Monday, March 1, 2010

As Good As It Gets

Raft3r gets back together with his first love.

On February 19, I returned to the tennis court to hit some balls.

Despite all the excitement, the first few minutes were total embarrassment. It became apparent that years of absence from playing certainly took its toll.

My serve was pretty lame. My strokes were gone. I hit balls like a novice.

Half an hour after, I began to see some improvement. But still I was not satisfied. I wanted my form back. I knew it would take time.

Right now, patience is Raft3r’s biggest foe.

Post script: This is the 300th post of The Deadbeat Club.

48 comments:

len said...

March na, love pa rin?
My first love is biking! :p


Happy 300th post! Keep on writing. :p

Raft3r said...

len, Alam mo. Di ako natutong magbike. Ewan ko nga ba. Hehe

len said...

Seriously? You should give it a try one time. Sarap mag-bike. :p

Gusto ko nga bumili ng bike e, iyong parang sa mga Koreanovela. hahaha

Raft3r said...

len, Noong nalaglag kasi ako non ayaw ko na. Hehe

ahmer said...

Wow 300 posts keep on blogging! Apir!
Anyways, di rin ako natutong mag bike' ha ha

Raft3r said...

ahmer, Apir! Pareho tayong kalbo, eh. Hehe

len said...

I see. Enjoy tennis! hehe

Raft3r said...

len, Pero gusto ko din yun bike nina Marian sa Endless Love teaser. Hehe

dionne said...

sama mo ako next time =)

Raft3r said...

dionne, Oo ba. Pero magpapatalo ka when we play, ha. Hehe

gillboard said...

have nothing to say about tennis...

congratulations on your 300th!!! hehehe

Hipchick said...

300th?... congrats!

sabi nga nila practice makes perfect!...
but nobody's perfect so, why practice?!... hehe!... :D

Raft3r said...

gillboard, Aba. Ginantihan ako tungkol sa no comment about Star Cinema, ah. Hehe

hipchick, Laro tayo!

Andy said...

Naku, wrong timing yung tennis mo. Magsa-summer na, kakaiba yung init ngayon. Baka ma-heat stroke ka niyan. :D

Happy 300th post nga pala! Libre, libre, libre! Haha

Raft3r said...

andy, Libre kita pag natalo ko si Scud sa tennis. Hehe

random student said...

o balitaan mo kami pag may improvement na. sana may pruwebang mga pics.

Raft3r said...

random student, Nasa Facebook. Hehe

liz said...

Don't worry, it'll get back soon. I stopped from bowling for 2 years, I was rusty for about 2 weeks, after nun, balik na sa dati. I think it's better pa nga kasi I've missed bowling so much, lahat ng bad habits tanggal! hehe

Raft3r said...

liz, Sabi nila it's like riding a bike daw. You never forget. Ang problema din ako marunong magbike. Hehe

RaYe said...

my first love was a girl named Canter.. and writing... hahahha

300th post? OMG, you write a lot.. sana magawa ko rin yung ganyang kadaming post.. heheheh

OT: i posted yung about sa team building namin.. pero not in my webs account.. nasa blogspot account ko xa. :D

Raft3r said...

raYe, Kaya mo yan. I-pressure mo sarili mo to write 10 posts a month. Ganyan ginawa sakin ni Ahmer, eh. Hehe

Mark Ian said...

Congrats on the 300th post. :)

Raft3r said...

mark ian, Salamat. Pero di naman ito milestone. Hehe

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

ayan ba ang first love mo at ni len?
wala jayo sa lolo ko, hehehe este sa akin. ang trip ko ay... dancing.
nakakasayaw pa naman pero hindi na gaya ng dati. kaya naman buma-bouncing na ako.

mas gusto ko yung may choreo at may pagaggamitan na performance. siempre dapat ang background ay ...at .... siempre kasama dyan ang wifey mo. ayeee

gusto ko rin ng tennis ay hindi badminton pala ( pusa bola lang ang pinagkaiba. naala ko tuloy yung kuya ng friend ko, asar talo sa akin. malaking tao, pulot ng pulot. wahahaha

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Sa blogging naman ay ikaw ang first love ko. Totoo. Hehe

eden said...

Wow, naka 300the post ka na, Congrats!

Gud luck sa tennis mo. Keep on playing and you will get there. Ako wala ng pag asa. I can't even hit a ball anymore. I stopped playing for such a long time na.

Jerick said...

so you will be cheering for team pinas against japan come narch 5th to 7th? sana available siya on tv.

Raft3r said...

eden, Lahat tayo may pag-asa! Hehe

jerick, Go Team Pinas!

ahmer said...

Ano yan nadawit ang pangalan ko dyan? Hehe
hanggang badminton lang ako! : D
congrats on ur 300th post!

Raft3r said...

ahmer, Ikaw lang naman talaga nagsabing dapat 10 posts per month ako. Hehe

prinsesamusang said...

naks talaga namang bumabalik muli. kaya mo yan, go for the gold malayo pa naman ang susunod na olympics eh LOL wow 300! this is sparta! LOL

Raft3r said...

prinsesamuasng, Nyahaha. May Sparta reference talaga? Hehe

Anonymous said...

Congrats...keep it up! :)

Raft3r said...

anonymous, Hehe. Go for gold na ire!

Hipchick said...

cge basta turoan mo ko. hehe!

Raft3r said...

hipchick, May extra racket din ako!

atticus said...

ah. balls.

Raft3r said...

atticus, Big ones pa! Hehe

Wendy said...

Go Raft3r! Question lang. How can you stand to play tennis during summer? I used to play badminton and feeling ko mamamatay ako sa init kahit tag-ulan that time. Hahaha

Raft3r said...

wendy, After office kami. Wala na araw. Hehe

cj said...

serious ka na ulit sa sports? :-)

Raft3r said...

cj, Kelangan pumayat. Hehe

jay said...

Practice kayo mabuti! Kumusta nyo ko kay mang tony!

Raft3r said...

jay, Is that a threat? Hehe

Victor Gregor said...

Babalik at babalik pa rin sa unang pag-ibig. :D

Raft3r said...

victor gregor, Tama yan. Hehe

The Scud said...

hala. matatalo ko na si raft3r. hehe. miss ko na tennis. haven't played in weeks. busy mga tao.

Raft3r said...

the scud, Nyahaha. Laro na tayo!