In view of our badminton star’s Silver medal achievement in the recent Olympic games in London, several brands have stepped up and offered goodies to congratulate Datuk Lee Chong Wei for his amazing feat.
However, the goodies ain’t for him. It’s for the people who have no direct contribution to his success – but to just support Chong Wei.
Nevertheless, it was a proud moment for Malaysia.
The nation stood by Chong Wei and congratulated him for his amazing effort throughout the final match against China’s Lin Dan. He did his best – we salute him for that.
Unfortunately (yes, really unfortunately), brands like Baskin Robbins and Kayu SS2 took this opportunity to boost their presence by giving out goodies.
Kayu SS2 pledged to give out free Nasi Kandar to celebrate Chong Wei’s achievement. And…
Wah, look at the swarm of people! Sibeh long queue at Kayu SS2, and it was for a plate of Nasi Kandar – I can’t believe my eyes! o.O
Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Baskin Robbins pledged to give a free scoop of ice-cream to every Malaysian – also to celebrate Chong Wei’s achievement. And…
Wah, another sibeh long queue weh! It’s JUST a damn scoop of ice-cream, and not surprisingly, Malaysians don’t mind waiting! o.O
Truth to be told, we Malaysians love free stuff – if it’s free, why not?
But I personally think that it’s quite sad to be queueing up like that for food that costs only about RM20 both. It’s not like we can’t afford, right?
Actually, these brands shouldn’t have done such a marketing scheme. Why reward the people when all you gotta do is to reward the man who brought glory to our nation?
In fact, Baskin Robbins should have just given Chong Wei a life-time supply of ice-cream. So does Kayu SS2. It should be as simple as that.
And not long after, Johnnie Walker hopped onto the bandwagon. They requested for their Facebook post to be shared 1000 times in return of offering Chong Wei a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label.
What the hell? If it’s a genuine intention, just walk (no pun intended) the talk – sharing is not needed at all.
But as of now, the share count is only at 236. Does that mean Johnnie Walker won’t offer Chong Wei the bottle? It will be an epic fail.
You know what, if I’m damn rich and kenwooi.com is a massive brand, I’ll be giving him a life-time supply of… oranges!
Coz it will give him all the Vitamin Cs that he needs – proudly sponsored by Ken Man, kenwooi.com’s mascot. Heh. ;)
Anyway, Chong Wei cried during the award ceremony. We all know that he said sorry for not winning gold for the country. But I think he was shedding tears for another reason…
Honestly, I don’t think these free food is even part of his daily diet. Such act has no relevance with Chong Wei’s achievement at all.
By the way, now that Pendelela Rinong has also won an Olympics medal, a bronze to be exact, perhaps some brands ought to do something about it?
How about sponsoring her with a life-time of swimming gears? Speedo, are you up for it?
Oh yeah, and in the bright future, if national bowler, Noor Afizal Azizan, a potential sportsman for Malaysia, wins a medal…
He should be awarded a bigger ball to do the time for “forcefully bowling his pin into a girl’s goal” crime.
Final Showdown: Chong Wei VS Pandelela VS Afizal
Chong Wei’s favourite phrase – CHIONG WEH! It means “GO FOR IT!” in English.
Pandelela’s favourite phrase – RENANG! Her success in swimming is clearly spelt on her name in Malay – Rinong.
Afizal’s favourite phrase – NOOR! Obviously, he said “No” to the punishment.