Good Game


It was a 3-set loss against the 10th best team in the world. The time when they didn’t habe their ace, Kim Yeon Koung, the team was able to be in step with the Koreans.

But, alas, the coach, not warning to experiment further, had no choice but to put her in. 

It was still a strong performance for the Philippines but it was just not enough. This game revealed the strengths and opportunities for improvement of the NT.

Still proud of the girls and what they achieved so far! I am sure that some of the players are now being scouted against. 

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Game Time

First game between Kazakhstan and Vietnam is finished! I am happy I decided to watch today because the quality of play is so awesome. 

I was actually hesitant to watch live because of the venue. But, this event doesn’t always happen. And who am I to deny myself a chance to watch the best teams in Asia.

Excited to watch the next matches especially Philippines against Korea!

Captaincy

Even though that it isn’t a big league, being a captain of our off-season team has a lot of responsibilities.

Usually, I am just a team player and I focus on my goal. I am not expected to do anything inside the court but to do my job.

Now, I have to lead by example and motivate.

What happens when you are not performing well?

I just learned a valuable lesson today. It’s doubly hard to motivate a team when you have problems to deal with. It’s hard to keep your emotions in check and make sure that the team is still running in good condition.

Next time, I have to be careful of my actions and be a more motivational team leader. I can forgo performing well for the better team coordination.

SEA Games 2017 Ticketing

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Kuala Lumpur 2017 Official Logo

On July 4, 2017, the Malaysian Organizing Committee for Kuala Lumpur 2017 has released tickets to 19 sporting events and the opening and closing ceremonies of the South East Asian Games. The games, held on August 19 – 30 this year, will coincide with Malaysia’s independence celebration.

What struck me most is that tickets range from MYR 10 – 20. These tickets are cheap!

What is more important is that most of the sports events are free to the public. I am so relieved because I thought that these tickets would cost me thousands of pesos!

So, if you’re watching the SEA Games this year in Malaysia (like me), you can visit their website (here) or check out the sports events with schedules (here) or directly access the ticketing website (here).

The ticketing website accepts debit and credit card from all countries! See you during the Games!

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Taken at: Kalumpang Covered Court in Marikina City, Philippines

It’s daunting. I was afraid to go all out. More than that, I have to adjust to not having any physical activity for the last four months.

I have no jump. I lost my spiking form. I couldn’t make full use of my shoulders.

I vowed that I will have my old form back. I will.

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Taken at: Milgrosa Homes Multi-purpose Court in Marikina, Philippines

After three months of not playing volleyball due to a nerve problem, I was faced with a strong fear. I was too reluctant to play again even after a clearance from my doctor.

I was afraid of what my happen to my shoulder. I was afraid that I may not be able to use it the way I did before.

They also say that it’s also a mental game. What your mind can conceive, your body can achieve. It’s all in the mind.

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Tonight, it did. I still wore my shoulder support just in case. But, as soon as the game started, it was like nothing ever happened.

I’m back, boys.