Lee Chong Wei is getting a Datukship. Well, he won an Olympic silver medal for Malaysia. Made us proud (despite the final match being somewhat orz....). Datuk Lee Chong Wei? Awesome. Congratulations.
I have utmost respect for athletes. Being a former volleyball player, I sort of understand the willpower, dedication and sacrifice needed to push yourself to the best you can be. The training to get to -that- point can be a heck of a torture, to your mind and body. It's not easy; people would say, that the sky is the limit! But in this case, we're simply human beings with limits (unless you take happy sports drugs wtf). Sometimes you just worry whether your super aching limbs will give way with your sports 'career' as the possible expense.
Therefore it's only fair to award these people for what they deserve.
Which brings me to this point....is Malaysia forgetting about Misbun Sidek and his brothers?
I just happened to be discussing this with my colleagues when we were eating dinner together. So, I'm not being random, okay.
Chong Wei has only been in the badminton scene for 4 years, but Misbun has been in it for wayyyy longer than that. Until today, we have yet to win a Thomas Cup since Misbun's time. Even though he has technically retired from personally winning medals for this country, he still IS winning medals by training the future athletes of Malaysia.
I remember my favourite comic when I was in primary school was the 'Anak-anak Sidek' series. Damn nice, okay! Their antics, their nakalness, their strict father, their hardship and their love to 'lastic' lizards off their wooden house (<-- not recommended wtf)... made me laugh and wait impatiently for the next book. It's so enjoyable and Malaysian youths can relate to it (it was a hot buy in my school then).
Malaysia needs to hug Misbun like how CW is hugging him wtf
I recall vaguely that there were some conflicts between the Sidek brothers and Badminton Assos. of Malaysia or something like that la... but it's just strange that a somewhat fresh-on-scene badminton player would be awarded a Datukship over someone like Misbun. Don't tell me he KO-ed only they give the title because it'd be really -____-;.
I wonder if anyone else found this strange. Have yet to read this week's papers, so I have no idea.