[Animated by the CASH PRIZE, the TROPHY and the bragging-rights to be acclaimed as soon-to-be CHAMPION of the May 1 DOC ANDY TAN CUP-ASPAC BADMINTON TOURNEY, Board Member Cindy Franco really sweated it out (as shown in the LEFT PHOTO) at the FIRST DAY of the PRACTICE SESSION held this afternoon (April 15, 2017) at the BADMINTON HALL. Top right photo shows ASPAC Prexy DOC ANDY trying his hand in doing the successful service of the shuttlecock unto the opposite quadrant of the badminton court. Bottom right photo shows Veep KATTIE SY playing a singles set of play with my brother WARREN YOUNG while the tandem of Doc ANDY and son ANDRE do the scoring.]
Nauna pa ngang dumating si DOC1,
Di marahil nabasa ang POST ko sa FACEBOOK2;
Dahil nga nag-request itong si CINDY3,
Ginawa ko ang start ay THREE-THIRTY4!
Pero mag-aalas DOS pa lamang NUN,
Eto na si DOC at kasama ang kanyang ONLY SON5;
Text ko agad ang team-mate nyang si KATTIE;
Pero nauna pa ring dumating itong si CINDY!
Nagkaroon muna kami ng PLAY,
Mukhang si KATTIE matagal nang di na-DISPLAY6—
Ang kanyang mga SMASHES at POWER HIT,
Kaya kami ni KATTIE ang naging mag-TEAM-MATE!
Si CINDY naman at utol kong si WARREN,
Syempre gusto ni CINDY magkaroon na ng TEAM-BONDING7;
Pero si DOC naging SCORER na lang MUNA,
Assistant niya si ANDRE, nag-BONDING din ang DALAWA!
Pagkatapos ng PLAY nag-training na si CINDY,
Gusto nyang ma-PERFECT ang scoring STRATEGY;
Kaya’t minabuting mag-SERVICE-TRAINING8 NA MUNA,
Pag-pumalpak sa SERVICE, ang puntos ay sa KABILA9!
Si CINDY ay na-pa-NGIWI-NGIWI,
Habang hinahanap ang angkop na SERVICE na okey ang URI;
Ang naunang STYLE ay yaong papitik na parang KOMANG,
Pero na-type nya yong BALLOON HIT-style na ang bola’y PUMAPAILANG-LANG!
Nag-SERVICE TRAINING din itong si DOC,
Mabilis natuto kaysa dun sa LOLANG hawak sa PADDLE10 parang SANDOK;
Iba talaga kapag SENIOR AGE na KASI,
Kulang sa FOCUS; TIRA’y pa-EASY-EASY!
Pero dahil sa ENTICEMENT ng CASH PRIZE11 at TROPHY,
Nag-uwi pa si LOLA ng SHUTTLECOCK na PRETTY;
Mag-tra-training daw siya sa kanilang BAHAY,
Naku! baka mahampas ng RACKET si Dwayne12 kapag-SUMABLAY!
[Legend: 1 – DOC is Doctor Alejandro K. Tan, the current President of the ATENEO SCHOOLS PARENTS COUNCIL better known through its acronym ASPAC.
2 – I actually posted a message in the ASPAC FACEBOOK TIMELINE saying that as requested by Board Member Cindy Franco, the earlier schedule of 2:00 PM for the PRACTICE-TRAINING SESSION was rescheduled at 3:30 PM. Actually, Cindy requested for a 4 PM sked; by way of a compromise, I resked it to 3:30 PM instead.
3 – CINDY is CINDY FRANCO, currently a Board Member of ASPAC.
4 – As earlier said, the original schedule at 2:00 PM was resked to 3:30 PM.
5 – ANDRE is Doc Andy Tan’s ONLY SON.
6 – According to KATTIE, she played BADMINTON last in December 2016.
7- CINDY and my youngest brother WARREN are the matched-up team-mates in the May 1 ASPAC Badminton Tourney.
8 – SERVICE-TRAINING is the basic training on how to serve the SHUTTLECOCK at the start of a play, which is done by tossing the SHUTTLECOCK via a hit by the RACKET to fall at the opposing quadrant of the badminton court from the player doing the serve diagonally unto the opposite quadrant of the badminton court.
9- In case a server fails to toss the shuttlecock correctly and successfully unto the quadrant diagonally opposite the quadrant where the server tossed the shuttlecock, POINT is garnered by the opposing team of the SERVER.
10 – PADDLE is another term for a badminton racket.
11 – CASH PRIZE for the TOURNEY CHAMPION and CO-CHAMPION is Php 10,000.00
12 – DWAYNE is Board Member Cindy Franco’s ONLY SON.]
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I am a litigation lawyer in the Philippines and a graduate of the UP College of Law. I also hold an AB Economics degree from the University of the Philippines. While taking up Law at UP Diliman, I was working at the Tondo Foreshore Development Project which eventually became part of the National Housing Authority (NHA), where I started out as a Research Officer and eventually rose as Estate Manager. When the EDSA REVOLUTION happened, I resigned from the NHA in May 1986 and got employed as Legal Officer with Allied Banking Corporation's Legal and Collection Department, which got merged with the Philippine National Bank. In 1998, together with my UP Law classmate, the late Jaime G. Nagrampa, we put up a private law firm which originally was named NAGRAMPA & YOUNG Law Office and now, as THE YOUNG LAW FIRM.
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