The striking difference between us and the omputehs is evidently in our ways of cheering. As I see it, the mat sallehs lend positive support accompanied with encouraging words which naturally lead to the participants, in any form of competitions or demonstrations like the above video, giving their best shot. The omputehs are very easy with "feel good" words which they magnanimously shower not only to their teammates but to other participants from the other competing teams. Tak kira la if they are sincere or not in their words but they are gracious enough to offer their support in the true spirit of sportsmanship. I have seen on TV and experienced it first hand when the mat sallehs cheered other peoples' kids apart from their own. I hardly see any booing or the uttering of negative words to bring down the other teams' spirit but only clapping and cheering. Now the question is, do we take example of that here? I figured we have a different way of cheering, the reverse psychology kinda way of saying the opposite to what we actually mean. The video says it all.
Friday, November 2, 2007
Posted by Wiz at 10:33 AM