Jade Seah, presenter for "Today in Beijing" (or as someone called the repeat telecast of it at noon, "Yesterday in Beijing"), messes up a name and says the "F" word off-camera. Mediacorp admitted to and apologised for this lapse.
All this while, I thought it was because the athlete's name was supposed to be Wang F**k.
via I.Z. Reloaded
自己是个北京人, 又是中国人。 我希望能在自己的本土， 自己的地盘上， 能够取得一枚奖牌 。
Watch video here (26:31 is where she says this)
My Chinese no good, so one of you should do the translation.
I was kinda hoping she would also mention she was a 新加坡人 too tv is liddat, sometimes you forget say certain things under the glare of tv lights.
"I wish to express my deepest and most heartfelt congratulations to Singapore for winning its second Olympic medal after a long long 43 years wait. This ended 43 years of intense hope, anticipation, disappointment, anguish and financial resources spent. More importantly, it proves that even though we are not getting the creme de la creme of the sports men and women from overseas (as reported in the Sunday Times 17 August, "The man behind the medal"), Singapore can achieve.
This is surely a success of our foreign talent scheme in sports, despite the occasional hiccup like when a national soccer player went AWOL around the world. After getting an Olympic medal, may be it is time that we revive our World Cup dream. Perhaps by using the lure of a Singapore passport, we can entice half or even the entire Brazilian football team to Singapore. We can spot the young talents in the streets of Rio de Janerio and groom them. Perhaps we can win a F1 race by applying the foreign talent scheme to top drivers. Perhaps we can venture into new events like cycling, skiiing and baseball. But before we go too far and high, let us hold our breathe and have a grip on our adrenalin. Do the ends justify the means? Would any self-respecting nation, sports man and woman derive any pride in this manner?"
And Mr Quek's letter was shortened and summarised as this:
"'Surely a success, despite the occasional hiccup.'
My heartfelt congratulations to Singapore for winning its second Olympic medal after a long, long wait. It proves that even though we are not getting the creme de la creme of the athletes from overseas, Singapore can achieve. This is surely a success of our foreign sports talent scheme, despite the occasional hiccup.'
Like that also can ah?