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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:05 am
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Yao Ming showed up in Toyota Centre last night (March 13) and met 300+ fans from his Yao Ming Fan Club Houston chapter together with the Consul General Gao Yanping of the Chinese Consulate of Houston prior to the game with the New Jersey Nets.

He then stayed to watch the game with New Jersey Nets from the court side and witnessed Luis Scola scoring 44 points, a career high for Luis Scola.


His father Yao Zhiyuan was also in Toyota Centre in the spectators stand. :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:57 am
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Big Yao would do anything to stir interest and raise fund for his Foundation .....He even threw a dinner reception at his home for leaders of the Asian community, business executives, celebrities in Houston just to promote the March 28th Charity Gala jointly organized by Yao Ming Foundation and the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston.

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http://culturemap.com/newsdetail/03-16- ... -and-more/

Yao opens his home

Yes, but the press was not allowed and no photos were taken. So we can't tell you if the door frames of Houston Rocket Yao Ming's home are exceptionally high or the furnishings are super-sized. Those who were invited in were leaders of the Asian community, business execs and members of the Yao Ming Foundation Gala host committee.

While Ming spoke about his foundation's work aiding earthquake victims in China, the point of the gathering was to stir interest in the March 28 gala at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Chinese dancers will perform. Emmy award-winning chef Ming Tsai will present a food demonstration and singer Michael Cavanaugh, the Billy Joel sound-alike, will perform. Expect a tantalizing dinner courtesy of Yao Restaurant and Bar.

Tickets start at $500 with limited availability at this lowest price.




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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:53 am
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Houston Rockets held a carnival last night (March 16) in Toyota Centre to thank the season tickets holders/fans.

Yao Ming was there too. Alot of fans took turn to have photos with him, and he also took time to have an electronic game together with the fans.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:17 am
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Did not bother to upload/download all these photos from Sohu.com up to an intermediate website and then cut and paste onto here.....cos they are all with those annoying watermarks. :twisted:

But lot of photos of the Houston Rockets players with the fans in last night's carnival for the season ticket holders/fans at the Toyota Centre.

http://sports.sohu.com/20100317/n270885862.shtml

http://sports.sohu.com/20100317/n270890528.shtml

http://sports.sohu.com/20100317/n270890852.shtml


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:04 am
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lol look at that kid's big smile taking a picture with Big Yao

Yao's #1 fan

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:25 am
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Yao Ming was there at Toyota Centre in the game with Boston Celtics on the night of March 19 (Friday).

He said he had to go and cheer and rave support for his team, as well as to meet and say hello to Tom Thibodeau (the current assistant coach at Boston Celtics), who had helped him alot during the Jeff Van Gundy era.

And his expecting wife, Ye Li was there too. :shock: She was seen amongst the fans in the spectators stands watching the game.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:28 am
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Yao Ming's latest update on his Facebook promoting his charity gala to be held this Sunday in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.


[quote="Yao Ming on his Facebook"]

www.facebook.com/yao

[size=109]I am looking forward to my charity gala this Sunday in Houston. I am inviting my teammates. Putting the gala in the Houston Museum in an interesting idea. Hopefully our guests will have an unforgettable night there. There will be an auction. It


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:35 am
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Yao Ming witnessed another loss of the Rockets in the hands of the lowly LA Clippers at the Toyota Center on March 25 (Thursday) night, that left the Rockets with only a mathematical chance for making the playoff.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:11 am
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There is not much news/update about Big Yao recently.

He must be very busy these days, while sticking to his rehab schedule, preparing for the Charity Gala of the Yao Ming Foundation this coming Sunday at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Read the following article from the personal blog of Wang Meng of Titan Sports that sort of gave us an idea of what the Big Man is up to recently.


ENJOY !!! 8)

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http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_5c4bb291 ... .html?tj=1

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[size=109][list][*]Life for Yao Ming these days became pretty slow-paced. He became very slow-tempered and very patient. He used to talk about his life as a quick-tempered young rebel in the past, but with this injury and this past year, he had changed and now led a very slow paced and cautious life.

[*]Since returning from China from his Chinese New Year holidays, he changed his rehab schedule. He used to work 5 days a week, and take rest on Saturday and Sunday. But he thought that would do no good for his diet control, as resting 2 consecutive days at home gave him too much temptation to find something to eat. He changed to rest on Thursday and Sunday.

[*]Since his return from China, he had successfully slashed down his weight by 10 pounds. His target for the next couple of months is 30 to 40 some pounds (so as to lessen the pressure on his restructured foot).

[*]People asked him whether he is worried and anxious (to return to play); he said: What is the use of worrying? I just have to focus on my rehab.

[*]Just imagine how difficult the past 9 months had been for Big Yao; being an athlete, he was not able to run; he had spent most of his time in bed for the initial 2 months; he had to rely on his crutches to walk for 4 to 5 months; he had changed multiple pairs of those long and short protective boots; it was until his return from China end of February that the doctors allowed him to take off his protective boot.

[*]To step up on his diet control so as to lose weight, he had changed to drinking Pu Er tea 普洱 instead of Green Tea, so as to slash his body fat.

[*]In those days that he was allowed to get rid of his crutches, he always joked about himself: "It's funny for a guy like me at my age to have to start learning how to walk." In another 2 months, he will have to learn how to run. It is both funny and ridiculous, just like a 30-year-old man just learning how to use chopsticks.

[*]But that is the kind of life Yao Ming has to face these days. He can only jog in the swimming pool and on the tread mills, or riding on a bike, but he has yet to experience the thrill and speed of running. Running remained a luxury to him at the moment.

[*]Reporters kept asking Big Yao whether he was depressed/frustrated seeing his team mates play. [b]He said:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:40 am
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Yao Ming took some time off from his stenuous rehabilitation and visited the SEARCH Homeless Shelter in Houston, Texas on Friday (March 26). He helped some of the volunteers to fill out hygiene bags for the homeless, and signed autographs.

Truly a man with a BIG heart.


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