Let the shuttlecocks fly

The first Thai badminton player ever to reach Olympics quarterfinals has just advanced to semifinals! On that note – Nice try, Kevin and Howard of the US Badminton team. Not bad for your first time out. On another note – 3 Thai boxers–each in a different weight group–are still hanging in there. This year may be the year we have the most Olympics medal yet! I remembered when I was a kid, and the first Olympics medal was won. It was a silver in boxing. Then we didn’t win anything for a couple of Olympics, and then we hit the...
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Goooooold!

Meet Udomporn Polsak, the first Thai woman to ever won a gold medal for, of all the sports that are unpopular among Thai women, weightlifting. Weighing in at 53 kg (117 lbs.), Udomporn lifted the total of 222.5 kg (491 lbs.) to win the gold. Read about her, and our national, triumph in this report from Yahoo! toward the end of the article. I actually cried when I saw her picture of her in a Thai online newspaper. I’m so goddamn proud! And again, I fucking hate NBC fol the time delay coverage....
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Olympics Nut

Yet another culture shock. When I was growing up, Olympics is a very big deal. The whole country seems to stop to watch, to cheer on our own team–and even other countries’. 2004 Athens Olympics in the U.S.? *cricket chirps* Yeah. Nobody around me is as excited about the games. Actually, nobody seems to care that much. Another reason to feel home sick. We used to stay up even during school nights to watch the broadcast of any major sports events. Sometimes Daddy would come wake us up when the games were on, and let us slept the rest of...
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Cruise with me baby

On additional, boy-crazy note: I watched E! Special presentation/interview with Tom Cruise during my cold medicine haze. After all these years, after Brad Pitt and many other hunks, Tom still does it for me. His smile still quivers my heart and buckles my knees. Tom was the first celebrity I had a mad crush on. Top Gun did it. And it was all about Tom all the time sometime in 6th grade. I think that may be where I developed affinity for white boys. Well, actually that would split between Tom Cruise and Fabian, the boy from Germany I met...
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The Village

Brandon and I went to see “The Village” on Sunday. I figured out the twist before it was revealed. I’m so damn proud! And not to spoil it for those who hasn’t seen the movie, you can email me to ask when I figured it out. There are moments where Lucius would come for Ivy, taking her hand and lead her to safety without even saying a word, and she knew it was him. Suddenly, Joaquin Phoenix was just hot. Chivalry. True love. Quiet passion. That’s pretty hot....
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Somber

Just when I was about to go to bed, I was hit by this low grade meloncholy. A somber realization with a dash of morbidity and a hint of brooding pessimism. I think this all may have stemmed from a comment made by a friend from work today. “I believe I’m going to die alone,” he said. He was thoroughly convinced that he would never find his life partner. According to him, his soulmate is his ex-wife, so he didn’t need to find that. He dreaded going through life without anyone by his side. I tried to cheer him up...
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