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Talented Attitudes

August 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Don’t you just hate it when people are good at what they do but their attitudes are completely rubbish?

Back at NUS there were so many people who were good, but so many refuse to share their knowledge nor help you with anything. Yeah they would be nice to you and all that, but that’s all superficial. Come on!

I remember watching Combat Missions that Scott Helvenston was a great great SEAL. Unfortunately he also had a big mouth. Terrible.

Lin Dan may be the best singles player in the world at the moment, but if you want to disrespect your coach by hitting him, then all that he has amounts to naught.

It is indeed sad. It is at this point that I like to say how much I admire F1 drivers. I don’t know how they are in real life, but in interviews and in public they never show any signs of cockiness. They’re humble, yet motivated and confident, never talk bad about their competitors, and in fact are friends with them. That to me shows the absolute top level of professionalism as well as great character that a person can ever have.

If only everyone was like that.

-Falcon, OUT~


FA for Foolish Arrogance

When I started watching F1 Schumi wasn’t have a good Ferrari car and Renault were dominating the F1 season. That was the season Fernando Alonso won the first of his two championship titles.

Years after that I learned that Fernando was once Alex’s teammate, and Alex was totally blown away in their Minardi days. Watching how Fernando drove on track, I saw (and perhaps all of us did) that he was a good racer, very competitive as well. Someone told me after his second title that he was joining McLaren because he felt that McLaren had the faster car. Also he said that at times he felt he was lonely at Renault.

So in 2007 we have Fernando the world champion and Lewis the rookie sensation at McLaren. That was indeed a very eventful year for McLaren in F1. First in Australia we saw that Lewis Hamilton was almost as good as Fernando Alonso. But he finished just behind him, and many of the media added the words “and rightly so”, since he was, in effect, the “rookie” driver. It was his first year in F1. As the season progressed, Lewis would sometimes finish higher than Fernando in races, but McLaren as a whole was dominating proceedings. Ferrari was lagging behind. But when Fernando failed to get good results, during the interviews he would blame McLaren for favoring Hamilton over him, giving him the better upgrades first and the better race strategy.

Fast forward to Hockenheim 2010 – Felipe Massa leading the race to Fernando Alonso, both Ferrari teammates. Massa with an outside chance to taking the championship, Alonso in a better position. Here’s what happens.

Notice what happens from 1:27 onwards – “OK this is ridiculous.” <– WHAT?!?! Why?!?!

As a result of this, Ferrari were fined for team orders. I wonder why they were not given time penalties to the results or even disqualify them altogether. Today I came across many many things that has happened in the past.

Let’s start with what happened at McLaren between Lewis and Fernando in 2007.

So here, we have Fernando in 2nd, Lewis in 1st. Fernando obviously thinks he is “faster” than Lewis, and so tries to get past. Unfortunately, Lewis was not like Massa. He wasn’t going to get pushed around. Next, we have Hungary 2007.

Sure, Hamilton never wanted to let Alonso through because he knew then that he would be in the dirty air. But Fernando’s reaction to that in the pit lane and after that was childlish to say the least.

Turns out, though, that this has already happened in years past with Fernando Alonso. These two videos were when Fernando was in Renault with teammate Fisi. Canada 2005 – This is what happens:

The end result?

All credit to Fisi for that!

It gets worse – Turkey 2005.

So we have then “OK. Fernando. is. faster. than. you. Can you confirm you understood that message?” and “…we need to push harder, c’mon mate!” I must say that Renault engineers are smarter than Ferrari’s in terms of disguising team orders. Heh.

So. Fernando Alonso, despite being a great driver, is a spoilt brat who needs his teammate to wave him through so that he can win the championship. When (not if) he doesn’t get what he wants, he whines and whines like a kid as if he was licking an ice-cream cone and then someone snatches is away from him. But wait! Whose ice-cream cone was that in the first place?

No surprise then that Fernando will probably never get to race for McLaren nor Red Bull, since those teams will never allow team orders. So he’s stuck with second rate Ferrari for the rest of his life. Too bad.

Falcon, OUT!

F1 2010 PC Gameplay

I’ve been dying to get my hands on the F12010 Game. Unfortunately my PC and my laptop are rubbish compared tot he requirements this game requires. But checking out this makes me wanna try out this game even more!! ARGH!!!!

Anyone care to spare me money for a better PC? Heh.

Falcon, OUT~

Categories: Buzzes in my head, F1

Votes and Sacks

January 26, 2011 Leave a comment

It crossed my mind – if managers of football clubs can get sacked when they don’t manage the club well, why can’t the leaders of our country get sacked when they don’t rule the country well?

It is an interesting thought. But the problem here is that managers of football clubs are under a higher authority – the owners of the clubs, or the director.

The leaders of the country are not – for instance, no one is above the Prime Minister overseeing what’s going on. Nevertheless, what I DO know is that the Prime Minister, though he is in charge of everything, he is NOT the one calling the shots all the time.

Which leads us to the next point – isn’t the PM like the owner of the club, or the director among the shareholders, and then the Cabinet under him like the managers. Then, when the Cabinet screws up, the PM can either back him up or shoot him down. If that’s the case, then why is the politics in Malaysia a great big national joke?

I guess the problem really comes when the PM fails to realize something is wrong with the way they are managing the country. It’s like, when the Cabinet screws up, the PM comes  out and say, “He is doing the right thing!” and then gives some rubbish explanation that makes no sense even to a 10-year-old.

I guess that’s what happens to football clubs (and countries) which go downhill. Sigh. Men and brethren, what shall we do?