Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Missing Badminton....

I've been super busy these days I haven't even been blog hopping... I miss my online buddies... I have tons to write about, can't even begin which one to prioritize... oh well, lemme start with badminton...

One of my good friends flew here last week from Penang, Malaysia - Bamboo (he doesn't know that's how I address him when I speak to his fiancee), heehe. I used to play badminton with him when he was here in Chandler last year with the rest of the Filipino product engineers who were assigned here that time.

So the first time he asked me when he got here Monday last week was if we could go play badminton. Wow, it caught me by surprise because I didn't realize it's been so long since I last gave it a whack! I was a bit hesitant actually because I know when I get back to the gym to play badminton, I would see familiar faces - faces who I know must have wondered whatever happened to the hyper active gal who never missed any single badminton session and have now gone MIA for so long. I also am scared that all the techniques and learnings I picked up during training sessions where now all lost and gone. I'm in denial actually that I have no choice but to start all over again.

I used to play 3 to 4 times a week but we got busy with the wedding preps, until a little over a year had passed us by. Badminton was my life outside work. I travel state to state for tournaments and serious training with the pros. I had a personal coach who became a good friend. It was all about badminton for me... gosh...

Last Sunday, we drove further north, 30 minutes ride from our house just to get to the badminton gym. We played for about 2 hours. It felt great! I realized how much I missed it so badly. I was super sore and I was limping as I walk the next day. The following day was badminton time once again so even if I was still sore from the other day's games, we still managed to play for about 2.5 hours. I know this is nothing compared to how much people played in the Philippines, but it's better than nothing :o)

Tuesday night gym is very special to me. It brings so much memories. It's actually where sweeps first implied that he wanted us to become more than just friends 3 years ago. Without me telling him where I play badminton, he found me anyways and brought me 3 red flowers. It was the first time we held hands, haha. As corny as it sounds but yeah, I found it super sweet of him to do that... for me, it's the effort that counts the best :o)

Anyways, going back to my original topic, hehee, I was correct that I would be seeing familiar faces. I've seen how these guys continued to improve and now they're soooo much better in badminton! I don't think I could ever keep up with them anymore at this rate, haha :o)

Part of me wants to go back and continue to get better at it, part of me wants to just move on with the new and more important things that matter most to me now. I know my passion for this sport is always going to be there, at my reach. But I know that I have this burning urge to continue with my other passion of being an animator and video editor for the rest of my days to come... and there's no better time to start doing something about it but now...

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