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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:44 pm
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superjohn wrote:
You stupid moron.

You said you "Could not find photos of her with Yao Ming."

What do you mean by that? You expect them to be taking photos with each other because you thought they knew each other and were supposed to meet after the skating?

Now you are saying you don't fuking know if the knew each other?


Kim Yuna left by intermission after her performance in the first half of the show.

Yao Ming did stayed behind and those 2 Canadian figure skaters even have dinner and photos with him and Ye Li, and
they did not know each other before.

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And Yao Ming used to be quite friendly and would agree to take photos with fans if they asked him. Just like this one.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:50 am
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For those who followed YMM, we all know Yao Ming had picked up his new hobby/sport, and i.e. Golf since his retirement.

But how well he could play now?? No one knows.

But in 4 months' time, we might get a glimpse of how he plays.


Yao Ming had been picked as the Charity Ambassador for the 2nd bi-annual 2012 Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am Game to be held October 19 ~ 21 this year in Mission Hills, Haikou of Hainan Island.

[b][color=red]The Yao Ming Foundation and the United Nations Children


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:24 am
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Sort of a press release from the Mission Hills Group.

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http://www.asiapacificgolfgroup.com/201 ... ty-pro-am/

Yao Ming, Ronaldo And Woosnam
Confirmed For World Celebrity Pro-Am


[size=109]Posted by Asia Pacific Golf Group
on 20 June 2012


Shanghai, China (June 20): [b]Superstar celebrities will line up alongside sporting legends and renowned golfers in October


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:24 am
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Photos of Yao Ming sharing some fun with the Chu's brothers (Ken and Tenniel), movie stars Simon Yam and Eric Tsang, and movie director Feng Xiaogang at today's press conference of 2012 Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am Game.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:42 am
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From China Daily.

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http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/201 ... 516048.htm

Even Yao isn't all
that good at golf


Updated: 2012-06-21 08:30
By Wang Zhenghua in Shanghai
( China Daily)


Former basketball star will try to give new sport a shot at pro-am

As Yao Ming teed off on the stage of a luxury hotel in Shanghai on Wednesday, the former NBA center took on yet another job - charity ambassador of a celebrity pro-am golf tournament.

Although he ended his professional career last July, the basketball legend still assumes a number of roles including father of a 2-year-old girl, founder of his namesake foundation, an undergraduate at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and even a member of the standing committee of Shanghai's political advisory body.

But the 31-year-old disclosed on Wednesday that he has recently found himself addicted to golf, and he will compete with other big names at the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am in Hainan province in October.

"There are many things that basketball could learn from golf. For one thing, each golfer has his own ball, and they don't need to scramble for it like basketball," the former Houston Rockets center said during his address.

"I am a totally fresh hand in golf and just began to learn how to play it. Golf is a good experience, and it brings back fond memories of when I was strong-minded and determined to go on the path when I started to learn basketball in my childhood."

Yao said golf has many similarities with charity.

"Both might not run smoothly, and present many obstacles to overcome," he said. "In both sectors we need to brave the difficulties and continue to advance toward the goal."

Yao said he hopes golf will help him keep fit, as he has been struggling to control his weight since retirement.

"If golf proves useful in weight control, I will persist with it," he said.


This year's tournament features a long list of big names. The host - the Mission Hills Group, a pioneer in China's fledging hospitality, sports and leisure industry - is trying to enlist more stars in the coming months.

The tournament has confirmed Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo, Chinese gymnast and international businessman Li Ning, former World No 1 snooker player Stephen Hendry, former Masters champion Ian Woosnam, and a number of Chinese celebrities including film director Feng Xiaogang and actors Eric Tsang and Simon Yam.

But Yao, arguably the biggest attraction, said he wasn't confident about playing against other stars, some of who have been golfing for years.


"I am afraid I will have to select the weakest one if I have to choose a single player to confront," Yao told China Daily after the ceremony. "But I am not sure who is the weakest one now - I will find out on the course. I will practice during summer break and try to catch up with them."

His school work doesn't leave much time for golf. Yao has reportedly been performing poorly in school, with math his biggest headache.

On Wednesday, Yao declined to talk about his performance, saying only that he has completed his freshman year and enjoyed the summer break.

"You can ask my teachers about my scores," he said.


The Mission Hills tournament was first staged in 2010 and has become one of the region's leading lifestyle and entertainment events. It will adopt a new format in an effort to make it more entertaining. The professional golfers will compete for a purse of $1 million.

wangzhenghua@chinadaily.com.cn


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:34 pm
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so basically the article says BIG YAo sucks in school and the golf course
i though u said he suceeds in everything he does lol


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:55 pm
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buzzkill wrote:
so basically the article says BIG YAo sucks in school and the golf course
i though u said he suceeds in everything he does lol


he's like you. you suck at trolling but you enjoy it. yao plays golf because he enjoys it


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:56 pm
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pryuen wrote:

Photos of Yao Ming sharing some fun with the Chu's brothers (Ken and Tenniel), movie stars Simon Yam and Eric Tsang, and movie director Feng Xiaogang at today's press conference of 2012 Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am Game.


why do asians make that possessive

not only Chinese but commonly other asians like Koreans do it too

Chu's brothers
Kim's brothers

instead of Palmer brothers or w/e


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:15 am
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Jao Tsung-I 饶宗颐 one of the most internationally famous Chinese scholars was in Shanghai for the opening ceremony of his Chinese painting and calligraphy exhibition at the Shanghai Arts Museum.

Jao Tsung-I is 95 years old now; he is a most versatile Chinese scholar, poet, calligrapher and painter that had contributed to every field of humanities, including Dunhuang studies, oracle studies, archaeology, epigraphy, literature, philology, musicology and history. He had lived in Hong Kong since 1949. Currently he lives in Hong Kong and is the Wei Lun Honorary Professor of Fine Arts and Emeritus Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was a recipient of the 2011 Grand Bauhinia Medal, the highest honor bestowed onto Hong Kong citizen and also he had a minor planet/star denominated after his name as "Jao Tsung-i Star" back in October 2011 (On July 17, 2011, the International Astronomical Union approved the denomination of the minor planet with a code of 10017, discovered by the Purple Mountain Observatory in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, as "Jao Tsung-i Star" ).

There was a welcome dinner reception last night at the Xijiao State Guest Hotel in Shanghai. Yao Ming and Ye Li were there to show their respect to the Great Master. Jao Tsung-I and Yao Ming shook hands, chatted and took photos together. Jao Tsung-I told the reporters that he is excited to meet with Yao Ming and
praised Yao Ming as the pride of Chinese people.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:25 am
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sad to see BIG YAO let himself go. Golf ain't gonna cure ur double chin, treadmill + shark fin soup will.


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