Monday, August 6, 2012

Badminton. Bringing a Family, a Nation together...

It's been a while since my last post, but after watching yesterday's Olympic Badminton finals. I feel I have to write something.

First and foremost, I want to thank DLCW and LD for giving an absolute marvellous display of athleticism. The game was thrilling, heart stopping and in the end heart breaking for Malaysians. But elation soon took over, as we realize, the effort DLCW put in >100% effort to fulfil a nation's dream.

On facebook, there were many many updates. The whole nation was watching, behind one goal. Families huddled in front of the TV, shouting and screaming at every exchange of point. I've long forgotten how that felt like. (In today's world, family also huddled in front of a laptop watching youtube live)

I remember in my younger years, whenever there were monumental badminton events, we would all be there. My dad with his tea, my mom sometimes knitting away. Me and my sister happy because we had ice cream with sliced bananas. (no free baskin robin in the 80s/90s)

This time round, I did not have the opportunity to spend it with my family as I work abroad. But the game brought back memories, which I hope in the future, 3 generations can share the same excitement.

Again, thank you again DLCW. Not only for trying so hard, but bringing the families together and my warm memories back.