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CLASSY MALAYSIAN MEDIA TALKS ABT ATHLETES THAT DID'NT WIN GOLD VS SG MEDIA

The difference between how the Malaysian media talks about their athletes that don't win gold medals vs. how the Singaporean media talk about theirs.

Rather embarrassing behavior from the local media, from them chewing out Quah Zheng Wen to this. Regardless of how they do or what media sound bites they don't give you, these athletes represent the country and we should be so proud of them. It wasn't that long ago that we glorified our athletes regardless, but you win just ONE gold medal and suddenly that's the new minimum requirement.

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BEFORE SCHOOLING, THERE WAS 'FLYING FISH'

I found time to meet Peng Siong and wrote this article because I feel his close brush with an Olympic Medal is a story worth re-telling, as the new generation of Singaporeans may not be familiar with him. It puts into context how our Olympic Dream began. The article is out today. You can read it here on my blog

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CHINA BORN EX-RGS GIRL SCOLDS SPOREANS FOR BEING XENOPHOBIC

I thought the xenophobia I experienced as a child was just a number out of a pool of random experiences. Surely, I would grow up to be in better company than the strangers who told me I was about the same as shit, or that I would always be of the lowest classes of citizens compared to local-born Singaporeans. I was wrong.

The hating on foreign nationals on my feed has reached a point where I am beginning to feel sick. To realize that some of these people are ones that I had once worked with makes it all the more painful.

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SG HAS 3 PEOPLE TO THANK FOR SMASHING NOTIONS THAT SPOREANS CANNOT WIN GOLD AT OLYMPICS

Singapore really has only 3 people to thank for smashing all notions that we cannot win gold at the Olympics, set an Olympic record and provide empowerment to our children and their children.

We have to thank them and them alone also for teaching us that if you want something bad enough then with sacrifice, family support, unyielding commitment and unwavering belief in the goal, then nothing and no one can stand in the way of that glory.

Three people and three people alone. They are standing in this picture framed in the glory that should be theirs and theirs alone. Always remember that.

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NETIZEN CALLS FOR PUBLIC HOLIDAY AFTER S'PORES HISTORIC OLYMPIC WIN

This is history in the making and the country should be given the opportunity to celebrate this sweet moment of victory for our little nation. I believe not only myself but many other Singaporeans would love and appreciate if the government will do the right thing and declare Monday a one time public holiday to celebrate this historic moment. nlike the table tennis bronze medals we get, this is so much more meaningful to Singaporeans and should be celebrated in style. Will you heed our calls and give us that victorious public holiday?

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RIO 2016: JOSEPH SCHOOLING & QUAH ZHENG WEN PROGRESS TO SEMI-FINALS OF 100M BUTTERFLY

In case you missed it, in the wee hours of the morning, Joseph Schooling finished first in the heats for 100m Butterfly with 51.41s. He raced along his idol and the most decorated Olympian, Michael Phelps who came in second.

Quah Zheng Wen came in 10th in the 100m Butterfly in an earlier heat with a personal best of 52.08s.

Both our Singaporean sons made it to the semi-finals that will take place at 10.42 am local time.

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BLOGFATHER MR BROWN DEFENDS QUAH ZHENG WEN AGAINST TNP REPORTER, LEONARD THOMAS

"As various interviews were going on elsewhere along the line, we waited a little longer, before Quah emerged at one end, and walked past us all without breaking stride, only saying "Hi guys", before disappearing…
I just wished he stood up to face questions instead of walking off.
Because at this level, that is what athletes do…"

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