Pahampang 2008: Game Over?
I came back from Manila last Tuesday night and the trip in general (particularly arrival in Manila and back in Iloilo) was a complete disaster. I lost my watch and the food I brought for my roommates and my high school classmate’s letter and memorabilia for his sister who’s a freshman in my college. The following day held the grand cheering competition. Our group ranked 4th and their concept of “old people” was a good one to me. The ordering was led by the Skimmers (Kung Fu fighters) followed by the SoTech (whose concept was pretty vague and confusing) and, lastly, the Clovers (dissected organisms). During that day our Lawn Tennis women got eliminated. By Thursday we had our first defeat in Tennis against the Scions (last year’s champion) where I played against their dexterous player. Score was 1-6. At least he gives off some mercy now. It was still the IT Week in Iloilo and we assisted in the very first computerized database-powered IT quiz later that day. It didn’t work out at first but eventually got on track. It was fun, difficult, and tiresome, y’know! The boundless possibilities of mastering PHP and MySQL has somehow become crystal to me now.
Friday (yesterday, that is) was the day for the semis and finals of Lawn Tennis. We lost to Ugyon putting us on the 3rd position. They then no longer played another game immediately giving the win to the twice-to-be-beaten Scions. Imagine that? I had to rush from one venue to another because Badminton was also ongoing. I was the first singles player and I did not win any game. :faint: WTH. Oxygen is my ultimate enemy in every sport. But knowing that my opponents also feel tired from playing and that my score is not that low to be worth some shame would already be enough for me. At the end of the day, our standing was 1-1 (one loss, one win). The Literary Musical (Litmus) activity took place at night and the Elektrons (that’s us) got some de
scent places in the ranking. Our modern dance was grool — as in great + cool — yet it only ranked 4th. Our career in Badminton ended today. I was the second singles this time and I scored 26 against 30. Again, it was Ugyon who beat me. 😥 I felt glad thinking that the audience might have possibly had fun watching us as I was hearing claps behind me every time I get a point when my teammates are on the other side. Furthermore, that my first opponent yesterday was even there to support our team and giving me advices on where to make the cock fly. Still, I realized what should have been done only when the opponent was about to win.
I really am excited on how the Elektrons will do this year against the Clovers, Fisheries, Magnates, Redbolts, Scions, Skimmers, SoTech, Tycoons, and Ugyon. In less than 2 hours I shall know. I hope this will be it. Edit: I forgot to say that my whole body aches. I can hardly stand from sitting.