I can’t really say that I love sports so to the sports enthusiasts, bear with my comments on Kaasikid’s post. (see the link above)
1) basketball – for sure me pa liga sa barangay, skul or company nyo. andami din basketball court sa bawat kanto ng pinas. madami din umiidolo kay jordan, kobe bryant, lebron at iba pang nba star. sa pinas me pba at pbl at sa uaap/ncaa super sikat ang basketball. exciting panoorin ang basketball. ang basketball player malaki sahod. d best cguro bata palang ienrol na sa milo basketball clinic pag summer.
Iris says: Funny but the basketball players that I know of are Alvin Patrimonio, Robert Jaworski, Jerry Codiñera and Bong Alvarez. I wouldn’t be aware that there’s a James Yap if not for Kris Aquino, Marc Pingris if not for Danica Sotto and Rommel Adducul who happened to be Assunta de Rossi’s ex-bf. While most of my officemates are hoping that they’ll be given free tickets to watch the basketball game in Araneta (our company is one of the sponsors), I am hoping that I’ll be given at least discount cards to Belo or Calayan. Lol! I had a chance encounter with Alvin Patrimonio in Subic Duty Free when he was promoting Nike shoes there. That was in 2002 or 2003. I wouldn’t notice that he was Alvin if not for the other customers who said it was him.
2) volleyball – magagamit mo to sa beach. ang pinas ay 7107 islands. high tide or low tide. saka ung mundo majority napapaligiran ng tubig so marami din beach. minsan naman cguro sa buhay mo pupunta ka sa beach. iba di ba ung dating pag astig ka sa beach volleyball.
Iris says: I was in 6th grade when out of the blue, I decided to be part of the district volleyball team. There was a try out and I informed my supposed team mates that I would be available every afternoon for the practice. They never bothered to tell me where they were practicing. I practiced alone and noticed that the sport was not really for me. I didn’t have strong arms and the ball bruised my arms.
3) billiards – eto eh larong pang tambay daw. siguro dati un pero ngaun isa to sa ok na hobby. magagamit mo naman to pag tumambay kau sa gimikan. usually me billiard table. kung gusto mo kumita pwede ka rin makipagpustahan. bakit hindi na lang dart? ano ba ung astig? me dala kang tako na para kang ninja na me nakasukbit na samurai blade or me parang maliit na makeup kit na dala?
Iris says: Billiards was my pastime in college. I was the only girl in a company of engineering boys who were very much willing to teach me the do’s and don’ts of the game.
4) chess – eto eh more on mental focus and strategy. mahahasa utak mo sa pag diskarte. so kahit mahina katawan mo kaya mo naman siguro pagalawin ung pyesa. magagamit mo din to pag nag aantay ka sa barberya at pwede ka mag miron. wag ka lang sasali dun sa nagsosolb ng chess puzzle tapos me taya. mga scammer un. bakit hindi dama? gusto mo ba maglaro na tansan or takip ng bote ang pyesa?
Iris says: My youngest brother beat me at this when he was six years old. My first crush in high school was a champion at it. I admire people who are good in chess.
eto na siguro ung 4 basics na pinaka ok na setting sa pinas, me mas dating at less gastos kesa sa ibang sports.
bakit walang karate or martial arts eh magagamit mo to para pagtanggol mo sarili mo. una baka sa sobrang tapang mo dahil marunong ka martial arts naholdap ka lumaban ka, me kasama pa palang me sumpit. eh di yari ka. pag hinoldap ka ibigay mo na lang. kung gusto mo talaga ng protection magdala ka ng baril tapos pag hinoldap ka putukan mo ung isa tatakbo na ung iba pero habulin mo at putukan din.
Iris says: I used to carry a small balisong when I was in Gapo. Proteksyon lang. Kaso nung mapadaan ako sa metal detector sa Wistron, katakot-takot na paliwanag bakit may balisong ako sa bulsa ng pants. Hehehehe….