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@ TYG



Is that a German Iron cross!!?!?! da hell

No, lol. Iron cross is just an order. Wiki says it's on a base of cross pattée, which is in no way exclusive to it.
This one is based on Maltese cross (like iron cross... from Belgium from 1830s, Huguenot cross or Polish Virtuti Militari). Not sure if it's just made up, or based on a particular order.
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post

And why is this team/player your favorite one?

Their carry player, BurNing, has been in the scene for a long time and has been hailed as the best, even given the Nickname "B-God". He's retiring after this year, plus 2 very experienced SEA players joined their ranks this year just for a shot at the Title, basically a star-studded team just for this event.
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Hmm Hong Kong has been mixed bag so far. Didn't have my precious google maps with me so we got lost on our way to Jaben.

But I did find this

I know. Not the real thing. But I did find it there.


Oh and gonna be all posh and have high tea with Gavin tomorrow. That will likely be the highlight of this trip.

Oh and it's really hard to find free wifi frown.gif not even my hotel has it
Edited by EveTan - 7/10/14 at 4:17am
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Hmm Hong Kong has been mixed bag so far. Didn't have my precious google maps with me so we got lost on our way to Jaben.

Oh and it's really hard to find free wifi frown.gif not even my hotel has it

That's always tricky. Which is why I always make sure of my location before heading anywhere, it's not that the locals arent willing to help, but it's an absolute nightmare sometimes to ask for directions when most don't speak English well.


Really? I had wifi even at a cheap hotel near Yokohama, most coffee shops too. Surprisingly, hardly Hard Rock Tokyo didn't.
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Their carry player, BurNing, has been in the scene for a long time and has been hailed as the best, even given the Nickname "B-God". He's retiring after this year, plus 2 very experienced SEA players joined their ranks this year just for a shot at the Title, basically a star-studded team just for this event.

So you like them because they are very good?
Sorry, but I never got this mentality.
It's the same thing with football, baseball, hockey etc etc.
Liking the Denver Broncos because you live in Denver is understandable. Localism blabla.
But what makes a person from e.g. NYC cheer for a Houston team? If you go by skill than everyone (except the localism people) has to like the current champion.
What other reasons are there to cheer for a team other than the fact that they are very good (which is a boring reason IMO) or localism?
I don't get it. Could the sports people here please enlighten me?

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Originally Posted by Exesteils View Post

Their carry player, BurNing, has been in the scene for a long time and has been hailed as the best, even given the Nickname "B-God". He's retiring after this year, plus 2 very experienced SEA players joined their ranks this year just for a shot at the Title, basically a star-studded team just for this event.
So you like them because they are very good?

Sorry, but I never got this mentality.

It's the same thing with football, baseball, hockey etc etc.

Liking the Denver Broncos because you live in Denver is understandable. Localism blabla.

But what makes a person from e.g. NYC cheer for a Houston team? If you go by skill than everyone (except the localism people) has to like the current champion.

What other reasons are there to cheer for a team other than the fact that they are very good (which is a boring reason IMO) or localism?

I don't get it. Could the sports people here please enlighten me?

- liking a particular player(/-s), on-field or off-field
- liking their general playstyle
People who actually like sports might give more answers.
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Hmm Hong Kong has been mixed bag so far. Didn't have my precious google maps with me so we got lost on our way to Jaben.

Oh and it's really hard to find free wifi frown.gif not even my hotel has it

That's always tricky. Which is why I always make sure of my location before heading anywhere, it's not that the locals arent willing to help, but it's an absolute nightmare sometimes to ask for directions when most don't speak English well.


Really? I had wifi even at a cheap hotel near Yokohama, most coffee shops too. Surprisingly, hardly Hard Rock Tokyo didn't.
Yeah if I visit a foreign place, I usually bring a printout map of the area like from Google Maps.



Whaaat? Jaben is near the Ladies Market? You should totally check out that place Eve! They might have some pretty cool KIRF products. And the Mong Kok Computer Centre is right next to it. : D

At 1:33

^ that video is from 2010 XD
Edited by miceblue - 7/10/14 at 5:11am
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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post

Hmm Hong Kong has been mixed bag so far. Didn't have my precious google maps with me so we got lost on our way to Jaben.

But I did find this

I know. Not the real thing. But I did find it there.


Oh and gonna be all posh and have high tea with Gavin tomorrow. That will likely be the highlight of this trip.

Oh and it's really hard to find free wifi frown.gif not even my hotel has it

Wow, I never gave it any thought, but the Cantonese equivalent of "お帰りなさい、ご主人様" is so un-moe.

 

McDonald's has free WiFi, and so does The Peak, the lobbies of government housing buildings and also The Aberdeen Marina Club. PCCW telephone booths have WiFi, but it's not free. 

 

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Which reminds me, my photos of the Aberdeen Marina Club from my trip last year are nowhere to be found on my computer...

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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post

So you like them because they are very good?

Sorry, but I never got this mentality.

It's the same thing with football, baseball, hockey etc etc.

Liking the Denver Broncos because you live in Denver is understandable. Localism blabla.

But what makes a person from e.g. NYC cheer for a Houston team? If you go by skill than everyone (except the localism people) has to like the current champion.

What other reasons are there to cheer for a team other than the fact that they are very good (which is a boring reason IMO) or localism?

I don't get it. Could the sports people here please enlighten me?

Yes and no. I like them because it's a team consisting of 5 players I have liked for a long time for various reasons, I didn't give examples as it would have flown over the heads of anyone who isn't into dota's competitive scene.

A small example, their current "Mid" player is Mushi, probably the most respected player on the scene, for both his mechanical skills as well as the amount of heroes he can play at a very high level, making him really hard to predict/ban and even harder to outplay. The fact that he is unanimously voted MVP of the previous The International, and played the most heroes compared to anyone in the competition speaks volumes on just how versatile he is.

I could go on about almost every single one of the players on the team, but again, would be extremely boring for anyone who doesn't follow Dota.
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- liking a particular player(/-s), on-field or off-field
- liking their general playstyle
People who actually like sports might give more answers.

Hmmm I guess that's one reason. Not a very solid one, but still a reason.

Is there even that much room for a unique playstyle in pro-level sports? I guess I'm not enough into this stuff to see the difference in playstyle between teams. Looks all the same to me.

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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post

So you like them because they are very good?

Sorry, but I never got this mentality.

It's the same thing with football, baseball, hockey etc etc.

Liking the Denver Broncos because you live in Denver is understandable. Localism blabla.

But what makes a person from e.g. NYC cheer for a Houston team? If you go by skill than everyone (except the localism people) has to like the current champion.

What other reasons are there to cheer for a team other than the fact that they are very good (which is a boring reason IMO) or localism?

I don't get it. Could the sports people here please enlighten me?

Yes and no. I like them because it's a team consisting of 5 players I have liked for a long time for various reasons, I didn't give examples as it would have flown over the heads of anyone who isn't into dota's competitive scene.

A small example, their current "Mid" player is Mushi, probably the most respected player on the scene, for both his mechanical skills as well as the amount of heroes he can play at a very high level, making him really hard to predict/ban and even harder to outplay. The fact that he is unanimously voted MVP of the previous The International, and played the most heroes compared to anyone in the competition speaks volumes on just how versatile he is.

I could go on about almost every single one of the players on the team, but again, would be extremely boring for anyone who doesn't follow Dota.
My brother's friends got to say hello to Mushi last year since they were shopping in the same mall or something like that. XD
The dude is super well-known though.
Edited by miceblue - 7/10/14 at 5:26am
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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post

Hmm Hong Kong has been mixed bag so far. Didn't have my precious google maps with me so we got lost on our way to Jaben.

But I did find this

I know. Not the real thing. But I did find it there.


Oh and gonna be all posh and have high tea with Gavin tomorrow. That will likely be the highlight of this trip.

Oh and it's really hard to find free wifi frown.gif not even my hotel has it

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cafe-Matsuri/108081559266834?fref=ts

 

giving you another hint to heaven :biggrin:

not far from jaben:deadhorse:

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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post

Hmmm I guess that's one reason. Not a very solid one, but still a reason.


Is there even that much room for a unique playstyle in pro-level sports? I guess I'm not enough into this stuff to see the difference in playstyle between teams. Looks all the same to me.

It's more reason than one needs lol. Sports are a very emotional thing at the root of it. You don't even need a reason.

People who like sports generally don't even like people who like a team just because they have been historically strong. Liking a local team makes sense, but it doesn't need to. Lots of people from other cities moved to a new one but still like old team, their "home team."

I'm a Germany fan for football in the World Cup, living in the US. The rationale? I like to watch the games when I can in a German bier bar and eat their delicious house-made pretzels. I'm a Giants fan in American football, because I'm from NY, but I'll root for Pittsburg too because my friend from there likes them and because I liked saying "damn it Roethlisberger." Solid reasons? Definitely. biggrin.gif You don't need logic, just passion.

Similarly, I specifically don't like the 49ers because of management choices and the team is full of guys who seem like [ass]holes.

And yea teams definitely have different styles, this comes from both the individual players, the coaches, and management choices.
Edited by vwinter - 7/10/14 at 5:50am
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