Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM)-Grabbing headlines in 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

Vincent Tan and his Cardiff superstitions.

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/sports/article/vincent-tan-prefers-players-with-lucky-8-in-their-birthdates

Hilarious the British media.It is demonisation

of  certain people and labelling someone as

a modern Fu Manchu.

British business must expect investors to pump

in money like throwing money down the drain

to suit their cavemen instincts and whims and fancies,

when to a certain extent business entails earning your keep

and making sacrifices to reach a bigger market instead of

playing cavemen football as in the good old days.

Next they will claim that Tan is going to sell Cardiff brand

fortune cookies and chop suey and starting a Cardiff Dragons

launderette.

For the uninitiated, Bluebirds in many parts of Asia means

"Dick head" or "prick", so maybe  Cardiff is proud of its

vulgar old name being a subject of ridicule in Asia.

Poor Vincent Tan , he's now stuck with a bunch of

'lanchows" who demand that he dance to their primitive tune

instead of allowing him to take them places the way of  the

famous English clubs. Remember Eric Cantona?

Goh Liu Ying suffers serious injury

Monday, December 16, 2013

2013 Badminton Super Series Semis-Presence of Wild Dogs and Macaques in Cheras Badminton Stadium

During the game when Wang Shi Xian played
Tai Tzu Ying,there were several wild dogs and
Macaques among the audience barking and gibbering
away during the game which took away the enjoyment
of watching good badminton.I think the KLBA should
discourage these rude beasts from invading and presiding over
events as it is hampering the progress of the country
to be a developed nation.For all you know next time in the
Malaysian Open we may be bombarded with racial slurs
or sexist remarks,things not acceptable in civilised societies.
Not sure where the Macaques came from,they are all over
Cheras because their habitat has been destroyed by
development,whilst the stray dogs could be ill-bred local natives,
indirectly venting their anger thru "apa lagi Cina mahu",or running
dogs whose ancestors are from up north who think like bananas
trying to prove their loyalty by sucking up to their dongbao and
wagging their pariah mongrel tails, or sub-human immigrants from
across the Straits thinking Cheras is Istora Senayan.
Whoever and wherever they are from hopefully we will have less
of that in future as it is annoying and is distracting the players and
audience as much as say,using flash photography.
A true badminton player and supporter,as opposed to a rude wild dog
or Macaque will respect players irrespective of their creed.
Try to imagine what badminton would be like if ever the game is
dominated by dogs and macaques.


  

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

2013 French Open badminton-top seeds withdraw

China players withdrawn from

the French Open include:

Li Xue Rui
Chen Long
Du Peng Yu
Wang Yi Han

In Li Xue Rui's case it is because

of  illness contracted during the Denmark

tournament.

In the case of  Chen and Du it must be a case

of taking a break after the hectic domestic schedule

and probably preparing for the China and HK circuit.

On the positive side, their absence only provides an

opportunity for other players to shine and win more prize money.

Surprisingly Wang Shi Xian was not withdrawn.Sun Yu has been

clashing too often in the first round with compatriots and this has to

be more than coincidence.Otherwise the itchy bitchy fan boys and

fan old geezers will have a field day saying" see I told you so"in case

there is a walkover in protest to this probable set-up.If this continues

Sun will never be able to move up the rankings.

If this is deliberate match fixing by organisers, then probably this

Humbugland 's Open may be in future be downgraded to GP status. 

2014 Badminton World Championships in Denmark

http://www.thestar.com.my/Sport/Badminton/2013/10/21/Expect-Lights-camera-action-at-2014-World-Champs.aspx

We can only hope that this velodrome is

not susceptible to draughts like the Tianhe

in 2013, otherwise we wont get very high

quality play like in the 2013 Denmark Open,

just for the sake of some marketing hype.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Hoyer Larsen on Gamesmanship in badminton and Hawkeye System

http://www.thestar.com.my/Sport/Badminton/2013/10/20/Hoyar-Larsen-Its-difficult-to-curb-gamesmanship.aspx

At least Hoyer Larsen who is a legend

who has gone against the odds himself knows what

competitive badminton is all about.

The Denmark 2013 Open also confirmed how matured

the audience there are and the importance they put on

building a positive image of their society for their continued

prosperity and well-being.

This is in contrast to the thick skinned obnoxious fan boys

and fan old men with brains baked by the tropical sun who

only moan and whine and focus on sabotaging the competition

instead instead of doing positive things like investing their limited

tax money to develop own human capital and image building instead

of  ranting on and on like third world primitive tribesmen and old

ladies as they continue to slide in human development in their own

pathetic,corrupt and backward social environment.

Losers moan on and on like a broken record about unfair

competition,typical of people with a backward culture ,whilst

winners face up to adversity and take positive steps to overcome

their own shortcomings.

Most ironic of all are losers who complain about others bullying them

but unwilling to do anything about cleaning up their own filth in their

own backyards first.Equally ironic are losers who dont know who

their real friends are but continue to praise their enemies and

condemn their friends.

Boleh? It's the regional culture and mentality,stupid.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Understanding the design of modern badminton racquets


Badminton racquets have come a long way since

the age of wooden or metal racquets or metal/wood

composites.The wood or metal racquets were heavy

and stiff and required great strength and long swings

to impart power and were very slow on defence as they

were not very manueuverable because of gravity defying

heavy heads and stiff shafts and bulky heads.

Modern racquets are now made of slim,lightweight graphite

composites which offer very good aerodynamics.

Design is generally classified into 3 types :

1) Head heavy racquets for the hard hitting attacker

2) Head light racquets for the defensive players facilitating

rapid swings up and down,forwards and backwards.

3) Balanced racquets offering something in between.

Within the 3 classifications,design is also differentiated by

1) Stiffness of the shaft, affecting how players swing their
racquets,stronger ones with strong wrists preferring stiff shafts
and short swings, weaker ones preferring flexible shafts for a
"whiplash" or flyswatter effect to add power preferring longer
swings and use of more bodyweight.

2) Frame design-Frame design can also be stiff or flexible,and the
shape and weight of the frame will affect the aerodynamics of the
racquet.Ultimately the frame type influences heavily the degree of
control of the shuttle and stroke and also the racquet's
maneuverability and speed.

So,to me, when selecting a racquet, it is not just about whether it is
head heavy or head light or balanced, within these 3 classifications
there is also the sub-classification of shaft rigidity and frame design
which influences the hitting technique of the player.

Some other factors which may affect how the racquet responds are
its total weight,size of grip and the string tension.A smaller grip on a
stiff racquet for example may permit more manueverability.

Ultimately racquets are differentiated according to their degree of
power,control ,speed and maneuverability . It must be impossible
for a racquet to have all three and you gain some and lose some.
It is ridiculous to have a player very powerful but slow in defence
or unable to control his strokes.Even worse still is the player with
an ideal racquet but physically weak or with sluggish movement and
footwork.

Choosing a wrong racquet unsuited to a player's body type,technique
or condition may cause unnecessary fatigue or inefficiency .

Professional players are generally physically honed to play with any
type of racquet but preferences on racquet types may vary across
different genders and age groups.



Badminton star Huang Sui reappears after going missing

Friday, October 4, 2013

Yonex Nanospeed 9000X badminton racquet-a gem and classic rediscovered


Picked up one from a warehouse sale after

wondering what the fuss was all about.

This model was released around 2006

as one of the pioneer Yonex lightweight

and headlight series and a quick check of

the 2007 All England revealed that half the China

team ie.the women were using it eg.Wei Yi Li,

Zhao Ting Ting,Zhang Jie Wen,Yang Wei,

Zhang Ning ,Xie Xin Fang,Huang Sui and Gao Ling.

That explains why the people who snapped up the

racquet at the sales were mainly uncles and veterans.

Surprisingly Lee Chong Wei used it in early 2006

when coached by Li Mao,but switched to a harder

racquet to match Lin Dan and Taufik power later as Li

Mao had noticed LCW's deficiency in that area.

The racquet was probably withdrawn when Yonex

collaborated with Li Ning to produce a new line of

racquets for the China team.

I have recently settled with using the Nanoray

700 RP as my standard because it is light,fast

especially in defence and manoeuvred easily,but it

lacks slightly in power and control. The Nanospeed

9000x could have been designed to overcome this

problem in power and control of the Nanospeed 7000

which preceded the Nanoray 700.

It is essentially a headlight racquet with a very stiff shaft

but has a light,resilient,slim and flexible frame, reinforced

at certain points like the old Titanium racquets to afford

stability and control.The design of the frame allows the

racquet to be speedy, manoeuvrable but  gives it a bit more

in terms of power and control.So it gives defensive and

speedy players an extra bite in smashing ,dropping and

clearing as well as accuracy at the expense of a little less

speed and manoeuvrability.The manufacturer attributes

the additional power from the "elastic" titanium laced frame.

Never tried the Nanoray 9900 but it must have been an

improvement of the 9000X.

I believe the current Nanoray z Slash is actually following

this process of upgrading it from the Nanoray 700 RP or

"rough" Ti 10, just as the 9900 was an upgrade of 9000x,

and this in turn an upgrade of the Nanospeed 7000 .

So when comparing Nanoray 700 with the 9000X,

the following are my conclusions (just my opinion

and how it suits my defensive, countering ,driving,

tapping and flicking playing style)

                  Nanoray 700    Nanospeed 7000  Nanospeed 9000

Speed               10/10                 9/10                  8/10                

Control               8/10                 8/10                  9/10

Power                9/10                 7/10                  9/10

Manoeuvre        10/10                9/10               8.5/10

In short it is not wrong to say that Nanotechnology is not just

marketing hype,it has made racquets lighter,slimmer,more

aerodynamic, faster, and still  maintaining power.The Nanospeed

series pales in comparison with the Nanoray series,even the low

end Nanorays outperform high end Nanospeeds.

Maximum power can be achieved with many head heavy racquets

and maximum control with stiff frame Arc Saber models ,at the

expense of other advantages of course.

Manoeuvrability is a matter of whether the racquet

is flexible enough to be twisted to execute quick,deceptive

strokes using the wrist and whether the racquet is light enough

to be wielded up and down rapidly between attack and defence

without tiring out the player and still stable enough to generate

accurate placements.

Control is a matter of accuracy ,the stiffer and more stable the

frame, the better quality the shots especially at the net and placements.

Speed and power are dependent on aerodynamics, built

on Newton's ancient First Law ie. Force =Mass x Acceleration.

Pressure =Force/Area, Bending Moment and Deflection = Force x Distance

Swinging a racquet downwards is aided by gravity, dragging it upwards

is resisted by gravity.

 All three racquets are essentially built for doubles play

although many are using it in singles.

The biggest drawback of the Nanospeed 9000x to me is its

poor recovery and braking effect.This means that after a big swing

downwards it takes effort and time to pull the racquet back to

position to repeat the swing or even to perform a block, unlike

the speedy Ti 10,Nanospeed 7000 or Nanoray 700. In this sense

it is no better than the head heavy racquets and the stiff frames of the

Arc Saber series.That must be the reason why this model was consigned

to the graveyard of badminton racquets,although it may suit singles play.

Or, the Elastic Titanium technology was simply shifted from the Nano

series to the Amortec. By 2008 most players except Xie Xin Fang had

adopted the Amortec series.Another glaring weakness of the 9000x is

the difficulty of playing shots after they have crossed the hitting zone and

behind the back.That is why the 'S' version with a flexible shaft was more

popular than the' X'.

 The Nanospeed 7000 is basically a failed product because of its very

weak frame.Hafiz Hashim, Julianne Schenk and Wong Mew Choo

were the few who adopted it and it definitely suited their softer,

defensive styles.The 9000x seems to fit many players' expectations

ie.light, fast,manueverable,but with a stiff shaft and strong light frame

that controls the shuttle well and still imparts a lot of explosive power

for smashing and clearing.A long backswing is not required,the stiff

shaft and resilient strong frame will do all the work although a strong

wrist and elbow work is required.In this unique design the frame is

the part that provides the punch instead of the stiff shaft,which hardly

bends.

 On another note,Li Ning racquets used to be built around powerful

head heavy racquets but the 3rd generation series are designed to

be softer either to accomodate "weaker" amateurs or enabling

China players to focus more on softer play expounded by

players from other countries ie. better defence,accuracy ,

racquet speed and deception. In fact,personally I find the

Nanospeed 9000x plays like a lightweight and headlight Li

Ning N90II, but  faster,more flexible and a little less powerful,

exactly where Li Ning Gen III racquets are heading nowadays.

Even girls like Porntip and Busanan can use the N90 II now.

The best advice to anyone buying a racquet is to buy one only

after having tried out the model.Never depend on manufacturer's

marketing tricks or advice from other players.Change models if

the current racquet used cannot cover the weaknesses of the

player.I must have at least 10 Li Ning and Yonex racquets in

my bag,and they all play very well. I only change them to suit

the speed of shuttles used or to counter glaring weaknesses of

my opponents.

To me,playing doubles is like Volleyball, the ultimate goal is to

force opponents to give a weak return so that it can be spiked

at the net,or like football,hockey or basketball, it is about

teamwork and collaboration to set up the striker to score the

goals,doubles is not about killing the shuttles with a power smash

from the baseline, its simply too easy to defend nowadays.



      Xie Xin Fang was the biggest fan of the Nanospeed 9000 using it till the end of her career

















Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Malaysia and Korea to have joint training programs in badminton

http://www.thestar.com.my/Sport/Badminton/2013/10/02/Malaysia-South-Korea-to-have-joint-badminton-programmes.aspx

That part about Korea emphasising on

sports science is very enlightening.

Perhaps Korea will achieve what Ng

Chin Chai, Tan Aik Mong failed to do.

That is ,slowly but surely educating the

undereducated donkeys and coconut heads

to match up to the realities of the modern

world of Technology and Science.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Sunrise Sports S.B. Yonex Warehouse Sale at AEON Cheras


What a week it was for Yonex freaks

at the Yonex warehouse sales at AEON

Taman Maluri, Kuala Lumpur.

It was a rare occasion for Yonex to

have a warehouse sales.On sale were

out of production racquets from 2008 onwards

with made in Japan models like :

Nanospeed 9000X
Nanospeed 7000,7700,6600,5500
Arc Saber 7, Z Slash, 8DX, 5 ,5DX
Titanium 7 and 5
Amortec 900
All less than Rm300 except for models like
AS Z Slash.

Also racquet bags at less than rm50 and slightly
dated shirts and shorts.

The racquets are genuine Yonex stuff made in Japan

and SP coded.They were distributed from Singapore

to Hong Kong,and the surplus now sold in Msia at prices

equivalent to that of fakes.Customers were buying some

models like the Nano 9000x by the armload and probably for

resale.

The sale ends on 6th October 2013.Go only

during off-peak hours.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Latest on BAM

Why currently some nations are more successful than others in badminton


Just reading all the muddled infantile whining  in the

kiddies and mentally challenged badmintonforums on

how to create world beating individuals and teams in

the sport badminton prompts me to propose the following

hypotheses:

1) Badminton is still in its infancy as a commercial sport
and does not offer the same rewards as soccer or tennis.
It is extremely difficult for individuals or teams to be sustained
without the use of public funds.

2) China the most successful team is top not because of
its population or talent pool (players are mainly elite national
athletes ,not members of private clubs).China dominates team
events especially those that do not offer prize money because
it is willing to invest tons of public money to enhance the prestige
of its team,something most nations cannot afford to.The same is
probably true of Korea.

3) Affluent capitalist nations like Japan, Denmark and Germany can
produce individuals excelling in prize awarding open tournaments
because their private sectors can afford to sponsor and subsidise their
players who earn some prize money as well to supplement their income.
These players are true professionals.India is trying to join this club.

4) There are other nations whose governments are not rich and who
have very weak private sectors who don't sponsor sports.Malaysia,
Thailand and Indonesia are prime examples, they have big ambitions
but cannot sustain big teams but can only focus attention on a select
few individuals who dominate Opens and work hard to earn prize
money.These countries can dominate once in a while in modern times
in times of plenty when there is plenty of money to go round.

5) In the final analysis most countries have about the same talent
irrespective of their population numbers,neither is it about passion
or fighting spirit.

It is about productivity of the people that translates into their athletes,
and whether the government can afford to foot the bill or whether there
exists a private sector strong enough to sponsor the athletes to
supplement their prize money.
It is also to some extent the level of Technology of the country,whether
the people are generally disciplined, properly educated and competitive
enough to compete in the world stage.

It doesn't take a genius to deduce that the successful countries in
badminton excel in many other fields in the world because of their human
capital.
Sad to say ,the mentioned laggards in badminton,are also laggards in most
other fields.So other than economics and productivity, history and culture
also play a part in the success factors.

In the case of Malaysia current and future economic and political trends
will compel the BAM to downsize its organisation with less players and
support staff.Most of the players will be outsourced from private clubs
to represent the country in team events.
For a country that is neither here nor there in terms of Technology and
Economics the ideal blend would be a small tax-funded National
Association keeping a few loyal players and staff,supported by players
from more efficient private and productive clubs when performing national
duties like Thomas Cup.That was already in place in the early 2000s when
Malaysia had players like Ong Ewe Hock,Wong Choon Han, Lee Tsuen
Seng,James Chua, Choong Tan Fook and Lee Wan Wah,Chew Choon
Eng and Chan Chong Ming, and Roslin and Hafiz Hashim all in the same
team.Indonesia appears to have adopted this model.
Its all about money and economics,stupid.
 






BAM chairman to assume role of head of TMG

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Rashid considers returning to BAM

Tan Aik Mong quits as BAM chief after just 2 weeks

http://www.thestar.com.my/Sport/Badminton/2013/09/24/Aik-Mong-quits-as-TMG-director.aspx


Wise decision! Now its business as usual!

Given the spite even when working for free?

There are more things in life than political badminton!

http://warisantmk.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/khairy-jamaluddin-jangan-biarkan-dap-kuasai-persatuan-badminton-malaysiabam/

Maybe the BAM has too many DAP supporters?

The main reason must be because most of the coaches have

threatened to quit. It is typical of Feudal Malaysian society

to be obsessed with face and positions and titles.Being transfered

to coach juniors is not demotion unless the perks are removed ,it

is even more challenging to teach juniors, one does not need to good to

train elites like Lee Chong Wei.

Perhaps the problem with Nerds and Geeks when they become leaders

is lack of diplomacy,the change could have been done with some explaining

and clarification instead of a take it or leave it attitude without considering

the feelings of people.In business school such heavy handedness is

considered violating a very basic management principle in dealing with

people, unless you are in the army,for example.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Malaysian Badminton in early 80s-When Tan Aik Mong was chief





During the era of Liem Swie King,Han Jian,Luan Jin,Prakash and Frost.

When Razif and Jalani won the 82 All England,when rebel Misbun caused

havoc in the BAM and quit the BAM.

Tan was preceded by Gunalan,he was chief coach in the 1984 Thomas

Cup,when England defeated Malaysia 5-0 in the Thomas Cup group match,

then Phua Ah Hua succeeded and quit in 1986, followed by  Fang Kai

Xiang, Han Jian, Razif Sidek, Frost, Indra Gunawan, Yap Khim Hock the

unholy gambler and drinker,and then continued to slide with the demand

for "local" leadership.




Japanese Badminton-The Golden Age 1965-1981



Including a very rare pic of Hiroe Yuki

BAM flip flop ,back to square one

http://www.thestar.com.my/Sport/Badminton/2013/09/23/BAM-revert-to-original-plan-with-launch-of-new-project.aspx

Looks more and more like an Umno style Sandiwara

or stage show to hide the ultimate agenda of cutting costs.

With leaders working for free but trying to bring in modern

technology and hopefully sports science to bring badminton

on par with the rest of the world.

Cutting red tape and unproductive layers of management

but still maintaining under educated coaches schooled in the

traditional mould but finally putting annoying administrators

where they rightfully belong, providing support services.

But still under the thumb of the NSC and devoid now of the

politicians cum horse traders to demand financial allocations

to share all round as in "lu tolong gua gua tolong lu".

Will this motivate the players in this day and age,that is

,leadership by example and discipline, whilst the Gen Y players

have  to struggle with meagre allowances whilst their peers

graduate from Universities and start to plunge into lifelong debt

driving expensive cars and supporting trophy girlfriends and

trying to strike it as a millionaire before they reach 30,

encouraged by the generous (with other peoples' money ,

that is ) government of the day?

Take a step backwards and look at the big picture, in

recent times pockets of success were the result of technological

change that Fang Kai Xiang brought in 1987, 88 to 92 were the

efforts of a certain Santa who splurged other peoples' money to

buy talent like an oil rich sheikh during the Asian miracle and

success was brought in by Foreigners like Frost and Indra

Gunawan later.

After that during the age of the easy credit economy , all limited

resources were concentrated on one singles player and one

doubles pair to show some results to justify allocation of funds.

The rest of the limited resources were probably spent on non-

players who unlike players did not have to produce viable results.






Sunday, September 22, 2013

Repairing cracked badminton racquets

If your ultra expensive Li Ning or fancy high end Yonex

develops a crack, or fissure, dont throw it away.

Racquet shops can provide a welding service to rejoin

the broken parts and then respray it.

Depending on the racquet model ,the epoxy glue and

carbon fibre added to the weld will not increase the weight by

much,maybe 5gm, and will not cause much distortion to play.

The weight distribution of the head will no longer be even but

it is not noticeable unless you are a pro.This is because some epoxy

and carbon fibre is filled into the hollow frame at the joint when

welding.

They can be re-strung up to 25 lbs., and if they dont play well

or develop cracks, hang it up or donate it to some orphanage

for the kids to learn badminton.

You'll be surprised how many repaired racquets have been put

for sale and how difficult it is to spot a weld if the expert had done

a good repair job.Most shops charge about rm 30-40 for each repair.   

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Zolkples comments on BAM

http://www.thestar.com.my/Sport/Badminton/2013/09/20/Zolkples-Its-a-huge-loss.aspx

In the final analysis everything is about cutting costs

and waste just like everywhere else in these troubled times.

This we have to see, with Msia's penchant for making

achievements at astronomical costs compared to others,

how much can be achieved on a shoestring budget in this day

and age with the decision makers working for free?

The NSC is the body that pulls the money strings of the BAM.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Lee Chong Wei's immediate future plans

http://www.thestar.com.my/Sport/Badminton/2013/09/14/Chong-Wei-not-affected-by-BAMs-changes.aspx

His comment on sending players overseas for tournaments

is note worthy. Will the government continue to provide funds

for this purpose or will other priorities such as feeding the aggressive

fat bum cats be bigger priorities?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Myths and truth about cancer treatments and prevention

Subject: Fwd: Shocking Cancer Information....MUST READ all 
Received this - oncologists will not he hppy.
But , perhaps , just take it as food for thought!!
Some good advice!
read and do researchBeing sensible about cancer.
 If I am ever faced with this in life - this is why I would not want any cancer treatment......

Shocking Cancer
 Information - A MUST READ.

Written by a doctor who suffers from cancer and he uses alternative rather than conventional medicine that involves chemo etc.  
Good to share with family and friends. 
Cancer treatment is about making money...provoking thoughts

 
I posted this article, which may have some provoking thoughts:

The below is absolutely 100% true and as a doctor I have been telling people this for 15 years now. No one wants to listen. Folks need to wake up. Cancer treatment is about making money. It is a 120 billion dollar a year industry in the United States alone and estimated to be a 600 billion dollar a year industry worldwide.

A successful cancer case according to the American Cancer  Society and the American College of Oncology and Hematology means that the person survives for 5 years. Both the American Cancer Society and the American College of Oncology and Hematology admit that a person is likely to survive cancer for 7 to 10 years even if they do absolutely NOTHING. Of course, only the doctors get those magazines - not you, the cancer patient.

Alternative medicine's track record of curing cancer is 10 times higher than that of conventional medicine. Note that I say CURE.

Remember another thing.

A TUMOR is just a symptom.
It is not the cause of cancer.

Science is cause and effect.

 Remove the cause and the effect disappears.

I am in my third battle with cancer right now.

I have not done any chemotherapy or radiation or surgery for
any of my bouts with cancer.
I survived leukemia,
I survived Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and now
I have Glioblastoma which is supposedly an incurable
form of brain cancer.
I was given two months to live 5 months ago.

I have been using
 Chinese herbs,high doses of vitamin C,acupuncture, chiropractic,homeopathy and nutritional changes.
 
Yes, at first it got worse.
It had metastasized to my lymph nodes, my lungs and my bones.
 
As of this week, I am happy to say that there is no evidence now of any cancer in my lymph system or my bones. I had 6 tumors in my lungs, now there are only two.
The tumors in my brain have shrunken tremendously. I never did any of their chemo, radiation or surgery.

Here is a very interesting statistic that

you can only have access to by being a doctor.
Every year more than 1,000 doctors oncologists (cancer doctors) are diagnosed with cancer. Less than 10% of them choose to do the treatment that they have been giving to their patients. 
 
Sort of like the fact that less than 25% of all pediatricians vaccinate their own children because of the fact that the risk of sudden death or serious side effects from the vaccination is higher than the risk of catching the disease one is being vaccinated for. 
This is not bullshit people - it is truth. 

Medicine is about money, not about your health and the system traps people, especially the elderly, disabled and poor into a deadly treatment regime that puts them in an early grave. Meanwhile, all the jet set billionaires are flying off to Europe and paying big bucks for alternative treatments and getting cured.


Does alternative medicine work all the time? 

No. Of course not. 
Nothing works all the time.
But there is a reason for that. 
You don't die until it's your time to die. 
Nothing can make you live longer than that time. 
However quality of life comes into play.
 
 
Those cancer patients who usealternative therapies for their cancer, yet still die from the illness, suffer a much higher quality of life. They die able to spend time with their families and even recognize their family members.
 
They don't become emaciated like those who do chemotherapy or radiation do and rarely is a person who goes under the treatment of chemotherapy able to recognize anyone for the last few days of their lives
 
Their bodies become ravaged to the point that you can't even recognize them either. They suffer at a much much higher rate and they have one let down after another as doctors tell them, ahhh - it's looking good, only to tell them on the next visit it's looking worse, you need more chemo and radiation.

What is criminal about this is that 

YOUR DOCTORS KNOW THIS SHIT.

I took an oath as a physician. 

I have always followed it. 
That has certainly not made me successful financially as a doctor because I have consistently refused to go along with conventional medicine's bullshit.

Read the below carefully.

It may indeed make a difference in your life.

Rick Cantrell, PhD, MD, PsyD

AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY ('TRY', BEING THE KEY WORD) TO ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY .

Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins :

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.
2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.
3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and preventedfrom multiplying and forming tumors.
4. When a person has cancer itindicates the person has nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day
and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
7.. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiationwill often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of hemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.
9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed,hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.


11. An effective way to battle cancer
 is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

            
*CANCER CELLS FEED ON:-
A. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. 
A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses , but only in very small amounts. 
Table salt has a chemical added to make
it white in color Better alternative
is Bragg's aminos or sea salt. 
B.
 Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. 
Cancer feeds on mucus. 
By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved.
C. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment
A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat, like chicken. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
D. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. 
 
About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. 
 
To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day.Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)..
E. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. 
 
Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. 
Undigested meat remaining in the intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.
13.
 Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering.
By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymesto attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
14. Some supplements build up the immune system
(IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy
cancer cells.. 

Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. 

 
Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. 
Learn to relax and enjoy life.
16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. 
Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxyge therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

           
1. No plastic containers in micro.

           2. No water bottles in freezer.

           3. No plastic wrap in microwave..


Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well.

 
Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies.
 
Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us.
He said that we should not beheating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body.
 
Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. 
 
So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else.
 
Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.
 
Please share this with your whole email list.........................

Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave.

 
As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. 
 
Cover food with a paper towel instead.

If u kept reading this thro to the end, then  send this out to those whom u care.  I just did!!

 
 
 

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

BAM adopts a leaner management structure

http://www.thestar.com.my/Sport/Badminton/2013/09/07/BAM-unveils-new-5-year-plan.aspx

BAM chops down the bloated hierarchy

and bureaucracy to just two layers.

If this works maybe one day the whole

country's bureaucracy and corporate

structure can also be rationalised and all

the middlemen eliminated.

But the sports is heavily dependent on

government allocations and funding and if

that falls short, fat lot of good the restructuring will do.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Run up to Rio Olympics-The Four Heavenly Queens of Badminton

Ladies singles in badminton up to Rio 2016
promises to deliver exciting times,with the game
increasingly more like Men's Singles and the players
with skills and physical abilities inherited from and
likened to those of the legends both of past decades
and the present :
The Four Queens :

1) Li Xue Rue- Powerful and athletic like a young
Lin Dan but likely to develop like LD with further
developments in "softer" racquet skills like net play,
defence,counter attacking,placements and accuracy.
If speed and pace is not further enhanced she could well
be seen as another Ye Zhao Ying the shotmaker.
2) Ithanon Ratchanok-18 and still growing with racquet
skills like Rudy Hartono and speed about the court like
Susi Susanti.Likely to become physically stronger
and more devastating in her already subtle and deceptive
strokes becoming more like like Lee Chong Wei.
The Speedy Gonzalez of badminton! Ariba!
3) Carolina Marin-Physically strong and good court
coverage,with further developments in racquet skills.
Probably resembling Tina Baun and a female version of
Chen Long.
4) PV Sindhu-Tall and deceptive and growing stronger
and faster.More developments in footwork and likely to
become a modern day female version of Prakash
Padukone.

Matches amongst the four promise to be breath-taking
ones with battles requiring exceptional strokes and court
movement unlike Men's Singles which is moving in the
opposite direction,becoming even more physical and based
on fitness.

Definitely better value than future sequels of Rocky 1,2 etc.
featuring LD vs LCW.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Lee Chong Wei explains how he lost the 2013 World Badminton Championships

http://www.thestar.com.my/Sport/Badminton/2013/08/12/Chong-Wei-down-but-not-out.aspx

In his own words he was

1) Suffering from the heat

2) Unable to play with the drift
    (as there were no more easy points
    from opponent's mistakes.)

Easy to comment as a spectator but he could
have contrived an alternative tactic.Or perhaps
he was too tired from past matches to play at
a high level in the still air of the hot stadium.
His opponent took to the heat and stable environment
like a duck to water.But it could actually work either way.
It must really take a genius in sports science or
thermodynamics to be able to guess  his actual condition
and be able to create an artificial change in the atmosphere
to take advantage.Maybe Zhu Ge Liang was that genius.
Hats off to Zhu Ge Liang.Ever wonder why the alleged
manupilators of the air con did not think of turning the fan
speed up instead to create more turbulence and confuse
the players but to please and cool the crowd (including the VIPs
from the BWF?).Again only Kong Ming can have the
brilliance of a magician to predict and control how the drift is
going to behave on that particular day and time.
Which means that other people are not that clever to respond
to change.

So next time we learn that to beat LCW simply :
1) Play him under hot and humid conditions
2) Manipulate the drift in the stadium a few times by
adjusting the air conditioning as he cannot adapt to
changes or even when the envcironment has reached
equilibrium ie still air.Cannot Ubah?

LCW is not actually saying all these things to offer as
an excuse,in fact he is just being blunt and honest.Its those
Ah Bengs and Ah Lians supporting him that are twisting all
words to offer as excuses.In fact LCW is a legend in his
own right.

In the women's singles 18 year old Ratchanok had enough
control and flexibilty in her strokes coupled with variety to cope
with both playing ends and was able to tie up Li Xue Rui's less
versatile game in knots.

As LD said,sports is cruel.The winner has to be very strong
and crafty. Winner not whiner takes it all. Is that anything new,
analogy in GE13? Its true all those comments about people
with weak mental strength.

But can we do anything to help LCW? YESSSSSSS!!
Here's what we can do :
We bring along a bomoh who can change winds
1) When the air gets hot and still he can direct supporters
to scream Boleh at the top of the lungs to blow the shuttle
in whatever direction desired.Or he can ask them to take
out those strange paper fans people bring into air con stadiums
and create a Mexican wave to create artificial drifts and cool.
the air to create drift to advantage.
2) Another way is for Bomoh to orchestrate the screaming of
Boleh so loud that it will pierce the ear drums of the opponents.
China players have no defence against high pitch screams.
Malaysian players ear drums can tolerate high decibels because
they are always listening to loud music with their headphones or
have to tolerate everyday for decades the monkey noises made
by the cunning politicians in power.

Just make sure it doesn't backfire and turn into a disadvantage.
Not to worry, such tactics are acceptable and not tantamount to
cheating as they  have always been practised.So we are using our
human capital to fight against machines!
Fight hot air with hot air!





Friday, August 16, 2013

How to end China's domination in world badminton

I have a humble suggestion how the international

badminton community can end China's domination.

First we on the internet and media must at every

opportunity badmouth Li Yong Bo and the CBA

on how they are abusing their position and also

bullying and in cahoots with the BWF.Create rumours

if possible to tarnish their image.

In particular we should target LYB,once he has been

slain team China would be headless and then we can

move in. Then China will no longer dominate badminton,

then we move in onto their sports system so they will also lose

out in the Olympics and finally we sabotage their

economy so that they will be broke.

But we must be careful that we do not score an own

goal and shoot our own foot in the process.

When China becomes a dot in badminton,all the big

bucks and sponsorships will be gone and we end up

begging like squash.

When the Chinese economy collapses so will all of us.

Our biggest customer gone!

Setuju? Boleh?

So are you with me? Ubah,Ini Kali Lah, since team

China is now at its weakest with LYB winning only 2

golds in the World Championships , lets sabotage him

now before he resumes his winning ways!Just look at

the effort ,resources and sacrifices countries like Japan,

India,Thailand and Indonesia have made to keep up with

China. All we can do is whine,bitch,sabotage and bad-mouth

the winners at no expense,do nothing but scream Boleh while

our ancient feudal warlords of the land gorge and enrich

themselves at others' expense.

Clever,no?One day Malaysia will rule the world

because of our superior creativity and hot air. Then

when China collapses all people of Chinese origin can once

again be looked down upon and bullied everywhere they

go in the world as was during the days of  Imperialism

or before Bruce Lee.

Boleh?

Just like Ku Klux Klan and Perkasa I am now setting up a

society called Overseas Chinese Trojan Horse Club

( OCTHC) in which overseas chinese with only

SOME knowledge of the language and culture can spy

on and infiltrate China on behalf of our adopted country,

with the eventual aim of oblitering the vermin or subjugating

them,once we get rid of the 1 billion people there we can

take over everything or plant our godfathers there as

bosses and serve them there.This is to show our gratitude to

our hosts who provide us economic refugees with shelter

and also to express our loyalty to our countrymen who

have long exploited us and encouraged us to leave.

Please contact me here if you want to be an office bearer

in my new club.Act now, my crystal ball tells me that in future

if you dont kowtow to China they will drop more bombs

into your country than world war two and occupy your

country for your oil.

Imagine what we can achieve, China took more than

2000 years to achieve unity peace and stabilty ,and

decades to achieve economic success,imagine how we

little rats can undo all the hard work just by sowing

discord  with things like Tian Ann Men and bring about

chaos again!

You're a better man than I,Gunga Din.




Lee Chong Wei can be a future political star

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2013/08/17/Sports-Badminton-Politics.aspx

Maybe he can strike a working relationship

and symbiosis with minister KJ and look

forward to many raids and plunders in the future.

The MCA certainly can use him.

Another Michelle Yeoh in the making.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

BWF confirms 2013 World Badminton Air Con issue

http://www.thestar.com.my/Sport/Badminton/2013/08/15/China-denies-aircond-switchoff.aspx


Ironic isn't it that a Malaysian player

used to playing to hot,humid conditions

would deem it a disadvantage to play

others from temperate climates under

these conditions.

Maybe LD has been genetically altered

to make him more adaptable like a reptile.

That's cheating worse than Lance Armstrong

or the US sprinters or even many Malaysian

athletes.

Perhaps the truth is that LCW is no longer

young as before and he was unable to fully recover

from the semis and the loss is actually not related to

the heat, period.

The same thing happened to Chen Hong in the 2001

and 2003 All England when he played two very exhausting

semi matches against retriever Roslin Hashim only to fade out

due to exhaustion in the finals against Gopichand and Hafiz.

2013 World Badminton Air Con controversy not cool for badminton

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/797505

I am more inclined to believe that the organisers

were asked to shut down the air con at a certain stage

because

1) The powers wanted a final that is not disrupted
by the annoying draft but had not anticipated the rise in
temperature would cause the players so much distress
physically.A good final marred by collateral damage.
All large venues suffer from drift made more complicated
by the air con and playing conditions could vary according
to the time of day,weather outside, the hours the air con
has been running and also crowd capacity.It is a whole area
of technology called air balancing for comfort and in the case
of badminton,managing the drift which can come and go
unexpectedly.

2) It is possible that home ground advantage was used
in that the playing conditions were deliberately altered
to suit one player. But that is debatable as playing with
no drift is not necessarilly and advantage to either, nor
the heat build-up as both should be affected. Unless they
have really rehearsed the event of playing with no air con
with a full capacity crowd, it is difficult to see it as an
advantage.

3) There is a 3rd possibility that the air con was never
turned off at all and kept low all day and heat really built
up after 5 hours.It would even be more unthinkable to
try to turn it up as it will create drift. In fact the rise in
temperature was already felt by the 4th final when the two
Men's Doubles pairs requested for a change to slower
speed shuttles (instead of protesting about the heat).
Answer 3) would certainly stop all suspicions on
1) and 2) but whether it is likely can only be answered
by a HVAC engineer experienced in managing stadiums.
It is also the explanation offered by the Organising
Committee.  
This sounds reasonable as experience in attending events
show that some halls are too cold and some too hot,or
get colder or hotter as the day drags on and seldom
perfect and it would be unthinkable to alter the fanspeed
or thermostat as this would ultimately affect the drift.In this
present case perhaps because of the temperature outside
and a possibility that the event will be held with minimum
draft that spectators were already ready with paper fans to
cool themselves should the temperature build up,as is normal
in many past events.Perhaps the spectatators knew that the
air con would be shut at some time as has happened previously
in the semis and had paper fans ready.Luckily LCW won the
semis otherwise the BAM would blame the air con.It is no
surprise that organisers want to save energy somehow
nowadays because of sustainability and global warming issues,
just like how they try to save money on the reception party.
Remember that the event was OUTSOURCED to a 3rd party
as an Independent Contractor (outside the Client's control) and
had to watch the bottom line as the BWF insists on reaping 80 %
of the returns. I for one prefer to watch TV in the comfort of my
home.Most of the BWF officers were in the stadium, they
probably feel the heat and what they and spectators are getting
after deducting their 80 %.

That is why Lin Dan explained that players prefer to play
in the small halls in Europe with no drift and air conditioning
problems.Certainly no one would be brave enough to own up
as to the decision to alter the air conditioning .

As in any civilised society : Innocent unless proven guilty.

For laughs and an insight on simpleton thinking :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HppImhxWzXo