[On the second day of the practice-session of the ASPAC officers/staff held at the Badminton Hall on April 22, 2017; TWELVE (12) players-participants were in attendance and the LEVEL 1 players among the ASPAC officers/staff were accorded specialized training by my brother WARREN, myself and by ANDREW PUEN.]
OKEY na OKEY ang praktis noong SABADO,
Si DIGNA1 may dala pang DRINKS — ang akala ko’y SAGO;
Pero mas masarap pa sa SAGO DRINK na bitbit nya DATI…
CUCUMBER JUICE pala, tunay na VERY TASTY!
Si EMILY2 naman ay bumili pa nang BIKO,
Na LATE tuloy sya sa special training na na-sked KO;
Pero OKEY din naman ang SERVICE3 ni EMILY,
COOL na COOL siya at hindi nagmama-DALI4!
Galing pala ni ANDREW5 , kala ko’y BAGITO—
Mukhang malakas ang TANDEM ng BLUE Team na ITO;
Sorry na lang sa lahat …na-publish na ang PAIRING…
Ang tunay na importante, lahat tayo’y MAG-BA-BONDING!
Eto namang si CINDY6, may DRAMA pa KUNWARI —
Baka daw di makapaglaro at mayroong INJURY;
Aba noong natikman ang PANCIT na binili sa PARES-PARES7,
Biglang lumakas ang ENERGY at nawala po ang STRESS!
Si ROSIE8 naman ng WHITE TEAM na pang-huling TAMPOK,
Aba INTERESADO talagang sa SERVICE maging PATOK…
Nag-sarili ng TRAINING at siya’y nag-FOCUS sa dulong COURT—
Animo’y si BILBONG9 PANDAK; and SERVICE nama’y puro SHORT!
Ang isang REVELATION noong Sabadong TRAINING,
Itong si YSA10 na sumulpot at bigla ding nag-LEAVING11;
Pero ang dali nyang natutong mag-SERVE12,
Magaling siyang PUMITIK at mukhang may ENERGY pa syang RESERVED!
Si EDNA13 namang talagang malakas HUMAMPAS,
Maliksi pang kumilos, tunay na PAGASPAS;
Malakas din ang ka-TANDEM nitong si EDNA…
Partner niya si JING14, na expert sa BOLA15!
Si JOAN NETTE16 naman ay masayang-MASAYA,
Ang HENERAL17 na ka-TANDEM ‘di na ikahihiya SIYA;
Kabado si NETTE na kapag sila’y NATALO,
Baka daw PUTUKAN ang lahat ng PANALO!
Ito namang si TESS18 nagkaroon na nang IMPROVEMENT,
Magaling nang mag-SERVE, bago pa ang EQUIPMENT19;
Pero dahil SPIRITUAL at sagradong RELIGIOUS,
Bantulot pa ring HUMATAW, dahil sya’y MAKADIYOS!
Pero ang SORPRESANG dumating TALAGA…
Ang TAMBALANG TAN, so SWEET na mag-ASAWA;
Si ROBERT20 na TEAM CAPTAIN ng BLUE TEAM,
Si RACHELLE21 naman RED TEAM ang DADALHIN!
DALAWANG KOPONAN ng TAN …SIGURADONG MAHIGPIT ANG LABANAN!!!!
[Legend: 1 – Digna is Dra. Digna Batoon-Gavina who is currently a Year Level Representative of ASPAC.
2 – Emily is Emily de la Cruz who is currently Board Member of ASPAC.
3 – SERVICE or TENDER is the act of a badminton player to bring the SHUTTLECOCK into the opposite court to start the play.
4 – What is nice about the SERVICE of Emily is that she is not rushing the SERVICE as she takes time to make the SERVICE perfect.
5 – Andrew is Andrew Puen who is currently a Year Level Representative of ASPAC. I thought all along that Andrew is a BEGINNER; anyway as I have already published the TEAM PAIRING, we just have to stick to the TEAM PAIRING, as it stands now. Indeed, BADMINTON is not PURE SKILLS; it also involves LUCK…LUCK on having a skilled partner.
6 – Cindy is Cindy Franco who is currently a Board Member of ASPAC. Earlier, Cindy was complaining of an injury but after a while, she slipped on her playing shorts and grab a racket to practice and play.
7 – PARES-PARES is the name of the restaurant along 20th Avenue almost near the P. Tuazon Avenue which sells delicious-tasting PANCIT MIKI-BIHON GUISADO.
8 – Rosie is Rosalinda Roque who is currently a Year Level Representative of ASPAC.
9 – BILBONG is a reference to BILBO BAGGINS of the HOBBIT novel series who is SHORT.
10 – Ysa is Maria Luisa B. Concepcion who is currently the Corporate Secretary of ASPAC.
11- As Ysa had a priorly scheduled engagement, Ysa left the training/practice session at around 6:00 PM.
12 – Ysa showed a quick inclination to master the trick on making a correct SERVICE; just a little above the net and on the LINE, not before and not even after…truly on the LINE (as in ON THE DOT).
13 – Edna is Edna Natividad who is currently a Board Member of ASPAC.
14 – Jing is the nickname of my brother WINSTON who is with the UNILAB/UNAHCO group and who donated the playing t-shirts.
15 – BOLA refers to the SHUTTLECOCK. Jing aka WINSTION is one of the highly-skilled badminton players in the fold of the regular players at the Badminton Hall. Jing is also skilful in MAHJONG which speaks of STICKS and BALLs, etc.
16 – Joan Nette is Joan Nette Laurente who is currently the Secretary-Admin Assistant of ASPAC.
17 – HENERAL refers to PNP General George Piano who is Nette’s tandem-mate.
18 – Tess is Maritess Cordero who is currently Board Member of ASPAC.
19 – Tess told me that she was able to purchase ON SALE, a new gum-soled pair of rubber shoes which is ideal for a badminton match.
20 – Robert is Robert Tan who is currently a Board Member of ASPAC.
21 – Rachelle is Dra. Rachelle Tan and who is Robert Tan’s gracious and lovely wife.]