[During the pandemic-induced lockdown, though we have religiously observed social distancing and the use of face masks, in our diminished badminton plays (from the usual 3 times a week, to just a mere Sunday play), we were a bit afraid that we might be apprehended by the police for violating IATF rules. But, with the long, dull, tedious and boring lockdown, we finally decided to secretly converge at our badminton court. It was because, just as has been advised by medical experts, we have to do exercise to keep us all fit and covid-free. During our regular plays before, we have a bunch of lawyers, police officers, fiscals, judges and doctors even.]
BATTLEDORE was the original name of this cock and racquet GAME…
And as we’re now all involved in a war, it’s just almost the SAME;
In badminton we’re focused on hitting a thing that’s FLYING- –
Now, scientists are immersed at “hitting” a cure on a virus that’s RAMPAGING!
In our quorum of four, and who all know how to SCORE…
We’ve someone from the health sector, police sector and much MORE- –
The health rep though not on infectious DISEASE-
Gives out however sort of medical bulletins that surely would not CEASE!
And just seeing the police officer in our QUORUM…
Will quickly remind us, though we’re in a playing FORUM;
That we still have to observe all those quarantine PROTOCOL- –
Or else, we might get it with a “YANTOK” that will bring us much “BUKOL”!
BADMINTON is the second most played sports in the WORLD…
It’s being played by 220 million aficionados regularly, since it was UNFURLED;
It was invented in India, 2000 years AGO- –
Modern badminton burst out in UK plugged by the Duke of Beaufort who has an intriguing MOTTO!
And the Duke’s motto is: “Mutare vel timere SPERNO”…
Which appears timely in our present covid “INFERNO”;
It means among others ,NOT TO FEAR- –
Indeed, this bitchy virus must be hit and roasted on a SPEAR!
The covid scourge is not only UNPRECEDENTED…
It’s unforeseen, unimaginable and has rattled every nation’s PRESIDENT;
But as in badminton and in tennis, when the score is NAUGHT- –
It marks the period of fun and of LOVE, as it would bring about the news that the virus has been CAUGHT…
doctor holding a butterfly net try to catch virus , COVID-19 outbreak medical vector illustration EPS10
For with ZERO (aka LOVE ) infections therefore, it would mean that our prayers have all been answered by Our LORD ALMIGHTY GOD up ABOVE and we’ll all be protected from this scourge FOREVER and EVER MORE!!!!
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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