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am i feeling lucky? 8-8-8

i told myself that i'll never let this day end without making a new post. today is august 8, 2008 or 08/08/08. the chinese consider it to be a very lucky day but i don't intend to go on explaining more about it. i'm sure a lot of people got married as well as a lot of new businesses opened today. just as my classmate opened a new laundry shop. free laundry, anyone? :p

what do you know? they also officially opened the beijing olympic games today! i'm watching their ceremonies right know and i cant understand a word they're saying.. :) i heard that the philippines will only be sending 15 athletes to compete in 8 different sport discplines of the beijing 2008 olympics? WHAT THE?! what about the other competitions??? volleyball? basketball? is that true? i didn't believe it of course so i researched.. and i found this article- Philippines Olympic Athletes call on president. how sad.. i strongly believe that the government should improve their efforts in supporting the filipino athletes. i still believe that we have a lot of potential.

i also heard that manny pacquiao was chosen to be the flag bearer.. why? i have nothing against manny. i know he's really a great boxer and has given great pride to our country but isn't he a pro? aren't flag bearers supposed to be olympians also? oh well.. i dunno.. may be it's just me.

you can find more updates regarding the Beijing 2008 Olympics by visiting the
GMA News TV site.

for in-depth discussion regarding 888, visit king hearthur's court-888.

Today is also memorable for me because it was my first time to play indoor badminton with some fellas. i didn't expect that i would suck that bad!! haha.. my average score is 2 vs my opponent's 15.. and she's still a beginner! oh i suck really bad!! but that didn't stop me from wanting to improve. i want more! may be i can play again somewhere in QC. i think it's cheaper there.


aside from badminton i also want to try other sports such as table tennis, basketball and boxing. i want to be more active and physically fit. i think im starting to become addicted to sports and fitness. i started jogging and currently frequent the gym whenever i have time. it's exhilirating! exercise, indeed, helps relieve stress. i have no time left to be bored. :)

photo: i wasn't able to take a picture kanina. i borrowed one from z lite.

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8 comments

  1. philos  

    August 9, 2008 at 1:17 AM

    Badminton is easy enough to learn... how much ba dun sa pinaglaruan mo? I have a place that I go to and P100 lang sya pagSaturday, play all u can pa :) Where do u jog btw? UST?

    BTW, I blogged about 888 too... although baliktad tayo ng sentiments hehe...

  2. zarine  

    August 9, 2008 at 1:41 AM

    hi! you're welcome to use the picture. I took that during a tournament. My friends and I usually play either at Club Flick or Olivarez College in Paranaque :)
    Btw, badminton is a super fun sport. As you improve, you'll learn that it takes a lot of hardwork to be able to level up, but as long as you enjoy playing your way and at your own pace, that's enough. :)

  3. Camille  

    August 9, 2008 at 6:47 AM

    @philos:mejo mahal. 250 per hour.. a friend's bro told us that there's a place in araneta where you could just pay 60 pesos.. per person yun and play all you can na. hm.. next time. yup. ust kami jog. hehe..
    siguro anggaling mo. chinese kasi! :)

    zarine: ei! thanks for visiting. i really like your rackets and the shoes! i want a pair~! :) danda! hehe.. i didnt understand much the technical properties of the rackets.. tension, the weight, et cetera.. hehe.. so i must also choose a racket best suited for me?? hm.. i really have a lot to improve and different types of shots to master.. such as the drop shot.:p

  4. KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE  

    August 9, 2008 at 3:16 PM

    BBC covers the games in here... I can hear the chinese talking but im sure they were interpreted in english.

    shame to Phil. govt... they spend their effing money wrongly (or do they spend it at all? Baka naman naibulsa na?). Who would be proud to be Pinoy if the effing govt wont even support its own athletes. And if they win they'll say IBA ANG PINOY! and im sure that dwarf sized president will use that medal winner (if we'll have one anyway) in just any propagandas she cud think of. WTF!

  5. my-so-called-Quest  

    August 9, 2008 at 10:13 PM

    gusto ko maglaro nyan ulet!
    hehehe

    bagay sau doc gymnastics sa next olympics. ahehe

  6. Camille  

    August 10, 2008 at 4:43 PM

    kris jasper: oo nga.. they had 4 years to prepare. instead of giving incentives now, sana they used the money to support our athletes in their training.. eh wala.. nakakalungkot talaga.

    ced:sige sama ka next time. bloggers tournament ba eto? :)

  7. Spife  

    August 17, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    I think there are qualifying tournaments for the Olympics, and the Filipino athletes, who are neglected by the government, weren't able to win those games. Oh well.

  8. Xj  

    August 21, 2008 at 7:49 AM

    hello camille, ang ganda mo pala. ayos yung pagkakalagay mo ng adsense mo ah. di ko tuloy nahanap ang "post a comment". Ako rin, i suck bigtime in playing badminton. hehhee... Basketball nalang.

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