Did you guys watch Olympics Badminton Finals for Men’s Singles last night? The one that got everyone talking about, even Baskin Robins is giving out FREE Ice-cream IF Malaysia wins Gold medal. The none other than the ultimate battle between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan (China).
Thanks to Samsung Malaysia for organising the viewing party last night at Laundry Bar, The Curve. I get to witness the match LIVE with friends, blogger friends, members of the media and the public. Together we watched and cheered out loud as a nation.
A panoramic view of the spectators at Laundry Bar, The Curve. Click to enlarge to view Bok’s supportive expression!
Food and drinks were provided to ensure that we have the energy to cheer and support our fellow nation in the match!
The atmosphere was awesome! It’s like watching football matches except that here we cheered and wowed every time Chong Wei scored a point and awed when Lin Dan scored.
There’s face painting too. Another way to portray our Malaysian spirit! Here, Simon is getting his face flagged. *pun intended*
Whilst I only get my hand painted.
I’m bad with coordination, so, got my hand painted upside down Ended up I have to fist down to show the flag. LOL
Beer (Tiger) always the best mate to have while catching a game with friends.
It was an intensifying match as we kept our eyes glued to the screen. For every point Chong Wei scored, we cheered and drink. Chong Wei won the first match with 21-15. Everyone at the venue cheered, shouted and even popped the “new year” poppers! In the second match, Chong Wei loses at 10-21 to Lin Dan.
During the final match, not only Chong Wei seemed tensed from the screen, even the supporters were feeling nervous at every smash made by both Chong Wei and Lin Dan! The score was a point different at every serve!
In the end, Lin Dan ended the game with 21-19.
Chong Wei fell to the ground and cried. From the screen we can see how disappointed and sad Chong Wei was. We were too. We felt him.
Meanwhile, Lin Dan who was overjoyed, ran around the court with pride and topless. Congrats, Lin Dan! You won gold, TWICE, consecutively from the previous Beijing 2008 Olympics Games.
A buddy hug for the great game.
The saddest Silver Medalist I’ve ever seen
Dear Dato Lee Chong Wei,
Don’t be despair that you couldn’t bring back the gold medal. Chin up and celebrate your win for the Silver medal!
Your supporters from all over the world is very proud with you. You have done your best, we’ve seen it! You have improved much from the last game and despite the injury, you still strive for the best.
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To conclude the party, three lucky draw winners were drawn out from the jar and the lucky draw prizes were 2 units of Samsung Galaxy Beam and 1 unit of Samsung Galaxy S3.
The first Samsung Galaxy Beam was won by a reporter from Sin Chew.
The second Samsung Galaxy Beam was bag home by Yours Truly <3
The Samsung Galaxy S3 was won by the lucky Dustyhawk.
And one for the album, how can we leave an event without a #takepicha group shot :3
Thank you, Samsung Malaysia for the great evening. I’m truly amazed with the crowds’ roaring spirit!
Some of us were spotted on the paper and also TV. Ah..Teehee~
In celebration of Dato’ Lee Chong Wei’s inspiring sportsmanship, Samsung announced that it will be offering a 10% discount for the Samsung GALAXY S III on Wednesday, August 8. The one-day promotion is limited to one unit purchase of Samsung GALAXY S III per customer and is only available at 35 Samsung Elite Partner (SEP) brand shops nationwide. For location details of Samsung Elite Partner (SEP) brand shops, please visit www.samsung.com/my.
**All pichas above (except those leeched from elsewhere) are taken with Samsung Galaxy SIII***