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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:27 pm
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[quote="pryuen"][quote="pryuen"]

[*]sān bēi jī (三杯鸡 ) - a chicken dish which literally translates as "three cups chicken", named because the sauce is made of a cup of rice wine, a cup of sesame oil, and a cup of soy sauce. Alternately, the sauce can also be made of a cup each of rice wine, sugar, and soy sauce. [/list]Those were my favorites too when I studied university there in Taipei 30 some years ago.

And if I'm not mistaken, in the photo shown above, Yao Ming was enjoying[b]


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:07 am
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Last day's activities for Big Yao in his visit.

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http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/2007 ... Yao-to.htm

Yao to play friendly match at NTU gym this morning

Sunday, September 9, 2007
By Stephen Che, The China Post


TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Hundreds of basketball fans showed up at a recreation center inside Hsinchu Science Park to see mainland China's NBA star Yao Ming during a public benefit event for aboriginal children.

Yao, who arrived yesterday in Taiwan for the purpose of "cross-strait basketball exchange" as dubbed by organizers, spoke to the children candidly during a question-and-answer session.

The 2.29-meter (7'6") center of the Houston Rockets said that his biggest fear is no one talking to him.

"My biggest fear is nobody talking to me, so I am not afraid of the children here who are asking me questions," said Yao.


Yao later participated in a three-on-three friendly basketball game pitting him and two aboriginal children against three current and former professional players from Taiwan.

The former NBA top draft pick won the game on a slam dunk to the applause of the crowd.

Yao said during a press conference after the event that the increasing number of international players in the NBA have made an impact on the league.

"The international players have brought a wider variety of playing styles to the NBA," said Yao. "The league has become more competitive as a result."

Yao also divulged some of his thoughts on adjusting to the NBA as a Chinese player as advice for mainland China's newest NBA addition, Yi Jianlian, who recently signed with the Milwaukee Bucks.

"Chinese people are more modest as they try to understand others," said Yao. "I advise Yi to express his own opinions when he enters the NBA."

Yao said that his inability to communicate with his coach or teammates had at one point led him on a wrong path in his NBA career.


On his language ability, Yao said that daily conversations with fellow teammates and the environment have led to an improvement in his English.

The former player in mainland China's professional basketball league said that outside of basketball, swimming, walking, and listening to music are his favorite activities.

Yao said that although he does not know much about baseball, he has heard of Taiwan's New York Yankees pitcher Wang Chien-ming.

"He is an outstanding player," said Yao.

Yao will play in a friendly game this morning at National Taiwan University gymnasium as a member of a celebrity team featuring Taiwan's "The Doctor" Cheng Chih-lung, Yao's Shanghai Sharks teammate.

The celebrity team will face off against an all-star team from Taiwan's professional basketball league, Super Basketball League.


People interested in attending the game should register online at http://www.bros.com.tw/yao, Chinese Taipei Basketball Association said.

CTBA said that 1,111 online registrants will be allowed into the gymnasium and 1,200 people will be allowed in at the door.

Yao averaged 25.0 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game during the 2007 NBA season, leading the Rockets to the first round of the NBA playoffs, where the team lost to the Utah Jazz in seven games.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:03 am
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Yao Ming led a celebrity team including his old Shanghai Sharks team mate, the Doctor Cheng Chih-lung and played against the SBL All Stars led by Sean Chen this morning (September 9, 2006) at the stadium of the National Taiwan University.

Even though it was supposedly to be a friendly, Yao Ming still played 25 minutes, scored 26 points, with 6 of them being dunks. He also provided lots of assists (including some no-look over the shoulder passes) to his team mates, which included even female players and his Chinese agent Lu Hao. In one particular play, Yao Ming intercepted the ball in his own half of the court, and sprinted and dribbled across the court like a point guard, and then went for a dunk which caused roars from the stands. He also scored a couple of long range jumpers and hook shots and even a 3-pointer.

He just gave his all and demonstrated all his basketball skills that awed the SBL All Stars.

After the game, he bid farewell to his friends and fans in the stadium, saying he will miss them, but he hoped he could come back soon.

He left Taiwan 15:00pm this afternoon for Beijing (probably via Macau or Hong Kong).

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:22 am
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Sounds like Yao had a lot of fun during this game. Thanks for the update.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:16 pm
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How come the stadium is not full?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:52 pm
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superjohn wrote:
How come the stadium is not full?

i think only a certain number of fans can attend as registration was required or yao just dont have much taiwan fans. kobe attracted full crowds for his asian trip.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:54 pm
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Looked fun.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:20 pm
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Yao Ming is back from Taiwan, and appeared this morning over a sohu.com online chatroom Q&A session with his fans.

Very lengthy Q&A with lots of titbits about

  • His Taiwan visit
  • The Yao & Nash Charity Gala
  • His view on life after marriage
  • His body condition/rehabilitation status
  • His outlook of the national team's prospect in 2008 Olympics and Chinese basketball
  • His thoughts on the return of Steve Francis
  • His thoughts on the return of Deke Mutombo
  • His thoughts on the joining of Luis Scola
  • His thoughts on whether he could adapt to Rick Adelman's systems
  • His thoughts about the new "It's Time" slogan of the Rockets
No time for the translation of the transcript now. So stay tune for it in another 8 hours or so.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:26 am
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Will wait patiently for your translation pry.:)

Your hard work and news is always appreciated.:)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:52 pm
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Why is this guy afraid to put his arm around Yao's shoulder? Yao does not bite!
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