A brief personal reflective piece i did for school about my once great passion for the sport i love.
At the age of eight is when I held my first ‘pee wee’ racquet, given to me by father with hopes of me becoming tennis player. My father enrolled me into a club near home where I could learn the basis of tennis. I was learning the rules, court line names, point system and sportsmanship of the game, as tennis is known to be a gentlemen’s game. After the first year of playing and coming to practice regularly once a week, I found myself really enthusiastic with the sport. I had a great group of friends that I was happy to see and play with every week and a very supporting coach to help with my progressing skills. It was then at the age of 10 I wanted to play tennis more often even have practice hits with my father on some days. I thought to myself maybe one day I can be good enough to be a professional player, but this was just a dream, but at that age nothing seemed impossible.
Tennis became a passion at the age of twelve. I had been to the annual Australian open for five years straight to see my idols play their best; this only inspired me more to get on the court and play the fast paced and hard hitting games that they do. As my skills improved I found myself moving from different clubs to discover new skills from diverse coaches, as my father’s view was that having the same coach for so long can’t benefit you as much as having a new one who can teach me new things. So I was always adapting to new places and meeting new people along the way of further improving my skills. When I turned sixteen, this was when my skills and experience for tennis was at its peak. I was playing tennis four-five times a week playing high level competitions with other clubs and winning a majority of my games, one season my team was undefeated in the A-reserve division where the competition was tough and players play to win. During this era, playing competitive tennis and training for strenuous hours a week was the most rewarding time of my tennis life.
After reaching my peak for that time, I was already in secondary college trying to balance school with tennis. I found myself having to shorten the amount of days a week I could play tennis to concentrate more on school studies. Five days a week of tennis soon just became twice a week, and at this time I saw a majority of tennis mates from my club leave for good to focus more on their studies. I was one of the few left at my club of my age of seventeen still paying competitively. At this time I was really thinking hard, whether to drop tennis for a while and as it will interfere with school. So I did, I stopped going to practice and weekend competitions. I gave up my childhood dream of becoming a professional to do well in school.
At this time I was comparing myself to other players my age who are much better than me and still continuing to play high quality tennis, in my mind I was saying a made the right choice. Becoming a professional is not so easy I thought it was when I was a child. After this experience I was not disappointed in myself but more proud. Tennis was a big chapter in my life, and still continues as I play with old mates from time to time to have hits and enjoy the game I once had so passionately.
HBO announced that it has ordered a second season of the half-hour comedy How to Make it in America. Like last season, the pay cabler ordered eight episodes of the New York-based show. It should return to the schedule sometime during the summer of 2011.
But.. am I reading that correctly?
“Return to schedule sometime during the summer of 2011”. We gotta wait a WHOLE YEAR for new episodes?! Torcherous. Complete hella total torcher.
glad to hear some word on a second season, sure to be as good as the last :)
Daft Punk is a duo of super computer robots built in a humanoid form, used to create musical patterns that are capable of taking control of the human mind, brainwashing the masses to dance until their legs and their minds turn to a jelly like substance…
New daft punk material is to arise from the new Disney movie coming late this year called Tron: Legacy. The entire music soundtrack is to be composed by the daft punk duo themselves! (JIZZZZZZZZZ*)
the track heard above does have the daft punk vibe in my opinion, sounds epic. For the new tracks coming to this soundtrack i’d dream to hear something remotely similar to ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’, ‘Something About Us’ or even ‘One More Time’! I just know the soundtrack will be crazy.
This hobby was on my mind since young (couple years ago, hehe), but never really had the enthusiasm or resources to do it. But now, i’ve done some research and know what equipment is needed and i also have the drive to get it going. I want to make pop art cultured themed tees, nothing too graphic or detailed. Meaning my concept would be of logos or words/phrases, and also i want to start of simple of course - build confidence. My first goal is to get a supplier for blank t’s in bulk, after this is done i can get to printing it on them. Brand naming and selling? Might be something i will consider but for now i just stick to having some fun in designing some original T’s for mua. Coincidently enough i’ve already got people who are supporting and wanting to form a team for designing (klive rep!). So for now i’m gathering equipment/information and starting to have designs going. I want this to go far and make tees as a new hobby. Thanks for the read, wish me luck ;)