Monday, September 28, 2009

Malaysian Open - 2nd Day - Qualifying Game

2nd day of the Open and our 1st day in the tournament.

Super excited since finally, after dreaming to watch a live Pro Tennis, they are here now to grant my wish.

Took some of the photo using my friends cameras...

Woong-Sun Jun of Korea and Brendan Evans of USA after their match. Evans win 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Memorable comment from Evans to the Umpire: "You Robbed me twice!".

Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan signing autographs to some spectators after defeating Aisam-Ul-Hq Qureshi of Pakistan in straight sets, 7-6(3), 6-2.

Michael Yani of USA being interviewed after winning a great game with fellow American, Scott Lipsky in their friendly atmosphere match 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Scoreboard for Rohan Bopanna of India and Mariusz Fyrsternberg of Poland match inside the center court. The former wins in a straight sets, 7-5, 6-1. (Some of the pictures were accidentally deleted :( )

And before we leave the center court, we saw some of the players practicing for their upcoming matches, testing and familiarizing the court. One of them is..

Yep! David Ferrer of Spain :D

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Malaysian Open

So excited that finally after a month of planning, we will be able to watch a Professional Tennis for the first time. We only bought tickets for the final game since we can't watch the Main Draw until the Semis due to our work.

The tournament started today. Tomorrow, since weekends, we will try to watch the second day of qualifying games. :D

Friday, September 25, 2009

Things You Can Do To Help Your Country

Do you want a better Country?

to Rid poverty?

or Stop Corruption?

little things that we do can make a BIG difference...

I was re-reading the booklet that I borrowed last night titled "12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do To Help Our Country" and yeah this book inspired if not totally changed me.

The author believes, and so as I, that the progress of the country lies in every one of us. One of the striking things on the list which I want to stressed is:
"When you talk to others, specially foreigners, speak positively about us and our country."
This is indeed true. Not, for us, to boast about the positive traits of what our country can offer, but simply just to uplift the name of our motherland. It saddens me to hear, specially other who gain different "citizenship", to just throw bad things about the country.

I know and personally heard someone telling other nationalities that my "Beloved" country is full of struggling, poor people who snatch and hold-up other people for living. That you would not like to display your phones if you like to have it with you until you reach home or to display your new earing if you like to keep your ears intact.

He is just a perfect example and the reason why we are struggling now. I just hope that He crossed on this book for him to heard himself.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

2 days to go

I am still overwhelmed by Del Potro dethroning Federer at the last Us Open.. hahaha.. (apologies for the fans).

What excites me most and what am I looking forward to, is the upcoming ATP tour in Kuala Lumpur. Finally, they visit my adopting country and include it for one of their ATP World Tour 250 tournaments. I'm just disappointed that none of my favorites will be on the country's tour. But its still exciting that some of the known names will appear like Hewitt, Monfils, Verdasco and Davydenko.

Crossing my fingers that hopefully next year Rafa, Simon and Roddick join the KL tour.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Dream

Yep, I been away for exactly 1 month. No updates or anything. I just let my self and my mind to rest for a while though I moretimes sleep late watching late night shows.

Its been a very busy month for me. Giving some points on a new hired friend from our Company. I also on the process of cooling down since I been on fire and almost got an ugly confrontations with her. Its unfair to say that she changed a lot since everyone keeps on changing right? Its just that she disappoint me that much and almost forgot that shes my "childhood friend" not to mention a very closed neighbor and elementary classmate... but I will drop the subject and will make another post about that.

Last night, I woke up while on the midst of what I thought is a sound sleep, dreaming about my hometown. The only thing that I remember when I woke up is our place.. shouting it. Whoa! Its a bit creepy and I know its a bad dream. I just really regretted that I don't remember the whole details of it unlike when I was a kid. I still remember some of my childhood bad dreams. From a giant spidey which I'm not afraid of, big snakes, monster and ghosts. I, sometimes woke up in the middle of the night crying before.

The only bad dream that remains on my mind until now is about our country's local version of monster, the "Manananggal". It's a creature, a half body (human-like) with wings which able for it to fly and seek for its food. The news about this monster spread like a virus before. There are some people who claims to see this creature sneaking on someones roof, usually midnight. There even a times where our parents, due to panic, didn't allow us to go out of the house when the clock reach 7pm. It spoils our desire to play hide-and-seek since thats the only game children plays those times.

Good thing those kinds of news are not around anymore. Maybe because of the modern technology, these kinds of creepy stories were already wash out in peoples' mind...