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lbn
21-08-2009, 12:30 PM
This morning I went to MPSJ Padang to witness Low Yee Meng's attempt to set the Guiness Book of World Record in balancing the soccer ball on his forehead. Supposed to start at 7.00am but was delayed because of drizzling. Fortunately the rain stopped and the ordeal started at about 7.30am. The previous record was set by a Mexican at 4.4KM. Our great lad of 18 yrs old broke the record and set an incredible 11+KM. A feat very difficult to break in future. Well done Yee Meng who hails from USJ5! We're extremely proud of you. Whatever the mind believes and conceive it can achieve! :)

umadavid
21-08-2009, 12:36 PM
Congratulations, Yee Ming! The Star should have waited till his 2nd attempt before reporting. Thanks, Ibn for your current uplifting news. You are one up with this scoop!

VeeJay
21-08-2009, 01:36 PM
Hmmm, I thought he didnt break the record, due to the wind gust?!

http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2009/8/21/central/4547737&sec=central

lbn
21-08-2009, 02:08 PM
2nd attempt. The weather was bad on Tuesday - strong wind. The weather at 7.45am today was great. Yee Meng with his father as his navigator done Malaysia proud to appear in the Guiness World Book of Records. Should appear in the papers tomorrow. Malaysia Boleh! :)

MasterQ
21-08-2009, 07:59 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v732/pcyeoh/yeemingrecord.jpg

Just a fortnight ago when this Mexican Abraham Munoz set a new world record in New York for the greatest distance balancing a football on his head by walking 4.44 km, little did he expect that his record will be broken in a town alien to him and billions of others called Subang Jaya.

Low Yee Ming, our kid in the block lives in USJ 5 in our neighbourhood. This young man really never gave up after his first attempt just 3 days ago was dashed when a gust of wind foiled his attempt. He has just walked 3.42 km on the 100 m track at the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) running track in USJ 5. The wind might have blown off the ball from his forehead but his sheer determination was not blown in the wind. He considered the setback as temporary. In fact it had spurred him to be more determined to have another crack at bettering the current world record.

Last evening he decided to go for the world record again but based on the Hungry Ghost month weather conditions, he would do it this time in the early morning at 7am. So this morning he got up on the right side of the bed and with full spirit and a little prayer, he attempted the feat again. The rainy weather once again tried to dampen youngster's spirit but gave up just before the clock struck 8 to let this lass a chance to prove himself. His father, Sam Low his navigator was once again by his side every step of the way. Even if he gave up at this stage, he already has earned a place in our Malaysian Book of Records for his Tuesday's effort. Thinking global all the time and at an average of 90 seconds per 100 metres, he inched his way and walked himself into the new world record of 11.129 km at around 11am in front of a crowd of about 150 people I presumed should be close friends, relatives and supporters. He actually voluntarily stopped after having proven that he could do it. In fact he could have walked himself into history if he had continued on.

By the way, Low Yee Ming was a former SJK (C) Lick Hung and Sri KDU student and holds a Diploma in Sports Science from Manchester Metropolitan University in Britain. He didn't just wake up and created this world record. He has been training four hours daily for the past one year. Oh one more thing, Yee Ming happens to be the nephew of our forumer lbn (see above).

So our heartiest congratulations to Yee Ming, Anak Subang Jaya for making us proud that USJ has now gone global with this entry into the Guinness Book of World Records. Malaysia Boleh!!

coleslaw
21-08-2009, 08:03 PM
not to belittle his effort..but of what purpose is this achievement/record?.. :confused:

Sugarfree
21-08-2009, 08:17 PM
not to belittle his effort..but of what purpose is this achievement/record?.. :confused:will let u know once i figure it out, k, but don't hold your breath. :p

kwchang
21-08-2009, 09:52 PM
One Sunday morning (2 weeks ago), I saw him practising on the track just walking back and forth on the far side straight of the track with his father behind him videoing him with a handphone. I had no idea what he was planning to do. Not an easy thing to do.

monster
22-08-2009, 08:34 AM
not to belittle his effort..but of what purpose is this achievement/record?.. :confused:

whatever the intention or purpose.... i have to admire his dedication & effort..... sure got lots and lots of practise before this.

VeeJay
22-08-2009, 01:20 PM
whatever the intention or purpose.... i have to admire his dedication & effort..... sure got lots and lots of practise before this.

That is the purpose of any kinda achievement!

Dedication, effort and practice will produce success. You can MAKE IT!

Its a huge motivation for others, as well.

Congrats to Low Yee Meng, Bravo.

firecracker
22-08-2009, 02:34 PM
[QUOTE=lbn]This morning I went to MPSJ Padang to witness Low Yee Meng's attempt to set the Guiness Book of World Record in balancing the soccer ball on his forehead. Supposed to start at 7.00am but was delayed because of drizzling. Fortunately the rain stopped and the ordeal started at about 7.30am. The previous record was set by a Mexican at 4.4KM. Our great lad of 18 yrs old broke the record and set an incredible 11+KM. A feat very difficult to break in future. Well done Yee Meng who hails from USJ5! We're extremely proud of you. Whatever the mind believes and conceive it can achieve! :)[/QUO


Are there any involvements towards charity of any kind.? If not it will be another self engrandisement that our society has too much already.

tupai
23-08-2009, 07:43 PM
congrats to low yee meng, for a determined effort.

btw, i once rode >28hours (stopping only for refuel, a pee here and a poo there and a quick bite too) over the length of LOS (chiang saen to danok) approx 2,000km [give or take a couple of '00km getting lost lah] and then crashed out, in oblivion to the techno pounding disco, pole dancing strippers sleazy hotel, for 48hrs without waking up (except for meals in bed, then some pee & some poo...and a few bone-crackin' massages too :p

Wonder a bolehlander, can apply for a foreigner section in LOS Book of Rekod or not? dai mai dai?? :p


[I]Yang Baru mahu tido lagi latotupai[/I :p

VeeJay
23-08-2009, 07:57 PM
congrats to low yee meng, for a determined effort.

btw, i once rode >28hours (stopping only for refuel, a pee here and a poo there and a quick bite too) over the length of LOS (chiang saen to danok) approx 2,000km [give or take a couple of '00km getting lost lah] and then crashed out, in oblivion to the techno pounding disco, pole dancing strippers sleazy hotel, for 48hrs without waking up (except for meals in bed, then some pee & some poo...and a few bone-crackin' massages too :p

Wonder a bolehlander, can apply for a foreigner section in LOS Book of Rekod or not? dai mai dai?? :p


[I]Yang Baru mahu tido lagi latotupai[/I :p

Sorry mate...my personal best was 36 hours, non-stop! Let me know where and when can I collect the Broken Record?! :p

Naka
23-08-2009, 09:15 PM
The list of New Guiness World record is so loooooooooong....everyone seems to think of something new :D

Sentinel
23-08-2009, 10:39 PM
Sorry mate...my personal best was 36 hours, non-stop! Let me know where and when can I collect the Broken Record?! :pIf you had ridden non-stop for 36 hours and you can prove it to me satisfactorily, I will give you a free table for 10 at Zinglicious, plus 2 bottles of red wine!

AaronOng
24-08-2009, 12:15 AM
Aiya 36 hrs how to go totally non-stop, at least must stop to pee & poo, and to makan a bit. Still for 36 hours, wow!! if's its not a record, at lest it's close to one.

My personal longest drive was Kota Bharu to Melaka from 6pm reaching Melaka around 4am. So that's 10 hours. Couldn't feel my legs when I stepped out.

So if 10 hours already half dead... can't imagine 36 hours.
:eek:

VeeJay
24-08-2009, 01:24 PM
stop stop, adalah! :D

The trip was from Michigan to Nevada. And the total journey took us about, hmmm, if my memory serves me right, it was about 55hours?!