Thursday, March 17, 2005

One day more...and beer drinking

One day more and its finally vacation from school. I can't wait. Although Im still swamped with papers to check, I still look forward to tomorrow, when my life as a student ends. Its hard to juggle work and school especially during these times of finals and grade deadlines. As much as you want to finish everything on time, you simply can't.

I'm in a perpetual denial of things to be done. Cramming at its finest ika nga. hehehehe. Was out last night with some new friends. We drank beer and forgot for a few hours that at home, piles and piles of papers and reading materials are waiting for us.

Trained as well for badminton and ran all over the court the entire afternoon. Even got smacked with a basketball in my face during training (reminded me so much of my ill-fated PE days in UP where I nearly flunked basketball PE). Was on court for 6 hours and played countless of games. And as expected I feel like a bulldozer has run over me. But it feels great. Yesterday morning I was already feverish and about to come down with colds. Today, my fever is gone and my colds are just down to tiny sneezes.

okay so back to work... time to finally get serious. =)

Monday, March 14, 2005

Lessons learned from the court...

Yesterday I saw the difference between champions and nonchampions. In the end, its not the skill you know that makes the big difference as to whether you will win or not-- its the heart. Playing takes more than skill (but still very important) but endurance and the heart to win the game also matter a lot. I guess it takes some sort of game maturity to gain that heart to win. And that is what makes champions champions-- they have the skill and the will to win the game and stay focused on their goals till the end.

I saw so many heroes on court yesterday-- people who despite challenges remain focused to the task. One player struck me because he only had one viable arm and limped in court. Yet he was so good and played his heart out. It made me realize how disabilities cannot hamper you from reaching for the stars as long as you claim your place among the heavens. How many of us actually do that?

My friends lost their quest for a championship in a 3 set decision game last night. It was a well fought game. And in the end it didnt matter if they ended up runner ups or champions because they played the game till the very end.

My good friend told me the other day (after losing badly in a game) to "learn from mistakes and focus on the next game." So I guess its back to practice for me.

Till the next game..

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Ouch.. Massacred..

We got massacred at the powerade tournament today. Ouch. Haaayy... Kala ko pa naman tapos na ang mga araw na uuwi ako ng luhaan from the courts. After two successive good tournaments I was quite positive about this one. Unfortunately we failed to deliver. Sayang. Tried our best pero it was not good enough.

Back to the drawing boards. More practice. As a friend said once, "we only appreciate the victory after we learn the bitterness of losing..." Great thoughts. I just wish losing doesnt hurt that much. =)

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

one day more....

Tomorrow is the biggest days in the lives of five students in research sem 2. It's defense day! Sana we can just skip wednesday muna. Wish!

I apologize to all that I have neglected in the course of this past 2 weeks. After tomorrow, things will be back to normal.. konti... until deadlines next week. =)

Monday, March 07, 2005

Hell week

This week is considered hell week by most people in the academe. Imagine all last minute exams, last minute checkings, reportings, etc are all crammed in the next 5 days. For me, it boils down to one big event-- Dissertation Proposal defense. If I survive wednesday, I'm the happiest girl on earth. I'm not even thinking of the Powerade Tourney muna which is slated this saturday and sunday.

To all the crammers in the world, goodluck to us!!