have to continue to be in the badminton industry because they have no other skills. This is the reason why I pity on them. Jimar once told me that in order to live in Indonesia (the poorer people), you need to have a gang. It is because, if you are alone, you would surely get beaten up and I really mean it. So people like Jinda, I don't know what to say, but you guys are really very lucky. Hence, I think everyone who read my blog, please study harder because you never know how lucky you are. AND please stop fighting and getting involve in gang fight. It really very sad whenever Jimar just rushes out the training ground because one of his gang member is beaten. And usually, he would come back feeling sad. Any way, if any Anglican High pupils would want to know more, you call ask me:)

I just want to tell Taufiq: " Berjuang lah, jadikan permain yang lebih baik. Jaga and berikan kasih sayang sepenuhya kepada istri dan anak anda. Biarkan mereka jadi anak yang baik, dan pinter. Taufiq, gue ya...berharap kamu bisa menang lebih banyak title:) Jadi berjuang ya:)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Susi Susanti-The Singles player

This is the 3rd player posted. Her name is Susi Susanti. She is well, Indonesia's retired badminton player.
She is really a good player but sadly I wasn't born yet to see how well she play so I have no comment about her skills.
But I am sure she is a very great player. She won 2 medals in the olympics. One was a gold medal in the 1992 Barcelona. It was the first time Indonesia won a gold medal in Badminton women's singles.
"Susy Susanti qualified easily for the final, outscoring her first four opponents 88-22. However, a determined Bang Soo-hyun of Korea won the first game 11-5. Then Susanti took charge, winning the second game 11-5 and the third game 11-3. Two hours later, her fiancé, Allan Budi Kusuma, won the men's badminton title. When Susanti and Kusuma returned to Indonesia, the celebration in their honour included a two-hour parade through the streets of Jakarta that was led by a car carrying a gigantic shuttlecock.
The following year, Susanti faced Bang in the final of the 1993 world championships. Again Bang won the first game, but again Susanti came back to win the next two games. At the next Olympics, in 1996, the two were matched in the semifinals. This time Bang emerged victorious. However Susanti recovered to win the bronze medal match against Korean Kim Ji-hyun 11-4, 11-1. Susanti and Kusuma married in 1997."
This were taken from the international olympics committe website. I really hope that Maria Kristin could try her best and strive to be the world best Singles player.:)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Introducing Maria Kristin Yulianti of Indonesia

So, this is the second post. And also the second edtion:) So, I am Introducing Maria Kristin.
She was born in Tuban on 25th July 1985. Her email is . She is a right-handed player and her height is 169cm. She started playing badminton since she was 10 years old. She started badminton as a hobby and went on to strive to become a national player.
I think she is really one player whom I look up to admiration and respect. She really tried her best in every game she played.
Example: During the Indonesia Open 2008, I was once again watching the Indonesia Open on TransTV just like Sony's game. She had beaten Zhang Ning of China and it simply great of her who was then rank 24(if i am not wrong). Then she really tried her best in the finals against Xie Xingfang but she lost. Anyway when interviewed after the game, she said that she was afraid who the next opponent was because she believed in herself and she would try her best. And her words was really great.
Recently, she had won a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics against Lu Lan. She played really well once again. She is a really discipline girl and was always praying and believing in god just like what I always learn in school.
I believe that she would make Indonesia's next great singles player after Susi Susanti whom I would talking about in the next edition.Only 3 women including her have gain medal in the Olympics and hence I feel very proud of her as an Indonesian too. If Maria Kristin were to read this blog, I hope to tell her, "Kak Maria, gue rasa kamu sangat hebat. Jadi, kamu harus berjuang terus. Ga boleh bilang capek terus ya. Harus tetap berjuang. Kak, kalau kamu bisa mengalahkan Zhang Ning, kamu pasti bisa terus galahkan yang lain. Jadi kamu harus percaya dengan diri sendiri and yakin kalau kamu bisa membantu Indonesia untuk menjadi negara yang punya banyak permain bulu tangkis yang hebat ya. Harus jadi kaya Susi Susanti ya:)"

This are some of the achievements that Maria Kristin had recently:)... It was really good. And I could see that she really is trying her best:) 加油!我们支持你:)
21 Sep 2008 -->YONEX Open Japan Super Series 2008-->Quarter-Finalist
14 Sep 2008 -->Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold-->Quarter-Finalist
17 Aug 2008 -->Olympic Games 2008-->Semi-Finalist
22 Jun 2008 -->Indonesia Super Series 2008-->Runner-Up
18 May 2008 -->Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2008-->-
16 Mar 2008 -->Wilson Swiss Open Super Series 2008-->1/32
09 Mar 2008 -->YONEX All England Super Series 2008-->1/32
02 Mar 2008 -->Yonex German Open 2008-->Quarter-Finalist
04 Nov 2007 -->FRENCH SUPER SERIES 2007-->1/32
28 Oct 2007 -->DENMARK SUPER SERIES-->1/32
23 Sep 2007 -->YONEX CHINESE TAIPEI GRAND PRIX GOLD 2007-->Quarter-Finalist
19 Aug 2007 -->16th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2007-->1/16
15 Jul 2007 -->CHINA SUPER SERIES (1)-->1/16
13 May 2007 -->DJARUM INDONESIA SUPER SERIES-->Quarter-Finalist
06 May 2007 -->AVIVA OPEN SINGAPORE SUPER SERIES 2007-->1/16

Introducing Sony Dwi Kuncoro (Indonesia)

So...Ya. For today's edition, I have decided to introduce Sony Dwi Kuncoro. He is the Indonesia national player. Recently, he had just won the Japan Open. This is the article abstracted from the "我报". It says:"INDONESIA's Sony Dwi Kuncoro upset world no 1 and defending champion Lee Chong Wei 21-17,-21-11 to win the Japan open yesterday, avenging his quarter final defeat by the malaysian at the beijing olympics. Dwi Kuncoro, who won the Indonesia Open in June sealed his second Super Series title of the year."

Personally, Sony is one of my favourite player. He plays with confident. When I was watching Trans TV(the channel which broadcast Sony's Indonesia Open Series game), he was really playing very well. Anyway, I really thing he deserved all these because of his hard work. I really admired badminton players because they could have so much endurance and perseverance so as to overcome the stress faced by one's coach and the country's hope. Just like him. Although I didn't see how he played his game in Japan because I am in Singapore trying to study for my End of Year exams which are coming soon. I will continue to support him:)

This are some of his achievements
21 Sep 2008 -->YONEX Open Japan Super Series 2008 -->Winner
17 Aug 2008 -->Olympic Games 2008-->Quarter-Finalist
22 Jun 2008 -->Indonesia Super Series 2008-->Winner
18 May 2008 -->Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2008-->-
20 Apr 2008 -->Badminton Asia Championships 2008-->Semi-Finalist
16 Mar 2008 -->Wilson Swiss Open Super Series 2008-->1/32
09 Mar 2008 -->YONEX All England Super Series 2008-->Quarter-Finalist
27 Jan 2008 -->YONEX Korea Super Series 2008-->Quarter-Finalist
20 Jan 2008 -->Proton Malaysia Open Super Series 2008-->1/32
02 Dec 2007 -->YONEX-SUNRISE HONG KONG SUPER SERIES 2007-->Quarter-Finalist
25 Nov 2007 -->CHINA OPEN SUPER SERIES-->Quarter-Finalist
04 Nov 2007 -->FRENCH SUPER SERIES 2007-->1/32
28 Oct 2007 -->DENMARK SUPER SERIES-->Quarter-Finalist
19 Aug 2007 -->16th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2007-->Runner-Up

Through this, I find that he really has improved a lot and his efforts were commendable. Now, he is 5th in the world:) Which is really good, I must say. If Sony were to visit this blog...., I think I want to tell him...."Kamu adalah permain yang baik...Jadi kamu harus berjuang. Gue tau kalau latihan sangat capek tapi kamu ga boleh belang capek. Karena kamu lagi membantu Indonesia untuk jadi negara yang lebih baik. Yang terkenal untuk bulu tangis:)"

Summary: Name: Sony Dwi Kuncoro......Date of birth:7 July 1984......Place of birth: Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia......Height: 1.72m......Best ranking: 3rd in world......Ranking now: 5th in world.

Ya....For today's post, I think I will end here. For the next post, maybe I would post my favourite player. Guess who? You can leave a tag to write the answers.......:)

Anyway, school today was kinda of great. We had chinese in the first 2 periods and we learn a new topic and a new life value which is to stop misunderstanding people. We have to understand why some people do certain things that may hurt your heart but try to understand why they did they OK?? The we had boring music lesson. And recess before having 2 periods of math. Math was boring too but we get the do own mid-year paper....And I didn't know Mr Neo marked so fast that he had the result for the test we did yesterday:)Then we had boring english which i think i didn't catch anything because I was rather tired. Then I went home and become a "porter". You know why?? Because I had to carry the trolley for my mother as I accompained her to the supermarket. And I bought quite a lot of things:)

OK..I shall really end here...I hope you would look forward for my next post in introducing my favourite player for now:)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Indonesia Badminton Team Rocks

Seriously, I think that Indonesia badminton team really rocks a lot.
There are no words that is able to describe how beautiful the game is.
The players were magnficiently great players.
Sony Dwi Kuncoro just beaten Lee Chong Wei in the Japan Open and I guess that Lee Chong Wei is just to tired as he had just lost to Lin dan in the Beijing Olympics.
Anyway, Maria Kristin rocks too. Semoga Team Indonesia bejuang terus:) Maria Kristin, Sony and Vita...and Natsir....YOu guys ROCKS