Thursday, July 19, 2007

Passion for badminton

Badminton has always been my favorite sport. As a child, I play along the streets or in a club with either my childhood barkada or my brother or our household help. It didn't matter if we played barefoot or not, used wood or lousy steel racket, plastic or feather shuttlecock...

Some 6 years ago, I met a couple of strangers on the court. We first bonded with the same passion for badminton and later, with common values in life. I looked forward to every Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays for a fun game. It had been like that for many years, not even a knee surgery kept me off the court for so long. It became an addiction I should say... to the extent of owning a court and a couple of branded gears and equipments.


It has been more than a year since I last joined a tournament and I have been off the court for the longest time. Apparently, I'm not missing it. Why the sudden loss of passion for the game? I should say, it's not sudden. I have been prone to sports injury for many years, one leads to another, even litterally getting into my nerves. And in recent years, many has left the court so the group has evolved as we welcome others to join and we join other groups as well.

I play because I simply love the sport. It didn't matter if I win some or loose some. I enjoy the game and most importantly the company. Unfortunately, it's not the same anymore.

Yet, I wait for the day - for that passion to come and haunt me again.

(Philippine Open 2007 is slated on July 18-22. Few players will come to play in Cebu on July 23-25)

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Travel light

For today's homily, the priest talked about scuba diving... yes, he just got back from Tubbataha, Palawan. (lucky him!) He was the chaplain of a ship of scuba divers. He sighted that scuba divers carry weight belts to dive, yet in strong currents, they may have to release them.

His message was, just like in life's journey, we carry burden, nevertheless, we should learn to let go -- to travel light.

Two days ago, a dive buddy chose the road less travelled. :(

And today, "barefoot" or "finned" she opted to be in Paradise.

In a short time that I was acquainted with her, I admired her artistry and bubbly personality. I pray that she shall enter the gates of heaven with her usual charm.

As she wished, her ashes will be spread in Tinggo, Mactan, one of her fave dive spots. A memorabilia will also be laid 130ft down under a cave in memory of her.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Lovn' it!

Sunset on a cloudy afternoon at the Mall of Asia, Manila Bay

July 1, 2007

Captured by my new 2 megapixel N6300 plus a lil touch of magic.

After missing it a few weeks ago,

I purposely went back for this. hehehe jk!

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