Saturday, 20 May 2017

Basketball: What it is and what it means to me?

A game that I love!

I am so sorry for disappearing for so long. Been busy for studies these few months, and now finally free for a while till I go for my internship. Well its an exciting thing for me, its at GUSHCLOUD Malaysia. Its a marketing firm for those who do not know. 

Okay, lets get on with it. A brief history on how I first started got in touch with basketball. At the age of 6, entering primary school, my dad took me for a tour of my soon to be primary school before the year started. Well, I was six, who would know how to enjoy the scenery back then. And I was hyper active(naughty) back then. HAHAHA as soon as I entered the compound, I saw a ball, a BASKETBALL! So guess what?! I pick it up and bounced it!!! Funnily, I bounced it too hard, and on the first bounced the ball came back up and hit my mouth. I threw the ball away and sworn to myself not to ever touch basketball again :P HAHAHAHA then somehow in that period of primary school i represented for the school and was good enough to go for tryouts for ZONE.

Then, secondary school, I still remember the first time I touched basketball at my high school. I forgot which day it was, I went to the court with 1 friend whom I just knew. There were 2 "seniors" (Form 2) playing there. I asked whether I could join them........ they answered me, "Nah, we dont let form 1s play, you guys are not good enough." I was like shocked. I mean who would reject such a cute boy XD. Then this cute boy turn into some cocky bastard HAHAHA I said " I could win you both alone" Well ego got challenged, so they quickly accepted it, the challenge I mean. Oh and of course the LOSE after that. Yeah thats how my career in secondary school started. I met plenty of awesome friends through basketball. And I really like hanging out with them. I ended up representing the school for 4 years.

Moving on, Uni. Well I have been in UTAR for quite a long while. And I am still representing it. Never really committed to it before, cause there was no regular training and such. Long story short, the uni team is the team that taught me a lot on basketball and ways to improve and gave me the most exposure.

Meanwhile, in between those periods, I joined some of the public competition with teams from around my area, mainly Kinrara and Serdang they also taught me alot. And it was fun playing with and against them.

My Experience 

Through this journey, of just basketball alone, I was in loads of stages. Right now, if I could, I would apologise to those that I have hurt through my words, but my intentions are always good. I was cocky thinking I was the best and no one could take me. Well I am not, I have loads to learn and I regretted I never really seek for advice when I could. I really wish I could have a mentor a sifu who can really guide me through phases.

Basketball is a game of 5. I have learn to fully depend on my team mate. And build a friendship among them even if its momentary. I have never had a consistent team. I am like a lost boy joining people here and there for competitions. I could never have team chemistry even if i want to. But I do enjoy the temporary sense of friendship build to win a competition tho. I concentrate alot on my personal skills.

I have been training alone for basketball. Analyzing everything about basketball, about myself and put them into a way that is advantageous for me to play. I trained alot, more of playing alot. It is like a form of releasing stress for me I guess. 

Unfortunately, I have once deciding to stop basketball for my knee. Well, over the years, basketball has been a mean bitch to my knees. HAHAHA not only that, I also decrease my basketball activities for all sorts of reason. Girl, laziness, you name it. HAHAHA of course I have also use this to impress girls also la. So I guess its fair?

At the age of 24, playing with a broken arm, 2 failing knees, I would say that I have learned a lot through this sport that I love, and would continue doing it. 

Sorry if its short and messy, just a sudden feeling to write about basketball :P 

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Volkswagen Polo P!!!

Days ago, when I was in a department in my school, I saw this event which is from Volkswagen. The event is said to be teaching us on road safety. So I thought to myself, why not try it out, since I dont know anywhere to learn advanced driving. HAHAHA and its FREE some more. HEHE So I registered with Johan.

So you see here is the poster thingy. Now if you read carefully, I actually thought they will teach us on skid recovery. Like in actually condition, no matter what car it is. So i was kinda disappointed but the event turned out ok. Here is how it went!!!

One fine SUNDAY...

it was sad, why cause I usually do not set alarms for a Sunday. HAHAHA today have to lohhh. Registered the event with Eunice but she could not make it due to FYP/ Thesis. So I went alone, then half way getting dressed, got a text from Johan jio me for lunch. So we met at Sg Long at 12. I was abit sad and weak have to drive alone to school cause I think I am going to fall sick soon.

Me and Samantha (my car) yeah my car has a name :P

So after that I reached school had Wontan Mee with Johan and Jeff. Then it was about time to attend the event. So we walk towards school and at the main entrance there was a Polo sitting there. I know its not a big deal but I was kinda excited about it.

HAHAHA then I walked into the school and there were signboards everywhere. Even though we knew where the class is, we still follow the signboards like dumb dumb only HAHAHA.

Obviously have to register first, this time have to see drivers license some more. HAHAHA cause we get to drive VW car. Then they gave us a free T shirt for the event itself. Not bad leh........

He purposely cover the P because he said he is not a P licensed driver anymore!!! HAHAHA so we attended the class for around like 30-40 mins. Bla Bla Bla, all basic things, except for the sitting position, it was abit more uncomfortable than I imagined. So the funny thing happens, the organiser asked us one tricky question, like What should we do when the car skid?. I mean there are other questions of course, but I am just gonna concentrate on this one. People said brake, counter spin (thats what I heard) and others. Then this girl said SCREAM. Everyone laughed!!! He said no, screaming wont help you. Then, its time to go practical!!!

They used the 1 dollar parking as a training ground!!!

This was how it looks like, there are 2 obstacles. One is for you to familiarise with the steering wheel. Its just turning left and right. Then on the right you see cones forming a snake like figure. Thats the part where they want us to JAM the DAMN brakes. And see how the car handle the skid. Oh yeah, they didnt teach us skills to handle skids. It is more of the car, what we need to do is brake and turn. Thats why I am disappointed, but I still had a great day. Lets continue.....

There were 3 cars and 3 instructors, this is like a backup I guess. While we were waiting , I snapped a photo of it. HEHE then it all started dry and hot. Suddenly after 2 batch of students driving it rained.... HAHAHA when I type this, suddenly remind me of my friend RAINE LEE. Sorry!!! XD
Then, the instructor was like better!!! You all can actually feel how it slide. I was like ok. There were a lot of people, so me and Johan just quickly squeeze into one car. Then there is this other dude who joined us. So 4 in a car, instructor, dude, Johan and me. He taught us like the basics bla bla bla. Then he took us for a spin on the course. Not bad, but was kind of terrifying at the JAM BRAKE part. So when the instructor say change you all try la. I was like nervous, and tried to push Johan to go first. But I was in the passenger seat. So no choice lo. Started to familiarize with the steering, it was nice then to the scary part. I calmed down and said I could do this. He said floor it, until he say brake only brake. And its damn near to the cone, IM NOT JOKING!!! HAHAHA after the first round, CHEH simple only la. Then, Johan, I recorded how he did and show you guys how it looks like..... Note, this is Johan!!!

HAHAHA the funny part comes when the dude tries. I guess its the age problem, not enough experience or what. But he practically slow down to take the corner. So that was not what we should do, remember? Jam Brake? Then he went for a second round, this time BETTER! He waited damn long to brake. Guess what?! It scared the instructor so bad, he SCREAMED!!! HAHAHA and he was the one telling us not to scream. HAHAHA I said, I saw the screaming part :P He laughed and we all had fun!!! We ended our session, and we stayed there la just to see whether we can go again for 1 more round. We met this guy named Jeffery from VW Malaysia. Talked a lot la. Then, we get to go for a more spin. Then the whole thing ended with a participation cert given out to all of us.

It was a very nice event that really taught me quite some tips in driving safely. I guess its good for me and Johan since......... We are the "best" drivers in the group. HAHAHA so till next time when I am free guys!!! 

Happy Monday? HEHE