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Listen Children to a story that did happen long ago
In a kingdom within city and the uni-lad below

So I knew her in my second year of uni. After knowing her, I immediately applied to join her ‘army’ team, being the soldier around her. I went so far to an extent that, I went to McDonald’s to work because I knew she worked there. Despite the fact that we worked different shifts (She usually finished at 8am, while I started at 9am), I would literally go to work a couple hours early, just to see her. My manager sometimes said ‘Well, you do not get paid for starting early.’ I would just say ‘Well, I do not really care.’

She studied at university as well, and we were in the same course, and the same tutorial. Sometimes we studied till late, and she would come to my place for food before she went home. My fridge ended up being empty all the time but I wouldn’t really care.

This went on till almost Christmas time. One day, she said to me ‘Ahh I am spending my Christmas alone again this year…’ Maybe I thought about it too much, but I genuinely took it as an implication. Also, I thought ‘Well, it is time for me to resign from the army, and see if I can get further with her.’ So, i asked her to go to the beach on the silent night, and she said ‘Yes.’

At the beach, we lied down and were staring at the stars. At some point, I asked ‘Do you want to be my girlfriend?’, just that, just straight. She smiled, with ‘ha ha’, without saying anything. Well, what does it mean then? But I thought, if I asked further, it might ruined it. So I was like 50-50 about it, not sure about what she thought.

Then, on the 25th, we hanged out then went for a dinner at hers. I asked her again the same question. Her reply was the same, and somehow we just ate and finished the dinner cheerily. I didn’t ask further, I thought she wasn’t sure about it. THEN what?

She went home on the 31st December and said she would spend the new year with her family. Fair enough! But then what? On the new year day, she posted a picture of her and a guy holding hands, with loads of hearts in it. Well, fair enough, I asked her why she did not reject me right away? She said ‘If I rejected you, then you probably would not spend those time with me then.’ Oh… lol…. Well done, playaaa!

Well, once a soldier, always a soldier, she has always been a player and everytime she breaks up, I help her through, while HOPING (realising I cannot) I have a chance. I know I don’t but well, it’s hard anyway. So, once you’ve joined the Goddess’ Army, it’s hard for you to get out.

So what’s next year? I might have more hope on MU winning the Premier League than myself finding a partner.

What’s your view then?

 

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So there has been a ‘Blind-date with a book’ event in university since the start of this week. I, as an English student, have always loved to read books apart from the ones in the course because reading them is as boring as watching the grass grows inch by inch. Also, I was attracted by the word ‘Blind-Date’ as it sounds like there are good books there, and it is only £2 for a book. So I thought, ‘Why not? Maybe the worst book I could get is a 50 shades of Bloody Grey.’

Having the preparation of getting myself into the book with terrible lines (like ‘His voice is warm and husky like dark melted chocolate fudge caramel… or something’, ‘I feel the color in my cheeks rising again. I must be the color of the communist manifesto.’, and ‘Holy Crap! He’s wearing a white shirt!’), I went into the book store, and looking for my book, my soulmate, the ONE book I can date. I am usually not lucky in lottery and things, so I doubt I would really get a book I really like, but a book that allows me to escape from the torture of the English Literature Essay Writing would do the job, as a One Night Stand with a book.

The ‘Blind-Date’ books were covered in cardboard covers with descriptions of genres and a quote written on it. There were like 5, with 3 being poetry, which had been eliminated because I’ve had enough of poetry lately. The other one is mystery. Well, not too much of a fan of mystery as I have the memory of a gold fish and I will definitely forget some details in the book before I try to solve the mystery as Detective Chan. The last one…. the genre says ‘Theatre’. I remember some people say the word ‘theatre’ when they actually mean ‘cinema’, so I thought ‘Oh dear, it must be made into a film, so it must be quite good.’ I never have an expectation of it being like my favourite Nicholas Sparks’ books, but at least it’s a film. The worst case is that it would have the title of some…numbers like 50, and something grey? I did not look at the quote as I could not read that hand-writing and I thought it would not matter much. So, I bravely picked it up, and took it to the check-out and purchased it.

Then, I took it home, and slowly unwrapped my ‘date’. ‘Well even if it is 50 Shades of Grey, it’s fine, at least it would allow me to escape from the literature course.’ …. I tore the cardboard slowly from the middle, and I saw a logo, which literally made me mourn for the £2 I paid for that. The logo, is a well-known one. Well played, Penguin. I looked at the title, it says ‘Hedda Glaber and other Plays’ by Henrik Ibsen. Oh My God, this is worse than getting the grey book. It’s like going to a blind-date, and you think you picked up a fit bird, but it turns out that it is literally a bird. I never thought they would put those kinds of literature in the event, it’s like hiding a landmine under a rocky road where no one could see. Well played, well played.

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In football, there is no one better than C. Ronaldo recently.
In ability, he is definitely the best one, with wonderful control, speed, and powerful shots. No matter what the tactic of the team is, he can still cope with anything, thus contributing a lot to the team. Usually, in his teams, his teammates only need to do a task –> give the ball the C. Ronaldo, then he will do everything else! 

Outside the football pitch, he is still decent. Not only dos he not have criminal record, he also donates money to schools, goes to the hospital to visit some patients, and does voluntary work sometimes. He is definitely a hero, a legend, the human beyond human level!

His IQ is definitely higher than Einstein, he is definitely more logical than Holmes, and he looks better than Tom Cruise! Being able to witness his magical skills on the field, we should feel glad of being born in this century. His life would be more than enough to be written into a fiction: on how he uses football to control the world, how his good deeds can help maintain the peaceful world, and how every word he says is golden.He’s just a legend!

Difference of playing and coaching

I didn’t really know the difference between playing and coaching before, but now I do know after coaching some real beginners.

First, they require different qualities. Coaches need to be patient, observative, and can always encourage players. They don’t have to be very good players, although it should be better if they are. They don’t need to have a heart to compete, it may be better if they don’t because it can make them calm and be good at observing players in matches. Competitive players, on the other hand, need to be equipped with good skills (not if they just started), and the heart to compete and improve.

Competitive players should definitely have a very strong will to improve, because after a certain age, their improvement will be limited. Once they find that they can hardly improve, they can always do more coaching. Therefore, I believe players should focus on maximizing their improvement while they can. The high-peak of improvement may not be related to age, but the amount of time they have played.

I regret that I didn’t start to play table-tennis when I was young. I only started last year to be honest. I am glad that we won the Aberdeen Local League this year. During the summer, I actually planned to maximize my improvement, but I got allocated to coach the beginners, which wouldn’t help much. I don’t mean that I don’t like coaching, but I do have a strong will to play better in the next season, and i believe the summer is a better time for improvement. I only started last year, I think I do have potential to do a lot better (as good as I possibly can be).

Well, what I would do in summer for table-tennis is…
1) Practise more with those who have a strong will to improve
2) Will keep on coaching, but may sneak to the ‘middle group’ (not beginners) at some point
3) Will visit Drumchapel Table-Tennis at some point to actually see how they do so well in making good players, and may join some trainings there
4) do more physical exercise which would help.
I hope all those would work! Anyway, I am happy that we won the Aberdeen Local League and League Cup! It is the first medal I have got ever!

Choppers in Table-Tennis as chewy gums or octopus

As a table-tennis player, I always hate playing against choppers (people who chop refer to those who ‘backspin’ everything!) It is very hard to tackle them, and I usually lack the confidence to spin it back up.

Choppers are like octopus, or chewy gum, hard to chew, because even if you could spin back the ball, it does not go fast, it just goes with spin. So, you can never knock a chopper out within a short time! So, they are like octopus or chewy gum, you will never finish chewing them!

Why do people chop? Why can people not attack and do topspin all the time? Games would be a lot more interesting if people stop chopping! Choppers are like the people who doesn’t want to face the future, and always want to go back to the past! Attackers, or offensive players, are like people who have high hope in their future! Definitely offensive players are better!

If people can stop chopping around, the Table-Tennis world would definitely be better. Backspin in table-tennis should be illegal, then table-tennis would be more fun!

P.S. Choppers are annoying, but they do have skills and patience which we should appreciate.