[On May 1, 2017; the ATENEO SCHOOLS PARENTS COUNCIL (ASPAC) will hold its first ever BADMINTON TOURNAMENT-DOUBLES at the BADMINTON HALL located at No. 6 20th Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City. Games start at 7:30 AM after the registration and an opening ceremony; with assembly and roll-call time at 7:00 AM. It will be a unique tournament as the tandem of players will consist of a BEGINNER and a PRO-PLAYER. By way of guide to the BEGINNERS who truly are RARING to “RUMBLE”, I thought of writing this FUN-RHYME BLOG. Indeed, the best game plan is for the BEGINNER to quickly glide into the BACK COURT immediately upon the service of the BALL so that the ball’s return is assured via the PRO-PLAYERS hit or strike or smash. The BEGINNER who will invariably be at the BACK COURT can perhaps master the art of doing a DROP BALL shot in case the ball comes up to him/her at the BACK COURT…usually a BALLOONING shot from the opponent-tandem that customarily is aimed at the BACK COURT. The PRO-PLAYERS referred to are the regular Badminton Players at the BADMINTON HALL. LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!!]
Kakaiba ang TORNEO sa Mayo UNO,
Dahil nga ay kombinasyon ng LUMA at BAGO;
Yong BAGO’y mga BEGINNERS na RARING…
Yon namang LUMA, mga batikang PLAYERS na DARING!
Maliban yata kay KATTIE1 pati na si TINA2,
Halos lahat ng ASPAC Parent kelangan BUMUSINA3…
Pero lalabas pa ring EXCITING ang LARO,
Basta may GAME PLAN sa BEGINNERS na NAITURO…
Para parehas ang laban I-PUBLISH ko na GAME PLAN,
Guide ito para sa NOVATO na LALABAN;
Pati na rin sa PRO-PLAYERS na KATAMBAL,
Para naman ang SCORES ay di maging KAHAMBAL-HAMBAL4!
Dapat lang ay marunong sa SERVICE5,
Dapat sa SABADONG training huwag ninyong ma-MISS;
Kaya pagdating ng LABAN, sa LIKOD5 agad ang TAKBUHAN,
Sa LIKOD ng PRO-PLAYER ng bawat TAMBALAN!
Kasi kapag ang BEGINNER ay nag-FRONTA6,
Sigurong BOBODEGAHIN7 ng TIRA8;
Kung ikaw ay nasa likod ng PRO-PLAYER,
Sagip lahat ng TIRA dapat na lang ay PRAYER!
PRAYER na ang lahat ng TIRA ay maibalik,
At kung may palobong TIRA,
Dapat BEGINNER may GIMIK…
USUAL na GIMIK dyan DROP BALL9 na BUMABALANDRA!
Pero dapat isipin ng LAHAT,
Laro lang naman ito ng mag-KAKASAPAKAT10;
Matututo na kayo ng BADMINTON GAME,
May bago pang FRIENDS– mga MALES at meron ding DAME!
Pero sa BOODLE FIGHT na TAMPOK,
May ADOBO, at CRISPY TILAPIA ang COOK11;
Pero wala ng KARE-KARE12— Boss DOC,
Pang-TAKE HOME na lang at ‘di bagay ang BROTH13!
[Legend: 1 – KATTIE is ASPAC Veep KATTIE SY.
2 – TINA is ASPAC Board Member CRISTINA ANDAYA.
3 – BUMUSINA is a Filipino slang wherein if one does not know the whole story or is unaware of the details of a situation, one has to be extra careful and must take heed of the signs, the intimations and the over-all situation. Thus, as BEGINNERS, those beginners must rely on some GUIDE.
4 – KAHAMBAL-HAMBAL is a Tagalog term which means APPALLING…a ZERO score by a TEAM woulr truly be KAHAMBAL-HAMBAL.
5 – LIKOD is BACK COURT while the FRONT part of the HALF COURT is the FORE COURT.
6 – FRONTA is the FORE COURT.
7 – BOBODEHAHIN is a slang term used in the BADMINTON circles wherein the not so-strong player in a TANDEM during a DOUBLES-GAME will be made the FOCUS by the opposing tandem of the return flight of the SHUTTLECOCK so that the probability of the SHUTLLECOCK being returned back to the opposite half-court becomes NIL.
8 – TIRA is the strike or a smash of the SHUTTLECOCK to bring it back to the opposite court.
9 – DROP BALL is a term to describe an almost point-gaining strike of hitting the SHUTTLECOCK with a mild or light tap so that the SHUTTLECOCK would just drop or fall at the point under the net. The best DROP BALL shot is one known as BUMABALANDRA wherein the SHUTTLECOCK would drop precisely at the top of the net and fall subsequently unto the opposite court.
10 – KASAPAKAT is a Tagalog term which means comp-anion or compeer or friends animated and united by a common goal.
11- COOK refers to our UTILITY WOMAN in our Law Office, FE TOBIAS, who will cook my POT-LUCK donation of ADOBO and CRISPY TILAPIA.
12 – KARE-KARE – I have made a promise to someone that I will ask my sister WILMA to cook KARE-KARE too. But as a BROTH will not be suitable for a BOODLE FIGHT…pang TAKE-HOME na lang…
13 – BROTH is a dish consisting of soup consisting of meat or vegetable chunks just like KARE-KARE.]