9.12.09

THE BIG DAY!

I eagerly waited for this day to come - December 09, 2009. Want to know why? Because today is the day that thousands of athletes from all over the region will gather in Vientiane for the most celebrated sporting event in Southeast Asia, the 25th Southeast Asian Games.

Yes, you read it right. For the first time in the 50 year history of SEA Games, Laos will host the biennial event. But even before it has started, controversies has stirred the 2009 Laos SEA Games. Laos has been criticized for reducing the number of events and launching few Olympic sports and as a result, many thinks that this SEA Games is just for the fame of Laos.

Even basketball, where the Philippines is a powerhouse, was scrapped in the Games. Fnck! And offers from different countries to help in hosting the event were turned down by Laos officials. Double fnck! But the worst is the issue about the collaboration between Vietnam and the host country. According to reports, Team Laos have been training in Vietnam and in order to pay back debts to Vietnam, Lao judges will decide that Team Vietnam will win almost all the events in subjective sports --- like wushu, taekwondo, karate-do, judo etc. It can be noted that in the past three SEA Games, Team Vietnam gained almost half of its gold medals from subjective sports. If reports are true: Triple fnck!

Anyway, let's give Laos the benefit of the doubt. We are not unless it happens, don't we? So far, the expected contenders for the TOP 3 spots in this SEA Games are


Team THAILAND - I'm expecting that this country will still be one of the top countries in this SEA Games. Team Thailand has been doing excellent in SEA Games which I supposed is luck running for this country in 2009 Laos Games. As a matter of fact, it is Southeast Asia's strongest powerhouse country placing 2nd in the 2001, 2003 and the 2005 Games and being the over-all champ in the 2007 Games. It seems that Thais are taking sports more seriously than us, huh.

Team INDONESIA - Traditionally, this country is the strongest powerhouse country in Southeast Asia but in recent years Team Thailand has out placed them in the top spot. But still, I'm expecting that Team Indonesia will be one of the top seeds.

Team MALAYSIA - Another country to watch out for. Team Malaysia is the 2001 SEA Games all over champ and placed 2nd in the last SEA Games.

Team VIETNAM - A TOP 3 finish is not impossible for this country. They've done it in the last two SEA Games and they are 2003 SEA Games all over champ. They are considered as Southeast Asia's newest sports powerhouse.

Team PHILIPPINES - I'm hoping that my beloved country will rebound from its lowest windup in the history of SEA Games when it placed sixth overall two years ago *keeping my fingers crossed* But hey, we got the second most number of medals after Team Thailand - 42 golds, 91 silvers and 96 bronzes. Isn't that fncken good? Team Philippines is considered a powerhouse team because all of the included athletes in the list are gold and silver medalists in the 2007 SEA Games and the others are 2008 Beijing Olympians. In fact, Team Philippines is considered as the 3rd strongest powerhouse country in Southeast Asia.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL ATHLETES!


:|.poOt!

30 comments:

PUSANG-kalye said...

a talaga? SEA games na . bilis. diko napansin. Isa ako sa mga pinaka-excited pagdating dyan. I remember Manila 2 SEA Games a go. I was there in ROSARIO sports complex cheering for our baseball and softball teems. And we became champions. much to the dismay of Thailand. Oh--I hate Thailand. sana matalo natin sila. kainis....

mister llama said...

ambilis nga naman ng panahon oh.. Ngayon ko lang nalaman to ah! Outdated na ba ako maxado? LOL...

Hmm. I hope Philippines will win this time...Golds, Golds, And more Golds!=]

Reesie said...

Toinks, ba't wlang basketball? Grabeh naman, what is SEA Games without Basketball? Nainis dn ako. Hmpt!

pinkdiaries said...

hello, ayan buhay kana.. hehe, sa LAOS pala gaganapin yan, well wala kasi ako kaalam alam ehh, hehehe

Tama ka, pagdating sa Sports thailand take it seriously, ewan ko kung bakit.. hehe. And wala nga sila basketball dahil hindi sila magaling sa ganun, mas nilalaro nila ang sepak takraw at football kesa mag laro ng basketball. ayun lang welcome back .poot!!

apir!! :-)

Mon said...

hehehe kala ko may fourth fnck! hahah

yeah let's give laos the benefit of the doubt... malay mo they really have a sound reason why... haha... i know, i don't make sense. o ayan na-miss ko tong comment ko sa blog mo.. hehe

.pOot! said...

hi kuya pusa!

SUPER YUP! SEA Games fever na ulit. haha. nag-open yung games kahapon. //

i still remember in 2005 ng dito ganapin sa pinas yung 23rd sea games. talagang inaabangan ko yun lagi sa tv. kung ilan na ang nakuhang medalya ng pinas. kaya sobrang tuwa ko nung tanghaling all over champ for the first time ang pinas.

kaya lang na-dissapoint ako nung sa thailand. hai. akalain mo bang from being the champ tapos biglang 6th na lang. pero, if it will be base on the no. of medals of earned, we're second after thailand.

//: pero ngayon, for sure, babawi tayo. as of now, may 1 gold na tayong maipagmamalaki. then a silver and 4 bronzes. :)

.pOot! said...

hi mr. llama!

outdated ka? siguro nga. HAHA.

i know that team philippines will do everything just to redeem ourselves from our disappointing performance two years ago. //

thanks sa pagdaan. :)

.pOot! said...

hi ate reesie!

yah. i'm really pissed off when i learned about this. let's just take this positively: inalis nila ang basketball kasi alam na nila kung sino ang mananalo, team philippines. HAHA. oh diba? hehe.

.pOot! said...

hi ate pink!

apir!

yup. sa vientiane gaganapin ang 25th sea games. first time nga ng laos na mag-host ng SEA Games kaya parang talagang pinaghandaan nila. i saw some pics of the opening ceremony and it think talagang pinagkagastusan yun ng lao officials. kudos to them!

//: sa southeast asia, tayo ang hari ng basketball. oh, sinong kokontra?

.pOot! said...

hi kuya mon!

thanks at napadaan ka dito. sobrang na-miss ko kakulitan mo. hehe.

//: hep. hep. may fourth fnck pa. yun ay kung hindi makapasok sa top 3 ang my beloved philippines. hehe. biro lang.

tsiremo said...

Goodluck to all, more golds na lang..

geb0i said...

how time flies.. sea games na pla.. ambilis nman. di ko napansin.. hehe.. eto din number ko, 09154012530 bka gusto mo din ako ibuzz.. musta ang schooling? mei twitter ka ba?

PUSANG-kalye said...

.pOot! ---clubhouse namin yan dito sa loob ng St. Monique where I live. kasama sa mga amenities namin.

p0kw4ng said...

p0ot aapir lang ako...sowee at wala akong kaalam alam sa mga ganyang palaro...pitik bulag laban ako,hihihi

hapi pasko sayo!

blak3nwayt said...

ay ang daya! bat walang basketball!
yan na nga lang ang sia sa mga inaabangan ko eh!
madaya yang laos na yan!
madayaaaaa!
pero kahit papaano hindi naman tayo nahuhuli ah!
go philippines!

pero basta INJUSTICE!

.pOot! said...

hi kuya TSI!

ampucha! kakainis. i visited the oficial website of the games now and i found out na nasa 6th place na tayo. grrr...

.pOot! said...

hi pareng gervs!

pasensya. di ko na ginagamit yung twitter ko eh. hehe.

//: ok naman studies. nagsisimula ng gumawa ng thesis. ang saya ko kasi na-approve yung gusto kong title. hehe!

i'll just text you 'pag di na ako busy.

.pOot! said...

hi kuya pusa!

nice naman. // hehe. at least di na kayo lalayo pa kapag gumusto niyong lumublob sa pool. hehe.

.pOot! said...

hi ate poks!

merry christmas din po :)

mamaya mangangaroling ako sa bahay mo. hehe.

.pOot! said...

hi blak!

oo nga. sobrang injustice 'to in our part. alisin ba naman ang basketball? yun nga ang nakakapa-excite sa atin. hai. alam na kasi nilang talo na din sila. hehe.

.pOot! said...

i'm pissed of! as of now, the philippines has a total of 26 medals --- 7 golds, 10 silvers and 9 bronze medals. still, on the 6th place.

johnonline said...

totoo ba 'to? bat wala maxadong balita sa TV... tsk tsk tsk..puro kasi pulitika ang laman ng mga news ngayon eh.

buti na lang may PBB...at least masaya pa rin manood ng TV kahit papaano...

cheers to Team Pilipinas kahit nasa ilalim ng standing...

.pOot! said...

hi john!

haha. oo naman. di naman siguro ako magpo-post ng ganito kung hindi totoo. bleh!

//: i agree. puro nga politics ang laman ng news lately. outdated na tuloy ang iba when it comes to other matters.

salamat sa pagdaan :)

.pOot! said...

amputek! naungusan na tayo ng laos. fnck! nasa 7th place na tayo. fnck fnck! kinakabahan na ako. //:

gold. gold. gold.

Nash said...

Team Pinas has been a strong contender team in SEAG

so Im expecting alot from them.

Sana overall champs! weeeee

m2mtripper said...

Too bad. Mukhang hindi maganda ang pinapakita ng Team Pilipinas sa SEAG ngayon.
Tayo ang huli sa mga considered "powerhouse" teams.
Ilang medals lang din ang lamang natin sa Laos.

Nakakalungkot.

Pero Team Pilipinas Pride pa rin!
All the way!

Random Student said...

Thanks for reminding me about this. Caught up ako masyado sa work that I forgot about this existed.

.pOot! said...

hi kuya nash!

its been awhile since you last drop by here. busy perhaps?

this year, i don't see the philippines winning the over-all champ or even being on the top 3. thailand, vietnam and singapore delegations are very strong. but, ika nga nila never say die. our athletes are doing all their best to give pride and honor to our country, so, sino tayo para sumuko? lets support them.

GO TEAM PHILIPPINES! NEVER LOOK BACK!

.pOot! said...

hi kuya tripper!

you're also posted huh?

oo nga. though its a bit disappointing pero sino ako to complain? i can see naman na ginagawa lahat ng athletes natin ang makakaya nila. so i'm still proud of them.

but PSC sucks big time.

.pOot! said...

hi kuya random!

haha. mukhang busy ka nga po sa trabaho mo. hmp.