Friday, December 9, 2016

Tournament Weekend

Sometimes, we have to take it for a run.

You have been playing tennis for months now and you know you are getting better than the last time.  However, you cannot confirm unless you face a little bit of competition.  For some people, competition is a scary thing.  You don't know where and how you'll end up.  However, for others, that is the appeal.

It is happiness to play with friends and co-workers during this weekend.  Every one was tired and happy.  That's a great combination, if you ask me.

The thing about these tournaments is that you can see your students got better.  The best feeling is you feel you're a little bit responsible for it.  And you secretly take part in their victory.  

There were those who have stopped playing for a while.  They are a little bit unconditioned to play but that didn't stop them from joining.  We're all in it for fun.

It was nice to have done this at the end of this year -  something to celebrate about and a group to celebrate with.

At the end of this tournament, with all that food, everyone was a winner.

A competition's a competition.  No matter how small.
("A person's a person.  No matter how small.")

Photos by Ma'am Joy.

Friday, February 19, 2016

The Thing That Drives You To Work Out

Years ago, I enrolled in a gym myself. I wasn't in that stage of a heartbreak. I just felt lame. I didn't have to be on the heavy side to feel that way. I just felt that I was kind of a weakling. I didn't like that feeling. I want to have fun with friends without getting tired easily. I was thinking, "This must be what it's like getting (really) old". And that's scary because I wasn't that old... yet.
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Posted by Esquire on Thursday, February 18, 2016

A Little Bit of Inspiration

No matter in what arena, we always have to aim for something.  Our goals are our directions.  Without them, we roam without a purpose.  I don't think we'd like to wake up in the morning without looking forward to something good.  Without a goal, we would probably just stay in bed the whole day (sounds nice) and waste a good day God has given us.

And so, plan something for yourself.  Set goals everyday.  Easy goals.  Big Ones.  It doesn't matter.  What matters is getting something done.  Having even the littlest accomplishment is a big deal for our morale.  We get by when we feel good.

Before going to bed tonight, I set some goals for tomorrow.  I still have those traditional planners.  And I filled up that space for the weekend.  No day should ever go to waste.