Monday, February 18, 2008

Smashing "Birdies"

You may ask why i sometimes missed my daily posting in my blog this month. Well, for the past days, I have been swept in this wonderful feeling of euphoria, excitement and apprehension because we’ve been into training for the Kalayaan 2008 (Ambassadors Badminton Cup) tournament. (Don’t ask me why the event is too early for the annual Philippine Independence Sports Festival ‘cause I dunno why it was not held in June!)

Actually, a friend introduced me to badminton last June 2007 when my uric acid counts reached an alarming 10. I was hesitant at first because the sport did not seem to be challenging at all because I don’t have any background in this indoor court game.

What I lacked in talent, I made up for in enthusiasm and my will to normalize my uric acid count. I could not play badminton without sacrificing my time and spend SR500 for a Wilson racquet and SR50 as monthly due. Anyway, it pays everything I lost. Beside, I’m now competing in this game.

Last Thursday (Feb. 14) was a very busy day for our Club. First off, we had to go to Sultan Bin ABdulaziz Humanitarian City (SBAHC) Activity Gym ( 60 km from Riyadh) for the opening ceremony. I had to undertime from my work because the ceremony starts at 2:00 pm. As mentioned in my earlier post, our Club was the first to be organized in Riyadh composed of students, parents and single OFWs.

I am happy to announce that we received very good feedbacks during the opening ceremony not only because of our new members but also of our new logo and uniform (which I designed!). Unfortunately, no award was given to Best in Uniform.

The next day, our Class E was first to compete against other clubs inside the badminton court that brought smiles to the faces of the spectators because some did not just exhibit their talents in the court, but they also elicited charm and sexiness (especially Chris and Martin!) and received thunderous applause from the audience. Our club won 16 out of 22 entries in Class E and D Levels.

Youth simply proved superior at this point. Most of our players in Class E are all young and energetic….Me and my partner in Men’s Double won the first round so we’re proceeding to the next round on Thursday. Pray for me guys and wish me luck!

1 comment:

chase said...

hahaha.. natawa ako sa title ng post mo. hehehe