Thursday, March 09, 2006

Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony Preview

Ok enough camwhoring, lets get back to normal blogging. Do you know that its only 1 week to the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne? Isn't that exciting? Its going to madness in Melbourne!

No one knows what the opening ceremony on the 15th would be like but this is a sneak preview of what to expect, fishes!

There's a row of different fishes representing the 72 countries that will be competing in the Games and they stretch from the Swan Street Bridge all the way down to the Prince Phillips Bridge.

Australia is represented by the Southern Shortfin Eel that inhabit the Yarra river. I've never tasted them before, I don't think anyone has since the water is so very dirty!

Brunei is represented by the Koran Angelfish that are found on Brunei's coastline. The stripes on the fish appears to be Arabic script hence the Koran Angelfish!

I'm sure all Malaysians would be happy for the Golden Arawana to represent Malaysia for its rarity and value by all Malaysian Chinese. We all know how ridiculously expensive they can be sold in Malaysia!


I didn't count how many fishes are there but there are 2 type of fishes on either sides of the floating barge so it may well have all 72 countries represented. There are I think huge lights on either sides of the fish so all I can imagine on opening night would be some kind of light show here on the river before the ceremony continues into the Melbourne Cricket Ground stadium for the Grand Opening! I can't wait!

41 comments:

amelia said...

Thanks for the preview, mate.
More to come... I hope.
Looking at the Melbourne skyline in the photos...haaa... I REALLY MISS MELBOURNE!!! :(

FH2O said...

(for once; heehee) Make yourself useful - so don't forget to take photos of the kayaking events ... ;)

'my bay kee!'

Jeremy C said...

nice nice nice!

when's the opening again?

suituapui said...

Ooo...! I love eels!!! Delicious!! Despite the appearance and the slimy feel!

KpgNangkaBoy said...

Luckily Malaysia is not represented by some ikan keli, puyu or buntal.

ashk1n said...

this is cool! keep 'em coming! *precious*****

QuaVadis said...

KNB...thank God its wasn't a Penyu...or else I'm sure a lot of people here would have a good laugh :P

suituapui said...

Put on ur spectacles lah, QV! KNB wrote "puyu"!!! Keli and eels the same lah, KNB??

QuaVadis said...

STP... tat's why I said...thank god it wasn't Penyu in response to KNB saying what he said.......u got the wrong wavelength man...

suituapui said...

Dun worry, wuching. I aint gonna get drawn into an argument wth QV! I always have respect 4 the blogowner...! Ya, Wuching??? Ha ha ha!

QuaVadis said...

HAHAHAHAHA

Very funny STP....n siapa start all the time or prompts me to start?? :P

cooking4STP said...

STP, keli and eel where got same? Eel is belut in malay leh. And Keli is catfish in english. Cikgu apa kamu ni?

QuaVadis said...

cooking4STP
Dont blame STP...already more than half a pitan nui age already so can be a bit forgetful hehehehe

Wuching said...

amelia: stay tuned..

fh2o: ai sai, boh boon teh!

jeremy: 15th of march, next week!

ashk1n: will do..& thank you!

KNB: or even 'jiu hu engh chai'

quavadis & STP: u 2 r like fish mongers at sibu market, trying to lelong ur fish to everyone!

cooking4stp: so which fish u wish to buy today & from which fish mongers?

suituapui said...

Hey, Wuching!!! I didn't make any comment lah! That QV and C4STP busy-busy only lah!!Why u so unkind to fellow-Sibuite??? Sob! Sob! I'm SO hurt!

Che-Cheh said...

Cool! I can't wait either :)

Robin said...

I wonder what fish is representing Singapore.. The Lion Fish?

Wuching said...

STP: what? big boy like u ledi still cry cry keh? siao li loh!

che-cheh: me too! i'm excited!

Helen said...

Arawana? Not the Flower HOrn ar? lol

I wonder did the FLower Horn rage caught on over there?? It's subsiding over here. :-)

KpgNangkaBoy said...

Actually a good fish to use would be the Sior Phak Hu....colourful and aggressive.

STP so old still can cry ah? I though old man dry up (tah chui) already...no more tears. And yeah....since when is ikan keli an eel? Already eat a few hundred Ikan kelis still donno kah.

QuaVadis said...

KNB.. its Lent, he's being kind and a bit CBC also..Alors!! Macam mana ni...hehehe...so don't kacau him so much....but can't help commenting on the amount of ikan keli stp has eaten..i think u wanted to say kilos behind the hundred rite.... :P

Wuching said...

robin: there is one for singapore, i forgot to take the photo, arrgh! why did i forget!

helen: what's a flower horn?

KNB: i think they have one in there too..can't remember. STP crying coz he's hungry!

quavadis: what's ikan keli?

QuaVadis said...

Wuching Ikan Keli..err.aiyoh..wat is the foochow term for it...its like catfish..found in our local stream in Sarawak..and also padi fields in Sibu..u can find it in the market dayak in sibu....hey.. Meals or STP..maybe u can help me out and tell Wuching wat's the foochow name for Keli, Its out local catfish lah...

QuaVadis said...

or you can refer to http://www.sixthseal.com/2003/10/cat_fish_ikan_keli.html

and u can find out what Ikan Keli is... our local catfish..is what i wanted to say in my previous post.. not "out" but "our"

robin said...

hey wuching,
so you are gonna be the official blogger for the commonwealth games 2006 eh???

Wuching said...

quavadis: oh yes, now i know thankz to u & 6thseal post, i've seen them b4, very ugly fish! how does it taste?

robin: me? what do i know about sport? i'm not into sport man, bedroom sport ok lah!

Cocka Doodle said...

Malaysia should be represented by the sucker fish lah.
Ney...that one always at the bottom of the tank sucking up filth. LOL

Chen said...

Golden Arawana represents Malaysia ?
Good :D

5xmom ~chanlilian.net~ said...

LOL at Cocka's choice.

So you will be updating us live from Melbourne, ya?

Wuching said...

cocka: good choice!

chen: lots of ppl would agree with u!

5xmom: i think u get better updates from ur tv but i'm do my best! :)

suituapui said...

Wah! My innocent comment on the eel generated so many responses! U must thank me for pushing up ur ratings lah! Eel...keli...catfish...whatever u call it, I like it! Those "onagi" in Japanese restaurants!!! Yum! Yum! Arowana, 1 time the in thing! Must have for long life...but I know many owners then...now already dead! Their fish too!

Wuching said...

STP: i think ppl follows u wherever u go, u must be very 'sui' one hor!

Helen said...

Flower Horn is bred in Malaysia. Ppl kept it for luck and according to some, the pattern on its side sometimes reveal a 4-D number.

You go hentam gau gau lar. lol

http://badmanstropicalfish.com/articles/article18.html

Wuching said...

helen: oh yes, yes now i know! tq beli much! no it never took off here so there u go!

suituapui said...

Yalah, Wuching! I don't call myself "sui" for nothing! They always say I'm sacarstic...yet they love me for it. Ajay can vouch 4 that! Flower Horn! Those black patches not numbers lah, Helen! Sales tactic & people obsessed with striking it rich fell for it!!! Fools and their money soon parted!

Wuching said...

STP: u used to tuitor ajay issit? lucky he didn't learn ur sarcasm! kekeke

Alex said...

wai ha.. talking bout me ? It's Alex lar.. *hai*. STP's sarcasm? Got lar, learnt a bit. but it's only to be used when all other methods are proven futile :D

wuching, how come u like tat one, go to nice places din call me.. hai.. Unimelb's not having any holidays during Commonwealth games. Sad.. not even Labour Day.

Wuching said...

alex: i know its alex, STP keeps calling u ajay so i just follow lor..who told u to name ur site ajay? i don't have holiday during commonwealth games either but u sms me lah when ur free!

suituapui said...

Yalah! His blogsite "ajay". No, he didn't name it after that horrible green soap of the 50s "popinjay" brand...he named it after his idol!!!...Yucks!

Wuching said...

STP: oh! no wonder he always blog about jay chou! double yucks indeed!

Nick Jouault said...

I have been trying to find out what all the 72 fish in the ceremony were, your site has given me two more thanks
Australia - sort finned eel
Canada - artic cod
Guernsey - conger eel
Jersey - Bass