Together with the Superbowl and World Cup, Olympics is undoubtedly one of the events that I want to participate at least once in my life time.
Of course, by participation I do mean attending and watch in person, though competing as an athlete/player that would of course be an even more awesome, but I think chances of that happening is as close to zero as it can be.
One of the big ticket items at the Olympics 2012 is undoubtedly the 100 meter dash. I remember watching history being made by Usian Bolt when he shattered the world record and ran so far ahead of the pack 4 years ago, and imagine how it would be like to be among the crowd that day.
Events like these are among the rare ones that the crowd cheers for winner and nobody boos the opponents. Imagine the jubilation, the excitement!
Another event that is of my personal interest is the badminton singles event. Four years ago Datuk Lee Chong Wei almost break out nation’s duck but fell just short for the gold medal.
This year is probably the last chance for Datuk Lee to get it done. As the world number one, an Olympic gold medal would make him one of the best players this generation. I’d love to be there to cheer for him during the matches.
And if I find myself at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, it won’t be just watching the athletes and games. There are over 200 countries at the big party, and there would be countless number of people attending.
An idea that I have is to capture videos of as many people in as many languages as possible saying “hello Malaysia, from London 2012“, and then compile a short video from the various clips. I think that’ll make a pretty neat video. What do you think?
Remember the Samsung Global Blogger contest I blogged last week?
The contest that can get you a free trip to London Olympics runs until 28th of April, 2012, and they are looking for video auditions with these qualities:
Confidence and energy in front of the camera
A passion for your subject matter
Imagination and originality
A good sense of humour
A social butterfly – do you use Twitter? Or talk to the world on your own blog?
The ability to tell a story well through video and the written word
Here’s Jamie Oliver’s take, and you can find video making tips here too.
I’ll make my video soon and wish me luck! I urge you to join too, head to Samsung Global Blogger contest page to find out more.
Since Haze and I can’t make it to the concert, our lost is your gain. I am giving away the pair of X-ZONE tickets to one lucky fella via a very simple contest.
this is the tickets!
Look at the photo of Cendawan below, and leave your best caption in comment. Contest winner will be chosen by me solely based on my judgement of the best caption.
Comment must be left before 11:59pm Wednesday 20th April, and winner needs to be able to collect tickets either at KL (near KLCC Convention Centre) during office hours on Thursday and Friday, or evenings at PJ near Taman Bahagia on the same day. If you win, I will email you.
caption this kitteh pic!
Sample caption (and a lousy one) – ” I SCARE BIG HAIR, I HIDE”
The answers were: Prime Steak House, Favola Italian Restaurant, and Latest Recipe. Winners were chosen by a randomizer from those with correct answers, so blame it on lady luck (of the lack of) if you got everything right but no dinner. Boohoo!
Congrats again and see you guys at the dinner this Friday!
I’m not really a super huge football fan, but I do follow the Premier League and play futsal every week. For most people around here, MU is their team, and for the rest of us who does not harbor a super liking to MU, we often support a competitor, and in my case, it is Chelsea!
Yes, Chelsea supporters are often seen as bandwagon jumpers during Mourino days when they won a couple championships, but I’ve been a closet fan since the days of Zola when I first heard the song “chelsea chelsea!”, so sue me.
I’m sure there are many who loves Chelsea and manage to looked over their supposedly superior bank account (that title goes to Manchester City anyway), and their brand of football that is not often the most fluid, they play to win and usually don’t get much help from officials (unlike.. MU of course) 😀
There is however, another football team that I support above all teams in the world, and that is our Yellow and Black team Tiger! The Malaysian team of course! The team that managed to win the Tiger Cup just very recently (how appropriate!).
This coming July 21st 2011 our boys will go against Chelsea at National Stadium Bukit Jalil (I went to their 2008 tour and it was awesome), and you too can be at this match by joining Celcom’s Channel X WHO WILL WIN Challenge. You stand a chance to win Autographed jersey and FREE tickets to the match, and here are the different ways to win:
A couple days ago I went to the Philippines, for a total of one day, with over half the time spent on the road (it was the Friday before Christmas, bad traffic). I messed up big time, I did not even get a chance to eat the famous balut!
If you have no idea what balut is, just take a look at the picture below.
Lovely isn’t it? Yes, I want to noms that down yumyumyum!!
There’s plenty to do at Philippines other than just chewing down balut, of course. The dried mangoes are super awesome, them pork dishes (at Cagayan, the Philippino restaurant at Centrepoint) are delicious, and there’re of course, pork rind and fried garlic I can buy back to Malaysia too!
Heck, there are even diving spots not far from Manila.
You guys will get to suggest and vote for what I do next when I’m there. What a concept right? (and there’s even a surprise for you if I manage to complete the task!)
Other than that, I also have to escape from a dangerous animal, so vote for me and I be your remote control blogger eating everything and anything you ask me to when I am at the Philippines! I need to win the Bloggers without Borders contest from Hotlink Prepaid Data Roaming.