Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Uncle Tony & Rafa

Toni Nadal: 'Out of competition, I will keep coaching Rafa also next year'

In an interview to the Spaniard website La Vanguardia, Toni Nadal clarified his working relationship with his nephew Rafael, revealing some important things. Will he keep following Rafa, won't he... what is the situation? 'Neither yes nor no. I always said the same thing. I never said what was written on a website. The thing is very simple. I was at a coach meeting and they asked me about my Academy in Manacor. I always said that I am even more involved into it. And that next year I would have loved to be involved even more. Someone asked me: 'So won't you travel with Rafa anymore?' And I didn't reply. I never said to that journalist that I decided even less in the team', Toni said referring to his sayings made in Budapest in early February.

'I was with Magnus Norman, Wawrinka's coach. They asked Norman: 'Who decides on how to plan practice sessions?' Norman said: 'The player'. And I said the same thing, adding: "My case is different, because I have been with Rafael for a lifetime". When he was little, I decided everyhing. But when Rafael grew up, other people were involved. His father, his agent... I said: "It's normal". I do not care about numbers, I don't know how much it is to go to a tournament, nor I know the relationship with press. The press officer handles it, for example. That's all what I said. My job in tennis is to develop the player. Anyone can coach Djokovic, Federer, Murray or Rafael. It's obvious that despite you decide less, things can go well. And then I said the truth. I have my own age. Rafa is well followed by Francis (Roig) and Carlos (Moya). I like Being in the academy more than anything. And that's all. Then if next year Rafael asks me to be with him in Monte Carlo or Paris, I will accept. Or if others won't be there, I will.'

So could the situation be the same as always? 'Like always nope, because travelling means to be more coaching. It's not the same to spend with Rafael two weeks per year than 22. So when he will be home I will keep training him like I have been doing this year'. It's true that Toni wasn't at Rafa's practice sessions always since the last off-seasons: from middle December sometimes Carlos Moya was the only one on court in Manacor, and Francis Roig attended Rafa's practice sessions often.

Despite the last years did not go well, Nadal and his team never stopped to be confident. 'If you lose it, then it's better to call it a career. In the life you have to be confident in yourself more than anything, even when you have doubts and you ask yourself if you will ever comeback. In Rafael's case, several injuries influenced him mentally. Last year he had anything. We had to solve first the problems with the strings. He played very well in Monte Carlo and Barcelona and then hurt his wrist, which was crucial.'

Rafa himself admitted how Toni was an uncle more special than his other ones. But he didn't educate Rafa: 'His parents did. When I had to, I have been educating him since he was 3-4 aged. And when we travelled together and he was 12, if I saw that he launched a paper on the floor, I had to say him not to do it. Did I have to Remember him to be with feet on the ground? Never. Rafael always listened my suggestions. This is the most important thing.'

How did he handle his bad moments mentally? 'As much natural as possible, making him understand that difficulties are part of the life. Many times when things go wrong and he has issues, I say him: "Rafael, that's it, you have to play like this'. I don't think much if it happens this or that. If I can run, I run. If I make forehand unforced errors, I try the backhand. Without having any regret.'

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Testing

Sejak guna hp baru ni nak update blog pun tak dapat asyik failed jer. Tak tau kenapa. Huhuhuu

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Happy Birthday Uncle Toni!

Happy birthday uncle Toni 🎂🎁🎉🍾 !! Thank you for everything you have done for Rafa during all these years ! Impossible to imagine Rafa without you ! 💜

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Dimsum Breakfast with The Kids

Sekarang ni kalau bercakap pasal dimsum halal, nama Dolly Dimsum ternyata lebih popular dan mengatasi restoran lain. Tapi untuk Aida, Aida lebih gemar menikmati dimsum di Meisan Szechuan Chinese Restaurant @ Quality Hotel City Centre.

Quality Hotel City Centre Kuala Lumpur 
Jalan Raja Laut,
50750  Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60-03-26148000

Sajian dimsum di Meisan Szechuan Chinese Restaurant adalah secara buffet. Eat all you can :-). Bermula dari pukul 9.00 pagi hingga ke 3 petang pada hari Sabtu dan Ahad. Hari biasa Aida tak pasti sebab tak pernah makan di sana pada hari biasa.

Selain daripada menyajikan pelbagai jenis dimsum, Meisan  Szechuan Chinese Restaurant juga menghidangkan pelbagai jenis makanan Szechuan dan Cantonese. Harga yang dikenakan adalah RM38++ untuk dewasa dan  RM28++ untuk kanak-kanak. Bagi Aida harga ini sangat berbaloi jika dilihat daripada pilihan makanan yang disediakan. Harga tambahan akan dikenakan jika kita memesan air selain daripada air kosong dan juga teh china.

Pagi tadi anak-anak dara abah (Aida, Anyah dan Ateh) berkesempatan membawa cucu sulong abah, Wan dan dua cucu kecik Abah, Adam dan Aiman ke MeisanSzechuan Chinese Restaurant untuk sarapan pagi + makan tengah hari. Kami sarapan pagi lewat pada pukul 10 pagi. Jadi untuk tengah hari kami tak perlu makan lagi. Kira brunch lah ni kan?!

Abah dengan Acu tinggal rumah hari ni sebab Abah ada walimatul urus dan Acu memang tak suka dimsum. Jadi membazir je kalau nak bawak Acu. Heheheheee

Adam dan Aiman pertama kali datang ke MeisanSzechuan Chinese Restaurant ni. Wan pulak masa kecik dulu ada juga bawak tapi dia tak minat sangat dimsum (pada masa tu). Dalam ketiga-tiga tu, Aiman jugak menang kalau tengok dari segi makannya. Memang sangat berselera Aiman makan. Dah lah umur Aiman tak dikenakan bayaran. Jadi kami rasa sangat berbaloi. Adam macam biasalah seksa nak suruh makan. Wan pula nampaknya dah mula rasa dimsum ni sedap. Masa kecik dulu dia yang kata tak sedap. maknanya lepas ni bolehlah bawak dia lagi.Hehehee...

Oklah tak nak cerita banyak. Sila layan gambar ni ya kawan-kawan. Ehh lupa pulak nak bagi tau tadi. Kalau nak makan kat Meisan Szechuan Chinese Restaurant ni dicadangkan call dan buat reservation dulu. Kalau walk in biasanya susah sikit. Selalu penuh.
 
Dimsum ni bukan banyak ni jer tau. Diorang akan tambah selalu.
Fried dimsum/wantan
Tak tau nama tapi sedap benda ni.
Yong Tau Foo
Aneka pencuci mulut (desert). Egg tart tu wajib makan sebab memang sedap gila.
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Chee Cheong Fun
Pau
Amacam? Nampak selera tak AIman makan?
Bersungguh-sungguh Aiman kan? :-)

Friday, February 17, 2017

Mini Cheese Cracker

Pernah tengok tak Mini Cheesecracker @ Ciskut? Ni lah rupanya.
 
 
 
Pertama kali Aida buat masa birthday anak kawan office Aida. Dia mintak buat desert yg tahan lama. Sebabnya dia nak Aida bawak hari Jumaat tapi dia nak buat makan hari Ahad. Puas fikir punya fikir terus dapat idea buat Mini Cheesecracker ni.
Lepas tu dapat komen daripada kawan Aida "Sedap sangat Aida. Lain kali aku order lagi ya". Senang hati dengar.
Kali kedua buat, dapat komen yang memberangsangkan jugak. Sangat-sangat sedap.
Lepas tu lah baru Aida bukak order untuk Mini Cheesecracker ni. 
 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sukan Tahunan SRAI Taman Keramat 2017

Semalam merupakan Hari Sukan SRAI Taman Keramat 2017.  Anak buah Aida, Jiji terpilih menyertai 2 acara balapan iaitu 200m dan 4 x 100m. Aida berkesempatan menyaksikan larian untuk acara 200m sahaja. Sebenarnya Aida datang bukan untuk menyaksikan sukan tersebut tapi Abang minta Aida fetch Jiji di Kompleks Sukan tu selepas habis sukan. Abang kata sukan habis pukul 1.30. Waktu tu waktu lunch break kan...Jadi takde masalah lah nak pergi fetch Jiji. Aida plan lepas fetch Jiji terus balik ke pejabat. Insyaallah sempat sampai pejabat sebelum 2.30 petang. Rupa-rupanya, masa Aida sampai di Kompleks Sukan tu, sukannya belum habis. Ada beberapa acara lagi yang belum dipertandingkan. Jiji pun baru lepas 4 x 100m. Acara 200m belum lagi.
 
Fuhhh...berjanggut jugak menunggu dalam panas tu. Menangis dibuatnya kena berjemur tengah hari macam tu. Tapi nak buat macam mana kan? Redha je lah.
 
Tapi Alhamdulillah Jiji berjaya dapat pingat untuk kedua-dua acara yang disertainya.  Juara Acara 4 × 100m dan tempat ke-4 Acara 200m. Dan rumah hijau dinobatkan sebagai juara keseluruhan. Berbaloi juga lah menunggu. Hhihihiii....
 
Tahniah Jiji!
 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Uncle Tony & Rafa

Starting next year Uncle Tony (Rafa's Uncle & Coach) will no longer follow Rafa on the circuit and will focus exclusively on Rafael Academy. This is really heart breaking. Huhuhuuu...