Continued from Men’s Ministry Sports Fest 2012
Since I lost at the only sport that I was confident with, I have accepted the fact that the rest of the day will be bleak. Surprisingly, I did very well during the darts game. I was able to come up from behind on the first elimination game. And something funny happened, I beat the former champion and made it to the finals! He easily beat all his opponents, and then I, a casual dart player beat him. It was like all my pins were being guided. Unfortunately the luck didn’t stay with me through the final game, so I settled for 2nd place. It was still quite an amusing achievement, my friends could not believe it.
And so the final game started, basketball, and I was part of the blue team. It was a race to two wins between two teams. After being soundly defeated in game one, I was already thinking that I won’t be getting a win this year. However the tables turned in Game two with which we were able to get a good win. Like OKC, we were down by a big margin during the first half of game 3 but our star players were able to catch up and we ended up winning the Game with a meager 1 point lead!
And so, without exerting too much effort – I didn’t do much during the game, just a few rebounds – I got a big win, as part of the blue team!
The next day was when I had to pay for all the sudden physical activity that I had during the sportsfest – I was aching all over. Hearing my son say that our team became the champion however made all the effort worth it.
Here is our group picture during the awarding:
Saying that I had a unique Father’s Day “week” is an understatement. Our men’s ministry decided to hold a whole-day sports festival last June 12, to make good use of the holiday. And since I am inspiring Zyke to be involved in sports activities, this is a chance that unfortunately I cannot allow to pass.
After my son heard of the activity, he quickly asked me if I was joining the basketball game, and ofcourse I said yes, even though the last time I joined a formal basketball league was when I was about his age! And so the day came, and I found myself signing up for Darts, Ping Pong and Basketball. I didn’t join the usual mind games – chess and dama, just to see how it turns out.
In my entire life, I only have two trophies related to sports – one is for a Walkathon and the other is for Ping pong. So when I heard that we will have a ping pong game, I was pretty confident that I could win it. I was however surprised to find that there are a lot of good ping pong players within the mens ministry, and I had a hard time winning games. I did make it to the semi-finals, but I was eliminated. I was surprised that I was not as fast as before, and since it has been years since the last time that I played ping pong, my technique and coordination is rusty. So there goes my only chance of winning a trophy or a medal.
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