Enjoying My Sports Life

Playing sports is very much a part of me since I can remember.  I am looking forward to experiencing the same with Kyle as much as I can.

I’ve played a lot of games.  When I was about 4 years old (that’s the earliest I could remember)  I used to run playing tags with other kids in front of our house.  As far as I can remember, I always enjoy playing games.

Early school years is no different.  I’m always part of a group of kids running playing tag, then tigso, then tumba lata then many more.  Let me see if I can list them all here:

  • Shatong
  • Takyan
  • Piko
  • damang fight
  • Kite flying
  • Chinese Garter
  • Arm wrestling
  • Table Tennis
  • Softball
  • BMX biking
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Mountain Biking (cross country and off road)
  • badminton

What feeling remains in me with all this games is a feeling of enjoyment.  My dad love basketball and I remembered him watching me play the varsity basketball in my elementary — I wasn’t an outstanding ball player that I know of.  All I have is potential.  I wasn’t able to cash in on this potential — as I said, what remains is the feeling of enjoyment.  Is this enough – I ask myself from time to time – I always play safe and conclude that I’m contented and happy with my sports.

Now, Kyle is around.  And like me, I find him an eager kid who likes to move around.  I’ve started training Kyle in badminton.  With his formal training, I’m injecting my own values that I believe he needs to instill in himself to be a better player.  I don’t want to control Kyle — what I want is for him to get the most of the experience and enjoy it at the same time.  I also want him to learn and become a better athlete, kid because of this activity.

Written by Canlas Benjamin

Technology specialist that wants to reconcile simple living with technology. Aims to bring back the simple lifestyles of yesteryear to the information age.

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